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Good morning Oliver family,

We just became members last Thursday!! We are so excited about our upcoming adventures. Question for you. I ordered several upgrades from Foy Sperring and one of them was the wood insert to put in-between the twin beds to convert it to a queen. We have the new mattresses, not the KTT. Does anyone on the forum have this? Can you tell me where you ordered a foam insert for the middle and at what depth? Thanks in advance. LOVE everything so far!PXL_20221009_153037094.thumb.jpg.d5719927dd4f485812a35cb168d978dd.jpg

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Welcome to the Family.  Indeed, you are now a full fledged member with one very nice looking rig.

Perhaps a PM to Foy would help in getting the measurements you need and even might help in getting a source for that insert.

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Congratulations!  We will be hull #1290 picking up November 7.

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Welcome! That's a great looking combination you have. As you've already found, there's a wealth of information here, and wonderful people more than willing to share.

Numbers are going up fast! I don't think we'll be 1313 come March 28th, since they're building the trailers os quickly. If we were 1313, I was going to name the trailer Mockingbird. 🤪

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Thanks everyone!! We have been to several local campgrounds in our area just to get things figured out. Boondocking question, we haven't done this yet, but are planning to boondock up to the Adirondack Mountains in January 2023. After we get there we will be in a campground but want to boondock to and from. We want to go play in the snow! 🙂 ❄️ Could anyone tell me what kind of drain on the lithium batteries the furnace would be while not using shore power? We weren't planning on buying a generator just yet. Thank you!! 

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On 10/13/2022 at 5:18 PM, Steve and Deb said:

Welcome! That's a great looking combination you have. As you've already found, there's a wealth of information here, and wonderful people more than willing to share.

Numbers are going up fast! I don't think we'll be 1313 come March 28th, since they're building the trailers os quickly. If we were 1313, I was going to name the trailer Mockingbird. 🤪

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Sorry to go off thread, but there's a new Addams family series on Netflix. WEDNESDAY.  I've only watched a few episodes, but it's pretty good. 

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41 minutes ago, chiwald said:

Could anyone tell me what kind of drain on the lithium batteries the furnace would be while not using shore power?

No worries with LiFePO4 batteries and the furnace.  The furnace only draws a few amp hours to run the fan when using Propane.  However, if using the heat pump capability on some units, it would not last very many days.  Recommend traveling with a 95% SOC before leaving.

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On 10/13/2022 at 3:18 PM, Steve and Deb said:

Numbers are going up fast! I don't think we'll be 1313 come March 28th, since they're building the trailers os quickly. If we were 1313, I was going to name the trailer Mockingbird. 🤪

We were hoping for 1300 or 1313. We ended up with 1305. We don’t have a name yet.

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When we had two 100aH Battle Born lithiums running the furnace all night didn’t take them down much at all.  You don’t have anything to worry about.  Now that I’ve added a third running the furnace won’t be anything I will fret about at all.  Mike

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17 hours ago, chiwald said:

Could anyone tell me what kind of drain on the lithium batteries the furnace would be while not using shore power?

We boondocked one cold night in Oklahoma on our way home from Hohenwald a couple of weeks ago.  We ran the furnace all night.  By morning there were white flakes falling from the sky.  The power drain on our 390 Ah Lithium Pro Package was about 15% (meaning the Lithionics app showed about 85% State of Charge on all 3 of our batteries that morning).

Even though the next day was mostly cloudy, our batteries were back close to 100% State of Charge by that evening just from solar recharge.  Our trailer, like all Olivers with lithium batteries, is not recharged by the tow vehicle alternator. 

While battery drain should not be an issue when running the furnace overnight for up to 4-5 nights, you should also keep tabs on your propane supply.  We burned through about 1.6 gallons of propane every cold night.  So, with the two stock 5-gallon propane tanks, you should be o.k. for those same 4-5 nights before getting your propane tanks refilled.

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13 hours ago, Rivernerd said:

We boondocked one cold night in Oklahoma on our way home from Hohenwald a couple of weeks ago.  We ran the furnace all night.  By morning there were white flakes falling from the sky.  The power drain on our 390 Ah Lithium Pro Package was about 15% (meaning the Lithionics app showed about 85% State of Charge on all 3 of our batteries that morning).

Even though the next day was mostly cloudy, our batteries were back close to 100% State of Charge by that evening just from solar recharge.  Our trailer, like all Olivers with lithium batteries, is not recharged by the tow vehicle alternator. 

While battery drain should not be an issue when running the furnace overnight for up to 4-5 nights, you should also keep tabs on your propane supply.  We burned through about 1.6 gallons of propane every cold night.  So, with the two stock 5-gallon propane tanks, you should be o.k. for those same 4-5 nights before getting your propane tanks refilled.

I had a similar draw on our Lithium batteries in Wyoming.  It was 5-10°f at night and I went from 100% to 84% soc with the furnace going for 12 hours.  Driving in mostly sunny Utah/southern Idaho the solar panels brought the batteries back up to 97% soc the next day.  When I went to fill up the propane tank from that one night, they only were able to put 0.6 gallon in.  I wanted to see how much I had used.Oddly enough, after a week in Tennessee they put 6.4 gallons in one 20# tank.  It was empty, but how is that even possible?  I thought they only held 4.6 gallons when full.  I watched him zero out the gauge.  Still scratching my head on that one.  Can a tank be over filled?

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38 minutes ago, John Welte said:

I watched him zero out the gauge.  Still scratching my head on that one.  Can a tan

Sounds like a pump calibration problem to me.  Wonder when the state last check it (if ever?)

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28 minutes ago, CnC said:

Sounds like a pump calibration problem to me.  Wonder when the state last check it (if ever?)

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It was in Tennessee.  Usually they take a screwdriver on the tank and turn off the gas when some escapes.  They didn't do that there.  I thought, maybe it's a new style tank.

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2022 Hull #1290, twin bed with Truma package (a/c, furnace, hot water heater with electric antifreeze option), picked up November 7, 2022

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36 minutes ago, John Welte said:

Usually they take a screwdriver on the tank and turn off the gas when some escapes.

Well, I think Dolly said "you can't put 10 pounds in a 5 pound sack" or something like that 😶

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10 hours ago, chiwald said:

Thank you all for your responses! Yay.......no generator yet!

I carry a Honda EU 2200.  Used to use it quite a bit.  Now with Lithiums, Victron DC to DC Charger, and a 200 Watt Solar Suit Case, much less so.  

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9 hours ago, CnC said:

Well, I think Dolly said "you can't put 10 pounds in a 5 pound sack" or something like that 😶

Charlie.

Someone said maybe the gauge was wrong.  I just paid, but wondered how they got 6.4 gallons in a 20# container!

John 

John and Debbie, Beaverton, Oregon,  2017 Ford Expedition EL 4x4 3.5 liter Ecoboost, with heavy duty tow package. 

2022 Hull #1290, twin bed with Truma package (a/c, furnace, hot water heater with electric antifreeze option), picked up November 7, 2022

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On 11/30/2022 at 12:56 PM, chiwald said:

Thanks everyone!! We have been to several local campgrounds in our area just to get things figured out. Boondocking question, we haven't done this yet, but are planning to boondock up to the Adirondack Mountains in January 2023. After we get there we will be in a campground but want to boondock to and from. We want to go play in the snow! 🙂 ❄️ Could anyone tell me what kind of drain on the lithium batteries the furnace would be while not using shore power? We weren't planning on buying a generator just yet. Thank you!! 

Pic of our new tag!

 

CW

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Both Rivernerd and I boondocked coming back to the Pacific Northwest.  He is #1291.  I am #1290.  We both used 14-15 % of the Lithium pro batteries using the furnace fan and some lights in sub zero temperatures with a Truma furnace for one night.  We were both traveling during the day and the solar panels brought us back to nearly 100% even with mid November sunny or cloudy days.  We weren't traveling together as we had a few days between our delivery day.  In January in the Adirondacks, it will be even less sun.  It sounds like you will hook up while there.  You may not have city water with freezing temperatures at night.

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2022 Hull #1290, twin bed with Truma package (a/c, furnace, hot water heater with electric antifreeze option), picked up November 7, 2022

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