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RE: Did you get Torklift newsletter?

Same HJ tiedowns for 19 years... Same camper 2 trucks. Some of you might remember the original tiedowns that fit in the bed post holes... They were great and worked perfect. I would not hesitate to use HJ's again but agree with the problem with aluminum beds... ugggg for lots of reasons. Jim
bigfootford 04/20/18 03:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Rembering a good friend

Sad! Oh the stories about his Throttle cable and that Cummins getting 25mpg or more... The discussions were like the 2nd coming of Christ.... Loved the guy! Jim
bigfootford 04/16/18 03:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan KAPUT need some info

Does your fan have a 3 position switch for speed or a knob that controls the speed? If it is the latter it is a Surflo fan. It has no fuse... The Fantastic fan does and is accessible from inside the camper and is part of the fan housing with the switches. https://ervparts.com/rv-vents/shurflo-comfort-air.htm Need to see if 12 vdc is avail to the fan. The motor could have shorted out and blew the fuse but unlikely. Need to check your 12 vdc fuse panels for a blown fuse if there is no 12vdc at the switches. Jim
bigfootford 04/13/18 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: TC accident CA99 in Bakersfield

I just google California Avenue. It is just 1000 ft before highway 58 exit that goes towards Las Vegas. For those who never drove there, it is a ZOO out there as speeding cars from 2-3 lanes try to cut into single lane exit, while merging with semi trucks and managing freeway curve. Got that right.... If one has never needed to do the 58 east off of 99 south they do not know how difficult it can be. We have done it at least 30 times... There is only one lane for 58 east! You do not want to do it in the late afternoon...hahahaaaa Hope the TC'ers are ok. Jim
bigfootford 04/04/18 09:33am Truck Campers
RE: The "Walking TC"

He just needs to make it do about 70 mph, then I don't need the truck. Ah,,, he is a sheeeeee! Working on a scholarship! Bless her!' Jim
bigfootford 04/03/18 08:36pm Truck Campers
RE: The "Walking TC"

Although heavy, it could be the basis for a moveable home on Mars, Moon etc. Little gravity. Construction of light materials is all that is needed. Just think how stupid a majority of inventors were viewed by the population. Jim
bigfootford 04/03/18 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac lubrication

Still paying this forward....lucky I was able to get around the Photobucket issue and recover this thread for the good of helping out. Many thanks to all. From past experience I wrote this way back in 2010.... in this thread! And in the end.... It was the PhotoBucket pukes that ruined it and much more damage on forums all over the internet! bigfootford Fair Oaks, California Senior Member Joined: 12/03/2002 View Profile Good Sam RV Club Member Posted: 08/14/10 10:01am Link | Quote | Print | Notify Moderator I think everyone that has HJ's should print the whole procedure, pix's and all. The pictures may disappear and then the article/thread will be worthless.... The pictures are on Photo Bucket so if KKeller14K does not keep his account up we will loose these valuable pictures. Jim
bigfootford 04/01/18 11:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Best advice on buying 19.5 rims and tires

19.5's and Vision wheels are a great combination. I sent OP a PM... I ran over 100,000 miles on 16's 3014lbs each and had a total loaded weight on the rear of 7,000-7,400, never had a problem but was always had that thought in my mind. 19.5's provide lot's of comfort hahahaaa! Agree on the Bilsteins! Jim
bigfootford 03/24/18 11:18am Truck Campers
RE: Towing mods with cabover

Be aware that dry weight means a basic empty camper...No fridge, range, mattress etc... Probably going to be closer to 3500 wet and no belongings. Jim
bigfootford 02/25/18 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: Finally found a Bigfoot

Oops double post! Jim
bigfootford 02/25/18 10:32am Truck Campers
RE: Finally found a Bigfoot

Congratulations... You will love it! We have had our 2500 9.6 2000 for almost 19 years. Would not trade it for anything. It has traveled almost 200,000 miles on 2 trucks.... Across the US, Canada and clear up to Prudhoe Bay... Folks that see it can not believe that it is almost 20 years old.. Ours weighs 4,000 lbs when loaded for a month trip.. F250 handles it well. I did put 19.5's on it and have always had air bags. 40psi. Jim
bigfootford 02/25/18 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

I am starting to pester some of the Scotts Flat folks... Come on guys!! Jim Ouch! Ok, ok, we are coming and looking forward to meeting up with bigfootford! Yeah! Jim
bigfootford 02/22/18 10:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

I am starting to pester some of the Scotts Flat folks... Come on guys!! Jim
bigfootford 02/21/18 11:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

Here is a list of the picture takers.. I still have all the pictures we took. bigfootford Budster CumminsPalomino DoogieInElkgroove Jefe4x4 loony Raiders5 Reddog1 RRHounds Jim
bigfootford 02/21/18 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

Here is what is left of the Scotts Flat thread. No pictures... just sucks! https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/19177895/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1 Jim
bigfootford 02/21/18 11:34am Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

I am surprised that more TC'ers have not signed up for this event.... The last one we had, Scotts Flat, we had folks coming from Oregon, Nevada and Southern Cal. Think we had around 30 folks. Even had Budster come in with his Lazydays Motor Home! Here are a few pictures from the Scotts Flat Rally, May 2007. Just a couple of the campers. Really nice spots. https://i.imgur.com/aMvunp8l.jpg Had a great campfire.. We had nearly as many dogs as people.... https://i.imgur.com/dROgodPl.jpg Just part of the attendees. https://i.imgur.com/vvP6lzxl.jpg The potluck was a great success. A list of what was going to be brought by each person ended up being a great selection of food! https://i.imgur.com/UuwJvnRl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TSYx0msl.jpg Some folks fished... Even Kathy RRHounds was out there tubing and fishing. She caught a nice 15" trout.. https://i.imgur.com/kdN0swBl.jpg Just had to add this picture otherwise some would think I was lying, heck that actually looks like a 20 inch'er! https://i.imgur.com/h8rE5jAl.jpg We had a great raffle. Think Budster Jerry coordinated this part of the event... What fun we had. https://i.imgur.com/qQMDkaFl.jpg Oh, and just could not finish this up without a picture of our great Moderator.... Old Reddog1 https://i.imgur.com/lz208pzl.jpg I still have all the pictures taken by all the folks..... These pictures were from various attendees. Sad that the Scotts Flat Rally pictures are all missing....Caused by you know what! Greed! Jim
bigfootford 02/21/18 11:26am Truck Campers
RE: 800 Watt Solar Install Project on an Eagle Cap 1160

Yeah! Full speed ahead! Congrat's. You are going to be so happy! Jim
bigfootford 02/11/18 05:18pm Truck Campers
RE: 800 Watt Solar Install Project on an Eagle Cap 1160

I like those panel specs and size.... Great for campers! My panels, 2 ea are 23x56 @100w.... VMP is 23... 48 cells.. Mppt rocks for them. Sad these panels are no longer avail with the 48cell. Your change of plans for 2x3 to 3x2 is a great move. Shadowing does really impact charging. Our last trip we made I noticed my charge amps from the solar was bouncing all over the place and there was not a cloud nor tree within 10 miles! Went outside and discovered the morning sun angle was just right for my flag to cast intermittent shadows on one of my panels.... Funny that in over 10 years of being out and about that my flag was the culprit! I too am a Morningstar fan.... Sunsaver MPPT..... When I was getting my solar plan ready I too used a template out of card board to find the optimal placement... Will be nice to view your write up. Here is my install with aluminum L stock for mounting brackets and corner re-inforcements. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24783458/srt/pa/pging/1/page/2.cfm Jim
bigfootford 02/11/18 09:42am Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

Yea, now we have 2, give us 4!!!!! The goal? 20! Heeeeyaaa! Update 4: Current attendee list: 1. Robert and Evelyn A. - Confirmed 2. mike/kellie - Confirmed 3. bigfootford (Mr. + Mrs.) - Confirmed 4. skippro3 (Mr. +Mrs.) - Confirmed 5. R Ramos - Confirmed 6. Stablecamper + 1 7. msiminoff - Confirmed 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19 20.
bigfootford 01/17/18 07:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

Just signed up... Come on folks we need more participants! Jim
bigfootford 01/16/18 10:47am Truck Campers
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