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    EPA Diesel Engine “Delete Tuning” Crackdown...Is It Here Now?

    This above is true. My decision making process in my business is totally different than when I bought my Cummins Ram. The Cummins is so comfortable and quiet and smooth on the highway pulling my camper. I didn’t even consider a gas truck. I like how the diesel feels like a train while pulling a...
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    Rando. What does somewhat near the voltage mean? How close is somewhat near? 19VOC isn’t remotely close to 24V in my mind but if that works... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    Ok. It works if you want to risk burning up the Progressive Dynamics charger. Carry on... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    Plus that $250 inverter, $20 extension cord, and now none of it works. There is a lot to be said for not reinventing the wheel and there are much cheaper DC-DC chargers than that Redarc. I just like that one because it is sealed and watertight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    Go back through this thread and add up how much time and money has been spent on this already that now has to be thrown away... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    You could have bought 6AWG cable and a Redarc dc charger from the beginning and been done with this by now. Just an observation for those coming across this in the future. Don’t try and reinvent the wheel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need help deciding, Why a Tacoma over a full size truck?

    Back in to a parking spot and park far. It’s really not that big of a deal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    Those are junk. Do a search for them on any boating forum. They are junk. The way the wires connect is insecure and the actual connection is not very positive. I have seen a ton of these melted due to those two issues. Also, they corrode very easily. If you are going to use a trolling motor...
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    I have one of those plugs. It’s not a trolling motor plug. It’s a Marino 12v outlet. A locking cig lighter plug. The Marinco TM plugs have a flat face and 4 curved prongs and are absolute junk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    I’m finally watching this video...wow! So much dangerous and wrong with that setup. Just wow. Charging through a cigarette plug. No wonder he only got 12 amps. Using the male end of a 30 amp 110v plug for his charging feed so he has live bare leads hanging out there. Wtf?! Just don’t do any...
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    I have 6awg from my converter to the batteries from the factory and I have seen 50 amps. It’s 20-25 feet one way. I’d swap that breaker for a 60 amp. It will still protect a short but allow the converter max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    You’ll be impressed with what that progressive converter puts out when the bank is drained enough for it to go into bulk mode. I’m actually thinking hard about selling my Honda 2000i and buying a 1000i to carry with me on trips in the winter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    As an aside, if you are contemplating any of this, your first purchase should be a shunt based monitor. Install that and then go on a couple of trips to make some observations. You will probably be way under or over on your estimation of the size battery bank and charging setup you actually need...
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    Thanks. I just think the people that are here asking for help are the ones that have done a little research and are going to do it right. The other guys are over on irv2 forum asking why their Gopower setup they bought at camping world won’t charge their single Grp 27. Haha. Sent from my...
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    Critique my solar charger/battery monitor setup?

    I use a shunt based monitor. I’m not going to base my recommendations on people that aren’t setting up their solar controller properly. That’s ridiculous. You guys just want to argue. Seriously, you are arguing that I am wrong because people don’t set their stuff up correctly. That’s just...
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