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RE: Running a generator in inclement weather

We have had our EU2000i for over 15 years. Our new AF camper came with an Onan 2500 built in generator. I will not subject nearby campsites to the sound of the built in generator other than to run the jacks when loading up to head home, as I have the Honda buttoned up and carb run out of gas by that time. If you don't own the camper yet, why not get one with a built in generator? Then you have zero hassles with the weather, theft, storage, stringing cords, storing gas, storing generator(s). On a cold, rainy or snowy day, you stay inside your camper all warm and cozy, and just press a button on the wall to start the generator.
ICamel 11/24/16 01:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about tire and wheel upgrade ...

Just remember to check the torque on your lug nuts following a tire change after the first 50, 100, and 150 miles(approx).
ICamel 10/30/16 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Downsizing to TC and a few questions

Since it is a Ford dealer, tell them you want a printed copy of the Ford OASIS report. It will detail any work performed on that truck by a Ford dealer.
ICamel 10/24/16 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you unload you camper from truck when camping?

I always take the camper off the truck when camping. I have a similar setup as the OP towing a driftboat. There are "stabilizers" available but never found it necessary to do that with our camper. The AF992 does not have a "see through" window from the front to back, so it is much easier to back the boat trailer sans camper.
ICamel 10/14/16 01:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 990 is my choice - but convince me otherwise!

If you go with the AF990 I would recommend you look at retrofitting a "Fox Landing" step. Definitely one of the best recent innovations for TC's. We absolutely love ours! https://www.torklift.com/index.php/products/truck-camper-bumpers/fox-landing-bumper I think I would like to buy an Arctic Fox 990 (used) because... Arctic Fox includes a manual backup crank for the slideout in case one runs out the battery while boondocking :) Arctic Fox 990 water tank sizes are SUBSTANTIALLY bigger than comparable campers from most other manufacturers (we are big water users) Wet bath near back door is to our liking for returning from muddy adventures (not unique to AF) Looks like squeezing in to use the bathroom with the slideout in is do-able, and it might be possible to have the factory install one of their couch/sofa options replacing the dinette which is even easier to squeeze by Do any other brands satisfy these conditions? Looking to buy used around 2012 or newer.
ICamel 10/09/16 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Interior Frig Fans

We had the pictured type of fan in our previous 5th wheel and now in our TC. I have a wireless temp monitor in the fridge. Yes, they do help the cooling temp by about 3-5 degrees lower. Also excellent for distributing the cold air throughout the interior of your fridge. If you buy one, get the option for a fan grill which will keep items from being pushed into the fan blades and breaking them.
ICamel 09/27/16 11:51am Tech Issues
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

Thank you! Much appreciated. I got a wired one .... I had read too many mixed review about the wireless ones. Here is a link to the one I got. LINK A couple things I like about this one is that it will take 3 inputs. I am going to add another at the bumper for assistance in hooking up the boat.....The other thing is that the power to the camera comes thru the cable ... on the camera that comes with it. There is a lead on the multiplexer connection that power the camera...So you can control the power from the cab of the truck instead of wiring it into running or backup lights. I just bought a cigarette lighter adapter that has a power switch on it and can light up the monitor and camera at the push of a button. I am going to put a cheap license plate type camera for the other one and will probably power it from the backup lights. I was a real PITA to run the wire on my camper, but it turned that when I pulled the bottom off the camper to get the wire thru I found a cross brace holding up the fresh water tank that was sagging badly .... So I reinforced it while I was at it and probably save a future disaster. What did you get(models?) Wireless or wired from camera to monitor? Finished installation of my rear view camera and pulled the boat behind it for the first time..... being able to see everything going on back there with the camera is NICE.
ICamel 09/20/16 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

What did you get(models?) Wireless or wired from camera to monitor? Finished installation of my rear view camera and pulled the boat behind it for the first time..... being able to see everything going on back there with the camera is NICE.
ICamel 09/19/16 02:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Fed up with RV covers Wearing Out!

Calmark Cover Company. The best!
ICamel 09/02/16 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Aid Plus bolts?

To keep it from sliding on the ground when you drive up onto it. Nice concept but most of the bolts sheered off the first time I used it. It was also the last time I used it.
ICamel 08/24/16 04:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda generator enclosure fan question

Great job!
ICamel 08/19/16 02:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding Electric Camper Jacks

Our first RV was a 1986 Conestoga camper with hydraulic jacks. It wasn't set up for electric jacks but I was able to make a set of Reico-Titan's work. You will be glad that you upgraded!
ICamel 08/09/16 02:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox Mattress Replacement

We bought an RV sized Queen mattress from Lastingimpressionsfoam.com for our 5th wheel. It matriculated to the Arctic Fox 992 when we traded the trailer for the camper. Even though the AF992 has a full size queen mattress the old still works, there is just a 4" gap down at the foot area which is convenient for storing a few things. At 6' tall, I still have plenty of length on the mattress and it is just like sleeping at home(where we also have the same companies mattress).
ICamel 08/09/16 02:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Generator quieting

Soundown Acoustical Open Cell Foam. http://www.soundown.com/Section%202%20PDFs/2.1%20PDFs/Acoustic%20Absorp%20Foam.pdf So far I have had no issues whatsoever with the plastic/rubber furniture feet not holding the genset in place. You could go with small wood blocks that are screwed to the bottom of the box and drilled with a wood bit to size for the generator feet.
ICamel 08/06/16 12:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 19.5" tires?

I used my 275/70R18 Michelin tires as spares for my 245/70R19.5 Dynatrac's. They were were same height even though they were a different width. X2..........although my spare is a Toyo. Difference in height is 0.07"
ICamel 08/06/16 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Generator quieting

I refer back to your's and other's pictures as I work. I am making good progress on mine and at the point to add the foam for the generator seal at exhaust end on mine and realized you used the foam without the decoupler layer in it! It appears the foam I have will not make a good seal. Jim What foam are you using? If it is the Soundown and you are curving the 3/16" board that it is mounted to it should make a great seal. You will want to position the round furniture insets that the EU2000i feet set into so that the generator snugs up tight to the foam and will not slide away from it.
ICamel 08/05/16 11:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: PURE SINE WAVE CONTERTER?

I have been running my Resmed S8 Elite CPAP with Humidaire 3i using an AIMS 600/300W Pure Sine Wave Inverter for over 7 years so far.
ICamel 07/28/16 09:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator quieting

I have looked at your pictures several times and appreciate the temperatures you gave me in another thread. I am experimenting with duct board doing this and it just about has me beat trying to shape it around the exhaust area and am thinking about Soundown for that area. It appears that you put a 1/2 inch plywood divider there with the soundown facing the genset as a gasket, is that correct? Thanks Jim Jim: The plywood is 3/16" which allows it to bend and conform to the curve on the exhaust outlet bezel. Yes, the Soundown is what creates a gasket like seal between the plywood and exhaust end of the EU2000i. Just got back from a dry camping trip and had the neighbor ask if he could take photos of my sound deadening box. He had a Honda Genset just like mine and you could hear his in my campsite louder than mine.
ICamel 07/28/16 08:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda generator enclosure fan question

Thanks for the input and info. I am progressing a bit with this and neglected to get some before temps on the honda. There are 2 kazillion articles on the web and I can not find one with operating temps. I know they are there I have saw them! Anyone have temps or a link? Here is a link on RV.net post for a box I built for our EU2000i http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28718017/srt/pa/pging/1/page/5.cfm I neglected to include the temps recorded. With a remote sensor placed near the exhaust outlet of my box the temp recorded was 134F after running for 15 minutes. The inside box temp with the sensor placed near the top handle of the Honda remained at the outside air ambient temperature of 72F. No fans added to move air inside the enclosure. The key as others have noted is to isolate the exhaust(both genset and motor) from the engine side. I have used this box enclosure on 4 camping trips this year and it has never shut down other than running out of fuel or me turning it off.
ICamel 07/19/16 02:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda generator enclosure fan question

You could power the fans using the 12V outlet on your Honda generator.
ICamel 07/14/16 01:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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