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RE: Best Fridge Type

My new trailer has a 12v fridge. We just camped 3 days 2 nights with one group 24 battery. It has a solar panel, but we were under trees. However, my last trailer had an absorption fridge that is still flawless after almost 20 years, and could run most of the summer on a 30lb propane tank a little 12v juice. My new Furrion 12v fridge makes quite a bit of noise when it periodically kicks on.
TurnThePage 06/06/23 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: So tell me about your perfect couples travel trailer

Pretty much any of the stick & tin trailers won't have foam core floors.
TurnThePage 05/30/23 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: I know it's Spring , But this is interesting

I have a similar fan, same principle. It works well with the Buddy Heater. The base of the fan is flat to sit on a wood stove or similar. I haven't done it yet, but I've already figured out how to modify to sit securely on the Buddy.
TurnThePage 05/27/23 04:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Help me with current best manufacturers

I have to agree. The Lippert frame on my new GD, has items literally welded on crooked, like the tongue! It's still usable and should be strong enough to last. Where GD shines is the clever designs and layouts they've come up with over the years. Their customer service still appears to be pretty good too.
TurnThePage 05/11/23 11:25am Travel Trailers
RE: looking for help sealing a roof

If the trailer is stationary, you could have a shrinkwrap (like on boats being stored) done on just the top of the trailer, allowing access to doors, windows, vents, etc. A few years ago, I had a guy shrinkwrap my trailer for the winter, and asked that he include vents in the material so that I could use it. I've re-used that cover every winter since. It comes down just far enough to cover the side marker lights. My trailer is almost 20 years old and I became leery of the EPDM roof membrane, which actually still looks good. Dunno if this info is useful or not.
TurnThePage 05/11/23 11:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Can I add a bit of hose between drain and macerator?

Is it silly to worry about the weight of the macerator hanging off the drain?
TurnThePage 05/08/23 09:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I add a bit of hose between drain and macerator?

Thanks for the feedback!
TurnThePage 05/07/23 05:59pm Tech Issues
Can I add a bit of hose between drain and macerator?

Instead of hanging the macerator off the black/gray drain, can I add a couple feet of hose between them, allowing the macerator to set on the ground? Any reason not to?
TurnThePage 05/07/23 04:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Ram 6.7 no start

^If he’s been eatin a lot of MREs he could just be really stopped up! Although it’s calming to post while sitting on the throne! (At least from where I’m sitting right now! Lol)Hopefully that's at least 220 Grit...
TurnThePage 05/06/23 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Micro Air

Agreed! I'm in the middle of a huge solar/lifpo4 upgrade and am seriously leaning toward a Victron 3000 watt inverter. Great info here!
TurnThePage 04/21/23 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Help me with current best manufacturers

Almost any of the solid fiberglass trailers would be a good bet if you can find one you can afford which also meets your needs. After that, I would lean toward Northwoods and Outdoors RVs. If you can afford an Airstream, that might be good too. They are pretty and have mitigated a lot of the potential leak damage that they used to experience. Those conventional trailers made with Azdel might have a leg up on those that aren't, but good upkeep should negate that advantage. I just purchased a Grand Design mostly because I got a killer deal on a new 2022 model. JMHO
TurnThePage 04/20/23 11:26am Travel Trailers
RE: School Me on Solar Panels

Good advice! After further reading I have to completely agree. Unfortunately I don't have a fridge chimney on the new rig.
TurnThePage 04/11/23 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: School Me on Solar Panels

Maybe a Victron "SmartSolar MPPT 150/70 up to 250/100 VE.Can" The total open voltage of the panels I'm looking at is just over 151 volts. I know that's some expensive hardware, but it might be worth it for me to keep installation effort to a minimum. I just don't know if I want to open the roof and try to route more wire. I already have gimpy shoulders and knees.
TurnThePage 04/10/23 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: School Me on Solar Panels

I go to Amazon for almost everything and never even thought to look there for that! Thanks!
TurnThePage 04/10/23 08:37am Tech Issues
RE: School Me on Solar Panels

Mount panels to top of RV, and you have to have RV in sun.Guess I'll just have to deal with it. I'm putting 7 panels up there. NO WAY I'm going to goof with 7 panels on the ground so I can park in the shade. Besides I won't be pulling that much power most of the time. The number of panels is intended to offset shaded or partially shaded scenarios too. So... 920AH of lifepo4 batteries arrive tomorrow. Now to get serious about the other hardware. I found a Victron 3000 watt Multplus that will arrive preprogrammed for my set up. I have a few other expensive pieces to put in place too. Where do you guys get the support hardware? Cables, bus bars, connectors, etc.? I think I would like to order the big cables pre-cut and connectorized.
TurnThePage 04/09/23 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: School Me on Solar Panels

I guess I should have mentioned that yes I'm going with a serial configuration into MPPT controller(s). Are there preferred type/brands of panels? Are there any to stay away from? I already intend to avoid the surface mount flexible ones. I see a huge variety of shapes and sizes out there. Do people mix and match?
TurnThePage 03/31/23 10:53am Tech Issues
School Me on Solar Panels

I recent started a thread about lifepo4 battery configurations, 12v/24v/etc. I think I'm settling on four 230 AH batteries, and will likely keep them in a 12v config. Now I want to figure out the solar. I am mounting the panels in a permanent position on the roof with no adjusting for best sun. I see lots of systems where they are very close to the roof and wonder about that. Panels get hot. My intention is to run tracks the length of the roof and mount on them, maybe keeping the panels 4-6 inches off the roof. That will provide good ventilation and even shade for the RV. It will also reduce shadows on the panels from other stuff on the roof. Now my questions: I'm not familiar with current wiring methodology. Are they all the same now? I hear people mention MC4 connectors. Is that the standard? Do I need to worry about that or will all the hardware be compatible right out of the box? What about the panels themselves? I've understood that monocrystalline is superior to poly for RV use. Is that still the case? It sounds like most panels are manufactured with shade tolerant diodes built in now. What other considerations are there?
TurnThePage 03/31/23 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

I don't see any benefit to adding components (that can possibly fail) to convert back to 12 volts when a 12 volt system is adequate for what the OP is trying to do.I don't know what the OP is trying to do. He's been a bit vague. Sorry. Don't mean to be vague. I'm closing in on retirement, and intend to adventure a LOT. I'm considering adding a small (8-9000 BTU) mini-split, which should run quite nicely on the system I'm planning. When I started this post, I wasn't specific about my needs, I just wanted other points of view on the various options. I'm still leaning toward keeping it 12v, but am also learning along the way. I could easily change my mind before I've even acquired a single component. This discussion is probably as good as I've seen about this subject. Thank you all for that.
TurnThePage 03/09/23 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

The wide variety of responses has been so much better than I anticipated! The longest wire run should be from the pvs to charge controller(s). I still don't know how I'm going to accomplish that part. I'm hoping to keep all other components within just a few feet of each other. I'm leaning toward sticking with 12v just for simplicity, but will still weigh my options as I acquire stuff.
TurnThePage 03/08/23 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

i'm an old fart and have always tried to live by...keep it simple, stupid. the more wonky a system, the more headaches it will cause.I absolutely agree! Victron 48 >12v converter. I got the 30a size to handle slides and jacksTHAT'S the info I was looking for! Thanks! I figured stuff like that was available, but was in danger of drowning in data when perusing their website.
TurnThePage 03/07/23 09:58pm Tech Issues
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