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    1986 Escape, rear bed, side bath, A/C, 2.8 Onan 22re, auto.
    Current rig 2003 30ft Winnebago Brave Class A
    Workhouse chassis, slide
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    Riverton WY

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  1. Uh yes, again that's what it's all about. Your house battery is your solar battery. The solar panel, truck engine running, or plugged into shore power will charge it. Your getting a AGM battery so your current battery is useless. Your current converter is probably not correct for an AGM battery. Did you ever get the AC running?? Dis you ever find your shore power cord for the coach. And now it seems that you have two generators. I know your in a hurry, but you need to cool your jets and take logical steps. Do you have a voltmeter and know how to use it?
  2. Everything you every wanted in your SunRader, solar, 4wd, 5sp, and Diesel power. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-toyota-hilux-galaxy-camper/
  3. Cool and weird...https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-chevrolet-corvair-2/
  4. Here's one and an alternate https://www.ebay.com/itm/165007047898?hash=item266b2fbcda:g:yrcAAOSwpnZhD0kJ https://www.ebay.com/itm/392803678664?epid=3045093836&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item5b74ec79c8:g:aB4AAOSwWVNewiE7&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACsPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSU8qUIAeVPdz29zRlje3Lg%2FFrel2qn%2B7r6F%2BBKmJKqd3C1rpu%2Bdhb%2BjQzt3QMG1gRAMzFQWpiK2O2xzh1JdwYYkgwe%2B%2Fd%2BfjkHujQhFPM5%2FWxJDW4vpA3HYu5EKOIkAPO0zIr3%2FEuaFjYX0AZcqlGZ0iBLhzDjT4OjrcRUYePqGCxde5GYYJ9A2tEHK57SO8fsyg2Id%2FyyZRWby%2FJvlSRme8MoqQ1tiGmn7%2BvRx6BH%2BmV19gx2Biksg5nbUpY%2BtmddlrCcQiCGkH%2BC6SGIXLT8olma0kDv9KT7rc72xLgoXxtatcuRxTFHqLWKL4t5nmyM%2BgaN8L734pYWlT6pRELfhK4aHmpbDl5wNPWTVX9GigGK1IYTylfdpUR4drABVwlYOHjVbQMKKPkIe62US18ykRuUHCQsaI37KvNYr%2BIaqVbFwJ4sCd%2BVknDp0y1z%2BVHPFStIvASGn9G02UDPNfbV%2Btbi5zdVRJ7nX9EptW1maooEdrmmLtdmBlSfX2jtcL%2B0QM2vTGxXHkoEZeoPdEM6MMRJKfeEm631KJnMakpNRF%2B2%2FE3NAb8SASJUwvOBGHv1ziC5cjKK3xwMG6nrpzODT%2BxlIutAecK%2BqLNIe4IxDVULI6ThJ9%2F73j1ejTfFashuhpmVcbLGLi2MFkNx%2FQIxHGtu470lR5s10auBW%2FArNB0Y70kNN4%2BS1Oe8ZlKa3O25CH%2BDlFAH59lCGNpDpxPHxFVQ9IcOjZN8a0l9Iv8ZlADgE9B646AWg0BuRlY7sdpDcQmZSB3kOC3GVappygiksbTdPEJGysAsTXYbFC4MzWWV3Wh5Xqs1ukIwzH%2FL2PzDJjAnDLqrzaWXbiqA%2F7ns6LC%2Bn5cBveVKZtlZ6WVM5w%3D|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524
  5. WME


    Part 2 Some visual ideas for DIY frame builders youtube.com/watch?v=T_gDqC65ngY
  6. Well the first part is done, a name, so the build is next. Wonder what a production version would cost https://www.yahoo.com/autos/toyota-building-tacoma-tacozilla-camper-193100385.html
  7. DIY removal, what make is the generator. Folks here are always looking. BTW before you remove it what are your solar plans?
  8. Simple question first, did you get the roof AC running when plugged into shore power? Your power panel/converter is old, but it's not ancient. Powered by 115v shore power (or a generator) it would take 4 or 5 hr to recharge 50% discharged 200ah battery. Use it and see if it will do what you want. If your unhappy, then upgrade to a 45 or 55 amp modern 4 stage converter. The converter you have is known to have bad noise on the 12v DC side and it can make the electronics on the TV , computer power supplies and radios unhappy The last photo in the converter pic's post is a water pump and is something else for a later discussion.
  9. You need "skills" You have to mount the panels on the roof or build a ground mount, make some holes to bring the panel output wires inside, connect the panels to the controller, connect the controller to the battery. Add fuses, program the controller. Build a larger battery box. The kit battery is only 20 AH, also you can't mix lipo and AGM. We still need to know what converter you have, to design a balanced system. AH is amp hours, the size of the battery "gas tank". Most RV batteries are rated at a 20 hour rate. This means a 200 AH battery will discharge 10 amps for 20 hours until 10.5 v is reached, a 20 AH battery will discharge 1 amp for 20 hr. 10.5v is considered a fully discharged AGM battery.
  10. Of course that's what solar is all about, why else would you have it. You will have 3 ways to charge your battery. Driving the RV can charge your battery at around 30 amps max. Your generator can direct charge your battery at around 3 amps, using the generator to power a modern converter it will charge around 40 amps. The solar kit would have an average charge rate of 8 amps, at high noon it will make 11 amps The AGM battery Linda listed has a useful capacity of 100 amp hours. Do the math. 1 amp x 1 hour = 1AH. So the 8 amps from the solar panel x 8 hours = 64 AH a day Making your solar kit a 300w setup you would make about 96 AH daily, so you would have a fully charged battery at sunset with no need to run the generator. Charging your computer and cell phone would require around 10 AH daily The generator is really only need to run the roof AC or Microwave
  11. Everything on the list would work, EXECPT the lipo converter. Post some pictures of your converter/power center, it may be useable with an AGM battery. If it's to old you can replace the complete power center or just up grade the power supply. Power center 45 amp...https://www.amazon.com/WFCO-WF8945PEC-WF-8900-Converter-Charger/dp/B00K8D9HJ4/ref=sr_1_17?crid=2SKE6B0ZXKLLQ&dchild=1&keywords=rv+converter+charger&qid=1633791577&sprefix=rv%2Caps%2C278&sr=8-17 Power supply 45 amp...https://www.amazon.com/Powermax-Supply-Converter-Charger-Pm3-45/dp/B00F8MC42C/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2SKE6B0ZXKLLQ&dchild=1&keywords=rv+converter+charger&qid=1633791774&sprefix=rv%2Caps%2C278&sr=8-5 Both are 45 amp. 3 stage chargers. Boost, Normal and float. The recommended charge rate for the 200ah AMG battery Linda posted would be 20 amps (C/10) the fast charge rate is 40 amps (C/20). So 45 amps is enough If you go old skool these would work with 2 6v golf cart batteries
  12. Do you have a sliding door in the bathroom? I think that that is a bottom bracket/guide.
  13. Find the drain in the tank and drive the rear wheels up on a couple of 2x4 to tilt the tank. If that can't be then with the drain hose hooked, run a water hose in side and flush out the black so the water left in the tank is clean.
  14. Roof AC only runs if plugged into shore power, generator is running or you have a big as*ed inverter and even bigger battery hooked up to it. Check your power center. Normally there 3 circuit breakers. A 30 amp main and 2 14 amp sub breakers. The AC gets one breaker and the rest of the AC outlets the other.
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