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RE: Tires and Wheels

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 02/18/21 07:25am Truck Campers
RE: New Palomino hard side 'solar ready'??

Our Arctic Fox is also solar ready pre-wired. For us that means there are the wires run through into the battery compartment, and also up to the roof to connect to the panels, which we have not done. The controller that we would have to buy would be installed on the wall near the kitchen sink, near the radio & water heater controls. It simply consists of a label on the wall. "put controller here", or something like that. It just shows where you have to CUT into the wall to mount the controller. I assume all the wires are in the wall behind it that I would need, after I get my drywall knife out. Good luck.
Slymer 02/13/21 03:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Shark-fin Antenna

I can't quite picture your issue but there are lots of stubby replacements out there. https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=stubby+car+aerial&ref=nb_sb_noss
Slymer 01/26/21 12:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Security

Can't help you with product info but whatever motion sensor you get I would be sure is has a decent sensitivity adjustment. On a windy day gusts can get the loaded camper rocking pretty good if the legs are not down. Good luck.
Slymer 12/28/20 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Back Porch Ideas

This may also provide some ideas. https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-mods/contests/camper-aluminum-deck-fabrication-project/ I just don't like the amount of time it would take to get in when pulling over to make lunch, etc.,........especially with a toad attached.
Slymer 12/13/20 11:22am Truck Campers
RE: Winterization of hot water heater?

Don't do what I did,...twice. If you have used your fresh water holding tank,....at all,.....be sure to drain it of course, but also, run the water pump, until dry. This gets the water out of the line between the fresh water tank and the water pump. Otherwise the one-way valve (usually plastic) will crack when frozen. That turns it into a leaky two way valve. Not good.
Slymer 11/24/20 08:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Leaving potable antifreeze in the system

I am not sure what the point of putting pink into a drained fresh tank would be, at any time let alone for a few years. In any case to winterize I blow out the lines, then flow the pink through, then blow out again. Makes is so much easier to get the pink taste/smell out of the lines in the spring because it hasn't been eating into the lines all winter.
Slymer 10/05/20 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane gennie maintenance in cold winter

I have tried quick start fluid, with no luck, but this is not an engine. It is a built-in propane generator. Definitely getting spark and all other appliances are getting propane but it appears the generator is not. I have managed to get a couple of hoses off & blow them out. Still no luck. Just cranks over & over. Got it running about a month ago, finally,.....but now again no luck.
Slymer 09/18/20 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: Propane gennie maintenance in cold winter

We are not talking about diesel farm equipment here, instead PROPANE RV generators. I don't see a comparison.
Slymer 09/08/20 03:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane gennie maintenance in cold winter

Most of my hours & hours were spent on Google, and trying the possible fixes I found there. I have it going now (unknown why), but the manual clearly states run monthly, under half load, for 45 minutes. The booster pack will be much easier than re-installing the batteries. Thanks folks.
Slymer 09/08/20 07:22am Truck Campers
RE: Propane gennie maintenance in cold winter

Strictly propane. It was stock on the 2013 AF 811's. Cummins/Onan.
Slymer 09/06/20 04:35pm Truck Campers
Propane gennie maintenance in cold winter

Outdoor Canadian winter storage. Take both batteries out, but now I have to run the propane gennie for an hour each month. Do I have to put a battery back in, or use a battery booster pack,.....OR,.....can I just plug it in to 110 volt and bypass the batteries to get the gennie started ??? Putting a battery back in/out monthly would be a pain. 2013 Arctic Fox 811S. I didn't run it at all last winter and spent HOURS & HOURS this spring/summer getting it started again.
Slymer 09/06/20 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Rust

Personally I'd be thinking if he was that upfront about the rust it can't be that bad. In painting them, he didn't need to mention the rust at all, but he did. :)
Slymer 07/21/20 12:47pm Truck Campers
RE: New Fridge questions

This may supply some ideas to consider. https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/maintenance/replacing-a-truck-campers-refrigerator/
Slymer 07/08/20 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: New Fridge questions

FYI - the fridge might run on 12V while you are driving, if your camper battery is getting charged from you alternator,....but once you turn the truck off,...that fridge will drain your camper battery in less than 3 hours. :(
Slymer 07/08/20 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

To help handle the AF811 I did the following; (with 2011 F350 diesel, SRW - Helwig Bigwig rear sway bar - front springs from an F550 -Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks -upper and lower Torklift stableloads -19.5 Vision wheels with commercial Michlens. Load range H, 16 ply, 120 PSI. Drive treads on the rear, but steer treads on the front (quieter) Supposed to be good for 100k. Still just didn't feel safe at times, especially on tight to moderate highway curves. Finally went with Firestone airbags as the last thing. I wish it had of been the first thing I did. Slideout (dinette & 8cu/ft fridge) are on pass. side so 55 psi over there. Then 50 PSI on driver side. SO MUCH BETTER. We have taken it to Yellowstone, then Vancouver Island and back through Canada. One month in Nfld. Two trips to Sarasota, Florida. All good now. Lessons learned. Take care. Be safe.
Slymer 06/26/20 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Fridge won't fit

I watched a video once where they put a moving blanket on the dinette after setting it down. Took the old fridge out, put it on moving blanket & cut it in half and out the door. Then the new fridge they took apart, brought the pieces in to the blanket & put it back together & installed it Long process but it worked without damage. Can't remember where I saw it.
Slymer 06/25/20 07:51pm Truck Campers
RE: 2009 825 Lance Camper outdoor shower install

Here you go. No worries. https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-mods/contests/portable-outdoor-shower-kit/
Slymer 06/22/20 04:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Vendor for pantry baskets in Arctic Fox

I found this "apparent" distributor,...for the same purpose. Wendy Service & Warranty Happy Camper RV Edson AB 780-723-2355 service@happyrv.com After 6 months though, she was still unable to provide the rack. Therefore I also moved things higher and now make better use of the bottom shelf. (taller stuff) She was quite easy to deal with, but just couldn't get the manufacturer to provide. I can't remember the manufacturer but she likely can. I wanted it shipped from within Canada so tried to go with her to avoid customs/duty fees.
Slymer 06/12/20 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Wow,.....that is certainly ballsy. Never seen that one done before. Love the ingenuity though,...just to get it home. Well done.
Slymer 06/09/20 02:27pm Truck Campers
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