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Forum: Generators & Solar Power Yesterday, 06:37 PM
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Posted By GMFL
Wires ran. All that’s left to do is penetrate the...

Wires ran. All that’s left to do is penetrate the roof for combiner box and lay out and Mount the 4 Renogy Eclipse 100 watt panels.
Forum: Our Community 10-20-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 1,009,174
Posted By GMFL
A new access hole!

A new access hole!
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-20-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By GMFL
Mineral Spirits will work great for Dicor or...

Mineral Spirits will work great for Dicor or Sikaflex. Denatured Alcohol for all others.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-20-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By GMFL
Would love to see photos if you took any. As you...

Would love to see photos if you took any. As you know I’ve removed mine. While I had it out I cut that access hole bigger and made a new cover for it.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-20-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
Accessing more space

I have the trailer demoed again...... re working my solar install and adding Rivnuts as I go. I also have relocated some wires and cut an access panel in the lounge seat so that maybe in the future...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-20-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,556
Posted By GMFL
My “equalization/de-sulferization” will run up to...

My “equalization/de-sulferization” will run up to around 15.3 volts.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-20-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
Nothing like Victron components and Zamp or...

Nothing like Victron components and Zamp or Renogy Panels for sure. Those dang Harbor Freight controllers are crap with NO, Zero, Notta, Zilch, as far as support goes.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-20-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,871
Posted By GMFL
Correct. Cover is metal. Although I believe they...

Correct. Cover is metal. Although I believe they all are galvanized steel. But the tank inside is roto-molded and the drain valve is not mount rigidly to the tank. See photo.
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 10-19-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By GMFL
Clearance light or brow light. ...

Clearance light or brow light.
https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Double-Bullseye-Marker-Light-p/vts-270.htm
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-19-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,871
Posted By GMFL
Tanks are not aluminum. They are Roto-molded...

Tanks are not aluminum. They are Roto-molded plastic. The valve is not “rigid” mounted to the tank. They is a flexible vinyl tube between the valve and the tank to allow for vibration. The valves are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-18-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By GMFL
BlackVue makes a great cam. Super easy to...

BlackVue makes a great cam. Super easy to install. It has built in WIFI which makes retrieving videos easy to do. I have a GMC 2500. Parking view is nice also. It takes time lapse video while parked....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-18-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,563
Posted By GMFL
Guys, Also don’t forget to check out their NEW...

Guys,
Also don’t forget to check out their NEW LED light for the Flaps.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-18-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,563
Posted By GMFL
Do it Bob. They are awesome.

Do it Bob. They are awesome.
Forum: Our Community 10-17-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By GMFL
Setting your furnace temp to 50-55 degrees at...

Setting your furnace temp to 50-55 degrees at night will help but if you are running the stock interstate group 27 batteries then the only real solution is to change over to twin 6 volt golf cart...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-17-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By GMFL
Your best fix maybe to weld up the holes and...

Your best fix maybe to weld up the holes and re-drill them.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By GMFL
Eco off. And you should be able to run your AC on...

Eco off. And you should be able to run your AC on 1 gen set
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 10-17-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By GMFL
I would be very happy to help but I’m 500 miles...

I would be very happy to help but I’m 500 miles away. I’ve done several systems and am currently working on upgrading mine.
Here’s a few blog post on my system and if you have Instagram you can...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
Yep. I swapped both of mine (bath sink and...

Yep. I swapped both of mine (bath sink and shower). Found nice heavy chrome plated brass ones.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-16-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
You would need to verify the AMP draw with...

You would need to verify the AMP draw with another meter independent of the rest of the trailer. Your EMS monitors the total AMP draw traveling through the trailer like the charger/converter.
Also...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-16-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 79,629
Posted By GMFL
Statement: the output I am measuring is VOLTS...

Statement: the output I am measuring is VOLTS not current (AMPS). There was no load on this panels when hooked to the meter.
Forum: Our Community 10-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 1,009,174
Posted By GMFL
Good to know. Thx

Good to know. Thx
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 79,629
Posted By GMFL
I’m not sure what you mean. With 3 panels you...

I’m not sure what you mean. With 3 panels you only have 2 options.
(1) all parallel
(2) all series

If you where to series 2 of the panels and run the 3rd along side parallel the voltages...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 10-15-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By GMFL
Correct....For the most part. We’ve camp in...

Correct....For the most part. We’ve camp in temps as low as 9 degrees F and it’s been fine. I’m sure at some point the outside temp could get low enough that thing like the freshwater tank drain as...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 10-15-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By GMFL
I will be happy to help in you are close to...

I will be happy to help in you are close to Alabama “FOR FREE”
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 79,629
Posted By GMFL
Here’s a cool post. I did some testing on my...

Here’s a cool post. I did some testing on my “new” Renogy Eclipse 100 watt panels in less than idea conditions. (meter laying on panel covering cells, raining, overcast conditions, Foam corner...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
Maybe so....

Maybe so....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
I would be very leery of your installer. These...

I would be very leery of your installer. These are simple systems. Yours to me seems to be improperly installed.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
Bingo

Bingo
Forum: Our Community 10-15-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 1,009,174
Posted By GMFL
(4) New Renogy Eclipse 100 watt Panels. Anyone...

(4) New Renogy Eclipse 100 watt Panels.
Anyone looking for Solar here’s a link and discount code.
http://www.renogy.com?afmc=2t
Coupon code: AirstreamNutsandBolts
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-15-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By GMFL
I have a BlackVue 4K system. Premium for sure....

I have a BlackVue 4K system. Premium for sure. But worth every penny.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
We’re the panels getting sun.

We’re the panels getting sun.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-14-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By GMFL
Why?

Why?
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-14-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 79,629
Posted By GMFL
Series is Series. The panels do however need to...

Series is Series. The panels do however need to be the same make, model, and wattage. Just remember for every panel you add to the chain you increase the voltage. 12-24-36-48....... amps stay the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-14-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
Here is a pic of the disconnect switch needed...

Here is a pic of the disconnect switch needed between the panels and controller.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-14-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
You can determine polarity with a volt meter....

You can determine polarity with a volt meter. Place the positive lead (red) to the wire marked Positive and negative lead (black) to the wire marked negative. If you get a positive reading i.e. (12...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-14-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By GMFL
SeaSucker mounts

Has anyone used SeaSucker mounts before? They look like they would be a not brained for Airstreams.
www.seasucker.com
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-14-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
That sounds like your problem. If you can confirm...

That sounds like your problem. If you can confirm the polarity of the solar wires is correct then swap them that should solve your problem.
If that turns out to be the case. NEVER go back to that...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-14-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
Ok, If it was properly installed there...

Ok,

If it was properly installed there should be a “disconnect” between the solar panels and the controller. As you know Solar panels put out voltage any time they are exposed to sunlight. The...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-14-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By GMFL
Couple of things. First more information is...

Couple of things. First more information is needed to really dig into this issue. Do you have a volt meter? If so, what is the voltage of the batteries with no load (nothing turned on)?What is the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-14-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By GMFL
I’ve done it for a friend. Signal Wire for relay...

I’ve done it for a friend. Signal Wire for relay was ran under trailer inside belly pan along frame rail and 12 volt power for the lights was taped into the rear storage compartment service light....
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-14-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
The Globetrotters have mirrors in the upper...

The Globetrotters have mirrors in the upper storage lockers.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-13-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By GMFL
Some photos if the install might help. Maybe...

Some photos if the install might help. Maybe there is a panel disconnect switch Between the panels and the controller that is turned off. Or maybe a breaker tripped.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-13-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
Here you go... ...

Here you go...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142/the-23d-thread-166085-61.html#post2091694
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-13-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
Where did you mount the inside antenna?

Where did you mount the inside antenna?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-13-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By GMFL
If you are happy with the trailer GET IT! And...

If you are happy with the trailer GET IT! And with a family your size I would get the Van and convert it to the 4x4 if needed.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-13-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By GMFL
Anyone looking for solar. See above post for...

Anyone looking for solar. See above post for Renogy link and discount code.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-13-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By GMFL
:clap:

:clap:
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
You can always bring them to me when you come...

You can always bring them to me when you come next month!
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-13-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 479,593
Posted By GMFL
Clint, I have not tried it but “ This” set up...

Clint,
I have not tried it but “ This” set up will be solely used with weBoost’ s 25’ mast and directional antenna. I have a SureCall setup with the Omni directional antenna mounted to the crank-up...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-13-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 79,629
Posted By GMFL
Clint, I will be using MC4 connectors between...

Clint,
I will be using MC4 connectors between the panels and the combiner box. I’ve got my 20th runs of 4AWG stranded copper for my run from the combiner to the Victron 100/30 solar controller...
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