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RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

Here is another one: https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=124983&d=1461425676 That looks like photoshop. It might be doable in real World, but not likely
Kayteg1 10/16/21 11:25pm Truck Campers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

in the mean time in Texas https://i.imgur.com/dZ4QF1gl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Yeah, absolutely NOT Texas. That’s Black Rock Deaert, Nevada. At Burning Man. Mutant Vehicles like that only cruise at 5 MPH on flat level desert. It’s got no COG or payload worries. You should see mine! When I don't remember where I saved the above picture from, this is my actual picture form Bolivar in Texas. I did not take the picture of other vehcicles, but they did have something pretty similiar there. Sounds like burningman participants never go to Texas? https://i.imgur.com/GnwSE0wl.jpg
Kayteg1 10/16/21 01:46am Truck Campers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

I wonder what the COG is on these things :) Somewhere behind 5th row seats,.
Kayteg1 10/15/21 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

in the mean time in Texas https://i.imgur.com/dZ4QF1gl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Kayteg1 10/14/21 10:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Host, Eagle Cap, Lance Suspension Requirements

Beware about forum agendas, who will lead you into buying something you might not need. Check the PM.
Kayteg1 10/14/21 09:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for options

120 over gvwr is pretty good. You'll find that it is quite common for folks in here to ignore gvwr and just use combined axle ratings. Some will even just say "rear axle is rated for 10,000 by its manufacturer so put bigger tires on it and pile it on." GVWR is taxable number and has very loose connection to truck capacities. With TC rear axle weigh rating is the only that really matters. Once you weigh it and read the label, you know what camper you can slide on it. Obviously you will always find guys who go overboard and they apply dually axle capacity to SRW, just becouse the axle has the same model number. But the same model number comes with different gears, different shafts and different bearings.
Kayteg1 10/14/21 08:31am Truck Campers
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

https://i.imgur.com/qaU0jNWl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. We see snow as well. Mt Charleston. 25 miles horizontally, 8000' vertically. I am comfortable with this distance. The weather should come back to 80F by the weekend. My amazon package was delivered by UPS today. Coincidence?
Kayteg1 10/12/21 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

I plan on at least another month of swimming season.
Kayteg1 10/11/21 05:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Extended warranty experiences

Over the years I've owned many highline automobiles, and while their frequency-of-repair records are usually great, when they DO break, they are VERY expensive to fix. . Been driving Mercedes sedans and Ford Trucks for over 20 years each. When I DIY repair, no part for Mercedes come more expensive than equivalent part for Ford Truck. Mercedes has lot of part suppliers and internet has good prices. Ford dealer always offer me 20% discount on parts, but still it come more expensive.
Kayteg1 10/11/21 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

The truck charging circuit had to have circuit breaker somewhere in fuse box. I never really check it as it was always resetting itself eventually. Converter doesn't have any visible circuit breaker, so it could be overheating sensor who was shutting it off. I don't know how protection breakers can lead into disaster? Putting 40-50 amp breaker on 30 amp wire might.
Kayteg1 10/10/21 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

I would use the existing charge wire and place the DC-DC charger near the battery in the TC. 20 amp rating should be sufficient. I think Ford has 30 amp breaker on its charge circuit, yet had a situation when deeply discharged 2 camper batteries would keep cycling the breaker and after 3 or 4 hr of driving/charging the batteries were still low. The situation repeated when I got shore power as 40 amp converter was cycling as well and it wasn't till next late morning when finally the charge stabilize. I researched B2B chargers for my boat project, where I add "house" batteries and have 30 amp alternator. I was hoping B2B could limit amperage to preset value, what happen to be illusion. I finally ended with battery combiner and 20 amp automatic breaker. All that with voltage meter on the cluster, so I will not get surprised the same way I was in the camper.
Kayteg1 10/10/21 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

I see pictures of carport, but no wire diagram? Why are you using B2B charger? Do you have lithium battery? On my Ford I was having idea of using on-board inverter to run 120V inside and use camper converter for faster charging where the small trailer wire was not adequate. But that was never important enough to me and sold the truck before doing it.
Kayteg1 10/10/21 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: Extended warranty experiences

In all the purchases I have made since my first vehicle in 1975 I have never purchased an extended warranty. I have never regretted not doing so. Its a scam IMHO. I will not be buying one in the future either I am in the same boat, but I always research the vehicle before purchase. That said, BIL of my close friend bought new Ford Taurus from 1990's. He bought extended warranty and in 3 or 4 years he generated about $20,000 warranty repairs on $16,000 vehicle. I think the $900 he spend on extended warranty got him his money worth. Numbers from my memory, so I might be slightly off, but you get the idea? Bad part - extended car warranty is not paying for wear out shoes and he had few of those.
Kayteg1 10/08/21 11:04pm Truck Campers
RE: $135k for a very basic camper?

I recall air tabs were heavily promoted about 10 years ago, yet I have not seen a single one on the road. My take is that would they really work, truckers would jump on them like crazy. Even 1% in fuel saving for trucker means thousands of dollars every year. Small percentage of semitrailers have rear shields, making it aerodynamics, but quite often I see them closed, so the same conclusion as above.
Kayteg1 10/05/21 06:58pm Truck Campers
RE: $135k for a very basic camper?

Talking about aerodynamic design, I did learn aerodynamics in my younger years and when aerodynamics don't have mathematic formulas and require wind tunnels for design, main rule is that shape of the front has neglectable impact on air drag, when >90 % depends on smooth rear. I see this camper has square rear like most, while narrower front lower the comfort. In my travels I had 2 campers. 12' Lance and 12' Fleetwood. When both campers had similar floor plans and similar weight, Fleetwood being basement camper was about foot higher. Regardless expectation that higher camper will lower mpg, that did not show clearly on my records and I enter each fill up on fuelly. With camper I always set CC to 60 mph, so that is consistent. Actually checking my records the taller camper shows better mpg, but I think that is due the fact that I had new truck, who with lower camper was in break-in period, while having over 20k miles on odometer with higher camper, the engine start showing better performance. Either way, the differences are within common differences due winds and different fuels.
Kayteg1 10/05/21 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: $135k for a very basic camper?

For me all the positives go down the drain with Porta Potty. I made my 1st Sprinter conversion with one, what prompt me to do 2nd conversion as that was not acceptable.
Kayteg1 10/05/21 11:18am Truck Campers
RE: Regrets with 19.5" tires? Places you havent been able to go?

I've got 60,000 miles from Sailung (?) tires in 19.5" size. That was on flatbed, who was used for 10,000 lb loads.
Kayteg1 10/04/21 10:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Regrets with 19.5" tires? Places you havent been able to go?

Sounds to me that you are trying to avoid DRW and do 19.5' wheel conversion + suspension reinforcement to make it working with camper and trailer. I bought DRW and never had the dilemma, but I read that several members who spend big money on SRW suspension upgrades, eventually ended in buying DRW. 19.5 might be a help, but they are not substitute.
Kayteg1 10/03/21 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Australian Truck Campers are dramatically growing

They look more like expedition campers to me. I watch Australian off road chanel on youtube. They drive pickups, mostly Japanese (have not seen US made) and routinely cross 3-4 feet deep rivers, where water flowing over windshield is common. . I really admire how well organized their trucks are. They have freezers, who will slide out and lower with single lever pull, BBQ, sliding tables, often with sink, some have tents on the top, that set up with single ladder pull, some still use old-fashioned tents. With all this camping gear, they still can carry spare U-joints and tools to replace them in the wild.
Kayteg1 10/01/21 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: RV Dealers think new campers are junk

Good products don't need salesmen to sell. Take Tesla for example. From what I know, Country Coach is selling their coaches directly only as well.
Kayteg1 09/30/21 10:46am Truck Campers
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