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Old 10-05-2018, 03:15 PM   #15
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You likely have the 9855 deck mount converter and the 8930/50 distribution panel.
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:35 PM   #16
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The interestate batteries that come from AS have only a 12 month warranty.

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Likely still covers the OP if that's his problem.

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Old 10-05-2018, 04:10 PM   #17
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Likely still covers the OP if that's his problem.

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Yes, just wanted to point out he should not wait longer than 12 months to get the batteries checked out. Mine failed completely after 13 months, and I had to pay the full price of new batteries. The word from my AS dealer was, "bummer dude. Too bad they are out of warrenty." Well, maybe not exactly those words but the result was the same. And I think I have one of the better AS dealers. Sigh.

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Old 10-07-2018, 06:18 PM   #18
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Yes, just wanted to point out he should not wait longer than 12 months to get the batteries checked out. Mine failed completely after 13 months, and I had to pay the full price of new batteries. The word from my AS dealer was, "bummer dude. Too bad they are out of warrenty." Well, maybe not exactly those words but the result was the same. And I think I have one of the better AS dealers. Sigh.

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Agreed...cept the last 2 new AS's I had (2014 25' and 2017 28') the Interstates date stamps, were not punched...I never had to show proof they were less then a year old after our conversation with Interstate; they replaced....your mileage may vary...but that's what happened to me.
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:27 PM   #19
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Yes, just wanted to point out he should not wait longer than 12 months to get the batteries checked out. Mine failed completely after 13 months, and I had to pay the full price of new batteries. The word from my AS dealer was, "bummer dude. Too bad they are out of warrenty." Well, maybe not exactly those words but the result was the same. And I think I have one of the better AS dealers. Sigh.

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It failed because of the stock converter Mike. It really did. Leaving it abandoned for months before anybody bought the coach certainly didn't help either.
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Sounds like if you are serious about boondocking , you need to invest in a portable solar panel and or a small generator
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:55 PM   #21
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Here is a quick guide on reading the meter.

100% 12.6 >
090% 12.5
080% 12.42
070% 12.32
060% 12.2
050% 12.06
040% 11.90 - Yellow - Charge it
030% 11.75 - Yellow - Charge it
020% 11.58 - Yellow - Charge it
010% 11.31 - Red - Bad
000% 10.50 < Really Bad
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:13 PM   #22
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Here is a quick guide on reading the meter.

100% 12.6 >
090% 12.5
080% 12.42
070% 12.32
060% 12.2
050% 12.06
040% 11.90 - Yellow - Charge it
030% 11.75 - Yellow - Charge it
020% 11.58 - Yellow - Charge it
010% 11.31 - Red - Bad
000% 10.50 < Really Bad
Hi

Important qualifier as we head into winter. If it's frosty outside, shift all those voltages up about a half volt. In other words, the 12.06V "stop using" point becomes 12.56 or even 12.66V.

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Old 10-10-2018, 06:30 PM   #23
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Have we missed something?

Has the OP had replacement converter tested?
I only see the first post where ODM tested the original and replaced it.

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Old 10-10-2018, 08:25 PM   #24
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Important qualifier as we head into winter. If it's frosty outside, shift all those voltages up about a half volt. In other words, the 12.06V "stop using" point becomes 12.56 or even 12.66V.

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The new Boondocker converters allow you to do just that. Turn the potentiometer up to what ever voltage you want.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:26 AM   #25
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The new Boondocker converters allow you to do just that. Turn the potentiometer up to what ever voltage you want.
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Just remember to tweak the voltage as the thermometer changes

( = don't forget to reset it when it gets warm out)

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Not much help...but

We had all sorts of battery issues with our last trailer (as in they needed to be replaced the very first time we took the trailer on a long trip and the dealer just harumphed at us because we had turned in the old ones to get the new ones 500 miles from home and didn't return them to him). Costco does have pretty good prices on them, though.

Anyway, with our 2019 Globetrotter, we diiscussed the Interstate battery issue we had and the dealer highly recommended doing solar with a different type of battery -one that doesn't require any water or servicing. So far, it has been wonderful, batteries seem to be always fully charged (even when boon docking in less than full sun) and we have had no issues at all. Such a positive difference that I would highly recommend looking into it if you have a dealer or repair person you trust to do the work and you are still having issues with them.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:01 AM   #27
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We had all sorts of battery issues with our last trailer (as in they needed to be replaced the very first time we took the trailer on a long trip and the dealer just harumphed at us because we had turned in the old ones to get the new ones 500 miles from home and didn't return them to him). Costco does have pretty good prices on them, though.

Anyway, with our 2019 Globetrotter, we diiscussed the Interstate battery issue we had and the dealer highly recommended doing solar with a different type of battery -one that doesn't require any water or servicing. So far, it has been wonderful, batteries seem to be always fully charged (even when boon docking in less than full sun) and we have had no issues at all. Such a positive difference that I would highly recommend looking into it if you have a dealer or repair person you trust to do the work and you are still having issues with them.
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What you got are AGM batteries. Flooded batteries have a set of issues and we talk about them a lot. That's mainly because most people have flooded batteries. AGM's have different issues. Since they are less common, we don't yack as much about them. The biggest issue with AGM's is cost.

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Old 10-12-2018, 07:08 AM   #28
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Oh Bob...cost is an issue, really?
We're talk'n Airstream here.
We'll spend just about any amount to scratch the itch.
Ask me how I know...wheres the calamine.

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