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Old 10-20-2022, 04:05 PM   #1361
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I will post some pics tomorrow. Personally I think it was a great upgrade for me. Will make things much easier.
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Old 10-20-2022, 04:38 PM   #1362
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I winterized the fifth wheel, lubed the seals and wipers with Aerospace 303, and cleaned the water pump filter-(that you all suggested I install-thank you very much!) I am already planning trips for next season.
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Old 11-04-2022, 09:12 AM   #1363
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Today Im testing the heater up in the desert above Barstow, CA
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Old 11-08-2022, 07:59 AM   #1364
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solar upgrade

my 30rls came with a solar kit but was not to my likings.
I added a 2000w inverter/charger with 2x 300ah lithium batteries.
I also added a dc to dc charger so I can charge up the batteries on the road.
I also back fed the a/c panel with the 110v out from the inverter to 1 side of the panel so it wont power the ac, fireplace and microwave.

Looking to add a few solar panels.

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Old 11-08-2022, 08:02 AM   #1365
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I also added a dc to dc charger so I can charge up the batteries on the road.

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What May I ask is a DC to DC charger?
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Old 11-08-2022, 08:56 AM   #1366
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hello Bigbobia, yes a dc /dc charger is a unit that takes 12v from you tow vehicle when driving it it will charge the rv battery.

I hope that helps. You could also go on youtube and type in dc to dc charger

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Old 11-08-2022, 11:45 AM   #1367
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hello Bigbobia, yes a dc /dc charger is a unit that takes 12v from you tow vehicle when driving it it will charge the rv battery.

I hope that helps. You could also go on youtube and type in dc to dc charger

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Thought was called an alternator?
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Old 11-08-2022, 12:23 PM   #1368
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Is this just to give a higher voltage to your LiFePo batteries? Or a dedicated wired higher amperage charger than the tow vehicle trailer charge line produces?
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Old 11-08-2022, 01:07 PM   #1369
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yes exactly, the tow will send 12v 40amps from the battery to the dc /dc charger. The charger will send the amps to the lithium batteries. The 7port from the tow vehicle does send 12v from most tow vehicle but its very low ams, think of it as a maintainer.
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Old 11-08-2022, 01:17 PM   #1370
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I should of been more informative. The dc to dc charger that sends 12v to 12v securely. The truck gets 40amps from the alternator constantly. The dc/dc charger will monitor that and make sure it turns on when the truck is on, also its a 1 way direction. So my truck can't empty the rv batteries even if it tried. The victron dc/dc charger also comes with plenty of options and you can modify all the settings also with a blue tooth app so you can monitor it from you phone.
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Old 11-08-2022, 01:46 PM   #1371
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Nice! What does the connection look like from your TV to trailer? Large Anderson plug?
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Old 11-09-2022, 06:01 AM   #1372
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hello CampN, yes exactly, 1 large anderson plug in the pick up bed and the other I piggy backed it with the main 7pin cable from the rv.
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Old 11-17-2022, 05:26 PM   #1373
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I ordered a set of GoodYear Assurance tires to replace the OE Rainiers.
Farm and Fleet has buy 3 get 1 free.
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Old 11-25-2022, 10:33 AM   #1374
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I got the new tires mounted and got them back on the trailer before getting everything covered back up for the winter.
I was surprised at how much heavier the GoodYear Endurance tires are than the O.E. Rainiers.
Very glad I spent the money.

That being said, anyone interested in a Like New set of Rainiers? 😋
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Old 11-25-2022, 10:47 AM   #1375
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I was surprised at how much heavier the GoodYear Endurance tires are than the O.E. Rainiers.
Very glad I spent the money.
I thought the same thing when I replaced our Raniers with Sailun. Sailuns are much heavier and feel more stout. I think you'll be glad you made the switch.
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