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RE: Host, Eagle Cap, Lance Suspension Requirements

Skip the band aids and go to kelderman. And you’re buying? Lol. I already did :)
toddb 10/15/21 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Host, Eagle Cap, Lance Suspension Requirements

Skip the band aids and go to kelderman.
toddb 10/14/21 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

They quoted me over 2k for a new spring pack. I put a 4 link in rear only, rides like 250 unloaded and lifts back to ride height loaded. I can dump either side and drop 4”, handy for the holding tank dumps. It’s very nice on sweeping turns as it’ll inflate/deflate either side and keeps the truck level when it wants to lean over. The truck is a 15 f350 drw, camper is af 992 and I pull an enclosed trailer.
toddb 08/16/21 06:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

Deaver isn’t cheap, they were about 1/2 of the kelderman. I went with air, it’ll put that 1200 at unladen height.
toddb 08/16/21 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Onboard Air Systems (Updated w/ Pics)

Have you looked into a co2 system?
toddb 07/13/21 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: 2022 F350 order options for TC

Adaptive cruise control
toddb 07/13/21 04:41pm Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

How far back does the unit project from the 14” opening? Af put a skylight in directly behind the ac unit so it limits what I can do.
toddb 06/25/21 08:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host cascade today

I had issues with my kelderman, they built the brackets for the front end of the 4 link wrong, wouldn’t sit flush on the bottoms of the frame. They made news ones no problem, shipped missing hardware no problem but it did set me back 2 weeks. My wife will ride in the truck now unloaded, not sure if that’s a good thing….??
toddb 06/17/21 03:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host cascade today

You’ll love it, I put the 4 link on my 350.
toddb 06/04/21 07:36am Truck Campers
RE: Question about a Ford F 350 Drw

For a single slide a drw 350 is fine. 450 will get you a lot of gear you most likely won’t need.
toddb 05/17/21 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Are lithium batteries worth the cost?

The victron BMV-712 has a relay that can be used in charge mode, requires a pair of wires go to the PD charge converter. This is how I have mine installed, it will turn on and off the charger depending on state of charge...no float.
toddb 04/28/21 10:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Smelling propane

I recently replaced my regulator after getting just a slight smell in the camper. 12yrs old, drained out about 3 tablespoons of oil from the soft line so I added a trap to capture some of it.
toddb 04/20/21 08:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Dometic RM2652 version 605A Fridge Rebuild

Yes, it sat for a couple days. The compressor broke an internal motor mount in shipping. It worked but shook the entire camper. The second has been fine. Did you order an absorption or compressor unit?
toddb 03/13/21 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Dometic RM2652 version 605A Fridge Rebuild

I plan to replace the old screws with stainless if I can find them. I see some people were told by the service department to drill new holes because the lineup wasn't good, couldn't be found. Hopefully, this will be the last time I ever have to mess with it. I had to do it twice, in a truck camper is about as tight as it gets. First compressor unit failed on startup. Using dowels allowed it to line right up. Good luck!
toddb 03/13/21 08:41am Truck Campers
RE: Dometic RM2652 version 605A Fridge Rebuild

When you put the new one in use long set screws or cut the heads off some 10-32s (can’t recall the screw size). Put a couple in the freezer cold plate then drop it in, it’ll align easily. That’s the hardest part of the job.
toddb 03/12/21 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Solar with Lithium Battery

Yes, change your solar controller settings so it won't do more than 14.6v, and kill any temp comp for the same reason--nothing above 14.6v ever. No "equalize". The sun won't shine any brighter by changing to LFP from your FLA so ignore all claims about "faster charging" with solar if only you swapped to LFP. In the same way, a 55 amp converter will not do more than 55 amps either if you swap to LFP. Engage brain before believing the advertising! :( You will get more usable AH but not twice as many. From a 100AH batt you will get 80 instead of 50 by following the guidelines for each type. (20-100 vs 50-100) Watch out for high temp limits on the LFP since you say Pueblo it might get hot there. Also low temp limits at night? To go camping off-grid you need more than 100AH or be a tent camper, so that means you will need two of those very expensive LFPs, not just one. That also means your one batt now is not enough. Get your wallet out for a second one of whichever you choose. A 100w panel will help a little but not much. 200w can do a useful day's work. Now the good news! :) LFP works well with solar, because you don't have to get back to 100% SOC every day. Solar can kill FLAs for this reason, that the sun goes down before the batts get truly full, which eventually kills them from sulphation. No worries about that with LFPs (or SiO2 for that matter). Also Battle Born is not the only pebble on the beach. Faster charging is true since there is no absorption phase, just bulk. Since the op went with a battle born they do get 99ah usable. Someone cut one up and found they built the 20% into the number of cells. So they actually have 120ah of cells inside. I agree 200w would be better but you can always give it a try and add if needed.
toddb 02/18/21 09:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium and DC-DC Charger?

I use a victron 12/12 9, I think it's 120W so about the equivalent of 1 panel. The truck may be 10ga, hard to tell but I think in the camper and umbilical were 12 so this model is plenty safe. I get 7-7.5A out of it at 14.6V.
toddb 01/08/21 09:42am Truck Campers
RE: Lithium and DC-DC Charger?

I went without vehicle charging for when I switched over, I only used solar. No problems until the fridge upgrade. I use a small one now on factory wiring and would recommend it if you want vehicle charging. This will keep the voltage stable as you don't want the BMS to disconnect on over or under voltage from the alt.
toddb 01/08/21 08:23am Truck Campers
RE: "Newer" Ford trucks don't charge house batt's?

the quality of flooded lead acid batteries has gotten really bad ever since the gov't cracked down on lead in the US. Most are not made here anymore. I've been in the desert for 28 years, if a flooded battery in a car makes it past 3 years I consider it a gift and replace them. I've given up on them, agm will go 5 or more. I doubt it's your ford's fault. Buy a $10 elm and download forscan so you have some empirical data on your alternator, testing with a dvm on startup doesn't tell you everything.
toddb 12/23/20 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: "Newer" Ford trucks don't charge house batt's?

I found the brake thing to be true on my '15 350. I use an victron orion 12|12 9a dc-dc charger. It suits my needs for a small charge to keep up with the compressor fridge and utilizing the factory truck and camper wiring.
toddb 12/20/20 08:02am Truck Campers
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