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RE: Side-Trip Report: Great Salt Plains SP, OK

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
c.traveler2 10/13/21 10:08pm Truck Campers
RE: where to stop for the night

StirCrazy....ioverlander is a free app. and it shows about a dozen places between your designations. Give it a try.
c.traveler2 10/09/21 10:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

I ran my 4gauge/Anderson connection near the same place that the camper plug is at.
c.traveler2 10/09/21 09:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Wiring Diagram for Review

moonlitsouls: other poster have covered many of your issues, I just have a question. Are you going to start your house generator with a LiFePO4 lithium battery?
c.traveler2 10/09/21 09:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaskan's new Camper

Expo West later this month. https://www.expowest.com Hmmm,.... this doesn't look like a place where truck campers would be on display, plus it happened months ago. I can see you confusion......Overland Expo West
c.traveler2 09/14/21 10:32am Truck Campers
Alaskan's new Camper

Truck Camper Adventure ran a new article on Alaskan's new camper that's going to be introduced at the Overland Expo West later this month. TCA report I made a correction so there's no confusion of which expo one can see this camper at.
c.traveler2 09/13/21 09:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Kingstar Camino 88 - Any Input

Here's a link to a review by Truck Camper Adventure.Kingstar I saw this unit at the Truck Camper Adventure rally in Quartzite, AZ. This camper pacts a lot of stuff in it and the quality is on the high end.
c.traveler2 09/13/21 09:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Cabinet hardware recommendations

During the last trip we had to tape a cabinet shut because the hinge had come loose. We've been frustrated with the latches and hinges in the Lance camper for some time now and I think I need to just go ahead and replace it all. I'm sure some of you guys have already gone through this process and I'd like some suggestions please. One other item I'd like to replace is the latch for the wet bath. It's this weird little button latch that doesn't work well. In fact, I ended up locking myself in the bathroom during the last trip when I shut the door and then couldn't open it from the inside. That stupid thing has to go. BunduvryUSA uses this type of cabinet latches, they won't come open once set. Never had any cabinet doors come open with these lacthes regardless of how rough the road was. push button latch
c.traveler2 09/11/21 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Air conditioning article

Thanks for the link. Mello Mike is one of the good guys imo. Keytag is right about having a chart. He often offers good advice. Are you using those Sio2 batteries yet, looks interesting. valhalla360 suggested the chart.
c.traveler2 08/03/21 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: Why won't the borders allow rvs across?

This was posted this morning and is just a FYI. There's just too much "what if" flying about on this thread. Border Crossing/ Canadian Canadian Border
c.traveler2 08/03/21 09:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Air conditioning article

Very lousy job comparing. RecPro 9.5 is listed as taking 12.6 amp, when actuall measurements are about 1/2 of that Somebody got paid for promoting certain brands? Mello Mike is a personal friend of mine and he received NO money for writing this article. So your cry's of "someone got paid" are unfounded and stupid! The 12.6 amp is directly from REcPro website
c.traveler2 08/03/21 09:13am Truck Campers
Air conditioning article

A newly posted article on RV air conditioning units, some are DC operated. AC units
c.traveler2 08/03/21 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Upgrade in my AF 992 - BATTLEBORN!

Nice clean install, good job. Many of us TCers have gone with lithium batteries, I installed 3- 100Ah Battleborn batteries with 480 watts of solar in my rig.
c.traveler2 07/25/21 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: TCM (Truck Camper Magazine)

Are you all getting updates from TCM? I used to subscribe 4 years ago when I had a TC but unsubscribed a while after I sold it. Now that I have a TC again I re-subscribed..... a couple of times...I just can not get on the mailing list for some reason. I checked my spam but nothing there. I send Gordon and Angela a separate email...still no luck. I'm just wonder if others have heard how to get back on the mailing list. Try Truck Camper Adventure, add them to your reading list. I had unsubscribed years ago for they refused to answer any questions I sent them that challenged some of their view points.
c.traveler2 06/20/21 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

Per their website their units come with a remote control, no need for a wall stat. I haven't ever heard of this company before but will be checking it out. Their Q&A section say that the units can't be wire to a wall stat since ever thing inside is line voltage.
c.traveler2 06/15/21 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Are lithium batteries worth the cost?

I can carry two group 29s in my AF1150. Are they worth it? Yes they are worth if you need power and don't want to run your generator. I have 3 each 100Ah BattleBorn Batteries along with 480 watts of solar. I use Renogy DCC50S 12V 50A DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT to manage the 12Vdc to dc side and solar input (MPPT). I need this kind of power (storage) due to the fact I've a 12Vdc compressor refrigerator as my biggest load.
c.traveler2 05/19/21 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Reisender Unfortunately your chart is misleading since it is basis against the USA. There are other countries that rated worst than the United States at 16.06 tons/capita. Saudi Arabia at 16.99 tons/ capita, Mongolia at 20.31 tons/capita, Australia a/capitat 16.31 tons and Kazakhstan at 16.92 tons/capita. Now that's mades 4 countries with higher tons than the USA. Source: Our World in Data base on the Global Carbon Project, Gapminder and the UN. 2019
c.traveler2 02/03/21 11:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Moving LiFePo4, Rewire or run Long Extensions?

Yeah we can get off track easily. Sounds like the big question is how much better will the solar be with shorter wires? Longer 120 is not a factor under 50'. Plan exclusively for the future 400W system. Then do your voltage drop calculations for both ways. https://www.southwire.com/calculator-vdrop At 10' 6AWG is probably good, but 4 will be half the loss. What can't be calculated is the value of your cash and sweat. Moving LI batteries inside is a no brainer for me, if you plan on any cool temps. I've been snowed on in mid summer! There are heaters for batteries but that takes time with the truck noise, fuel and fuss. I have a dual Lithium (Battle Born 100Ah) set and they are separated by about 6 feet. I have run 4guage wire so there not a problem with voltage dropped (I checked it). I also have 320 watts of solar that is managed by a single combi unit...Renogy DC50s DC-DC MPPT charger/controller, it's been very reliable...Renogy
c.traveler2 01/24/21 06:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Moving LiFePo4, Rewire or run Long Extensions?

Just saw a LiFePo battery that has a warmer built in. It seems to kick on first, before putting the juice to the cells. Once warm, the BMS lets the charge go through. CanBat was the company. Canadian, eh..... You lose about 20% of you power when that heater kicks in for the battery...check Battle Born website.
c.traveler2 01/24/21 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium and DC-DC Charger?

My two group 27 lead acid batteries need replacing. Even though I'm too old to get maximum benefit from lithium longevity, I am thinking about going with a single 100 AH LifePO4 lithium. Doing some research it appears that a DC - DC charger is needed between the truck alternator and camper battery to protect the alternator. Would this still be required with only one 100 AH battery? Truck is a 2006 GMC 2500HD. Also have 125w of solar. Thanks, Ralph hi Ralph it's awhile since I've visited RV.net. I'll tell you about what I'm using that does both solar and dc-dc in a single unit and I've been using for over a year. I'm going post a link to the story I wrote for Truck Camper Adventure. If you don't have a compressor refrigerator one Lithium battery (100ah) should do you fine. Renogy unit
c.traveler2 01/24/21 06:27pm Truck Campers
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