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RE: New Shock Time

The vast majority of the miles on my truck are loaded so I had no need for adjustable shocks. I replaced the wimpy OEM shocks with KYB Monomax at less than 20,000 miles and could not be happier. How they compare to Bilstein or other brands I can't say. All I can say is they were a significant improvement over OEM and I'm happy.
DWeikert 05/25/20 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Hallmark vs Northstar

I have nothing but good to say about my Northstar. I also have to say that dealing with Northstar was a pleasure. If there's an option you don't see on their site, talk to Rex. If they can do it, they will.
DWeikert 05/04/20 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

Last time I replaced batteries I got two of these-Duracell AGM from Batteries Plus They're a rebranded Deka battery made by East Penn Manufacturing. Three years now and no complaints.
DWeikert 04/27/20 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper with East/West bed and cassette toilet

I cannot understand what is wrong with a N-S bed. That avoids one person crawling over the other if they need to get up in the night. Some people can't understand that not everyone has the same needs. I can't speak for the needs of the OP but I have no one to crawl over when I need to get up at night and it's far easier to roll out the side of a bed then crawl off the bottom.
DWeikert 04/26/20 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: Camper with East/West bed and cassette toilet

My Northstar Adventurer has an E/W bed and cassette toilet. I second the suggestion of giving Rex a call.
DWeikert 04/26/20 05:46am Truck Campers
RE: Are "all-bed" campers length safe? Most compatible all bed?

My Northstar Adventurer is made for both long and short bed trucks. I have the short bed version which allows Northstar to add some outside storage in the overhang area. As Camper8251 mentioned, the important thing is the COG of the camper. Some models designed solely for long bed trucks may have their COG too far to the rear to safely carry in a short bed, even if the overhang is similar to the campers designed for both. Now as to a short bed camper in a long bed truck, a few people here do it but I believe all have some sort of bed storage in front of the camper giving the camper a backstop so it isn't only the tie downs holding the camper back when you hit the brakes. In these cases COG is also something you have to consider, though the weight of whatever is stored in the bed in front of the camper weighs (pun intended) in that COG calculation. An older truck with a newer camper is often a safer choice than a newer truck with an older camper. For example, GM narrowed the width of the bed opening making it so older model campers won't fit. So I'd measure tailgate opening and the width of the tub, the part of the camper that goes through the tailgate opening, is the most important. Situations like lack of clearance between the overhang and truck cab or truck bed side rails can be compensated for simply by adding 2x4's or some other spacer in the bed to lift the camper.
DWeikert 04/24/20 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: Do you drink.......

I have a smallish camper with only a 20 gallon FW tank. I drink bottled water and use the tank for washing.
DWeikert 04/20/20 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

Window unit. 5500 BTU is plenty for our little campers. They're lighter, replacements are cheap and they're much easier to run with a small generator.
DWeikert 03/26/20 09:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

The US response has been great. If you want to see a bad response, look at Italy. The government ain't your daddy, they can't protect everyone from everything all the time. Exactly. Take a look at these countries with socialized medicine, they are failing because they have the bare minimum in care. South Korea has socialized medicine...
DWeikert 03/24/20 06:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

I wonder what is advantage of taking sick people to hospital instead of having them fight the virus at their homes? Testing and hospitalisation only increase the risk of virus spread. I prize Nevada governor who learn from other states mistakes and locked the state down with only few sick persons. If statistics are right, in last 3 days the confirmed cases rose only by 25%, what most likely are the people who got sick before lockdown. Than again, if 78F killing the virus is correct - we are only days away from nature helping us. You're right in that people with mild symptoms don't need to go to the hospital. But this causes severe respiratory distress, a swelling of the lung tissue making it difficult to impossible for some to breath. Think of the way the common cold (a rhinovirus) causes swelling in your sinuses. Now imagine that happening to your lungs. That's why there's the fear of insufficient ventilators, and that is why it's important to not overwhelm our health care system by slowing the infection rate.
DWeikert 03/24/20 06:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

The US response has been great. If you want to see a bad response, look at Italy. The government ain't your daddy, they can't protect everyone from everything all the time. If you want to see a good response, look at South Korea. The US is just about 2 weeks behind Italy and we'll probably pass them in total cases before the end of the week. If the White House decides to put the economy ahead of American lives, we'll wish we were as good as Italy.
DWeikert 03/24/20 06:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

The truth is none of us know if it is spreading faster or slower. It’s going to take a few days to stabilize testing and even longer to have an idea if we’ve tested enough people. Considering people are the most contagious just before they start showing symptoms and we're only testing people after they show symptoms, there's no way we've done enough testing. Containment is no longer an option and we aren't even trying. Right now the only goal is to slow the infection rate so we don't overwhelm our health care system. Unless a vaccine is miraculously developed in the next month or two it's a question of when, not if virtually everyone in the US is infected.
DWeikert 03/23/20 04:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

What a difference 1 hr makes. NV cases went up to 245 US total 42 032. I am sceptic with lack of data reliability and fact that they don't post hr of updates, but looks that US slow down the spread. Still official data shows yesterday for a total of 41, 569 cases add 8,486 for last day and official data for today is 42,032 hm...... Before you think the spread is slowing, read this. A news release from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health this week advised doctors not to test those experiencing only mild respiratory symptoms unless “a diagnostic result will change clinical management or inform public health response.” The recommendation reflects a "shifting from a strategy of case containment to slowing disease transmission and averting excess morbidity and mortality," according to the statement. The guidance said coronavirus testing at L.A. County public health labs will prioritized those with symptoms, health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, paramedics and other high-risk situations. Others are encouraged to simply stay at home. At about the same time, the New York City Department of Health directed all healthcare facilities to immediately stop testing non-hospitalized patients for Covid-19. "At this point in the pandemic, demand for unnecessary testing is contributing to the rapidly diminishing supply of PPE and leading to a decreasing supply of swabs and viral transport media used to collect diagnostic specimens for Covid-19 testing" It's the same problem we had initially. If we don't test the infection rate looks low.
DWeikert 03/23/20 02:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

Hm... It is Monday 10 AM in Las Vegas and all official data about virus spread are not updated since Friday.... United States Coronavirus Cases US Coronavirus Cases: 40,841 Active cases: 40,171 in Mild Condition: 39,131 (97%) in Critical condition: 1,040 (3%) Closed cases Deaths: 483 Recovered: 187 (As of the time of this post) Interesting how that is different from what the CDC is reporting at link. At the time of this posting: Total cases 33,404 Deaths 400 Not trying to minimize or maximize the issue. Just pointing out that different sources are presenting different data. -Eric Didn't think you were minimizing and the contradictory data is a real problem. On the site I linked there's a table of individual states with a link to the source of that data. Most are individual state sites. If you note, at the bottom of the CDC page it says- In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date. That would explain it.
DWeikert 03/23/20 12:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

Hm... It is Monday 10 AM in Las Vegas and all official data about virus spread are not updated since Friday.... United States Coronavirus Cases US Coronavirus Cases: 40,841 Active cases: 40,171 in Mild Condition: 39,131 (97%) in Critical condition: 1,040 (3%) Closed cases Deaths: 483 Recovered: 187 (As of the time of this post)
DWeikert 03/23/20 11:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

Good video explaining a measured response vs full blown quarantine. https://youtu.be/nl6tTwxzCi8
DWeikert 03/18/20 09:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

So much misinformation out there... Corovirus can live on Cold metal surfaces for up to for 12 hrs How long can the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 survive on surfaces? A recent study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The researchers also found that this virus can hang out as droplets in the air for up to three hours before they fall. But most often they will fall more quickly. Sunshine kills it,so does heat of 27°C There is no evidence that sun exposure kills the 2019 coronavirus. UNICEF has debunked a post that claims the organization said sunlight is effective against the virus. If 27°C (80.6°F) kills the virus, how does it thrive in the human body at 98.6°F?
DWeikert 03/18/20 07:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

I have heard the fatality percentage number is expected to drop as more people are tested and a greater over all sampling of the herd is taken. As I understand, our main hope for a low mortality rate is if we can slow the infection rate such that we don't overwhelm our health care system. A few days ago Italy had to make the tough decision to not use ventilators on people over 80. They just don't have enough for everyone that needs one and that age group has the least chance of recovering. Now they have virtually none. If we have more sick then we have hospital beds and ventilators, it won't be good. If I were planning to go camping relatively locally, I would continue with those plans. I was planning to drive across the country and I don't want to risk being a 3 day drive away from home when I start showing symptoms.
DWeikert 03/17/20 07:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

Aren't we in "later" already? My only hope is in higher (78F) temperatures killing the virus. Considering the virus is spreading in Australia, where it's summer, good luck with that. Not to mention the virus survives just fine in the body at 98.6F I was planning to spend the second half of April touring NM, AZ, UT... I'm coming to terms that it isn't going to happen this year.
DWeikert 03/16/20 07:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Best *mid priced* Kinetic Recovery Rope?

I am not looking to tow… I am looking for RECOVERY - a whole different thing. This article has more info. https://www.roundforge.com/articles/why-you-dont-want-tow-strap-hooks/ I think you missed the point of this article. Don't use a tow strap, use a recovery strap, and beware tow straps labeled recovery straps.
DWeikert 02/08/20 09:11am Truck Campers
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