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RE: Dometic cube Frig. Q/A

Sorry for the bad link , glad it got cleared up , I'll have to remember that in the future . I would suggest calling Byant , he seems willing to talk . Several years ago I found a replacement T-stat for my 40 year old M28 at AAA RV appliance in Sacramento , phone 916-929-9777 . Can't seem to find their web site (www.aaarv.net) so don't know status . Worth a call Good luck
ticki2 01/30/15 06:45am Truck Campers
RE: Dometic cube Frig. Q/A

This is a good source for service manuals . You can also call him for some help . He probably has or knows where to get a solenoid . file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/ob/My%20Documents/Bryant%20RV%20dometic%20manuals.htm Note . make sure the thermocoupler has a good clean connection where is screws into the solenoid as that is where it gets it's ground .
ticki2 01/29/15 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: Help! Foolish me playing mechanically inclined again.

That's what a nut cracker is for. It looks like a little c-clamp with a chisel edge on one jaw. You put it on the nut and tighten it up until the nut splits. x2 http://www.sears.com/craftsman-nut-cracker/p-00904772000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00904772000&kispla=00904772000P&kpid=00904772000&mktRedirect=y
ticki2 01/27/15 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Made for your half ton truck ;-)

This 1/2 ton vs 3/4 or 1 ton debate will never die. Seeing is believing though.... Park a 150/1500 next to a 250/2500 (or a 350/3500). Then take a look underneath them, comparing the suspensions and drive train. And if that doesn't do it , take a closer look at the frame .
ticki2 01/23/15 08:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Need Your Screw Method Advice - 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod

Given the two choices number 2 seems less risky . Trying to hit the center of the 3/4"plywood wall after drilling through 2+ inches of wood will be a challenge with multiple screws. I would also use continuous metal gusset rather than individual straps in something thicker than ordinary aluminum flashing . A third method would have been to make the front and rear walls overlap the floor as the sides do and screw in from the side .
ticki2 01/23/15 07:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper for Toyota Tacoma - Questions

Make sure you check with the parks / beaches and get something in print. A TC for small trucks is possible, however features of comfort are limited. I have a PU-TC on a dakota but despite having a porta potty and water tank, from what I have learned is the toilet needs to be a permanent fixture with holding tanks and the grey tank needs to be a permanent mount also. I asked about rigging up a holding tank on a hitch haul or side of truck bed for grey tank and bringing extra holding tanks for porta potty and was told it would not be permitted. Needed to be a permanent fixture of TC. The fear was that anything portable can be removed, carried, and dumped in the dunes or beyond. I'm sure every two people will give a different story so plan ahead and have it in writing. Little trucks like yours and mine are limited and weight adds up quickly. Interesting . I wonder how they view a cassette toilet ?
ticki2 01/22/15 03:40am Truck Campers
RE: In-Bed Connection

I think you will be glad you're doing the bed liner first . Otherwise the plug would be embedded in the liner and be a PITA if it needs repair or replacement . You could cut the hole for the plug first so the liner seals the edges .
ticki2 01/21/15 11:05am Truck Campers
RE: Want to replace incandescent by bed on Arctic Fox

I found it under Optronics products . http://www.optronicsinc.com/PRODUCTS/RVLighting/RVDecorative/Products.aspx?SeriesID=335
ticki2 01/21/15 10:55am Truck Campers
RE: Want to replace incandescent by bed on Arctic Fox

OK, I got an e-mail back from Dave at Northwood & he said the incandescent bulb I am trying to replace is from Optronics & the number is 4010040. Before I got that e-mail I called a local bulb store ( Watts UP ) & talked to the lady there. I described the bulb to her & she thinks it is similar to a T5 #912 2700K Wedge Base incandescent bulb. She said she has an LED, "white light", for $5.95 that could possible work. My wife would rather have a 2700K light which would look more like the incandescent I plan on removing. So I guess I am searching for a bulb like that. If I can't find the 2700K LED I will have to settle for the "white light" LED, which is a higher K number. Thanks for all the suggestions. Too bad a person can't just go to the local auto store & buy what they want. I did see a number of LED lights in the auto store but not what I was wanting. I imagine a few years down the road we may see a lot more LED's in the stores & relatively few incandescents. I really appreciate all the suggestions. I will be checking them out. Thanks, Big Rig Their catalog says that light takes a 922 wedge bulb . Here is a place that has LED replacements for all types of bulbs . http://www.m4products.com/wedge-based-led-lights/
ticki2 01/20/15 08:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

test http://i.imgur.com/3hlWogEl.jpg Try this link Photo Hosting and Sizing Link Clicky Wayne Moderator
ticki2 01/19/15 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Out Of The Stone Age

All good stuff here, thanks everyone. The Allstays look pretty sweet. Rotary dial, haha. I don't think my 17 year old daughter has ever even seen one. I think most kids today would be clueless. Mike No they don't , LOL . Last week my GS stopped by and forgot his phone. He needed to call home and tell mom he was staying for dinner . I pointed to the old rotary phone we still have in the kitchen for fun and decor . After instructing him in how you put your finger in and turn to dial he said " how do you hit send ". I said , no need to son , things where simpler back then . They also confuse the heck out of those pesky automated calls .
ticki2 01/18/15 04:25am Truck Campers
RE: Camp Gateway, NYC

Although I have not done it myself , we have friends in an Airstream club that take a dozen rigs every year to Liberty Harbor CG and enjoy it . Apparently there is public transportation within walking distance to get you into the city and from there you can go almost everywhere by bus or subway . A call to the camp ground would give better info . Depending on your visiting plans you will have to decide whether staying in town or out of town is best for you . Good luck .
ticki2 01/14/15 03:37pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 10. Galley & Greatroom

You are certainly getting creative with the nooks and crannies , always useful . It seems that in the ax and shovel compartment the wall above the bed area will not be insulated and have cold air coming up from the fridge bottom vent . Below the bed doesn't matter as it is an exterior wall . I found a lot of cold air coming in around the fridge and blocked both sides and bottom with insulation . I left the burner area out so it used outside air .
ticki2 01/14/15 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Silver Streak TC, real beauty

This may answer some questions . Listed weight was approx. 1990# http://www.thewallacecollection.net/html/1968_silver_streak.html Very similar layout to an Avion C-10 of the same era
ticki2 01/11/15 06:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Cassette Toilet

Think of the micro splatter on your clothes from dumping in a toilet :E Next you just sit down for a meal and of course you washed your hands but that smell on your clothes won't go away. I have a traditional black tank but in all fairness , do you really think a dump station is a sanitary environment ? Even with a cassette toilet, you will still have to take your camper over to the dump station to dump the grey... I guess you missed the point , no matter how or where you dump your sewage it's not a sanitary affair .
ticki2 01/11/15 02:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Cassette Toilet

Think of the micro splatter on your clothes from dumping in a toilet :E Next you just sit down for a meal and of course you washed your hands but that smell on your clothes won't go away. I have a traditional black tank but in all fairness , do you really think a dump station is a sanitary environment ?
ticki2 01/11/15 01:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire size 2000 Chevy 2500 4x4

My 2003 GMC 2500 4x4 X-cab came with 265's on it stock? If you bought it with 265s on it, it was upgraded prior to you buying it. From the factory, the GMT800 body style (99-07 Classic) 2500s came with 245s as the largest tires. Nope, bought it brand new from the GMC dealer - Framingham MA. May 2003 ... Put 214,000 miles on it over about ten years, and traded it in last Feb on my 2015, which also has stock 265 tires. It's always possible the dealer installed the tires, with bed rails and "stuff" - but the truck had 121 miles on it, as my dealer did a trade from a dealer in Maine to get it because it has a 3:73 RE, not the normal 4:11 ... and dealer drove it down about 100 miles ... I had a similar situation , bought an '03 a year old with 14000 miles on it , not enough to go through a set of tires . When I got it , it had 265 C's all around . Somebody did some swapping somewhere along the line . The door sticker called for 245 E , which I believe was the only tire size spec for a 2500HD . The 3500HD came with steel wheels and 265 E .
ticki2 01/09/15 01:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Our custom true flatbed truck camper build thread

After following along for almost two years I am anxiously awaiting the finish weight of just the camper . Very interesting project .
ticki2 01/05/15 06:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

D1trout , all the parts I used are listed in my post at the bottom . I sent for samples from several companies and these are the only ones that worked with the .118 plexi . They all came from Pelland Enterprises . Don't know about glass , I felt it was more than I wanted to tackle , and I was only replacing the two windows over the dinette , so trying to match the others . The plexi is referred to as 1/8 nominal thickness which I found has a bit of variance . The bottom seal that slides in is the same for the sides and the top of the operating sash . 69 cayo also rebuilt his windows . You should check with him if he found anything different .
ticki2 01/05/15 02:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

You can remove the operating sashes from the front and the bottom of both sides by removing with saw, dremel ,or file , the slight overhang at the top of the hinge in the frame that I showed . http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/avion%20panels/avionpanels040_zpsd0eb02f2.jpg width=640 Then remove the hinge screws and the will come out . The only way to do the top fixed windows is to drill out the rivets and remove the frame . The plexiglas and U channel are a very tight fit in the frame ,the plexiglas would never slide in if you only took off one side of the frame . I had to use clamps and a rubber mallet to put it together . Be careful it's easy to bend the frames with the force needed to put it back together . I did not do the jalousie window in the bath . Yes I know , it's a lot of rivets , a little over a hundred each .:B
ticki2 01/04/15 10:08pm Truck Campers
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