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Forum: Boondocking Today, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Marine359
If you’re planning to get LiFePo4 batteries, be...

If you’re planning to get LiFePo4 batteries, be aware they can be charged at a much higher amperage than AGM or FLA. Therefore, whichever charging source is in use, generator, solar, or 110v ac,...
Forum: Boondocking Today, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By Marine359
Our experience this last year with just a 110w...

Our experience this last year with just a 110w bi-fold portable with 30ft cable to mppt:
1. 50% of the time we were camped in NP or SP totally canopied, so it was useless.
2. When we had sun we’d...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,211
Posted By Marine359
You could put like a 14ft boat inside a toy...

You could put like a 14ft boat inside a toy hauler.
Or, switch to kayak fishing, and mount it on TV crossbars.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Marine359
This usb rechargeable led lamp is very...

This usb rechargeable led lamp is very inexpensive, uses very little power, and has worked great for us, as our camper did not come with reading lamps.
...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Marine359
When we were choosing a trailer, I was more...

When we were choosing a trailer, I was more concerned about towing stability in crosswinds, and braking, than blowouts. My personal opinion.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,461
Posted By Marine359
There are a couple of hospitals east of town...

There are a couple of hospitals east of town along I-40. You could pull in in the evening and park at the back of the lot, away from cars. Then go in and tell security you’re parked out there and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Marine359
Never seen anybody travel with an empty truck...

Never seen anybody travel with an empty truck bed. You’re likely be throwing stuff in there, and unless you weigh everything that goes in, you’ll find out you’re close to or over rear GAWR. You...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-26-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,835
Posted By Marine359
Since this thread has veered away from facts, and...

Since this thread has veered away from facts, and is really just an opinion joust, let’s just say if you’re happy with what you have, keep it. My opinion is, If someone offered me a lifetime supply...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 799
Posted By Marine359
Just speaking to my experience owning a...

Just speaking to my experience owning a motorhome. The ease of use of set-up was a great advantage when we were spending one night at multiple campgrounds. As soon as we added a toad, it became...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-26-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 799
Posted By Marine359
JMHO but, 1. Many retired folks on fixed...

JMHO but,
1. Many retired folks on fixed incomes may be able to afford a luxury MH, but don’t want or can’t handle the bushels of money it takes to maintain a DP every year; and God forbid a major...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 09-26-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By Marine359
I’ll still swear by lightly used cat litter...

I’ll still swear by lightly used cat litter (urine only) A tin or two in the RV and some sprinkled around the tires of the RV every few weeks. Never had a rodent in our RV. There’s no smell of cat...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-26-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Marine359
You may want to visit the Winnieowners forum and...

You may want to visit the Winnieowners forum and read the Micro-mini thread to get an accurate assessment of the 2100bh:
https://www.winnieowners.com/forums/f267/micro-minnie-thread-290423-28.html
...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Marine359
Prowse reviews are very good and informative...

Prowse reviews are very good and informative EXCEPT:
You have to wonder what motivates him to give a good or bad review. After I watched his first ravingly good review on Bigbattery, I went and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Marine359
Depends on your RV. If yours has a charger that...

Depends on your RV. If yours has a charger that can be re-programmed for LiFePo4, then the answer is no. If not, The old charger might still work with the lithium battery, but will not charge it...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-26-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,835
Posted By Marine359
Jut bought a cheap Chinese LiFePo4 power station...

Jut bought a cheap Chinese LiFePo4 power station on Amazon. 299wh for only $200. Have tested it, and it runs my cpap for 3 nights with humidifier on before needing a charge. Charges to 100% in 6...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-24-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Marine359
If you want cheap, Yakry $150, and they’ll give...

If you want cheap, Yakry $150, and they’ll give you a second camera if you ask. Easy install. Great for highway. However, no substitute for spotter, especially in the dark.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-24-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,826
Posted By Marine359
Nana, From what you recently posted about not...

Nana,
From what you recently posted about not wanting to boondock for more than a night or two, you might want to stick with the advice of those who have recommended a single AGM battery. You don’t...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-24-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Marine359
Our Dometic 300 broke on our first trip with our...

Our Dometic 300 broke on our first trip with our new TT. It’s just a cheap piece of plastic. I didn’t file a warranty claim because I’d wind up getting another cheap piece of plastic, which I’d...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-24-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,792
Posted By Marine359
Every time I’m tempted to complain about the...

Every time I’m tempted to complain about the things that irritate me about the RV life, I am always confronted with the simplest solution: Just stop RVing. That’s when I slap myself. Signed Oscar...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-24-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Marine359
Since there a lot more RVs on the road today than...

Since there a lot more RVs on the road today than there were two years ago, there a lot more things for shops to fix. And, a lot more people taking up rving in much older RVs that also need to be...
Forum: Going Green 09-24-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Marine359
You really don’t have much voltage drop over long...

You really don’t have much voltage drop over long solar cables. I use 30ft 10 gauge wire from my portable panel to a mppt controller mounted close to battery. I’ve measured to confirm spec 22v Voc...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-24-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,084
Posted By Marine359
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,084
Posted By Marine359
You have to account for coriolis effect. Then...

You have to account for coriolis effect. Then use Kentucky windage.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-23-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,835
Posted By Marine359
People with 200ah of FLA must endure the...

People with 200ah of FLA must endure the self-induced torture of being hooked to shore power or running a generator for hours on end to recharge those puppies. Alternatively, they can pay over $500...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-22-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,890
Posted By Marine359
No need for a minder for LiFePo4. It’s actually...

No need for a minder for LiFePo4. It’s actually bad for the battery to keep a charger on it at 100% SOC. Just discharge to 80% SOC, and disconnect all loads. If you have very cold winters (long...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-21-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Marine359
Ah, Steve, looks like you live on west coast. ...

Ah,
Steve, looks like you live on west coast. If so, you’re absolutely right on almost everything. If you live on east coast, not so much. It’s been a wet spring/summer here. Sun less than 50%. ...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-21-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Marine359
Steve, You’ve just hit the nail on the head by...

Steve,
You’ve just hit the nail on the head by pointing out that you have a lp/12v fridge. That’s the wild card. If you have a 12v only compressor fridge, you simply cannot boondock on less than...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-21-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Marine359
A 12v compressor fridge will consume between 30...

A 12v compressor fridge will consume between 30 amphrs and 65 amphrs per day depending on ambient outdoor temperature and sidewall shading. If you plan to replace all of those amps using solar, you...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-21-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Marine359
I recommend that if you want practical solar that...

I recommend that if you want practical solar that you mount 300w on the roof. We tried to get by with a 120w portable panel, but found that, we were on the go away from our TT often enough, that we...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-21-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,835
Posted By Marine359
Oh Puleeese! This argument has gone on for too...

Oh Puleeese!
This argument has gone on for too long.
Those who use cost as the only metric, would have saved a lot more money by buying a tent instead of a motorhome. FLA are dinosaurs. Suitable...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-21-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Marine359
Depends on your trailer suspension. If you have...

Depends on your trailer suspension. If you have a torsion bar suspension, you’ll likely be able to lift the axle with the bad tire off the ground by pulling the good axle tires up onto a pair of...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-21-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,016
Posted By Marine359
Just for those who may be curious: Just based...

Just for those who may be curious:
Just based on our experience of the last year (with LiFePo4 battery).
2 hours of propane generator use will provide 2 days of 12v fridge use plus all other loads....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-21-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,211
Posted By Marine359
When we had a MH+toad, it was more comfortable on...

When we had a MH+toad, it was more comfortable on travel days. More relaxing drive, and easier tI drive longer distances without stopping. Now at age 70, we can’t drive as far, and have to stop...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-20-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,016
Posted By Marine359
Travel trailers for the most part are delivered...

Travel trailers for the most part are delivered with Marine grade grp24 batteries, which are not suitable for boondocking regardless of the type of fridge in the trailer. These batteries are rated...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-20-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By Marine359
Retraction

Please forgive my bad post. When I went back and read the limitations and exclusions in my TT policy, I jumped to the conclusion that there would not be coverage if GVWR were exceeded. Clearly,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-20-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By Marine359
I dunno. When I tried to insure my TT through...

I dunno. When I tried to insure my TT through USAA, a link sent me Progressive. So, I don’t know if USAA is party to the policy.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-20-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By Marine359
There are always two ways to look at this. In...

There are always two ways to look at this. In the following post someone actually called their insurance company for an answer. The company is USAA. I have USAA as well, but they no longer insure...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-20-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By Marine359
I have not offered a legal opinion in any of my...

I have not offered a legal opinion in any of my posts. As a matter of fact, when legal issues are discussed, I have posted that people should consult an attorney. I have simply stated facts about...
Forum: Boondocking 09-20-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,326
Posted By Marine359
That is correct. But what’s in a word? Many...

That is correct. But what’s in a word? Many other products considered or labeled “made in USA” are assembled mostly from parts and components made in China. The advantage to buying from a USA...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-19-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By Marine359
I self-installed an easy start on Dometic...

I self-installed an easy start on Dometic 13,500btu AC. Install was easy. Took about an hour. Now my AC runs easily on 15amp shore power, and on 2500w generator that only spits out 1,800w on...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-19-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,445
Posted By Marine359
If you signed a purchase contract AND there was...

If you signed a purchase contract AND there was “consideration” (you gave them money and they cashed your check), then you have an enforceable contract. So, if there is no language in the contract...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-19-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Marine359
Just returned from there. Schoodic Woods in...

Just returned from there.
Schoodic Woods in Acadia NP is very very very nice if you can get a reservation. Some sItes have 30amp. We stayed at Blackwoods inside the NP. Boondocking Was good with...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-19-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By Marine359
I can’t sight a case, as like virtually everyone,...

I can’t sight a case, as like virtually everyone, I don’t read the legal Digest every day and search insUrance litigation. However, I have read my Progressive insurance policy, and there is an...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-19-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By Marine359
NPs have only gone up 10%. But I just booked a SP...

NPs have only gone up 10%. But I just booked a SP in South Carolina that has gone up 30%. Now it’s as much as a commercial CG. Military CGs have not changed. Try not to stay at commercial CGs...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-19-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By Marine359
If you get in an accident, I hope you have a lot...

If you get in an accident, I hope you have a lot of money because your insurance won’t cover you, and you’ll be found at fault. I guess it’s ok if you don’t mind losing your home.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Marine359
BatteryCablesUSA will make your cables to your...

BatteryCablesUSA will make your cables to your specified length, type of wire and will build with the terminals you want. So much easier. Price is good, and delivery in about 5 days....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-19-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,890
Posted By Marine359
Although LiFePo4 has come way down in price, they...

Although LiFePo4 has come way down in price, they still cost more than AGM on a per amp hour basis, but the difference is not that great if you don’t buy the most expensive ones out there. There are...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 23,016
Posted By Marine359
Nobody can defend the indefensible. Propane...

Nobody can defend the indefensible. Propane fridges are a better choice for boondocking unless you don’t have that choice. If you’re stuck with a 12v fridge you can love it or leave it. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-19-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,427
Posted By Marine359
It doesn’t pay to buy really cheap stuff on...

It doesn’t pay to buy really cheap stuff on Amazon. If something is posted costing 1/2 of a similar item, it’s probably cheap and unusable Chinese stuff. I learned the hard way when I ordered a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-19-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By Marine359
I have used a Noco Gen10 on 12v batteries that I...

I have used a Noco Gen10 on 12v batteries that I thought were dead. The Noco reconditioned my mower battery, extending charge hold time for up to 3 months. I got an extra 18 months out of that...
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