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RE: Can't post question

This has been talked about on other parts of the forum and many times it has to do with your browser. If you clear the history and the cache it usually allows you to post it. Many times I will write long posts in an email, copy it and try to post, if it goes then fine, if not then I clear the history and cache of the browser and repost it and it goes.
Photomike 06/18/16 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: SUV tow vehicle

Thanks will take a look at the suggestions.
Photomike 06/01/16 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
SUV tow vehicle

After selling my truck and camper I have not found a motor home that I like so I was thinking of upgrading my Dodge Journey to a SUV that I could tow a small trailer for this summer till I find a motor home I like. Saw a nice and affordable 22' Arctic Fox that weighs in at under 5,000 lbs, a Springdale that is under 4,000. Really do not want anything huge, just a nice little trailer for one and sometimes my son. At the same time I want a SUV that still gets decent MPG, I am currently getting around 20mpg with the Journey and would like as good if possible for the tow vehicle, also want a SUV as I like having my camera gear in the warmth of the vehicle in the winter. 4x4 not needed but would take it if I had to. Any suggestions? Thanks,
Photomike 05/30/16 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Refigerator tempts

VERY carefully :B Others may give you a better idea but I have some old tooth brushes to clean areas like that. When the burner is cold, brush the orifice and it will remove a lot of the growth around the pilot. You can get a wire that goes in the orifice as well, make sure that it is the correct size (propane). I have also used canned air BUT again when shut off!
Photomike 05/22/16 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Refigerator tempts

Well there are a lot of variables that go into saying if it is right or not. 1- How cold were/are the items in there, already cold or warm? 2- How much is in the fridge (an empty fridge has more of a problem staying cool)? 3- How often is the fridge open and closed? 4 - What type of venting? A roof vent tends to cool better in still air. If no roof vent then you may want a fan. 5 - How old is the cooling unit? 6 - Does the fridge cool better in the same heat on 12V or 110? Could be the flame is low and needs cleaning.
Photomike 05/22/16 03:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Hints for Truck Camping at Glacier

My favorite is Many Glacier. Amazing place, close to a lot but away from most. Biggest issue is that the campground fills up really fast so can be a issue.
Photomike 05/19/16 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Quality camper

Northern Lite, well made, good for all seasons and if you are going new they stand behind the product with one of the best warranties in the business.
Photomike 05/17/16 01:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear Lockers

Thanks, everyone. I don't think I need a 4x4 both for the price and the fact I only used it a couple of times with the TCer and honestly if I would have been without I would have got through just slower and maybe with some digging. As for the dually rear it is something I am not happy with but 90% of the units that are out there have them and switching to super singles is not an option as it would require major changes to the RV. Yes, I know this is a truck camper forum but most of the other forums (A, B & C) don't have people that use there units in bad weather or that modify their rigs. I consider my use of an RV is closer to what the TCers do. Also this is where I saw the thread on lockers. Thanks again.
Photomike 05/13/16 08:15am Truck Campers
Rear Lockers

I have been looking at an RV to replace the TCer with and I may have found one that I like. Problem is that it is a 4x2 dually. I remember a while back there was a topic on rear lockers and I cannot find it. So my question is will putting on rear lockers do anything for more traction? Do they work on the road when driving or are they only for when you are stuck or in really slippery conditions. Thanks,
Photomike 05/11/16 10:07pm Truck Campers
RE: DIY Flatbed Truck Camper Idea

This may give you some ideas. Flatbed Build
Photomike 05/11/16 09:02am Truck Campers
Truck Camper Storage... there is more than you think :-)

As many of you know I sold my camper last week and last weekend I unloaded it and put all the stuff in my garage. Today was the first day that I had a chance to start sorting and WOW was there ever a lot of stuff that I did not remember having in there. Never thought that a little camper could hold so much but there is a lot more space than many people would think. So far some of the surprises have been more cloths than I thought I owned, enough batteries to light up a small town, LOTS of food - at least a weeks worth, more cooking utensils than a average restaurant, tons of bedding, towels and rags and a lot more misc items that I did not know I owned. Now to pack away most of the extra stuff so it does not get packed into the next RV :B
Photomike 05/08/16 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Have you looked at the new Ford Transit based B/C coaches with the powerstroke diesel? Basically a mercedes sprinter for $20k less. the new Winebago Fuse (1 slide) and Leisure Travel "Wonder" (no slide) look great! I'm holding my breath for a TC mfg to wake up and update their styling 30 years or so to catch up to these coaches. Good luck. (to both of us!) We do not have a lot of those in Canada yet. I think a lot of finding the right unit is give and take, hopefully I do not have to give to much. This week was insanely busy, after the camper left I was looking all week and NOTHING. Although I did narrow down the like list and I did make a decision on a possible future TCer. First the TCer, I always thought that I may have to go for another Tcer after this week this is highly unlikely. Again for my use a TCer is not feasible any longer, I realized this week in looking at so many RV's that it is the stairs that are doing me in when I am moving my gear back and forth so a TCer is way on the possible back burner at this time. 100 + lbs of camera and computer gear is too much for hauling up and down the stairs. So the possible list that I came up with..... Lexington by Forest River 23'(with one slide) Would work but not the most ideal as the only bed is a sofa and when made into a bed not a lot of room to pass by to go to the rear of the camper. More with the slide open but not 100% what I want. Class B - If I did any of the smaller vans it would work for me and my boy for road trips but I think I would buy a small trailer for longer stays at different places and pull with the van, that way I have the van for the day and the trailer for at night. Roadtrek Popular 190 Popular 210 RS Adventurous E Trek 170 Versatile CS Adventurous Pleasureway Ascent Plateau FL Plateau TS Lexter TS Class C - I have looked at a number of small class C's but not one make jumps out at me B+ - I have looked at these but the ones that I like (Sprinter's) are insanely priced. So not holding out a lot of hope for this. So with the TCer gone I have just spent the last hour pulling out my old backpacking gear and loading up the SUV to head out for a couple days of shooting. This trip will be at a hotel for sleeping but will cook with the old stove and cooking gear. Hopefully the next trip in a few weeks will see a new to me camper in the picture :-)
Photomike 05/06/16 11:46am Truck Campers
RE: New Digital Thermostat

I was planning on doing the same thing then thought again about it that it was just another battery to monitor so I did not run it dead at -30. To bad you could not get it to pull from the camper battery, yes another phantom draw but at least if you had 12v in the camper the thermostat would still work. On Edit: That one may be able to run with power from the camper if that is what the C is for.
Photomike 05/05/16 10:04am Truck Campers
RE: TC Rally, Wild Flowers, the kindness of strangers

Was enjoying it to the M&M's now I want M&M's. Glad it worked out for you.
Photomike 05/03/16 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: Extra water

I used a regular water jug, the round ones for the coolers, and added a pump to it. The great park was that you could put it on a picnic table, it was sealed and after a trip you took it back and got a filled jug.
Photomike 05/03/16 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Well I watched the truck and camper pull away tonight, first time since I owned it that another person has driven it except the mechanics. Now the search goes into high gear.
Photomike 05/02/16 08:14pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Are these still made? Tried looking but couldn't find manufacturer. The closet that I have found to this is the Lexington by Forest River. There is one locally that I looked at today. Have to say that for being a newer unit it is in REALLY poor shape. Going in tomorrow to see if they are going to fix the issues before the sale or if the buyer would be responsible. Walked around it today and on the outside found 4 things that need to be addressed, nothing huge but little things that will have to be repaired, have not seen the inside yet. Makes my 22 year old camper look a lot better after seeing this unit that is for sale.. Finished cleaning out my truck and camper today. WOW what a lot of stuff I had in that thing. The new owners should get at least another 2 or 3 mpg with all the weight out. Sad to clean it out. Even with it being 22 years old it is in better shape then the newer Class B & C's on the lots. Make sure you test the generator for a while under FULL load with AC and other loads on it. Good luck!! Thanks, will do. Between all the stuff I knew, all the stuff I have learned from others on this forum the dealers HATE it when I show up as I know a lot of things to look for.
Photomike 05/02/16 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Mike, what about the Sportmobiles with the pop top that has a bed in the loft? The problem with a pop top is in the winter it gets cold. I think a hard sided something is what I will look for, it is the something that is the question. A class B was on my shortlist before I decided on a pickup and camper. Long story but I did a lot of research at the time and wanted to point out Sportsmobile does have fixed tops for Ford and Chevy vans. Add a Quigley modified 4x4 van and hit the back country. Yes but they are not common and the price is CRAZY! I would not be able to go camping if I bought a new or even a newer one as I would be broke :E
Photomike 05/01/16 10:27pm Truck Campers
RE: SAD SAD DAY!!!

Are these still made? Tried looking but couldn't find manufacturer. The closet that I have found to this is the Lexington by Forest River. There is one locally that I looked at today. Have to say that for being a newer unit it is in REALLY poor shape. Going in tomorrow to see if they are going to fix the issues before the sale or if the buyer would be responsible. Walked around it today and on the outside found 4 things that need to be addressed, nothing huge but little things that will have to be repaired, have not seen the inside yet. Makes my 22 year old camper look a lot better after seeing this unit that is for sale.. Finished cleaning out my truck and camper today. WOW what a lot of stuff I had in that thing. The new owners should get at least another 2 or 3 mpg with all the weight out. Sad to clean it out. Even with it being 22 years old it is in better shape then the newer Class B & C's on the lots.
Photomike 05/01/16 10:26pm Truck Campers
RE: New Northern-Lite 8'11" QCSE

Love to hear good endings to a problem. Yes the problem should not have happened in the first place but I know myself from producing things for clients that sometimes you miss something or something goes off that you were not expecting and it gets out the door. Best thing that you can do is to fix it for the customer like NL did. Hope you have many years of enjoyment with your new unit.
Photomike 05/01/16 10:12pm Truck Campers
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