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RE: slide out issue on Cameo

Check the motor cogs, I think there is a share pin. I haven't had problems with mine... yet. ;) The thing is when I try to bring it it the power sounds weak but it does eventually come on all the way so don’t see it being shear pin. Just takes multiple stop and starts. Are you hooked to shore power doing this or off battery?
Itinerant1 11/28/20 03:12pm Tech Issues
RE: slide out issue on Cameo

If it's within the first foot of retract it might be getting caught on the lip before finally getting above it.
Itinerant1 11/28/20 03:06pm Tech Issues
RE: slide out issue on Cameo

Check the motor cogs, I think there is a share pin. I haven't had problems with mine... yet. Close the gap no sense making it easy for critters to enter the sub flooring. ;)
Itinerant1 11/28/20 03:00pm Tech Issues
RE: slide out issue on Cameo

The motors can be gotten to by the zipper area on the underbelly. Chances are once you open those zippers you wont get them to close properly. Move the insulation out of the way, you'll see the motor. Gorilla tape works well closing the flaps, clean it good to get the tape to stay on.
Itinerant1 11/28/20 02:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel

Hi, The point everyone is missing is that lead acid need to be charged to 100% as often as is humanly possible (without generator use). Li has no such constraints--so a couple of days of bad weather don't matter. Of course the battery management system might leave you "hi and dry" (which is a good thing given the price) as Li hates being taken to zero volts. The same is true of SiO2--and as I'm very much part time again--I'll go for a 600 amp-hour bank and probably never need a generator again. The two advantages of SiO2 over Li are cold and zero volts without much damage. BFL13 is a master of recovering flooded Lead Acid batteries--but he did not have much luck with AGM. Here is an example of this month from solar, just the beginning of my psoc use for winter. Dec, Jan & Feb the periods of psoc can extend out to 21+ days before a string of poor solar days force a 2 hour generator run give the batteries a couple hundred ah boost. 40 days was my longest of psoc use. This will be the 5th winter of this kind of use. https://i.imgur.com/OoEmGKMl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/D771rw5l.jpg
Itinerant1 11/28/20 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel

That's not even figuring in watching tv or using microwave and other things during that period of time while it's charging.
Itinerant1 11/28/20 01:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel

An Li does not charge "faster" unless the Li will accept the charger's max amps, but the ordinary battery bank of the same AH size won't. Solar is generally a low amp business, with all day to recharge. So any so-called "faster charging with Li" is not going to be realized with solar recharging. You would need a much higher amp recharge scenario to get any of that. A pair of flooded batts at 200AH at 50% can accept 60 amps no sweat. 60 amps means a lot of solar and would probably be at 60 only around lunchtime anyway. There can be good reasons to have Li, but the "faster charging" claim needs to be very scenario specific. If there is just one scenario that fits the bill of lfp being able to "faster charging " then it charges faster. I won't bother with my scenarios that would fill the batteries "faster" but then I'll take what ever charge the panels will produce but as fulltime boondocker living off of lfp & solar and being able to charge to 14.1v absorb instead of 14.6 or more that lead needs make a difference or accepting everything I can throw at it to 98-99% SOC where your lead slows way down much earlier in its SOC trying to absorb the charge. Isn't that faster? One more thing I thought about is if I had to use the generator and solar to charge for fast charging which I have done once the batteries were being charged at 175a, that makes for a fast charge off grid.
Itinerant1 11/28/20 01:19pm Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

“ Derivative assumption, is like referring to an employee's time clock ticket to determine production rather than check the loading dock.” Ha,ha, truly a solid candidate for quote of the year Sir!! 3 tons I like that quote also. lol
Itinerant1 11/20/20 04:56am Tech Issues
RE: SiO2 Battery -UPDATE 4 (MW at 20% SOC)

The link works for me.
Itinerant1 11/10/20 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: SiO2 Battery -UPDATE 4 (MW at 20% SOC)

I'm not sure on what you're getting at with the efficiency factor. I've stated it a couple times already that I could practically put a stop watch on the charging. No lllllllooooooonnnnnnngggggg drawnnnnnnnnnn out charging involved.
Itinerant1 11/09/20 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: SiO2 Battery -UPDATE 4 (MW at 20% SOC)

You're comparing lithium charging in a Electric Vehicle to charging lithium in an rv system. In the rv world we are working in fractional 'C'. My system is not large by any means and at best if I felt like using the generator while the sun was out producing it's max, the best I could charge at would be 175-200a which would be .35c-.4c on 500ah batteries. If using just the generator and inverter/ charger that's 100-125a or .2c-.25c, max solar 80a or .16c. None of those rates will harm lfp by any means and at such a fractional 'c'. I'm sure there is someone out with an rv the have the ability to push higher amounts but imho it's not the norm. The cell temp increase while charging at the above stated 'c' rates is very minimal. I can see the cell temps on all 20 cells in my batteries.
Itinerant1 11/09/20 08:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Lithium

As interesting of a test that may be all my testing is done in real life in a day to day living off the system, besides the 3000w inverter might react badly trying to pull a load that large. The largest loads that I have used are 200-235a nearing 2,900w and that is only because we forget at times that we're boondocking. Looking back through my notes.... this was making the pot of coffee, using the microwave, humidifier, laptop/ phone/ phone booster plugged in. 37% SOC, lfp bank 12.65v, inverting 12.2v (235a) Or this one at a higher SOC. 72% SOC, lfp bank 12.92v, inverting 12.5v (231a) We're going into our 5th winter season of boondocking which is what really exercises the SOC range or should I call it the partial SOC range with lows of 25% to 90% for weeks at a time before either solar catches up or a boost charge from the generator is needed, 2 hours of run time to put 200ah in. ;)
Itinerant1 10/31/20 05:23am Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Lithium

One thing that I do when I have had hookups is turn the inverter charger to standby so all charging is done by solar. I'll let the batteries carry the minimum 12v DC loads and the 120 AC passes through to the entire 5th wheel. The inverter is set to standby incase there was a 120v power lose in the campground.
Itinerant1 10/30/20 08:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Lithium

Uhmmm usable...just the other day making coffee using the Mr. coffee 12cup and then run the microwave 4 minutes making breakfast at 30% SOC before the sun hits the panels. Roughing it off the beaten trail. ;) Edit: I suppose a little data needed. Before microwave use, 31% SOC, lfp pack 13.06v,inverting 12.9v (@ 9a) Tail end of 4 min microwave use, 30% SOC, lfp pack 12.66v, inverting 12.4v (@ 148a) 1 minute after microwave finished, 30% SOC, lfp pack 12.99v, inverting 12.8v (@ 9a) I set the inverter for 12.0v disconnect.
Itinerant1 10/30/20 12:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Lithium

I would think with all the batteries Battleborn has given to youtubers and bloggers with high eyeball counts they wouldn't need to make a self promoting "white paper"... lame. Comparing their lfp to AGM in said "test" isn't really much of a test. Lfp are better except when getting down in the extreme cold, nothing new there. If Battleborn wanted to self promote they should of put their batteries up against other lfp brands on the market not lead chemistry. JMHO :)
Itinerant1 10/21/20 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: Advice on inverter size

So besides price and having to run thicker wires, is there a negative to installing a 2000w inverter that will mostly supply 200w of power?No, and you don't even need thicker wire UNTIL you ask it for a thousand watts or so. It's very nice to make coffee or toast with batteries instead of having to fire up a generator. Yes, I know there are another million ways to make coffee. We aren't cavemen and not everything has to be cooked over a flame. I'm your boat hit the switch on the coffeemaker or microwave and use batteries and solar. ;)
Itinerant1 10/17/20 03:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold N811 fridge-no power

This is what's behind that black plastic box.Arrows are to the fuses. https://i.imgur.com/3wa2gPPl.jpg That doesn't look like a circuit board for the Norcold N811 like OPs fridge model You're correct it's an 821, I had to look at my fridge for some reason I was thinking it was an 811. My apologize. :(
Itinerant1 10/06/20 10:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold N811 fridge-no power

This is what's behind that black plastic box.Arrows are to the fuses. https://i.imgur.com/3wa2gPPl.jpg
Itinerant1 10/06/20 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Lithium

Michael, Your link is not working--there is no url. There are a few truly 4 season RV's out there. For example, my 1987 Citation Supreme had a full heated basement. You may wish to look at "Thermo Cubes" which are a temperature controlled switch. https://www.briskheat.com/thermo-cube-temperature-controlled-outlet-adapter.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw2dD7BRASEiwAWCtCb0CwQQqPEBuS7w07TXl2p2BuCjoByD-h32AOfNpx7PRn1Fk3iYeoixoC43gQAvD_BwE (scroll down) Also look at the winter camping thread in the full timers forum. Thanks, PT... cubes an interesting idea... Cube won't help you for the attached heat pad you have linked it's 12v. Cube is 120v.
Itinerant1 10/01/20 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Lithium

Also, I wouldn't stick directly to batteries, if it had to be replaced in the future it might leave a mess behind. May not be much of an issue... them batteries are projected to have a 10 year lifespan, perhaps more... by that time, I expect to be in something different... and someone else will own them... I was thinking of the heat pad going bad.
Itinerant1 10/01/20 09:48am Tech Issues
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