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RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Loaded her up and heading out for our first trip of the fall season. Exploring central Idaho and western Montana. No reservations, just take what the days offer and stop when we want to stop.
MORSNOW 09/21/21 08:21am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Question

I've been running a pair of wet cell 6 volt golf cart batteries for 9 years at a cost of around $220 for the pair. I have NEVER needed more battery power while camping and rarely run my Honda 2,200 but carry it if needed. I cannot see an advantage to spending $2,000 on replacement batteries and another $500 on a new charging system as none of these campers are designed for lithium from the factory. Lithium is definitely the future in batteries, but it just isn't worth the upgrade cost for most campers at this time. My next batteries will be a pair of 6 volt AGM's just for the convenience of no maintenance, but hopefully that is still years off. 6 Volt batteries are made for 1,000's of discharges and recharges.
MORSNOW 09/18/21 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

Wow, those new wheels really good on your rig!
MORSNOW 09/12/21 08:13am Truck Campers

Way too much camper for your truck, it will easily be in the 3,000 lb plus range so a HD 2500 or 3500 series truck.
MORSNOW 09/10/21 07:41am Truck Campers
RE: agm charging capability in 2016 Af 811SB?

AGM is a lead acid battery so it will function exactly the same with your factory charger. AGM = Absorbent Glass Mat, so the acid is just held in basically a sponge versus being in a liquid state like a regular wet cell lead acid.
MORSNOW 08/19/21 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Just beginning to do homework

Having lived in Alaska for 26 years, I can only recommend doing it on your own. Those tours are on a tight schedule and limit your visit tremendously. Choose your own locations and spend as much or little time at each. There is also a ton a free camping spots that are incredible compared to overcrowded RV parks (Denali Highway is the big one). Those tour groups always seem to waiting in lines when I saw them, lines at the RV parks waiting for spot assignments, lines at every fuel stop, lines at pullouts, etc. Like others have said BC and the Yukon are worth spending time in also, they are incredible as are the people.
MORSNOW 08/13/21 09:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Love my truck and camper.

The perfect cruising speed for my truck & camper. MPG consistently over 10 mpg. I'm happy. :B how heavy is your camper? Im not happy if I am below 15mpg US. Steve He has a gas 6.0 engine, 10 mpg loaded is good. 15 mpg even with a diesel when loaded with a camper is hard to do, most are in the 12/13 mpg realm.
MORSNOW 08/13/21 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: Love my truck and camper.

They seem to like 2500 rpm. I'm quite happy with the 10+ mpg. I am too!
MORSNOW 08/12/21 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - UPDATED

All of the 4,000+ lb tires are too large to fit on the front fender of a Chevy/GMC without modifications. I like the idea of heavier rated tires, but the downside of fitment, odometer, gearing, and transmission calibration will keep me stock or close to stock.
MORSNOW 08/12/21 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Love my truck and camper.

https://i.postimg.cc/MHRsdrcP/IMG-6170.jpg The perfect cruising speed for my truck & camper. MPG consistently over 10 mpg. I'm happy. :B This spring I did a 540 mile trip here in Idaho with the cruise set at 70 on my 2012 GMC 6.0 gasser and averaged a surprising 10.5 round trip. I really thought going that fast with the high RPM would kill my mileage, but it was similar to what I was getting at 55 in Alaska.
MORSNOW 08/11/21 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: Grey and Black Water Dumping - Back End Sits Higher

Thanks. Can you all recommend a light set of blocks for this amount of weight? I always carry various lengths of 2x6's for under my tires, under the jack bases, and can be split with a hatchet for starting the campfire. They are lightweight and can fit in many small spaces around the camper and truck.
MORSNOW 08/10/21 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: The View

From inside a regular cab pickup carrying n extended cabover camper with a N/S facing queen size bed. The camper literally obstructs nothing except sunlight. ;) Looks like some spectacular views! Your windshield seems to stay cleaner too.
MORSNOW 08/03/21 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: Toilet Tissue...

We've been using Cottonelle Clean Care Ripple toilet paper for years in our camper. We're Charmin Ultra-Strong or Ultra-Soft at home, but feel it's to thick for a clean flush in the camper. Our toilet down pipe has an S curve in it before reaching the tank which doesn't like too thick of paper.
MORSNOW 07/30/21 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: 2021 Northern Lite 10-2 Le wet bath

I put them down when camping for more than just the night. The added stability is appreciated during late night bathroom visits or when I get up early and my wife sleeps in. https://i.imgur.com/oQbDNIAl.jpg
MORSNOW 07/28/21 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Front Motorcycle Carrier

Are snowplow lights legal for road use? If legal, they will have NHTSA/DOT certification number on the lens just like your OEM lights. You'll notice, none of the off road lights have this. Same thing with light bulbs, the good ones are labeled, the cheap stuff are all illegal (just like putting HID/LED in a halogen housing).
MORSNOW 07/25/21 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Assistance

I have USAA roadside assistance on my policy (like $1.00 a month). I've used it and had great service.
MORSNOW 07/20/21 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

Yesterday I removed the B&W turnover ball hitch that was dead weight, comes in around 90lbs. No brainer. Next I pulled the stall mat out and survived. These things are 100lbs and will put a whoppin on you if you're not careful. I do have a mat coming from Realtruck, a Gator that is only 5/16 thick and supposed to fit real nice. And I was able to get the toolbox weight down a whole bunch too so the situation improves... Good to see you're finding dead weight to remove.
MORSNOW 07/18/21 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: License plates

I'll bet it's pretty rare for any of us Truck Camper folks to get pulled over, it's not like we are sports cars or a beater with a heater with expired tags.
MORSNOW 07/15/21 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: 2022 F350 order options for TC

4x4 (low range specifically) is awesome for climbing up on leveling blocks under my tires. Just idle up and down from them, no harsh gas/brake rocking the heck out of the camper.
MORSNOW 07/15/21 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: Mystery Damage to my truck. From the camper??

I originally thought this was from my camper. I have absolutely no clue. I made a video in hopes someone would know what caused this. https://youtu.be/djhJfPwoNlA MNBen Your issue shows the big weakness with TorkLift tie downs. The anchor points are almost vertical with most trucks/campers so they don't hold the camper from dancing around in the truck box (left/right, front/back). You need more triangulation to hold the camper from moving any direction in the truck box. HappiJac gets beat up here many times, but their holding angles are far superior and your camper stays put.
MORSNOW 07/10/21 09:01am Truck Campers
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