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RE: Solar with Lithium Battery

At best, you might get 5 amps under ideal conditions with a single 100 watt solar panel. Please scroll down this page to see typical specifications for a 100 watt solar panel: https://richsolar.com/collections/solar-panels/products/100-watt-solar-panel Also note its voltage specification. Another concern might be the campers shore power converter. I see that the Progressive Dynamics 4000 series includes a switch to charge either lead acid or lithium batteries: https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/power-centers/inteli-power-4000-series/
bighatnohorse 02/17/21 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

Does the new engine have Tow/Haul or engine braking? How good is it?
bighatnohorse 02/10/21 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Forum logos

Nice catch. I probably would not have noticed it for a week or so.
bighatnohorse 02/02/21 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Autosocks (chain replacements) Experience

I've carried Autosocks for many years and never needed them. Glad to hear that they really work - thanks for the report.
bighatnohorse 01/29/21 07:25am Truck Campers
RE: The weight issue again

You misunderstood Paul. Itis the Mexican official that is m isinterpreting the door sticker. They are looking at gvwr and calling that the gross weight. This has been the problem for a few years. What a mess.
bighatnohorse 01/21/21 08:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The weight issue again

Check your spelling Paul - something is off. GVWR includes passengers, payload, fuel, etc. - GVWR does is not the payload rating. The GVWR on my F350 dually is 14,000 lbs.
bighatnohorse 01/21/21 05:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Pass-through window custom replacement??

bighatnohorse 01/21/21 07:37am Truck Campers
Pass-through window custom replacement??

Does anyone have a source for custom sliding window replacements? My new camper has a solid fixed window and I want to replace it with a slider (so the cat can go upfront).
bighatnohorse 01/20/21 11:13am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

My camper trade-in experience is now twofold. The first trade-in was at Camping World where I bought a used TC. They made a trade-in offer sight unseen. I took it. When I delivered the old camper they had me put it on the back lot. They had no interest in inspecting it. No inspection, no tests. Fast forward a few years to my next camper (a 2021 Arctic Fox) and the old trade-in camper was scrutinized a little closer. Different dealer company this time, different place. But again, I was directed to a back lot - gave them the keys to the truck and headed to the office. They took the camper off and did a fairly good inspection. There were some minor problems with the camper but they stuck with their offered trade-in price. The trade-in value was substantial and it reduced the full retail price by a huge amount - thus saving me a big chunk of sales tax. And that's my experience.
bighatnohorse 01/14/21 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

The Dodge dealer put my Ford on the market for $8000 more than they paid me. I vacuum the interior, washed it and 303-ed the tires, so doubt they did any work on it. I've been observing it for about 4 months before the add was gone. I don't really care. The question was asked for personal trade-in experiences. Did the dealer look it over carefully, or did they simply park it on the back lot and give the quoted price for the trade in. Your opinions and observations miss the mark. And I don't really care how money much was given. Trade in price can reduce the taxable amount for the new camper. This too has to be accounted for IF the money thing is important to you. The "money thing" has less meaning when an individual looks at "hassle" and personal distaste at dealing with the public. The VALUE may be in a quick disposal and moving on with the camping experience. Thanks for popping in - and I'm sorry if the post title mislead your thinking.
bighatnohorse 01/11/21 08:01pm Truck Campers
Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

Basically, I want to know a little about TC trade-ins on new a truck camper. I traded in a TC a few years back and the dealer didn't look at anything on it. They just had me park it in their back lot and that was it. Have you purchased a new truck camper and traded in a used TC for it and how did that event proceed for you?
bighatnohorse 01/09/21 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: F350 tire airing down ranges w/ truck camper

Update - I was directed to this detailed article that has lots of good info, for anyone who is interested in reading it. The author Mellow Mike is quite experienced with truck campers. https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/airing-down-your-tires/ Good research. That there is about as reliable information as you are going to get. This site (rv.net) has discussed this topic many times regarding airing down for the beach - and Mellow Mike has created a nice synopsis.
bighatnohorse 01/03/21 10:49am Truck Campers

Still searching: https://www.cloudynights.com/uploads/monthly_11_2020/post-226662-0-58871400-1606230152_thumb.jpg width=900
bighatnohorse 12/26/20 08:19am Truck Campers

The best glass, optics, come from Germany. Also be conscious of the weight of the binoculars. Buy once, cry once, then it’s smiles ever after.:D Not so. Zeiss full frame apochromatic "Otus" lenses are made in Japan. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1190732-REG/zeiss_otus_28mm_f_1_4_zf_2.html
bighatnohorse 12/23/20 06:21pm Truck Campers

bighatnohorse, thanks for the reply I am going to that site right now. Ya, good way to spend money, American made. I doubt there's any American-made binoculars for sale. If you know of any, let us know. Wow! Thanks for the prompt. I searched for American Made Binoculars and this is what I came up with: https://binocularsumo.com/reviews/made-in-usa/ Even better, my personal top two choices so far are the same two best in the review.
bighatnohorse 12/23/20 08:12am Truck Campers

I like the "one size does not fit all" post. If you read through the space.com website it will mention how older folks have pupils that don't widen as much as younger people. And how eye-glass wearers need to use care in selecting bino. I have a now-ancient pair of Nikon 9x25 5.6° - these are compact, light weight and are good for travel. However, the field of view is very small - it's not good for looking at Saturn, etc. because the viewed object bounces around too much - but we have enjoyed looking at animals such as sea lions and bears. I keep them in the glove compartment or backpack. But I'm going to look into something with less magnification and a greater field of view - and perhaps better clarity. I went through this review and search process about ten years ago and decided to just settle on what I currently have. Technology improves with time as has the budget, so maybe I'll add a second pair.
bighatnohorse 12/22/20 11:26am Truck Campers

I too have been researching this topic. You might want to look into this: https://www.space.com/26021-best-binoculars.html I'd like American made and am thinking of spending my stimulus check on this.
bighatnohorse 12/22/20 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: "Newer" Ford trucks don't charge house batt's?

There is a delay - when starting, approximately 45 seconds elapse before the alternator is applied to the battery system. It's been years since I last checked this, but it could easily add to the pot of misunderstanding when sourced from an RV dealer.
bighatnohorse 12/19/20 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: looking for a workspace with RV hookups

Contact a few realtors in the areas that you are looking.
bighatnohorse 12/16/20 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

I personally would rather die on my feet than beg on my knees to pursue my God given rights to live freely and make my own decisions in my life. Nice attitude in certain situations, but, the world is full of people that make poor decisions. So are the prisons. It's why laws are required.
bighatnohorse 12/06/20 07:41am Snowbirds
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