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 > "As long as... you cycle the battery daily, you could set float voltage to [Vabs] too without worry. Only when you stop cycling the battery do you need to return float voltage to more regular 13.2v levels."​ -- sternwake((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​tid=20022&​pid=229883#​pid229883)) > "As long as... you cycle the battery daily, you could set float voltage to [Vabs] too without worry. Only when you stop cycling the battery do you need to return float voltage to more regular 13.2v levels."​ -- sternwake((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​tid=20022&​pid=229883#​pid229883))
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 +> > Charging lead acid batteries is not something that you decide to do, or start or stop. The old statement, "I need to idle the engine for a few minutes to "top off" the batteries."​ is a prescription for turning expensive batteries into paper weights. You want a system that puts the batteries on charge automatically,​ every time there is even a single ray of sun or that your engine is running -- DiploStrat((https://​expeditionportal.com/​forum/​threads/​dual-battery-system-with-ctek-d250-not-charging-battery-over-12-volts.174927/​post-2342346))
 ===== consumer culture ===== ===== consumer culture =====
 > "​It'​s so weird, isn't it? We buy the bills of goods society tells us, we work hard, we save, pay our taxes, be good solid citizens; but as we age we look around ourselves and wonder why we did it, to what end. " - Queen((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Thread-My-long-lost-community?​pid=295058#​pid295058)) > "​It'​s so weird, isn't it? We buy the bills of goods society tells us, we work hard, we save, pay our taxes, be good solid citizens; but as we age we look around ourselves and wonder why we did it, to what end. " - Queen((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Thread-My-long-lost-community?​pid=295058#​pid295058))
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 > Home is where your dog is. -- Jora((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​tid=27510&​pid=347548#​pid347548)) > Home is where your dog is. -- Jora((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​tid=27510&​pid=347548#​pid347548))
  
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 +===== fantasy =====
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 +> There is a famous saying that "no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy"​. ​ A vanlife corallary is "//few vanlife dreams survive first contact with math//"​ -secessus((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​hzzl2q/​can_i_fit_a_shower_in_a_mwb_transit_like_this_i/​fzmysnj/​))
  
 ===== forums ===== ===== forums =====
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 > We have a lot of people here who get all excited, move into a van, then quit after just a couple months. The fact that they get disillusioned means they were "​illusioned"​ to begin with. So don't be "​illusioned"​. ​ -- lennyflank((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​el567y/​any_advice_for_someone_considering_van_life/​fdgq087/​)) > We have a lot of people here who get all excited, move into a van, then quit after just a couple months. The fact that they get disillusioned means they were "​illusioned"​ to begin with. So don't be "​illusioned"​. ​ -- lennyflank((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​el567y/​any_advice_for_someone_considering_van_life/​fdgq087/​))
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 +> Step 1 in any design is to really understand your use.-- jracca((https://​www.promasterforum.com/​threads/​cost-per-hour-for-idling-a-pm-litres-per-hour-gallons-per-hour.91324/​post-713161))
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 +> Vanlife is just camping/​glamping perpetually. -- tatertom((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​ehktbg/​weekly_rvandwellers_weekly_adventure_discussion/​fntke0i/​))
 ===== inverters ===== ===== inverters =====
  
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 > "What really helps both methods is the clothes I choose to begin with. They'​re almost exclusively campwear, beach wear, sports wear, that sort of thing. My work outfits are dark, plain-colored board shorts or swim trunks with the webbing cut out, and long-sleeve black "​[[https://​amzn.to/​38e6cfO|DriWorks]]"​ shirts. My "going out" clothes are just decent looking performance garments meant for camping/​hiking/​outdoorsy stuff, and a couple decent polos. The only cotton stuff I have anymore are socks, underbritches,​ and a couple denim jeans that I try not to wear." -- tatertom((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​bcir5p/​how_do_you_do_laundry/​ekrk86e/​)) > "What really helps both methods is the clothes I choose to begin with. They'​re almost exclusively campwear, beach wear, sports wear, that sort of thing. My work outfits are dark, plain-colored board shorts or swim trunks with the webbing cut out, and long-sleeve black "​[[https://​amzn.to/​38e6cfO|DriWorks]]"​ shirts. My "going out" clothes are just decent looking performance garments meant for camping/​hiking/​outdoorsy stuff, and a couple decent polos. The only cotton stuff I have anymore are socks, underbritches,​ and a couple denim jeans that I try not to wear." -- tatertom((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​bcir5p/​how_do_you_do_laundry/​ekrk86e/​))
  
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 +> If your everyday life, work, hobbies, etc, are fun then moving from an apartment to a van will continue the fun. If your life sucks, relocating won't fix it. In a van you still have to get groceries, shave, brush your teeth and all the other stuff you do every day. The difference is that you fit into 50 square feet instead of 500 and save some on rent.  -- TreborEnglish((https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​ehktbg/​weekly_rvandwellers_weekly_adventure_discussion/​fnpkegy/​))
 ===== minimalism ===== ===== minimalism =====
 > "​Downsizing daily."​ -- Roberta Garrett((http://​proof.nationalgeographic.com/​2016/​01/​25/​getting-in-touch-with-nature-staying-in-step-with-the-world/​)) > "​Downsizing daily."​ -- Roberta Garrett((http://​proof.nationalgeographic.com/​2016/​01/​25/​getting-in-touch-with-nature-staying-in-step-with-the-world/​))
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 > A [ [[electrical:​shore_power|shore power]] ] charger is a stiff source with unlimited energy and time. Your solar is a very soft source of unknown power and only a few hours to get the job done.  - sunking((https://​www.solarpaneltalk.com/​forum/​off-grid-solar/​batteries-energy-storage/​299490-bulk-absorb-float-equalize-what-does-it-mean#​post299490)) > A [ [[electrical:​shore_power|shore power]] ] charger is a stiff source with unlimited energy and time. Your solar is a very soft source of unknown power and only a few hours to get the job done.  - sunking((https://​www.solarpaneltalk.com/​forum/​off-grid-solar/​batteries-energy-storage/​299490-bulk-absorb-float-equalize-what-does-it-mean#​post299490))
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 +> It's not enoung just to have a panel up there, you have to have enough to push the battery around. -- jimindenver((https://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​tid=20022&​pid=229943#​pid229943))
  
 ===== solitude ===== ===== solitude =====
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