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When you do that, see what the range is on the BT. I'd like to have a wireless connection to my battery info, but range could be an issue with BT. Thanks!

I did set it up, but didn't try to  determine how far away it would work.  With the camper parked in my driveway I could not get the BT signal inside my brick house less than 50' away - but that honestly does not surprise me.  I recall Gary M saying that he could use the BT interface around the campsite while camping.   Haven't played with it much, but data is much more readable on the phone compared to the meter.  Not that the meter is bad - a phone screen just allow more data, graphics, etc.  I liked being able to set an alarm for when the batteries reach 50%.  Not sure if you need the app to do this or not. 

There's a bunch of screens, but here's a pic of the first screen while it was still plugged into shore power (not yet run off of 12v).

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Just realized I forgot to play with the Bluetooth app for the Victron after I got it setup yesterday.  I installed the bluetooth dongle at the meter, but then forgot all about it.   ::)  Will definitely do that today.

When you do that, see what the range is on the BT. I'd like to have a wireless connection to my battery info, but range could be an issue with BT. Thanks!
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Just realized I forgot to play with the Bluetooth app for the Victron after I got it setup yesterday.  I installed the bluetooth dongle at the meter, but then forgot all about it.   ::)  Will definitely do that today.
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Below is a pic of the mast with the antenna on.



Below is what it looks like when the antenna wire is pushed into the water heater area under the bathroom sink.



Below is where I mounted the Weboost, under bathroom sink.



Below is the inside antenna and Victron battery meter. 



Will tuck wires away a little neater.  Also plan on installing an on/off switch for the weboost - although I mounted it so that pulling the 12V power plug is pretty convenient - so that might fall off the list.

I still haven't gotten around to rewiring the TV, putting all connections under the cabinet, and making it a permanent 12V connection - rather than having to swap between AC and DC depending upon whether we have power.  No idea why factory didn't just make this a 12V connection to begin with.

Still need to install all TPMS sensors before our Jan trip, but that'll just take a few minutes.
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Trailers for Sale / Re: 2018 Camp Lite 16DBS for sale
« Last post by TomD on December 05, 2018, 09:54:40 PM »
Thank you Merlin...I've been a long time lurker on this forum and the Livin Lite forum, gathering information from some very knowledgeable people about these "forever" campers.  Went to the Hershey RV show for the last few years and narrowed it down to the 16 DBS or a Micro Minnie 1706 FB.  Both dual axles, about the same size and advertised weights.  When my wife and I went to a local Winnebago dealer to look at the 1706 FB, I asked the salesman if he could throw a TW gauge under it for me...just so I'd know.  When he did, it was over 350 lbs, and he said he couldn't sell it to me as it over the advertised TW of our RX350.  That helped me choose the 16DBS.  Purchased the Camp Lite in April 2018 and we took it to Richmond Hill (Savannah area) Georgia 2&1/2 weeks ago on it's maiden voyage.  Purchased a ScanTool OBDLink MX and monitored the transmission temperature and converter lockup.  Everything worked as designed, transmission temp ran between 185 and 200 degrees, depending on grade. 
But to sum it all up..my wife would rather have a condo / townhouse for longer stays...(and I'm good with that) otherwise, it would be the "forever" camper! 
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Trailers for Sale / Re: 2018 Camp Lite 16DBS for sale
« Last post by Merlin on December 05, 2018, 09:11:17 PM »
Very nice! Looks new!

There are more details on the '18 models in the "Livin Lite Production Information and Owner's Manuals" sub-forum on the main page of this forum. 
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Trailers for Sale / 2018 Camp Lite 16DBS for sale
« Last post by TomD on December 05, 2018, 11:31:21 AM »
We are selling our 2018 Camp Lite 16DBS.  Dual axle, dry weight is 3240 lbs, tongue weight is 310 lbs. Aluminum skinned, full body paint color is Light Pewter with a light interior. (lighter than the fiberglass version, see attached photos) Super Flex roof by Alpha Systems.  One slide out w/ sofa and portable table for dinning.  Queen size mattress with foam topper.   Upgraded with two Fantastic Fans.  Used once.  We towed it with our 2008 Lexus RX 350 (w/tow package) from York Pennsylvania to Richmond Hill Georgia with no issues.  We left it at the campground to use as time allows.  The reason we are selling it is that we are close to retirement and my wife would rather have a condo or townhouse to use for longer stays.  Camper also comes with a Proven Industries 2&5/16 coupler lock (model 2516), a Camco 30 AMP Surge Protector (model 55301), a Camco 10 inch RV water filter (replaceable filter) with a three legged blue plastic filter holder and two Zero-G potable water hoses. $23,800...             
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Interesting antenna pole! I permanently mounted my cell antenna on the A/C shroud and ran the wire in a puddle of self-leveling caulk to the front right side where it enters into an overhead cabinet holding the booster. If I ever have to redo it, Iíll consider your system.
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I've been testing out the Weboost external antenna location.   I'm using a pvc mast on a suction cup mount.

Originally I was going to go through the slide but realized that I'd have to start/stop the slide during the in/out process and Schwintek slides have a reputation for the motors getting out of synch if you do not extend them fully.   

The mast has been in place for about 4 days and it's holding up well. Thought of the moment is to run the antenna wire in through the external shower access, but still thinking about that one.  I could push most of the antenna wire inside when not in use and it would just coil behind the water heater.  There is plenty of room in that compartment and I could install a mesh bag inside there for it to coil into as well.

(Obviously this is put up as needed and you do not travel with it like this ;) )


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I have the Noco HM426.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VAUG5A

I had to make a new holder bracket for it.


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