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RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

. But it feels like we’re over your head, OP, and you’ve checked out. It's more likely that he/she turned off DC power to the fridge which fixed the problem. (And that's assuming that the batteries weren't damaged from being drained.)
bighatnohorse 01/25/23 07:13am Truck Campers
RE: Effect of no absorption on LiFePo4?

Ralph, Quite the opposite. LiFePo4 do not want to be charged to 100%. They do want to be balanced charged once per month. Isn't a "balance charge" a 100% charge? As I recall, it is said that over time, individual component batteries can develop slightly different voltages. Thus, charging the entire battery to a full charge and holding it at full charge for a period of time will equalize the individual component batteries. Can you clarify?
bighatnohorse 01/22/23 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

Either you're leaving your refrigerator set for DC power (powered by battery) or you have a bad battery. Or both by now.
bighatnohorse 01/21/23 06:42am Truck Campers
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

Check the date on the batteries. Replace them anyway.
bighatnohorse 01/20/23 06:20am Truck Campers
RE: Crack in plastic shower wall Lance 1172

Check the basement area under the shower. My 2014 1181 had shims under the shower pan that had fallen out. I caught that defect before it became a bigger problem.
bighatnohorse 01/18/23 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: ARE THERE ANY SNOWBIRDS ANYMORE?

No. I'm now a rain bird. Sold the wet house and moved to a dry house.
bighatnohorse 01/13/23 07:15am Snowbirds
RE: cheap solar panels

https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/wuuller.com/ Extremely low trust rating.
bighatnohorse 01/08/23 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

1)The owner has a Facebook page and made a comment about selling the truck camper and that he also owns a 5th wheel. This raises the unanswered question about how the truck was outfitted and used. Does the owner own two trucks? Does the truck also have a 5th wheel connection? 2) If you've driven in Mexico then you know that the topes (speed bumps) are everywhere. The shadow of a tree can hide a tope. If one were to hit a tope with a big camper on it could damage the frame and more. Again, it's an unanswered question (though comprehensive insurance should cover such an event).
bighatnohorse 12/30/22 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 650 - Anyone try upgrading battery capacity?

You should check the Lance Owners of America forum. They have tons of Lance modifications.
bighatnohorse 10/29/22 07:36am Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

If you have a Costco membership then I would recommend simply going there and buying what fits your budget. In my experience, they have replaced their batteries at no charge or pro-rating if one of their batteries goes bad.
bighatnohorse 10/08/22 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

It appears that the Aventa requires 230 volt 50 cycle. It maybe for European RVs. The RecPro model i looked at is 120 volts but draws 14 amps. And the RecPro specs state the db at 59 - about the same as a Honda 2000 generator. The "standard" truck camper AC such as the one on my Arctic Fox draws 8 amps. You'd pretty much need a 50 amp hookup if you're running a larger RV.
bighatnohorse 09/13/22 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 onboard batteries

The first check I would make is a voltage check at the batteries with both the solar and the truck disconnected. (Hopefully, you have an on/off switch to the solar panels.) Then start the truck and wait for about a minute before checking the battery voltage again. The voltmeter should now be reading a higher voltage charge from the truck. Are you getting a charge from the truck?
bighatnohorse 09/06/22 07:34am Truck Campers
RE: Water heater temperature

I leave the water heater off, only turning it on 18-20 minutes before taking a shower. That gets the hot water to a temp I can use without cold water. It may take a few tries to figure out how long to leave it on. Saves a lot of water. Is that using GAS or ELECTRIC? When using gas to heat the water, I figure about 12 minutes to reach comfortable hot shower water. Electric seems to take a little more time.
bighatnohorse 08/19/22 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: Dealer/website for Lance Truck Camper parts

Lance used to have their own parts department. You need your model, year and serial number before you call them. 661.949.3322 EXT-520 OR email parts@Lancecamper.com
bighatnohorse 08/17/22 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Patagonia

No advice regarding driving but for clothing, light weight and wind resistant are best. Lots of wind in that area. That's one part of the world that I would elect to revisit. It's like Alaska on steroids.
bighatnohorse 08/10/22 08:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Let's talk Dana 80 axle temps

Yes. The Dana 80 is de-rated by Ford to match the tire load capacity. The Dana 80 is rated for 11,000 pounds by it's manufacturer.
bighatnohorse 07/23/22 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Los Algodones Mexico

Don't be shocked by all the happy street greeters along the sidewalks that encourage one to use their dentist or shop. (It's kind of off-putting to non-travelers.) We've never had a problem there but we always carry Cipro - provided by out local primary care doc - for world travel.
bighatnohorse 07/01/22 07:58am Snowbirds
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

I think I was dealing with new hires who were not spun up on their jobs. Hit the nail on the head. My agent (71 years old) complains about the loss of knowledge with the new generation of agents. I think shopping for a good agent is more important than shopping for "rates".
bighatnohorse 06/16/22 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

USAA connected me to Progressive Commercial. They wrote up a commercial policy for exclusive personal use. My Ram 5500 is a 2015 model and I pay under $1k/year for full coverage. Do you have an agent that you work with? (I'm wondering how to get with an agent that I can communicate with and who understands what I'm asking.)
bighatnohorse 06/15/22 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

Ed and I just had this discussion - our problem is that the "clock is ticking" (how long will we be healthy enough to want to do our epic sightseeing trips?) so we're going, no matter what the price. Adventure before Dementia !;)
bighatnohorse 06/14/22 08:15am Truck Campers
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