In the last entry, we looked at how I reinforced my travel trailer’s battery rack in preparation for carrying a heavier generator behind my LP tanks. Several readers requested information on how I mounted and supported the generator over the battery boxes, which I will cover in this entry. First, a short recap on why […]
In our last post, we looked at the cracked travel trailer frame I discovered while working on the A-frame of my RV. The reason I was getting up close and personal with my trailer’s frame was that I was designing a system to help carry the load of a heavier generator behind my LP bottles. […]
Whether you like getting outside to bike, run, ski, or just enjoy the solitude of a remote location, having your electronics available is often a modern necessity to stay connected to friends, family, or work while you are off-the-grid. It can also become a safety concern in the event that you need to call for […]
During a recent trip traveling along the California-Nevada border and the eastern Sierras, the deep-cycle batteries in my RV weren’t recharging well. We had been boondocking every night along the way and the nights were cold, dropping into the twenties most of the time. We moved almost every day, so between the charge line in […]
When I conduct my dispersed camping seminars, I am typically asked what is the best RV for dry camping. While some types of RVs are more friendly for this type of RVing than others, the question really should be, “What should I look for in an RV if I want to use it for dry […]
A solar power system in an RV is an efficient, practical, environmentally-friendly means of accessing power on the road. Yet, while using solar energy as a source to run everything in your RV is one thing, having that power when you need it can be a different story.
In the BatteryMINDer Blog that I just wrote, Assure Automotive Power, I was missing 2 optional accessories which we just recently made available to me. At this point I can finish up my installation. The 2 pieces that I received were the ABS-248 Temperature Sensor (TS) and the 12103 Battery Condition Indicator. (BCI) Final location […]
VDC BatteryMINDer Upgrade For approximately 5 years I have been using a Model 12112 BatteryMINDer. This model put out a maximum current of 1 Amp with a charge voltage of 14.7 VDC and a float charge voltage of 13.4 VDC. A little history as to how I got my first BatteryMINDer might be appropriate since […]