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RE: water pump, pressure sensor

Water heater is my thorn in the side. I drain completely between trips and there is always anxiety that the pump is never going to shut off. But keeping the hw on eventually bleeds that side of the system and fills the tank. Pump will eventually shut off. Use the city water connection to fill the system before leaving and give your pump a jump start .
ticki2 05/21/15 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Planning my Camper Design - Propane Compartment Placement

Not sure I would like an open flame from the fridge right above the propane compartment . The chimney affect of the fridge vent would draw any fumes right in .
ticki2 05/19/15 06:09pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 3. Structure and New Wood

Dave , by flattening out the curve of the front arch to accommodate the flat cross bracing for the skylite , instead of matchng the bottom side of the cross bracing to the roof curve , you have effectively shortened the overall length of the roof arch . Have you checked to see how that will impact the aluminum skin in that area ?
ticki2 05/19/15 07:32am Truck Campers
RE: 2002 F350

I bought a high mileage 1999 F-350 four years ago for RV use. The truck had previously been registered in WA and TX - it had practically no rust to speak of. For future protection, in 2011 I pressure washed and sprayed the chassis and sheet metal under the truck with a product called Fluid Film. It looks about the same today - no rust to speak of. Fluid Film is amazing stuff . I spray the underside of my plow truck every fall , it makes a BIG difference . You may want to redo periodically as t does wash off .
ticki2 05/17/15 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Stableloads, What do you think?

Here are some upper overloads I made for mine 3 years ago . They have held together ( with liberal amounts of anti-seize on the bolts ) and am pleased with their performance . They are easily removable however I usually leave them on as I am almost always loaded . Took them of once last year just to see how they would work .I am not a fan of the lower overloads as I feel they put a point load on the spring pack where it wasn't designed to be . You have to be careful with air bags and not over inflate as that will cause more sway . https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25587998/gotomsg/25813847.cfm#25813847
ticki2 05/14/15 06:33am Truck Campers
RE: Stableloads, What do you think?

I don't think upper stableloads from torklift are available for GM's prier to 2011 .
ticki2 05/14/15 05:33am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Bounce

For 6 years we had a 9-1/2 foot Alpenlite on a SRW F350 and we had 19.5's on the F350. All of my issues with bounce, sway, and general bad handling came down to being overloaded. We had had 4 truck/camper combos over the years. Two were overloaded, two were not. The properly loaded trucks drove great. The overloaded trucks staggered under the weight, despite rather expensive suspension mods. After reading many similar threads this seems to be at the heart of the issue most of the time .
ticki2 05/11/15 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Don't know if I could swing it but I sure would like to see wild and wonderful Wyoming . The north west has eluded me so far .
ticki2 05/05/15 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Everything Was Going So Well.....Until It Wasn't

It is sooo nice to be pleasantly surprised these days . Best of luck
ticki2 05/05/15 06:56am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 855s on a Sierra 2500

I don't have a HD..... Thanks again! The regular 2500 is significantly less truck than a 2500HD , including the frame . I think the 855 is going to punish your 2500 , even with upgrades . JMHO , good luck
ticki2 05/04/15 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: diesel to gasoline truck for TC: any regrets?

First some background. We had a GMC LB7 for about 150K miles. It was a great truck BUT for the diesel issues. I never had to change injectors, but it was coming, the emission tests clearly showed where things were going. Finally we had trouble on a trip and the news was not good. The repair quotes were from $11.5K to $15K. That is the value of the truck Rick Since I have a similar LB7 , could I ask what kind of repair you needed for 11.5k to 15k ?
ticki2 05/03/15 06:56am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

This is what found to replace the door weather strip , it matches the original pretty close . It has held up good for 5 years now and seals well . https://absupply.net/detail.aspx?ID=32927
ticki2 05/02/15 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: collectors

STUFF I think might become useful . Years ago when we had a town dump my DW refused to let me go alone and started riding shotgun . Some years back it changed to a transfer station and she feels a lot safer .:(
ticki2 05/01/15 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 3. Structure and New Wood

IIRC there was also a decorative header spanning the opening to the bed area between the cabinets , if fastened securely it will add strength to the roof arch . I would curve the bottom of the front and rear sky light opening headers to match the curvature of the roof to make good contact and take any strain off the paneling . Other than that I don't see any structural problem . You haven't said , or I missed it , what you plan to put on the roof opening .
ticki2 05/01/15 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 12. Waste Water

Yep , that's it . Nice job
ticki2 05/01/15 01:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane leak

I have found that if the tank valves are not fully open they can sometimes leak . Time for some leak testing before throwing parts at it . It could be a number of things .
ticki2 04/29/15 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 12. Waste Water

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u423/davezen1225/Travel%20Queen%20Truck%20Campers/Resto%20Mod%2012%20Waste%20Water/20150428_172034_zpswmis44ba.jpg This might be too late after the fact but for this application you could have made the whole pipe and trap assembly up with glued 1-1/2" sch 40 and just had the black 90 at the bottom and a black coupling at the top , all 1-1/2" . It would still be removable as a unit .
ticki2 04/29/15 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 4. Bathroom Remodel

The next thing I tried was a stub out including elbow, using a reverse installed street elbow, it spun in without disturbing the tank. I had to remove the door catch and re-install it, but otherwise, a slick job. This photo shows the end result, a much better final design than anything else I've tried. http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u423/davezen1225/Travel%20Queen%20Truck%20Campers/Resto%20Mod%204%20Bathroom/20150428_150758_zpsh6udxwxl.jpg I'm now going to move the discussion over to "Waste Water" to finish up this subject and today's post. That looks about as clean and functional as you can get , nice job . I've never seen a stopper like that , interesting .
ticki2 04/29/15 11:13am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Howdy! D is back! Looks great, down right OEM. Citristrip is the product you need to get the tape gum off. The airstream dudes recommended it; I used it to strip the Zolatone off the interior and I used it to do just as you need on the exterior. Its fairly safe, and do not worry, it won't damage the anodization. I had to call about the other C-10. He has owned it for 14 years, wonderfull camping memories, partial rebuild, bought in Peoria, Indiana, and gets as many looks and questions as the rest of us. Just another Brother Avionista. Question: Does anyone have TV mounting suggestions? I'm not sure the new panels are anodized , mine had an electro-paint finish . You might want to test the citristrip on a scrap first . Looking good D I'm curious about the TV mounting also
ticki2 04/28/15 06:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Carrying a Spare out front

My front hitch is homemade to work with a snowplow mount so it won't be of much help to you . Several hitch manufacturers make front hitches and tire carriers . I think it is also covered in TC university at the beginning of this forum .
ticki2 04/28/15 12:49pm Truck Campers
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