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RE: Electric space heaters

I have an upright fan operated electric that I take in case I have power. Works great. Has a built in thermostat and tip over safety feature. Is small as it stands up and can really put out the heat when you need it. I usually run the electric and propane when I stop for the night and I have power to warm up the camper, then I turn the propane down low in case the electric goes out during the night. I also have a cat heater and will use that when I am awake and I do not have power and then turn it off when I sleep and use the propane. I know it is safe but feel better safe than sorry.
Photomike 09/22/15 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Crossing the Astoria Bridge and the Columbia River.

Thanks for the video, sure looks a lot like around Vancouver BC. I am not a huge fan of high bridges and the last time I had to cross a huge one we got across then were informed that we had to go back across as we could not get to where we wanted to go from the side we were on, not impressed :-(
Photomike 09/17/15 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

A couple years ago took my youngest son to a campground in the fall, NOBODY around. An hour later a family pulls in with a trailer, pulls out a big screen TV and powers on the generator. RAN FROM 5PM TILL MIDNIGHT!!! Most of the time nobody was even around but they had the generator and TV running. Generators should be outlawed in all campgrounds. You need power go to a campground with power, and YES I own a generator and only use it in the bush well away from others!
Photomike 09/08/15 04:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Some lessons for us truck campers

interesting, wish I had the guts to live like that. I agree with you.
Photomike 08/29/15 11:41am Truck Campers
Some lessons for us truck campers

Saw this on another forum and was impressed with all the storage and ideas that he had. I realize that it is not a truck camper but for those that are looking at building or modifying a tcer some good ideas. Video
Photomike 08/29/15 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Reducing DC Water Pump Flow?

First trip on DC in our truck camper. No problems! My question is: Has anyone modified their electric potable water pump to reduce the flow rate? Either by physical flow restriction or electrical means… Our's is just pushing out way more water than we need to wash dishes, and I am willing to wait a few more seconds to fill a glass for drinking. By the way, our VMaxTanks 125 Amp-Hour AGM battery ran like a champ! Don't open the tap as far. Doesn't cost anything and no changes required.
Photomike 08/24/15 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Improving our brakes

I have always found my truck brakes soft, but that is mainly because my other vehicle is a Dodge Journey with micro sensitive brakes. A half inch on the Journey goes from no brakes to locked up. A couple years ago our local bylaw officer ran a RV check weekend. He brought in the commercial vehicle testers with there brake machine, you would apply brakes and then they would run the machine to test your braking and holding power. It would be nice if this was more available so that we could run the test more often and have all RV's tested once a year.
Photomike 08/20/15 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Can I leave my T/C plugged in to A/C when not in use?

It depends on the battery system that you have. If you have one that tops up and does not over charge you are good. I leave mine in 24/7/365 when not on the road and it is fine.
Photomike 08/10/15 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: Rented a Class A...NEVER again.

A lot of your issues seem to be with the way it drives as opposed to the amenities and I think that many people will suffer with that to get the luxury. That being said a rental unit is not usually well maintained. On the other hand a truck and camper that is paid for is sooooo much better than a 100,000 unit that you need to make payments on. I would love the ability to go from back to front without going outside and have seriously looked at a unit to do that. BUT with my truck and camper being paid for a little walk is not so bad :B and that $100,000 in savings will put a lot of gas in the truck and pay for a lot of campgrounds.
Photomike 08/04/15 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: Fulltiming in a TC?

One issue to consider is that if you want to use the truck by itself you will need to unload the camper, otherwise you will be driving with that huge camper on your back all the time. If you are not comfortable unloading then this could be an issue.
Photomike 08/01/15 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Quit the Kayaker's Life?

I use an inflatable, takes a while to set up and take down but easy to transport. Advanced Elements Picture from the website, not mine. http://www.advancedelements.com/images/index2014_11_loss.jpg width=640
Photomike 07/26/15 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Driving Lights and Blinker

I had an issue with that - I disconnected the plug going to the Tcer and reconnected and everything started working again.
Photomike 07/24/15 12:23pm Truck Campers
Glacier Park - Fire

If you are planning on heading to Glacier Park FYI. I know that I an staying home for a few more weeks, the smoke does me in. Incident Update Glacier facebook
Photomike 07/23/15 06:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Score one for the weight police :)

A number of years ago I was looking at a set of rims, LOVED those rims. At the same time someone on here posted that a number of the fancy aftermarket rims have a lower weight rating so I looked into it and BINGO those new amazing rims that I was going to buy were rated at half what the stock rims were. I would never have known and the shop that I was going to buy from had said nothing to me about that. Again I think it is more the fact that we use our trucks to carry so much more weight than the average person that we find out these things, sometimes the hard way. Glad you are okay!
Photomike 07/23/15 09:31am Truck Campers
RE: Sell truck and camper together or separately?

List it together but also state that you would sell it separate if offered. You may find a person that would want a complete package and not have the hassle of setting up a truck for a camper. Myself I would NOT sell the truck before the camper sold as I would want to be able to move the camper and if I sold the truck then I would be stuck.
Photomike 07/22/15 07:14am Truck Campers
RE: Saw this at the camp ground this weekend, thought I'd share

I have thought about doing that but I think I would rather buy a trailer.
Photomike 07/19/15 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: TCs don't have bathrooms

I get the same response from just about everyone that I tell I have a TCer. Some day I will figure out what that space is suppose to be used for behind the sliding door.:B
Photomike 07/14/15 01:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Couple of storage mods.

Great job and some good ideas.
Photomike 07/10/15 08:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Leveling TC

I picked up a set of the 12x12 Lego blocks and that does me for most of the sites that I camp at.
Photomike 07/10/15 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: Wildfires and Boon Docking

Before setting out to remote destinations, you may want to check this website for current wildfire activity. It's going to be a dry and hot year out west: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ Very good idea. Here is a site for Alberta, Canada. Also be prepared to leave you campsite (keep things organized and know your escape routes) things are crazy and once a fire starts it is moving VERY fast because things are so dry.
Photomike 07/06/15 09:33am Truck Campers
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