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RE: LED flicker

The Magnetek has two outputs. One goes directly to loads and is completely unfiltered with lots of AC ripple. The other side charges the battery, so that the battery itself acts as a large filter. I agree the best solution might be to retire the Magnetek, but you can also try moving the circuit that feeds the light over to the filtered side. I believe my old Magnetek had two fuses on the right that were on the filtered output.
stevenal 11/20/14 11:23am Tech Issues
RE: Odie of the Outback, Capital Reef style.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj190/whazoo100/Capital%20Reef%202014/0020a_zpsdcb8ce27.jpg I see you've downsized your pet to go along with your lightweight TCing philosophy. Went to the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this past summer. We boarded our dogs while exploring south of the border, and then picked them up to continue on to the Canadian side, Waterton Lakes NP; where leashed pets were welcome everywhere outdoors. I wish the USA would take a clue from Canada on this. While the kennel was nice, hiking in Waterton was greatly preferred by our two canine campers.
stevenal 11/19/14 01:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Caulking a large gap?? (pictures)

Put a nice wide strip of Eternabond all the way across, and it will look like it was built that way.
stevenal 11/18/14 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Looks like the 2015 Ford F-150 Could Be a Game-Changer

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/towingguides/Ford_Linc_15RVTTgde_Sep30.pdf Funny, I fail to see the claimed payload here. Want anything other than 4X4 regular cab and the cargo rating drops.
stevenal 11/13/14 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Truck capacity

get 19.5 wheels and tires then don't worry too much as you will have at least 9000 pounds of tire and wheel capacity at the axles. Pay attention to the above suggestion. This here is the weak spot. You probably have the same axle as the F350 dually but you have weaker rims and tires. I believe that is the primary difference between your truck and the super duty. Going to the higher rated rims AND tires will give you the Capacity that you seek. By the way, gotta' love that 6.7 diesel. Wow~what a performer! Tires, rims, axles, and springs have all been discussed. Brakes are all the same I take it?
stevenal 11/10/14 05:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Another Lithium Ion batteries question

Quote from the above site ... any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. I love these waivers. In case you don't know, merchantability is the very a thing a product is normally intended to do. If your battery doesn't store energy you have no claim.
stevenal 11/05/14 09:06am Tech Issues
RE: Tire pressure when traveling

Your fine. Max PSI on tire label is COLD so its expected that PSI will rise with temp. Make that the maximum cold pressure at the maximum loading.
stevenal 10/29/14 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: TC Front Door Lock Replacement?

Front door on a truck camper? How does that work?
stevenal 10/29/14 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: Very Humbling Realization

Now here's one for you, how do you back up a boat at a boat ramp when you cannot see the boat or trailer behind the TC by yourself? Bungee open the door and you can see it.
stevenal 10/27/14 01:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Steer vs. Drive Tires

Your signature states 4X4, so your steering tires are drive tires; at least when in 4X4 mode. I think keeping the same exact tire in all positions is desirable to avoid extra wear on the drive components when in 4X4 mode caused by tires that might not have the exact same number of revolutions per mile.
stevenal 10/27/14 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: Steaming hot water out of HWH?

stevenal 10/24/14 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Building a Heavy Duty Charging Circuit for Camper--how big?

I recommend a relay similar to this: Blue Sea automatic relay Shop around or find a lower priced brand. Lower price brand.
stevenal 10/23/14 11:17am Truck Campers
RE: What is this plug for?

If this is really wired as an inlet, either for shore power or a generator; get it rewired. Energized prongs on the plug (male) needed to plug into this thing are not a good idea. Use a real inlet rather than the receptacle pictured. Alternatively, it may just be a way to daisy chain another RV. Plug your TC into shore power and plug your travel trailer into the TC.
stevenal 10/08/14 12:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone done one of these?

Where do you tie down the camper?
stevenal 09/25/14 01:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Sag - Timbrens, Stable loads (upper or lowers?), or ???

I began with the Timbrens, but due to the mounting locations inboard of the springs, sway was increased. This was improved by using Energy Suspension Bump Stops on the overloads. This was before Stable Loads existed. I would begin with the upper Stable Loads.
stevenal 09/24/14 01:47pm Truck Campers
RE: 10 years on the Truck Camper Forum

stevenal 09/24/14 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: scissor steps

Lived with it since '98, but we've gotten a tad older since then. When the wife complains enough, I start to listen. Thanks for the pictures AnEv942.
stevenal 09/04/14 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

Strength is only one question, what about alignment? Do these fabricators have jigs precise enough that it won't crab down the road after? My insurance totaled my truck after determining the frame was bent, so I gotta ask.
stevenal 09/03/14 04:22pm Truck Campers
RE: scissor steps

Might want to look at this older thread. Ours are parallel, or more accurately to each other, when over extended they all lean nose down away from camper, if under extended, nose up. If older steps could be worn bushings or holes. Thanks for the link. That's what ours look like, except with four steps instead of five on our non-basement Bigfoot. Wear is not the issue. I see the fix was Glowstep, something I've been considering. I think Sundowner nailed it: factory holes are drilled so the steps collapse completely at the expense of not extending parallel. Anyone have an opinion on 8 versus 6 inch Glowsteps?
stevenal 09/03/14 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: scissor steps

Like others have said, they're either overextending, underextending, or worn out. I guess they are overextended, since when fully collapsed they steps are nicely parallel. Not too usable in this manner, though.:) They become non-parallel with only a slight amount of extension. They've also been this way since new, so wear is not the issue.
stevenal 09/03/14 09:02am Truck Campers
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