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  1. Try adjusting a setting in the Xantrex app. Look under inverter settings and find "Low Battery Cut Off". I have mine set at 12.5 v. ....could go lower but never needed to do so. Just watch the SOC so batteries don't fully deplete. The LBCO delay timer is set for 10 s. There is no doubt that this LBCO setting will cut the inverter off. Steve
  2. Yeah if it is under warranty Oliver should resolve it. They are easy to work with whether you can take it to them or have them approve a mobile tech. Steve
  3. Here are pages from the Aventa installation manual. This should give you an idea of what to look for if you decide to remove the top external covers or inside air distributor. Steve
  4. 2021 LE2 You can remove the outer top plastic cover...about eight screws. Then remove two screws that hold down the top molded foam. Once that is removed (real tight fit) you can see the condensation drain tubes at the front of the unit. I could see condensation inside the tubes. There is a tube joint connection there also. I don't know if you can reach back into the unit to feel for the condensation collection cups. You might also take off the inside air distribution cover. From up roof top I can see the backside of that cover. When reattaching the covers the screw torque is 14in lbs. Truma tech cautioned me not to exceed and strip out the holes. Steve
  5. 2021 LE2 Below are pics of the thermostat in my Ollie. The second pic is with the face plate removed....it just pulls straight out. You will see that there are three male terminals (encircled with yellow pads)...these are operating like touch contacts rather than buttons. With the face plate attached you are pushing the face plate to make contact with the terminals. You can touch these terminals with your finger to verify they operate the thermostat. If so, it is working fine. The back of the face place has some material at the thee points that mates with those three male contacts. Check to insure they all appear clean and uniform...no grime build up on one that would interfere with or effect uniform applied force. When reattaching the face plate insure it is pushed flush to the thermostat body. When I reattached mine, at first it was not flush all the way around so that I had to push harder to reach the terminals. (You might want to verify "flushness" to start with....accidentally hitting the face plate could possibly cause a gap). Steve
  6. Hello routlaw, 2021 LE 2 #806 definitely requires a 1 1/2" socket. Your vintage axle hub nut may be different...why you may see different answers. The good news is that to verify you just need to remove the wheel and pop off the hub dust cap....10 mins or less.
  7. Yes. Before installation I tried to run it on the Honda 2200i but it would not start up.....as expected. I installed the Easy Start (from the Dometic) on the Truma Aventa. I wired the ES, without any splices, into the Truma wires so that in the future I could remove the ES and easily restore the OEM wiring. You would not be able visually tell the ES had been installed. ((This was a little extra work .....when Oliver originally installed the ES into the Dometic they removed and spliced Dometic wiring. So, when I removed the ES, I had to rewire the Dometic with non-OEM wire. The Dometic works fine...just does not look OEM to the trained eye. I explained this to the person who bought the Dometic and they were fine.)) Once installed, I had to relearn the ES. On my ES model this required removal of the cover and physically moving a connection jumper, once to reset the ES and again to relearn the Truma. New ES models have a bluetooth relearn feature. This was an easy procedure. I previously installed a 30amp RV receptacle under my home's entrance panel. I used this power source to start up and relearn the ES/Truma. Once I was satisfied everything was nominal, I switched the power source to the Honda 2200i. The Truma started up and ran with no problem. A big decision was where to locate the ES. The Aventa structure is a two piece tightly fitting molded foam. There are a couple of options without modifying the structure. I chose a forward location near the thermistor. The wiring diagram was provided by Micro-Air. If you buy a new ES, they will warranty the compressor for two years. I chose not to go this route since I had the older ES on hand and would install it myself. Material used: -2.5 feet of 14 awg wire (two insulation colors...5 feet total) - two wago type connectors (ideal brand from Home Depot actually) - two 1/4" spade male connectors - one 1/4" female/double male spade "piggy back" connector - four tie wraps to strain relief the wires & cable - Three cups black coffee Steve
  8. If it won't post directly, then a work around I use is to copy the image into Microsoft Power Point. I can crop or perform other edits easily in PP. Next, choose/copy the edited image in PP and paste into this forum. You don't have to save the PP file. Another product such as Word, Excel or equivalent might work also, but I can edit in PP easy (I have an old 2007 version). Renegade Steve
  9. This image below is from the Xantrex 3000. The "grid" is powered from a Honda 2200i while running the Truma Aventa AC. Amazing numbers. Prior to ES installation the Aventa would not start up....afterwards no problem. I'm just sharing that folks that already have a generator that powered their Dometic absolutely do not have to shell out $2,400 for a 3000w Honda generator (or $900 for HF Predator).
  10. Here is a black pipe coupling you can purchase at Lowes. This is routinely used for ABS connection repair...beats re-gluing. I believe Oliver uses these or something similar now anyway. I eb
  11. Yes, Oliver and Truma both have said Truma will void the warranty if ES is installed. The Truma warranty is only two years and the ES can easily be installed yourself ..... almost plug and play. Hopefully the Truma AC will not give any trouble...I know the ES will not cause any. I worked for Emerson Electric and Schneider Electric for 34 years. We routinely modified OEM devices to suit our design intent. For my estimation, the ES/Truma installation is low risk. Modifying my F150's software....now that caused me to sweat. Voiding that warranty would have been painful....Truma, not so much. Steve
  12. Here is the ES to Truma wiring diagram for those interested. If taken off the old Dometic AC the ES will need to be relearned....very easy with online instructions.
  13. 2021 LE2 Sold my Dometic minus the Easy Start for $400 on Facebook Marketplace....took a couple of months. BTW.....a Honda 2200i will most definitely run the Truma with an installed Easy Start.
  14. Yep, that is how I see it works also. Last year while bookdocking, my batteries were approaching 50% soc and Xantrex would not invert. Reading through the manual, I discovered the LBCO soft switch and adjusted the setting several tenths until Xantrex would invert. I was just careful and monitored the soc. I think the value of keeping the Xantrex LBCO at a higher setting is to prevent an unintended battery discharge.....leaving something on or not realizing you're drawing so many amps. It would be unpleasant to discover the soc at zero....might invoke a few frowns...or worse! You can experiment to discover the relationship of soc to LBCO readings on your system and then determine the LBCO to fit your comfort level. If inverting for an extended time, I would also carefully put my hands on battery/Xantrex/other cables to determine if there is a heat build up issue. That might help identify any loose or corroded connection. There can be a corrosive buildup on a connection that is not seen without disassembly for inspection. Steve
  15. 2021 LE 2, lithium pkg, 3000w inverter Below are screen shots of the inverter under load of the microwave running. The microwave had no issues for several minutes. The second screen shot is the inverter settings you can use as a comparison to your settings....just to make sure. Battery low cutoff can be a potential issue that will shut down the inverter before you want. Steve
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