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87 Oddy

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    1987 Oddyssey
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  1. You make a valid point about the energy in propane. Im just experimenting for the first time with off grid power production, storage, and monitoring there of. And im enjoying it! I've got 4 of these 6 volt = 450AH And 2 of these 12 volt= 280AH My house converter/charger is the PG 4645 which puts out 45 amps charging, although I've noticed on my surge protector that it's pulling 10 amps from shore power. Does that sound correct? Obviously it can't pull 45 amps from a 20 amp shore circuit I guess it must amplify the charge somehow. I'd love to know how much the batteries are taking in at any one minute. 730 AH/45 amp = 16.2 hrs to charge the whole bank! Im aware that's not how it works and would take longer to get to 100%. That's why I need a good solar setup. Right now I try and run the Predator 2000 2-3 hrs. each day to keep the voltage between 12.2-12.8.
  2. Also on a side note... My battery bank has gotten out of control in the toyotahome! Im obsessed with how long and how well I can boondock it. I've currently got 4 225ah 6v batteries in series parallel hooked on series with 2 140ah 12v batteries for a total of 6 batteries @ 730ah!
  3. Good recommendations. I have looked at the monitor you posted a pic of and it looks like it would do what I want, it's just so cheap is why I hesitated. Here's the one Ive decided on. It's brand new from Renogy, I've had nothing but good experiences with them, I had the 200watt solar starter kit on the 87 Oddysey, and im now running their 2000 watt pure sine wave Inverter in the 91 Warrior. It's 89$ on eBay.
  4. No it appears to have them all. That's why I used it as an example of what I need for under 50$. My question is will it be accurate. And what's the difference between that and a 200$ monitor?
  5. I plan on doing some extended boondocking so I need to know things like ah remaining, percent of charge, time remaining a current consumption. Is there a battery monitor that will show these things accurately for 50$ or less?
  6. Does anyone have any Insight as to which particular battery monitor will give you accurate ah, time remaining, % charge, etc. Without spending 300$ for the xantrex battery monitor? Also will this 35$ one work just as well? Any info will be helpful, I enjoy this aspect of toyotahome performance upgrades so I will spend the $ if necessary but 300$ is to much for me...
  7. Yes, very straight and to the point. Make sure you take your time with each step as you will be glad you did later. You can basically follow these instructions by username WME for anything that requires putting holes in the roof. 1. Removal of ALL old material, clean with alcohol. 2. Heavy and complete coverage with butyl tape. 3. Screw down and heavy complete coverage with self leveling lap sealant, around every edge and screw head.
  8. I have the same Kohler it's loud and stinks but will run the AC and some other things, where the HF inverter generator couldn't keep up with the AC alone. It would start it but trip the breaker after a couple minutes. My muffler needs replacing I'm curious to see what you find? I'm trying to add pics but my uploads have begun failing... -200!
  9. Check these badboys out that I found on etrailer.com. They are a perfect fit to replace my 91 warriors broken crusty old tail lights. I know these are used on the majority of yotahomes also!!
  10. Who built the slide out? I'd love to pick his brain. That's all im missing imo. That would give us the little added space that would mean so much to me the girl and our pug.!
  11. Turbo 4x4! I'm gonna have to insist you post some pics... One day I will boost mine also but not the 3vz- 5vz swap then turbo😀
  12. Speaking of our Winnebago Warriors check out these decals I had made up! I've got 2 sets up for grabs if anyone is interested pm me. Thís is just the proof but the dimensions are listed.
  13. I have the same year Warrior, 91 and I can tell you forsure since the previous owner had some sort of mishap that resulted in the awning being torn off. Underneath it right at the edge where roof meets side exists a factory metal studs frame that runs the length of the coach, I know the frame is not entirely made of metal but that part does forsure so I'd guess the same for the other side. That would give you sóme good anchor points and piece of mind holding your panels.
  14. That would be great. I had 2x100Watt Renogy Panels on the 87 Oddysey and I was less than impressed with it, but I only had 70ah of battery back then so maybe that's why?
  15. So here it is... I had just got on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas headed for the KOA at Sam's Town Casino towing a small trailer with a 500lb motorcycle on it. So I'm cruising at about 45mph in fairly heavy traffic when all of a sudden it feels as I've got more power than usual, it takes off with just a small push on the pedal. I thought wow, the power button and overdrive off really did the trick, as this was the first time driving with those engaged or unengaged. So just after I notice this new power I see the next light up ahead turn red and cars braking, naturally I want to creep up to the light as usual due to the marginal breaking in the toyotahome. I go to pump the brakes and it's as if I pumped it then immediately floored it! The next 5 seconds many things happened. I realized that my gas pedal is to the floor but not literally. The automatic transmission is in gear and the throttle is wide open, pedal is fine, I start to sweat, I pump the pedal again and the braking seems to work even worse, a small amount of my life flashes before my eyes, the red tail lights are close now, oh shit I think about that trailer and how nobody agrees towing is a good idea in one of these, I stand on the brake pedal, butt off the seat clutching the wheel with both hands I STAND ON THAT PEDAL WITH ALL MY STRENGTH. Islow massively but as soon as I release JERK it accelerates as if it's floored now I'm used to manual transmission this is the first auto I've owned. Now I've got one more move bang it in neutral, vroom gang gang gang the tach needle bounces of the peg. I swove onto the shoulder and stand on the pedal and kill the engine.... Fwewww! Wipe the sweat off my brow. WTF happened, that's not supposed to be possible, we we're lucky to not be killed. Turns out a chunk of the intake boot cracked off and lodged itself in the throttle body which pinned the valve wide open as if it was floored. To make matters worse the pumping of the brakes made things worse due to the loss of power assist, when the throttle is wide open the vacuum doesn't work with the brake assist once you used what was already available since there's no vacuum at w.o.t. So that put me in basically unasisted braking which we all know is worthless, all the while the throttle is pushing me harder and harder!!! What a bunch of BS, I can't believe that happened and we are walking away unscaved!
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