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RE: Solar panels and lithium batteries

Has anyone switched to the lithium batteries? Not yet, but when I do, I’ll install at least two of these 206 Ah SOK batteries. Remember, your charger will need to have adjustable Absorbtion and Float battery voltages. Will installing just the solar panels be enough with 4 new golf cart. Probably not since you are draining fully charged batteries each night. I’d replace your lead-acid with lithium batteries first.
TechWriter 07/06/22 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Project – 2/3 Done

Nice system! How much storage do you have? Four Trojan T-105s.
TechWriter 06/29/22 05:12pm Tech Issues
Solar Project – 2/3 Done

Months in the making . . . This is my 4th solar install since 2006: 2006 - 240W solar (series), Solar Boost 2000E charge controller, Xantrex RS2000 inverter/charger 2009 - 760W solar (series-parallel), Xantrex XW-MPPT60-150 charge controller, Xantrex RS2000 inverter/charger 2012 - 735W solar (parallel), MidNite Classic 150 charge controller, Magnum MS2000 inverter charger 2022 (last year for 26% tax credit) - 1110W solar (series), Victron SmartSolar 150/70 charge controller, Victron MultiPlus II inverter/charger Can't say enough about Victron equipment, especially the network monitoring capability, but the animated Touch 50 display takes the cake . . . https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/touch50-2.jpg height=375 width=625
TechWriter 06/28/22 10:38pm Tech Issues
RE: My Fridge Died

My Norcold model 6053 fridge has all the symptoms of a plugged up pipe. I've tried to keep it level over the years but, I'm not the original owner of this Travel Trailer and,, it's 29 years old. I guess nothing last forever. It still sucks. I go dry camping sometimes and I have no wish to convert over to an all electric fridge. I've been looking around the internet for a replacement cooling unit and I think I've found a good place called "RV Cooling Unit Warehouse". I have a 21-year-old original Dometic fridge and I would probably go with www.rvcoolingunit.com guys. Cooling units are much cheaper to replace that entire fridges. Suggest you talk with someone at the cooling unit warehouse for replacement advice.
TechWriter 06/26/22 11:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

This is why the only thing I post on FB is RTM. I believe that's "RTFM", Matt.
TechWriter 06/23/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whirlpool refrigerator 11.6

Do any of you have the 11.6 counter depth 24” refrigerator? Yep. Installed this model in my last RV and it worked great. See Residential Refrigerator Upgrade.
TechWriter 06/21/22 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: CG Prices

I've been camping my whole life and have had travel trailers for the past 18 years and never thought I would see site prices even come close to approaching what I have been seeing lately. When we started full timing in 2013, I kept track of the costs for the campgrounds we stayed in that year (about 40). In 2023 we're going back to some of those campgrounds and here's a cost-per-day comparison for some of them: https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/2013-2023-campground-prices.jpg height=250 width=563 Thankfully state parks (which we love and prefer) have kept prices somewhat flat, but we can rarely get a site at state parks. We are not year in advance planners outside of 1 trip each year so we rarely get in. When we started RVing in 2004, we always planned ahead. We had to in order to get prime spots in state campgrounds. Now, things are even worse, for both public and private campground reservations. So we reserve as far as possible in advance and try to get a site at the exact time when the registration "window" opens up.
TechWriter 06/05/22 10:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2004 Class A gasser

Hi all, Looking at two different 2004 class A's. One is a Pace Arrow with a Vortec GM 8 cylinder, the other a Georgie Boy with a 10 cylinder Ford. Would one chassis be better than another? Ford
TechWriter 05/31/22 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Here's good summary of Starlink for RVs.
TechWriter 05/23/22 11:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Terminal Block with Circuit Breakers

You're probably looking for something like this . . . https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=205068&d=1527779833 height=512 width=384 My SeaView's fuses are in a basement compartment, but in previous RV it was on the driver's armrest and under a dash cover. Ask on other forums for your particular make & model.
TechWriter 05/14/22 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Tripping solar panel breaker

Would a 30 amp fuse of these two panels be too high? Remember, you fuse for the wire. What size wire connects your panels to your controller? Also, are your panels connected in Series or in Parallel? If in Series, then panel voltages add together. If Parallel, then panel current adds.
TechWriter 05/12/22 12:04am Tech Issues
RE: Dish Satellite Dish

Actually, the dish you have at home will work with the Wallys. It just won't work with them and the H3 at the same time. A Hopper 3 and a Wally can work with a DISH 1000.2 antenna. But it's a bit complicated . . . Besides buying a DISH 1000.2, you also need a DPP44 switch and a DPH42 switch + all the RG6 cable connections. (In the graphic below, just substitute a Wally for the VIP receivers.) https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/dpp44-dph42.jpg
TechWriter 05/08/22 06:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Residential fridge door locks

Southco Latch
TechWriter 04/27/22 09:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is happening with our members?

. . . as I get older, I'm increasingly bored with RV'ers, who simply won't read their owners manuals. (many common questions are answered there) In their initial posts they provide so little information that it is literally impossible to help them in any meaningful helpful way without extensive further questioning. I'm not going to do your homework for you (for free) Yikes! A tad bit harsh. As someone who used to write manuals, I’ll be the first to admit sometimes they’re of little value and they do get lost.
TechWriter 04/10/22 12:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not the cells that fail it is the battery Management System!

I have four lightly used Trojan T-105s I can’t find a home for. Now you tell me.
TechWriter 04/09/22 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Not the cells that fail it is the battery Management System!

TecWriter said:"Get on youtube and you will see the extra ordinary measures needed to destroy an LFP cell." I see many things on You Tube that are ...... Well...... Entainertaining yes. Factual no. Um, that was time2roll, w8forit, not me. The YouTube link I gave was to someone who seems to know what he’s talking about. That’s why I’m pretty sure you didn’t check it out.
TechWriter 04/09/22 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: What is happening with our members?

All of their boards are moderated by volunteers, most of whom I believe are Nazis taking into account the ones I once belonged to and left due to the iron boot moderation. Those mods work for free while the owners of Social Knowledge cash checks. Yeah, right. Mark Zuckerberg town is so much better.
TechWriter 04/09/22 06:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not the cells that fail it is the battery Management System!

Right now the only Inverter I have is 2KW and it is disabled/inhibited. I plan on getting some LI batteries for it but am thinking of doing as Tommy did. Get cells and a BMS and home brew. But I want a 'Fire safe" for the batteries.Get on youtube and you will see the extra ordinary measures needed to destroy an LFP cell. Other chemistries are far more volatile, LFP not so much. I highly recommend Will Prowse YouTube’s channel.
TechWriter 04/08/22 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: What is happening with our members?

There was a time when you could ask a question on this forum without fear of ridicule. This forum, especially General RVing Issues, has always had an ugly side . . . at least since I’ve been a member.
TechWriter 04/08/22 06:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not the cells that fail it is the battery Management System!

I didn’t catch how many BMS systems the Solar City guy tested, but I’ll take a SWAG and say 1. But let’s say 5 for argument’s sake. So given his statistical sample size (n=5), I think it’s a stretch for him to condemn 99% of all BMS systems. But, hey, it’s the Internet where personal experience (n=1) trumps all.
TechWriter 04/08/22 12:24pm Tech Issues
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