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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
RE: CPAP 12vdc

As I recall the ResMed required a DC-DC converter while the Respironics simply needed a DC cord. Every invertor and converter used lessens efficiency and causes unneeded battery drain. I use the Respironics System One without the humidifier. The manual cautions the device should not be used when the vehicle supplying DC is running to avoid damage. Since the electronics of the device are always on, I put a switch on the DC outlet I installed. I confess I sometimes fail to turn off the switch prior to travel, but have experienced no damage.
stevenal 03/25/15 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Single Battery Enough?

Also check for anti-condensation switch on door frame of the refrigerator, and make sure it's off.
stevenal 03/10/15 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Hole in grey water tank

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kVA4U3E5L._SX425_.jpg Look for Wellnuts in the small parts bins at your local hardware. No threads through soft plastic to strip. No epoxy to crack. And it's removable in case you need to drain again.
stevenal 03/09/15 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Must Have Been A Beer or 12 Involved

In '87 their were two flavors of F250. There was the Heavy Duty and the Light Duty. The Heavy Duty was an older design, while the Light Duty was the newly designed F150 with a higher weight rating. Don't know about the axle, all I know is the frame wasn't dump truck proof.
stevenal 12/15/14 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: LED tube

Like I said, I measured it. Didn't check the voltage, so I can't be sure of the watts. Just wanted to compare it with a similar unconverted Thin-Lite fluorescent. LED was .19 A, fluorescent was .50 A. Converter was off line at the time with the battery fully charged, so voltage should have been on the high side of 12.
stevenal 12/12/14 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: LED tube

576 lumens to 420 is not really twice. Also I don't trust sticky tape much. Sure to melt loose in my AC free camper. I do see there are lots of choices now. Dollars per watt doesn't provide much info, since this measurement will reward the low cost inefficient battery killing incandescents. Suggest lumens per dollar and lumens per watt as the ratios that matter most.
stevenal 12/11/14 09:16am Tech Issues
LED tube

LED tube I bought one of these when one of my Thin-Lite inverter/ballasts was starting to fail. Cheaper than a new ballast and more light at half the power of the original. A bit of rewiring of the fixture is required. Might be buying a few more.
stevenal 12/10/14 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Good window sealant

I just re-did the dining area window that had been leaking. I found: 1) The window was sitting at the bottom of an over-sized hole. 2) It was installed with a foam gasket, no putty. 3) The trim screws were too long so they bottomed out prior to pulling tight. I shimmed the opening to get more sealing area, used butyl tape in place of the gasket, and reinstalled with shorter screws. So far it's staying nice and dry while parked in the garage.
stevenal 12/08/14 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: Question for Big Foot TC userer

stevenal 12/06/14 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Am I forgetting anything???

Maybe too much. The bed connection means they will be cutting into the bed of your new truck, making a spot for rust entry and making the bed less usable for other purposes that are likely to damage the connector. They will splice this connection into the wiring harness using undersized wire and Scotch-lok connectors ensuring inadequate charging voltage to your camper battery. Skip this step and ask for a Torklift cable long enough to reach the rear connection. Probably want to include Stable-loads.
stevenal 12/04/14 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Question for Big Foot TC userer

I finally took a look at my 'foot. It's been a while since I've used the dinette bed. A platform folds up to support the table edge. This platform has a foldable leg to support it. It all folds and hangs off the bench seat when the table is being used as a table.
stevenal 12/01/14 11:17am Truck Campers
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
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