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AbleThought

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1983 Sunrader 2w drive
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    both Rhode Island / Knoxville TN

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  1. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    how would i regulate that though? what if my alternator is running at say 14.7?? wouldnt that have to be regulated to hit the 14.2 -14.4 on the gel battery? also how can i get a charge from the alternator to float charge voltage?
  2. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    this is it
  3. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    Ill look into what my charge voltage is but was told again today by renogy that the alternator will fry the gel Renogy Numb-a if anybody feels so inclined 909-287-7100
  4. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    The one in my plans does have a built in BMS http://www.lifebluebattery.com/order-lifeblue-lithium-rv-battery/300ah-lifeblue-lithium-rv-battery.html
  5. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    I called Renogy and talked to one of their technicians and thats what they told me. i will however try again as it boggles my mind too. maybe i chatted with a rookie or something.
  6. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    I have yes and was told it would by lifeblue manufaturer.
  7. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    According to the manufacturer it cannot be charged with the alternator https://www.renogy.com/renogy-deep-cycle-pure-gel-battery-12-volt-100ah/
  8. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    90 AH i believe. heavy bugger. renogy battery. Correction 100AH https://www.renogy.com/renogy-deep-cycle-pure-gel-battery-12-volt-100ah/
  9. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    hey Linda i will take advantage of both with my lithium setup but the gel cell i currently have cannot be charged with the alternator according to the manufacturer. renogy. so im stuck in the middle of ditching the opd setup and getting the new one.
  10. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    yeah basically if thats safe to get me by a month thats probably the easiest .. as long as its safe to keep the battery charging (im going to ditch the battery with the new setup) its safe to have the battery under constant charge and not being used?
  11. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    yes yes i have a gel cell in the coach at the moment that cannot be hooked up to alternator as it cant handle the amperage from the alternator. eventually this will be replaced with a lithium setup. im stuck between a rock and a hard place to be honest. i am remodeling the camper and plan to install the lithium pack in the coming months (quite pricey saving my pennies almost there) i had a gel cell running off solar in the coach plus and seperatly had the coach battery in the engine bay running the lights, pump and such. with the remodel i plan to ditch the coach battery in the engine bay and old load panel for new panel and was going to run off just my gel cell until i can pull the trigger on the lithium. annoying part is i cant run the gel off the alternator but i can run the lithium off the alternator so im trying to figure out a temporary solution for now with gel then convert to the lithium. does that make cents? i suppose the easiest solution would be to just keep the coach battery hooked to the solenoid until lithium but not sure if thats ok. can i just keep the coach in and charging without running the power off the isolator to the coach.. in other words have nothing connected to the coach isolator post? sorry for the long winded reply lol
  12. AbleThought

    Removing Coach Battery and Isolator

    thanks! I will but it will be in the coach running off of solar panels for now then lithium set up with solenoid down the road.
  13. Hey guys im removing the coach battery and isolator from the hood and just running my starting battery. whats the best way to do this? id imagine take the alternator lead off the center plug of the isolator and put it on the hot terminal of the starting battery but thought id check. If so should i fuse the wire? I have an 83 Sunrader thanks!
  14. AbleThought

    Sunrader Hatch Doors

    Hi all, looking to replace all my sunrader utility vents with doors (compartments will be exterior compartments now) the coach is going to be full electric. any ideas where i can find some new hatch doors? preferably locking ones.
  15. Hey all about to do a deep cleaning of the Rader... its an 83. Ive gotten great advice from yall for the fiberglass part... bar keepers friend and zep floor wax.. what about the truck part. Im tempted to just grab any old wash and wax but thought id check with you guys. I dont know much about 1983 car paint. So im looking for wash and wax solutions.. thanks
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