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Old 10-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #29
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We had a double 12v receptacle installed in the cabinet over the stove and use it for the battery monitor. QUOTE]

Brian, What battery monitor do you have? Happy with it? Any particular features that need to be considered? Dale
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Here is a link to our setup which I posted in Thom and Cari's Parkliner Thread. Thom and Cari's Parkliner It is very basic as it only gives a voltage reading rather than current drain stats like a Xantrex but then it was less than $15. We had it in our teardrop and moved it to the PL. Sometime in the future I'd like to go with something more sophisticated but this gives me a general idea of what is going on with the battery bank.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #30
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Thanks everyone for the great help and ideas. I'm close to making my decision.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #31
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Brian, What battery monitor do you have? Happy with it? Any particular features that need to be considered? Dale
Yes on everything Brian shared about his easy (& inexpensive) simple battery monitor.

If you want to go crazy like i did you can install a Xantrex. But i would only go that route if you are really OCD (Yes that is an admission of guilt on my part!) on having to know what each electrical component draws and the near-exact health in volts/AH of your batteries.

Here is the > link to the Xantrex install post < on my build thread if interested in more info.

image of install:


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Old 10-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #32
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Does anyone have any specs on the AC unit parkliner uses? It looks like a regular window unit, and I was a bit concerned that there doesnt seem to be a good path for the hot air to escape the rear of it from the photos Ive seen online. If anyone has photos of the back side of the AC unit in the trailer, I would appreciate them.

I almost think one of the low profile coleman mach 8 or polar cub rooftop AC's would be vastly superior for a trailer of this size. (I do most of my camping in the summer in the south, and my old Fleetwood Prowler had a 15,000btu rooftop that worked very well)
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #33
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Matt,

The AC is a Frigidaire FRA052XT7
5,000 BTU Window style unit
Works fine for us.

I attempted to explain the installation in an old post here.

Let me know if you need more information.

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Old 10-20-2013, 12:31 AM   #34
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Exactly what I was looking for, combined with the photos by Mimi. A little saddened by the rough cut fiberglass surrounding it in the photo, but I can fix that up myself.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #35
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Dear Huck,

Its alot of $$ extra to add all those. THis will be our third camper and I can tell you a few things we don't use or I will make/add myself. But I am trying to keep my cost down, maybe that isn't an issue for you.

We never use the propane heater. We camp at campgrounds, elec is free, so we use a $20 ceramic plug in heater, works very well and saves you from having to refil your tank.

You can make a cover for the stove alot cheaper. Side table extension thingy for $85 is really small, again easy to make.

Am going to put my own deadbolt in, probably spend less than $40 vs $200.

I saw samples of both flooring options, just go with the standard, its the same material, just different pattern.

Also am going to build custom shelving where the bunk cushions go as we are not getting the bunk option.

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:51 PM   #36
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Just something to consider...reselling down the road, and what happens if you end up somewhere and the power goes out? If I wintercamped with power I would bring a ceramic heater to save propane... but not likely for that to happen often.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #37
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I believe propane should be considered for bug outs... the time you may need your trailer because of what Mother Nature is throwing at you. Loss of power in the dead of winter can make staying in a sticks 'n bricks home very uncomfortable. With a trailer and all the propane appliances you can stay dry, warm and well fed. YMMV
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Good point Donna! We werent expecting the damage Sandy gave us last year. So its a good thing to have as an escape plan.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #39
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Power went out for 4 days due to a big windstorm a few years back in mid December. House has gas heating and fireplaces that dont work due to having electric fans. Have a propane furnace in the trailer makes for warm spot to sleep - my neighbours went to hotels.
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Ah life on the soggy oregon coast... the NOAA weather station ~2 miles from our RV park clocked 110mph gusts with sustained 70mph+ winds last "Winter Storm" : )

And yes, we can imagine what it would feel like if trying to sleep in a 5th wheel going down the freeway! Crazy thing is the first storm we went through in the rig we barely slept the first night...by day ~4? the wind just rocked us to sleep without any mental stress.

Oh, yea, propane was nice too!
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Yes, you do have a point about the propane. But, if we have power outage here (at home) no worries, we use a wood stove most of the time anyway. And, here in the southeast, its not that cold, and when it is, we are not camping. So, I am fine omitting the propane heater and stove.
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