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RE: Lithium for dummies: need advice in simple terms

Third, it is true that most of my charging is from my solar panel (120 watts). Most of our snow camping tends to be in Utah and the Sierra, so we usually get lots of sun. But assuming that I go with lithium batteries, I will want to make sure that the software in the battery prevents charging when it is below 32 degrees. My Victron MPPT solar controller will stop charging if the battery is below a configured voltage. A $30 battery temperature sensor is required to do this. My switch to a single 100 Ah LifePO4 has worked out great. With my 225w of solar, I have NEVER charged it up with anything but solar in 2 extended summers of ramblin'. Also, my old body can lift it. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 12/07/22 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Mounting cell antenna on a spring?

Thanks for the input. I'd like to be able to lower it when traveling, but I'm an old geezer and goosey about climbing even part way up the ladder to do it. Also, per this post, I don't always remember to lower it. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 12/05/22 08:47am Tech Issues
RE: Trip report: Four weeks in the Northwest

Great photos!! :)
Ramblin' Ralph 12/03/22 09:15am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Mounting cell antenna on a spring?

I mounted a Weboost cell booster antenna on my truck camper. Didn't see any spring in the kit, so I used a rotating mount to lower it when traveling (see below for photo). Forgot to lower it when leaving a boondocking spot and the antenna hit a tree and broke off the mount. I later found the spring. My question is if I use the spring to mount the antenna in an "always vertical" position, will the spring (probably) stop any antenna damage due to hitting trees, etc? https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/miscphotos/InstalledUp.jpeg width=800 Thanks, Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 12/02/22 11:29am Tech Issues
RE: Chumming For Photo Contest Votes

JW2: Many thanks for the vote! Even more thanks for the thumbs up on my website! Glad it's helpful to you. Safe travels!
Ramblin' Ralph 10/26/22 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Chumming For Photo Contest Votes

Many thanks for the votes, folks. I'll let you know the results next week. Buzzcut1: I've usually stayed on the West side, but BLM put a stop to that. Got there on a Thur and found a great site on the E side.
Ramblin' Ralph 10/22/22 11:45am Truck Campers
Chumming For Photo Contest Votes

Fellow TCers: I'm chumming for votes for my 2 photos in the annual Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest. My 2 photos (#215 and #216) are shown below. This first round of voting is for the top 24. Voting ends Wednesday, October 26th at 11:59pm PST. The 13 final winners will be determined by a 2nd vote after the results of this vote. If you think my pics are worthy, I'd appreciate a vote for one or both. :) See all 442 entries and vote HERE. https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos8/RVSept22_182.JPG ENTRY #215 https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos8/RVSept22_127.JPG ENTRY #216 Many thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 10/21/22 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Sold Truck and Camper

The meaning of "close" is still TBD. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 09/22/22 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Sold Truck and Camper

Fifty years is a good run. I'm feeling like I'm close to retiring from the RV life, too. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 09/21/22 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: got a new camper

I feel so inferior. I only have one and it's not even working now. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 09/21/22 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: got a new camper

Wow, nice rig!! Maybe I'll get to check it out at Hope Valley sometime. :) Enjoy it!
Ramblin' Ralph 09/05/22 08:26am Truck Campers
Changes to Visible Cell Plan

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Ramblin' Ralph 08/28/22 11:04am Tech Issues
Changes to Visible Cell Plan

I was browsing the Internet this morning and came across information that cell provider Visible has made major changes to their plans. I never received an e-mail from them regarding this. Anybody else receive an e-mail? https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/18/23310640/verizon-visible-party-pay-plan-changes
Ramblin' Ralph 08/28/22 11:04am Technology Corner
RE: Vanity mirror latch

Mine broke too on my 2001 845. I ended up putting a magnetic latch on the inside of the cabinet and the magnet plate on the inside of the door. The latch is screwed to a piece of wood and the wood glued to the inside of the cabinet (see pic). Hasn't come open in 2 months of travel, with some rockin' and rollin' on dirt roads. :) https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/miscphotos/maglatch2.jpg height=800 width=600
Ramblin' Ralph 08/13/22 08:25am Truck Campers
RE: I met Ramblin Ralph today

Eric, thanks for the heads up, but I won't be there. Have fun and catch a lot of fish. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 07/28/22 10:02am Truck Campers
RE: I met Ramblin Ralph today

spacedoutbob: The odds for that to happen once are one-in-a-million. For it to happen twice at the same intersection are one-in-a-zillion!! I've told many friends about this over the years. Hope all is well with you.
Ramblin' Ralph 07/27/22 10:08am Truck Campers
RE: I met Ramblin Ralph today

Wow, what a surprise to find out I was subject of a post today!! Thanks Buzzcut1 for doing it! :) It's always fun to talk to other TCers. Unfortunately, you were just leaving as I was taking my not-so-regular daily walk, so our chat was too short. Hopefully, our paths will cross again. Safe travels to all,
Ramblin' Ralph 07/11/22 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Camper (and Ham Radio) helped with a rescue....

Hooray for you and ham radio!! Had my license since I was 15 years old, which was decades ago. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 06/19/22 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Got on the road for Ramblin' 2022 (my 17th year)! First stop at an RV Park in Gilroy, CA. This weekend I'll start a one week campout with my 2 kids in the beautiful E Sierra. After that TBD, but to heck with gas prices!! Safe travels to all, https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/miscphotos/Ramblin2022-1_.jpeg
Ramblin' Ralph 06/07/22 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

I'm 80. I don't have time to wait for lower prices. I'm starting Ramblin' 2022 next week for 5 months! :)
Ramblin' Ralph 06/01/22 10:10am Truck Campers
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