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Motorhomes and Tow Cars / For Sale. 98 Beaver Patriot
« Last post by Randy Keaveny on February 22, 2024, 05:06:53 PM »
Must Sell!!
 

1998 40 ft Beaver/Patriot motorhome.  Low mileage.  Cat 3126 with low miles     Very clean. Lots of work/upgrades recently. New tires  all the way around. Hydronic heating system upgraded and working by rixen ent

All original. Bose speakers installed.  But not functional as the main power box was removed

Onan generator with less than 150 hrs on it but have had recent problems with it...still working on remedying the situation


Patriot model....1 slide...slide holds the pull out couch for extra bed....queen size bed in rear over top the engine....interior is immaculate....dark oak ......changed some lights out to LED  but not all...

text for pics.....

located in Idaho

Call Randy @ 907 738 7371 or rckeaveny@gmail.com.   Only 2  owners.  I am the second.
15,000.00. OBO

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Technical Support / Re: Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Joel Ashley on February 22, 2024, 12:49:08 AM »
Your coach may be different, but like others here ours is in the "hidden" tank bay with other devices.
-Joel
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Technical Support / Re: Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on February 21, 2024, 10:37:58 PM »
There is always a drain on your house (and coach) batteries. Two ways to win the battle-disconnect the neg battery cable from your house and coach batteries. Or keep your rig plugged into shore power. Unless you have a big solar array on your coach (not factory), solar just won't put out enough current (amps) to keep your batteries charged. There are parasitic loads (inverter primarily) that will drain your house batteries over time. Even if you think the inverter is off, it is still drawing current. I just replaced my house batteries last summer and this winter while in storage I disconnected the neg cables from the chassis and house batteries. I installed a Victron Smart Shunt to keep track of both banks of batteries. With the neg cables disconnected, I can sleep at night and not worry about my batteries.
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Technical Support / Re: Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Jack W Hannah on February 21, 2024, 08:51:54 PM »
Fred - Thank you for the information. I just had the cover of that compartment off 2 days ago wrapping up extensive work on my Hydro Hot system. The only thing I saw in this compartment besides the tanks was a HH Heat Exchanger and it's associated wall-mounted thermostat. Next time I'm in my coach I'll check again.

Bill - The essence of my problem is batteries are slowly discharging when off shore power. This has been an on/off problem for the 3-4 yrs I've had this coach. I've never reallly fully understood this solar system so I'm now trying to get to the bottom of it.
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Technical Support / Re: Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on February 20, 2024, 11:41:30 PM »
What issues are you having with your solar?
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Technical Support / Re: Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Fred Brooks on February 20, 2024, 11:37:47 PM »
   Jack,
  The picture you posted is one of the modules that supplies information to the CMT-10 monitor panel. There are other modules similar to this one for the water tanks and 12volt along with 120 volts and amps. You are looking for the Heliotrope solar controller that I think is mounted on the ceiling of the holding tanks compartment. Fred
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Technical Support / Re: Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Jack W Hannah on February 20, 2024, 09:42:11 PM »
Thank you Bill.
Attached is a pic of what I suspect to be my Solar Regulator, althouht it is labeled DC Interface Module. It’s located on the ceiling of the curbside basement compartment just forward of the rear wheels.
Is this my Solar Regulator?
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Technical Support / Re: Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on February 20, 2024, 06:42:04 PM »
Our solar charge controller is mounted to the ceiling of the 'hidden' storage bay in front of the rear axle. Are you having an issue with your solar setup? A couple of things to keep in mind: a 100w solar panel (like on our coach) puts out only 5 amps on a sunny day, that's just a trickle charge. And the age of your (and our) coach affects the output of the solar panel too. I would guess that a 20 yr old solar panel would produce approx 75% of its output when new.
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Technical Support / Solar Regulator Locaction Inquiry
« Last post by Jack W Hannah on February 20, 2024, 01:33:34 PM »
Where is the solar regulator in my 2002 Patriot located?
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Technical Support / Re: Brake light switch location
« Last post by Richard Davis on February 19, 2024, 07:13:12 PM »
FINAL UPDATE
I finally found and solved the problem.  There was a break in the power wire to the air brake switch.  It would test at 13 volts with no load, but would drop to almost nothing when any load was applied.  The problem was caused by an inadequate support of the wiring bundle that comes out of the front run bay.  The weight of the wiring bundle was actually hanging on the two wires to the air brake switch.  Eighteen years of bouncing along on bad roads and that weight pulled the wire in two somewhere inside the bundle.  I ran a new wire from CB18 out to the brake switch and all is now good.  So, a warning to others: that is a heavy bundle of wires that exits the FRB.  You might want to check that it is adequately supported.
Richard
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