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RE: Very Expensive RV Parking Spot!

6 hr drive time can be a bummer. Over the years we had friends who bought 2nd house in Pinecrest and the 3-4 hr drive from Bay Area prevent them from using it too often. Other Bay Area friends bought condo in Lake Tahoe, where mid week you can make it in 3 hr (car from East Bay) and still commute is biggest problem.
Kayteg1 05/09/21 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Very Expensive RV Parking Spot!

Check all the laws before pulling the trigger. My friends bought farmland in Yuba area, what looks very similar to what you picture. They have pretty strong creek going via center of their property, but they are not allowed to draw water from it. Than they spend what car cost for well drilling. Most of California is also chasing RV and some jurisdictions also mobile homes, so they will not allow electricity hookup, till you start construction of stick structure. On other hand, farmlands do have agriculture water supply. For $300 a year (old price I remember), they have 2" pipe with no meter and water in it for 8 months a year. They build a pond supplied by agriculture water. Also what might be good on long run is registering your vehicles in the country. Much lower registration and insurance fees and possible no smogs. I was considering same move in Las Vegas just for smog and registration issues, but finding land with water in the area proves to be impossible, when my house has lot of parking space.
Kayteg1 05/09/21 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

Just buy a TT and get by for a while. Btw, if you think the stock market tanked, you need to diversify more. x2. You are not saying it clearly, but I understand you have no experience with RV, while TC is 1 of most complex units between other RV. Add to that high driving skills required to load it. As you can read on the forum TC are "build to leak" so buying used one requires good experience to inspect it. New TC + Pickup set will run you about $100-120,000, when with TT buying used brings lower risk and you can pull it with any pickup, or SUV you might already have. There is always time to spend money on TC next season.
Kayteg1 05/08/21 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for a noob...

For flatbed you will need custom ties, so have arrangements to do it. With complexity of campers, there is no way to check it all even on 2-3 hr walk thru and that is why reputable RV dealers have camping sites on their lots and allow customers to spend 2 nights with technician on call.
Kayteg1 05/06/21 12:37pm Truck Campers
RE: RV.net Truck Camper Forum for 20 Years

From what I remember from early years, no matter what you had, the most active discussion were posted in "around the campfire" Quite wild times, kept moderators busy.
Kayteg1 05/04/21 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: RV.net Truck Camper Forum for 20 Years

My original handle is deleted from forum list, while my topics are still showing. It should be close to 20 years as well, but too much corruption with forum data.
Kayteg1 05/04/21 12:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Ugh wet wood in Bigfoot

The inspecting dealer should be liable for overlooked damages. I'd like to hear their response. With dryrot damage there is 1 main rule. "it is always several times bigger than you think it is". What are you skill for DIY repairs? For dryrot who still has some structure holding, I like laminating, but that is another skill that will be needed.
Kayteg1 05/02/21 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: New Fords Weigh Themselves

Just about all logging trucks have scales and they can be quite accurate.. +- 300 lb ?
Kayteg1 04/30/21 04:51pm Truck Campers
RE: New Fords Weigh Themselves

I have seen millions interesting inventions, that did not make it in real life, so will watch it. To my knowledge accurate sensors who can be installed on vehicle don't exist, so if Ford invented it, good for them.
Kayteg1 04/30/21 08:36am Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 DRW Upgrade

Keyteg1 Has more to due with then just load. Helps with side wall flex on cornering. What's the advantage of less flex, when you have no traction?
Kayteg1 04/28/21 12:43pm Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 DRW Upgrade

Why? The dually wheels usually have weight ratings 30% higher than the axle.
Kayteg1 04/27/21 12:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Help! Water under the skin, delamination and damage.

..I see no reason why this can’t be addressed by a semi-experienced DIY’er.. Yeah. IMHO patient and careful DIYer will always do better job, than professional running on the clock. Seeing how cheaply most of the campers are stapled together, I would never build it to such low quality.
Kayteg1 04/25/21 08:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Help! Water under the skin, delamination and damage.

I retired from house remodeling, so dryrot is what I did . I would not bet on not falling through. On my Fleetwood aluminum frame was only on side walls, where main bed floor was having 2 pcs of 1.5 x 1.5 wood. Such frame would not support human weight on its owns, but sandwiched between plywood with glued Styrofoam it does. In my case, the outside fiberglass had a joint right under the nose, so I was able to pull it from there and exposure the frame. I put solid 2x6 there and screw it to aluminum frame on the side. Than added smaller frame between. Hardest part was gluing the skin back. I was using construction glue, who takes couple days to dry. So having 2x6 as pressing board, I was gluing about a foot of skin at the time, so took 2 weeks to process. Good luck on the repair.
Kayteg1 04/25/21 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: Help! Water under the skin, delamination and damage.

I did such rebuild on my Fleetwood, who has aluminum skeleton. Aluminum doesn't rot, so you always have base to start restoration. Such damage on all-wood camper would require whole rebuild. Pull the skin at least on 1 side and asses the damage.
Kayteg1 04/25/21 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone heard of a Combo AC/DC Air conditioner?

Suddenly from "Lithium batteries will give you all the power you might want" topic we landed "you will not have enough power" 12 or 24V AC are used more than some can imagine. Obviously they are not for climate where you need 15k BTU running 24 hr a day, but with 3-400W of solar and good battery bank, smaller unit will do 50% duty just fine.
Kayteg1 04/24/21 10:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone heard of a Combo AC/DC Air conditioner?

KINGTEC makes DC air conditioners. Did not hear about combos
Kayteg1 04/24/21 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: New wet dry bath concept

The swinging sink is concept popular on the boats. I have it in my Sprinter conversion, although with dry bath. Did you notice the guy never enter the bathroom? That would be interesting picture after seeing him passing the main door sideway.
Kayteg1 04/24/21 09:44am Truck Campers
RE: What is a “converter”?

One of my automatic battery chargers has "SUPPLY" mode who will hold the voltage for powering stuff. I guess this makes the charger a converter when used in this mode.
Kayteg1 04/24/21 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Insulating The Truck Camper Fridge Compartment Update Good

Funny to compare that my Ford Model T has no water pump. Thermal action is all needed to keep the engine from overheating. I agree that having hot outside air circulating sides of the fridge makes no technical sense, but than building a seal on the back of the fridge would be big technical challenge. If you made you side walls insulation snug with fridge side insulation, good for you, but what about bottom and the top?
Kayteg1 04/23/21 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Insulating The Truck Camper Fridge Compartment Update Good

My theory is a little different. The insulation is snug to the sides prohibiting much air exchange. I see the wall insulation functioning as adding 3/4" insulation to the fridge side walls making them more efficient holding cold in the fridge. The fridge is in now and working nicely. The next thing to see how well it works is the Insulation on the outside wall and how well it keeps sun shine generated heat from entering the fridge compartment. Today was that test and the fridge maintained a steady temp with no elevation throughout the day. Well see what happens with more time and observation. Maybe in your camper the wall insulation and fridge insulation snug together, but on mine it does allow for some air circulation. Still it it the part with coils that is crucial. With no insulation AC helps in cooling the compartment, so refrigerator is more efficient, while insulation makes it working with hotter air. I parted 1 of my campers and refrigerator is now in Sprinter conversion working on electric only. No vents, so it is using interior air, just like household units do. Th fridge is over 20 years old and it really works nicely, even 100F for me is spring temperature. I think lot of owners have issue with them due to poor adjustment, or overloading the fridge, so there is on air circulation between fins and the food.
Kayteg1 04/23/21 08:53am Truck Campers
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