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Old 08-09-2018, 08:55 AM   #11
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Nice rv - I just traded in a bunk house for my current rv.

It looks like you get the same inverter and refrigerator that came with mine.

Iíve calculated that the refrigerator will consume about 150ah every 24 hours if only powered by the existing inverter.

Are you planning on upgrading your inverter to the 1500/3000 you mentioned or adding it as an extra one?

Have you calculated typical available sunlight where you plan on being?

You may need to add an additional mppt solar controller and panels to fully charge 400ah as it would take currently 8 hours if you could get a full 50 amps from your panels
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:48 AM   #12
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FYI if you do not have Jayco's calculated loads its attached! Thanks
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:03 PM   #13
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I'd be glad to show you what I did to my 2018 SLX 7 174bh BAJA too. It turned out fantastic, and dumping the generator was the best thing I ever could have done. I carry a Sportsman 800/1000 watt (Honda knock off) just to charge my batteries if it rains.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:49 PM   #14
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I've been going over a few different options for a solar set up for full-timing and want to boondock as much as possible. Trailer is a 42" Eagle 5th Wheel with residential fridge. Below is what I was looking at getting. Was hoping some of you guys smarter than me can poke holes in this set up and offer suggestions for improvements or missing equipment. Thanks!

Qty 8 - 100W Mono panels
Qty 4 - 100amp Lithium Battle Born Batteries
Qty 1 - Victron BMV 712 Bluetooth Battery Monitor
Qty 1 - Victron SmartSolar 100/50 Solar Charge Controller
Qty 1 - Progressive Dynamics 60 amp Lithium Converter
Qty 1 - VertaMax PURE SINE WAVE 1500 Watt (3000W Surge)
Qty 1 - BEP battery switch
My recommendations:
Qty 8 - 100W Mono panels - OK
Qty 4 - 100amp Lithium Battle Born Batteries - OK
Qty 1 - Victron BMV 712 Bluetooth Battery Monitor - Bogart TM2030
Qty 1 - Victron SmartSolar 100/50 Solar Charge Controller - Morning Star TS-60
Qty 1 - Progressive Dynamics 60 amp Lithium Converter - Delete
Qty 1 - VertaMax PURE SINE WAVE 1500 Watt (3000W Surge) - Suggest Magnum Inverter/charger of your choice.
Qty 1 - BEP battery switch - OK
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:00 PM   #15
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Curious what does a set up like that run?We had similar wants list 1 275watt industrial panel, MPPT controller. 2 6volt deep cycle batteries.We are in Arizona have lots of sun.Maybe would like 2 more additional batteries.Some one mentioned the auto defrost in the residential frig is what kills batteries.Evidently you can disable that, saves lots of power! Thanks
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:55 PM   #16
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…..Some one mentioned the auto defrost in the residential frig is what kills batteries.Evidently you can disable that, saves lots of power! Thanks
Defrost mode is 85Amps (DC side). The defrost cycle ran about 20+ minutes, unknown how many times it was activated in a 24 hour time frame or what was used by the fridge's microcomputer to activate it.

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Old 10-19-2018, 01:22 PM   #17
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Defrost mode is 85Amps (DC side). The defrost cycle ran about 20+ minutes, unknown how many times it was activated in a 24 hour time frame or what was used by the fridge's microcomputer to activate it.

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Thanks we have the 1210 frig works fine with solar!We pretty much allways dry camp.Heading out to the lake today!
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Lot of stuff came up so I got sidetracked big time. Thanks for all the input. Here's what I ended up installing. The shorepower now runs directly to the inverter and the inverter to the breaker panel, split to power both sides. Ditched the factory inverter. It's working really well, at least for the three days it's been up.

8 x 100W flex panels ran in two series
4 x 100ah 12v batteries
1 x Victron Multiplus 3000w inverter/charger
1 x Victron Battery Monitor BMV-712
1 x Victron 150/85Tr SmartSolar Charge Controller MPPT
1 x Current Surge Limiter
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:35 PM   #19
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Defrost mode is 85Amps (DC side). The defrost cycle ran about 20+ minutes, unknown how many times it was activated in a 24 hour time frame or what was used by the fridge's microcomputer to activate it.

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45amps. 🙂
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