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RE: Happi Jack 4560's stop....

Hey Bigfootford, Whereabouts were those located, I only had one in the fuse panel. Well how big was that fuse???? The 30 amp'ers are located on the HJ control board....under the cover! Picture from the Eagle Cap owners forum.. http://www.eaglecapowners.com/campfire/upload/admin-Rich/2010610144020_happijac_MLB.jpg http://www.eaglecapowners.com/campfire/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1338 Jim
bigfootford 12/18/14 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Happi Jack 4560's stop....

I got a response from Adventurer, they indicated have a 30 amp Type 1 resettable fuse in the fuse panel for both the jacks and in my case, the slide. He said he was told by the tech's that if it trips, best to replace it, why I don't understand, but I replaced them both. I will be taking the camper on and off the truck the next two weeks, I will report back if that was a fix. I didn't know that there were resettable ATC fuses or that there are Type 1,2 & 3 resettables. Type 1 resets itself, Type 2 resets after power is turned off, Type 3 is a manual reset. Maybe a 30 amp fuse is not enough, but I am sure they didn't but the required wiring in that would support anything higher. The HJ controllers have 2 ATC fuses rated at 30 amps... 1 for the front, 1 for the rear.... If you think about that we are talking about 60 amps total... Although I do not believe we will see more than 40 continuous It for sure is going to be nudging over 30.... I would replace it with a 40 and be done.... If something happens on the front or rears independently the 30 amp act will blow! If in doubt contact/Call, no email Hjac and ask them what the resettable DC hot wire should be.... Mine is 40 amps, never replaced it and it has never tripped. Jt
bigfootford 12/18/14 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: This is gonna get moved

Hi narcodog, If you have a smart phone try using the gps mapping feature on it. no smart phone Probably only works where there is a cell signal. A GPS will work pretty much anywhere. Im happy with the Garmin products. Costco is a good bargin source, and sell the latest models. Get one with free lifetime map updates. I find the traffic feature useless and turn it off. You can get a 6 inch screen for around 200 and a 5 inch around 125 with lifetime maps. Many of the cell phone products (example Navigon) do not need a cell connection True but if you watch the video you will see the power of the Delorme product... Adding via's, Put in your comfortable miles to travel... and there will be markers on the map/route where to get gas.... And how far you want to travel each day.... there will be markers.... So when you travel where there is no towns for a long ways you can say, well I best get gas early.... You can tell it to avoid freeways etc.... any kind of roads you want.... Avoid toll roads.... Jim
bigfootford 12/18/14 04:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift back at it again!!! Are you kidding me???

A great company with great service!! Jim
bigfootford 12/18/14 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Happi Jack 4560's stop....

My BF camper weighs close to 4,000 loaded with our JUNK and water. When raising it loaded it will pull about 35amps.... So check that resettable and you may find it might be a 20amp or 30... Not enough. Jim
bigfootford 12/18/14 08:01am Truck Campers
RE: This is gonna get moved

A video for Delorme Streets.... shows how easy it really is....Practice makes perfect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DWevEcaE4 Jim
bigfootford 12/17/14 08:52pm Truck Campers
RE: This is gonna get moved

I too use the Delorme Topo and Streets running on a small laptop. Always carrying a hard copy too! We do have a iPad and an S5 android that works great when cell service is avail. If not you have to make sure you load the maps for the area you are going to be in. With the Delorme's Streets and Topo that is not required. Maps are always resident in your machine. Sometimes we run both at the same time... switching back and forth... Planning a trip and being able to change the route easily is great.... Vias/stops etc easily inserted. Both programs require a bit of learning as many of the GPS device programs require. Here is a link to the delorme forum's: http://forum.delorme.com/index.php?/forum/128-street-atlas-usa-2014/ You can load into the program, all kinds of POI's... Walmarts, flyingJ's, Kaka dumps and the list goes on. To see the list of POI's click below and when you see the option "Please Select Your Program" click that and select Delorme... http://www.discoveryowners.com/test.asp Nothing that I know is better for Boondocking... Or travel up in the way rural areas of ALASKA! Jim
bigfootford 12/17/14 08:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Narrowing it down...

South! Come on, start another thread..... Ruthiebaby goes south! Don't worry about pictures, just tell us, when you can where ya are. So glad things are coming together. Hope you can maintain comm with us here when you can.... So we can help along the way... Jim
bigfootford 12/06/14 07:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Narrowing it down...

Sounds great! We all will keep our fingers crossed that all goes well... Congrats on finding something satisfactory. Keep us in the loop! Jim
bigfootford 12/05/14 11:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Our trip from Reno to Marshfield, MA

Was wondering about the two of you.... Damn if you did not present a great trip report and different for the TC forum! Take care! Jim n S
bigfootford 12/04/14 11:31pm Truck Campers
RE: FYI - How it's made - AF990 Tank supports

Good job Joe. You are correct for being concerned about failure of the AF bottom bracing... Here is one to ponder: From the thread named "Well the bottom just fell out of my 05 AF 1140" The rear cross frame under the black/gray came loose/ bent.. The good is although the camper was out of warranty by a year AF/Northwind offered to fix it... But V6toy4X fixed it himself. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/21247815/srt/pa/pging/1/page/2.cfm A couple of pictures from the above thread: http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1437/6215710/19441226/312443303.jpg http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1437/6215710/19441226/312443302.jpg The good is that v6toy4x fixed it himself... There is no thread of him doing it, bummer. Jim
bigfootford 12/04/14 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: HappiJac 4150 Problem

6 years? Damn I should be on my 2nd set.... Originals are almost 15 years old and running good... I use the******out of mine. I have totally disassembled the fronts 2 times to lube and clean. 1 time for the rears. Jim
bigfootford 12/04/14 08:58am Truck Campers
Resurrect an old great thread, Photos of great campsites

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/20725300/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1 Thought some of you might like this: One of the sad things that happens on Rv.net is the loss of pictures as folks change or delete etc old pictures... Sad because the old pictures at time are of great value... One of the great South West Caravans pictures are all gone from Scotts Flat, Calif. we consolidated them into one persons picture links and then the person went away along with all of our pictures.. BOO to Looneybin! All that is left is what Budster posted via a link: Some of you old folks with Rv.net TC forum will enjoy the pictures Pacific South West Caravan at Scotts Flat, Calif Jim
bigfootford 12/02/14 01:12am Truck Campers
RE: Cool sunset behind the Lance tonight

Raiders5, Looks like a good entry for the Truck Camper magazine calendar contest. Sure does but the contest is for current year from what I recall. Jim
bigfootford 12/02/14 12:12am Truck Campers
RE: Heater won't stay lit

So it's an Atwood heater model 1522. The heater will blow air, auto igniter will click, I can feel a burst of hot air and then it will go out. The code on the heater reads incomplete ignition. I took it apart today, it's not dirty everything looks fine. My buddy thinks it's a circuit board issue. Might try replacing that next. You should hear the flame, it is quite noisy. There is a delay that occurs from when the fan starts to blow and then ignition. Sounds like you got to that point.... Here is the sequence for your 1522: 3. As the valve opens, the board sends a high voltage spark to the electrode at the burner. The board detects the presence of a flame. If the flame is not sensed after approximately six seconds, the board will lock out (three try for ignition, one hour lockout and then three retry), shutting off power to the valve. 4. If the system does not ignite and the thermostat remains closed, the blower will remain on until the thermostat is reset manually. Here is a link to the PDF service document for the 1522, I do not know which options you have but the call for heat is the same.. A reminder to thank Bryant's RV for providing unselfishly the many helpful documents he provides... http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/hflamefurn04.pdf http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/hflamefurn04.pdf For all of you reading this... Bryant's rv has an excellent website with lots of documents and parts.... This should be bookmarked by all: http://bryantrv.com Jim
bigfootford 11/30/14 09:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Narrowing it down...

Amen to the PROFLEX! Excellent product. Good job Billray catching the leaks when you did.... Nice looking camper too! Sits really nice on that Dodgieeee! Air Bags? Jim
bigfootford 11/30/14 01:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Heater won't stay lit

Here are a couple of helpers to understand the lighting and staying lit sequence. http://www.rvforum.net/miscfiles/Furnace_Trouble-2.pdf http://www.ducktec.com/furnace-trouble-shooting.html Jim
bigfootford 11/29/14 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Narrowing it down...

The metal is on the outside - do you mean made it through the metal to the underneath? Or through the aluminum to the metal underneath that? Chipped the paint enough to expose metal... Could be you may not even be able to see it or bad enough that you can see metal... Jim
bigfootford 11/28/14 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Narrowing it down...

Oofta! The one I am looking at does have a front window and I was just thinking oh what a lovely view. I have been looking under the mattresses - but it sounds like you can't see the water damage because it is in between the outside and inside wall? Bugger! The aluminum roof does have a lot of small dings in it, perhaps hail, perhaps from walking - dunno. I guess I would have to get out on it and really examine for pin holes. How would one fix that? Or would you just not buy that one since water may have been running in there? Read that some guys will use a roof sealer for the whole aluminum roof but have not seen it done. Dings are bad if they have actually made it through to the metal... Jim
bigfootford 11/28/14 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: Narrowing it down...

I guess you would have to reset/reseal windows equally in fiberglass - right? How can you tell if the windows have been or need to be resealed? Sometimes it is obvious, you can see a gap between the siding and the window, or the tape has not oozed out like it should... Here is a video showing a fella doing it. I would have put another layer of tape on this one... If done right you should not have to calk the perimeter. If you need to calk do not use silicone! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymKr-dBFyZI Here is a real leaky trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx0SPexRHgo Jim
bigfootford 11/28/14 09:04am Truck Campers
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