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RE: Ind. trooper lauded as 'hero' for citing 'slowpoke' driver

The article says no where how fast or slow this offender was going. If the "offender" was traveling the speed limit, then this office is completely wrong. Speed limit is that THAT .... L I M I T!!!! Any lane. Now, I can see if the speed limit is 65 and the offender is traveling 40 in the "fast lane." Then yes, there is justification. But if the "offender is traveling 65, she was not wrong ... EVERYONE ELSE IS. But YOU are probably one of those who think the law doesn't mean anything either! Drive any speed you want as long as you don't get a ticket! WRONG! You are still breaking the law! The few times I've had to drive I-465 around Indianapolis, I've been caught in a whirwind of traffic. The speed LIMIT is 55, all the way around I-465 (Indianapolis). In order to keep from getting run over, I had to travel 85 in the SLOW lane! I finally said... SCREW THIS and slowed to 55 (in the right lane), and I swear everyone zoomed by me like I was standing still. AND THE L I M I T is 55! I feel your pain and avoid interstates as much as possible, but the worse part are those with enough hate inside to want to do harm to you just for wanting to do the right thing. I'm seeing it more often than not with crime on an alarming increase.
covered wagon 06/20/18 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Just a few things to stir the pot.

I just love how the conversation morphs...but it is a good thing because we get an education....and the truth is we all need one...thanks to everyone here. I know you are good person and know how to start interesting threads. Thank you for that. I also stockpiled up lifetime supply of incandescent bulbs for my house. Love those things. As for my 03 camper it still has the incandescent bulbs as well. So far only two have burned out. Also since 2003, i just put in the third set of fresh batteries in the camper. Not too bad averaging 7 years for each pair of wet cell Exide batteries.
covered wagon 06/16/18 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: Just a few things to stir the pot.

I just do not like Led lights nor its lighting. Even near the brake lights of another Led bulbed car you can feel the pain in your eyes from the deeper penetration into your retena. I know for a fact they arent good for you. Technology is supposed to be convenience... I wonder when most the the folks who are gone now would still be alive today if they had a little bit more physically inclined occupation. I miss a lot of those so wonderful people now. I'm glad For hard work even today.
covered wagon 06/15/18 08:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Just a few things to stir the pot.

America right now is drunk with over consumption you can see the symptoms everywhere. Interest rates and fuel need to rise again to stop the Helots from going even further nuts.
covered wagon 06/14/18 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Is it just me or is interest rates rising fast?

It is too bad when times are good many folks have to behave so badly on the roads and be so rude to others while in the stores. Crime rates are very high. It like people are drunk with consumption. I think interest rates and fuel prices should to go up at this point..... its what we need right now.
covered wagon 06/09/18 11:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Bowing/Buldging Walls

I have a similarly built northern lite camper that delaminated and bulged the fiberglass shell after winter use. It occured where the cabover attaches to the main body. I repaired and reinforced before it got cracked and more difficult to repair. Basically laminated the inside wall with prefinished oak flooring, 3/4" and thru bolted an aluminum plate to the outside. Thereby squeazing the bulge and wall back together. This plate acts also as a strut across the area of required compressive strength and keeps it from bulging from the pressure from the weight. May be off topic a bit but gives an idea of some other ways to deal with this issue.
covered wagon 05/23/18 08:32am Truck Campers
RE: I tried Camping World STL but was ignored

I am not condoning what CW did but I have to say I have had the same treatment at a local RV dealer that was supposed to be "one of the best". Many RV salesmen size you up before making contact and if they think you are just looking will give you the "lone wolf" treatment. I had one tell me to look around and come back in if I found something: I found the exit pretty quickly. CW does not have the market cornered on bad customer service. I tell the sales people right out loud and up front that they don't need to spend any time with me since I am just a 'tire kicker'. That they would just be wasting their time. Now, if they still want to help, making every possible effort, then that's the one that most likely gets my business. Never buy on first visit nor on first day of looking. Always take the time to find more info and other options.
covered wagon 05/02/18 09:01am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Where to buy Trojan T-105 AGM’s

Oh, and water the battery every season. Just do it. Read what the OP actually posted and you'll see he's looking for Trojan T-105 AGM batts - NO watering an AGM. :R Good catch. Here is a re-write to ensure no one else is confused: "Oh, and perform regular maintenance on the battery as required by the battery type. My first Trojan wet cell battery made it a full decade before I decided to proactively replace it. Absorbed Glass Mat batteries do not require watering, but do have different maintenance requirements for long life. I encourage you to consider the RV battery as an investment and take care of it accordingly, especially when buying a premium brand like Trojan." Way I understand, is Eric and Lisa are only trying to share why a wet cell battery is better than AGM. Simply that you can maintain it. That is good reason for try helping the OP and I respect their willingness to care and share.
covered wagon 04/25/18 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to buy Trojan T-105 AGM’s

I'm glad AGM type batteries came on the market. It helps the wet cell prices from the lower demand on them.
covered wagon 04/21/18 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Fireplace chimney repair - what to use

Going to a mason supply and getting their pre mix for that would be the tightest mix perhaps. They would also carry the better concrete sealer to apply afterward. Wire brush all the surface to get rid of loose stuff. Should use wood bristle brush and seal chimney every 5 years.
covered wagon 02/26/18 07:58am Around the Campfire
RE: What do I need to add to truck for truck camper

Everything you do to the suspension will help all the other suspension parts not have to do all the work. My last truck got upgrades after I bought the camper and each improvement was done one at a time so I was able to take note of what each item did for the ride. I.E shocks, added spring stacked on existing overload springs, rear sway bar, front sway bar. It turned out each item contributed to making a better behaving suspension overall.
covered wagon 02/15/18 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Holding Tank Treatments?

I try avoiding any kind of apple juice that has citric acid. Not looking at the ingredients label on the one jug I bought, I began pouring it down the RV Jon to see if good for the black tank smell. It turns out it worked surprisingly well. So now I look for the citric acid type juices. You have a choice of apple cherry peach etc. I pour about a third of a quart down there.
covered wagon 02/12/18 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Northern Lite 10-2 Bulge/Buckling Repair Advice

Thanks Clint. one aspect to the mind that's amazing is that you can apply yourself to something unrelated, but because you are in the process of learning and exercising your head, you often find yourself with a better understanding of things related, even unrelated. In this since it helps to learn other repairs done for future needs. Earlier I described about the overhead beam inside btwn the cabover and the main body. This is the one over your head while climbing into bed. I made the mistake stating that it is a hollow box type beam. It is indeed a solid beam... carries weight of the roof and approx 1/4th of the cabover roof weight. I'm sorry about mistake and wish not to make false statements. I want everyone to know that I built a wall under this beam to help spread some of the roof load onto the main camper wall below. Its the wall w/ the small front window underneath the cabover and did this to eliminate some of the roof weight coming down on the cabover exterior sidewalls. This is a partial solution with a small benefit to the problem, but is nice to have a little more wall space, privacy and seperation to stop bedding from falling into the kitchen sink. next will be addressing the full trial solution to the compression bulge issue to the cabover. My camper lasted 14 years w/o having the cabover delamination, but showed itself after a 3 month long winter camping inwhich I think condensation caused this compression bulge from the cabover weight. Yes, I think a more appropriate term for the delamination in this area is a 'compression bulge'.
covered wagon 02/11/18 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite 10-2 Bulge/Buckling Repair Advice

Sorry Mark the Tittle of the thread got me going. Did not mean to disrespect your original post.
covered wagon 02/10/18 08:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite 10-2 Bulge/Buckling Repair Advice

What did the basement crushing look like? any photos? anyone have photos of this side bulging? The pictures where removed from my post on the other forum long before photobucket cancelled their free service. The first clue to having the basement problem is while the camper is resting on the truck, you will see the camper lower in the rear indicated by a smaller distance above the truck bed rails. I did the studs on the outside of the basement side in front of the gen box. Then laminated using structural glue and structural plywood to the all basement sides. Work needs to be done when the camper is resting on the jacks not the truck bed. It is a great life enjoying a good truck camper, doing the travel camping, visitations, but you have to really be willing to do whatever it takes. Gen box was not connected in anyway to the basement sides so adding that last stud against the gen box is important. Attached not only to the box but the basement side as well.
covered wagon 02/10/18 06:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite 10-2 Bulge/Buckling Repair Advice

How old is the camper? I would call or e-mail Northern Lite before doing anything. I already fixed the basement structure crushing under its own weight. Got a call from a building official last week with the same problem asking what I had done to repair it. Even tho Northern Lite offered to fix it 7 years after ownership I opted to do the repairs myself. I'm glad I did. Including my unit I now know of 8 structural problems that happened. The cab over issue is the toughest one. I'm glad I will be doing this repair myself also. Basically installing stainless decorative steel plate on the outside with a backing plate on the inside. It will be thru bolted using both plates to sandwich the wall structure in between. Plates will cover the bulge and run 2.5 feet either side of the bulge. Running up and down whatever size allows in design.
covered wagon 02/10/18 03:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite 10-2 Bulge/Buckling Repair Advice

That is where mine are also. They showed up after about a month long camp in cold temps that required much venting of condensation during the day. Even though camper was vented during furnace use in cold nights and vented all during the day, the amount of condensation build up quickly deteriorated well cared for camper. The electric jacks circuit board also went out from moisture building. Also the insulation on the ceiling over the cabover has started to become unglued hanging by the escape hatch trim and headliner fabric.
covered wagon 02/10/18 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: Bad converter?

A low Battery (anything below 12volts) should instantly go to 13.5- 14.2 volts dc the second you plug in the shore power cord. just watch the voltage difference at the batteries... unplugged verses plugged in rv cord. I doubt that your convertor would be only a 2 amp charger. I know it better to charge batteries at a slower rate but that is rediculoius. (sp.) My charger is a rated 20 amp and rarely see both batteries able to be force fed more than 16 amps at a time. Look at small print on your convertor to find actual rating. These days I need two inch thick reading glasses and a flashlite in daytime.
covered wagon 02/03/18 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Rubber roof bubbling

I think the first step would be to tell the manufacturer about this posting to give them a chance to do the repair... at least show a good outcome to this thread. On second thought, it probly best to not let them do anything to it if this is the type work they do. I would have sprayed soap water to the front screws and gently pushed the bubble down to see where the air is getting thru/ coming out. I'm annoyed by American companies that think profit comes from getting away from solid workmanship. It's un-American in my opinion. Sorry about the slight rant, but I feel for you having completely exasperating experience with my NL camper.
covered wagon 02/01/18 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Side entry - pros and cons?

I like the privacy having it in the rear so when you back into a campsite it's back there hidden. Open the door for the view anyway. Close screen door with door open for venting on warm days it nice.
covered wagon 01/29/18 06:56pm Truck Campers
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