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RE: DIY Awning

We've made do without an awning for a long time, but recently began to look into it. But where? Left side, right, back? Didn't seem like one location would suit for everywhere we go. Ended up with one of these instead. We can put it anywhere, even over a table. And it can be oriented to block the wind.
stevenal 10/07/15 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan and vent question

stevenal 10/05/15 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Hitches - Stingers extended no "Super Hitch" thoughts?

15.75" draw bar 18" extension The above combination would put the ball 33.75" out from the pin hole on your receiver, with a 50% reduction in capacity.
stevenal 10/02/15 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Are Dually Extension Brackets Unsafe?

Camper should be supported on a sturdy base during storage to prevent damage to camper floor and the wing walls. When living in camper, the floor should be firmly supported. owner's manual With no mention of duallies or brackets, Happijac does not advise using the jacks in this manner.
stevenal 09/29/15 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: %&$# RV Refrigerator

I keep hearing about flames blowing out on these refrigerators. When the fridge is working, try blowing it out. Auto-ignition simply re-lights it. Now turn off the gas and listen while it clicks away attempting to re-light. Long time before it gives up, right? Conclusion1: It would take a very long sustained gust to blow the flame out so that it stays out. Conclusion2: It's probably not the wind that's the problem. When I struggled with similar problems, I eventually picked out the proper Dinosaur replacement board and have had no problem since. http://www.dinosaurelectronics.com/
stevenal 09/25/15 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Collapsable kaykas

We have several kayaks so this intrigues me. Can't decide if I would trust it tonot leak and stay erected. Any idea of cost? http://www.westmarine.com/buy/oru-kayak--the-bay-sit-inside-foldable-kayak--16652364?cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-Shopping_PLAs-_-16652364&adpos=1o2&creative=81974333044&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CJCUirW4ksgCFQNsfgodLOsJ1Q
stevenal 09/25/15 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Extended Receiver Hitch

I add question. SuperTruss from what I see on the site works only with SuperHitch. I do have 2.5" receiver on my truck and would like to utilize that for up to 7000lb trailer and from what I measure I could use 5 foot extension. Anybody found easy solution ? I used to run an 18" extension with about a 3" drop draw bar with my old truck and boat. I left a few scrapes in the asphalt near the bottoms of driveways and similar grade transitions. I can't imagine a 5' extension working anywhere in this regard.
stevenal 09/18/15 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Anticipating Possible Future Replacement Components

I've replaced the fridge electronic board, water heater thermal limit switch, a, and the convertor in my '98 BF which was purchased new. All other appliances and appliance parts are original.
stevenal 09/15/15 08:59am Truck Campers
RE: Good Evening campers... How do you light up the night?

stevenal 08/26/15 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Camping in TC off truck

stevenal 08/25/15 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: License Plate issues

How's things in Newport? Lived there for the first 18 years of my life. Great. I love living in the postcard.
stevenal 08/25/15 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommend me a tool?

A cordless drill that requires no charger or battery and is easy to pack Run time determined by the operator.
stevenal 08/24/15 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: License Plate issues

Mine gets moved to the hitch extension complete with license plate lights and backup camera. Does a hitch pin constitute a secure fastening? Think I would use a bolt or locking pin at least. Every registration plate issued under this chapter shall be securely fastened to the vehicle to which it is assigned, with the upper edge of the plate horizontal, at a height of not less than 12 inches from the ground measuring from the bottom of the plate, and maintained in a location and condition so as to be clearly legible.
stevenal 08/24/15 01:20pm Truck Campers
RE: What is normal parasitic DC amp draw?

I thought all appliances were off. Does the fridge light work even when the fridge is switched off? Don't forget about the anti-condensation heater on the door seal. I disconnected mine to ensure it doesn't get switched on accidentally.
stevenal 08/21/15 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Who makes custom ball mounts / shanks / stingers?

Not to mention, the typical WD hitch shanks put the ball several inches back from your typical straight shank... WD changes everything. The WD bars reduce the moment caused by the tongue weight even with the added moment arm length.
stevenal 08/10/15 01:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Who makes custom ball mounts / shanks / stingers?

...and a company like Reese, B&W, or Torklift wouldn't be liable? They would also be liable, but I expect they have more engineers and lawyers than the local fab shop.
stevenal 08/10/15 01:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Best steps for our tic's ever.

Thanks Bedlam. $128 plus shipping. See my modification in the other thread.
stevenal 08/10/15 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: scissor steps

A little re-bolting, and the gap is now gone. The length was then wrong of course. Too steep for four steps, while five would make them tilt backward. Still too steep with Landing Gear, so I purchased some radius corner aluminum tubing on-line to make them a bit longer. I think we achieved the best compromise between step angle and bottom step height, at least on my flat driveway. Will try them out for real soon. http://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=2c3cb411-3670-4373-b10a-26626bd28236&file=IMG_0209.JPG height=480 width=640http://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=018e859b-642a-4b43-bcd9-23ce79f93232&file=IMG_0210.JPG height=480 width=640
stevenal 08/10/15 01:30pm Truck Campers
RE: wife won't go on Long camping trips due to bad ride!

Sleepy, You stated the following: "I have seen as I am sure many of you have a note inside the glovebox that specifically says "This truck is Not suitable for slide-in truck campers"" Please stick with the facts as given your unsubstantiated remarks are not welcome! . 32 page thread substantiation enough?
stevenal 08/07/15 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping in TC off truck

... I an sorry, but I don't carry ANY other supports except the 4 jacks the camper was DESIGNED to be supported on. .. Hope you don't use Happijacs. From the manual "Camper should be supported on a sturdy base during storage to prevent damage to camper floor and the wing walls. When living in camper, the floor should be firmly supported."
stevenal 08/07/15 01:14pm Truck Campers
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