Author Archives: Roy Bertalotto

LITHIUM BATTERY HEATING PROJECT

My Pickup Truck has a Roofnest Falcon Roof Top Tent installed above the truck cap. Even though I might be camping far off the beat’n path, I still need access to electricity for charging devices, powering a portable refrigerator/freezer, running a diesel heater, and more. To accomplish this, I added a solar panel to the

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RECONING KLIPSCH FORTE II PASSIVE RADIATOR

I recently picked up a set of Klipsch Forte II speakers. The YouTube reviewers all rave about this speaker. Some suggest it is the best speaker in the entire Klipsch line. After listening to them for a few weeks, I’m inclined to agree! I bought these speakers for a very good price. They worked fine,

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Prime Weld 225X Power Switch Relocation

Don’t get me wrong. I love my PrimeWeld 225X AC/DC TIG-Stick welder. Simply a fantastic machine…..even if it cost twice as much. Selling for under $1000 with top quality build, accessories and warrantee…It’s the bargain of the century! But why on God’s Green Earth did they put the power switch on the back of the

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GARDEN TRACTOR TO ELECTRIC CONVERSION / JOHN DEERE 214

If you saw the other article I wrote a month ago about the TORO “Lawn” Tractor that I converted to electric, you saw that the “Operation was a success….But the patient died!” The little “Lawn” tractor’s transmission and tiny axles could not stand up to the massive instantaneous torque of the Motenergy ME1004, 13HP, electric

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Roof Top Tent…Solar System

Recently I replaced my “Soft” Roof Top Tent (RTT) with a smaller, “Hard” RTT. The soft tent was an “Overlander” from Smittybilt. The replacement is from Roofnest and I went with the lowest profile RTT on the market, the Falcon. There were two reasons for the move….One was the Overlander was a bear to fold

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RV Lead Acid/AGM to LITHIUM

A few years ago I installed a rather involved solar system in my Forest River RR19 Toy Hauler travel trailer. Back then, with a single Lithium battery costing over $1000 I decided to go the AGM (Absorb Glass Mat) route. You can read all about this project on another article here on my web page:

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RUGER New Model Ejector Housing Modification

After months looking for another Stainless Steel, Ruger New Model Vaquero in 38/357…..I finally found one at a very reasonable price (Well, reasonable for the Covid times $800!) Problem is, it had a 5.5″ barrel and my other NM Vaquero is 4.62″. A quick request on the SASS Forum and Boomstick had me into a

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