This is for anyone having problems w/keeping Airstream Batteries alive.
I purchased a 2014 Flying Cloud in 01/15 w/intent to sell the house &
change my address. Hasn't happened as of yet, & may be selling it.
Any way, due to the Converter issues that Airstream seems to have,
I've had 2 batteries die because of overcharge, etc.??? When the converter
has only one mode of charge something will happen. I replaced the batteries,
replaced the converter w/a Progressive Dynamics PD4600 Series, 4 stage
unit, w/Charge Wizard. All this was finally completed on this day, 01/25/16.
Also, I installed a device called Priorty Start. When battery voltage drops
below 11.7, the unit will automatically disconnect in just a matter of min's.
Your batteries will not drop below 11.7 because power is disconnected.
I have used this device on a 2500 Dodge Diesel for a year or so, & other auto's.
To say the least, IT WORKS. When it disconnects a trigger of some sort has to
be pressed, possibly a light switch or what ever works to restart the power.
Priority Start also sells a push button re-start that I'm using, mounted inside
the propane box. On a Truck the re-start trigger is the ignition switch or brake
pedal. Folks, this is a BATTERY SAVER. Works as expected on a Truck, & I truly
believe it will work on an Airstream. If you've got the single stage converter
on your Airstream, JUNK IT, & purchase the PD4600 & if you do not you can
expect battery problems from now on. This is an easy install, converter,
Priority Start & I also upgraded to a 50amp Portable Surge Protector.
I will see how this all works together. I believe it will work, & save batteries.
The Converter was the best investment for that, & for under $200.00, a no
brainer. Hope this helps ease the suffering for what Airstream could have done
right in the beginning, w/what Airstreams cost.
If interested, www.priortystart.com
, & Best Converters. One more hint, begin
w/charged batteries. A 2nd hint, if you have any unused fuse connections in
your fuse board, fill them w/fuses & remember which ones are blank. Helps
complete the circuit. GOD Bless