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Old 09-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #15
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Glad you've got a positive outlook on things - makes everyone's day a lot brighter.[/QUOTE]

Actually, my job as a City Letter Carrier here in St Pete, FL (we walk, door to door, none of this throwing our arm out a window), my customers love it when they see me coming. I always have a 'good morning' to greet them with, and 'have a great day' to leave them with.
Guess I can credit my great parents with this simple philosophy. I've gotten my lifelong dream sitting in my driveway (Airstream) right now, nothing can get me down.....
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:17 PM   #16
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Get rid of the Univolt as quickly as you can, they are crap. Get a good three stage converter so you don't fry your batteries from over charging them.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #17
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Thanks crazeevw for the reality check....Sometimes I forget to stop and smell the aluminum.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #18
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My dad used to replace batteries quite often and not realizing that the Univolt was destroying them...he left the MH plugged in 24/7.

Also look into a good EMS electrical management system (surge protector). My dad also used to replace appliance circuit boards more then he should have...it's due to bad power. I recently installed a good EMS and a new shore/generator switch. Up on the mountain here the power fluctuates constantly and goes out at times as well. The EMS I got protects against such things as plugging I to a 220v supply.

Another word of caution is to check all wiring connects such as at the shore/Gen switch and the 110v supply at the electric water heater. I can't believe that I didn't have a fire with the old stuff!
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:35 PM   #19
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Get rid of the Univolt as quickly as you can, they are crap. Get a good three stage converter so you don't fry your batteries from over charging them.
Excellent Advice, I have really enjoyed the new Iota I installed earlier this year. No hum at all !
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:59 PM   #20
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Gotta figure out where Univolt is located on my '89 motorhome.
In my '89 MH, the power converter was located below the bank of drawers in the galley. I had to replace mine a while back to. Mine just gave out due to using it 24/7. If you look in the photos of this link, you'll see in the bottom photo where the converter is located. Mine was a EnerGenius, not a Univolt. I just mounted the new unit inside the old housing. That way I could use the old power distribution center.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #21
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Get rid of the Univolt as quickly as you can, they are crap. Get a good three stage converter so you don't fry your batteries from over charging them.
Any suggestions as to a good 'three stage converter'?
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:56 PM   #22
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Any suggestions as to a good 'three stage converter'?
Thanks, Derek
I got Inteli-power. Ordered online...don't remember where from at the moment. Don't buy from Camping World...way too expensive.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:18 AM   #23
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I got mine from adventurerv.net. It's a WFCO. I replaced the Univolt in 2008 with a PPS unit and stopped boiling the batteries dry. But it died a smoking, firey death the other day.
This new one is half the weight/size
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311/fire-82413.html
Is my tale of smoke/fire.
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Got mine from Randy at Best in January 09 and haven't had any battery problems since.
Went with their XADC 60A Converter/Charger with XADC 30A Dist Panel-Single Phase.
This set-up has performed flawlessly in my 90 345LE. 'Knock On Wood'
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:58 PM   #26
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Got mine from Randy at Best RV in January 09 and haven't had any battery problems since.

Went with their XADC 60A Converter/Charger with XADC 30A Dist Panel-Single Phase.

This set-up has performed flawlessly in my 90 345LE. 'Knock On Wood'

I remember I called Randy a few times with Q's before I made a purchase from him and he was always easy to contact, very knowledgeable and glad to help out.
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Got mine from Randy at Best RV in January 09 and haven't had any battery problems since.

Went with their XADC 60A Converter/Charger with XADC 30A Dist Panel-Single Phase.

This set-up has performed flawlessly in my 90 345LE. 'Knock On Wood'

I remember I called Randy a few times with Q's before I made a purchase from him and he was always easy to contact, very knowledgeable and glad to help out.
Hi Bill,
Possible that you could provide contact information for Randy?
Thanks, Derek
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Randy is good, I have purchased several items from him.

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