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RE: Ramblin' 2019 Video

Tiger4x4RV, Going sounds far better than sitting!
Eugarps 04/19/20 04:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap/Adventurer New Overlander

It looks to be about the size of the Tiger Adventure Vehicle Siberian. That means you’re going to be somewhat limited where you can go and even where are you can park. Just head to the Tiger Adventure Vehicles site and check their inventory. Clicky That’s just my two cents and worth every penny,Clicky Bill
Eugarps 01/06/20 09:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

All, Even though truck campers are superior in all kinds of ways, many in the crowded East have turned to vans. They can be had in automotive looking configurations that do offend HOAs and fit even more comfortably into the more compact parking spaces now allowed by some jurisdictions. Thus, even one ton trucks are viewed askance by HOAs and they are horrified by dual rear wheels! So, you almost have to go at least west of the Appalachians to find truck campers. The southeast has so dealers, I think, because they are close to beaches that allow camping on the beach. All that said, truck campers are “Van Life” done right. My $0.02 and worth it! Bill
Eugarps 12/10/19 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

I had single panes in my TCer and the motor home. I made storm windows for both and that worked but was hard to open the windows without a lot of hassle. I also made inserts that worked and were easier when I wanted to open my windows. In the van I went dual pane windows but they are acrylic and not sliders. So far I do like. Have the built in screen and shade. https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/C3A4298-1024x682.jpg To see more pictures of the window go to my blog Photomike, Those are the ones I’m looking at in the Winnebago Travato 59GL I’m considering. Why a van? Potential issues with the HOA in the condo I’ll be buying. I’d considered thought about a Tiger to for their off road capability but the HOA won’t allow those. They’re to RV looking. A TC would work, if I just park there for loading and unloading but I’d have to find storage for the TC offsite. Anyway, the Seitz windows on the van seem pretty trouble free and aren’t quite so bubble like. I’m sure they don’t have the insulating qualities of a true dual pane but they won’t fog up from leak inducing frame flex. Thanks, Bill
Eugarps 12/06/19 11:27am Truck Campers
RE: Anza Borrego to the Sequoia’s for Thanksgiving Break

anutami, Wow what a trip. Thanks for dragging my old self along! Keep it up, Bill
Eugarps 12/05/19 06:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

All who oppose Dual Pane... Does your critique include acrylic dual pane or is it limited to glass. I see bunches of high end overland rigs with Seitz and Dometic acrylics.. Best, Bill
Eugarps 12/05/19 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

Siletzspey, Thank you! That’s going to be really helpful! Best, Bill
Eugarps 12/05/19 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: The Road to winning a National Championship

Wow! Congratulations and thanks so much for dragging me along! Bill
Eugarps 12/01/19 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Please help me decide on a truck camper

ortfun, I was just about to edit that. I requested a Cirrus brochure this evening and THERE ARE IN FACT TWO BATTERIES ON THE CIRRUS 820. I’m sorry for any confusion I’ve caused. Bill
Eugarps 11/20/19 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Please help me decide on a truck camper

otrfun, My issue with Cirrus is similar. I’m waiting for them to give us a two propane tank, two battery rig. That, in my opinion was why the Lance 830 flopped. Maybe 2021 820 will have that but, for now, the only way you get that is to buy a 920. I really don’t want a long bed pickup. JMO, Bill
Eugarps 11/20/19 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

SideHillSoup, I’d love to know where that name came from. PM me, if you would. I don’t want to be guilty of drifting my own thread. :) It looks to me that a solution could be to have a factory rack on your camper and mount the panels on it. I’d think, using say 160w panels I could get the 400w I’d like to have. That could solve the more-holes-in-the-roof issue. That would be four more holes plus but at least they’d be factory installed. Just my $0.02 and worth about that.... ;) Bill
Eugarps 11/20/19 06:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Please help me decide on a truck camper

djg, I agree. It’s a shame Livin’ Lite was so short lived (no pun intended). I thought and still do that their all-aluminum and Azdel was the way to go. I’m sure, given your location, you tracked down one with super insulation and thermal windows. They are hard to find. The Cirrus campers seem to be one of the more forward thinking TC companies and they use a bunch of aluminum and Adzel in the construction of their campers. They are on my list. Truck Camper Magazine just ran an article on the “Smart” camper option they are developing. It’s pretty intriguing. The roof is aluminum, as I recall and they’ve mounted a 200w flexible solar panel on the curved nose of the roof. Aluminum is a big plus, if you’re planning on a lot of time in the southwestern US. Just a thought. My reservations with the Cirrus have to do with the big window on the nose of the cab-over. That looks like a leak waiting to happen. Beyond that, Cirrus gives you a really efficiency heating system and use of space. Mea culpa: ON EDIT: THE CIRRUS 820 DOES HAVE TWO BATTERIES! I apologize for any confusion I might have caused. My $0.02 and worth every penny, Bill
Eugarps 11/20/19 12:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

All, I’ve been watching a YouTube channel about a full timing couple with an Arctic Fox 811 truck camper. They have solar, Li batteries and a 2,000w inverter. They claim they run their air conditioner on that system. Does that sound right? Bill
Eugarps 11/20/19 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

Silver, That’s a great idea but I’m thinking of going sans-generator. If I do that, the existing generator box would be available but I’d have to do the math on weight and balance. With the newer, lighter batteries, maybe it would work. Thanks! Bill
Eugarps 11/19/19 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Best truck for Northern Lite 10-2

FWIW, I checked Ford’s brochure for the 2015 SRW crew cab short bed 156” I’m considering and it has a 4,400# +/- payload. That’s fine for the Bigfoot 9.4SB and Northern Lite 8-11 I’m shopping and the long bed had less capacity. A DRW changes everything. I’m solo, so shorter is okay for me. Best, Bill
Eugarps 11/18/19 07:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Best truck for Northern Lite 10-2

Well, I have a Northern Lite 10-2 and a 2018 F350 DRW 6.7 diesel and it is a perfect combination. I certainly would not let DEF fluid stop me from buying a diesel, it's a non issue as long as you buy DEF from your dealer. Here is a YouTube link that Runaway Roses did of my setup. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fxr6Oh9YUM&t=52s What a nice rig! The tweaks you’ve made, though seemingly small to the casual observer, reap great changes on comfort and functionality. Great job! Best, Bill
Eugarps 11/18/19 07:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

TCINTN, That sounds like it could work. With 120w + panels, I’d be at 500w. Now to find space for batteries to match. The rest of the components can be tucked in someplace. BTW, I really like that motto. It worked in the furnace and at Dunkirk. Best, Bill
Eugarps 11/18/19 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

All, I don’t even count among the old members. Wow, you guys are old! ;) Bill
Eugarps 11/18/19 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

All, Would i find more level real estate in a Bigfoot 9.4SB. Bill
Eugarps 11/18/19 11:09am Truck Campers
RE: Northern-Lite 8-11 & Solar?

ortfun, That could work. Thanks! Bill
Eugarps 11/17/19 07:34pm Truck Campers
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