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General Discussion / Re: FUEL DISCOUNT CARD FREE
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on September 20, 2019, 03:41:45 AM »
FMCA also offers a fuel discount card from TCS.
Technical Support / Re: Installing a combo washer/driver
« Last post by Stan Simpson on September 20, 2019, 02:38:03 AM »
Just quizzed Becky, she said 1) happy with the decision 2) about 40% more capacity on the washer and dryer 3) you can be drying a load while a new one is washing, at the same time. If you were doing just one load each, the total time is about 1 hour each. 4) no wrinkles from dryer

General Discussion / FUEL DISCOUNT CARD FREE
« Last post by Anthony Pewonski on September 20, 2019, 12:30:46 AM »
TSD RV fuel program. Watched a video from Marc and Julie Bennett, RV LOVE about a free discount card for RV Fuel, just signed up, looks like a great way to save a lot of money fueling up. Takes 7 to 10 days to get a card, will let you know when mine comes and see what savings are. You should watch the video.
Technical Support / Alternator warning light / alarm
« Last post by Dena Pou on September 19, 2019, 11:57:45 PM »
We have a 40 foot, 2005 Santiam with 350hp C7 engine. A few weeks ago the Alt Chg warning light & alarm came on. A diesel mechanic changed the alternator unfortunately the alarm did not go off. The mechanic checked the connection and said everything was working correctly. A few days later we tried starting the engine and the chassis batteries were completely dead. We replaced the batteries. We finally called the manufacturer of the alternator and found out that the wrong one was installed. We had the correct one shipped to us, it was installed by a different mechanic, this time an RV mechanic -Alt Chg warning still on. He found additional issues with the relay & solenoid. We replaced both -Alt Chg warning still on. The bus starts right up and according to the gauges the batteries are charging. We don't know what else to do. Any help with this issue is greatly appreciated.
Technical Support / Re: Step cover motor
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on September 19, 2019, 11:29:01 PM »
This thread addresses a 07 Contessa motor problem. Probably same as your coach. However, sometime in 07/08 Monaco went to a 2 motor system.,4450.0.html
Technical Support / Re: Aqua-Hot AHE-100-0S3 problem
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on September 19, 2019, 11:18:01 PM »
You probably already did this, but if not, push the "reset" button. It is on the control unit. Use a toothpick or other non-conductive stick to press it through the hole in the control unit cover.
Technical Support / Step cover motor
« Last post by Laurel Moore on September 19, 2019, 11:14:55 PM »
Looking for access location to the step cover motor in a 2009 beaver contessa 43 ft. Coach
Technical Support / Re: C12 Low Turbo Boost Faults
« Last post by Steve Zannella on September 19, 2019, 11:09:37 PM »
Hi Dave

Low boost fault code 102-1 and first occurrence at 1243, last 2029 hours total hours 2042 also noted 1 derate 166-11 at 2035 hours.

Technical Support / Re: Battery Change Out
« Last post by Joel Ashley on September 19, 2019, 10:35:23 PM »
Am checking also into the mfr. source of the Amstron AP GC2 (see Amazon and Amstron site) as it’s cheaper overall (~$228 with shipping) and has more ah (210) than most deep cycle AGM’s.  Haven’t seen yet a local source to factor in a core exchange though.

Yes, Costco's Interstate is still the most obvious temptation, at a higher ah rating than AGM’s and $99.  But is the 1/3 cost worth the regular watering routine?  With an inexpensive fill-jug it’s easier, and with more $ outlay there’s an “auto” fill option that many here use.  So yes. 

By the way, Interstate doesn’t make Costco’s batteries.  A few years ago Costco dropped their Kirkland sticker on their Interstate-supplied batteries.  Johnson Controls actually makes the battery for Interstate, and Costco is just another retailer.

But I’m looking to resolve the incessant disintegration/melting and replacement of my strap-down fasteners, metal or plastic, and the paint breakdown and eating away of my battery tray.  As they age they demand more from the charger, which amps up gassing.  As I age the more weary I’ve become of cleaning battery and tray corrosion.  The gas seems to settle/substrate-condense on the nylon straps and flow down to the buckles and tray fasteners;  chrome or zinc gets eaten and nylon buckles melt in a couple months.  The buckles were breaking down the first year we owned the coach.  Why nylon strapping remains unscathed is a head scratcher.  Once I refurbish the tray I don’t want to have ever do it again, nor replace another strap buckle or tray connector.  AGM in theory wipes out all those concerns. 

Whether any of them, including the Interstate AGMs, would make it over 10 years like the factory Interstates did I don’t know, but it’s why I’ve touted them and the Costco pricing for years.  But that longevity came at the increasing corrosion price.

Technical Support / Re: Battery Change Out
« Last post by Michael Turnipseed on September 19, 2019, 08:59:14 PM »
Well this has been refreshing, it’s not just me! I appreciate all the input over the last few days and the extentsive research we are willing to do for the perfect out come🤪-My wife says I make myself crazy, obviously she doesn’t understand how complicated we are!
I think Fred, you sold me with extra “Cat Food” Costco it is
Seriously thanks guys, hope a little humor is ok

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