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Forum: Boon-docking Yesterday, 12:17 PM
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Posted By PNW Fireguy
The Victron BMV simply has a relay output. You...

The Victron BMV simply has a relay output. You can use the output for anything you want. In your scenario you would want to use the output to drive an input on a auto start signal. There are...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-21-2020, 11:07 AM
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Views: 341
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Now thatís funny

Now thatís funny
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-20-2020, 10:24 PM
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Views: 341
Posted By PNW Fireguy
While you may not able to change out a cell that...

While you may not able to change out a cell that does not mean that others cannot. The more I got to thinking about your earlier comments the more I need to point out the obvious. Your 300AH relion...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-20-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By PNW Fireguy
That is incorrect. Cells can be changed out just...

That is incorrect. Cells can be changed out just like they can in a Tesla module. Usually DIY'ers do not use the full size batteries from Telsa's but rather a number of modules to obtain the desired...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-20-2020, 09:13 PM
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Views: 341
Posted By PNW Fireguy
I am glad that you got your answer regarding...

I am glad that you got your answer regarding useable capacity of lithium vs flooded cells. Remember that all lithium are not the same, there are several different chemistries available on the market...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Because he uses a Freedom Hauler, formerly known...

Because he uses a Freedom Hauler, formerly known as Idaho Tote, which is not a trailer but yet an extension or dollly which 49 DOT’s agree with.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-16-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
You should be able to find a few folks there that...

You should be able to find a few folks there that can both show you how they installed and perhaps even lend a hand.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Sunshine 1 if you plan on attending the west...

Sunshine 1 if you plan on attending the west region MOC rally I will help you install your BMV.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Just to expand on what has already been put forth...

Just to expand on what has already been put forth by Jeffba...AGM and flooded lead acid (AGM/FLA) are not very forgiving when discharged below 50% of their rates capacity. They also like to be kept...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Sunshine 1 the BMV-712 would be an excellent...

Sunshine 1 the BMV-712 would be an excellent compliment to your existing solar controller. You would be able to use the Victron Connect application in a smart phone to monitor both devices. There are...
Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 01-15-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Sorry donít mean to hijack this thread Very...

Sorry donít mean to hijack this thread Very interested to know more regarding three states. My research indicates FL, UT and AZ offer the most number of reciprocal states regarding CCW.

In...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Sunshine if you already have a Victron solar...

Sunshine if you already have a Victron solar charge controller I would highly recommend picking up a BMV-712 battery monitor. There are cheaper battery monitors available however the Victron...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Sunshine 1 I think everyone on the thread is...

Sunshine 1 I think everyone on the thread is trying to help you. Perhaps just knowing that the state of charge lights are an approximation may be enough for you to manage.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-14-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
State of charge (SoC) is the level of charge of...

State of charge (SoC) is the level of charge of an electric battery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_battery) relative to its capacity. The units of SoC are percentage points (0% = empty;...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-14-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By PNW Fireguy
sorry your original post indicated tank cleaner.

sorry your original post indicated tank cleaner.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-14-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By PNW Fireguy
The Happy Camper Extreme tank cleaner is one...

The Happy Camper Extreme tank cleaner is one treatment. The small jar's content is mixed with 3-5 gallons of hot water.


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Forum: Full Timing in your Montana 01-14-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By PNW Fireguy
If you plan on traversing CA do your homework....

If you plan on traversing CA do your homework. The rules are extremely onerous just for transporting and if you are FT your RV is sometimes considered a residence and sometimes it's just another...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-14-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Your specific battery should have a spec sheet...

Your specific battery should have a spec sheet available online that will provide you with its charge curve. In addition just for information purposes SOC is the least accurate means of measuring...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-13-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Not an uncommon failure. We went through...

Not an uncommon failure. We went through something similar last summer in Colorado. The stock leaf suspension is weakness on all of these heavier fivers IMO.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-10-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Dragonfly is definitely the spin-offin-house OEM...

Dragonfly is definitely the spin-offin-house OEM brainchild of Dennis and Sean. If someone is not electrically inclined itís not a bad way to go at all just premium spend. If you some DIY ability you...
Forum: Repairs & Service 01-08-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By PNW Fireguy
inside the panel on the name plate data are...

inside the panel on the name plate data are listed the supported and more importantly rated breakers the panel will accept.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-08-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By PNW Fireguy
We carry two Radroverís with us. Love the bikes,...

We carry two Radroverís with us. Love the bikes, they not the folding type but radrover does offer a folding model. I donít believe they have any offerings below the $1000 mark you noted however. On...
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-05-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By PNW Fireguy
Don't leave home without mine. Nothing fancy just...

Don't leave home without mine. Nothing fancy just off the shelf retail.
Forum: Additions & Improvements 01-03-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,384
Posted By PNW Fireguy
You should to capacity test your bank to make...

You should to capacity test your bank to make sure you are getting what is advertised. Though I doubt you will have any issue as BB under rates their batteries. Congratulations and now try to stay...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 12-30-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,727
Posted By PNW Fireguy
CA and IN require chains regardless of your...

CA and IN require chains regardless of your licensing state. Most folks, including yours truly, just buy the chains and leave them on. No fuss.
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