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RE: Composting Toilet

You may neet to broaden your search beyond the TC section. Some you tube vids....https://youtu.be/_E2xOoNov9s The Wynns. My question is Who had experienceexperience with these toilets at "this forum" I think you need to turn down the attitude a little. I think you have had some good responses in that not many (if anybody) here has done that and others are trying to help you get some information to help you learn about them. I know of a few people but they are not on this forum so I will not add anything else.
Photomike 11/28/15 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: TC Oven use - baking bread

You know someone will have to say it :-)................ DO NOT bake bread in your camper as the yeast to air ratio is harmful to occupants. At home you have a lot more air in the house so those yeast vapors can disperse before inhalation. There I feel better, back to sniffing yeast vapors.Oh no, now a Yeast Police Force will be created. LOL That was what I was thinking - weight police, catalytic police, yeast police :B
Photomike 11/18/15 03:20pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Oven use - baking bread

You know someone will have to say it :-)................ DO NOT bake bread in your camper as the yeast to air ratio is harmful to occupants. At home you have a lot more air in the house so those yeast vapors can disperse before inhalation. There I feel better, back to sniffing yeast vapors.
Photomike 11/17/15 10:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter Mods: Carpet Kit in My Wolf Creek and misc others

Get some underlay and you will REALLY love the softness and the warmth!
Photomike 11/08/15 06:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Australian Update

In north America the manufactures target the "use it and toss it" mentality of the market place. We have let manufactures do this for way to long and it is getting worse not better. Forget any real warranties and support as well. It would not take a lot for manufacturer to break this model but I am not sure that there are enough buyers wanting this for them to do so. I for one would love something that was made to last!
Photomike 11/07/15 05:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Need help with a smell.

Not to rule out the batteries but there are other possible causes: - Shower drain (or any drain) that has dried out and letting sewer gas back up into the camper. Add a couple cups of water to each drain. - Fridge cooling unit died. Smells really bad!! Sometimes you will see a powder around the coil that indicates it is leaking. Replace cooling unit if this is it. - Dead creature, find and dispose of, could even be in the bed of the truck if it is on the truck. - Propane - already covered - Hot water tank sulfated (not sure if that is a word), usually smells when you are running the hot water or dumping the tanks. Good luck on finding it and be careful!
Photomike 11/05/15 10:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Hesitant owner of 1/2 ton, need 3/4 ton?

I love Nissan vehicles but would NEVER add more than a shell to one. They are not made to carry, pull okay up to a limit but that is it. Get a used 3/4 ton and put a camper on it and keep the Nissan for a daily vehicle. (corrected for Nissan not Toyota - was doing to many things when I was typing. Sorry)
Photomike 10/28/15 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: How are you running down batteries so quickly?

In the summer I can go a week with the two batteries that I have and not even notice a drop in power. In the spring, fall and winter a day or two. When I camp I like to stay warm and enjoy it. I have slept in tents in -40c, the back of a truck with a cap in -20c, in the back of a car in -15c and I have to say that I do like turning the furnace on and having heat when I get up or when I come in chilled from a day of photography, that is why I have a TCer.
Photomike 10/26/15 08:33pm Truck Campers
RE: boat shrink wrap

I cannot figure out why you would. Not going to stop any weight issue with the snow, could end up being a better place for critters if not fully sealed, Eliminates the ability to use for a day or two. Other options much better and just leaving it as is works as well.
Photomike 10/15/15 11:03am Truck Campers
RE: Recommend Solar Charger for AA and AAA batteries?

I have gone down this road a couple of times for different reasons and here is what I found: A) Needed a way when bicycling long distances to charge a cell phone and some camera batteries. Found a really nice system that you could put the panel (about 8 inches by 12 inches) behind your seat on top of your tent or sleeping bag to do it. Only issue was it was SLOW and EXPENSIVE. They also make a similar one for hiking. B) Needed a way to charge camera batteries, cell phone and computer when driving. Found a nice 75W inverter that plugs into the lighter for this. Then I inherited a 300W and mounted that in the front of the truck so I can plug all my chargers in when driving (not at the same time). I now use the 75W in the camper when I need to charge something small like my cell phone and do the rest when driving. C) Wanted to charge some RC batteries when parked and found a nice setup a guy built with a smaller solar panel. Biggest drawback was the time it took, was great for maintaining but slow for charging. If you are moving during the day I would go with the inverter in the cab. If not I would put a larger panel on the roof that would give you lots of power instead of the smaller ones and then just use your standard chargers from home.
Photomike 10/12/15 06:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric space heaters

I have an upright fan operated electric that I take in case I have power. Works great. Has a built in thermostat and tip over safety feature. Is small as it stands up and can really put out the heat when you need it. I usually run the electric and propane when I stop for the night and I have power to warm up the camper, then I turn the propane down low in case the electric goes out during the night. I also have a cat heater and will use that when I am awake and I do not have power and then turn it off when I sleep and use the propane. I know it is safe but feel better safe than sorry.
Photomike 09/22/15 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Crossing the Astoria Bridge and the Columbia River.

Thanks for the video, sure looks a lot like around Vancouver BC. I am not a huge fan of high bridges and the last time I had to cross a huge one we got across then were informed that we had to go back across as we could not get to where we wanted to go from the side we were on, not impressed :-(
Photomike 09/17/15 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

A couple years ago took my youngest son to a campground in the fall, NOBODY around. An hour later a family pulls in with a trailer, pulls out a big screen TV and powers on the generator. RAN FROM 5PM TILL MIDNIGHT!!! Most of the time nobody was even around but they had the generator and TV running. Generators should be outlawed in all campgrounds. You need power go to a campground with power, and YES I own a generator and only use it in the bush well away from others!
Photomike 09/08/15 04:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Some lessons for us truck campers

interesting, wish I had the guts to live like that. I agree with you.
Photomike 08/29/15 11:41am Truck Campers
Some lessons for us truck campers

Saw this on another forum and was impressed with all the storage and ideas that he had. I realize that it is not a truck camper but for those that are looking at building or modifying a tcer some good ideas. Video
Photomike 08/29/15 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Reducing DC Water Pump Flow?

First trip on DC in our truck camper. No problems! My question is: Has anyone modified their electric potable water pump to reduce the flow rate? Either by physical flow restriction or electrical means… Our's is just pushing out way more water than we need to wash dishes, and I am willing to wait a few more seconds to fill a glass for drinking. By the way, our VMaxTanks 125 Amp-Hour AGM battery ran like a champ! Don't open the tap as far. Doesn't cost anything and no changes required.
Photomike 08/24/15 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Improving our brakes

I have always found my truck brakes soft, but that is mainly because my other vehicle is a Dodge Journey with micro sensitive brakes. A half inch on the Journey goes from no brakes to locked up. A couple years ago our local bylaw officer ran a RV check weekend. He brought in the commercial vehicle testers with there brake machine, you would apply brakes and then they would run the machine to test your braking and holding power. It would be nice if this was more available so that we could run the test more often and have all RV's tested once a year.
Photomike 08/20/15 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Can I leave my T/C plugged in to A/C when not in use?

It depends on the battery system that you have. If you have one that tops up and does not over charge you are good. I leave mine in 24/7/365 when not on the road and it is fine.
Photomike 08/10/15 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: Rented a Class A...NEVER again.

A lot of your issues seem to be with the way it drives as opposed to the amenities and I think that many people will suffer with that to get the luxury. That being said a rental unit is not usually well maintained. On the other hand a truck and camper that is paid for is sooooo much better than a 100,000 unit that you need to make payments on. I would love the ability to go from back to front without going outside and have seriously looked at a unit to do that. BUT with my truck and camper being paid for a little walk is not so bad :B and that $100,000 in savings will put a lot of gas in the truck and pay for a lot of campgrounds.
Photomike 08/04/15 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: Fulltiming in a TC?

One issue to consider is that if you want to use the truck by itself you will need to unload the camper, otherwise you will be driving with that huge camper on your back all the time. If you are not comfortable unloading then this could be an issue.
Photomike 08/01/15 07:19pm Truck Campers
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