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  • Jaxie985
    Sam—the TAB is sold, traded. Thanks for your help, got lots of interest over time but it didn’t go. I still got an excellent trade but would have made more on a sale. 
    Linda (Jaxie985)
    October 13
  • Beth
    Gotcha , thanks.  The hubs can help with that.
    October 12
  • Tartantrio
    Do not use the water pressure reducer to limit air pressure to 50 psi. You need to use an air pressure regulator.
    October 1
    • Beth
      Beth
      What air pressure regulator do you recommend?
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      Tartantrio is speaking about regulating and monitoring the air pressure when you blow out your lines. In general, any air compressor has a gauge and you would then limit the pressure to a maximum of 50 psi.
  • Beth
    Hi, I'm a newbie and am so excited!  I've been admiring Tabs for 5 years now and finally bought a 2017 CSS.  I've heard that some people don't winterize the Alde, but just the plumbing, is that ok?  I'll be keeping the heat going all winter at a low setting if outside, or putting it in the garage, which is above freezing.  I contacted the Alde dealer in Vancouver, WA this morning - they said to have it flushed once every 2-years and to only use Century Glycol.  Is this the antifreeze y'all are talking about?  I printed out your directions but need to know what to do with the Alde valves.  Any suggestions?
    Also, the idea of putting antifreeze and then later bleach in my drinking water pipes kind of freaks me out.  Is there a better way? 
    October 3
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      Hi Beth! Congrats on the CSS. We love ours. I will reply to your message tomorrow via private message - bedtime here in Ohio! We were just in Vancouver, BC! Catch you tomorrow.
  • judy1252
    Is this trailer still available?
    September 6
  • fnova5
    Thank you.  Is there a smart charger that you would recommend?  Have you ever removed the battery's?  If using a smart charger, does that mean you then connect the smart charger directly to the battery's terminal inside the trailer - dumb question I know but I have never used a smart charger and wondering how that works, when charging two 6v battery's in series.  
    August 18
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      We have a 150 amp AGM battery and we use a Deltran Battery tender - I think 5 amps. I recently read that it is better to charge the AGM even slower, so less than a 5 amp may be better. We simply charge our battery completely using the Deltran (the smart charger has an appropriately high, sustained voltage for the absorption phase of the AGM), then keep it isolated by turning off the battery switch. We never remove the 96# battery! I will get back to you regarding how to connect terminals with the 2 in series 6 volts, but yes, you use alligator clips directly on the terminals. We plug in the trailer to shore power, turn off the battery switch, plug in the Deltra (you can plug it into a 110 outlet on the TaB!), then connect the positive lead first.
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      Sent you a PM.
    • fnova5
      fnova5
      Thank you very much, answers my question perfectly!
    • fnova5
      fnova5
      So did you find out if it is ok to connect directly to the terminals with the 2 six volt batteries in series?
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      Did you receive the private message (not a wall message) that I sent you on 8/18? I have since deleted that conversation, so I don’t remember what I sent.
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      I found the picture of the 6 volt batteries and how to connect them to the charger. You connect the positive wire of the charger to the positive terminal of the FIRST battery then connect the negative wire of the charger to the negative terminal of the SECOND battery. Easy to do a Google search. I can’t attach a picture here, so you need to check your private messages. You should have been notified by email that you had a private message.
  • fnova5
    Hello Sam, I have to say I am very impressed and grateful for this forum.  I will take a picture and forward it to this group.  I am still learning how to communicate on a forum so bare with me.  After reading some of the inputs, I am beginning to think that my controller is miswired.    If I could get a picture of the controller wired correctly that would be very helpful.   In addition, nucamp thinking the controller I have is bad did send me Victron.  I just got it. I am going to find out if I invalidate my warranty if I could simply install it myself.  It just can't be that  complicated to swap out the Hp controller for the Victron.  So if some one has a picture of the wiring going into the Victron that too would be very helpful.  
    August 16
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      Great that they sent you the Victron! I doubt that you installing it will invalidate your warranty. Charge controllers are very easy to wire. I will ask the forum for a picture of a factory installed Victron controller. The only picture I found was one that was miswired😀
    • fnova5
      fnova5
      Yes agreed it is great that they did send me the new controller, and I have to agree I see no reason as to why it would invalidate my warranty, but I rather be safe than sorry, so once I get the "ok" from nucamp I'll install the new controller. It does not look all that complicated at all. And a kind member of this forum has been extremely helpful and did send a picture of how he wired his Victron. But it wouldn't hurt to get a picture of a factory installed Victron.

      I did validate this weekend that the HP controller was in fact wired correctly. I traced all of the wires and they do look right. So now I either have a mis-wire at the solar panel or the HP controller is bad. It is interesting to me that I cannot get more technical help from nucamp, and that I am having to do all this trouble shooting with the help of this forum. So again very grateful for this forum, as it has been extremely helpful.
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      My only advice is to cover your solar panels so the wires are not energized when you work with them!

      Regarding technical help, you need to ask the right questions to the right person. Not sure who you have been communicating with, but I am glad the forum members have been helpful!
    • fnova5
      fnova5
      Agreed, I am sure my questions will get better as I gain more insight and knowledge!