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  1. I have a 2021 2500HD CC Duramax. It's incredible. For tires I put on BFG KO2 - 275/70/18. Rides great! Just had the 10k service completed... Love it! I love the tires as they handle everything I ask of them no matter the season or task.
  2. Hey this is all super helpful! Thank you. Still mysterious for me and feel like I want to find a mentor (besides youtube) to help me tackle this. Would prefer to keep cost down and the more I do myself, the better I will understand what I have. Ultimately I want to increase my battery capacity. Big decision is lithium or agm... its a cost issue for me. Then a dc to dc charger that can handle different battery types should i change at some point. Would want the charger to isolate as well handle a portable solar panel. redarc makes some intriguing products. victron does as well. I don't see changing out what came with my camper, but I do see adding onto it. My battery space is pretty meager. Room for two 12 volt group 24, but will be tight. Currently i have one Group 21 agm in there. Also want to think about adding a 12v portable refer that would be kept in the back seat of the truck. Wondering how power and battery mgt will be taken care of for that. Open to all ideas. Thank you everyone!
  3. Looking to hear from others who have done this. I have a slide in camper for my truck and want to improve the ability to charge the camper house battery while driving. I know it depends on the battery in the camper, LA/AGM/Lithium... but what product did you use, why and what was the install like? Several products out there are attractive, but I'm no mechanic or electrician. Looking to upgrade my current electrical capacity in the camper and need to start with a good charging system. What did you use and can a rookie like me do this? Thanks!
  4. So... Stant has a locking diesel fuel cap for the 2020 silverado 2500hd Part # 10591D I'd like to know if that part # would work for a 2021 silverado 2500hd duramax. Still looking for a locking DEF cap as well. I know this might seem 80's but some of us need to have the fuel system secure. My rig is often left in areas where anyone could mess with it without ever being seen. I'll take the peace of mind before I invite an open door policy. Anyone found a solution for the 2021 duramax? Thanks!
  5. i have a 2021 silverado 2500hd duramax... i use a 6” drop for a boat and mine came w a 2” adaptor... which i needed for my buddy’s boat
  6. Would like to know if this is possible. It would be great for my slide in camper setup. The Multi-Flex was not available at the time I got my truck. Not even sure it is available for the 2500HD. Is the Multi-Flex tailgate only configured for a 1500? Would sure like to know if I could replace my current tailgate with the new Multi-Flex. I realize lots of variables... camera, power lift up and down (which I have). My trim level is a souped up LT Crewcab Duramax. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  7. Yes, most of my stuff is boondocking, off grid and ski parking lots. Sometimes power is available at ski areas. But I run with the assumption 110v is not available. I called Lion Batteries and they were super helpful. Their suggestion is to add a RedArc DC to DC Convertor (BCDC1225D) to protect the alternator, control proper charging levels to the lithiums and handle controlling a plugged in solar panel. It pretty much handles all the basic tasks. As usual the more I dig the more i uncover. I appreciate what you share here and want to share what I learned from Lion. Thank you all for your help. If you got thoughts, please share em
  8. Ok so all this is super helpful... thank you! Next... does my truck have a DC to DC charger built in from the factory? Is that something that comes with the 2500HD as std? I can't tell from any of the material from the dealer. The truck I bought has somewhat of a trailer package... wiring, brake controller. But I don't know how the alternator is set up and if a DC to DC charger is needed. One suggestion is to add a RedArc DC to DC charger to protect the alternator, control voltage to the camper lithium batteries and manage as a solar controller for a portable solar panel. Thoughts?
  9. I'm about to hopefully in June. My truck is a 2021 Silverado 2500HD Crewcab, Std Bed, Duramax, LT. I have a Nucamp Cirrus 620 on order and hope to take delivery then. Would like to learn from others how your electrical system is set up if you have a camper. My disclaimer is I don't have the camper yet, but I'm prepping as much as I can for it. I just don't want to mess anything up electrical or have a wiring harness cut into without understanding why. I just don't get the sense the RV Dealer is versed in knowing the newness of my truck, it's electrical system and how that integrates into a new camper and set up that has just come out. Other than literally plug and go. My 2500HD has a 7 way connection (5th wheel option) on a cargo bed sidewall. The camper plugs into that for power and charging. Wondering about: When the camper is plugged into the truck and the truck is running, how does the alternator provide proper voltage for the camper to recharge the camper batteries and truck batteries? (2 Lion UT1300 Lithium batteries in camper) What is needed to regulate charging the batteries properly from the truck alternator? Do I need a DC to DC Convertor? What is needed to add a solar port and portable solar panel to the electrical system? Do I need a voltage regulator or mgt system for 2 Lion UT1300 Lithium batteries that are in the camper? I'm not even sure of the right questions to ask... but... What am I missing? Common sense tells me as awesome as the truck is, something is missing that could potentially mess up the truck or camper's electrical. So wondering if anyone else has insights and suggestions of what to take into account. Open to any knowledge and wisdom you can offer. Thanks so much.
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