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RE: Replacing New Trailer King RST+ : Only Option Is Carlisle??

Well, I just put some Carlisle Radial Trail HD’s on my flatbed, so I hope they’re good tires! :W Actually, I’m pretty sure they are. The trailer came with Carlisle bias ply’s and they were fine. All the reviews I could find convinced me to stick with the brand. :):)
NRALIFR 10/19/21 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nor Cold 2 way??

No, the fans won’t resolve the issue. Nobody’s absorption fridge runs great on 12v because the wattage, and therefore BTU’s, of the 12v heating element is so low. It’s typically just barely enough to hold a pre-cooled fridge in moderate ambient temperatures. When are you wanting to use the 12v setting? While driving? Do you not want to use the LP setting while driving? I have always had problems running my fridge in LP mode while driving, the flame gets blown out repeatedly. I finally installed an inverter, and run the fridge in AC mode while driving. The AC heating element is much higher BTU’s than the DC element, so the fridge works better. Like you, I also have a DC-DC charger installed, so it can easily keep up with the draw of the fridge in AC mode. You might consider trying that. :):)
NRALIFR 10/19/21 05:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

I’ve seen it many times, in Mississippi and a few other states. I’ve ignored it every time. The only time I’ve stopped at a weight station is when I needed a scale ticket for some reason. No state weight station cares how much I weigh. Why? Because I’m not engaged in commerce. :):)
NRALIFR 10/19/21 03:50pm Truck Campers
RE: I want to run a microwave on an inverter

I occasionally need to run our microwave from the inverter. It’s a very small unit that pulls about 950 watts total, so it’s slow. I only have one battery, a group 31 AGM. When we’re dry camping, I use a 1000 watt Yamaha generator for most of our power needs. The inverter is a 1500 watt pure sine. The Yamaha by itself can’t run the microwave directly, as it can only sustain about 900 watts. What I found out by accident though, was if I put the microwave on the inverter while the generator is running, the 45 amp battery charger will kick in and supply about half the wattage, and the battery will supply the rest. Of course the generator kicks into high gear, but it doesn’t overload it. I can run the microwave like that for more than long enough to get a meal nuked. Also, it keeps me from having to turn off the Yamaha, move the shore power cord, then start the built-in generator just to run the microwave about 10 minutes. The turntable motor in my microwave has been growling though, so instead of trying to find a replacement part for it, I’m going to find an inverter microwave that will fit and give that a try. :):)
NRALIFR 10/19/21 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: Side-Trip Report: Great Salt Plains SP, OK

Thanks to all who take the time to read! I have to confess, I was born and raised in OK, and lived more than half my life there till work took me to other nice places, but I don’t recall ever even hearing about the Great Salt Plains. My son told me he recalls going on a Scout camp-out there, but I’ve slept since then, so like a lot of other things……….poof. :Z Here’s a few other fun facts about OK: The highest mountain in OK is in the Kiamichi range, way down in the southeastern part of the state. The Kiamichis, like all the mountain ranges in the Midwest, are ancient. They were as high as the Rockies at one time. The highest peaks reach 2500’ elevation, but they are not the highest points in the state. The highest point in OK is 4973’ at Black Mesa, which is in the farthest northwestern tip of the panhandle very close to the CO state line. It has no distinct peak, and doesn’t even look like you’re at a high elevation. There is a marker there, though. It’s within a nature preserve, and can be reached on foot. The closest town is Kenton (pop. 17), and though OK is officially in the Central time zone, Kenton unofficially observes Mountain time due to its closeness to NM. Black Mesa SP is nearby, and has camping facilities. :):)
NRALIFR 10/19/21 06:56am Truck Campers
RE: Whazoo?

I miss Dave. Nobody could do trip reports like he did. Beautiful pictures, some of them animated, and entertaining narration. I’m boycotting all forms of social media, which seems to be having the desired effect. I’ve got ‘em right where I want ‘em. They’ll holler uncle any day now! :W Maybe the trolls have moved on? They tend to do that when they stop getting the feedback they crave. Dave, if you’re reading this, I hope you’re doing well. :):)
NRALIFR 10/19/21 06:20am Truck Campers
RE: Been a busy year

Great trip report and pictures! It’s making me really eager to head west in the camper again. Good idea to get closer to the GD. Enjoy while you’re able! :):)
NRALIFR 10/18/21 11:12am Truck Campers
RE: Antonito, CO to Chama, NM Scenic Route

Could very well have been. That is the route we took from Antonito to Chama. I tried to flash my lights at every truck camper I saw coming at us, but a few snuck up on me. Sure was a nice time to be in that part of the country. The weather was beautiful most of the time. I’ve got a few more segments from that trip I’m going to post some pictures from when I have a chance.. White Sands NP, Trinity Site, Los Alamos, a few others. We had such a great time, I can’t wait to get out again. I’d also like to encourage other TC members to consider sharing pictures from their trips with the group. We NEED to live vicariously through others! I know a lot of people find posting photos here difficult, but if you’ll use the Photo posting Is Great website, that’s about as easy as it’s going to get. If I can post a topic like this using my phone, which I did, it can be done. It would be great to see the Truck Camper forum be the place for all the best trip reports again. :B :):)
NRALIFR 10/18/21 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: Best Rv batteries

Holy carp! A post by Yang that DOESN’T contain a link to rvweb! I didn’t think that was possible. :R :):)
NRALIFR 10/18/21 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

Pete, Pete, Pete…… You should learn to embrace and celebrate your inner redneck! It’s there, you know it is. :W I love ugly RV’s of all kinds. The uglier the better. They’re like train wrecks, fun to watch, although I don’t necessarily want to be in one. :P Hideous is beautiful! https://i.imgur.com/KtUUQuJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/au4m0AGl.jpg This obviously isn’t a truck camper, but I have a personal connection to it. It’s the fuselage of an H-3 “Jolly Green” helicopter mounted on a school bus chassis. I ran across it several years back on a website when it was undergoing its “transformation”. It hadn’t been repainted to how it looks now, but in a couple of the pictures I could see it’s tail number clearly. Turns out it’s one I worked on forty years ago when it was still a helicopter. Small world, and it’s definitely ugly. https://i.imgur.com/YQGfyeMl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 10/17/21 05:09pm Truck Campers
Antonito, CO to Chama, NM Scenic Route

One of the few times that it was just the sign. There’s usually a tourist or two standing next to it. :B https://i.imgur.com/V4R4fxAl.jpg And welcome to Antonito, CO (pop. 647) where…….. https://i.imgur.com/ivqdBLxl.jpg While it’s a small, quiet town, there’s actually plenty to do in Antonito if you like old trains. The town is at one end of the nation’s highest and longest narrow-gauge railroads, the Cumbres and Toltec. We’ve taken the train ride in the past, and it’s worth the trip. This time we chose to drive the scenic route from Antonito to Chama, NM. I think most of the pictures are self-explanatory, so I’ll keep the narrative to a minimum. https://i.imgur.com/xJLwQcQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BFgYSrFl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0p3xZ2rl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YRNtdqhl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/EmrdNvWl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/U5YkfAGl.jpg Are you done yet?!?! Can we go now?!?! https://i.imgur.com/AdUBsnUl.jpg Well OK then, let’s hit the road…… https://i.imgur.com/saDHAjMl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nzT2TlGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GIR37y1l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f71ANSTl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dyGFqo4l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QsigpQyl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rUA26P3l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eYVnloll.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3xa2tckl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ypISnFFl.jpg We made it to Chama and found a place to spend the night. The girls insisted I unload them first. https://i.imgur.com/0NVzKyfl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/83hVlj4l.jpg Selina keeping an eye on our neighbor’s dog, and our neighbor’s dog keeping an eye on Selina. https://i.imgur.com/CpSyvQOl.jpg This was a private park, as most of the forest service campgrounds had already closed for the season and there wasn’t a convenient BLM nearby. We prefer the FS and BLM campgrounds, but I was kinda glad we stayed here because I got to meet this guy. I’ve always liked these, and he was very proud of it. He told me that the basic platform was originally intended for the USPS, but due to its Cadillac front-wheel drive and poor weight distribution, it failed the hill climbing tests. Rather than write off all the R&D they invested, they developed the only purpose-built motor home from a US automobile manufacturer. He told me he drives it a lot, and had put over 20K miles on it this year alone. His engine had been upgraded to something over 500 CID, and the transaxle upgraded with a limited-slip differential. He said it performed much better on unpaved hill roads, but but still had its limits. The tires and wheels had been changed to 16” from the original 16.5’s. Having owned an old truck from that era myself, I know 16.5’s are really hard to find nowadays (if not impossible). He didn’t mention the headlights, but I don’t think those are original either! :W https://i.imgur.com/u93Ocd6l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6rzdYnLl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ZiFryMrl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 10/17/21 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder :W https://i.imgur.com/tszLrOJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/MFlpB6Bl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Thpjrffl.jpg Pictures of this Frankencamper used to show up on here from time to time. It seemed to grow and change in some way each year. The pictures were always taken in either FL or MN. Must have been a snowbird. I could tell from its earliest pictures that the camper started out as a Lance 1121, just like mine. It’s uh….had a few mods :W https://i.imgur.com/eKFK9Xwl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 10/17/21 02:28am Truck Campers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

While not on the same level of either of those monstrosities (and I say that as a great admirer of monstrosity), I’ve gotten some pretty strong criticism of my rig. Especially when the toolbox is on the front. One guy who I thought was my friend said “You’re kidding??? You actually drive around looking like that???” LOL https://i.imgur.com/brHkEzbl.jpg Oh well, I’ve always felt that conformity and consensus we’re overrated. :P :):)
NRALIFR 10/15/21 03:00pm Truck Campers
RE: LAND BORDER DUE TO OPEN EARLY NOVEMBER

I recommend that all nervous, squirmy types not do anything even the least bit risky. Ever. You should wait until the risk is 0.00%. It’s just too risky to risk taking a risk. :):)
NRALIFR 10/14/21 10:51am Snowbirds
RE: LAND BORDER DUE TO OPEN EARLY NOVEMBER

An' the Covids'll git you Ef you Don't Watch Out! But vaccines and masks work, so no worries. :):)
NRALIFR 10/13/21 10:04pm Snowbirds
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

At least he’s still upside-right! :P :):)
NRALIFR 10/12/21 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

About two weeks ago near Cloudcroft, NM. If you look close you can see a dusting of snow. Skeered me…..I almost wet myself. :W https://i.imgur.com/GVEbGcNl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 10/12/21 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone else run out of diesel ?

I only ran a diesel out of fuel one time, on a 1984 F250 with the IH 6.9 liter. It had two tanks, and I was driving late at night. Forgot to switch tanks before it ran the first one dry. I switched when I felt it start faltering, and it came back to life so I kept going. I don’t think I made it another 20 miles before I was on the side of the road. New injector pump time. Fortunately, never again. :):)
NRALIFR 10/12/21 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing Satellite Dish and Antenna From Roof

Sounds like you have a rubber, TPO, or EPDM roof, which is a membrane layed over the plywood. In that case, you’re going to have to be careful cutting through the sealant. You might want to look for a plastic putty knife or scraper. Those might not be so prone to cutting the roof membrane. They can be sharpened with a sander if they get dull or chipped. If you apply a little heat with a hairdryer to the base, the sealant will let go easier. :):)
NRALIFR 10/11/21 07:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Removing Satellite Dish and Antenna From Roof

What type of roof? I’ve got a seamless aluminum roof, and when I removed mine I made a big patch out of some 12” wide aluminum flashing, and some Eternabond double-stick tape. The double-stick is of course sticky on both sides. I cleaned the roof good, stuck the patch down, and sealed around the perimeter with some Kool-Seal caulk. That was about 15 years ago, and it’s never leaked. :):)
NRALIFR 10/11/21 07:09pm Truck Campers
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