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RE: Lithium and DC-DC Charger?

I like to think that I belong to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of RV tech. That makes me wonder what your issue really is. Have your power needs changed? If no, you might just consider putting in new batteries of the same type you have. If existing batteries are not AGM maybe upgrade to those if their physical size allows them to fit where the old batteries are now. Maybe you just want a project? OK. That beats COVID boredom. Wanting to try the newest trend? OK. No shame in that. Want to add charging from the engine? My 2006 GM truck has an isolator under the hood to keep the coach batteries from drawing down on the engine battery when the engine is off. The engine alternator (heavy duty) and shore power are my only two choices of power for charging the coach batteries. I rarely have shore power and the engine has done the job just fine since 2006. Yes, the Tiger is not a TC and is not demountable like your Lance, but there is undoubtedly a way to hook an isolator (I think they may be called separators now) into your system. Happy trails whichever path you choose!
Tiger4x4RV 01/08/21 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: 2005 Sixpac D850 tech questions?

I once visited the SixPac factory and considered buying an 850. Still have this handout. Maybe it will help you? If not, I think they were bought out by Four Wheel Campers and maybe some old-timers at FWC can help you.
Tiger4x4RV 01/05/21 04:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Small Class C on Truck Chassis?

My vote is for the Tiger as long as you and your family and your stuff can fit in/on one. Currently built on F350/3500HD chassis. All the good things about a truck (easy to find parts & service, comfortable to drive) plus you've got your small house right there. I have been a happy Tiger owner since 2006. Sold only from the factory in South Carolina. Used ones are scarce and they usually sell very quickly; demand keeps prices of used ones high. Look for used Tigers on Craigslist or join the Facebook "Tiger Motorhome Owners" group. Once in a while the factory will have a nearly new Tiger on their Inventory page. Pretty much no two Tigers are exactly alike. Options can be chosen or deleted at the factory and many owners add a lot of stuff later. Purchasing example: I bought my Tiger CX new in 2006. Ordered the truck options I wanted (8.1 L gas engine, 4x4, LT trim, 6-disc CD player (hey, it was 2006), etc.) and deleted stuff I did not need or want (TV, microwave, air conditioning, generator, etc.). Note that I had already driven a small 4x4 class C for 15 years, so I knew what I liked. All of the purchase process was carried out by phone, internet, and snail mail. I had the finished Tiger delivered to my home in Southern California, which cost less than having me fly one way to SC and drive the Tiger back home. Times have changed, trucks have changed, factory ownership has changed, but as far as I know the purchase process can still occur this way.
Tiger4x4RV 12/31/20 10:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR: Kings Canyon/Sequoia

Thanks for sharing! It is good to see that you both are still going "out there" and also that there are so many undamaged sequoias left after the fires.
Tiger4x4RV 12/02/20 11:47am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: questions about rental RV

Before you do this trip, you might try to get hold of my favorite RV movie ever, "Rolling Family." video trailer
Tiger4x4RV 11/11/20 10:36am Beginning RVing
RE: I Went Camping With Five Girls!

Great trip report! This reminds me of the Good Old Days of Truck Camper Forum trip reports:
Tiger4x4RV 10/20/20 11:14am Truck Campers
RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

Lots of good ideas here. I'll add mine: blue painters tape. BTW, my 1989 Dometic had a good dependable latch. My 2006 Dometic does not.
Tiger4x4RV 10/13/20 12:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Reasonably Priced Portable Compressor Fridge

A review of this same frig popped up on one of my favorite YouTube channels this morning. Here is the link: I like this reviewer because his explanations are clear and not too technical. He discloses that he was given the frig to try out, but notes a couple of times that he has nothing to gain or lose if you decide to buy or not buy it. He has only had an ice cooler before. He demonstrates setting up the frig, shows a real bag of groceries going into it, times the cooling, shows how much current it uses (from his vehicle's 12V plug while on the road and from the 12V plug on his Jackery power supply when parked. In the text which goes with the video, there is an Amazon link and a code for a $40 discount which is good until October 26, 2020. My own disclosure: I have owned and used a portable frig (another brand, similar size and functions)for several years to supplement the old and iffy 3-way in my RV. It is a game-changer for camping!
Tiger4x4RV 10/09/20 12:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Overland Build Idea

You could just get a Tiger. 4x4 pickup chassis, back of cab cut off, coach mounted onto chassis. Cutting off the cab back makes it a class C with pass-through between cab and coach. Built to order at the factory. New ones are pricey and used ones are scarce. I always say there is no perfect RV, but the 2006 Tiger CX which I bought new is by far the closest thing to a perfect RV for me.
Tiger4x4RV 09/21/20 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: No power to headlights

My first RV was on a 1983 Toyota chassis. When it was about 20 years old, both headlights and all flashers and the horn all quit at once. Wiring diagram showed that the headlights were fused separately. ??? It turned out that a relay inside the steering column was causing the problem. It was still drivable (not legally), so I waited for daylight and drove it 150 miles to home and my regular mechanic.
Tiger4x4RV 09/12/20 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class C

Tiger Class C's are built to order on a heavy-duty pickup chassis with 8-foot bed. Your choice of gas or diesel. Chevy, Ford, or RAM. Cab can be regular, extended, or crew. 4WD or 2WD. Add or subtract various features as you wish.
Tiger4x4RV 09/12/20 09:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Using a walker on trails

I suggest getting a rollator with 4 large wheels (7.5" to 8" rather than 6"), hand brakes, a seat and a basket/pouch for carrying stuff (water, hat, etc.). This is what my spouse uses. I agree. I have two, one with large wheels, one with small, one for indoors and one for outdoors. The large is definitely easier to walk with and also quieter.
Tiger4x4RV 08/29/20 11:29am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Fridge basics - for weekend use

My usual solution is to just use my small 3-way fridge like a cooler: put a lot of frozen bottles of water in it. It stays cold for several days, with the added plus of not having to totally level the truck at every campsite.
Tiger4x4RV 08/17/20 09:56am Tech Issues
RE: Measuring battery condition

I have used an Innova battery monitor for years. It plugs into the 12V cigarette lighter type of 12V outlet and is movable, so I can use it to see voltage for car, RV chassis battery, or RV coach battery. Amazon has them for about $12.
Tiger4x4RV 07/19/20 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Trip report: The Tioga Area of Yosemite

Thanks for refreshing the memories of the many wonderful hikes I've done in those Tioga areas.
Tiger4x4RV 07/08/20 10:39am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Well known browsers acting strangely on iPad

This may be an Apple thing. My iMac desktop computer won't remember passwords in Chrome any more. Older versions of the operating software worked OK. Newer ones, Mojave and Catalina, do not. When I got a new iPad recently, I just gave up and started using the built-in Safari browser. It's not too bad.
Tiger4x4RV 07/01/20 10:42am Technology Corner
RE: Mounting a truck camper on a chassis truck.

Take a look at some of these Truck Camper Magazine articles: articles about extreme rigs flatbed articles chassis mount articles None of them seem to be exactly what you describe, but they may provide ideas of possible sources. My RV is a 2006 Tiger CX, a small chassis-mount built on a stock Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 chassis. Not a TC, a true C with pass-thru between cab and camper. This CX model is no longer made. Newer ones are larger. Tiger Vehicles You might also find clues to this sort of rig at Earthroamer
Tiger4x4RV 06/20/20 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: Just completed our first trip with our new travel trailer

Your camping life is off to a good start with your good attitude. Best wishes for many happy trips to come!
Tiger4x4RV 06/16/20 11:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Diverticulitis

Just Google the diagnosis and ONLY trust web sites like WebMD, Johns- Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, etc. for your findings. Add - Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis to the above list. Clear, understandable, have passed the quality checks of the National Library of Medicine. Everything from basic to referrals to experts and more technical material. No advertising. also has a section on drugs and supplements. Read the materials supplied by your pharmacist and also read what you find here.
Tiger4x4RV 06/12/20 11:20am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: CPAP Battery for Boondocking

After almost 7 years of using my CPAP on the coach's 12V battery system, I added a small electric refrigerator and there was no longer enough juice to go around. My solution was to purchase two small lithium "solar generators." They won't run the CPAP on 12V (not enough amps on that port), but the CPAP runs fine when using their built-in inverters. Each cost less than $200 with coupons found on Amazon or on YouTube reviews, they are light enough for me to lift easily, they recharge quickly from the truck alternator when I drive, and each powers the CPAP for 2 nights without humidifier. Caution: The results for your Dreamstation will be different. My camping CPAP is an old Phillips 60W. My HMO recently stopped supporting my old faithful CPAP and they gave me a new one which draws 90W and won't work on my RV's electrical setup. The old one still works and I can buy filters and such from, but my insurance won't pay for that. Insurance also did not pay for the 12V cord to use in the RV or for my two little power supplies. Buying two may not be what you need, but think about it. Two small ones are cheaper than one big one, you can charge one while you use the other, and if one fails you still have the other one.
Tiger4x4RV 06/04/20 05:34pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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