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Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Jon Vermilye
Here is a page...

Here is a page (https://lakeshoreimages.com/20trip/20blast.html) that has links to well over 100 shots over the 4 nights.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
This...

This (https://battlebornbatteries.com/shop/100ah-12v-gc2-lifepo4-deep-cycle-battery/) is the GC2 version of the 12V, 100 amp hour Battleborn. While I haven't seen 4 of them in an Oliver bay, since 2...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-16-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Since the GC2 format of the 100 amp hour, 12V...

Since the GC2 format of the 100 amp hour, 12V Battleborn lithium is a direct replacement for a GC2 battery, why won't 4 fit in the Oliver? 2 fit in my battery box designed for a pair of GC2 6V...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-13-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Jon Vermilye
Unfortunately, or fortunately for me, it sold. ...

Unfortunately, or fortunately for me, it sold. I'm currently using a Victron monitor & controller.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 02-09-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,587
Posted By Jon Vermilye
While there are still some of the 200 plus...

While there are still some of the 200 plus trailers gathered for the 2020 Quartzsite rally still left at Dome Rock, many have left ahead of the predicted rain. I have 3 pages of photos starting with...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-09-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Battleborn makes a GC2 sized version of their 100...

Battleborn makes a GC2 sized version of their 100 amp hour 12V battery for $100.00 more than the standard size, although if you ask, they may drop the $ to the same. 2 fit in the stock Escape dual...
Forum: General Chat 02-06-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,899
Posted By Jon Vermilye
If you want serious "shell shock", take a look at...

If you want serious "shell shock", take a look at Bowlus Road Chief (https://bowlusroadchief.com/endless-highways/). Only $185,000.00 base price for a single axle trailer...
Forum: General Chat 02-03-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I have no problem accepting their 250% increase. ...

I have no problem accepting their 250% increase. I designed the support arms for my tilting panels for the correct angle for Phoenix on December 21st, and during the end of December / start of...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-03-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Grease on hitch balls is sorta like driving with...

Grease on hitch balls is sorta like driving with the fridge on propane, filling tires to their sidewall rating or by weight, etc. Everyone has an opinion, and few can be changed.

I'm in the no...
Forum: General Chat 02-03-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Actually, good batteries are light. I have a...

Actually, good batteries are light. I have a pair of 100 amp hour lithium batteries that weigh 31 pounds each.

As to solar for boon docking, a well designed system works for everything but air...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 02-02-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,587
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I don't know if anyone has done a count, but my...

I don't know if anyone has done a count, but my guess is around 50 trailers as of Sunday night. I'll include a couple of panoramas in tonight's additions to page 2 of my 2020 Quartzsite webpage...
Forum: General Chat 02-02-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By Jon Vermilye
They all went home, and there were not all that...

They all went home, and there were not all that many of them. The "Big Tent" show is still mostly State Fair type stuff - pots & pans, mops, a million ways to ease pain, etc. There are enough RV...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-01-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I don't know how the import fees would effect the...

I don't know how the import fees would effect the price, but you can buy directly from the manufacturer...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-31-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I had an Atwood 8012II furnace in my Escape 17B,...

I had an Atwood 8012II furnace in my Escape 17B, and as far as I know, it drew the least amperage of any fan powered RV furnace @ 1.8 amps. I do wonder if there is a decimal point error...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-30-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,266
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Just a quick correction - While some...

Just a quick correction -

While some inductive devices such as motors may use more current at lower voltages, the resistance heater in a absorptive refrigerator does not. The wattage does not...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-28-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,587
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I know it is early, but there are lots of...

I know it is early, but there are lots of fiberglass trailers already here at Dome Rock, so I started a page of photos: 2020 Quartzsite Rally...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-28-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,013
Posted By Jon Vermilye
If you want to confirm your reservation, you can...

If you want to confirm your reservation, you can check with the organizer - sandi@campbellredimix.com
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-27-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,587
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I'm here and need some fiberglass to chase away...

I'm here and need some fiberglass to chase away the stick builts. Dome Rock is pretty empty, but there are some Olivers & a Casita or two east of the usual set up area.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Jon Vermilye
You might find some ideas from our 2013 trip to...

You might find some ideas from our 2013 trip to Nova Scotia (https://lakeshoreimages.com/2013Trip/2013trip001.html).
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-25-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Keeping Jim’s point about opinions in mind, the...

Keeping Jim’s point about opinions in mind, the ratio of panel wattage (600) to battery storage (200Ah) appears more biased toward panel output than than storage compared to many systems I've read...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-23-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
One point - While this is a good consideration...

One point - While this is a good consideration when using lead acid batteries, he is going to lithium, a whole different ballgame.

According to Battleborn, the charging efficiency for their...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-21-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,829
Posted By Jon Vermilye
You would need to add a DC to DC converter to...

You would need to add a DC to DC converter to power your 12V stuff if you went to a 24V system. The 24V system would allow for smaller gauge wiring, but unless you are looking at a large system...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-21-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,829
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Battleborn wants you to charge for at least 20...

Battleborn wants you to charge for at least 20 minutes per battery at 14.4 volts. This is the voltage when the cell balancing takes place. While you don't need to do it every day, charging to less...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-20-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Yes, this screen is from the Victron 100/30 Solar...

Yes, this screen is from the Victron 100/30 Solar Controller, not the 712 Smart. While there is a history page on the 721 Smart, I haven't found it all that useful, other than being able to see the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-18-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I believe the Bigfoot furnace is ducted, which...

I believe the Bigfoot furnace is ducted, which requires a more powerful fan than the direct output furnaces most smaller fiberglass RVs use, so the 8-9 amps does not surprise me.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-18-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
There is some inconsistency between the Victron...

There is some inconsistency between the Victron solar controller readout in watt hours & the battery monitor reading in amp hours. According to the battery monitor, the most amp hours I've ever used...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-18-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Here is the charging done by my Victron Solar...

Here is the charging done by my Victron Solar Controller for the first part of the month. It is in Watt Hours, so to get it to amp hours you need to divide by 13.6 (the float voltage of my...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I believe your estimate is still too high. If...

I believe your estimate is still too high. If you are really using 367 amp hours per day, you would need at least 1000 watts of solar, twice that during the short winter days with low angle sun, and...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-18-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,740
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Without knowing the amp draw of your furnace, it...

Without knowing the amp draw of your furnace, it is difficult to come up with an amp hour draw, but I suspect your 367 amp hour per day is high. If it draws 5 amps (high for a small RV furnace) at...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-16-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Stop by and say hello at Quartzsite. I'm already...

Stop by and say hello at Quartzsite. I'm already here at the Long Term Visitor Area next to the Big Tent, and will move to Dome Rock around January 27th.
Forum: General Chat 01-16-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By Jon Vermilye
If you go with ARE, definitely order the interior...

If you go with ARE, definitely order the interior carpet lining. I didn't, and the rough finish of the fiberglass was a PIA for the life of the box. I was still getting fiberglass splinters 2 years...
Forum: General Chat 01-16-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By Jon Vermilye
The answer is yes & no. Yes, you can, ie they...

The answer is yes & no. Yes, you can, ie they are allowed, but the crowding is bad enough that if you do, you & others will wish you hadn't. I've been tangled in leashes more than once at the show...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 01-14-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By Jon Vermilye
2X on Shell Mound if you visit Cedar Key. I did...

2X on Shell Mound if you visit Cedar Key. I did have a bit of a problem with no see ums, but that seems to be an area problem. It also is a launch site for air boats, which can be a bit noisy!
Forum: General Chat 01-13-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,594
Posted By Jon Vermilye
The problem with dry weight is it is what ever a...

The problem with dry weight is it is what ever a manufacturer wants to call it. It is useful comparing different models and sometimes configurations within the same manufacturer, but pretty useless...
Forum: General Chat 01-12-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,594
Posted By Jon Vermilye
A couple things - I agree with Jon (who, by...

A couple things -

I agree with Jon (who, by the way spells his name correctly!) that a Casita 17 will likely have too much tongue weight for a 3500/350 rated tow vehicle.

If you want a 17...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-08-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,587
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Right now Holly in a Casita & Me (Jon) in an...

Right now Holly in a Casita & Me (Jon) in an Escape 21 are at La Posa West. I'll move over to Dome Rock around the the 27th.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-03-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,467
Posted By Jon Vermilye
True, but now that I'm retired, I am perfectly...

True, but now that I'm retired, I am perfectly comfortable narrowing that range down to what is comfortable. I'm a firm believer in attempting to stay in the 70's year round. Here in the desert the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-03-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,467
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I agree with Douglas. Again, talking with...

I agree with Douglas. Again, talking with Battleborn, it is important that you charge at at least 14.4V for the absorption phase. That is when the battery balancing system does its thing. While...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-03-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,467
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Since I live in upstate NY, I talked with...

Since I live in upstate NY, I talked with Battleborn about low temperature storage. Their answer - don't charge with the battery temperature under 32F, don't draw current under 0F, both of which...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-02-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I don't know what Casita charges for the Zamp...

I don't know what Casita charges for the Zamp suitcase, but is is a nice unit. There are less expensive options available, but some may require wiring changes to connect to the trailer battery. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,634
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Once it gets down that low you will extend the...

Once it gets down that low you will extend the life of the battery by bringing is back to full. Since you are heading out in a couple of days, if your tow charges the battery, I wouldn't bother with...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-02-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Jon Vermilye
2X on the use of acetone on cured resin. My...

2X on the use of acetone on cured resin. My order of attack on cleaning is first Amazing LA Qrange spray cleaner, Bar Keeper's Friend powder, and last but not least, acetone.

I do have a question...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 01-01-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I agree with those suggesting increasing tongue...

I agree with those suggesting increasing tongue weight; 8.6% is too light.

I have a friend that tows a version 4 Scamp 16, and, being a retired theatre technical director, had access to 25 pound...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-31-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,467
Posted By Jon Vermilye
A real world update on the new batteries: ...

A real world update on the new batteries:

For anyone interested, I can give some user data on a combination of 480 watts of solar & a pair of 100 amp hour Battleborn lithium batteries here at...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 12-29-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,587
Posted By Jon Vermilye
We would love to have you attend no matter what...

We would love to have you attend no matter what RV. There are usually a bunch of Class C, Class B & even a couple of Class A motorhomes, as well as a number of stick built trailers. All are welcome!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-27-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Yes. While most LEDs fail open, they can fail...

Yes. While most LEDs fail open, they can fail shorted, which would blow the fuse.

As to a replacement, you need something in about the same wattage, color temperature (if you are happy with the...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 12-24-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By Jon Vermilye
Sounds great! Love to see you there (here).

Sounds great! Love to see you there (here).
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 12-24-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,703
Posted By Jon Vermilye
While out West, at least here at Quartzsite, is...

While out West, at least here at Quartzsite, is warmer than the Northeast, sometimes not by much, and sometimes even cooler.

I called some friends in upstate NY yesterday, and they were at 65F,...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 12-23-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By Jon Vermilye
I use a 5 pound tank. The only problem I have is...

I use a 5 pound tank. The only problem I have is feeling a bit guilty asking to have it filled since they do the same amount of work filling it as with a 20 pounder, and only put in a gallon of...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 12-22-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,587
Posted By Jon Vermilye
While you can register at a real BLM office such...

While you can register at a real BLM office such as the one in Yuma, registration is easier at the host trailer here in Quartzsite.

If you head east (towards the town of Quartzsite) from Dome Rock...
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