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    Best cooler for a 3 week trip?

    If you're ever in need again I get dry ice from: Praxair Canada 1470 Derwent Way, Annacis Island Delta, BC, Canada Phone: 604-527-0700
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    Solenoid Air Control Valve

    I installed new Barksdale Height Control Valve on each side with dump that I bought on Ebay for $45.00 A manual valve turns the air supply off to the HCV then a momentary switch activates a solenoid valve to supply air to the dump side of both HCV. Takes about 10 seconds to dump the air bags on...
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    Questions about trailer solar systems and charging off the tow vehicle, and shore power

    Check what an inverter draws on standby. I've had inverters that draw 4 amps (96Ah / 24hour) on standby. I went with Victron because it was one stop shopping but I use Xantrex and ProMariner for backup
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    Questions about trailer solar systems and charging off the tow vehicle, and shore power

    Yes, fumes will damage electronics. I've seen many metal battery compartment corroded due to acid vapor. Even item that are 5'-10' away affected buy the acid vapor. AGM batteries might suit this application the best
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    Questions about trailer solar systems and charging off the tow vehicle, and shore power

    You won't regret installing a Victron BMV 712.
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    Propane tank under chassis mount

    Many years ago I went through the process. Bought a used tank , mounted it, a station refused to fill it because of rust, took the tank out to paint but a wire wheel wouldn't remove the rust so I called some propane shops to find out what they do. One place offered to look at the tank for free...
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    Propane tank under chassis mount

    What we don't know won't hurt us until it does. I purchased new then had it sandblasted and painted with a zinc rich primer and a white top coat.
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    Propane tank under chassis mount

    I won't touch a tank that has been so poorly maintained that it is rusted.
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    Questions about trailer solar systems and charging off the tow vehicle, and shore power

    You've received decades of knowledge/wisdom from good people. My $0.0002 would be to choose the battery type and number of Ah (amp hours) leaving room for expansion then choose a charger that suits the battery manufacturer's charging specs. FYI......I have a bank of Crown batteries. Crown...
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Thought I'd mention the angle around the panel is designed for horizantal mouting. Hanging may cuase the angle to roll/twist with 44lbs bouncing on the back of the trailer. Might sit the bottom edge on/in an EPDM lines tray.
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Looking Good A little slope will help the rain/dew run off. I didn't bother installing any protection for the portable panels but I did put fuses and a disconnect on the roof panels because I didn't want any live wires in the trailer when it is in storage.
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    What do you get when it is tilted?
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    Custom underbody boxes

    Tire rack and roof rack would be similar to the pipe/tube /plate used to build yachts but boxes/sheet metal is another can of worms. Laser will provice the cleanest edge for welding stainless. Router is best for aluminum. If you've seen his sheet metal work and are happy with it then you're...
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    Victron charge controller - Temperature

    By that range do you mean 5-10F (-12C) is OK to charge lithium? I looked into Silicone heating pads. Wasn't a good application. Liquid is the way to go.
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Panels peaked a 304W today but then it got cloudy..........at 12:00 a panel laid flat was 7-15W and 36-42W perpendicular to the sun.
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