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RE: How best to fix leaky Galvanized pipes in my stick house

The coating thing is one of those marginal fixes I would never go for. My belief is the hard way is always best to go the real way. And I would have them use Wersbow plumbing from Sweden. I think it might be even better than Pex That coating thing would not work as the pipes expand and contract with temps the epoxy is very brittle. Then how can you be assured they won't cause a restricted flow condition also? Ten year guarantee goes awful fast but do they also pay the drywaller, painter and carpenter to put the room back together if it fails? Are you ready to pay to do it the right way later on down the road when you might be retired? Cost maybe 20 grand then.
covered wagon 12/14/14 09:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Dually payload??

Deduct the weight of the empty truck from the GVWR rating in it's VIN sticker. Can You can also deduct the weight of the tires, wheels, brake calipers, brake drums/ rotors and axles because those are resting on the pavement, not on the truck? If you want to get even closer you could deduct 1/2 the weight of the drivelines possibly. You can deduct them. Just don't try to claim a credit for them. http://www.irs.gov/Credits-&-Deductions http://www.eaglecapowners.com/campfire/icon_smile_wink.gif What's her name said I could.
covered wagon 12/08/14 11:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Dually payload??

Deduct the weight of the empty truck from the GVWR rating in it's VIN sticker. Can You can also deduct the weight of the tires, wheels, brake calipers, brake drums/ rotors and axles because those are resting on the pavement, not on the truck? If you want to get even closer you could deduct 1/2 the weight of the drivelines possibly.
covered wagon 12/08/14 09:27am Truck Campers
RE: Pop-up campers in high winds?

I advise not buying in a subdivision that doesn't have enough room for a pole building for all the toys. This keeps the garage clear keeping the cars in better shape. With a higher door on a pole building you have the freedom to make choices as life changes with the future. Do everything when young and pay it off before getting older. That's the ticket.
covered wagon 12/07/14 03:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Quick to respond

The stories I keep hearing about this company shows that they are the best around. Tork Lift sets the example for other companies. Good will toward others breeds more good will from everyone effected. In reality, they are an example to all of us.
covered wagon 12/07/14 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: What do you think of our new rig?

So...... there are many young spring chicken TC'rs never seen that photo yet... Give them a chance to comment and see what they think...
covered wagon 11/28/14 10:56am Truck Campers
RE: Taking a dump at home is soooo easy... Where do you dump?

It seems like most campground dump stations I go to have been graded with a reverse slope so I've given up trying to dump before getting home. My sewer cleanout is only about 8' from the curb at the street. I wonder about this, too. My city sewer cleanout is literally inches from the curb in front of my house. The hill is pretty steep, but is angled so that I'd get a thorough dump. I just wonder a) if it's legal for me to dump there and b) what my neighbors would think. You were told its a clean out for the sewer so yer just cleaning the sewage out of your camper... right?! With that much slope the tremendous suction could implode the toilet... So be careful to stand back you wouldn't want anything to happen.
covered wagon 11/27/14 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Taking a dump at home is soooo easy... Where do you dump?

I couldn't get the line to gravity feed to our septic, so I ran the line to the neighbors septic. Shhhhh... don't tell anyone. There wasn't anyone living there when I did it so I don't think anyone knows. Been five years... one of the best little 'improvements' I've done. What's your story? Dave, I'm your neighbor down the hill. I want you to know that I've known all along about the sewer line modification you did from my place to yours, while I was on vacation. I also want you to know that while you were gone..(easy to tell when the camper's not there) I tapped into your water line and have not had a water bill for almost the full 5 years since. He he.... it's been great building up the savings account as I'm about ready to pay cash for a new rv.! Thanks David
covered wagon 11/27/14 09:03am Truck Campers
RE: Driveway camping at my own house

I've had cocktail parties, dinner parties, etc. in my camper in the driveway. I've also slept in it in the driveway more than once for fun. I'm in the mountains though and my camper is 175' up the driveway on the hillside with views of the lake below, so it's really a lot like "real TC camping"! :) Isn't it great the uses we find for these gems? :) Dak Sounds nice... how much is an overnight stay? :B
covered wagon 11/26/14 06:30am Truck Campers
RE: Prepping for cold weather camping

Great ideas! A tip on the fiberglass---you could put it in some trash bags to make it easier to handle, and keep the backing dry. That stuff is nasty if it gets in your clothes. I agree with this Buzzcut as that fiberglass dust migrates everywhere with little air currents inside the camper. I have cut a piece of similar foam insulation to fit behind the same compartment door as a solution. Thank you for the tip on the crank handles.
covered wagon 11/23/14 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Prepping for cold weather camping

I feel sorry for your Honda Gen sitting all by itself in the snow like that. It might work the way I do mine.... just hook it up and run it underneath the rear of the camper overhang. I don't know..... But I love your ideas on the insulation. It's a good product your using plus you have lots more overlap around the windows. How do you deal with the crank handles on your vents? Do you just take them off and they go in a drawer?
covered wagon 11/23/14 01:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Macerating pump to empty black/gray tank

Just think if you get Waynes system you could run it anywhere there are restrooms. Inside restaurants, Mcdonalds for examples.
covered wagon 11/22/14 09:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Macerating pump to empty black/gray tank

Yeah... make sure he doesn't drink too many....... I caught him running the hose up inside my camper and dumping into my toilet.
covered wagon 11/22/14 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Leonid Meteor Shower Monday Evening

Just went outside, skies are clear, but don't see any action here in Oregon. Will try again around 3am.
covered wagon 11/18/14 01:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Leonid Meteor Shower Monday Evening

Thank you, I'll be watching tonight.
covered wagon 11/17/14 08:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Charging the camper battery while driving?

I am a walking Murphy's law so a Cat heater is out. Solar panels are in for us.
covered wagon 11/17/14 01:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Charging the camper battery while driving?

I'm growing into the forgetful stage of life so I don't really want the Cat heater in my camper. I know for a fact that I might forget to open or crack a vent/ window and die in there. So that's out for me. Second, I don't want to charge the camper batteries off of the truck. It can be hard on the Alternator if the camper has very low batteries. Burning up just one diode can make you think everything is still all right since the dash gauge would not pick up on that, but then, you would be sending too much AC voltage noise to the trucks computers. That's bad. Solar panels with twice the amount required and two batteries is the way to go for us.
covered wagon 11/17/14 03:04am Truck Campers
RE: Can I vent while we sit around the campfire ?

Your water heater will last longer if you flush the sediment out about once a year. Some of the hose bibs on the bottom are plastic and can snap. I changed over to a brass hose bib. The second thing is when you flush it each year, making it last longer, the plastic dip tube can go bad so you have to be ready with an extra one handy. The dip tube holder is simply a plumbing nipple on top of the water heater, on the inlet side, just sleeved inside. Some have water inhibitors that are in the way of the new dip tube so you have to buy the same sized threaded nipple is all to sleeve the new dip tube into. Pretty simple really.
covered wagon 11/16/14 10:04am Around the Campfire
RE: What Wattage or size Panels for twin Batteries do you have?

I was hoping the prices would come down over the years. Solar panel prices have come WAY down over the last few years. About 10 years ago I put a 4.5KW array on my house, panel cost was about $25,000 or $5.50/watt. 6 years ago I put 450 watts on my boat (semi-flexible walkable panels) and they were about $4800, $10/watt. The panels I bought this spring are still available on Amazon, 2 x 100W for $288 - about $1.40/watt. They are cheaper than the batteries they feed. If you are in the solar panel business you would say the bottom dropped out of the market. They will probably drop further, as more capacity comes on line, but they have already dropped 80% in 10 years. I have simply not paid much attention to prices since I saw the price yrs ago and had priorities to use the money for traveling farther away places. HMSBeagle, your posts always strike me as being very useful, Thank you also.... Mike
covered wagon 11/12/14 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: What Wattage or size Panels for twin Batteries do you have?

I want to thank everyone for the input. This gives me some idea on what to look for in wattage and then sizes I'll need to fit my roof layout/ profile. I was hoping the prices would come down over the years. Probably since it has something to do with providing energy, that's why I don't see much of that happening. I'll keep looking around on C List and retail outlets and such. It Must present a good feeling knowing that you have greater independence while camping. Then too not scaring bears/ wildlife away with the generator. Silence in the wild is golden.
covered wagon 11/12/14 09:02am Truck Campers
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