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RE: Anyone ever actually have their weight checked/ticketed?

As long as you're under the tire/wheel/axle ratings on your truck and you're comfortable with the handling, drive on.
DWeikert 03/19/18 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone ever actually have their weight checked/ticketed?

The GVWR sticker is not a legal document, so you're not legally overweight. Now if your state registers the vehicle by GVWR and you have it registered as say a 7200 lb vehicle, then you're legally overweight. Otherwise... Federal law controls maximum gross vehicle weights and axle loads on the Interstate System. Federal limits are 80,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, 20,000 pounds on a single axle, and 34,000 pounds on a tandem axle group https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/policy/rpt_congress/truck_sw_laws/index.htm Note, this is in the US.
DWeikert 03/19/18 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: Post Eclipse Redux

I can see them,but you may want to specify height and width parameters so they fit on the screen. :)
DWeikert 03/07/18 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: Almost a TCer

If you want you can buy similar tracks for your truck here: truck tracks Another source- www.mattracks.co
DWeikert 03/02/18 06:02am Truck Campers
RE: Almost a TCer

Not so sure this is going to the the hybrid vehicle marketing ploy they're hoping for. I doubt they'll get a lot of regenerative charge from braking or down hill coasting. There looks to be a lot of drag in that drive train and I suspect most of the trip will just be plodding along at 10 mph. That said, I wish I had the need for one.
DWeikert 03/01/18 02:49pm Truck Campers
RE: A temp too cold to apply Dicor?

Stickdog, Dicor doesn’t give ANY directions on temperature application on the tube. Just pulled out an older tube of Dicor I had here. The only thing this one says is- In cold weather, warm container at room temperature before use. From that it would appear temperature doesn't matter, but I would still be concerned about surface condition. I would avoid conditions close to the dew point where there could be surface moisture you aren't aware of. Likewise below freezing for the same reason. But other than that it would seem long as the surface is clean and dry, go for it.
DWeikert 02/25/18 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Analog tv replacement

Look for a set with an external 12v power supply. That way you can run it right off the house batteries and don't have the wasted energy of going through a converter to make 115v then an internal power supply to revert back to 12v.
DWeikert 02/21/18 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: ORGANIC Family Farm Candlelight Egg Processing

Thanks for sharing. One question. Where were you?
DWeikert 02/05/18 03:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Interesting build truck camper boat

click here "Looks" fantastic. I note there appears to be no way to get up on the roof deck. If you did and got more than one or two people up there, you might need outriggers for stability. Also looks like it would be a bit of a challenge getting from the boat's steering controls to the inside of the camper.
DWeikert 01/30/18 08:18am Truck Campers
RE: Gas vs Diesel for Towing a Fifth Wheel!!!

It's a myth based on 40yr old technology that diesel will last longer. Hmmm... If one engine needs to operate around 5000 RPM to pull a load while the other can do it at 2500 RPM, which do you think last longer?So my gasser pulls my trailer at 65 mph 2000 rpm all day long. So now which one lasts longer? Just a guess but odds are, same terrain and load, my diesel would be turning maybe 1600 RPM. I try to keep shift points under 2000. So yes, diesel. Now let's talk about steep hills... :C
DWeikert 01/28/18 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas vs Diesel for Towing a Fifth Wheel!!!

It's a myth based on 40yr old technology that diesel will last longer. Hmmm... If one engine needs to operate around 5000 RPM to pull a load while the other can do it at 2500 RPM, which do you think last longer?
DWeikert 01/28/18 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overall consensus on Truck Camper covers?

I now have a carport but previous years I would just strap a tarp over the top to protect from winter freeze/thaw cycles. I'd generally only get one year as inevitably things like the corner of a solar panel would eventually rub through. Unfortunately, this won't do much to protect the sides of your camper (window caulk, etc.) from UV, but ~$40/year at HomeDepot vs $150-$200 every other year for an ADCO....
DWeikert 01/24/18 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: Help establishing a route from PA to warm south west in Jan

Weather permitting, I'd probably take the more direct route. Take I-70 to St. Louis, then I-44 to Oklahoma City, then I-40. Cut a lot of miles off the coastal route. Of course, this depends on how much of the trip is the drive and how much is the destination. Perhaps one route out and the other back? In which case I'd save the shorter route for the drive home.
DWeikert 12/15/17 06:19am Truck Campers
RE: Power loss

If you have multiple fuses of the same rating, a simple test would be to swap fuse locations and see if the trouble moves.
DWeikert 12/13/17 06:30am Truck Campers
RE: "Rocking " even though a pop-up?

A pickup with a camper on is going to rock more than an empty pickup. It's just physics. If the truck handles fine during on road driving, the off road rocking is nothing to worry about. If the road is really on the rough side where you may experience some frame twisting it's a good idea to loosen the rear set of tiedowns so the twisting isn't all transferred to the camper.
DWeikert 12/06/17 06:45am Truck Campers
RE: exhaust tip

If you have a problem with soot accumulation from the exhaust of a DPF equipped Duramax, you have a DPF problem. My 2008 still shows no soot in the tailpipe. The design of the tailpipe for DPF equipped diesels all mix fresh air with the exhaust right at the tailpipe. Each manufacturer does it with a slightly different design but the function is to cool the exhaust gasses during a DPF active regen cycle where the internal DPF temperature can exceed 932°F.
DWeikert 12/06/17 06:39am Truck Campers
RE: I have gone even further to the dark side.....

Having owned a conversion van in the 70's I can appreciate your choice. I looked into going that route briefly before getting my current rig, but for now I have too many uses for a pickup to dedicate another vehicle for camping. I also wish they'd come with 4x4 from the factory. Sportsmobile has a nice Design Your Own utility that let's you experiment with floor plans.
DWeikert 11/30/17 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: Winterizing

Just in case, have you seen this handy Blow Out Hose? Hook it up to an air source, connect it to the public water inlet on the camper, set it to about 30 psi then go around to each faucet until they're only blowing air. While I do this I'm still concerned about any water that's in the pump itself or the accumulator tank that can't be drained or blown out so I generally add enough pink stuff to the fresh water tank just to protect the pump and accumulator, as well as drain traps. Considering my FW tank is only 20 gallons I save that for washing and drink bottled so any left over taste isn't an issue.
DWeikert 11/22/17 02:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Window AC installed above fridge. Too much heat?

I think your biggest problem is getting sufficient airflow for this to work. Just putting it in the air column the fridge uses won't allow enough fresh air to pass through the heat exchanger. Feel the airflow on the outside of a window unit when it's operating. Unless you allow for that much fresh airflow, it's going to be a disappointment regarding cooling ability.
DWeikert 11/20/17 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: Unimog Truck Campers

What's your definition of "lot of solar"? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/06/09/17/414387DE00000578-4589114-World_s_largest_floating_solar_plant_had_switched_online_generat-a-61_1497024122036.jpg width=900 Don't need that much. Just have to stay camped longer, that's all. :)
DWeikert 11/19/17 08:33am Truck Campers
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