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RE: Camper Battery doesnt charge while going down the road

I thank everyone for all the impute. Looks like i need to do some checking. I looked under the hood pulled the fuse/relay cover i have a trailer relay. Not sure how all that works. Camper is off truck i will hook it up start checking things out. I just assumed the truck would charge the battery period. My Dodge is a camper special. I plan on installing a 200 watt solar setup at some point but i considered the truck charging the battery in the camper a given. Like i said will look at all the suggestions to resolve this over weekend. Than will get back and post. Thanks Rick My 02 is a camper special as well. I have my continious duty relay switched so I can let the alternater replenish the starting batts from using the starter, grid heaters and finally seat heaters. Once warmed up and time allowed to charge the truck batts, I switch that on to take care of the two camper batteries. 5 hrs run time brings it up to near full charge on 2 deep cycle 12 volt batts. It works great and run furnace whenever I need, sometimes all night. That was a good suggestion to make sure your fridge is not set to run 12 volts. I never use the automated setting. So you switch on the fly and let the truck run "on batteries only" for a while, while sending all the alternator power to the camper batteries? That is very interesting and outwardly sounds ingenious. Not sure how it would integrate with vehicle systems that monitor SOC of the vehicle start batteries. Pretty cool though!
Grit dog 12/07/21 01:34pm Truck Campers
RE: It's time to winterize...

My 24' C sits in our driveway and has 30 amps 24/7. Later this morning when it warms up a bit I will open all of the fresh water drains {along with draining the water heater which will get a cup or two of the anti freeze} and then will blow out the water lines with my compressor. I'll add a cup or two to each of the traps {2 sinks and the shower} and put a couple of quarts of pink RV anti freeze in the black and gray tanks. For nights that are predicted to drop below 30 I will turn on the tank heaters and run my 1300/1500 watt AC space heater on low to hold the interior temps in the 50's. The lower cabinet doors will be propped open for better air flow. I keep the 55 gallon fuel tank ..... full Only thing left to do after all that is to restock the bar... :C Yo DC, what's up? Jelly of the snow pic from last year! So, idk how much experience you have with cold weather and winterizing, as I know you moved up from Tucson, so take this as constructive criticism or advice that will make things easier and learn things you don't need to worry aboot. Adding AF to water heater? Don't bother. Drain it, put the plug/anode back in and call it a day. If you're worried about the little bit of water in the bottom, don't be. If water has room to expand, it will not break anything. And if it is still bothersome to you, jamb that air chuck in there and blow the tank out. Stand to the side...for obvious reasons. Same with the tanks. Drain them, pour some AF in the P traps and walk away. Won't hurt to add AF to the tanks, but FW tank is the same, right, could have some water, but not adding it to that tank, per your post. And don't need to. After doing whatever you consider to be a complete winterization, why are you running a space heater (I doesn't "bother" me in theory like it apparently does to some people, lol)? Just to keep the empty pipes warm? Aint like you're worried about moisture/humidity where you're at. Lastly, full tank of fuel = old wives tale, seriously. Unless you're prepping for a bug out vehicle or something, run 'er down low on fuel rather than letting a significant qty of gasoline degrade just to have to burn it up later as poor quality fuel. But, if you're leaving in Jan, the fuel won't be old anyways unless it's already old. In short, condensation risk is minimal to zero, and ethanol blend fuels will eat up any small amount of water "if" there is a little condensation, as quick as you please. I agree wholly with re-stocking the bar!
Grit dog 12/07/21 12:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

This is fun though! Since a "custom edition" truck can't have just normal amenities, presume it started out as a Laramie or higher trim level....before going to the ripoff store for a bunch of bolt on ****. I generally think it's rude, but have to ask how much a "Sherrod" custom Ram dually goes for? And what "upgrades" does it have? PS, this is always funny, in this market even, when someone says "I couldn't find anything to buy, so I bought ______ (A Sherroddd custom truck)! Even more curious, what constitutes a "heavy trailer" that she needs to haul daily for her work, requiring a dually and also requiring one to use their personal vehicle? I'll presume self employed or owns her own company.
Grit dog 12/07/21 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

Sherrod Dodge Ram Diesel 3500 Dually ... Give it a loooooong name so they can charge a loooooong price. The cost of trucks is getting way out of line -- Guess they need only sell ONE now to make the monthly nut, instead of four or five. :( Had to look that up. Apparently Sherrod is a long standing "upfitter" of vans, IE conversion vans, who has spun off into dolling up perfectly good trucks to make them look like bro-dozers right off the dealer's lot. I'd say look out for getting ripped off for what is essentially bling and maybe a lift kit, but too late for that. Otherwise, nothing else to look out for . Diesel goes in the hole on the right, DEF on the left, truck will tell her when to change the oil and fuel filters... Edit, and if for some reason it came with the OE wheels and Nexen tires (not likely if it's a "Sherrod", lol) then they are junk and plan on them not lasting long and really suckking in the winter if she's in Cape Cod w you!
Grit dog 12/07/21 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Dodge 3500 Diesel ??

US GM guys forget Dodge is now Ram ... Don't have specifics yet, she just bought it yesterday. Will get info... And only a few of us "dodge guys" are AR (a n a l retentive) enough to actually care and correct someone over it! I'm not one of them...
Grit dog 12/07/21 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing with ev6

Oh, and I predict up to 3 people will defend it's honor and claimed abilities, to a fault, and those 3 likely wouldn't know a tow vehicle from toe jamb. Would say 4 but Reisender doesn't post much here anymore.... While everyone else calls it what it is, an electric grocery getter!
Grit dog 12/07/21 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing with ev6

Gettin cabin fever up 'der already? Time to stir the pot a little, eh? I'll bite. 0-60 claimed 4.6sec means it's the equivalent of an honest 400hp car that size. Power won't be an issue. Otherwise it will be a typical mid-size crossover with no meaningful payload, a drivetrain designed to move 4 people and some soccer gear topped with a few bags of organic gmo free groceries from Whole Foods, not a trailer requiring a much higher duty cycle on everything that is a moving part and probably have to find a charger every 100miles so as to not risk a big box of dead Duracells in the middle of nowhere. Or in short, who cares?
Grit dog 12/07/21 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4x4 front hub

^No, manual hubs only on older vehicles like I mentioned. Although the locking hubs work on the same principle and also have gaskets or o-rings to seal them.
Grit dog 12/07/21 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camper Battery doesnt charge while going down the road

1. Have you Confirmed it's not charging at all? (IE Have you checked that you have 12V at the trailer plug?) Dodges don't need an extra fuse. 2. Confirm that current is getting to the battery? -There is a high likelihood that it IS charging, but your vehicle 12V hot pin is not capable of carrying high amps. - When your battery gets low, the fridge shuts off, whether on LP or DC. How quickly depends on which mode you're running. LP only draws a few amps, DC mode = maybe 4hours out of 1 fully charged typ 12V battery, tops.
Grit dog 12/06/21 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Paperwork

I got stopped in Jan in MD and got a warning ticket for the following Couldn't find registration (found it before we moved Handicap permit hanging on rear view mirror no front tag (not required in NC) Speeding 45 in a 35 no proof of insurance Now that is what I call a "shake down." I'd call it lucky! He!!, I've been tossed in jail, effectively over a no proof of insurance ticket I received! And I had insurance!!
Grit dog 12/06/21 12:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Well it has seen some use 257,000mile tow tug

Ummm, great... Trying to figure out the significance here. Is this a great accomplishment for this type of truck? I mean, we could post pics of 250k mile trucks for sale all day long, but why?
Grit dog 12/06/21 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

To the OP, for transfer tanks, a few suggestions are RDS, JME and transfer flow. Many other brands as well, just pick a size/configuration that fits your needs (short to go under cover if you're pursuing that) and get some parts and a fuel filler hose check valve and bingo bango, you got plenty of fuel!
Grit dog 12/06/21 12:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4x4 front hub

I could manually lock my hubs on my 99 Superduty ,and they were also auto . That's how I recall on the 2001 I had. Problem was unless you manually operated them regularly, they would get harder and harder to turn. I made a habit of ever month or so moving them a few times. Even then it took a tool (stuffing box wrench from the boat) to turn them. This should not have been the case. Did you ever take them apart to see why? Generally it's because someone slathered the locking hub mechanism full of grease. The guts of the locker should essentially be dry. Recommendations vary from dry to a spray of light lube to a very small, judicious amount of grease. Unless they leak water in and get corroded, that is. For example, I have a 1974 Jeep, that until last year, the front lockers/bearings etc hadn't been apart for at least the 15 years I owned it and likely not for a quarter century or more. They still operated like butter. I probably engaged them every year or 3, depending if I took it wheeling or not. Same with the 1986 GMC we have. I still need to open up the front hubs and check/pack bearings, but by the looks of everything, these haven't been apart in a very long time either. And they work easily. Even back in the day, in the rust belt, a hard to turn or stuck locking hub mechanism was rare on the fleet I took care of. This is inclusive of several 4wd Superduty company trucks I had over the years as well. Especially given I never really turned the hubs because they are auto.
Grit dog 12/06/21 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4x4 front hub

It does not make sense to have a vacuum loss default to 4x4. How would you get any distance on dry pavement, if unable to access 2wd? Only two settings on hubs, lock, or auto. Jerry Transfer case Thanks for kicking me when I'm down! Ha, sorry man! I didn't see the post below until after my fingers did the talking! I agree with you though, the concept that no vacuum would default to locked position 100% defeats the purpose of the manual lockers. (Which are bandaids for a poor design, that I believe is old enough to purchase alcohol now!) LOL
Grit dog 12/06/21 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Why wouldn't you try the AC with the 2000 first? Bet it works!
Grit dog 12/06/21 11:29am Truck Campers
RE: 4x4 front hub

Now for 1 of my off the wall ideas; Could lock-out hubs be put on a front wheel drive car, use to tow 4 down? Or on the back of rear wheel drive 4 down? Some rock buggies run rear locking hubs. Theoretically would work on a fwd car. But yes, totally off the wall unless you're into intricate custom mechanical parts design and fabrication.
Grit dog 12/06/21 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4x4 front hub

It does not make sense to have a vacuum loss default to 4x4. How would you get any distance on dry pavement, if unable to access 2wd? Only two settings on hubs, lock, or auto. Jerry Transfer case
Grit dog 12/06/21 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: towing a popup with 2008 Odyssey - assorted questions

Wireless brake controller is your easy solution for brakes. Can't comment on the suitability of the vehicle, but being the better part of 15 years old, the miles/condition of it are as important as the as-designed vehicle capabilities.
Grit dog 12/06/21 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another new generator ban bill in legislation in

There is already multible threads on this. The ban against small generators IS NOT going into effect until the technology makes zero emmission generators feasible. The law is about reducing "low hanging fruit" IC engine small equipment use such as personal use leaf blowers and lawn mowers, and encouraging new technology for the rest. No equipment will be banned until the feasibility and technology is sufficient for the usage. Don’t count on that, I am starting to believe that elected and appointed officials don’t have any common sense at all. The electric Infrastructure will never be strong enough to away with small generators. If they can't develop a zero emmisiion generator, then the ban will never happen. Simple as that. Do you use a generator with your camper? If this is such a great idea, should sell that thing now while it's still worth some money and go on about living green (along with your 50 year old emissions spewing camper).... You realize you're talking out of both sides of your mouth here, right?
Grit dog 12/06/21 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Sorry for your loss. About the generator, a Mach 8 will run no problem off a Honda 2200. The draw you're seeing for the charger/converter sounds like max load, IE, batteries run down. It charges/maintains at a much lower rate when batteries aren't low. Just keep the big loads off while running the AC (microwave, other devices with heating elements) and it will run a small AC like that.
Grit dog 12/06/21 08:32am Truck Campers
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