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RE: Memory foam topper

RoyB, I do sleep better on my memory mattress and topper out in the camper. Probably from the great memories from past camping. I can call my NL camper a memory foam camper since it's made of foam board too. But that camper has problems... structural and shower won't drain without having the nose down. It's a p.o.c. but love it anyhow.
covered wagon 06/24/16 07:50am Truck Campers
RE: Memory foam topper

Yes as a topper but not just by itself. It's nice until you have a big heavy head like mine, you wake up with head in a sink hole. My big problem is the Northern Lite camper can't handle the weight with the memory foam mattress and memory foam topper. It's getting two big stress bulges in the fiberglass right where the cabover connects. But the oem mattress from the factory was something I had to get rid of.... it was teeth chattering in cold weather and was made too small for the mattress well size built in the camper.
covered wagon 06/23/16 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Remove box for flat bed...Why not?

Oh yes, the fuel fill is lower down so it's sometimes more difficult to fill with fuel because a lot of them tend to shut the nozzle off frequently. I solved that a couple ways if any are interested I can explain. I am interested to learn how you solved that. Kindly please explain! Pro Tech used the oem filler neck which most have an anti siphon hose blocker down the end of the pipe. Pull the fill neck/pipe and cut out the anti siphon hose blocker. Fuel will flow much better into the tank. The other thing you can do is throw a block of wood down to drive over and tilt the bed a little bit, but, I've never had to do that. I must say one last word about Aluminum... Pro Tech has the most beautiful designs and does not weld key areas but are riveted very strong. I've had my Pro Tech bed for almost 20 years and no problems. Everytime I go in there for new weather stripping to be put on the saddle tool boxes or new locks cause they wore out, they will not let me pay them. They are good people and are the most successful in the industry. They do the fire trucks and ambulances.
covered wagon 06/20/16 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Remove box for flat bed...Why not?

Flatbed it! :D You don't have to put the bed way up high, if you have a 4wd and heavy duty springs, with stock or near stock diameter tires. The tire won't reach the height of the wheel wells in the pickup box anyways, so you can set your flatbed deck about half way between the normal pickup bed floor height and the wheel well height. Leave out the outrigger cross member right above the tires and either notch the outboard side rails above the wheels, or make the bed wide enough that the tires' upward travel is within the bed width. The tire won't touch the bottom of the deck and will miss the channel sides. Stronger framed aluminum flatbed beds have cross framing that sit on top of the chassi and is higher due to the higher/ taller bed framing required for strength. Steel flatbeds may have lower heights due to it's inherent strength. I don't know about steel flatbeds. Where as an oem bed has a much lower profile frame sitting on top. My pro Tech flatbed is about 4 inches higher from oem. Best thing about aluminum flatbeds is the finish can be renewed by using steel wool and elbow grease. They are nice and the price of aluminum will maintain at least a base value after many years of use. Oh yes, the fuel fill is lower down so it's sometimes more difficult to fill with fuel because a lot of them tend to shut the nozzle off frequently. I solved that a couple ways if any are interested I can explain.
covered wagon 06/19/16 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: When do you want the water-fill air vent closed?

Make sure you are running the hot water side wide open on the faucet to get all the air out of the hot water heater before turning on the water heater. It sounds like to me that you are not purging all the air out of the water heater. Can burn up the waterheater if not filled/ purged properly. Never plug the waterfill screen. If you forget you will damage the camper.
covered wagon 06/19/16 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Wet bath flooring

I used the dry-deck stuff but it kinda hurts the soft feet and eventually wore a pattern in the fiberglass gelcoat surface underneath. Now I go without and just wipe the shower floor each time.
covered wagon 06/19/16 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: Remove box for flat bed...Why not?

I've had a set up with an aluminum flatbed and side boxes. The boxes fit right under the wings with extra storage but you remove the tie downs to access the tool boxes. Flatbed adds one extra step from being about 4 inches higher. It's a beautiful set up and the tourists got out of their tour bus and took more pics of my truck than the surrounding mountain views.
covered wagon 06/19/16 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Now that many of us have LED lights ... why 6Vs and solar?

I have enough trouble these days just keeping enough energy to go hiking like I like. I never worry about the numbers or any of that... just go have fun and charge when I need to. In 13 years I'm still on my second set of cheap wet cells. By now I think I can call them only 10 volt batteries but they still work.
covered wagon 06/18/16 12:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Now that many of us have LED lights ... why 6Vs and solar?

The larger the battery amp hour capacity the more charge times required to fully charge and properly care for those expensive batteries. Me.... I go for less expensive, less worry fusing over wether I am sulphating a cheap battery as long as I can go all night in the cold and stay warm with furnace running I'm okay with charging each day, but, not having to charge for extended periods because the battery capacity is so high.
covered wagon 06/18/16 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Bigger vs smaller tires and wheels

Bigger wheels is harder on the running gear. More leveraged force against trans and U joints. I would hate to try and get the odometer recalibrated too. You will get better mileage not spinning larger diameter wheels too.
covered wagon 06/18/16 09:28am Truck Campers
RE: Portable Generators

My experience tells me to stick with the Honda. JMHO
covered wagon 06/18/16 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: Your biggest truck camper mistake?

Realizing late in life I have a lot to be thankful for. That and most all of the above.
covered wagon 06/18/16 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone use flex seal?

Remember leak ender 2000? Just spray on your plumbing pipes and stops the leaks.
covered wagon 06/12/16 06:27am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone use flex seal?

I've got a spot I used Vulkem on yrs ago and is still holding up better than most other spots.
covered wagon 06/11/16 11:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone use flex seal?

You won't find a professional using that. Just stop in at an rv dealer and find out what's good. They do repairs all the time.
covered wagon 06/10/16 11:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Northwood MFG Vinyl Trim Insert issues

Got mine at Apache Campers in S.E. Portland. They must have the good stuff because it's held up well. Redid entire camper, made it look brand new again except for some basement squish, p.o.s.,I still love it.
covered wagon 06/10/16 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: KYB Monomax $113 each at Sears?

KYB Mono Max are expensive but they have advantages over other shocks. I think they are the best. I paid $335 for all fours about 8 yrs ago. They are stiff but not aggressive. Stiil good on my truck. Had the Ranchos before and would do the KYB's again.
covered wagon 06/08/16 07:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane

I was sick from a propane leak and the brand new alarm did not sound off. PLEASE CHeck your propane system. Mine being 13-14 yrs old had a cracked washer inside the plastic tank connection knob causing the male pressure fit connector inside the knob to be loose. Make sur none of the hoses are loose after connecting the tank(s) I could have had a disaster.
covered wagon 06/06/16 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Where to buy Hengs roof coating

If you guys saw this SonoLast job I did you wouldn't believe how nice it looks and wouldn't believe its that tough and still like rubber after 5/6 years. problem with the tape is that the old Hengs is on thick and has divets and low spots. Tape does not like compounded bends/folds nor can fill voids.
covered wagon 06/03/16 06:17am Truck Campers
RE: Where to buy Hengs roof coating

I would not use that stuff. It turns hard as a rock and cracks, like murder to get it off and redo in the future. My NL camper was redone several years ago using Sono Last caulking. I blue taped a nice square masking and spread the caulk all over the Hengs. It's rubber, very durable, stays flexible and coats very well. Remember to work into the surface going both directions after cleaning with lacquere thinner first. Very easy to spread with a stiff throw away brush. Brush can be made stiffer by cutting bristles or brush hair shorter length.
covered wagon 06/02/16 10:36pm Truck Campers
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