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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Few Mods now on to a mini ...
Last post by Merlin - February 07, 2023, 08:37:40 PM
Quote from: shark24 on February 07, 2023, 02:16:59 PMHope to get started soon on our mini split. I have had funerals for two Aunts and a cousin in the last 4 weeks so not much time to move on to my next project. I will try to post some pics along the way.

For sure post pics on the mini split install!
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Few Mods now on to a mini ...
Last post by shark24 - February 07, 2023, 02:16:59 PM
Hope to get started soon on our mini split. I have had funerals for two Aunts and a cousin in the last 4 weeks so not much time to move on to my next project. I will try to post some pics along the way.
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade
Last post by Merlin - February 07, 2023, 11:09:36 AM
Quote from: ammobob on February 06, 2023, 02:33:37 PMBeen a long time since i have been here. Spent last 4 years fighting knee replacement surgeries. Anyway my lead acid battery on my 2016 21BHS is shot and i am looking to go lithium. We do not boondock and generally use full hook-ups. Any thoughts on a drop in battery and/or the need for a converter?

Good to see a post from you again! Welcome back. David's advice is right on. I would only add that I see Reno has both Costco and Sams Club. Costco sells Interstate and Sams Club sells Duracell. Both are good brands and both have excellent return policies. I've used group 27 AGM marine/deep cycle Duracell batteries from Sams Club and they've lasted since 2014. The cores are getting valuable, so be sure to take the old one in for recycling.
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade
Last post by ammobob - February 06, 2023, 07:41:23 PM
Thanks David! I appreciate the advice.
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade
Last post by DavidM - February 06, 2023, 07:27:43 PM

[/quote]thanks David. Suspected i might be told to go that way. Any thoughts on a good AGM battery or brand?
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I have a pair of 100 Ah AGMs in my current RV supplied by WindyNation from Amazon at $200 ea. At G31 size they are probably too big for your battery box. WN, Renogy and Weize are all good, low cost AGM brands and should have a suitable G27 size that shlould fit. All are available through Amazon.

David
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade
Last post by ammobob - February 06, 2023, 06:40:52 PM
Quote from: DavidM on February 06, 2023, 02:57:23 PMWhy go through the aggravation and expense of switching to Li If you never boondock? Replace the bad battery with a similar one, or for no maintenance switch to an AGM. Much cheaper and easier and works fine with your existing converter.

DAVID
thanks David. Suspected i might be told to go that way. Any thoughts on a good AGM battery or brand?
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade
Last post by DavidM - February 06, 2023, 02:57:23 PM
Why go through the aggravation and expense of switching to Li If you never boondock? Replace the bad battery with a similar one, or for no maintenance switch to an AGM. Much cheaper and easier and works fine with your existing converter.

DAVID
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Lithium Battery Upgrade
Last post by ammobob - February 06, 2023, 02:33:37 PM
Been a long time since i have been here. Spent last 4 years fighting knee replacement surgeries. Anyway my lead acid battery on my 2016 21BHS is shot and i am looking to go lithium. We do not boondock and generally use full hook-ups. Any thoughts on a drop in battery and/or the need for a converter?
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Trip Report/Photos / Re: 2023 Season
Last post by djsamuel - February 06, 2023, 10:58:23 AM
Sounds great.  We did a nice east coast trip last May from Florida up to Massachusetts.  Took us 28 days and had a great time with stops at St Augustine, Congaree National Park, NaturalBridge State Park in VA, Gettysburg, Poconos, Springfield, MA (to visit friends), Grand Canyon of PA, Flight 93 Memorial, New River Gorge National Park and finally a week in Dillard, GA to wind down before heading home.  It was great and we're starting to plan our next big trip.

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Trip Report/Photos / 2023 Season
Last post by Merlin - February 04, 2023, 06:09:07 PM
We got our big U.S. map out at lunch today in the depths of Michigan winter and scoped out a 14 state, 6000 mile, month-long camping trip west. Most likely largely in September. We've stuck close to home the last 3 years and it will be fun to hit the road again. Our extended stays are probably in Utah, California, Oregon, and Colorado. Before then the camper gets some overhaul, with new batteries and a new heat pump A/C.