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RE: Newbie boondockers left a mess in Eastern Sierra

Perhaps there really was a large mess to clean up, but I didn't see any pictures of said mess. I am all for responsibility, but the government is partly to blame here if there is any truth to this article (which I doubt), by closing all of the campgrounds and related facilities. This article smells. So before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, I am for a clean environment and leave no trace, but there is too much mis-information and propaganda out there for me to just read some article and take it as the gospel.
Grodyman 03/03/21 08:25am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Stand Alone Charger

So my rv batteries are (2) group 24 at 75ah each for 150ah capacity. Am I to understand that the maximum rate of charge for should be no more than 10% or 15 amps? The Schumacher SC1281 has a 30 amp setting, is that too much? Should I get something in the 15 amp range? Gman
Grodyman 02/24/21 03:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Stand Alone Charger

I want to charge rv batteries off generator very fast, also use it to charge two marine batteries in a boat as well as automotive and lawn tractor batteries. Someone stole my 2/10/100 amp dumb charger. Gman Doesn't work that way. You can't just FORCE a battery to charge "quicker" by using a higher amperage charger. There is a electro-chemical process when charging and discharging and batteries will only take so much charge in without damage or other possible hazards like overheating or exploding. HERE is some information to get you started on charging. There are lots of material out there that you might find helpful if you search for charging fla batteries.. Many of those 2/10/100A chargers attempt to force charging up to a certain point by boosting the output voltage and in the case of the 100A setting that is for STARTING surge, not for charging. If you have been using portable chargers in an attempt to recharge your batteries "fast" that is why you are "disappointed" with them, no commercial made charger will do what you seek.. While one could "build" their own charger to force a higher acceptance rate, there is a fine line that is easy to cross that has the potential to blow your battery up and or kill you in the process. I would not recommend a DIY approach.. Batteries take time to charge, the more you take out of them the longer it will take to recharge, it is a fact of life. Well, lets just say faster than the WFCO converter. I purchased a Schumacher SC1281 and it seems to work ok, am trying to decide if I want to keep it or go in another direction. I don't want to modify the WFCO in case I sell the trailer.
Grodyman 02/24/21 03:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Stand Alone Charger

I want to charge rv batteries off generator very fast, also use it to charge two marine batteries in a boat as well as automotive and lawn tractor batteries. Someone stole my 2/10/100 amp dumb charger. Gman
Grodyman 02/24/21 02:58pm Tech Issues
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
Grodyman 02/24/21 07:18am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Extension Cords

I almost exclusively use a 20 amp rated cord (12 awg minimum, 10 awg if you can find one), but I would not run two major electric appliances at the same time. Don't run the microwave and the a/c or an electric heater simultaneously, or the water heater on electric etc. I usually dry camp and plug into the Honda to charge or run the micro for a few minutes. In extreme temperatures where you need a/c or electric heat stick with the 30 amp cord. Gman
Grodyman 02/21/21 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2021 F150 Raptor Reveal

Lame video. The takeaway for me is that nobody really needs this truck, if the only thing they can come up with is a nature-fest fast and furious just to have a cup of coffee. But thanks.
Grodyman 02/07/21 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Problem matter how much the United State cuts back on emissions, the biggest polluters are Russia, China ,India and they wont stop. So our sacrifice will not do much at all. Nope. By Capita, which is the only fair way to do it, The US, Australia and Canada are the pigs of the planet. I think Austrailia has moved into "the lead" now. How many trees died to bring us this chart??
Grodyman 02/03/21 08:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Behold! to solar project monster!!!

I just looked at the pictures
Grodyman 12/18/20 09:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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