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RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

I don't see any benefit to adding components (that can possibly fail) to convert back to 12 volts when a 12 volt system is adequate for what the OP is trying to do.I don't know what the OP is trying to do. He's been a bit vague. Sorry. Don't mean to be vague. I'm closing in on retirement, and intend to adventure a LOT. I'm considering adding a small (8-9000 BTU) mini-split, which should run quite nicely on the system I'm planning. When I started this post, I wasn't specific about my needs, I just wanted other points of view on the various options. I'm still leaning toward keeping it 12v, but am also learning along the way. I could easily change my mind before I've even acquired a single component. This discussion is probably as good as I've seen about this subject. Thank you all for that.
TurnThePage 03/09/23 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

The wide variety of responses has been so much better than I anticipated! The longest wire run should be from the pvs to charge controller(s). I still don't know how I'm going to accomplish that part. I'm hoping to keep all other components within just a few feet of each other. I'm leaning toward sticking with 12v just for simplicity, but will still weigh my options as I acquire stuff.
TurnThePage 03/08/23 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

i'm an old fart and have always tried to live by...keep it simple, stupid. the more wonky a system, the more headaches it will cause.I absolutely agree! Victron 48 >12v converter. I got the 30a size to handle slides and jacksTHAT'S the info I was looking for! Thanks! I figured stuff like that was available, but was in danger of drowning in data when perusing their website.
TurnThePage 03/07/23 09:58pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

None. The trailer comes with a 12v compressor fridge, and the usual other stuff, like 12v water pump, 12v controls for the furnace, etc. And that's my point. Why go with the more efficient, yet non-conforming higher voltage systems? I only ask because my learning process includes videos of people that have made beautiful systems, come back and say if they could do it over, they'd opt for 24v or 48v. I could see it in a bigger rig maybe, but that's why I'm asking. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer and don't want to make an expensive mistake.
TurnThePage 03/07/23 09:33pm Tech Issues
12v? 24v? 36...48v????

I'm very near to picking up a new travel trailer that I intend to pack with solar and LiFePO4 batteries. It's a 30A 120VAC RV. I understand the electrical wiring advantages of the higher DC voltage configuration, but what does everybody do with their 12v appliances? I'm hoping for around 1500 watts of solar and no less than 1000Ah of 12v batteries. Is there a good reason not to stick to a 12v configuration?
TurnThePage 03/07/23 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Tankless water heater

I currently have a 6 gl water heater. It doesn't make enough hot water to do dishes and for 2 people to shower. I live in my trailer year round and am hooked to city water. I would like to install a bigger water heater, but I don't want to have to cut anmy holes into the side of my trailer.I use my trailer for travel, often off grid. Tankless wouldn't work for me at all. Your situation sounds like the tankless might work better, assuming full hookups. The research I've done shows tankless heaters and 6 gallon heaters are often almost identical in size. It doesn't look like it would be difficult to do the swap. Good luck!
TurnThePage 03/04/23 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: stairs

They belong in the same dump as the tankless water heaters.
TurnThePage 02/27/23 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: How much of rise on front of truck acceptable when hitched?

See this thread - at least the first post by my friend Ron Gratz (may he rest in peace). BarneyRon's posts were almost intimidating! I loved 'em. I didn't know he passed. :(
TurnThePage 02/27/23 01:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do we have a pickup glut already?

I've finally accepted that it will be much cheaper to drive my current pickup into the ground, repairing as needed along the way. I don't like it, but I'm not paying the BS prices they're asking these days. And I'm not holding my breath waiting for this glut to have a positive impact.
TurnThePage 02/23/23 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tankless water heater

I'm having to really restrict my options as I look for new travel trailer that DOES NOT have a tankless. I can see zero value in them. If you do the swap, I would recommend hanging on to the original.
TurnThePage 02/23/23 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Coating peeling off seats

I don't remember where I read it but this was supposedly a particular manufacturer issue, and has been corrected within the last couple years. Yeah, I know.... LOL
TurnThePage 02/16/23 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Ram 1500 can it tow Keystone 280BH??

If it's within specs, and considering your upgrades, I would go for it. You may want to consider a high end sway controlling WDH. I'm actually in the same boat right now with my Ram 1500. I've been instructed to purchase a little longer than I had planned so we can accommodate kids and grand kids.
TurnThePage 02/15/23 01:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally fixed toilet odor problem.

Great info!
TurnThePage 02/12/23 12:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Ram 1500 owners.... tires

I ran 305/55r20s on a 1.4" lift on my 2015 Ram Quad Cab. It's not really a lift at all when it comes to clearance issues. In fact a coworker had a similar Ram that sat at virtually the same height with no lift at all. My wheels had 3/4" less back spacing though, which means they stuck out that much more. That really should only affect clearance of the upper ball joint which is pretty close. I bet the dealer would test fit a tire to see how close everything is. Unless you're talking about a taller tire. I think people routinely run 275/65r20 on stock rims with no lift. That's about an inch taller. Dunno if you can go more than that or not. Once again a test fit might tell you all you need to know.
TurnThePage 02/07/23 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Vent fan upgrades

That's the direction I'm leaning. Thanks for the input!
TurnThePage 02/06/23 06:21pm General RVing Issues
Vent fan upgrades

I'm on the verge of purchasing a new travel trailer. It has three roof vents with the tiny little fans. Upgrades will be in order ASAP. Looking for recommendations. I may do the Vortex version in the bathroom, but am looking at the nicer ones for the bedroom and living area. I'm handy enough but totally ignorant to all the new options out there. Looking for suggestions on quality units and advice on install considerations.
TurnThePage 02/05/23 08:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: FREE Public domain books, movies, lectures and much more

Good stuff! Thanks for sharing!
TurnThePage 02/01/23 08:50am Technology Corner
RE: 2024 GMC and 2023 Super Duty

Yes Fish, he had a trans on the floor. Worked fine!. But had an oil leak in gasket. Took in to fix before warranty went out. Mechanically, worked fine. Both of you are stretching the truth some. IMHO, both of you are also false in comment. Get over it. Marty LIKE! :C
TurnThePage 01/24/23 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Extinction of Fossil Fuels

Non-issue. It'll take a loooong time for this particular sky to fall.
TurnThePage 01/19/23 08:24am General RVing Issues
RE: $519 3800w generator available on woot for a few more hours

I've had great experiences with Woot, even after Amazon bought them. I don't think I've ever bought something that expensive though.
TurnThePage 01/12/23 06:43pm General RVing Issues
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