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RE: Suggestion for trip to desert southwest

Three days there, and three days back. Doesn't leave as much time in the field as one might think. Your itinerary looks pretty full. The Grand Canyon must be viewed from the south rim. The north rim, while cooler will take you out of the way and the north doesn't come close to the south rim spectacular view. Arches; just for kicks, check out their webcam at the entry kiosk on a daily basis: Be sure to get a reservation if possible.
bighatnohorse 05/03/23 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: LiFePO4 Converter Change?

Can anyone cut through it and keep it simple? Sure. This one: Remove old, replace with new. Plug and play. 14.4 volts max charge. You're done.
bighatnohorse 03/14/23 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: Lithium Battery heater

Get yourself a wireless Thermometer with remote sensors from Amazon, place one sensor on the battery… 3 tons Do that. And insulate the exterior battery compartment door. If possible, leave interior cabinet door(s) open so that cabin air can circulate into basement area. You may not need a battery warmer unless you plan to camp in extreme low temperatures and charge battery in those conditions.
bighatnohorse 02/28/23 07:09am Tech Issues
RE: Kitchen stove fan "flap".

The plastic hinge pin is what broke on mine. I fixed it by purchasing a 1/8-inch diameter carbon fiber rod from a hobby store. I epoxied the rod to the length of the flapper edge in such a way that it replaced the hinge pin. The flapper never came off after that.
bighatnohorse 02/24/23 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

. But it feels like we’re over your head, OP, and you’ve checked out. It's more likely that he/she turned off DC power to the fridge which fixed the problem. (And that's assuming that the batteries weren't damaged from being drained.)
bighatnohorse 01/25/23 07:13am Truck Campers
RE: Effect of no absorption on LiFePo4?

Ralph, Quite the opposite. LiFePo4 do not want to be charged to 100%. They do want to be balanced charged once per month. Isn't a "balance charge" a 100% charge? As I recall, it is said that over time, individual component batteries can develop slightly different voltages. Thus, charging the entire battery to a full charge and holding it at full charge for a period of time will equalize the individual component batteries. Can you clarify?
bighatnohorse 01/22/23 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

Either you're leaving your refrigerator set for DC power (powered by battery) or you have a bad battery. Or both by now.
bighatnohorse 01/21/23 06:42am Truck Campers
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

Check the date on the batteries. Replace them anyway.
bighatnohorse 01/20/23 06:20am Truck Campers
RE: Crack in plastic shower wall Lance 1172

Check the basement area under the shower. My 2014 1181 had shims under the shower pan that had fallen out. I caught that defect before it became a bigger problem.
bighatnohorse 01/18/23 07:57am Truck Campers

No. I'm now a rain bird. Sold the wet house and moved to a dry house.
bighatnohorse 01/13/23 07:15am Snowbirds
RE: cheap solar panels Extremely low trust rating.
bighatnohorse 01/08/23 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

1)The owner has a Facebook page and made a comment about selling the truck camper and that he also owns a 5th wheel. This raises the unanswered question about how the truck was outfitted and used. Does the owner own two trucks? Does the truck also have a 5th wheel connection? 2) If you've driven in Mexico then you know that the topes (speed bumps) are everywhere. The shadow of a tree can hide a tope. If one were to hit a tope with a big camper on it could damage the frame and more. Again, it's an unanswered question (though comprehensive insurance should cover such an event).
bighatnohorse 12/30/22 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 650 - Anyone try upgrading battery capacity?

You should check the Lance Owners of America forum. They have tons of Lance modifications.
bighatnohorse 10/29/22 07:36am Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

If you have a Costco membership then I would recommend simply going there and buying what fits your budget. In my experience, they have replaced their batteries at no charge or pro-rating if one of their batteries goes bad.
bighatnohorse 10/08/22 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

It appears that the Aventa requires 230 volt 50 cycle. It maybe for European RVs. The RecPro model i looked at is 120 volts but draws 14 amps. And the RecPro specs state the db at 59 - about the same as a Honda 2000 generator. The "standard" truck camper AC such as the one on my Arctic Fox draws 8 amps. You'd pretty much need a 50 amp hookup if you're running a larger RV.
bighatnohorse 09/13/22 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 onboard batteries

The first check I would make is a voltage check at the batteries with both the solar and the truck disconnected. (Hopefully, you have an on/off switch to the solar panels.) Then start the truck and wait for about a minute before checking the battery voltage again. The voltmeter should now be reading a higher voltage charge from the truck. Are you getting a charge from the truck?
bighatnohorse 09/06/22 07:34am Truck Campers
RE: Water heater temperature

I leave the water heater off, only turning it on 18-20 minutes before taking a shower. That gets the hot water to a temp I can use without cold water. It may take a few tries to figure out how long to leave it on. Saves a lot of water. Is that using GAS or ELECTRIC? When using gas to heat the water, I figure about 12 minutes to reach comfortable hot shower water. Electric seems to take a little more time.
bighatnohorse 08/19/22 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: Dealer/website for Lance Truck Camper parts

Lance used to have their own parts department. You need your model, year and serial number before you call them. 661.949.3322 EXT-520 OR email [email protected]
bighatnohorse 08/17/22 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Patagonia

No advice regarding driving but for clothing, light weight and wind resistant are best. Lots of wind in that area. That's one part of the world that I would elect to revisit. It's like Alaska on steroids.
bighatnohorse 08/10/22 08:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Let's talk Dana 80 axle temps

Yes. The Dana 80 is de-rated by Ford to match the tire load capacity. The Dana 80 is rated for 11,000 pounds by it's manufacturer.
bighatnohorse 07/23/22 08:29am Tech Issues
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