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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-28-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
So you have less than 3000wh of capacity, A/C is...

So you have less than 3000wh of capacity, A/C is ~1800WÖso at 100% duty cycle that is 100 minutesÖif it reaches target temperature first it will cycle on and off, so maybe you get 2-3 hours. How do...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-13-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,398
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Sorry to stray of subject, how was grr retrofit? ...

Sorry to stray of subject, how was grr retrofit? The micropulse is worthless on our Ď11 22FB, not sure it is even worth trying to recalibrate them. I donít care about our black tank, it is the gray...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-12-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,076
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Thank you for finding this, as I think this is...

Thank you for finding this, as I think this is exactly the reason that causes so many to say that they can't run the generator from their accessory port. This would likely also apply if you want to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-08-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Agreed, incorrect regulator pressure can be quite...

Agreed, incorrect regulator pressure can be quite dangerous for all of the appliances. I would suggest having someone qualified to service propane gas delivery to inspect and adjust the regulator.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-08-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,272
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Not to disagree with Bob, but the reality is that...

Not to disagree with Bob, but the reality is that I you do not reach 14.4V then you arenít truly getting to 100% SOC...and 14.34V is only close. On a new battery this is fine, but overtime the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-07-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Here is one recent example of solar install on a...

Here is one recent example of solar install on a 22FB that seems to maximize the roof space. Bambi Solar Limitations
https://www.airforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2368177
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-07-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
If your stove isnít working, either your propane...

If your stove isnít working, either your propane cylinders are turned off or they are empty. The stove is the simplest gas appliance in existence, does it even make a hiss sound when turned on? If...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-28-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,396
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Nice find, Dan. That is the unit I was referring...

Nice find, Dan. That is the unit I was referring to, agreed it is far more efficient. There is a company that had it adapted for the US market and offers it for $1350...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-27-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,272
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Sorry, I missed that you had the lithium...

Sorry, I missed that you had the lithium compatible WFCO when I was replying from my mobile device.

Without a battery monitor you are flying blind, sadly. It is a shame that any installer would...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-26-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,272
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Just a bit more detail as to what happens here,...

Just a bit more detail as to what happens here, that is actually a 3-stage converter. 13.2V/13.6V/14.4V https://wfcoelectronics.com/product/wf-8955mba/

What normally happens on lead acid battery...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-26-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,396
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Wow thanks for sharing the detail, I was going to...

Wow thanks for sharing the detail, I was going to ask for pictures and then there they were. That is perhaps one of the most efficient use of space for solar I've seen on a 22FB, I am currently...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-26-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,272
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Welcome to the board, we have several threads on...

Welcome to the board, we have several threads on this subject here you can search for.

Here is a link to many related results...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-26-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
The solar charge controller cannot track state of...

The solar charge controller cannot track state of charge (SOC) as it only feeds energy into the battery, in order to track SOC you need a battery monitor that uses a shunt device that installs...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-25-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
There are several options for vendors for inter...

There are several options for vendors for inter locks that prevent the main from being live at the same time as the generator feed, here is one.

https://www.interlockkit.com/

Anyone suggesting...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-24-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
I assume they are installing an interlock kit...

I assume they are installing an interlock kit too? You can find them as Power Inlets...
Forum: Boondocking 02-24-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,176
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
If you are looking for a generator to only charge...

If you are looking for a generator to only charge your batteries, you could consider the Baja 900W propane generator that Home Depot sells or the fairly new Champion 2500W dual fuel. Using propane...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-24-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,771
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
While 12V output is 12V output, when it comes to...

While 12V output is 12V output, when it comes to charging this is not accurate. It will all depend on the BMS and the specific chemistry and wiring design within your lithium battery on the optimal...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-22-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,099
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Iím contemplating installing the Houghton on a...

Iím contemplating installing the Houghton on a 22FB, the existing PenguinII is just too loud and I would like to have the heat pump....and the lower power draw would also be nice.

I am curious...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-06-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Parasitic Draw

Easy way to track parasitic draw, if your trailer uses DC fuses and not breakers, pull the fuse and out your amp meter in the path of the circuit to see the load. Walk every circuit and you can...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-06-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,817
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Dc to DC Converter Between TV and AS

That is the right path to install, you move the 7 pin line from the positive bus bar to the DC-DC charger/converter and then connect that back to the bus bar.

As for the 12gauge wire, what is it...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-06-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,695
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
You donít have to remove lithium because of cold...

You donít have to remove lithium because of cold temperature, you just cannot charge them. One difference is you can disconnect a lithium battery and leave it sit for a very long time and it wonít...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-31-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,011
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
I have to ask, is that inverter outdoor rated? ...

I have to ask, is that inverter outdoor rated? Have you ever seen how much moisture is under the hood when driving in the rain? This will surely shorten the life of the inverter, hopefully not the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-26-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
You should just be able to run 30amp off of one...

You should just be able to run 30amp off of one leg of the 240v circuit, you should just need a dog bone adapter to convert from whatever receptacle is on the truck to your trailer.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-25-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,205
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Why wouldnít a Prodigy RF work? It needs nothing...

Why wouldnít a Prodigy RF work? It needs nothing from the TV the isnít in a 7-pin with a charge circuit. It is a proportional brake controller and works as good as any other.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-05-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
As someone that owns a 110+ year old house I've...

As someone that owns a 110+ year old house I've encountered more than a few stripped screws in wood, the best solution I have found has been "Woodmate 2498 Mr. Grip Screw Hole Repair Kit" which you...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-27-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,165
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Sorry to drag this from the archive, I am...

Sorry to drag this from the archive, I am wondering if anyone knows the covers from a "new" model (2020) would fit a 2011? My 2011 has the I can't really tell from photos if much has changed in the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-06-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
I've been trying to find options to replace our...

I've been trying to find options to replace our 22FB mattress, which is a really difficult one to find. It seems that perhaps Rocky Mountain Mattress and AB Lifestyle both went out of business this...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-20-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Without any context as to what manufacturerís...

Without any context as to what manufacturerís battery you are speaking to are pretty pointless...as those are not universal values by any means. At this point they are just random numbers.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-07-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
There is a thread or two here with step by step...

There is a thread or two here with step by step install and photos if you search for it.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-01-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,194
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Our trailer came with Corel Ware and is stored...

Our trailer came with Corel Ware and is stored stacked nicely in the cabinet above the stove. We donít carry glass glasses, stainless pint cups, plastic tumblers, and ceramic mugs. The ceramic mugs...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-30-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Doubling is not recommended, unless you somehow...

Doubling is not recommended, unless you somehow fuse them independently. Otherwise if you are under the full load that is OK with 2 leads, but one fails...then you are doubling the load on the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-28-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
I donít do this professionally, but do live in...

I donít do this professionally, but do live in PDX with a deep understanding of the electrical involved (enough as to never want an inverter). I could possibly do some troubleshooting with a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-26-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 68,201
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
If anyone thinks RV campground power is...

If anyone thinks RV campground power is unreliable now, wait until you have a few of these plugged in. There is a reason that some campgrounds outright ban charging EVs, they are not adequately...
Forum: Boondocking 11-23-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,116
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Look into carbonic heating film if you have...

Look into carbonic heating film if you have access to AC powers, wrap the batteries or at least place it below the batteries. There are even versions that will run on 12V, if you have enough charge...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 11-09-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,448
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Iím glad I happened to see this thread, as I...

Iím glad I happened to see this thread, as I refuse to buy devices I donít have passwords for. What happens when they stop maintaining the app? Or the app isnít compatible with your specific device...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-08-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
You cannot legally tow without the battery...

You cannot legally tow without the battery installed, as it disconnects the break away brakes...those require onboard batteries. Your jack will also not work.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-30-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,368
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Do they include the BMS? Do not charge a lithium...

Do they include the BMS? Do not charge a lithium battery without BMS, you also must make sure to use some caution before connecting in series or parallel, as any voltage/SOC differential could make...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-30-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Laws of physics suggest to avoid adding any extra...

Laws of physics suggest to avoid adding any extra weight on the back of any Bambi.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-30-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,765
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
any 2-wire thermostat will work, this is what we...

any 2-wire thermostat will work, this is what we installed.


Honeywell TH1100DV1000 Pro-Digital 2-Wire Heat Only https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H6ARNXO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Y6sADbSM3TSMW
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-24-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 51,530
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Bob is very much right. The BB battery uses cells...

Bob is very much right. The BB battery uses cells that should be charged to 3.6V minimum to 3.65V, in order to balance the cells. These are in 4-series, so 4*3.6=14.4 to get 100%, 4*4.65=14.6V. If...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-22-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 226,404
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Fact is that ďplug and playĒ lithium isnít...

Fact is that ďplug and playĒ lithium isnít exactly reality. Ditch the WFCO and replace it with a new converter that supports lithium, otherwise you are going to add a lot of extra cycles and never be...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-22-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Might share a screenshot of your battery settings...

Might share a screenshot of your battery settings section. Charge state is voltage based, not capacity based. It is also possible your settings in the BMV don’t match the battery’s charge...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-10-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,675
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
What is user experience like when they run a 3KW...

What is user experience like when they run a 3KW inverter from a single flooded lead acid battery? 40Ah wonít go very far at 250 amps...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-08-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
I believe this should give you the details you...

I believe this should give you the details you want if you wish for an informed answer about allowed voltage ranges:...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-27-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,472
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
Thanks for the tip, Iíve been looking for a...

Thanks for the tip, Iíve been looking for a reasonable priced storage box for that position as our battery has been relocated inside.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-21-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,610
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
The cycle counts are pretty well proven for the...

The cycle counts are pretty well proven for the chemistry, they have been used in EVs and hybrid cars for longer than 10 years. The DOE and many other state agencies have done extensive cycle testing...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-07-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,836
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
You may also want to consider a lift, there are...

You may also want to consider a lift, there are 3" (block) lifts available to give you more clearance between the sensitive plumbing and the ground when you drive through the ditch next to the road...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-07-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,938
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
The 22' Sport is a single axle trailer, like all...

The 22' Sport is a single axle trailer, like all Sport models they are a "Bambi". The 22' that had tandem axles was the older International 22', which actually have bigger issues with rear sag and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-28-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,269
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
To be clear. I am _not_ anti-EV, however a...

To be clear. I am _not_ anti-EV, however a commuter EV is drastically different than a TV EV. I say this as a former (and future) EV owner, as a realist or knowing the challenges. I have friends...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-26-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,269
Posted By SilverHouseDreams
A/C units donít consume wire rate continuously...

A/C units donít consume wire rate continuously all day and night in most locales. Planning for EVs is different than most loads due to the amount of time truly at full rate, it can completely change...
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