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Old 07-13-2021, 01:08 PM   #41
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Did you just use the standard spray foam or any particular type?
Just standard spray foam... but I would recommend a lighter color. Darker colors will be more noticeable when you look up at the vents.

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Old 07-13-2021, 02:40 PM   #42
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Did you just use the standard spray foam or any particular type?
Use a low expending foam
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Old 07-13-2021, 03:57 PM   #43
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I have a 2020 Magnitude SV34 so I have some experience with the Omni / Magnitude.

First, an A/C unit will cool the ambient air temperature 15 - 20 degrees. If the air in the coach would get to 90 degrees, then realistically 75 is about as cold as it will get.

If you wait until the inside temps get over 85 degrees, then it can be a battle to get the temps down. You need to start cooling early in the day when the temps are at their coolest. You can expect the A/C units to run all day without shuting off in hot conditions.

You also want to purchase the Weather Tech Full Cab Kit to block out and reflect the sun for the cab..... https://www.weathertech.com/ford/202...w/fixed-glass/

Then you want the blinds down. I even use these in my vents as well....

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

There are many threads about improving air conditioner performance you can and should read.

Here is what I have done to get the most performance possible out of the units...

- I used Frost King adhesive insulation and covered the evaporator box on the roof for both units. I also used pipe insulation on the cold return pipe from the compressor.

- Remove the vents frrom the ceiling and cut the jagged foam insulation in the ceiling to improve airflow.

- Use spray foam insulation in the ceiling at the front and rear vents to prevent cold air going into empty voids in the ceiling at the front and rear cap.

- Remove the inside covers of both units and check that the plenum divider is properly centered and seal around it with duct tape or aluminum tape. Many people find the plenum divider loose or not installed properly and then cold air can get sucked back up into the evaporator.

Or you can install the RVAir Flow System https://rvairflow.com/collections/al...irflow-coleman

- Make sure the freeze protecton sensor is inserted into the evaporator coil about 1/3 of the way up from the ceiling. If it is not inserted into the coils, then it can allow the evaporator coils to freeze over and block cold air flow.


I can keep my coach fairly comfortable in most circumstances following the above guildeline.
Do you have photos showing where we should spray the foam?
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Thanks again Judge. Will we need 2 RVAir Flow Systems since we have 2 air conditioners? Will any of the modifications affect our warranty?
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:24 PM   #45
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Thanks again Judge. Will we need 2 RVAir Flow Systems since we have 2 air conditioners? Will any of the modifications affect our warranty?
I only installed one. I installed one in the front A/C unit so it would divert more air flow to the bedroom vents so we don't have to run the bedroom A/C at night and have all the noise. It is much quieter now at night and the airflow is better to the bedroom with only the front A/C running.

This should not impact the warranty..... if installed correctly.
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:32 PM   #46
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Do you have photos showing where we should spray the foam?
See attached.... I used black spray foam since I had it so you can see it against the white styrofoam insulation.

There is a channel in the ceiling lined by styrofoam coming from opposite sides of the A/C unit to provide air to the vents.

The vents furthest from the front A/C unit are near the front cap so when you remove your vents, you are adding the spray foam to the gaps towards the front of the coach.

The vents furthest from the rear A/C unit are near the rear cap so when you remove your vents, you are adding the spray foam to the gaps towards the rear of the coach.

Again, the goal is that once the air reaches the furthers vents, you don't want to to be fillig the voids in the ceiling where there are no vents. You want all the air to stop at the vents furthest from the A/C units.
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This is a great list and have many of these on my list! Overall, this chassis and design gets a A+. It is the small things that need to be upgraded.

Here is the list of items I did (or will be doing shortly).

1. Installed 3 MAXXAIR deluxe fans replacing the 3 fans/vents installed by factory. All in one functionality and brings air in/out, quiet, temperature and remote controlled and very low profile on roof. Only issue i have to find power for front fan since the installed vent had no fan or power.

2. Entertainment: Installed a Dish Playmaker satellite dish (single receiver to living room) and ran wire access with the Winegard 2.0. Dome and wally receiver only $350 and easy install in an hour. Dish is great since you can month-to-month and turn on/off anytime. Replaced the antenna switch with antenna/cable/satellite switch faceplate in bin. Having the single receiver Sat receiver gives us more options when the cell phone coverage is limited in remote areas. The Winegard Connect has its +/-s. Plus is a single source for internet connection using either your home, Cell Jetpack (I use both Sprint and Verizon) and will switch automatically. Minuses are: the HD OTA antenna is not nearly as powerful as other dedicated OTA antennas and the cell/internet signal strength/bandwidth is much lower than using the jetpack directly. I suspect Winegard has some algorithms in the firmware that lower this substantially. Also cuts out from time to time and need a reset. I think i will be just connecting devices directly to Jetpacks... Added, directly via HDMI ports, 4k Apple TV to front room TV and an Amazon FireTV stick to rear TV. Both work wonderfully. Will probably swap out both TVs for smart/4k TVs in future.

3. Installed 2 175W solar panels and upgraded the solar charger controller to 30Amp. Now have 350W of charging to batteries which should cover refrigerator. I can add another panel or two if needed. Will upgrade to 2 (or 3) lithium batteries.

4. Replaced tail light bulbs with high intensity led bulbs which provide enhanced visibility.

5. Purchased a 7 - 6 pole trailer electrical harness adapter to accommodate towed vehicles and trailers with led lights. I have read where some folks thought the trailer tow wiring was not correctly wired and this may have been the issue. The Ford F550 trailer harness needs this adapter to fix the led light issue.

6. Added 2” foam gel pad to the overhead bed (aka the Loft). This is where i go to read and chill out with a great 270 degree view.

6. My TO Do List is below:

A. Fix plumbing issues and move Fresh tank drainage, water filter and winterize port to the Wet Bay bin and also re-plumb to be capable of adding water to the freshwater tank from the city water port connection. Also add water and waste tank sensor in wet bay and water pump switch. This is the first RV i have had where the plumbing was from decades ago.

B. Swap out the theatre seats for a more upgraded and comfortable set. Also possible shorten up the dinette seating if that is possible to provide more aisle room.

C. Long term swap out the two 13.5k roof ACs for two low profile 15K ACs. Maybe a heat pump on one as well although I have been told the Spyder control panels is not programmed for the heat pump.

D. Maybe look at going to the F550 chrome bumper replacing the big plastic bumper installed by thor. This should improve airflow for engine and transmission.

E. The rest of the items on JUDGE’s list.

CHASSIS UPGRADES; The Ford F550 4x4 chassis requires “no enhancements” and drives better than any other rig i have had. I have owned 4 winnebagos (1 class A gasser and 3 class C View/MB chassis), 2 tiffins (Class A DPs), 2 fifth wheels, a TT and cabover camper. Driving 1/4 to 1/3 of each trip makes the trip quite enjoyable driving this rig and the wife is quite comfortable driving for a few hours each day. She likes the power and road control....



What bulbs did you replace the rear ones with?
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Old 11-26-2021, 11:21 PM   #48
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My diesel generator is just clicking. Almost like drained battery but chassi and coach are over 13 volts. I'm wondering if generator has its own battery and it might not be charging? Any ideas?
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Old 11-26-2021, 11:26 PM   #49
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My diesel generator is just clicking. Almost like drained battery but chassi and coach are over 13 volts. I'm wondering if generator has its own battery and it might not be charging? Any ideas?
The generator starts off the house batteries. Check to be sure the 100a Bussman Breaker is not tripped in the battery compartment.

You can also try pressing the emergency start switch to tie the chassis batteries to the house batteries while you try to start the generator.
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:37 AM   #50
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Like Judge said try the emergency start switch or start the big engine let it run for a few minutes and try starting the generator again.
Also if it's cold where you're at you may have to hold the start button down for quite a while before the generator will start to turn over, it's waiting for the glow plugs to heat up. Are you also positive it's the starter you hear clicking the fuel pump makes a clicking sound also.
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Old 11-30-2021, 01:33 PM   #51
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If it's just "clicking" and not turning over after an appropriate time to pre-heat, sound to me like a bad electric connection to the generator. Bad or loose ground or power wire.
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Old 12-05-2022, 03:06 PM   #52
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New to RVing, bought a 2022 Xg32 Magnitude, love it but just can't figure out how to manage the furnace!!!! Is there no on/off setting? Only manage by adjusting the temperature setting? We are older so any advice welcomed
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Old 12-05-2022, 03:21 PM   #53
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New to RVing, bought a 2022 Xg32 Magnitude, love it but just can't figure out how to manage the furnace!!!! Is there no on/off setting? Only manage by adjusting the temperature setting? We are older so any advice welcomed

I have a '20 Manitude SV34. On the FireFly / RapidCamp digital touchscreen under the front temperature controls there is an option for Auto, Cool or Heat.

When the Auto temperature control is selected the temperature setting of the system will determine if there is a call for the A/C or the Furnace when it is lit up on the display.

Then there is a Cool setting and a Heat setting. When the setting is lit up on the display, that is the system that is on (A/C or Furnace). Touching the Cool or Heat button on the display will turn it on (lit up) or off (not lit up).

If the Heat (furnace) button is lit up by a light blue color, touch it and it should go to off (no longer it up on the display).
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New to RVing, bought a 2022 Xg32 Magnitude, love it but just can't figure out how to manage the furnace!!!! Is there no on/off setting? Only manage by adjusting the temperature setting? We are older so any advice welcomed
Judge gave good information but for future reference, if you start a new thread when the subject matter is different you'll likely get more responses. Good luck with it. I only saw your question because it's in a thread that I previously commented.
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