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Old 11-22-2009
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You sold two. You ought to get a commission, Kurt. Thanks.

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So Jack,the fuse is between the batteries and the inverter?
Yes, it is to protect the inverter.


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The coach was at Parliament today for some other work, so had John Martin install two new fuse holders to replace that lousy clamped fuse design BB had for the two fuses to the inverters. He did it in 1 1/2 hours. To make room John had to move a ground post and make a longer jumper cable for it. See pix attached. I could have done it myself, but wanted to get it done right away. It is a much more comfortable feeling to know those potential short circuits are gone. Once I saw the issue, it just had to be done.

By the way, I discovered the same thing as Gardiner, that the old 250 amp fuse was a different dimension between holes and too small a hole size for the fuse holder, so I got new fuses, too. Went to 300 amp as the inverter manual suggests. Seems as though the original might have been a non-standard fuse as it didn't fit any of the three types of fuse holders in stock.

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By the way, one of the techs looked at the engine belt and showed me a small tool available at NAPA for checking the belt tension. He showed me mine was at 100 and should be at 250. Tomorrow off to NAPA. Never knew how to test that. So here's the info for the rest of us that don't know. This topic is being discussed over at Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Tool Tips > Belt Tension Gauges
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Old 12-06-2009
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Thanks, Kurt. This is the same that Parliament was talking about. It looks less expensive than the manual system BB installed. I wonder why they did it.
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Didn't price it out. Coachcraft had added a DD upgrade running an oil line drain from the alternator to the plate where your tensioner is. That would have to be scrapped and a longer one installed. It looks like it is getting into too much complication if I can just find that little gauge to do it myself periodically.
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