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RE: LiFePO4 Converter Change?

Can anyone cut through it and keep it simple? Sure. This one: Remove old, replace with new. Plug and play. 14.4 volts max charge. You're done.
bighatnohorse 03/14/23 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: Lithium Battery heater

Get yourself a wireless Thermometer with remote sensors from Amazon, place one sensor on the battery… 3 tons Do that. And insulate the exterior battery compartment door. If possible, leave interior cabinet door(s) open so that cabin air can circulate into basement area. You may not need a battery warmer unless you plan to camp in extreme low temperatures and charge battery in those conditions.
bighatnohorse 02/28/23 07:09am Tech Issues
RE: Kitchen stove fan "flap".

The plastic hinge pin is what broke on mine. I fixed it by purchasing a 1/8-inch diameter carbon fiber rod from a hobby store. I epoxied the rod to the length of the flapper edge in such a way that it replaced the hinge pin. The flapper never came off after that.
bighatnohorse 02/24/23 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

. But it feels like we’re over your head, OP, and you’ve checked out. It's more likely that he/she turned off DC power to the fridge which fixed the problem. (And that's assuming that the batteries weren't damaged from being drained.)
bighatnohorse 01/25/23 07:13am Truck Campers
RE: Effect of no absorption on LiFePo4?

Ralph, Quite the opposite. LiFePo4 do not want to be charged to 100%. They do want to be balanced charged once per month. Isn't a "balance charge" a 100% charge? As I recall, it is said that over time, individual component batteries can develop slightly different voltages. Thus, charging the entire battery to a full charge and holding it at full charge for a period of time will equalize the individual component batteries. Can you clarify?
bighatnohorse 01/22/23 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

Either you're leaving your refrigerator set for DC power (powered by battery) or you have a bad battery. Or both by now.
bighatnohorse 01/21/23 06:42am Truck Campers
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

Check the date on the batteries. Replace them anyway.
bighatnohorse 01/20/23 06:20am Truck Campers
RE: Crack in plastic shower wall Lance 1172

Check the basement area under the shower. My 2014 1181 had shims under the shower pan that had fallen out. I caught that defect before it became a bigger problem.
bighatnohorse 01/18/23 07:57am Truck Campers

No. I'm now a rain bird. Sold the wet house and moved to a dry house.
bighatnohorse 01/13/23 07:15am Snowbirds
RE: cheap solar panels Extremely low trust rating.
bighatnohorse 01/08/23 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

1)The owner has a Facebook page and made a comment about selling the truck camper and that he also owns a 5th wheel. This raises the unanswered question about how the truck was outfitted and used. Does the owner own two trucks? Does the truck also have a 5th wheel connection? 2) If you've driven in Mexico then you know that the topes (speed bumps) are everywhere. The shadow of a tree can hide a tope. If one were to hit a tope with a big camper on it could damage the frame and more. Again, it's an unanswered question (though comprehensive insurance should cover such an event).
bighatnohorse 12/30/22 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 650 - Anyone try upgrading battery capacity?

You should check the Lance Owners of America forum. They have tons of Lance modifications.
bighatnohorse 10/29/22 07:36am Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

If you have a Costco membership then I would recommend simply going there and buying what fits your budget. In my experience, they have replaced their batteries at no charge or pro-rating if one of their batteries goes bad.
bighatnohorse 10/08/22 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

It appears that the Aventa requires 230 volt 50 cycle. It maybe for European RVs. The RecPro model i looked at is 120 volts but draws 14 amps. And the RecPro specs state the db at 59 - about the same as a Honda 2000 generator. The "standard" truck camper AC such as the one on my Arctic Fox draws 8 amps. You'd pretty much need a 50 amp hookup if you're running a larger RV.
bighatnohorse 09/13/22 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 onboard batteries

The first check I would make is a voltage check at the batteries with both the solar and the truck disconnected. (Hopefully, you have an on/off switch to the solar panels.) Then start the truck and wait for about a minute before checking the battery voltage again. The voltmeter should now be reading a higher voltage charge from the truck. Are you getting a charge from the truck?
bighatnohorse 09/06/22 07:34am Truck Campers
RE: Water heater temperature

I leave the water heater off, only turning it on 18-20 minutes before taking a shower. That gets the hot water to a temp I can use without cold water. It may take a few tries to figure out how long to leave it on. Saves a lot of water. Is that using GAS or ELECTRIC? When using gas to heat the water, I figure about 12 minutes to reach comfortable hot shower water. Electric seems to take a little more time.
bighatnohorse 08/19/22 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: Dealer/website for Lance Truck Camper parts

Lance used to have their own parts department. You need your model, year and serial number before you call them. 661.949.3322 EXT-520 OR email [email protected]
bighatnohorse 08/17/22 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Patagonia

No advice regarding driving but for clothing, light weight and wind resistant are best. Lots of wind in that area. That's one part of the world that I would elect to revisit. It's like Alaska on steroids.
bighatnohorse 08/10/22 08:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Let's talk Dana 80 axle temps

Yes. The Dana 80 is de-rated by Ford to match the tire load capacity. The Dana 80 is rated for 11,000 pounds by it's manufacturer.
bighatnohorse 07/23/22 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Los Algodones Mexico

Don't be shocked by all the happy street greeters along the sidewalks that encourage one to use their dentist or shop. (It's kind of off-putting to non-travelers.) We've never had a problem there but we always carry Cipro - provided by out local primary care doc - for world travel.
bighatnohorse 07/01/22 07:58am Snowbirds
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