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  1. There are only four 6 volt batteries in my bank in series parallel configuration. I don't remember the exact Amp hour rating of the batteries except they are over 300 amp hours each.
  2. The lifeLine Batteries I installed have 600 Plus Amp Hour capacity, when I called LifeLine to set up my Magnum Inverter, they said the 100 Amps my charger was capable of would not hurt their batteries. That is more than the quoted 20% so I would check with YOUR battery manufacturer for the definite requirements for your system. The 25% discharge is great, I wish I could achieve that with my system. Just the LED lights, Water Pump, Reefer and two CPAP machines drain me to the 40-50% capacity over two days and I have no solar and other than the Propane Onan generator, no re-charge capacity.
  3. I would think if you had a flame, you would have heat. The only think they would both have in common would be the 12 volts to the thermostat IF they use a single thermostat for control. If they each have their own thermostat, then I see nothing in common.
  4. I have had cheap 12 volt Air Compressor in the past and they worked great for a short time and then quit when I need them. I now have the VIAIR 450RV and there is no comparison. I guess I want something I can depend on when I need it.
  5. I would not bet on every shear bolt being a grade 3, (no such grade) Grade two has no lines on the head. Grade 5 has three lines on the head and Grade 8 has six lines on the head. I am betting on grade 5 with three lines. To be sure, match the other bolts on the shaft.
  6. I like my TST System. Had it for years and the company is easy to deal with.
  7. I searched for a toad this year and wound up with the Cherokee TrailHawk. It came down to three vehicles, The Chevy Equinox, a Buick and the Cherokee. They all had issues and the Jeep was the least compromised. The Chevy and Buick RECOMMENDED Premium fuel on the Gas Engine that was towable, The Chevy Diesel required me to get the SunRoof to get the Safety features I wanted the Jeep recommended the Premium fuel in the Overland Model I wanted to get the proper transfer case for towing. The TrailHawk gave me the V-6 Engine and the towable transfer case. I just hate the Black Interior otherwise it is ok and it will be the last vehicle I will ever need to purchase at my age. We have put 2400 miles on it since picking it up on 28 February and are on our first roar trip towing it. I needed to stay under 5000 pounds for my coach hitch so the All Wheel/4 Wheel drive options are limited. I looked at the Ford Edge, but they dropped the towable rating for the 2019 models when I placed my order in January. The Cherokee weighs about 4200, the Equinox is a couple of hundred pounds lighter and the Wrangler is a couple of hundred pounds heavier. Good Luck and do your research. Things are changing all the time, I have heard that Ford is now offering an Edge that is towable, just not at the time I was shopping.
  8. I switched to the FMCA Policy and then went back to Coachnet because when I stuffed my car into a snowdrift they would not send someone to pull me out, said it was an accident and they didn't cover those types of calls. I called Coachnet and ask them if they would have covered me in that situation and they said yes. I put more miles on the car so that coverage is most important to me.
  9. Problem with the Suburban Stat is the dead band between the starting of the furnace and the shutoff. We had over a 4 degree swing and it was just uncomfortable. I replaced it with a battery operated stat from Home Depot and that cured the wide temp swings.
  10. I would look to the boating world and use the 3m 5200 if you never want to remove it or the 4200 if there is the possibility of future removal in the future.
  11. If all electric, check your grounds and the plug and socket for poor connections, I have seen the inside of sockets and plugs turn green from water and moisture intrusion, this would also affect the hydraulic brakes as the hydraulic controller would see a weaker signal and weaker output would be the end result.
  12. If the sealed 8D is NOT an AGM, Jell or Lithium, it will be a Lead Acid battery and will charge the same as the Chassis battery. Maintenance free does not mean AGM, Jell or Lithium. I have a set of Maintenance free batteries for starting and had two Flooded cell 6 volt batteries for the house side and had no problems. The 6 volt batteries died after 7 years and were replaced with AGM batteries, the Sealed Maintenance free Chassis batteries are still working going on 9 years, (Hope they will start the coach when I take it out of winter storage). I did reset the Magnum inverter to AGM for the charging profile, and let the alternator be for now. I am looking into a Belmar type regulator for future alternator installation, I just am not sure my Delco can be easily converted. I do keep the coach plugged in 24/7 when at home whether up by the house in the summer season or in the barn for winter storage so I am sure that helps.
  13. I lock my Tow Bar in the receiver and the cross bar to the Toad, the tow bar to toad connection I just use the Road Master supplied pins. I am to lazy to take the removable parts off the toad when we are traveling and locking them on eases the worry of someone stealing the parts while I am a long way from home. On local trips of a few hours from home, we don't bother with the locks, as one of us can drive the toad home, it is the over night trips I start to worry especially when we are sight seeing in the cites.
  14. Only the reservoir is plastic, the Master Cylinder is Aluminum or Cast Iron and normally is what the plastic reservoir is mounted on.
  15. On other sites, http://www.irv2.com/forums/f54/atwood-water-heater-problems-389804.html people are complaining about Atwood water heater circuit boards failing right and left. Rummer has it that they are having problems with the supplier and their quality control. Others have had failures just like your board working only for a day or two. If your Igniter electrode checks out I would replace the board. If the replacement is on your dime, I would get a Dinosaur board instead of the Atwood problem child.
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