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frater_secessus [batteries]
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frater_secessus [getting started]
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 >"[solar powered A/C is] not a lost cause..  we just seem to be at that frustrating cusp where it's technically possible with current technology, just not easy or cheap." -- thatswhatsup((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=18184&pid=206165#pid206165)) >"[solar powered A/C is] not a lost cause..  we just seem to be at that frustrating cusp where it's technically possible with current technology, just not easy or cheap." -- thatswhatsup((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=18184&pid=206165#pid206165))
  
 +> Running AC on [an inverter] is rich man's game -- HaldorEE((https://diysolarforum.com/threads/anyone-running-a-ac-unit-from-a-modified-sinewave-inverter.19723/post-229971))
 ===== batteries ===== ===== batteries =====
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 +> "Think of the batteries as a bucket of electricity. It's possible to pour water from multiple sources into a bucket at the same time, and also to do that while water is leaking out of the bucket." -- MarkSF((https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f14/multiple-sources-of-dc-voltage-being-fed-to-battery-bank-246008.html#post3335865))
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 > “Three stage chargers are easier on your batteries, charge them faster, fuller and help you use less water." -- handybob((https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/the-rv-battery-charging-puzzle-2/)) > “Three stage chargers are easier on your batteries, charge them faster, fuller and help you use less water." -- handybob((https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/the-rv-battery-charging-puzzle-2/))
  
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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)) > > 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))
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 +> The bottom line is that current simply flows where it is needed, batteries will take what they need when batteries are combined, and the voltage becomes equal among the new combined bank. Unless your charger, alternator or solar/wind system is pumping out an incorrect voltage for you bank you will not over charge using an ACR.  - mainesail((https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f14/agm-battery-failure-two-sets-in-two-years-239438-7.html#post3229546))
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 +> Bulk charging requires //current//. Absorption requires //relatively high voltage// and //time at that voltage//. - secessus
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 +> [lead-chemistry] Batteries must be mildly overcharged often to minimize sulfation spotting. It really turns out to be a race between the disease or the cure, and if mildly overcharged, the cure wins 99% of the time. The "disease" in this case being excessive shedding of positive plate material. The cure being a mild overcharge. - MexicoWanderer((https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25945538/print/true.cfm))
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 ===== 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))
  
 > "Intentionally reducing consumption is confusing and subversive..." -- John61CT((https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Echeaprvliving%2Ecom%2Fforums%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ftid%3D33048&share_tid=33048&share_fid=70271&share_type=t)) > "Intentionally reducing consumption is confusing and subversive..." -- John61CT((https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Echeaprvliving%2Ecom%2Fforums%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ftid%3D33048&share_tid=33048&share_fid=70271&share_type=t))
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 +===== cooking =====
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 +> ....the solar oven is a very good mimic of a crock pot slow cooker - Bob Wells((https://www.cheaprvliving.com/cooking-solar-oven/))
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 +> A microwave oven is rated for 'cooking power', which is always less than the UL rating of wattage on the label. - tx2sturgis((https://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=27456&pid=345707#pid345707))
 ===== dogs ===== ===== dogs =====
 > 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/))
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 +> In general, people should FIRST aim for a realistic goal, achieve it, then systematically improve on it, while accepting that 100% perfection/efficiency does not Occur In Nature. -- [[http://pitafree.com/users/kaylee/|Kaylee]]((in personal correspondence))
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 +> Having a van doesn’t make you a different person... -- myPCisCursed((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/omhy1v/to_vanlife_or_not_to_vanlife/h5ljb93/))
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 +> I would recommend starting with downsizing your material possessions.  -- undeadtech((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/omhy1v/to_vanlife_or_not_to_vanlife/h5liho2/))
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 ===== 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/))
  
 +===== lifestyle =====
  
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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/))
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 +> That's a lot of money though to throw at something you're having a hard time fully understanding. -- elonfutz((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/jklpa5/slightly_complicated_electrical_question/gake0er/))
 ===== 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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 > "...the person draining their batteries to the 50% range regularly would do much better with a 2 watts to 1Ah ratio, or even 3 to 1." -- SternWake((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/Thread-How-much-solar-do-I-need?pid=278438#pid278438)) > "...the person draining their batteries to the 50% range regularly would do much better with a 2 watts to 1Ah ratio, or even 3 to 1." -- SternWake((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/Thread-How-much-solar-do-I-need?pid=278438#pid278438))
  
-> "The advantage of "too much solar" is rainy day support. Most people use generators for that, but if your sun hours stack up, oversized arrays also works. -- zoneblue((http://forum.solar-electric.com/discussion/comment/272384#Comment_272384))+> "The advantage of "too much solar" is rainy day support. Most people use generators for that, but if your sun hours stack up, oversized arrays also work. -- zoneblue((http://forum.solar-electric.com/discussion/comment/272384#Comment_272384))
  
 > "With a isolator you would run the truck early to get a fair amount of the bulk charging done and let the solar finish it off the rest of the day." -- jimindenver((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26877&pid=337117#pid337117http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26877&pid=337117#pid337117)) > "With a isolator you would run the truck early to get a fair amount of the bulk charging done and let the solar finish it off the rest of the day." -- jimindenver((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26877&pid=337117#pid337117http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26877&pid=337117#pid337117))
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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))
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 +> In theory, Imp * Vmp = panel Watts. There's an awful lot in the real world that can affect that. -- Cariboocoot((https://forum.solar-electric.com/discussion/comment/152013#Comment_152013))
  
 ===== solitude ===== ===== solitude =====
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 > In the end, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you are in any way unsure of the way ahead, stop the car and walk the route to determine grade, clearances, and firmness. -- USExplorer((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=20442&pid=236601#pid236601)) > In the end, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you are in any way unsure of the way ahead, stop the car and walk the route to determine grade, clearances, and firmness. -- USExplorer((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=20442&pid=236601#pid236601))
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 +> a locker provides the SUM of the two torques, whereas an open diff provides twice the LOWER torque. Therefore a locker offers a very small advantagee when the traction under both wheels is similar, and a great advantage when there is a big difference in traction condtions. - SandyM((https://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/north-africa/limited-slip-differentials-in-sand-14066#post62026))
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 +> Every person reading this should carry [[https://amzn.to/3gJGcyg|a tow strap]]. - head((https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/comments/o3gh8n/stuck_like_a_beached_whale_good_thing_i_carry_a/h2c8yv6/))
  
 ===== water ===== ===== water =====
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