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RE: Where to rent a truck camper?

Alaska has a few TC rental sites. At least they did a few years ago when I drove my TC up there. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 11/20/15 10:01am Truck Campers
RE: So Long

All 11 pages just because of a software glitch? ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 11/18/15 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removing sticky threads from display

Wow, over the yeas we have became a picky bunch. ryoung
ryoung 11/16/15 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: truck question

I also found the "not recommended for truck camper" on the 2004 Dodge Dually long bed that's in my signature, but that I no longer own. I researched long and hard for an answer, but never found one. I originally ordered and bought the truck to pull a large fifth wheel RV. The truck salesman at the dealer I purchased it at, just shook his head and laughed when I told him about the "no truck camper" The Lance 915 was plenty light for the truck, never coming close to the GVWR and the center of gravity was ahead of the axle, even though the camper set 10 inches back from the bed because I had an across the bed aux fuel tank. Never had any problems in over 95K miles traveling across the US, Canada and Alaska. Very annoying that the manufacturer tells you not to do something but then they will not or can not tell you why. ryoung
ryoung 11/13/15 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Do coiled power cords heat up and cause fires?

For a coiled wire to act as a transformer, the coiled wire would need to be placed in such a way as to have it's magnetic field interact with another conductor. That is what I was thinking. A primary and a secondary winding make a transformer. Not just a coil of wire. ryoung
ryoung 11/08/15 06:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do coiled power cords heat up and cause fires?

I have pondered the comparison of a coiled power cord to that of a transformer. I can't seem to visualize how that is possible. Can someone please enlighten me? ryoung
ryoung 11/08/15 04:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dumping RV tanks into home syptic system

Bacteria eat the solids and the result is liquids and gasses. Not all of the solids, some remain and settle as sludge to the bottom of the tank. Then you have the grease and scum that collects on top. Both need to be removed periodically by pumping. The following has been copied from the MassDEP website. How Often Should I Pump Out my Septic Tank? Regular maintenance is the single most important consideration in making sure your septic system, whether it is a conventional septic system, an innovative/alternative (I/A) system, or a cesspool, works well over time. Regular pumping helps prevent solids from escaping into the drainfield and clogging soil pores. While pumping frequency is a function of use, MassDEP recommends that systems be pumped at least once every three years for homes not having a garbage disposal. If the home's system has a garbage disposal, it should be pumped every year. If you are a nonresidential system owner, you should determine how often to pump based on prior accumulation and pumping records. Often you can look at pumping intervals to gauge your pumping schedule (i.e., previously did you wait too long before having your tank pumped and it was filled to capacity, or could you have waited a little longer to pump?). An amazing number of system owners believe that if they haven't had any problems with their systems, they don't need to pump out their tanks. Unfortunately this is a serious and sometimes costly misconception. As your system is used, solid materials settle to the bottom of the tank, forming a sludge layer. Grease and lightweight materials float to the surface of the septic tank as scum. Normally, properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three to five years' safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank. As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system (SAS). If the SAS becomes so clogged that it cannot absorb liquid at the rate at which it enters the tank, the plumbing will "back up" or unsanitary wastewater will bubble to the surface. When hiring a pumper, be sure the local Board of Health has licensed them, and always make sure you get a paid receipt from the pumper that spells out the details of the transaction (how many gallons were pumped out of the tank, the date, the charges, and any other pertinent results). Retain this receipt for your records. The pumper sends a copy of this report to the local Board of Health. ryoung
ryoung 11/05/15 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dumping RV tanks into home syptic system

Properly functioning septic system does NOT need routine pumping. Not true. What happens to the solids? ryoung
ryoung 10/25/15 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Indiana getting cold this week-end!

Got real cold here in Florida last night too it dropped down to 57. Did they put out the warning to bring in your pets and check on the elderly? ryoung
ryoung 10/20/15 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fueling rant

Many of the replies on this thread mention lack of manners and common courtesy which is common now days. My concern is that we are becoming a society with a lack of respect of authority. ryoung
ryoung 10/18/15 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: i regret for trading my Snowriver TC

Go with your dreams while you can... Most definitely!! ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 10/18/15 05:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper dolly thoughts / sanity check.

I would not need to move this dolly while the camper would be on it, but I would need to move the dolly when the camper is not on it. Not quite sure I understand, but if you're not going to move the camper while it's on the dolly, (my way of saying what you said), why do you need a dolly to begin with? ryoung I no longer own the camper in my signature.
ryoung 10/13/15 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Wow!! Unloaded camper on it;s new, very own place.

Wow! Plenty of storage. Reminds me of what I use to have; a 24 x 65 x 14 with a door on each end. Was able to store the fifth wheel, truck and TC with lots of room left over. I no longer have it; downsized and moved close to the big city. Kinda miss those days though. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 10/13/15 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Leaving camper in bed all winter--problem for truck?

If it will ease your mind, roll a floor jack under the hitch receiver, assuming you have one, and jack it up a few inches. This will raise the frame and load from the rear suspension. ryoung I no longer own the truck and camper in my signature.
ryoung 10/11/15 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: think about conveying good info at least in your titles

Thanks Wayne - I agree with your every point I also agree and thank you. IMO, there is nothing that diminishes the overall value of a forum, more than someone wanting to dictate their agenda and then denigrate those who don't comply. ryoung I no longer own the truck and camper in my signature.
ryoung 10/11/15 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: think about conveying good info at least in your titles

While "cutesy titles might give the writer a sense of accomlishment they fail to attract any more positive attention than the class clown when we were in school. They really accomplish nothing and are largely ignored So if it's not written your way then its irrelevant.......... Lastly.... if a signature doesn't have an RV in it.... there is no credibility. If you relly want to be ignored... get caught lying about it.... .........and no credibility if the post lacks a signature picture. Perhaps this should be written into the Forum Rules. ryoung
ryoung 10/10/15 09:13pm Truck Campers
RE: think about conveying good info at least in your titles

I think some people have too much time on their hands. Definitely. Last month it was determining a posters credibility and now it's a lesson on "saying what you mean" and spelling. ryoung I no longer own the truck and camper in my siginature. I post it only for credibility.
ryoung 10/10/15 07:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Stuck on 70 near Terra Haute

There is only one Ford dealer in Terre Haute, so no comparison on the work. Next one in Brazil, IN about 25 miles east. Your best bet may be Scheid Diesel in Terre Haute. They claim to service any make of diesel engine, and I've used them before when I had my Dodge Cummins. ryoung I no longer own the truck and camper in my signature. I post it only for credibility.
ryoung 10/04/15 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: When will you start the flight south?

Just got word yesterday that wife has medical problem that will keep us here in the north over the winter. It's only the second time in 14 years we haven't went to Florida for the winter. No winter clothes; have worn shorts for the last 12 years year round. I've always been able to say, "No snow, the legs will show". ryoung
ryoung 09/26/15 08:05pm Snowbirds
RE: Any solutions for high altitude refrigerator issues?

Other people with this issue with a Norcold (NOT Dometic) have contacted Norcold and been told, as it says in the user's manual, to run the fridge on electric at altitudes over 5000 feet. If this is true, you may not solve the problem. Norcold knows something that you don't know, and isn't telling. ryoung
ryoung 09/24/15 07:14am Truck Campers
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