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    Ed
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    2005
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    Claremore, OK

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    ‘05 HR Ambassador
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    Owned since 2012

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  1. I’m getting closer to installing my LiFePO batteries. I just read something I hadn’t thought of before. Actually, in a way the subject did come up. Previously, the issue arose that lithium house batteries may not be very useful to help the chassis batteries if they are too low to start the engine. Now an added issue. I only recently found out my generator uses the house batteries to start. It was pointed out in an article I read that lithium batteries don’t have the current capacity needed to start a diesel generator. I do know that I usually have to crank the generator starter for some t
  2. I’m getting closer to installing my LiFePO batteries. I just read something I hadn’t thought of before. Actually, in a way the subject did come up. Previously, the issue arose that lithium house batteries may not be very useful to help the chassis batteries if they are too low to start the engine. Now an added issue. I only recently found out my generator uses the house batteries to start. It was pointed out in an article I read that lithium batteries don’t have the current capacity needed to start a diesel generator. I do know that I usually have to crank the generator starter for some t
  3. Output current. I think it’s 160a but want to confirm. Ed
  4. Have you looked into these, as recommended by Will Prowse? You use 3M VHB tape to secure them to the roof without drilling holes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQF8BL1?pf_rd_r=CCZH9D664P0XSDN64C26&pf_rd_p=9d9090dd-8b99-4ac3-b4a9-90a1db2ef53b&pd_rd_r=2f9d9dba-551f-482a-8b0c-499fb00c5448&pd_rd_w=ORgOC&pd_rd_wg=1gFQh&ref_=pd_gw_unk ED '05 HR Ambassador
  5. Does anyone know the size of the alternator on a ‘05 HR Ambassador? My coach is in the shop so I can’t access it. While I’m on the subject, what is a “smart” alternator? I read somewhere that cars and light trucks made in the last 20 years have a different design alternator from previous generations of vehicles. Could they be referring to “smart” alternators? I’d like to know the difference in these new and old alternators and what the operating characteristics are. I may install a DCDC charger for my new lithium batteries and I think the alternator type might make a difference in wh
  6. The problem with only going with external TPMS is when the OEM batteries die. If not replaced you are faced with a constant warning light on your dash, I assume.
  7. Are you sure the cars don’t require battery replacement periodically? I found my 2017 Expedition does when I purchased new tires. BTW, do your cars have just the factory TPMS or add on aftermarket? Ed ’05 HR Ambassador
  8. Walter, I'm thinking of doing what you suggest in the last paragraph. Keep it simple for now with a DC DC charger and disconnect the Trombetta for now. We don't boondock for very long so the chassis batteries should hold up between starts. Thanks, Ed
  9. I am replacing my AGM batteries with lithium soon. I have read there is some concern about charging the lithiums from the alternator since they can draw so much current it is harmful to the alternator. I have some ideas for how to deal with that I will mention later. Right now I need an education on how my charging system currently works. My '05 HR Ambassador has a Trombetta relay that opens and closes to allow the house batteries to charge from the alternator when the chassis batteries are fully charged, as I understand. I have been told the relay closes if the alternator is supplyi
  10. In your earlier post I only saw that you said “chassis and house batteries”. I echo arnstrong1869’s point. Can you be more detailed? Sorry to belabor the point but it’s important. Thanks, Ed
  11. I would have given it a nice meal then let it go.
  12. Thanks Bob. What do you think of using the oscillating tool to remove the old tape? Good idea or too aggressive? Ed
  13. I’m not sure but can only assume the tape on the roof was original from the factory so don’t know if it’s Eternabond or something else. Ed ’05 HR Ambassador
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