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RE: Combining battery sizes in parallel.

Unlike paralleled batteries equals one being overcharged and the other being undercharged, with both resulting in eventual damage and reduced capacity.
covered wagon 12/08/16 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: I really hate thieves

Items that help secure a truck from theft should not be posted, or am I just paranoid? I've got a few tricks myself and won't post about my installs. I hear more and more about truck theft lately. It's sad cause it drives up our insurance. The prices on new ones help hold higher values of our used rig. It's a good idea to install devices, however creative, it will help.
covered wagon 12/07/16 05:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Speaking of batteries...

I have two deep cycle Exides that are almost 7 yrs old. They are holding fine. I run furnace all night and have all incandescent bulbs inside the camper. I go the least expensive deep cycle batteries with the best non prorated warrantee.
covered wagon 12/05/16 08:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Passed the 100K mile mark in my TC

Yes I have been on that route not too long ago. It is very beautiful. When I lived on Whidbey Island We used to go fishing there with my Father.
covered wagon 12/04/16 09:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Passed the 100K mile mark in my TC

Which camp area do you most remember? I love N.E. California for the quiet remote places and the smell of the pines.
covered wagon 12/04/16 06:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Passed the 100K mile mark in my TC

You did some hiking I see by the 1st pic. Been there many times. Thank you for the short story too.
covered wagon 12/04/16 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: LED clearance lights failing

Yes, the 3M double stick tape works real good. I've had a rain shield taped on for years. It helps a lot to use a heat gun on the mating surface and warm it up a bit before sticking on when applying in cooler weather. Both my Cummins engines spike up the charge voltage as high as 14.7 volts, causing slow burned out LEDS. I'm staying with regular bulbs available anywhere for good price.
covered wagon 12/03/16 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: LED clearance lights failing

I won't be going to LEDs and there are some possible health hazards with the type of light it is. I've never heard of this before. People don't generally stand at the side of my RV and stare at my marker lights for hours on end, so if any health hazard does exit, it won't effect anyone. Talking about the inside lights Boss. Yer not smoking that funny smelling tobacco are you Boss? Not throwing log on fire, just kidding. Google 'health hazards with LED lighting, you will find it.
covered wagon 12/02/16 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: LED clearance lights failing

I'm in the same boat. 2 rear LED clearance lights have died on me with wiring apparently not being the cause. The circuit boards just gave up and getting exact replacements has been a pain. Im tired of dealing with partially burnt LEDS on the truck. To sensitive to voltage spikes. I'm still on the original 2003 incandesant bulbs inside and out on the camper. Only changed 4 bulbs in 13 yrs. 2 marker and 2 tail lites is all. My batteries can take a good draw down beating anyways and run the furnace all night too. I won't be going to LEDs and there are some possible health hazards with the type of light it is.
covered wagon 12/02/16 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 host Mammoth triple slide

If you go with that big Mammoth have them set it up so that if you forget to put in the slides they automatically go in when you release the parking brake. Idea from Sooty1234. a very smart camper guy. Personally, I would not enjoy something that large, and those slides aren't that warm in winter. something to consider.
covered wagon 11/28/16 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: 1st View EC 1165 and Host Mammoth

So no built in generator? You must be adding solar and more batteries? Or carry a Honda 2000? I love having a built in push button genny....can get the coffee pot going in the morning before going outside :) My coffee's better than yours then because I perk mine. And whenever I pull the gen start cord outside I get to set up the B/Q for a nice steak dinner. :p About the triple slide... I think small is beautiful as long as it simpler, less weight, easier to take care of. I think a lot of folks get too involved in trying to own everything. Just my opinion as is my coffee.
covered wagon 11/28/16 04:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Funny stuff happens

When we pulled into our site a neighboring camper saw our out of state plates and thought we must have been driving all day. He comes over and says, you guys must be tired and I'm going to town anyways so come with me and I'll buy diner! (about 30 miles round trip). He went on to say his wife won't be there for another week and was lonely for company. He would only let us pay for dessert and the tip.It was a nice place too. Not all that funny perhaps but, a nice little tidbit about nice folks you meet.
covered wagon 11/25/16 08:37pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Running a generator in inclement weather

... Very important to keep the electrical end of the gen dry .This is my only concern. Wayne Yes, and for me it's not eating too much today and tomorrow.
covered wagon 11/24/16 10:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Running a generator in inclement weather

No Grit Dog I was not referring to you. It was elsewhere... important not to bring it up anymore. Happy Thanksgiving to all today
covered wagon 11/24/16 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Running a generator in inclement weather

No closer to vents and windows than a built in generator is.
covered wagon 11/23/16 08:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Running a generator in inclement weather

I put my under the back overhang of my camper. never had an issue. I point the exhaust away from the camper. It's a good way in my estimation many benefits. I think also that those with overhangs that drop below the truck bed might have a harder time finding a good spot out of the rain. One advantage to the NL campers is the higher overhang in the rear.. I don't understand some posters presenting a vague comment trying to hide the making fun of another. Never could understand.
covered wagon 11/23/16 05:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Need a cleaner

We always used to use a pressure washer on boat dock ramps. It works really good. You should have one for your home anyway. Im talking the gas ones at least 2,000 psi will work well.
covered wagon 11/23/16 09:32am Around the Campfire
RE: Running a generator in inclement weather

While under my camper there has never been a fume problem. I don't always point exhaust out either. The noise is good because it's so low you don't notice it and I can keep it locked to the bicycle cable while running and tell if it is still running because sometimes I forget to turn on the tank vent and will only run for about 5 mins.:E Very important to keep the electrical end of the gen dry .
covered wagon 11/23/16 09:21am Truck Campers
RE: Running a generator in inclement weather

I run mine in rain wind by placing it under the camper rear over hang. I place it under there on the leeward side. With a tent I would worry about a fire if the wind made a flop over the hot exhaust. I just watch for a moment for the best side for no rain and put it under there. I always park so the leeward side is to the rear of the camper
covered wagon 11/22/16 10:21pm Truck Campers
RE: The End All/Be All of Non-Slide Rigs - Or No?

Koldad, based on your experience then how much have I saved, driving my daily driver, same CTD for 20 years and 380,000 miles? I just had to rebuild the trans last Feb.. Everything else done to it is brakes and filters over the 20 years. I avoid dealerships like plague.
covered wagon 11/17/16 07:54am Truck Campers
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