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RE: SB camper on a LB truck

Has anyone ever put a SB camper on a LB truck? We found a new 2016 9.2 Livin Lite TC that is $6000 cheaper and much more roomier than the 2018 8.6 Livin Lite. We love the aluminum body they both have, but we hate the split mattress that's in the 8.6. Running that way now. I needed to build a wooden framework for the front of the camper to contact. Torklift Tiedown extensions needed to be drilled to keep the turnbuckles away from the front jacks. Nice storage area in front of the camper. I recall one member uses the space for a generator.
stevenal 08/22/17 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: RV Outlet NEC Code Question

Breakers in the box make it a sub-panel. No need for a main breaker in the box for it to qualify as a sub-panel. Install a couple ground rods per code and you're good.
stevenal 08/17/17 08:52am Tech Issues
'17 Super Duty passenger seat belt warning

On a recent outing with the new truck we noticed that no warning lights or chimes happened when the front passenger seat was occupied and the belt unfastened. I was thinking a service appointment was in order, but when I checked the manual it speaks of the driver's side only. Is this really the case? Hoping someone can confirm. Thanks.
stevenal 08/12/17 06:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Tongue weight

The recommendation is generally to put 10% or more on the tongue, and I've never heard that this should vary based on the number of axles. If you cannot adjust the load, can you move the axle?
stevenal 07/20/17 01:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Hit the scale, how can I be this heavy?

Well, at least we all know undies are light weight..... Go commando. Lighter still.
stevenal 07/20/17 01:06pm Truck Campers
RE: 2017 Ford Superduty Beds

No problem with the bed so far. I recently pulled out my old emergency CB radio to see if it would still key up. The magnetic antenna would not stick, anywhere. It is not just the bed that's aluminum, it's the entire body.
stevenal 07/18/17 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: Post your Sneakiest Stealth Camp

We were stealthy, but the neighbor wasn't. Pulled into a boat ramp parking lot late one night and went to bed. Evidently others thought that was a good idea, and set up a tent nearby. The lady in the tent was a screamer. She apologized to us in the morning, saying it had been a long time.
stevenal 07/10/17 01:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper / Bed Alignment Products - Do they exist?

stevenal, I looked at the web page for the happijac Tie Downs and it isn't clear to me what exactly these things are doing to hold the Camper in place. It seems to me it is a system that is still using the camper tie down points and just integrates with the bed of the truck in a different way then the current frame tie-downs I already have. As far as I can tell, it doesn't actually hug the bottom of the camper to prevent movement in the bed physically. Do you have experience with the system by chance? I don't own the system pictured, so others can correct me. It appears to include adjustable guides that are intended to contact the sides of the front of your camper to prevent shifting.
stevenal 07/09/17 05:43am Truck Campers
RE: Camper / Bed Alignment Products - Do they exist?

http://happijac.com/tie-downs.html
stevenal 07/07/17 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Battery drain

Make sure the anti-condensation heater strip on your fridge door is turned off.
stevenal 07/06/17 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Tent only camping

A ranger once told me that the "tent only" areas are intended to separate the tent campers from the RVs because the RVs are more likely to run generators. So this would apply to TCs, I think. I've seen lots of tent people with generators. Unlike me, they don't generally have a house battery.
stevenal 06/14/17 01:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Safety Mod Pass Through to Truck Window

We're in the process of purchasing at Cirrus 820... The goal is for us to be able to get from the TC to the truck in case of emergency. http://cirrus.nucamprv.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2017/03/2017-Truck-Camper-Manual-820-.pdf See page 32. Your 820, like most TCs, has an emergency exit designed for the purpose. Don't think I'd want to be fighting my way though slider windows and donuts in an emergency.
stevenal 06/13/17 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac lubrication

BTW, HappiJac sent me a package of 13 PDF's with a good deal of information about these jacks (exploded diagrams, etc). They total about 10 megs. If anyone can suggest a public place to upload them so they're available to all, I'd be happy to do that. I use http://files.engineering.com/upload.aspx. Not sure what the size limit is.
stevenal 06/09/17 04:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tie downs and quick connect update

They seem to be slow to deal with new models. No Talons for mine yet, so I had to go with steel. No Hidden Power yet either. I don't see any 2018s in the guide.
stevenal 06/06/17 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

Installed new wheels. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25529082/srt/pa/pging/1/page/303.cfm
stevenal 06/05/17 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: Levelers/Chocks/Blocks/Jacks

With all the reviews speaking of breakage, I ended up going with unbreakable Hosspads last year. Went 27 years without before that, and the fridge is still going strong.
stevenal 05/30/17 01:26pm Truck Campers
RE: dam it?

I don't think it's needed for cooling, or the manual would not speak of removing it. The new truck sits higher than the old '04. 16" to the dam on the old, 10.5" on the new.
stevenal 05/26/17 01:44pm Truck Campers
dam it?

New truck, with off road package, has a low air dam. The manual says to remove it when needed, only 15 screws holding it on. While I'm no Jefe or Whazoo, I'm never exactly sure where I might end up when I set out. Also don't relish the idea of lying on my back in the mud removing it, or trying to store it once removed. Have any TCers here simply removed the thing full time? Any noticeable change in fuel economy or wind noise? Thanks.
stevenal 05/24/17 08:59am Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25529082/gotomsg/29225163.cfm#29225163 Took delivery on wheels. Note new signature.
stevenal 05/22/17 01:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Storing Truck camper

http://happijac.com/images/pdfs/4150and45-4600.pdf For added safety and stability, support the camper floor with blocks and use camper jacks to stabilize.
stevenal 05/04/17 08:55am Truck Campers
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