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Old 01-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #505
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A new alternator, fuel pump, plug wires. Driving her down to Key West on Friday. Wish me luck!
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:59 PM   #506
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a new alternator, fuel pump, plug wires. Driving her down to key west on friday. Wish me luck!
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #507
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Use the right batteries and the univolt works fine. Oh, we've only had the coach for twenty years full timing, by the way.
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Good luck and have fun down there!!!!
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:32 PM   #509
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Got an Olympic 6000 for the front...the pi(previous investor, as opposed to po...) had removed the front(under the sink) Suburban heater(did I say 'thank you?'), but left us a nice gas line...quik-connect, 6' of hose, a couple of adapters...H E A T...will get a couple of 90 swivels to bring the gas line back around the back to eliminate the toe-tripping extension...THAT"S what I got for mine, today.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #510
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Whatever.
If you guys want to buy cheapo batteries and then complain about the univolt, I suppose that's your business.
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LOL, mine has a Fortron 45A Charger.... Who knows if THAT is any good!
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Mike, what type of coach batteries are you using? Mine are 6 volt, heavy duty type, can't remember brand name at the moment though. I've checked voltage output of Univolt, barely keeping up. It's time for a replacement. With me not knowing all of it's history, who's to say what sort of abuse the Univolt has had to endure (voltage drops and spikes). 23 years old, I'm not complaining about the replacement. I'm sure in the 80's, the Univolt was probably one of the better charger/converters, but with advancing technology, certain that there are some things that have improved on charger/converters as well.
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You guys are getting me all freaked out about the Univolt that's still humming away (literally) in my Argosy 24. I've never checked it's output as I've not had any issues with is keeping the battery charged. But, I've never tested it for voltage nor have I tested it's limits by running the battery down low and then plugging to moho in to 120V and seeing how well the Univolt can bring things back up to speed.

On a side note, my moho got all of it's windows back today. As of today, all windows have been re-installed after having taken them all out, cleaned things up, repaired one latch mechanism, and replaced all of the window track / weatherstripping.
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A new alternator, fuel pump, plug wires. Driving her down to Key West on Friday. Wish me luck!
Keep us posted on your travels!
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #515
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Keep us posted on your travels!
Thanks, Derek
I will do that. Looking forward to this trip.
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Ok,
So, life has it's advantages when you have connections. Before my current 'career' as a Postal Letter Carrier, I professionally installed commercial grade wallpaper.
At my folks home over the weekend, and what did I find? Some great wallpaper to cover over the ugly glossy brown paint in the bathroom, as well, as more wallpaper to cover the half-a$$ed sponge painting job in the kitchen area (you can see the sponge paint in 3rd pix)
And thanks to Elbundi, I purchased his NuTone countertop blender/mixer which arrived today! Perfect Andy, it's great!
Next, I received the obligatory pink flamingo kitchen mitt and dishtowel set as a gag Christmas gift from my family. Except, I went completely nuts over it, cuz let's face it, owning an Airstream isn't complete until you have at least something with pink flamingos.....
And last but not least, my new charger/converter arrived this afternoon. It was already beginning to get dark outside, so the install will happen tomorrow. Hopefully, I have some sort of idea on what I'm doing here, will keep going until I get it right.
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A new alternator, fuel pump, plug wires. Driving her down to Key West on Friday. Wish me luck!
A question for you. Did you upgrade on your alternator? (higher amps).
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Mike, what type of coach batteries are you using?
After years of replacing X, Y and Z brand batteries all the the time, I got turned on to AC Delco 12 volt "Voyager" Marine/RV batteries (Available from Chev & GMC dealers) They are sealed and give us great service. The Univolt, as I understand it, is not a charger, per say, it's a "trickle" type that only keeps the battery to the charge it has. You can see by the chart how long it takes to fully charge a battery; it's like driving from Seattle to Portand with the alternator doing the job. As one might expect, the Delcos are not cheap, but I sure swear by (rather than at) them!
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