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RE: Charging Battery with Solar Panel

Texas Nomad. You might check out the Forest River Forums, They have an active section of electrical/solar that gets many posts. Quite a few trailers on the forum the same model as yours. Also here is a link to the Coachmen online owners manual, This may be for our model (Coachment Spirit) but you might be able to find your specific model as well. We got a binder from the dealer with ours so I haven’t used the online manual much. Good luck!
RollandB 12/07/21 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: exterior trim sealing

You might want to check out this video, Ray does a good job documenting the steps he told to seal up the corners after doing some rot repair.
RollandB 11/10/21 08:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Please help with solar and electrical questions...

We have a new trailer we picked up last spring, has a 12v fridge which compared to the gas/electric absorption ones I’ve had in the past is a nice change I really am pleased with. The trailer came with a 100w poly solar panel, 10 amp PMW charge controller, then I set it up with 2 6v GC2 lead acid batteries. In a 4 night dry camping trip last June it did well, the campsite was in full sun after 10am. I didn’t need to pull out the generator during the trip to recharge but would have had we planned to stay longer. It showed me for a shaded site or overcast days it needs more of its array on the roof and/or a portable unit. I’ll also be changing the charge controller to a MPPT. One recommendation I’d have is to install a good battery monitor to keep an eye on your batteries. I went with a Victron BMV712 which provides some good info on what’s going in and out as well as a quick look at the SOC
RollandB 10/28/21 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Eternabond tape on fiberglass sides

X2 on removing the metal corner molding, first I’d check the water damage JD deal with repairing it as left alone will just get worse. Then put down new butyl tape, then reinstall the metal trim and seal with Dicor. A good video to watch is this one….. In it you will see a Dicor corner tape available on Amazon used. If I ever have to do this job it’s exactly what I would use…..
RollandB 10/02/21 07:57am Travel Trailers
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