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Old 07-15-2014, 02:18 AM   #21
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Thanks again for the insight! I need to make a priority list of things to add or upgrade on the trailer! So many things! One I don't have to upgrade: led lights... The only incandescent is on the range hood- so I just won't use that one! The rest came stock with led.

I also need to get a trickle charger or new charge controller: when hooked up at my house for a few days I think the battery was getting too hot, might even have boiled it a little bit- oops! For those of you that can plug in (at home or in storage) how do you keep your batteries charged without overcharging them? I don't want to mess up my one any further and really don't wanna mess up two of them!
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:34 AM   #22
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If you have a 2013 trailer, you should have the newer multistage converter that can be left plugged into shore power indefinitely. The old single stage converters didn't have the ability to maintain a battery like yours should. If you really are boiling your battery, there is a problem with your converter. Your converter should have at least 3 different stages. Mine has a maintenance charge of about 13.25 volts. It goes up from there to 13.6 volts and then to 14.4 volts when the battery is heavily discharged.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:26 AM   #23
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@Ela- thanks for that information! I have been trying to track down the info on my charge converter but haven't found it... where do you find the info? Where is the converter on the trailer? I would really like to look into this more, as it is super easy for me to plug in- but want to make sure it is a good idea.

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Old 07-15-2014, 12:38 PM   #24
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Im thinking it is going to be one of those two panels under the fridge or pantry door shown in this google photo. Being a 2014 model it should have the smart mode multi-charge stage converter chassis inside one of those two panels.



Lets us know what the model is when you find... Google will tell us what it is...

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:09 PM   #25
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any idea what I should be looking for?
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It should be very close to your electric breakers. Probably brown in color with a louvered door.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:19 PM   #27
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In your packet of material that came with your trailer should be a information booklet on your converter. Should tell you everything you need to know.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:30 PM   #28
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Will look when I get home- thanks again!
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In our 2010 213 the converter is behind a small panel next to the fuse box about center under the foot of the bed. Just under the slide motor. The problem with the 213 and dual batteries is the hitchitch and spare tire setup. I ended up switching the supplied battery box out and replacing my battery with a group 31 size and am able to keep ahead of it with minimal gen time when dry camping. As everyone else stated changing to LED lights makes big difference. If you are overcharging batteries while plugged in get your system checked, something is not working correctly.
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thanks greenman for the location info- I will look. A nice feature on the newer x213s is they redid the battery set up in the front- it is now a long tray with room for at least 2 batteries, no problem, maybe more even. The spare tire hangs under the battery and propane.
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