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Technical Support / Re: magnadyne keypad
« Last post by Dennis Belfils on October 18, 2021, 08:16:07 PM »
Thanx Bill. Just got off the phone with Tec @ Essex. They do not know if their KE-1701 will work with our rig. It depends on the type of relays being used. They do not know if I need to replace the key FOB transmitter or not. I was told they get this question every few months, but no one has replied back to them on whether it worked out alright or not. Unless I can get more info I think we will have to just live without it for now.
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Technical Support / Re: magnadyne keypad
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on October 18, 2021, 04:00:06 PM »
The way our Essex works is there is the keypad, then below the keypad is a module, then the key fob has its own module in the dash under the removable cover. Call Essex, they were very helpful when I had keypad trouble.
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Technical Support / Re: Red Hat valve fuse
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on October 18, 2021, 03:56:54 PM »
For the fresh tank fill, the Aladdin tank module works as a relay, that way you can have two switches that can turn the red hat on. Same thing with the water pump, you have two switches controlling and there is a water  pump relay down by the water pump that provides the power. I don't know where the red hat circuit gets its power, but I know the tank module acts as a relay to switch the power on and off.
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Technical Support / Re: Red Hat valve fuse
« Last post by Gene Obie on October 18, 2021, 03:32:08 PM »
Sounds like maybe there's something not quite right with my system Mike. Unless I turn Aladdin on with the joystick neither fill switch is functional. I'll check the connections in the tank bay to the Aladdin controller.

With rough roads on my travels yesterday I seem to have developed a fresh water leak (drip) coming from the Aquahot so that's first on my list and hoping it just a loose connection and not something more serious.
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Technical Support / Re: magnadyne keypad
« Last post by Dennis Belfils on October 18, 2021, 02:38:04 PM »
Thanx Joel. I am looking at the Essex now. Was hoping someone had already done this. Does the key FOB transmitter need to be replaced also? Not sure if the keypad talks to it, or directly to the locks. $300 for the keypad & another $200 for the transmitter.
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Technical Support / Re: Red Hat valve fuse
« Last post by Mike Shumack on October 18, 2021, 01:41:31 PM »
I did not know the Aladdin system provided power for the Red Hat valve.

I do know that I don't have to "turn on" the Aladdin system to use the tank fill feature. I just press the button in the Wet Bay for tank fill (that must then turn on, or wake up the Aladdin).

There is also a switch in the switch-bank below the kitchen countertop. That switch is a rocker (momentary) on/off switch, whereas the switch in the Wet Bay is a toggle switch (stays On or Off).
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Technical Support / Re: Red Hat valve fuse
« Last post by Gene Obie on October 17, 2021, 10:46:40 PM »
Thanks Bill. Now I'm really feeling stupid. So evidently Aladdin system needs to be ON when using the fresh tank fill? After you mentioned the power comes from Aladdin module I turned on Aladdin and it works fine now. I haven't used the feature that much and just didn't know about the connection between the 2. So I thought what was a problem is a feature. I had just ordered a garden hose adapter off Amazon that I could use to tap into the plumbing there by the pump but guess that can be my new backup fill mode now.
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Technical Support / Re: Red Hat valve fuse
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on October 17, 2021, 10:36:42 PM »
In our coach, power for the red hat valve is found at the Aladdin "Tank level control module" located in the "hidden" bay, curb side just ahead of the drive axle (where the black and grey tanks are located). The tank board controls the voltage to the valve. You can find a wire connector that connects to the board labeled (fill valve or fresh tan fill or some such). Just pull the connector from the board and short the black and red wires with a paper clip, that will open the red hat valve and allow you to fill the tank. You might have an issue with your tank control module.
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Technical Support / Red Hat valve fuse
« Last post by Gene Obie on October 17, 2021, 10:30:38 PM »
So my Red Hat valve stopped working and I'm finding no voltage to the valve. Is there a fuse somewhere for this? I'm not finding any breaker/fuse labeled as such in the electric bay? Anyone have a wiring diagram for this thing. I have a ON/OFF fill switch by the sink and one in the water bay. No voltage to the valve when either is turned on.
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Technical Support / Re: Radiator hose leak
« Last post by Gene Obie on October 17, 2021, 10:27:08 PM »
Late reply but thanks for the pointers. Called Coachnet just to see what the response was - they faithfully called all day but were unable to find a mobile mechanic (everyone booked solid). They offered to tow but I didn't want to do that. Called about 10 places in CSprings (most were scheduling many weeks out, some months out). Finally got lucky and found Phases Auto and Truck repair just 10mi up the road. Was able to drive there with no overheating issues and they were able to get it in 8am next day. Luckily the overflow tank wasn't cracked and the hose had failed just below the connection to the overflow tank outlet.  That's a very heavy wire wound hose and they said they wouldn't be able to get a replacement like that - and didn't have time/schedule to locate a hose for several days. They ended up just cutting out the bad section and found enough slack to re-attach. In hindsight I could have done it myself but was not wanting to risk dumping gallons of coolant at the campground if something went wrong. New hose now on my list of future maintenance.
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