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  1. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    @Catalanbull I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the RC industries boxes, thanks for pioneering these and sharing! It looks like the depth is not sufficient for the door to drop straight down with the chains disconnected. Would the hinge design allow this if the boxes were deeper and how...
  2. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    has anyone put in heavier duty and or better quality slides in the back? One of mine failed this last weekend and the other is having issues.
  3. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I use mine almost every trip, I added a bar to mount a mud flap and a different jack as well so I don't have to use the adapter piece. this makes it more stable as well. I added on on the front opposite the jockey wheel, with this setup I can level and stabilize the trailer on almost any ground...
  4. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I have the Max Coupler, it has been fine but I tire of lining up the pin and getting it thru the Yoke. If you are on flat ground it isn't too bad, but if you end up needing to decouple the trailer to get thru a spot in the trail it can be very difficult to get that pin back in. My wife picked up...
  5. robepa

    Battery Monitors, what works and doesn't

    I have the Blue Sea M2 which I like mostly... except for the LiFePO4 SOC monitoring that I have been having issues with, this last weekend it read 39% when the bank hit the cutoff voltage. They don't have LiFePO4 setting but were helpful in answering my questions and telling me how to modify the...
  6. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    My concern is the tongue weight on this trailer is already high. Given the location I would estimate 25-50% of the added weight to be on the tongue. Assuming 250 lbs when filled that would increase the tongue weight by 60-125 lbs. Maybe @RyanHeller can give us an answer? Great to see products...
  7. robepa

    Tuffstuff Trailer???

    It's believe its made in the same factory as the Smittybilt Scout. Many of the features and parts look identical. They are built in China, I am not sure where but I could probably find out as I am typically in China 4-10 times a year when there isn't a pandemic/trade wars.
  8. robepa

    $200 5KW Portable Diesel Air Heater

    That was my though, I can always dump heat overboard but producing too little heat is the original problem the heater was trying to fix.
  9. robepa

    Largest RTT that will actually sleep 4

    We have a 23Zero Sydney, it fits our family of 4 great. I am 6', the kids are 7 & 8. Personally I would not want the time and work of setting 2 different tent up.
  10. robepa

    $200 5KW Portable Diesel Air Heater

    Seams like 20% is a reasonable number, where did you get it from? Standard natural gas furnaces are 80% efficient going up to 95%. Given the compact size I would guess they may be less than 80% efficient.
  11. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    I pull mine with my 06 Taco, it is just slightly wider than the truck but I am running 2" wheel adapters making the track 4" wider but allows me to use Tacoma rims.
  12. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

    Use the customer service form on their website, I have got consistent responses this way. As you say, when I email the same people I don't get a reply. I am guessing that they are track response times from the web site.
  13. robepa

    Using Blue Sea 187-Series Circuit Breaker/Switch instead of a battery switch

    The way I see it crazy high use would be 20 cycles a year, even the standard lithium ion cobalt cells are 400 cycles to 80% capacity is 20 years. LiFePo4 can get to thousands depending on how they are used. So for me the only thing that matters is storing at a high SOC particularly at high...
  14. robepa

    Using Blue Sea 187-Series Circuit Breaker/Switch instead of a battery switch

    Reading the owners manual the Xantrax lets you change all of the charging parameters from 12 to 18 V, so if I understand you correctly this charger should do it. Battle Born lists that they have setting for this charger as well.
  15. robepa

    Smittybilt Scout vs. CVT trailer

    I have the scout and really enjoy it and wold recommend it out side of the structural failure issue. I am more concerned that 6+ months on they do not have a fix for all trailers (AKA mine) than I am that the issue happened. My trailer has gusset in the location where the tongue bolts to the...
  16. robepa

    Using Blue Sea 187-Series Circuit Breaker/Switch instead of a battery switch

    Thanks for the feedback, the Pro Mainer is going back and I am going to get a Xantrex Freedom XC or HFS charger/inverter combo. I still need to get a fuse/disconnect on the AC in. I am working out the layout in my trailer an making wiring. What is the difference between the XC and HFS aside...
  17. robepa

    Using Blue Sea 187-Series Circuit Breaker/Switch instead of a battery switch

    I emailed Blue Sea and they said it is fine to use as a switch.
  18. robepa

    Using Blue Sea 187-Series Circuit Breaker/Switch instead of a battery switch

    Yeah, I may have to switch out the charger, as you say the Pro Mainer will do 14.1 bulk/13.8 float or 14.6 bulk/ 13.4 float and not the 14.4 bulk/13.6 float as recommended. I plan on figuring out how long it takes to charge the bank vs SOC and combine that with a TP link switch that I can...
  19. robepa

    Using Blue Sea 187-Series Circuit Breaker/Switch instead of a battery switch

    Here is what I settled on, I have the last parts of the system coming in today. Install on my trailer starts tonight! I still need to decide on battery monitor system, what do people like? Let me know if you see any problems with the diagram below, the only thing not listed is a chassis ground...
  20. robepa

    Anyone using the Redarc Tow Pro Brake Controller

    I have the elite and have used in on and off road, it works great and I like having the box hidden. It has an off road feature that allows you to set the braking level based on brake application alone and not the accelerometer.
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