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RE: Aids for loading TC...How about these?

My camper widens behind the wheel wells. Might work if you could turn them around to face forward.
stevenal 07/01/15 01:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Parking a Truck Camper at a Tent Only space in Yellowstone

I put the camper on and double checked the registration. Still says passenger vehicle.
stevenal 06/27/15 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: Parking a Truck Camper at a Tent Only space in Yellowstone

Vehicle: a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart. Nope, doesn't fit. My TC has no wheels like a car truck or cart, so it can't possibly be an RV or any other type of vehicle. I'd sure like to hear of someone actually being thrown out. TC-ing since 89, and never had a problem yet.
stevenal 06/26/15 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Thetford Aqua Magic IV

Five gallons will reduce your capacity by that much. If the tank is dry, get it wet.
stevenal 06/26/15 01:58pm Truck Campers
RE: This is embarrassing: Magnatek failure?

When my Magnetek gave it up, I traced the problem to the open ceramic power resistor. I replaced the resistor and got it working, but I had never been happy with this thing and turned around and bought an upgrade kit from bestconverter.com. Three stage charging, all circuits filtered, and much better efficiency without that hot power resistor.
stevenal 06/26/15 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Parking a Truck Camper at a Tent Only space in Yellowstone

In my experience "tent only" at Reserve America and elsewhere means no hookups, exactly what I want with my TC. Look at the maximum vehicle length to make sure you fit. To those who say that only means only, I ask: What site do I use if arrive in a in a passenger vehicle and wish to unroll a sleeping bag on the ground, both tent-less and RV-less?
stevenal 06/26/15 01:42pm Truck Campers
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
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