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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

Bringing the fam along is nice too
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

Looks like the later better looking version? Or is it the other way round?


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:00 am    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

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Bringing the fam along is nice too
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Totally awesome.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

[quote="vwwestyman"]I've become a fan of the Ryobi brand 18 volt battery-operated tools.



I haven't needed to try it yet, but I've read about people using the batteries to charge up a flat car battery. Ryobi doesn't make a booster pack to use with the batteries, but the person said he held the jumper cables to the positive and negative sides of the battery and it worked OK.

This saved me yesterday. I had actually rigged up an old single battery charge top to slide over the battery that I attached some clips to. this was made after reading this post long ago. not even a click from the bus battery, hooked up the Ryobi, jumped in, and she fired right up. soooo sweet not having to deal with getting a jump in a tiny camp lot. You know I was backed into it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

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I've become a fan of the Ryobi brand 18 volt battery-operated tools.



I haven't needed to try it yet, but I've read about people using the batteries to charge up a flat car battery. Ryobi doesn't make a booster pack to use with the batteries, but the person said he held the jumper cables to the positive and negative sides of the battery and it worked OK.


This saved me yesterday. I had actually rigged up an old single battery charge top to slide over the battery that I attached some clips to. this was made after reading this post long ago. not even a click from the bus battery, hooked up the Ryobi, jumped in, and she fired right up. soooo sweet not having to deal with getting a jump in a tiny camp lot. You know I was backed into it.


That's great! I'm glad my post was able to help someone out. I still haven't tried it yet, but I saved an extra battery charger to cut up to make a connector at some point.

I bet you could make a connector to plug into the cigarette lighter to use in a pinch. I once drove a car a couple hundred miles with a marine battery sitting on the floor, feeding power into the lighter socket. Serpentine belt had broken late at night in desolate eastern Colorado late on a Sunday night and I had to get back for a job interview.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

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Totally awesome.

Different busses, same kids, and same Mexican peninsula
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: What's your favorite camping item you bring in your bus? Reply with quote

otiswesty wrote:
Abscate wrote:

Totally awesome.

Different busses, same kids, and same Mexican peninsula
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