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by Kentuckian
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Air Conditioner Capacitor
Replies: 17
Views: 11575

Re: Air Conditioner Capacitor

Not a direct answer to your question... However, it is related. EasyStart is a soft start controller designed to dramatically reduce the start up surge current of the compressor motor. https://www.microair.net/collections/easystart-soft-starters There are some informative videos on youtube that show...
by Kentuckian
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solar Geeks Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 6365

Re: Solar Geeks Needed

If you have not already purchased the MPPT controller, I would take a look at Bogart Engineering's Trimetric power meter and their new solar charge controller. Like 190-b-651, I also use the Trimetric meter. Liked it so much, I am on my third install with Bogart's hardware. Among the good points of ...
by Kentuckian
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solar Geeks Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 6365

Re: Solar Geeks Needed

Great questions. Q1) But can we hook things up so if we do run the generator it will charge the old house battery AND top off the AGM's? A1) Yes Q2) Is that even possible to wire? A2) Yes, it can be wired to accomplish that. However, you would be choosing to use dissimilar batteries so it goes beyon...
by Kentuckian
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Want To Buy
Topic: 97 or newer b190
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Re: 97 or newer b190

Hello InvertedLife, Here is a link to a low mileage '96 that you might be interested in looking over. FYI - We have a '93 B190 and a '02 Lazy Daze M-23. Both are great coaches. Good luck in your search! https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/1996-Airstream-B190-5003002967 There is another '96 on the same ...
by Kentuckian
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: In heaven with my new B-190
Replies: 3
Views: 3359

Re: In heaven with my new B-190

Welcome to the exclusive club of B190 owners! Glad the rig is working out so well for you1

Of course, given you stated profession, we will now be expecting some terrific shots of your B190 in action! <smile>
by Kentuckian
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 200
Views: 101465

Re: Buying it back...

Sorry to hear that it didn't hold temperature. Seems notable that it got down to temperature in a seemingly normal fashion and then couldn't hold it.

When the fridge temp was 60 degrees, what was the temperature of the freezer compartment?
by Kentuckian
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 200
Views: 101465

Re: Buying it back...

Just to pass along a tip... While I had the fridge out of the B190, I stapled my fiberglass batting to the inside walls and ceiling of the fridge cavity in the cabinetry of the B190. The batting I used had paper on one side and plastic sheeting on the other side. The fridge just slid right in making...
by Kentuckian
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 200
Views: 101465

Re: Buying it back...

Skater, Great that you can run experiments on it while its out of the B190. Nice to be able to access the back to work on baffles, fans and such. I am not sure how much difference fine tuning the baffle placement would make. However, the baffle instructions for my Norcold place the start of the lowe...
by Kentuckian
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Generator door
Replies: 3
Views: 3258

Re: Generator door

Not too long ago, i installed new locks on my generator bay and fresh water door. I bought a set of 4 cam locks that all used the same key. Sorry, I don't remember where I bought them from. However, you can find them online at many of the RV parts supply companies or even Amazon. Search for... Cam L...
by Kentuckian
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 200
Views: 101465

Re: Buying it back...

I'll pass this link along in case its helpful. These folks seem to have some level of knowledge about fan mods on our absorption fridges. I have no personal experience with them but they may be of interest to you? Also, there are several threads on IRV2 forums about mods adding fans to absorption fr...
by Kentuckian
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 200
Views: 101465

Re: Buying it back...

It sounds like your unit is working. I usually see freezer reaching temp in hours and the fridge section reaches temp in a day. Yes, it is a Norcold N300.3. There is an install thread here... https://b190.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1036&hilit=norcold I added the baffles, insulation and bug scre...
by Kentuckian
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 200
Views: 101465

Re: Buying it back...

If you haven't already, you might want to confirm that your B190 is configured with the manufacturer's latest installation recommendations. For example, on our Norcold, the installation manual recommends adding insulation batting in the spaces on the sides and top and also has specific recommendatio...
by Kentuckian
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Basic Questions
Topic: Just bought a B190...now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 3692

Re: Just bought a B190...now what?

Safety item... tires Check the condition and age of the tires. Maintain tire inflation pressure at the levels recommended by Airstream. The previous owners may not have driven your new (to you) RV very much so the tread may look great. However, the tires could be older than recommended for safety. C...
by Kentuckian
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Generator Electrical diagram?
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

Re: Generator Electrical diagram?

I don't have a generator installed. So can't help you with those questions. I use shore power or solar/battery. Regarding shore power and the converter, In my '93 B190 the shore power line flows to the power distribution box. There is a breaker installed in the power distribution box that powers the...
by Kentuckian
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Power seat, no power.
Replies: 8
Views: 6237

Re: Power seat, no power.

On my '93, the seat power comes from the coach battery not the engine battery. If your B has been sitting for the winter, you might want to confirm that your coach battery has a full charge.