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RE: Progressive PT30x or SSP-30XL

We have had the SSP-30XL for 3 years now. Very happy with it until it failed this spring. I got the green surge light fine, but not the blue "OK" light with it. Only the green. The pole was (double)tested and was fine. Progressive is sending me a new one, no charge without question & I can see that it has been UPS shipped, but hasn't arrived yet. It is coming from U.S.A. to me in Canada so I don't know yet if there will be import or duty fees to be paid but I believe Progressive is covering the shipping. With these units there can be connection issues occasionally if the power source is too close to the ground. They can be bulky.
Slymer 07/31/21 02:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Another noobie question.

Fridge on propane while travelling. When fueling I find it easier to turn the fridge off than the propane at the tank. I figure with the fridge off it shuts down any spark attempt to re-light.
Slymer 07/31/21 12:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Assistance

We have CAA, which is covered by AAA in the States. I had a breakdown with the camper on & gave CAA all the info they needed, weight, height, etc. They sent me a flatbed so I would have taken out the first bridge we saw. Then they sent me another wrong truck which couldn’t handle my weight. I don’t believe they staff too many RV specialists. Finally they said it would be another 3 hours for the correct truck. I suggested that was not suitable so I will find a local & I want CAA to cover the bill. They said fine & gave me no argument at the bill of something over $400. They helped me find a local. We have an F350 SRW, with an RV membership. I am not sure about AAA, but I found out that CAA will not entertain anything to do with the INSIDE wheels of a dually. You are on your own to find someone that will. Not sure why but I bet many don’t know this.
Slymer 07/20/21 01:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Bathroom dispensers

We have always used several of these. If you buy quality ones they stay put rather well. Suction cup baskets. https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=suction+cup+basket+shower&crid=L2VMTR4L9LAA&sprefix=suction+cup+baskets%2Caps%2C288&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_19
Slymer 07/17/21 02:49pm Truck Campers
RE: FastGun Upgrade

We love our Fastguns too,....but did have an issue. I always tighten them the same but was going down the road one day & noticed one bottom hook had come undone. It was swinging in the wind from the top hook. So lucky it was heavy enough to stay put. I had it happen again about 5 months later, on a different one. I did a thorough inspection & found something. If you look at the threads as they fade away near the bottom hook,..you will notice that some of the threads there start to flatten & are not as raised as further up. I took them all apart & found that some of those flat threads were right inside the enclosed section too. I found this on the two that came undone. I notified Torklift with photos & they immediately sent out replacements. Great customer service.
Slymer 07/06/21 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift camper tie down width question

I called Torklift about that very issue a couple of years ago. Tech was great. Said to get the Fastguns as parallel to the ground as possible. ie - Pointy end at the front to the front & pointy end at the rear to the rear. Make the connections as wide as possible.
Slymer 06/15/21 03:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Camper anti-rocking system

Thanks folks. I just pulled the trigger yesterday. Could be a 1 - 2 month wait for delivery though.
Slymer 06/09/21 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Stable Camper anti-rocking system

Thanks MORSNOW Makes perfect sense now,..but I don't have that feature with our AF811,..even though it is the same manufacturer. Thanks for the input. I wonder how long it will be before manufacturers start making campers & jacks that will ALLOW the bottom of the camper to actually make contact with terraferma to alleviate any sway at all. Would solve a lot of issues. ie; no more stairs needed,just walk right in,...until you load it back on the truck.
Slymer 05/28/21 03:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Camper anti-rocking system

Thanks MORSNOW. Not sure what you mean about the storage area you mention. (front fender)
Slymer 05/27/21 09:43am Truck Campers
Stable Camper anti-rocking system

Does anyone have any first or second hand knowledge as to whether this system is truly effective or not ?? https://www.stablecamper.com/stablization https://i0.wp.com/www.truckcamperadventure.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/fullsizeoutput_13a8.jpeg?resize=1320%2C880&ssl=1
Slymer 05/26/21 12:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck bed camper shim

Ours always looked tilted too & it made no sense. Finally figured out something. Take a 5 ft board & put it across both bedrails, just behind the back window. Now take a measurement from the bottom of that board to the truck bed. Now take that board and move it back just forward of the tailgate & take that measurement again. On our 2011 F350 there was almost an inch difference if I remember rightly. Basically a manufactured optical illusion. No idea why, so I just got used to it.
Slymer 05/20/21 02:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Mounting Truck Camper on Top Of 5th Wheel Hitch Rails

I used numbered 2 x 4's to get above the rails. I then attached the last 4 together so I didn't lose one 2 x 4 going down the road. After I got the wood in I used a 3/8" horse stall mat so I didn't get too tall.
Slymer 05/12/21 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Reico-Titan electric jack dust boots

In getting that bottom bolt off; you will notice both vertical tubes have a verticlal grove. They both line up to that groove, and need to. If the bolt is locked tight you may need some large channel locks, and another set of hands, to make sure the bottom tube doesn’t turn.
Slymer 05/06/21 05:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Built-in generator oil change

Our AF811 has the same generator. I was able to access the drain plug but just barely. Once I found the correct socket & extension bar I had to get it ALMOST on the bolt, on quite an angle & whack with a hammer a couple of times. The bottom cover plate finally shifted over a bit to get the socket dead on. Not easy,....even harder to replace the bolt. You may have to drill an access hole through the bottom cover plate in your set up.
Slymer 05/01/21 07:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Rancho shock question

Rancho 9000's have 9 points of adjustment. I also do the same as jimh425 and am quite happy with them. After a few years they can be hard to adjust though if you don't get some white grease in behind the dials.
Slymer 04/27/21 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: One jack not functioning AF811

I had same problem with our 2013 AF811. I pulled the cap off the top & got a socket on it. Made maybe just a half turn by hand. Then tried again via controller. All good. That was 2 years ago. Hasn't happened again since.
Slymer 04/19/21 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper on top of gooseneck hitch?

I wouldn’t risk it. I used to switch up from TC to 5th wheel. To put the TC in I had to make a bed out of 2 x 4’s to get over the hitch mounting rails. Then I put the mat on top. If your TC isn’t super heavy & you can afford to raise it 1.5 “ higher then I would try that route.
Slymer 04/18/21 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires (the weakest link)

I went with the Visions for our F350 SRW. That was to allow me to go to commercial tires as I felt the rubber would be the weakest link. I went with Michelin XDS2's. 16 ply with load range H. Camper on, I run them at 120 PSI. Camper off I run them at 80. Supposed to be good for 100,000 kms. and so far it looks like they just may. I got drive treads for the rear but steer treads for the front (quieter up front). I also upgraded the TPMS valves at $35 each but they have never worked. The truck won't recognize them. Every time I ramp up to 120 psi I get a dashboard message,..."low tire pressure". Go figure. I just feel much safer with these tires.
Slymer 04/11/21 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Roadmaster or Hellwig

I have a stock sway bar on the front, and added a Bigwig on the back. I believe it has 3 settings. I had to call their cust. support once to get the best setting to use. On a Sunday afternoon, just before dinner I had a tech. on the first ring. Amazing,....knew his stuff too. I am very happy with the product,....AND the service. I don't know anything about Roadmaster.
Slymer 04/09/21 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Fridge won't fit

I can't find it now but saw a video once. Probably Youtube but not sure. Put dinette down & cover with moving blanket. Lay fridge on it & cut it in half with a sawz-all & take it out the door. Then take most of the back off the new fridge, and the door. Just enough to get it in the entrance door. Put it all back together again on the moving blanket & then install. I never would have though of doing it but was amazed how well it worked.
Slymer 03/18/21 01:07pm Truck Campers
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