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    What is the best portable power? Yeti, ARK? Is there another?

    Forget about their charger, it's too much extra cost anway. Get a charger with with a 14.6 volt max and up to .5 C of the battery you buy. Just don't let it go into float, no need for float on a LiFePo4. I would connect my Victron IP167 via the binding posts or one of the Anderson...
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    What is the best portable power? Yeti, ARK? Is there another?

    https://powerwerx.com/megabox-portable-power-box-bioenno-batteries
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    A constant voltage converter and a smart charger together on the same battery circuit

    I've been trying to find an image or manual of your Magnatek but don't trust what I'm seeing on google. If you are using the entire box It should already have the 110 breaker panel and 12 volt fuse panel to support your needs. If you are only using the transformer from the box then you will...
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    A constant voltage converter and a smart charger together on the same battery circuit

    Now I'm running a Dometic CFX 40. Before that I had a CF 25, which only ran on 12 volt. So when shore power was available I would put a charger on the battery, which was able to fully charge the FLA battery while keeping the fridge running, so I understand what you're doing. I would...
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    A constant voltage converter and a smart charger together on the same battery circuit

    My question would be is the converter even needed. My fridge, if plugged into both 110 AC and 12 DC will select the 110 AC for power. In which case I would only need a dual110 outlet, essentially a dual outlet extension cord, to power both the fridge and the battery charger.
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    What is the best portable power? Yeti, ARK? Is there another?

    I've been a lurker on most of these "power box" posts and haven't done any real research of my own but I'm surprised that I've never seen the Powerwerx box/Bioenno battery combination mentioned. For someone who doesn't want an inverter and who doesn't mind external charging systems this might...
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    7 Pin for charging + 4 pin for driving?

    You don't have to rewire the whole trailer to convert from 4 to seven pin. Just get a 7 pin trailer side plug, cut the light wires off of the 4 pin and connect them to the 7, run a charge wire from the the aux pin directly to your DC-DC charger, or the positive battery post if you don't have...
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    Recommendations Wanted - Poor Man's Group 27 Deep Cycle or Marine/Trolling Batteries

    You can generally figure that Amp Houra @ 20 hour rate is slightly more than half of Reserve capacity @ 25 amps. There are formulas on the net if you want to get specific.
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    Camp Tables - What are you using?

    Started our with a Roll-a-Table, like KENPERK's. Pretty good table for canoe camping but I didn't care for it as a cook table. I was always worried about the vinyl cover on the top and it wasn't really sturdy enough for cooking around people who might be slightly intoxicated. Then went to a...
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    Waxy contaminant in propane line

    Have you contacted Partner Steel to see if anyone else is reporting this issue and how they resolved it? Have you seen the waxy residue upstream of the schrader valve, say inside the mpt fitting at the regulator? How full/empty is the lp cylinder? As far as finding the connector is concerned...
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    Waxy contaminant in propane line

    Being a of a fairly simple mindset I have to look at what is unique in the situation. You have a relatively popular stove and connector hose and no one else seems to be reporting this problem. The only uniqueness in the system is your propane supplier. If you can clean up the existing...
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    Getting solar power into my truck

    Yes you are. The voltage lost is dissipated as heat to the atmosphere, not easily detectable at these levels but there.
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    Solar & Alternator Power

    Just replace the hydraulic backing plates with electric ones, lock out the plunger action on the tongue and you've got electric brakes, no need to build a hybrid system.
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    Crap, I got sealed beams on my E350, anything I can do to make my lights much better..

    Many years ago I swapped the sealed beams on my Jeep with a PIAA conversion kit, just a reflector bucket and lens, snap in the desired bulb. I picked PIAA because it was the only one with a glass lens.
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