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Old 03-26-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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new to rv life

I am new to the rv life. I have some questions about my 2015 x213.
1. I find the rubber gasket around the rear bed slide doesn't remove all the water on the slide so I get water that drips down onto the couch below when I close it.
2. Storage, the bed slide motor is in a huge open space, also the bottom bunk has a large box I would like to use those as storage any ideas?
3. I've been reading about the (VORTEX FAN 2) for the bathroom has anyone installed one?
4.has anyone installed a 12v inverter, if so how and where?
5. I find the water pump to be very loud anyone have a solution?
6. I want to install an on-demand hot water anyone done this?
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:43 AM   #2
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I'll comment on 1 and 6
The rubber gasket is meant to keep the weather out, not to squeegee the roof off.
What you experience is what happens when you pull the slide in in the rain. Maybe put a slide topper on if it is troublesome.

6... A lot of people are pulling on demand water heaters out of their Class C's (they come stock) and replacing them with standard water heaters. You can find the thread in the class c section.
They don't work well unless the water pressure is high and consistent.
Neither you will get with your water pump.
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Considerations for #4 and #5.

Some people have installed inverters, usually somewhere close to the appliance they are trying to power. Keep in mind though, if you are using an inverter to power a micro wave, (even a Television); during operation, they suck a LOT of battery power.

With a little work, you can add a rubber/foam platform underneath the water pump. This quiets it down immensely.
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Thanks for your input. The pressure does sound like a potential problem. I think I should keep a squeegee on and and clean off the excess water b4 I close up.
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I want to intall an inverter to keep my fridge going when I'm traveling mainly.

Why do some people run 6v batteries?
2 6v in series gives you 12v. But the amperage doesn't increase in a series circuit. I am running 2 12v deep cycle on mine.
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You don't need an inverter to run the fridge when traveling.

RV fridges usually run on propane and a small amount of 12vdc.

If you did run the fridge on an inverter, it would have to be a big inverter and would kill your battery pretty quickly
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My fridge only runs on 115v or propane and in Canada it's illegal to have any propane device operating when traveling
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6 volt batteries are true deep cycle batteries and will withstand deeper discharge and recharge cycles over time.

They are also usually higher in amp hours individually

Lots written on JOF on the differences and preferences.

I'm a 12v battery system guy
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My fridge only runs on 115v or propane and in Canada it's illegal to have any propane device operating when traveling
I didn't know that about Canada.... You learn something new every day.
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I would to have a window in the bathroom installed, I wonder if that's possible?
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