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    It may be bigger than #10, but I'd almost bet $$$...

    It may be bigger than #10, but I'd almost bet $$$ it's still not near big enough.

    You should have wire that is sized large enough to provide no more than 0.3V drop at your alternator's full rated...
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    A friend of mine has one... He seems to like it....

    A friend of mine has one... He seems to like it. I used it once myself and I thought it wasn't hot enough because it only holds a small amount of charcoal. I'd chalk it up to inexperience except he's...
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    For some reason I had nothing but bad luck over &...

    For some reason I had nothing but bad luck over & over & over again with numerous different Rancho products on mine (drop brackets among them). I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say I have...
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    Nice build. I think the '90s were the greatest...

    Nice build.
    I think the '90s were the greatest years for vehicles. Fuel injection technology was matured enough that it gave great performance, mileage, and reliability, and it wasn't tied into...
  5. That's a great idea (that would make it much...

    That's a great idea (that would make it much simpler than wiring it in a 3-way fashion as in the hall light example). I suspect another (standard) relay for the reverse trigger could be used as a...
  6. I'm not so sure that's so... You have to...

    I'm not so sure that's so...

    You have to remember the absorption (acceptance) charging time does not vary tremendously regardless of the battery configuration (and again, it may actually be...
  7. Looks good to me. Only thing is you will have...

    Looks good to me.
    Only thing is you will have to shut the lights off from where you turned them on at (say if you turned them on from the inside switch, you'll have to turn them back off inside,...
  8. I also agree two 25%-discharged batteries should...

    I also agree two 25%-discharged batteries should recharge faster than a single 50%-discharged one.

    Here's my reasoning:
    A single 50%-discharged battery will have to be bulk-charged for a good...
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    FIFY Refurbs also often pop up on Compact...

    FIFY

    Refurbs also often pop up on Compact Appliance's "scratch & dent" page for $300 or so if you keep an eye out for 'em. ;)




    An AGM deep cycle battery is $250-300 (and it'll never charge...
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    You should install a couple aux power sockets...

    You should install a couple aux power sockets someplace convenient that are wired straight to your battery, then plug your fridge, chargers, etc. in there.
    You usually don't want to run a fridge off...
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    I assume you're looking at this charger?...

    I assume you're looking at this charger?
    http://www.sears.com/diehard-10-2-50-amp-automatic-battery-charger/p-02871222000P?prdNo=3
    I don't think that charger is a "smart" type (which over time can...
  12. ARB has their wiring harness set up in a similar...

    ARB has their wiring harness set up in a similar fashion (the rear locker has to be on before the front will work). I modified mine right from the beginning so that the lockers would work...
  13. Your best option is to wire in an auxiliary 12V...

    Your best option is to wire in an auxiliary 12V socket somewhere right near where the fridge is, and wire it with #10 AWG wire coming directly from your battery (use a 10-15A fuse at the battery).
  14. Ok, so this indicates there's some possibility...

    Ok, so this indicates there's some possibility your antenna mount may not properly grounded, and/or you have a bad coaxial cable (shield not grounded at the radio connector).

    Have you checked your...
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    My current Voyagers are rated 95 amp hours. Not...

    My current Voyagers are rated 95 amp hours. Not sure their weight, maybe 60lbs I'm guessing (group size 27, #M27MF).

    In the past the Voyager used non-removable recombinant vents, you could not...
  16. That won't help for a CB, it's made for a video...

    That won't help for a CB, it's made for a video feedline (completely different frequencies of operation).



    Do you know what is turning on in reverse that's creating the noise? (I can't see how...
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    There should be no problem with a battery lasting...

    There should be no problem with a battery lasting a weekend running a fridge, especially if you run the engine (fast-idle, or actual driving) for at least 10-30 minutes a day. Running the engine...
  18. Hard to tell in your pic what it's mounted to......

    Hard to tell in your pic what it's mounted to... Is that screw holding the radio chassis grounded directly to the truck body? (and the radio's ground (-) lead also to the body?) If not, maybe that...
  19. I would suggest sticking with red for your hot...

    I would suggest sticking with red for your hot wires since it is the accepted standard in 12VDC systems (black being the standard for ground wires). If for any reason you should ever need someone...
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    A larger alt might speed you through the Bulk...

    A larger alt might speed you through the Bulk stage of charging a little faster (provided the battery is up to the increased current, some aren't), but it would make no real difference during the...
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    That should be more than plenty provided your...

    That should be more than plenty provided your structure is sound.
    I have Accuride 500lb slides on mine and I mistakenly did a load-test on it by sitting my big butt on the end of the extended drawer...
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    Yep. Even a 0.5 volt drop can cut the charge...

    Yep. Even a 0.5 volt drop can cut the charge current to your trailer battery by half or more (I'll bet the v-drop in the wiring going through a little trailer connector is many times that).

    Your...
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    Poll: I had MT/R-Ks on my Bronco II for about 12,000...

    I had MT/R-Ks on my Bronco II for about 12,000 miles. Awesome tires offroad. Gripped rocks like glue. Didn't get into any real deep mud, but the little mud I did do they worked well. Took me pretty...
  24. That is wrong on both counts. I talk over 5...

    That is wrong on both counts.

    I talk over 5 miles all the time even here in the big city (well, except for occasions when static from a leaky power line blocks out my (or the party I'm talking...
  25. It's true that virtually all radios have the same...

    It's true that virtually all radios have the same transmitter power, however a better quality radio unit very often transmits with cleaner, more crisp audio, making it easier for others to hear &...
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