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  • 2018 AF 32-5M Boondocking Ready (solar, lithium batteries, generator..)

    $66,990
    My wife and I purchased this RV new 2 and a half years ago and have been living in it full time. Most of that time has been boondocking as we have performed many upgrades listed below. MSRP was around $90,000 and we have added everything below.

    Solar setup (Cost around 20k):

    - 1260 Watts of solar from 7 180 watt panels purchased from AM Solar
    - Victron 3000 watt hybrid inverter
    - 600 ah lithium battery bank from LifeBlue (3 x 200 ah batteries)
    - Victron 85A Advanced MPPT Solar Charge Controller
    - Victron Battery Monitor
    - Victron Color Control Monitor

    Other additions, options, or customizations:

    - Onan 5500 watt generator (uses LP from factory tanks)
    - Auto Generator Start
    - Custom built corner bench seat with storage underneath (table pictured will not be included, but can easily add another table top as legs stay with the RV)
    - Matching sofa and chair (factory ones fell apart)
    - Natures Head composting toilet (this means that the black tank has never been used except for extra grey water storage, pipes are all still there for easy conversion back to normal toilet)
    - King Size Bed
    - Larger double door fridge
    - There is no TV at the moment because I had custom added a nice 4k 55 inch tv that I kept. I can easily add another tv back onto the mount, although I don't recommend going that large again, was difficult to get to the storage behind it.
    - Very nice canvas slide toppers on all three slides
    - Alumaguard Main Awning
    - Holding tank heat pads
    - Just installed a brand new 15k AC a couple months ago (didn't get low pro this time and it's much quieter and works way better, also it still isn't the highest part of the roof)
    - Larger hot water heater
    - 6 Point auto leveling jacks
    - Installed new tires 6 months ago with higher load rating
    - The front AC shown in the solar panel pics is no longer on the RV, but it was replaced with a fantastic fan (we never used the front AC and much prefered the fan)

    Feel free to ask about anything we have listed or pictured as I may have forgotten about some things. We can include many things that we have for this RV like extra propane regulators, emergency jacks, compost toilet cleaning kit, etc.
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  • #2
    If your black tank is not used, or rarely used, I would suggest adding this recipe to it for long range protection:

    5 gallons water, 10 oz cheapest dish soap, about 15 oz of cheapest fabric softener. I mix mine in a 5 gallon carboy and pour it in the toilet, but you would have to access the black tank as you do with the overflow grey tank. It will mix while you are driving. I've done this with my other trailer's tanks, black and grey, and never had a valve or sensor problem for the past 15 years (knocking wood). It will also break down solids. It is in my tanks now.
    2019 AF 27-5L, Onan, 4p auto level, Tire Tracker, bike rack, rear mount camera
    2020 Ram Long Horn LB diesel dually,60 gal aux, Curt 20K hitch

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    • #3
      I forgot to add: Wow!
      2019 AF 27-5L, Onan, 4p auto level, Tire Tracker, bike rack, rear mount camera
      2020 Ram Long Horn LB diesel dually,60 gal aux, Curt 20K hitch

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      • #4
        Great Advice. We've been doing something similar

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