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Hidden30 amp 7 pin connector fuse

Made my own cable from the 7 pin connector at the trailer hitch to the front of the camper. on my recent trip to Amboy crater found out the clearance lights didn't work. while checking the cable,unplugged from the truck but not the camper I shorted the 12v and the ground. that s when I found the protection fuse behind a drawer near corner where the 7 pin connector. Real PIA too find but if you aren't getting a charge fron the truck check that hidden 30 protection fuse. I also made a homemade camper batt volt meter from a free harbor freight meter.
RWDIII 01/25/15 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Amboy Crater and Rt66

How are you liking that new rig of yours? really like it,especially the gas milage,very close to the old F150, to me range is important,with camper 400 miles,empty 500+ miles I think you like the little things,your old truck didn't have,that the new ones have,even in a LX work truck 6sp vs 4sp tow haul vs no tow haul bigger brakes,better gauges,electic locker
RWDIII 01/21/15 09:11am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Made for your half ton truck ;-)

True story I actually had a salesman tell me,you will be safer in a F250!!!
RWDIII 01/20/15 01:26pm Truck Campers
Amboy Crater and Rt66

Just returned from a campout and 4wd trip around the Amboy Crater The sky was dark enough for some good star gazing The milky way was super clear.Had the binocs and was able to see venus,mercury,mars,and jupitor and 2 of its moons.Still couldn't make out the comet clearly couldn't see the tail. http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/E4FCFABE-7CD4-431D-B90B-D6269FD3B91D_zps57cwatmy.jpg height=600 width=480 When I returned to Casa Grande I filled up at Frys with 30 cents off at 1.41 gal. In Oct 2.89 In Dec 2.19 In Jan 1.41 Im ejoying it while it lasts!!!! I almost forgot,there is a washout on old 66,you can only get to Amboy by exit 78 on I40.
RWDIII 01/20/15 01:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: old 150 new 250

Returned form campout at Amboy Crater. Parts of old rt 66 closed because of washout clear sky did some stargazing,milky way really clear,still havnt been able to see comet. fisrt time in a long time had good view of Mercury. For the first 2000 miles on the 2015 F250 6.2 4wd Scab Empty hiway 16.5-17mpg empty town 12.5-13 mpg 850 mile trip w 2000 lb camper 12.5 mpg plenty of power,liked tow haul on downgrade on hill 5 gear most of time 4 th gear twice was able to keep spead at 65-68 ,70 on speedo is 68 on Garmin. http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/B0F42401-52AA-46E3-808E-2DB9A40C9073_zps8kxm0b2x.jpg height=600 width=480 the gas mpg is .5 mpg less for the F250 than the old F150 loaded.
RWDIII 01/19/15 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: old 150 new 250

Thanks for replies,this weekend will be at Amboy crater on a campout. Broke it in for 1500 miles,now time to check out with camper, I already checked out the 4wd and electric locker on a 4wd trip on the Bradshaw trail,an old ScCal stageroad in the Mojove desert.
RWDIII 01/14/15 08:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Yellowstone / Grand Teton / Mount Rushmore - Number Of Days?

Devils Tower is neat !!! http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/892C4598-ADBF-4A99-B806-CBAAA18B85B2_zpssneqhaka.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 01/14/15 03:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
old 150 new 250

Pic of new F250 with the Bronco 800 The F150 was a good truck for 9 years The brakes were the reason I upgraded That and the fact with rebates was less money with rebates It is not fancy,but had everything I needed 2015 Scab 6.75 bed,4wd,electric locker,tow package w/brake controller sno plow pac,this means HD springs,tow haul,6 sp. I added sat radio,steps,and my old Garmin and just for grins the old scan guage. a happy plus is I get about the same milage as the old 5.4 .5 gal less in town,but .5 better on road NEW F250 http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/2AAC57D5-5448-49A3-A559-D73719701C02_zps8pegkyxf.jpg height=600 width=480 Old F150 http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/F13AB01E-035F-42B7-B3A4-D0E3D59ACD45_zpsihtg67g3.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 01/14/15 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: Too conservative for the interstates

put on the bumper sticker "I'm Retired go around" and enjoy the journey.
RWDIII 01/14/15 09:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Green Comet?

Just got back from three cloudy nights in Joshua Tree -- no luck. Maybe the next time it comes around . . . . Heading out on Friday for long weekend at Amboy Crater,hope to do some stargazing.Also will check out old 66,heard lots of it is closed due to washouts this year
RWDIII 01/12/15 09:36am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: BLM meeting on Friday January 23, 2015 in Quartzsite

Gee Bob your probably right,besides no vehicles sign,this is there other sign http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/null_zpsfb388579.jpg height=600 width=480 I remember when public land belonged to the people,not the BLM
RWDIII 01/11/15 04:19pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: BLM meeting on Friday January 23, 2015 in Quartzsite

After the meeting they will close whatever they want. One of my favorite trails has been closed temporarily for 7 years. the excuse will be they do not have enough people to patrol it,therefore it must be closed to vehicles,however if u want to see the old stage station,you are free to hike the 11 miles in ankle deep sand.
RWDIII 01/11/15 10:03am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Green Comet?

Thanks Suzzee,I probably did see it,saw something fuzzy but thought I missed it because I couldn't see a tail.Do you use binocs?
RWDIII 01/11/15 09:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Towing with Ford Escape

you need a nice pop up,like an Aliner.I had one for years with a 175 hp Tacoma http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/3D10B162-7A45-430B-8759-7DE6676CF23D-6262-00001E1FD5445140.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 01/11/15 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Come on over for campfire coffee

Large coffee pot almost full of cold water Bring to a rolling boil over open fire, stove top, grill etc. Drop in 4 heaping large spoons of coffee grinds.......brand doesn't matter Slap on lid Move to less heat area and let simmer for 10 minutes. Pour cup of water around/over top to settle grounds Pour a big mug Enjoy straight like coffee was meant to be drunk This was granddads recipe.he also threw in a little egg shell. Have you ever heard of this?
RWDIII 01/11/15 09:21am General RVing Issues
Green Comet?

Has anyone seen the comet? Went out east of Casa Grandebefore moon came up and there was to much light pollution.Got a good view of Orion but to much light to see the milky way.Will take my binocs,15x70 Celestons, next week when I go to Amboy crater.Will also be first trip with F250 and the Bronco 800 I also got a good look at Venus and Mercury after sunset.Rare to see Mercury that bright,
RWDIII 01/08/15 09:56am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Going tent camping this weekend

Sorry for the late reply,as I usually hang out at the Truck Camper or Boondock site.The tent is made for the back of a pickup.I fold it up when driving and set it up the next nite.The 4x4 trip went fine.My next trip is to Amboy crater on old hiway 66.Check the Boondock site for pics I posted in Dec.called 2.19 gas and the bradshaw trail.The camper goes on the truck this week.
RWDIII 01/08/15 09:26am Tent Camping
RE: Brake Upgrade 2012 F250

When I went from an F150 to my F250, the brakes are one of the things I was most pleased with. Granted I'm not pulling the weight you are, but mine work very well, solo or towing. Good luck That's the first thing DW and I noticed when we went from F150 to new F250,that the brakes where so much better
RWDIII 01/04/15 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality of Palomino pop up TCs

I have a 2013 Bronco 800 . It is OK for the western Desert. I like to explore the boonies. it is a trade off.They have gotten better since Forest River bought them with electric top and one piece door.I am in the process of getting a new SS1200 whatever camper you get,make sure it is at least 8 ft . http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/camping/86E15424-3D21-4EE3-87AB-B3FAFAB4793D-1563-00000696AC7BC9D0.jpg height=600 width=480 This is a pic of my rig at the Race Track in Death Valley,with the F150:)
RWDIII 01/03/15 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: boondocking on old US66 between Kingman and Ash Fork AZ.

Less than 10 miles east of Ash Fork is a great free, flat, next to old 66 boondocking area that is just off I-40. If you walk along the old US-66 highway, you will find thousands of old tin cans thrown out by long gone travelers. There is some shade, but the area could be muddy if wet. The camping area is on the north side of the interstate at exit 151. Here is a link to a map and more info... Free Camping Near Williams/Ash Fork X2,I have Boondocked there before,if it rains you will need 4wd in places.If you make it t Needles there are lots of places to camp near the old 66 http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/null_zps07b4c67d.jpg height=600 width=480 Latest GMC seen boondocking off of old 66 near Needles http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/null_zps73c507dd.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 01/01/15 10:14am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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