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RE: LED Lights

One issue with them is hard to explain, they cast a white and yellow striped pattern on everything. It's subtle but I notice it. That said, I would install the same as replacements to incandescent fixtures again without question. Since this reply I bought a car with LED headlights. When I like the color and the beam power, the edges of light beam do have the yellow stripes. Not a big deal, but seems to be associated with LED lighting.
Kayteg1 11/06/21 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: New Tahrz for the F450

I have to believe that those Deestone tires are going to be real loud with that tractor type tread. x2, but that only proves again that you can't have it all.
Kayteg1 11/05/21 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Awning Style Solar Panel

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/world-s-first-awning-1635270619.jpg?crop=1.00xw:0.608xh;0,0.167xh&resize=980:* width=700 SOLAR AWNING LINK
Kayteg1 11/05/21 04:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Sniff.......The S&S has a new home

Did you have to give it away, or was it your choice? I could not sell my TC even for 40% its NADA value, what prompted me to use the interior for Sprinter conversion. Meaning I am still using it, at least partially. That rig in your signature looks like nice replacement. :C
Kayteg1 11/05/21 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

I can sit on my Honda EU3000 having it under lower load and I can make conversation in normal voice. Seem the 1000W Sportsman is louder, but that might be due that is always running on loads above 50%. Most of the time I can hear camping noises from spots hundred ft away louder, than my generators. Do you snore?
Kayteg1 11/05/21 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

I still keep the $60 HF generator that I bought before small inverter generators become available. It is 2-cycle, but CA legal, so no worry about oil change and good for emergencies. Since I bough 1000W inverter generator since, I don't really need it, but should I put perfectly good generator in trash can?
Kayteg1 11/04/21 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Tacozilla?

Is it coming with diesel? Would like to see the shower, but looks like nice design for minimalists. Shouldn't snorkel be facing rear to avoid sand catching?
Kayteg1 11/03/21 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Camping 3 months with single 100Ah Lithium

I have to use shore, or generator, since 90% + of my camping require AC, so I am not jumping on solar wagon. However doing Sprinter conversion I installed single solar panel, just to go with common trend. That proved to be valuable when fuel pump on my van went bad and I had to crank the engine several times for testing and then spend over 1 hr on the cellphone. The 75W solar panel help me with keeping the batteries at certain level, what helped a lot. Still dealer's mechanic crank it without connecting charger and fried $1000 ignition module for starters.
Kayteg1 11/02/21 04:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping 3 months with single 100Ah Lithium

I just bought 100 amp-hr battery for my boat for $65 at Costco. Just saying.
Kayteg1 11/02/21 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: pick up Eagle Cap 1165

If you are 1460 over GVW, you are likely > 2000 lb over on rear axle. Go back to the scale and check what exactly it is. GVW is taxable number, but RAWR is real number and that is the 1 you need to observe.
Kayteg1 11/01/21 12:34am Truck Campers
RE: Camping 3 months with single 100Ah Lithium

How much lithium battery weight? They sure are technological future, but at present cost -not much economical. I am not young anymore (regardless how I feel mentalny) but I can still lift the battery from my sedan and put it into camper when going on vacation. Making it free power storage and less worry about battery sitting in my sedan for months without checking.
Kayteg1 10/31/21 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping 3 months with single 100Ah Lithium

Good report, although I think the title is misleading. You camped 3 months on solar power, where battery was just a storage and it did not matter if that was lithium, or lead-acid.
Kayteg1 10/31/21 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: Truck tech

I custom order my F350 after we sold the house and lived in the camper. 3 months wait at the time was not good, but having the truck that fit your needs like a glove was very good reward. Fact that shopping in 100 miles radius, I found a dealer who custom build the truck with $5000 discount below MSRP. Additionally not having 4WD (the only available at dealer's lots) saved me thousands in additional fuel cost, while 3" height difference made using much easier. The only option I wanted and could not get with SuperCab was King Ranch trim. For some reason that would go only with CC. But Lariat with with 2-tone pearl white was looking great.
Kayteg1 10/30/21 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: Truck tech

I transferred tailgate camera onto camper and it work good, although "fish eye" picture is not for everybody. Blind spot radars did not work with my 12' camper as wings covered them partially, but 360 cameras were great, camper or no camper. TPMS can not only save you lot of time and clean hands, but also make 1 thing less to worry. Remote start work on my Ford from quarter of mile. Not only very handy when you are walking into 120F truck, but much easier to find the truck park on huge parking lot in the city you don't know. Not sure when and if all the technology will make it to trucks, but: My cars have self-parking. Not much use as paralel parking is rare where I go, but great show when you have friends in the car. Keyless go if you have it available proved to be priceless during pandemic. Also latest SUV have electric gear shifting and electric parking brake. When it can be annoying 1st time since they apply when you open the door, I found it GREAT help when launching the boat as opening the door put the truck if full safety parking automatically, so I do not have to worry about it. You have to adjust to technology. Fuel range is set to default to factory setting, so I always smile when I fill up to see "500 miles range" when I know I can't count for much more than 350. Lane assistance proves to be more annoying than useful. Well painted lines are rare on the roads, when sun seems to affect the feature. Give it few more years to improve.
Kayteg1 10/29/21 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

any engineers here? if you put 600 lbs of people on the outer edge of that tech, now many lbs are transferred to the cable mount on the wall? because its a 45 deg angle, does it amplify the weight on the wall? The COG of 11' TC is about 7 feet from rear jacks (pivoting points). So assuming camper weight 4000 lb, it would take 4000 lb of human load on the rear of the patio to start tipping it over. Manufacturer rated it at 1500lb, so we have safety factor of >3. As for the cable tension, it is 1500 lb x (sin of 45degree) 1.41 = 2115lb for 2 cables, assuming all people stand on the edge of the deck. For 600 lb of people each cable tension will be 423 lb. The site says each cable is rated at 1200lb, probably with safety factor of 3 as well. I assumed cables are mounted at 7' distance length at height, when the shorter mount will increase cable tension, but then not likely you will have 1500 lb of people sitting on the rear edge. Realistically I think the wall mount will be the weakest point, but they reinforced the beam there.
Kayteg1 10/27/21 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

They put side door in 10-8" camper, what is impressive. But deck with no fire pit is not much use for me.
Kayteg1 10/26/21 07:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Vin vs door sticker

I would call the dealer to clarify. Both numbers are taxable data, having very loose connection to actual truck capabilities. For TC purpose, the rear 7000 lb capability is what really counts.
Kayteg1 10/26/21 02:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Tow Dolly Woe

Any smart design of surge brake will have locking pin, or pad for backing up.
Kayteg1 10/26/21 01:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Dolly Woe

If the OP is dragged down a boat dock by his car, something is very very wrong. But don't ignore human ingenuity. Just las week on youtbe I run into video of a boat, who I would estimate at least 15,000 lb, with about 12' width towed by F150. The best point was going via 11' wide tool gates.
Kayteg1 10/25/21 04:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Truck Camper Rally

When you go to North Rim, don't bother to check in the campgrounds. The campground was full when I was there, but they posted maps to boondocking sites, close behind park gates. We had lot of privacy and unlimited fire wood, When next day I met a guy who spend night at campground, smelling neighbor sewer.
Kayteg1 10/25/21 03:10pm Truck Campers
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