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  • Most standard garage doors are 7'. Combine that with the fact that 400's are pretty new to the fold, there probably aren't that many 400 owners even considering this issue. As dragonsdofly noted, there are lots of discussions on this topic regardin…
  • Interesting. What if you unhitched the ball but left the chains hooked up. Does that count?
  • Bump. In the few months since starting this poll, an increasing portion of new members own, or are interested in owning, the [email protected] 400. I'm curious to see if the outcome of this poll shifts over time as the larger models gain traction. Weigh in if y…
  • @pthomas745, if you look about halfway down the 2nd page of this discussion you'll find a description and photos of how I modified my Renogy suitcase. I've used this set-up for two seasons now and it works great. Creative types could probably do so…
  • If you are really worried about exposure, another alternative is to outfit your controller with quick-connect pigtails. It can be quickly deployed in the tub when needed in camp, but otherwise stays safely stashed out of the way and the elements. A…
  • I never paid much attention to the basic voltage drop equation, but since it's directly proportional to current, @ChanW's original supposition that series wiring could allow for the use of smaller gauge wire seems to be confirmed. Thanks, @BrianZ, f…
  • I'm not aware of that capability with an MPPT controller, but again this is stretching my know how. Anecdotally, it seems to me like panel voltage generally comes up before panel amperage, so what you ask might be a moot point. This is based solely…
  • Good question. In general, wires are sized to handle the maximum current (amperage) that they will be expected to carry. This is a safety concern to avoid overheating and creating a fire hazard. To what extent this factors into the voltage drop iss…
  • Also consider that your vehicle is likely to squat a bit from the weight of the tongue, so even if you calculate everything to a theoretical fraction of an inch, there is still going to be some unpredictability. I tend to agree with ChanW that if…
  • @jgram2, I had the same experience at the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin. DW and I were prepped for it, however, as we had read about this routine in a travel book. We shot our hands up as soon as we heard "I need a couple vol..." Funnier still w…
  • I agree with all of the above. What model of [email protected] are you considering, and what options are included in the [email protected]? If you are comparing to the most common [email protected] Max-S, the [email protected] will have a bigger fresh water tank (22gal), but no black or grey tank. The…
  • You all are makin' me thirsty...
  • N7SHG_Ham said: I think I read someplace the frames were made by Lippert? If so, same as about a million other RV's and definitely probably marginally adequate for pavement let alone rough use. ... Unless they have changed suppliers rece…
  • pthomas745 said: Here is the link to the "frame crack" issue.  10 pages or so, and on the first page is a link to the 2016 posts that opened the issue. https://tab-rv.vanillacommunity.com/discussion/6542/frame-cracks-where-tongue-bolts-to-f…
  • Conventional wisdom is that except for a little extra ground clearance, the "Boondock" package is mostly about appearance and convenience. The chassis and camper body are the same as the standard [email protected] That said, people certainly do take them offro…
  • Mammoth Cave is pretty cool--we did it as a day trip from My Old Kentucky Home SP Campground. However, it is another hour plus SW of Bardstown, which is already an hour plus SW of Lexington. I guess it depends on how far afield you are willing to g…
  • I should add that you don't strictly need the elbow and adapter. Before I upgraded to a RhinoFlex I used a cheap little 10' hose that came with the camper. That said, inserting (and holding) the loose end of the hose in the dump hole required a cert…
  • @melpeter, I certainly prefer creative and economical homemade solutions to typical mass-produced junk. However, what ultimately sold me on shelling out for the slightly larger Valterra holder was that it would accomodate my sewer hose with the elbo…
  • There's a small campground at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown. It's little southwest of the distilleries I suspect you are talking about, but of course Bardstown itself is home to some some major players in the Bourbon world. The park …
  • Luckyj said: ... When changing a wheel, the best ancor is the towing vehicule, that give the strongest ancore point, front to rear and sideways. ... Arguments about the strength of the 320 frame and stabilizers aside, I do agree with…
  • I agree with all of the above. I'd recommend verifying that resting voltage by measuring it a good multimeter with the battery disconnected. What you describe sound an awful lot like one or even two battery cells have died. If that's the case, there…
  • Assuming this is a beneficial feature unique to Victron controllers (as opposed to just marketing hype), it sounds like switching to a Victron controller could be an upgrade in and of itself.
  • Am I correct from past discussions (and seat-of-the-pants experience) that this is generally not true of most panels? I.e., even a small amount of shading has a disproportionately large impact on panel output?
  • DesertDweller said: ... At any rate, Creed and I e-mailed some more and he has asked the Sunpower folk if they know of any reason why their panels would not be compatible with a Victron controller.  Perhaps Sunflare's preference for Victron was…
  • So do folks get your glycol from Yanny, or Laurel?  ;-)
    in Alde system Comment by ScottG January 31