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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
RE: A Devastating Discovery

... We try to do our best always but inevitably hose clamps loosen... No they don't. If they did, nobody would be using them since the results are devastating. Nothing loosened here that wasn't already loose. Workmanship, pure and simple.
stevenal 04/28/17 01:21pm Truck Campers
RE: A Devastating Discovery

The barb fitting shown is meant for a hose of two possible diameters. It looks like someone chose the wrong part of the fitting to clamp to for the hose used, and added the pipe thread compound when it did not tighten properly. I'd run a dehumidifier or heater for awhile to help things dry out. It looks like a stiff hose may have been used, something that won't collapse under vacuum. Vacuum is probably not an issue here and the pressure is low, so an easily clamp-able vinyl hose should suffice.
stevenal 04/27/17 09:03am Truck Campers
RE: Timbren question

When I first installed my Timbrens, I went for the Timbren instruction gap (1/2 or 3/4", don't remember which) when unloaded. The ride was really bad. I removed the spacer to increase the gap, and all was well, both with the camper and without. You need to avoid the situation where the Timbren is slamming the stop.
stevenal 04/17/17 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: toilet paper

You don't need all that TP. You only use 3 sheets at a time, 1 to wipe up, 1 to wipe down and 1 to polish! :B One sheet is all you need.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb7ebL7xtr0
stevenal 04/12/17 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Bunk ladder suggestions...

My floor is near the truck bed floor level, so we just needed an assist getting to the first step. I mounted this halfway up. Folds up out of the way when not needed. Looks like chromed brass is available now too.
stevenal 03/28/17 01:26pm Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

Installed this.14.4 V at the battery when the engine is running! Battery recovery should no longer be an issue.
stevenal 03/21/17 08:51am Truck Campers
RE: Front mounted bike rack

It's not the visibility past the bikes that is the problem, it is the glare from your own headlights bouncing off the rims messing up your night vision. Tried a night time test drive once, and ended up putting the bikes in a trailer.
stevenal 03/20/17 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

Ordered wheels.
stevenal 03/18/17 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Campground Theft - Chapter 2

On two separate occasions, I had stuff taken from sites that were paid up for the following nights; from campground hosts. A cheap propane lantern that would not be needed until evening after we returned, returned with apologies upon return. Dog tie out cables, also not needed during the day outing. This time the neighbors told us who took them. When confronted, the host returned them reluctantly and without apology stating he thought we had abandoned them. Pretty good racket.
stevenal 03/16/17 09:01am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Another overload topic

stevenal 03/01/17 08:56am Truck Campers
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