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RE: Odie of the Outback, Capital Reef style.

Great TR. We have come to expect no less If the stars align i am hoping to make it back out west again next spring. Glad you are out and about.
big whitey 11/15/14 07:26pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Tour of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks

Excellent TR. Thanks for sharing. We are planning a trip to that neck of the woods in early spring.
big whitey 11/12/14 05:54pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: Some time at the Reef

Great TR, gorgeous part of the country and one of my favorites. We are planning our second trip out west next spring. My compliments on the great pics. Thanks again for sharing.
big whitey 11/11/14 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone use Tracfone with BYOP?

Just a word of caution about any dealings you might have with Tracfone. They are fine and you probably will not have any performance issues with the product. BUT if you ever need assistance from their customer no service GOD HELP YOU cause you will need it. I know this is not the info you were asking about and it is totally off topic,my apologies.
big whitey 11/09/14 07:08pm Technology Corner
RE: selling iphone4

Thanks all for the info. I am off to Verizon tomorrow and will see what they offer. According to info i saw on Engadget.com they are offering a $200 gift card for an Iphone4 with the purchase of an Iphone6. If they do i will leave it with them and not mess with Ebay or Craigslist.
big whitey 11/09/14 06:38pm Technology Corner
selling iphone4

I will be getting a new iphone 6 and would like to sell my iphone 4. Mods not trying to turn the forum into classifieds as i know it is against forum rules. However, i would appreciate info regarding reputable places to deal with,particularly those on line. Thanks.
big whitey 11/08/14 06:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Swan Song Aftermath

I had to double check, yup Im in the Truck Camper section of RV forum. I looked and there is not a Motel/Hotel camping forum nor a Bed & Breakfast forum on RV.NET that this might be better placed. Though I do appreciate your enthusiasm & enjoyment of your decisions I am curious why you feel compelled to related your non TC experiences here and indeed often the merits of them verses using a Truck Camper? Agreed. Sure doesn't get more insensitive than these 2 posts. :R X2
big whitey 10/31/14 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Genny questions and Parallel Hondas

I currently have two Honda eu2000i's a parallel cable and extended run fuel tank. I have been considering upgrading to a fiver but the generator is an issue. I am not interested in a propane powered Onan that most RV's come with. From what I have saw I would have to get a toyhauler to get a gas powered one, which I don't want. First question does anyone know if a gas powered genny is an available option or can be retrofitted to a fiver? I don't know where you would mount the gas tank? Maybe a fuel cell next to the genny? Second since I already own two Hondas, has anyone put three in parallel? This would give me 6000W surge and 5400W running which would be plenty. I would have to splice into the parallel cable to go over to the third unit but this wouldn't be a problem. I would also have to change the plumbing on my BERG tank which wouldn't be an issue either. What do you think? $1000 for another Honda is way cheaper than a 5500W Onan and if I can't run it on gas I don't want it anyway. My other option is that I also have a Yamaha 4500W. I bought it originally for use with my travel trailer but found that it was too heavy to move around. With the B&W companion in the back of my truck there is no room for this generator in front of the hitch and I think it may be too tall to store behind the hitch. I might could put a heavy slide out draw in one of the side storage bays and pull it out when I wanted to use it. Wonder if I could parallel my Honda to my Yamaha as it's not big enough either? The other option is the 5500W Yamaha but they are high dollar and I already have all of these other gennies, plus I would have the same issue with "where do I keep it"? Any ideas or suggestions? Between not being able to find a fiver that will fit in my 13' barn door (with the 2nd A/C installed) to this genny issue I am about ready to keep what I have. Thanks I had a gas fired 7000 Onan on a $75k 38' Mountainaire fifthwheel. It worked fine till the POS Onan did what Onans do best and crapped out. I would forego the Onan and use the H/Y. BTW i feel the same about the rest of that POS Newmar called a coach. Went back to the factory 3 times in 2 years and was still junk when i gave up and sold it after 3 years of hell. On a separate note you mentioned you were about ready to keep what you have. If you are reasonably happy with your present RV and it is in good repair i would strongly advise you to keep what you have because there is no guarantee you will be so lucky next go round.
big whitey 10/26/14 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Winegard Traveller Power requirements

I run all 3 (TV,Winegard Traveler satellite,and receiver) with a 200W MSW Whistler inverter. I never unplug anything and use this set up exclusively as i am always off the grid as in boondocking. That said, in the interest of full disclosure my inverter comes directly off the battery and is located about a foot from the battery.
big whitey 10/09/14 06:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Best TV Satellite set-up?

I have had the Winegard Traveler for 3 years with no problems.....yet. Scared to brag and jinx it. We do like it and the performance is comparable to our dish at home. Also it is HD if that matters to you,it did to me.
big whitey 09/29/14 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

The *&@^ propane and Carbon Monoxide detector keep going off today. I don't know what that's all about. The camper is sitting in my driveway, on the truck, with fully charged batteries, but they do need replaced. I reset the propane detector 3 times, then got aggravated and turn off the battery kill switch under the sink. (AF811) Been there done that. It will not get any better and it will not go away. Replace the aggravating %^&*&^%$ and your problem will likely be solved,especially if it is 3 years old or older.
big whitey 09/29/14 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Woes

Actually want an auto but did find a dealership in NC which has 189 Ram 3500 of which 55 are manual. What is surprising to me is 75-85% of the trucks are 4wd. Second dealership tomorrow as we are also reconsidering a lower grade Tradesman model which will considerably add options. Just need to look at it again to see why we moved up to the SLT. Did I mention I hate car shopping? Actually 75-85% 4x4 not surprising at all. Remember: You don't need 4x4 till you do. The dealer you are speaking of must be Hendrick with that kind of inventory.
big whitey 09/29/14 07:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Will 2008 F-350 5.4L gas be a good match for our camper?

IMHO it would not be a good match. Small engine, heavy truck/camper = misery.
big whitey 09/28/14 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Freezer to cold

The freezer CANNOT get too cold. The normal range of a freezer is 10 degrees to -10 degrees. The temp sensor on ALL RV absorbsion refers regulates the regular refer NOT the freezer and there is NO temp adjustment on a RV freezer. Doug X2. a perceived problem of temps too cold on an absorption fridge is pure folly.
big whitey 09/27/14 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Built a platform for the backseat floorboard to haul the camper jacks. I always leave the TC on as we are year round campers and will use it to protect the jacks from the elements. We travel/camp in rather extreme weather conditions (dust,sand,salt air,etc) and this will eliminate most maintenance and make off roading much easier. For about 3 years we just left the jacks at home and took our chances.However as we are now venturing out further and for longer periods of time i was becoming increasingly more anxious about traveling without the jacks. Problem solved and really not losing much space as i can store light weight things on top of the jacks/platform. A good mod for the way we use our TC.
big whitey 09/19/14 06:42pm Truck Campers
RE: VEC1093DBD replacement fan?

My VEC1093DBD fan has made squeaking noises since purchased. I usually hit it with WD40 occasionally and still going. Have had mine since 2008... Let us know how i works out... Might want to change mine out as well. I use the portable 40AMP charger all the time when camping. Works great running off my 2KW Honda Generator. Roy Ken X2 on the WD40. I just give all these little fans a squirt of whatever kind of spray oil i have on hand when they start squealing. It has never failed to stop the squealing. Been doing it this way for years on battery charges,inverters,etc and have yet to replace a fan.
big whitey 09/09/14 06:27pm Tech Issues
RE: kid chopping down live trees?

Little late and slightly off topic. After wintering in Florida we returned home to find 25 trees on our property that had been vandalized by neighborhood kids. Our property is completely natural with no grass whatsoever. After much investigation and anguish (every sapling is near and dear to us) we finally found the darling angels responsible for the damage. Incredulously the parents of course thought it was no big deal even after they realized how upset we were. Long story short even though it would not bring our trees back (can't uncut a tree) we demanded restitution. In the end we accepted partial restitution due to the sensitive nature of the circumstances involving neighbors and under age kids. Even partial restitution was like pulling hens teeth and required threats from ourselves and the sheriffs dept. Guess who is now the A$$ of the neighborhood. Folks i hate to say it but we are at a place in history that reeks of rude inconsiderate people. Off soapbox.
big whitey 09/02/14 07:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Insurance question of AAA and Good Sams

For $5 per year my Geico auto policy covers towing of my truck and camper,if towed as a single unit. Not sure if they can be towed as one or if the camper would have to be separate. Fortunately i have never had to have my rig towed so i hope i don't find out the hard way.
big whitey 09/02/14 02:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Built in 2500 LP or Portable Gas Generator?

We also have both generators, as mentioned above. If I had it to do again, I would buy a Yamaha 2400 instead of the Honda 2000i that I have. When I bought the Honda, our 2001 Lance had a 7K btu air conditioner. The Honda would run it on Eco mode. When I had to replace the AC, the smallest I could find was a 9K BTU. The Honda will run it but not on Eco so it is a bit noisier. However we don't use either enough to justify owning them. Last summer we made a trip to the mountain west and were gone all summer. During that three months we used the built in Onan one time to thaw some food in the microwave. Not only is the Onan noisy, but also vibrates the TC which I don't enjoy. If we are traveling here in the SE, we just plane on staying in a campground where we can plug in the rig. Once we get to the mountains of Colorado, the fantastic fan is all we need at night. I bought our current 2008 Lance used and that is the only reason I have the built in Onan. Also own a couple of larger stand by house generators. The Honda and Yamaha inverter models are much more pleasant to have to listen to and not feel them vibrating, when out camping. Funny how electronics work. I have the Honda 2000i paired with the 9200 Polar Cub. I run the A/C,TV/receiver/satellite and PD Converter on econo mode with no problems. Go figure.
big whitey 08/13/14 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Built in 2500 LP or Portable Gas Generator?

Honda won't do well with neglect either unless one is very diligent about draining the carb and using stabilizer. I never drain the carb or use stabilizer and do not feel that qualifies as neglect. That said i DO exercise it for 1 hour under load (1500w electric heater) every 30 days religiously.
big whitey 08/13/14 05:23pm Truck Campers
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