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  • arenshaw
    arenshaw joined.
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  • Pari
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  • Lundeenblue2
    I know watcha mean. Wish shipping wasn't so expensive. Best to ya.
    June 15
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  • barbaraNM
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  • Bigdogwalker
    Did you sell the tab?
    June 12
  • apossible
    Which Proven coupler lock did you get? I have a [email protected] 320S. Thanks.
    June 11
  • Nessmuk
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  • Littlebit
    Just got our Tab400! Is there a good checklist for newbies starting out? Thanks
    June 7
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      Hi,

      Saw your post on the public wall. Please note that you should not use the large Activity box on your own profile page. By doing so, you essentially send a message to yourself. Use that area on another member’s profile page to send a wall message to that person. Copy your post and start a New Discussion from the Home page.

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  • fishtait
    Thanks for your comments. I am leaning toward getting an AGM battery but also considering lithium ion, although the cost is probably too much. Do you have a reference for estimating the percentage of power remaining at various voltages, i.e., at 12.5V there is x percentage of power remaining? I'm sure that a chart exists somewhere but I don't know where. Thanks again
    June 8
    • pthomas745
      pthomas745
      I have a 2017 trailer, and a 3 way fridge. Consequently, I don't really have the need for bigger batteries. I have the stock 80 amp hour battery that came with the camper. I will soon change it over to a new AGM battery of 100 amp hours.
      This is the basic battery "best practice for longest life" idea for an AGM or lead acid: if you keep your state of charge for a battery above 50 percent, you will get the most charge and discharge cycles from it. You can go lower sometimes....but the more times you crash your battery into the 20 percent mark...the faster it will quit.
      So, for my 80 amp hour battery, every 10 percent of the state of charge chart equals 8 amp hours.
      12.5 means I've used 8 amp hours, so I have 32 left.
      12.4 means I've used 16 amp hours, so I have 24 left.
      12.3 means I've used 24 amp hours, so I have 16 left.
      12.2 means I've used 32 amp hours, so I have 8 left.
      12.0 means I've used 40 amp hours......so I'm down to the limit for "maximized battery life."

      Batteries are the weirdest thing: nothing about them is hard and fast. They are still "old tech", and, as such, have many caveats. Every one of the numbers I put up there...are assumptions and guesses! Not bad guesses, but, guesses. The process above is what I went through when I first bought the trailer and learned how to use a multimeter, and before I got really comfortable with my solar panels.
  • bmmjmm
    bmmjmm, PEK, darsiepaint, TurnOnMyMike, apossible and 5 others joined.
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    June 6
  • JPRoland
    Hi, CJax.
    Wes purchased the Napoleon TQ285-RD-1-A Travel Q 285 portable grill. I bought it on Amazon for $279. I also purchased the nice carrying bag and it makes it nicer to tote. The Napoleon ran poorly the first time because I discovered that the LP/Propane was being regulated twice (x2). First on the trailer at the Propane tank up in the battery/gas bin and then again on the Napoleon. I'm not a fixer-guy or a plumber, but how hard could this be? So I disconnected the regulator on the Napoleon and then just figured out which brass fitting/adapter was necessary to make a good connection. Later, I realized they had a BBQ section just for gas grills at my local hardware store and I instantly found what I needed. Now my Napoleon works perfectly. I like it because half is a grill and half is a griddle. I purchased the matching halves of each surface so I can make it all griddle or all grill. A big griddle surface is great for pancakes and bacon. I am totally pleased with the Napoleon and can attest to it's durability. I knocked it off a table about four feet and it landed upside down hard on concrete. I hated to look. Thankfully, there was hardly a scratch and all was intact. I was impressed and we love this grill. Also, mine arrived with a broken handle due to rough handling and the folks at Napoleon were quite helpful and rushed me a new one. I hope that helps. Since you are stocking up on supplies/accessories, I'll send another note listing the ones we purchased that we wouldn't want to live without. Have fun!

     

    June 7
  • Attitudegal54
    Bought a [email protected] last March- and am new here!!
    Going on my first voyage (not counting the 120 miles to bring it home... and it went well- even over a mountain pass :-)) in a couple weeks. I have a 10 ' kayak.  Has anyone dared tie in something that will protrude out a foot on each side on top of the propane tank, etc. holder (red flagged)? 

    Would also be interested in feedback on a wireless back up camera.
    June 6
    • Sharon_is_SAM
      Sharon_is_SAM
      Hi,

      Saw your post on the public wall. Please note that you should not use the large Activity box on your own profile page. By doing so, you essentially send a message to yourself. Use that area on another member’s profile page to send a wall message to that person. Copy your post and start a New Discussion from the Home page.

      Sharon - Moderator
  • Bigdogwalker
    Welcome Aboard!
    June 5
  • JBolt
    Welcome Aboard!
    June 4
  • jpb0001
    yes, the dealer installed the work-around kit from Nucamp and not problems since.
    June 4
  • Sharon_is_SAM
    Try RVLOCK.com for the keyless door lock.  
    June 4
  • sctab320snewbie
    Question- how do you manually adjust the brakes? We are driving cross country and are having the same issue w brand new brakes
    June 4
  • foureman1
    Welcome Aboard!
    June 3
  • Sharon_is_SAM
    I tried to reply but I could not attach the screenshot!  Anyway - Amazon!


    June 3
  • Tab320cs
    Where did you purchase you silver support pole for the side tent. Pictured here. Thanks in advance. 

    June 3
  • PlantHers
    PlantHers, mlb, Dan10K, Bella_Tabster, Cbarrywhite and 2 others joined.
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  • finding_elias
    Thank you!
    June 3
  • Bayliss
    FYI...........I posted a response to your inquiry regarding the Fantastic Fan cover.  Greg
    June 3
  • SEHJones
    Hi Lee
    Is your Tabatha still available?  I am interested
    June 2
    • LeeM
      LeeM
      Yes it is. Be happy to give you any details or answer any questions with a phone call. Also can arrange either a physical or virtual visit.
    • LeeM
      LeeM
      Please give me a call at (865) 414-3404, Lee.