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Old 01-04-2019, 03:51 AM   #1401
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Ok, thanks. So are you just putting " " around it? I was trying to mimick what this forum does when you click on qoute. I will try in again. Thanks
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:54 AM   #1402
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Ok, thanks. ["So are you just putting "]" around it?" I was trying to mimick what this forum does when you click on qoute. I will try in again. Thanks
testing. LOL.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:09 AM   #1403
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It appears you can do it with or without quotes and it gets properly interpreted:
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Originally Posted by source
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er the quotes I'm talking about are:
BRACKET quote="<that and this>" BRACKET with quotes BRACKET /quote BRACKET
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:39 AM   #1404
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This is our mod we just did to our 2018 25.3 axis. Added a Xantrex Freedom XC 2000 inverter with builtin 30amp transfer switch, 80amp charger. replaced the batteries with 2 battle born batteries and added a victron 712 battery monitor. Located all of it in the empty area behind the converter/breaker box





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Old 01-08-2019, 04:09 PM   #1405
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This is our mod we just did to our 2018 25.3 axis. Added a Xantrex Freedom XC 2000 inverter with builtin 30amp transfer switch, 80amp charger. replaced the batteries with 2 battle born batteries and added a victron 712 battery monitor. Located all of it in the empty area behind the converter/breaker box











Looks awesome. You're going to love those Battle Born Batteries. Do you have solar?
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:14 PM   #1406
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Looks awesome. You're going to love those Battle Born Batteries. Do you have solar?
I will soon in order to get the federal tax credit. It will probably only be 1 or 2 panels. We mainly camp in the hot humid south so ac is always required so we will have hookups or be running the generator. We are going to CO for 2 weeks in june and staying in the rocky mountains national park, it will come in handy then.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:20 PM   #1407
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Jimmyzshack - that is awesome. I cant believe you were able to squeeze all that in such a small spot.

Keep us updated on your future solar and how you like the batteries/converter-charger.

Looks like the way to go for the Axis/vegas if you want to maximize your boondocking.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:23 PM   #1408
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I will soon in order to get the federal tax credit. It will probably only be 1 or 2 panels. We mainly camp in the hot humid south so ac is always required so we will have hookups or be running the generator. We are going to CO for 2 weeks in june and staying in the rocky mountains national park, it will come in handy then.
How to you qualify for the soloar tax credit? I thought that was for a full time residence only?

I need to look into this... Ive been holding off on Solar because (right now) I really dont need them (but I want them).

This might the the insentive that im looking for to justify solar to myself (and the wife). LOL.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:27 PM   #1409
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How to you qualify for the soloar tax credit? I thought that was for a full time residence only?

I need to look into this... Ive been holding off on Solar because (right now) I really dont need them (but I want them).

This might the the insentive that im looking for to justify solar to myself (and the wife). LOL.
it's always best to reach out to your tax professional.

motorhomes qualify as a 2nd home. If you have a loan interest paid is deductible also. https://tax-queen.com/residential-en...ezM4TGp6OkcWFI
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:51 PM   #1410
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Jimmyzshack - Excellent job! Ours is the 25.4, I wish I had your space.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:41 PM   #1411
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it's always best to reach out to your tax professional.

motorhomes qualify as a 2nd home. If you have a loan interest paid is deductible also. https://tax-queen.com/residential-en...ezM4TGp6OkcWFI
You are correct.... I think I claimed my RV last year as a 2nd home.... I forgot about that.... LOL. I need to look into this. 30% is a good discount.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:53 PM   #1412
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Today I went to hug the camper as one does while its hibernating for winter--especially after its endured this past week of <0F temps.

While I waited for the engines to warm up I glanced over at my pile of projects; one of which is a Fantastic Fan. "Hey I should take off the inner trim ring on the vent to see what I'll have to deal with when I do tackle that project."

Having already installed 3 FF's I was expecting open framing, roof material folded down, insulation, etc.

What I saw was completely unexpected, at least for me:
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The entire hatch is framed with aluminum channels and there is a grommeted power wire already in place!? (Didn't have a voltmeter with me to see if the wires were live or not.) Wow.

I was 1/2 tempted to go take off the one on the rear hatch but thought better of it (because if I found it the same complete with wire that would have compelled me to purchase a 2nd FF! LOL).
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:33 PM   #1413
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Wow! I hope mine is the same! I need us some Fantastic Fans in all three places on my Axis. This would be a whole lot easier to do.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:26 PM   #1414
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Today I went to hug the camper as one does while its hibernating for winter--especially after its endured this past week of <0F temps.

While I waited for the engines to warm up I glanced over at my pile of projects; one of which is a Fantastic Fan. "Hey I should take off the inner trim ring on the vent to see what I'll have to deal with when I do tackle that project."

Having already installed 3 FF's I was expecting open framing, roof material folded down, insulation, etc.

What I saw was completely unexpected, at least for me:
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The entire hatch is framed with aluminum channels and there is a grommeted power wire already in place!? (Didn't have a voltmeter with me to see if the wires were live or not.) Wow.

I was 1/2 tempted to go take off the one on the rear hatch but thought better of it (because if I found it the same complete with wire that would have compelled me to purchase a 2nd FF! LOL).
That's what all 3 look like in our 24.1 Vegas. We swapped out the cheap fan in the bathroom for a Maxx Air.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:09 AM   #1415
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Added coach battery voltmeter

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ID:	15575Had difficulty with new coach (2019 vegas 25,5) batteries (they went dead after just a month of ownership) so I installed a digital voltmeter. Mounted on the cabinet face just inside the door by the power switch.
Amazon was the source for voltmeter, had to run 3 wires from cabinet to coach battery tray, not too difficult.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:35 AM   #1416
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Attachment 15575Had difficulty with new coach (2019 vegas 25,5) batteries (they went dead after just a month of ownership) so I installed a digital voltmeter. Mounted on the cabinet face just inside the door by the power switch.
Amazon was the source for voltmeter, had to run 3 wires from cabinet to coach battery tray, not too difficult.
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Good addition! IMO, this should be standard equipment. Coach batteries on our 2017 Axis 25.5 went dead, 3 days after we took delivery, when it was new. Dealer's service found the inverter/charger was bad and putting a 50 amp charge in to the batteries, burning them up. Took them nearly 3 weeks to get a new replacement inverter/charger from Thor. Now, after about 18 months and 8k miles, all's working as it should, so far. A volt/amp meter would have immediately identified this problem before damage was done.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:00 PM   #1417
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Attachment 15575Had difficulty with new coach (2019 vegas 25,5) batteries (they went dead after just a month of ownership)
#1 reason for Vegas/Axis battery failure is lack of water or dead cell due to no water.
That is, the WFCO converter will burn the batteries up if you don’t check the battery water levels on a regular basis.

For those who keep your coach plugged into shore power at home, check the water every few weeks (or sooner).

There are many “Battery” discussions on this Forum.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:48 PM   #1418
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Attachment 15575Had difficulty with new coach (2019 vegas 25,5) batteries (they went dead after just a month of ownership) so I installed a digital voltmeter. Mounted on the cabinet face just inside the door by the power switch.
Amazon was the source for voltmeter, had to run 3 wires from cabinet to coach battery tray, not too difficult.
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Looks great,etcmss. I love it. Why did you go direct to the batteries? My '18 25.4 has the 4 gang switch block at the step. Isn't there a live (unswitched) source there at the USE/STORE switch. Yes, chassis power would have to come from the front.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:11 AM   #1419
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Dual voltmeter

I went direct to the 2 batteries to ensure I had their voltage, which may be different than the One Control Monitor Panel chassis voltage.
I didn't see (or really look for) a different point like you suggested.

My batteries didn't go dead due to lack of water (at least while I owned the coach). Mine happened under the dealer care....the wouldn't hold a charge, read 3 volts and 6 volts when disconnected for replacement.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:11 PM   #1420
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2018 25.3 bathroom access with side in.

Hello thank for adding as to the group. We got a used 2018 Vegas 25.3 in early November with only 4,000 miles for a great price. We notice the bathroom is not accessible with the slide in the door would barely open. So that was my first mod.
I shortened the left night stand and replaced the box spring and mattress with 6” queen memory foam mattress and a 5” cut down single memory foam mattress. So we have a daybed when the slide is in and can open the both room door all the way.
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