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  1. peculierboy

    Second Alternator Charging Lithium Battery Bank

    The Mortons on the Move bloggers had some issue with the newer Ford alternators oveheating while charging Lithium batteries, https://mortonsonthemove.com/truck-camper-lithium-alternator-charging/ and determined a B2B charger was the better way to go, he's an electrical engineer and goes into...
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    SOLD -Blue Sea ML-ACR 500 amp 12v

    Item has been sold
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    SOLD -Blue Sea ML-ACR 500 amp 12v

    If I don't hear from him by tomorrow it's yours.
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    SOLD -Blue Sea ML-ACR 500 amp 12v

    @AxeAngel PM sent
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    SOLD -Blue Sea ML-ACR 500 amp 12v

    Blue Sea 500 Amp magnetic latching relay for sale. Used for one year, works great. Selling as we upgraded to Lithium batteries and needed to move to a DC to DC charging system. $75 plus $7.95 shipping anywhere in US. PayPal preferred. More detailed info at...
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    My next new build is about to start - V3 Explorer - Feedback from the group needed

    We use the Froli system to stop the condensation. Bonus, it made our original cheap mattress bearable until we replaced it. https://nickleatlantic.com/products/froli-star-sleep-system
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    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    I just came in from the garage wiring up my Sterling B2B and lithium batteries among other things into my 4500 and saw this post. I will never show my wiring job to anybody after seeing this. Well done!
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    Is a transfer switch needed if I don't have a generator on my camper?

    @RAM5500 CAMPERTHING Thanks. That may be it. I'm trying to figure out why it's there, I can't imagine that Host would have put it in for no reason when a generator wasn't ordered even if it's only a $70 part.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    They were Victron Energy Orion units. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yOysVR4h3T_sdIq7U0GFI4SOrg5U0ZFG
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    Is a transfer switch needed if I don't have a generator on my camper?

    @DaveInDenver Thanks for the reply. I think I mispoke on the ac to dc thing, my bad, sorry, should have been the ac connection. i edited my question to be clearer. We have an inverter, but it only powers two individual outlets that don't work when the inverter is off. If no shore power, the...
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    Is a transfer switch needed if I don't have a generator on my camper?

    I'm in the process of upgrading our electrical set up with an upgrade to Lithium batteries and a DC to DC charger and trying to sort out a few things. I'm upgrading the existing WFCO charger/converter to a Sterling Pro Charge Ultra for the new Lithium batteries and installing a Sterling DC to DC...
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    Ram 5500 super single options

    Thanks, coming from you, that's quite a compliment. I Love Your Build. It's so cool, I pick up so many ideas on stuff we can do to our rig....
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    Ram 5500 super single options

    @Frostbit907 I think you will be fine with the Sherptek bed system. The pic below is from this past weekend, after 4 hours of HARD rain including some highway driving. The passenger side was completely dry. I didn't route our charging cables (0/2 in size) or our camper pigtail really well, and...
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    @smurfsky101 I've also seen an install where two dc to dc chargers were put in the cab of a vehicle and one was wired to an upfitter switch and turned on when needed. That might allow you to use one alternator and not over tax it all the time with a high output charger.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    @smurfsky101 Each Battleborn should be good for 100A according to their specs, so even better for you... https://www.altestore.com/store/deep-cycle-batteries/lithium-batteries/battle-born-lithium-iron-phosphate-lifepo4-batteries-p40844/ I don't believe it's like the Ford alternators, at least...
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    Any DC to DC charger you buy needs to be sized to your batteries and what they can take. Don't buy one till you know what your going to run. The BMS on your chosen battery will determine what you end up getting for a DC charger more than anything..... if it can only take 50 amps and you only...
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    Thanks. I have 2/0 running from my engine bay to the camper, so it looks like some sort of a bus bar will be needed to step it down. to fit.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    I've been looking at the Sterling 60amp DC-DC charger for our rig. Do you recall the biggest input wire size it allows? Or at least the wire size you used for the input on yours? I checked their spec sheet and can only find recommended sizes for length needed to the battery.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    Where did you get the air chuck insert plug shown in the video in the rear? The black plug with the ring pull. With the weather/salt out here, I'm constantly cleaning mine so it doesn't gunk up.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    We live about a mile from the main entrance to Acadia. You wouldn't believe the things we've seen and what they have tried to do here. Sadly I can't drive my own rig in Acadia.
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