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Old 04-21-2015, 12:41 AM   #1
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First trip out with 36REQS Pinnacle

Well I rolled our new unit into the local campsite and did my fist rig up and de winterized. All went well with the 6 point leveling, did exactly what it was supposed to do first time up to bat, the site was level, so only had a 0.1 deg slope to start with. So please that went well, going to rig down tomorrow, so hope the memory for pin height with come into play. All the de winterizing went well, next year I will cut a jug to catch excess water when installing filter, had to panic with rags for a bit. Will also add Velcro to both access doors. All appliances seem to be working well on 30 amp shore power. Both Ac units are functioning well, something I didn't run on my PDI. The entertainment unit is a bit to get used to, but able to run DVD. Tried getting satilite work, need a little care. Wish they gave us the Jenson TV manual in hard copy, oh well lots of buttons to push. The light are a bit to get used to, can't seem to find the Yellow light under the steps for some reason.

Also wondering about the 1000W inverter for the large fridge, when hooked up to shore power, can I leave it off, the fridge seems to work without it. I'm thinking the only time I will need to rely on inverter is boondocking and travelling down the road.

I found that the table is bolted to the floor to close to the window, can't pull brings down to the bottom of window. Unless I'm missing something.

So I'm also wondering about charging my two six volts batteries while hooked to shore power in a site. Leaving the disconnect on, will that allow the battery's to load up. Thanks in advance. Time for a first sleep in the unit....
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On our Pinnacle the stair light comes on with the porch light. You may need to check the bulb. Should not be a problem leaving the batteries hooked up. The unit has a smart charger. However, my converter failed early in life and overcharged the batteries. Dealer replaced the converter and batteries under warranty. Glad everything else went well. Happy camping.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:47 AM   #3
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Is your rig wired for 30a or 50a. Never seen a 30a rig with 2 ac's.

When we camp at a 30a site, we can only run one ac at a time. Never both?
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Just fyi...that rig is gorgeous!!
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Thanks, I should have explain the AC's better, I ran each one separate, not at same time. The rig is 50a but the park didn't have any spots available. So I figured out the step light, it run with main awning and step switch from the control panel. There is a porch light on the remote, but nothing happens, must need to be programmed.
So just wondering if any other Pinnacle found the table too close to the window for the blind to pass. Or is there a trick I'm missing.
Has anyone purchased the Winnegaurd carry out satellite dish, if so it comes with a 12v power connection for self finding, the Rig has a spot for the 12v connection below the steareo but really nowhere to fish that end inside, so I will pick up a AC adapter and plug it in to the outside wall outlet.
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Our table is very close but the shade passes. The 2013 had the older pleated day/night shades so it is not quite the same. Our the table is too close to the island and rubs on the wood. Have put a strip of brown felt padding to remedy that. We use a tailgater since we has dish network at home. It is self powered from the receiver through the coax.
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Thanks Craig, I'm thinking I might have to move the table myself, we only ever use two chair at the table, seems to be just a little tight for 4 people and not used enough. This portable dish has a separate power cable.
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So just wondering if any other Pinnacle found the table too close to the window for the blind to pass. Or is there a trick I'm missing.
Thanks in advance.
Ours is tight but clears the table w/o touching anything.

Problem for me is I can only reach far enough across the table to move the day/night shade just below the table top and not all the way down to the floor to cover the entire window...but we love the big window.
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68 Camaro - The inverter for the fridge is only for use when not on shore power, when on shore power (inverter off) that is what your fridge runs on.
The inverter converts 12VDC to 120VAC to run the fridge, the idea is to be able to run your fridge while in tow. When you connect your TV it should be charging your TT batteries while the TV is running, which also supplies a good 12VDC power source to the inverter. Glad to hear your TT is doing good for you.
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Ours is supposed to be here on my birthday. Hurry up June 4th.
Yours looks great. How much room is there between the table and chairs to the edge of the couch? It looks tight for a larger type of person like myself.
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