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Old 10-09-2015, 02:18 PM   #5671
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10 gallon atwood water heater. Replace the 1995 6 gallon that stopped working.
Did the new one fit in the old space? If not was it a lot of $$$ to have it installed?
I really think I need to replace our 33 year old one.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:36 PM   #5672
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new microwave and TPMS sensor. Just got the RV back from the body shop after our tire delamination.
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:59 AM   #5674
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just bought a 1500w pure sine wave inverter and very very disappointed. i swapped my dometic frig which quit working for a 4 cu ft residental frig and this thing would only run my frig for nine hours. i'm angry to say the least. i have two trojan t105's only one week old and i previously had an 800w msw inverter connected and ran the frig for 25 hours this really chaps my hide
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just bought a 1500w pure sine wave inverter and very very disappointed. i swapped my dometic frig which quit working for a 4 cu ft residental frig and this thing would only run my frig for nine hours. i'm angry to say the least. i have two trojan t105's only one week old and i previously had an 800w msw inverter connected and ran the frig for 25 hours this really chaps my hide
It's important to check the " idle or no load draw " on any inverter.

I have seen as low as 1/2 amp, up to 4 amps.

4 amps over the 10 hours is near 1/3 of your usable battery capacity. Thats without running the fridge.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:01 AM   #5676
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Did the new one fit in the old space? If not was it a lot of $$$ to have it installed?
I really think I need to replace our 33 year old one.
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You need to cut the hole 3+" taller and make sure you have 21" of depth from front to back. Was very easy to do. I do all my own work on the motorhome. So it just cost the price of the water heater (from amazon $309.00 delivered) and about 2 hrs of time. Well worth it.
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A spool of thread is the last thing I bought (today)

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new slideout awning replaced it my self.. was not that hard to do
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A new case of beer. It looks so nice in the fridge!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:35 PM   #5680
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A new case of beer. It looks so nice in the fridge!!
I like that, a man with priorities! 😎
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just bought a 1500w pure sine wave inverter and very very disappointed. i swapped my dometic frig which quit working for a 4 cu ft residental frig and this thing would only run my frig for nine hours. i'm angry to say the least. i have two trojan t105's only one week old and i previously had an 800w msw inverter connected and ran the frig for 25 hours this really chaps my hide
The problem is not the new inverter. You can't expect to run a residential refrigerator on just two Trojans for very long. Do the math on the current draw and remember it takes two of those batteries to give you the amp hours for one. Thats because it takes two in series to give you 12 volts. Do the math. You will probably need at least 4 more Trojans to do the job if you dry camp allot. You will need to run the alternator (engine) or generator more often than with your old Dometic. I run (4) 8D 12 volt batteries to power my small residentilal refrigerator and I seldom dry camp. I have a total of 1200 amp hours in my battery banks.
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How do you account for the OP getting 25 hours run time, with the old inverter, on the same batteries ?

A 4 c.f. fridge may draw 6 or 7 amps at 12 volts.( my 7.5 c.f. draws 9 ). If it runs 50% of the time and he has 110 AH usable, that works out to over 24 hours on 2, 220 AH gc2, 6 volt batteries.

The only change was the inverter.

Incresing the battery capacity will give him more run time between charges, but that's not the issue.
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New flat screen TV to replace the old original analog TV in the front. Plus a new DVD player. Now I have to redo the old TV cabinet so it can be used for storage. Chuck
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Centramatic wheel balancers. Best money you can spend on your coach. We thought it was smooth before except for a very slight vibration around 65 mph. Man it just feels like a whole different coach to drive. Worth every penny and will never have to balance any tires again. Randy
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