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RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 9. Electrical (AC/DC)

You stated that you have done an energy audit , that is always a great first step . My experience has been that needs and wants tend to change over time . Going with the minimum 15a is very limiting . For instance , if you use a small electric heater at a friends or a campground you will have used up almost all of your electrical supply . What about the converter/charger ? Could a microwave or AC be in the future ? Then there's the hair drier for the DW OR to thaw out the waste valve . Most RV's that use a removable chord have a twistlock connector , the one pictured doesn't appear to have that feature . The chord pulling out is not a big problem , the lights just go out . Pulling part way out could cause to much resistance and heat . What you propose will work , these are just one mans thoughts . I have no idea how you intend to use your TC when completed .
ticki2 04/16/15 11:54am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Since things have dried up around here thought I'd post this gem . http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1974-20ft-Avion-Cayo-MOTOVATOR-Motohome-Airstream-/181707751193?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2a4ea03f19&item=181707751193
ticki2 04/09/15 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: LED interior lighting for older TC

I have been looking into the LED's for my even older relic . I do have a newer Iota converter/charger . I would be concerned with the 13v max . That would mean the lights couldn't be used while plugged in or the engine running , either produces 14+ volts . Even the older converter/chargers are up around 13.6v . It will be interesting to see the long term effects of your install .I have been looking at this place , but then the price is more than double . http://www.m4products.com/ Anyone have feed back from them ?
ticki2 04/07/15 07:50am Truck Campers
RE: Questions about tire and axle loading

When RV companies give a 'wet weight' do they allow for our gear in that or just propane and water?? I see the term used when I'm not sure it means what we think it means. The wet weight as stated for the 855 does not include personal gear , food, 2 cases of beer or options .:)
ticki2 04/06/15 08:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Questions about tire and axle loading

If you go to a real spring shop they can probably add an extra leaf to your almost new spring pack . Or you could go the supersprings route.
ticki2 04/06/15 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Questions about tire and axle loading

Maybe I'm missing something, but on page 84 of that PDF, the rear axle says 6200 for a Ford F250 It is confusing , if you look earlier were it gives the payload you will see that the axle rating is being generated by the spring rate , not the actual axle rating . The 350SRW and 250SRW use the same axle , they change the springs and tires and get a higher axle rating .
ticki2 04/06/15 03:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Questions about tire and axle loading

I agree with Buzzcut . I think you will find that the rear axle rating is based on your spring pack . If you change your tires ( they are close to limit) and add to the spring pack it will not change the official GVWR , but for all practical purposes ( actual performance ) it will . Ford had many options , yours happens to be one of the lower rated . https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/topics/2014/14_SD_Pickups_SB_Updates.pdf
ticki2 04/06/15 02:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Added Bilsteins to Truck

I have had the Bilstein 4600 on both my 2500HD and 3500 for 10 and 5 years respectively . The fronts developed a problem with the bottom rubber mounting bushing . I notified Bilstein and they sent me 4 new front shocks . The new shocks have a redesigned bushing mount . Being curious I clamped one end in the vise and tried pumping up an down . The old shocks felt identical to the new ones . I was impressed . No sign of leaks . The 2500HD had 130k on them and the 3500 had 40k with a 1k plow hanging off the front for 5 months a year .It is literally ridden hard and put away wet . As a reference , the OEM shocks on the 2500HD had less than 20k when removed . You could move them up and down with 2 fingers . Just one mans experience .
ticki2 04/05/15 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: Dually, 4X4 or 4X2?

I googled "outer banks over sand driving". All of the rules are there. There was no mention of duallys being banned. Recently there has been a rumor that the NPS at Assateague Island was lifting the dually ban. It was never really explained why the rule existed. I noticed the same thing , I wonder when it changed . One thing caught my eye about the rules for Assateague ,there is a 10,000# GVW limit . Since you are familiar with it , is that something they generally enforce ? That would seem to eliminate many TC's , both SRW and DRW . VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: To obtain an OSV permit, vehicles must meet the following specifications: Maximum number of wheels per axle 4 Maximum number of axles 2 Maximum vehicle length 26 feet Maximum vehicle width 8 feet Minimum vehicle ground clearance 7 inches Gross vehicle weight rating may not exceed 10,000 pounds Minimum tire tread width in contact with ground for 2 wheel drive vehicles 8 inches
ticki2 03/31/15 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: Artic on Blue Ram

Is it a long wheel base camper on a short wheel base truck? That's what I'm seeing .
ticki2 03/29/15 06:19am Truck Campers
RE: How do I install horizontal propane tanks in my Lance 1161?

Well Sleepy , I really didn't need the math lesson , I'm more than capable . Good luck to you .
ticki2 03/20/15 11:14am Truck Campers
RE: How do I install horizontal propane tanks in my Lance 1161?

Another alternative that would not require modification would be to go to 20# aluminum cylinders . This reduces the weight of each full by almost 20# , which can be considerable when lifting to shoulder height. IIRC you are down to WH and generator for LP usage . Don't have an LP generator so don't know what the consumption is , or how much you use it . If you dump at campgrounds most have LP so it may not involve to many extra stops . Just a thought .:)
ticki2 03/20/15 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: Bro's Dometic fails again.

Not quit enough info to diagnos , but if it was an ammonia leak during the trip you certainly would smell it . Now that you are home try t on electric .
ticki2 03/16/15 05:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter Camping??

Depends on where in NYS , some places are easier than others . Ski areas are often accommodating .
ticki2 03/15/15 05:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for help to lift/jack up a vehicle

Is this what you are looking for ? http://rigging.com/lifting-jacks/inflatable-jacks?gclid=CJiqvf3IpsQCFYgdgQodu1wAzg
ticki2 03/13/15 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: How do I install horizontal propane tanks in my Lance 1161?

Amazing how the once simple things become problems . This getting old is getting old . With enough people thinking perhaps a solution or two is in the near future .
ticki2 03/13/15 01:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Death Valley TC Safari, 2015-03, parts I & II

Great TR as usual Jefe . Wish I had your playground . Someday :)
ticki2 03/13/15 01:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Artic Fox 990 and winter camping

Constant power from a switch sounds like a good idea for that little fan that blows in to the tank valve area. I might investigate a highr CFM fan too. It looks like a big computer case fan. I don't have a standard basement like a new TC . My tanks and valves are in a rear overhang compartment . I've insulated with 2" an 1" rigid insulation . Put in two computer fans , one in and one out from the cabin . In temps from single digit to freezing I'm reading 10 degree differential between compartment and cabin .
ticki2 03/12/15 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Artic Fox 990 and winter camping

I've camped down to 0 in our AF. Probably seen some single digit negatives. No problems with drafts around the slides or frozen lines. Heater runs pretty much constantly below +10F, but even in a week of camping dry we didn't use up our propane tanks. Thanks , that's helpful . So roughly 10# per day .
ticki2 03/12/15 02:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Artic Fox 990 and winter camping

I'd say you did pretty good at those temps . How much propane did you use ?
ticki2 03/10/15 08:44pm Truck Campers
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