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RE: Going to Canada in a Camper?

Insurance varies from State to State. In Saskatchewan, the insurance covers me in North America. I suggest contacting the local Department of Motor Vehicles.
pianotuna 05/05/22 09:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Renogy Battery Monitor vs Trimetric UPDATE

Hi, I'd use Victron as it is both cheaper and better than the trimetric.
pianotuna 05/04/22 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Lifepo4 float setting?

https://www.solacity.com/how-to-keep-lifepo4-lithium-ion-batteries-happy/ If I had LiFePo4, and wanted MAXIMUM lifespan, I'd charge to 85%, not go lower than 40%, and disable float. If that is not possible, I'd float at 13.2. Unfortunately I can't use LiFePo4 The one downside to this practice will be cell balance. After a while the cells will become unbalanced which will limit/reduce the capacity of the batteries. To prevent this cell balancing must occur at regular intervals which only happens at voltages above 14 v (on most LiFePo4 batteries). Yes, once every 30 days fully charge. Thanks for mentioning this Microlite Mike. Balancing is addressed in the link.
pianotuna 05/04/22 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Lifepo4 float setting?

https://www.solacity.com/how-to-keep-lifepo4-lithium-ion-batteries-happy/ If I had LiFePo4, and wanted MAXIMUM lifespan, I'd charge to 85%, not go lower than 40%, and disable float. If that is not possible, I'd float at 13.2. Unfortunately I can't use LiFePo4
pianotuna 05/04/22 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: Coast to coast

A waste of money. Better off with this: https://passportamerica.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpcOTBhCZARIsAEAYLuXhqoKhovx301OtKW6MnbGrRzKlQPb_d-EEtXErSKUFIF-ScWIBIZYaAo8rEALw_wcB or https://freecampsites.net/
pianotuna 05/03/22 05:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Keeping fridge door open while in storage

The layout of the pantry door allows me to bungee cord the fridge door open for storage.
pianotuna 05/03/22 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Dadofourgirls, Will you buy the Bolt after the lease is finished? Too bad about the coal--but at least the emissions are far more processed than what comes out of a tail pipe.
pianotuna 05/03/22 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: first commercially available all electric RV

That's pretty pricey when your average 20ft trailer is going for around $20k USD (I'm sure they will claim it's all super high end) Still need to be judicious with 7kwh battery pack and 2kwh daily generation. Also, I looked on the company's site and couldn't find any info on heating? Seems like if you are geared specifically to an all electric rig, they would clearly layout the electrical devices and generation info. I thought it was self propelled. mea culpa. It uses a heat pump for cooling and heating. It includes a washer and drier.
pianotuna 05/02/22 01:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV's and internet connections

My cell phone gets throttled after 25 gigs of data. When it is, the speed drops to 2 megs/second. I find that is enough to watch netflix. I do watch on a laptop.
pianotuna 05/02/22 11:58am Technology Corner
first commercially available all electric RV

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30333253
pianotuna 05/02/22 11:06am Tech Issues
first commercially available all electric RV

Hi all, https://camperreport.com/fully-electric-rv/ About $79,000 usd.
pianotuna 05/02/22 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Not talking about the initial cost, I'm talking about the danger involved with use and the eventual problems with recycling. Up until recently I would have agreed with you. However, that is no longer the case: "The lithium solution was heated to 70–80?, and Na2CO3 solution was added to the reaction dropwise to produce sediments of Li. This precipitate was vacuum filtered, washed with high purity water several times, and dried under vacuum to obtain high purity battery grade Li2CO3." From: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/ntrev-2020-0119/html?lang=en
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

FishOnOne, What part of the word "nationally" do you not understand?
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Of course there are lead acid formulations that do not require 100% recharging, except once in 30 days.
pianotuna 05/01/22 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Electric vehicle sales were at a record level both in California and nationally, according to numbers released by the California Energy Commission and interpreted by the electric vehicle advocacy organization Veloz this past week. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1135731_us-plug-in-vehicle-sales-hit-record-high-q1-tesla-and-california?utm_source=GCR+-+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=6fb567015a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_05_01_04_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e18d5fd93-6fb567015a-54660497
pianotuna 05/01/22 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Just a note. Diesel fuel in East coast communities, in Canada, hit a high of $7.28 per US gallon in USD. For those of us that use liters $1.92 per liter (USD). Add that to starting truckers for Walmart (USA) getting paid between 94 and 110 THOUSAND dollars. Don't tell me Electric power will rival that price, anytime soon.
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I don’t know. We have been out 4 times this year. Al were dry camping. No services. All within a couple hours. But nothing stopping us from going further. We are headed for Quebec from BC. An 8 week 11000 kilometre round trip tour. Hi, I hope you will keep a log book with charge locations, costs and times.
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bluetooth question

Hi mr.ed. Yes Android 6 is too old now. I wonder if the 10" could have a new OS installed.
pianotuna 04/30/22 12:06pm Technology Corner
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

With sufficient solar, a part time rv'er using agm may start every trip with the battery bank at 100%. If shore power is limited, as it will be on my next trip, the battery bank will be totally full by morning. My main use is doing load support as needed. I have a dc to DC charger waiting to be installed. That may help with charging while trundling down the road. The way things are now--my house bank sends energy to the engine battery. I'd be better off not having the dual charging circuits active. The best bang for the buck are "reconditioned" agm from places such as the local Interstate store. These are batteries used in cell phone towers. When one battery in a string goes bad--they are all replaced. Cost 5 years ago was $1 per amp-hour. No one attempts to get to 100% state of charge using a generator unless they have no other possible choice. Itinerant1 has proved that he can run anything on his RV as though it were connected to shore power, including the air conditioner. I just wish I could afford my beloved SiO2 jars. Revenue Canada is clawing back every penny of the assistance from CRB that I collected in good faith. $8460.10 would have purchased a rather nice battery bank.
pianotuna 04/30/22 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

What Don Garlits says: https://youtu.be/3fhMbnuVpUE
pianotuna 04/29/22 10:42pm Tow Vehicles
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