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Old 02-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #21
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quote:Originally posted by 7.3Ford

quote:Originally posted by WanderBC

Where did you get the battery posts? I found some at Blue Seas but they cost way more than I want to spend, here's my battery box

Nice looking battery box.

Originally I put Stainless Steel, and as everyone here said it was a bad idea, and they were right. SS gets hot under load. They recommend Silicon Bronze or Bronze bolts which is what I replace them with.

Here is where I got the bolts, nuts, and washers:

These bolts handle continuous 300 Amps without heating up.


Thanks for the info especially about stainless, about the other topic in this thread, my wife and I have almost only done off grid in the time we have had a trailer, now she says we need a "bush" trailer so we can go to some of the places we have visited in the past, she could be right just this once and if we get a travel trailer I can bring my boat, I don't have a rack for a 5th wheel so its been hanging in the carport for a couple of years.

British Columbia has huge amounts of Crown Land, with many Forest Recreation sites, its hard to imagine places that don't have this land available, like Ontario where I lived for a year and really disliked the no trespassing signs on all the private land.

Enough, I like this web place there is so much information here its like having an encyclopedia of montanas, thanks to everyone.


PS the winter weather could be better in BC. (as I watch the otters play on the ice on the frozen lake, out my office window)
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #22
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We are excited to try the 'Off grid' RV style, it's like a new adventure for us. We love the lifestyle, this will be a completely different experience. 7M 5D 15H 51M and 18 seconds.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #23
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I think you and Sue will love the off grid living. It certainly helps to be as adept at fixing things as you are. That will go a long way in going off grid. I hope you enjoy it.
Travel safely, Dennis
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:05 PM   #24
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Ozz, living off the grid is nice when you are equipped for it.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:17 AM   #25
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I keep spending $$ upgrading and preparing for it. Have to keep telling myself that I will get it back by reduced camping fees.
Has anyone come up with a cutsie saying like the boaters have for RV's?
The old 'A boat is a hole in the water you throw money in' or something close to that.
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