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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?

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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
RE: AGM Batteries and Inverter - What Is Best For My Needs?

Probably a dumb question, but I need a smart answer. I have a Lance 950s with 2 group 27 flooded cell batteries that didn't last a year. I would like to replace them with AGMs because of their location. Does anyone know whether I can just install them with no other modification? Thanks in advance Shiv PS. I have tried to look at Progressive Dynamaics web site but it won't open. Those convertors that don't have a computer controlled charge are overcharging your group 27's. They are getting boiled to death. This is a typical scenario of batteries only lasting a year with those unregulated charging convertors. Look into group 31's for batteries. See if they'll fit but please remove the boiler first. HMS Beagle has got a better grasp on this subject than most here.... he is well read/ experienced. My batteries are 100 amp hour rated for 85 bucks a piece Sometimes on sale for less.. some I bought at the 64 dollar mark. I like the least expensive with the most I can pump during bulk charge. rest of the time they can sulfate until I get back to plugging somewhere. I don't worry about them except I removed the boiler and put in a smart charger.
covered wagon 08/16/14 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: AGM Batteries and Inverter - What Is Best For My Needs?

I get almost twice the number of amp hours of storage for half the price of AGM's What are your specs? They are cheap deep cycles. Around 65 to 84 dollars each on the latest pricing. I'll post later what the rating is. I like cheap because sometimes I can get new ones under an advertised better more competitive warrantee for free.
covered wagon 08/16/14 12:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Plywood & Rubber mat question ( Who's on first )

I tried the foam but it stressed areas of the camper bottom that had weak areas. Tired of the heavy rubber matt, I cut 3 strips of plywood 1 foot wide and stapled 1 foot wide strips of rubber to the bottom of the plywood. Using stainless staples it's held up and easy light weight to just slide in the three rubber strips of ply into the truck bed. The ply gives even pressure to the camper bottom.
covered wagon 08/16/14 10:29am Truck Campers
RE: AGM Batteries and Inverter - What Is Best For My Needs?

HMS, your right about that as I feel much easier about the cost and often abusing the wet cells. The two 12 volt wet cells always go about 6 yrs. A 7th yr. usually they are weak and ready to be replaced. So not bad at all for the cost.
covered wagon 08/16/14 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: AGM Batteries and Inverter - What Is Best For My Needs?

I get almost twice the number of amp hours of storage for half the price of AGM's So remind me to bring the jumper cables for you all.
covered wagon 08/16/14 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: AGM Batteries and Inverter - What Is Best For My Needs?

As long as all you guys keep the popularity of AGM's so high it will help the price of wet cells to stay low. I thank you all for that as two wet cells have kept up with all our needs and last about 6 yrs. And that's never worrying much how far we draw them down ea. night.
covered wagon 08/16/14 03:59am Truck Campers
RE: AGM Batteries and Inverter - What Is Best For My Needs?

Less required charging time means lower battery capacities. AGM's typically have less amps it can hold in it's bank account.
covered wagon 08/15/14 06:43pm Truck Campers
RE: A Fond Farewell

What's with all the negativity? I'd like to get a 5th wheel to add to my stable of toys but not get rid of the TC. Butch, FYI, nobody in CA drives 55, EVER! I do.... always. I only go the backenest backward roads no one wants to travel cause it takes too long. Man what enjoyable trips too. I've seen a lot of great places that way.
covered wagon 08/11/14 10:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Dicor or Eternabond Tape -Which is Better

deleleted post..... off topic.
covered wagon 08/05/14 03:22am Truck Campers
RE: Hunting for pictures of old Caveman Camper Steel Frames

Matt you know, anything you engineer is going to be way better anyhow. So don't worry about those long gone pics or plans. I suggest drawing up your own plan but remember gussets for stress points. Isn't aluminum a bit better in a way since it allows for some flexing before it snaps a weld? I really don't know but still like steel for many reasons.
covered wagon 08/03/14 01:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Best TV mystery dramas....IMHO

I do not use the words 'best' and 'television' in the same sentence. The sitcoms are filled with the same puerile off-color jokes we tittered over in junior high school. The dramas have a plot so thin I know the ending from the opening credits, and they all plagiarize the same story lines from each other. The so-called 'educational' channels (History, Discovery, TLC, et al) are now just rehashed far-out conspiracy junk. If it were not for the news I probably would not watch any TV at all. Too many free books available, free MOOC classes on the internet, or walking or bike riding instead of rotting my brain on TV. If this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, then so be it. I am just disappointed in TV anymore and do not foresee it getting any better. X2.... most television is blah blah turn on the laugh machine and what info might be worth listening to, turns out to be some person showing how well he or she has perfect speech and can talk like everyone else. It's so plastic. I just wish someone could shine thru with their own original qualities/ personality. Doc Martin is great, intelligent and Jesse Stone has that special rare quality when nothing said tells far more than words ever do. I am a fan of Jesse Stone and Tom Selleck. I haven't seen a new Jesse Stone for a couple of years. Have I just missed them...or is the series no longer in production ? Les, I'm only able to find four of the series on Netflix. Have you seen more than that? I love it too... being smartly put together like it is. That sounds about right, in terms of the episodes of Jesse Stone that we've watched. I'm wondering if maybe that's it for the series ? I like Tom Selleck. I remember when we first saw him. He was playing a detective called Lance on the old Rockford Files show. It was a great role and I recall thinking this guy (Selleck) will be a big star someday. I found Jesse Stone DVD's on line for about $35 bucks. There are 8 movies available in the series. So you and I have about 4 to go yet.
covered wagon 07/23/14 08:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Best TV mystery dramas....IMHO

I do not use the words 'best' and 'television' in the same sentence. The sitcoms are filled with the same puerile off-color jokes we tittered over in junior high school. The dramas have a plot so thin I know the ending from the opening credits, and they all plagiarize the same story lines from each other. The so-called 'educational' channels (History, Discovery, TLC, et al) are now just rehashed far-out conspiracy junk. If it were not for the news I probably would not watch any TV at all. Too many free books available, free MOOC classes on the internet, or walking or bike riding instead of rotting my brain on TV. If this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, then so be it. I am just disappointed in TV anymore and do not foresee it getting any better. X2.... most television is blah blah turn on the laugh machine and what info might be worth listening to, turns out to be some person showing how well he or she has perfect speech and can talk like everyone else. It's so plastic. I just wish someone could shine thru with their own original qualities/ personality. Doc Martin is great, intelligent and Jesse Stone has that special rare quality when nothing said tells far more than words ever do. I am a fan of Jesse Stone and Tom Selleck. I haven't seen a new Jesse Stone for a couple of years. Have I just missed them...or is the series no longer in production ? Les, I'm only able to find four of the series on Netflix. Have you seen more than that? I love it too... being smartly put together like it is.
covered wagon 07/20/14 11:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: under cabinet mount coffee maker

coffee.
covered wagon 07/20/14 07:45am Truck Campers
RE: Best TV mystery dramas....IMHO

I do not use the words 'best' and 'television' in the same sentence. The sitcoms are filled with the same puerile off-color jokes we tittered over in junior high school. The dramas have a plot so thin I know the ending from the opening credits, and they all plagiarize the same story lines from each other. The so-called 'educational' channels (History, Discovery, TLC, et al) are now just rehashed far-out conspiracy junk. If it were not for the news I probably would not watch any TV at all. Too many free books available, free MOOC classes on the internet, or walking or bike riding instead of rotting my brain on TV. If this makes me sound like a curmudgeon, then so be it. I am just disappointed in TV anymore and do not foresee it getting any better. X2.... most television is blah blah turn on the laugh machine and what info might be worth listening to, turns out to be some person showing how well he or she has perfect speech and can talk like everyone else. It's so plastic. I just wish someone could shine thru with their own original qualities/ personality. Doc Martin is great, intelligent and Jesse Stone has that special rare quality when nothing said tells far more than words ever do.
covered wagon 07/19/14 06:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Truck Camper Loading Assist

All these Gadgets. How is anyone going to develop any loading skills?
covered wagon 07/19/14 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Loading Assist

I just let the chains hang down, get it centered in the mirrors hanging equally down the sides of the truck. Get about half way in with the chains equal then look at the fender wells and correct the alignment further while going very slow but fast on the steering wheel. Works every time. If I want any small adjustments once backed in all the way, I do the Bob Mehrer Snow River trick.
covered wagon 07/17/14 10:09pm Truck Campers
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