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RE: Mortons battery charging

Found this BLOG: Link to BLOG Just the ticket.
RSD559 06/13/19 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: Aftermarket stereo in truck? Compatibility questions

Crutchfield is definitely customer friendly. I would also suggest you see if the YouTube channel Five Star Car Stereo has an install video of your application. They're great for identifying wiring locations, installation and wire color and location for your vehicle. I highly recommend.
RSD559 06/12/19 09:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Mortons battery charging

2nd alternator is fine as long as the battery internal temps do not rise more than 15 degrees above ambient. Difficulty with an alternator squashed where it cannot get cooler air is cured with a remote full wave bridge rectifier mounted near the batteries. It'll reduce thermal burden about 35% and on a hairpin alternator about 22% F-350s have a dual alternator option, but from what I understand, they both don't run at the same time. They take turns to avoid overheating, I believe.
RSD559 06/12/19 09:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Mortons battery charging

The Battle Born device appears to be only for LI batteries. The Renogy mentioned above has an optional temp sensor for the alternator. My F-350 has a 200 amp alternator, so if I do something like this, it will be a modest charging rate. My trailer has an enclosed underbelly, so running wires back to where my electrical stuff is would be hard. The limiting factor is the size of the wires that used to be connected to the batteries on the a-frame. I'll have to pull up the sizing chart and see how much I can safely run through the wires. Thanks for all of the responses. BTW, I've only owned my F-350 for about 3 weeks. I traded in the F-150 Ecoboost for it. One of it's batteries died this morning, so I replaced both today. The battery that died was original. It was paired with one about 6 months old. Grrrrr. The newer battery appears to be OK. So, I guess I have an extra. I was going to check them out eventually. Our plan is in the spring, after the wife retires, to hit the road for a few months. Pushing the F-150 at it's limit for that kind of trip wouldn't have been good for it. So we traded it in.
RSD559 06/12/19 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Mortons battery charging

They actually ran 1 gauge wire to a disconnect plug.
RSD559 06/12/19 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: Mortons battery charging

There is some smarts built into the BIM. It cycles on and off to prevent the alternator from getting hot. I just want to know where to find it so I can investigate more.
RSD559 06/12/19 08:54am Tech Issues
Mortons battery charging

Mortons on the Move - Go North - episode 4. They are using the dual alternator setup in their F-350 to charge their RV batteries. About 250 amps worth. I am very interested in this, but on a smaller scale. They connect through an LI-BIM. Anyone have experience with this? I don't have 5 LI batteries like they do, but I have 4 AGMs. Any info would be appreciated.
RSD559 06/12/19 12:29am Tech Issues
RE: TT ability to withstand the cold.

Our trailer has the heated underbelly. We were visiting family in northern Utah last November. I wasn't even thinking about the cold temperatures at night until our water stopped working. Everything in the trailer was fine, but the hose from the spigot had frozen solid. So I guess the heated underbelly works. An older trailer we owned had heat pads glued to the underside of the tanks, which would help them, but leave the connections unprotected.
RSD559 09/18/18 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Campsite security

I think a motion activated sprinkler or two is in order. We know how much they like to bathe. Kind of like deet to a mosquito.
RSD559 09/10/18 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: wifi extender info please

Relying on campground WIFI is asking for a bucket full of frustrations. Weak or intermittent signals are the norm, if there is any at all. 90% of campgrounds will not support streaming. I work from home and when we travel, I have to have dependable WIFI to access my work files. So I just added a bunch of data to my phone plan and use it's WIFI hotspot. I tried a mobile hotspot, but it used data even when it was turned off. It used up 5gb of data on travel days when it wasn't even turned on. Good luck arguing about it with the provider. When I finally hung up on the guy he was wanting me to buy another 5gb of data for $50 so they could diagnose the problem. Actually I hung up on him about 3 times. He kept calling back. I think he liked it. Another thing to consider is security. If she has any sensitive data, stay away from any public WIFI! Unless she uses a VPN or something similar.
RSD559 09/05/18 02:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Streaming Video

You are asking for a simple answer. My response is not for you, but for others who may be looking for a way to store shows for later, that requires more expertise. HDHomeRun sells TV tuners that bring local shows to your computer where you can record and de-commercial them. They are now offering a cable service as well. You can record and de-commercial them too. They can be stored on your PC, or a NAS, or even a thumb drive. And you can play them later with HDHomrRun or PLEX or any of the other media player type programs available. You can play them on almost any smart media device.
RSD559 09/04/18 10:12am Technology Corner
RE: New HDHomeRun TV tuner feature - very cool

The point of this post is that I will have a way to watch the shows I enjoy on cable networks without the STINKIN' commercials. Boy, was I disappointed when cable first came to town. I thought that I could pay up front and watch stuff without commercials. I was wrong. Anyway, back to the point. With HDHomeRun (a network attached tuner and software) and MCEBuddy (a Windows program), I record what I want to see on my media PC. When it's done, MCEBuddy strips out the commercials and transcodes the video into the format I choose. So I can watch recorded programs on any device I have over my home network. With football, I just start watching from the beginning after the game has been on for about an hour. I skip forward through the commercials, and finish about the same time as the game.
RSD559 08/20/18 10:55am Tech Issues
New HDHomeRun TV tuner feature - very cool

Just saw a post on Lon TV YouTube channel about a new feature in HDHomeRun (also Plex DVR). They are just rolling it out. In addition to the local channels you provide with your antenna, they have added a bunch of popular cable channels, which they pull from the internet. Right now it is in demo mode, where you can watch a couple of minutes of the channel before it hits you up for the package. I believe he said it runs $34 a month. It has the ESPN channels and the History channel, and a bunch more. Every football season, I get Sling TV for the NFL and college ball. This is cheaper, and I can DVR and commercial strip it. Check it out. CLICK HERE
RSD559 08/18/18 04:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Stupid question about manual control roof AC

One more quirky thing about RV A/C units, at least the ones I've had. You can control the temperature, and the fan speed. Mine has Hi, Lo, and Au, for high, low, and auto. In high and low, the fan stays on all of the time, even when the compressor is off. In auto, it chooses high or low, and turns off the fan when the compressor is not on. Also, when you change it from low or high to the other, or if it is in auto and it decides to change the fan speed, the fan will stop for a couple of seconds, but the compressor will continue to run. Pretty strange.
RSD559 08/18/18 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Non-RV television

The only difference between RV and Consumer TV anymore are quality and price. You got it. RV TVs are lower in quality and higher in price. And usually, not so much with TVs, but with sound bars and players and such, odd shapes or with odd connections to make it more difficult to replace with a higher quality consumer product. The DVD player/radio in our old trailer was so complicated to use, I couldn't even turn it off. So I disconnected it. The directions said to hold a button down and click another one several times. Had to break out the manual everytime I wanted to turn it off.
RSD559 08/16/18 11:42am Technology Corner
RE: 15k AC Question

Having just spent a week in a warm Northern California, 50 miles north of the Redding fire, on 20 amp service, in my Open Range Ultralite, It worked great. As others have said, no microwave and A/C together, and you'll be fine. Glad we have the 15k. It would have been toasty with anything less. We love our Open Range (Highland Ridge). We're re-doing the master bed and bathroom and are sleeping in ours right now, in 100+ temps in Fresno, on a 20 amp circuit. No problems until the wife plugged the iron into a plug on the same circuit. Popped the breaker. No regrets with our purchase. The two year warranty is good too!
RSD559 08/12/18 01:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2017 Greyhawk poor TV screen resolution

The antenna amplifier was the problem with my trailer. When off, I could get no signal from the cable connection at the back of the trailer. I could plug into the cable out on the side of the trailer, and get cable to the TVs. Quick replace and all works as it should now.
RSD559 08/10/18 11:19am Technology Corner
RE: roof AC issue, could this be causing it??

Just for giggles, what size wire is in the 30amp cord that comes with the RV? Mine is pretty thick. I actually Amazoned an extension that is the same thickness. I use it when I use the generator in the bed of the truck. If you want to invest in a 10amp cord, check out Harbor Freight. Hey! No more giggles!
RSD559 07/19/18 03:48pm Tech Issues
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