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RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

The newer trucks are made of tin foil. I have a 2017 ram that dents if you breathe on it. That's one of the reasons why I'm sticking with my old 93 one ton.
Hemi Joel 04/19/21 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar charge controller confusion

I wouldn't change the way the SCC is wired. It's a waste of time and energy. Either way, the power from the SCC gets to the load and to the battery. They got the wires to fit in the holes, so what's the problem? You said "it's independently fused in the back" What is independently fused? The solar panel to SCC, the SCC to fuse panel, or fuse panel to battery? I agree with fixing the exposed conductor. Maybe trim off the frayed ends that didn't make it into the hole.
Hemi Joel 04/19/21 12:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Cascade

The main thing I'm looking for in my next camper is comfortable recliners. Doesn't need to be any particular manufacture. I do need to be comfortable with the build quality as I was when I bought my SR from five star rv in henderson colorado. Thanks for the replies, never easy making the final decision. Barry Barry, if you are buying a camper for the recliners, I recommend that you spend some time sitting relaxing in them before you decide. Everyone's body is different, and the recliners are different shape and material. I was in your position with my Arctic Fox 1150. I loved the camper but wanted recliners. I looked at and sat in EVERY camper that offers recliners. I really liked the Cascade, (except for the bathroom door) but the recliner didn't work for me. The upholstery was slippery, and I felt like I was straining not to slide downward. I finally settled on the Eagle Cap 1165, with the cloth upholstery on the recliners. I just melt into the chair - so relaxing. But everyone is different.
Hemi Joel 04/09/21 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Are one ton trucks classified as commercial in some states?

A privately owned, privately used one ton should not have to comply with the same regulations that an over the road semi does, but unfortunately the laws have been misused to that effect. At the last renewal for my Ram 1 ton dually, they asked me if it is used for commercial, I said no, they gave me this new plate that states non-commercial. Hopefully it keeps the highway nazis away. https://i.imgur.com/8w6SWpSm.jpg
Hemi Joel 04/09/21 02:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Tearing down an RV safely

I like the free add best, and that was funny. Next best, the bury it with an excavator. If not, just go at it with a sawsall and a sledge hammer. A video setup on a tripod would be good incase there is a disastrous surprise of some sort. I tore a 12 truck camper apart, I just crushed it with my Bobcat skidsteer and pushed it into a dumpster.
Hemi Joel 02/15/21 02:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Roadside Breakdown

I thought you quit good sam. Me? I did. If you meant someone else, sorry.
Hemi Joel 02/06/21 11:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Breakdown

Probably want to update your signature. Because of the Arctic Fox? :? The breakdowns where when I was hauling the AF. The Eagle Cap 1165 is the current camper. :) They are both awesome rigs!
Hemi Joel 02/06/21 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Breakdown

I quit Good Sam and switched to AAA after Marcus told those of us who supported our president not to shop at camping world. I figure that means Good Sam as well. I've had to have my rig towed twice. Neither one could have been prevented by any routine maintenance. The 1st time, the center ripped out of the flywheel/flexplate. I was also towing a 32' trailer, so they sent a flatbed with a trailer hitch. By the time they got it loaded, it was pitch dark out. His trailer light connector did not work, the camper on the flatbed obscured his cab-top beacon, and the trailer obscured his tail lights. Going down the road, over-height with no rear lights on the trailer, I was scared to death. Luckily we made it to the shop. They let me camp in their parking lot for a few days while they waited for a part. The second time, a little brass elbow where the cooler line threads into the transmission case split. I didn't have a trailer in tow on that trip, so they used a wheel lift, that was zero drama. https://i.imgur.com/Wl9Cwobm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TrlnV9cm.jpg
Hemi Joel 02/06/21 05:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Flat

I carry an 8 ton bottle jack and some wood blocks. I've changed tires a few times on the road. I just leave the camper on the truck, I don't lower the camper jacks, chock the other wheels, put the bottle jack under the axle tube as far outboard as possible, change the tire, lower the truck. Never had an issue with that method, never saw a need to do it any different.
Hemi Joel 01/31/21 09:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Everyone Check your Female 7 pin connector.....

I've never seen that color code before with a 7 pin RV plug, but I like it. The pic I am attaching is what I have always seen. I never liked it because it does not match the yellow/left turn - green/right turn - brown /tail convention of the flat 4 connectors. Maybe they are changing it over for that reason? https://i.imgur.com/ETOynATm.jpg
Hemi Joel 01/11/21 10:54pm Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

If you spend the money and buy a diesel you don't have to this conversation. Unless it's a Ford...
Hemi Joel 01/08/21 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Concerns About Going Full Time

You will want more propane capacity and lower cost. You could get 1 or more 100 pound propane tanks, find your parking space next to a pole or something that you can chain them to, then run a hose into the propane compartment of your camper. The big tanks are way cheaper per gallon to fill, and will eliminate the frequent fills. You could probably even arrange to have then filled right there at the marina by a delivery service. Just make sure you get vapor tanks, not liquid tanks. Liquid 100# LP tanks have an internal tube from the valve to the bottom of the tank so they draw the liquid off the bottom. They have external threads on the valve. Vapor tanks draw gas from the top of the tank as it evaporates off of the liquid. 100# vapor LP tanks have internal threads. Or else you could get a propane supplier to lease you a large tank, 100 gallons or so, and keep it full for you.
Hemi Joel 12/19/20 05:19pm Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

Unless you do the work yourself, you'll be puting more into the truck than it's worth, then you'll be married to it. Then the trans or rear end or AC or computer, or any other big ticket item could go out. If you really love that truck and want to hang onto it, find a Hemi with 100k miles or less for about $800, swap it in yourself. Then you wont be buried in it. Look at an 2009 -2010. They are much nicer trucks than the 2005's.
Hemi Joel 12/16/20 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: hiding spare key IN cab of 2020 F-350 - truck gets confused?

I just hide the spare truck key in the camper. Then hide a spare camper key in a secret place that is accessible from outside the camper.
Hemi Joel 12/16/20 03:33pm Truck Campers
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