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RE: Campsite Squatters

I wouldn't dump my junk in a spot to hold it but if it's allowed through some spirit of the law, so be it. I'll use it when I'm there and leave it to somebody else when I'm done rather than deprive others a campsite for selfish purposes.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/26/20 09:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Very nice!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/26/20 09:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Is this the same camper?
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/24/20 08:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Aftermarket wheels

You might glean some useful information off this old thread. 19.5 Wheels
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/23/20 11:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Look at the floor construction. It's a sandwiched floor with two thin layers plywood glued to a foam panel. My guess is the sandwiched panel glue has failed and the three layers are sliding against each other, no longer a rigid sandwiched panel layer. It looks like the tub below the floor surface is a couple inches narrower than the floor width to exterior cabin walls. I think you could remove your carpet and lay at least 5/8" plywood over your floor tight fitting wall to wall. Make a cardboard template and then cut out the plywood then test fit. When you have a good fit, you can spread some panel adhesive over the floor then lay the plywood over it and set a bunch of weight over the panel while glues drying. It looks that this will ride over the frame of the under tub side walls so it will be fully supported on the sides. It sounds like the aluminum cross framing in the floor is on 30 inch spacing and that would place a large unsupported area right under the sink work area. At 30" back from the front of the TC wall behind the cab, I bet your floor is pretty solid.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/23/20 10:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Cheater Vent - Air Admittance Valve

Get a better AAV valve, not the cheap one.http://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/764651/764651203684.jpg?size=pdhi About 25 bucks.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/23/20 10:03pm Truck Campers
RE: is weldwood contact adhesive strong enough?

Weldwood is pretty good stuff but I would be hesitant to use it in the vertical were it could be exposed to big temperature change and heat from the sun . How about fiber glassing the filler boards to the shell . That's what they do on boats and truck caps for stiffeners , and they won't rot .Fiberglass cloth and resin is what I would use as well. I was thinking this too. Setup a support brace to hold the work in place.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 05:21pm Truck Campers
RE: 4th of July - what are you having?

Beef short ribs in garlic teriyaki, potato salad Kelli is making, Danish squash, dessert is garlic roasted apples with sweetened vanilla sour cream poured over it.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 04:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Catching Cleaning Cooking Trout, A Refresher Course!

Gut the fish and leave the head on. Pack the inside cavity with salsa and wrap in foil. No butter. Toss onto grill or in coals for a few minutes each side. Remove the fish gently open the foil and grab by the head as you open the foil. The skin will stick to the foil. Grab the head and gently shake and the head and entire skeleton will come out, leaving just meat and salsa. Simple, quick, easy and great tasting. Hmmm, Must try! Thanks,,,
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 04:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Catching Cleaning Cooking Trout, A Refresher Course!

Catching Cleaning Cooking Trout, A Refresher Course!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 01:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Reddog1 "Wayne"

Rest In Peace Wayne. May God Bless you and your family.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 01:47pm Truck Campers
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

That is a thing of beauty, a work of art. Well done.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/30/20 12:20am Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

So here's my no drill project. The horizontal pieces are intended to keep the supports pressed into the corners to prevent the whole thing from bouncing up. Thanks for the bullnose edge idea. https://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=344455cf-3fd3-4926-a6ae-f52fca19293b&file=IMG_0996.JPG height=700 width=500 That looks nice! I'm going to add lights to each shelf level, 2 additional, operated by the existing light and switch at the top.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/06/20 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

One thing to keep in mind about lowering the jacks, There have been people distracted and forgetting to raise them when leaving. Not a pretty sight.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/04/20 11:24am Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

I dropped the jacks when I first got the TC. Haven't done it in years now. I have the heavier 3400 pound rated Load range E tires, Rancho 9Ks, Big Sway-bars, Heavier rated 5 leaf rear springs. and Firestone air bags. I feel solid as a rock moving around in the TC when camped. Wind? What wind!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/03/20 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Closest to Pantry Conversion any Good Examples?

http://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/029274/029274955281.jpg?size=pdhi There are trays like this that could be adapted for your needs. This off Lowe's website.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/03/20 01:42pm Truck Campers
VIDEO: Iron Truck Camper Chef - Charcoal BBQ Burgers Edition

VIDEO: Iron Truck Camper Chef - Charcoal BBQ Burgers Edition Why I enjoy My Truck Camper. Food Fun Friends. It's time, go get yourself some Summer. https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQCs92msY40g-YQx&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2Fx9lTjhZcnOA%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQAxdlbdaOCUMJfK width=400
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/02/20 06:38pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Just noticed I had a before picture/video of my plans with the wardrobe space. Archie included at no extra cost. Wardrobe Before Before https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101272579_10218506118464409_3255573506582118400_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=FRS69tlAreMAX-jvgUX&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=d6e16fba626608dc75cbb46f819c2524&oe=5EFC9EAA width=600 After https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAtJA1bhdrX4TUI&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FCyDRfRhITD4%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQCUCRmDSbHeoJwa width=600
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/01/20 05:34pm Truck Campers
RE: How many amp-hours?

Just to keep it simple. Over the years with two of us and all our toys, laptops running till midnight and furnace till morning. We currently have 210 AH of AGM and 240 watts solar which gets me by for half of the needs I have. To do it right, we need a minimum of 300 AH AGM and 400 watts solar, I also connected 4AWG wire via a constant duty solenoid for no voltage drop, from the alternator to the TC batteries. I also have an AGM vehicle battery so all batteries have similar load, charge characteristics. We do not have a generator. The solar and truck engine alternator handle the charging nicely. That sounds similar to where we are headed. The factory unfortunately ran a 12AWG wire (maybe it was 10AWG) from the alternator to the TC battery :\ It seems to be the minimum gauge used for the truck battery we have and from what I read online. We won't rerun the wire now though, so we got what we got. We ran the swamp cooler over the weekend in the TC; nope, it makes it way too humid and it feels warmer than it actually is. Ugh. Back to the drawing board on how to cool down the TC. (We camp in places where they don't allow generators or only allow them at certain times, and never overnight; so even if we brought a gennie we wouldn't be able to use it overnight, to plug in an air conditioner for example, which is really what we'd need it for - to cool or heat the TC while sleeping.) What electric stuff do you run in your TC (for comparison's sake)? So we have right now: --Electric fridge (about 1-1.5Ah or about 30-35Ah per day we think) --Lights --Fantastic Fan --Misc chargeable items (phone, camera, etc) I am also curious what other gadgets we can buy to make camping nicer (like a DC-powered coffee maker or stuff like that). It would be great if there were a low-power-consumption electric heater :) As it is, we use a Little Buddy heater (LP) to take the bite off the cold, turn off the heater, and then try to go to sleep really fast. :Z We have two fantastic fans which do a great job of moving air in the TC on windless days/nights. We swapped all lighting for LED bulbs. 600 watt pure sine inverter for laptops and 120 volt appliances like coffee grinder, chargers, Box fan for outdoor bug and campfire smoke control, also to take the edge off on hot days. We do rely on propane a lot for cooking, water heating, fridge, furnace at 60 degrees for night. I watched the video of the couple in the popup TC. They are in agreement with me, their 160 watts solar isn't enough. One thing I consider my best modification is the 4 gauge wire off the alternator to the TC batteries for charging. The existing 12 gauge wire will never fully charge due to line loss from length and size of the wire. For a long term situation, alternator charging is a must have. I would recommend a minimum of three biggest batteries like group 31 or 27 you can fit and deep cycle. 3 - 12_volt parallel or 4 - 6_Volt series parallel, whichever you can best fit. I would also have 20 percent more watts solar than amp hours battery the reason being cloudy days and winter summer seasons. You will need more solar in winter with tilting of panels if feasible. There are lots of things you can do to extend your limited resources of power, water, waste. Instant coffee, baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, towel baths, Flannel sheets in winter are wonderful. Keep an eye on gray and black tank levels. You can dump sink water on ground if dispersed camping or into black tank if it has more room. Use your imagination to figure out ways of doing things that make your experience better. It adds to the fun and adventure.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/01/20 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: How many amp-hours?

Just to keep it simple. Over the years with two of us and all our toys, laptops running till midnight and furnace till morning. We currently have 210 AH of AGM and 240 watts solar which gets me by for half of the needs I have. To do it right, we need a minimum of 300 AH AGM and 400 watts solar, I also connected 4AWG wire via a constant duty solenoid for no voltage drop, from the alternator to the TC batteries. I also have an AGM vehicle battery so all batteries have similar load, charge characteristics. We do not have a generator. The solar and truck engine alternator handle the charging nicely.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/31/20 04:16pm Truck Campers
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