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Old 02-18-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default A tiny bit of good news on the Roadtrek front

I got a posting on my Facebook group today from Sunshine RV in Gainsville, FL.

They are claiming to have contacted all the Roadtrek suppliers and will have parts to fix Roadtrek systems.

They assure me that includes the custom fabricated electronic parts for Ecotrek & Voltstart. They say they are custom, but not proprietary and the vendor agrees to sell them to Sunshine.

That's pretty good news!
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:51 PM   #2
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I got a posting on my Facebook group today from Sunshine RV in Gainsville, FL.

They are claiming to have contacted all the Roadtrek suppliers and will have parts to fix Roadtrek systems.

They assure me that includes the custom fabricated electronic parts for Ecotrek & Voltstart. They say they are custom, but not proprietary and the vendor agrees to sell them to Sunshine.

That's pretty good news!

That would also likely mean that the independent service guys would also be able to get the Roadtrek specific parts. That is good news, for sure, for a lot of folks. Unfortunately, it doesn't do anything about how expensive it could get to maintain the systems. I am still thinking there will soon be several conversion kits available.
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I got a posting on my Facebook group today from Sunshine RV in Gainsville, FL.

They are claiming to have contacted all the Roadtrek suppliers and will have parts to fix Roadtrek systems.

They assure me that includes the custom fabricated electronic parts for Ecotrek & Voltstart. They say they are custom, but not proprietary and the vendor agrees to sell them to Sunshine.

That's pretty good news!
Tony Pineda has informed the Roadtrek and Hymer Owners Group that he can get the parts and he has the diagnostic tools needed to service Ecotrek and Voltstart systems and has been repairing Ecotreks for awhile now. He is an independent RT service provider in CA. I would expect that Dan Neely, another independent RT service provider in CA will also have that capability.

There should be a good business in servicing these unique RT parts if RT does not survive producing the same systems.
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:56 PM   #4
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Perhaps Sunshine or someone else will set up being a stocking distributor for the parts as ordering small quantities from around the world can get pretty complex and expensive. Volume counts.
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I got a posting on my Facebook group today from Sunshine RV in Gainsville, FL.

They are claiming to have contacted all the Roadtrek suppliers and will have parts to fix Roadtrek systems.

They assure me that includes the custom fabricated electronic parts for Ecotrek & Voltstart. They say they are custom, but not proprietary and the vendor agrees to sell them to Sunshine.

That's pretty good news!
I have an appointment with Sunshine RV to take my RT in for diagnostics on my battery issues. From speaking to them on the phone this morning, he sounded pretty confident that they can get parts/fixes to RT issues.

This past Saturday, I was emailing with KS2 (Anthony) about getting lithiums and he told me that Sunshine was already in talks about getting them in stock.

Anyway, still hate that this is an out of pocket expense, but gotta have my rig working right.
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I am getting an appt as well at Sunshine State. I have 400 Lithium that appear to be working okay. However, I have "H" batteries and from what I read I would like them to check the charge setting on the Balmar and adjust it to not "full-charge" if that is what they are at.

From all you folks that know more than I do...........does this sound correct and or a good pro-active approach? I seem to have read that folks have gone thru "sets" of batteries. That would mean that it would be the charge level rather and new batteries could see the same fate?
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I am getting an appt as well at Sunshine State. I have 400 Lithium that appear to be working okay. However, I have "H" batteries and from what I read I would like them to check the charge setting on the Balmar and adjust it to not "full-charge" if that is what they are at.
Sunshine State has probably the best reputation for dealing with RT electric systems. (along with Dan Neeley in CA) They have fixed rigs that the factory failed at. Personally I would call the service department there and ask this question.
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I am getting an appt as well at Sunshine State. I have 400 Lithium that appear to be working okay. However, I have "H" batteries and from what I read I would like them to check the charge setting on the Balmar and adjust it to not "full-charge" if that is what they are at.

From all you folks that know more than I do...........does this sound correct and or a good pro-active approach? I seem to have read that folks have gone thru "sets" of batteries. That would mean that it would be the charge level rather and new batteries could see the same fate?



The Balmar is somewhat easy to set, if you know what you need to change and the new setting. With the Balmar instructions you might be able to do it yourself if they tell you what changed, and save a trip.
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The Balmar is somewhat easy to set, if you know what you need to change and the new setting. With the Balmar instructions you might be able to do it yourself if they tell you what changed, and save a trip.
Thx I have reviewed a YouTube showing it done to the L1 battery. I have read it safer to do this with the H as well. The video looks pretty easy but I hesitate as it would be a pretty costly error if I mess up. :>
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The video looks pretty easy but I hesitate as it would be a pretty costly error if I mess up. :>

For someone considering to pick up an Agile SS 4x4 with the same battery system is there any way to test the condition of the batteries to ensure they are functioning as expected?

Given there is no factory warranty for this expensive option, I'm inclined to hard negotiate down the value of such a system if no warranty is available.

For owners of such system, are the sub components (inverter, battery module, bms, etc.) still supported by individual warranties?

Thanks in advance
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