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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
RE: Arctic Fox Says no off road????

So I just got rid of my 02 990 A/F dry bath. Ordered a 2021 1150 dry bath. Called Arctic Fox to ask if the new camper will hold up to off road as well as the old A/F. We are talking 2wd roads small rocks, graded etc. His quote. I don't recommend you off road with any of our campers. Any input? Thanks, Andy You can off road with a BundutecUSA built truck camper. They will built you one that can handle off road situations. Mellow Mike just recently bought one and so did I. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-LD6MZTN/0/25934f28/L/Tn7Lk5Ug-L.jpg
c.traveler2 10/18/20 02:03am Truck Campers
RE: alaska 2021 ???

Won't you be heading westward to get to Alaska from Niagara Falls, or am I messed up on my directions? I did a typo, west is correct.
c.traveler2 09/21/20 05:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: alaska 2021 ???

We plan on going in 2021 if all is well, this would make our third trip up to Alaska. we'll be entering through Nagara Falls this and traveling east towards Alaska. For those who never have been to Alaska allow lot of time to travel it's a long drive. I'll bet it was a really long drive to Alaska going east from Niagara Falls. You might want to stop and ask directions before you get to Nova Scotia. thank for pointing out my typo.
c.traveler2 09/21/20 05:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: alaska 2021 ???

We plan on going in 2021 if all is well, this would make our third trip up to Alaska. we'll be entering through Nagara Falls this time and traveling west towards Alaska. For those who never have been to Alaska allow lot of time to travel it's a long drive. Edited for typo
c.traveler2 09/17/20 03:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Interesting entry steps / stairs.

I used something similar to this Little Giant stair system with the handrail folded down. Was stable and lightweight, and stored easily inside the camper Folding steps I should add that the wide steps were not so scary for my dogs to walk on. These are the steps I bought for my Bunduvry camper, my dogs have no problem climbing them.
c.traveler2 09/17/20 02:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Looks sharp! So, what are your first impressions on the new digs? Layout, accessories, fit and finish, quality of material etc., cooling/heating, and overall comfort. Just curious as I see these are getting more popular all the time. I think Mellow Mike at TCM (TruckCamperadventure) just picked one recently as well. Interestingly, unlike Artic Fox and Lance, Bundutec is manufactured in Iowa - shorter distance to the East Coast market for sure. Your right about Mike getting his new camper from BundutecUSA (Boon-dtec), my camper was right behind his on the production line. The fit and Finnish of my camper is of excellent quality. the options we picked was their CRX compressor refrigerator, electric jacks, trauma combo heater and cassette toilet, lithium charger (I'm installing Battle Born batteries) and the Seitz windows. The camper is very roomy due to the lay out and the only awkward area is the wet bath, not much room for bathing and the cassette toilet is up high requiring a step stool for my wife. The trauma boiler is a well worth option to get, it's so quiet that I had to put my hand down in front of the supply vent to make sure it was running. This unit also supplies all your hot water thus opening up a extra cabinet that you normally wouldn't have. The AC unit is much improved over the one I had in my old Lance 815. The Bunduvry is a 4 season camper thus requires very little heating or cooling. Didn't care for the stock mattress that came with the Bunduvry ended up switching it out with our old mattress.
c.traveler2 09/08/20 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Looks like a well made camper with a simple design. I can see one modification I would make. A Lagun table support would be much better than that single post and fixed table position. I'm going to make improvement on that problem, I should have a Lgun table installed. I can still do that.
c.traveler2 08/27/20 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

That looks great. Congrats! Nice to see a modern interior that doesn't have 15 different colors and patterns!!!!! I really hate the majority of camper "decor" They always look like someone barfed up a cheap Brick flyer in them..... BundutecUSA doesn't on their own offer any other colors, if you want different fabrics colors or counter top colors they can have it done at a extra price.
c.traveler2 08/27/20 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Wow, Alex -- nice looking camper. I predict many more great trips in your future. Compressor fridge? Solar? Batteries? I did stay with a compressor refrigerator, it's a newer version of my old CR1110 called CRX1110. This compressor refrigerator has a electronic cold control that's very accurate and a improve condenser fan coil. I installed two Battleborn 100Ah lithium batteries at the BundutecUSA and I have 320 watts of solar to be install at home.
c.traveler2 08/27/20 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Congratulations! Have you made a trip to the scales yet? Just wondering how the weight turned out wet. This camper wet weight 200 lbs more than my old Lance 815. The Bunduvry was weighted at the factor due to all the custom work they do on different orders, yes I'm over my gvwr but under my axle rating.
c.traveler2 08/26/20 01:45pm Truck Campers
Our New Camper

This is a follow up from a previous POST. We arrived back home this pasted Sunday with our new camper...a Bunduvry hardside made by BundutecUSA (pronounced Boon-de-tec). We picked our camper up in Raymond,Ia., a long drive from California. Here's a few photos of our camper. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-LD6MZTN/0/25934f28/M/Tn7Lk5Ug-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-pGnnCCS/0/995f2daf/XL/WSQVv12g-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-rQW8LkJ/0/c825b871/L/WHlEUiPg-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-8cFmBfV/0/4c9245af/L/VMBSSw5g-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-Z43SHp9/0/52a63f05/L/OIM1Oc2Q-L.jpg this was a 4500 mile trip, we did stop in Branson, MO. to see some of the sights there.
c.traveler2 08/26/20 12:25pm Truck Campers
RE: "Infinite" Battery?

Over many decades the promise of a "super" battery has come and never seen the light of day. Do I believe this battery could work in a manner yes. The concept isn't new and been used in varies satellite and deep space probes.See link for story... Nuclear power satellites
c.traveler2 08/26/20 11:32am Truck Campers
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