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Old 08-25-2019, 05:59 PM   #21
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Grant - congratulations on the move and the new shop!
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:14 PM   #22
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good luck and congrats with the new shop and moving back home.

it looks like an awesome workshop, and that extra set of hands will be helpful
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:50 AM   #23
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sweet rig and appreciate the pics.

I just got my 2019 170 4x4. I plan on using a Goal Zero Yeti 1400 as well (just got one on sale at REI). I have a few questions. I have a factory aux battery. I do not see the aux battery bus under the driver seat. Do you have any pictures of that? I am going to wire the yeti 1400 to the Goal Zero Link module to charge it via the EC8 cable https://www.goalzero.com/shop/cords-...ring-terminal/

I am also installing the adventure wagon kit. I figure my total amps worst case with Dometic CFX75, 2 fans and espar D2 is ~20 Amps.
I planned on wiring from Goal Zero to Adventure wagon fuse box with the 12V MAX CURRENT CABLE by Goal Zero
https://www.goalzero.com/shop/cords-...current-cable/
and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Anderson to terminal rings.

SO.....Alternator charges AGM batteries > AGM Batteries charge Yeti via link (isolator) > Yeti powers everything
do you see any issues with this plan?

I will never be staying anywhere longer than 2 days without starting the engine so I figure I would try to skip solar for now and add that based on usage of the yeti.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:26 AM   #24
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Well done and good luck with it all Grant.
Like everything that you put up by the way.
Hey, ARB kicked off solely in a garage a long time ago.....
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:04 PM   #25
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sweet rig and appreciate the pics.

I just got my 2019 170 4x4. I plan on using a Goal Zero Yeti 1400 as well (just got one on sale at REI). I have a few questions. I have a factory aux battery. I do not see the aux battery bus under the driver seat. Do you have any pictures of that? I am going to wire the yeti 1400 to the Goal Zero Link module to charge it via the EC8 cable https://www.goalzero.com/shop/cords-...ring-terminal/

I am also installing the adventure wagon kit. I figure my total amps worst case with Dometic CFX75, 2 fans and espar D2 is ~20 Amps.
I planned on wiring from Goal Zero to Adventure wagon fuse box with the 12V MAX CURRENT CABLE by Goal Zero
https://www.goalzero.com/shop/cords-...current-cable/
and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Anderson to terminal rings.

SO.....Alternator charges AGM batteries > AGM Batteries charge Yeti via link (isolator) > Yeti powers everything
do you see any issues with this plan?

I will never be staying anywhere longer than 2 days without starting the engine so I figure I would try to skip solar for now and add that based on usage of the yeti.
thats how i do it.
I find a yeti tank is a good addition as well for most people. or just go with the 3000 right away.


I just use the max current cable to the blue sea fuse box and go
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:10 PM   #26
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thats how i do it.
I find a yeti tank is a good addition as well for most people. or just go with the 3000 right away.


I just use the max current cable to the blue sea fuse box and go

KICK ASS. Thank you for the response!

I was 80% sold on the 3000 but REI only had the 1400 on sale (20% off) so I had to try it. If the fridge won't last days in it then I will return/sell/swap.

SO the connection under driver seat is pretty straight forward? I will yank my seats soon. D2 heater just arrived today too!
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:50 PM   #27
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Hey Grant, Have you ever ran the adventure wagon electrical harness from the passenger to the driver side OVER the headliner? Thoughts?
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:00 AM   #28
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We do it on our AdvWagon installs. No problem other than sometimes you need to loosen the drivers seat base to run the extra bundle of wires into the seat base. And yes, torque the base back down after you've run the bundle thru....

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Old 09-18-2019, 12:56 AM   #29
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I think heís asking about not going through the regular channel between the seats on the floor, but up and over the headliner. Which I donít see why one would choose. Thatís probably 15 to 20 feet of wire, and the corresponding voltage drop, plus expense and hassle.


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Old 09-18-2019, 01:42 AM   #30
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actually it is about the same distance from where the adwag wire harness branches off in the ceiling. its routed along the front rib directly behind the rear edge of the headliner and down the drivers side b-pillar. its easier/quicker than ripping up the entire floor assembly to access the very crowded wire chase. can you run it the other way? sure. there's plenty of ways to skin a cat.... personally I'm a fan of K.I.S
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