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Old 05-29-2015, 12:43 AM   #101
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Yeah I was wondering if it's worth it to put a second panel on the roof or get a portable panel. Or does one panel suffice?
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Our 59k has controller on roof for 3 panels. We only have one due to the kyak racks. Solar seems to keep the batts up fine.

How much boondocking are you doing to stress the batteries? Probably not much if one panel can keep them up
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:57 AM   #103
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Depends on how you boondock. Remember. They do have a generator also.
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Our 59k has a plug for 3 panels on the roof...we only have one because of kiyak rack
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We got the gas unit at Flagg's. Downsized from 2011 24v View. Wife wanted something easier to drive. Gave up a lot of comfort but 59k is quite open. Heading up through Great Lakes then around through NY and back to Mass next week.
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Mass59K - congrats on your purchase. Did you consider purchasing a used Era/Roadtrek/Pleasureway Sprinter based class B vs a new Travato 59K? Buying a couple eyar old Sprinter based class B RV appears to put them in the price range of a new Travato.
We traded out 2011 View 24V. My wife loved the smaller unit for its open floorplan and she would be more comfortable driving it. I know I gave up the quality and drive of the View but we"ll try this for a while.
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I live in springfield ma area. do you have the diesel 59k flagg had? or did they get in a gas model?
We got the gas unit...wouldn"t take a chance on a Fiat diesel myself.
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Depends on how you boondock. Remember. They do have a generator also.
The single solar panel seems to do a great job...we use gen too and also plug in at campsites.
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Mass59K - congrats on your purchase. Did you consider purchasing a used Era/Roadtrek/Pleasureway Sprinter based class B vs a new Travato 59K? Buying a couple eyar old Sprinter based class B RV appears to put them in the price range of a new Travato.
We traded out 2011 View 24V. My wife loved the smaller unit for its open floorplan and she would be more comfortable driving it. I know I gave up the quality and drive of the View but we"ll try this for a while.

i thought your purchase of the 59k was aok until i read that you gave up the view. if your wife is anything like mine 2 years from now she'll be asking you why you gave up the view.
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Hey Wincrasher(ken) i have a question about your Travato.

today during my fiasco attempt examining my Zion(i hope) i came across a 12 volt plug in the rear passenger side rear corner that i think is the promaster vans 12 volt cargo compartment outlet. I'm assuming this is tied into the promaster engine battery and not to the house batteries. do you have it and what do you know about it.
I have no idea. I just assumed it was tied to the house batteries. Actually, it's the only 12v outlet in the coach, other than what is on the dash, so I just assumed it was tied to the house battery.

It's easy enough to test though (I'll try to do that for you this weekend). Basically you can put a voltmeter to that port. If it's 14.4 volts when the engine is started, then it's off the engine battery.
anybody who is following this arcane issue. I confimed yesterday that indeed the 12 volt outlet in the rear piller of the zion is the original rear 12 volt of the promaster itself. it is tied to the engine battery-not the house battery. the promaster manual says to use no more than 13 amps yet the fuse in the dash is for 20 maps and the fuse for the rear outlet is 15 amps. i have no clue why
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Yeah I was wondering if it's worth it to put a second panel on the roof or get a portable panel. Or does one panel suffice?
There is also plug on side that can take another portable panel
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Our 59k has controller on roof for 3 panels. We only have one due to the kyak racks. Solar seems to keep the batts up fine.

How much boondocking are you doing to stress the batteries? Probably not much if one panel can keep them up
Not a lot..we do a few days somtimes in state parks but most times plugged in
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Mass59K - congrats on your purchase. Did you consider purchasing a used Era/Roadtrek/Pleasureway Sprinter based class B vs a new Travato 59K? Buying a couple eyar old Sprinter based class B RV appears to put them in the price range of a new Travato.
We traded out 2011 View 24V. My wife loved the smaller unit for its open floorplan and she would be more comfortable driving it. I know I gave up the quality and drive of the View but we"ll try this for a while.

i thought your purchase of the 59k was aok until i read that you gave up the view. if your wife is anything like mine 2 years from now she'll be asking you why you gave up the view.
That might happen....who knows???
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mass59k.How do you like the beds ? We are still waiting for our dealer in SoCal to even get one and they are a big dealer.
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mass59k.How do you like the beds ? We are still waiting for are dealer in SoCal to even get one and they are a big dealer.

Beds are not that bad...we're old 60's so wife added inch of memory foam..came out great. I' m surprised that I haven't banged intowindow yet...seems ok. Everything inside is great..we actually haven't filled up all the space yet.
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Finally saw the 59k Saturday . Loved every thing about it except microwave placement and the paint. The driver side had 2 shades of silver from one panel to the next. My wife humored me and went to see it to make me happy but she really loved it. The interior fit and finish was excellent. Beds were very comfortable and the storage was immense. We currently have a 1996 Coachmen Saratoga with virtually the same floorplan but on a smaller scale. 10 years from now we may look for a used one.
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It's a 45 amp Progressive Dynamics PD9245C Converter Charger.
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Highlander I saw a granite grey Travato today- nice look! But I would worry about where to store the washing and polishing supplies! Seriously it beats the look of the silver. I was commune thing to my wife how cool a set of black carbon kayaks would loom on top. Will yours have the grey raw plastic lower trim, or painted?


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It's a 45 amp Progressive Dynamics PD9245C Converter Charger.
Look it up, it's an excellent unit...
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