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RE: Water coming out city water inlet.

Those stinking little check valves are worthless (as you have found). I removed the check valve put on a manual valve similar to the one pictured above years ago. Works fine. Only issue is I have to go out and close the valve if we lose park water pressure and want to switch to our fresh tank. I like this idea having full control this way. Be nice to set it up so that the valve is inside under the cabinets not sticking out beyond camper body.
covered wagon 10/15/14 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

Another option, sell the money pit like we did. We are near the end of a 6 week cross country coast to coast trip. What fun staying in motels and getting over 30 mpg. Never looking back. No bed bugs ether. Yes, it seems like a nice change. However, me got a bad stomach bug from eating in strange restaraunts. And I absolutely detest filthy bathrooms that your stuck using and have no soap, or that kind that barely cleans. It's to gross going without an rv and a nice clean bathroom. IMHO, I'll take the 14 miles to the gallon, plus I have an excuse to drive at a bit slower pace and enjoy it more. I do not live by a clock.
covered wagon 10/15/14 07:50am Truck Campers
RE: Water coming out city water inlet.

Try pushing in the little recess and agitating the dirt out of it. It's just a little rubber one way valve is all.
covered wagon 10/14/14 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: what do you do if the truck needs to be towed?

This is a good question. 4 X 4 trucks with push button four wheel drive and automatic hubs have to have their drive shafts disconnected for towing. This is the main reason I opted for a manual transfer case and manual hubs. My truck can be towed on either axle or on all four wheels with the transfer case in neutral if needed. This great information. Thank you
covered wagon 10/14/14 04:32pm Truck Campers
RE: what do you do if the truck needs to be towed?

Lol I try hangin' out the chain as much as possible. Laughter is best medication in todays world. None of those bad side effects either. Unless you split a gut.:)
covered wagon 10/14/14 02:36pm Truck Campers
RE: what do you do if the truck needs to be towed?

Bedlam, just makin a joke. Honest.... and I wouldn't be a bit offended the other way around.
covered wagon 10/14/14 08:31am Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

bobibyelm, another good post about being proactive with these trucks. I do believe that a used truck with 100-150 thousand miles with the correct aftermarket modifications is more reliable than a brand new truck off the lot. I say correct mods in that enough time elapsed for word to get out about what mods are effective for reliability and needs to be acted on. The truck forums are a great resource for this reason. A particular model therefore needs to have been around for a long enough period for the correct information to develop among it's owners.
covered wagon 10/14/14 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: what do you do if the truck needs to be towed?

How is it that guys with Ford trucks know so much about towing? Did you guys take classes?
covered wagon 10/14/14 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

bobinyelm..... Two very excellent posts. Best I've read in a long time. Thank you
covered wagon 10/13/14 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

One good piece of advice that I have gotten here and from others that I have talked to is seeking out an independent mechanic after a vehicle is off warranty. Old habits die hard, but I have the name that was recommended to me by numerous people and I will make an appt with him to check out the latest pool of oil on my driveway. Yep Freedom that is a step in the right direction. I spent quit a lot on my other newer truck that hauls the TC. It wasn't spent on repairs it was mostly spent on preventative ideas engineered by others to prevent the problems that occur with my brand/ yr. truck. The ideas are good to great aftermarket parts and came from truck forum discussions and some good ol' American know how.. You see... I believe most problems are part of planned obsolescence or to give support to the service shops, which is fine, except that they sometimes charge 2 and 3 times what normal would be.
covered wagon 10/13/14 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

One good reason is I hate hackers and email alike. It's made me mad what hackers have done with my email. Thinking about no email at all ever... just cancel the account all together. Lately I'm getting ads for correcting errors on my computer but they are the ones generating the errors. It's evil and they should go do some honest work somewhere.
covered wagon 10/13/14 09:14am Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

Also consider if Profiles aren't accurate, good chance the post from the same person is not accurate. I think this is a thought worth pondering. Wayne Moderator Are you implying something here Wayne? No, just stating my observation. It is not uncommon for something to change in someones Profile, and they do not think about updating their Profile. Simply an over site, and correct it when it is pointed out. There are others, that for reasons not understood by me, that purposely have misinformation and refuse to correct it when it is pointed out. He is referring to me to be exact because I deliberately gave a bad email address to my registration form. It was the only way it would accept the registration for changing my forum name since the correct address was already used. This does not mean I am a criminal. Far from it. There is always PM's anyway Wayne.... don't get so upset bud, like you say, I can only do it by contacting administration and not thru you. Getting back to the truck Business.... One of my trucks is a 92 with over 400 k miles. It has not had any problems except brakes, one starter motor, one alternator. The fuel module rotted out from moisture in the diesel so I rebuilt that with some 4'' ABS fittings. The brakes became a problem because brake shops never ever changed the fluid, never really checked the calipers the way they should either. It has developed that I stay away from dealers and now brake shops. Continue learning about aftermarket products making the vehicle more reliable than if I would buy new. There are a lot of OEM parts that are not worth the time to reinstall them. There is a new economy of truck parts/ engineers developing better, more reliable aftermarket parts. One should take the time to read about them on well run truck owners forums long before they show up at the dealers service shop and drop off the keys. I'm sorry, I could not get my post out of the quote border/ box.
covered wagon 10/13/14 06:36am Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

Freedom 49 you need to join a truck club forum. These guys know the tricks and better aftermarket parts for reliability for a long long time.
covered wagon 10/11/14 03:53pm Truck Campers
RE: the end of our TC days?

This is sad to hear. I do know that your truck is very marketable, in demand. I think lots of the trouble you are having is simply because you go to a dealership. My number one rule is to stay as far away from those as I can. They do not car like a small diesel shop does that specializes in your truck. The guy that works this way with a small shop gets his word about the correct fixes from other owners that have the same problem. There are a lot of tricks to keeping these trucks and making them more reliable than any factory or dealership is capable of. Plus dealerships try pushing you into trading in for newer. Who wants that when a diesel is supposed to go at least 500k miles.
covered wagon 10/11/14 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: what needed fot generator

Now I know why a lot of folks don't blab too much about their secret boondock spots.
covered wagon 10/10/14 10:36pm Truck Campers
RE: what needed fot generator

AVR -1710 sounds like people repellent...... get the whole camp to yourself. It's a stereo system I assume.
covered wagon 10/10/14 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: what needed fot generator

Yep, we carry snips to cut the lock and it goes thru a generator crusher in the back of the patrol car. If you are running one of the quiet ones we pass out free tickets to a candle light dinner. Check the dBA ratings on all three, you may be surprised. And YES, I'll accept those tickets as long as you're serving.:p Next candle lite dinner is in Yosemite Valley
covered wagon 10/10/14 03:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Need New Shocks

I'm shocked at the number of TCr's that don't go with the KYB mono max. Shock police will give you a ticket for running anything else. My dog can easily sniff from 30 feet away what brand you have.
covered wagon 10/10/14 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: what needed fot generator

Yep, we carry snips to cut the lock and it goes thru a generator crusher in the back of the patrol car. If you are running one of the quiet ones we pass out free tickets to a candle light dinner.
covered wagon 10/10/14 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: what needed fot generator

Don't be fooled by really cheap generators. Notice people responding above have 'inverter' generators (and quality brands). The inverter allows the generator to generate 120v x 60hz even at a quiet idle rather than having to be at maximum revs in order to achieve 60hz continuously. Also, there is a distinction between how smooth the 120v x 60hz output will be - like any inverters those that offer "pure sine wave" rather than some lumpy semi-square wave output will be best as the latter might damage things you connect to it (consider you may be charging your phone, running your computer, microwave, etc. from this electricity source). I only know this because I was considering buying a generator and was nearly fooled by 2000w generators that were really cheap, but when I started looking into it I found out why people pay over 5 times as much for a quality Honda or similar. Steve. Steve is right, I would not buy anything unless it is one of the expensive ones. We can barely hear ours running when inside the camper. Even when I walk out front of my truck, gen running in the rear, The sound is almost down to nothing. I think very inconsiderate to buy and run the noisey annoying cheapies gens.
covered wagon 10/10/14 05:54am Truck Campers
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