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Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-31-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By larry9000
My refrigerator latch solution.

I've had the door pop open a couple times over rough terrain. I finally raised the latch on the door of the fridge with a couple washers, and now the door is impossible to open without pressing the...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-20-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By larry9000
I'm the original poster of the Volcano issue....

I'm the original poster of the Volcano issue. There appears to be two types of grills- those that use a low pressure propane of about 0.4 PSI, and those that use a high pressure of about 10 PSI. The...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
Still more options.

There is still one option left. The yellow flame indicates not enough air. There is an air intake on the bottom of the burner just past where the orifice attaches. If I were really ambitious I'd...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-11-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
I drilled out the orifice to see if I could get...

I drilled out the orifice to see if I could get the Volcano to heat properly from the LP port on my Airstream. I started with 1mm, then did 1.1 and then 1.2mm. As it turns out, the flame definitely...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-11-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
I drilled out the orifice to see if I could get...

I drilled out the orifice to see if I could get the Volcano to heat properly from the LP port on my Airstream. I started with 1mm, then did 1.1 and then 1.2mm. As it turns out, the flame definitely...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
Thanks Milo, that's encouraging. I wonder if they...

Thanks Milo, that's encouraging. I wonder if they are thinking of offering a different orifice or possibly a completely different burner.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-04-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
Here's another chart for orifice size for 11" WC...

Here's another chart for orifice size for 11" WC LP (far right column). It says I am currently restricted to 3,081 BTU with the #75 drill hole. To get to 20K, I would need a #54 hole, about 0.055" in...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-04-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
So, here's a tidbit. Volcano orifice is 0.021" in...

So, here's a tidbit. Volcano orifice is 0.021" in diameter (Drill 75) according to the above article. I looked up the output for 11 WC of pressure, and got 3,080 BTUs (well under the 19,500 BTU...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-04-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
Thanks Sovereign85. That is indeed a very...

Thanks Sovereign85. That is indeed a very interesting article. What caught my attention was this statement "There are literally hundreds of regulators available with a wide-variety of hose lengths...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-03-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By larry9000
I installed the same DC-DC converter

I just installed the same DC-DC converter a couple weeks ago. Make sure that the terminals marked "Remote" are connected together. The Orion won't work otherwise. I actually tied them to a switch so...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-02-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
You had a separate ON/OFF valve in addition to...

You had a separate ON/OFF valve in addition to the control valve just after the regulator? Did the ON/OFF valve cause any problems?

Since I don't have the fitting to bypass the control valve when...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-02-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
Well, dang. I'm almost out of ideas. I have an...

Well, dang. I'm almost out of ideas. I have an entirely separate assembly, but it is the same design:

1/4" QC to hose -> Control Valve -> hose -> orifice tube.

The control valve is a simple 90...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
Thanks! That's encouraging. I have no regulators...

Thanks! That's encouraging. I have no regulators either, but I do have the standard Volcano brass orifice tube shown below: https://volcanogrills.com/parts.html

It goes through the grill opening...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-02-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,151
Posted By larry9000
Has anyone successfully hooked a Volcano grill to the LP port?

We have a new Volcano grill, which we bought for the versatility and compactness. It has a very good flame when running off of an LP tank, whether the 20# tank or the small Coleman portables. I...
Forum: Boondocking 06-04-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By larry9000
If the Zamp connector really is going to the...

If the Zamp connector really is going to the battery directly, you have two options:

1. Get a suitcase panel that has a controller on it. You can typically order the portable panels either way.
...
Forum: Tires 06-04-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,630
Posted By larry9000
Our wheels were balanced with sensors attached.

Discount Tires balanced our wheels with the flow through sensors installed. They never brought up any issue about doing so.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-31-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
Also consider TT vs TV voltage when looking at lithium

+1 on the Battleborns. We switched late last year and never looked back.

Another thing to think about: You may have to disconnect your TV power from your trailer power if you go lithium. This is...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-29-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By larry9000
Thiel, thanks so much. When I followed what you...

Thiel, thanks so much. When I followed what you did, I now know what I'd have to do if I went the pure 3/8" route instead. I hadn't thought about making adapters with back to back NPT items, but...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-28-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By larry9000
Thanks. BTW, I searched using all sorts of...

Thanks. BTW, I searched using all sorts of combinations of your name and Champion 3400, and didn't come up with the post. I would be most grateful if you could link to it.

Update: I found it....
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-28-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By larry9000
3/8" vs. 1/4" Propane Quick Connects

I'm about to add a propane quick connect to our 2006 Bambi. But I've now run into a quandary: What size quick connect at the trailer, 3/8" or 1/4"? My goal is to use it for two uses: a propane...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-02-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,778
Posted By larry9000
Sandy, Thanks for the report. Your lithium...

Sandy,

Thanks for the report. Your lithium install was the inspiration for ours (and our subsequent solar upgrade too). I really like the aesthetics of your flex panels on the curved Airstream...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-20-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
Where to find the Li-Ion BIM

I searched and couldn't find the Li-Ion BIM product you referred to. Can you post a link? Thanks!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-20-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 63,699
Posted By larry9000
The diode MAY work.

Here is the link to the complete data sheet:

http://www.irf.com/product-info/datasheets/data/100bgq015.pdf

Good catch.

The 15V is the max reverse voltage, which is TT voltage - TV voltage....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-18-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 63,699
Posted By larry9000
Thanks for the link! This is an easy fix for...

Thanks for the link!

This is an easy fix for those not wanting to get a real DC-DC converter. I plan to get a DC-DC converter in the future, but I think I'll order one of these as a quick fix for...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-17-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
An isolation switch is not enough

Reminder: an ignition operated switch or relay may not be sufficient to prevent the TT lithium battery from discharging into the TV battery.

In my case, the alternator voltage was high enough for...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-08-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
Jay and wponder, This might be the answer to...

Jay and wponder,

This might be the answer to both your questions, or at least a clue.

In my case, I hooked up our lithiumized trailer (Battleborn battery) to our Toyota 4Runner.

-When only...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-02-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,435
Posted By larry9000
Exactly what I want. Will get one converted for...

Exactly what I want. Will get one converted for propane, with the extra power helping to combat the effects of high altitude. I just need to wait until they are available.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
I had to disconnect from the TV 12v power line

Hi Dry Fly,

I think that SiiverHouseDreams focused on the aspect that the TT battery would discharge into the TV battery while hooked up and parked to start this thread. If that was the only...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 01-14-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,600
Posted By larry9000
My experience is that the Weboost 4G helps weak...

My experience is that the Weboost 4G helps weak signals, but not strong signals. I don't know what you are testing against, but you may not see improvements with relatively strong signals.

If the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-18-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,195
Posted By larry9000
20A circuit may run AC already.

If you have a 16' Bambi, you probably have a 11K BTU AC unit. At least, my 2006 unit does. I did a test, and found that I could run AC on a 20A circuit. I didn't have anything else on, though. I...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-05-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,151
Posted By larry9000
Voyager

I use the Voyager wireless camera. I mounted it next to the license plate looking backwards, and tapped into the power there. This requires turning on the running lights while driving, but that's a...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-04-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
Iíd do the same. The 200W on top is a great...

Iíd do the same. The 200W on top is a great convenience. There isnít room for more. The angle on the roof isnít optimal so a 109W portable may add as much or more than the 200 on the roof. If I ever...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-04-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
If you have a 16' Bambi, that originally came...

If you have a 16' Bambi, that originally came with a single 80Ah lead acid battery (I'm not sure if liquid cell or AGM). If you have two now, it's been upgraded in some way. Of the 80 Ah, only half...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-03-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
Iíd do the same. The 200W on top is a great...

Iíd do the same. The 200W on top is a great convenience. There isnít room for more. The angle on the roof isnít optimal so a 109W portable may add as much or more than the 200 on the roof. If I ever...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-03-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
Thanks. I'll take a look.

Thanks. I'll take a look.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-03-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
I really like the folding concept and the little...

I really like the folding concept and the little "tent pole" kit you can get too. I'll investigate further. They seem a bit pricey though.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-03-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
Adam, This all makes sense. If I put the...

Adam,

This all makes sense. If I put the Voyager into the battery case, by definition I'll have longer cable runs from the panels. Yes, the higher voltages the panels put out should deal better...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-03-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
Thanks Al and Adam, Al, I get your point...

Thanks Al and Adam,

Al, I get your point about the 12v charging line. Today, in a pinch, I could reconnect the charging line and have the TV recharge the BB battery. I would lose this option if I...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-03-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By larry9000
Portable solar panels for lithium battery

We've successfully installed a lithium battery and 200W of solar panels onto our 16' Bambi (dubbed the Aluminium Falcon). Took it on a 3 week trip, where it performed well. Typically, we'd use 30Ah...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-25-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
I think this is true. I recorded V vs % Capacity...

I think this is true. I recorded V vs % Capacity remaining and found little correlation. Also, the amount of charging or discharging influences the voltage reading too. I attained the same 13.5v as...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-25-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
One more battery voltage test...

I ran one more experiment- I turned on the PD converter into Boost mode. That placed 14.4 v (actually, a bit more than 14.5v) onto the battery. It charged at 30A in for a few moments and quickly...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-25-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
Sorry for the delay in reporting back. I started...

Sorry for the delay in reporting back. I started too late in recording Voltage vs. Capacity Remaining on my recent boon docking adventure, so never recorded the fully charged value. I was taking out...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-12-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
Sure. I'll let you know in a week. We've been...

Sure. I'll let you know in a week. We've been traveling through Utah and Arizona, with electrical hookups at each stop so far. At the end of the coming week we will be boondocking for 3 days in Organ...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-10-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,778
Posted By larry9000
Thanks for reminding me of that link. I just...

Thanks for reminding me of that link. I just posted my experience for those who were reading that thread. For now, I have a solution that "works". If I can find the space I may add the DC-DC...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-10-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,104
Posted By larry9000
Update: I had to disconnect TV power

There's nothing like real world experience to see what works and what doesn't. After installing the BB lithium batteries I hitched to my TV (Toyota 4runner), and monitored what happened via the BMV...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-09-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,778
Posted By larry9000
I switched to the PD4655V just before they came...

I switched to the PD4655V just before they came out with the LV lithium version. I have that. My plan is to press the 14.4V boost mode on the Charge Wizard to give a final fill up before leaving a...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-09-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,778
Posted By larry9000
Lithium installed!

I wanted to let people know that I have installed the 100A Battleborn battery into our Bambi, ala SanAndVin who led the way. I did the system design, while a great nearby RV mechanic, Kyle, did the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 11-08-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,600
Posted By larry9000
Success!

Woohoo!

This post is being sent from our Bambi at Dead Horse Point SP in Utah. First day of our 3 week adventure. Terrible connection in campground. 1 to 2 bar 1x or 3G. Data impossible, voice...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 10-31-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,600
Posted By larry9000
Thanks Rocinante! Got it! As it turns out,...

Thanks Rocinante!

Got it! As it turns out, we will drill above the center light fixture in the dinette cabinet and fish it down. We will then snake them into a small nearby hole and into the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 10-31-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,600
Posted By larry9000
Thank you. I looked up photos of your trailer...

Thank you. I looked up photos of your trailer model and see what you are saying. What I didn't understand is that your blog said that the cables were fished to a light fixture hole. Why would there...
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