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Old 06-19-2016, 06:12 PM   #261
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Tap, depends what you need and what equipment you have. The best are lithium, but they are pricey, and require very specific voltages during charging cycles.



Flooded are cheap, but need attention for water levels.



AGM are nice with lack of mx, but have a reduced Ah compared to flooded.



Are these for boondocking, starting, or puttering?

Hi Vycan!

I guess they would be for everything. Starting, using for interior lights, fridge at times, and I want to do boondocking, even though I don't have solar, etc.

So whatever could hold some good charge, last for quite awhile, etc.
and I'd prefer to not have to deal with maintaining water in them, and sadly I can't afford super expensive batteries.

(For boondocking I also have an Onan generator in an outdoor compartment in the rear with a starting button inside.)
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:27 PM   #262
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Martin that would be fantastic!
Thank you!
I got all the screws out this afternoon Tap, but someone has been a little over zealous with the Vulkem on the corners where they meet the inner skins. If get it out when I go over to AS NE tomorrow. PM me you address and I will drop it in the mail to you.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:28 PM   #263
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You should have two coach and one starter battery. On my diesel the starter is also tied in with my coach for starting the diesel but on your gasser the starter maybe isolated from the coach batteries.

Vycan has gone over the types. The flooded or wet batteries can be a problem with the old univolt converter as it keeps throwing 14v at the batteries all the time if the coach is plugged into the mains, eventually the water will boil off and you will have fried your batteries if you don't maintain the levels. However if you change your Univolt to a Progressive Dynamics 12 converter with the charge Wizard, it has three charge settings and will automatically shut off and then trickle charge the batteries in order not to cook them.

There are also two types of wet and AGM cell batteries, deep cycle and auto cycle. Deep cycle are great for coach batteries as they can be depleted and recharged many times without damage, but have no starter boost stage for starting an engine. Auto boost batteries are for the one that starts your motor as it sends a big boost of energy to the starter to get things going but will be damaged if depleted all the time, so it is usually isolated from the coach batteries.

The feeling is to buy the biggest most amp deep cell wet or AGM battery for your coach batteries money can buy and will fit, then a good yellow top AGM starter battery for your engine start.

Interstate make good batteries, wet and AGM. So do Trojan, but are very pricey in comparison to Interstate, but have 200 amp/hrs 12 volt.

http://www.trojanbattery.com

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Old 06-19-2016, 11:58 PM   #264
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Thanks for all the great info Tony!
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Optima yellow tops give you the most flexibility for the price. Also you can get three and use them for any of your needs.
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Those three would last you all night without need for engine/generator
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Just to add the AGM Optima deep cell batteries have a blue top and are meant for RV/Marine use. The red top is exclusively auto start and the Yellow is a hybrid, so a mix of two blue and one yellow would be the best combo.

If price is of concern, having two wet cell deep cycle batteries for coach is just fine.

Glad to be of help Mark, keep the questions coming.

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Old 06-23-2016, 02:57 PM   #268
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Hey guys, do you know where I should get a replacement for this Cain pump for under my step?

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I got all the screws out this afternoon Tap, but someone has been a little over zealous with the Vulkem on the corners where they meet the inner skins. If get it out when I go over to AS NE tomorrow. PM me you address and I will drop it in the mail to you.
Can't help with your pump Tap but the step is out (along with a light and the switch).



PM me your address and I will get it on the mail to you.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:31 PM   #270
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Can't help with your pump Tap but the step is out (along with a light and the switch).







PM me your address and I will get it on the mail to you.

Thanks Martin!
I'll PM you now!
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:07 AM   #271
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Hey guys, do you know where I should get a replacement for this Cain pump for under my step?

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Mark I believe that is a solenoid that allows engine vacuum to pull in the step when the door is closed. The switch in the door jamb energizes the solenoid which allows vacuum to the diaphragm in the actuator to the rear to pull the steps in. With the engine off or the solenoid closed, springs extend the steps and keep them out. By the way if you need the actuator it is the headlight actuator from a '68 to '82 Corvette. I'm not sure if the solenoid is generic or a specialized part.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:32 AM   #272
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Thanks Smartstream! That helps a lot!

Oh and I had typed, "vacuum pump", but somehow the autocorrect on my phone changed it to, "Cain pump". Hehe!

Thanks again!
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Hey Tap,
Did you get that video I tried to send? Im not very confident in my computer abilities. It seemed like it sent ok.

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Old 06-25-2016, 12:11 AM   #274
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Did you get that video I tried to send? Im not very confident in my computer abilities. It seemed like it sent ok.

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I did, thank you SO much Mike!
I thought I wrote you back, I must not have.

I love the video because it captures the long lines of classic motorhomes.

I really appreciate it buddy!
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Friends, can anyone tell me where to get a proper replacement for the solenoid that controls my automatic vacuum powered step? Mine is shot and I need to get one as soon as I can. Thanks!!

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Friends, can anyone tell me where to get a proper replacement for the solenoid that controls my automatic vacuum powered step? Mine is shot and I need to get one as soon as I can. Thanks!!

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This thread maybe helpful Tap....particularly post #5 has part numbers of alternate parts.

Apparently it is sold as a fuel selection valve.
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Thanks Martin, that's great!
I think you forgot to attach the live link to the thread though.
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Thanks Martin, that's great!
I think you forgot to attach the live link to the thread though.
Sorry Tap.....let me try again! http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...lay-49351.html
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Hey Martin, click on that link.
I think it goes to a whole different topic.
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