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RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

Look at Victron Energy Orion DC to DC chargers. Depending on how many amps your alternator puts out, they likely have one that will work.
SoonDockin 11/11/22 07:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2018 Wolf Creek 850 wiring diagram

Possible things House 12v breaker panel Solar Generator Start battery charge from 110v charger
SoonDockin 11/08/22 08:59am Truck Campers
RE: Low pressure at RV shower head. What is this?

I've had that conversation with everyone who camps with me. Its there so you don't drain your fresh water and fill your grey tank. Ours has a push button shut off on the head. In my previous RV I removed it and while it was nice to get more water in the stream, I had to empty the grey tank way more often. It also had a shut off. Not an issue at a RV park or home, but when boon docking it was a big detriment.
SoonDockin 10/29/22 09:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2023 Ford 40k towing, 500hp, 1200tq

Might be true but the F450 is only available with the Diesel, so if it is an error, they should change it soon! I went on Fords site and after verifying the F450 does raise the price by $12495 when checking HO started a chat with them. They should have the issue resolved soon.
SoonDockin 10/27/22 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Ford 40k towing, 500hp, 1200tq

You know that extra power will cost you a ton. Saw a 12k price add on for picking the HO Diesel. That's over the standard diesel when I configured a F450. Hard to pick it just for bragging.
SoonDockin 10/27/22 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

Interesting, I know a different animal but my 3500 RAM DRW steering is rock solid. Maybe look into Thuren alignment specs. I know they have it right for the 3500 at near zero toe. Thanks, I will see if I can find a reliable truck alignment place and have them set it that way. I sure hope it is better after that.
SoonDockin 10/26/22 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

If I was offered $80k US for my ‘22 F350 Platinum I’m not sure what I’d do. The way it looks it might be getting close to 2024 before I see a ‘23 in my driveway. I think I’d have to pass on that offer. I sold my 2019 F450 for $82k at a ford dealer recently. I really wanted an F550 but with the trim options being limited to level 1 lariat, I deciced to grab a new Ram 5500 Laramie. My only regret is the steering is a lot looser than my rock solid F450. I think the adaptive steering had a lot to do with that. Other than requiring more steering input, its comfortable and powerful. I might take it in and have it aligned. I took it to two ram dealers and neither would put it on an alignment machine saying it was too big for their equipment. One is a fleet dealer. Don't be surprised if I swap it for a 2024 F550 if they start offering upper trims.
SoonDockin 10/23/22 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dumb question

I have 400 amps of 12 battery. At full charge I can run my AC and also have the microwave on for 5 min runs. We get about 2-3 hrs depending on the outside temp. I leave my AC on while driving. Anything short of 100+ temps, I can go all day with 200watts of solar and 30 amps from my truck.
SoonDockin 10/16/22 08:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Interstate 59

It seems to vary from state to state. Some states seem to spend more on roads than others. Easy to tell especially on non interstate highways as you cross state line from a bumpy road to a nice well laid road in the next state.
SoonDockin 10/16/22 08:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Electrical

If both sides of the 30 amp dual are linked (aka both must go on or off together) then its a 240v circuit. If the sides can be flipped independently then its a likely a space saving dual single pole breaker intended for 120v circuits.
SoonDockin 10/15/22 08:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical

I am no expert and never had a 50 amp RV, that being said, I can't imagine why it's not working. If you have an amp clamp or a friend with one, see how much current is being pulled through that 30 amp plug. It might be your pulling more than 30 amps, or the service is not up to spec.
SoonDockin 10/15/22 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: 2000 Bigfoot Camper 25C10.6B fit on dually longbed?

It may work on your 1999 pickup. Not sure when the taller cab to bed distance increased.
SoonDockin 10/13/22 08:16pm Truck Campers
RE: GM vs Ford tow off. Who will win on the Ike?

Its all in the battery size. We need battery technology to make a giant leap where we can fit two to many times the energy in the same space.
SoonDockin 10/12/22 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

Well our cooling unit has failed, pretty sure no cooling on gas or electric. Noticed some dreaded yellow powder and a slight smell of ammonia. So now looking at the JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit. I have the room for it, and it seems like it should work better then the absorption unit. Are there any members that have real world experience with one of there units? Our refer is a Dometic RM2862, the replacement unit runs $785, install is $0.00 as I will do myself. We replaced the cooling unit 8/3/2018, so got just over four years out of a new unit. A new absorption unit runs $740, and a rebuilt is $450. That puts the cost on par with absorption unit. We full Time and mostly park host, so almost always have power, we have two Interstate SRM-27 batteries in parallel, if without power. Last fall I drove to Shipshewana and had them swap my norcold NX8. It took them 1.5 hrs from start to finish. I rooled in at 8am and was on the road for home by 10:00. No regrets. They did a stellar job and I could not see any sign they had been in my camper. They did the swap on the floor of my unit.
SoonDockin 10/09/22 06:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2023 Ram Reveal

My first ever Ram pickup is my 2022. I was disappointed with the mirrors after having Ford's nice design. Not the end of the world but I always thought the ram mirrors were dorky looking when in the wide setting. This change is a big improvement.
SoonDockin 10/08/22 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bedding Brakes

Only thing I bothered to bed brakes for was my track car. Its necessary for that, but for everything else I drive on the roads, I just swap and go. Thats me. Not best practice.
SoonDockin 10/07/22 01:52pm Tech Issues
RE: We've come full circle back to a "C"

We had a 26ft Solera C for 4 years. It was nice and got lots of use. The people we sold it to in 2018 still travel all over in it and love it. We only opted to go truck camper because of the cab noise while traveling at speed. So far we are not regretting it except when traveling and we need to use the bathroom and the weather is bad. We still look at small C campers every time near a dealer. Never know when we might move back.
SoonDockin 10/05/22 11:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Streaming with an iPhone

I have used the lightning to HDMI adapter for years. Works nice with my otherwise not smart TV in my RV.
SoonDockin 10/04/22 02:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

Personally I think the HO option is for bragging rights and not needed unless your towing 30k up 10% grades all the time.
SoonDockin 10/04/22 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

I installed one of the Wacko products and it makes a big difference. Check out Wackoproducts.com. And, no, i don't work for them and would not benefit from a purchase. Tell me more!! How much does it quiet the unit. I looked and apparently its only for ducted units. :(
SoonDockin 09/13/22 09:52am Truck Campers
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