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Technical Support / Re: Hurricane heating system
« Last post by Scott Hinote on Today at 04:46:54 AM »
Thanks everyone for your input, all of those comments are exactly what I needed to hear . I think I’ve already figured out that the fan for the exchanger under the front of the bed isn’t working . Right now it looks like one of the two wires isn’t connected. Either for a reason or not I haven’t recommended them yet . Thanks again and I’ll let you know if I find anything else .
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Technical Support / Holding Tank Sensor Issue
« Last post by Steve Hutchins on Today at 02:19:44 AM »
Dan, I would think there would be some kind of sensor mounted on or in the tank giving you the reading on amount of water in the tank, not something tied in with the fill valve.  The SeaLevel system is something I'm considering but I'd like to keep the original system if I can.  This allows me to keep using the CMP-20 monitor panel without running new wires to the monitors I would have to add.

Bill, I looked into calibrating the Alladin system but looks like I don't have that system.

We will be at the Rally next month in Quartzsite, hoping to talk to fellow Beaver owners to find what solutions they have come up with.

Cheers,
Steve & Shellie
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Technical Support / Re: Resetting a Aquahot Thermostat
« Last post by Dominic . Sue Ambrosino on December 03, 2022, 11:52:44 PM »
    Thanks for the rest of the story. I did not know of your independent source or 120 volts. When I suggested you heat the back portion of the coach, it was based on the ability of the bedroom thermostat to meet your needs. Had you gone that route, I assume you know not to plug an electric heater into an inverter branch circuit. Here is how the original 50 amp service was engineered: 2 incoming legs of 120 volts @50 amps each, They are opposite in phase from each other. You have a total of 100 amps available. When you use a 50 to 30 amp adapter, you give up 70 amps as it only has 1 leg of incoming 120 volts @30 amps which is now split to provide power to both of your existing 2 legs inside your coach. This is where some folks have difficulty sorting out energy management. They quickly learn what they can turn on at the same time as they now have a limited resource.
   I am glad to hear that you are close to getting heat in your shop. Sometimes it is difficult for us who are trying to help you understand all of the circumstances you are going thru. Blessings & Joy, Fred

this may be a bit off topic, but i wanted to share my electric experience. (i'm dominic's wife and have learned ALOT since we started motor homing in 2003), thus we monitor our electric constantly. my first MH trip was to an FMCA rally - i had only dry camped a few times and was so excited to finally have electric for the first time. it was hot and i got to use my air conditioners. it was near dinner so i turned on my microwave. probably had tv and every light on, too! i felt like a queen. my friend was parked next to us and knocked on my door. he said-"you have electric?". i said yeah, it was great. he was surprised since he had no electric. he ran and got a meter, plugged it in my outlet and immediately told me to shut everything down! i had no idea we were only on 30amp service! i think of that story often as i monitor my aladdin and sparingly use my electric!!!!!!
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Technical Support / Re: Holding Tank Sensor Issue
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on December 03, 2022, 10:41:09 PM »
Under Coash Assist, you'll find how to calibrate your Aladdin sensors.
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Looking for Part # for Rear Air Bags 2001 Monterey Seacliff 36ft (Magnum Chasis 4 Air Bags total) and supplier link or phone.
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Technical Support / Re: Holding Tank Sensor Issue
« Last post by Dan Johnson on December 03, 2022, 08:32:14 PM »
I have issues with my tank monitors also. The fresh starts at 15% When filling the fill valve shut off at 100% but was about 20 gallons short of full.Is the sensor tied into the fill valve? I wonder if I should just go to the SeaLevel system and be done with it?
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Technical Support / Re: Resetting a Aquahot Thermostat
« Last post by Fred Brooks on December 03, 2022, 02:21:50 PM »
    Thanks for the rest of the story. I did not know of your independent source or 120 volts. When I suggested you heat the back portion of the coach, it was based on the ability of the bedroom thermostat to meet your needs. Had you gone that route, I assume you know not to plug an electric heater into an inverter branch circuit. Here is how the original 50 amp service was engineered: 2 incoming legs of 120 volts @50 amps each, They are opposite in phase from each other. You have a total of 100 amps available. When you use a 50 to 30 amp adapter, you give up 70 amps as it only has 1 leg of incoming 120 volts @30 amps which is now split to provide power to both of your existing 2 legs inside your coach. This is where some folks have difficulty sorting out energy management. They quickly learn what they can turn on at the same time as they now have a limited resource.
   I am glad to hear that you are close to getting heat in your shop. Sometimes it is difficult for us who are trying to help you understand all of the circumstances you are going thru. Blessings & Joy, Fred
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Technical Support / Re: Oil Pressure Switch
« Last post by Eric Maclean on December 03, 2022, 05:15:16 AM »
John
The schematics for a 2002 or even back to 1996 may be close to the same.

The exhaust brake is controlled by the ECM and will only activate above a fixed mph and throttled off
When crushing down the road at speed with the exhaust brake switch turned on say at 50 mph if you take your foot off the throttle the ECM will command the exhaust brake to turn on and at the same time it requests the transmission to shift down to maintain engine RPM to maximize the exhaust brakes effect it continues to down shift as the vehicle slows down until it reaches approximately 10 mph when it shuts off the exhaust brake at any time if you start to throttle back on the exhaust brake will be overriden.

Eric
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Technical Support / Re: Resetting a Aquahot Thermostat
« Last post by Dominic . Sue Ambrosino on December 03, 2022, 02:43:53 AM »
fred,  years ago we installed a "cheater plug" in the motor home. it's an external plug that enables us to use 110v  electric directly from the pedestal. it has allowed us to use electric without going through the inverter and we have been using an infrared heater on that source.
all the plugs in the motor home use leg 2, as does the electric aquahot heater, microwave and battery charger. we've thought of sharing some of those loads on to leg 1, but have been hesitant to do so.
just curious, why do you say to plug a heater into the bathroom? is that running through leg 1?
on the positive side, we got our propane tank filled, ran line from tank to the shop....next week the boiler will be installed and we'll be almost ready for heat in the shop! that will be a HUGE game changer for us and most of these motor home issues will be minimalized.
i do appreciate all the input. beaver owners are the best!
 
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General Discussion / Re: Insurance Limits
« Last post by Roy Warren Co-Admin on December 02, 2022, 10:24:28 PM »
Darrell,
Try contacting Ron Jarvie at Overland Insurance.  He is one of BAC's sponsors.  Mention you are a BAC member and he will give you a quote and answer any questions you might have.  He has helped many members in lowering their costs.  Phone 800-677-4037.
Roy Warren
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