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RE: 06 Dodge Diesel Engine Shutdown Adventure

The idea is to not have any potential problems down inside a fuel tank you guys, when it could be accessed well enough outside. Wife gets hamburger while changing lift pump. Lift pumps in the tank is very very bad because you need a big protection filter to protect pump and smaller micron factory filter at the engine. I cannot believe some are still toying with the idea of having an in tank pump. It's just wrong. And then to think putting an emulsifier to get rid of Algea that just hurts so much on a multi thousand dollar diesel engine option.
covered wagon 02/08/16 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: 06 Dodge Diesel Engine Shutdown Adventure

Your welcome. I'm sorry this happened to you. Dodge engineers are not right to do this to people. Some manufacturers are even worse hiding a small easily overwhelmed filter inside the frame channel. I read that it took several service shops and loads of frustration before they found it. Filters should be large and located in good places. BTW, it is best if you can change fuel lines to at least 3/8ths. Mine are modified to half inch.
covered wagon 02/08/16 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: 06 Dodge Diesel Engine Shutdown Adventure

I modified my truck to take car of this problem in a parking lot in about 10 minutes. Cut out all in tank screens on the module. Mount fuel pump on the Frame near the tank. Install a primary filter before the fuel pump to protect the fuel pump from debri thus, able to change the filter anytime. Primary / prefilter helps save the secondary factory filter on the engine from getting overwhelmed/ clogged, besides protecingt the fuel pump. Check fuel pump inlet for screens too and remove letting the primary filter do the job. Primary filter should be around 30 microns. Adding ball shut off valves helps a lot in changing filters/ servicing. If a boat was set up like these trucks people would capsize at sea with engines shutting down. Never would boating safety regulations allow such a bad set up as these trucks. In other words folks you need to modify the fuel system and make it reliable. It's really set up wrong. Dealerships get more business w/ the factory set up. I also have a fuel pressure gauge too btw.
covered wagon 02/08/16 06:09am Truck Campers
RE: TC Forum: Senior Members

I think Wayne had one of those but while setting the lift speed too high, it catapulted him into the river.
covered wagon 02/01/16 08:23am Truck Campers
RE: TC Forum: Senior Members

Yeah I know.... it hurts like heck. I once saw a winch mounted above your camper door..... what was that all about?
covered wagon 01/27/16 12:25pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Forum: Senior Members

Wayne didn't you say you have 4 HappiJacks bolted to your wheel chair to go up inside the camper?Nope, Stable Lift. With the weight I am gaining, I may need a dually wheel chair. :R :B
covered wagon 01/27/16 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: TC Forum: Senior Members

Wayne didn't you say you have 4 HappiJacks bolted to your wheel chair to go up inside the camper?
covered wagon 01/27/16 09:32am Truck Campers
RE: TC Forum: Senior Members

Although I don't have a TC, I often check in on that forum... My answer: I don't want to be the most, "senior," anywhere...period. :E You won't be able to do anything about it one day, when you look around and notice your the oldest person in the place. My vote goes to Senior Wayne Reddog, I think he said he's a 103.:@
covered wagon 01/27/16 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: 2016 NL Delamination

Ask Keith if he would be kind enough to send pics on the progress. I would want them for my own education about my camper.
covered wagon 01/25/16 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Amazing MPG gains... Magic fuel, or ???

I've seen 15 miles to the gal. hand calculated with my CTD at 3400 lbs. I can only do that on lonely back roads going 50 MPH. I never go by a train schedule nor Interstates. I get there relaxed and happy, thanking God there is a place for fast drivers on the Interstates.:)
covered wagon 01/13/16 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: 2016 NL Delamination

Very unfortunate that it delaminated. Hopefully the repair will solve the problem. I personally wouldn't be very comfortable with a repair on delamination. I would ask the manufacturer to extend the warranty to cover any failure in the future. Such a key area with the tie downs pulling on the wings. A little imagination can see it better get fixed right.... I really appreciate you showing this as I see mine needing a strengthener across wing fronts w/ one solid member using the fiberglass panels talked about earlier. I say this because the age of my camper is showing slight wrinkles generally spread out across this front section. Not much but you can see them it in the light.
covered wagon 01/07/16 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: 2016 NL Delamination

Wardster, I think it important to tell you that my 2003 NL has been on lots of country gravel back roads and my tie downs have been tightened to where the spring load is up the 1/8th of an inch on the torklift springs in front and have not seen this problem. My camper has done fine in that the wings have not stressed. I have seen your problem only once before on a new BF camper.I don't know what they did to repair it under warranty. My bulge, as discussed in the other post, never showed for years until I got to using it almost fulltime. Lots of condensation. I think the glued failed on mine but won't know till I get to do the repairs.
covered wagon 01/06/16 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Surprising Danger experienced With My HappiJacks

Hoping they notice this thread... otherwise I have to wait till I have more time to call them. Working 8-9 hrs and commuting 3 hrs round trip takes a toll on a person.
covered wagon 01/05/16 08:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Surprising Danger experienced With My HappiJacks

Thanks for the interest and thoughts on this. The more aware the better for safety anyway. The pinion gear on the electric motor, being so small, does lock the jacks position. There has to be some sort of additional brake to prevent free spin when motor is disengaged. Suppose your little daughter fell down and got hurt the way children seem to do, which distracted you after you pulled the lever in the manual down position. You would not want to return to a rolled camper from a spun jack. There has to be some sort of safety stop. Another great thought....finding your jacks are worn by way of ruining your camper isn't a good thing. Must be a better way, at least warning owners in the manual. Either that or I lubed where it is not supposed to be lubed, which should also be in the manual. Still, IT seems implausible somehow being that it is A mechanical device.
covered wagon 01/04/16 10:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Surprising Danger experienced With My HappiJacks

No except I took the gear heads off and lubed the gears. Poured a little 30 wt. oil down the tubes below the gears. I also lube the lowest bearing inside the electric motor by removing the plastic covers once a year. There is a small weep hole in the motor housing after you remove the cover that allows a shot of oil to hit that bearing.
covered wagon 01/04/16 08:13am Truck Campers
RE: Invitation for repairing delamination Bulge on NL Camper

I am sorry this happened to you also. On such a new one too. I'm sure Kieth will respond with a positive note about repairing it.
covered wagon 01/04/16 08:10am Truck Campers
RE: Surprising Danger experienced With My HappiJacks

Super Dave, I'm saying the camper was coming down and the Jack was going up on it's own allowing the camper to start falling.
covered wagon 01/03/16 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Surprising Danger experienced With My HappiJacks

Since mine are 12/13 years old I wonder if there is something like a tension washer to make them slow down that is worn. When I stopped the spinning there was a little resistance or braking in some spots to hold but, wasn't enough to hold. I think HappiJack Corporation needs to machine the threading not so steep but they already operate slow enough. Or perhaps a governor brake. I don't know enough about it. All I know is they spun down like they were well lubed. It was the 2 front ones that acted like this.
covered wagon 01/03/16 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Surprising Danger experienced With My HappiJacks

They are the 4500's. It's interesting that once I let the crank go it would continue to spin on it's own till I stopped it. Pulled out the crank when stopped and it got to lowering with the jack screw spinning inside on it's own. Scared the heck out of me but reacted fast to stop it and engage the electric motor for safety.
covered wagon 01/03/16 06:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Surprising Danger experienced With My HappiJacks

CW- good to hear you are safe. You mentioned that the jacks are well lubed. I need to perhaps perform maintenance on my HJ's, but they are fully manual with no motor. Do I need to be concerned? The owner's manual (for mine)says to fully extend the jack and then to use lithium grease. Do I need to be concerned on the manual jacks or do you think this situation applies only to the jacks type that you have with the motor? At this point I don't know but, my jacks acted like greased lightening and were going down on their own. Happened very quickly, had to act fast. If I chickened out and ran back out of the way I'm pretty sure I would have camper laying on it's side. Instead I forced the hand crank back in and engaged the motors ea. time. Second time I was ready for it. Hoping this post will reveal more information as more add folks to it. There is nothing in the manual about this
covered wagon 01/03/16 03:47pm Truck Campers
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