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RE: Lance Propane Tank Recertification

I have horizontal tanks in my 69' Avion camper. My local propane dealer certified them, knowing full well that they are not DOT tanks, but ASME tanks. He did it so I wouldn't have a hard time filling them. If 'permanently' mounted....YES IF removable.........NO NFPA 58, 2001 Edition You could read NFPA 58 until you are blue in the face and never come to a final conclusion . Every other sentence contradicts the one before . My state Fire Marshals office could not give me a definitive answer as to the recertification requirements of ASME removable tanks . If they can't figure it out how is the poor guy at the end of a propane hose suppose to . I have one local fill station that will fill them and one that won't .
ticki2 07/07/15 07:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Dead batteries in 04 Duramax 3500

Have the batteries checked for a dead cell . After 2 weeks a bad battery will drain the good one enough to not let the starter spin fast enough to start . A Duramax has to spin at a minimum speed to start or the computer won't allow it to start . Also the batteries may not be charged enough . Shops are notorious for leaving doors and hoods open while working on them with all the interior lights on . Good luck
ticki2 07/07/15 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Howdy! What size passthroughs do y'all have. Mine is 2ft square open when traveling with a cushion between, I had to center it in the back wall to match the cab. Have y'all modified the opening. What uses is it put to? Happy 300! Sounds interesting . How about some details and pictures of your pass through ?
ticki2 06/30/15 07:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Primitive Truck Camper boondocking thread.

Nothing wrong with going minimalist , getting out there and camping has many styles . For years I traveled around in a truck cap , a coleman stove , and a home made kitchen , each has there own unique experience .
ticki2 06/30/15 04:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I would have to agree with not connecting the cabover with the truck cab , too much twisting going on . Class C's are built for on the road , you're thinking 4x4 and on/off road . When I have been off road I can see the misalignment of the cabover and the top of the truck cab . Not drastic but it would wreck havoc if rigidly connected .
ticki2 06/30/15 05:42am Truck Campers
RE: Class IV Road

That gets even funnier depending on your local . In NH a class IV road is any town road that is not a state highway . A class VI road is not maintained .
ticki2 06/30/15 05:21am Truck Campers
RE: Overland Expo 2015: a view by an outsider

Seems to me the powers that be on Expo Portal are trying to forget the whole "disaster"...those of us with TC's just keep doin' it... Last week on the "Golden Road" many miles in; https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4I78iBEj5RY/VYbhtkLzcrI/AAAAAAAAKp0/WO6oLnr_Hwg/s640/P1020756.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YLPx1CdLkx4/VYbiw3SgcvI/AAAAAAAAKp0/cF-HHgOTHI4/s912/P1020931.JPG width=640 Edit; did not check in to hotel due to heavy rain. Hey Bill , 'm not getting your pics . Where on the Golden road did you go . Were you in Plymouth last Wed. or Thurs. ?
ticki2 06/26/15 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: The Ozarks - in search of the spirit of Sam Walton - TR

Nice trip , report , pictures and history . Brought back memories . Went to visit a friend in Fayetteville in the mid seventies with my first truck camper ( 68 GMC with a raised cap , sleeping bag and a coleman stove ). Overnighted on the Skyline Drive . Back then it seemed to be all about Tyson . We did a day trip up to Eureka Springs . Wonderful area , I need to go back .
ticki2 06/24/15 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Blue tote repair?

I have had some luck with a vise grip on the collar , not too tight , then pulling and twisting at the same time . Then again have had to cut them off . Good luck
ticki2 06/23/15 02:10pm Truck Campers
RE: This is embarrassing: Magnatek failure?

It sounds like you are not getting any power to the camper through the chord . When plugged in check if there is power to the breakers . The mystery is you should still have 12v in the camper even without the converter . It appears that the 6325 does not have a charger built in . This may help in checking some things . http://www.hayseed.net/~jpk5lad/RV%20Information/MagnaTek%20Pwr%20Converter/RV%20Binder1.pdf
ticki2 06/23/15 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I sure hope it's good enough! I'm pretty screwed if it isn't! :) Hydrogen becomes dangerous at a concentration of 4%. I guess I could contact the manufacturer of the batteries in order to determine the gassing rate and do the math to make myself more confident but I'm not worried, I'm sure the cigarettes and beer are gonna get me first. It's not only that the inhalation of the hydrogen is dangerous but the proximity of the electrical panel and the chance of a spark causing an explosion . Since you have the battery compartment ventilated perhaps a metal shield on the back of the panel to isolate it from the batteries would do . I would also recommend putting the batteries in a plastic tray as a minimum to protect the surrounding area from acid spill .
ticki2 06/08/15 09:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Hello all. I've been reading this HUGE thread for a while and I've decided to register and post a pic of my C10's maiden voyage. All systems are go and my girlfriend and I had an awesome 4 days in upstate NY (despite a bit of rain). Now that I'm back home I need to replace the fridge vent cover that jumped ship. Any suggestions other than buying one from Cayo? http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/Apmann/image.jpg1_zpssa4dwamz.jpg Welcome aboard Screwtape , and a regular cab to boot . If you look around at some of the RV catalogs online they still make aluminum fridge vent caps that will fit , should be an inch bigger on all sides than the stack . The only problem is they are usually white so you will need to paint , no big deal . What part of NYS were you ?
ticki2 06/07/15 07:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

The Motorvator has been on ebay since early April , so far no takers .
ticki2 06/05/15 06:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Interesting , apparently camper 1 has 3 bids all by the same bidder .
ticki2 06/04/15 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Not to be a smart alec but you two ( 67 & 69 Avion ) do realize you have different dinette bed systems , C-10 & C-11 .
ticki2 06/04/15 02:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Old School Belly Bar Replaced by Torklift Talons

I posted some photos of what can happen to those with bed mounted camper tie downs in the stable load thread in this section. It would be helpful if you posted a link .
ticki2 06/03/15 08:58pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 9. Electrical (AC/DC)

So pianatuna and ticki2, which of Iota or Progressive would you recommend for my smaller application, something near 35-40 amps I suppose and 5-6 circuits each AC/DC? For most people 35-40 amps is plenty , but only you an determine that .I think both Progressive and Iota are stand alone which means you have to add your own fuse panel . I chose the Iota because I never read a single negative about them . I'm sure there are but I have never come across one . Progressive is probably the most popular . The Boonedocker that Best Converter carries is also getting good reviews . Ya pays ya money and takes ya choice . Keep in mind you will also need some room for wiring and circuit breakers between converter , batteries , fuse panel , terminals and possibly the truck alternator . Enough room that you don't have to take half the camper apart to change a fuse , tighten a nut , or trouble shoot the system , or add something later that you might have forgotten . I have a separate AC panel where power enters the camper .
ticki2 05/30/15 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 9. Electrical (AC/DC)

ticki2: here's what I was trying to describe on my instructions statement. Quality Assurance Issues. "They're everywhere, they're everywhere!" Once again, thanks guys for not being afraid to speak up. We'll get through this little set-back, and like they say on the money pit, "The camper is gonna be great!" The one you posted is the operation manual . The one I posted is the installation/owners manual . One would think they would send both with a new unit , dah . Lots of folks here use AGM's in un-vented interior areas . My feeling is that everything is fine until it isn't . Over the years I have had batteries split cases , dead short causing a fire and one explode . My first car was a '50 plymouth . A friend tried to help me with a jump start . Only trouble was his car was 12v the plymouth was 6v . The never ending game of CHOICES .
ticki2 05/30/15 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 9. Electrical (AC/DC)

Check out warnng on page 1 http://www.bestconverter.com/assets/images/WFCO/8700%20series/87358745manual.pdf
ticki2 05/29/15 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 9. Electrical (AC/DC)

Iota converter installation instructions state that it should not be mounted in the same compartment with the battery . Does WFCO have a similar caution ?
ticki2 05/29/15 05:45pm Truck Campers
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