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RE: Full air ride modification

Interesting. I would never install air ride on a front axle because of the articulation issues. Been there with Class 8 diesels and it always ends badly as the components wear and side slop kicks in. You wind up replacing components a lot. I'd go for an air ride (like National Seating) front seat. Much cheaper alternative and no hacking up the under carriage and winding up withsomething you cannot sell down the road. I guess if it's your forever truck, no problem but with me, there is no forever truck.
SidecarFlip 05/25/19 12:27am Truck Campers
RE: Turbo leak

I see now. Your Pac Brake is quite similar to the Blue Ox I have on my 7.3. Just a controlled shutter that shuts off the exhaust and creates back pressure in the engine. Kind of surprised being a DDEC motor it didn't come with mechanical (under the valve cover retarders). Shutter type retarders are never used on commercial trucks, always mechanical retarders. I rarely use mine but I have it anyway. A 4 stroke diesel is a fantastic compressr when you hold the exhaust valve slightly open during braking. The advantage to an external retarder is it's simple and requires no adjustment. The downside is, it's nowhere as efficient as a mechanical retarder acting on the exhaust valves. So now you are collecting turbo's? Might want to go compound turbocharging....lol
SidecarFlip 05/24/19 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turbo leak

DDEC motors have tremendous engine braking, much better than Cat or Cummins. Good design. Not sure where the PAC Brake name comes into play, they had zilch to do with it.
SidecarFlip 05/23/19 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Strange "Hot Skin" Electrical Issue - Getting minor Shocks

You have a ground issue somewhere.
SidecarFlip 05/11/19 03:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Best place to cross border from ON, CN to MI,US?

Once Detroit Windsor POE gets done, Sarnia will play second fiddle. DO NOT use the tunnel, you won't fit.
SidecarFlip 05/11/19 11:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Your opinion of the new Truck Camper Online Magazine?

I rarely go there but its nice to see that they used my Truck TC and Horse trailer in the how to tow section. Photo of the rig came from Torklift, whom I gave permission to use in their advertising and to let others use. Considering how much jack you spent with TL, they should pay you royalities. TL stuff is good, I have the steps.
SidecarFlip 05/11/19 11:04am Truck Campers
RE: 2001 Coachmen Mirada wiring issues

I'd be winning to bet that unless the unit was stored inside, you have more issues than wiring.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: too late for me--but someday!

I'd like to see someone build an artificial brain for empty heads too....
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 12:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Proper Protocol for “Complimentary Roof Inspection”

Guess I'm the odd duck, I do my own 'inspections' and fix what is needing fixing. I have never been to a stealership except to buy my unit.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Avoid Windy Nation for Solar Components

Simple answer, refuse delivery, what I do. I bought Renology, good company to deal with. There are a lot of 'bargains' out there but most of the bargains turn out to be grief.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 12:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Proper Protocol for “Complimentary Roof Inspection”

^ Leaf blower pressure test is both hilarious and awesome. my hillbilly self supports this. More funny than awesome. A leaf blower might work on a small unit but on a big one, no way. You need serious air volume, a leaf blower isn't it. BTW, the tech name is a 'Blower Door Test'.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Proper Protocol for “Complimentary Roof Inspection”

There’s no complementary, it’s just like a car dealership doing a “free 38 point inspection”; it’s a chance to find something to repair and charge you. They WILL find something and like you suspect, they’ll even make sure you have damage so they can get your money. Buy some Dicor lap sealant and do the easy job yourself-$12.00 Learn to do all your maintenance yourself and you’ll be a much happier camper! Exactly. Complimentary is a nice way to say you are about to get fleeced. Nothing in life is free.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 11:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Dayton, Ohio - ME

Toll roads are the norm in the east and you'll encounter lots of construction too. Drivers in the East are much less courteous that in the mid west but then you'll find that out. Camping is also expensive.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 11:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Your opinion of the new Truck Camper Online Magazine?

Not sure what their target audience is. I do know their camper reviews are pretty good.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 11:16am Truck Campers
Your opinion of the new Truck Camper Online Magazine?

Personally, I like the original format much better. I find the new format to be much harder to navigate... Opinion?
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: 32 Truck Camper Manufacturers ... Wow!

32 now but when the economy goes south (and it will because the economy is cyclical), that 32 will reduce to maybe 10 at most. Some of those pictured are just stone ugly too and some are of questionable quality. The old established builders like Lance, Northstar, ALP and a few others will survive just fine. The rest will fade into oblivion.
SidecarFlip 05/10/19 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Norcold 3 way fridge

The "true" 3 way refrigerators aren't around any more. I'm not sure when they stopped making them though. They were able to operate on propane, 120v or 12v. The heaters were 12v and there was step-down transformer to run them on 120v power. Interesting. MY 3 year old truck camper has a Dometic 3 way in it. Propane, 12 volt or 110 volt and no transformer. The boiler has a 12 volt Mullion Heater and a 120 volt Mullion heater. Of course it's coming out this year and getting replaced with a Marine Dometic compressor fridge. Tired of the inefficient gas fridge.
SidecarFlip 05/09/19 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 3 way fridge

The "true" 3 way refrigerators aren't around any more. I'm not sure when they stopped making them though. They were able to operate on propane, 120v or 12v. The heaters were 12v and there was step-down transformer to run them on 120v power. Interesting. MY 3 year old truck camper has a Dometic 3 way in it. Propane, 12 volt or 110 volt and no transformer. The boiler has a 12 volt Mullion Heater and a 120 volt Mullion heater. Of course it's coming out this year and getting replaced with a Marine Dometic compressor fridge. Tired of the inefficient gas fridge.
SidecarFlip 05/09/19 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best thing to use under jacks while unloading on grass

I use pressure treated boards cut to 12" lengths. Lower the camper as close to the ground as possible too.
SidecarFlip 05/09/19 10:25am Truck Campers
RE: Ford Diesel trucks

KLR650goldwing.... Have one as well (KLR650) no Goldwing. Guess I'll keep on running my old forged rod 7.3. Been problem free since 1997.
SidecarFlip 05/09/19 10:23am Tow Vehicles
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