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RE: Weight Sticker Math Exercise

Can't the weight of the wheels, tires, and axles be subtracted from the total scale weight? After all they rest on the road not on the truck. Got to be about 700 lbs. credit right there, right? Wrong?
covered wagon 11/26/15 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Blow out or Use the pink stuff my personal review

What is this "other type" of RV antifreeze? If you are talking about the "green stuff" that is NOT RV antifreeze. The bad RV antifreeze is the one with alcohol, Ethylene Glycol, it dries out seals and is hard on plumbing parts. I costs a wee bit less so best to look at the ingredients first before buying. They are both labeled RV Antifreeze.
covered wagon 11/23/15 08:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Blow out or Use the pink stuff my personal review

There is two kinds of rv antifreeze. Do you guys know which one not to use? One hurts the seals and plastics, the other lubes them.
covered wagon 11/22/15 06:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Rebuilding the Amerigo–Just call me the Demolition Man!

Good work Matt and you don't need a building permit... Lucky you. Esp. since it's going to be a way better camper than spending big money on a new one. Gotta hand it to ya.
covered wagon 11/22/15 09:33am Truck Campers
RE: If you were to Resto-mod a TC, what what you do?

I'm planning on making my camper have a warmer hand made look inside by using very nice prefinished wood tongue and groove flooring on the walls. The finishes and colors are getting very cool to choose from.
covered wagon 11/21/15 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle cap 960 falling apart?

People in general will not pay $1 more for quality. They will go with whatever's costs the least amount of money, period. Really? I thought that's exactly what I was paying for. Apparently that's just what I was being sold on. They constantly brag about how they're the highest quality camper in the industry. If this is the best they have to offer it's truly a sad state of affairs. I feel like I'm fast approaching an rv lemon law case. I also found that the tanks weren't vented properly so when we drove up to just over 10k' the tanks all bulged out. Under 6k miles and 8 months on the camper and it can't hold together. The fridge still hasn't functioned correctly since we owned it (been back to the shop 4 times for that issue which was an installation issue on Eagle Caps behalf) now the floor is falling apart and the tanks are shot...needless to say I'm more than a little frustrated. We're probably going to miss our week long Thanksgiving trip. Not sure I trust the camper to take our two week christmas trip (if we even have it back by then). In my biz I bucked this trend, became a contrarian, did things that make it right even though I did not get paid for it. Today I've got the best class of clients who understand. They are fun people and we would never break the trust we have by resorting to poor work nor me having to take less money. It may take time but whatever good you do for others will come back in a big way..
covered wagon 11/15/15 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle cap 960 falling apart?

Before our moderator will delete it, take the big picture off and post the link to it. I will read how the warranty claim will procedure. I never had good opinion about RV builders and this will not help in changing it. I wonder if there is solid wood, or frame behind short screws, or just plywood. If there is no solid wood there, they best check their design specs!!! Does that aluminum angle not support the entire floor?? Pretty sad, no quality control.
covered wagon 11/08/15 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle cap 960 falling apart?

It's doubly wrong to do something anyway even though you know it isn't right. I've made it a hobby to Fix and repair mine myself even though I bought it new. After studying my camper thru and thru I realized my work is the real Quality I want. At time I felt like I was trying to polish a you know what, but, I upgraded and fixed almost everything before it became a problem. It is a shame that so many think such short cuts are the only way to make a profit. I see it on my construction projects everyday as well.
covered wagon 11/08/15 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Heating TC

I know getting older has made my forgetfulness run rampant. Therefore I'm very glad I do not use the Wave propane heater. I would fall asleep sometime without opening a vent. I use an electric ceramic heater and a quiet Honda generator. That and the camper furnace only as it has an exchanger keeping it from using up the oxygen. Mattress warmers are very bad for you if you have circulatory problems. Just remember to sleep in good sleeping bags with insulation added under the mattress but, eat well, exercise well and you will feel comfy turning the heat down to around 55/60 at night. I turn up the heat in morning for coffee.
covered wagon 10/25/15 05:51am Truck Campers
RE: Invitation for repairing delamination Bulge on NL Camper

Bigfootford, thank you all for the advice. I'm familiar with the NL forum but want something a bit different. HMS Beagle, That is a cool idea with the G10 plate and see reasoning all thru that suggestion. Thank you much. Going to do both left and right sides of the camper but want something that with add interest to the camper and look good. Essentially laminating a beam to the sides.
covered wagon 10/24/15 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Invitation for repairing delamination Bulge on NL Camper

Northern lite forum members that had this problem are only glueing and clamping the original bead board back together. I feel something a little more substantial would be better. I was also thinking just glue and screw the plate and then I would not have to deal with the bolts inside and how to keep the interior nice.
covered wagon 10/24/15 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: What must we keep in mind with Utility bed swaps?

I have had an aluminum flatbed and side saddle boxes for almost 20 years. I believe the aluminum alone might be worth more than what I originally paid for it. I measured the camper everywhere to make sure it would all fit. Make sure saddle boxes do not stick out too far and interfere with the camper tie downs, nor are too high. Watch the head ache rack height also under the cab over.
covered wagon 10/24/15 10:37am Truck Campers
Invitation for repairing delamination Bulge on NL Camper

My NL camper is 12 years old and now and on one side where the cab over connects to the main camper body I have this Bulge just above the water fill and the cab over has a bit of sag or is lower than the other side. You can tell by 'gunsighting' from a ladder the height of the cabover to the bottom of the camper wings, it is lower on that side. My thought is to thru bolt and laminate a stainless plate over the bulge after jacking up the cabover to an even stance. Glueing the stainless plate with threaded studs welded to the back of the plate and going thru another backing plate inside. This would sandwich the bead board and fiberglass together. Outside plate would be large enough to run forward onto the cabover and stretching far enough on either side of the bulge (rearward) to add strength like a large gusset. I could have a 3/8ths radius bend going under the cab over for added effect to the gusset. I plan on not only bolting the stainless plate but Sikka Flexing the entire mating surface because when you only perimeter caulk it encourages water to pocket or channel into the bolts. Any thoughts on this are chiefly appreciated. Thank you
covered wagon 10/24/15 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Replacing escape hatch

Had mine coated with Line- X years ago because any plastic exposed to sunlight tends to deteriorate. 12 years now and still strong.
covered wagon 09/28/15 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: DIY Awning

Even the marine boat canvas does not last forever and is expensive to replace even on a factory awning so I love the idea. I really don't like my factory awning being that it is troublesome in many ways. Think I'll get rid of it and do something like you did. Simple and smart.
covered wagon 09/28/15 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: A response to reduce unsolicited live sales calls.

My wife has diabetes and somehow every diabetic supply company in the country calls offering free diabetic supplies. I tell them to just send me two or three of them that they bring $20.00 at my garage sales. :B:B:B
covered wagon 09/26/15 08:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

With a medical condition he would have greater incentive to buy a polite and quiet gen. since it would then become a good tax write off.
covered wagon 09/20/15 11:08am Truck Campers
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

As long as there are people there will be stupid and inconsiderate, rude people. It's a fact of life and the more people you're around the greater the chance to encounter some. If they're a real problem just camp were there aren't any and just ignore them when you can't avoid them. They can't get your goat if you don't tell them where is tied. Yes, smaller towns, smaller gatherings, people are more prone to be very considerate, on the other hand.
covered wagon 09/20/15 08:12am Truck Campers
RE: The Journey of the Redneck Express - Pirates & Truck Campers

Glad you got that one Matt. Nice find. Love an old vintage truck and camper that is still so clean and straight. Something about it. Study your roof seams and corners real good Matt, she's just about there when her price starts to go up from now on.
covered wagon 09/20/15 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

The ones that enjoy being rude and annoying to others..... that is the ones I cannot stand. It's like they make it their goal in life to be rude and impolite to someone ea. day. Of course that is why I have wheels under my house so I can split. Sometimes not leaving till I get a chance to tell them about their faulty manners and character.
covered wagon 09/19/15 11:59am Truck Campers
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