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Forum: Going Green 04-16-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By airmon
Portable panel merge

I wired my 100W panel into my 540W system with a connector similar to your plan. We've been using it like this for most of a year and it works great. Since I was only adding a single panel ( max 5...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 04-15-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,114
Posted By airmon
If I'm understanding the Tapatalk site membership...

If I'm understanding the Tapatalk site membership levels correctly ( https://www.tapatalk.com/getting_started) if IRV2.com has a branded app, they're at the Premium level with Tapatalk.

Along...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-18-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,262
Posted By airmon
Lithium battery size

Most are smaller than their AGM equivalent capacity. Check out elite power solutions.
The ones I got are available in various sizes, I just chose there because of the price I got them for used.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-17-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,262
Posted By airmon
Lithium battery upgrade - Completed!

For folks interested in upgrading to Lithium batteries ( LiFePO4 ) we've just put up a blog post on our experience. Spoiler alert- it goes pretty well.

RV Upgrades Switching to Lithium ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-22-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,089
Posted By airmon
Inverter/charger or Converter location

You're probably going to have to look for the converter or inverter/charger yourself.
Only another owner of exactly the same year and model of your RV would know, since these things change as the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-22-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,089
Posted By airmon
Dry batteries and low voltage

If your batteries were dry enough that the plates were significantly exposed, they may have failed.
A voltage reading of 7-8 is also a pretty clear indicator of dead batteries, but the low voltage...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-22-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,362
Posted By airmon
Viair 400P-RV review and test

I have the VIAIR 400P-RV, which has an extra-long hose with gauge/trigger valve in the middle of it, so you don't have to kneel next to the tire as you inflate it. If it were to burst, you will be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,905
Posted By airmon
I've got the 1500 watt version of the same...

I've got the 1500 watt version of the same inverter you have. When operating normally, it should indeed keep the voltage of your batteries above 13V.
While a battery charger should work, like other...
Forum: Going Green 08-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,109
Posted By airmon
We do something similar on occasion by flipping...

We do something similar on occasion by flipping the breaker that powers the inverter ( passed through to almost all the outlets in the RV ) and run on battery/solar power alone.

Mostly we've done...
Forum: Going Green 08-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,421
Posted By airmon
Thanks, Scott and Greg. I used the listed...

Thanks, Scott and Greg.

I used the listed maximums in the 3024i manual, but it sounds like from a practical standpoint, the maximums at 12V are a little more flexible than that in the real world....
Forum: Going Green 08-04-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,109
Posted By airmon
Solar/Shore power auto switch

I don't know of any existing products that do what you want, but it would be pretty easy for someone to rig up an automatic switch that would switch shore power on or off based on certain criteria. ...
Forum: Going Green 08-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,421
Posted By airmon
3024i rating?

Scott -
I had a good purchasing experience with AMSolar as well. My setup is VERY similar to yours, though I did the install myself. I did not buy the ProRemote since I already had a Xantrex LinkPRO...
Forum: Going Green 08-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By airmon
Upgrade battery Isolator

If you switch from a diode type isolator to a relay type isolator, when your house batteries are full, the relay will kick in and charge the chassis batteries as well.
...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-30-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,723
Posted By airmon
12V testing

If you don't have a multitester or don't know how to use one, get a 12V circuit tester. It looks like this - ( Amazon link ...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-29-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By airmon
Flow-Rite is the way to go

Sleepy -

My four 6V batteries sound very similar to yours. I can get to them without removing cables, but the back batteries are deep in a compartment and I can't see down into them without an...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-29-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,819
Posted By airmon
Viair 12v 400P-RV Air Compressor review

This is essentially the same review I posted on Amazon about a year ago for the Viair 400P-RV 12V air compressor, available from Amazon here ...
Forum: Going Green 04-28-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,891
Posted By airmon
Reed – Thanks for the compliments on my...

Reed –
Thanks for the compliments on my handiwork. It sounds like you have very good resources to call on to assist you. IIRC, you have an LFP battery pack, right? Have you done any writing about...
Forum: Going Green 04-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,891
Posted By airmon
I just noticed, in the copy/paste process from...

I just noticed, in the copy/paste process from where I wrote this, I lost the price of the panels. Sorry about that...

Three 160W panel kits $1080.00 AM Solar
Forum: Going Green 04-25-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,891
Posted By airmon
My Solar Installation - Part 3

Part 3 - Results, lessons learned and component list with pricing

I had to work the next day, but when I tested the system the following weekend, I saw a max of 26.2A going into batteries that...
Forum: Going Green 04-24-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,891
Posted By airmon
Part 2- Installation

Part 2 - Installation

As mentioned earlier, UPS damaged one of the panels, so there was a delay while AMSolar shipped another one.

In the meantime, I laid out all of the other components on a...
Forum: Going Green 04-24-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,891
Posted By airmon
My Solar Installation

Part 1 - Planning

Last year, after some thought and planning of future trips in our RV, we decided to install solar power on our 29 Holiday Rambler Traveler class A RV. This document is going to...
Forum: Going Green 04-24-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By airmon
Small panel for trickle charging

Some folks refer to those little panels as "Decorations" since they don't do much more than trickle charge the 12V system.

If that's all you want, getting a small ( 10 - 25 watt ) panel and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-14-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By airmon
Replace them all

Don't replace half of your battery bank. Replace it all. If you only replace part of it ( particularly with a very different battery, like two 6V batteries ) you'll have discharge issues and reduced...
Forum: Boondocking 12-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,623
Posted By airmon
Boondocking in the Keys

As a 20 year resident of the Keys, I am unaware of anywhere you can legally park an RV overnight and stay in it. While the Key West spot and the Islamorada library might work, it's only because...
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