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Technical Support / Re: Water in fuel light
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on Today at 06:31:30 PM »
I was mistaken. The pump at the primary filter is a boost pump to increase the volume and pressure of fuel flow to the pump driven by the injector hydraulic pump. Some of us added the boost pump since the design of the C7/C9 calls for the fuel tank to be relatively close to the engine, not 30+ feet away.
My apologies, Joel.  (Memory is the 2nd thing that goes with age :) )
Steve
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Technical Support / Re: Surge Protection
« Last post by Bryan Beamon on Today at 06:25:45 PM »
Tom, we use the Hughes Auto former when voltage is low along with an external Southwire 50 amp surge protector. You can use the Hughes voltage booster but it is not an active surge protector,  in other words it will not monitor  and shut down if voltage is low or unsafe. Your built in Southwire transfer switch will actively monitor voltage and give your coach protection. The Hughes Auto Former will give you another layer of protection and sacrifice if a major electrical event happens.
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Technical Support / Re: Surge Protection
« Last post by David T. Richelderfer on Today at 03:15:40 PM »
I will be receiving on Monday from Amazon:

a 50 amp Hughes Autoformer (RV220-50SP Voltage Booster with Surge Protection) and

a 50 amp Hughes Surge Protector (PWD50-EPO Power Watchdog Smart Bluetooth Surge Protector Plus EPO with Auto Shutoff with bluetooth).


I plan to place them in series at the pedestal with the RV220-50SP first in line.

I watched a video on the Hughes website that advised about how to hook them up.

The cost delivered to our home in the Foothills of Yuma is $941 including AZ sales tax.  I would add that what prompted this purchase was the fact our 50 amp Progressive Surge Protector had been acting up from time to time over the past several years and it finally just quit working last week.
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Technical Support / Surge Protection
« Last post by Tom Webber on Today at 02:25:44 PM »
I have a 2006 Beaver Monterey. It has a Southwire Model 40350RVC Surge Protector/Transfer Switch. I would like to put a Hughes Autoformer Surge Protector at the campground pedestal, giving me information about the power source and high/ low protection. Has anyone done this and would it cause problems for the built-in surge protector/transfer switch?  Any help would be appreciated.
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Technical Support / Re: Water in fuel light
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on January 26, 2021, 11:13:28 PM »
So, Next time I get a water in fuel light, is it 'water in fuel' or 'secondary fuel filter' problem?
Would be nice to have a separate light for each condition.
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Technical Support / Re: Water in fuel light
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on January 26, 2021, 09:16:00 PM »
Joel,
Not sure where that diagram came from but it appears to be incorrect for the C9. In the C9s (at least the majority of them that I am aware of), the primary fuel filter is mounted below and part of the fuel pump. The fuel pump is not part of the injector hydraulic pump.
Steve
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Technical Support / Re: Water in fuel light
« Last post by Joel Ashley on January 26, 2021, 08:56:12 PM »
Thanks Gene and Bill for providing the link and diagram.  Further on there I checked the blog for the C9, but found an apparent slight information conflict.

At the top of the article a master diagram identifies item #11 as the Primary filter, but further down an HEUI low pressure fuel system diagram implies that same filter (#11) as the secondary filter and #24 as the primary.  Unless I’m missing something, which as a diesel inexpert is quite possible, that second diagram’s legend is not correct and has the filters identified in reverse.  The primary with it’s more porous material should be first after the tank.

https://www.blog-teknisi.com/2018/12/fuel-system-c7-and-c9-caterpillar.html


I hope our supplying these links is not afoul anyone’s copyright or policy;  perhaps Steve can confirm.

https://www.blog-teknisi.com/2011/05/disclaimer.html

-Joel

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Technical Support / Re: 1999 Contessa Shower Drain Removal
« Last post by Mike Gineris on January 26, 2021, 07:51:48 PM »
I've verified there is no access door.  Only outside door is for the sewer hose.  My shower is against the Kitchen wall and I believe I have access underneath alongside the water utility access panel.  I will know more this weekend.  Thanks for the help.
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Technical Support / Re: solar circuit
« Last post by Robin Goffrier on January 26, 2021, 07:15:24 PM »
I had a single 100w panel on my 06 PT and for the first time since I've owned the coach, due to COVID, we did not winter in Indio at our park. So the coach is in outside storage  here in Bend and the batteries keep running down.  I added another panel and upgraded the controller and battery monitor.  I went with Victron 702 to monitor the 4 house batteries and the 2 starters and the Victron Solar controller as well.  The monitor was installed in the master stateroom pretty much directly over the batteries so the run was quite simple.  The Magnum system up front is unaffected.  The second panel and new controller pretty much offsets the parasitic drain, at least until the last big snow which buried the roof and panels. That stuff is not all that costly either.
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Technical Support / Re: 1999 Contessa Shower Drain Removal
« Last post by Fred Cook on January 26, 2021, 01:07:49 PM »
I had to replace a leaky P-trap under my shower a couple years ago. There is no access door to it but it butts up against the bedroom wall. So, I had to take the paneling off that wall in order to access underneath the shower. Before putting the panel back on I cut out an access door so I can reach it in the future if I need to without talking the wall off.
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