jatrax: really interestec in shelf with ledge to be mounted over the head of the bed. You have to post pics and details.
On batteries, I was thinking two 12v AGM batteries, so if one bit the dust, I would lose capacity but not my whole 12v system. Am I wrong in thinking this way?
Not correct about the code catchers. http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/lockcode.asp
Ok, i'm getting close to pulling the trigger on my first RV and a PC. Likely a 2551 or 2552. As PC is very accommodating with changes unlike most other companies, I want to make sure I get it right. What I'm really wondering about is non standard options. So, not talking about full body paint or levelers, but instead items like Gandalf described in his thread (pure sine inverter, extra backer board in places, etc.). Some of the items I have so far: 110, USB and 12v outlets in cubbies over head side of twin beds. Possibly a little flip down ledge for cell phone/alarm clock near head of bedAll 110 outlets tied into inverter110 outlet near (behind) passenger seat if there isn't one alreadySolar panels and charging systemAGM batteriesInsulate/heat Sanicon pumpAC w/heat pump (not sure if I need two HVACs for southern US/Florida type travel). Someone mentioned the Coleman fan not cycling on/off (so less annoying at night), need to investigate that. Side camerasMaybe collision avoidance/lane departure (need to read more of how this works in E450 setup). Seems like there are a few more things, but that's what comes to mind at the moment. Thanks in advance for any suggestions on what I should consider.
If you live in Florida.. Up the A/C from the 13,000but to the 15,000 btu. The 13,000 can't quite keep up in my 2551 once the outside temp is about 85 or so.
I definitely need to read up on batteries and chargers. I will admit to liking the idea of AGM so I don't have to check the water and such (call me lazy, but I haven't checked water levels in a batter in a very long time, so it's never on my mind).
QuoteOn batteries, I was thinking two 12v AGM batteries, so if one bit the dust, I would lose capacity but not my whole 12v system. Am I wrong in thinking this way?You are not wrong but in the real world the likelihood of that event happening someplace you could not in a day or so get new batteries is pretty slim. One of those things that gets argued on the internet because it is technically correct, but just doesn't matter.There are varying opinions on batteries:1) Only buy Costco golf cart batteries, they are cheap, rugged and work well.2) Only buy pairs of 6volt batteries, they are 'better' than 12volt3) Only buy pairs of 12volt batteries, if one fails you still have one4) Only buy AGM batteries because they are 'better', somehow5) Only buy regular lead acid, all this new AGM stuff is just fluff to make you spend more money6) Only buy Lithium, lead acid is so last centuryI've read them all and more from folks positive they are right. My theory is buy the best battery for the purpose at the best price and don't sweat it.