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Forum: Base Camp 07-31-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By cajohnson
Steve…Thanks for the detailed response including...

Steve…Thanks for the detailed response including the diagram. Grappled an old unused ether cord from a computer and it works. I appreciate it.
Forum: Base Camp 07-31-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
That was my suspicion Dave. I put the cover back...

That was my suspicion Dave. I put the cover back on because I wasn’t sure but may not next time. Or, figure out a quicker way to hold hold it in place. Thanks.
Forum: Base Camp 07-30-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Daisy Chain

How did I not know about the daisy chain cable? Thatís embarrassing. I would imagine thatís it. Thanks.
Iím still wondering if anyone knows for sure if the Lithium Iron batteries need to be vented....
Forum: Base Camp 07-29-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Battery venting

An earlier response stated they had removed the battery compartment cover because the Lithium Iron batteries don't need venting. I'm finding conflicting information on that. Any answers?
Thanks
Forum: Base Camp 07-29-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Steve... My app is only showing one of the two...

Steve...
My app is only showing one of the two batteries (wired in parallel). Is there a setting to show both?
Craig
Forum: Base Camp 07-29-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Amp hours on the Renogy app

Steve...I'm curious about the "Maximum Capacity" reading of 100 Ah. That's what mine also shows. (I've just installed them) I was expecting it to read 200 Ah since I have 2 100 Ah batteries wired in...
Forum: Base Camp 06-03-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Yep

You are right Bill. I heard back from Renogy and I will need the dongle. Great customer service from those folks by the way. I still ended up saving a lot of money not needing the smart shunt.
I...
Forum: Base Camp 06-02-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Thanks Steve. I've contacted Renogy and asked if...

Thanks Steve. I've contacted Renogy and asked if the module is needed. I'll post the reply when I get it.
Craig
Forum: Base Camp 06-02-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Accessing the app

Will I need either the BT-2 Bluetooth Module or Monitoring Screen in order to access the app or are the batteries Bluetooth compatible as they come?
Forum: Base Camp 06-02-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
That's some VERY good information. I had...

That's some VERY good information. I had purchased the Victron Smart Shunt to provide some more information (it showed up yesterday in fact) but what the app shows is pretty much what I'll need....
Forum: Base Camp 05-30-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Voltmeter in Basecamp

While on the subject of the battery upgrade on the Basecamp can someone tell me exactly what type of a voltmeter setup is stock in the trailer. On my 23FB I installed the Victron BMV-712 Smart. It...
Forum: Base Camp 05-30-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Thanks for questions. They got me doing some...

Thanks for questions. They got me doing some digging. The main difference between the RBT100LFP12SH-US and the battery you referenced is a lifespan of more than 4000 cycles as compared to a lifespan...
Forum: Base Camp 05-30-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Thanks for the reply. As mentioned by another...

Thanks for the reply. As mentioned by another member I'm thinking mostly about charging the batteries in colder weather here in Montana and it's not uncommon for us to be out in low temps. But, I had...
Forum: Base Camp 05-25-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By cajohnson
Renogy RBT100LFP12-SH-US in a BC20X

Has anyone installed the Renogy 12V 100Ah Smart Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery w/ Self-Heating Function RBT100LFP12SH-US in a Basecamp BC20X?
We've recently sold our 23FB and will take possession of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-17-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By cajohnson
I do have a meter. Unfortunately back home in the...

I do have a meter. Unfortunately back home in the shop

I picked up a battery charger at an auto parts store. Plugged it in to the standard plug on the post and hooked it up directly to the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-16-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By cajohnson
Victron BMV 712 not closing shunt

Hi...
We're on the long route to Texas from Montana and on the Oregon Coast.
We have shore power in the campground but it is not showing the normal 13.6 volts when I'm plugged in.
I've got a surge...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-06-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Well, they can be accessed without the removal of...

Well, they can be accessed without the removal of the cabinets but I can't say I'm impressed with their methodology. The brackets holding the shade have two vertical holes on each side. The bottom...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-01-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By cajohnson
That would complicate things, wouldn’t it Bob?

That would complicate things, wouldn’t it Bob?
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-31-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By cajohnson
Finally an update on my step repair. Since in my...

Finally an update on my step repair. Since in my situation it was the right hand (looking at the step) bolt that had come loose I just drilled out the four rivets holding the sides of the sheet metal...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-31-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Dinette Shade Replacement

Anybody have suggestions for a window shade replacement by the dinette table? I found the right one (Airstream part #703700-04) on the Zarcor Solutions website but I'm hoping not to spend $156.80 +...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-20-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Propane lines - standard or metric?

Finishing up the lift kit on our 2018 23FB. I'm rerouting the under carriage propane line and need to know if I should pick up a metric or a standard tube flaring tool. Anyone know?
Thanks
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-11-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Does your modified setup allow you to still make...

Does your modified setup allow you to still make a bed out of the dinette?
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-11-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Rugs

An off the wall question. Where did you find rugs to fit your 23FB? It's really narrow down the hallway and the 24" wide ones don't quite fit.
cj
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-12-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By cajohnson
Step Repair

I've a 2018 23FB and am having problems with the step. The bolt on the right side that holds the top brace of the steps has backed out. My question is do I have to remove the small belly pan to the...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-23-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Steps

Chrisnancy...
Thanks for your detailed instructions on the step repair. Very much appreciated. Just got home to Montana after a month on the road and as soon as the rain stops Iíll dig into the job....
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-19-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Iíd love an easier way. Weíre on our way home...

Iíd love an easier way. Weíre on our way home tomorrow and itís on my list for when we get there. Thanks.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-17-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Well FE, I guess some things are better and some...

Well FE, I guess some things are better and some are worse but those steps did take me a couple of years to memorize the process. Course I’m a guy who hasn’t remembered why I went in the basement for...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-13-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Removal of step

We are about a month into a six week road trip and the step on our 2018 23FB isn't staying completely up in the retracted position when we're on the highway. It comes partway down.
Anyway it looks...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Does anybody know if having two six volt...

Does anybody know if having two six volt batteries wired in series is going to change the installation on the Victron BMV-712?
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Well, they added the solar a year or so after I...

Well, they added the solar a year or so after I bought the trailer so there was no factory install there. Just the inverter switch. It always seemed odd to me that there was no readout in the trailer.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Alright...looking again at the wiring on the...

Alright...looking again at the wiring on the portable solar plug it's obvious it just goes straight to the positive and negative terminals on the battery so I'll certainly need a charge controller....
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Adding portable solar to roof solar

My questions have probably been answered somewhere on the site but I can't seem to narrow it down.

We had two 100 watt solar panels added to the roof of our 2018 23FB by the dealership in Salt...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-12-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Thanks Jeff. I'll check locally and if that's not...

Thanks Jeff. I'll check locally and if that's not possible I'll put it on the "to do when the credit card is paid off" list. Enjoy your trip down the coast. It's beautiful. But, put on your Zen like...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-11-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
I'm not planning on doing the work myself. I tend...

I'm not planning on doing the work myself. I tend more toward over estimating my mechanical abilities on my motorcycles than the AS. I just found it curious that with all of the folks on this thread...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-11-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Lift kit drama

Well, this is interesting. I'm now up to page 63 on this thread and got curious about the lift kits. Decided to take the advice of sending a picture of the axle sticker to Decker to get a price on...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-11-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Bedroom windows closing on lowest setting

After retiring in June then spending seven weeks on the road and just now settling in as the house-husband I've finally had the time to work through about the first forty pages of the 23FB thread....
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-07-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By cajohnson
Gently whacked the mixing valve a few times and...

Gently whacked the mixing valve a few times and problem fixed. Thanks y'all for your input.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 04-23-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By cajohnson
Low hot water pressure after spring opening

Flushed out the antifreeze, sanitized the fresh water system, no leaks or exploded shower heads ... but ... low pressure in the hot water side of the system.

There's pressure filling up the hot...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-13-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,384
Posted By cajohnson
Inverter/Converter questions

So, I should know better after five years of AS ownership and fifteen years of Lance Camper ownership prior to that...but.

We upgraded last spring to a 2018 Flying Cloud 23FB. I've noticed the...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 12-26-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,035
Posted By cajohnson
It turns out the model doesnít connect with the...

It turns out the model doesnít connect with the IPhone 6 (I think mine is a 6S). I ran across a fix but it was more complicated than I felt I wanted to mess with since I hate that damn unit anyway.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 11-26-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
I'm still working my way through all the pages of...

I'm still working my way through all the pages of the 23FB thread. Thank by the way. It's really been helpful. With that said, maybe this has been addressed, maybe not.

We are currently towing our...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-20-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
I found the shut offs under the pantry hard to...

I found the shut offs under the pantry hard to open but they did and they did drain a little additional water. I however have been known to screw things up in the past so please donít confuse me...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-18-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Battery life?

That's what I thought. And assumed - which is why I went ahead and winterized.
Last trip out was last weekend (three hours north to Glacier National Park). Plumbing has been winterized and after a...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-15-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 445,519
Posted By cajohnson
Inline water filter on 23FB

I'm just winterizing our 2018 Flying Cloud 23FB for the first time. On our old 19' FC there was an under-sink water filter you took out and replaced with a hose for winterization. I can't find one on...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-23-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,035
Posted By cajohnson
One other thing on the Clarion. Pushing the menu...

One other thing on the Clarion. Pushing the menu button brings up nothing. And...the source button toggles between ‘aux’ and ‘tuner’ but that’s it. Should there be other options?
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-22-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,035
Posted By cajohnson
I have the exact same problem and I see nobody...

I have the exact same problem and I see nobody has responded to this question (asked a month ago). Anybody? I hate this system but I had it working OK in my 19 foot Bambi. We just purchased a 2018...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-23-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By cajohnson
Migrating from 19 feet to 23 feet

Hi...

With retirement fast approaching we're in the process of moving from a 2015 19 foot Flying Cloud to a 23FB. (anyone looking for a 19 or selling a 23?) Right now I'm towing with a 2012 Jeep...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-26-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,274
Posted By cajohnson
SSquared... That didn't turn out to be the...

SSquared...
That didn't turn out to be the problem but it did, in fact, turn out to be the solution. Unlike your situation with the calcite, the pump didn't come on at all. So I opened the fitting...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-23-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,274
Posted By cajohnson
Alright...everything blown out. Went fine. Went...

Alright...everything blown out. Went fine. Went to pump antifreeze into the lines and the water pump won't come on. The light on the systems panel comes on so I know there's power. I did use the pump...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-16-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,274
Posted By cajohnson
So, I won't hurt the pump by blowing the system...

So, I won't hurt the pump by blowing the system out through the city water inlet, but then I need to make sure I drain the pump afterward?
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