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  • Birthday 08/04/1948

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    Cathlamet WA
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    04 Holiday Rambler 40'
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  1. Bill , that what I plan on doing, waiting for copilot to make a decision. Going to RV show in Portland, she is looking what color flooring that will go with cabinets and upholstery. Jim
  2. After making several adjustments I was able to lessen the imprint in the carpet, however it is not completely gone. It's a good excuse replace the carpet. I'm considering replacing the carpet with LVP, what is you opinion on LVP vs wood? We live in the PNW and are always tracking water in and we have also have pets. Jim
  3. UPDATE I previously mentioned in my original post that replacement relays were readily available. Initial response from local Deltrol supplier was that relay was available, however he now finds that it is no longer in production and is unable to find distributors that may have old stock. I contacted Deltrol directly and they informed that the relay in question was a special production for ATS manufacturer and that they do not manufacture any relays that cross reference with the same specifications. The difference in relays currently in production with the same current readings, physical dimensions and coil voltages have different timing in the pull in and drop out characteristics, which effects the current interruption capability. I have requested the design specification from Deltrol for the original relay so I can determine if other relay manufacturers. I have researched replacement ATS's and have only found a few that offer switched that have terminal block to make connection. The length of the wiring between the ATS and breaker panel is really short and is not long enough to reach termination on individual relays. Will keep you posted. Jim
  4. I always make sure that there is little or no load when connecting or disconnecting shore power or when starting or stopping the generator. The terminal strip and all components are original. The manufacturers spec sheet on the Series 900 Deltrol relays used in the ATS specify that they are designed for 100,000 operations. I expect that IOTA is not the only brand of ATS that uses them. After just going thru my ATS I'm confident that the IOTA components are as robust as you will find in other brands. I have spent my entire career in power generation and have found Deltrol components to be quality products. Products are only as good as on how the end use maintains and uses any product. Jim
  5. I have religiously performed annual maintenance on the ATS on my 04 HR Endeavor during the nine year that I have owned the coach. The maintenance has included checking the tightness of the connections on the terminal block located in the ATS enclosure, visual of components and spot checking connections with infrared heat gun. To date I have found no loose connections or signs of overheating or elevated temperature that would indicate poor connections. This year I decided to perform a more detailed inspection which included removing the ATS from the coach (required to remover terminal block, locking tab on rear) and then removing the terminal block from ATS to provide access to check all connections on the relays and the relay contacts. Also have to remove 2 pop rivets to remove terminal block. This is required to access 4 of the connections that are not accessible with terminal block in place. To my surprise I found all connections tight and only minor pitting on relay contacts. The pitting was cleaned up with 1000 grit sand paper and cleaned with electrical contact cleaner. The relays are DELTROL 900 (US made) replacement ones are readily available , however they are made in China. The first picture is with terminal block in normal position, second one is with terminal block positioned to access relays. My coach also has a 50 Amp Hubble plug on the shore connection where it penetrates the bulkhead of the compartment where you will need to check connection on both the male and female sides.
  6. The TCS is available thru FMCA. If you question is can you get the TSD card you can get their application on line, just do a Google search. I just completed one. JIm
  7. The West Yellowstone Grizzly RV park is a great place to stay, it's within walking distance to the downtown West Yellowstone attractions. The park has large spacious sites and is big rig friendly and is close to the west entrance to Yellowstone NP. JIm
  8. You will find that RV campsites are a premium during the period you plan to travel, must NP's campgrounds restrict motorhomes over 32'. I would recommend that you firm up you plans now and make reservations. Jim
  9. I had 4 of the safety devices fail, on 2 of the failures the red light came on and it was not resettable and the other two failures there red light was off on the module and the screen was blank. If you look at the wiring on the safety device you will see that the safety device interrupts the 12 volt supply to the refrigerator control board. Without 12 power source to the refrigerator control board the screen will go blank, and both heating sources ( propane/110 electric) will be interrupted. Jim
  10. I changed the cable on my last MH, it was a Georgie Boy. Make sure you lubricate all od the pulleys and rollers while you are at it. JIm
  11. I'm running Hankook AH37 all around on my 04 Holiday Rambler that has the same size tires. This is my second set of Hankooks, ran first set for 50k mile no noticeable wear, replaced them after running them 7 years. JIm
  12. I just printed the application for TSD and it has a list of services and fuels including gasoline and propane that you check off to identify the items that can be charged to your account. Jim
  13. Does anyone know what the discount has been on gasoline? JIm
  14. F433921

    Hankook Tires

    Been running them for 3 years on three different motorhomes, never a problem. Jim
  15. Huff, Is there any chance that the stop command from the AGS is not a long enough duration to shut the generator down. Jim
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