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RE: Back to work part time.

No kidding. LOL 4 on 10 off. Works good for everyone.My brother would say he works 24/7... 24 weeks a year, 7 hours a week.
time2roll 05/17/21 03:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery charging concerns.

If spending money I would have replaced the MT6332 https://www.bestconverter.com/PD4655V-55-Amp-Converter-Upgrade Technically yes the AGM can vent and needs to be ventilated. Many ignore the issue. Very rare to vent.
time2roll 05/17/21 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: 6 v GC batteries versus 12 v lithium deep cycle batteries

A good BMS monitors voltage at the cell level. I can't know what Trojan features include. Although I would assume it would monitor at the cell level as that would be how the top balancing would be determined. In normal use I would not go below 12.5. At that point you are off the cliff.
time2roll 05/16/21 09:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

I never liked looking for fuel every 325 miles of travel and there are a lot of benefits that come with traveling in a diesel coach.I know diesels get a bit more economy but is the fuel tank also bigger?
time2roll 05/16/21 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery charging concerns.

Alternator will not hurt the AGM. If anything it will probably under charge. Still good to get any charge into the battery. You will need to post the converter model for best answers for charging on utility/generator power. Some are excellent, some are miserable.
time2roll 05/16/21 09:15pm Truck Campers
RE: 6 v GC batteries versus 12 v lithium deep cycle batteries

The internal BMS should be cutting off the discharge at low voltage before damage is done. Same as the top end. If you are consistently going into the lowest 20% I will recommend more battery or at least charge closer to the top. Then you end up top balancing. It all works out fine without worry. Yes bottom balancing has been replaced with top balancing. Bottom balance was from the days before BMSs were put on the battery. Top balance is a more practical method as it happens when power is available vs near shut down.
time2roll 05/16/21 09:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Back before cellphones

Furnace Creek still has a few pay phones. You will be lucky to send a text on 3g in a few areas.
time2roll 05/16/21 07:54pm RV Lifestyle
RE: 6 v GC batteries versus 12 v lithium deep cycle batteries

Why is it being "obsessed" when you try to follow the (eg) Trojan users' guide? On a more "casual" approach, how do you know how much you can get away with when not doing what they say? You will only know that by not doing what they say, and seeing how long you got away with it. Many of us learned battery care from our first ("learner set") set of RV batteries. If you have the money, then you could just count your first set of LFPs as your "learner set" I suppose. :)Unlike lead-acid you do not lose capacity for not doing the full charge and balance. LFP actually extends the life by doing partial charges. So the longer you get away with it the more you get away with.
time2roll 05/16/21 07:51pm Tech Issues
RE: 6 v GC batteries versus 12 v lithium deep cycle batteries

There is no particular reason to be obsessed with balancing or fully charging the LFP. This drive for some perfect charge and balance is a hangover from the days of servicing lead-acid.
time2roll 05/16/21 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Back to work part time.

Careful. That working stuff can really cut into the day.
time2roll 05/16/21 03:59pm Truck Campers
RE: New Serpentine Belt?

If you have the ability and tools to change it on the side of the road then carry a spare. If not why bother?Sometimes it is easier to find service help than parts. Especially at late hours or holiday etc. For the OP: Have the belt changed at your next service. Save the old as a spare. Then you know it fits. Generally I believe minimum life on these is 10 years and 100,000 miles. So unless you are approaching that I would not have any concern yet.
time2roll 05/16/21 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: gas shortages along Interstates

I wonder how much fuel was wasted in an effort to hoard during this very brief issue. We are doomed if there is ever a real hardship.I wonder how much canned food was wasted last March when they made a run on canned goods at grocery stores? Saw a guy with as many cases of beans as he could cram in a shopping cart. He is probably looking at them stacked up in his garage, wondering what in the hell he is going to do with them.Yes this would seem like the type that also sells stocks as they are crashing and repurchase once they have recovered. Takes discipline to do the opposite of the masses. Hoard when things are plentiful, conserve during a shortage.
time2roll 05/16/21 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: If you bought your RV on payments from General RV.

Ok people. The numbers (payments months) were changed after the people signed. They signed for 240 months and then after the customer left they changed it to 120 months with a balloon payment after the 120 months. To me it sounds like a salesman and the finance guy had something going. Not sure if General RV is involved, but they cut their own throat when they said “we didn’t do anything wrong”! Sorry, but your name is at the top of the paper work, so you definitely have a big part in it. Hopefully General RV steps up and figures it out and makes it right for their customers. It looks like the contract was altered after it was executed. I am just confused on the end game. Are these cases where the finance department could not get approval without a big balloon payment? Maybe a bigger kick back if it is not a straight amortizing loan. Just curious what the motive was.10 yr money comes at a lower rate than 20 year money. Not at all uncommon to make payments on a 20 year rate but a 10 year due date to get a lower rate. I see this all the time. Not as a deception but something agreed by both parties looking out for their own best interests. No contract was shown in the original video so I assume the customer was not fully understanding what was signed. If the contract was materially changed, the RV should have been returned immediately. Customer can refinance any time they please on most of these contracts.
time2roll 05/16/21 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: gas shortages along Interstates

I wonder how much fuel was wasted in an effort to hoard during this very brief issue. We are doomed if there is ever a real hardship.
time2roll 05/16/21 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 v GC batteries versus 12 v lithium deep cycle batteries

LFP balancing is automatic when convenient. No need to make a deliberate effort. Little to no thought is needed compared to lead-acid.
time2roll 05/16/21 09:47am Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

Or the 6v/12v switch was in the wrong position and the battery would not charge or was killed. Or the old charger going at 16 volts was left on too long. Or the shorted battery with low voltage would charge up just fine until it exploded. For all you guys the old stuff is generally fine. For the common user the modern charger will help them stay out of trouble. And if all are so good about batteries how does the voltage get so low that the modern charger does not start? Stuff happens right? Same stuff happens when the 16 volts is applied.... pick your poison.
time2roll 05/15/21 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

No more predictions due to the impending bankwuptcy.
time2roll 05/15/21 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I'm old enough to remember that Tesla Plaid was going to beat Porsche in the "Ring". The picture below shows how it worked out. :B https://i.imgur.com/nlcCA1Fl.jpg So the pre production test vehicle had some issues. This is not settled yet. I expect to see a production model on the ring before the end of the year. But Tesla will probably be bankwupt by then right?
time2roll 05/15/21 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WIFI

Camp wifi is for reading text email and RV.net at most. Bring a couple downloaded movies and skip the live TV for a few days. Catch up on your shows when you get home. Or meet some people that would like to play cards or just shoot the breeze and exchange a few stories. Far better memories from this vs any tv program.
time2roll 05/15/21 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tripod for a new fifth wheel

I had one. Does help if you have nothing else. Over time the bit of rocking was less of an issue and the additional set up time was more of an issue. Used it less and less until I let it go.
time2roll 05/15/21 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
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