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RE: Seven Truck Camper Videos - Seattle RV Show 2020

Thanks for posting the videos. My two show favorites were First In Show to the Adventurer 856 Mid Wet Bath and a close second to the NorthernLite 10-2. What made these two models show favorites (first and second) or are you just saying which two you could see yourself in? Looking at the Host models, they seem to be still head and shoulders above the others with respect to innovation and features although they probably cost more as well. These are two picks based upon our needs. The campers were all nicely built and appealing to all the different needs people have. We don't need slides or hugeness, just efficient space utilization. The HOST has had the same design for several years now I'm pretty sure. Of course it's not like there's room for a lot of change. You can only move around the pieces in so many ways. A friend has a Mammoth and it is a sweet setup! Going back to me and DW, I liked the 865 Mid Wet Bath ARCTIC FOX because it created separation from the bed area and the dinette/kitchen area. We are planning to spend a year or two on the road and that separation could help a lot with putting up with each other. Mostly in that Kelli is late to bed, late to rise, and I'm an early person. It would make that difference more manageable in a tight quarter over time. I would like a longer version of the 856. There is the Adventurer 910 Mid Bath that has a slide that when slid out, creates a wide opening between the bed area and Dinette/kitchen areas reducing that feeling of separation and privacy and we don't need a slide, then I also like the kitchen arrangement better in the ARCTIC FOX 865. The Adventurer 910 kitchen had a wide separation between sink and stove, I'd like them closer. The NorthernLite is beautiful inside but I have pretty much settled on a Mid Bath design. The factory rep said they used to make a Mid Bath but there wasn't enough demand for it and they are so busy building what they are concentrated on, it just isn't in the future even if I cried several buckets of tears. If NorthernLite did build a 10-2 in a mid bath design, my search would be over.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/15/20 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Seven Truck Camper Videos - Seattle RV Show 2020

The “escape hatch” on the Arctic Fox campers is the driver side window by the bed where the whole window pivots out. Yeah, I caught on to the side windows being exits after reading the stickers more closely. Happens when you try to talk, point at what you're talking about, record, and chew gum at the same time. Not to mention having a helpful red head talking in your ear giving directions. LOL... I like having the large roof hatch. There are many times I open mine and stand up, sit on the roof, watch things with the better higher angle of view.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/15/20 05:58pm Truck Campers
Seven Truck Camper Videos - Seattle RV Show 2020

Seven Truck Camper Videos - Seattle RV Show 2020 We spent several hours going through the Seattle RV Show on Saturday the 8th. Crowds weren't horrible so we were able to get into all the truck campers to take a bunch of video and make our observations. Quality was generally good. No real surprises since we keep an eye on the industry for anything exciting and new. My two show favorites were First In Show to the Arctic Fox 865 Mid Wet Bath and a close second to the NorthernLite 10-2. The NorthernLites were their usual nicely finished selves with the nice wood cabinetry being the best in show. We did have the pleasure of talking to the NorthernLite factory Rep for about half an hour unfortunately he decline an on camera interview. He did give some good information about the campers like the heat system doesn't have any vent pipes except to the tank areas. All the heat vents are actually return vents so they feel that design heats the living space first and behind the walls second with return air. The campers also come with a matt under the mattress that allows air to circulate preventing moisture under the mattress. All in all a good show. The last video has a Dodge 5500 4x4 based Class C we really liked. We looked at the Class B units too. My two winners in that category are the Winnebago Revel 4x4 and the TRAVATO. Enjoy the videos. Lance Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020 Arctic Fox Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020 Bigfoot - NorthernLite & Palomino Popup Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020 Adventurer And Host Truck Campers 2020 Eagle Cap Truck Campers Seattle RV Show 2020 Plus 1st In Show Class B Camper Vans Seattle RV Show 2020 Class C - Class A - And Trailers - Seattle RV Show 2020
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/14/20 10:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear Porch

Here's my slide out rear deck. Works great! Slide Out Rear Deck.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/08/20 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Adding extra solar panel to 2019 Northern Lite

I have an old 67 watt thin film Unisolar panel. I added a new 170 watt GoPower mono crystal panel. Both have the same voltage rating and have worked very well together for about a year now. Or splurge and get two new panels.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/11/20 12:43am Truck Campers
RE: Need Help Fast

I feel for you having just gone through this scenario myself when my engine seized. Fortunately my brother has the same truck camper and he picked it up on his truck delivering it to my house and had a regular tow truck deliver my F-250. 3500+ dollars later, I have a really nice running rebuild with 1800 miles on it now. Best wishes for a speedy resolution to your truck issue.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/30/19 10:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Funny, sad and embarrassing.....

As hard as you try, sometimes the best of plans are laid to rest. Glad there wasn't a fire.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/08/19 02:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Anza Borrego to the Sequoia’s for Thanksgiving Break

That was a change in conditions. Great trip.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/07/19 12:27am Truck Campers
RE: TR: The Road to winning a National Championship

Wow! What an adventure between logistics, distance, and weather. Quite an accomplishment of determination, congratulations... I guess for some reason you had to replace your factory fridge vent cover with a Red Green certified replacement...
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/01/19 08:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Step upgrade for my Arctic Fox

Just watched both videos. Nicely done, very informative. I have similar steps but don't use them due to interference issues with my slide out deck. The videos are both a year old, have you made any refinements to the original installation? Take care.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 11/26/19 12:05am Truck Campers
RE: Three Camping And Fishing Videos - An Excellent Weekend

That's why they call it "fishing" and not "catching" :-) Next year, I'm going to put some effort to fish Mosquito Lake, 25 miles awaf, still deep in the forest. Will need a boat and waders for that lake and it's much less developed. A wild shorelinr except for the small boat access area
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 11/10/19 12:23am Truck Campers
RE: Three Camping And Fishing Videos - An Excellent Weekend

I am a little surprised we don't have more outdoors men here who enjoy fishing and camping like you did..I am always in for a good fishing or hunting story.. And what's better than pan fried trout,I grew up on them..LOL The fish were tasty. Good old truck camper kitchen and butter/salt to make a happy ending... Well, for the fisherman anyway.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 11/10/19 12:14am Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade truck suspension

I put Rancho 9000's all around my F250. Ride is much better. I found that turning them to the strongest setting worked best when loaded with TC.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 11/07/19 08:44pm Truck Campers
RE: When will the 2020 Ford Super Duty show up?

The Seattle auto show is in a week or so. See the new trucks then, if I go.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 11/05/19 01:29pm Truck Campers
Three Camping And Fishing Videos - An Excellent Weekend

https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAPxAaHzbT0yurG&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FFA1SWgwuQ2E%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQCh2jZ2G3vhMmkT VIDEO 1: Great Day For Getting Skunked Fishing https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQD64cAm_Gf3J03U&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FVF73vod7rNc%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQA1MzaURU0by3rc VIDEO 2: Every Slice In Time Counts https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAor5CTuJEodipZ&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FbhQ_1hFFvkg%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQBr5LtHYv0XiSwz VIDEO 3: Great Campsite Feeding Chipmunks And Steller's Blue Jays Had a great weekend at Walupt Lake again. I've been there several times this summer on my to and from different job sites and events. There's a good amount of gravel road to get there but all worth it. Fishing was god as usual and plenty of hiking. Just a nice place to go and relax. Enjoy...
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 11/03/19 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: What percent of the time do you leave your TC on your truck?

The last couple years I've done a fair amount of travel and work camping. I figure close to half the year it was on the truck
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/30/19 09:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Proctology

Sorry you had to cut into your ceiling. Perhaps you can install another light there, night light? 2" plug for hole in desk for wires could work too.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/29/19 10:39pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Death Of An Engine - The Final Drive

More power with the new eng? That's great! It will probably get even better with break-in. Glad your back on the road! S Put 50 miles on today. I punch the gas and it definately goes better. Filled the tank and going to get my first mileage calculation soon. 10.5 mpg is the number to beat. Sure is nice having my horse back...
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/28/19 10:15pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Death Of An Engine - The Final Drive

Wow, that was an exciting video to watch. Do you not have gauges to watch? I have after market gauges and can set alarms if the parameters are breached. Oil pressure, water temp, trans temp, boost and battery voltage are all set to sound alarms. AAA or Good Sam also offers towing memberships so if you break down your oversized vehicle is covered. I can ask my people to send a big flatbed to handle both truck and camper (over 10,000lbs). No need to call a friend to rescue your TC. I have the factory dash which has a gauge and idiot light. I'm thinking about a gauge set that goes in the drivers roof column. Good visability there. The factory gauge did work.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/28/19 10:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Video: Introducing Kitten To The Truck Camper

We lost our 19 year old to kidney disease this year. He traveled with us from the time he was three months old. He had been all over the U.S. and Mexico. He loved riding in the car, taking walks, being in the trailer even when it was just parked in the driveway. I'd let him in for a couple of hours and then go get him. Sometimes he didn't want to come out. Cats are good traveling companions. I was very fond of Charlie. Doubt I'll ever have a pet like him again. Archie is still developing socially. He will earn his own place in our hearts.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/28/19 10:02pm Truck Campers
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