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RE: Another noobie question.

Propane on when traveling. I don’t have 12 volt fridge so it is either propane or shore power. Since we have a diesel truck no issue with fumes. Several members choose to use inverter to run the fridge. Having build-in inverter in my F350, I was also considering to run 120V wire to the fridge, but other projects got higher priority.
Kayteg1 07/31/21 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

grow up, suck it up, act like an adult and stop all the wineing That idea is not popular with "life carrier welfare recipients" Once I had a tenant who having Section 8 help, suppose to make $62 monthly rent contribution. She went behind several months as it was not my priority and I was giving her option to simply leave, but finally I took her to court for eviction. She did not even remember the amount she suppose to pay. Anyway, she fortified Section 8 help for life over $62 copayment and ended on the street. With big bang I should add.
Kayteg1 07/31/21 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Another noobie question.

That topic was hot 15 years ago when trucks had smaller alternators and inverters were expensive. The issue is that when driving with propane flame is OK, sooner or later you will forget to turn it off, or on while fueling. Leaving it on 12V makes it bulletproof, although 12V elements deliver less cooling that good propane burner. The dispute is even hotter in motorhomes section. There have been several reported accidents, where flat tire took the inner fender with it and live propane tubing above. Add spark from the rim touching the road and motorhome was totaled due propane not shut off at the tank. So having motorhome, driving with propane off from the tank was religious. On TC the risk is lower, when factory charging wire is not adequate for running fridge on 12V, so I used propane flame. Yes guilty of fueling with open flame. Lately I parted my camper and used the parts for Sprinter conversion. Having 3-way fridge and 2-way water heater I deleted propane all together and have all operating on electric power. WH runs on inverter, who has ignition-activated switch and when 12V on fridge turns too low, I switch it to 120V from inverter as well.
Kayteg1 07/31/21 09:28am Truck Campers
RE: To buy a generator or not...

Sounds a bit creepy to me. Welcome to rv.net forum :B
Kayteg1 07/30/21 06:33pm Truck Campers
RE: To buy a generator or not...

Than is used in comparisons as a conjunction (as in "she is younger than I am") and as a preposition ("he is taller than me"). Then indicates time. It is used as an adverb ("I lived in Idaho then"), noun ("we'll have to wait until then"), and adjective ("the then-governor"). Now we need some gramma lessons about "brakes" and "breaks" ? I check my gramma more carefully on Mercedes forum, but doesn't serve much purpose here. No offence, we are campfire kind of guys.
Kayteg1 07/30/21 12:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Toilet Tissue...

I get a kick out of the guys saying rv toilet paper is a rip off, how much do you buy? with all the things we spend money on for our campers and camping trips the amount I spend on two ply rv toilet paper is nothing. Steve Steve, I’m with you, people go out and purchase a vehicle to pull or carry their RV or buy a motor home and then the worry about the costs of things that make enjoying their RV possible .:R I see it from different perspective. When there is a group of people who can buy $200,000 RV, $300,000 boat and still spend $300 for a dinner, lot of people save for long time to buy their RV. They would never buy that RV if not small savings here and there. I bought RVs becouse buying used, that was the cheapest vacations for family of 4 than 5 we could get. But than I see people who buy new, huge RV and check into hotel.
Kayteg1 07/30/21 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: To buy a generator or not...

But it is dry heat. 120F is extreme, but per my perception 110F @ 10% humidity equals to 90F and 60%, what is quite common across southern and central USA.
Kayteg1 07/29/21 10:46pm Truck Campers
RE: To buy a generator or not...

When camping in 124F weather, my AC compressor might go off for few minutes between 2 and 5 AM, otherwise it was on full blast all the time. Even than opening any cabinet was like opening running oven.
Kayteg1 07/29/21 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: With regard to carrying a TC, what does these #'s tell me?

When you have + - 3000 lb "cargo" capacity on rear axle, you don't have much to play with camper choices. You are limited to 8-9' long campers and light ones. Those have COG several inches in front of rear axle, so taking weigh off front is not going to be the issue. Good luck finding what will work.
Kayteg1 07/29/21 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Toilet Tissue...

If you get to the point where you have the P@@P pyramid try this. If you had the pyramid problem proceed as follows. Reach your hand down the hole as far as possible. When you feel anything chunky squeeze it between your fingers until it not chunky. Put 5 gallons of water down the hole and put you arm back in and swirl it around. Give it a few minutes and letr rip. Hope this helps. I have a low cost video of this if you need further instructions How about making presentation on next rv.net rally?
Kayteg1 07/28/21 07:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Toilet Tissue...

Single ply is the way to go. Any brand will do. When I seldom use those, the few I found at public restrooms would not dissolve. Big chunks of paper can not only stick to the tank wall, but can fool drain valve.
Kayteg1 07/28/21 01:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Toilet Tissue...

Old-fashioned test it put chunk of paper into a jar, add some water and shake it for few seconds. If the paper breaks on small pieces it is good. We've been using Costco paper for few decades just fine.
Kayteg1 07/28/21 12:31pm Truck Campers
RE: To buy a generator or not...

Technology changes a lot over the years. Back in 1980, the RV-style generator weight about 400lb. Now they come to 100 lb. But they might become obsolete in the matter of few years. Now with 200lb of batteries holding 500 am-h, cheap inverters and alternators reaching, or even exceeding 200 amp, we might be able to run AC for few hr on battery & solar power, when worse case scenario would be starting the engine for electricity.
Kayteg1 07/27/21 03:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Black tank treatments.

That might be new to this post, but S**t stinks and no matter how many perfumes you dump in it, it is still S**t. The deal is to have good vent that takes stink above the roof. It is common that vent pipes extend few inches inside the tank and when the S.. level comes above the end, the only way stink can go is inside. That's why smart owners check those things and do harpooning when necessary. Years ago I could also buy Venturi-type roof vent ends, who would make vacuum in the tank, preventing the stink from entering the interior.
Kayteg1 07/27/21 12:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Black tank treatments.

Never used any chemicals in my tanks. 25+ years...never needed anything. Maybe add granulated laundry detergent once a year. Bought my 1st motorhome in 1987. Small tanks in ClassC did generate some crud on the walls, but once a year treatment with ice cubes kept them clean. I never hesitated to use lot of water and with 3 sons there was always lot of liquid in black tank.
Kayteg1 07/26/21 11:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Black tank treatments.

Never used any chemicals in my tanks.
Kayteg1 07/26/21 04:28pm Truck Campers
RE: To buy a generator or not...

I see different starting point might apply for the question. Camping at the lake, you will sit at the lake during day hours, when CA has nice feature of nights getting cold. I've been camping for 20 years at Union lake in Sierra and at 4300' elevation I actually removed AC and generator from 1 of my motorhomes as they were dead weigh. But I also had shaded spots most of the time. On other hand, lot of my CA friends bought generators not having any RV. PGE making pre-emptive power shut downs did create quite a situation.
Kayteg1 07/26/21 04:11pm Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift GlowStep on Bigfoot, How to Install?

You are in metal fabrication, right? So what it takes to fabricate a bracket? The topic I linked above kind of brainstorm possible setups and Stow N'go bracket is day and night difference.
Kayteg1 07/24/21 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Motorcycle Carrier

Are snowplow lights legal for road use?
Kayteg1 07/24/21 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

I don't think tire scrub is big issue. I park my boat on T-shaped driveway and at some point I had 2-axle trailer pushed at close to 90 degree. Now I have pretty clear rubber scrubbing marks on my driveway, but I am not worry about tire life. Boat trailer tires in 99% of occasion are replaced due to age, not wear.
Kayteg1 07/24/21 08:28am Truck Campers
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