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Old 05-16-2017, 10:51 PM   #41
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This forum has a number of posts about volt start not working properly.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:07 AM   #42
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This forum has a number of posts about volt start not working properly.
Can you provide the links that specifically address Voltstart issues? Thanks.
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There was a 2015 on the market a few months ago.
It was one of the earlier built.
Unless they were upgraded by the factory or a competent dealer, I would avoid 2014/2015 and early 2016 Etreks. Later 2016 and 2017 production seems to have resolved the frustrating BMS shutdown/coma syndrome that Mumkin et al experienced.
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Unless they were upgraded by the factory or a competent dealer, I would avoid 2014/2015 and early 2016 Etreks...
You don't say.
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You don't say.
Yeah, I do say. Youse gotta a problem wit dat?

No question, the Etrek breakout had problems that should have been identified and resolved prior to its release but they are neither the first or the last company that blows it in their haste to get to market. But at least they have fixed it. Compared to the Silverleaf control system it's still a kludge, but it delivers.
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Can you provide the links that specifically address Voltstart issues? Thanks.
I'm sure you can search just as well as I can.

https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=...com+volt+start
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it amazes me the number of class b'ers who want a composting toilet.

the size of a class b makes it impractical to me.

the black tank in a b-the largest i've seen is ARV 18gallons-are holding tanks. Most have to be emptied way before the brekadown process gets anywhere close to starting

these are not 50 gallon black tanks.
Thanks for that. I was wondering about that and then after your comment and watching a FitRV video we've decided against the compost toilet idea. We'll stick with the black tanks for now.

Too bad incinerating toilets require so much energy...
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i have read several people with voltstart issues. I have read several people without voltstart issues. I have read several people with ecotrek issues-i have read several people without ecotrek issues.

I read the facebook forums a lot-because i'm retired and our medical issues stop us from lot of touring not camping-which is the reason we got the roadtrek in the first place.

Be that as it may -the biggest issue i see is that no matter how much time passes the same issues keep cropping up no matter when they are built by roadtrek.

it seems the same haphazard problems over and over. some have no issues
with ecotrek /voltstart-and some are disasters. beats me why time passing does not cut the issues down
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I'm sure you can search just as well as I can.

https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=...com+volt+start
LOL, Sure, I can search just as well as you but since it's your allusion to Voltstart issues, not mine, it devolves to you, not me, to produce the smoking pistols.

That said, I did pursue your link and while there are a lot of well documented anecdotes involving 2014/2015 lithium batteries and BMS problems, I don't see any reports describing Voltstart malfunctions. My guess is that any reports involving this were not from some hardware malfunction but from the incomprehensible instructions RT provided for activating it. ARV has it easier with their Autostart because they are dealing with just a single platform. RT has to implement Voltstart on three different platforms and each one involves different instructions to bring it on line.
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Unless they were upgraded by the factory or a competent dealer, I would avoid 2014/2015 and early 2016 Etreks. Later 2016 and 2017 production seems to have resolved the frustrating BMS shutdown/coma syndrome that Mumkin et al experienced.
there are etreks with agm batteries and ther are etreks with upgraded ecotreks.

technically 2 different things

an etrek is all electric with diesel heat. whether it uses agm or ecotreks.

most recent disasters have been the ecotrek systems-not the agm etreks
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