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Randy

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    2019
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    Oliver
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    Legacy Elite
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    Standard Floor Plan
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    521

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  1. Thanks for all the input. Great food for thought. I took the batteries to an auto parts store and they were only able to check the voltage which was fine on each battery, They did not have a multimeter. Will a multimeter tell me the amps that are available in the batteries? I think I have learned that I can have adequate voltage but not enough amps available? Will a multimeter tell me amps? As you can see I have very little knowledge of electricity and recognizer that I have some learning to do. Randy
  2. Total Loss of Battery Power We have a 2019 Oli Elite solar and Norcold fridge (the one with the touch panel controls) and 2 6V AGMs. A week or so ago while getting ready for the season, the fridge was accidentally turned to DC and drained the batteries I hooked to shore power and charged things back up. Everything worked in both AC and DC modes. While doing a 1 night boondock 2 days ago, I put the fridge on level 2 and we travelled about 2 hours. We arrived to see the Zamp controller flashing and battery status low and the condition low. Nothing in the trailer would work on DC. We drove home, hooked to shore power, and battery indicators showed everything was full. All systems worked while hooked up. This morning I disconnected the shore power and all indicators again said full. I turned on the lights and water pump and they pulsated. Within 30 seconds the lights and water pump shut down and the Zamp controller showed battery status low and battery condition low. Clearly my batteries are not holding a charge. Any ideas? I'll contact the service department on Tuesday the 26th but though a little insight may be helpful. We have a big trip planned in 2 weeks and are too far from Hohenwald to drop by. Thanks!
  3. Total Loss of Battery Power

    We have a 2019 Oli Elite solar and Norcold fridge (the one with the touch panel controls) and 2 6V AGMs.    A week or so ago while getting ready for the season,  the fridge was accidentally turned to DC and drained the batteries  I hooked to shore power and charged things back up.  Everything worked in both AC and DC modes.   While doing a 1 night boondock 2 days ago, I put the fridge on level 2 and we travelled about 2 hours.   We arrived to see the Zamp controller flashing and battery status low and the condition low.   Nothing in the trailer would work on DC.  We drove home,  hooked to shore power, and battery indicators showed everything was full.   All systems worked while hooked up.  This morning I disconnected the shore power and all indicators again said full.  I turned on the lights and water pump and they pulsated. Within 30 seconds the lights and water pump shut down and the Zamp controller showed battery status low and battery condition low.  

    Clearly my batteries are not holding a charge.     

    Any ideas?   I'll contact the service department  on Tuesday the 26th but though a little insight may be helpful.  We have a big trip planned in 2 weeks and are too far from Hohenwald to drop by.   

    Thanks!

    Randy

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    2. SeaDawg

      SeaDawg

      Bill, I was surprised, so I looked up the Norcold manual online. If his fridge is a 510, it will indeed switch to dc if neither 110 nor gas is available, unlike many other fridges. 

      That's not a problem if the gas is left on. It will choose gas if no 110. But, it's certainly something to be aware of for Norcold owners.

      Sherry

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    3. SeaDawg

      SeaDawg

      The Norcold manual also specifically states that the fridge is not operating efficiently in dc, so to use dc only when charging system and battery are in good shape and working correctly.

    4. SeaDawg

      SeaDawg

      Randy, would you mind posting your update in the topic you started on the forum? The status updates don't show up for me on my phone. I'm sure there are many others who will be happy to hear your good news!

  4. Odes anyone know of a video for dewinterizing an Oliver.    I've found the winterization video and they say to reference the dewinterization video, but I've yet to find it.  

    Thanks!

     

    1. Nan

      Nan

      Yes, Anita put one out. I will try to fine it and send it to you.

    2. Nan

      Nan

      OK, Randy, just google Oliver travel trailer dewinterizing and it will pop up and give you step by step instructions. 

    3. Randy

      Randy

      Thanks!

       

  5. Great advice. We've sent our deposit and are close to finalizing the details.
  6. My wife and I are "this close" to ordering an Elite and figured that the forum would be a great way to info before we do. Is there a resource that goes through the optional equipment on the order form line item by line item and tells us of the pros and cons. For example, we will be using a Toyota Tacoma long bed as the tow vehicle and wonder if the no sway hitch system will be needed. Also would like some opinions on all of the electronics options. Thanks!
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