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RE: Battery questions for boondocking

We boondock in the mountains (very cold at night and in morning) and use the furnace in the evening for a couple hours and in the morning for an hour. Our 200 watts of solar does just fine with our 24 foot trailer.
Boon Docker 12/23/20 11:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Merry Christmas Everyone !

A little something to lighten up your day. Merry Christmas Everyone
Boon Docker 12/23/20 06:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Green Valve Stem Covers

My new Toyota pick up has green valves and a few weeks ago the low tire light came on. I checked with my gage and sure enough all four wheels only had 25 PSI. I topped them off with my handy dandy little 12 volt compressor, and they never complained, and the green valves never changed to black, or purple, etc, so I guess all is well. Guy If I were you I would get those defective green valves replaced. :B
Boon Docker 12/23/20 05:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV lighting

Yes, there are many varieties of 12v dimmer switches.
Boon Docker 12/22/20 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt Refrigerators

:)
Boon Docker 12/13/20 06:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Exercise genny while on shore power?

Thanks, Mexico & Bobbo
Boon Docker 12/13/20 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: Exercise genny while on shore power?

I'm curious, why the 3 minute wait?
Boon Docker 12/12/20 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt Refrigerators

At 1.1 amp your fridge uses about 105-110 ah per 24 hour period. I wouldn't call that real good for boondocking. at 1.1 amps that should bc 26.4 ah in a 24 hour period.not 105-110 Steve Yes, 26.4 amp at 120VAC, but we are talking about 12VDC while boondocking. 1.1 amp at 120VAC = 11 amp at 12VDC A would love to have a residential fridge that draws 1.1 amp at 12VDC.
Boon Docker 12/12/20 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt Refrigerators

And a lot of people don't like using generators when boondocking to run their residential fridge when it is cloudy.... just saying. ;)
Boon Docker 12/11/20 11:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt Refrigerators

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Boon Docker 12/11/20 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt Refrigerators

At 1.1 amp your fridge uses about 105-110 ah per 24 hour period. I wouldn't call that real good for boondocking.
Boon Docker 12/11/20 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Small PSW Inverter

No way will you do 300w with the 12v plug-in. The socket will be more like a 96w limit. If you can modify it to use clamps on the wires to go right on a battery, that would be a very good deal at that price. Most vehicle 12V plugs have 20A or 30A fuses. 20A @ 12V is 240W. Not sure if this unit can handle 300W on an "extended" basis. I don't know if I would be comfortable enough to leave a 250+W load plugged in to a cigarette lighter UNATTENDED ! I do believe the max for 12v vehicle outlets is a 15 amp fuse.
Boon Docker 12/11/20 06:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump not circulating anti-freeze

I filled fresh water tank with 7 gallons of antifreeze. I only see one valve and it looks like it is from the city water line feeding into a blue line. (I tried it anyway, no luck.) I cannot find one from the tank to the pump. Open a cold faucet, start the pump then try turning the single valve one direction, wait 60 seconds. If nothing happens turn the valve the other direction and wait 60 seconds again.
Boon Docker 12/08/20 03:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: inexpensive panels

Thank you BFL for that great explanation. Never realized that they varied that much through the day.
Boon Docker 12/07/20 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: inexpensive panels

Just finished reading a white paper posted on the Victron website about the difference between PWM and MPPT. An excellent in-depth read. It was stated in one example (PWM vs MPPT) that an MPPT controller could yield as much as 19% better harvest.
Boon Docker 12/07/20 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: inexpensive panels

MPPT does not always "equal" "more power" or "longer charging" either, there are limitations on how much energy the panel can actually efficiently garner from the given strength and duration of the sun that falls on it. MPPT attempts to maximize what can be harvested but in many cases you will only be talking in fractions of Ahrs per day over a PWM controller with a single 24V panel. Not uncommon for home panel arrays to be wired for 48V and higher.. Could you possibly show how many fractions of AHrs harvested: Using PWM and MPPT controllers using the panels below with all conditions being the same. - 250 watt 24V panel (VOC 37 V - Imp 8 A) - 250 watt 12V panel (VOC 20 V - Imp 12 A)
Boon Docker 12/06/20 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Fridge Swap-out

I have a 2012 Forest River Cedar Creek 36CKTS that has dumbetic four door rv fridge that I want to replace with a residential fridge with an ice-maker like my other CC Daydreamer has. My questions are,,, -has anyone done this and how did it go, -as the fridge in this fiver is elect/propane and only has one 12V battery and my Daydreamer with the residential has four 6V batteries can I assume the existing converter and battery won't support a residential fridge? -whatever other things I might not expect, Thanks in advance! Red Green: Be generous with the duct tape, you know; spare the duct tape, spoil the job. The converter is not an issue. If boondocking, one battery running an inverter will not work unless you want to run a generator every day to charge up that single battery.
Boon Docker 12/06/20 04:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: inexpensive panels

If the system in your trailer is 12V then you have to use a 12V solar panel with a PWM controller. A PWM controller will not drop the output voltage down to 12V when using a 24V solar panel. An MPPT controller will drop the voltage down to 12V when using a 24V solar panel.
Boon Docker 12/05/20 06:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Extended boarder restrictions, well into 2021

Crowe - X2 Unfortunately some people just don't get it and that keeps the virus raging along. Health care authorities don't have a clue according to these people, so these people just carry along in their stupid ways putting other people in harm. Makes you really wonder about society as a whole.
Boon Docker 12/03/20 07:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: pure sine wave 1000 watts! but only 500 watts per plug

That is a good price for two 500 watt pure sine wave inverters.
Boon Docker 11/30/20 11:29pm Tech Issues
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