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Old 02-01-2015, 02:22 PM   #1121
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I saw that before too and thought it was pretty impressive. Course, they keep coming up with new stuff all the time.


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The solar seems to be different all over the place from what I see. You'll figure something out while you are recuperating from your knee. Take it easy though for a bit so that you can heal well and get some riding in this summer.


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Old 02-01-2015, 03:11 PM   #1122
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Good Afternoon, Bap, I know my knees where going to give me fits one day but your right on the hands, that scares the heck out of me, because I know its coming and theres not alot they can do with them, I still like riding and I guess I need to figure out how to keep my hands on the bars........velcro maybe . Curtis, thats the one I saw, I was thinking MH too. It is a neet concept. Lynne, taking it easy never was my style, ( I guess thats why I'm having trouble now) The doc tells me theres not alot I can do to the joint once its in but I need to let the incision heal, then PT hard to get back ROM. My PT person likes me because I never complain and do what he says, plus I have a complete gym here at home to really work at getting back. Have a great night all, Lynne, take it easy tomorrow if you decide to go to work.
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Curtis, I also saw the video on that 5th wheel, and it showed loading the HD up and in! I had a buddy that had one of those lifts on his semi behind the sleeper, and he hauled his Harley around with him. It worked great, and was still working when I helped him take it off, about ten years later, when he was trading his truck off for another one! I think he still has it in his storage shed.
Terry, the snow is coming for sure, I have buddies that are dealing with it right now in Il. and Chicago! Looks like a nasty one, for sure! Hope it misses you! Take care! Rail!
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Good Morning, Well lots of snow today so I won't get anything done today inside the TH, so between cleaning up the snow, I'll be working on the electric schematics, and checking out what brands ect that I am putting in, for inverters ect. Rail, I would love to have one of those lifts......the possibilites are endless , Have a great day all, stay safe.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:46 AM   #1125
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Ok I hope this comes out and its not too confusing, I'll try to explain, the two powers in, shore p1 and genset p2, (p2 can actually be used as a second power in cord in place of p1). The battery wiring I believe is balanced. The 1000 watt inverter is a pure sine running to a sub panel to run sensitive equipment, I don't think I need another transfer switch on the other 3000 watt inverter because I would not be plugged into shore power anyway. Ok people what am I missing or screwed up?
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So you are going to power the sub-panel solely off of the 1000W inverter. It will never get shore 120V, correct?
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Hi Larry, that was my idea, its was to run only the reefer and microwave, and other sensitive equip as needed. But I think I have a fly in the ointment, I'm now not sure if I want or can do that, when hooked to shore power why would I want to do that, Hmmmm, suggestions?
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I'm a K.I.S.S. kinda guy.

The only question I have is why two inverters rather than one large Pure Sine? When everything is factored in cost wise, it seems that would be cheaper as well as simpler.
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Hi Jay, the price really goes up on Pure Sine when you go up in wattage, but I think I may have to rethink if I have to purchuse alot of extra "stuff" and like you say "K.I.S.S." is always better .
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Yeah I agree with the OLD GUY to KISS. A 3000 watt inverter/charger should plenty large enough (I have a 2000W unit & run a convection oven and a residential refrigerator on that) to handle most of your appliances if they are not all on at once, and if you do want a larger unit, use the money that you would have spent on the 1000W unit, the subpanel and wiring costs towards that.
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Im not an inverter expert as far as quality goes by any means.

But this 3K model is $1150 with free shipping

This 1K model is pure is $395 with free shipping

This 2.5K modified is $679 with free shipping

When I add in the cost of the extra service panel, main breaker, individual service breakers that adds another say $200+

Seems like a wash or close to it cost wise. In terms of simplicity and the headaches of separate systems when you are already including solar, 12v, genset and shore power?? There is also the added advantage that any outlet is electronics safe. Less wire, less weight.

Just my 2 cents worth, I'm sure you have done a lot more research on this than I have (all of about 20 min in my case).
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On another note, watching this project has me itchin to do one.
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I have a Tripp Lite inverter in my storm shelter. I bought it used. Don't recall, but its a 2,000 or 2,500watt. It is a heavy beast.

On the other hand, I have a $100 Cobra 2,000watt as a back up.
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This is why I wanted to throw this out there and kick around the pluses and minuses and get others take on it. I'm not an "expert" by nooo means I can follow directions and get it done. ok say I go with one inverter do I need another transfer switch? and if so where do I wire it in?. Good Afternoon HH.
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