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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2012, 11:12:38 PM »
I have to say too that after 3 weeks running the service dept on my own & Having done 3 X 6 day weeks I'm going Ga Ga :-X :'(
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2012, 12:33:57 AM »
Hey don't go telling me I have intelligence  :cuss
I'm sure you have me confused with someone else
BTW I used to be a mexican till I ran away from home >:()

I shall refrase my response then.

Only a Sandgroper would lack the intelligence to come up with that remark..........
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2012, 07:31:48 AM »
Now now girls and boys, play nice   :hatwave we are here for the beer and pizza  :thumb
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2012, 08:22:25 AM »
Hey don't go telling me I have intelligence  :cuss
I'm sure you have me confused with someone else
BTW I used to be a mexican till I ran away from home >:()

I shall refrase my response then.

Only a Sandgroper would lack the intelligence to come up with that remark..........

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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2012, 08:46:57 AM »
I can help design a solar 12V power system, but a 12V Solar system is a cit hard, even for me......

I am thinking of doing something similar with my trailer, the batteries I can source (*18 AH sealed) and the panels from Jaycar or Altronics.
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2012, 12:16:37 PM »
I can help design a solar 12V power system, but a 12V Solar system is a cit hard, even for me......


Ok, I admit it. I had a seniors moment.  >:()

Maybe I should have written "12 Volt Solar power system"  instead of "12Volt Solar system" to avoid any possible confusion.  :think1 and I apologise for crediting those amongst us for having more intelligence than what they might/might not have.  :||||




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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2012, 12:26:19 PM »
Thanks (I think????)
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2012, 12:37:33 PM »
I can help design a solar 12V power system, but a 12V Solar system is a cit hard, even for me......

I am thinking of doing something similar with my trailer, the batteries I can source (*18 AH sealed) and the panels from Jaycar or Altronics.


Check these guys out as well.

Site came up in a search last night

http://www.12volt.com.au/

They are at Welshpool, WA

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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2012, 01:18:47 PM »
ah you gentlemen crack me up
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2012, 05:02:40 PM »
Hey don't go telling me I have intelligence  :cuss
I'm sure you have me confused with someone else
BTW I used to be a mexican till I ran away from home >:() saw the light
 
Some would con side this a more true statement Noel.  :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #60 on: January 21, 2012, 08:58:13 PM »
Hey don't go telling me I have intelligence  :cuss
I'm sure you have me confused with someone else
BTW I used to be a mexican till I ran away from home >:() saw the light
 
Some would con side this a more true statement Noel.  :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
Hey don't go telling me I have intelligence  :cuss
I'm sure you have me confused with someone else
BTW I used to be a mexican till I ran away from home >:() saw the light
 
Some would con side this a more true statement Noel.  :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2012, 09:00:29 PM »
I can help design a solar 12V power system, but a 12V Solar system is a cit hard, even for me......

I am thinking of doing something similar with my trailer, the batteries I can source (*18 AH sealed) and the panels from Jaycar or Altronics.


Check these guys out as well.

Site came up in a search last night

http://www.12volt.com.au/

They are at Welshpool, WA

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Don't know if anyone here knows the people at the 12 volt shop personally But I deal with them thru work & they are strange
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #62 on: January 21, 2012, 10:12:17 PM »
I would probably get along with rm fine then......
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #63 on: January 21, 2012, 10:18:23 PM »
I'm sure they are all part of a cult, really
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #64 on: January 21, 2012, 10:59:35 PM »
I have a solar panel and a light and use it regularly. panel is put on rack on top box. Not on the trailer because the intention is to mount a deep cycle/cell (whatever) battery that will charge through the trailer light harness.  With the low draw by leds these days a ride in the country should crank it up enough to blaze like a carnival when parked up for night.
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2012, 09:36:36 AM »
I am looking at a similar set-up in the long run beatup.  I have to modify the trailer to carry the Gordigear trailer top camp tent that I am looking at buying later this year before I get too excited about any other set ups. 

The bloke I brought the trailer off and I are working on a layout that will incorporate a deep cell recyclable battery in a frame over the axle.  This will be divided into a section that carries exta fuel also and one for something else, so the heavier items don't move around when touring and damage other items.  Have the design concept, just need the funds now.  Looks like more overtime needed. 
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2012, 09:42:21 AM »
Plenty of overtime here at the moment Tack, Dughters boyfriend did 15 Hrs the other night, follwed by another 8 a day later. :law
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2012, 10:52:24 AM »
Come and work with me. 10hr shifts are the minimum it seems. Depending on how well an aphalt crew over/under estimates they will run to 12 a couple of times a week. go out in the daylight home in the daylight. Least there ain't a lot of traffic around at night.
Will be going out today to get the left overs from a mate's trailer remake, battery and cover, light and twin cigarette plug. All I need now is a clever person to help wire them in and the harness change.
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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2012, 11:07:45 AM »
I am looking at a similar set-up in the long run beatup.  I have to modify the trailer to carry the Gordigear trailer top camp tent that I am looking at buying later this year before I get too excited about any other set ups. 

The bloke I brought the trailer off and I are working on a layout that will incorporate a deep cell recyclable battery in a frame over the axle.  This will be divided into a section that carries exta fuel also and one for something else, so the heavier items don't move around when touring and damage other items.  Have the design concept, just need the funds now.  Looks like more overtime needed.

Hi,

When ever I need to take extra fuel I use the side case on the bike, rather than in the tailer. A 10 litre container will fit in one and still have room for little things like air pump etc. Running between Ceduna, SA and Norseman, WA with 20 litres extra I need only stop for fuel about half way at Mundrabilla.

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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2012, 08:25:05 AM »

Dual battery info:

Possible wiring diagram:

http://www.4wdsystems.com.au/img/isoldiagram.jpg

Definitely will need one of these or similar:

http://www.chsmith.com.au/Products/BEP-Voltage-Sensitive-Relay.html
 

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Re: Towing a Trailer
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2012, 10:48:00 AM »
I found this site about dual batteries and how to do it.

http://www.fridge-and-solar.net/dual_bat.htm
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