RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog


RV Sales




RV Parks


RV Club


RV Buyers Guide


Roadside Assistance


Extended Service Plan


RV Travel Assistance


RV Credit Card


RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'AnEv942' found 214 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 11  
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Easier access to cabover bed

Home again home again. Just finished unloading the camper. Tomorrow pull slide out to clean camper and I'll 'fine tune' the step. Lot of good ideas. As the latches were added after the step was done it's why the spacing is so close-almost worked. Perfect slide deploy (level concrete at home) latches clear by 1/8" but in actual use slide outward travel varies, slightly less and the 1/8" goes away. Unable to swing down hoops past 90° wont go into catches. Anyway I'm simply going to remove leg, remount 1/2-3/4" inboard- should give enough room with varying slide out movement to swing latches. Also move the catches and stop block, with an extra 1/8" gap between. tattoobob: I had originally planned on the latches inside of leg for easier access instead of converter side but caused the leg in stowed position to stick out (a lot) looked funny and if leaned against or bouncing on the road, would pry on the hinge. RickW, user113: The latches other than capturing leg-stop lateral and rocking movement, is compressing the carpet. As to 2 latches- because its on carpet needs them both I think. Step is 28" long, any movement/rocking leverages the cabinet side piano hinge, it wouldn't resist for long. Which is why added the latches-tensions downward, compress carpet to stop rocking. Also the latches keeps step from moving/twisting laterally. towpro: Ha, we've been using this one. Sets in the corner (was on little step). Foot off bed it comes on, stays on for about a minute. Open bath door it comes back on- stays on long enough to get into bed and situated. Or getting a midnight snack stays on while on the floor. Use to use the stove vent light- more than a few-hit the gen start button or the really loud fan. They are nice- hmm a second one in bathroom... Just need to clearance/adjust, adding to what I had already done didn't quite work. But I gotta say, details withstanding, step usage is awesome. Kayteg1: Yes the little side 'stirrup' worked, used on a few different campers but the the full width is sooo much easier, especially getting down. Just playing catch up.
AnEv942 09/18/17 09:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Easier access to cabover bed

Aren't the latches adjustable for cam over tension? Yes, which I've had to readjust. Mainly its the front latch, handle hits converter wont swing down enough so that latch hoop goes into catch. Both hoop of latches and bottom of step leg trying to fit between the catch and wood block at same time. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-k94P6KR/0/249a90c9/M/bedladr26-M.jpg Just need to move both the catches and wood block away from converter and increase the space between them and each other. Details Part of the issue is one end of step is attached to slide the other to fixed floor- on the truck/ground twist or in the drive stuff never quite the same. Probably tonight when we stop it'll likey be the back hoop that hitting. Dime against a dollar when we get home -offload on the cement it'll all work like set up...
AnEv942 09/13/17 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Easier access to cabover bed

Out on the road 'proof of concept' leaving a bit to be desired. The step,in use awesome but setting up the latches seems to have 'swelled', takes a bit of fiddling to engage? Something to do when we get home-course then they worked when there. Maybe a regional thing, worked great at sea level :)
AnEv942 09/12/17 08:08pm Truck Campers
RE: At the end of my rope!!

Hmm I'll have to try turning off add blocker. Dont mind the extra level of security- its the results thats puzzling, either get invalid topic error, returns to original edit window with edits removed, or opens up the Open Roads home page. Sometimes just reopens the captcha page and get to start over, and over...
AnEv942 09/12/17 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: At the end of my rope!!

YES, Ive taken to copy everything and save into an open instance of notepad-before saving draft, preview or posting- its 50/50 will lose it all, just painful...
AnEv942 09/12/17 12:00am Truck Campers
RE: Easier access to cabover bed

Well 4 hours later finally posted-not sure whats up with the forum- Trying to preview post and 'verify not a robot loop took me back to square one...more effort than the step Anyway, there are a couple other threads along this subject-just what we ended up doing in ours Slide in https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-Knq7vXN/0/38ca9939/L/bedladr21-L.jpg height=600 width=800 Slide out https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-8sQSrRt/0/bf88c98a/O/bedladr19.jpg height=600 width=800 New step down https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-NrtVSdZ/0/2e95bf9b/O/bedladr20.jpg height=600 width=800
AnEv942 09/11/17 09:01pm Truck Campers
Easier access to cabover bed

On the round to it forever but I sort of finally addressed. Not what I envisioned but will, at least for a while, make climbing up and down into the cabover easier. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-xSz3dpT/0/e0071569/M/bedladr16-M.jpg height=450 width=600 Really wanted a wide tread ladder-but due to slide out, water tank box just would be involved. Still may address later but for now...Simple extension of existing 'stirrup' into full width step. Previously.. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-FP8jbcd/0/f21b03cb/O/bedladr4.jpg height=480 width=640 Step onto water tank box, then right foot on the 'stirrup', then hoist up onto bed. Just not getting any easier. Every time I start to address end up stumped and giving up. Biggest hurtle is when slide out is in, no room for nice ladder. It would need to hinge or be manually stored. Second is water tank box puts the foot of any 'ladder' out pretty far. Studying above picture is when I concluded the real usage issue is the stirrup. The distance wouldn't decrease but if full width, would allow to step onto it. Not hoisting with foot on it from water tank box, or coming down, sliding down with left foot on stirrup till the right foot finds box. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-3xg9G7b/0/274c8a68/O/bedladr5.jpg height=480 width=640 Sketched it out..think this'll work, some (several) details but went and gathered up materials and started cutting. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-NmmqFJc/0/c60e0ee4/L/bedladr6-L.jpg height=480 width=640 Cut 3/4" plywood for the step, it'll hinge to side cabinet. Leg hinged to step, used 1/2 ply. Cut it wider at base, hopefully to counter length of step against hinge. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-8gR4v52/0/e94367a0/L/bedladr11-L.jpg height=480 width=640 Wrapped boards in leftover carpet, used scrap of 1/2"x3/4" al channel for a wider foot. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-6NbRVhT/0/507af30e/L/bedladr17-L.jpg height=480 width=640 Standing new step against cabinet it wouldn't stand vertically-hit the 1x2 that use to hold drop in shelf and the top of cabinet. I pulled the 1x2 and trimmed opposite end of top so only 1/2" overhang. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-8sQSrRt/0/bf88c98a/L/bedladr19-L.jpg height=480 width=640 Simple hook and eye to hold up in stored position. Placed the removed 1x2 on floor to keep leg from folding under. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-NrtVSdZ/0/2e95bf9b/L/bedladr20-L.jpg height=480 width=640 Deployed- Margaret really likes it. Watching though I noted how much leverage end of step was putting on piano hinge at cabinet end. Tried to address but simply working the hinge. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-fs7sHH8/0/32ea8ab3/O/bedladr22.jpg height=332 width=425 Ordered some over-center cam latches. #4002, sold by many online vendors. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-k94P6KR/0/249a90c9/M/bedladr26-M.jpg height=450 width=600 Bent the catches a bit and mounted reversed as latch will be pulling at right angle instead of flat as designed https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Interior/i-dhB79zb/0/48787f0f/L/bedladr23-L.jpg height=480 width=640 'Just' enough room (1/8" clear) to swing handle over to engage latch into catches, then swing up to tension. Shear luck but they securely plant end of step.
AnEv942 09/11/17 08:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Revenge of the captcha

Editing the TCU sticky under Truck Campers https://i.imgur.com/FMBShRR.jpg First Ive ever seen this on open roads forum-endless loop for hours...And when it accepts it takes me back to the post I was ediditng-minus edits. Edit finally went thru but subsequent previews or edits brings it right back...?
AnEv942 09/10/17 10:26pm Forum Technical Support
RE: no more horizontal propane tank for me

Nice, From here it looks like it would have been, ah, 'entertaining' seeing that new box go in. I also want/need to do something simular but battery box, enlarge and sliders. Almost no aftermarket for compartments or boxes. Good work.
AnEv942 09/10/17 03:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Why Truck Camper need a air bag? Do I really need it?

"...because you don't have to install any more junk on your dash. " Hey I resemble that :) https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Truck/i-JqD7KC7/0/6cec27c0/M/dashc-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Truck/i-GK48vBz/0/6f330675/M/dashb-M.jpg But I concur-with what your receiving, installed, easier than a few days laying on the concrete, should be good. I cant imagine a shop defeating the separate valving on the air bags because kits come setup for individual fill. The on board air is nice but can be added later if you choose.
AnEv942 09/10/17 02:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Why Truck Camper need a air bag? Do I really need it?

My opinion is between the two, Airlift/Firestone, all but the same kits. But as Kayteg1 said, I would stay with what I know and for me that's Airlift because thats what Ive been using for the last 17 Years and has worked. If your local shop that would do the work feels one is better than the other I'd go with that. Not sure about the 7500# bags and if needed verses the 5000#- as they are not singularly carrying the load, only to assist your spring when/if needed. But haven't researched so don't know pros/cons, may be worth the extra cost. cartmancartman- no, shocks have zero affect on sag. So...$2200...No idea what current 'prep' costs. Air bags on hold till determined if needed, thats good. The only other items are wiring to connect camper and tiedowns. Is it known what tiedowns are included in the quote, Happijacks or Torklift? and the method to connect/wire camper, dedicated bed plug?
AnEv942 09/08/17 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Why Truck Camper need a air bag? Do I really need it?

Day before your supposed to pick up?
AnEv942 09/08/17 10:30am Truck Campers
'Lastest reply' not showing

Just curious, last few weeks-threads Ive visited will show a new reply-however opening the thread, the latest post isn't showing? Its random and infrequent. Odder is subsequent new posts after a new post doesn't show, will show and the previous still doesn't. I assumed something on my end but noted a mention of this by another poster... Just curious, eventually the post will show but wondering what the lag is? Edit: Happened again, thread with non showing post, another reply was made to thread, subsequent post(s), 10:43am, and they are showing. Earlier one one from this morning 9/04/17 still hasn't showed up?
AnEv942 09/04/17 11:21am Forum Technical Support
RE: Shock Time?

How long ago was switch to 19.5s?
AnEv942 09/03/17 11:44am Truck Campers
RE: Cabinet hardware recommendations

Sigs only show once (per page) Round toothpicks or wood match sticks and wood glue. Usually unless a thru hole or really wallowed I dont let it set before threading screw (cabinet screws). Cant imagine your hinges wore out. We replaced ours, they were sloppy and barrel leaves splitting (other than bright shiny brass). Use the same size small screws, and several got toothpick 'backing'
AnEv942 09/01/17 07:39pm Truck Campers
RE: fast gun wobble stabilizers

I also made ours, I wanted front to back as well as across the front https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Ourelkhorn/i-c78F6Jn/2/63c35289/M/jackstab9-M.jpg Sides deployed soon as swingsout are, nice when loading/offloading https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Ourelkhorn/i-Gb2fvCV/2/80e6f96b/M/jackstab8-M.jpg As soon as truck out from under deploy the ones across front. Point is whether you make or pick up the T/L wobble stoppers, worth the effort or the coin. As much as they make camper rock solid off loaded, I more appreciate when camper is climbing up and down the jacks.... If its about wobble don't forget the rears. At least on ours the bottom bracket is pretty high up and it only offers front to back support- I got a lot of side to side movement, more so when I added the front stabilizers. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Camper-skirt/i-GPhDfVb/2/8b65aa02/M/IMG_1231s-M.jpg I don't know that rears are made by anyone. Simple enough
AnEv942 09/01/17 07:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Weight of 2009 S &S montana avalanche 992

Probably About 4000# min wet, yes nice campers but heavy... Are you sure about year?
AnEv942 08/31/17 09:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for a good home type shower faucet

Not sure of faucet your describing-there are couple of threads in the TCU of seperate valve installs edit oh both threads PB 'd Pjs install pics http://s525.photobucket.com/user/pjay98407/library/Lance%20bath?sort=3&page=1 fast 5s pics http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/fast5/media/cGF0aDovSU1HXzE5MDBfMS5qcGc=/?ref=1
AnEv942 08/30/17 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Question on using a tailgate

If truck has locking tailgate, uses simple pawl on post to latch, when open just push the pawl closed, lock handle.
AnEv942 08/30/17 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: Rework screen door & main door latches

"We now store portable solar panel behind dinette which made limited access impossible. On the road, having lunch etc," Another reason to mount solar panels on the roof. And while I'm having lunch...solar panels are working...like they were moving down the road. Odd-right after I posted thread count showed a reply but not untill today did your reply show? Our primary solar is roof mounted-24/7, the portable 100watt is to supplement or many times provide most of the 12v if in the shade or low sun.
AnEv942 08/25/17 11:49am Truck Campers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 11  

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS