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RE: Trickle charger suggestion

Disconnect the house bank from everything. Buy TWO Deltran Battery Tender Juniors. Hook them up to a mechanical lamp timer and set it to only run them 4-8 hours per day.
theoldwizard1 09/21/21 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: House battery charging options

Plugging into your running tow vehicle will generally not charge very quickly; by the time the current gets through all the (fairly small) wires and connectors between the alternator and the trailer battery, you have enough impedance that you'll only get a slow charge. A better option to use the tow vehicle alternator would be decent jumper cables between the tow vehicle and the trailer battery more directly. I disagree with that last statement ! A much better option would be a DC-DC battery charger. Renogy 20A or 40A. $111 - $170 on Amazon Trailer has 1 12v. battery, and most likely low quality. When it dies, replace it with two 6V golf cart batteries.
theoldwizard1 09/21/21 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born BB8D

Battle Born maybe be the "Cadillac" of LiFeP04, but they are GROSSLY overcharging. Read some of Will Prowse reviews on YouTube,
theoldwizard1 09/21/21 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing generator and propane tank on rear rack of fiver?

Get a good, experienced welder to build that rack. It will lighten the pin weight.
theoldwizard1 09/19/21 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Truck question(s)

3/4 ton, bigger engine, more years in the transmission, you will love it !
theoldwizard1 09/17/21 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Question

If you want to learn more about lithium batteries start watching Will Prowse's channel on YouTube.
theoldwizard1 09/17/21 09:31pm Truck Campers
RE: RV roof protection

If you plan on storing with no cover, wash the roof at least twice a year and apply a product like 303 UV Protectant.
theoldwizard1 09/17/21 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

#3, but limit the high load items to one at a time.
theoldwizard1 09/17/21 02:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: roof replace or coat?

IMHO,RV roofs are good for about 10 years before a complete tear off and replace.
theoldwizard1 09/17/21 02:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter cooling fan

The best/quietest computer fan (12v) are made by Noctua.
theoldwizard1 09/13/21 02:51am Tech Issues
RE: Solar system with both 12v and AC inverter

In a video I watched, the guy moved his lithium battery to inside the storage compartment and closer to the inverter. Is this a fire hazard? There are 2 types of lithium batteries. The large ones that you would purchase are very safe/can not explode/burn. IMHO, all-in-one devices (solar charge controller, battery, inverter) are NOT the best "bang to the buck". Look up Will Process on YouTube. Lot's of good videos on solar, batteries and inverters.
theoldwizard1 09/13/21 02:44am Beginning RVing
RE: DC to DC charger

The charger should be a close to the batteries as possible. If you are connecting to the 7 way trailer harness those are usually fused for 40A - 50Awhich is fine. No need to over size that wire.
theoldwizard1 09/11/21 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: who's towing with gas and 342 vs 373

What transmission ? Can you manually drop it down 1 or 2 gears for hills ?
theoldwizard1 09/11/21 08:37am Towing
RE: Opinions on best anti theft hitch lock type device.

IMHO, remove 2 tires and store them somewhere else.
theoldwizard1 09/10/21 08:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

Search for NEMA 5-15 or 5-15P If really is 10AWG search for one that uses "clamps" to hold the bared wire.
theoldwizard1 09/09/21 06:10am Tech Issues
RE: Help buying a small travel trailer

You will get a lot more space with a hybrid.
theoldwizard1 09/08/21 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Windows 11 available on October 5

{Big long sighhhhhhhh) So my windows 10 computer will now be obsolete due to insufficient memory and I will be forced to buy a new machine that can handle 11, and do exactly the same stuff I am doing now which is the web, Word, Excel, and photos. All of which work fine for me, but I will ultimately have no choice and will be forced to move up. (Another big long sighhhhhhhhhhhh) Time to go Linux ! I know Linux seems "scar", but start with a simple version, Linux Mint. You still have to pick a user interface. Either Cinnamon, MATE, or Xfce. Personally, I like Xfce. It seems simpler. LibreOffice will handle your Work and Excel work (unless you have programming done in Excel). You should have no problems reading any existing files. Best of all, you can set up dual boot so you can go back to WIN 10 or WIN 7 anytime you want.
theoldwizard1 09/01/21 05:04pm Technology Corner
RE: tow limit - 1984 Ford Honey with 460 motor under hood

37 year old chassis ? It needs a professional to inspect the suspension, steering and brakes !
theoldwizard1 08/31/21 04:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery size question

If you don't need the power 2 - 24M is reasonable. 2 will only provide about 130 Ah. Two 6V golf cart batteries will provide about 220 Ah and might even cost less. Nothing wrong withe Interstate (Costco) or Duracell (Sam's Club).
theoldwizard1 08/30/21 06:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question regarding DC to DC Chargers

You need to run a positive cable up to the battery. Why can't you run a negative as well? No, you do NOT need to run a positive wire to the battery ! This is the reason DC-DC chargers were invented ! As long as you meet the specified input voltage AT THE CHARGER you are good to go. Most factory 7 pin trailer connectors can handle 40A-50A.
theoldwizard1 08/28/21 06:08pm Tech Issues
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