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  1. abyrd

    New Roof

    A friend of mine has a 40' Winnebago Tour, his roof peeled off starting from the front when driving in high wind. This happened last fall and he just got it out of the shop, $28K to replace the roof. Fortunately he had an extended service plan, he has had more than his share of problems with this coach. Jim
  2. abyrd

    Furnaces cause lights to flicker

    You inverter/charger should be maintaining your batteries at around 13.3-13.6 volts. Have you checked what you voltage is? Jim
  3. abyrd

    Magnum 2012 inverter trips out

    I would contact Magnum, they were very helpful when I upgraded my charger/inverter. Jim
  4. abyrd

    Best Fish Fry

    Best fish around the Pacific NW is in Astoria, OR. the name of the place is the BOW PICKER, it an old boat on a trailer in the parking lot across from the Mainers Museum Jim.
  5. abyrd

    No 110V w/Generator running

    Have you checked the circuit bkr on the generator? Not sure how you switch from shore power to generator, I had one that you manually has to transfer a the power cord from shore power to generator. Jim
  6. abyrd

    Crossing By Ferry For First Time

    You also take the WA State ferry from Anacortes to Sidney BC (Vancouver Island) it will stop in the San Juan Islands on the way. They run a half price special for RV's in the summer months. Jim
  7. abyrd

    Inverter Recommendations

    I have had a couple of motorhomes that had the charger/converters without an inverter. The charger/inverter charging capacity was pitiful, I'm thinking it was less than 10 amps. I installed a 50A stand alone battery charger and the 4500 watt generator meet all of my needs. Jim
  8. Please tell a non Texans what the difference between Chicken Fried Steak and Country Fried Steak. I lived in Star County for two years, and I was told that it's not considered Texas by real Texans, however they had good Chicken Fried Steak. Jim
  9. Not sure what kind of access from the bedroom, but on my coach you just remove the floor hatch next to the bed and fill cap in the valve cover is right there. I never have tried to use the on from the outside. Jim
  10. abyrd


    The inverter provides 110v AC power to dedicated circuit when you are not plugged in to shore power or when you are not running your generator. The inverter is powered by you 12 volt DC house batteries and is not designed for appliance that require large amounts of power such as space heaters. Typically you will find it will power circuits to your microwave, TV, VCR and one or two other receptacles. The inverter can be programed on come on automatically in the absence of 110 V AC power from shore power or your generator, Hope this answers your question. Also, welcome to the form. Jim
  11. abyrd

    Dedicate Onan Gen Battery

    Good pint Richard. Thanks,
  12. abyrd

    Leveling pad replacement

    You might try a strap wrench, it won't damage the chrome shaft. Jim
  13. abyrd

    Dedicate Onan Gen Battery

    Kay, I'm going to first install the generator auto start and see how that works out, If that satisfy my needs, I will install the dedicated generator starting battery and will incorporate combiner/isolator as you recommended. Thanks for your advice. Jim
  14. abyrd

    Dedicate Onan Gen Battery

    Attached is RV Generator Owner Handbook by Onan with interesting information on how long it takes to charge different capacity battery banks with different rates of charge. Onan RV Generator Handbook.pdf