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Old 10-13-2015, 01:47 PM   #5699
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I've noticed a lot of rigs are coming standard with residential fridges, so how do you boondock with those monsters? [/QUOTE]

You stay with hook ups. I have always done this anyway. I hate amonia refrigerators. They are not dependable and fall flat on their face in hot weather when you really need them. The house type ones are getting much more efficient anyway. I should get a new Samsung, they are great. My old house refer will run for several days on batteries but I have (4) 8D 12 volt batteries and a diesel generator which I have never needed. No solar. Too bulky, expensive and low amperage.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:47 PM   #5700
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I'm guessing, either they don't or they've got an entire bay allocated to batteries.

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Find out, instead of making bad guess's.

They are energy effecent, run 1/3 the time and only use, at most 20 amps DC. That's 7 AH. 18 hours on a set of GC2 6 volts without charging.

A second set of batteries and a good charger for a few hours a day or solar and your all set.
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They are energy effecent, run 1/3 the time and only use, at most 20 amps DC. That's 7 AH. 18 hours on a set of GC2 6 volts without charging.
As I now operate I go a week without need of anything else for power, and I am sure that once the other 200W get installed I will not need my generator except for air conditioning power.
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A second set of batteries and a good charger for a few hours a day or solar and your all set.
Strange some hate the evaporator fridges but ours is 20 years old and works just fine. In that same 20 years my wife and I have gone through 3 residential refrigerators and the latest is already suspect and its only 5 or 6 years old. BTW I have added 4 4" computer 12Volt fans to the exit of our fridges heat outlet on top of the RV and have a thermocouple type thingy to turn it on when temperatures get real high. That has improved the operation of the unit greatly. I found the words and music for that installation somewhere on this IRV2 service.
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I've been told that each solar panel should match but I have seen here that a lot of people use different size panels in the same configuration so if I mix match the wattage of the panels will this cause any damage or cause the system be less efficient
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I've been told that each solar panel should match but I have seen here that a lot of people use different size panels in the same configuration so if I mix match the wattage of the panels will this cause any damage or cause the system be less efficient
Not sure but each of our panels are attached to the controller that came with them and then into the battery bank. They seem to be doing the job though.
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I ended up using duct tape to hold keep the GPS in place in my tow car. At one point I used crazy glue ... That didn't work for long.
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If any one has knowlage of a good 10 tireTPMS please me know. I can only find bad reviews on the ones on line. I consider this essential safety equipment.
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If any one has knowlage of a good 10 tireTPMS please me know. I can only find bad reviews on the ones on line. I consider this essential safety equipment.

Have you looked at all of these? There are many people running the first 3 listed below.


TST TPMS
http://tsttruck.com

Pressure Pro
http://www.rvtirepressure.com

EEZRV TPMS
http://eezrvproduct.com/TIRE-PRESSUR...MS-TPMS_c3.htm

Tire Safe Guard TPMS
http://www.tiresafeguard.com

Tire Tracker TPMS
http://www.tiretraker.com

TireMinder TPMS
http://www.minderresearch.com/tireminder/

TireStat TPMS
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...re-monitor.htm

Tire-Protector TPMS
http://rv-tpms.com

HawksHead TPMS
http://www.tpms.ca/RV,-MOTORHOME-TRAILERS.html

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