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RE: It's been fun and informative but....

Jeez, demanding people!!!! :B This pic was taken in the LA area this spring. We drove from Spokane to LA and back. Nice trip. I like this setup because I can carry our kayaks and bikes easily in the truck bed. And I can carry my trials motorcycle to competitions as well. No more kayak or motorcycle trailer towing. The downside of the travel trailer is that it is higher than the Outfitter when on the truck so there's one favorite camp spot I can't get into without a lot of tree pruning on the access road.....and I'm getting lazy about doing that. https://i.imgur.com/h6EnZX6.jpg height=800 width=1000
Geewizard 05/27/22 07:23am Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun and informative but....

I gave them an outstanding deal. :B Hopefully you wrote $0 on the title and bill of sale under the sale price so they didn't have to pay sales tax at the DOL Office. When I buy stuff private party in WA, I ask the seller to put $0. I didn't and didn't have to since they live in Alaska where there's no sales tax. :C I bought the Outfitter (and Tundra which I gave to my son in 2017) in 2004 when I lived in Alaska. It's very cool that both the Tundra and the Outfitter have returned home!
Geewizard 05/25/22 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun and informative but....

Please come back with a new unit! I have! 2021 Winnebago Micro Minnie 1708FB. :B
Geewizard 05/25/22 07:06am Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun and informative but....

....I've sold my truck camper! I gave my camper to my son and wife. Did you sell it or give it away? I gave them an outstanding deal. :B
Geewizard 05/25/22 06:57am Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun and informative but....

So, you still gonna hang out in the TT section? I always appreciate your electronics advice. I'll be around on the TT section. I don't intend to leave the RV.NET at all, just not going to contribute to the camper section.
Geewizard 05/23/22 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun and informative but....

Thank you for contributing. You're quite welcome, Brad. Thanks for moderating for a long time.
Geewizard 05/23/22 04:39pm Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun and informative but....

Best wishes!! thanks!
Geewizard 05/23/22 04:30pm Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun and informative but....

....I've sold my truck camper! I've learned a lot from members of this forum and I hope I've given good advice and suggestions too. Adios! May I ask why? Health, age, trailer, loss of interest, something I said ??. Best wishes wherever life leads. Jeff & Kelli Sure, you can ask why. I gave my camper to my son and wife. We have a small travel trailer which fits us better. Health is good, age is not a factor, and above all, it's not something you said! :D
Geewizard 05/23/22 02:41pm Truck Campers
It's been fun and informative but....

....I've sold my truck camper! I've learned a lot from members of this forum and I hope I've given good advice and suggestions too. Adios!
Geewizard 05/23/22 12:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Panel Mounts

I tried well nuts for my solar panel mount (using Z mounts). They pulled right out. Well, 17 years later it's obviously too late to argue about how exactly you did the install... but in my limited experience (putting several of them in last fall/winter), on the first attempt (or two) they *did* pull 'right out'. Turned out it was a mistake on *my* part, and when I went back and did it correctly, they held very solidly. The metal version aka 'riv-nuts' should work at least as well, with the slight difference of not being inherently water-tight. Since most people are going to cover everything in sight with some kind of sealant, it's debatable whether that's worth it or whether it's better to go with some thing that is mechanically stronger like you did. Either way works. What was your mistake in putting in the well nuts and how did you do it correctly? I distinctly remember drilling the proper size hole, inserting the well nut, and tightening the screw. In my case, the brass insert in the rubber pulled out quite easily.
Geewizard 04/16/22 07:25am Truck Campers
RE: Solar Panel Mounts

With the thin luan on the top of my RV it seems picking the best screw can be challenging. Look up 'well nuts'. There is a rubber sleeve with a flange on it, and a metal (brass) insert. You drill a hole big enough for the sleeve to slip into, so it stops on the flange. Then when you screw the bolt in, the threaded insert pulls it towards the head, mushrooming the rubber body and sandwiching the thin wall material (luan, in your case) between the flange and the mushroom. Think of it like a rubber rivet. Other uses include attaching glass windshields to motorcycles, or providing attachment points on the sides of water craft. They provide a fairly water-resistant connection to begin with, and when utilized underneath a mounting bracket or rail and then covered with additional sealant like Dicor or Sikaflex you shouldn't have any issues with UV degradation either. I'd double check with the manufacturer (Arctic Fox) about the actual construction of the roof. Adventurer has their 'TCC' i.e. 'true composite core/construction' equivalent, but even that has aluminum frame members, and weirdly enough, three additional random wood cross members. That's in addition to the cheap/light white pine stuff they put around the roof openings for screw holding. I'd be shocked if AF doesn't have *some* kind of structural cross members in the roof. I tried well nuts for my solar panel mount (using Z mounts). They pulled right out. I wouldn't trust them at all. I used aluminum rivet nuts placed through the rubber roof/luan and into aluminum roof crossbeams. They have held up since 2005 without fail. A healthy coating of sealant was used.....of course. Marson Ribbed Rivet NUT KIT
Geewizard 04/15/22 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Let's talk air bags...

I run 5 PSI unloaded and 70 PSI with the camper on. The camper weighs about 2200 Lbs all up. No bouncing unloaded and of course no bouncing loaded. No overload springs, just stock leaf springs in the rear. Wouldn't be without the airbags.
Geewizard 01/16/22 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Mr Buddy Heater Permanent Install?

I plumbed in a flexible propane hose from my cooktop for my Camco Olympic Wave 3. The hose has a shutoff valve and quick connect so I can disconnect the Wave 3 and store it when not in use. The Wave 3 gives me very adequate heat. I looked at Mr Buddy heaters but the Wave 3 was much better for me.
Geewizard 01/02/22 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

I've had my EU2000i since 2004. It has always started after months of storage. All I've done is add the correct amount of Sta-Bil to the fuel tank and run it for a few minutes to get that mixture into the carburetor.
Geewizard 12/16/21 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Battery doesnt charge while going down the road

Right -- need a dedicated high capacity wire from an engine charge point to the camper battery(s), protected with fuses, and solenoid (or equiv) activated. My simple circuit . I agree. My setup is the same and has worked for years.
Geewizard 12/07/21 08:12am Truck Campers
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