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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
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Right on their website it states the following: ...

Right on their website it states the following:

"PLEASE NOTE: Trillium Trailers has temporarily suspended business due to a move. We apologize to our valued customers for this inconvenience. We...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-29-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,506
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My largest complaint with my Subaru has been...

My largest complaint with my Subaru has been their lack of tow mirrors. If you can install a hitch they should have an option for proper fitting factory tow mirrors. I tried a few clip on mirrors on...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
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My controller required it's own 25 amp fuse...

My controller required it's own 25 amp fuse between the controller and the battery. I presumed that's what he was asking about. Some people fuse the wire from the panel to the controller, I'm not one...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
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I went with min-anl fuses and fuse holders. That...

I went with min-anl fuses and fuse holders. That stems from my days in car audio. It allowed me to choose a fuse holder that would take the wire size of my choice. I've never been a fan of glass...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,962
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Not exactly. I use this controller and the manual...

Not exactly. I use this controller and the manual is correct. Switch 3 turns auto-equalization on and off, period. If that switch is off it won't ever equalize. Switch one changes the set points, so...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,962
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The controller user manual should list it's...

The controller user manual should list it's charge voltages for each battery setting. Compare that to your battery manufacturer suggested charge voltages and choose the closest one. I'm not familiar...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,778
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Ok, perhaps I misunderstood. Just to confirm,...

Ok, perhaps I misunderstood. Just to confirm, both will reduce power consumption but one will lose more through heat and won't be as efficient?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,778
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Perhaps I'm missing something? but my meter shows...

Perhaps I'm missing something? but my meter shows the fan drawing .72 amps when running through the resistor and 1.7 when it's not. The person who posted his mod in that link above also had similar...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,778
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For another idea, I added a resistor and a switch...

For another idea, I added a resistor and a switch and turned mine into a 6 speed. I got the idea from this guys mod:

Fan-Tastic Vent mod from 3-speeds to 6-speeds - All Terrain Camper Discussions...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,431
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I installed a regular digital thermostat last...

I installed a regular digital thermostat last week. Used it this weekend in near freezing temperatures at night and it worked much better than the old one. The furnace ran for much shorter intervals...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-20-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,133
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The OP stated it did not have brakes. Brakes are...

The OP stated it did not have brakes. Brakes are an option on Trillium Outbacks not standard equipment. When I found mine the first thing I did was add them.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,633
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These are interesting. Has anyone installed one?...

These are interesting. Has anyone installed one? Wondering how loud they are and if their power consumption is as reported.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
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Thanks! Looks like a few of our local Canadian...

Thanks! Looks like a few of our local Canadian Tire stores carry it.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
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Where would you normally find that in Canada?...

Where would you normally find that in Canada? Thanks.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,802
Posted By multi-task
When your converter is connected to your solar...

When your converter is connected to your solar charge controller it's not under any load, it also won't read the battery voltage as it's not available from the pv input on the charge controller. This...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-04-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,802
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Your parallax is designed to be connected to a...

Your parallax is designed to be connected to a battery, your charge controller is designed to receive input from a solar panel. They aren't designed to work together and usually your controller...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,970
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For those who do this sort of thing in 1 hour,...

For those who do this sort of thing in 1 hour, are you cleaning your bearings with a solvent or just pulling them and pushing clean grease through?
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-27-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,802
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I've used the 6 volt version of these for 3 years...

I've used the 6 volt version of these for 3 years now:

https://www.flow-rite.com/battery-watering/pro-fill

Works great, but it adds some cost.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-25-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
Posted By multi-task
Using that many panels you might want to research...

Using that many panels you might want to research 'Blocking Diodes'. Some install them on each panel, some don't bother. I've never used them so I can't really comment much further on how well they...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,522
Posted By multi-task
Nice box. Looks very similar to what I installed...

Nice box. Looks very similar to what I installed last year between my propane tanks and tongue jack. Mine is a Tradesman tongue box, I ordered it from home depot. So far it's worked out great, yet to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,900
Posted By multi-task
The OP registry lists a 2009 Forester. Pretty...

The OP registry lists a 2009 Forester. Pretty sure it's spec's are the same as my 2010, which is a 2400lb max w/brakes & 200 lb tongue weight. It's very easy to go over 200lbs on the tongue. My...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,105
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Perhaps you should try removing silicone and...

Perhaps you should try removing silicone and you'll know why I wrote that. It's a sealant, not glue. I have Dicor on my roof that's 10 years old and it's perfectly fine, meaning it won't just come...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,105
Posted By multi-task
I've used Dicor self leveling to cover everything...

I've used Dicor self leveling to cover everything installed on my roof, whether it's around the fan, over solar mounts, rivets, or small holes from the PO. I've never had it leak. It's removal is...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
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I bought a PulseTech 12v battery maintainer, it's...

I bought a PulseTech 12v battery maintainer, it's spec's are as follows:

Desulfating Pulse Peak Amplitude: 2 Amps
Desulfating Pulse Frequency: 18kHz to 37kHz
Pulse Rate Time: 20mS at 2...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-11-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
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I'd have to agree with some other post, MPPT...

I'd have to agree with some other post, MPPT wouldn't do much more to reduce battery sulphation. You might squeeze a bit more out of your panel but likely not enough to make it superior to simply...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
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Unfortunately the sun is the key no matter what...

Unfortunately the sun is the key no matter what controller you have. If you aren't in a sunny spot it's like sitting in the dark to a solar panel. If you are in the sun and your panel can't push your...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
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Personally I'd go with the controller & panel...

Personally I'd go with the controller & panel that can reach the bulk charge voltage for your battery specs, preferably in one day. Either controller type will accomplish this.

If your panel is...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-08-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
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This white paper makes more sense. I use the mppt...

This white paper makes more sense. I use the mppt controller mentioned and it works. Not for everyone though.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-08-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
Posted By multi-task
I also use a DC fridge. My experience with a...

I also use a DC fridge. My experience with a smaller 75w panel was not great. It could push 4amps in on a 'perfect' day. Problem was, most days aren't perfect. So it was averaging around 3 amps. When...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
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I purposely left out the controller/battery from...

I purposely left out the controller/battery from my calculation as I didn't spend time finding out what kind of controller the panel had. Yes, with a pwm controller it will drag the voltage down,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,054
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To calculate panel watts use panel voltage. In...

To calculate panel watts use panel voltage. In this case the panel specs show it would sit around 18v, so thats 18 x 8.5 = 153w. His panel is operating close to perfect.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,722
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As long as you're using an MPPT controller there...

As long as you're using an MPPT controller there would be no problem using a higher voltage panel so long as the voltage is within the spec of the controller and the controller can charge a 12v...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
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I tow with a 2010 manual forester and I've had no...

I tow with a 2010 manual forester and I've had no real issues with it or the hill holder system. I primarily tow in the mountains and I'd rather use a manual transmission than worry about an...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-15-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,337
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Just to make sure you've set it up right, did you...

Just to make sure you've set it up right, did you connect your chargers negative wire to the shunt? I've seen this type of behavior if the charger was directly connected to the battery bypassing the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-15-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,337
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That's when it's on and displaying the numbers....

That's when it's on and displaying the numbers. I'm winterized (batteries pulled out) or I'd just go and look to be sure.

I've used a few different chargers and they've always shown positive amps...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-14-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,337
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Don't forget your trimetric consumes power. It...

Don't forget your trimetric consumes power. It will show a negative amp reading if all of your appliances are off. If I recall correctly mine draws .03 to .04 amps. I get the extra digit on my meter...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-14-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,337
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I use a 100 amp shunt with my trimetric and it...

I use a 100 amp shunt with my trimetric and it works completely fine. However you need to set the meter to use it. There are two options, it's default is for a 500 amp shunt, the other setting is for...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,304
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One thing to remember when using a DC fridge and...

One thing to remember when using a DC fridge and charging with solar, when your fridge cycles on during the day it will diminish your charging amps. For example, if your panel puts out 4 amps and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-23-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,304
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I exclusively boondock and use a Nova Kool...

I exclusively boondock and use a Nova Kool fridge, draws 2.2-2.4 amps when running. My battery bank is two T-125's and a 215 watt solar panel.

I'd suggest sizing your battery to your electrical...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-21-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
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I happened to search for something like this the...

I happened to search for something like this the other year. The only one I could find that had the same features as my solar controller (programmable set points, temp compensation, allows...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-21-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
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If by plugged in he is referring to plugging in a...

If by plugged in he is referring to plugging in a converter, the converter will be providing the 12v power, not the batteries. I've tested this on two different converters and a tri-metric meter. The...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
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Agreed. My converter was never used to do this. I...

Agreed. My converter was never used to do this. I used stand alone chargers. One I returned, one I kept for winter storage when I pull them out.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-21-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
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When you acquire batteries from a PO it's safe to...

When you acquire batteries from a PO it's safe to always presume they knew nothing about batteries. Try charging them both individually first with a 6v charger, then if there's a problem you'll know...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-13-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,734
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I have a 215 watt 35 pound panel on the roof of...

I have a 215 watt 35 pound panel on the roof of my Trillium, dimensions are 62.2x31.4x1.8 (inches). Itís secured with 8 brackets. 4 are the original z brackets which were bolted through the roof for...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-29-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
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That switch on mine turns the water pump on/off....

That switch on mine turns the water pump on/off. If you turn it on you should hear the pump running. You'd use it if you had water in your fresh water tank.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-28-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
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Joe over at Trillium (Calgary) is a busy guy but...

Joe over at Trillium (Calgary) is a busy guy but he will probably get back to you fairly quick. I don't think there is a user manual, pretty sure I asked him that when I had some changes made to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-10-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,391
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I repacked mine earlier this year. I tried to...

I repacked mine earlier this year. I tried to find out before as well but ended up pulling the hub and then looked up the number stamped on the old seal. While you can guess at it they aren't all the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-08-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
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I also had a similar problem with my lock. With...

I also had a similar problem with my lock. With the door locked and that knob loose, pulling the outside handle or turning the inside handle simply unlocked and opened the door. Once I tightened the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-04-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,151
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My 2004 trillium also has a DC only fridge (Nova...

My 2004 trillium also has a DC only fridge (Nova Kool). If it's the same as mine it's already wired for a fan. There is a +- spot you can plug one into and it will cycle with the fridge. There should...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-19-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
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I installed two fans out of curiosity more than...

I installed two fans out of curiosity more than necessity. Iíve never had a problem with my fridge staying cold, but I also havenít camped in extreme heat. The newer Trilliums out of Calgary have no...
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