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RE: Has Truck Camper Magazine Ceased to Exist ?

Thanks Everyone! Guess my browser is out of date.. Thats OK. Now I know. I figure if everything else works I can always view their competitor site Truck Camper Adventure.. It works fine. Not sufficient justification for changing anything .. Mr. Phelps, have you been on the road lately. Many are hunkered down because of the virus. We are supposed to come to Florida the end of April. Have to see what the virus is going to do. By the way I just had flex armor put on my roof of the Cascade. Hope y’all are well Hey Eddie! If you come to Florida.. you know where we are... let me know and drop by.. Probably will be here.. Virus or not .. the beach is nice ! We make a mean "virus free" Gumbo ! We are enjoying the Johnny Carson channel on Sat Radio (from our camper) here now on back patio .. We are considering a Western US Trip around mid April, but not firm.. Got some other things in the hopper waiting to develop . Cheers all !
MrPhelps 03/14/20 12:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Has Truck Camper Magazine Ceased to Exist ?

11 articles since March 1st...So they are still going strong...... Go to their website and hit the "features" icon for "latest content"...should come up...... ok, Thanks . I guess it must be me. I cannot go to their website. My link ( that has worked for years): www.truckcampermagazine.com says.."fails to open" and has for some time... It probably means something needs updating .... but I have not experienced this problem on any other links.
MrPhelps 03/14/20 06:36am Truck Campers
Has Truck Camper Magazine Ceased to Exist ?

I check it periodically.. but unless its me.. there has been nothing for a while.. Anybody know whats up? I met the guy who started it years ago at the Ogallala, Nebraska Truck Camper show (around 2007).. Just curious if there was some news I missed..
MrPhelps 03/14/20 05:55am Truck Campers
RE: Unicorn?

Host's Cascade has those options.. I've got them and you are right, .. much more comfortable than standard layout.. but on your SRW truck, especially towing ?.. that would be the big decision.. .. truck mods and evaluation of handling.. I know of one member on this forum that did what you are suggesting with a Cascade, but immediately upgraded to a dually.
MrPhelps 02/19/20 04:06am Truck Campers
RE: New Host Cascade

Congrats!... Great Combo ! You will love it!!
MrPhelps 02/06/20 04:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Cascade

I have a 2018 Cascade on 2018RAM 3500 CTD Dually. I have never owned a Lance. It rides better than my prior Host Yellowstone ( 2 slide). Better stability and Center of Gravity (CG) feel. I only have lower stable loads, no other mods on new truck. Still stock tires. It is a somewhat non-traditional floor plan from my prior Host. I can tell you that it is much more comfortable however. My configuration was ordered as a king size bed, one recliner and the sofa w/high low adjustable table. This beats a traditional dinette hands down. Pecan interior with simulated leather on sofa and chair. It can function as a dinette a living room or a mobile office . Installed sat radio antenna at the factory and we installed the radio on fireplace mantel after. We have taken two long trips in it including almost 3 months up the eastern US and into eastern Canada this previous summer. It is a very comfortable camper and we really have enjoyed it. Tank dumping in a Cascade is non-traditional and not like my other camper and was my biggest transition issue. The black tank is in the slide and is dumped separately from the gray tank. You will need a longer hose. It is important to keep your dump valve cable lubricated. You must open both slides to access the bathroom. That seems to be an issue for some but we have not found it to be a problem. Hope this is of some use. Cheers
MrPhelps 01/06/20 02:56am Truck Campers
RE: Seized valve cable

Again, this happened to me on my Cascade Eddie ! Tank was full , on the road, stressful. It appeared to be caused by corrosion between the cable and the sleeve. I used penetrating lubricant and sprayed it on the opening at the handle to the cable and sleeve and kept working it. I really had to tug on it but it did release. I cleaned the now apparent cable corrosion as best I could and then cleaned and lubricated it with grease several more times and so far so good. Obviously this is pretty nasty to deal with if you are ready to dump as I was. Do all of this with the cap on and then deal with the cleanup with a hose. I figured issue was due salt air from the environment where we spend a lot of time, but never had this issue with my prior camper. Good Luck.
MrPhelps 10/14/19 04:03am Truck Campers
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

CREEPY! Facial Recognition For your Car
MrPhelps 10/05/19 06:43am Truck Campers
RE: 2019 Host Cascade

i think AREA 13 sold his.. announced in a prior post
MrPhelps 10/02/19 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Electrical

Check the fuses to your converter. Its in the under area storage. I had a similar problem. On mine, one was loose ( appeared it was built that way, I had to bend the tabs to get a good fit ) and one was blown and it prevented the batteries from charging. Make sure you shut off the master power at entry to the door and unplug the unit before you do any of this. If you need to open your slide you can use a battery charger on the two 6 volts. ( I also had to do this)
MrPhelps 09/21/19 08:01am Truck Campers
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

Facial recognition, that is why I have tinted windows, a truck camper is considered cargo, you do not mount your tag on other cargo loads that might obscure your plate glad Georgia does not have front plates. Exactly! If I get a bill that is the only possible explanation.. NY or Pennsylvania authorities using a national data base and AI to establish the ownership connection...
MrPhelps 09/21/19 05:25am Truck Campers
RE: closing of a complaints post

Mr. Bedlam, The poster WAS seeking a resolution to a very frustrating and clearly avoidable experience with RV industry participants, who were NOT customer focused. Its pretty clear that he wasn't getting what he considered even marginal customer service, so he reported it to us. He didn't even get an " I'm sorry, we are doing the best we can", which would have perhaps helped him feel a little less violated. Most of us have experienced this treatment at one time or another and sympathize with his reaction to callous customer treatment. Irrational, non fact based reporting of the situation, i.e. hot head bashing should not be allowed, which it appears this thread has now been conveniently categorized. so .. I guess this new 2nd thread about the original closed thread now get closed too ... :)
MrPhelps 09/21/19 05:20am Truck Campers
RE: mysterious disapearing topic

When a company intentionally jerks around its customers, the customer's natural impulse is to mention getting a lawyer; the connotation in this context, for this term "lawyer", simply means trying to "get justice and fair dealing" especially against an organization which, by its actions, appears hostile. Its pretty weak to use this as an excuse to censor someone's open complaint on a forum. Perhaps there are no complaints allowed against certain brands sponsoring this site, as has been implied here. If that is the case, it means only positive manufacturer reviews are allowed, i.e. the site is censored in favor of the sponsors. It should be pointed out that Users also provide a lot of unsolicited GOOD input on products and how they have been treated. This should be the goal of this site to get unbiased inputs from users on their experiences. There is no reason to delete a reasonable complaint against an RV industry participant. My observation is that the people on this site also have a pretty high "BS meter" when it comes to complaints of this nature, so having someone censor a view, as long as it is presented clearly should not be grounds for it to disappear.
MrPhelps 09/20/19 12:09pm Truck Campers
Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

"In the last few years traffic systems have been empowered with automated license-plate readers and various government entities have been putting cameras up everywhere, from automated and semi-automated "weigh stations" near the entrance to states down to the corner traffic light. ".. We just completed a trip to Eastern Canada and encountered expressways with toll roads (NY and Pennsylvania in particular) and upon exit there was a toll booth indicating they would read the plate and send a bill. There was not any other way to pay allowed, including using a credit card. I simply had to drive through. Seems to me, if they want payment they can enable a way for you to pay on the spot, as I was willing to do... without accessing DMV or whatever new AI tools for something this benign. However, I did not have my ALABAMA vehicle tag on my TC and it is well hidden under the camper overhang on the truck. My front plate honors the "Crimson Tide" so no way to tell from that. Waiting to see if they can figure me out. Its gonna be scary of they do. ..... "Automatic billing"... would be nice to automatically bill the government maintenance folks responsible for trees along the Blue Ridge and Skyline Parkways...Miles of low hanging branches, sometimes on both sides, dodging them until the one that finally cracked my HEKI skylight..
MrPhelps 09/17/19 07:56am Truck Campers
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