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RE: Dog poop in truck bed

It would have been even better if those people would have stolen the bags, thinking they were getting something valuable.:B I heard Nordstrom bags work real well.
covered wagon 09/01/17 02:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Why don't they ?

If you want a good set up install a macerator pump out. It's real cool and much more sanitary.
covered wagon 08/30/17 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Northern Lite 81 EX Dry bath, comments

Something to think about.... the headliner in these units looks nice but over time starts to break down and produce a lot of dust. I can see it when the escape hatch is open and sun shines in with the fantastic fan blowing in... the carpet dust running out the hatch like a parade. All I can do is to vacuum the ceiling often. :B
covered wagon 08/28/17 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: Vehicle batteries

I figure savings is in going to the closest place. The BiMart rv/marine batteries are going on 8 years wired in parallel but, that's for the rv with a xantrax charger. Brag Brag Brag... I've never had a starting battery go beyond 5-6 years but then again it's best to change them before they leave you stranded. I think it cheapest to change ea. 5 yrs or so.
covered wagon 08/23/17 08:01am Truck Campers
RE: Repair stripped screw holes in fiberglass

This stuff is great for fiberglass. It's an epoxy putty you knead together and jam in the hole - makes for a much better screw mount than the original fiberglass. In all truth, the bigger and more ragged the hole, the better this stuff works. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--marine-rx-epoxy-repair-kit-2-oz--13967443?recordNum=11 NL uses UHMW polyurethane behind the fiberglass for any kind of load bearing screw. You can get 2x2x 1/2 blocks of it at a good industrial hardware store. Screws will not strip that kind of thing out. I'm the guy that first told Northern Lite about how to do that to hold their lower awning hardware and fix stripped screws and leaks. I removed the tailites and was able to get it up in there with my arm. Other areas of striped screws I removed the door frame to batteries or compartment, water fill door, whatever, exposing the fiberglass cut out edge and shoving a half inch thick piece between the shell and bead board with a knife edge or bevel cut on the uhmw so it allows you to force it into the bead board and hold it in there. I had many leaks with a new camper and fixed them all by holding firm like supposed to be.
covered wagon 08/14/17 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: A question about Gel Coat products

Joe when I have a stainless sink made for integrated stainless countertop they do what is called a 'cross hatch' in the bottom for bottom slope drainage. Then you install as a shower pan and spray foam the underside for support. Not sure it would work in your case.
covered wagon 08/11/17 11:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Grab Handle Loose

I had no backing on my NL camper when I needed a 'help me handle' I drilled the holes where I wanted it. It was nice and hollow in there which I expected, so I took a tube of Polyurathane and squirt about half a tube in the 2 holes and pushed long screws into the poly taped the handle in for 2 months. Been there over 10 years that way. Just fill the thing up all the way, even if it takes a whole tube and stick the screws in. Liquid backing.... no toothpick dowel biz, that only holds to the skin.
covered wagon 08/11/17 07:47pm Truck Campers
RE: A question about Gel Coat products

Have metal shop make non slip diamond plate shower pan w/ welded corners? That's what I would do draw a diagram and talk it over with fabricators. Get a couple prices.
covered wagon 08/11/17 09:14am Truck Campers
RE: All NW Campers Have PD Converters?

I think WFCO's get a bad wrap. Sure they are cheaper than a PD but mine has never been an issue...yet. I've heard a lot of bad about them. 3-4 years and they die. I just pulled it out. Gonna replace it regardless. Maybe I can get a few bucks for it on CL or ebay. Recommendations on a PD model? Why don't you give it away to someone that needs it. That way you can be honest about why you are upgrading. Wouldn't that be much better?
covered wagon 08/09/17 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: I just cant understand...

I'm getting a macerator pump instead of dumping out. Seems that's a lot more sanitary/ better control. Never liked the corrugated hard to clean sewer hose. A composting toilet defeats the purpose if you can't ecologically place the composted waste. Throwing in trash seems a drawback and I know septic systems are ecologically sound even when near a well if designed properly. I'm not sold on Solar because I stay in shade without hooks and can stay all week anyways.
covered wagon 08/08/17 10:16pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Washington State parks over crowding

Me having thoughts about selling rig. Becoming not worth it.
covered wagon 08/07/17 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Strap

Crane operators have the best and when they get little bit of wear they are no longer used. Amazing how they are still good really for towing.
covered wagon 08/06/17 10:08am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tie-down have you seen this??

I gave my rears away because if you look at your receiver hitch it's a three way receiver. I went got square tubing to insert the left/ right receiver and it all done. No bolting.
covered wagon 08/06/17 10:04am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone regret downsizing to a camper?

When I get small camper fever I just go hiking in some big country and by the time I get back that day, hungry, tired, I am very thankful to have such a little abode to take good care of me.
covered wagon 08/05/17 08:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Too much excitement

One chain hooked to frame on each side of spare then hooked together with a small chain binder. This way chains hang out of the way when you need the spare.
covered wagon 08/02/17 09:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Too much excitement

I leave plenty of room in front to avoid all those things. Should be a law about those truck beds being so short that a headache rack be required. It's just plain not right to be traveling with lumber sticking out the back of a pick up bed. A guy was killed by a lady running some lumber back home when it all swing out on a turn. She was picking it up when a biker tried to avoid it and died. It was one of those super shorty beds that need a forward rack. Also the Dodge Ram spar tire cable (holds spare underneath) rusts so watch out for those too.
covered wagon 08/02/17 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite - the good the bad and the ugly.

off topic delete
covered wagon 08/02/17 08:36am Truck Campers
RE: Dryer Vent Tubing for Intake Tubing

UH OOH, didn't mean to start filter controversy. We believe what we ourselves become convinced since the internet seems to have a lot of 'Truth Decay' How can one become educated. I apologize for bashing K&N. It's that I saw some pics a few years ago and read discussion how the filter media breaks down with the reusable filters during the cleaning process.
covered wagon 07/31/17 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: Dryer Vent Tubing for Intake Tubing

K&N does make a drop in replacement (I'm a K&N dealer in my other life). That filter minder is just an indicator of a plugged filter. Nothing more. If you gage your filter changes by it, you are being very remiss in maintenance. Filters are only as good as the person who rakes care of the,, K&N's included. A few diesel truck forum members have ditched the K&N intake filters due to reports/ pics of dirt accumulation inside the intake tubes and early signs of wear on the turbo fins. I don't use them and also recommend Donaldson filters. I would never use flexible aluminum dryer duct if a piece gets sucked in you could be ruining a good engine. Used hard duct if you can adapt with an adjustable 90 for temporary fix.
covered wagon 07/30/17 09:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Dryer Vent Tubing for Intake Tubing

When buying used use a very sharp eye and believe nothing unless proven. A diesel engine needs to be tight and right nothing molested is a good sign.
covered wagon 07/29/17 11:54am Truck Campers
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