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  1. That's the one I've been talking about... Dang...

    That's the one I've been talking about... Dang it, the link to the manual several posts up isn't the right controller. I see now. So the "kit" controoler does 1/2 hour (Not 2 hours) at 14.4...
  2. In places with humidity, you may be right, but in...

    In places with humidity, you may be right, but in the arid SW, "reasonable" would be an increase, not a decrease...
    I live in Farmington NM. On a HUMID day in the summer, we have 20% humidity. ...
  3. Someone needs to make a RV evaporative cooler. ...

    Someone needs to make a RV evaporative cooler. That would be easy to run compared to even a little A/C unit... I do like your style though, rockhounder. :)
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    Actually, given that it is under the seat and...

    Actually, given that it is under the seat and inside the vehicle, an AGM would work well there. (You don't want acid spilling in the event of a crash, and you won't have to vent the hydrogen gas...
  5. Except that it only sits in "boost" or absorption...

    Except that it only sits in "boost" or absorption for half an hour. You just need a larger solar array for it to work well... Which is part of Handy Bob's annoyances... Everything commonly solar...
  6. DWH got it right. If you bail to lower voltage a...

    DWH got it right. If you bail to lower voltage a half hour after the charge controller sees 14.4V, you're likely at 80%, and certainly not 100%. Charging to 100% at 13.8v would take several more...
  7. The new campers I've seen lately have a 7-way...

    The new campers I've seen lately have a 7-way round "RV" connector at the back, intended to plug into the factory trailer wiring of any full size pickup.

    The standard 4-way trailer plug only...
  8. I would stay away from "kits" off the web. ...

    I would stay away from "kits" off the web. Generally, the lower priced ones use a very poor charge controller which will not treat your battery well. For smaller systems, under ~200 watts, the...
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    This is VERY misleading. You do not need an MPPT...

    This is VERY misleading. You do not need an MPPT controller unless you want to use high voltage panels (24 or 48V with lower voltage batteries. MPPT is a waste for almost anything less than a...
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    Actually, I'm going to go a step further and say...

    Actually, I'm going to go a step further and say that it'll even run the Microwave, as long as you're only expecting to use it for short periods. :)
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    Digested: Grid tie inverters are expensive. ...

    Digested: Grid tie inverters are expensive. Pushing 12V through wiring without significant voltage drop requires very large guage wire.

    Your best bet is to do what dwh and workerdrone are...
  12. Thread: inverters

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    I'm going to guess that the power consumption for...

    I'm going to guess that the power consumption for the concentrator is rated in Watts, not amps. Watts is a constant measurement regardless of voltage. Amps depends HEAVILY on voltage. Just doing...
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    It is my humble opinion that replacing good parts...

    It is my humble opinion that replacing good parts as PM is sometimes a very BAD idea. For starters, there is no rear "hub unit" on your JKc only the outer axle bearings. IR&Ring the axle actually...
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    A 1/2" hub centric spacer is going to be...

    A 1/2" hub centric spacer is going to be interesting... Are you going to put longer lug studs in to accommodate the extra 1/2"? You wouldn't have enough thread engagement otherwise... ??
    ...
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    I had to shim the rear pinion angle a bit on the...

    I had to shim the rear pinion angle a bit on the '91 XJ that I put a 1.5" add-a-leaf in, and I'm pretty sure I shimmed it down also. If you don't have to do much highway, make sure you drive it...
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    Where's the "Like" button????? I so wanted an...

    Where's the "Like" button????? I so wanted an FC for a while... I'm getting over it while I work on the Comanche though... I'll have a collector truck soon enough! :)
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    To actually speak to your question, since you...

    To actually speak to your question, since you live in "flatland" and don't tow much, I think you'll be fine with the 6.0L unless you want to go racing. :) The 8.1 makes good power, but it also uses...
  18. If you want to go solar, there are a couple of...

    If you want to go solar, there are a couple of places selling used Kyocera 120W panels on ebay right now for good prices. (good is just under $1/Watt)
    I just bought two from solarblvd's ebay store,...
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    IF you plan to winch without the engine running,...

    IF you plan to winch without the engine running, and disconnect the batteries to do so, and you winch a LOT after disconnecting, then what R Thomas said is the way to go.

    On it's own, a winch...
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    Optimas don't like some charge configurations,...

    Optimas don't like some charge configurations, but Jeeps seem to charge at a pretty low voltage compared to everything else, and that seems to be OK with them. If you run any battery down to zero...
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    Working like a CHAMP!! Panel is doing fine, and...

    Working like a CHAMP!! Panel is doing fine, and I expect it will be for another 20 years or so. :)

    I will say that we've used the camper more this winter, and the 85W panel I put up there is...
  22. I don't think I'd worry too much about either of...

    I don't think I'd worry too much about either of those coolers "pushing you over the edge"... You won't be working it that hard out on the trail anyway, mostly just bumping along at low throttle. ...
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    It appears you guys are trying to justify a...

    It appears you guys are trying to justify a generator as the 100% solution, or 100% problem for battery charging... I think the reality is that for certain things, the generator (Large or small) is...
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    I put them on my old man sleeper Jeep. :)...

    I put them on my old man sleeper Jeep. :)
    http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu312/LittleBuddy73/Jeep/IMG_4444s_zpsn9cn3kus.jpg


    No pulling, and with so few reports, mostly from several years...
  25. 165 ftlbs?? Ouch! The outer locknut shouldn't...

    165 ftlbs?? Ouch! The outer locknut shouldn't need that much torque to stay put, but I guess it won't hurt... Once the bearings have been seated by torquing the inner nut to 50ftlbs or so, then...
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