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  1. $44,900 Currently located in Southern Minnesota. Due to COVID I had to transfer positions and no longer working remotely. I may drive RIG down to Utah vicinity for sale/exchange. I have a RAM 2018 Laramie truck with Anderson Hitch, would consider a package deal. I am original "solo" owner of this 5th wheel, customer ordered to work remotely and travel. Please email inquiries 435-990-1130
  2. $66,000My wife and I purchased this RV new 2 and a half years ago and have been living in it full time. Most of that time has been boondocking as we have performed many upgrades listed below. MSRP was around $90,000 and we have added everything below.Solar setup (Cost around 20k):- 1260 Watts of solar from 7 180 watt panels purchased from AM Solar- Victron 3000 watt hybrid inverter- 600 ah lithium battery bank from LifeBlue (3 x 200 ah batteries)- Victron 85A Advanced MPPT Solar Charge Controller- Victron Battery Monitor- Victron Color Control MonitorOther additions, options, or customizations
  3. 2018 Keystone Montana 3820FK Front Kitchen - Boondock-Ready, Ideal for TeleWorking $69,900 Excellent condition, Montana Legacy Edition 3820FK (Front Kitchen), full-time certified, four-season capable, with upgraded MORryde suspension, hitch, and stairs, plus “iN-Command” touchscreen and iPhone RV control system. I’ll describe the RV below, but first let’s review the extras that we’ve added after we bought the RV from Keystone. This RV has a whole collection of custom stuff perfectly set up for remote tele-working and boondocking. Here’s a list of the extras: Onan Cummins
  4. Got Victron Inverter/Charger(Victron Energy MultiPlus 24/3000/70-50 Inverter with Charger ) Just realized it only has one hot, but I have 50 amps panel on my RV! now what? the shore line & generator input goes to a transfer case, and the output of transfer case suppose to go to inverter, but the inverter only has one hot, what do I do??? Please advise. Thank you! John
  5. In the process of designing 1,200w system for my motorhome I already decided to use 24v battery system. Should I use 24v batteries in parallel connection or use 12v batteries series & parallel connections to construct the 24v system? does it make any difference at all either way? All batteries are identical and will be purchase same time. Any pro and cons? Please advise. Thanks!
  6. I am designing a 6 100ahr battle born battery bank and 800w-1200w solar panel system for my 2017 35' motorhome.I understand that high voltage system is better as it requires smaller size cable and more efficient, smaller size charge controller, but I also would like the motor home alternator charge my batteries when I am driving (no a deal breaker but it is nice to have it) , Also the wires between the batteries ,bus bar & fuses are very close, so I do not see that much benefit on 24v battery bank system on my motorhome . Please let me know if I missed anything here.I am thinking about wir
  7. (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 sh
  8. In a previous post, I described my 1750 Watt solar installation on the roof of my 29 ft. Arctic Fox 5th wheel trailer. Today, I am going to share the rest of my project: becoming independent of generators and shore power. Tu make optimal use of the solar power supply, I chose to install two Tesla Lithium battery modules instead of using a large lead acid battery bank. Each module weighs 55 lbs, has a storage capacity of 5.2 KW and runs with 24 V. A lead acid battery bank with a comparable capacity would weigh hundreds of pounds (400 lbs my best guess), but what is even more advantageous with l
  9. RV solar! We finally installed solar panels on our toy hauler. Full time RV living is so much easier with solar. It's definitely not cheap but is a great investment, especially if you love boondocking.If you have been watching the channel for a while you know that we had a solar system installed on our last rig (Keystone Cougar). We swapped rigs over the summer and acquired a toy hauler with a built-in Cummins Onan 5500 generator. This has made it possible for us to boondock without solar and save up money for our full solar install. In the video we talk about lithium vs lead acid batteries, w
  10. Hello all RVers! Due to personal circumstances, I have to sell my truck and RV. I still consider myself a newbie (been full-time since 2017). I planned to do lots of US/Canada travelling but that hasn’t happened for me. I have been researching the best way to sell to receive the most money since I still owe on both. I listened to the RVdaily salesperson and that is not the right way to go! Consignment takes 10%. I’m willing to put the effort in to sell on my own, but would love input from members on how best to evaluate my RV. When I speak to consignment people, they just quote standard book v
  11. I am selling a 2003 Monaco Dynasty with 1575 watts of solar on the roof. Here’s a link to the website that will provide in depth detailed descriptions of all the various systems with matching pictures. SOLD!!! https://2003monacodynastyregal.blogspot.com/2019/10/live-off-grid-in-luxury-with-tv.html
  12. I love boondocking,and I hate generators. Recently, I sold my 37 ft 5th wheel and bought a 29 ft Arctic Fox 27-5L, because I was fed up with being stuck in tight National Park and State Park campgrounds. When I climbed on the roof for the first time and saw how cluttered the roof was with exhaust pipes, hoods, AC unit etc, and considering a usable roof length of less than 25 ft, I all but gave up on the dream of installing a meaningful solar power plant on this roof. But after taking exact measurements of the roof and the obstacles, and realizing how far the solar panel industry has come in t
  13. Hi everyone, I am new to the community. I’m going to be moving into my small RV in the next few months. The refrigerator is not working and it will cost to much to be replaced. I am trying to keep the spending down as much as possible. What are your thoughts on putting in a small garage/patio type unit like cubic 3 ft. A/C freezer refrigerator in its place? They vary in electric usage from $26 to $13 a year and from 197 kWh so 138 k a year. And I will be Boondocking probably 90% of the time for 6 months of the year and on my property with electricity the other six months. I have only one larg
  14. 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
  15. So I'll be honest with y'all... I'm a newbie to RVing, a newbie to full-timing, AND even a newbie to towing a travel trailer (or towing anything at all really! yeah, I know, gasp!)... but I'll be doing ALL THREE in about 4 weeks. I went through RV Online University already, and I'm graduating from Escapees Bootcamp tomorrow at the Escapade in Sedalia, among other classes I've completed, so I think I've done as much video and word-of-mouth and classroom educating myself as I can at this point (and I do have an in-person driving class tentatively scheduled for my trailer pick-up date too).
  16. Live full time in your RV in the southwestern NM desert Take advantage of solar power! Features: 10 acres developed: water, electric, septic 2 large insulated workshop buildings concrete patio, 25' x 50' RV port (36' x 20' x 12' high) with gravel parking 3 RV electric pedestals 4 RV city water yard hydrants landscaped; spectacular star gazing and bird watching Moderate winter climate with 300+ days of sunshine; altitude 4,120'. Must see to fully appreciate the amazing 360º views, unique geology and experience the q
  17. I'm looking for someone who will install customer provided solar panels and provide other components for the 3 or 4 panels I have. My coach is a 2006 Monaco Diplomat with the standard 4 - 6V battery configuration and 2500 W Modified wave inverter/charger. The panels are 220W at 34V. I will need mounting hardware, controller and appropriate instrumentation and likely new batteries. Any advice welcomed.
  18. I recently installed two Battle Born lithium batteries and an Ames 2000 watt inverter charger into my travel trailer. Here is how it looks all finished up minus the parallel cables for the two batteries, Here is my real world usage for those batteries anybody else using these batteries, I am a big fan. I will no longer carry a generator 2-4 day boondocking trips.
  19. I installed a solar system a while back, but have only recently begun to demand much from it. Here's what I have: 4 panels of Sunmodule SW260 260W Poly V2.0 Module -- nominal 260 W and 30 Volt panels -- flat mounted on the roof of the trailer ---- The panels are wired with 2 sets of 2 panels in series, for an intended nominal 60V @ 7 to 8 Amp feed on 50 ft of 10 AWG wiring Morningstar TS-MPPT-60 charge controller 8 ea. Crown CR-23 6V deep cycle batteries in a series/parallel configuration = 4 @ 12 V and 235 Amp Hours Trimetric - T 2030 meter After two weeks of fu
  20. Mornin gents, okay, over the winter I had several occasions to dry camp and test out the capacity of my 29 Ft Class C (relative low energy user, approx. say 125 to 200 Amp Hours per day) equipped with 470 Watts of flat rooftop solar and four Trojan T-105's (450 Amp Hours) which performed quite well. HOWEVER when the temperatures were 80+ I faced the dilemma to park in the shade where it was cooler,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, or out in the sun which harvested more solar energy HMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Soooooooooo not being one who likes to discharge my batteries over 30% and one who prefers to camp in the shade whe
  21. Anyone using Relion Lithium-ion Batteries on your RV? If so, how have they worked?
  22. I would like to install a super simple solar system on my travel trailer -- one or two panels, battery, inverter. This would be for minimal use....like for lights in the evening. I would very much appreciate learning where to look for a good quality, affordable "starter package". Thank you
  23. Since I've settled on the 2016 Arctic Fox 27-5L and a Chevy Silverado 3500HD to tow it, my next step is figuring out how to add the right solar setup for boondocking and off-grid living. This gentleman seems to have a very solid setup. I'd like to copy it, although I hope to avoid putting any new holes in my rig. My daytime usage is going to be one or two laptops, a 4G hot spot, and perhaps the television. At night I'll be using the aforementioned items plus the lights. I'd like to cook with propane instead of convection/microwave and keep the fridge on propane as well. I know that
  24. I'd heard about something similar a while ago but this is really some interesting tech. Imagine if RVs could be equipped with these windows and add to or be the only solar system for boone docking. Now folks this is not a product just what the DOE labs are working on today. Excerpt: "Researchers in the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics at Los Alamos National Laboratory are seeking to transform everyday windows into solar collectors by harnessing the unique properties of quantum dots. The advantages of solar power as a source of clean, renewable energy seem obvious. Sunlight is
  25. The Wheelinit.us blog is posting some great info about their recent upgrade to Lithium batteries and additional solar panels. Not only are they providing great info about the whats and whys of what they did, they provide a number of links, all in one spot, to a huge amount of technical detail about solar & batteries in RV's. Here are the first two entries. There are more entries to come in the near future. http://wheelingit.us/2016/02/24/the-big-beastly-solarbattery-upgrade-part-i-why/ http://wheelingit.us/2016/02/29/the-big-beastly-solarbattery-upgrade-part-ii-component-det
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