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Old 11-15-2021, 11:41 PM   #41
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Can anyone tell me what brand A/C the 171BH or any of the Micro’s use? Any additional info would be great, such as model #, etc. I’m starting to look for options for powering the camper off grid. Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2021, 11:48 PM   #42
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https://furrion.com/products/14-5k-m...itioner-system
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Old 11-24-2021, 02:51 PM   #43
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As JayLo says its the Furrion AC. I would strongly recommend getting a softstart and wiring it in yourself (if you have any skills, its not hard some YouTube vids as well on how to) but then you can use most generators that are 2000w or higher to save space in the truck or trailer.

Softstart I purchased was from here, https://www.hutchmountain.com/collec...ner-soft-start

I got the Bluetooth model, only did this because I like to geek out on data and see what is going on etc... but works great with my Honda EU2200i. I have the 166fbs model and took out the outside min-fridge and store the generator in there along with some other items.
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Old 11-24-2021, 03:07 PM   #44
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I was planning on putting in a soft start when I bought my 166FBS, but reading the specs on the unit, it came with one in it. The model installed in my 2022 is a FACR14SA-PS. It is supposed to have one installed from the factory. Running it on my generator (Yamaha 3000SEB), it never left eco mode. I have a Honda 2200 on order and will wait until I have run it on that before deciding if more help is needed.
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Old 11-24-2021, 03:43 PM   #45
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That is the exact unit on our trailer, I am not sure about a built in soft start. When connected to our 15amp house plug after a few starts it would pop the breaker. I never tried it on the generator knowing this and got the soft start. Now on the house it will run and run and run and gets really cold! Never popping the breaker.

Now with a smaller generator you do have to remember that you are limited on wattage and cannot run the AC and Microwave at the same time or a hair dryer etc... But simple enough to turn things on/off or wait..
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Old 11-26-2021, 11:48 AM   #46
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Door shade

If anyone knows what type of door window shade kit to buy, I would be grateful!
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Old 12-19-2021, 07:53 PM   #47
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Trailer inverter

I have a 2022 171BH. It has a 190W solar charger on the roof. It is prewired to accept an inverter (DC to AC) power. I have 2 6V batteries in series to provide 12V power to the trailer.
I had the dealer install the wiring for an inverter. Heavy gauge wire, up through floor into area that holds the hot water tank. (Under mattress there is a screwed down “inspection plate” that allows you to access this area). All of your wiring for an inverter will enter through this area. This is work I was not knowledgeable enough to do myself besides all of the warranty issues that would arise if done wrong. Dealer did it, it’s on them.
In the pass through storage tunnel, an inline breaker will be installed between your battery and the inverter. This will provide your protection for all of the trailer (aside from protections already built into your inverter.)
I installed my inverter, vertically, in the pass through tunnel, against the wall (think of the space where the ottomans fit), braced by a 2x4 underneath (vertical support) and further braced on the interior walls from the water heater area and the ottoman area (yes you will have to take some of your trailer apart and use simple woodworking skills to manufacture the braces.
Once installed, the inverter powers EVERY SINGLE AC OUTLET INSIDE OR OUTSIDE of the trailer!
I did not have to touch, nor did the dealer touch, anything having to do with the converter panel. Additionally, the Solar charger works great at keeping everything charged, again, with no additional wiring.
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Lizardfdx, thanks for the post! can you please post pictures? This is the same location that our 166 pre wire is in. I’m curious what exactly the dealer did and how they tapped into that pre wire. Then what is done with both ends of that wire once cut.

What inverter did you go with? You also say all outlets are powered by the inverter is this including the outdoor and bathroom and even microwave outlets?
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:54 AM   #49
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Xantrex Freedom XC 2000w 817-2080 power inverter. Also the remote controller for the unit which was installed near the bed tower.
Once all hooked up, it powers EVERY outlet in the camper. Bath, kitchen, bunks, dinette, bed tower, etc etc, AND every outlet that is outside. It just won’t power the AC. I actually ran an extension cord (heavy duty outdoor 14gauge) from microwave to the kitchen outlet. Shazam! Microwave works now too. I can power the inverter on/off at the remote installed at the bed tower so you can kill the very minimal drain it will have on your battery bank when it is on. Pictures of it all eventually, please be patient, holidays, it’s in storage, yadda yadda .
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This is a little off topic but I think the group will have the answer. I need to buy a sewer hose. Obviously I have not needed it since my camper is winterized. I’ve read endless reviews from both Jayco and Camco Rhinoflex owners that say that the sewer hose will not fit into a standard 4” square bumper. I’ve been searching like crazy for options. Some people say that they grind down the corners and are able to jam it in the bumper. I didn’t feel like dealing with that. Others mentioned buying a 5” square fence post. I don’t feel like pairing a fence (I’m lazy when it comes to painting, I hate it!). So I looked and I actually have a round 4-1/2” sewer hose tube. I assume the Camco will fit in there but no reviews mentioned it. What sewer hose are people using with their Jay Feather Micro? Thanks! Andy
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Our TT is a different model, but we have the same 4" bumper. The Rhinoflex is a great hose system, among others out there. Very durable and popular.

The hose options weren't that extensive when we started camping, so we got the cheaper regular old heavy-duty brown Camco hoses. We put a 10-footer in one end, and a 20-footer in the other. That has always worked for us so far. If we had the better 4 1/4" bumper like we had on our '96 Wilderness, it would be a different story. We are weekend warriors, so they get used anywhere from 5 to 7 trips a year. I put the couplers on myself, and can get both lengths for about $25, and they'll last us several years. This is just what we do, and I'm sure more folks will pop in with their thoughts too.
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