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RE: Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

We upgraded to a Atwood AirCommand and it is so much quieter than the Dometic that came with the trailer. It also is more electrically efficient and seems to throw the air much further. From what I understand Dometic now owns Atwood…
3 tons 09/18/22 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Topic moved from Tech Issues to General RVing Issues as this is not addressing a problem related topic. Tech issues is to for "Discussions relating to your rig, running gear, generators, refrigerators and other rig related electrical/mechanical problems." Rather than a mere ‘boiler plate type disclaimer’ (skirting the issue…) Mod should be intellectually honest and state what guys who hang out here all get, that this is a ‘change’ of policy - at least then we might understand… 3 tons -
3 tons 09/16/22 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Lithium moved to ‘General RV’ing’… Why so??…Based on the long history and breadth of discourse that’s past occurred on this very topic, why so?? 3 tons Maybe he moved it because this thread reads more like a court stenographer's transcript of a game of checkers over a pickle barrel than a serious conversation about tech issues. I'm moving it from General RV'ing to Around the Campfire where checker games and pickle barrels are more appropriate. Let's see if Moderator moves it too. :B Absolutely ridiculous, and to what end??…How many times in the past have discussions like this very one been the absolute norm??… 3 tons
3 tons 09/15/22 09:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Lithium moved to ‘General RV’ing’… Why so??…Based on the long history and breadth of discourse that’s past occurred on this very topic, why so?? 3 tons
3 tons 09/15/22 09:30am Tech Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

I miss a good spirited debate about LFP. I hear they start airplanes on fire and phones burst into flames. ;) Yep, I too can recall that the mythologies sure seemed to run rather deep!! 3 tons I haven't seen BFL13 post in awhile. I hope all is well. Me too, I know he went the SiO2 route and regardless of one’s battery choice, no doubt he’s a pretty savvy fella :)…I have to admit that straying away from a lead-acid type battery (and into uncharted battery territory - ??) was a bit risky, but thankfully it’s worked out very well for my purposes… 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/22 08:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

I miss a good spirited debate about LFP. I hear they start airplanes on fire and phones burst into flames. ;) Yep, I too can recall that the mythologies sure seemed to run rather deep!! 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/22 06:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

@3tons, good pot stirring thread…. Well to the contrary Sir, your complement is undeserved….It was just a sudden observation, I merely articulated what’s now become obvious… Recall, the same thing happened in the 50’s with dishwashers, etc (a rejection precedes acceptance thingy…)…I just have a keen interest in history and observant of many historical trends… 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/22 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

I use lithium ion batteries in my electric tools, other than that, I don’t own any lithium batteries. I suspect the vast majority of people are like me. If that constitutes acceptance than I guess you have a point; although I’m befuddled as to why you felt the need to make it. Possibly you was only referring to “acceptance” by the solar/off grid battery RVers - which is a vast minority of the population? Yep, this is why I specified the RV chemical formula referred to as ‘LiFePo4’…FWIW, there exist (via expansive search…), literally tons of past debate on this, both pro (from those sharing actual experience) and con…However (FWIW), I seriously doubt your assumption of “a vast minority of the population”…But admittedly JMO 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/22 12:33pm Tech Issues
Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

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3 tons 09/14/22 10:34am Around the Campfire
Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

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3 tons 09/14/22 10:34am General RVing Issues
Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

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3 tons 09/14/22 10:34am Tech Issues
Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Now that a bit more time has passed, it seems that the former uber fervent ‘anti-Lithium camp’ has quietly gone dark (R.I.P.)… I take little comfort in this, except to say that the near continuous stream of unsubstantiated claims (mostly keyboard quackery) has expired, and without even a whimper…One might now rightfully conclude that Lithium (more specifically, LiFePo4) has apparently crossed the naysayer’s and market acceptance threshold :) JMHO only… 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/22 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: New Superduty gas engine for 2023.

Ford gassers are fine, but in typical turbo fashion, turbos are destined to be a money maker for the Ford garage…For ‘Real power’ the entire world will continue to require a diesel power-plant rather than the illusion of a turbo as a band-aid substitute- JMO 3 tons Odd it's almost impossible to find a non-turbo diesel in the modern world. Apparently, the garages are very happy with this? I think you are stuck in the world of 30-50yrs ago when people would bolt a turbo onto a gas engine never designed for a turbo and bad things would happen. No, it's pretty straight forward to turbo charge an engine reliably if it was built for turbo from the ground up. The issue here is marketing. A $2k upcharge for a gas engine that put out the same power as the $10k upcharge for the diesel engine doesn't make a lot of sense. But this assumes that adding a turbo (per your claim…) to a gasser will put out the same power as a diesel (huh? - seriously!!), and that gasser turbos are every bit as robust as are turbos on diesels (or maybe even as reliable as naturally aspirated gassers?)…Maybe this is true (I donno?), but if so, suggest that Detroit has overcome their shoddy ‘beta offerings’ rich past? This would be a welcome change indeed, but most definitely wasn’t the case on my last new truck purchase in 2016… 3 tons
3 tons 09/12/22 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: New Superduty gas engine for 2023.

Ford gassers are fine, but in typical turbo fashion, turbos are destined to be a money maker for the Ford garage…For ‘Real power’ the entire world will continue to require a diesel power-plant rather than the illusion of a turbo as a band-aid substitute- JMO 3 tons
3 tons 09/11/22 05:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Somewhat wacko battery/solar question

Well, lets assume your two batteries total about 200a/hrs, with a lower available limit of say a 50% depth of discharge…And since with 200w of solar, your batteries are typically topped off by 10:00am, let’s then assume that at about 75’ish % average PV efficiency you recovered maybe 15a/hrs from sunrise to 1000, which would hypothetically suggest a morning awakening SOC low of about 85% - If my guess is close (??) I’d call that fairly high!! FWIW, with my former two Golf Cart 6v, I had no problem running a 1300+w Keurig coffee maker repeatedly (typically about a 2 min brew per cup), using a 1800w inverter, but not so with a 1500w microwave, because microwave’s are heavily ‘reactive’ loads (coffee makers are resistive)…So, I swapped out the power sucking 1500w Microwave for a far more ‘RV practical 850w Panasonic model’ which actually works out just perfectly! Eventually I switched to a *better 2k watt pure-sine pass-thru (shore power) inverter-charger and using the same GC batteries could even run the 11kbtu Coleman air conditioner for short periods (compressor cycling, concurrent with solar), so with a coffee maker you should have no problemo! To prevent nagging battery-to-inverter voltage sags (and inverter alarms - ugg…) its best to use robust sized battery cables - mine are heavy 0004 ought… Also, beyond the all the marketing hype behind inverter ‘advertised watt ratings’ you’ll also want to know the inverter’s surge rating and the duration of surge condition…Know that not all inverter’s of the same wattage rating will handle a reactive load in quite the same way - Models that don’t spec these additional two stats should not be considered - JMHO… *4500w surge or 5 sec FWIW, I’ve since ditched the GC batteries in favor of Lithium, which offer very little voltage sag along with a uber deep depth of discharge (DOD)… Hope this Helps :) 3 tons
3 tons 09/09/22 08:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Removal (advice/ideas)

Ditch the old panels… 3 tons
3 tons 09/06/22 04:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2023 TCA Rally

Just signed up for this year. Heading that way November 1st. Had a fantastic time last year which was your first ralley. Looking forward to riding the TW200 in the Desert again. Be cool to put together a dessert ride. Enjoyed the trip to Parker to visit the desert bar Me too…Desert ride topic maybe on the other forum?
3 tons 09/06/22 12:30pm Truck Campers
RE: What causes your Battery to boil?

Where’s Mex??… Kinda miss him, I hope he’s ok…:R 3 tons
3 tons 09/05/22 07:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel system fires

I've had panel failures from the thin connnecting strips under the glass. They turn brown then burn out. Gets hot up there, which is why I would never put a flexible panel directly on my roof. That is very useful info for new RVers to know. Thanks X 2, I’ll now be checking my 8 Rv panels… 3 tons, with few opinions…
3 tons 09/05/22 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: charging an EV at a campground

Real world experience from a former campground owner and not a lot of hot air blown out of an Rvnet resident experts arse? That's a refreshing breeze.Yes and the real world experience does not describe any actual electrical issues. Like chasing the boogie man at 2am. Still should respect the owners demand and go somewhere else next time.EV charging at 240 volts continuously draw approximately 32 amps. Typical RV loops are seven 50 amp pedestals with a 200 amp main. They are designed and constructed under the demand factors for RV usage set out by the National Electrical Code(NEC). Two EVs charging on a loop consume more than 30% of the available power before an RV draws a single amp. It is not a boogie man it is a physics and mathematical fact. Of course we don’t have reams of real world experiences with mains overloading because we could do our research and add. In the real world 2 plus 2 still equals 4 and using 30% of a power circuit’s available power will materially effect the ability of that circuit to supply additional power to the other items on that circuit. The purpose and mission of our parks was to provide the necessary services for the RV. Not the incidental items or vehicles they might bring with them. EV charging, in our opinion ( the only opinion that mattered) was EV charging could compromise that mission. Thanks for pointing out that ‘Facts Matter’ adding to what some might think should be merely intuitive…Call me late to the party :Z, (lol-!!), but I’m now starting to see through the Grift :S ($$)… 3 tons
3 tons 09/04/22 11:25am General RVing Issues
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