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RE: Something I found that is amazing!

Well all camper batieries are out side Nonsense
cewillis 03/03/22 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: Something I found that is amazing!

Battery outside? -- in Alaska? -- in winter?
cewillis 03/02/22 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Mr Buddy Heater Permanent Install?

And another option that is designed for permanent install - The Vented Cat .
cewillis 01/02/22 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Battery doesnt charge while going down the road

Much simpler and probably more effective is a DC-DC charger. Modern vehicles vehicles drop the voltage from the alternator to <13.5V shortly after starting. This has is not adequate to charge a house battery. The DC-DC charger boosts that up to the proper charging voltage. Adequate current transfer is still required in any case -- thus heavy gauge wire. My alternator - and I suspect all functioning alternators - charges at a voltage determined by the load voltage. While the load voltage is below ~14.3 to 14.4v, the alternator charges at ~14.4 volts. When the load voltage comes up, the alternator drops to the maintenance voltage of ~13.5v. Otherwise, the load (batteries - truck + camper) would never reach full charge.
cewillis 12/07/21 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Battery doesnt charge while going down the road

You're not going to get much charging through the factory 7 pin plug. The wire from the alternator to the 7 pin plug is too small. Right -- need a dedicated high capacity wire from an engine charge point to the camper battery(s), protected with fuses, and solenoid (or equiv) activated. My simple circuit .
cewillis 12/06/21 03:27pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Plus there are no aspen trees, so that settles it. ;) But there is a nice hike down to the river -- if you like steep and treacherous.
cewillis 10/29/21 05:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: TR: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Great pictures of one of the great places in the world. As you know, there are many much more remote spots on the north rim, such as - Whitmore Point Overlook http://www.ctwillis.com/CamperTrips/Parashant/whitmore.jpg width=640 (TC barely visible)
cewillis 10/29/21 10:13am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Pushing It Off Road with a 3-4000 lb Hardtop

As a comparison only (it's your decision) Some parts of my setup: GMC 2500HD,4x4, extended cab, duramax, about 6800 lb. Lockers front and back (auto in back, electric in front) Heavy duty top over load springs other upgrades NO AIRBAGS! Winch front or back heavy duty, oversize offroad tires 2 mounted spares - never needed even one Outfitter Apex 8 popup camper, fully loaded about 2800 lbs. no AC most of the load right at truck bed ( 4 batteries,44 gals water) You can see some of my trips on my website, and here Jefe is a great reference source of info So is The Grand Whazoo -- Dave Rogers - here
cewillis 10/26/21 04:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Potential Pop-Up TC.....Thoughts on a Hallmark Guanella?

For comparison, 2 years ago I sold my 2007 Outfitter Apex 8 for $13000. It was fully equipped (except for AC), significantly upgraded, and in pristine condition except for a few exterior bumps and bruises. Could most likely have gotten more but I was in a hurry. So I don't think that Hallmark sounds like a good idea at all.
cewillis 10/24/21 05:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Been a busy year

Grand tour of the Midwest - I like to see that having grown up in Missouri. Great TR and pictures.
cewillis 10/18/21 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: Antonito, CO to Chama, NM Scenic Route

Looks like a great drive. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
cewillis 10/17/21 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Does my camper............

Yeah - but it looks great in your 'hanger'.
cewillis 09/16/21 02:30pm Truck Campers

Unless you plan on sitting in the camper cold, naked, and hungry, How to fix many overweight issues -- I like it! (for thee, not me)
cewillis 09/13/21 05:20pm Truck Campers
RE: 2003 Bigfoot 10.5E Project

Have to admit that I did not read every word - but enough to see that you did a lot of excellent work, and now have a great setup. BTW, your boss wonders when/if you're coming back to your real job.
cewillis 09/11/21 09:11am Truck Campers

Jayco Sportster 9 1/2. If that means 9.5 feet, is it the length that sits in the truck bed, or the total length? 9.5 feet in the truck bed is a pretty long camper, and definitely too long for a 6.5 bed (not even considering the weight)
cewillis 09/10/21 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Load center wiring

I think it is because the negative terminal of the battery is connected to the frame ground as are the ground wires. This seems right to me - distributed ground, not single point. Probably common practice. The only (and better) way is to have ALL the ground connections wired to a single point.
cewillis 09/10/21 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: New Ram 5500 Build

should be a beast Major understatement. (in a good way)
cewillis 09/04/21 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with 12v Air Conditioning Experience?

One of several other 12v or 24v possibilities. No experience, and not a recommendation.
cewillis 08/16/21 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: Monument Valley

Yes - it was open. And very flat - at least the large area where I was.
cewillis 08/15/21 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Monument Valley

The Mitten View camp area in the part is 'primitive', but completely adequate for self-contained campers. Can't comment on the Sept weather. http://www.ctwillis.com/CamperTrips/Last%20TR/photos/100_0823.JPG width=640
cewillis 08/14/21 03:58pm Truck Campers
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