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General Discussion / Re: Cleaner water while on the road?
« on: October 01, 2021, 12:38:08 pm »
Rather than an UV have you considered using a filtration system?  We have in our 2910D a water dispenser mounted at our kitchen sink.  The filter we use for this dispenser is one of the Pentair Bacteriostatic micro-pure filtration media.  The cartridges are expensive which is the downside but it does provide more than just bacteriostatic action.   I change it out every year knowing it provides protections to the water we drink.  Here is a website that provides information on the various ways to filter your water.


General Discussion / Re: Rear Hub Liners-Reminder
« on: September 02, 2021, 10:49:51 am »
We also lost our liners (simulator) while traveling from Sedona to I 40 headed to Williams.  The roads in Az are horrible.....   Right after that we purchased the bolt on liners (simulators).  We were fortunate that when our liner did come off no tire damage.


General Discussion / Re: Paint Codes
« on: August 20, 2021, 09:47:28 pm »
The labels on our 2017 2910-D toast color bottles:

On the bottles it states:
 EXMix Chicgo


General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator
« on: July 21, 2021, 10:49:03 pm »
I started this discussion inquiring if anybody had ever installed the Titan refrigerator vent fans.    After reviewing Mikeh's post and receiving a private message I have decided, at this time, not to install the Titan refrigerator vent fans.  We have a 2017 - 2910 D where the refrigerator is not in a slide and the vent is on the roof.   What I have learned is a fan is probably necessary where the refrigerator is in the slide.  It makes sense that if the refrigerator is not in a slide and there is a roof vent heat escapes more easily.    When we have been on longer RV trips (longest being 6-7 weeks) we have not had any issues with our refrigerator.   But, as explained by Mikeh, it's very important to have the rig level for maximal efficiency and if using propane there must not be any obstruction. i.e mud daubers....  At least for now I am not going to install any vent fans


General Discussion / Refrigerator Vent Fans
« on: July 14, 2021, 02:18:11 pm »
Has anyone installed the Titan Double Rack refrigerator vent fan?    Amazon link (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2K5GCW?tag=sa-sym-new-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1&doi=2018-12-4&cmpgn=vela&o=ds&p2=%5EEQ%5Evela%5E)  Titan makes a water - resistant double fan that goes on the roof vent and this one which attaches to the vent to the outside bring air in.

If you have installed the Titan fan have you found it providing a better more efficient cooling to the refrigerator?

Did you install both an intake and exhaust Titan fan?  Did you connect the dc current that goes into the circuit board for the refrigerator?  There are two wires one orange and the other white.  I am assuming the white is the negative (ground) and the orange positive? 



General Discussion / Re: Shower Skylight sun shade suggestion
« on: July 14, 2021, 12:17:26 pm »
We had some extra solar shade material left that we cut to size, sewed the edges, placed snap grommets.  We than removed the screws holding the plastic trim with respective female snaps.  If interested I do have some extra material left.

General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Converter question
« on: June 26, 2021, 02:56:34 pm »

Our Progressive Dynamic is specific for Lithium batteries.  You are correct; Progressive Dynamics does make other converters which do work with lead acid/AGM


General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Converter question
« on: June 26, 2021, 09:33:07 am »
There are two options:  replace the entire Parallax Power Supply including a new converter or just replacing the converter.  I replaced just the converter because I switched out our house batteries to Lithiums from AGM batteries and wanted a specific converter for Lithium batteries.  The new converter I replaced in our old Parallax Power Supply was the Progressive Dynamics 60 AMP LiFeP04 Converter charger.  In order to replace the converter I had to make changes to the tray that held the converter.  I also added an electrical outlet since my new Progressive Dynamic is a plug in device rather than hard wired.  Send me a PM if you need more details.


General Discussion / Re: spacing of screws on slide out facing
« on: June 17, 2021, 09:12:22 am »
How far are the screws apart since this "repair" was made?  And what is the recommendation from Schwintek?

General Discussion / Re: Microphone for BT hands free phone calls
« on: May 06, 2021, 09:27:48 am »
We haven't had any issue with our microphone which I suspect maybe similar to yours.   When we use our paired phone those that we call can easily hear us and we can hear them.  I am not familiar with any mute function but wonder if you don't have a non functioning mike.   


General Discussion / Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade
« on: April 12, 2021, 12:45:23 pm »
Update on installing my Lithium system:

I needed to replace my AGM batteries when it became noticeable they were not holding a charge.  After review of the literature and speaking with other RV owners I elected to go with the Battleborn Lithium batteries.   

In addition to the Lithium batteries I replaced by Parallax 5300 converter with a Progressive Dynamic PD 9100 L specific for charging Lithium batteries.  In order to swap out the Parallax converter I did have to install an outlet.  The Parallax converter was hard wired the Progressive Dynamic is a plug in. 

I also swapped out my Midnight Kidd solar controller for a Victron 100/50.  I anticipate in the near future of adding another solar panel, which is why I did not choose the 30 amps.

Several months ago I added the Victron BMS 712.  This has been very helpful providing information on my previously installed AGM.   Battleborn did walk me through the new settings when I added the Lithium batteries.

The question I was unsure of:

Does one need a dc-to-dc charger?    I was able to talk with Ed,the electrician at Phoenix Cruiser.  He felt that it was not necessary to add a dc to dc charger and that the present wiring to the solenoid along with the heavy duty alternator they install was sufficient to provide enough amps to the Lithium batteries to keep them fully charged.  Ed has met with the Battleborn representatives asking many questions to include the dc-dc charger.

So for now, despite having ordered the Victron Orion dc-dc charger, I will hold off installing it.   We have a trip planned for the midwest coming up in a couple of weeks.  I do have an appointment at the factor for some other work.  When I am there I plan to talk with Ed again providing him an update how well the present system charges the Lithium batteries from the alternator.

Any thought?  It still makes sense to me to install a dc to dc charger especially the Victron which provides a 3 stage charge to the house batteries.  But for now will hold off.

2017 -2910D

General Discussion / Re: Best Holding Tank treatment.
« on: March 29, 2021, 11:42:34 pm »
I use Happy Camper and find it works well.  I have had not problem ordering it on Amazon.  It's been a while since I have had to order some.  Perhaps between COVID and the ship being stuck in the Suez canal these has been some issue trying to find it.

You got a great price for the 6 Michelin tires.  I also just purchased these tires.  Discount Tire charged me $1537 but that included installation, balancing, and the hazard package.  I also had them install the Borg valve stems.   I did have to give them the printed instructions on how to install the Borg valve stems.  They were not familiar with Borg stems mostly installing the flexible braided extenders.   

2017 - 2910D

General Discussion / valve extenders
« on: March 11, 2021, 10:19:46 am »
It's been several years since there was a discussion on the forum about what type of valve extenders to use on the back inner tires/wheels.   I am in the process of new tires and would appreciate input if I should keep my flexible braided extenders or consider solid steel extenders for the inside back tire.   


2017 -2910 D

General Discussion / Re: Security Camera
« on: February 14, 2021, 09:09:55 pm »
What we considering is sometime of wifi security camera so we can continue to monitor the rig when we are out.  This might be either at an RV site or boon docking using a hotspot connection.

Any suggestions...



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