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Old 02-21-2018, 08:01 PM   #101
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Following; Im getting ready to make that call to Randy myself.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:19 AM   #102
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So the burning question is PD or Boondocker ? At this point I am going with Lews suggestion of the PD4655. Is there a reason others have gone with the Boondocker other than price ?
For my 28FC, I chose the PD because it was a drop in replacement. For the 27FB, PD made no drop in replacement. Randy recommended the Boondocker and the install was painless - no need to replace the fuse board as was required by the PD. I had to replace the first Boondocker unit due to a faulty temp sensor that wouldnt turn off the fan. Second unit is working just fine so far and Randy made the return of the faulty unit painless and cost free. Great service!!!

Given equal installation ease, Id tend to pick the PD because American made and great quality. But it depends on your trailer model, and ease of install.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:07 AM   #103
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Given equal installation ease, Id tend to pick the PD because American made and great quality. But it depends on your trailer model, and ease of install.
Perfect, thanks and pretty much along the lines of what I was thinking.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:50 AM   #104
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We recently upgraded our parallax 555 with a Boondocker 1160HW in our 2012 International Serenity 30'. We made a video about it, I hope you will find it helpful.

https://youtu.be/KTrzT_ydvAY
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:10 PM   #105
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I have a typo in my post, but I don't know how to edit it. So... My new inverter is a 1260HW, not 1160HW.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #106
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MSMOTO,
do you have dimensions for the plexi bracket to hold the board you can share please?
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:21 PM   #107
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Different technique

I did my install today for the Boondocker converter into my 2017 28' International.

My approach was after I looked at the old converter I thought "I am not going to reuse the entire box but, I need most items on the face".

Sooooooo, I cut the "face" off the old box and used it for the wiring grommets, holding the fuse board AND THATS NOT ALL....the door ! It took me 15 minutes to cut (sawzall) then grind the edges down.


I thought this was WAY faster than all the modifications I saw in several videos.

All worked well and we have electricity !
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:57 PM   #108
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Great videos and photos guys. I think there is some confusion out there on which to use. We use the Boondocker 1260 HW to upgrade the 50 amp service Parallax 555 or 5355 that is 50 amp service to a multi stage unit. The Progressive Dynamics 4655VL is for the 30 amp service 7355 or 8355 Parallax units. Progressive Dynamics does not make a kit for the 50 amp service units, so that is why we use the Boondocker 1260 HW.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:48 AM   #109
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My apologies

Oh, golly, I should pay attention to what is going on... sorry I have actually sold my AS and cannot access to obtain dimensions. The bracket was formed from 3/16" Lexan, heated gently and bent slowly to obtain the "standing" base for the fuses.

One may be able to estimate measurements from this link...

http://www.bestconverter.com/Paralla...e_ep_25-1.html

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Old 07-11-2018, 07:33 PM   #110
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Just cut 2-1/8 to 2-1/2 off the face of the old converter box and it is VERY easy and fast !
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #111
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The new Boondocker 1260 HWs are finally available. They are physically smaller and should fit in all of the 555/5355 boxes so there should be no need to build a mount for the fuse board. I will be checking final fit tomorrow.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:11 AM   #112
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The new Boondocker 1260 HWs are finally available. They are physically smaller and should fit in all of the 555/5355 boxes so there should be no need to build a mount for the fuse board. I will be checking final fit tomorrow.
Randy, just wondering how much smaller they are. The dimensions on your web site appear to be the same as the boondocker 1260C. (Dimensions: 10.5" X 7" X 3.5") Probably just a typo?
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:19 AM   #113
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Randy, just wondering how much smaller they are. The dimensions on your web site appear to be the same as the boondocker 1260C. (Dimensions: 10.5" X 7" X 3.5") Probably just a typo?
Probably my mistake, I was thinking the 1260C was the older model number, but I see it is a different model all together. So are these the actual dimensions of the new smaller 1260HW (Dimensions: 10.5" X 7" X 3.5"). thx
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Probably my mistake, I was thinking the 1260C was the older model number, but I see it is a different model all together. So are these the actual dimensions of the new smaller 1260HW (Dimensions: 10.5" X 7" X 3.5"). thx
Hi, no it's smaller. I'll have the new dimensions updated this eve.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:32 PM   #115
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Probably my mistake, I was thinking the 1260C was the older model number, but I see it is a different model all together. So are these the actual dimensions of the new smaller 1260HW (Dimensions: 10.5" X 7" X 3.5"). thx
Dimensions: 8 5/8 X 5 1/4 X 3 3/4
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:51 PM   #116
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Fits length and width but about 1/4 taller. Not sure if that will an issue but doesn't appear to.
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Few more with dimensions
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I installed a brand new Boondocker 1260 HW, all went well and everything seems to be working as expected. Communication was excellent and the product looks very well made.

I installed it in a 2017 FC 25FB, I only wish the cables that came with the units were a foot longer more or less, I had to patch all of them because they were too short, or better yet had terminals in the units like some pictures I saw in models were you attached your own cables, specially in the 12v positive and negative those are thick and tricky to patch and extend.

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I installed a brand new Boondocker 1260 HW, all went well and everything seems to be working as expected. Communication was excellent and the product looks very well made.

I installed it in a 2017 FC 25FB, I only wish the cables that came with the units were a foot longer more or less, I had to patch all of them because they were too short, or better yet had terminals in the units like some pictures I saw in models were you attached your own cables, specially in the 12v positive and negative those are thick and tricky to patch and extend.

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Totally understand and we are trying to get the cables lengthened but since it's best to go direct to the reverse polarity fuses first with the Pos lead, and then on the fuse board, they are plenty long for that. If I told them to only lengthen the Neg, they would not understand. Before these units, you had to remove everything and fabricate something to hold the fuse board and it was much more involved. These slip right in to the existing 555/5355 box and have the ability to charge any type RV battery including LiFePO4. Even real equalization for those that have batteries that might require it and fixed mode for those not running a battery. Just nothing more versatile. Fully adjustable. Here are a few more photos from one of our members (Tim M.) Not sure if he wants to be recognized but he did a great job and even preserved the reverse polarity fuses.
I didn't upload them sideways so I suppose I should have resized them or something They will be straight on the website photos.
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Thanks for the new pictures, I did not think about re using the reverse polarity fuses board, that sounds like a very good idea, I think ill re do the installation and do it like these pictures.

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... Here are a few more photos from one of our members (Tim M.) Not sure if he wants to be recognized but he did a great job and even preserved the reverse polarity fuses.
I didn't upload them sideways so I suppose I should have resized them or something They will be straight on the website photos.
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