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  1. Hey all! We have 2 items for sale. No issues, very good working condition. 1- Kingdome satellite: KD3000 model, $1400 new, asking $700 for ours which is used. Mounting pads, cables, controller are included. 2- Xantrex Inverter Charger: RV2012, 2000watts, used asking $325 located in Northern AZ currently
  2. (I also posted this in the Victron Community Forums, but hoping to double up on potential viewers for more answers and suggestions.) To lay the groundwork for the question: We have a 50 amp fifth wheel. We bought the unit used from a private seller, very happy overall. The solar / Victron was installed by the seller or he had it done. We have 4x Battle Born 100ah LifePo4, 4x 190W solar panels, 2x MPPT, SmartBMV and the Victron 12/3000/120-50 We (the wife, the dog and I) are fulltimers, three months now! We have been, in the past three months, mostly on shore power, and always on (confirmed) 50 amps. We found that one of the monitor panels (not listed above) showed us at 30 amps continually. Reached out to seller, he indicated that if I had the inverter on, I'd be limited to 30 amps. Turned it to Off, and I'm back to 50 amps and I can run the air conditioners. Excellent for the Texas heat we'd been dealing with. Two days ago, we relocated to a park, and were fortunate enough to park in the shade. Sure, solar will be very much reduced, but that's okay: we have 50 amps. Tonight...the generator kicked on. Turns out we ran down the batteries to 50%. Direct DC usage in the rig, like lights, whatever else is straight DC, ran them down. With the Victron set to off, the shore power doesn't recharge the batteries. If I turn the Victron to just "Charger" (not Inverter), it will recharge the batteries, but I will still be limited to a 30 amp system. This feels wrong to me. I'm a programmer, have been for 30 years. I'm decent at debugging, but I haven't examined all the the wiring and gotten a deeper understanding of the layout. It just feels wrong that it's this way. When we have good sun, the batteries always get charged up the next day, even on cloudy days. We've been here, in the shade, for... two full days, I think. I'm trying to determine if one or more of the following are true: Is this a standard solar implementation scenario? That there is only ONE possible charger/converter to replenish the batteries installed at one time? Is there a possible wiring / schematic / system design oversight or bug. (I don't have a schematic yet, I have reached out to get one, if available.) There would have been an original charger/converter installed on the rig, before the Victron, etc. was installed. Does anyone ever have that still wired into the system? Really, my only choices are "have sun" or "be limited to 30 amps even when 50 amp shore power is available"? This cannot be right. I'm trying to determine that, if the Victron being on limits me to 30 amps, is there a different way to charge the batteries when on shore power? I know my question might be difficult to many without y'all knowing more about how it's wired up. But I'm hoping I kept my questions as free of the implementation as possible and focused on generalizations, and typical scenarios. For the moment, there's a chill coming into the area tonight and I don't need two A/C's. I'm okay with the 30 amps for now, and I'll get my batteries replenished. Not a long term solution. I truly appreciate any help anyone can put forth, or any education I can glean out of your answers. I did do extensive research into solar, DC, AC, converters/chargers, inverters, MPPT, etc. before we bought the rig. I feel sort of comfortable in my general knowledge. I was a little sad I didn't get to do the install myself so I'd REALLY know it, inside and out, but the deal was just too good to pass up and our seller was a pleasure to work with. But I lack the intimate knowledge that installing it myself would have gained. Thanks in advance for any assistance. - Will B. Somewhere in Kansas at the moment.
  3. I just bought a 2001 Komfort 24fs fifth wheel, I am fairly handy, I had to put in a new floor in the slide out, I want to add solar, I found a red and wht. 10ga wire "cut ends" in a loom by itself next to the battery compartment in the basement, I also found 2 of the same "4 wires" under the sink just wires in a loom and cut ends, they do not go to the 12v system or ground, they do not go to each other unless I am missing a cut off switch somewhere, my question is did Komfort wire for future inverter / solar? if so where do they go? any help is appreciated. PS, I did check continuity for all wires mentioned to each other and ground and for voltage.
  4. 40+ years of hooking up batteries to everything from toys to airplanes and I finally did it. Connected it backwards and blew the inverter. We are new to rving and looking for suggestions. Rig: Forest River Sierra fifth wheel. residential refrigerator blown inverter: WFCO 1000w Pure Sine Wave WF-5110HP Looking for replacement suggestions and whether it would be better to have someone else install it or if it is an easy install. Thank you
  5. Ok, I've read everything that I could get my hands on regarding house batteries and 12v systems. I'm currently living full time (as of October 27) in a 1992 Mallard Sprinter that I bought used off of Craigslist. I have attended the Escapees Bootcamp, and thought that I had gotten my answer, but now I'm confused again. Should I be able to charge my phone in one of the 110 outlets from the house batteries? Or will they only run the 12v lights? I have no RV experience, and I'm not super handy when it comes to home/auto maintenance. I'm trying to learn, and forums have been super helpful. My basic question is: what can I expect to run off my house batteries? The reason I'm asking is because I've had quite the adventure trying to make sure that all of my systems were working properly, and some have influenced others, as you can imagine. When we first purchased the coach, the owner walked me through the systems, and I figured that it was mostly all common sense. I may have been a little starry eyed at the idea of finally finding a rig in my price range, available in the timeframe in which I required it. So everything *appeared* to be working. Once we hit the road, we spent the first weekend at a state park with electrical and water hookups -- learning how all that worked the first time was easy. Even had no issue dumping black and gray water the first time. Then we finally hit the open road, and had to spend one night in a Walmart parking lot. Much to my surprise, nothing seemed to be able to run off the house batteries. No lights, no water, nothing. To further complicate matters, I couldn't get the generator to start. So I thought there was an issue with the genny, and made an appointment to get it looked at. We continued our trip, confining our stays to places that had hookups. Over the course of time, and online research, I read that the engine alternator should be charging the house batteries, as well as shore power. Since we've been driving for a week, and hooking up to shore, I thought that the battery MUST be charged, and tried it again. No luck, but on a whim I tried to start the generator again. Chugging for a bit adn then VROOM it starts! Scratching my head and shrugging my shoulders, I cancel the appointment to have the genny looked at. It has not been a problem since, but I still don't understand the battery situation. It appears to be new, but I haven't gotten it tested yet. I'm far from home, and not even sure where or how to get it tested. An RV tech checking out my furnace touched it with a 12v tester and it lit up, so I'm guessing there is power in there. I should mention that the panel of lights that shows the charge level of the battery, as well as the fill level of our tanks is also on the fritz. When plugged into shore power, it shows the battery at full charge, but the moment we unplug it shows "L" which I'm guessing means Low = discharged. Sorry this post got so long, I'm hoping someone out there will take the time to read it and answer my question. Will the plugs in the rig work off the batteries? or only while plugged into shore power or off the generator?
  6. Ms. Joan and I are pulling the part time work trigger and planning to hit the road for 9 months of the year. Yeah! We've had the Heartland Gateway for a year and after a half a dozen trips, have made all the changes (for now) to make it fit our needs. The last project was working out the kinks in our 12 volt system, especially our inverter to residential frig. We've had a dickens of a time this summer with a couple long pulls and finding a tripped inverter when we stopped at rest stops or returning to the domicile. I wish I could trust the dealer to fix the problem, but it usually takes 3 or 4 trips until they get it right and workmanship is usually marginal (not ranting, just stating a fact). I checked the wiring downstream - no problems. Batteries are in good shape and holding charge. Frustrated, guessing the inverter was the problem. Doing the Google search thing for a new inverter, a Heartland thread popped up and I found my inverter has a firmware issue with the residential Frigidaire frig. The compressor surge causes the inverter to trip. A couple of calls to Heartland CS, providing test results to the service rep and a new inverter was provided at no charge. Must say that was a very pleasant experience. As all of us who can't stand for status quo and since I was going to be in the electric bay anyway, I decided to add 2 more batteries to the string. This is where it gets interesting. First wire to inverter, connector was so loose, I could pull it off with a gentle pull. Second wire to the battery box, the same. General wiggle of all the wires on the batteries, half were in the same shape. Good grief, looks like the connectors were put on with a hammer and chisel. Back to Amazon for 2/0 welding cable and new connectors. A couple of hours of work with new cables, the trusty hydraulic cable lug crimper, new battery box and a couple new batteries, Ms. Joan and I are ready to hit the road. Moral of this story, check the forums. Someone else is probably having the same problem too. And lastly, check your cables. Give them a gentle tug and fix the wigglers. I knew better. Preach it all the time.
  7. Hey all, Anyone have a gently used inverter laying around? My wife and I are currently full-timing in our 05 Teton, but the previous previous owner decided to take the inverter and the generator! We're at the point where we need an inverter, especially before winter comes. Please respond here with specs and price. Also, we're looking for something in the 1.5 to 2.5kw range. Thanks! JPT
  8. After being away from travel trailers for nine years, my wife and I just purchased and old 1991 Jamboree Rallye. We're planning on taking our two little kids on weekend boondocking trips once a month and then doing a two and a half week there and back across the country late in the fall. The Rallye does not have an inverter or solar panels. It has a well maintained generator with one dedicated battery to handle all the internal lights and electrical appliances. My wife makes her living doing online sales and blogging, and I am occasionally required to login remotely to do tech support and software fixes so I need to make sure that we have enough off the grid power for two power hungry laptops (140 watts each), cell phones, and a multifunction printer/scanner. In a pinch we should be able to hook up the onboard generator to get power. But in general I want to have a solar power system that is pretty much independant of the RV to power two laptops, three cell phones, four 7" android tablets, four hours a day (The tablets use about as much power as a phone). I'm guessing a 2500 watt inverter will be more than enough power for all of this, but how many batteries and solar panels do I need? Since we're not going to do this full time, I'm looking at very inexpensive 100 watt solar panels on Amazon. I will pack them inside the RV between trips. I have several unused 12V 2ah UPS batteries I can borrow for each trip but I have no problem buying a bunch of golf cart or car batteries.
  9. Selling, unopened, new in the box, never been run, Yamaha EF2000i Inverter Generator. Thought I could parallel with my Honda, but found out I could not before opening box. Purchased from private party seller who got it with the purchase of his new travel trailer. Currently in Livingston, TX, until next week 2/11; then headed east towards Atlanta, GA, then down to Florida for a month or so, then back north for the summer. Great price $850, contact me at 907-306-xxxx
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