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  • Did you use a pressure regulator? If the pressure is too high, that yellow valve will open and water will drain from it. It's designed that way to protect the Alde. Others have reported the same issue. If it doesn't stop even with a pressure regul…
  • A 200W panel will generate no more than about 12 amps at 18 volts (typical max output for our panels). Even 14g wire will handle that easily, and I think the Zamp wiring is heavier than that. I understand the bigger issue driving the use of larger …
  • @rajamer is correct. However, I suspect that is the volume of the glycol contained within the Alde itself. They total system glycol is going to depend on the length of of the eat distribution system (pipes and convectors) and that is going to vary f…
  • @Hops, yes, pulling the fuse at the battery will have the same effect (electrically speaking) as turning the battery cut-off switch. I don't specifically know if that's the "isolater" to which you refer, but I'm guessing it is.
  • @lkc001, I have a 2015 with the older (front vented) fridge. I do not believe there is any problem with the fridge itself, it's just that heat buildup on the counter can increase cabin temperatures. Depending on your circumstances, that may or may n…
  • After each trip I just spray everything with Simple Green, run a brush gently around the bowl, and hose it all down into the tanks. I don't know if that's a Thetford-approved method, but it's easy and it's worked for four years. I should add the ca…
  • @Petroffski, you are correct. The Alde's "brain" (control panel, internal fan, and sensors, and internal circuits) all work on 12V regardless of whether the Alde is plugged in or not. (When the camper is on shore power, the 12V comes from the conver…
  • On my 320, I'm pretty sure all the slots in the 12V distribution panel are occupied. I'd guess (but am not certain) the 400 is the same way. It looks like this device is 45 watts, so will only draw about 4 amps on 12V. You might be able to tap into…
  • I wrangled with this my first couple seasons. After adjusting the brakes, fiddling with the controller, and maybe just plain old "breaking in" the problem finally went  away. I do keep my brakes dialed back pretty far as I have a reasonably substan…
  • Vodka may not be the answer, but it will help you forget the question.  ;-)
  • Is your Alde bypassed? I vaguely recall that the outside shower is/was plumbed into the hot and cold lines after the valves used to isolate the Alde from the rest of the system. I'm not sure if there was a particular wisdom to that configuration,…