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    Fridge Power

    Go to Cummins forum to ask about your truck. https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/index.php I would guess the alternator is 160a.
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    Hard Sides in standard pop up

    The problem I envision and is demonstrated by this German model: You are stuck with big solid panels in your trailer year around. It looks like the shell is almost useless in the down mode with the big panels taking up headroom and moveable space. Then popped up there are no windows. So...
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    Need the solar/power pros to weigh in

    This looked like a convenient way to add a diode. https://www.amazon.com/signstek-Female-Connector-Material-Voltage/dp/B07BLQ9NMD/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=solar+diode+mc4&qid=1571960565&s=industrial&sr=1-3...
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    Help with system design (this stuff hurts my brain, yes I have used search)

    My needs are similar to yours except I don't have a fridge and also not a fabricator. I am capable of wiring things but nervous to starting drilling holes into my truck bed to bring power from the alternator to the truck bed. I had a 50w solar panel that came with a boat. I already had a...
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    Hard Sides in standard pop up

    If you buy the right popups the walls come insulated or a winter kit is an option. Hallmark, Outfitter, Norstar I believe have this option. Other than that the mylar silver bubble sheets are often used to insulate and create a blackout curtains. I use it in my truck shell and it does a good...
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    To me it seems key if you want to run a high electrical demand lifestyle, a generator is key. Especially if you are running lead acid batteries that benefit a full charging cycle once a week. As long as the generator runs consistently it seems to be the most reliable tool for independence...
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    Victron Blue Smart Charger (Not solar)

    Those weird plugs are actually pretty cool. The IP65 will come with a ring and clip attachments. Buy an extra set of rings and attach it to two separate batteries. Use the clips if you come up with a 3rd battery. It is very convenient. I would consider the IP65 if it had a higher amperage...
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    Victron Blue Smart Charger (Not solar)

    Just got done analyzing the Victron AC chargers and realized I like a lot of the features of their chargers, just don't like any of their chargers. If they could just mash all the features offered into one charger, i'd buy one. The IP22 is only offered in 240v and is not IP enough anyways. IP...
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    I lived in Utah for a while. There is actually some good beer there but the church and government want to keep you from drinking it. Are you familiar with Epic Brewing? They started in SLC. Just so I am not accused of thread drift: Victron.
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    Winter is on it's way.

    It was just a quick flurry then stopped. I am committed to ski as much as possible this winter. I hope it snows, even more, this winter. Here is a photo of the post office after they shoveled the roof.
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    Winter is on it's way.

    That would make it worse, you need to have a "cold roof" is snow country. You still have to worry about ice dams which will cause your roof to leak. I ran out of time this winter to get my new roof on. With 20+ years old shingle roof, it time for a new one. There is such a thing as too much...
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    No wonder you can afford all the cool electronics.;) Drinking beer is not just about getting drunk that is just a fringe benefit. To me it's about enjoying the taste of a fine Ale. When I travel I often visit brewpubs or gastropubs to try the local wares. I seldom get drunk well, except when...
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    Winter is on it's way.

    You only get to play in it 4 or 5 months of the year. April is a nice change from winter, but muddy. October and November are just muddy. 41 feet makes for good skiing but also a lot of shoveling. I paid a group of guys $300+ dollars to shovel my roof because i could not afford to fall off...
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    Winter is on it's way.

    We got 500 inches of snow last winter. July, August and September are the only months it did not snow this year in Wyoming. I am looking forward to winter, but not the mud season.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    Wait, what, two kegs and neither have beer? I hope there is a 3rd corny onboard? My brewing is on hiatus but I use cornys to make carbonated water for now.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    I can think of a better use for a pressurized corny keg in the backcountry.
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    Lithium auxiliary battery and cold weather charging

    https://www.solar-electric.com/relion-rb100-lt-lithium-ion-battery-12v.html It sounds like some sort of heating panel is internal that uses the charging source to keep the internals at a tempt that can keep the battery operating in cold climates.
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    4GA cable question

    Even if you have the home tinkerer version of the tools, It's really nice to get to use the big boy toys. When I was working with the shop's tools they had a crimper with a 3 foot arm making solid crimps really easy. I used to live a mile from a Chandlery, now i am 8 hours to the nearest one.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    Back in 2016, it was standard practice to attach direct to the battery. Here in 2011, BlueSea recommended it. The name for them still is MRBF Marine Rated Battery Fuse. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope...
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    Not sure why Blue Sky warns against this, as far as i know it is how things are done or at least was done when I wired a boat in 2016. Maybe something happened once since then that caused them to issue a CYA warning against such use. Without the option to place a heavy-duty fuse in the same...
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