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RE: 19.5 Vision wheels on Ford Super Duty's

My old '97 light duty F250 had hub centric wheels, something new to me at the time. A square cut o-ring filled the small gap between wheel and hub. When one of them slipped and got mashed behind the wheel, I went to the dealer for spares. No spares, they said to take them off. Later I saw the Service Bulletin that said the same. Guess absolute center isn't that important. Had to change out the lug nuts due to a recall also.
stevenal 05/29/15 01:26pm Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 Vision wheels on Ford Super Duty's

I found an answer to my question above. Perhaps it will assist the discussion:http://tires.about.com/od/understanding_wheels/a/hub-centric-vs-lug-centric-wheels.htm
stevenal 05/29/15 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 Vision wheels on Ford Super Duty's

Even if rings were added, don't you still have the problem with the flat Ford lug nuts seating properly against the rim? Can't see what purpose the rings would serve.
stevenal 05/28/15 12:23pm Truck Campers
RE: 30 Amp RV Plug End

Great quote in your signature, SoundGuy. You've got the colors wrong, though. "Red" should be in green text and so on.
stevenal 05/28/15 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator 12V wire size

Why re-wire it for 12V use? I've had my three way for 17 years and can recall only using the 12V setting once while driving to refill both empty propane tanks.
stevenal 05/28/15 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: Camper in Garage- help with height please

The next owner might not be a TC and boat person. I suggest also thinking about whether a 5th wheel or MH will fit. Might as well add some value where and when you can.
stevenal 05/28/15 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: Sewer hose storage?

Yes I use the sewer hose cubby on my Big Foot. Never needed a longer hose, just pull in close when dumping.
stevenal 05/18/15 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Stableloads, What do you think?

Anyone try drilling for these things? Doesn't look easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt76V8VVqtM
stevenal 05/14/15 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Securing camper while in storage

Tongue lock? I just keep the tongue off my truck camper entirely. Same with the wheels.
stevenal 05/06/15 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 w/ Factory Air Suspension Question

I had the factory air suspension on my '97 light duty F250, and repeatedly blew the air bags. Since it was an integrated suspension system, the chassis would sit on the bump stops even with no load after a failure. At least with aftermarket air bags you still have a suspension if a bag should fail. I believe the problem was in the design of the bags, where one side of the bag inverts into the other. Any suspension movement causes rubbing and wear in this area. It was nice when it worked. Load the camper and the truck squats. After a minute or so the compressor kicks on and the truck levels.
stevenal 05/05/15 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Bounce

Timbrens will stiffen your suspension and reduce sag, much like Stable Loads will do. They provide no dampening.
stevenal 05/04/15 01:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Using Truck Shell When Camper Off?

I added some Yakima racks to mine, and use the racks to lift it. Four points with four lines and pullies. I can do it myself, working one line at a time. Another four pullies would make it easier. Mine is a short bed.
stevenal 04/28/15 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Oregon Coast what is your must see???

I agree with most of the above, although some suggestions are very far north of your target. The "Newport" Aquarium you want is properly called the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The Cape Perpetua aria south of Yachats is my favorite part of the coast. Lots of trails begin at the visitor center located next to a forest service campground. Make sure you drive or hike to the lookout on top of the Cape. See where I live?
stevenal 04/16/15 02:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Improving sway bars for TC load

I have a Roadmaster in the back, and I can see from the clean spot that it moves an 1/8th inch or so. The clamps all look like they'd wear away at the poly. Need a much larger/smoother bearing surface.
stevenal 04/13/15 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: CPAP 12vdc

As I recall the ResMed required a DC-DC converter while the Respironics simply needed a DC cord. Every invertor and converter used lessens efficiency and causes unneeded battery drain. I use the Respironics System One without the humidifier. The manual cautions the device should not be used when the vehicle supplying DC is running to avoid damage. Since the electronics of the device are always on, I put a switch on the DC outlet I installed. I confess I sometimes fail to turn off the switch prior to travel, but have experienced no damage.
stevenal 03/25/15 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Single Battery Enough?

Also check for anti-condensation switch on door frame of the refrigerator, and make sure it's off.
stevenal 03/10/15 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Hole in grey water tank

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kVA4U3E5L._SX425_.jpg Look for Wellnuts in the small parts bins at your local hardware. No threads through soft plastic to strip. No epoxy to crack. And it's removable in case you need to drain again.
stevenal 03/09/15 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Must Have Been A Beer or 12 Involved

In '87 their were two flavors of F250. There was the Heavy Duty and the Light Duty. The Heavy Duty was an older design, while the Light Duty was the newly designed F150 with a higher weight rating. Don't know about the axle, all I know is the frame wasn't dump truck proof.
stevenal 12/15/14 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: LED tube

Like I said, I measured it. Didn't check the voltage, so I can't be sure of the watts. Just wanted to compare it with a similar unconverted Thin-Lite fluorescent. LED was .19 A, fluorescent was .50 A. Converter was off line at the time with the battery fully charged, so voltage should have been on the high side of 12.
stevenal 12/12/14 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: LED tube

576 lumens to 420 is not really twice. Also I don't trust sticky tape much. Sure to melt loose in my AC free camper. I do see there are lots of choices now. Dollars per watt doesn't provide much info, since this measurement will reward the low cost inefficient battery killing incandescents. Suggest lumens per dollar and lumens per watt as the ratios that matter most.
stevenal 12/11/14 09:16am Tech Issues
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