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RE: 1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

Thanks for the additional info. I'll post a pic of my solution in a couple of weeks. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 01/27/23 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: 1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

Option B go to a machine shop and have them make one for you. That's what I'm going to do. I found I can buy a 1" pipe "cap" in stainless or brass. Since my old hands are too shaky to DIY, I'll take it to a local machine shop to drill/thread the 3/8 hole. Thanks to both for the input. Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 01/26/23 01:23pm Tech Issues
1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

I want to mount my cell booster antenna to a rotating mount on my ladder. The antenna has spring at the end with a male 3/8 x 24 thread. The antenna mount has a male 1" x 14 thread. I've browsed the web some for a female-to-female adapter that would solve my problem, but no luck. Maybe there is someone here with more mechanical knowledge than me that has a suggestion? :) Thanks, Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 01/26/23 11:49am Tech Issues
RE: Effect of no absorption on LiFePo4?

Thank for the info. Glad to know I'm damaging my battery. :) Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 01/21/23 07:03pm Tech Issues
Effect of no absorption on LiFePo4?

I bought a low end 100Ah LiFePo4 a couple of years ago. The manufacturer only listed charge and float voltages on their spec sheet. Later I asked them about absorption and they told me 14.4v. They also said it wasn't on the spec sheet because "it's not that frequently ask by our customer". :) I never got around to setting my solar controller for absorption. For 2 summers of extended summer travel the battery has performed very well and is only charged by my 225w solar system. So what is the effect on the battery to not have absorption? Thanks, Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 01/21/23 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I really like my Victron 75/15, especially all the bluetooth info! Be sure and write down the PUK number on the back, in case you need to reset the PIN in the phone app.
Ramblin' Ralph 12/28/22 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Refinished our 2001 lance 845

Looks great!! I have the same year and model. Still looks pretty good, but not near as good as your refurbed one. :) Have fun camping this summer.
Ramblin' Ralph 12/25/22 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Took the camper off my truck so I could get some truck maintenance items done in preparation for Ramblin' 2023 starting in June!
Ramblin' Ralph 12/17/22 09:10am Truck Campers
RE: Lithium for dummies: need advice in simple terms

Third, it is true that most of my charging is from my solar panel (120 watts). Most of our snow camping tends to be in Utah and the Sierra, so we usually get lots of sun. But assuming that I go with lithium batteries, I will want to make sure that the software in the battery prevents charging when it is below 32 degrees. My Victron MPPT solar controller will stop charging if the battery is below a configured voltage. A $30 battery temperature sensor is required to do this. My switch to a single 100 Ah LifePO4 has worked out great. With my 225w of solar, I have NEVER charged it up with anything but solar in 2 extended summers of ramblin'. Also, my old body can lift it. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 12/07/22 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Mounting cell antenna on a spring?

Thanks for the input. I'd like to be able to lower it when traveling, but I'm an old geezer and goosey about climbing even part way up the ladder to do it. Also, per this post, I don't always remember to lower it. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 12/05/22 08:47am Tech Issues
RE: Trip report: Four weeks in the Northwest

Great photos!! :)
Ramblin' Ralph 12/03/22 09:15am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Mounting cell antenna on a spring?

I mounted a Weboost cell booster antenna on my truck camper. Didn't see any spring in the kit, so I used a rotating mount to lower it when traveling (see below for photo). Forgot to lower it when leaving a boondocking spot and the antenna hit a tree and broke off the mount. I later found the spring. My question is if I use the spring to mount the antenna in an "always vertical" position, will the spring (probably) stop any antenna damage due to hitting trees, etc? https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/miscphotos/InstalledUp.jpeg width=800 Thanks, Ralph
Ramblin' Ralph 12/02/22 11:29am Tech Issues
RE: Chumming For Photo Contest Votes

JW2: Many thanks for the vote! Even more thanks for the thumbs up on my website! Glad it's helpful to you. Safe travels!
Ramblin' Ralph 10/26/22 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Chumming For Photo Contest Votes

Many thanks for the votes, folks. I'll let you know the results next week. Buzzcut1: I've usually stayed on the West side, but BLM put a stop to that. Got there on a Thur and found a great site on the E side.
Ramblin' Ralph 10/22/22 11:45am Truck Campers
Chumming For Photo Contest Votes

Fellow TCers: I'm chumming for votes for my 2 photos in the annual Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest. My 2 photos (#215 and #216) are shown below. This first round of voting is for the top 24. Voting ends Wednesday, October 26th at 11:59pm PST. The 13 final winners will be determined by a 2nd vote after the results of this vote. If you think my pics are worthy, I'd appreciate a vote for one or both. :) See all 442 entries and vote HERE. https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos8/RVSept22_182.JPG ENTRY #215 https://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/photos8/RVSept22_127.JPG ENTRY #216 Many thanks,
Ramblin' Ralph 10/21/22 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Sold Truck and Camper

The meaning of "close" is still TBD. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 09/22/22 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Sold Truck and Camper

Fifty years is a good run. I'm feeling like I'm close to retiring from the RV life, too. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 09/21/22 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: got a new camper

I feel so inferior. I only have one and it's not even working now. :)
Ramblin' Ralph 09/21/22 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: got a new camper

Wow, nice rig!! Maybe I'll get to check it out at Hope Valley sometime. :) Enjoy it!
Ramblin' Ralph 09/05/22 08:26am Truck Campers
Changes to Visible Cell Plan

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Ramblin' Ralph 08/28/22 11:04am Tech Issues
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