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RE: Wave Heater Install

OP, nice creative install! Jim Thanks. I did see how you installed yours and that is a great way to do it. My TC is smaller and there is no room for that kind of install in it for the Wave 6. Sometimes we have to improvise with TC's.That's why I like this style of RVing and the people that do it. While other RV's are backing up Truck Campers keep going!
Matho 03/10/17 10:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Wave Heater Install

Clever...I wouldn't have thought to use an articulating arm for heater. Ours is wall mounted- having the ability to adjust direction would be nice. Does the mount you used lock down for travel or do you remove? The arm slides off the wall mount and I stow it in the closet. The Wave is put in the optional cover and back in the box it came in and stowed in the closet with the quick disconnect hose.
Matho 03/10/17 09:49pm Truck Campers
Wave Heater Install

I found a way to install my Wave Heater so it is off the floor. The hose is T'd off of the stove and ran it through the stove floor using threaded PVC. http://i.imgur.com/9Y1p2zP.jpg?3 Then the hose runs to the front through the wall and mounted. http://i.imgur.com/3tmJiHj.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/1OrirHK.jpg?2 I found a TV mounting kit at Camping World that works.It slides out of the wall mount for travel and comes with two wall mounts if you needed another location. http://i.imgur.com/NFGo3bK.jpg?1 Wall mount installed. http://i.imgur.com/O5btGnc.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/S4kKpIr.jpg?1 Now I use a aluminum baking sheet to mount the Wave Heater. http://i.imgur.com/BiHhubj.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/CTNe33n.jpg?2 I used hex head bolts sized to fit in the mounting holes on the baking sheet. Used two nuts with lock washers to extend the hex head out just enough to mount the heater. http://i.imgur.com/tKEgaxC.jpg?1 I made sure it had the correct clearance from the ceiling that are in the heater mounting instructions. http://i.imgur.com/QlmoFOQ.jpg?1 The baking sheet makes it easy to grab on to turn it in the direction you want. http://i.imgur.com/wjBexP0.jpg?1 At this location on my Northstar Laredo it's facing the bathroom. http://i.imgur.com/tKEgaxC.jpg?2 This is it in use on a trip. The hose is coiled and works great in any position. The dogs (Golden Retrievers) can move inside the TC without getting burned. I like that it stays cleaner off the floor. http://i.imgur.com/bMRvyOl.jpg?1 When not in use or just passing by I move it against the closet door. http://i.imgur.com/F0aZfyY.jpg?1 On low with the Wave 6 I was getting 30 degrees warmer than outside temps with propper ventilation. I'm very happy with this set up. So when I see the boondocking mountain snowman...I just Wave 6! http://i.imgur.com/Y1LxGZQ.jpg?1
Matho 03/10/17 01:32am Truck Campers
RE: A long good bye :-(

That's a great looking unit.You can mount a winch for insurance and peace of mind.With a good set of tires and your experience the winch probably would be used pulling others out!
Matho 10/09/16 10:19pm Truck Campers
RE: DJ got a new truck!

Nice DJ! Getting the right tool for the job is a good thing. With your driving skills I know you will still go where 99% other RV's will not,even with a stock pick up truck.
Matho 09/03/16 11:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip to Fish Lake, Steens Mtns, OR

Nice places. Hope ya get a chance to do it again without Murphy.
Matho 08/23/16 10:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Rocky Mountain High in CO and WY

Great photos,they look so good I can smell the air!
Matho 08/21/16 10:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Sometimes you just gotta shove it

Looks like a nice place to go. Can't blame ya for wanting to get away and hear nothing but nature for a couple of days.
Matho 08/15/16 10:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Rocky Mountain High in CO and WY

Thanks for the trip report.
Matho 08/15/16 10:08pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: Northern Cali Gems

Matho 08/15/16 09:42pm Truck Campers
RE: How do you level when needed

I use Andersen Camper Leveler. Happy with them and they have no damage after 4 years of use on all surfaces. I use the same company as Geewizzard but it is the Andersen Rapid Jack. These work great and as they say rapid.
Matho 08/08/16 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: 2015 Chev 2500HD mpg

That's about what I get with mine running the same tires but 275/70/R18. Truck rides nice and quiet with 20,000 miles on the tires and still have half the tread. Sounds like a nice trip.
Matho 07/18/16 09:47pm Truck Campers
RE: backup camera

This is what I use. Quick Vu I can move the monitor to the camper and view what is at the stairs or door. Plugs into 12volt for power and camera runs on AA.
Matho 07/03/16 10:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Searching for sand along the Lost Coast

Thanks for the report. That would be some different sounds to hear and sleep to for me.
Matho 06/15/16 10:49pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: east Arizona mountains, valleys, rivers, etc ---

Nice trip report. I have been to most of those places but not as far as you on some of those trails, need snake chaps to get through some of that. I guess that fella was standing next to the road waiting to see the new Ram 3500.
Matho 06/15/16 10:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Transmission question.

Depending on the height of your lift kit and the manufacturer it could have added change of axle angle. There are bolt in shims to ajust the angle of the axle to relieve the stress on the drive line. They could have been left in and need to be removed to match the stock driveline,front and rear axles.The binding of the drive shaft u-joints could be the source of the clunk or the shaft is being jammed into the transmission.You might be able to see the shims near the axle ubolts. If not that it is a 2001 so replacing the u-joints may be needed.
Matho 06/05/16 09:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck shopping

Your F150 may not of had the right gearing to pull the mountain roads. My Chevy 3500HD has the 4.10 gears with 375/70/18 BFG All Terrains and does great in the mountains. I went 1 size larger with the tires that saved money on the BFG All terrains. The OEM tires were 265/70/18 and cost $70+ per tire. It has the 6.0 V8 and is very quiet but you should do your research on engines and decide. The 3500 was not much more but the diesel adds a lot more. I did not purchase the extended warrenty to save money and it is a WT (work truck) no frills. Got the Torklift Tie Downs and they bolted up solid but come close to the front jacks footings but not a problem.
Matho 04/18/16 10:23pm Truck Campers
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