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  1. Hobo, I can't really say if you are missing something here since I only have the single rear view camera. It seems like it would be handy to have a second camera for backing up to the hitch. Rather than starting a new thread, I revived this older one, in the hopes that I could find out if there still was an option to mount a second camera. Mike
  2. To make a long story short, I have one installed camera on the rear of the Elite II as well as a new monitor and an extra camera. My question is should I bother installing the second camera, and if so, where do you recommend I place it? Thank you, Mike
  3. Sorry, I was not implying that your house battery voltage dropped, causing the failure, but rather that WifiRanger added this component to their systems to address what some of their users have experienced when they were plugged directly into the house battery and the voltage dropped to below 12 volts. The 24v step-up transformer addresses this issue, but at the expense of adding another failure mechanism.
  4. Something like this would be a handy backup item to have for when the step up transformer fails. auto to 5.5x2.1mm
  5. It is likely the 24v step up transformer that has failed. The router uses a common 5.5x2.1mm DC connector and can run on anything between 10v and 50v. The step up transformer is used in RVs to reduce router performance issues that sometimes occur when the house dc voltage drops below 12v.
  6. To clarify the testers use for a 30A setup, I also keep a 30A to 15A converter with it so that I can use the tester on the power source before plugging into the RV. If you don't see the correct output (off, amber, amber lights), you will likely have an issue with the power surge suppressor. The 30A converter is also $5 at amazon - Link
  7. I carry one of these in my tool kit for checking 110V AC lines. It will point out the most common issues. $5 at Amazon - link
  8. Great discussion and thank you for posting your results of research. I believe the battery monitor would be a very useful tool for keeping track of the charge state of the batteries. The BMV-712 has a current draw of <1ma vs the BMV-700 & 702 <4ma. They all have pretty small current draw. The risk is that without any charging they will eventually drain a battery... completely. With Li batteries, they can be ruined by doing so. The BMV-712 will take 4 times as long for this to occur vs the BMV-700 & 702. Mike
  9. The article below from Technomadia indicates that the Oliver AGM setup has 220 amp hours of usable capacity (which is also temperature and discharge rate dependent). So assuming you have full batteries and you only used your furnace (no other electrical) you would expect to be able to run your furnace fan with a 100% duty cycle (always on) for just over 78 hours when the temperature is 80’F outside. Note: The usable capacity is expected to drop off a bit in the cold weather. According to the Trojan specs you might expect to lose about 20% capacity at 30’F (62 hours run time) and 40% at -5’F (46 hours runtime). Please understand that my numbers are not representative of any practical experience. Please test your system properly before heading out in the cold weather. https://www.technomadia.com/2011/10/lithium-update-lead-acid-downsides/
  10. Yukon, If the 2.8 amps is the correct 12V DC current for your furnace fan, you could run your furnace for 10 hours with a 100% duty cycle (always on) and use roughly 28 amp hours or 350 watt hours. I am not certain what your batter configuration is but I will try to find the spec. capacity for the 4x6V AGM setup. I think it is something like 440 amp hours (or 5,500 watt hours), but I will need to do some research to verify this setup. Using your propane furnace provides your trailer with 19,000 BTUs of heat during that time. The 1500 watt electric heater produces approximately 5000 BTUs of heat but uses considerably more electricity but zero propane. This is okay when you have hookups, but if you have propane it is likely much better to use the generator to charge the batteries up so that you can continue using the furnace. when one boondocks requiring heat” the furnace blower is run off the juice stored in Batteries Correct? If so how long could one expect the batteries to handle the Blower operation.
  11. If the 2.8 amps is correct 12V DC current for your furnace, you could run your furnace for 10 hours with a 100% duty cycle (always on) and use roughly 28 amp hours or 350 watt hours. I am not certain what your batter configuration is but I will try to find the spec. capacity for the 4x6V AGM setup. I think it is something like 440 amp hours (or 5,500 watt hours), but I will need to do some research to verify this setup. Using your propane furnace provides your trailer with 19,000 BTUs of heat during that time. The 1500 watt electric heater produces approximately 5000 BTUs of heat but uses considerably more electricity but zero propane. This is okay when you have hookups, but if you have propane it is likely much better to use the generator to charge the batteries up so that you can continue using the furnace. when one boondocks requiring heat” the furnace blower is run off the juice stored in Batteries Correct? If so how long could one expect the batteries to handle the Blower operation.
  12. John, Which furnace are you using? I ask since 7 amps seems high compared to what the Elite 2 manual states. Please note that I have no practical experience yet with the trailer or the furnace. Mike
  13. Mike, Thank you. The trailer that I purchased is the same one you saw in Marble Falls.
  14. Tom & Cheryl and David, Thank you for your quick responses and answers. I had sent WiFi ranger an email earlier and they said the Ranger Elite was sold in 2 formats. One included the inside router and the other did not. They were not certain which model Oliver may have installed in 2017. Looking at the 2015 - 2019 Oliver manuals, brochures and website for the WiFi Ranger that was offered those years was even more confusing. In 2017 the product offered appeared to be unique during that time frame. I am hoping that the "Ranger RV Pack 2" included the inside router. I likely I just overlooked it when I was inspecting the trailer. Next time I will certainly be looking for the router as you both mentioned it should be dinette cabinet. I just don't recall seeing one in there.
  15. I recently purchased a used 2017 Elite 2 and I am excited to get it out camping soon but also have many questions, even after reading and researching Oliver Trailers before and after the purchase. The trailer is currently stored 45 miles away from my home, which should be changing in the near future. My first question has to do with the WiFi system. Note that I could not find any references in existing forum posts, nor in the trailer’s manual (specifically the communications schematic). I am trying to figure out if the Oliver WiFi Ranger Elite FM installation includes the internal router called the “Go2”, in addition to the FM router that is outside of the trailer. The Go2 router enables an internal wired network connection. I have not seen this router in my 2017, but I have also not looked extensively for it. If an internal router is not included and the connection to the external unit is reasonably accessible (no cutting fiberglass), have any other owners considered adding an internal wired router? Thank you, Michael
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