Lithium RV Battery Power System Tour // 1200 Ah of LiFePo4 // 15840 WH // Q&A

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Ron Powell +2
Ron Powell

Hey, Thanks for the great video. I use a 12v stc-1000 temp controller for battery heating pads and it has a cooling function that would work for your exhaust fan in your electrical box. My inverter puts out a lot of heat when I'm running the AC so I mounted it outside so it's easier to cool the RV. You could mount the DC to DC converters under your hood to reduce that heat also. Keep up the good work. P.S. I mounted rigid solar panels on my RV and they were way too heavy so I replaced them with flexible panels on DIY frames.

5 месяцев назад
Ron Powell
Ron Powell

@Stonyboot I used whatever would fit but mostly these from flea bay: 130W Flexible Solar Panel ETFE Mono. I like them the best.

4 месяца назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

I'll check out that temp controller, thanks for the tip! I've found that I can just remove my step cover when we are on long drives to keep the compartment cool, but, I do have a fan still waiting to be installed. Which panels did you go with?

4 месяца назад
Trev S +2
Trev S

Interesting and very neat - just wonder why you never did a 48v system to keep the wiring thinner - you can get DC to DC chargers and a step down for 12v - I have 320amhr on 12v in my rig and use a Renogy too

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Simplicity! If I needed a bigger setup, I might consider it. But for now, 12v has been enough. Granted, I’d like smaller cables, but I didn’t want to deal with step down converters and replacing my inverter. Huge investment of time and money over time, to change to 24 or 48v would require replacing some expensive components. But I agree, higher voltage would be nice. If I ever move to a 3k inverter, I’ll probably switch then.

7 месяцев назад
dino6471 +1
dino6471

Scott, starlink offers a ground pole mount 2x44, which you can cut to fit to mount to the back of your camper and then add an extension pole. the 88 inches is plenty to reach just below the roof line. the mast is 1.3 inches in diameter, the weight is 9.2 lbs, and the dimensions for the new square dish are 19x22. so you would not need to wait to put solar panels on the roof. the downside is that trees can drop your signal because of obstruction. also the rollout for starlink has had delays because of chip shortages and there needs to be more satellites, most likely late 2022 will be a better time to buy the dish.

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks for the specifics. I was really hoping things would go as planned, but the delay has be rather disappointed. There are other factors delaying our solar build that will become clear in the coming months. I still have plans for Starlink, but I'll just have to wait until its ready.

4 месяца назад
LED_HandymanService SoCalifornia +2
LED_HandymanService SoCalifornia

My second suggestion is to take the bed off and make a custom bed with lock boxes for storage. With this suggestion you could carry more fuel ⛽️ by extending the custom bed

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

That project is on my wish list. I really want a flatbed to customize, but it's not in the budget right now. For now, I'll just keep thinking about it :D

4 месяца назад
M J +1
M J

Hey Scott. I subscribed several months back and have been following the videos you and Sasha put out for a while now and really enjoy them. Thanks for the great content and the excellent job you guys do putting them together. If you've already answered my question to follow, I apologize in advance. I'm wondering if you could share the name of the company you worked with to custom design and build your batteries? Like you, I have a truck and a camper for boondocking and I have the same issue you had with needing more power for my rig and limited space to utilize. I'm hoping I can find a company that can help me build exactly what I need. Any help you can send my way would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and keep the great videos coming!

2 месяца назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks for subscribing and watching our videos. Unfortunately, I can’t share where I get the batteries from. I’m currently under agreement with another company regarding the batteries, so I’ve been quite on them. Detail will be forthcoming in the future, but for now…. I have to 🤫

Месяц назад
David C. Gulliver +1
David C. Gulliver

Well done, Scott! Clear, concise & upbeat- all in one video!? I'm genuinely impressed, and- not a single swear word was used. You probably should have opened showing your hands though- I'm sure they were all cut up from hand tool mishaps (well, mine certainly would be!) & then a quick flash over to Sasha (say 'Moose & Squirrel') to see how angry she was with you after destroying the camper for days in a row! BUT, the end result is awesome & 1,200AH is massive overkill for 98.6% of your viewing public. Conversely, very few would venture into 300Lbs of dead weight as well. I'm awed with the effort...

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

That's for the great comment! To my surprise, I didn't have any major injuries. Sasha is pretty tolerant of these projects and really enjoys the extra power and what it does for our life. But it does get pretty cramped in there when we are both trying to work on stuff :) They are overkill for most people, but it's pretty nice for us. We have the ability to charge all of our stuff including our e-bike batteries without running the generator. It's been really nice!

7 месяцев назад
R. Crabbe +1
R. Crabbe

Great video, subscribed! Looking forward to some more details about the batteries, the company you used and the process to spec and design them. (of course what they might cost as well) Safe travels!

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

I’ll be doing an update video soon covering the batteries. Stay tuned!

8 месяцев назад
Bobbleheadwil +2
Bobbleheadwil

Starlink, do you happen to know when they'll be coming out with a product that will work with RV travelers? Was just curious. As always, thank you for a great video. We appreciate the time and detail you put into it. We learned a lot, thanks again.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

I keep hearing 3rd - 4th quarter of 2021, but possibly early 2022. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for it. I'm half tempted to just get the existing setup, but there are still too many issues with transporting it and getting back on the network. I'm trying to be patient... 😔

8 месяцев назад
Jack Tripper +5
Jack Tripper

You're knowledge on this subject is truly impressive sir.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Thanks for checking it out, it’s always a work in progress 😁

8 месяцев назад
AirBournMN +1
AirBournMN

One of the drawback of lithium batteries is potential damage caused by charging at temperatures below freezing. Some manufacturers are developing batteries with internal heaters to help. How are you mitigating this issue when you're in the cold weather? Especially when you're charging from the truck?

5 месяцев назад
AirBournMN
AirBournMN

I'm in MN with a four-season 5th wheel and have money down on a Cirrus 820. What I'm most concerned about is the winter times when the rigs are not used (winterized) but plugged in for battery maintenance. I suppose it would be best to remove the batteries or invest in the auto warming or just stick with the tried-and-true lead acid for this part of the country.

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

My BMS has low temperature charge protection. It won’t allow a charge below 34f ( I chose that temperature for an extra margin of safety). Also, our batteries are inside the camper and we live in it full time, so they never get cold. I can install a heating pad that works with the BMS. But I haven’t needed it yet.

5 месяцев назад
Darkwater North +3
Darkwater North

Really like this video and others you've made thanks for the information keep up the excellent work. Wanting to buy one of these camper's are they good for the Cold.

8 месяцев назад
Steve Hericks
Steve Hericks

@Stonyboot I definitely understand the difficulty in making irreversible changes to your camper. I'm sure it's good enough for routine travel, it's just an accident that I think would quickly become catastrophic. It's always hard to prepare for the events that we believe unlikely. My concern, and the way I looked at mine, was that if it did occur, the outcome was going to be really bad....I have spent a career making things and one of the keys to corporate survival is to use a risk mitigation technique; All possible events are rated; 1) 'Likelihood' of occurrence is rated 1-3 and 2) 'severity' of outcome is rated 1-3. The two numbers are multiplied and rank-ordered. A line is drawn at around 3 or 4 and everything above that or that is a 3 in either category, ( has to be addressed to reduce either the likelihood or severity. In your case, I rate the likelihood a 1 and severity a 3. If I could rate the severity higher, I would. The only way I can see reducing the severity is high strength mounting. There is also a question of the other components attached to the battery cables becoming involved if they were to move and strike the secure battery, which is why ABYC mandates a fuse less than 7" from the battery. This is a critical concern with EV accidents and a key reason why firefighters usually will not attempt to enter a car till the battery is deactivated or fight a fire in an EV at all, (battery fires with lithium can be accelerated by water because lithium is chemically reactive with water at any temperature).

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

@Steve Hericks Thanks for the good thoughts. It's a 4s3p configuration with prismatic cells. These are prototypes and I'll soon be switching to a 4s1p setup with 300 AH prismatic cells. The case design is a good starting point, but I have lots of changes coming. Right now, they are a tight fit and surrounded with high density foam and fiberglass board. When I put the cover on, the foam is compressed by 1-2 mm as I secure the cover. The cells themselves aren't going anywhere inside the case. Granted, I still have some design changes coming that are now possible because of the space savings of the 300ah cells in a 4s1p configuration. As for mounting, while this does work, its not my favorite setup. I'd really like to design it into the camper, but that would mean cutting out some of the factory wood. I'll try to find some other solutions before I do that. I always appreciate your input!

7 месяцев назад
Steve Hericks +1
Steve Hericks

Re: battery security... Since batteries are inside a metal container, I would also wonder how securely mounted they are inside the container. Are they prismatic or cylindrical cells? How many in parallel? The more cells in parallel, the more contact points there could be. Battery weight is a huge momentum issue in a front end collision. Mine (35 Nissan Leaf packs) are through bolted together with 4-50" long, 3/8 thread rods and then the whole assembly is bolted inside a 3/4" steel square tube frame which is encased in aluminum and bolted to the truck frame under the camper. I have a fuse right at the point the cable exits the case. My battery weighs 300lbs and I have gone to this effort because the mass alone has big destructive capacity in a front end collision (horizontal movement). IF it moves, the potential for a short induced fire is very high. Any short will likely create a fire. A battery fire, once it gets going, is NOT likely extinguishable so if it happens, your truck and camper are likely to be a total loss. If insurance finds you negligently created the potential for the situation, the may well leave you high and dry. I suggest you may need to re-evaluate the threat it presents and develop a means of addressing it with the probability/severity you perceive.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks for checking it out 👍

8 месяцев назад
richard simms +2
richard simms

Great video. Lots of wonderful information. It is so good that I listened twice to absorb it all. Thanks. RS

8 месяцев назад
Taco Rick +1
Taco Rick

Do you have a high idle on the truck? If so, could you use the high idle to act as a generator via the DC-to-DC charger? Would it be an efficient way of charging instead of the generator or solar?

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

I do have a high idle, integrated into the cruise control system on our Cummins. While it’s possible to do this, it’s very inefficient. Running a large engine just to spin the alternators and charge at 1000 watts isn’t cost effective and would be detrimental to the engine. I only charge while driving. If I need power to run my AC or recharge our batteries, I’ll run my much more efficient Honda generator. When I get around to adding solar, that will really help extend our battery power. The real limitation for us regarding solar, is roof space. A purpose built, inverter generator is much better to run than your trucks engine. And personally, I’m looking forward to adding solar so the generator will only be needed to run the air conditioning.

8 месяцев назад
Joseph D'Angelo +1
Joseph D'Angelo

Hi I have been watching a whole lot of your videos lately and enjoying them so much. This is something that I've wanted to do for quite a while but it's hard to save up enough funds to do so. I wanted to tell you that I was in Harbor Freight today and saw the black sine wave inverter which is a marine inverter I guess but there are so many more that are sine wave now in Harbor Freight made by Jupiter at a very nice savings. Many blessings to you and your wife and have safe trips.

4 месяца назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks for the info and for watching our videos. I’ll look up the inverter.

4 месяца назад
kimmer6 +1
kimmer6

I like the Renogy battery monitor. I just wish they had Bluetooth. I enjoy watching it recalculate the remaining battery life after putting a big load on it.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

I agree. Thats why I’m looking at the Victron unit. Bluetooth is nice since we do everything with our phones anyway. I also liked to watch the time remaining change and try to guess what it will be when I turn something on, haha 😂

8 месяцев назад
Daryl Hawkins +1
Daryl Hawkins

Great video. It was all I could do to muster up the courage to cut s 5” hole in the floor to mount a diesel heater. Great job!

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

@Daryl Hawkins Thanks, I'll google it!

7 месяцев назад
Daryl Hawkins +1
Daryl Hawkins

Stonyboot an Esbar D2.

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks! I hate cutting things, but a couple holes were needed! A diesel heater sounds like a fun project, what model did you use?

7 месяцев назад
Bill Martin +1
Bill Martin

For thermostatically controlled fans I would look at RV refrigerator fans.

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thank you, I'll look into them!

7 месяцев назад
Cory Driver +2
Cory Driver

I’ve never seen any get so excited about batteries 🤓. I have to admit tho it’s obvious you know your stuff. How’s the weight balance? Did you calculate that in or just go with what you had? Was it even a consideration? I would think you’d need airflow across that Alde radiator—after all that’s the idea of a radiator to dissipate heat. Hope it works out for you.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks. The weight was considered! I moved our extra water jugs, about 18 gallons to the drivers side, that offsets the extra 2 batteries for the most part. The passenger side is a little heavier from the factory, and adding my office setup added a little weight. I’d like to get on some scales to see how far off it really is.

8 месяцев назад
greg sepaniac +3
greg sepaniac

Could you strap over the batteries with something strong like seat belt material screwed into the floor?

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +2
Stonyboot

That’s a great idea!!! Webbing like that is super strong and thin, I’m pretty much out of space so that would be a great safety system. Thanks for the idea!

8 месяцев назад
Mastiff +2
Mastiff

Hey I’ve been watching you guys for a while so what do you think about the Starlink system being delayed, now that you were waiting for, how much longer is that going to be.

6 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

I'm mostly waiting for the mobile option. I almost bought a normal Starlink system, but in is current form, its too restrictive and difficult to move around. My hope is that things move along quickly. Our current internet setup works fine, but having Starlink would be a complete game changer for us!

6 месяцев назад
Chris Lewis +3
Chris Lewis

Who was the battery supplier and what do they cost per battery?

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

I'll be making another video to go over the batteries specifically! Stay tuned.

8 месяцев назад
MrButuz +1
MrButuz

Nice rig. I recon you could get 2 x 400w panels on there so 800w of solar is gonna be happy days for your air con!! :D

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

I coudl get those up there, but they would cover my vents and air conditiner. With solar, I'll probably look at either 100 or 200 watt panels, possibly flexible, to fill the gaps on the roof without covering my other equipment.

7 месяцев назад
BitminerBob +1
BitminerBob

With adding new batteries to an existing battery bank, aren't you worried about the older batteries being pulled from more, than the newer batteries? Or is that not a thing? I head that was a thing, and it's stopped me adding more batteries to my 300ah lithium system. 1200AH is AWESOME lol.

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +2
Stonyboot

That's a great question. From my understanding, it's not good to mix new and old lead-acid batteries, but lithium is much more tolerant. Their charge efficiency stays very solid over time and they don't need to float. They do lose capacity over time, but that doesn't really affect their charging characteristics. When I joined them up, the old batteries had about 50 cycles on them. I ran them separately and together and they seemed to perform equally in both cases. I do have them wired in parallel pairs so I can easily separate them if needed. I'd like to hear more about the potential problems with the old and new lithium batteries if anyone has some input!

7 месяцев назад
nightfall22 +1
nightfall22

Damn brother, this was an amazing setup and video. You lost me at black licorice candy though 🤢. 🤣. I too was curious about the batteries. Damn, to think you actually designed your own batteries because my question was going to be those are awesome how much did they cost 🤣😂. Keep hitting home runs with these videos brother. I gobble up this content man

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Thank you for the kindness! I hate black licorice too, HOWEVER, this stuff is different. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and whatever flavor black licorice is. Normal black licorice is pretty hard to like. I'll talk more about the batteries soon.

8 месяцев назад
Bill Sprague +2
Bill Sprague

Have you considered a DC air conditioning system? What would be the advantages?

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

@JoJo Bless I did, they look great! Much less power draw than our current setup. Right now, it's a little out of my price range, but if I were to build a rig in the future, I'd really like to integrate a system like that into the camper.

7 месяцев назад
JoJo Bless +1
JoJo Bless

Look at "Mabru" DC air conditioner the guy a genius

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +2
Stonyboot

I have, I'd love to get my hands on something like that. But since ours is still working fine, I can't justify spending the money to replace it. Advantages would be greater efficiency and less power loss. Using an inverter means that 5-15% of power is wasted in the form of heat due to the inversion process. Running DC devices directly off of DC is always a more efficient, and produces less heat. With battery technology coming along, I see DC A/C systems becoming more popular.

8 месяцев назад
LED_HandymanService SoCalifornia +2
LED_HandymanService SoCalifornia

I was thinking about you Future Solar, Hence you could make a rake that would pull out from underneath the bed area that would cover the truck windshield when the truck is not in motion. Ergo, Perfect location 🤙👍👋🙏

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Thats a great idea! I'll have to keep that in mind...

4 месяца назад
David Kiehl +1
David Kiehl

Wow. The best just keeps getting better…….. But curious about something. You’ve added some weight it’s seems, how much? Also with the additions how much living and or storage space did you have to give up? Finally, how long do you plan on keeping your camper? The reason I’m asking is all the work you’ve put into this will again have to be done in a new camper if you decide to get a new one, and that’s allot of work you put into it.

4 месяца назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

The batteries are about 70 lbs each, so 280 lbs, plus inverters, cabling, chargers, etc, i'm going to guess 350 lbs. But, I was replacing the the factory batteries, 2 6 volt agm batteires. They were about 75lbs each. So maybe a real total of 200 lbs. Our office build also added some weight, not sure how much, probably 100 lbs. I'm not sure how long we will keep the camper. We do like it, but are always looking for new opportunities. I'd be happy to have something new to play with, but we do love our Cirrus.

4 месяца назад
Jason Deadman +1
Jason Deadman

DC to DC converters for Laptops and for that Storage would help you waste less power as that inverter wastes lots of power

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Agreed, but that presents other problems for us as well. We have 3 laptops, each with different voltage requirements, my storage array has another set of requirements. Our ebike batteries are also different voltages. I’m a perfect world, I’d go DC for everything. But the added cost and complexity made it less appealing. My 10% loss at 200 watts means that I’m sacrificing about 20 watts of power. Easy to compensate for that. What I real want is a DC air conditioner!!! Any thoughts on that?

8 месяцев назад
Last Resort +1
Last Resort

A video about your dc-dc charger instal would be nice. Very curious about getting all the wires to them.

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

No problem!

4 месяца назад
Last Resort +1
Last Resort

@Stonyboot thank you!

4 месяца назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Here you go: Part 1: https://youtu.be/6G4mnerqXPY Part 2: https://youtu.be/7FCoTN8P0-0

4 месяца назад
James Metts +1
James Metts

Do you run in to much wind in where you camp? If so have you ever considered a wind generator?

7 месяцев назад
Steve Hericks +1
Steve Hericks

I should have probably noted that the small sailing wind turbines just start to generate at 8mph and don't get to half capacity till about 14mph. They peak out at about 17mph (all from memory when I investigated). They do very poorly in gusty wind and that is what most wind is close to the ground. That is why the market for these is mostly at sea... I think it as simple as saying if your OK with being where its sunny, , go solar, if you're OK with being where it's windy, get a wind generator...... The answer, in these terms, should be obvious.

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Argreed, my least favorite weather condition is wind!!!

7 месяцев назад
Steve Hericks +2
Steve Hericks

If there was enough wind around to get effective wind generation.... You should move because you will not be enjoying the outdoors.

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Wind is hit or miss, just like anywhere. Given the size of the unit and the erratic nature of the wind, I have decided not to try it. However, if I were to setup somewhere with a steady supply of wind, I'd love to give it a try!

7 месяцев назад
WG7D Radio +1
WG7D Radio

Subscribed! I am now doing an installation of a couple of 300AH lifepo4 batteries alongside my AGMs in my Sprinter van. Happy travels! Mike WG7D

8 месяцев назад
WG7D Radio
WG7D Radio

@Stonyboot yes separate for now,but they are able to be connected together if need be in the future.

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Are you keeping the LiFePo4 and AGM separated?

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Good luck and enjoy the power!!!

8 месяцев назад
Alpha Truck House +1
Alpha Truck House

Awesome , thats a lot of juice man ! Thanks for the super great detail ... ~peace~

3 месяца назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

It’s been nice to have the capacity! I just need more solar. Someday :)

3 месяца назад
Justin B +1
Justin B

Wish I could see how ya hooked up your AC and Microwave off your batteries. Recently got a 820 2022 model, but hardly anything is wired for the inverter.

4 месяца назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

My understanding is the 820 comes with a 1k inverter. So it wouldn’t be enough to run the microwave or A/C. Upgrades would be necessary. Also, I took advantage of space that’s not available on the 820. If you can send me a message on Facebook or email I can record a quick video tour and show you how it’s setup.

4 месяца назад
Flyover County +2
Flyover County

Great system. I'm thinking of placing the large fuse right at the battery terminals. My logic is everything down stream is protected?

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

@Steve Hericks That was my determination too. I wanted to install terminal fuses, but I just didn't have enough clearance.

7 месяцев назад
Steve Hericks +1
Steve Hericks

The ABYC battery fuse standard is 'within 7 inches (cable run) from the battery'... They offer no slack for installation difficulty.... My preference is before the cable can come in contact with a grounded surface.... Since your surfaces are largely wood or metal that is un-grounded because it's mounted to wood, I'm sure what you've done is fine.

8 месяцев назад
Flyover County
Flyover County

@Stonyboot yes I should have written all cables downstream of the batteries are protected. I will use fused individual circuits. If you look at Everlanders channel Jason has built an innovative solar array on a camper roof.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +2
Stonyboot

Thanks. I wanted to place the terminal fuses on the batteries, but I just didn't have enough space. That would protect your main power distribution, but you still want to fuse each additional circuit after that. Sometimes fuses are built into the devices you are connecting to, like most inverters.

8 месяцев назад
Terry Larkin +1
Terry Larkin

I guess I made the comment on heat to soon so it sounds like an excessive heat problem. I would put a hole in the side of the Camper to exhaust the heat outside and thematically controlled. Now you mentioned 3000 watt in inverter but I only have 200 watts Lithium. Remember I said I couldn't run the toaster buts that's because I don't have it installed correctly.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

The only time we have too much heat is when its warm out and both DC-DC chargers are running. I just open that compartment if we plan to drive more than an hour, I also have a fan to install at some point soon. 2 100 AH lithium batteries can probably support up to 200 amps of discharge, so the 3k watt inverter should work, but not at full capacity. If I remember correctly, you said a breaker/fuse was tripping. All of your wires and fuses should be selected based upon the load required to run your devices. Did you ever get it figured out?

8 месяцев назад
Terry Larkin +1
Terry Larkin

And the blinking eyes nice effect. Your a movie star. Great editing and even better information.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Thanks, I try to be mostly serious with a little silly mixed in.

8 месяцев назад
Down by the river +1
Down by the river

Wow... the algorithm hasn't shown me your guys' videos in over a month. Only found this scrolling down after one of kenny of all trades videos. Also, how do I find a data plan like that? I've looked all over and the damn cell companies I've seen have max 30gb caps, and is extremely expensive after that.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

I'm glad you found us again! My data plan is through Mobile Must Have. When I signed up, it was $120/month for unlimited data. Then a 1TB cap was applied and shortly after that a 500 GB cap. These unlimited data plans are in a grey area and the cell companies are cracking down. At the same time, the prices have gone up. My $120 plan is now between $200-$400 per month. We also use our Visible phone plans which give us unlimited hotspot. The hotspot speed is limited to between 5-10 Mbps. It's enough speed to stream anything you want and use our computers without data restrictions. I have been pushing a lot of data over the Visible connections and they have been working well! I'm going to just stick with what I have for now, and get the Mobile version of Starlink when it come out... Soon I hope!

7 месяцев назад
Dave LaRiviere +1
Dave LaRiviere

Nice truck👍

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks, we love it! It's amazing how well it holds up even hauling all this weight full-time.

7 месяцев назад
Justin B +1
Justin B

IMHO best youtube channel for truck camper mods. Just got a 2022 cirrus 820 last month, first mod paper towel holder is done lol, next is lifepo

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thank you, we appreciate it!

4 месяца назад
Terry Larkin +1
Terry Larkin

Scott with all the added electronics I would bet your Alde heating system is not running much. A lot of heat genetated

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Haha, not really, total electrical load is about 200 watts with everything on. Granted that varies a bit, but that isn't nearly enough to warm the camper up. Our Alde keeps us nice and toasty though!

8 месяцев назад
Rex n Hogz +1
Rex n Hogz

A high output alternator like we use in car audio wont give you faster truck charging?

7 месяцев назад
Rex n Hogz
Rex n Hogz

@Stonyboot a alternator is is massive noticeable difference

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

@Rex n Hogz Those do look nice! If I could pull like 200 amps continuously, I would completely change my charging system. However, I have bigger projects coming in the following months, so I won't be making any changes like that yet. Thanks for the tips!

7 месяцев назад
Rex n Hogz +1
Rex n Hogz

@Stonyboot #1 Mechman. JS Alternators,DC power. Depends on the application. My JS was 500 bucks and Runs an 8k subwoofer setup.

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

High output alternators would be fantastic! In my dream setup, I'd have a HO alternator setup to charge my house bank. More power and less worry about burning it out! I have the factory Dual 220 Amp alternators, but I'd love to look at better options! Do you have any suggestions?

7 месяцев назад
dathat555 +1
dathat555

The batteries are marked "This side up" but you have them on their sides. Is that going to be a problem?

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

The stickers were mostly decorative. While the batteries shouldn’t be upside down, any other orientation is fine.

8 месяцев назад
Michael Tang +1
Michael Tang

Would you like to test rv propane quick connect or suv doorstep ?

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

I might be open to that, please email me at info@stonyboot.com with details 👍

8 месяцев назад
Mastiff +1
Mastiff

Just learned about weight, make sure your careful with your cog and wet weights.

6 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Yeah, we are still in good shape. A little heavier in the front than I want, but we will rectify that when we can reorganize our stuff.

6 месяцев назад
Brian Senft +1
Brian Senft

Beautiful rig and solar set-up …. Are you for hire. ???

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thank you. I don't really do RV work, since I'm just an amateur. You can email me at info@stonyboot.com and let me know what your looking for.

8 месяцев назад
Susan Scovill +1
Susan Scovill

Great set up but where is the battery link? You don’t consider them part of the power system or are they a secret?

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

I don't have a link... They aren't a secret, but they are my own design and not on the market. Selling them becomes a very complex process, one that I have not solved yet. I also have another major design change that I'm working on. So in essence, these are just prototypes. I might have a link for them someday, but nothing yet... 😔

7 месяцев назад
lonmar44 +1
lonmar44

I couldn't find the link for your batteries

6 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

They aren’t for sale yet. I’m still working on that side of things. Shoot me an email at info@stonyboot.com and I’ll notify you when I have something ready.

6 месяцев назад
Wing Nut Bert +1
Wing Nut Bert

Thanks for the answer! :)

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

😊

7 месяцев назад
richard leach +1
richard leach

Let's pray you don't have a fire, the monetary loss. Would be crazy.

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

Fire is always a risk with everything. Insurance helps, but it's never 100%

4 месяца назад
Terry Larkin +1
Terry Larkin

If your down in Florida were in Palm Coast I would gladly pay you to show me what I need to do with my hook up on the 820.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

@Terry Larkin That sounds like a special trip! I hope everything goes well!

7 месяцев назад
Terry Larkin +1
Terry Larkin

@Stonyboot yes it is for sale but I always do things as if I'm keeping it and I like it to be right. I just talked with my little love bud Alison and asked her if she would like to go and see our son Kevin in Austin Texas in two weeks. She said ok. She's leaving for Minneapolis on Thursday and when she comes back we're going. This will be our 1st trip together in the Camper. She couldn't go with me in August because of the blood clot in her leg. So when I asked her about going she said ok. We have not seen our son in almost two years. So anyway if someone wants to buy the Camper they will have to wait. Cross your fingers she could change mind.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

I thought you were trying to sell your camper? We might visit Florida again in the future, but we have a lot to see out west first. I'd be happy to go over your setup sometime.

8 месяцев назад
JoJo Bless +1
JoJo Bless

You didn't mentions which brand model batteries you have

8 месяцев назад
Rockin Roxxi
Rockin Roxxi

You need to Patent the product and system! I’ll buy one for my 820 Cirrus for sure

6 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

@JoJo Bless Thanks for watching 😎

7 месяцев назад
JoJo Bless
JoJo Bless

@Stonyboot ok.. totally understand thank you

7 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

We’ll it’s not a specific model, it’s just what I’ve developed. And, unfortunately, I’m not willing to share the companies that I have worked with because this may eventually turn into a product which I can sell. So I’ll keep my sources to myself. I will say, it’s very easy to find online. The hard part, is finding the right company to work with. That took me over a year. I hope you understand.

8 месяцев назад
JoJo Bless +1
JoJo Bless

Thank you

8 месяцев назад
Charles Nolan +1
Charles Nolan

Holy crikey, remote stick welding

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

I could. With the current BMSs, I could draw 480 amps from them. With the new BMSs that I have my eye on, I’d have 800 amps available. Granted, I’d never do that without a regulator of some kind.

8 месяцев назад
Nomadic Lifestyle +1
Nomadic Lifestyle

I just use a computer fan.

8 месяцев назад
Nomadic Lifestyle +1
Nomadic Lifestyle

@Stonyboot That may work. Worst that could happen is it doesn't and you will have to upgrade. Good Luck.

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

I have a large computer blower fan that I’m going to test. It’s it a normal muffin fan, but more of a centrifugal blower, just tiny.

8 месяцев назад
dave turner +1
dave turner

Re-edit. you're giving me seizures jumping around. Couldn't watch anymore......

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it! There's a fine line between too fast and too slow. If you go the question and answer section at 9:42 it's pretty relaxed 😎

8 месяцев назад
Kenneth Jinkins +1
Kenneth Jinkins

I have no idea what your talking about

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

😂

8 месяцев назад
Kenneth Jinkins +1
Kenneth Jinkins

I'd get in a lot of trouble

8 месяцев назад
Stonyboot +1
Stonyboot

P P P Power. Just my battery system :)

8 месяцев назад
Kenneth Jinkins
Kenneth Jinkins

lost me

5 месяцев назад
Stonyboot
Stonyboot

😢

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