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  1. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Mike, Thank you. The trailer that I purchased is the same one you saw in Marble Falls.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. https://www.amazon.com/Compatible-NIDAGE-Inspection-Semi-Rigid-Inspecting/dp/B0791DG4FK/ref=sr_1_1?s=black-friday&psr=EY17&ie=UTF8&qid=1542564748&sr=1-1&keywords=endoscope Current amazon deal might suit your needs.
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