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RE: solar powered air conditioning company

You had better have a BIG solar system for those puppys.
JiminDenver 12/04/16 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Are You a Dog Lover or Dog Parent

They passed this year but definitely parent. In a trailer that sat seven I usually had to pick someone up to sit down.
JiminDenver 12/02/16 07:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: I just don't know to do

Along side a bike may end up with both dog and rider in a world of hurt.
JiminDenver 12/02/16 07:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Where is everybody?

I haven't posted since injury kept us from boondocking this year. Soon however I will have plenty as I hit the road full time in a month. Almost all of the forums I visit have similar threads on them. Where is everyone. I have heard more than once that people are going to facebook while the regular posters dwindle over time. As far as the cranky posters, there just isn't much value in what they post.
JiminDenver 12/02/16 05:30pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How Long Can I Be Offgrid?

Okay so it is still a personal thing. How many people, how much does your rig hold, how conservative will you be with food and water, where will the power come from, generator, where's the gas. Warm weather uses little propane, cold uses a lot.
JiminDenver 12/01/16 09:08pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need to park it for a long time (just venting).

I understand where the OP is coming from. We had to take a 13 year break from camping while our business had a customer that kept us busy during the summer months. I remember watching that first camp fire back and thinking just how much I had missed it. I like the idea of a seasonal site but as a fellow boondocker I know that being in a campground just isn't the same.
JiminDenver 11/29/16 05:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: How Long Can I Be Offgrid?

I think it is a personal thing because we each are different in our needs and likely have rigs with different capacities. Mine is set up for two people for two weeks because that is the limit of stay on most public land. Why have more capacity than you can use? Even if I could stay out a month keeping fresh food becomes a issue.
JiminDenver 11/29/16 05:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Furnace usage

There are modern versions of a gravity furnace like used in my folks trailer. Very quiet due to no fan but slower to heat the space and likely less efficient because of it too.
JiminDenver 11/23/16 09:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: DC powered A/C

I had the roof air removed and will switch to this if the window A/C isn't enough. click
JiminDenver 11/22/16 04:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Funny stuff happens

I shoot insect photography and had just settled down on the ground to get a shot of one when I heard someone crashing through the brush yelling Sir, you can't use that, SIR. It was a sheriffs deputy that thought my camera with its flash and mono pod were a chainsaw, there was a fire ban at the time. Me ducking down to get a shot must have seemed like I was hiding it from him. We both had a good laugh and a nice chat.
JiminDenver 11/20/16 09:39pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Batteries

I would add a third Grp 27 to the other two. It should be fine unless you beat the snot out of the originals. That way you get more usable Ah's, less voltage drop under load and less expense right now. By the time you need to replace them again you should have a good idea what direction to go.
JiminDenver 11/19/16 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

I installed 8 z brackets on each of my panels that look the same size as yours. If your sticking to just 4 mounts/panel keep a very close eye on them for any movement. I put 20k on my panels and not a budge! Fired up the crock pot one day and was seeing 800+ watts out of those four panels! Nice setup! If you have the space the big boys they are the way to go! #10 PV wire with MC4 branch connectors and you're good to go! I agree and will likely add at least a set down the middle, maybe two considering I may not be able to get to the middle of the roof from the ladders. I do love my big boys. Price per watt, watts per sq ft, even what that expensive MPPT controller does with the excess power. These three will bring down over 600w flat, enough to run the little A/C, the cook top or water heater. Good thing as there wasn't room for bigger or extra panels.
JiminDenver 11/17/16 08:27am Tech Issues
RE: Homeless

I understand the worry, I leave here in 45 days. Like you it has been a long term dream to go full time but I have spent all my time thinking about what to do to make the trailer ready and little in what I will actually do once I leave here. I do know I am heading to the Q to meet up with some folk for a few weeks and it was suggested that I join up with one of the smaller groups that travel together until I get my feet under me so to speak. They will know where to go and camp, get water and groceries, etc.
JiminDenver 11/16/16 07:43am Travel Trailers
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

I think I am looking at something near the same. It will let me drop into the overhead and then into a wall behind the controller using a lot less wire.
JiminDenver 11/15/16 10:45pm Tech Issues
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

Thanks, I appreciate it. Right now I need the guts to punch through the roof where I want to instead of the fridge vent on the wrong side of the trailer. That's not a big deal if I go series and 10 gauge. Running parallel will squeeze 10 more amps out of the panels but I'll need the shorter route for the 1/0. Shading is no longer a issue without the A/C. on edit I just got done putting 36 holes in the roof, why stop now.
JiminDenver 11/15/16 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

I should have been a good boy too but that was no fun. ;) I brought the trailer home last night and the neighbors set the panels up on the roof for me. This morning I got them locked down but noticed the shop didn't have time to finish the reseal. I'll finish that up tomorrow before it snows Thursday and run the wiring over the weekend. I know the Lifelines were fully charged when I took the bank down but I sure will be happy to have it all hooked back up. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/denverwingsfan/solar%20install%20panels_zpszku9g5e8.jpg No step by step images, I had too much dicor on my fingers to even think of touching the phone.
JiminDenver 11/15/16 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Unlimited 3g verizon mifi help

I think the 3G service is still valid and a great deal, just can't recommend a seller. Two of the three hotspots I bought are still working but only because having one shut down caused me to call in on the other two early. I agree about 4gas customer service, simply a pleasure to do business with. Their $15 a month 5 gig hotspot with Binge on and music freedom gets wonderful speeds when the signal is good. I used just under 30 gigs last month via the Binge on and Music freedom and the unlimited throttled data once you do hit your limit is usable for anything but video.
JiminDenver 11/11/16 09:22am Technology Corner
RE: A Few Questions

Add to what? In my trailer I can find the studs for hanging stuff. 3 M strips do well for lighter things.
JiminDenver 11/10/16 04:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: Unlimited 3g verizon mifi help

Unfortunately the seller didn't keep the accounts up to date and many have closed due to none payment including one of my own. I did try to post a warning but I don't think it was seen by many.
JiminDenver 11/10/16 11:59am Technology Corner
RE: How many tubes of Dicor?

The trailer went down yesterday. With the A/C gone there is a lot more room up there for mounting. http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j114/Jimindenver/2014%20camping/IMG_20161109_160307.jpg~original width=600 I like the fantastic fan, I didn't know they open and close themselves. I was a bit shocked to see just how much the rig was lifted with the axle flip. It went from this http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j114/Jimindenver/bcc203186e15eac79d9514bc1e28d858.jpg~original width=600 to this http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j114/Jimindenver/2014%20camping/IMG_20161109_160249.jpg~original width=600 I did not feel anything different on the way home. I was dark so I haven't had a chance to get under it yet.
JiminDenver 11/10/16 08:50am Tech Issues
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