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 Forum: Past Rally and Caravan Recaps   Topic: 2019 Canadian Maritimes Caravan

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:09 pm 

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We had a wonderful trip through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. The Born Free participants were: • Betty and David Henderson, Safety Harbor, FL • Helga and Tom Schmidt, Glencoe, MN • Diane and Jeff Holbrook, Universal City, TX • Ann and Dave Moffat, Verona, WI We m...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Outback Inverter Service

 Post subject: Outback Inverter Service
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:05 pm 

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A while ago I asked this forum for help with a problem we were having with our FX2012MT Outback inverter with a MATE2M System Controller. See post "No power to outlets when connected to shore power" (https://www.bornfreervclub.org/bulletin_board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6369&p=34275&...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: No power to outlets when connected to shore power

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:35 pm 

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Views: 1444


Today we have no AC to the outlets while on shore power. The inverter is on, at least according to the summary screen on the MATE2. Maybe there's something not right with the inverter. Perhaps the relay isn't fused, but sticky (and the weird weather we've been having probably isn't helping). I think...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: No power to outlets when connected to shore power

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:45 pm 

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Views: 1444


Thanks. I spent some time with Outback support and the conclusion was that we had a welded relay in the inverter. This can happen if you switch from shore power to battery power, or vice-versa, with a load to the inverter, for example a 1.5kW heater fan. Because the inverter is only 2kW, this can ca...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: No power to outlets when connected to shore power

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:32 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1444


We have a 2016 Royal Splendor with an FX2012MT Outback inverter, a MATE2M System Controller, and two solar panels. Things were working fine on shore power for the last day. Today, after disconnecting power, moving the coach a few feet and then reconnecting to shore power, we found we had no AC power...

 Forum: Past Rally and Caravan Recaps   Topic: 2017 Alaska Caravan - weeks 3 - 5

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:38 pm 

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Glad to see you're still with me.

 Forum: Past Rally and Caravan Recaps   Topic: 2017 Alaska Caravan - map and weeks 1 & 2

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:37 pm 

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Here are notes from this summer's caravan to Alaska, led by Bob Newby. The caravan proper was 32 days long, so there are a lot of notes. To make it more digestible, I've broken them into week-long segments. There were six coaches in the caravan and we broke into three groups while driving. Throughou...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Using Meguiar's wax on an RV's roof

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:58 pm 

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Our roof is gel coat. Yes, it is slippery when waxed but our roof is completely flat (it doesn't have that angle in front that the E-series chassis units have). I'm very careful when washing and spend a lot of time on my knees. I just wish I'd remember the knee pads before I start washing and waxing.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Passenger side dining window mechanism

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:45 pm 

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Views: 2442


We have a 2016 and had similar problems. I searched the web for likely OEM suppliers that BF might have used. They used LCI 3000-series windows on the newer units: https://www.lci1.com/bonded-window. It is annoying that they don't have a catalog or parts list online. I contacted their customer servi...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Using Meguiar's wax on an RV's roof

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:24 pm 

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Folks recommended Meguiar's Premium Marine Wax to us and I've started using it. The directions say "... avoid applying to rubber and other soft, porous surfaces." There's a lot of rubberized caulk on the roof. Has anyone had any bad experiences using Meguiar's on the roof caulk?

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Born Free factory closed until further notice

 Post subject: Re: News about Born Free
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:51 pm 

Replies: 5
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I just received this reply to an email: From: Customer Service [mailto:cs@bornfreerv.com] Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 1:01 PM To: Dave Moffat <moffatfam@tds.net> Subject: Automatic reply: Door parts Due to Circumstances beyond our control, as of May 15, 2017 the Born Free factory in Humboldt Iowa wil...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Recommended tire pressure

 Post subject: Recommended tire pressure
Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:15 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 9864


We have a 2016 Splendor (27' rear side bath effectively) on an F550 chassis. Ford recommends a cold front tire pressure of 95 psi and a rear tire pressure of 110 psi. BF recommends 70 psi. We found that a pressure of 70 psi at about 45°F will cause the low tire pressure alarm to go off when the temp...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Need suggestions/advice for securing motorscooter to carrier

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:14 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 3286


(Before we get into this, I've checked weight limits, performed calculations, weighed our coach, etc. and we're well within safety margins on both the rear axle and hitch for what we want to do. The old posts scared me so I double-checked everything.) We have a 1999 Honda Helix we want to attach to ...
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