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RE: New ladder and adding basement storage

I wouldn't be the one to make recommendations..cant comment on failure thouhg second unit also failing would suspect another component? Not single user but the Drive 4gx uses the 4" ant and the smaller flat inside antenna-same amplifier as mine but Weboost related they could be closer, 3' to 8' verse the 10-15' for mine. Even that though sounds close hard on a TC. Some use the 4gx and upgrade external antenna for better pull in, use smaller inside antenna to help minimize the separation distance needed. Lastly vertical distance is a lot more effective than horizontal. I hadn't planned on putting outside antenna on a mast- when issue arose I was going to switch to the smaller antennas (range is shorter). Decided to try mast first, the additional 4' put me consistently in the 'green'.
AnEv942 04/24/18 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: New ladder and adding basement storage

https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Ourelkhorn/i-hJ4L78V/1/85d78735/O/640divide.jpg height=20 width=665 Thanks wnjj, Yes my physical install is documented on our home page. I rarely point to it other than the sig link as it outlines as much that didn't work as did. Id think difficult to glean any info as far as decision making. For the WiFi I used the Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 system that msiminoff outlined in aidwillis thread on his WiFi setup. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29582693.cfm Mounted outside antenna, it's directional, on the Winegard- to point. On the cell I ended up going with the (Wilson Electronics) Weboost RG-X RV. I havnt added any thread info. Its pretty expensive and its difficult to get enough separation between inside & outside antenna (on a truck camper). So far I'm impressed but haven't any on the road use yet. I ended up putting outside antenna on ~4' mast but didn't want extra setup of assembling /raising so its on a ratchet mount. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-v33nRcX/0/1ed2b2a7/M/guy5-M.jpg height=450 width=600 Also wanted it at rear of camper for access. So that's where aux. ladder came in. I can reach either semi permanent mounted antenna from perimeter of camper. Weboost makes the same system but with smaller antennas that can be mounted closer to each other. Wanted to maximize signal- and limited research kept leading me back to the Weboost. There likely is equal systems that may cost less- I just wasn't having any luck finding a lot of positive info for cell use.
AnEv942 04/23/18 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: New ladder and adding basement storage

Hatched! https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-9dbwvwM/0/18f3f99b/M/hatch14-M.jpg width=600 height=450 https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-pbKjfpH/0/3dfe20d8/M/hatch13-M.jpg width=600 height=450 No idea why camera shows it so gray- actually more brown. A bit more work to install than anticipated. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-KFgSnx9/0/9a9383fe/M/hatch5-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Cut small hole to verify placement. Traced hatch cut out pattern https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-pzLNxbx/0/8525b645/M/hatch6-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Then cut hole 1/4" too small all around? Had to go back and re-cut opening up hole, twice https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-wBKZPc7/0/9a7eae1a/M/hatch7-M.jpg width=600 height=450 not fun but got it. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-r8Q67dj/0/45121a9c/M/hatch8-M.jpg width=600 height=450 And the main reason for hatch-access to end of ladder storage. Blocks to contain side to side https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-hDCzztq/0/ee9bbe72/M/hatch10-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Bulkhead to limit forward movement. Was going to do full height but thought access to end of compartment could come in handy. Floor support is about 4" back from cut so floor doesn't need it. May add a removable upright though so if floor does flex doesn't pull hatch flange screw. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-dF77KnJ/0/42e7418a/M/hatch11-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Inside 'new' compartment added 1x2s to keep tool box away from front/exterior walls, protects drain hose. The front though actually attaches front plywood divider to floor. Discovered it was simply hanging out there, no attachment past floor vertical support? https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-VKvVPqs/0/a08e5466/M/hatch16-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Bait Well! Mopped interior with white primer to better see inside https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-2664fPv/0/889b3211/M/hatch15-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Liking it, allowed finishing ladder box, and now with storage for it no longer shuffling the tool box around.
AnEv942 04/22/18 02:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Ladder question for a popup TC

Hmm no real experience or ideas. Don't know Ive ever seen a ladder on pop top. Seems 1st obstacle is dealing with camper raised or lowered for hard mounting? Maybe a ladder like a bunk ladder that just clips on when needed?
AnEv942 04/22/18 01:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Did you get Torklift newsletter?

Funny part is neither company lists by name the other..so they are 'bashing' design parameters that differs from theirs... funnier is folks getting a rise and rallying around their favorite flag pole. One thing (I thought initial question was the cost of repairs or was it getting Torklift newsletter) in the amount of repairs we have no idea what was included in that cost. Depending on preference settings, page 3 and counting
AnEv942 04/22/18 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Changing location shown

On any page click upper right "my forums" https://i.imgur.com/PCEKfSj.jpg width=800 next page that opens click on "my profile",, your profile page will open scroll down under general info- "Location" box is what you want to change https://i.imgur.com/zHpaYUN.jpg width=800
AnEv942 04/21/18 09:32pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: New ladder and adding basement storage

Captcha.... Ha, thanks. Well maybe if I hadn't ended up going to install floor hatch- additional project but this could still go very wrong. And given difference in campers (ie no rear vertical studs below main floor) this likely not a universal project. Though most basement campers, lot of unused space. Yes, perfect place for ladder thouhg. Even the floor hatch to access- without seeing structure underneath don't know how you would place? Which is why I hadn't pursued before. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Ourelkhorn/i-hJ4L78V/1/85d78735/O/640divide.jpg width=660 https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-JjkDmGX/0/1b5d03de/O/hatch2.jpg width=400 height=400 Hatch is supposed to be here this morning. Other than showing off new ladder is accessing the basement to store it. Inability to create a stop thru the 6" hole led to adding the hatch. (kept seeing a 7' 25# battering ram trying to enter water tank). Will give me about a 24x12x8 deep area to use but mostly to access & isolate new basement storage for ladder. Margaret wants me to try and have it swing with latches on inside or toward wall. Kinda makes sense not having bare feet heel standing on them- Not sure if door swing will clear the skirt on slide out though-Actually unsure if it swings 180°..TBD. Cut out for hatch is 9 1/2 wide OPPS-10 1/2"x15" cut out, distance between outer wall and inner floor support is 13". Placing as far away from outside wall while having hatch lip inside of inner support gives me 3" of contiguous floor. Lengthwise will be centered more or less in front of refrigerator. Adding bulkhead for ladder compartment will support floor. At inside or where we would stand on hatch lid, will be on the inner stringer. Reinforcing the water tank bulkhead, I should hopefully all in all...not have compromised anything. Getting antsy plotting without hatch.. Hatch arrived!
AnEv942 04/21/18 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Changing location shown

Yes, my forums-then my profile, under general information toward bottom. Info entered into box for 'Location' is what shows on your "view profile" and under user name. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/myforums/subAction/profile.cfm
AnEv942 04/21/18 11:28am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: New ladder and adding basement storage

Continued https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-kT6Xvdh/0/8375e01c/M/gpl9-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Camera in hand- there's the generator box... https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-mz4BzMw/0/7583a748/M/gpl11-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Hoo whoo- as I assumed and hoping, free and clear. Except at rear where generator box protrudes into space by 2 1/2", the space is 14" wide x 8" better than 9' deep. Then I poked a stiff wire from tray door side thru the bead board, it went all the way to generator so no vertical studs in wall... https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-dvdvgv4/0/18f35669/S/4jrdoor-S.jpg width=311 height=300 Got on line-found a JR Products door. Same as our electric cord door less the vermin slot. Outside Dimensions: 8-1/2” height x 8” width, Cutout Dimensions: 6-7/8” height x 6-3/8” width https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-6TsDnTm/0/0614538b/M/gpl12-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Removed the tank drain and handrail and roughed in hole. Door should be here tomorrow. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-vMRbLpQ/0/e2bb4715/M/gpl14-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Making a new aluminum quick release mount for handrail mount, other than rusting away, blocked door opening. Pull pin, open new door and slide out the ladder. Once door on adding a block of wood behind so ladder doesn't ride on door frame and acts as a stop if ladder should slide toward it. Lot of silly details but this will be worth the effort. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-7xQGwgS/0/a966ab2b/M/gpl13-M.jpg width=600 height=450 The drain line temporarily running into generator box so it can dump on the ground. Mounted valve to an angle brace, added short down line. Eventually rerouting from tank to exit front of camper. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-M3rgMPp/0/130fe7d0/M/gpl15-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Moves the hose into inside corner of ladder box out of the way. Still will add 1x2 'guide' w/some blocks to protect hose. Pondering how to easily shorten depth by about 18". Pouring down rain so kinda on hold... Door arrived, Somehow in factory sealed package its the wrong door, has cord cut out. Already rained twice with hole in wall I superglued it shut, installed https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-kQjb4Jj/0/3277168a/M/gpl17-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Some butyl and a few screws. Added notched plate out of PTF to 'guide' ladder in and not catch on door frame. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-shC8mXJ/0/fac08e5a/M/gpl18-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Not too shabby... https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-zqJfKLZ/0/591d673d/M/gpl19-M.jpg width=600 height=450 ! Ladder in https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-P8Tq5XH/0/5c3ebae0/M/gpl20-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Need to make some temporary stops to keep ladder from sliding forward and over to drain hose. The forward issue though I'm leaning toward installing a floor hatch. Could build a bulkhead to stop ladder thru it. Utilize new hatch to store tool box that's constantly shuffled between camper floor on road and truck when camped. Appealing but scabbing something together for now. Maybe put on the round toit I wont cut my floor:) https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-9gVXjjB/0/153aebec/L/gpl21-L.jpg width=640 height=480 Some cleanup and few details yet but check out my new 7' ladder! I looked at the scooter ramp, there is room for it but hinged end wont fit thru door. Margarets comment was 'too bad the Pooh bucket wont go in there'. Doh! That didn't work...Spent couple of hours trying to assemble something thru 6" hole- just not practical or effective. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-HR8vWgZ/0/400c2125/O/hatch1.jpg width=355 height=300 13x17, 10 1/2x15 cutout, Floor hatch on order. captcha max
AnEv942 04/21/18 08:56am Truck Campers
New ladder and adding basement storage

https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Ourelkhorn/i-hJ4L78V/1/85d78735/O/640divide.jpg width=660 height=20 Something Ive always wanted, folding ladder, but could never justify cost, storing, just no real practical need. However recently installed WiFi then cell antennas and realized if I had an auxiliary ladder I wouldn't need to get on roof to raise. Margaret agreed so picked a GP Logistics SLD-D7 Double Sided Folding Ladder - 7' ladder. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-LXnpH6d/0/273ddc7b/L/gpl2-L.jpg width=450 height=600 These fold like a standard step ladder but also fold at mid of rungs collapsing to 3 1/4" X 4 1/4" X 7'. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-jMjqDqW/0/f8e66cde/M/gpl3-M.jpg width=600 height=450 To mount I placed on bumper against campers ladder. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-pDTj3nh/0/0ac6f046/M/gpl5-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Made a small box to capture bottom of ladder rails. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-GLNFwBb/0/b21468bd/M/gpl4-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Bent an aluminum bar to secure with extra Torklift lock. Also using ratchet to snug against rattling. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-GLpBktN/0/8183c1d8/M/gpl6-M.jpg width=600 height=450 Surprisingly worked out well, functional, easy to retrieve and replace. But... Other than appearance, couple of other things I don't like. Primarily its location, living out side exposed to the elements, road wash. Second is it will need to be removed to access the generator, or retrieve the scooter ramp. It totally blocks the porch light, and we can no longer carry the factory flip over step. Its used to access main ladder. Functional, but day to day I think it will be a pain. Looking at options decided if I rearranged the stuff in basement tray it might live in there. Wouldn't be as convenient, but then I noted the area between the tray and generator, again. Ive always wondered about the space. Probably 2/3rds of our campers basement area is unused, inaccessible. From an older thread-discussion was about utilizing some of this space with marine type floor deck lid. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-pJ67mjW/0/3249cbcd/L/blind1-L.jpg width=450 height=600 https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-ngWbHWL/0/1eeca2cd/O/blind2.jpg width=480 height=353 Never persued but now looking again.. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-Dgz6czK/0/ace3fd3d/M/gpl7-M.jpg width=600 height=450 All I would need is door large enough for ladder (red) and pretty confident the space between tray and generator is empty (green). Though not enough to cut wall and find out it isn't. Then it occurred to me, Removing the tray I could cut an access hole thru divider wall, poke a camera inside and see to verify. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/WifiCell/i-DbmRqM4/0/76470e92/M/gpl8-M.jpg width=600 height=450 I hate jig saws. Cutting blind, blade took off, Ill clean this up later, cut another piece of ply with a hole to reinforce. Access hole... Max length due to captcha- continued
AnEv942 04/21/18 08:46am Truck Campers
testing only no response needed

Finished deleted...4ums code for every on switch there must be an off, and it must be turned off before turning back on
AnEv942 04/20/18 12:26pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Did you get Torklift newsletter?

While $5000 sounds high Ive seen pictures of some serious damage caused by bed mounted 'ears' failing. I had pulled our bed mounts off to have blasted and re-coated after 3 years but didn't reinstall and went to Torklift due to the damage the bed mounts were causing.. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Ourelkhorn/i-5gqndBW/2/1c1a18ef/S/IMG_3006-S.jpg The steel 'ears' simply flexing into bed corners. But everyone has their selling points & weak points. I wouldn't call it bashing though pointing out what could be avoided.
AnEv942 04/19/18 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: onan repair bill question

I must have mis read-thought the bill was, meaning done deal, generator being or is fixed? If ours quit and I couldnt fix wouldnt replace my built in with a portable. As little as we actually use it still worth the cost of the option. Hard to put out that kinda money but I'd have fixed.
AnEv942 04/13/18 10:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan KAPUT need some info

This one? This is the only fusible link (thermal fuse)I recall, on the speed controller. Took this pic to record P/N, turquoise numbers -fail https://i.imgur.com/SSPnGpc.jpg width=640
AnEv942 04/13/18 09:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Adding Better Reverse Lights on a Camper

So the plan is to mount the lights to the camper itself. Having said that the only thing that I will have to disconnect would be the umbilical cord that I am currently using to connect/disconnect the truck to the camper (7 pin plug). Is this possible to wire everything to the camper and activate the new reverse lights when the truck goes in reverse? Yes as you outlined prior if wanting to relay. Cant say 20 watts warrants a relay though. I just use inexpensive sealed beam flood work lights in rubber housing mounted under bumper. The factory Bargman backup 'indicator' lights 5' off the ground are pretty much useless. https://i.imgur.com/MCli6xs.jpg I think they are 27 watts each (~2amps). https://i.imgur.com/oXcAE0U.jpg width=640 To wire I can access the left taillight wires thru an exterior cabinet. Just dropped a lead to back of bumper, branches to feed both tractor lights.
AnEv942 04/12/18 09:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Grind down Reese extension to 2"?

Take a hacksaw and cut through the first bar all the way around to the inside 2in then grind the weld off the end and it should slide off. X2. Should be that simple if no plug welds along length. Id also recommend another +1/2" to insertion length to add small weld tying the outer tube back to inner. IF it were mine I also add length of 1 1/2" inside few inches beyond where outer tube stops. Add back some strength and help carry flex to end. Likely need to groove unless you have means to clean up inside seam. If /when you find 2 1/2" hitch (or truck:) you could weld back a section of 2 1/2" tube. Last any rating tags on extension should be removed. Another option looking at my 01 factory hitch thats laying in the garden, the center 2" receiver is just a short length of tube welded to the bottom of cross tube. It could easily be cut off and replaced by competent welder.
AnEv942 04/11/18 08:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox bumper key

Alternative, cost wise might be more economical to replace lock-would come with keys. But yes, any locksmith could duplicate, might remove lock and take to verify fit. Contact Artic Fox?
AnEv942 04/10/18 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Solar assistance

Now I'm really confused. I am following you on your explanation, the reading I have done on the BW 6406 says that it will allow you to run on either 12v or 120v by flipping a switch, but does not charge the batteries when hooked to shore power. Before I get too involved in this things, y'all please correct me in this. ***Tried to attach a picture to help out, but can't figure it out.*** Your BW 6406 IS a converter. IF plugged into shore converts AC to 12vDC current for USE (not charging as noted). The switch simply turns off the DC output and draws/supplies 12v directly from battery for use. Or more accurately selects where 12v source is from-converter or battery. It may have an AC receptacle on it but it will only supply AC if plugged in- does NOT not invert 12V DC to AC.
AnEv942 04/09/18 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 960 roof rack

Our ladder does not wrap onto roof. Simple rail https://i.imgur.com/mcVrMsM.jpg width=640 Amazon Stromberg-Carlson-LA-500 I wouldn't use as a 'luggage' rack but works to get me up, more importantly down with something to grab.
AnEv942 04/03/18 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: 2016 arctic fox 811sb: wires from circuit breaker to tv, how

Typical issue, getting from sink side thru front bulkhead to cabover. Had to look, Ive done this 3 times, most recently need to run wires up to new levels monitor. First time was hard-wiring our inverter. Painful an understatement but doable. Drilling from under sink up at angle into cabinet in cabover. However our campers lower cabinets don't wrap around the front as much. Looking at this https://i.imgur.com/inF9uub.jpg Have to ask if the monitor panel pulled, can fish wire be pushed down? Suppose that would be too easy...but then you could go straight thru wall behind monitor and up thru cabinets. Other thought is on the solar wires. As they are not connected, is there any freetravel/slack (without pulling thru) enough to attach string? I'd also put inverter under counter closer to battery, if for no other reason only pulling smaller output wires. But ya when I installed our inverter I thought it was going to be a simple afternoon project, into day 3 before buttoned up.
AnEv942 04/02/18 12:29pm Truck Campers
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