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RE: Traveling in the winter with a TT

The Bargeman Supply "+12V" does not normally have sufficient voltage to charge Trailer Batteries. In modern vehicles, the Alternator contains an electronic controller which adjusts output (Voltage, and therefore Amps) according to the measured "State of Charge" found via the "Sense" wire. For a short time after starting, the voltage WILL be sufficient to charge the batteries - but the "State of Charge" recovers pretty quickly, and the alternator reduces its voltage to a "float" level of 13.5 - 13.8V. Even if all this voltage could be seen at the Trailer batteries, it's not enough to drive much current - and the batteries will not charge in a reasonable amount of time. But the situation at the Trailer batteries is even worse than that, for two reasons: Voltage Drop in the wiring, and lots of power being consumed by the refrigerator. Typical RV refrigerators, built using heater-based "absorption" technology, consume 10-15A while running the DC Heater. While the refrigerator tries to draw this power, from both the Trailer batteries and the TV-Bargeman connection, the Voltage at the end of the wiring from the connection wiring by amounts which Internet "Voltage Drop Calculators" will estimate for you. "Voltage Drop" values of 5% and higher are not uncommon when the Fridge activates the heater. When the original "13.5V" drops below the Voltage available from the Trailer batteries, the Fridge will pull power from the Batteries instead: They are being discharged, rather than charged.
Camper8251 12/20/20 09:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to Buy Rubber Moldings for slide out
Camper8251 12/02/20 07:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: ~11K difference between same trailers...

Find out what the MSRP is and start the negotiations at 35% off. Most dealers are at 30% off. However right now with a very low supply of RV's everywhere, be prepared to pay more than that 30% off. That 30% off is only valid for RV's not TT's you will never get 30% off a TT unless its a year or two old.
Camper8251 08/04/20 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is this a problem?

That really does not look good, If that thing leaks and goes unnoticed you are going to have a LOT of water damage............... So the roof has a 15 year warranty does that warranty cover the water damage to the walls, floor, insulation etc after the leak is found............
Camper8251 08/04/20 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camper jack torn off driving

Yep that happened to me as well, second year in AF811 Driving down the road heard a metallic clinging noise... Jack tube had broken lose as was bouncing up and down driving down the highway. I contacted Rieco Titan and they shipped replacement parts to fix it. Luckily didnt have the thing ripped of. They claim that water freezing in the jack tube cause the failure and did not charge me anything for the parts.. Yippee Riecon Titan. I strapped it up and went home. After that I drilled holes in my jack pads and made up some safety wires with clips and always clipped the jacks up... Sorry to hear about your situation.
Camper8251 07/19/20 04:26pm Truck Campers
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