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RE: Worlds smalest truck camper

I always admire people with hobby. Had them my whole life and even on retirement I can't shake list of projects from my daily tasks. Cars and RV repairs is my hobby as well, even I do have mechanical education and thinking back, thank to the hobby I could afford RV people with same income could never afford. The guy on video likely is making less than $1/hr, yet he become TC owner. And a new one, not rotten junk.
Kayteg1 01/10/22 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Worlds smalest truck camper

They put it on FF, but what was real life time to lift it? Did you see the rental Lance/F150 combo ? Don't think they are much different in size.
Kayteg1 01/10/22 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: Is support needed when storing for an extended time?

I bought those screw jacks for my van conversion to prevent the movements. Had then originally on 1969 Airstream so this is well-experienced design. You'd be amazed with load capacity of them.
Kayteg1 01/08/22 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Is support needed when storing for an extended time?

I left my big camper on jack only, when it was about 10 yo and after couple of days weight of water tank start separating the floor from the frame. Camper had some water damages, who participated in floor separation but since that I was always supporting front of camper floor, what also cut down camper movements when we walk inside. Simple 4x4 at 48" under front floor edge and 4x6 cut to size to keep the camper at optimal level did the trick. Later on I was able to find aluminium 4x3 tubing, who was better material for the job, but my goal was to carry it with me as we drop camper on our travels quite often
Kayteg1 01/07/22 11:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Mr Buddy Heater Permanent Install?

Interested in how you know the tank screen is plugged. It is not the screen, but those small filters get clog with shellacs. Had it on both of my 7.3l and barely visible to naked eye, the stuff clogs the fuel flow. Was able to fix it on the side of the road though. As for using Buddy Heater inside, I see no mention about CO and CO2 sensors? Do you have death wish? https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61sGrTS6cLL._AC_SL1200_.jpg width=500
Kayteg1 01/05/22 09:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 2001 920 truck camper

From my memory Lance 1161 had GFCI over kitchen countertop and the extension went to bathroom and outside plug. Interior plugs had 2nd breaker with no GFCI, than fridge and micro had additional breakers. What really surprised me, when taking camper apart was finding battery combiner, or isolator in the system. My Ford had charging circuit ignition-activated, but I read how lot of Chevy, or Dodge owners worry about discharging truck battery by camper. Worth looking into hidden compartment, or read the manual if you have it to find if you might have a protection you are not aware about.
Kayteg1 12/21/21 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 2001 920 truck camper

What Joe says. Even my 1161 had several AC outlets, it had only 2 breakers and the line was going from outlet #1 to #2 to #3 and farther. Meaning no power in outlet 3 might be result of poor connection in outlet #2
Kayteg1 12/20/21 09:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 2001 920 truck camper

I parted out 2001 Lance 1161 and they used unique power outlets with press-in tabs. Assuming you have the same outlets, I would check them in the line as that IMHO is weak point.
Kayteg1 12/20/21 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Actually pretty easy to drain. Flat blade screwdriver...turn it, watch gas drain 30 seconds, close it. We might have different opinions what easy is. Finding a screwdriver on my retirement is hard job. Jokes aside, turning valve off and running carburetor dry worked for me for decades just fine.
Kayteg1 12/18/21 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Draining carburetor is overkill. Nothing wrong with it, but extra work. I have several machines with Honda engines, like pressure washer, concrete saw and grinder. Some of them 20 yo and running carburetor dry always work for me. Never used gas stabilizer, but if gas gets older than 2 years, than I suck it out and dispose.
Kayteg1 12/17/21 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

My EU2000i always starts with 1 or 2 pulls if it's been run in the last few days. But if it sits for a month or longer, it's a good 20-30 pulls to get it started. But after all those pulls and finally starting, if I shut it off, it restarts in 1 or 2 pulls. Anybody else have this problem and been able to fix it? I noticed that on small engines, when you have empty carburetor bowl, it takes about a minute for gas to fill it up. Since I always run my Honda 3000 dry before storage, I always give it couple of minutes to soak, before I pull the cord. Actually I do the same on my 1922 Ford T. My 3000 is about 17 years old and only couple years ago I put new carburetor since rebuild kits are not available. It still starts on 1st pull most of the time. Still have the battery that come with it in dry stage, with acid in the bottle. Never felt the need for electric starter.
Kayteg1 12/16/21 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

From what I read in the past about fiberglass shell campers, they are build with the same idea boats are. To attach internal walls or cabinets, they glue pieces of wood to the shell and whey the wood can rot, small pieces should be easy to replace. For good DIYer that is as dealing with epoxy is not for everyone.
Kayteg1 12/13/21 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

I am surprised how little BigFoot owners participate in this topic. When price looks high to me as well, the market changes and I assume OP did his research. In my years of RVing I restored several different RV and all restoration were great success. But for all projects I was seeking solid base. So it was Airstream, Prevost, Barth. All RV with solid frame and regardless 30 or 50 years of age - they generated lot of pleasure for me and later buyers. When I never owned BF, the fiberglass shell is solid base for restoration. Long way from "toothpicks frame with skinny plywood slapped over to hold it" lot of other constructions present. OP good luck with this or other purchase.
Kayteg1 12/12/21 10:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't BigFoots build with fiberglass shells? Water is not going to damage fiberglass, but still sagging should be carefully inspected. I never get over the looks of "camper attached to AC". Why manufacturers don't spend another $200 for low-profile AC ? :S
Kayteg1 12/09/21 10:06pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

88 pounds versus 131 pounds honda handi eu3000i versus honda eu3000i. Honda 2200 is 47 pounds. Than single Honda 2200 is louder than 3000. I can only wonder how two 2200 running together will compare.
Kayteg1 12/09/21 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Switch off the onboard converter-charger at the breaker - Honda cant handle both loads simultaneously… 3 tons Inverter/charger should automatically switch to battery power when generator voltage drops. Some of them also can be programmed to max W draw from the shore power, what will be even better. You program 2000W max draw and inverter/charger does the rest.
Kayteg1 12/07/21 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

When AC draws huge amps for compressor starting, I measured 13.5k BTU to run on 6.2 amp and 15k on 8.6 amp. Meaning once the AC is running, you don't have to worry about power spike till it would restart. Trick is to set thermostat very low and turn AC off manually, so it will not restart without your knowledge. What size of inverter/charger do you have? With proper size it is very easy- plug inverter into generator and start the AC on inverter power, once AC runs, start the generator and inverter should automatically switch to generator power, when at this point AC will draw low amperage. Advanced inverter/charger will dose the available current between AC and charger.
Kayteg1 12/06/21 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

, you have to rent to a higher class of people blah blah blah... . My worst nightmare tenant was school teacher. For my father it was a lawyer
Kayteg1 11/30/21 08:31am Truck Campers
RE: range hood exhaust fan?

Fans will be always noisy. Observe that high-end household hoods use blowers instead. Those are much quieter, but rebuilding factory hood to accommodate blower would make whole project.
Kayteg1 11/24/21 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

I observe that TC are more popular in hunting or fishing areas. I don't see them many in CA or NV at all. On last trip to Yellowstone I was observing the trend and roughly there was 1 TC for 500 Sprinter conversions on the road.
Kayteg1 11/24/21 10:13am Truck Campers
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