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ICECO VL45 12V refrigerator/freezer review

My review of the ICECO VL45 refrigerator freezer is up on my web site with lots of pictures and initial testing. Hope you like it!
Rbertalotto 12/10/19 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Battery and Alternator

I ordered the Renogy 40A version to charge my portable battery box I just built for my Roof Top Tent....and to charge the trailer batteries when I'm pulling that unit. These DC to DC chargers are really neat...Lots more control and safety for your alternator and your batteries that a simple solenoid like we used to do. With my 2018 RAM I understand that a simple solenoid setup will confuse the computer controlled alternator but these DC to DC chargers are fine.... We shall see! You can see my Portable Battery and RTT solar here:
Rbertalotto 11/10/19 08:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Battery and Alternator

Well...Learn something new every day.....Looking at Renogy Install Manual "When selecting a location for the DCDC, make sure that the unit is as close as possible to the battery you will be charging (auxiliary battery). " I had read on a few other sites to put it close to the main battery.....Don't trust everything you read on the internet.. :-)
Rbertalotto 11/10/19 07:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Battery and Alternator

Looks like there is loads of miss information on this thread....About hooking a DC to DC directly to the Alternator....NO About mounting the DC to DC at the trailer... I don't think so Check out this excellent video of realtime testing of Renogy DC to DC
Rbertalotto 11/10/19 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Install cassette toilet, use black tank for grey water??

Yes, friends of mine dump grey through a standard garden hose with the adapter you speak of. I need to research porta potties and cassette toilets
Rbertalotto 11/06/19 02:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Install cassette toilet, use black tank for grey water??

Thanks...that is the feedback I was looking for. Now I need to decide on what cassette toilet to buy.
Rbertalotto 11/06/19 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: Install cassette toilet, use black tank for grey water??

All of those solutions would work.....but not the way I want. Dumping the grey water is never an issue as most places I stay allow grey water to be dumped on the ground or in the woods. I rarely use the camper at campgrounds. Mostly at Cowboy Action events, motorcycle events or other events. I can not mix grey and black and then dump on the ground. So I will still need to find a dump station. The cassette toilet lets me dump onto a ports potty or gas station bathroom. Convenient. And. I can use the cassette toilet on my boat and when I’m using my rooftop tent. My main concern is how well a cassette toilet works in an RV...Oder? Ease of use? Etc...
Rbertalotto 11/05/19 09:31am Tech Issues
Install cassette toilet, use black tank for grey water??

I almost never come close to filling my black tank, but I almost always fill the grey tank when boondocking. I’m thinking about replacing the toilet with a cassette unit and using the black tank for more grey water. Anyone do this? Good idea?
Rbertalotto 11/05/19 08:35am Tech Issues
RE: Attention weight police

Remember the 20+ foot fifth wheel being pulled by a VW bug with the pin on the roof?
Rbertalotto 06/06/19 02:16pm Truck Campers
Attention weight police
Rbertalotto 06/06/19 02:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Installed a Micro-Air Soft Start today

. I prob installed a good 5 or 6 different makes and brands of devices that you can buy to start your roof RV AC. Interesting. Other than simple capacitors and this soft start device, I've not seen any other Dr ice that accomplished the same thing. Can you list a fewthat you have indtalled? Thanks
Rbertalotto 04/23/19 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Installed a Micro-Air Soft Start today

There is really no "programming" just need to cycle it a few times so it learns your AC unit. No big deal.
Rbertalotto 04/23/19 10:12am Truck Campers
RE: Installed a Micro-Air Soft Start today

Did a review on this unit on my web page. Amazing device. Can’t belive they are not installed on ac units from the factory. If you order direct and tell them you are a member of some RV forum they will offer a discount. I got 20% off for saying I belong to a Forest River Accociation.
Rbertalotto 04/22/19 04:12am Truck Campers
RE: Strange Ram 2500 Vibration

If NOT in tow/ haul mode the transmission will shift into 6th gear and the cylinder deactivation will be in play. When four cylinders are deactivated there is a slight rumble. In tow haul, my truck( identical to yours) never goes into ECO mode and no vibration. If you manually set the top gear to 6th, it will not go into cylinder deactivation. I asked my dealer if this cylinder deactivation feature could be can do. Also, I wish when you have a trailer attached, the truck would stay in tow haul. Can’t tell you how many times on my 9200 mile trip I forgot to select TH. And I’m pulling a 7000 trailer.....
Rbertalotto 04/22/19 04:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2007 HR Imperial 43DSQ parked in '09 and not started-moved an old Mustang if you want something to rescue. Some of these Motorhome need “rescuing” as soon as you drive off the lot. Never mind sitting outside for 10 years. No way would I get involved.
Rbertalotto 04/22/19 04:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV in a RV...STREAMING...Part 1

If you are throttled, you can reboot your hotspot ( router) and find a less congested channel. In two years, all over the country, I've never been throttled to a point where I couldn't watch TV. And that is using 700 to 900 Gig a month.
Rbertalotto 04/03/19 11:03am Technology Corner
RE: TV in a RV...STREAMING...Part 1

Fj12’re excused
Rbertalotto 04/02/19 06:52am Technology Corner
RE: TV in a RV...STREAMING...Part 1

Hate to be the bearer of bad news...but satellite TV IS going away. The infrastructure of millions of small satellite dishes and aging satellites is unsustainable. The need for millions of bucket trucks for cable and satellite systems maintenance is unsupportable. I spent over 30 years in the cellular and broadcast video distribution business. Retired a year ago February. I retired because of the extreme rapid advance in streaming content technology that I simply couldn't (didn't want to) keep up with. This is all happening a light speed! I had a meeting with Charlie Ergen who is founder/chairman of DISH a couple years ago and he predicted that video entertainment transmission had to come down to around $55 a month or folks would simply start installing OTA antennas. And as we know, CORD CUTTING is a huge issue for cable and satellite companies. Do you think T-Mobile spent $8 billion to improve its system with 600MHz technology simply so you could talk to grandma with better clarity? No, they spent that money so they could stream 4K video to thousands of subscribers from one cell over longer distances. Do you think AT&T is spending billions on 5G and the installation of a few million "Mini Cells" that sit on top of telephone poles so they can take the burden off of existing cell towers? No, they want to stream DirecTV NOW and other services with much better reliability and quality. And they paid $67.1 BILLION for DirecTV just so they would have content to stream....NOT TO SATELLITE DISHES! Do you think the purchase price Verizon is going to have to pay to acquire DISH so they can have content will set all records for an acquisition.....This ought to be good! We are already seeing the end of analog satellites. The only analog bird remaining is out of fuel. One more orbit correction (if it even has enough fuel for one more) and its over. My previous company was scrambling to replace analog headends in hotels, casinos, assisted living facilities, etc to stay ahead of this big problem. There were over 200,000 facilities that need to be converted to digital.....and every single one of them gets set up for the future of streaming content. When I started in the industry, a cell tower could only handle 832 calls at once. One of my last projects was a huge NFL football stadium where a system was installed where 120,000 people could all be sending and receiving YouTube or Facebook or other videos at once! Amazing... My previous company was a world leader in digital video over cable.....within three years they totally switched over to Video over IP......All because of extreme high quality video requirements that required streaming. Just wanted to help set the record straight. We live in VERY interesting times when it comes to watching TV!
Rbertalotto 04/02/19 04:40am Technology Corner
RE: TV in a RV...STREAMING...Part 1
Rbertalotto 04/01/19 02:34pm Technology Corner
RE: TV in a RV...STREAMING...Part 1

So streaming from a phone, not anything really new then. Glad it works for you. Streaming HD from a phone is relatively new. But the big news is the content and the affordable data.... Yes, you need a good signal to stream with out lots of buffering. 5g, 600Mhz and more cell availability via micro towers and low orbit satellites will resolve these issues for those that won't or can't improve their signal with better antennas or boosters.
Rbertalotto 04/01/19 02:32pm Technology Corner
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