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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
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

As all TC owners experienced, backing up and setting camper on the truck require some skills and patience. ....yeah. Good point. If I was going to rent out our unit (off-property), and it was going on someone else's truck....I would absolutely load it myself, then with an air wrench, quickly remove the 4 jacks. Also, I think that all the modern truck camper rental companies rent their "rigs" with high-quality back-up cameras. Imagine renting a tow trailer, or Class A diesel pusher, or, 28 to 31 foot long Class C without a back-up camera and rear bumper proximity sensors? Getting back to a private owner rental, I would also make sure that a substantial "refundable damage fee" is in my agreement contract. Loading TC or hooking up a trailer is 1 thing, but operating it on the road is another. When you have 28 minutes to spare, this is something LOMLO BACKING UP TRAILER
Kayteg1 11/23/21 12:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

I see 1 major danger with renting TC. As all TC owners experienced, backing up and setting camper on the truck require some skills and patience. What are the chances the renter will smack the camper with a truck, or won't secure it well to have it bouncing on truck bed? The US rental campers I have seen all come with no jacks, so the renter can't remove it from the truck.
Kayteg1 11/23/21 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Ever heard of this?

It might be worth the trouble for some, who have access to used cooking oils. 20 year ago I drove Powerstroke 7.3 and Mercedes diesel sedan with mechanical injection pump. They were good candidates for veggie, so I researched the subject. Found UK Mercedes owner who drove on straight cooking oil and installed special fuel heating module, using standard Glow Plugs for heating. That worked for him, when combined with cardboard covering his radiator on cold day. Shall I said that cardboard did not make good impression? Other member set some old water heaters on his property to make bio diesel. That was stinky business and don't do it if you have neighbor closer than 1/2 mile away. At the time I bought few barrels of 100% biodiesel and run it on those vehicles. Power loss was pretty noticeable, but smell of French Fries was actually nice. But the source of bio dried out and since most of my fill-ups at the time were far away from home, I figured it out not worth the trouble. YMMV
Kayteg1 11/22/21 08:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why whine, heater question

x2 on the oil drop. I am using air tool oil for such application. Maybe not becouse it is the best, but I just have it. Where in AZ you need a heat? We still had 80's F in the afternoons till yesterday. When you travel -beware that campgrounds are still booked solid. We have a friend who took 2 weeks ago with his tent on Grand Canyon, Page, Tucson trip and even mid-week he had hard time to find campground site.
Kayteg1 11/18/21 03:04pm Truck Campers
RE: So many questions

Cab was too high and they didn't want to raise the center of gravity. x2
Kayteg1 11/18/21 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

ok check this out guys , what if i mount the heater itself in the space under the tv , then run both lines down , exhaust to one side , intake to the other , as seen in the two red lines , then the tank i could mount up directly up against the base of the camper so that it will sit flush with the pickup bed back wall https://i.imgur.com/QuJWiIL.png height=600 width=600 I see. Technically it is doable, but you will sleep with running blower in the same bad, not to mention esthetics. I'd plan on putting tank in truck bed, on the side of camper. Not only out of the way, but you will minimalize fuel pump noise. Some campers have door to the space, what would make refueling easy.
Kayteg1 11/17/21 05:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

The Chinese, $100 heaters are very popular in lot of RV, especially in van conversions. The main issue for installation is finding some floor with lot of space under for the piping. That rules out main TC floor, when wings can't have anything sticking down for loading. That leaves only floor under rear overhang, where passenger side has shower. The video is not showing clearly what you have on driver side overhang, but that would be the only area for heater installation. If you don't plan on extreme cold temperatures, you can go for portable heater option, where it would stand, or hang outside and only 2" duct would connect it to camper.
Kayteg1 11/17/21 02:25pm Truck Campers
RE: I think I am beginning to understand...

My basement Fleetwood had tons of cabinet space and huge countertop. We have never been weight savers, when coming from bus conversion I pulled over 2000 lb of camping stuff, but that camper had more storage that we would use, even on Alaskan trip.
Kayteg1 11/17/21 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: Big Foot Truck Camper NO taillights. Any ideas?

Any ideas? Did you read the reply above suggesting checking the ground?
Kayteg1 11/16/21 03:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Big Foot Truck Camper NO taillights. Any ideas?

Test the power on the plug. I had similar problem on 2000 F250 and it was faulty ground. Ford runs heavy ground wire from the plug and bolts it to mid-frame. Some corrosion and no more current.
Kayteg1 11/16/21 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: I think I am beginning to understand...

For clarification: There is not one perfect RV, so I did add some plus and minus attributes of truck campers. But you can make perfect RV for your current needs. Our big TC were good when we've been on 9 weeks long trips across the America. But since we signed off those long trips from our bucket list, I found Sprinter van with bus style front door, so I have convenient entrance that even old, small dogs can manage. 18 mpg helps in making fast trips to our family, who spread in 3000 miles circle. Bottom line, your needs change and the perfect RV criteria change. When I never plan to go on rough roads, Sprinters also come with 4WD. The biggest negative for me with TC was that DW would not drive the behemoth. She just fly with the same length van.
Kayteg1 11/15/21 02:10pm Truck Campers
RE: F-150 +Lance 650 Cruise America Purchase

What I would point is that those Cruise America campers come with no jacks. As private owner you will need jacks and electric set will make nice dent in your budget.
Kayteg1 11/10/21 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: F-150 +Lance 650 Cruise America Purchase

Never understood the "get a good mechanic to check it out" advice. I don't know any good mechanics that would be willing to take time away from their shop to spend half a day road tripping to where this truck is to check it out. Any good mechanic is booked solid at their shop. Then when they get there, what are they going to do, tear the entire truck apart? No, they are going to "visually" inspect. This looks okay. That looks okay. An expert can't tell anything by looking that a layperson wouldn't also be able to tell... Leaks, rotten hoses, belts, etc.. Just educate yourself on the basics and you can do as good a job "visually" as any "good mechanic." Talk (advice) is cheap. Where I live, lot of shops offer inspections, but they don't really disclosure what the inspection covers. Lot of them are "roadworthy inspections" what will inspect tires and brake + dripping leaks. Brakes are cheap, when I can see tires easy with my own eyes. IMHO if you can operate your android and have good glasses, you can do better inspection than most shops can offer. -Plug the scanner and check for codes. -lay down with good flashlight and check for leaks -shake steering wheel, than push each corner to check for suspension play. -take the vehicle for 0-60 acceleration test. When there is never full guarantee the used vehicle will last, those few points will give you about 90% confidence that you are not buying lemon.
Kayteg1 11/09/21 11:34am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Question on removing small Lance

https://www.motorbiscuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Overloaded-11th-gen-Ford-F-150-King-Ranch.jpg width=600 SURE you can put that camper on your 1/2 ton. I was dropping my big camper on uneven driveways and when it can easy take slope higher in the rear, any other slope become tricky. Additional thing you need to pay attention when on uneven pad, often truck wheels roll over jacks footing and that can swing the camper as the result.
Kayteg1 11/08/21 01:42pm Truck Campers
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