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Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-31-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By hdevera
One thing different than what others have posted:...

One thing different than what others have posted: I was stopped at a light and was rear ended by a Cadillac. Shook the my vehicle and when I got out to look at the damage, there wasn't any on my...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-17-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By hdevera
Not sure if I replied to you regarding how I...

Not sure if I replied to you regarding how I wired equalizer. I can send you the details, if you are still interested.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-11-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,466
Posted By hdevera
Surprising how much parasitic drain in the MB...

Surprising how much parasitic drain in the MB Sprinter. I installed a portable 30Watt solar panel that I keep on the dash except when driving daily. I wired a separate cigarette socket connected...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-28-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By hdevera
RE: Batteries

If it doesn't have a battery equalizer, you can still put one in yourself. I did and RT basically copied all the parts and installation. Mine installation was placed closer to the battery banks to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-07-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,091
Posted By hdevera
battery equalization issue

I have a 2015 CS etrek and went through similar issues with battery balancing. My first recommendation would be to check the voltage of each battery (best when not charging, so evening is best time...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 10-03-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By hdevera
If

If you purchase an Onan gasoline generator, try to have them install a fuel cut off switch. That way when you store it you can run the generator and cut off the fuel supply to let it and use up all...
Forum: Class B Camper Van Reviews 10-03-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By hdevera
I have a 2015. CS etrek with 8 AGM batteries. I...

I have a 2015. CS etrek with 8 AGM batteries. I installed battery balancer/equalizer myself without difficulty. I placed mine in the back behind the Alde radiator and it works fine with less of a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-23-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,892
Posted By hdevera
MIKE, the problem with the Norcold refrigerator...

MIKE, the problem with the Norcold refrigerator fuse connector was with the CS models (as far as I know). The fuse connector is located on top of the refrigerator. You must pull the refrigerator...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-22-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,892
Posted By hdevera
Balancer Install

Here is how I installed my Battery balancer in my 2015 CS etrek. FYI, I was criticized a lot initially for bring this problem out, but eventually RT realized it was a real problem and started...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-15-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By hdevera
The clicking noise might be the surge protector...

The clicking noise might be the surge protector checking polarity and voltage every so often.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-15-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By hdevera
If you are plugging into the same place (home or...

If you are plugging into the same place (home or campsite), you may have a reverse polarity (if you are using a surge protector which monitors this you will see a reverse polarity warning). Since...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 09-06-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By hdevera
I installed DroneMobile alarm and like it very...

I installed DroneMobile alarm and like it very much. However, it draws a fair amount of power from the chassis battery. If you don’t drive the vehicle often, you can draw down your battery. I had a...
Forum: RV Education 101 Articles 08-08-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,271
Posted By hdevera
I will add my 2 cents. My 2014 MB Sprinter does...

I will add my 2 cents. My 2014 MB Sprinter does not have a gauge. I routinely fill with DEF whenever the odometer reaches an even thousand miles (i.e. every two thousand miles). This is just an...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-23-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By hdevera
I have a 2015 Roadtrek CS etrek and have been...

I have a 2015 Roadtrek CS etrek and have been able to adjust the latches so that they don't open unless I forget to push the lock down (my fault). The electrical system was fixed by me installing a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-14-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By hdevera
My two cents from a similar issue: I bought a...

My two cents from a similar issue: I bought a new battery, since mine would no longer hold a charge well. Now I use a small solar charger (7.5 Amps max) connected to the cigarette lighter (which is...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-11-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,079
Posted By hdevera
I had a 2016 manual transmission Honda Fit that I...

I had a 2016 manual transmission Honda Fit that I primarily used to tow with a Class C. When I got a Roadtrek, I only occasionally towed it without any problems. Loved that Fit! Its a great tow...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 12-13-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By hdevera
Here is a link to the Roadtrek Northern CA group....

Here is a link to the Roadtrek Northern CA group. We have informal get together scheduled throughout the year. Typically 10-15 vehicles. We have a New Years rendezvous in Olema, CA and in April...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-21-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,755
Posted By hdevera
I have towed a Honda Fit with both a Sprinter and...

I have towed a Honda Fit with both a Sprinter and a Class C Winnebago. I do not think it that hard but you must be careful in turning. Getting in and out of some gas stations may be difficult. I...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-16-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By hdevera
Smile Maintenance of water pump

I was unclear if water is being pumped to any of the faucets. If one is working (eg. sink in galley area), then you know water pump is working. If none are working, one cause could be the impellers...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-20-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 29,214
Posted By hdevera
Booster, It has just occurred to me that if...

Booster, It has just occurred to me that if switching the Norcold to 24v use would solve the problem, I assume that RT would have thought it as a solution... rather than recommending to owners to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-19-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 29,214
Posted By hdevera
Not a dumb question. I discussed the same thing...

Not a dumb question. I discussed the same thing with my dealer at La Mesa in Davis, CA. Apparently they checked with RT and for whatever reason did not persue that course of action. I do not know...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-19-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 29,214
Posted By hdevera
Ii would not recommend changing the wiring to the...

Ii would not recommend changing the wiring to the frig unless you noticed some issues. I would recommend using a wireless temp monitor to monitor both freezer and frig. That way you can tell if...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-16-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 29,214
Posted By hdevera
recall of battery equalizer

For those who have Sure Power Equalizer, please note there was a recall on certain ones. Sure Power will send you a new one, if yours is on the recall list. Had to do with materials melting at...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 10-10-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 29,214
Posted By hdevera
Markopolo, I noticed the diagram you posted on...

Markopolo, I noticed the diagram you posted on Feb 2016 and the voltages you were obtaining. If this is after the battery equalizer was installled, there is definitely something wrong. My voltages...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-10-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,628
Posted By hdevera
Roadtrek CS does have a low voltage monitor

Regarding the CS models, there actually is a low voltage monitor i.e. CO monitor. It will beep when it sees a low voltage. If you have the CS etrek, you should get a battery equalizer (RT has...
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