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RE: Anybody run Lithium battery bank with solar

May I suggest going to the web site? Will Prowse has developed a LOT of expertise in the solar power field. I'm not running lithium batteries, but I am fairly certain that your 360 watt array is not adequate for the task. That certainly won't get you 200 AH of power reliably. This is pretty much certain given your max voltage of 12.6 volts on your existing battery pack. I am running with a pair of 125 AH AGM batteries, and they aren't fully charged until up to 13.0 volts. But this depends on how you are measuring that voltage. Is it via a VOM when they are disconnected from any load? Or is it by use of a battery monitor of some sort? If the latter, does your system contain a shunt? Or is it just the display from that MPPT controller?
naturist 12/01/20 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange advice

Driving a huge trailer too fast on cheap Chinese tires of unknown age, carrying unknown weight, what could possibly go wrong? X2
naturist 11/28/20 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Filtration

I wouldn’t.
naturist 11/28/20 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Long trips

Welcome to the right coast, have a great visit. As long as your truck is well suited to the load, you should have no problems. I have dragged our trailer on 4,000 to 6,000 mile journeys four times around this wonderful country and had a fifth such planned before the current plague messed everything up. Wonderful experiences all four times. Our rig suits us well, and if money were no object, maybe we’d upgrade to newer versions of what we already have. YMMV of course.
naturist 11/26/20 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DEF Math

The composition of DEF is spelled out in federal regulations. There is no allowance for any “secret sauce” and the allowed two components are among the cheapest compounds known to mankind. The only difference between brands is profit margin, packaging, and age/storage conditions (which are more a function of where you buy it). The $2 a gallon stuff at truck stops is your best bet on all counts and is plenty profitable for all involved.
naturist 11/26/20 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery failure puzzle: voltage good, little power

May I suggest springing for one of These instead of two of the batteries you have been buying? It will have almost the same usable capacity as the pair and not need replacing for more like ten years, making it actually cheaper than the lead acid batteries.
naturist 11/26/20 06:02am Tech Issues
RE: Very Frustrated

Bad ground. A common problem that comes and goes just as your issue seems to do. Could be corroded/loose connection or a broken wire/ground strap.
naturist 11/21/20 02:58pm Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

Victrons are spendy. Try this: Clicky
naturist 11/17/20 07:16pm Tech Issues
RE: I now hav e AC power in my driveway...

Good on you, OP, and congrats for finding Paradise. Here on the right coast, we found our patch of heaven 26 years ago. We bought 27 acres zoned agricultural just outside the city limits with a bold spring and creek and after building our house, we turned the shack out back into our full hookup campsite. It’s great to have room for all the toys along with enough privacy to be able to run laps around the house stark naked screaming at the top of our lungs without disturbing neighbors, should we have the urge.
naturist 11/17/20 05:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt blanket?

Let’s do some simple math. Taking that 4.5 amp draw, over an 8 hour snooze, we get 36 amp hours per night. At 6.5 amps, that’s 52 amp hours per night. If you have the single 80 amp hour battery most TTS come with, that blanket will completely drain as much power as you dare or even damage the battery. You need to check you battery AH rating before deciding.
naturist 11/13/20 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

8 gauge wire seems too small for the 500 amps draw of a 6,000 watt inverter. And yes, I think you lucked out not needing electric blankets.
naturist 11/09/20 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: White Knuckle Trip

I know nothing of that particular rig, but I would point out that unless the engine is turbocharged, you lose a lot of power at altitude. I know that stretch of road goes from 5,000 feet to 11,000 feet, and non-turbo vehicles suffer greatly at those altitudes. That is one reason there are so many diesel recommendations here; diesels are almost always turbocharged and suffer no loss of power at altitude.
naturist 11/09/20 06:02pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

{snip}Than per my experience, there is no need for pure sine on RV. Have been using modified wave for over 20 years just fine. True that most things work fine on MSW, but some things don’t. And many of the things that don’t can be damaged on MSW. Electric blankets, for example, and CPAP machines. I have several photographic studio lights that are known to burst in flames with MSW inverters. While not camping gear, they do serve to notify us all that what you need to buy depends on what you seek to power.
naturist 11/09/20 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

I have a 2200 watt Giandel PSW inverter that works well. 3 year warranty, only 8-9 watts when idling.
naturist 11/09/20 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Collapsible ladder?

I bought a relatively cheap 10.5 foot telescoping ladder to use as an escape ladder, and use it often for work on the trailer roof. My experience with the telescoping ladders has been very positive, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.
naturist 11/07/20 02:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 years today

Well done! May this be the best one ever, and merely the first of a trend of better and better. (When we celebrated our 50th, we told folks it was our 150th; I had been married to her for 50, she to me for 50, and we were married to each other for 50, and that makes 150 years of married bliss.)
naturist 11/07/20 02:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Water pressure regulator question (yet another)

NEVER use more than 1 pressure regulator at a time. Adding an extra will indeed diminish flow and pressure. I have a hook up at work to demonstrate this. I connect a standard in line RV regulator to the end of the shop hose(shop about 65 psi). I then add the 2nd and then 3rd Regulator and the customer sees that the volume pressure is almost none. MY preference is to have the Water Regulator(adjustable) at the CG faucet to help protect my potable feed hose from the sun and excess pressure. Doug This. And double on the regulator being as close to the source as possible. I once made the mistake of putting my regulator at the TT inlet. The white hose blew out.
naturist 11/02/20 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: New RVer with some diesel fuel issues.

Algae and other water-related contamination of diesel fuel is a common problem on boats, so I'd second having a marine fuel-polishing service give it a go. And if the fuel has those issues, expect to have to replace the fuel filter frequently. Keeping that gunk from fouling your fuel injectors, which can be very expensive, is why there is a fuel filter in the first place.
naturist 10/18/20 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Coffee Pot

We've been using a stove-top percolator on the propane cook top in the RV for years, one of the stainless steel ones. The secret is to use one of these Gormay wrap-around coffee filters clicky. Note the 100 pack is not wrap-around, pick the 24 pack. For the record, a pack is 99 cents, but I have seen these very same filters listed on Amazon for $15 to $20 per pack. Think about THAT for a bit.
naturist 10/18/20 06:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: New to RV'ing, need a new vehicle

Yup, tow vehicle payload is going to be the limiting factor. Midsize suv probably has a max payload around 1200 lbs. A tank of gas will take 150 lbs of that, five people at an average 150 lbs takes another 750 lbs. That only leaves 350 lbs for games and snacks and drinks and maps and books and “stuff,” never mind the trailer’s tongue weight of 400-600 lbs and oops, you are overloaded.
naturist 10/17/20 02:58pm Travel Trailers
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