Thierry

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  • in reply to: Things we run on our "Boondocking Solar Power"! #45097
    Thierry
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    Great Videos Eddie,

    thanks a lot always ton of informations.

    Ice cube maker really cool idea love it. Did I mist something you never use the Microwave or is it one of my old timer moment and I was not listening correctly 😉

    Thierry, Nicole, Ben and… crazy Maya

    in reply to: 3 RV Cranial Cramps #40337
    Thierry
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    Thanks Ray,

    Not always easy to admit all the mistake we do with our RV’s

    I remember destroying 2 of those wheel yellow think we use to brass the wheels… being in a hurry not checking everything and not understanding why the truck and 5th wheel had so munch difficulty to move and just applying more throttle. to solve the problem… you know how that ended   :wacko:

     

    Thierry

    in reply to: First trip with Rover II #36492
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    Uploaded a couple of pictures… Weather was really crapy, we decided to come back yesterday. Took the time to winterize the trailer ( antifreeze in the lines).

    Lucky we choose to come back… look at this morning picture out of the house..

    Here is the album

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by Thierry.
    in reply to: Progressive Industries Surge Protectors and Honda Generators #35469
    Thierry
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    SO that just bonding the neutral the wider vertical plug with the ground the round one in the middle with 12 or 14 gauge piece of wire…

    Whaooo, going to HD to buy one of those plug to build my own neutral to bound connector for Rover II

    Thanks

    Thierry

    in reply to: Those white plastic 110V extension box #35184
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    Those are boxes you can plug together 2 to 3 110V wires

    The nice think is when you close them it pinches the cables and they can not become loose.

    I know I can just use a junction box, nuts and some tape to make sure it stay together with the vibration   🙂

     

    in reply to: Battery bank options. #35037
    Thierry
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    We have 4 LifeLine AGM GPL4CT, they are 6 volt and are 220 Amps Hours.

    We watch TV, use the microwave, computers and even from time to time use some tools like electric saw, drill chargers or other.

    580W of solar on the roof and 3000W inverter.

    When we went with Eddie our batteries were charged at about 10-11 am in the same condition and the 2 trailers oriented the same way ( MPPT charger)

    Since them, we changed trailer, my 0 cents advice is to have as big batteries as you can…we have the 4 CT because they were in our truck camper and if I add knew I probably would have gone with the 6CT or even bigger.

    One good think is you can always had an extra bank down the road…

    Thierry

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by Thierry.
    in reply to: Received our new toy… #34370
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    You should see all the stuff I found… the best one I think I have enough of this plastic nuts that are use to join to cable. Somebody forget almost an entire bag of it… about 50 of them…all stacked at about the same place.

    I keep digging in case I found some more treasure

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by Thierry.
    in reply to: Received our new toy… #34113
    Thierry
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    Well at least looks like 🙂 Blue is cold water and red is warm… the big grey hose is the small vacuum cleaner the rest…. is a work in progress.

    in reply to: Received our new toy… #34088
    Thierry
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    oh and if you think that the inside is better on a more expensive one……. nope….

     

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by Thierry.
    in reply to: Almost look like the perfect floor plan #32605
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    Ours is a Jayco 323lkts wich is 37 to 38 ft in length and we have a long box truck.

    before we had a 32ft long one with a short box truck.

    We dont see a huge difference actually the long box make a huge difference for sqeezing in tight places, no need to worry to slide the hitch or being jacknife.

    really the only thing that make a huge difference is probably to remember that we have a couple of extra feet on the back of the 5th wheel axle and it swing a little wider.

    Thierry

    Thierry
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    Quick question on the 50 AMPS surge protector.

    Did you wired one “side” of the surge protector to your inverter and the other to the RV 110V panel.

    Thierry

    in reply to: Almost look like the perfect floor plan #32425
    Thierry
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    What I found interesting with those middle bunk one is that we still have the open space on the back with all the windows, the kid can still have a place to sleep in the loft and we still have a room for the office, learning, play area.

    Of course all that come in detriment to other space. The pantry in the kitchen is smaller, the drawers are smaller, the bathroom is a little smaller.

    we had a chance to see one of those Solitude. The loft is huge, I’m 5’10 and I can lie down and extend my arms and barelly touch both walls with my toes and fingers.

    That unit can sleep 8 adults… Crazy…

    and if the loft is not used it’s a hummanguous storage area.

    anyway we can always dream   :Winking:

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