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Old 08-12-2022, 04:01 PM   #11
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I replaced the aluminum trim piece at the bottom of the front shell. Mine had been damaged to the point where the metal wall under the fiberglass had kinked. I was able to get the metal wall back in shape and there was no fiberglass damage but i could not straighten out the bend in the trim piece. I ordered an 8 ft chunk of 1.25" x 1.25" x1/8" 90 degree angle and cut it to fit. Some fresh paint and a new $32 custom ebay sticker and it almost looks respectable again.
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Old 08-12-2022, 10:13 PM   #12
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Well done sir, well done. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-13-2022, 04:50 PM   #13
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Well done sir, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! Its been a lot of work but its coming together. I got the yuge scratch down the drivers side pretty much fixed and i think i fixed the cause. Not much i can do to get the scratch out of the bathroom window but its better. The paint is still wet so it looks a little weird right now. Finished painting the inside and repairing the floor. The toilet and blackwater tank are done. Down to the filthy couch now. I ordered a fake leather futon couch that should fit with some modifications.
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Old 08-14-2022, 07:20 PM   #14
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Finished putting my batteries together and bolted them down with nutserts (i love nutserts). I got the inverter and other components mounted and wired. Its 5pm and the sun is behind the trees next door and the system is charging my batteries right now with the camper inside my shop at 2 watts. Basically 3) 24v batteries in parallel for combined 315ah with 400 watts of panels on top.

I should be able to plug my shore power line into my inverter now and run my whole trailer minus the AC. But the inverter could run the ac i think at least for a while.

Edit: I wired the rv shore power into my inverter and the AC does in fact run fine with it only drawing 44% load on my inverter. Now i can feed my inverter 110v AC from a new shore power line from the shop. This inverter can not feed back to the grid, so no transfer switch is needed.
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Old 08-14-2022, 08:09 PM   #15
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Holly cow..... How many amp hours?

Are you using solar panels at all or are you just charging it up before you leave?

I wish that I would have gone with an all-in-one controller.
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Holly cow..... How many amp hours?

Are you using solar panels at all or are you just charging it up before you leave?

I wish that I would have gone with an all-in-one controller.
315amp hours with 400 watts of panels on the rear shell
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315amp hours with 400 watts of panels on the rear shell
is it 315ah @ 24V = 7560wh?
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is it 315ah @ 24V = 7560wh?

That sounds right. Yes.

And the batteries weigh maybe a few lbs more than the stock 2) 6v lead acid batteries.

The stock 2) 50w panels weigh more than these 4)100w panels. Plus 30 lbs for inverter, wires and small bits.
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That sounds right. Yes.

And the batteries weigh maybe a few lbs more than the stock 2) 6v lead acid batteries.

The stock 2) 50w panels weigh more than these 4)100w panels. Plus 30 lbs for inverter, wires and small bits.
You could run your whole house off of those batteries if you had more solar.

I just have 230ah of LiFeP04 @ 12V (2,760wh) and 200w of solar. I can run anything but the A/C in the TrailManor. When we aren't camping, I'm going to plug our 2 house fridges into the TrailManor. No sense in letting all that power sit idle.
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You could run your whole house off of those batteries if you had more solar.

I just have 230ah of LiFeP04 @ 12V (2,760wh) and 200w of solar. I can run anything but the A/C in the TrailManor. When we aren't camping, I'm going to plug our 2 house fridges into the TrailManor. No sense in letting all that power sit idle.
I have 4000 watts of panels on the house now with 640ah lifepo4s at 48v for a 30kwh pack. It runs all my 110v needs on a sunny day. I run Ac, hot water, lights, fridge, freezer when sunny or a pellet stove in winter plus some lights and the fridge for a few days if the power goes out.
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