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RE: Inverter use.

An older electric model with purely mechanical stitch selectors and an analog foot control (gas pedal) would be OK on a MSW inverter. One of the new fangled electromagical machines, probably not. :):)
NRALIFR 11/18/19 10:09am Tech Issues
RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

I’d bet my load of **** weighs less than your load of **** though. :) All of my **** has a place to be carried, and all of my **** carrying places are filled to 75-80%. I could actually squeeze in (out?) a little more **** if I wanted, but after years of carrying **** around the country, I’ve got my **** pared down to just the **** I need to not have a *****y time camping. I see the load of **** other RV’ers carry in their **** carrying places, and I can guarantee that if you put all of my **** in a pile next to a pile of all of their ****, my pile would be the smaller, lighter (in weight, not color) pile of ****. We also travel with three mini **** production units who’s job is to slowly turn about 5 lbs of perfectly good cat food a week into **** that we then disperse around wherever we are, like a trail of bread crumbs. So we’re constantly shedding **** everywhere we go, making my total load of **** progressively lighter. Theoretically, if this went on long enough we’d eventually just disappear. So who’s carrying too much ****, BUDDY? :):)
NRALIFR 11/18/19 05:08am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for Recommendations for a Replacement Water Pump

I recently replaced my older Shurflo pump with this one, and I’m happy with it. It’s quieter than the old pump. I’m not sure how it compares to a new Shurflo, though. Aqua-PRO 21847 :):)
NRALIFR 11/16/19 05:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

I think a cargo trailer would be overkill for the hundred pounds of stuff I have on the rack :-) Totally agree. If you can safely carry your gear on a front rack, that’s exactly where you need the weight on your rig. My camper can unload the front axle a bit at times, so putting a few hundred pounds back is a good thing. The roof is NOT a good place to carry anything that weighs more than an empty water jug. The two corner markers on my box are actually Bores bumper guides made for commercial trucks. They light up when the truck lights are on. I need them to remind me the box is out there because I can’t see any part of it from the driver seat. The two LED lights on the front are aimed to the sides to act as “ditch lights” when I’m on an unlit road looking for a turn in the dark. Also, the box is mounted on a pintle hitch mount that has a lot of up/down adjustability. If I need to raise it up off road, I can. :):)
NRALIFR 11/15/19 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Hymer Sunlight Van 1 purchase

Thanks. I was just curious what kind of system they were putting on these units. You never know, my next RV might be a “B”. :):)
NRALIFR 11/14/19 04:43pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

Listen, I’m not a kid. It’s just what I think while living in a VERY high traffic RV town. These goody setups are causing more issues than you think. It’s starting to look more and more like the Beverly Hillbilly’s with all the ridiculous garbage hanging around (front and back) of the pickups and 1960’s piece of crappola. I’ve seen broken metal- like carriages that had plastic gas cans and broken generators on the freeway. I’ve seen accidents with the same carnage in the front of people’s trucks from not allowing for larger stopping distances required. I’ve watched people walk into the stuff in parking lots. Guys, if the truck didn’t come with forward tow hitches, get a **** trailer! I don’t want a trailer, OK? I’m not a kid either, and the last time I checked, I get to decide what I do within the law. I don’t care what they look like to you, or what accidents you’ve seen. They weren’t caused by me, and the people on this forum aren’t causing the problems in your town. They aren’t illegal, so you and your demands can go pound sand. BTW, I hate towable RV’s. If you need to drag around that much living space, stay home! I can play that cranky, stubborn old fart game too, buddy. :):)
NRALIFR 11/14/19 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Hymer Sunlight Van 1 purchase

What the heck is a balmer? I tried to google it but could not find anything that made sense to me. Is it something to do with solar power? Have Ted show you and explain it to you. The Balmar company makes a little controller that handles the underhood generator's charging to the lithium batteries. If it is installed inside of the fender (down near the UHG, which hangs quite low next to the passenger wheel), that isn't a good thing since it can cause early corrosion to the connectors. Balmar makes charging systems primarily for the marine market. Is what you are referring to as an “under hood generator” actually one of Balmar’s alternator/regulator systems? Their “regulators” are actually multi-stage charge controllers, and would be similar to a DC-DC converter, except that they are connected directly to the alternator rather than the starting battery. :):)
NRALIFR 11/14/19 07:00am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

Several of us carry gear safely in racks, toolboxes, trays, etc hanging on a front hitch. I carry this box on the front of my truck on a carrier that I fabricated. https://i.imgur.com/iZXBljvl.jpg I don’t particularly like the concept of only using the hitch for support and stability because the box did wobble a bit. Instead of trying to scare you with tales of how your front carrier is going to kill you, maybe your engineer friend could help you fabricate some stabilizers like these. They run between the rear corners of the box and the tow hooks on the front of the truck. https://i.imgur.com/ylgYBSKl.jpg Once the turnbuckles are tightened up, the box is rock solid. :):)
NRALIFR 11/13/19 09:30pm Tech Issues
RE: I think they’re doing it wrong

The truck is overkill IMHO. With this, he could have used a Prius with a class 1 hitch. https://i.imgur.com/bI7PMwUl.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 11/13/19 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I think they’re doing it wrong

That is so freakin’ unsafe! Not hooking the safety chains up is just unacceptable! :S ........... I'd love to see the rest of the trailer. Just a D9 Cat back there. Problem? :):)
NRALIFR 11/13/19 04:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F450 maneuverability question

I know that 2017 F350 got a horrible turning radials .I don't know why Ford change that.The 2011 F350 was ok. The 2011 F350 could have had the wide-track front axle optioned, which would give it the same turning radius as the F450 pickup that came standard with the wide-track. At some point, Ford stopped allowing the wide-track on the F350. Other than an old Western Star I owned, which turned sharp to the right and barely turned to the left, I can't remember ever being concerned about turning radius of a truck. Is it really that big of a deal to have to slide the gear selector into reverse a few times a year while maneuvering? In a word, yes. But, that’s because at least for me, it’s more than just a few times a year. I don’t have towable RV’s, but occasionally tow a utility trailer, and having a more maneuverable truck is also a big help when backing into a spot I can only get 90* to. :):)
NRALIFR 11/11/19 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ford F-350 Sat Antenna Issues

I’m not familiar with the antenna placement on the SD’s after 2016, so forgive my ignorance please. Is the antenna not on top of the cab between the marker lights? Is it still a combined sat radio/GPS nav antenna? To relocate mine, I purchased an new OEM antenna and the harness that runs down the driver side A pillar. I ran the new cable through the firewall, and located the new antenna on the cowling at the base of the windshield. I’m not a sat radio subscriber, but the GPS seems to always be able to get a signal. :):)
NRALIFR 11/10/19 03:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1121 compatibility

Thanks for finding that post of mine Bob, it saved me from having to dig out that old scale ticket. I still have it after all these years just to remind myself how heavy all that gear can be. I still have the 1121 as well, but you can see what I’m hauling it on now. Sam, the short answer is the 1121 is too heavy and too long for a short bed 2500. The center of gravity would be way behind the rear axle, and you don’t want that. Makes the steering a little squirrelly, to say the least. :):)
NRALIFR 11/10/19 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: When will the 2020 Ford Super Duty show up?

The girls (including the boss) all disagree. Either crew cab or nuthin! :B https://i.imgur.com/rtX0Mkql.jpg :):)
NRALIFR 11/07/19 05:34am Truck Campers
RE: When will the 2020 Ford Super Duty show up?

Are you talking F350 or F450? I would also add King Ranch to the package. I don’t know. Which one is the ultimate? :D F450, 7.3, King Ranch. :B Platinum is just overdoing it. :W :):)
NRALIFR 11/06/19 05:21pm Truck Campers

Unfortunately, OEM generators for RVs all operate at a constant speed of 1800 or 3600 RPM in order to produce 60Hz power. So far, Onan and Generac have failed to get up to speed with inverter technology that would allow them to run only as fast as required to meet usage demands. ... I few years ago, I corned a rep at the Onan booth at an FMCA rally and raised a fuss with him about their using such ancient technology. He liked what I said and made a video of me complaining on his camera to take back to the factory. I haven't heard anything about upgrades to their products so far but they're way past due! The (diesel fueled) Onan QD 6000 and QD 8000 RV generators are inverter generators that vary their engine speed with changes in the load. I don’t believe they’re in the RV built-in generator market any longer, but the nearly 20 year old Generac 36LP model in my TC is an inverter generator. In many ways it was ahead of the technology at the time, and finding a technician that actually knew and understood the inverter and control system on them when they needed service was difficult. Consequently, they developed a bad reputation from techs who couldn’t fix them. Parts tended to be pretty expensive too, and it’s even worse now that they are orphaned. Mine still starts up quickly, and runs fine though, knock on wood :W :):)
NRALIFR 11/06/19 02:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Camper Proctology

Yeah, I’ve already made my patch. I considered buying a plastic or metal plug from Lowe’s, but decided to just use some material I already have since I wasn’t going to be able to find a perfect match anyway. Turned out pretty good if I do say so. I always say stuff like this isn’t a blemish on the old camper, it adds character to it! :W https://i.imgur.com/wq3VssOl.jpg The lights are recessed into the ceiling about 1/2”. It’s always interesting to see how they used scrap materials building the camper. The recessed hole has a “donut” made of counter top material (with the Formica still on it) surrounding it, and a scrap of wall paneling with the vinyl covering visible on top of that. The void between the ceiling and the roof is at least an inch thick, which is of course filled with styrofoam insulation. I think this construction would have been typical of the wood framed TC’s Lance was building at the time (2001). :):)
NRALIFR 10/30/19 01:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Proctology

Nice work but I think I'll pass on part 2 ;) Butt why? :W :):)
NRALIFR 10/29/19 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it a fiver or class a or c?

Started out as a fiver, but after a sudden stop it ended up on the back of the truck. Add some corner jacks and you’d have the worlds longest truck camper. :):)
NRALIFR 10/29/19 06:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Video: Introducing Kitten To The Truck Camper

:E They’d all bite you if they heard you call their favorite perch a toilet! They compete for that seat. :B Selina only sniffs my beer. She’s giving me her “smack myself” expression after I agreed with her that the Stella I just drank was indeed a (shudder) light beer. “I told you “Legere” means “light” in French, you big dummy!”, she said. :):)
NRALIFR 10/29/19 08:56am Truck Campers
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