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RE: WD hitch help with TC load?

To overcompensate for the tongue weight, you'll end up with continuous upward force at the ball which I'm not sure a hitch is designed for. Suggest running this by Torklift. I stand corrected by others. Bedlam stated it better: You are now putting a constant upward force on components designed for downward force. I'm not sure the trailer tongue or truck receiver were engineered for negative weight. I think it is really a moment you are applying to the trailer tongue, with forces pushing up on the coupler and down at the bar attachments. My question is how much moment can be applied before the tongue bends.
stevenal 09/28/16 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: How do you level when needed

After nearly needing to strap ourselves in bed one night earlier this summer, this thread was timely. After reading here and some reviews, I settled on a set of Hosspads. No way they will break, and were handy to have on our last trip.
stevenal 09/26/16 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Do You Lower Your Jacks When Parked

Way too time consuming even with powered jacks. My beverage is waiting. Not with HJ4600's with quick release. Flip the lever, step on the jack and its down in 3 seconds. No such animal in '98 the year of my 'foot. Something a bit scary about a quick release on a jack. Would hate for it to vibrate into the release position when underway. Retraction would still be time consuming, unless that quick release goes the other direction too.:)
stevenal 09/26/16 01:55pm Truck Campers
RE: WD hitch help with TC load?

To overcompensate for the tongue weight, you'll end up with continuous upward force at the ball which I'm not sure a hitch is designed for. Suggest running this by Torklift.
stevenal 09/26/16 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Spare Tire

Raise the camper! You already have a flat and most don't carry a jack strong enough to lift a truck with a TC on it. Don't not complicate it. Isn't the factory jack rated to raise a truck loaded to its GVWR? Easy to raise the camper as you say, but what if you were carrying gravel?
stevenal 09/26/16 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: TV or tablet in your camper?

My wife expressed an interest, so I bought a BluRay player that would attach to her laptop. It has stayed in its storage pouch through three trips this summer.
stevenal 09/23/16 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Do You Lower Your Jacks When Parked

Way too time consuming even with powered jacks. My beverage is waiting.
stevenal 09/23/16 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: TC + extended hitch

That unit is 600/6000 so wouldn't work for me. Also, I'm not sure where the 15-3/4 is measured from. I've seen it represent the length of the shank which means the extension would be more like 10" rather than 16". Thanks for the link! Measured hole center to hole center, so you are correct about the effective extension length.
stevenal 08/26/16 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: TC + extended hitch

As an ME, I assume that a product that is rated has gone through testing. I have not done any towing to speak of though which is why I posted the topic. I appreciate informed opinions with real world experience to back it up. The dealerships may have both, but they come across as tools of TL or whoever else pays the bills making them tough to trust. The only thing that is a given is that the mfg installs a hitch and rates it at some load. If I don't exceed that I should be good. If not, they would be sued and out of business. Sometimes you need to look around a bit, but you will find the standard extension's ratings do speak of a reduction in rating for the hitch it attaches to. The TL is designed as system, and I would trust their ratings. I think Reese has a similar system. Another method is to use a long draw bar, which claim no reduction in rating. Longest drawbar I know of.
stevenal 08/25/16 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac 4600 jack broken

It's a standard roll pin, available at most hardware stores. Because of the gap presented by the threads on the shaft, the pin is exposed to more moment than needed. Try to avoid full retraction under full power. The clutch on the motor does not protect the pin.
stevenal 08/25/16 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: The roof..the roof. the roof is

An easier way. Simply inserts into the pipe, no need to mess with the flange.
stevenal 08/22/16 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Honda EU 2000 ability = impressive

JamesJudasPriest, What brand/size AC do you run?
stevenal 08/10/16 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: What does 4000 VA mean?

Go with road-runner's answer, I see no error. No phase shift in DC, so no need to worry about pf on the DC side.
stevenal 08/05/16 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic v.s. Duo-Therm Hard Start Kit - yikes, help....

According to the spec sheet, it uses an 88-106 uF cap; same as the 6E.
stevenal 08/04/16 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic v.s. Duo-Therm Hard Start Kit - yikes, help....

Chris, What do you think of the SPP4E? 90-130V, up to 1 HP.
stevenal 08/03/16 01:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Head Scratcher

As suggested by smkettner, my old Magnetek ran the lights from a section of the converter that is isolated from the battery. Interrupt the AC, and the lights (and anything else connected on that side of the converter) would switch over to battery power with a blink. A faulty switching mechanism in the converter could cause the problem described. Might be time for a new converter.
stevenal 08/03/16 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: scissor stairs

A ladder won't work for me as I have two large dogs that travel with me. I think my steps were made by Hijacker. I like those new steps that are made by Torklift that have feet on them. I think on uneven ground they would give a much stabler stair as well as level the stairs better. Does anyone have the new feet on their stairs? Do you like them? Answered above. You do need to open the link, though.
stevenal 07/25/16 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: LED Bulbs

We're not talking 110V bulbs with built-in power sources the OP is looking for 12V bulbs like 1156 base - no power supply. These are DC, LED bulbs so there is NO interference with anything electrical. Dan Sorry, wrong on both counts. LEDs require and come equipped with current driver circuitry, and this circuitry is known to cause interference. The problem becomes worse in the marine industry, where radio communication is crucial. Therefore, look to that industry for the best solutions to the problem. https://store.marinebeam.com/controlling-emi-1/
stevenal 07/25/16 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: Pros/cons of class B and P/U slide in?

Most TCs have an escape hatch above the cabover bed. We used to let our pit-lab sleep in the truck. A thief would find it difficult to drive with all her kissing.
stevenal 07/22/16 09:09am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: scissor stairs

My stairs are starting to feel unstable. I have them for 10 years. Is there some maintenance I should be doing? I have tightened the bolts at the top. It is a 6 step set of stairs. I can't see a name but I want to say it was a Tork lift but I am not sure. If they are at the end of their life which set of stair do you like? I like those new legs that Tork lift has come out with. Anyone have those? Yes. See http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27929418/gotomsg/28511578.cfm#28511578
stevenal 07/20/16 09:01am Truck Campers
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