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RE: Happijac motor problem

Anyone interested in how to keep the lower electric motor bearings oiled you can pm me. Mine are still smooth sitting out in the weather 10 years now. I oil them twice a year.
covered wagon 09/21/14 09:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac motor problem

Those elect. motors seize up if not covered in winter rains/ moisture. It's the bearing in the lower end of the motor that goes bad and that's usually before the jack mechanism portion shows problems. So I cover mine with plastic and wrap each one every winter. You should run each one up and down every so often too. Don't let them sit idle for lengthy periods. By running each one up and down individually you can tell by the sound if one is developing a problem as it will be a louder grind less smooth sound than the others.
covered wagon 09/21/14 05:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Personal Safety for Truck Campers ~ Part I

Is it possible, feasible to install a mini peep hole telescope thru the front cab over? The kind you often see on a front entry door? There's no window and often can't see when backed into a private campsite? Anyhow there's a good idea for TorkLift to make something for that. SkyFree, if they are so broke or so 'low life' they feel the need to lay in dirt or hide and steal like that, they can have the stuff. Although I would prefer they ask first.
covered wagon 09/20/14 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 3500 steering

Basically a really nice engine sitting on a pile of junk. You own one so I guess you can call it what you like. I have owned a 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, and now a 2013. I had to replace the ball joints on the 2004 at 50,000 miles. Nothing on the rest of them. My son has a 2006 Chevy with the Duramax and has replaced both hubs. His wife has a 2007 Tahoe w/70,000 miles and he just replaced both hubs last week. Besides the the ball joints replaced on the 2004, the only other item I replaced on those 5 year models was a Turbo Speed Sensor at 90,000 miles on the 2008. Four days ago, the 2013 was 1 year old and has 19,800 miles on it. 70% of those miles are hauling the TC or my 11,000 lb. dozer. No problems. Must be good junk! Not bad for over 400,000 miles from 'junk' trucks Huh!? Now if you told me that 400 k miles was all on one truck I would be impressed.
covered wagon 09/19/14 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: rear end gears

I am surprised that on an rv forum we have all this concern for being the fastest. When in reality owning an rv means you are going to slow down and see America, not have it wiz by. Live with time on your side that's the way to being happy, not stressed and not tired.
covered wagon 09/17/14 07:53pm Truck Campers
RE: rear end gears

I'm willing to sacrafice a little gas mileage for off the line responsiveness. My last truck had 4:10's and was the best combination on a truck I've owned. With a camper you don't want to be racing, a diesel has plenty of off the line/ bottom end torque anyhow. With a camper on board you should drive more conservatively, like your on vacation and higher gears help conserve fuel. I had lower gears and it was a bummer.... I had it regeared for a lot of money and will never go back. I have 3:55s now. I can still throw the camper right off of the back of the truck with the torque if I wanted to. Take it from a guy that's had both ways
covered wagon 09/16/14 08:37pm Truck Campers
RE: rear end gears

The best advice from most everyone is get the tallest highest gears you can get because you don't want the rpms screaming fuel away at 60 miles an hour on the flats. When you come to a hill or need to down shift it will do it when needed as needed. Even with a manual shift it will become automatic for you as well. The duration of needing a lower gear is so short compared to all other driving that you should use the trans to downshift during those moments.
covered wagon 09/16/14 08:33am Truck Campers
RE: Older Bigfoot Taillight question

Thanks for the info on the LEDs. I'll look a little more into it.
covered wagon 09/14/14 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Older Bigfoot Taillight question

I'm not going with LED lights. They burn out all too often and can't change the bulb. I knew there had to be a trade-off about them.
covered wagon 09/14/14 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Cargo Carrier Question

Little kid running, adult glancing elsewhere while coming around the front corner of your truck in a shopping center. To easy to hurt someone with that. You should get the one that does not fold/ stick out like a sore thumb and put it under the camper on the rear hitch. Someday you'll be in close quarters and forget about that large vestige and crush, crunch something. If you need extra storage and cant spare the use of the rear hitch you should get a flatbed put on your truck with the side saddle boxes under the camper wing. May God present America with a true home run wake up call that does not hurt anyone.
covered wagon 09/14/14 03:52am Truck Campers
RE: Camper fall down. Nothing but pride hurt. And jacks.

I would not want a camper that has only three jacks. Nor would I have jacks that are only attached underneath the wings. There is a reason the attachment points run up along the corners for a ways on TCs now a days.
covered wagon 09/12/14 05:34am Truck Campers
RE: TC bends frame of Dually - pic

Yep, integrated tie downs if you wish.
covered wagon 09/09/14 10:26pm Truck Campers
RE: TC bends frame of Dually - pic

So Torklift should make clamp on frame reinforcement brackets. Ford, Chev or Dodge, they would fit nice and snug over the frame in the most stressed point in hauling a camper. Between the cab and bed, they'd be a nice thick (heavy wall) 'C' channel fitting over your existing frame. No drilling, no welding... just tighten the clamping bolts provided in the kit..
covered wagon 09/09/14 08:11pm Truck Campers
RE: That was a rough trip.

Interesting story and glad everything is going good again. I think you can set up your fuel system so the electric fuel pump is not inside the tank. I know lots of people did this and carry an extra lift pump since the elect. ones seem to go out.
covered wagon 09/09/14 07:18am Truck Campers
RE: Lost outside fridge access door and frame

Why would you recommend a camper that the parts fall off as you go down the road? Depends all on the employees working for whatever brand.
covered wagon 09/07/14 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Lost fridge cover... Any ideas?

I am sure that you will find a source for one. My concern is how often I would see those covers lay broken on the roadside, so just want to say, to put two ss. screws into your next one. Locate the holes you drill for the screws making sure the screws will hit the wood frame behind the cover frame.
covered wagon 09/07/14 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Labor Day Weekend: Where are you going?

We call all of the three day weekends "Amateur" weekends and stay away. Drunk drivers, inexperienced campers and boaters, and obnoxious people make these weekends challenging and potentially dangerous so we wimp-out. I understand why many go because it is one of the few three day weekends you get off from work, just be careful !!! Deleted for being off topic.
covered wagon 08/26/14 05:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace vanity faucet/diverter with single handle/diverter?

covered wagon 08/25/14 07:41pm Truck Campers
RE: RV Cameras

Wondering if they are good enough to see little children? You know some are very small. I never park unless I can pull forward and I actually would rather get a wildlife cam for when we are camping and see whats out there at night. Might be surprised.
covered wagon 08/24/14 10:15pm Truck Campers
RE: AGM Batteries and Inverter - What Is Best For My Needs?

Thanks all. I may have confused you guys a little - I don't think they went bad, I think they were left unattended several months without being unplugged. My question is whether the current Lance setup will handle the AGMs or if I need to change any component. Some have said to simply switch. Others have spiralled off into unknown (to me)acronyms with all sorts of changes. If it helps at all, we have agen set and no solar. Thanks again, Shiv A smart charger will unplug at the correct time. Overcharging (boiling) is as bad or worse than never charging a battery. Those unregulated non computer controlled rv chargers, called 'convertor' are worse, more cheaply built than the least expensive of automotive chargers. At least the automotive battery chargers know when to shut down and not ruin a new battery. I just cringed the other day when an rv dealer was selling the same p.o.s. convertor to a new rv owner without explaining needs for a regulated convertor. Here the guy was a doctor and can afford the best yet all they wanted was to get rid of this old stock, no longer selling battery boiler as I call them. To me, it was almost criminal.
covered wagon 08/16/14 06:13pm Truck Campers
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