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RE: Range Hood FAN Replacement

I did this mod a long time ago but, also did this to the bathroom fan originally. Those rv fans jumped in the garbage by themselves.:)
covered wagon 08/08/15 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: New Sneaker's and much needed TLC

Instead of coffee try Starbucks green tea. I have the same problem with coffee but their organic green tea is Fireworks by comparison. Healthy for you also
covered wagon 06/29/15 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap campers, experience?

Let me just say, we toured the Eagle Cap factory and the Arctic Fox factory before buying. We did not buy AF. What does this have to do with the OPs question? I thought this post is rather helpful to the OP. After all an industry where they primarily pay on piece rated work needs to have tighter quality controls. What they charge for trucks and campers now a days you could start with an armored truck, turn it into a nice camper and you'd have something really bullet proof. I would in essence strongly consider having a camper custom built as an alternative. That is because of workmanship standards seemingly dropping in most industries.
covered wagon 06/20/15 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: Why do you apply Luan on to filon?

Judging by what stainless countertops cost (just had some completed) and what camper manufacturers and dealers are charging for a new unit. It' in my estimation that a camper body could be built out of all stainless steel and not mess around with rotting, problematic materials.
covered wagon 06/05/15 08:41am Truck Campers
RE: TC Mattress

Our mattress has low spots towards the center. Would a topper fix this? I discovered it was the camper sagging under the weight of the mattress and us, the sleepers up there. The bed area has mostly thin framing/ structure, so you'll get some bed sag to the center in lots of these campers. We folded towels to various thicknesses and laid them under the mattress for a straight bed. This helps a lot but, takes time to get it right.
covered wagon 05/31/15 09:59am Truck Campers
RE: New camper discount.

For that kind of money I would build one custom built. That's a crazy price if you ask me and the way they build them.... sheesh.... youd be better off getting a nice shape used one and upgrading it to your liking. New counters, upholstery, custom memory mattress, decent backsplash, nice flooring, custom trimwork cut to perfection, upgraded high r value rigid foam under the mattress to stop the cold telegraph as is so common and laminate the exterior belly of the camper with thin gauge aluminum. You still would have a discount in your pocket.
covered wagon 05/23/15 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Replacement Escape vent lid

Yes, I would have it coated before putting it back on. I think if mine ever started to crack I would fiberglass the whole thing by bringing it to a boat builder and have him spray it with the fiberglass chopper gun. That would probably work great too. Often saving money in the short term cost much more in the long run.
covered wagon 05/17/15 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Replacement Escape vent lid

I'll never need to replace mine since I had it armor coated with two coats of Line-X bedliner when it was new. I took it off and brought it down there to have it done. I could see the future with cracks and deterioration on such a thin thing they call a hatch cover. 12 years now and still strong. That is, until Buzcutt throws a big rock at it.
covered wagon 05/17/15 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camping in Yosemite questions

Maybe I am a bit biased living so close to Yosemite Valley but it is a freaking zoo all summer long, traffic jams, crowded noisy campgrounds, lines of people on the popular trails. Summer is better spent in the high country of the park. If you want Waterfalls April through May in a normal rainfall year. If you want the Valley, Toulumne,and Tigo pass leading to the spectacular east side off 395, come in September when the crowds have thinned and the leaves are starting to turn. I agree. Cannot take the crowd more than about one afternoon and then always leave to get out. Even the Awahnee hotel for lunch, although expensive, was terrible the last time we went for lunch. It used to be a wonderful experience.
covered wagon 05/17/15 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox Torklift ISSUE! But it could happen to you!!

Problem with the cheaper plywoods used in rvs. It's so porous and light weight it absorbs moisture like crazy. Dry rot prone just from high humidity in winter storage. It is not like the good structural plywoods available to framing contractors. Its different.
covered wagon 05/16/15 09:18am Truck Campers

I would think long and hard before buying any rv. They are all built lightweight and kinda inexpensively for the weight with hauling factors. There is no comparison between a boat and a fiberglass camper as the boat is built for seaworthiness with molded in or integrated fiberglass bulkheads, stringers and additional structural members. A camper on the other hand is limited by weight so there is a limit to adding a lot of engineered structure. I've experienced failures with both northern lite and Bigfoot campers but the failures so far as I can tell are few and are between the 2000 and 2009 models. When they were a bit too concerned about weight factors. My 03 had a lot of problems, when new, with leaks at the compartments and ABS waste lines. When I saw the work I declined any warrantee work and repaired everything myself. Therefore the advice about getting a great deal on a lightly used model and upgrading is your best bet. I would never pay the full new price for one as I am too pickey to expect any decent return on a new one. I feel that any knowledgeable skilled craftsman would readily recognize the need for upgrading and refitting a camper to his specs after getting to know the camper. Buying new is not a panacea and warrantee work at the dealer was not worth the business of dropping it off and then picking it up again. Just get a nice used one and watch for any stains, water inside compartments, wetness, mold smells and don't stop this practice with any rv and you will be okay. Don't store it out in the open when you cannot keep an eye on it after each storm and make sure you can work on it regularly at a comfortable place and pace. HOAs that have rules about rvs can be bad since you cannot keep a close eye on leaks and moisture levels.
covered wagon 05/03/15 03:45pm Truck Campers
RE: black water disposal

Just go invest in the proper septic system. Whatever it costs it will up the value of the property another 20% above what it costs. Locate the future home first so you don't put setic and drainfield in a good location for the cabin/ house and gets good gravity flow to the tank and gravity flow to the drain field. Drain field needs to located down hill from tank but level ground works also because of the depth dug to the distribution boxes. Any slopes over 35% usually won't allow drain fields. But ea. county has their own stipulations. Also don't leave a nice camper there unless you have neighbors to watch over it as it will get lived in by squatters or broke into. Counties usually won't let you live in an rv permanently unless you have a permit to build a cabin/ home.
covered wagon 04/26/15 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Termites in the Camper??

I would never use pesticide in a small livable space like a camper. There are enough chemical villians everywhere in food water and air. Go ahead with the experts ..... I'll stay with a light spray of antifreeze or wd 40. Furthermore termites like wood that starts breaking down from the micro organisms that can live in moisture conditions. Antifreeze will stop the wood breaking down. Rot. and kill the termites. Antifreeze is a good wood rot arrestor because it is compatible with moisture and kills living things. I did not go to exterminator school. If worried about WD fumes or antifreeze fumes/ vapors then use a high concentration of water and dishsoap. Dishsoap kills most bugs but, Chevron doesn't want to tell you that. Neither does an exterminator.
covered wagon 04/24/15 08:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Termites in the Camper??

WD-40 lightly spray soaked into the wood they are munching is my guess.
covered wagon 04/24/15 04:32am Truck Campers
RE: Termites in the Camper??

LMAO..... Now the fun part; ten more answers will follow from people who will determine that DIY experience trumps this. Well written sir. Bingo. That is EXACTLY why I rarely post here, concerning pests. Everybody thinks they know entomology and pest control. It normally is not worth the trouble. Thanks for recognizing that. I've seen just as many mistakes from professionals also. If you listen carefully there are little bits and pieces of useful information from just about everyone. Sometimes a very good clue to giving direction for more research can be had by the least of the experts.
covered wagon 04/24/15 04:29am Truck Campers
RE: Overnighting-while-Urban, or OU

Stealth camping is too stressful. It's the chance of the fine or the chance of being woken up during your long over due sleep that makes it not worth it. Permission and a good rest is much better. Not to mention the unrelenting thoughts in getting a fine and then having to find another place while still half asleep. I'll go get permission. Besides if you travel under starlight, not freeway light, your chances of truly free camping are much greater.:) This is sort of like the old discussion that you are causing an unsafe condition because your doing the speed limit. Everyone has to go around since your not speeding like most everyone else. Surround yourself with good deeds, your future will be much brighter.
covered wagon 04/19/15 11:25am Truck Campers
RE: Language, are we progressing or regressing

You'll be happy to hear that I don't allow any swearing on my jobsites. I think everyone feels a bit more positive for it.
covered wagon 04/04/15 06:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Anthem hacked

Isn't smart just to use cash and have no credit cards? Pay by mail? That way little to no hackers and telephone soliciters. Right?
covered wagon 03/29/15 01:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Craigslist Scammers...

My adds read.... Local cash deals only, all others rejected.
covered wagon 03/20/15 02:17am Truck Campers
RE: 12 volt coffee maker

Find a nice old percolator for the top of the stove. If you cannot find an old percolator try KMART Click here to see percolator I vote this is the best advice. I just cannot see running hot liquids thru any kind of plastic appliance. All it does is brew added polyvinyl chlorides into the coffee from plastic. There is already enough cancer in a lot of our friends and other Americans around us. Just make sure the coffee pot has a glass bubble on the top. Camping is for getting a break from any kind of normal routine so we stove top perc also. It's a lot of fun in the anticipation and learning to get it just right.
covered wagon 03/19/15 09:15am Truck Campers
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