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Old 04-29-2015, 09:10 AM   #3601
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Pulled out the cheap single speed non-reversible noisy exhaust fan over our bed and installed a Fantastic fan with weather cover. BIG difference!
This is a new trailer and the cheapie fan had been well and neatly caulked to
the roof so I hated to mess with it but I'm confident the new one also won't
leak and it's SO much quieter.
When we boondock we often use the fan on low blowing down on us.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:14 AM   #3602
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I guess this isn't really what we did to the 5er but what we did with it after a BIG STORM.

The solar system in the 5er paid big dividends after a big storm on Monday cutting the power to the house for over 12 hours and flooding the roads, knocked down very large trees. No power for a radius of over 30 miles in any direction. Roads were blocked with trees and water flooded over them which left no way out. So we made coffee, made breakfast, and watched TV all day in the RV. We do keep a 1/2 tank of water in the RV just in case so that also paid off. All and all it made things very very easy for us to weather out this small disaster and that evening the power was restored to the house. Love our new solar set up. We laughed and said, glad we are truly self contained in the RV with SOLAR.
The new solar system is coming in handy in more than just boondocking for pleasure.

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How much can you really run off that, I bought a new Roo 23IKSS hybrid that has the connection to hookup a solar panel but not as big as yours. I am thinking of adding another Deep Cycle to the Roo as a Backup


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Old 04-29-2015, 09:27 AM   #3603
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I guess this isn't really what we did to the 5er but what we did with it after a BIG STORM.

The solar system in the 5er paid big dividends after a big storm on Monday cutting the power to the house for over 12 hours and flooding the roads, knocked down very large trees. No power for a radius of over 30 miles in any direction. Roads were blocked with trees and water flooded over them which left no way out. So we made coffee, made breakfast, and watched TV all day in the RV. We do keep a 1/2 tank of water in the RV just in case so that also paid off. All and all it made things very very easy for us to weather out this small disaster and that evening the power was restored to the house. Love our new solar set up. We laughed and said, glad we are truly self contained in the RV with SOLAR.
The new solar system is coming in handy in more than just boondocking for pleasure.

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Its nice when power goes out to have an alternate form of power. Going to update and get a new inverter generator for our house and trailer this summer. Went once 15 days without any power during one of or ice storms, not fun.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:31 AM   #3604
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How much can you really run off that, I bought a new Roo 23IKSS hybrid that has the connection to hookup a solar panel but not as big as yours. I am thinking of adding another Deep Cycle to the Roo as a Backup


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We are able to run 42" TV, Blue Ray DVD player, Surround sound system,
Stereo, Microwave, 12 cup MR.Coffee Maker, water pump, circulating fans. We run everything except the 2 A/C units. You would need to know how big your pre-wiring is for the solar to know how much solar you could add. I designed and installed all of our system. 520 watt solar array, 435AH AGM 12volt Battery bank, 60amp MPPT charge controller, 2000 watt Cotek true sine wave inverter. You want enough solar array to be able to fully re-charge your battery bank after use the next day so when night comes you are good to go to use power all night.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:46 AM   #3605
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Ordered new PUGS, Steadyfast trailer stabilizing bars and Reflectix. The DW is frowning and the wallet is smoking!!
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:02 AM   #3606
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You'll love the new Steady Fast. Took three hours to install but wow what a difference..
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:06 AM   #3607
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You'll love the new Steady Fast. Took three hours to install but wow what a difference..

I'm hoping they will keep the trailer from bouncing so much and the DW will forgive me for spending so much on them when she doesn't get woke up every time someone goes to the bathroom. I'm sure she would love it if I could get the steps more stable too. So far everything I've tried doesn't work real well.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:20 AM   #3608
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Jacks right in front of the axle helps a lot as does an adjustable support on the step.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:28 AM   #3609
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Jacks right in front of the axle helps a lot as does an adjustable support on the step.

I purchased on of the CAMCO 43671 Sel-stor step supports and it didn't seem to help much. It was bent when I received it and wouldn't stay stored in the bracket so I returned it. Do you think it would help to install another set of stabilizing scissor jacks in front of the front axle?

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Here is the adjustable step that we installed on our entry step.

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