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RE: Stand Alone Charger

Hi all, What is the best stand alone battery charger? I have had a couple of Shcumachers and I am really not impressed. Also, there seem to be several dozen Schumacher models, how the heck do you know which one to get, they all look pretty much the same? Also, I am considering just buying a Progressive Dynamics PD9260 and using that as a stand alone charger. Gman I have a couple Schumacher chargers also but I went a head and bought a Noco Genius 10a and couldn't be happier,a much better charger...I'm considering there 26a charger..
jaycocreek 02/24/21 11:38am Tech Issues
RE: Solar with Lithium Battery

My question is I have one 100 watt solar panel. What is the charge rate like? My experience here is,one 100 watt 23% efficient panel brings in on average 50-70 watts while two would more than doubles that..My opinion is based on what I have seen with my panels,I would need atleast two 100 watt panels to keep up with a heavily used single battery know matter what type.. So my theory is, 200 watts of solar per battery and of course the sun plays a big role... My panels are portable because of where I use my TC..I'm just hesitant to put one on the roof..The hole thing with lithium vs lead acid vs how much solar get's confusing with many different opinions..I have panels for the roof saved for later on Amazon and just can't poke that button... Good luck
jaycocreek 02/20/21 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: Adventurer 901sb

I'm a huge fan of the Adventurer 901sb and Arctic fox 865 non slides..That new Wolf Creek really looks promising,I was hoping Lance would come out with a similar instead of what they did.. As the op said,I like the view from all three of these non slides and the Wolk Creek is quite a bit lighter with the same floor plan..
jaycocreek 02/17/21 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I went out to turn the heat on with my portable Buddy heater and nothing went right..Hard to start/slight smell,it just wasn't working right..So I soap tested all the fittings and notta..Slept on it and read about it and it came down to the stupid filter on the heater must have been plugged..I took the filter off and it worked like it is supposed to and my hose is rated for that heater..Don't know why I put that filter on it... My recommendation is do not put a propane filter on the Buddy heater,get the hose instead that does not require one... Right after I put the filter on it worked great,months later,not so much.. https://i.imgur.com/FNcaZ3X.jpg height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 02/15/21 09:22am Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

Next installment in the “It’s not neglect” series is “How parking your vehicle in a garage is not preferable to leaving it outside.” Bonus episode. “Salt? Pffft, doesn’t cause rust.” I'm sure there are many on here that would love to have a garage for there RV but it isn't in the cards and why this thread..If the op had a garage for his RV he wouldn't be asking,would he..And once again,your chiming in with absolutely no experience in what the op wanted to know.. To the op..As I mentioned earlier,It won't hurt a thing to put the cover on with a little snow on it..
jaycocreek 02/14/21 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

I rarely let the snow get any deeper than this on my TC.. https://i.imgur.com/Tpz1v8m.jpg height=640 width=440 I have seen RV roofs crushed from the snow load and houses/barns and sheds from lack of shoveling not to mention the other damage it does.. https://i.imgur.com/7s5Y7S7.jpg height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 02/14/21 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

I know. You’re always on point. But anyone who doesn’t understand covering or shoveling snow isn’t actually qualified to attempt to answer the question. Haha I have up shoveling the snow on RV roofs years ago to be more exact..Shoveling aka using a shovel on the RV roof is probably the most destructive thing that ever happens to an RV roof....I only use a HD push broom.. G-dog..Always good to here from you..?? Edited to note,when I lived in McCall Idaho it was the norm to have to shovel the windows out from the snow.. The snow was so bad we all took our RV's to another town out of the snow belt..More than one RV roof was crushed from the snow load.. https://i.imgur.com/y8xumfu.jpg height=640width=440
jaycocreek 02/14/21 06:34am Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

That was a quote not me....lol..I just put it in italics..:B From RV Country Quote
jaycocreek 02/13/21 08:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

Why keep the snow off? The question we’re going to answer today, is “Is it safe to leave the snow piled up on the roof of my RV?”. When we asked this question last winter, our resident expert said, “Absolutely not”. Leaving snow on the roof of your RV could cause severe roof damage. Any amount of snow beyond a couple of inches is reason for concern. Snow weighs approximately 12 lbs per square inch. With fluctuations in temperature, you may even have ice build up beneath the snow. The melting (which causes water to run into cracks, etc.) and then re-freezing (causing expansion) can wreak havoc on your RV. You could end up with leaks through your vents and seals and if it were to sit all winter, the spring time could bring you a very unpleasant surprise. The safest bet is to keep it covered, but we understand that isn’t always an option for everyone. If your RV must be exposed to the elements, it is advisable to keep the snow off as best you can by using a soft snow rake with an extendable handle
jaycocreek 02/13/21 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

I'd be more concerned about damaging the roof trying to remove the snow than any snow trapped between the roof and cover. Exactly,do you know how many vents I have replaced in the last 5 years from damage removing snow...Answer...To many...The small amount of snow on the roof when covered will cause no harm...A good cover is heavily vented and the snow will melt without causing harm..Snow that has been up there thawed then frozen again Is hard to remove making damage removing it more probable.. I shoveled mine yesterday then broomed it and there's still snow up there in hard to get areas,I wouldn't hesitate to put a cover on it now except I'm going to use the TC shortly..
jaycocreek 02/13/21 06:04am Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

Agreed,I just shoveled my TC roof today for the second time in a little over a week..If I was too put my cover on,I would do the best I could at removing the snow first then put it on..Won't hurt a thing..
jaycocreek 02/12/21 07:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Quieter alternatives for propane furnace in extreme cold

If you read the quote,it was an RV repair man that said the parts were hard if not impossible to find on the cheap Chinese version...He had nothing to sell... I'm not for or against them,I simply don't need another form of heat,my Wave heater and furnace work just fine and I live in a very cold place in the winter..
jaycocreek 02/12/21 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Quieter alternatives for propane furnace in extreme cold

My microwave screen never went blank,I don't buy cheap knock offs.. :B
jaycocreek 02/11/21 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Quieter alternatives for propane furnace in extreme cold

It's not all good.. However, the Chinese heaters tend to get a bad reputation for reliability, parts availability and, most importantly, safety. Chris Emmerson of CJE Caravan Repairs has seen a lot of dodgy products come through his workshop, but increasingly he is being asked to fix issues associated with cheap ducted diesel heaters. Chris said, “Caravan and motorhome owners are tempted to purchase these units because of the huge price difference between them and the name brand equivalents. The problem is the cheap heaters are often inferior in many ways.” They often cost less than dinner for two, but are the diesel heaters offered online hot stuff or fire risk Chris told us most of the issues he has are to do with replacing faulty parts, which he says are difficult, if not impossible, to source. “The companies that sell these cheap heaters are located overseas and often do not return emails if a warranty claim is made or if replacement parts are required, making repairs almost impossible.”
jaycocreek 02/11/21 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

What type of payload rating are you seeing for F350 SRW Lariat with the 7.3/ 4.30 gear combination? I’d like to get rid of my class C MH and get a non-slide TC. I really like what I read about the new Lance 960 or Cirrus 920 or AF865. All of these will push 3000 plus dry weight. Doable with the 7.3 SRW? The AF-865 with normal accessories weighed out right at 4400# and not muck is known about the Lance 960 other than the Lance buyers guide had it at 4000+ and I think the Cyrus is right there also but that's a guess..Ready to camp,Any of these would probably put my DRW over GVWR loaded up with what I carry and 4600# of payload.
jaycocreek 02/11/21 06:22am Truck Campers
RE: Advice to reduce truck camper sway (2018 Ram 2500)

But it's totally applicable to the OPs conundrum....I mean, 1968, 2018, basically the same! Coil springs are coil springs regardless if in 1969 or 2018,the effects on a TC and the ride are the same..I gave my opinion based on having had a truck camper on a truck with coil springs.. What Truck have you had with coil springs and a TC?
jaycocreek 02/10/21 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

There's no doubt the new 7.3 beats the old 460 but the final version of the 460 had 400 ft lbs of torque and with some minor mods,a little more than that...Not that far off in torque from the newer engines.. Following its 1983 reintroduction, the 460 received fuel injection for 1988; while remaining at 225 hp, the update significantly increased torque output; after further updates in 1992 and 1994, the final production version of the 460 produced 245 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. I'd take the new 7.3 in a heart beat..
jaycocreek 02/10/21 12:19am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Zinc is critical during break-in for a flat tappet cam. With the miles you have on yours I don't think its an issue. I've read it both ways,some say there is still enough zink in modern oil and others say no..I read for a long time on Bobs the oil guy and many claim lack of zinc was the cause of failure...I only have 91k on the old 460 and thought I would use it buying on special because us spendy...My old 390 heads went south because of non leaded fuel in the '76. Engine so it was either ad an additive which some say doesn't mix all the way or a factory blend in.. It's a racing oil in a 460,seems only natural huh.:B
jaycocreek 02/09/21 07:21pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Changed oil in my truck and trying some Valvoline VR-1 in the old warhorse with a flat tappet cam...Oil these days don't have enough zinc in them compared to when my truck was born..
jaycocreek 02/09/21 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice to reduce truck camper sway (2018 Ram 2500)

Years ago I had a Chevy 1/2 ton with coil springs and put a TC on it..I was not happy with the ride/sway so at that time they had coil spacers you put into your existing springs to take out the bounce and sway..So I put a fw of those in by wrench and still wasn't happy.. I finally added coil helper springs that mount on the axle tubing and that helped alot,so much I used them on several other rigs as the only mod for a TC...The modern version is like Sumo springs or Timbrens I guess.. Coil springs are a bad choice to haul a TC regardless if there put in the right spot..
jaycocreek 02/09/21 09:42am Truck Campers
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