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Old 11-20-2022, 03:55 PM   #13189
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The reason I ask is I want to utilize the same slot to hang lights sometimes. Havenít found suitable clips to utilize that slot quickly and easily.
THese are at Amazon. I have some like this too. Years ago, I used to just roll them up when the awing went up and not remove them from the groove.
Now, the new awning has a LED strip in it to I don't need them any longer.

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Old 11-20-2022, 04:30 PM   #13190
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The reason I ask is I want to utilize the same slot to hang lights sometimes. Haven’t found suitable clips to utilize that slot quickly and easily.
Rob, here is a link to the clips that utilize the slot in the awning tube.

https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=...Camping_Lights

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Old 11-20-2022, 10:21 PM   #13191
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THese are at Amazon. I have some like this too. Years ago, I used to just roll them up when the awing went up and not remove them from the groove.

Now, the new awning has a LED strip in it to I don't need them any longer.



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Old 11-21-2022, 07:53 AM   #13192
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Replaced my old house batteries, vintage 2012. Iíd say I got my moneys worth. Bought them at WalliesMart, price a little higher than 10 years ago, but they are the same brand. Looking forward to another 10 year run for these new ones.
Begs the question and one I'd like to see a more in-depth thread discussion on:

I will not invest in lithium batteries until I understand them better and will stick with AGM batteries until there is reason to invest all that extra money. For one point, if you're storing your RV for the winter, I guess you can't leave your RV plugged in because it's bad to keep lithiums charged at 100% for an extended period of time or risk shortening their lifespan.

Otherwise, in a perfect world, a bank of lithium batteries would be great to be able to boondock and use the A/C and extended battery usage with deeper energy depletion before recharge is necessary. Is that worth tens of thousands of dollars? I don't think so.

So many questions with unclear answers! I'm with you on the lead-acid stuff.
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:31 AM   #13193
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Begs the question and one I'd like to see a more in-depth thread discussion on:

I will not invest in lithium batteries until I understand them better and will stick with AGM batteries until there is reason to invest all that extra money. For one point, if you're storing your RV for the winter, I guess you can't leave your RV plugged in because it's bad to keep lithiums charged at 100% for an extended period of time or risk shortening their lifespan.

Otherwise, in a perfect world, a bank of lithium batteries would be great to be able to boondock and use the A/C and extended battery usage with deeper energy depletion before recharge is necessary. Is that worth tens of thousands of dollars? I don't think so.

So many questions with unclear answers! I'm with you on the lead-acid stuff.
Price out AGM's and Lithiums today (not battleborn) The Renogy and HQST are the same price and you get double the usable energy.

I bought the Renogys 4 years ago. No Issues, I do love how fast they charge, I could never get the LA batteries to fully charge on my solar, the Lithiums are fully charged by noon every day.
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Old 11-22-2022, 06:43 AM   #13194
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Is that worth tens of thousands of dollars? I don't think so.
I really don't know where you get that figure from.

Even BB batteries, which are pretty expensive compared to some other brands, are only $875 for a 100AH battery, and you can generally get them for less through dealers. I got a $100 discount per battery when I bought mine. Other brands like Renogy, Dakota and such are less expensive.

You can easily get a Lithium battery conversion for most RVs for under $2000 and even with solar you are probably looking at $2500 or so. If you do a lot of dry camping and boondocking, as we do, they are really worth the cost.
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:26 AM   #13195
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I'll definitely admit that I stopped looking years ago. Seems like tech as continued to evolve. I'd love to elevate this further in an appropriate thread. I'll look at starting a new one after Thursday and drive some state-of-the-art conversation.
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:30 AM   #13196
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Spare HWH relay solenoids from Finditparts.com. About $35.00 each.
Amazon was $90.00 for the constant one.
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I bought another one of this very convenient switches, this one for the coffee pot that says it should be unplugged when not in use. Seemed like an odd thing to see in a Farberware manual. https://amzn.to/3GEp4se But I love the coffee pot, its better than any prior k cup one we have had. Starts pouring thru immediately.
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