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RE: Timbrens,airbags!

The trucking industry uses airbags. I think there is wisdom in following that lead. Not even close to being the same thing. However the bounce you see will be the same. Watch a semi trailer as it bounces up and down while going down the highway, who want's that?
MORSNOW 02/08/21 08:31am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I cleaned out the burner area on my refrigerator after noticing an off smell last fall when operating on propane. Hoping the black carbon chunks I blew out does the trick. Then moved on to the batteries (dual 6 volts) and pulled them out to check water level, added just a little to each cell and reinstalled. Lastly, replaced the rubber seals on my Rieco-Titan jack legs. One was missing and the other three were rotted out and just hanging on the bottom of the leg.
MORSNOW 02/05/21 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

Get a piece of cardboard, sized to cover the rad. Slip it in between the rad and the grille when you notice your heater not keeping the cab warm. Keep an eye on the engine temps, and the exterior temps. Remove as needed. This works great! You can even spray paint it black if you want to hide it.
MORSNOW 01/28/21 08:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

Good to hear you'll be taking the TT with you, it'll get tons of use up there. Free camping all over the state, I only paid for beach spots in Seward and Homer. Safe travels!
MORSNOW 01/18/21 08:35am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: It’s been a good run

So if it ain’t broke do I just buy the same set or go with AGM’s as it is a pain the check the water levels and can possibly move them Inside etc. Any ideas on the best deals out there? Thnx in advance Nolan Hi Nolan, you scared me with your thread title, I thought you sold your Wolf Creek. My 6v Duracell Ultra wet cells in my WC850 are the same age as your batteries, I'm thinking of going with AGM next just for the fact that checking water levels is such a chore. My batteries are tall and just fit in the compartment and making the connections is tuff. My battery box seemed to be about 1/4" short in depth for larger 12v batteries so I went with 6v to get more amp hours. I'm thinking AGM is the way to go.
MORSNOW 01/04/21 08:17am Truck Campers
RE: Buying a New TC Hauler

As soon as I can figure out how to add pictures here I’ll do that! It looks like the forums photo posting site domain has been suspended. It's back up! Yeah! Photo Posting Link
MORSNOW 12/28/20 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Buying a New TC Hauler

As soon as I can figure out how to add pictures here I’ll do that! It looks like the forums photo posting site domain has been suspended.
MORSNOW 12/28/20 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

Crate motors from the manufacturer can be around the same price, but come with with full warrantees and are all new. Much less labor involved so the cost evens out.
MORSNOW 12/06/20 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: New F350 Tremor with a SB Camper

Off road suspension means SOFT, it is designed to articulate and float over the whoopties, go with a truck designed for heavy loads instead. Look at the payload of a Ford Raptor, it isn't designed to carry much of anything but occupants, but the soft suspension will soak up the bumps in off-road conditions.
MORSNOW 12/04/20 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac rear bumper mounts

Thanks Morsno. They do say frame mounted, but they go to the bed wall and floor. Do you take your rig off road at all? That is my main concern, as we love to get into some of the more remote spots. Is that an 850? This is what I am looking to buy... The front brackets are bolted to the front of the box and through the bed floor and frame with long bolts. They are NOT just into the sheet metal box. I lived in Alaska the past 8 years and went all over the state boondock camping. I've been thru ditches and gravel pits just about every trip with my WC850 short bed. I just made the trip down the Alcan highway to Idaho where we live now and they still look like new whereas Torklift brackets would be rusted completely. Don't get me wrong, I love Torklift products, but the frame brackets do not provide good holding angles like Happijacs do and they rust up from all the road rash under the truck body. Denali Highway gravel pit camping https://i.imgur.com/B8kPPgIl.jpg
MORSNOW 12/01/20 07:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac rear bumper mounts

I've been using the HappiJac frame mount tie down anchor points for eight years on my '12 GMC Sierra, the rear bumper is as good as new. There is a hidden bracket from the bumper to the frame that holds it in place contrary to popular belief that there is only a couple buttons in the bumper corners. If you look close I have Torklift Fastguns, I am equal opportunity camper customer! https://i.imgur.com/DvDCsbLl.jpg
MORSNOW 12/01/20 09:23am Truck Campers
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

Do the Provinces and AK allow studded snow tires? Yes, Alaska does allow studded tires. Winter tires are almost a requirement in AK. I buy a second set of wheels and have them mounted on their own wheel so I could seasonally swap my tires at home, otherwise you wait in long lines during tire changeover season.
MORSNOW 11/25/20 09:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Shopping for a camper...

Well I think I'm going to get one of the Wolf Creek 850s I looked at today. My GVWR is 11,500. My tare was 7,940. GAWR rear is 7,050 front is 5,600. They have one with an oven, kind of a must when the DW is along, and it comes in at 2,300 lbs dry. Interior height is 6'6'. They want 33,000 so I know they will take less. You guys think I should start at 28,000 and see their reaction? This will be a straight purchase. Nice choice! I have nothing but good things to say about my 2014 WC850 after 8 seasons of use (delivered Aug 2013). I've weighed mine a couple times and come in at 3,200lbs loaded and ready to camp. Love our oven too!
MORSNOW 11/20/20 09:23am Truck Campers
RE: Shopping for a camper...

My long bed transfers several hundred pounds to the front axle. That helps considerably. Second a long bed allows selection of a longer camper. With a short bed all the weight is likely to be on the rear axle and if the center of gravity is not substantially in front of the rear axle, the rig is not going to handle well. Look what happens when a trailer is loaded with too much weight in the back. Keeping the weight forward is going to help with the ride. Short bed campers have the weight centered over the axle also, it's not like they have the weight at the rear unless you put a long bed camper on a short bed truck. https://i.imgur.com/RLy6sw5l.jpg
MORSNOW 11/18/20 06:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

One other question. The others who have traveled during the Coronacrud up there mentioned that campgrounds and parks were closed to them, with you saying you wont be trying to stay in the camper, ,,, will motels accept travellers from the US? Many hotels and motels were closed down when we drove through due to the lack of tourism, but many military have traveled trough and stayed at hotels along the way. They were not allowed in restaurants but could order food for pickup or delivery. Drive through's are open to Americans traveling thru too (we had an Uncle Burger in Fort Nelson).
MORSNOW 11/17/20 11:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

I'm on Military Orders and should not have issues... barring any COVID symptoms at the border. They will let you through with Military orders.
MORSNOW 11/17/20 11:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

While we're on that topic, were you forced to quarantine for 14 days or did you just have to be out of the country by the date on the "hang tag"? We just had to provide the required documentation (no quarantine required) at the border and received what I called our "Scarlet Letter" that was placed on the dash for the entire transit (the reflection in the windshield was a hazard in itself), and were restricted to 5 days to cross. We did it in 3 long days crossing back into the US at 11:00pm and slept in the rest area next to the border. You have to process back out of Canada also which is confusing as the borders are not set up for anyone to stop on the Canadian side to turn in their documentation. The US agents helped us by letting us into the US and then we just walked back into Canada and turned in the paperwork and walked back through the building and into the US again.
MORSNOW 11/17/20 08:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

Back in the winter of '03 I towed a 19' boat up from lower 48 to Eagle River, AK (retirement military move). I had good all-terrain tires and the truck and didn't have any issues other than -50 in the Yukon so plugged my truck in at night at the motels. The short daylight hours shortened up my daily distance versus summer travel. The trip was actually more enjoyable in the winter, less traffic and folks liked to visit at the roadhouses. Never saw a need for chains, roads were plowed and sanded. I did a return to the lower 48 trip this summer, COVID restrictions made it the least fun trip ever! Long travel days, no tourist stops, all provincial campgrounds were closed to Americans, with the only stops being for gasoline. We brought our own food and ate in the camper to have the least exposure with local Canadians. The RCMP will be watching you!
MORSNOW 11/16/20 02:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Put a new antenna on my DP. Took all dayI'm thinking maybe he has a Diesel Pusher class A and posts all over the place. Look at his profile and posts, he comments everywhere and confuses people. I see that now. He must have clicked the "newest" button/link at the top and just started post and not reading the thread title... TWICE. Exactly what I think is happening, that is why his posts are all over the place and confuses folks.
MORSNOW 11/09/20 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Going out this morning to wash the DP from our 1000mi ride in the rain awhile back. How often is it 75 with blue skies this late in the year Put a new antenna on my DP. Took all day DP ? What model truck camper is called a DP? I'm thinking maybe he has a Diesel Pusher class A and posts all over the place. Look at his profile and posts, he comments everywhere and confuses people.
MORSNOW 11/09/20 09:28am Truck Campers
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