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Old 05-26-2010
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I pulled off my panel to take a look at the converters for the first time today. The converters are not putting out enough power anymore so I need to upgrade them.

I discovered my bus had a redi line system. I didn't know what one is until today and the manual states that it runs the icebox and curtains. I don't think it works so hopefully this will be a good spot to add an inverter.

Is there a transfer switch someplace, I don't understand how my curtains can be powered from the AC power or the rediline at the same time.

I am going to plug an electric drill or similar into that open plug on the redi-line to see if it fires up.

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Good Afternoon Steve:

On my 1985 PT40, there is a override switch on the panel above the bedroom pillows which starts the Redi-line. Once started the curtains move by the regular switches.

The 85 manual claims that the redi-line will operate automatically when there is a demand from the icemaker and the ignition key is on.

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Yes but why do my curtains work when I am plugged into shore power or running the generator. If they were wired to the rediline there would need to be a transfer switch someplace that changes from the rediline to shore power.
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Not sure about a PT but on my 80 FC change over from RediLine to shore for the Ice Maker is accomplished automatically by a relay located in the back of the cabinet under the sink.
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Okay that makes sense, I was wondering what the relay everyone was talking about was used for. I will post an update about what I find out and how I fix it.
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PO on my coach said the Reddi Line was good for powering the TV so his kids could play video games while going down the road. The solenoids on top of the generator are "constant duty" and you can't use Ford starter solenoids as they are "intermittent duty" and will overheat. That may be what is wrong with your unit. Rick in Ohio
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Well I pulled the Redi-Line out last night but could not get it to do anything. I will just replace it with a 1500w true sine wave inverter.
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It is very old technology & was very expensive & high quality at the time, but I think it is still manufacturered.
It is a pure sine wave, it needs a load to get started. But for me it is still a boat anchor.
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My new inverter and converter have come and I was able to install them last night. They take up much less room than the original equipment and are at least half the weight also.



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my redi-line just bit it. I am replacing it with an inverter anyhow, but the whole 'dying' part was pretty dramatic with the loud buzz and all that.

The loss of backup camera was my first clue, along with the loud noise. =)

I need to look for some recommended inverters.

The redi-line failure is probably a starter capacitor. Those are the most fragile components in the system and most affected by age from breakdown of the dielectric.
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