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RE: Replacing Lance TC Connector

See no reason not to. A lot to gain, Just match function/location to how truck is wired...wonder how many on truck side aren't used- give at least 1 spare for addition later. Just curious link showed is the male connector, you said thats what is on truck? not receptacle female end?
AnEv942 07/31/15 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Is it feasible to use suspension air bags for leveling?

We use ours air bags for leveling, and we can get pretty level with them. Generally still need to block if really unlevel or to get close. Advantage is not fine tuning the blocks- I can usually guess if I need 1 or 2 blocks then use the bags to get 'perfect'. Sometimes its disconnecting the tie downs and just use jacks but not often. I do have on board controller. Nice as it is Id be hard pressed to justify strictly for leveling, and blocks still needed.
AnEv942 07/30/15 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Rock stable on jacks now with another wonderful Torklift toy

I was going to say you could sleeve the lock pin holes- but because the camper side is a slotted hole on the T/Ls wouldn't accomplish much. That and as the wobble stoppers work against each other for one to 'wobble' into the free space the other side would be getting tighter. Mine are fairly tight fixed holes both ends. If I only connected one side to side arm I might see a little better control than either shown mounting of the Torklifts. But in reality I don't see any real sway control until opposite side is connected. I doubt any measurable decrease in sway in any of the mounting configurations. I should let this motivate me to finish mine, allowing rotation of the bottom jack mount. I didnt know when I built, though everyone who has installed wobble stoppers swears by them, if they would work as claimed. So only did minimum as proof of concept. Been couple of years, and they are awesome, but that squeaking by, I can hit brackets, getting old. Ill only add the biggest plus and reason for me adding wobble stoppers, though the camper not moving when offloaded really nice and motivation for most, is the stability when raising and lowering.
AnEv942 07/30/15 11:17am Truck Campers
RE: Rock stable on jacks now with another wonderful Torklift toy

As far as losing clearance depends on how much you have to spare. I made my wobblestoppers wannabes because I wanted 2 each front jack to control sway in both direction-couldn't justify cost of 4. But the lost clearance between mount and fenders is 'bout the same. I have a 1/2" on each side, when its going well--backing in is done methodically now :) I think reference to difference of new style A7006/A7016 is the original Wobble stoppers (A7005/A7015)didn't have the fastgun, were manual, different mounts/retainer. They are (older style) still available a little bit less cost.
AnEv942 07/29/15 10:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Out with the 20k Superhitch, in with the new 30k w/ Talons

Our Superhitch, 2" tube holes are 3" center to center, 1" between the 2" holes. If as noted interchangeable using extension with 2" tubes, distance between holes on 2 1/2 x 2 would be closer to 3/4", still 3" on center.
AnEv942 07/29/15 04:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery Door Reseal

Yes if the door has a flange, mounted to surface of camper Id use butyl tape or putty tape under flange. Once set & trimmed, no longer squeezing out, caulk perimeter.
AnEv942 07/29/15 04:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery size & capacity Lance Squire 8000

Yes, you cant run the jacks directly thru converter- needs battery. If its so close that you cant see would you be able to swap battery? Might need to manually raise to extract camper. Possibly, if you can disconnect old battery-use jumper cables to a good battery ensuring cant short, but dont know how much room. I assume when battery checked after being plugged in that it was that, battery checked. Not operation as most have a disconnect switch but that might be off though if its been sitting for that long I would think battery is toast. As too size cant help- dime against a dollar room only for one 12v.
AnEv942 07/29/15 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Andersen levellers with truck camper?

Those are pretty slick- I dont believe any tire issue for a few days. I watched the video- kinda funny. Wonder how many have gotten the jack version wedged between tandems- Think Id bore a hole for dowel handle or rope- as I probably wouldnt be driving off the end- but less sticking my hand under there to slip the chock in/out. Do they come with the rubber pads like the jacks?
AnEv942 07/26/15 09:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Sooooo... Do you lock your door?

Yes and deadbolt, and all the cabinets. Primarily to ensure they dont come open. Also 2 cabinets that dont have locks but 2 latches ensure both latches are closed. 2 latches and going thru the motion just less likley to leave a trail along the road. I'm not too concerned with unauthorized access while on the road, just seen too many doors flapping open-
AnEv942 07/26/15 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood electric jacks w/o Remite

Normally non remotes there are 2 rocker switches on the drivers side front AND 2 on the rear jack. The front 2 rockers control either left or right front jack, the rear 2 control left or right rear jacks. I cant see how if only 1 pair of switches the 4 jacks could be controlled individually-unless the switches were double throw-interesting idea-save from walking front to back but I sure wouldnt want to try adjust say right front from the left rear?
AnEv942 07/26/15 08:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing tie downs with talons

Just curious if this was ever resolved or what that might have involved..
AnEv942 07/25/15 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: scissor steps

Or make them adjustable... http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/tlbs29d.jpg width=640
AnEv942 07/22/15 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Who makes custom ball mounts / shanks / stingers?

10000/1000 rated ball mount into an extended adapter? I would think a piece of 1" bar welded to 2/1/2" solid, even unrated would be closer to the 14000/1400.
AnEv942 07/21/15 11:14am Truck Campers
RE: Compressor fridge - considering adding internal fan

Small hard drive fans. There are 'kits' sold to do just as you plan. Also small battery powered ones. I used HD fans from newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150005 I cut in half, wired thru SPDT/center off switch. I can run 1 or both or off. Helped a bit with over all cooling, but more in uniform cooling. http://i.imgur.com/yVoVmw1.jpg width=640
AnEv942 07/21/15 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: Who makes custom ball mounts / shanks / stingers?

Its too bad, at least I havnt seen, forged 2 1/2" close(er) to needed length. Would likely exceed or meet your requirements. All kinds of 2" extended ball mounts- I guess just no market for 2 1/2"- or the de-rating.... I would assume any competent shop could build, cant imagine any ratings though if it mattered. Stumbled on this one so they are out there. http://www.bryfab.com/cballmount.html
AnEv942 07/20/15 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: scissor steps

The 'gap' being referred to had me confused, though I didnt like ours and reversed top step until our basement step arrived the gap was only 2". http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/tlbs18.jpg height=480 width=640 But looking at Jefes pic noted as an example- hes using the extra bars to gain offset. So ya thats a half step gap. I mounted top step directly to bracket. So many variables in steps campers and what's needed to mount. Im not sure- in Jefes case or simular he could easily add another step. Might still need a drop but would only be an 1". At least the pictures looks like the geometry/height of 5 steps just minus the tread. I sooner or later would be stepping into the gap.
AnEv942 07/20/15 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: Where to install an extra Battery?

Yes, thats what I did when I added our second battery, used a Perko switch thinking that holding one in reserve would be nice, have the ability to switch between or both. However I found using both batteries simultaneously gave me longer run times than the 2 used individually. When I added solar I rewired to be in true parallel and gained more run time. The Perko switch only functions now as an on/off switch. I have a new Hidden Power still in the box somewhere. I thought I was going to add 3rd reserve battery thru the Perko but on the 01 Ford requires install on the passenger frame rail. Right where my air tank is so 'customization' needed- haven't gotten around to using. Its a nice setup.
AnEv942 07/16/15 08:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Strange Lance wiring issue

Hmm guess I read that into it. Hard to guess without probing...could be hunting for ground or wired if everthing flashing but conjecture at this point. Could also be camper miswired or not factory- Reminds me though I need to clean mine. Last trip, hook up camper & had to play with it for half an hour to get everthing working, never did get the bu. Corrosion..Been on the roundtoit a bit too long. Good luck to OP
AnEv942 07/15/15 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: Dometic RM3663 problem

I suppose youve come across Service tips, at BryantRV http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/servtips.pdf. It also identifies (p.25) the eyebrow wires color location/pins on main & upper board (but not function as you noted-) between the 2 which/wher to test.... Curious where you found that? It mentions the PAL-but sure sounds like outlined tests are with meter? Few simple tests on main/uppper and cable. Not knowing I assume that main board feeds the eyebrow power which in turn tells main board what to do? Curious it mentions a failure mode if eyebrow fails and should continue to run, never noted that. Not much help but more info if you hadnt already found.
AnEv942 07/14/15 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange Lance wiring issue

I was just looking at dia. and if truck was put into reverse, (lance wired plug into standard wired 7 pin recepatacle) Left tail would come on- But I noted would also be pluggun in trucks charge line into campers ground:E... (Bottom right plug into top left recep. pic- I assume you have a blown fuse)
AnEv942 07/14/15 01:47pm Truck Campers
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