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 189 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 10  
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Question for those who have added electric water rod

Worth noting, since posting this earlier, I've already installed it. Only took about an hour. Anode looked virtually new when I took it out.
Boatycall 07/30/16 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Picked up my new toy!

So.... When ya comin up here and takin me for a ride? :B
Boatycall 07/30/16 06:31pm Truck Campers
Question for those who have added electric water rod

Hey all, I have gas-only for water heat. I've had sitting on the shelf for a while one of those 110v water heater rod kits. For those that have done this-- Has there been any long-term adverse affects from removing the anode? And I know there'll probably be a lot of speculative comments and guesses, but I'd really like to hear from just the people who have actually done it.
Boatycall 07/30/16 03:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Super excited!

Welcome to the EC club! I love mine. I had two Arctic Fox's before this. Not to knock them, they're good products, but they're a pain in the arse to work on compared to my Eagle cap. Everything is accessible from the basement--wiring, plumbing, tanks, etc. I've done a ton of mods to mine. The factory is just a couple hours from me in Yakima, Washington. I have yet to actually go there, but every time I call, I get great help. They take their time to explain what ever your question is, and they have a very knowledgeable staff. Worth noting, though...they're heavy. My previous TC was an 2013 Arctic Fox 1150, their biggest one at the time. I carried it on my F350 dually no problem. Got the EC 1160, and omg... right from the git-go it was heavier. Truck sagged, tires were at their capacity limit, had to do some suspension upgrades and sway bar upgrades. Finally, I went from my trusty 2001 F350DRW to a 2015 F-450....and still had to beef up the suspension!
Boatycall 07/30/16 03:42pm Truck Campers
RE: PNW Meet n Greet - Looking for interest?

Nothing has changed for me. I generally avoid holiday weekends, but I should be able to stop by for one day assuming Beverly Dunes or Moses Lake. Ditto... I avoid trying to 'get away from it all' on any holiday weekend. Anywhere we'd want to go would be packed and difficult to get a big spot or hold space for. That, and I already have plans with friends for Labor Day.
Boatycall 07/29/16 02:47pm Truck Campers
RE: The best camping drinkin cup I've ever had.....

I hadn't thought about a stainless cup. Sounds interesting although I don't really want a rec pro name on it. :) Ha! It was just a paper label....It comes right off, ya have to take it off to wash it.
Boatycall 07/26/16 08:03pm Truck Campers
The best camping drinkin cup I've ever had.....

As I sit here sipping my evening libation, I thought, you know, I don't think anyone's ever, in all the years I've been posting here, posted comments on camping cups. Well let me be the first. These things are amazing. The other day I did the same thing, called it quits from work, came home, had dinner, relaxed to a nice drink. I put the cup on the counter rather than in the sink, no reason, just did. The next morning....the ice was still in the cup. I recently had ordered a new recliner, LED lights, and a couple of these fancy cups to try from Recreation Pro.com. Now, I didn't think cups would be worth mentioning, but these things are awesome! They're vacuum sealed like a Thermos bottle. And the other bonus - they're so perfectly insulated, they don't sweat! And coffee---same thing. Cup is not warm to the touch at all, and it stays hot literally all day. Assuming you don't drink it all first. Ya gotta try one... Best $20 I've spent in a while. I think I know what I'm getting friends/family for stocking stuffers later this year! Link directly to the cups
Boatycall 07/26/16 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Air ride!

Nice write up! Do they have the same kits for same year F450's? And if you don't mind me asking, what'd it cost with shipping, and beer consumed?
Boatycall 07/26/16 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Tork Lift tie downs suggestions

Just asking.. but is it possible they may have been over-stressed at some point and bent slightly off straight? I've never seen it, just asking. I would try running a wire pipe cleaner on a drill up in there on the female side similar to what SugarHill mentioned. Like a larger version of what you'd clean a battery terminal with.
Boatycall 07/26/16 11:52am Truck Campers
RE: This might help you understand weight distribution

Come on folks... Watching this video and thinking it is relative to our TCs is like watching Nascar or the Dakar rally and saying it applies to driving you car to the grocery store. Well... If you owned a Ford and punched it at a green light, they'll smoke the tires and pull the front end right off the ground. Loaded. With a triple slide TC. Towing a trailer. Downhill. But... you have a Dodge. My condolences.... :B (this was meant as comedy, nothing more)
Boatycall 07/26/16 11:24am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac or Torklift Turnbuckles?

Crappi jack equipment has earned that name for a reason !!!!! x2 on that-- And not just for their product, but their service. There are several people on here who have called needing help or service and had very poor experiences. I personally will never deal with them again due to my own personal experience when a Crappijack failed. When I bought my latest camper, it came with Crappijack lifts from the factory. I spent the money, removed the entire system, and put on a whole new system from another company. On the complete opposite side of the customer service spectrum is Torklift. Do a similar search and you will see numerous posts of people singing the praises of the service they provide. Check my sig... I have just about everything they make. For a reason.
Boatycall 07/25/16 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Stuff for 2017 Ford SDs

That will be nice if they change the dually fenders back to how they looked in '99-'10. Or, better yet, copy Dodge and do a really nice, smooth one-piece bed side with integrated dually fenders. Those Dodge duallys are super sexy! I love my truck... I do... I should be in a country music song... Got my Ford, Got my dog, Got my John Deere Tractor.... Got my gun... And I got my Jack Daniels Ole Number 7 whiskey. But I've always thought the same thing about the Dodge duallys. Always seemed like Ford just scabbed on the fenders if a dually came down the line, Dodge made and actual effort at a design change to make their duallys look cool.
Boatycall 07/19/16 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Weekend project #2-New LED lighting on TC Support rig - Pics

Yes, they absolutely can be cut. There are designated, marked points, I wanna say every 8 or so inches, where you can cut them. There are also solder points, so if you need to cut it, run a wire to span through a cabinet or something, then reconnect the cut end, you can. Correction - they can be cut every 2 inches
Boatycall 07/19/16 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: Weekend project #1 - New reclining Love Seat in TC - pics

Is it possible for you to give me the distance on your tc from the bottom of the rear window to floor, side to side and from the rear wall to the step of the slide? Just went out and got the floor to window measurement. My open space in the slide is 63"W x 37"D x 34H to bottom of window.
Boatycall 07/18/16 08:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Weekend project #2-New LED lighting on TC Support rig - Pics

Yes, they absolutely can be cut. There are designated, marked points, I wanna say every 8 or so inches, where you can cut them. There are also solder points, so if you need to cut it, run a wire to span through a cabinet or something, then reconnect the cut end, you can.
Boatycall 07/18/16 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Weekend project #2-New LED lighting on TC Support rig - Pics

'cause I just it would look cool.... :B
Boatycall 07/18/16 01:27pm Truck Campers
Weekend project #2-New LED lighting on TC Support rig - Pics

Hey all! Had two weekend projects to do this weekend. Now, I had honestly contemplated posting this in the Travel Trailers section because of what I did, but this is my TC support rig (I call it The Shotwagon). I figured it was better here since a lot of you pull an enclosed trailer with your TC, and let's face it, I pretty live much on this forum anyway. Wayne, if you feel it needs to be moved, that's fine. If anyone wants to know, I got the LEDs for the Shotwagon from a place called Recreation Pro. I got them the same time I got a love seat I just wrote up in another post. (Advertising disclaimer - I am not affiliated in anyway with Recreation Pro). RV LED light kit So I got two kits - one white for under the awning, another blue kit for "under-glow". These kits are way better than the cheap LEDs-on-a-roll you get on Ebay. I got one last year for my TC. They are specifically meant for RV installation - they come with mounting channel that has some absolutely satanic 3M double-sticky tape already pre-installed on the mounting channel (line it up perfectly the first time, because trying to unstick them sucks, ask me how I know). The thickness of the material the LEDs are mounted in is also about twice as thick as the cheap Ebay LEDs---this is important for the second set of under-glow lights I installed under the trailer, you'll see. So anyway, here's the Shotwagon, no LEDs yet.... http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds1.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds2.jpg The kits, as they came right out of the box http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds3.jpg The LED mounting channel peices http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds4.jpg Now - if you can tell in this pic, the LED strip itself has much thicker rubber insulation than the cheap Ebay ones http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds5.jpg Each run of 20 feet only draws 2.28 amps. Granted, if you compare it to a single LED light it's a lot, but these things are 20' long and throw out a ton of light for only 2 amps. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds6.jpg Installing the channels first, then the LEDs http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds7.jpg Now the part I love the most - drilling the hole and where to run the wires in my near-new $25,000 trailer....(Note - I'm being sarcastic, I get a huge pucker factor anytime i have to drill a hole in this thing) Hole complete, added a rubber grommet. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds9.jpg Removing the factory wiring chase panel made for a good spot to then run the wires http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds8.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds10.jpg I took the liberty of running the wire through loom http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds17.jpg Wiring run, through grommet with loom. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds13.jpg TA DA!! I added a switch inside (forgot to take a pic of that). Now of course, it's broad daylight, so this isn't all that great of a pic... http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds11.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds12.jpg Underneath I chose to run the under-glow through factory holes along with the factory wire harness. The pics don't show it well, but there was plenty of excess room. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds14.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds15.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds16.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds18.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds19.jpg It was still somewhat light out, these pctures don't really do it justice, but they threw out a LOT of light http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds20.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds21.jpg A little later in the evening, looks much better--- http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds22.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/leds23.jpg
Boatycall 07/18/16 01:14pm Truck Campers
Weekend project #1 - New reclining Love Seat in TC - pics

Hey all! So first - at the end of this, I want your opinion on something. Should I or shouldn't I?.... You'll see at the end. Had two weekend projects to do this weekend. Put in a new reclining loveseat and some LEDs on my Shotwagon (I wrote up another post on that). I wanted a color change. I was kinda surprised how quick it went. Now, full disclaimer - I did have an aftermarket love seat recliner I put in a year or so ago, so the swap was pretty easy, less than an hour total. If anyone wants to know, I got the love seat and the LEDs for the Shotwagon from a place called Recreation Pro. They had a lot of RV-sized furniture, with free shipping! It was the only place I found that shipped big bulky furniture without bending me over for shipping. (Advertising disclaimer - I am not affiliated in anyway with Recreation Pro). Recreation Pro Love Seat Their home page Now - this is the 58" version, they have a 60" version, as well as a 67" version that has an armrest and cup holder in the middle. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa16.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa1.jpg The original OEM love seat-- (long gone, sold it on craigslist) http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa21.jpg The one I got last year--- (Now occupying space in my shop) http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa20.jpg The big gaping hole http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa2.jpg They came in two big boxes, well packed, in two pieces per box, left and right. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa3.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa4.jpg Super easy fit through the door - no trouble what so ever. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa5.jpg Some assembly required, but very little, two bottom halves, two tops, and they just snapped together, no screws. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa6.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa7.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa8.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa9.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa10.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa11.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa12.jpg Plenty of room/clearance, even with both recliners opened up. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa13.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa14.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/sofa15.jpg After I got this, I got to looking at my dinette thinking, hmmm, that 67" would look REAL nice right there instead of the plain, boring bench dinette. I have 2 outside doors that access the under-seat dinette storage. These recliners actually do have some limited open space underneath - I think it would work. So my question - the dinette of course would require disassembly and some minor re-trimming to remove then put a larger double-reclining love seat in. Worth noting, I could also relocate the table mount and still use the table when needed. Might be my next write up - The only TC on the planet with 4 recliners! What do you think? http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/rvnet/sofa22.jpg http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/rvnet/sofa23.jpg
Boatycall 07/18/16 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Pipe in Generator Compartment - Can I Use?

Out of the box, no, neither. Here's why-- That propane line is already regulated down to 10-12lbs psi. Any BBQ or firepit you get has a regulator built onto the propane connection. It will not work, because 10-12psi is basically an empty tank to a regulator. You will need to either get specifically an RV-Q for a bbq, or remove the regulators from whatever you buy and make a custom connections. Make sure when you're shopping for a bbq you get one with the regulator on the hose so you can remove it.
Boatycall 07/18/16 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Any Truck Campers have a scooter?

You don't mention what sort of set up you have as far as truck, TC, length of TC, etc... But, that being said, I personally would recommend putting them on back. I have put either a Yamaha Zuma scooter or my Honda XR650L enduro bike on back. You'll want to get a Torklift Superhitch and SuperTruss to haul your boat anyway, so get a longer Supertruss and mount a bike rail to it in the rear. Supertruss is good up to 1,200lbs of tongue weight, a little scooter is nothing. My 650 is around 375lbs, no problem at all. You should have no problems putting your scooter and your boat on the hitch.
Boatycall 07/16/16 03:03pm Truck Campers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 10  

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

Adjust text size:

© 2016 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS