Sounds like the start of a new and thriving business. The URL is even available; www.pfahrtpfilters.comThanks. I’m kinda confused and dumbfounded on how and why this isn’t a common thing really
Dust/dirt in the combustion chamber of anything is bad.
Holy Hell you got a lot of stuff going on there.. Wowzers!Question for ya - @RAM5500 CAMPERTHING - what kind of air lines / fittings do you like?
This is how i'm wiring up my air system (attached diagram). I'm using push to connect fittings (for now) - but would like to use whatever is most durable.
Truck is coming along together pretty well (PS I know it's the wrong kind of winch lead for the metal rope, am switching to synthetic ). Thanks for the inspiration for the build, you saved me a lot of time and headache on a few items
Im definitely not expert with this stuff, just learning as I go and using the best stuff possible. Compression fittings might be better, if they don’t have to move. I prefer everything has some sort of ability to flex and move around.Thanks for the tip! I'll get some of those, look good. I was thinking it might be worth switching to compression fittings, but will take your expertise on it - i'm new to air suspensions.
The diagram may look complicated, but it's really set up so that if the air solenoids for dump / fill stop working or leak for whatever reason, I just flick off each corner so it's in 'manual fill mode'.
I was looking at some of the pre-made wireless controllers and just didnt like the dinky internals, figured I could do better with some good solenoids, digital pressure gauges inside the manifold, blah blah.
Went a bit overboard on the solar (1.6 KW) - but it's nice to be able to power the AC directly from the charge controller.
Build is almost done, I'm hitting the road soon to live full time in the camper once I get the flatbed on. - I'll be out your way (you're in UT right?) in a few months, we should sync up and compare notes!
Loaded Question...Hi, I see that you have a lifeblue battery and a sterling DC-DC charger. Trying to decide between battle born and lifeblue, with lifeblue telling me their batteries do not need a dc-dc charger...they can take charge from the alternator directly? Any particular reason you decided to use a dc-dc, or are they just Bs'ing me?
Well stated, and excellent explanationThe internal resistance of a lithium battery is very close to 0. Current will move uncontrolled into your lithium battery without some sort of limiter. The DCDC charger acts like a traffic controller between your camper battery and your truck battery. Without it, you can potentially drain your truck battery, or, if you have really big alternators, you could induce an over current into your camper battery system.
The controller will only turn on when the engine is running, or when there is enough current coming from the engine alternators. Also, some of the dcdc chargers have transformers that will step up your voltage to one more appropriate for your batteries (ex 12.7 vs 14.2).