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RE: Another noobie question.

^Because no one will ever spill some gas while you’re filling with diesel? Not that I believe it’s a significant risk at all. Traveling with propane fridge off in hot weather is basically a death sentence for your food IMO, unless you have DC mode and enough battery power to compensate. Use the propane. This is another ridiculous wivestale/fear that I don’t understand….honestly. I try to always fuel in truck stops and use the truck pumps. No gas pumps over there so no propane flame worries
Buzzcut1 07/31/21 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: New lpg tank

I get my New/used tanks by getting a propane exchange tank once every few years.....I know, I'm bad but..........
Buzzcut1 07/31/21 06:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Progressive PT30x or SSP-30XL

here is a side by side comparison chart https://www.rvupgradestore.com/RV-SURGE-PROTECTION-COMPARISON-a/279.htm I personally bought the EMS over the surge protector
Buzzcut1 07/31/21 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: solar question

cost: when I did my install in 2015 (or there about) 200 watts of solar with hardware and controller ran me $345. I did the install myself
Buzzcut1 07/30/21 05:58pm Truck Campers
RE: solar question

With the exception of when I needed AC in the boonies, with 200 watts of solar and two group 31 AGM batteries I have not used my generator to recharge the batteries since 2015 when I installed the panels.
Buzzcut1 07/29/21 06:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Glad I caught this

Buzzcut, just so you know, those FB links do expire, so the images sadly no longer work Linked to somewhere else now
Buzzcut1 07/19/21 07:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Bathroom dispensers

Being bald has advantages. I just toss the bar of Ivory soap into the sink basin and call it good. If the Wife is along she has a tube of shampoo and another of conditioner. They get stowed in a drawer in about 3 seconds.
Buzzcut1 07/17/21 05:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Glad I caught this

clicky https://tinyurl.com/vzn28v44
Buzzcut1 07/17/21 03:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

Using my camper in my driveway and getting to know the different systems, I have filled and dumped the grey tank twice. Nice down hill run to the flower/succulent garden. I found out I could squeeze out four showers out the 30 gallon tank. I was hoping to get five... if you do navy showers you should be able to get way more. Wet down, shut off, soap up, turn on, rinse, shut off.
Buzzcut1 07/16/21 10:40pm Truck Campers
RE: License plates

just for education purposes. There are people that I know here in the SF Bay area that have been pulled over and cited for obstructed lic plates in their cars. The obstruction? A hitch mounted bicycle rack that did not have a bicycle in it. Kind of why every hitch mounted Wheelchair carrier comes with a Lic Plate frame with a plate light. Oh and they now charge you a not cheap administrative fee to process that fix it ticket. Plate is on my TC for that reason
Buzzcut1 07/14/21 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: 2022 F350 order options for TC

The heated and cooled seats in the Lariat Trim are a must have
Buzzcut1 07/13/21 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: License plates

no plate visible for a ticket, they just run the VIN in the corner of the windshield on the dash. dispatch gives them the plate number and you get the ticket. Takes less than a minute even if you are out of state.
Buzzcut1 07/12/21 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Glad I caught this

"Easy Out" multiple big lies, it ain't easy and it might not come out. I wish I was smart enough to make something better. A left hand bit and running the drill in reverse sometimes works, sometimes drill it all out then tap a new hole. You did the most miserable job of them all. Good catch! This ^^^ most miserable tools with almost zero reasonable alternatives. You'll be a popular and wealthy hero if you figure out something better! Buzzcut, nice job noticing the loose ones. It's the Fire Fighter/Medic in me. We are trained to spot things that don't match with everything else
Buzzcut1 07/12/21 03:51pm Truck Campers
Glad I caught this

Doing my usual walk around something caught my eye. I noticed one of the bolt heads on my front jack mounting plates was missing ( drivers front corner) I wasn't too worried as there are 5 bolts on that plate and 6 on the other side of the corner. Then I checked closer, not just one bolt head was missing but two others were snapped off but still there stuck on by Dicor. I figured and hour tops to use an easy out and replace the bolts. Nope try 5 hours. Had to take the jack and mounting plate off as one of the bolts snapped diagonally and I needed better access to drill. OK the Lance is a 2008 1055, aluminum frame. When I pulled the jack plate I figured out the issue. on one side of the plate no lap sealant, the other side had over 1/8 of an inch of lap sealant. The plate was not flat agaist the camper and over time the flexing of the plate on the sealant caused the grade 5 bolts to crack and fail. I replaced all the bolts with Grade 8, cleaned up all the old sealant, reapplied a thin even layer dicor and then after remounting the plate I sealed all the bolts and seams with no sag dicor I did inspect all the bolts on the other jacks and they were all good It pays to check all your stuff on a regular basis https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/attachments/img_20210711_111612170_hdr-jpg.162125/ width=600 https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/attachments/img_20210711_113424845_hdr-jpg.162128/ width=600 https://ridemonkey.bikemag.com/attachments/img_20210711_151612832_hdr-jpg.162138/ width=600
Buzzcut1 07/11/21 06:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

Buzzcut dare I ask what that set you back? Did you have to reprogram your truck? Online you can get the tires for around $250 each and Same for the vision heavy hauler wheels. about $2000 then add shipping and tax plus mounting and balancing. I had a 4x4 and on my first set of Toyo 19.5s I had steer tires on the front. Never again those suckers wandered all over. Second set of tires were the Roadmasters and I went with Drive tires on all 4 corners. Great Choice. Sold the truck to my buddy 2 years ago, he has a lance 950 on it. The tires look like new and he takes that rig up and down some iffy forest service roads and really likes the tires performance. My speedo matched my GPS with the 19.s (245/70R19.5) so no reprogramming needed
Buzzcut1 07/09/21 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

Yup Buzzcut tires are next. 3525 ain't gonna be enough with this much on the tail. But the black and grey tanks run north and south, and I'm not sure how much is rearward. When I go off with the family they will be in the truck, all luggage will be as far forward as possible and the fresh water tank would be full. Might be time to explore spare tire relocation? But tires are next..... On my old SRW I was at 7450 on the rear axle with the truck and camper loaded to camp. Had a blow out running Toyo Opencounrty LT285/75R16 rated at 3750. Swapped to Vision heavy hauler 19.5 Wheels and Cooper Roadmaster rm253 Tires 245/79/R19.5 both rated at 4500 Pounds and never looked back
Buzzcut1 07/08/21 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

If that's an srw and the rear axle is scaling at 7300 you better check your tire ratings.
Buzzcut1 07/08/21 11:44am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1172 plug wiring access

Run an 8 gauge wire from the + battery post battery through a 40 amp relay to the Lance Bed Plug for charging , don't splice into the undersized wires of the trucks wiring harness.
Buzzcut1 07/05/21 05:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

Alot of the sway is from tire sidewall flex due to a heavy camper on a SRW. I finally went to 19.5 commercial tires on Vision Heavy Hauler wheels and that did the trick. Eventually I got my wife to admit that the Dually I originally wanted was the way to go so now we run a F350 dually
Buzzcut1 07/03/21 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: When to throw in the towel...

I have a polar cub 9200 AC in my camper, We have been out in 113* heat at night in the desert with the AC going and I have never thought it was loud and neither has my wife. They do make a retro fan blade that is quieter for the newer RV AC units. You may want to look into that.
Buzzcut1 06/29/21 07:20pm Truck Campers
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