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  1. ADKzookeeper
    Hi Jon, after having a conversation with Tammy tonight she relayed that Reace was apprehensive about installing the TM-2025RV in our 19 because we also sent the temperature sensor probe along with it, and the monitor is a sealed unit and he doesn't know where to drill into it without potentially damaging the unit by drilling in the wrong location. We were sold the temperature sensor because batteries were located in a separate location from the monitor. Did you install a temperature sensor by chance? I can't find any info on Bogart website regarding their sensor and it's installation instructions, was hoping maybe you had some familiarity with it. Thanks for any opinion offered, Howard
  2. Vermilye
    01-29-2014 07:27 PM
    I didn't find it all that difficult to install, although I am a retired electrician. The high current part of the shunt goes in series with the negative wire as close to the battery as possible, although I'd put it somewhere dry & protected. You need to make a 4 wire run between the shunt & the monitor - I used stranded #24 wire. If they can wire a inverter, I'm not sure what the problem is, I found the directions easy to follow.

    Good luck -

  3. ADKzookeeper
    Hi Jon, after ordering and sending TM battery monitor and shunt to ETI, we got a call from Kim today telling us that theIr installer didn't feel competent enough to install this unit! Is it that hard to install? Looks like I'm going to have to install it after delivery. Reace asked where I was going to mount the monitor so they could run the wiring, I wanted it located in the overhead cabinet above the passenger side of the front dinette of the 19. Do I need them to run any other wiring during the build to make it easier for me to install this? Still can't believe they can't install! Thanks, for any assistance Howard
  4. Vermilye
    10-29-2013 09:53 AM
    That sounds like a good system, as long as the wire size is large enough for your maximum load. If Rease or you plan to add an inverter, the wire size will be based on your largest load, which may require very large wire.

    Another thing I've found useful is to purchase 12v power supplies for all my electronics, including the laptop. That cuts down the use of the inverter for small loads where it is less efficient. I even purchased a 12v battery charger for my camera, available from Radio Shack.

    Any other questions, feel free to contact me,

  5. ADKzookeeper
    Thanks Jon, we appreciate your input. We have ordered the 95 watt solar panel option and 2-6 volt batteries.. We are hoping to get Reace to install the TM-2025-RV battery monitor during our build. We are hoping to do a fair amount of boon docking and my wife does quite a bit of photography and needs to download to her MacBook Pro and also recharge her battery packs. Do you have any other suggestions to add to our build plan that would assist my wife's photographic needs?
    Thank you! Howard
    P.S. Hopefully this one goes through....,, first one somehow did not post!
  6. Vermilye
    10-20-2013 03:33 PM
    I have the 500 amp shunt. Didn't see all that many advantages to the smaller, and I have a 1000 watt inverter that more current than recommended for the 100 amp shunt. Welcome to the Escape family!

  7. ADKzookeeper
    Hi Jon,
    My wife and I have a 19 on order and have been lurking on the forum for a few months and putting together a build list. You mentioned installing a TM-2025-RV battery monitoring system, I was curious as to what shunt you used, 100 amp or 500 amp. Thanks for your time, we have enjoyed reading your blog and viewing your photographs. Looks like we will be the second New York State proud Escape owners

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