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RE: TC Rally, Wild Flowers, the kindness of strangers

Was enjoying it to the M&M's now I want M&M's. Glad it worked out for you.
Photomike 05/03/16 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: Extra water

I used a regular water jug, the round ones for the coolers, and added a pump to it. The great park was that you could put it on a picnic table, it was sealed and after a trip you took it back and got a filled jug.
Photomike 05/03/16 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Well I watched the truck and camper pull away tonight, first time since I owned it that another person has driven it except the mechanics. Now the search goes into high gear.
Photomike 05/02/16 08:14pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Are these still made? Tried looking but couldn't find manufacturer. The closet that I have found to this is the Lexington by Forest River. There is one locally that I looked at today. Have to say that for being a newer unit it is in REALLY poor shape. Going in tomorrow to see if they are going to fix the issues before the sale or if the buyer would be responsible. Walked around it today and on the outside found 4 things that need to be addressed, nothing huge but little things that will have to be repaired, have not seen the inside yet. Makes my 22 year old camper look a lot better after seeing this unit that is for sale.. Finished cleaning out my truck and camper today. WOW what a lot of stuff I had in that thing. The new owners should get at least another 2 or 3 mpg with all the weight out. Sad to clean it out. Even with it being 22 years old it is in better shape then the newer Class B & C's on the lots. Make sure you test the generator for a while under FULL load with AC and other loads on it. Good luck!! Thanks, will do. Between all the stuff I knew, all the stuff I have learned from others on this forum the dealers HATE it when I show up as I know a lot of things to look for.
Photomike 05/02/16 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Mike, what about the Sportmobiles with the pop top that has a bed in the loft? The problem with a pop top is in the winter it gets cold. I think a hard sided something is what I will look for, it is the something that is the question. A class B was on my shortlist before I decided on a pickup and camper. Long story but I did a lot of research at the time and wanted to point out Sportsmobile does have fixed tops for Ford and Chevy vans. Add a Quigley modified 4x4 van and hit the back country. Yes but they are not common and the price is CRAZY! I would not be able to go camping if I bought a new or even a newer one as I would be broke :E
Photomike 05/01/16 10:27pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Are these still made? Tried looking but couldn't find manufacturer. The closet that I have found to this is the Lexington by Forest River. There is one locally that I looked at today. Have to say that for being a newer unit it is in REALLY poor shape. Going in tomorrow to see if they are going to fix the issues before the sale or if the buyer would be responsible. Walked around it today and on the outside found 4 things that need to be addressed, nothing huge but little things that will have to be repaired, have not seen the inside yet. Makes my 22 year old camper look a lot better after seeing this unit that is for sale.. Finished cleaning out my truck and camper today. WOW what a lot of stuff I had in that thing. The new owners should get at least another 2 or 3 mpg with all the weight out. Sad to clean it out. Even with it being 22 years old it is in better shape then the newer Class B & C's on the lots.
Photomike 05/01/16 10:26pm Truck Campers
RE: New Northern-Lite 8'11" QCSE

Love to hear good endings to a problem. Yes the problem should not have happened in the first place but I know myself from producing things for clients that sometimes you miss something or something goes off that you were not expecting and it gets out the door. Best thing that you can do is to fix it for the customer like NL did. Hope you have many years of enjoyment with your new unit.
Photomike 05/01/16 10:12pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

If you have a companion traveling with you, be sure the class C you buy is comfortable for the passenger. Many class Cs built are built on a van chassis, and the passenger leg room is highly constrained by the engine cover. I ruled out buying a class C for that reason, and bought a truck and camper. Thank you. The other thing that I found on Class C's or at least on the ones that I looked at was getting up to get into the back was for the young as they have a cup holder on the engine cover that takes up any space to move your legs through the back.
Photomike 05/01/16 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

We did a similar change a few years back. Switched from a F350/ AF990 to a 22' B+ Kodiak. We have really enjoyed it with trips to Colorado, Utah Big 5, Oregon, all over Cali, son lived in it for awhile commuting to a job. I miss the TC style but mainly liked it for towing the boat/ camping/ fishing. Wifey likes the B= better, easier for her to drive. That is what I am leaning towards at this point and possibly pulling a trailer for when I need more space. LOVE the Kodiak's but nothing available at this time. I have a schedule set up for looking, this past week we covered 500kms and have looked and have my name out at a lot of places, will give it a couple weeks and will reevaluate then.
Photomike 04/30/16 10:20pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Had it priced too low, didn't you? No I priced it higher than others around, I think it was the fact that it is looked after and I was honest about the good and the bad. Did you sell your trailer too? PM me. I offered the trailer to them but they have a small parking spot so I dropped the price a little and kept for my next unit.
Photomike 04/30/16 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

I'm just curious. Why the change. Looked like a great rig. What didn't you like about it? What are you expecting to gain with a B or C A good question.... First the truck and camper is PERFECT in so many ways and that is what made it so hard to sell. But it had a few things that were an issue more for me than for most campers, they may seem like small things but to me they had all added up and said time to sell now while everything was still in good shape. A couple of the reasons are...... 1 - I have a health condition and I really want / need a way to get from the front to back without going outside, that is why a class B or C. I carry a lot of photo gear and every night and morning having to move my gear is getting very tiring. This is the biggest reason but I would have kept doing it if this was the only reason but with a number of other things, only some listed below, I figured it was not worth the investment in an older truck to add a sliding window and other options and still not get everything I want. 2 - The truck did not have power windows and while this seems small to many being a photographer this was an issue when I was out shooting as I do shoot from the vehicle a lot or just use the open window to listen to sounds before I go out. 3 - Having to open the front doors to open the back doors was a pain, especially for when my son comes with. I would have camera gear behind my seat so he would sit on the right side and I would have to go over to that side to open the door for him when we got out or got in. 4 - I really want a unit that the heat from the front will heat the back so when driving for several hours when I stop the back is at least a little warm in cold temps. Again I could turn the heat on in the camper but thought that was a waste to heat it all day for the possibility of stopping some time. Like I said not big reasons but enough when added up to say this is the time to sell. I looked at all options of selling just the truck and getting a new truck but it seemed like it was only doing part of the job. It also came to a point that there was no sense looking at other RV's till I knew if I could sell my current one. Now that it is sold I can look and if I find something buy it without waiting, I had found a few units that fit what I wanted but they sold very fast. So now it is to look and see what I can find. If I cannot find a class B or C that I like I have not ruled out another truck and camper but will wait and see. Like someone said maybe having a couple units is better for what I want, will have to see.
Photomike 04/30/16 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Mike, what about the Sportmobiles with the pop top that has a bed in the loft? The problem with a pop top is in the winter it gets cold. I think a hard sided something is what I will look for, it is the something that is the question.
Photomike 04/29/16 11:09pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

So what's so SAD? It was your decision to put it up for sale. And you sold it to the first couple who came along. You should be VERY HAPPY! :? Do you know how long and hard some people try and can't sell their RVs? I understand but this was my home away from home, office and cabin. I was not expecting it to sell this fast if at all.
Photomike 04/29/16 08:03pm Truck Campers
SAD SAD DAY!!!

Well I put my truck & camper up for sale and the first couple to look at it took it, VERY sad. It is going to a great family that just sold their VW van and do a lot of back country hiking and exploring. Now to figure out what I am going to do. I know what I would like - a Class B with and overhead bed but they do not make those so the next thing is a Class C. Will not go new as I just cannot justify that expense. It has been fun......
Photomike 04/29/16 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Best length for a TC?

This is another one of those which is the best make of truck, who makes the best camper, slide or no slide. For me shorter is better. I have a 9'6" and love it. Big enough for all the comforts of home, fits in a regular parking stall with a little sticking out, easy to turn and maneuver. If I was spending more time in it and less driving I would go longer.
Photomike 04/29/16 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Foam to fiberglass glue

I just used some 3M high strength 90 in a spray can for a project and it worked amazing. That stuff holds anything, only problem was that I wanted to glue everything around the house with it :-)
Photomike 04/29/16 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: Adventurer 19 RK

So I went for the test drive and I was not impressed. Here is a letter that I sent to the company when they asked about my experience..... Hello, yes I was contacted by one of your sales people in Calgary and she convinced me to drive up and take a Adventurer for a test drive. I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed after driving for 2.5 hours to look at the units that were being shown as "demo or sales" units. The sales person was right in that the unit was without squeaks and rattles but that is all that was impressive. I took a 23RB for a test drive, even though I went up initially to look at a 19RK, that was in part to the information provided by the sales person and in part at the recommendation of my son. I also wanted to take the 19RK out as well but after trying the 23RB I left the lot as fast as I could. On looking at the 23 there were a number of little things that were not right like pealing and missing silicone around the base of the shower, part of the roof air falling down, items in the unit that looked like it was not cleaned after the last person returned it from renting that I was told would be looked after but when I went to try the electric system nothing was hooked up. So on a demo unit I was unable to try the furnace, air conditioner, lights or generator. I still decided to take it for a test drive and like I said before I was impressed with the lack of noise in the form of rattles and squeaks but when I was driving the unit I was unable to hear my son sitting at the table directly behind me. I thought that it seemed very noisy from the wind but it was not till I returned back to the lot did I see the cause of the noise. When the sales person opened the RV door a pile of black weather stripping, the kind that you would get from Home Depot or Rona, was pealing off the door. This foam insulation was used to try and quiet the wind noise and was stuffed around the door leading from the RV. I have had an RV long enough to know that something like this is not a repair but a make shift stop gap measure that should have been repaired correctly before the unit was ever put up for a test drive. After seeing the issues I got off the lot as quick as possible without trying the 19. Buying a unit at the prices that are being asked and not getting any type of warranty with the issues that are present during the demo ride is not something that I want to get into. Hope this helps.
Photomike 04/27/16 07:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Here I go to the dark side......... maybe

It takes true effort to seek the "perfect" RV whether it's a TC or a class A - it's time consuming work. You should not rule out the smaller class A's - you might be surprised. At some point you may want to add a tow vehicle. A tow vehicle can handle additional load, like a trailer, and it allows for greater mobility than a pickup truck. And it can serve as a daily driver if not on the road. That is the problem, I don't want to tow a vehicle as a lot of the shooting that I do is when I am driving and it is really hard to drive down side roads and do U turns to get back to something when you are too long. If I drove to a spot and set-up for a few days then towing a vehicle would be great. I have thought of it but the problem is that many times I don't have the time to do this when traveling.
Photomike 04/26/16 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Here I go to the dark side......... maybe

If you want a nice practical Class B: You could always built your own if you are a handy type, or hire a someone to do it for you... Fix it up the way you want it, then you know what you have. or hire someone to do it, you don't need all that bling of the super expensive Roadtreks etc.., junky Class C's etc... The commercial B's all look like they are dragging on the ground ready to rip something off at the first bump... Practical Class B's VERY sensitive topic as I would love to and have looked at a couple empty shells. It is sad that with the prices that they are asking for some of the Sprinters that they would not build them better / more practical.
Photomike 04/25/16 09:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Why did the front plug/connection come into being on TCs?

Good question. My thinking is that it is closer to most power centers on the TCer's (they seem to be up front so less run of cords to the back of the truck then back to the front in the camper), also at the back of the truck most people wanted to tow something so they did not want to use that plug and there was not another convenient place to put it at the back and still reach it when loaded.
Photomike 04/25/16 06:50pm Truck Campers
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