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  1. There is also currently a sale on the Lion Energy UT1300's. (105ah/1344wh) until July 5th. It's $1400 for 2 105ah Lion Energy UT1300's with free shipping in the CONUS. You can reach out directly to me for more info. They are physically smaller than the battle born batteries and have full BMS protection. They do have a basic 5 light SOC right on each battery. Comes in handy if you are troubleshooting a dead battery. I've installed several BB & UT1300 batteries in rigs and both are very nice. The one thing I do like with the Lion's is they do support up to a 150amp discharge per battery. Really not an issue if you run more than 1, but if someone is running only 1 lithium, the BB can hit their BMS protection with say a microwave, while the Lion easily handles that load.
  2. Is the Magnum 3012 inverter something you just bought or have you had? Magnum recently came out with their MSH3012RV inverter which has dual 50amp pass through to solve the issue you are talking about. If you recently bought it and can exchange it, this would be the best course of action. With this "RV" inverter both 120v hot legs pass through the inverter and both are powered by the inverter. If you've owned it awhile and it's not feasible to replace it, then the AM Smart phase selector is another option too. I've heard of couple failing from friends that install solar so not sure how robust they are for the long term? They do exactly what they need to though and allow both 120v legs to be powered off an inverter that only has a single 50amp pass through. The other option is just to look at your breaker box and decide if you can arrange things in a way that you have what you want powered on the inverter on one leg of the RV and live with that. Just be careful not to overload one leg with all the high draw items.
  3. We started double towing our Jeep Wrangler last July behind our Raptor Toy Hauler 5th wheel. With that setup we were 80ft long. We towed all over the midwest last summer up to WI, MI, MN, then all the way across Hwy 2 to WA, OR, CA. I never got hassled and really never got a 2nd look. This past Oct, we downsized to a 30' 5th wheel, but still double tow the Jeep, but now we are a much more reasonable 67' or so.
  4. Hi Kevin. I've got a 2000 Volvo 610 with a 12.7 Detroit (10spd manual) all pre-emissions with 510k original miles. It's singled short with 184" wheel base and setup to carry a motorcycle behind the cab on a rampage lift. I've owned it since April 2017 and bought it with 480k miles, so I've put about 30k on it. The previous HDT owner bought it in 2004 and had it for 13 years and put 18k on it. It was a commercial truck from 2000-2004 and accrued 462k in those 4 years. I have records back to 04 from the previous owner. I've thoroughly enjoyed the HDT, but The main reasons I'm looking to sell is I downsized from my 20k lbs 42' 5th wheel to a 14k lbs 30' 5th wheel and I'm looking at getting a truck camper also, so need a dually for that and my current 5th wheel is well within the specs of a dually. The truck had all 6 new tires in 2017, new rear brakes, new shocks, new axle and wheel seals, all new air bags, new batteries in 2018, reman steering box in 2018, new turbo in 2019 and a handful of other things I can go over with you. I currently full time so the truck is actively used and has been for the past 3 years. Dan
  5. This is a very nice truck that I've driven and spent time in and seen multiple times. It's a gorgeous truck and has the same great Detroit 12.7 that I have in mine and love. It's getting harder to find these early pre-emissions trucks with lower miles on them. The buyer will not be disappointed by this truck!
  6. BTW, this is the for sale forum. You'd probably get better responses in the general RV forum.
  7. I know the standard coupes with manual trans were flat towable. I don't see why the pacemen would be any different unless it had something different engine/transmission wise? We were gonna set our 2011 Mini Cooper to flat tow, but then ended deciding we wanted a Jeep instead.
  8. Sending you a text for more info. The 678 number could be in the Atlanta area and Dacula is a city in GA.
  9. JC Refrigeration has conversion kits to convert your RV fridge to a standard compressor model. You just replace the cooling unit and keep the actual fridge. - https://jc-refrigeration.com/ I personally just installed a GE 15.5CF classic style freezer over fridge in my RV this past Dec and love it.
  10. How many batteries and what type? How big if an inverter? That seems ridiculously high.
  11. Have Garmin 660-LMT has main source when in truck. Google maps is always running for comparison too. I love the elevation profile the Garmin has for long grades and descents up a head. The 770 does this also, but the 760 does not. Just as an FYI, if you start Google Maps in an area you have service and as long as the route stays active, it's cashed in the phone/device. Even if you lose service somewhere, it will keep navigating you. However, if you close the maps or it tries a reroute and doesn't have service, then it will fail until you have service. You can manually download offline locations to google maps too. This is good if you'll be spending time in an area without reliable service.
  12. BlueLghtning

    New shoes

    I put new tires on my HDT last year after the old ones were 14 years old from the previous owner. I wanted to run the Saliuns mentioned above as I had enjoyed the S637 trailer tires but the tire shop talked me into the Sumitomo's. They claimed they were better tires for not that much more money. He said he had a much better time balancing the Sumotimo tires. I'm not sure how much of that was true, but I've been happy with them over the past 15k+ miles. I'm running the ST709SE Regional steer / all position tire on the front - http://www.sumitomotrucktires.com/Tires?linename=ST709 SE I'm running the ST908 open shoulder drive on the rear. http://www.sumitomotrucktires.com/Tires?linename=ST908 It has a continuous center section for highway driving and was a compromise to say the ST909 which is all blocks. I know my open shoulder has definitely helped me in a couple off road places. If I was doing it again I would have gone with the more aggressive ST909 and a buddy of mine did on his truck. The more aggressive ST909. http://www.sumitomotrucktires.com/Tires?linename=ST909
  13. Same here over the past 2 years. I even ran that back in Dec and no issues. There are a couple sections they are working on, but otherwise it wasn't anything crazy.
  14. They may 200w panels that are probably about the size of your 160w panel. You can get one for $185 shipped. - https://www.continuousresources.com/collections/solar-panels-and-hardware/products/200w-36-cell-12v-nominal-solar-panel-5-busbar They also have these square 200w panels too. - https://www.continuousresources.com/collections/solar-panels-and-hardware/products/square-200w-36-cell-12v-nominal-solar-panel-5-busbar
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