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RE: Removing Satellite Dish and Antenna From Roof

What type of roof? I’ve got a seamless aluminum roof, and when I removed mine I made a big patch out of some 12” wide aluminum flashing, and some Eternabond double-stick tape. The double-stick is of course sticky on both sides. I cleaned the roof good, stuck the patch down, and sealed around the perimeter with some Kool-Seal caulk. That was about 15 years ago, and it’s never leaked. :):) hey thanks for the reply , im not sure what kind of roof i have honestly but it feels kind of soft. its deff not metal. i have an eagle cap 811 do you recommend any specific tools to remove the sealant and break the seal between the dish and the roof? i was thinking maybe one of those metal tools they use to put spackle on the wall
moonlitsouls 10/11/21 07:14pm Truck Campers
Removing Satellite Dish and Antenna From Roof

Hey guys , any tips on how to remove this dish from the roof? Any specific tools that you think will help? Its sealed on there with what looks to be some black sealant which i have not seen on the top of an RV roof yet I bought some eternabond tape to seal it up , and i have some dycor self leveling sealant , any tips would be helpful , thanks adam
moonlitsouls 10/11/21 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

alright guys thanks a lot for the ideas. i think i will feed the cable through the bed of the truck right behind the rear cab window , feed the wire into the battery compartment , then use anderson connections inside the compartment itself , which should keep it safe.
moonlitsouls 10/11/21 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

hey guys , im using a renogy 60a dc-dc charger , and i upgraded the stock altn to 250amps , im going to put the dc-dc charger right near my existing battery bank , the part im confused about is where to mount the anderson cable to make this as simple as possible , my camper stays on the truck 95% of the time so im not too worried about water and stuff. maybe i can drill a hole in the battery bank compartment door and just leave them plugged up inside there , theres room for it
moonlitsouls 10/10/21 12:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Wiring Diagram for Review

The dc breaker from the solar panels is too small. If my batteries are hungry I get 17 amps from 256 watts of panels.X2 You have the potential of 60A+ maximum on the controller output. The wire from the solar panels is on the small size unless all four panels are in series (which I do not recommend).He said series connection. IF his panels have bypass diodes then serial has shade and wiring advantages and hence I'd recommend it. hey the 16amp breaker from the panels to the scc is because im wiring them in series , max amps will be 10
moonlitsouls 10/09/21 12:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Wiring Diagram for Review

I think he’s saying you don’t show the remaining house loads and the expected amps. So it’s inconsistent to show 4 ga and 2 ga on either side of the Blue Seas/switch. If the house loads and charger are connected to the Blue Seas switch then the different wire size would be more consistent than if connected to the busbars. You can certainly have separate charger and inverter vs a combined unit. Just make sure your charger is adequate for the battery. I would question that as Li batteries are different. Not sure why you show the gen, as I’d likely just show charger and it’s DC output to the house loads and how it connects to your diagram. Ie Your panel may have AC and DC in one physical panel but they are electrically separate (except for common grounding). thanks a lot. i have a progressive dynamics 45amp charger / converter , but im hardly ever connected to shore power i am still unsure about how the dc loads are connected. currently there is two sets of wires being routed to the battery positive and negative of the dc circuits , one set is from the SCC , but im going to rereoute that back down to the battery. It was installed this way by the RV dealer because it was seemingly easier for them to avoid having to wire the extra few feet to the battery compartment i think the other two positive and negative wires come from the battery itself , but im going to take it apart and figure it out once i figure this out , maybe then i can rewrite the diagram accordingly?
moonlitsouls 10/09/21 12:20pm Truck Campers
DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

Hope all is well, I’ve attached a diagram to my truck camper , I’m going to use Anderson connections to create a detachable connection for the wires from the starter battery to the charger. Where do you guys think I should route the wire ? What’s the best way to come into the camper? Thanks a lot https://i.imgur.com/EGrpv1w.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/9U5yv0t.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/3c8kdc3.png width=640 * Adjusted image width to 640
moonlitsouls 10/09/21 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: Solar Wiring Diagram for Review

Hi, The inverter is a bit small. I'd got to 1500 or 2000 watt. Running a device "flat out" is not a good thing. At least one member burned out an inverter by doing so. Fuses should be "at the capacity of the wire". thanks for the feedback , i never use more than 1000w , its perfect for me. what are your thoughts on the comment made by the guys on diy solar? i think there is an issue with the design and how the dc loads are being wired? 1000 running flat out is less efficient than a 2000 running at 50% load. Or are you saying your max load is only 500 watts? the purpose of this thread is to discuss sytem design and understand how my ac/dc panels will be wired into the system , im not concerned about my inverter size its working great.
moonlitsouls 10/09/21 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Solar Wiring Diagram for Review

Hi, The inverter is a bit small. I'd got to 1500 or 2000 watt. Running a device "flat out" is not a good thing. At least one member burned out an inverter by doing so. Fuses should be "at the capacity of the wire". thanks for the feedback , i never use more than 1000w , its perfect for me. what are your thoughts on the comment made by the guys on diy solar? i think there is an issue with the design and how the dc loads are being wired?
moonlitsouls 10/09/21 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: Adding more Solar and DC-DC charger

thank you all very much for the replies , really appreciate it. Ive been doing a lot of research and i created another thread to get some feedback on my preliminary wiring diagram , but im still confused about a couple things adam https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30286820.cfm
moonlitsouls 10/09/21 10:40am Truck Campers
Solar Wiring Diagram for Review

Hi guys , hope all is well. Im in the process of upgrading my solar system , with the help of the DIY solar forum online ive been able to create this preliminary diagram but im still a little confused about how the existing ac/dc panel will be wired if im not upgrading the stock /converter charger. A lot of the videos i see online involve switching out the existing charger for a hybrid unit that does inverting and charging , i dont need that. My only goals are : increase solar capacity add the dc-dc charger fuse the system properly and clean up the install as it was thrown together by the rv dealer who sold the unit to the first owners , thanks a lot for the help i received this feedback below from someone on the DIY solar forum and i have no idea what he means , pls help me out "You show no pure dc loads. That means the only load is the inverter so its kinda pointless to have the connections between the battery and the busbars at 2 awg and then the connection between the busbar and the inverter at 4 awg." i think my system is designed incorrectly for reference , this is a thread to the existing discussion on diy solar , any additional feedback would be greatly appreciated https://diysolarforum.com/threads/pls-help-me-with-system-design.29437/page-4 https://i.imgur.com/LrZf109.png
moonlitsouls 10/09/21 10:26am Truck Campers
Adding more Solar and DC-DC charger

Hope all is well guys and girls About 6 months ago i came here with a plan to leave my high priced NYC apt and move into my truck camper full time , well , its been one hell of a ride so far ! Over the last few months ive payed close attention to my energy needs , i have 400w of solar which pulls about 15amps MAX on the best conditions I have a 280ah lithium battery pack and a propane generator that i use for emergencies (to charge the battery if its been cloudy) or on hot days if i want to turn on my ac I am never hooked up to power at a campground , everything is done off the grid So ive gotten a bit tired of having to position myself in the sun, my life revolves around this battery and its getting old , so heres my plan add 2 additional 200w panels , upgrade the existing SCC to a victron 100/50 add a 200amp high output alternator and a renogy 60 amp dc to dc charger My current setup is a 2006 Ford f350 paired with a 2019 Eagle Cap 811 The purpose of this post is to say hello again , and also get any tips or suggestions on the best way to proceed I am in the process now of doing the resarch to configure the system correctly , so not only will i be reworking the solary array and SCC but also trying to size the correct wiring and get a good plan for the DC-DC charger as well thanks again adam
moonlitsouls 10/02/21 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Smelling propane

thanks guys , im going to start by adjusting the air shutter , that seems like the easier place to start. also , i need to clean that soot asap its really bothering me. i hope it comes off easy
moonlitsouls 04/21/21 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Are lithium batteries worth the cost?

I just built a 280ah DIY Lithium phosphate battery for a total of $700 , 1 x 100ah battle born goes for over $1000 so i got basically 3 of them for $700 fully built with the highest quality BMS , wires and lugs Its fully programable and i can monitor/change settings using a bluetooth enabled app. If you're willing to take on that challenge you can save big. I am in the process now of sourcing another 280ah to double up on my bank giving me some serious boondocking capabilities with 560ah , upgrading the solar as well from 380 watts to almost 800w , should be fun
moonlitsouls 04/21/21 07:37am Truck Campers
Smelling propane

Hey guys, when I turn my water heater on I smell propane from the back here in the closet. I also have some black soot building on the exterior above the vent area https://i.imgur.com/ZgXiQr3.jpg width=800 https://i.imgur.com/WWw9CXc.jpg width=800
moonlitsouls 04/20/21 10:51am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap quality control continues to disappoint

Yup. The Monday work crew. I bought a new class C, No heat to the bedroom. No Duct opening. But the drawers in that area were really nice and warm,. Back to the dealer and they cut the hole for the duct outlet and ran the duct to the bedroom. GGGEEEZZZZZ problem i have is that there is no RV dealerships near NYC , theyre either in NJ or CT and it takes at least 1-2 hours to get to any of them. In the interest of saving time im going to have to figure this out on my own well , not entirely on my own bc i have you guys lol
moonlitsouls 04/19/21 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap quality control continues to disappoint

https://i.imgur.com/5OIkmAf.png width=800 Not sure if it’s worth the time and effort to go to any repair shops because they’re all far away and probably booked solid anyway
moonlitsouls 04/19/21 05:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar charge controller confusion

Spoke to progressive dynamics today and they most deff do not like the way this was installed. Those ports for Battery positive and negative are not designed for two wires like that , im going to change it
moonlitsouls 04/19/21 11:49am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap quality control continues to disappoint

let me know when i can meet you all i want to witness these debates in person. i will let you know what EC says about the photos
moonlitsouls 04/19/21 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap quality control continues to disappoint

this is why i love this forum , plenty of good feedback and lots of people willing to help out. Thanks a lot. I am going to email the photos to the warranty rep at eagle cap , if for nothing else , to bring this to their attention. Im going to go to home depot and try to find the right flange and maybe a 4 inch to 2 inch reducer of some kind to fit the duct somehow into the furnace
moonlitsouls 04/18/21 08:37am Truck Campers
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