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RE: wires to battery corroded through

3. How do I prevent this kind of corrosion in the future? Flooded batteries corrode. Try AGM, Li etc Place a large GOB of Vaseline on top of the battery terminal/post and on any exposed copper. Make sure some goes underneath the terminal. The corrosion is caused by gases escaping from around the the post. Vaseline "seals" it in !
theoldwizard1 09/26/23 03:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging House Batteries

OK, thanks guys! I was also thinking a 12V electric blanket or invertor with a 115V AC heating pad for colder deer hunting weather. Heated mattress pad is the way to go ! My Dad's old cabin had very poor heating in one of the bedrooms. The heat mattress pad made it very comfortable. Skip the electric blanket ! Just add a second regular blanket
theoldwizard1 09/25/23 09:27am Truck Campers
RE: 7.3 Ford gas engine

Good power, likes to rev higher than my 6.7 did. It IS a gasoline engine ! You can NOT compare the torque curve to a diesel !
theoldwizard1 09/21/23 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: wires to battery corroded through

apply vaseline to bare connections, will prevent corrosion Be GENEROUS !
theoldwizard1 09/21/23 04:20pm Tech Issues
RE: wires to battery corroded through

. . . 3. How do I prevent this kind of corrosion in the future? The BEST solution, is replace the wire, end-to-end, with marine grade, pre-tinned wire of the same size. If end-to-end replacement, cut the wire about 2' away from the the battery. Splice in the marine grade wire using an uninsulated splice and use marine/dual wall heat shrink tubing to cover it.
theoldwizard1 09/21/23 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging House Batteries

Some are saying just use the 12V+ connector on my 7 pin trailer connector to charge the house battery(s) and others are saying buy a Honda generator, but I’m reading about DC to DC chargers /isolators and maybe even a solar panel while I’m gone camping / hunting and it’s sunny out. Solar can get pricey and it can be a lot of extra wiring. Unless you boondock where it is very sunny, they are not worth it. Yes, on the DC-DC charger ! Especially if you are using Lithium batteries. I highly recommend Lithium batteries. 2 - 100Ah batteries for you small loads should be fine. If you are going to run a microwave or make multiple pots of coffee on an electric coffee maker, then maybe a 2000W generator. Also depends how many hours you spend driving day to day.
theoldwizard1 09/18/23 02:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Exhaust manifold question

Likely no OEM manifolds available. Aftermarket are "questionable" quality.
theoldwizard1 09/14/23 03:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Refills

There could be a small difference to the 55 lbs supposed weight when full, You can not know what the "full" weight is without knowing the TARE Weight.
theoldwizard1 09/14/23 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Refills

They can only fill to 80 percent. ABSOLTE BULLSH!T !! It is call a "20 lb tank" because it is design tested and certified to hold 20 lbs of propane ! Some refill stations just crack the overfill screw and fill until liquid vents. This is usually very close to 20 lbs. All certified portable tanks are require to have a TARE Weight permanently stamped on them. If you weight the tank immediately after filling, that number minus the TARE Weight is how many pounds of propane you received. Many prefilled tanks (Think Blue Rhino) under fills to 15 lbs. And it is disclosed on all the signage. But they have many people CONVINCED this is correct ! BUYER BEWARE !!
theoldwizard1 09/14/23 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Buying a new TT, questions on TV setup

3.08 rear axle is going to be a problem !
theoldwizard1 09/11/23 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: electric RV appliances

I just watched a video from a large RV dealer. Not sure what all the brands are they carry,but he said he's noticing a trend for 2024 units that some manufacturers are not offering propane appliances. The units have 120/12 volt refridgerators and electric range tops and water heaters. I guess that's ok if you always have electric hookups and the electric never goes out. More and more people only camp where there are full hook ups.
theoldwizard1 09/11/23 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: How bad is it really? TC on a Ram 2500 w/coils.

Get the best shocks money can buy ! KYB or Bilstein
theoldwizard1 09/04/23 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: New to towing questions

2 issues Tail/turn signals for the toad. You probably can NOT directly connect to the existing bulbs unless you some fancy wiring/relays !Do you need braking on the toad ?
theoldwizard1 09/04/23 06:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Battery Power for My CPAP

Find some one who is into remote control (RC) models (cars, boats or airplanes). They can make you up a lithium 24V battery pack (or wire 2 12V packs together) For probably less than $100. You will have to buy a special charger for that. Much less than $200 with the charger and it will last for years !
theoldwizard1 09/04/23 06:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Educated guess !

... And all this is assuming the inverter can even start the AC Micro-Air EasyStart
theoldwizard1 09/01/23 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Educated guess !

swag.... Assuming your battery can handle this and that all wiring is adequately sized to reduce voltage drop/etc, it looks like your battery will power your AC for about 1hr 20 minutes. I like your SWAG better than mine ! Converting BTU to watts and using a 90% efficiency on the inverter, I came up with less than 1 hour !
theoldwizard1 09/01/23 06:18pm Tech Issues
Educated guess !

Or S.W.A.G. ! With a 12V LiFePO4 200Ah battery bank and a "typical" inverter and no solar, how many hours of use can I expect running only a 11,000BTU-13,000 BTU A/C before the inverter shuts down ? Assume a 24' TT and outside temperature about 85° and inside set to 75°.
theoldwizard1 09/01/23 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Load range E--ST Tire

The tires say maximum cold tire pressure is 80 psi. Because the tires are ST are they safe to use with 80psi and an average speed of 60mph? ST tires (and LT tires when used on a trailer) are design and safe to run at their maximum pressure. There are speed rating for all tires, (not sure if it is on the sidewall), but I do know that unless the tire is specifically stamped "not safe for highway use", it can be run at legal highway speeds all day long ! Ply rating and letter ratings on tires are "old school". All tires sold in the US MUST have their load ratings, stated in pounds, embossed on the sidewall.
theoldwizard1 08/31/23 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are all super C's 4 wheel drive?

Anything built on a Ford E-Series is 2WD. Most things built on Ford Transit or MB Sprinter are also 2WD.
theoldwizard1 08/31/23 05:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Full-Time Alaska TT Living

No offense meant, but what you’re considering is not a sound plan. Well, maybe in Juno ! Large city, far south and near the coast.
theoldwizard1 08/25/23 05:59pm Beginning RVing
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