Because I have 85% reduction gears I tend to go real slow. I got hung up on one of the brackets last trip on some tree roots. Gave it some right foot and got over. Was expected Ng the worse....nothing...I'm surprised!Your truck looks great mate. I'm amazed your side steps are straight like that given ya go offroad.
Who gives a toss wether it is 95% or 100% at the end of the day that equates to 2 to 3 hours extra of cold beers . Use the money you saved and buy a half decent solar setup and you wont have to worry about warm beers. Or buy one of " this gentleman's controllers" and reap the rewards of an extra 50 amps of battery power for an extra days stay.There has been allot of noise caused on this forum by a gentlemen who markets more robust passive component based systems and has been critical of DC DC charger marketing claims. I have done specific gravity measurement of my aux battery electrolyte using lab grade specific gravity tools to prove I maintain 100% SOC. Having a real time ammeter + - 100 amps on the aux bank I can see exactly whats going on but I wanted to do something to stop the BS on this. The fact is, DC DC charger claims about 100% SOC are true in most circumstances. I don't doubt passive components are bulletproof. But the redarc is encased in silicon and is dam well as reliable as any aircraft grade semiconductor gear as I've ever seen. His arguments just arent founded in fact when he disputes how multi stage DC DC charging isn't better to an alternator based approach running a constant voltage only.
Your truck looks great mate. I'm amazed your side steps are straight like that given ya go offroad.
There is a few issues here and there. I'll try and list a few off the top of my head.
-stainless tank has a bit of rust already
-I have seen pictures where they have braces from the water tank to the third seat mounting bolts. Mine doesn't. It's just bolted to the drawer system.
-I don't like how the wings just sit there. Other drawer systems have locks to keep them in place
-I wish I had asked for a bigger bottom drawer. They don't seem to hold a lot. The faceplate of the drawer doesn't indicate how big they actually are.
-At the moment I can't put anything on top of the drawers. Need to add some securing points.
-My drawers actually differ to what was advertised. Went up and got them installed. When they were finished they bring the vehicle out and I'm like "That's not what I paid for". They then advised me they had the wrong picture up and that it was a custom one off. They gave me some cash back because of the mix up.
-I don't like that the drawers don't lock open
-Drawer top table was a good idea. But you can hear in banging around. I removed it.
-Storage on the right side wing is a bltch to get to. I just gave up using it.
-Sometimes I regret getting the water tank. I lost that space for batteries and other electricals
Build quality has been great. I’ve had these drawers now for 4-5 years? Still look new. Had no issues with themHey mate, understand your gripes with the design of the drawers.
After a few years are you finding the build quality is ok?
I am considering using these guys as they are local to me and seems like a fairly lightweight option (all things considered).
I don't think I'll have as many of your issues as I'll just be doing the boring old side-by-side drawers with no water tank etc
More curious about the build quality and robustness