Say Hi, and strike up a conversation. That never ends. Yes i am that wierd creepy person everyone avoids!:BNow that would be fun, make it a very uncomfortable conversation. You know stand to close, talk about inappropriate topics, you could have some real fun with this. Not only would they avoid your campsite, they would avoid your side of the campground. Sounds like a win win situation. :B
That's awesome, provided they speak english :)
We had a group that came into several campsites all around ours, must've have been about a half dozen mini-vans full of people and gear. They happily went through our site, set their stuff on our picnic table, kids were trying to ride our bikes, tore down our hammocks, etc. No boundaries at all. I tried in vain to explain to them that we weren't part of the attractions here. Luckily we were leaving the next morning.
For us we sanitize and fill the water tanks before each trip as we tend to prefer our home tap water over campground or bottled water for drinking.
Sanitizing with a little bleach is really easy to do and is probably a good idea if you plan to drink the water. Its easy/free insurance against any nasties growing in there.
The whole point is this simply can't be a flat rule.
Oh, absolutely there is a flat rule. The campsite is a rented property the same as a condo, hotel room, or house. You walk around, its that simple. Your inconvenience is in no way my inconvenience.
I think a lot of folks are also using a serial to USB conversion as USB is easier to manage for connectivity. Do you have the serial cable that ships with the controller or are you using a meter bus accessory?
Thx. The controller has RJ-11, and there is a new RJ-11 to USB adapter you can buy that replaces the old RJ-11 to serial unit. I think I might have a line on a distributor who may have it.
The short answer.....depends. As an example do you think that a person that uses there rv twice a year or two weekends a month durring the summer or is full time has the same charging needs? Or a RV park hopper and a boondocker? There isnt a converter out there thats a true battery charger(some are better then others) And alot of cheaper solar controllers cant do the job correctly. Do you REALY believe that the manufacturer who designed tested and built the battery dosent know whats best for it? You know MEX is right the battery hydrometer will tell you the truth. I suggest you use it. In fact just an hour ago i condemed a 2 month shy of a 5 year old kirkland battery using a hydrometer...its a handy tool.
I'm not trying to second guess the manufacturer, to the contrary my question is around putting out the effort/expense to do what the specsheet is indicating. Time and resources are not in unlimited supply unfortunately.
The solar charge controller I use (sunsaver MPPT) has adjustable setpoints that should keep the trojan's happy, I just need the meterbus adapter to connect with the software to update the settings. Sounds like it would be great insurance.
Typical three stage converter is 14.4 and 13.6 charging and will work fine.
Plenty of RVs have reported excellent 10+ year life with Trojan without perfectly matching the 14.8 absorption voltage.
Do verify what voltage actually gets on your battery. Good luck if you have a WFCO.
Properly working multistage converters do not kill these batteries... poor maintenance by the owner is what kills them.
so I do have a WFCO 8955-PEC in the trailer, although I primarily rely on solar to charge, particularly between trips. I cringe at asking, why 'good luck'?
Hi all. Thx for the help with my previous question re: 6v battery selection
So I went ahead and bought the Trojan T-105's mostly because of reputation, the shop (Rocky's in Edmonton, awesome btw) matched the price, and they were a bit shorter than the Crown's and fit my battery box better.
Question is around charging. In looking at the specsheet for the T-105's I saw they specify a 14.8 volt absorption charge. Is there really any noticeable difference to be seen in capacity or lifespan by going to the extra trouble of increasing to 14.8? I believe most chargers are probably 14 or so volts at this stage. Thoughts?
Not familiar with the crowns, so my nod goes to the T105's. I picked mine up at Rocky's Battery in Edmonton and they were good enough to make up a very professional battery interconnect as well as throw in a carrying strap. I have bought 4 T105 from them in the past 10 years. If you have a business I believe they offer a commercial discount.
Thx, I've dealt with Rocky's before and they were the ones recommending the crowns, BatteryWorld had the Trojans. All the positive comments on the T105's are pretty hard to disregard, their rep is pretty stout.
Hi, I'm going to be picking up 2 new 6v deep cycles to replace a pair of old group 27's for my camper battery bank. Charging will be mainly solar, 230watt panel with morningstar 15mppt controller. From the brands I have available locally I've narrowed the choice down to Crown CR-235 vs Trojan T-105 with the Crown's being about $10 cheaper per battery.
It seems that Trojan has the better reputation and brand recognition, but the Crown's are rated at 10 Ah more and are marginally cheaper. Which would you choose?
Thx in advance
Glad someone beat me to it re the frontal area. That makes all the difference in the world between 2100# of boat and 2100# of travel trailer. I am getting the feeling that the OP is looking for support in this decision and not finding it.
OP, please understand that folks on the forum have been around a long time, have seen or heard most and are only offering suggestions based on their knowledge. We may not be perfect, but usually pretty much right on with the opinions. If you have already made up your mind to go with this combo, we all wish you the best and safest travels. If you're after solid advice, please take it in the spirit it's intended.
One member often said, "I can pull my 23SS with my garden tractor, but it doesn't mean I should". Wisdom.
From your signature
2003 F-150 supercrew tow rating 7700lb
Rockwood 2604 gvwr 7714lb
2004 chevy venture
curb weight 3699 (gvwr 5257, couldn't find gcvwr)
14 foot kz sportmen
gvwr 2800 (unloaded 2126)
hitch wt 323
I wouldn't push it too much, but you should be well within all your specs with this trailer. I think you'll find the minivan makes a very good tow vehicle.