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  1. I have the 2 x 320ah batteries in our 2023 Oliver and have seen the same thing you have on the phone app. I read following on the Lihtionics website: The SoC is a ‘metered reading’ from an electronic Hall Effect Shunt and is a count-down meter that is most accurate on its first cycle after calibration* but becomes less accurate over time. It simply counts amps-in and amps-out but some losses will occur. Being a metered value, it does not actually measure state of charge “real time” but instead “calculates” or estimates state of charge. -Explanation: *every two weeks, a full charge cycle in which the battery reaches 14.4 volts is required to trigger a recalibration of the internal Hall Effect Sensor shunt. When the battery exceeds 14.2 volts during charging, the SoC re-sets to 100%. (In order to fully charge a lithium ion battery, the DC loads may need to be reduced so the charge current exceeds the discharge current to allow a full battery charge.) -Why does the meter “drift” and lose accuracy over time? When a consumer is micro-cycling a battery via a series of multiple discharge cycles and has partial charge cycles from solar or alternator charging, the SoC meter loses accuracy, called “sensor drift” over a two week time period. This is also called ‘short charging’ as the battery never fills and the SoC meter does not reach recalibration voltages of 14.2(12 Volt Battery, 28.4 (24V), 53.25 (48.0) or 56.8 (51V) batteries respectively. I think what @LCTraveler said, as long as the voltages are the same your batteries are fine.
  2. I also like the idea of using a hose with the valterra cap, but doesn’t it take long to drain then?
  3. Great idea, but must take a hell of a long time to drain, or do you also use a macerator pump?
  4. If your hull # 1291 has the Truma Varioheat then @HDRider newer hull #1423 should have it if they opted for it. ***Edit: and scrolling down the posts I see they do have the Truma Varioheat
  5. I’m not sure the body is moving independently from the frame (hope not!), yes there’s motion, more than our 4 previous trailers, but like I said before, the Ollie with only 3 stabilizers I would expect more movement than an rv with 4. The movement is not unbearable, I’m just looking at options to better stabilize it. Anyway, I will check the nuts that attach the body to the frame…..just to make sure! Thanks for the heads up @ScubaRx
  6. Must say this is very surprising to me, I would’ve thought the Oliver fibreglass structure/body is much more sturdier than an SOB!
  7. Btw, all bolts are tight thanks to some of your earlier posts John! 😀
  8. Thanks John all bolts are tight. With only 3 stabilizers the Ollie will never be as stable as most RVs with at least 4.
  9. I have been looking at ways to better stabilize our Oliver aside from the 3 stock stabilizers/jacks. I have the heavy rubber chocks behind/in front of the wheels, X-Chock wheel stabilizers between the wheels, my 3 jacks are down far enough to the point where the trailer wheels just touch the ground, and the jacks are supported on jack blocks to where they only extend maybe 3-4 inches, and still anytime anyone moves inside we feel motion. I know there are options like jack stands and scissors jacks, but yesterday I saw this possible solution on Facebook. Looks like a pretty simple solution and light weight, but will it work on the Ollie? I would imagine for this to work the top of these "wobble stops" would have to push against a vertical support like a rib or beam. My Ollie is in storage and I'm not sure we have vertical supports that run lengthwise underneath the Ollie. Thoughts?
  10. Sounds like you’ve narrowed down the issue to between the panels and charge controller. Is there a fuse between the solar panels and charge controller, or perhaps a solar panel disconnect switch that’s off?
  11. The dehumidify function is only available on the remote. Slide the slider down and press the raindrop button. Make sure the “command” is registered with the AC unit, a blue led light on the street side of the AC should light up…I think twice. The dehumidify function works very well for us.
  12. The Touareg diesel is actually a very capable tow VH, and very underrated by folks who have never owned one or towed with one. I do agree with you 100% about cargo weight, that is definitely the limiting factor for us. For full timing we can probably also say the Ollie is too small, it’s all about making compromises, definitely downsizing and keeping an eye on the cargo capacity.
  13. We also have a 2016 VW Touareg diesel, one of the best VHs we’ve ever owned and it’s a wonderful very capable tow vehicle. We towed a 2016 AS 26U with twin beds for almost 3 years, it towed like a champ (and stopping), only issue is cargo capacity, at 1180lb you have to watch what you pack. We now own a 2023 LEII and fully packed weighs approx. 6000lb with a tongue weight of 610lb. No issues so towing it or stopping. Fuel consumption towing our Ollie from Hohenwald to Guelph ON (Canada) was just shy of 16mpg. The Touareg is a great towing vehicle AND daily driver. Again, the limiting factor is payload/cargo capacity.
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