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  LiFePo4 battery users
Posted by: RoamingKat - 03-14-2019, 04:23 AM - Forum: Solar/Electrical - Replies (42)

Before I begin, let me say that I am interested in the actual experiences of users....not opinions of people who do not own and use these batteries.   (Too many uninformed opinions in the past]

I am running all electric systems.  No propane.   I have 650w solar on the roof and 600w on my awning.

But, my issue is about keeping my batteries full too much of the time.   Lithium (I am told) does not “like” being full all the time.   But...how much is too much?   How does that actually impact the life expectancy?    

I cook with an induction surface...coffee and lunch each day.  On a cloudy day I cook dinner with it too (1800w) For the last couple months I run the electric heat a couple hours each morning.  But, only full tilt about 30 minutes (1500w) otherwise it gets too warm, then turn it down to medium (900w). But, on a sunny day the batteries are back to full by 1-2 pm.  

Sometimes I just disconnect the solar completely for a day or two....but I always get back to full rather quickly....maybe too quick?

What experiences are other people having.   What do people do?  Disconnect the solar for days and watch the monitor?    What level do you look for before turning the charging back on? If you just keep them full, any idea how much shorter the battery life will be?  Any idea on how to calculate that?

One final question. What exactly is a cycle? Is a draw down to 95% then charge back to 100% counted as a cycle? Is it the same as if you had drawn down to 50% then back up? If every drop and rebound is considered a cycle...then I would have to say that I am probably cycling them a couple time a day. Doesn’t sound right.

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  Territorial campers on BLM
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-13-2019, 07:39 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (2)

I must admit I was a bit peeved when I had someone park what I thought was too close to me. I guess it would have been ok but I didn’t know the person. I got over it.

Since I drive the back roads and trails everyday I have passed this sign many times in Tyson Wash LTVA.

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I kept meaning to go back there because I was suspicious that it might not be true. Well today John and I were on that road and I asked him to turn in. Just as I thought... lots and lots of good camping spots and no soft sand and there is an outlet. It was pretty obvious who had made the sign as he had his drive rockscaped for a long way. He has a huge area all to himself.

It’s pretty close to town.

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  Quartzsite photo
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-12-2019, 08:57 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (5)

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  New sonic X RV trailer
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-12-2019, 08:35 PM - Forum: Recreational - Replies (1)

Looks interesting.

Comes with 1000 watts of solar, nine lithium batteries, a water filtration system with a 100 gallon tank so you can get water out of a lake or stream.

Carbon fiber body


About time. Bet it’s going to cost a penny or two.

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  Glass fusion
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-12-2019, 05:36 PM - Forum: Hobbies - No Replies

While I was at the rock shop today at the club I saw a gal coming out of the glass fusion room. (They have various rooms for different crafts). Anyway I asked her what she had made today and she showed me this
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There are so many different things you can make at the club. That’s a cute little item.

I want to learn it all but I’m pretty stretched for time as it is.

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  Rv factory in Elkhart Indiana
Posted by: Snikwahjm - 03-12-2019, 05:26 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (9)

A link to the news:
One of the factories burned today.

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  Help! Looking at a van... Advice?
Posted by: minddroool - 03-12-2019, 04:38 PM - Forum: Member buy,sell and trade - Replies (17)

Tomorrow I will see a 1988 Ford F150 Regular Cab, it has 162,000, roof has an sure conditioner. What do I need to look for? Price is $2000. Any advice appreciated!

Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk

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  1951 Spartanette
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-12-2019, 06:25 AM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (2)


Hurry please. Somebody lend me 25,000 right now!!!

I’d buy this if I had it for sure.

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  1965 Streamline
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-12-2019, 06:13 AM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (6)

I love the little porch thing on the back



Why can’t I insert the pic

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  1953 Ford Motorhome
Posted by: Cammalu - 03-12-2019, 06:00 AM - Forum: Found on Craigslist and other places - Replies (3)


I keep getting an error when I try to put the pic in.

I love it.

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