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    7 Pin for charging + 4 pin for driving?

    You don't have to rewire the whole trailer to convert from 4 to seven pin. Just get a 7 pin trailer side plug, cut the light wires off of the 4 pin and connect them to the 7, run a charge wire from the the aux pin directly to your DC-DC charger, or the positive battery post if you don't have...
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    Recommendations Wanted - Poor Man's Group 27 Deep Cycle or Marine/Trolling Batteries

    You can generally figure that Amp Houra @ 20 hour rate is slightly more than half of Reserve capacity @ 25 amps. There are formulas on the net if you want to get specific.
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    Camp Tables - What are you using?

    Started our with a Roll-a-Table, like KENPERK's. Pretty good table for canoe camping but I didn't care for it as a cook table. I was always worried about the vinyl cover on the top and it wasn't really sturdy enough for cooking around people who might be slightly intoxicated. Then went to a...
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    Waxy contaminant in propane line

    Have you contacted Partner Steel to see if anyone else is reporting this issue and how they resolved it? Have you seen the waxy residue upstream of the schrader valve, say inside the mpt fitting at the regulator? How full/empty is the lp cylinder? As far as finding the connector is concerned...
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    Waxy contaminant in propane line

    Being a of a fairly simple mindset I have to look at what is unique in the situation. You have a relatively popular stove and connector hose and no one else seems to be reporting this problem. The only uniqueness in the system is your propane supplier. If you can clean up the existing...
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    Getting solar power into my truck

    Yes you are. The voltage lost is dissipated as heat to the atmosphere, not easily detectable at these levels but there.
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    Solar & Alternator Power

    Just replace the hydraulic backing plates with electric ones, lock out the plunger action on the tongue and you've got electric brakes, no need to build a hybrid system.
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    Crap, I got sealed beams on my E350, anything I can do to make my lights much better..

    Many years ago I swapped the sealed beams on my Jeep with a PIAA conversion kit, just a reflector bucket and lens, snap in the desired bulb. I picked PIAA because it was the only one with a glass lens.
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    Traditional RV modified for Overlanding?

    That long overhang on the back of class c's has always turned me off. I don't go anywhere near extreme but just crossing a narrow wash is going to plough up the road, at best, and could leave you hung up or worse. Add to that the weight, width, height and high cg and you're asking for trouble.
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    One-burner propane stove?

    I've had one of those for at least 15 years. Carried it as a backup/3rd burner car camping and as a primary stove canoe camping for years. Probably a Texsport, probably purchased at Academy. Carried it in a plastic dry box along with 2 cans of gas. Except in stout winds I had no complaints...
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    Camp Chef Mountaineer Stove

    Thanks
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    Cause of battery drain

    RV 12 volt systems can have a lot of parasitic drain that might not be obvious. In my popup the LP leak detector can pull down the battery in a couple of weeks. In addition, if you have a house stereo with presets you'll have a constant draw from that. And some 2 and 3 way absorption...
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    Camp Chef Mountaineer Stove

    I bought the flexible regulator hose for the Mountain Stoves from Camp Chef and am thinking about cutting the regulator off the original and using a compression fitting to adapt out to a 3/8 male flare. I was wondering if you recalled the id of the compression collar you used on yours.
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    Camp Chef Mountaineer Stove

    After many years with a Weekender I switched to an Everest. My main issues with the Weekender were pack size, weight and sensitivity to wind. I gave it to family members and it is still going strong. The new Weekenders I've seen have 20k btu aluminium burners instead of the 30k ci burners...
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    Educate me on the 3 way RV fridge.

    The two big drawbacks of the absorption fridge are recovery time and leveling. After the door is opened, and all the cold air inside spills out onto the camper floor, these fridges typically cannot adjust in order to recover quickly. If you open the door more than 3 or 4 times a day you are...
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