RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog


RV Sales




RV Parks


RV Club


RV Buyers Guide


Roadside Assistance


Extended Service Plan


RV Travel Assistance


RV Credit Card


RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Boatycall' found 108 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 6  
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Tv viewing

We are getting ready for a new camper next spring and are looking at Lance or AF models are there any AF campers that you can see the tv from the dinette I had an AF 1140 and then a 1150. I now have an Eagle Cap 1160. And as I write this I'm sitting here in Coos Bay Oregon, watching my Dish Tailgator from the comfort of my reclining loveseat in the rear slide. I mounted my receiver directly on top of the microwave. I cut the black vent trim ring that goes around the microwave, and it now sits on top of it. I have the dish mounted to the luggage rack on the roof with a custom fab'd mount.
Boatycall 08/16/17 10:51am Truck Campers
RE: Tire PSI and truck camper question

I say just pump 'em up to 105psi.... mine are. It'll be fine. If I can do it, you can do it. Another great piece of advice -- never take advice from Boaty after I've had my Makers Mark n Coke for the evening... :B
Boatycall 08/10/17 09:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Who knows what this truck camper is?

Picture #1 of the pass side has the remnants of a sticker in the upper rear corner. That was the moniker of a bass fish tail on the bottom, and for the life of me I can't remember who's moniker that was. An old Mallard camper comes to mind, but if you zoom in you'll see what I'm saying. Now i'm gonna go nutz trying to remember who had their emblem with the tail of a fish in it, I can picture it in my head but can't remember. Gawd I hate gittin old....And I don't know what erks me more - the fact I'm so old that I recognize it, or that I'm so old I can't remember it...
Boatycall 08/10/17 05:45pm Truck Campers
RE: 50-AMP Hookup for a Truck Camper?

I'll chime in on this, I'm an electrical engineer and I'm planning on upgrading to 50a single-leg. Now, to some of the points made - cord size-- Almost all 50a RV cords are 8/3. I will conceed that you don't likely need both legs, so you can buy/make your own 50a 8/2 plug instead. I intend on making my own. Who needs it? Me.... Even though most 50a plugs are 50a 2-leg, I'll just use 1. Why? Making breakfast in the summer. Coffee maker - 900 watts, ~9amps. Microwave going, 1500 watts, ~15a. Electric hot water heater is going because I just took a shower, 400w, 4amps Fridge on electric, 400 watts, 4a. That right there is 32a. Toaster - 900w, ~9a And then, the AC kicks on.... Now of course, any of us can just simply do a little basic power management/use propane instead of electric, but if the plug is there, and you're paying for it, why not just upgrade? You can always use a 50-30 adapter for the sites that only have 30a.
Boatycall 08/10/17 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: Tire PSI and truck camper question

The "sticker" pressures are largely based on ride comfort at some assumed typical (low) load The tire labels are related to the load capacity of the tire. Go with the tire manufacturer if you are pushing towards the load limit on the truck. You're trying to have the tire be in full, even contact with the road, all the way across the width of the tire. If your tires wear more in the center your pressure is too high, if they wear at the edges it is too low for your load. Agree 100%... couldn't have said it better myself. I seldom drive my truck empty. I just got new shoes on my truck, tire dealer only inflated them to 85psi. Thought it was odd it was riding so smooth back from the tire dealer. First thing I did was pump them up to 105psi. The new tires are rated to be at 110, I go just a touch low when cold to compensate for road heat.
Boatycall 08/07/17 01:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Epidemic of Trucks with TCs pulling TTs on I-90.

I would bet money it's a local dealer taking delivery of rigs, and the drivers don't care to take the time to do the proper rigging, because after all, they know how to drive, they're "professionals"... Deliver the rigs as fast as possible and turn around and do it again. But again, I'm only hypothesizing.
Boatycall 07/31/17 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Are all TC roofs this thin?

Just to get a little more headroom in my shower, I removed the inner sunlight plexi dome. I can say on my Eagle Cap it is much thicker. Now, I'm not implying mine is great, but... Mine is a sandwich of 1/4" plywood, then 1 1/2" foam, then another sheet of 1/4" plywood.
Boatycall 07/31/17 01:47pm Truck Campers
What wax works best for you?

Pretty simply question. I'm looking for feedback, what wax have you used that work best for you. I just did my nose cap yesterday using Meguiar's car wax, and was going to be moving on to the sides and back. I'm always open to hear of something better. Qualities I'm interested in-- * Ability to hide small scratches. * Longevity - how long does it hold up before you do it again? * Average drying time from application to wipe off in your particular climate. * Any other comments you may have as far as like/dislike. * Price is not a factor - lets face it, these rigs cost a heck of a lot more than a bottle of wax.
Boatycall 07/25/17 12:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Most Expensive Camp Site Ever

Would you break down 100 miles from the city, get it towed for $260 and go for coffee, would you call it $260 coffee? Clearly you haven't been to Starbucks lately.... :B
Boatycall 07/23/17 07:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap campers:

I bet they leak without even seeing 1. Terrible thing to say but they probably do. None on mine... that I know of any way. But any rig will leak if not maintained, tc, motorhome, TT, doesn't matter. I had a 42' triple slide Cyclone Toyhauler. Bought it brand spankin new, kept it under cover and it developed a leak and some small delam.
Boatycall 07/22/17 09:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Any TC-er's traveling to observe Total Eclipse 2017?

I have a bit of a conundrum to ponder here... Long before we knew about this eclipse, we booked reservations at Coos Bay, OR, leaving that same Sunday to come home. I hate dealing with traffic when I'm fully loaded. I'd like to see this, but on the other hand, I may just say to heck with it and leave for home Saturday.
Boatycall 07/22/17 02:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Installing a Titan 65 Gallon Fuel Tank - long, but with pics

Nice job boatycall! You just did what the OEMs should be doing already. Make these big hauler trucks with puny little tanks! At least Four d stepped up with the new trucks. 48gal OE tanks in the new super dutys? Ya, I forgot to mention, mine was 35 / 38 something like that. My hind-end and bladder were outlasting my tank. Now it should be the other way around.
Boatycall 07/21/17 05:15pm Truck Campers
Installing a Titan 65 Gallon Fuel Tank - long, but with pics

So, I posted threads a couple different times with a couple various questions about larger replacement fuel tanks. I finally pulled the trigger on one, the Titan 65 Gallon midship replacement tank. As the name implies, this replaces the existing tank in Ford Crew Cab Long Beds with a 65 gallon. I ordered it, and while I was waiting for it to show up, I headed to the Oregon Coast. I had the full intention of putting just enough fuel in on the return trip home to get home on fumes so that changing the tank out would be easier. I did, however carry a 5-gal diesel can just in case. Here we are 5 miles from home--- http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank1.jpg So a week later, here's my shiny new Beluga whale of a tank. http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank2.jpg http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank3.jpg http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank4.jpg http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank5.jpg I proceeded to jack up the rear of the truck--with the air bags. 100psi. http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank6.jpg Now, everything was going WAY too easy. I mean, I'm thinking instead of my whole Saturday, I'll get this done in one evening with beer to spare. And then this happens--- The fuel return line and sending unit electrical came off no problem, but the fuel send line was being an absolute arse to get off, and I broke the release. :M I mean, I couldn't get the G&* D^$%#$ F&*%&^ thing off WITH the release... now what??? http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank7.jpg Time to call it an evening, and call Titan in the morning. So I call Titan. James, the Service Manager is tied up--so what do they do? They give me his personal cel# and tell me to call anytime, or shoot him a text msg. ??? Who does that? He is, BTW, the guy in Titan's YouTube video installing the very same tank on my exact same F450. Who better to talk to? So I call, leave a VM, and shoot him a text. He gets back to me later that day AFTER HOURS on his OWN time! He's 3 hours ahead of me, so I'm not done with work yet. He explains these clips break off all the time, how to get it off, and what and where to get a better replacement clip. Now get this - my local Ford Stealership in Lakewood WA told me, get this, "You can't replace that clip. You have to buy a whole new fuel send and return fuel line kit--$400." http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank8.jpg Wow. Dare I say it, but Torklift Customer Service may be in jeopardy being tied for the #1 spot..... Moral of the story--if you do this same job, PM me and I'll tell you what NOT to do when it comes to getting that *&^%% thing loose. So... with the tank out, I get to swapping the sending unit. http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank9.jpg http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank10.jpg http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank11.jpg http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank12.jpg Here's how much fuel was left in the old tank after coming home on fumes.... http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank13.jpg OK, after a thorough cleaning of the sending unit, reinstall time. http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank14.jpg I found that installing the very front bracket loosely first to hold the front of the tank, then a jack for the rear worked pretty good. http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank16.jpg Now the rest of the included new straps. I also found that putting in the inboard bolts first--loosely, then the outer frame rail bolts, then torquing all of them last worked best. http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank17.jpg All done http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank18.jpg http://www.osorc.com/files/misc/tank/tank19.jpg The pictures don't really show it, but there's still 12 full inches of clearance left. I put a few gallons in, let the truck run for 10 or so minutes so any air in the line wouldn't leave me cough/sputtering up the road to the gas station, then off I went... but it's only 6 blocks to the nearest gas station. Took 62.5 Gallons. That same Ford Stealership in Lakewood told me that to recalibrate the miles-to-empty display, $129.... So $400 to replace a $0.10 clip, and $129 to recalibrate my display.... I told them they're on crack, I'll find someplace else. Maybe they need customer service lessons from Titan and TorkLift...
Boatycall 07/21/17 04:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Hit the scale, how can I be this heavy?

West Virginia Socket set: Adjustable open end wrench (also known as a Crescent Wrench)...lol One size fits all, guaranteed to round off a tight nut. http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/a3/a31b7338f4ed121738fda3d6b0ba1aba4f8b2e5cfe90163ff04e016b7bbae80b.jpg
Boatycall 07/19/17 08:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Hit the scale, how can I be this heavy?

Scale: Front 5,038, Rear 7,700, Total 12,738 That's nuthin.... My rear axle alone is more than your rig. I just came back from the Oregon coast playing with my Side by Side in the sand... I stopped at the DOT scale just south of Tillamook-- F 4750 R 12750 Trlr 9700
Boatycall 07/17/17 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane level checker that actually works!

My TC uses a horizontal mount propane tank (Northstar Freedom). Would this "gauge" work in such an application? Sorry, nope.
Boatycall 07/12/17 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Noob question regarding slide-in campers /trucks

Oh, that is good info Boaty! So with the bigger camper, the F350 had issues? Or just when towing the trailer in addition to the camper? Well, you're looking at the heaviest possible campers on the market. 17" tires, regardless of the truck make/brand, can do it, but won't like it. Likewise, a standard Dana80 or equivalent rear end will be at it's utmost maximum capacity, lowering it's lifespan. Plus, there's all the suspension mods you'll have to do. Can you do it with an F350/3500 class truck if you don't have a trailer? IMHO, sure. But keep in mind, Class C RV's that use F350 chassis's only on the smallest of Class C's. F450/550s are the norm. You'll have a 7,000lb plus load with one of those triple slides, all total, right up there in weight with a mid-size Class C. Having recently gone from an F350 to an F450, the stability is incredibly different, and peace of mind knowing I'm not working everything to it's ragged edge is well worth the money for an F450.
Boatycall 07/11/17 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Noob question regarding slide-in campers /trucks

For one that size don't dare go less than a dually. You might even look at a F450 or a Ram 4500 with a flatbed. I'm going to copy/paste a comment I posted just a week ago about a very similar topic. I have the Eagle Cap 1160, a slight step down from the two you're looking at. Long story short---they're heavy. From my previous post--- I have an 1160. If you don't plan on hauling a trailer, you'll be at the ragged edge of a 1-ton drw, but ok. I had an F350 drw and had to move up to an F450 because I also haul a somewhat heavy trailer. I had too many weight-related issues with my F350, which you will also have with your dodge if you also haul a trailer. 17" tires don't like it. I had issues with all 4 rears--delam, sidewall bubbling, and even a cracked rim. But this was with a trailer as well as the TC. My F450 has 19.5 tires, and I've not had a single issue to date with weight. If you don't plan on hauling a trailer, I would say a 1-ton drw is ok. Not great, but ok.
Boatycall 07/11/17 07:25pm Truck Campers
Propane level checker that actually works!

ok, so, for the record, right up front I am not affiliated with Amazon or Dometic.... Since getting to my (or most any of your) propane tanks just to take them out to see how heavy they are is a PITA... I decided to try this, and son of a gun if it doesn't actually work. Dometic LP Tank Level Checker https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41fHGSapCWL.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41cKp6%2BZbzL.jpg This thing works through some form of ultrasound. Hold it up to the tank, push on it, and the tip of it turns red or green to show whether there is or is not liquid gas at the level you checked it at. Just keep narrowing down where you check on the tank till you get a good idea of where the level is.
Boatycall 07/11/17 03:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Stabilizing: Wobble Stopper vs Platform vs Jack Stands

IMHO... Wobblestoppers are the way to go for a couple reasons-- * They work. * Well known history of absolutely horrible customer service from the company that makes them. (#sarcasm) * Storage - they take up no usable space -- they stay permanently attached to your front jacks. * Convenience - they're just right there on the jacks - fold them out, hook 'em, done. * Camper goes as low to the ground as you want - with any kind of stands, you're higher, more steps. Not a problem if you're sober... but.... I'll be going to the Oregon coast for 10 days soon. The first thing I do is unload the TC so I can use the truck to run around while I'm there. They work exactly as advertised, just as good as any kind of stand I've tried in years past.
Boatycall 07/11/17 11:37am Truck Campers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 6  

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS