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Old 03-08-2016, 05:23 PM   #11
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Mar.g, the +B from your TV will help sightly but won't keep the battery up. I used to think it did. Too far on too small a wire size. Measure voltage at the trailer battery it would have to be north of 14.4 vdc to almost be enough. If you turned truck around and used jumper cables it would take many hours, but possible.

You are right on about turning off the inverter when on shore power. . that us if the batteries aren't being charged by it... there is parasitic loss if on. I suspect they expect the converter charger to do it... Even then expect that to take many hours or days.

I keep harping that we need a real battery charger that can put out 14.8v and hold it before going to float... when cold 15v... that is what battery makers are saying but the RV industry would rather have us depend on shore power or generators. And have our batteries not last as they should.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:00 PM   #12
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Where's the pics of this rig?
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:23 AM   #13
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Where's the pics of this rig?
That's what I was thinking, too.
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:46 AM   #14
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Mar.g, the +B from your TV will help sightly but won't keep the battery up. I used to think it did. Too far on too small a wire size. Measure voltage at the trailer battery it would have to be north of 14.4 vdc to almost be enough. If you turned truck around and used jumper cables it would take many hours, but possible.

You are right on about turning off the inverter when on shore power. . that us if the batteries aren't being charged by it... there is parasitic loss if on. I suspect they expect the converter charger to do it... Even then expect that to take many hours or days.

I keep harping that we need a real battery charger that can put out 14.8v and hold it before going to float... when cold 15v... that is what battery makers are saying but the RV industry would rather have us depend on shore power or generators. And have our batteries not last as they should.
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You are correct. My apologies. I should have said to keep them from discharging as quickly.
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Pics???? Where's the pics of this beauty?
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:18 PM   #16
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Here is the only pic I have as of right now. I'll get more when I can.
A big thank you to everyone who has helped me out with issues so far and encouragement.

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Old 03-09-2016, 06:31 PM   #17
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Here is the only pic I have as of right now. I'll get more when I can.
A big thank you to everyone who has helped me out with issues so far and encouragement.

We searched and searched for that color, but couldn't find one (in stock). Being that we both ride Harleys, and my wife loves orange, it would have been perfect. Luckily, the non paint thunderbolts have black and orange anyways, so we're happy with our choice.

That is a beautiful rig, mucho congratulations on your new coach. We'll be relocating to SoCal, so I hope to see this in person some day!
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We searched and searched for that color, but couldn't find one (in stock). Being that we both ride Harleys, and my wife loves orange, it would have been perfect. Luckily, the non paint thunderbolts have black and orange anyways, so we're happy with our choice.

That is a beautiful rig, mucho congratulations on your new coach. We'll be relocating to SoCal, so I hope to see this in person some day!

Thank you very much! The wife and I so far love it. I hope it treats us well! As for you guys moving to So Cal, where to? We are in the Rancho Cucamonga area. I have never seen an XLR out here on the road. If you get here, we may be the only two!!

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Thank you very much! The wife and I so far love it. I hope it treats us well! As for you guys moving to So Cal, where to? We are in the Rancho Cucamonga area. I have never seen an XLR out here on the road. If you get here, we may be the only two!!

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Wife grew up in San Diego, has tons of family in Anaheim, and she'll be applying for RN jobs somewhere in those areas. Me, I'll be a stay at home dad/husband for a while
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