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Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 12-02-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By Marine359
The pack of manuals I got from WBGO in that red...

The pack of manuals I got from WBGO in that red zip pouch did not have manuals for all the components in the trailer. But, I have been able to download the missing ones, like the Dometic rooftop a/c...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 12-02-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By Marine359
Congrats on your new 2108ds Randy. Unfortunately...

Congrats on your new 2108ds Randy. Unfortunately there’s really not much published info about our Micro Minis. The best source of info I’ve found is right here on this forum. I believe Fred2106...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 12-01-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By Marine359
You’re right to point out that my post was...

You’re right to point out that my post was rampant sarcasm Sun Seeker. Sorry that I may have offended you, and I know they’re not your thugs; just joking. No doubt, you are correct that a...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 12-01-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By Marine359
If Sun Seeker’s thugs are smart enough to strip a...

If Sun Seeker’s thugs are smart enough to strip a FLX because of its graphics, they’re probably smart enough to recognize the front cap of the FLX. So, you’d have to order it from the factory with...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 11-28-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Marine359
Is there a need for power in the MM while in...

Is there a need for power in the MM while in storage? If no, youíll still have some drain on batteries from devices that bypass the disconnect switch. Avoid drain by unhooking battery terminals if...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 11-28-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Marine359
Youíre just gonna have to stop running the...

Youíre just gonna have to stop running the obstacle course Wayne. :banghead::banghead::banghead:

Donít wanna step on OPís thread, but weíre headed west from FL to San Onofre cg Camp Pendleton in...
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 11-20-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Marine359
Good idea. Minus 120 for the 2x6v. Add 30 for...

Good idea. Minus 120 for the 2x6v. Add 30 for for 100ah lfp
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 11-20-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Marine359
Why do you feel the need to lighten tongue weight...

Why do you feel the need to lighten tongue weight Jokaj?
The most important thing to manage weight-wise is tv rear GAWR. The stuff you put in the tv has more of an impact on towing than tongue...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 11-20-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Marine359
WBGO has no obligation to “satisfy” OP because he...

WBGO has no obligation to “satisfy” OP because he did not accept delivery. As long as dealer refunds all of his deposit money, he is whole. Hopefully he’s not totally soured on the brand, but he is...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 11-20-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Marine359
I don’t have a Sherline, and I probably should...

I don’t have a Sherline, and I probably should get one. My tongue weight, derived from weighing all contents of truck bed, then CAT scaling truck and trailer is about 575 lbs. it may be close to...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 11-18-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By Marine359
$14,000 upcharge from the standard 2108ds. ...

$14,000 upcharge from the standard 2108ds.
That’s a bunch of moola. Considering you can diy upgrade a 2108ds with everything the flx has except the Truma stuff, for about $4,000.
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-18-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Marine359
Congrats Jokaj!

Congrats Jokaj!
Forum: Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 11-17-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Marine359
Tongue weight is the weight of the trailer on the...

Tongue weight is the weight of the trailer on the tongue, which includes WDH brackets that are mounted on the tongue. It does not include the weight of the hitch (the part that goes into the...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 11-17-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Marine359
Second the motion. Find a new dealer. Congrats...

Second the motion. Find a new dealer. Congrats on not taking home a lemon.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 11-17-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 547
Posted By Marine359
For Dometic 10cuft 12v compressor fridge, plan on...

For Dometic 10cuft 12v compressor fridge, plan on it consuming 35-50 ah/day.
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 11-16-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Marine359
If you’re not in an intense sunlight environment...

If you’re not in an intense sunlight environment like Morich, you can safely store your TT uncovered. However, you will need to regularly perform (once every 1-2 years) roof maintenance. Removing...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 11-16-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Marine359
Forgot to mention that, with panels in the sun,...

Forgot to mention that, with panels in the sun, you should check the Voc with a multimeter across the mc4 panels, to ensure output matches mfg spec before affixing them to the roof.
Good luck with...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 11-15-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Marine359
The “solar ready” wiring on the 2021 2108ds is...

The “solar ready” wiring on the 2021 2108ds is not connected to the battery. There is a badge inside the pass thru on the curb side right next to the 12v light fixture. Behind the label, you will...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 11-14-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Marine359
Recently returned from Lubec, ME. Our new...

Recently returned from Lubec, ME. Our new preferred route to and from Maine is I-84 west to Scranton, then I-81 south as far as you want. You can head SE over to I-95 at Roanoke. This route will...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 11-10-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By Marine359
It was an honor to serve. Best job in America. ...

It was an honor to serve. Best job in America.
If you donít de-winterize, you should have enough pink in your waste tanks to protect from freezing. So the only tank freeze risk is fresh water. ...
Forum: Winnebago Class C Motorhomes 11-09-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By Marine359
As David and Backtrack noted, your plumbing may...

As David and Backtrack noted, your plumbing may freeze while driving, (less likely in a MH) so don’t de-winterize. However the rv has enough thermal mass to keep water jugs inside rv above the floor...
Forum: Campgrounds, Travel and Attractions 11-07-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Marine359
GSMNP and BRP are awesome this time of year. BRP...

GSMNP and BRP are awesome this time of year. BRP campgroUnds close Nov 1st, but the drive not to be missed. You can day drive from GSMNP to BRP. If you can’t get a reservation at GSMNP, there are...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 11-05-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Marine359
This is the port I installed for portable solar. ...

This is the port I installed for portable solar. It’s 10awg and rated for 30 amps. I routed the inside wire to an mppt, and then on to a fuse block with 20 amp fuse. If you’re running close to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 11-01-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Agree with Al, If you mount an inverter/charger...

Agree with Al,
If you mount an inverter/charger right next to your batteries, the wire run will be very short. Using 1/0 awg voltage loss will be negligible. Custom lengths of 1/0 cable with...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-31-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By Marine359
Hard Solar Panel Install on Rubber Roof

Iíd like to put two hard solar panels on my 2108ds rubber roof. However, I donít want to screw the mounts into the roof. Has anybody installed hard panels on a rubber roof using vhb tape and...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 10-30-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Marine359
When I had FLA batteries, I brought them inside...

When I had FLA batteries, I brought them inside in winter and put them on a NOCO. FLA can freeze and cause damage. Now with LiFePo4 thereís no need to bring them inside, but I still do, but do not...
Forum: Winnebago General Discussions 10-30-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Marine359
You are more likely to get some help on your...

You are more likely to get some help on your issue if you provide more information. First step, go to your User CP and put a description of your trailer and tow vehicle in the signature block. Make...
Forum: Winnebago Lifestyle 10-30-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Marine359
Hi Fred, Our tortie seems happy when left...

Hi Fred,
Our tortie seems happy when left behind with just the windows raised on our 2108ds. But your Catio is the cats meow, so to speak. Did you fab it yourself?
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 10-29-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Marine359
For OP Pump almost always located on top of the...

For OP
Pump almost always located on top of the fresh water tank. Locate where the tank is by looking under trailer, and your pump should be straight up from there. It may be hiding beneath a luan...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 10-29-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Marine359
Replacing screws with magnets makes things much...

Replacing screws with magnets makes things much easier. Get cabinet pull when you buy the magnets. Youíll need a Dremmel to cut off excess screw endings. On 2108ds low point under sink, wh bypass...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-28-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Yes, No matter what, you will have to replace...

Yes,
No matter what, you will have to replace your (I’m sure you meant) converter/charger once you install your two SOKs. Either you install a programmable converter/charger like progressive (in...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 10-28-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,715
Posted By Marine359
Transfer with an old cpap hose.

Transfer with an old cpap hose.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-28-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Creativepart will know the answer to that one.

Creativepart will know the answer to that one.
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 10-28-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,715
Posted By Marine359
Putting your water jug(s) under the dinette right...

Putting your water jug(s) under the dinette right over the axles, and putting propane tank in a milk crate and into the pass through takes a lot of weight out of the bed. I’m at 550 on the tongue...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-28-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Except in a tt, if you want those it would be...

Except in a tt, if you want those it would be much easier to install at the beginning because youíre already going to cut two holes in the floor and route cable or conduit and loom. But I guess...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 10-28-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,715
Posted By Marine359
Suhweet Flying J. Many of us like me with truck...

Suhweet Flying J.
Many of us like me with truck envy.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-28-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Remember, you can only send 30amp through 10awg...

Remember, you can only send 30amp through 10awg wire. So the most important thing you can do right now before making any further decisions is to call WBGO to find out whether you trailer has 10awg...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-27-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
If budget is a concern, you should ask yourself...

If budget is a concern, you should ask yourself if you really need more than 400w on the roof. You don’t really know because you haven’t taken the trailer on a trip yet. I don’t know why people put...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Yes I think that is the right inverter/charger. ...

Yes I think that is the right inverter/charger. However, I’ve never owned one and don’t know if Bluetooth is built-in. People swear by this unit. But as far as could see, the features of both the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-27-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
If you want two panels in parallel, just buy a 2...

If you want two panels in parallel, just buy a 2 panel parallel mc4 combiner. Panels plug into one end, and the other end plugs into the mc4 in the gland.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-27-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Before you make final decisions, you should look...

Before you make final decisions, you should look close at the 2000w Victron inverter/charger. The great thing about Victron is all their devices talk to each other over the same app. If I had it to...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-27-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Just a regular 30amp rv cord works. Sorry, By...

Just a regular 30amp rv cord works. Sorry, By shielded, I mean it needs to be rubber clad and durable. I don’t see the one I bought on Amazon anymore, but I think it was $75. 50ft was more than...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-26-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Marine359
Definitely for RV owners who have more money than...

Definitely for RV owners who have more money than brains.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-26-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
That is the correct model for the Xantrex. If...

That is the correct model for the Xantrex.
If this model harmed someone’s battery it’s because they did not read the instructions on how to set it up. It’s always dangerous if you don’t RTFI....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-26-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
We’re very happy with our Bluetooth Xantrex...

We’re very happy with our Bluetooth Xantrex 2000XC inverter/charger. It provides all the power we need and will even run the microwave. It can charge LiFePo4 at 80 amps which makes for very short...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-26-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
The SP connection when you mount batteries and...

The SP connection when you mount batteries and inverter/charger in the pass thru goes through the floor of the pass thru as close as possible to the chassis frame rail on the curb side. If you’re...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-25-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Marine359
Nice to have the Trotters aboard. There are...

Nice to have the Trotters aboard.
There are lots of 2108ds owners in this forum.
Reach out if you want help, or just need info.
Please update your profile with signature describing your rig. That...
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 10-25-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By Marine359
This CAT ticket was before I redistributed...

This CAT ticket was before I redistributed weight. I was slightly over-weight on rear gawr because I was carrying too much weight in the truck bed when I weighed in. Although I haven’t re-weighed,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 10-24-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,143
Posted By Marine359
Congrats!!! Grandkids are great because you can...

Congrats!!!
Grandkids are great because you can spoil them and then give them back to their parents. Payback!
Forum: Winnebago Travel Trailers 10-24-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By Marine359
Try to keep weight under the dinette where it’s...

Try to keep weight under the dinette where it’s right over the axles. Tanks are near axles as well. Keep only light stuff in the truck bed. The rest goes in the pass thru. I’ve experimented on...
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