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RE: 1996 Lance Squire 3000 Questions:

Sounds like something a previous owner added. Just thermal. I've considered often of adding an inner window to the inside frame, just never followed thru. Needs to be semi sealed to be really effective. Primarily for same thermal reasons- ours sweats/makes water something fierce with the smallest amount of temperature difference, though ours is sloped. Also would help alot I think with direct sun. Pictures?
AnEv942 05/26/16 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Mounting & Wire Routing of In-Bed Receptacle?

Wow Farmer-why isnt your bed draining?
AnEv942 05/24/16 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice from Ford owners needed.

Ranchos over what ever the 'other' brand are good - regardless of ORW opinion but yes its the lift-lack of overloads (and probably softer spring rate). Unless your air bags are tied together as other have mentioned, which would add to any sway (air in one bag instead of compressing is pushed into other bag) which is something to check. Curious how the air bags were compensated for with the lift. Lift kits generally are designed to lift, not for heavy loads, and better lift kits the springs are more compliant for articulation. Neither good for camper. I wouldnt spring for a set of shocks just yet though because they would need to be fit for the lift, and IF you dump you'll be buying more shocks.
AnEv942 05/24/16 08:19pm Truck Campers
RE: TP roll holder

Ha- probably easier to install too but at least its useable and not stuck on the door.
AnEv942 05/24/16 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift

You are correct-just need to look at your springs-see if they already have holes.
AnEv942 05/23/16 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: Superhitch

Torklift video showing install of the supper hitch magnum link HOW it works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JE0ghDzLX8 E trailer shows 2 Torklifts for the your truck-either option is a bolt on with existing welded factory hitch https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=D1104&furl=-vw-1-pg-Trailer_Hitch instructions http://www.etrailer.com/instructions.aspx?pn=TLD1104 instructions http://www.etrailer.com/instructions.aspx?pn=TLD1104-30. Etrailer list install instruction for most of the brands and options
AnEv942 05/22/16 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Vacuumed the empty seed hulls & shells from the valley on our 7.3 diesel, that and mop out the accumulated oil. Something needed periodically- but hadn't checked in a while. Kept smelling something after out last outing. All I can think of is the retained heat in the block that attracts critters. Found half of our battery blanket insulation stuffed on the manifold, saturated in oil...I hate mieces.
AnEv942 05/21/16 09:45pm Truck Campers
TP roll holder

Campers wet bath gets a new toilet paper holder. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll10.jpg height=480 width=640 Ive seen these for ever-Oceanair Dryroll paper holder. Seemed a perfect solve for wet bath. However $50-60 price always set me back so dealt with what we had. Paper on the back side of door worked as far as kept it dry butt... http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll1.jpg height=480 width=640 The issue: to say the least use of the on door roll inconvenient. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll2.jpg height=480 width=640 The solve. Stumbled upon folks selling for half of what I'd seen before and ordered. Unit arrived, Oceanair Dry Roll, pretty nice. Now I need to figure out if it will fit... Wall opposite toilet faces the wardrobe closet with propane tank under neath. I guestimated there was room between to flush mount, needs 2 7/8". Tried measuring by pulling out drawer above propane tank box and measuring from back side of shower wall to door frame. Then measured inside bath to door frame. A lot of subtractive numbers still only told me 'it's close' and it 'might' fit. Decided only way to really verify was drilling a hole. Figured once thru I could accurately verify fit and there isn't any structural members inside wall. If doesn't fit I'll plug hole or use for something. Drill went thru fiberglass then within 1/4" hit again. Wall is about 1 1/4 thick? probed around and theres a layer of luan directly on other side of fiberglass. Puzzling but drilled thru. From the closet side probed some more. What I determined was its the closet wall. Not attached to shower wall. 2 layers of luan with 1x2 frame inside. Ive been in the door wall which is attached to fiberglass. Kinda thru me. Measuring thru drill hole and I got 3" to bubble wrap on propane box. Mile of room. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll3.jpg height=480 width=640 Stalled...Took me 2 hours to finally cut. Work around for 1/2" hole easy if something went awry, Cutting a 6" square gave me great pause. Though did give the time to note; mounted in center of wall directly in front of toilet where I was going to mount, when standing at the sink you'd be bumping it. Moved it closer to sink, perfect. Taking that as an OK to proceed, taped up provided template and more tape to protect fiberglass. Drilled corner holes. Used a jig saw for shorter stroke and cutting all 3 walls at once. Wheel or sonic cutter would have cut fiberglass cleaner but more mess. Used fairly coarse blade. Chipped the glass a bit but cut luan like paper, as long as I kept feed slow, otherwise the luan started bouncing. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll4.jpg height=480 width=640 Then cutting various thickness of spacers to fill wall voids. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll5.jpg height=480 width=640 Inserted with a profuse amount of glue. Used several clamps, let it set overnight. Next day removed clamps filed & cleaned up the hole. Getting ready to install holder noted the last step in instructions. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll7.jpg height=480 width=640 Um -how do you do that? Should be like step 3. You need to caulk the mount flange to body, from the back side BEFORE mounting and regardless of how much water might be seen as theres a good 1/8" gap at sides. Caulked flange to body then laid a bead on flange surface, mounted to wall. I over-sized the holes thru fiberglass, pilot thru wood. Used longer screws to go completely into and thru wood. Bigger heads necessitated installing the flat faced bungs upside down as they wouldn't set flush, inside edge is round. That works. Installed. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll12.jpg height=480 width=640 The lid has a gear that spins roll pulling the paper back in or out, kinda neat. Also keeps from freely spooling. Not real consistent in delivery but then again this isn't a dispenser. Paper will still roll on the tube like normal holder. We'll probably use like this, partially open so splash from sink doesn't get paper wet. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll14.jpg height=480 width=640 Removed the old holder-nice, full access into cabinet. Id add when I ordered it was described as off white, half expecting beige or ivory as picture looked dark, but looks white too me. DR-W-RP. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll13.jpg height=480 width=640
AnEv942 05/21/16 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Stove hood vent on the outside wall. Time for a new one

Ventline shows a couple of different designs-site is a bit lacking in navigation. Couple 'look' like they might be retrofitted but no real details. Few obviously wont because cutout size we have too large. Otherwise I might have pursued, the exterior hoods on couple actually folds closed but the cutouts are smaller. Few show different 'color fast' material. http://ventline.com/i/u/6148923/f/RV_Lit/Exterior_Wall_Vent_Range_Hoods_11-11.pdf http://ventline.com/range_hood_accessories1?b=1 Bottom line I went the $10 route, ended up painting it.
AnEv942 05/20/16 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Please talk me out of destroying my wet bath

Ha, I was just getting ready to write a report-cut into ours-again. Uhhuh. When I installed the separate shower valve while back it was with great hesitation and questioning my competence before I could start drilling into the fiberglass. This project came up and I spent more time seeing 'worst case' scenarios. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Shower/tproll16.jpg height=480 width=640 Curious how you took those photos? Is there anything under the sink? Ours different make but has a door under the sink-where our TP was. I'd also recommend not putting the lid on top surface. On the side but as far away from top edge as practical-like another inch from where you show. The port hatch seems small for accessing anything.
AnEv942 05/19/16 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper has an electric brake wire?

Does the new truck have a brake controller? I 'think' on 02 no power on unless controller added. Id be finding where wire went inside camper. Previous owner might have used that wire-well no telling but could have been utilized for other than brake function. If not used should likely be disconnected at plug in case you hook up trailer brakes. Curious-
AnEv942 05/18/16 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Seeking advice on camper for my new truck

Pop top... Guestimate min of 2000# loaded on the Palomino, unless you pack real light.
AnEv942 05/16/16 10:49pm Truck Campers
RE: I need alot of help understanding my electrical system

Your right, thats too many questions... That said if not here where else. One of the main benefits IMO of forums like this, helping each other out where we can. Most more than eager to help if they can, I might add though you could also get enough responses and varied opinions you might still be scratching your head :) I would suggest though backing up a bit, the solar can be added at anytime without redoing anything. Other than possibly identify location of wires from roof when you have some free time. Normally prewire terminates somewhere a controller might be added, not in the battery compartment nor generator compartement. They would be no larger than 10ga, likely much smaller. There are quite few threads on that-location of Lance prewire. On adding battery, while 3 would be nice it will also require a lot more to charge them, source & time. I assume the large cables noted in both compartments are battery cables. At minimum I would think a camper that large would have been pre wired for gen. Multi meter would be nice-I'd verify neither is tied to camper chassis ground. They could be used either to tie all batts or... My thought is, adding batteries in gen box is to use the existing wires to feed the previous battery box, re-purpose/using it as a terminal box. (Inverter could go in there tapping direct battery power but wouldn't be near battery, Should be easy to get inside with inverters output from existing battery box.) Your campers 12v is already feed from that box so its just connecting batteries from gen box to those feeds. Could be fuse, terminal block, cut off switch, though there may be something already there. If you wanted the 3rd battery in there as mentioned inverter should be somewhere else. Needs to be as close to batts but not in same box. As to the small wires in gen box-? If it had a gen, unless transfer switch was also removed, seems ther'd be a lot more. With the stand alone-agree not relevant, they were part of gen. As to tapping the new portable gen I have no input. Just random rambling
AnEv942 05/16/16 09:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Wiring truck for Livin Lite 8.6

Yes- at least it seems you have everything except matching ends. Swapping out end of cord to Lance plug, your other end has the male 7 pin to camper, done. Changing Lance receptacle to std 7 pin, you'd still need to swap one end of cord to 7 pin male, but there inexpensive. Unless there is a Lance in your future think that's what I'd do, it can be used for other things. You have receptacle on order so just need a 7 pin male. Either case Just match functions and your good.
AnEv942 05/15/16 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Coleman AC?

To my knowledge they all use the standard 14" hole. Assuming this is roof mounted. Inside panel likely different, as far as covering impression or discoloration of old one.
AnEv942 05/15/16 01:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Wiring truck for Livin Lite 8.6

I ordered a new plug to install in the bed of my truck so we should be good there. My next questions is about the connectors. Unlike my Lance which had a cord hard wired to the truck, the 8.6 has a female receptacle for plugging into the truck. So I need a cord with male 7 pin plugs on both ends. The previous owner provided an extension with a male end and a female end. Is it an easy fix to rewire the female end to a male end or is there 3-5 ft 7 pin extension that I should be purchasing? I looked and so far I only find extensions like the one I have or with wires exposed on one end (which is why I think I can replace the female end w/ a plug). Thanks. Since you are installing receptacle in bed, and you have a cord, seems just replacing the female end would be the simplest. Or, but not sure on description, if truck is already wired with Lance receptacle- if the extension you have is long enough, replace the one end with a Lance plug? That would save installation of bed plug?
AnEv942 05/15/16 12:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Remove fast guns to level camper?

Absolutely if raising the camper. If just leveling, stabilizing usually not or just release handle. If lifting at all pull bottoms out of the T/L arms & they hang loose or go in truck. One of the benefits of the fast guns-just easy to remove.
AnEv942 05/05/16 10:18pm Truck Campers
RE: 12 volt electrical cord for tail lights

What mkirsch said Function of plug- http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/lanwire.jpg width=640 Why add direct dedicated plug for camper? If wired correctly, utilize advantage of larger charge/ground wires= better charging. One less connection, certainly less distance than running thru trucks (small) wiring to rear plug and an extension cord back to camper. I understand if you have an aversion to wiring or don't want to cut a hole in truck, an extension might be easier. My opinion not much more work or cost to optimize and worth the effort.
AnEv942 05/05/16 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: 12 volt electrical cord for tail lights

I would add the Lance receptacle at the front of bed. Advantage of the Lance plug is accepts a larger charge/ground wire. Would require wiring to a good source, it could be tapped into wiring you already have though. Or change out the umbilical with longer cord and matching existing receptacle.
AnEv942 05/02/16 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

AMP running boards (retractable). My Buddy calls them Princess steps!!! :B He's just jealous! Amp steps are super functional and make entry and exit a breeze (they go down and out). I love mine! I am jeolous! We have a set on order, should be here Friday. Margarets having a hard time with the 27" hike. Last trip out she tweaked her back (again) leaping out before I could get around and set the folding stool. 'nough of that and ordered. Looking forward to the install, read nothing but good about the kits. Sounds like a torklift co. for running boards :) Just buttoned up some 'cosmetic' upgrades to the truck. Replaced the leaking yellowed '01 headlight assemblies with 1 piece 05/07 lights. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/truck/05to01hl31b.jpg width=640 http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/truck/05to01hl35.jpg height=480 width=640 Also changed out the mirrors to later lighted ones http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/truck/mirror17.jpg width=640 What can I say, LEDS... http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/truck/05to01hl25.jpg height=480 width=640 Great blazin' lights http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/truck/mirror18.jpg height=480 width=640 Fun stuff- recently replaced both front hubs and brakes not so fun. But looking forward to the running boards-its all mute if the co-pilot missing
AnEv942 04/27/16 09:50pm Truck Campers
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