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  1. Brianreed

    Inverter "Backfeed Fault"

    I went to a place in Quartzsite, very nice guy. He looked at it and did the same reset I did with the exception that he also unplugged the remote control. This caused a full reset and was good. He then called magnum to see if his hypothesis was correct that I was leaving the inverter on and then starting the generator. I had been doing that and it was working so I suspect the "switch" of some kind that senses that has gone out. So I am just careful about turning off the inverter every time before I start the generator. Like Jim said above the fault was caused by the AC output of the inverter sensing some power on that output so it gives that BackFeed Fault. With the making sure the inverter is off each time everything seems to work, I will get it fixed once i get one.
  2. Brianreed

    Inverter "Backfeed Fault"

    I have a 2006 Newmar Mountain Aire 4304 with a Magnum inverter charger. I have had the coach for about a year and all has been working great. I am currently out at Skadden Wash in Quartzsite, AZ and tonight when I started my generator the Magnum control panel went into fault mode with a red light and a flashing power LED light and the screen shows "Backfeed Fault". I read the manual and also did some internet searches. It says to do a manual inverter reset which I did. It reset the fault and worked fine I could turn on the inverter and things will run fine. But when I switch the inverter off and power up the generator it goes right back to that "Backfeed Fault". I checked everything I could think of and there has been no changes to anything in the coach. I plan on heading into Quartzsite tomorrow as early as I can and find someone knowledgeable to tell me what is wrong. Any recommendations on who I should contact in Quartzsite? I am sure there are many different options, but was looking for someplace with a good reputation? If anyone wants to give me a call, 360-951-3550
  3. Brianreed

    Recent Trade - 2018 Essex

    Such a nice coach. I have an older Newmar 2006 and love it. When I roll into a park I get a ton of people think it is brand new. I cannot imagine when you roll in, they must think you are from the future!
  4. Brianreed

    Attaching FMCA Membership Plate to Motorhome

    FMCA called me about attending a recent rally and I sked about the plastic ladder mounts that I had seen. He said they had them in stock, I think it was $20 or so. They sent it out and a week later here it is. We joined early last year just because the message board had been so useful when we were looking for a coach.
  5. Brianreed

    San Francisco camping

    We stayed at Candlestick RV Resort last summer. Was slightly better than a parking lot, but was FHU. I think it was expensive like $110 a night.
  6. Brianreed

    Keyless entry code

    we have a 2006 Mountain Aire 4304 with the same issue. The manual states what other told us that the reset button is on a loose wire switch behind the passenger switches. I have removed the panel and there is a mess of wires there, but cannot find the switch. I gave up after the second attempt. Perhaps I will come across someone who has my exact same coach and can help me find it someday. We shall see.
  7. Brianreed

    Automatic steps going in and out on Coach

    Our steps already have the sand paper stuff on the steps. We just liked the covers it was so nice and smooth. We used them like a doormat. I do not miss them now though, so problem solved.
  8. Brianreed

    RV parks Washington State

    I have heard many people stay are Paradise lake near Bothell, WA. I have been there, it is OK. There may be some closer, but I am not aware of them.
  9. This may not be the right crowd, but was wondering if anyone does the winter in Quartzite? I am going to run down there for some of the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous 2019 hosted by Bob Wells. Then doing Oberfest hosted by David Bott. Then doing 2 days at the RV tent show then heading back to Snohomish, WA where I live. Anyone else going to any of these?
  10. Brianreed

    Automatic steps going in and out on Coach

    Thought I would let everyone know what the issue was. I went to go lube the steps and saw that the step covers I installed last summer the bottom one has become unhinged at the bottom. I took that bottom cover off and they operated just fine. As far as I can tell it was hanging up on the arms somehow and causing the step to reverse back in and trying to open again with no luck, over and over again. They are very thin almost felt like steps covers that held on the bottom by springs. Cheap from Walmart. Totally a self caused problem!
  11. Brianreed

    Automatic steps going in and out on Coach

    Excellent advice. I will do both later today. Thanks so much, this is why I like FMCA so much and the only reason I initially purchased a membership because the forums were so helpful. I have since used the windshield replacement referral, as well as the Verizon deal. I am now signed up for like 3 years in advance. Perhaps I will be able to meet some people some day or even pay back the information by helping someone else.
  12. I have a 2006 Newmar Mountain Aire 4304 which has the two entry steps that go out automatically when you open the door in order to get into the coach. There is a lockout button so when you are camping that it will remain out. It should work that when the coach is not running and the step is in automatic mode it remains retracted until the door is opened. However when door is open the step extends then should retract when the door is closed, but what is happening instead is that the step will continually open about half way then retract, then try and open again sometimes fully extends, then back retracted. All very quickly. When I push the lockout extend switch it does stay fully extended. Where should I start, is there a switch in the door or the step that I should find and check or damage?
  13. I have read about this new service and currently using the Unlimited Verizon JetPack, but I run out of the 15gig quickly. This says it is unlimited every day of the month you pay for. Says it is 4G LTE speeds. Does anyone have any real world information? www.skyroam.com
  14. Brianreed

    Spartan Chassis Front End Ongoing Squeak

    I have a 2006 Newmar Mountain Aire 4304 on that Spartan chassis. I took it on our first long trip and from day 1 noticed that there was a "squeak" from the front area sounded like it was underneath the front end. I ruled out suspension, as well as steering as this never really effected the "squeak" I sounded more like the windshield was loose and wiggling, but as it happened we had our windshields replaced on the trip and the sound kept on. After checking everything in the front bay area I was at a loss. I thought I could actually feel the "squeek" in my foot when on the brake or throttle, but could not be sure, perhaps it was just a phantom feeling when I heard the "squeak". Then I was sitting in traffic and with my foot firmly on the brake and twisted a little which caused my foot to rotate and I heard the "squeak". With my foot firmly on the brake I shifted my foot side to side and was able to consistently reproduce the "squeak" while stopped. I have yet to address, as I went in the front bay to investigate only to see that the brake linkages are inside the cab. I will get at it soon.
  15. Brianreed

    Unlimited internet

    I keep hearing people saying that it is 25gig a month. Mine is only 15gig a month, I even called because my "plan is "Beyond Unlimited" which is a cap 22gig at the high speeds, then slows down. However that 22 gig is across all devices in your plan and any hot spot is only 15gig no matter how much data you have in the "Beyond Unlimited". I was on the phone for three different calls trying to figure this out because my bill says "Beyond Unlimited" lol. I even paid the extra $35 onemonth for an extra 5 gig for the Beyond unlimited, but of course that did not apply to the hotspot. The part that is the most frustrating thing is I only have the hotspot and no other lines so it is the only device on the account. You would have thought that they would have not allowed me to throw away my money on the extra 5 gig which I could not even use on my hot spot. OK Rant over, but was curious why people are saying 25gig, when everything I see is 15 gig on a hotspot. BTW I pay $95 a moth.