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RE: Antifreeze NOT Bypassing Water Heater

That is a little weird. Over the years we have had 1, 2, and also 3 connections to do a proper HWTank bypass. I have no clue as to why some are different. With our Arctic Fox 811, there is just one, so it could not be easier. Good luck. I would put the pink stuff away until you sort it out. Maybe hookup a city water line & close all taps but open the hot water tank & you can play with the valves until water stops running out of the tank. Then you’ll know where you’re at.
Slymer 11/18/21 09:31am Truck Campers
RE: 2013 Arctic Fox 990S

I opted for these pigtails. We also have 2x30 pd. tanks. It is tight but they fit in okay, and work well. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07SRP89N8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Slymer 10/06/21 08:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Quality of new Arctic Fox TC

VERY good point. Especially on point considering the prices these units are going for. I am waiting for someone to develop a clear spray sealer that you can use annually around all your clearance lights, etc. Would be so much easier than replacing caulking.
Slymer 10/04/21 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Quality of new Arctic Fox TC

We bought a brand new 2013 AF811 in 2014 and are very happy with it. No delamination issues. It gets parked outside all the time but we bought an ADCO cover for it 4 years ago for the winters.
Slymer 09/13/21 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: AutoCAD files for a Camper / Vanlife / Travel buildout?

You may do better in a different forum,....like Class B- camping van conversions.
Slymer 08/31/21 02:31pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Stable Camper anti-rocking system

Got it all installed & just spent two weeks in it,....off truck.       What an amazing difference.       Not perfect,......but very darn close.      Easy install too.     
Slymer 08/19/21 03:14pm Truck Campers
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
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