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RE: Which dash cam to buy??

I bought a kdlink dash cam on ebay a few years ago. It was recommended by users on the full timers forum. It works. The wide angle view common to most all dash cams includes the hood or lots of sky - depending on how the cam is mounted.
bighatnohorse 08/30/19 07:03am Technology Corner
RE: Roof Repair - Lance Aluminum Roof

Thank you to everyone for the help. Just returned from a quick trip - camping and picking huckleberries on Mt. Adams (Washington State). Tomorrow I will go buy a gallon of one of the sealants you recommend and patch the hole(s). I may try to do the entire roof at a future date but that will require removal of two solar panels that have been mounted up there for 16 years with zero leaks and zero problems, and I don't want to create new problems. For now I think I will just paint the patch material in a 12 inch circle around the area with the tiny holes and see what happens. Happy Camping! No, no, no. . .get a roll of Eternabond and patch with that. It's extremely easy and lasts a lifetime. I've used Eternabond on campers and on a metal gutter. The gutter has been patch for about ten years now and still doesn't leak. (The campers have been replaced.) You don't need a gallon of anything. A small roll of Eternabond can be carried with you camping for emergency (if needed) repairs.
bighatnohorse 08/25/19 08:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Video: Introducing Kitten To The Truck Camper

I found that using a cat scratch pad (with catnip) placed in new a abode made our cat immediately adapt to his new home. It somehow tells him "this is home". History of the cat
bighatnohorse 08/25/19 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: EC 1160 &1165 and Host Mam & Everest AND Lance 1172

FYI: Azdel is used in the Eagle Cap since 2012 Can you say if it is used in Host construction?
bighatnohorse 08/19/19 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

For those who really plan to keep the 6.7 Powerstroke up and past 200k miles mark, here is the contamination preventing kit. Thanks. I've got it on my Amazon "wish list". Next to find a installation shop for it.
bighatnohorse 08/19/19 07:02am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle cap 1160 & Lance 1172 owners....

I’m not sure about installations, but I just helped a Lance owner synchronize his slide motors last weekend. It appears they wander off the when slide is not fully opened and closed. Luckily I found the link for him so he could bookmark it and we had Internet access to get guidance. The Schwintek slide instructions state to fully open and fully close it to prevent motor de-sycnronization. Yet, we've met people that repeatedly only open their Schwintek slide half-way and never had a problem. The motor re-sync process is very simple once you know what to do - enough so that we too open it partially whenever we want.
bighatnohorse 08/14/19 06:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle cap 1160 & Lance 1172 owners....

Actually, there is an emergency method of slide retraction with the Schwintek system. It uses an override of the electronic "brain" to force the motors to bring the slide in - just as if one were to physically attach DC power to each motor. However, if there were some physically broken parts, the slide would not be "retractable" even if there were a manual crank.
bighatnohorse 08/14/19 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle cap 1160 & Lance 1172 owners....

I've been quite disappointed in Lance quality control (my camper is a 2014). I've taken it to the Lance Repair facility in Lancaster, CA and my opinion of those folks is very poor. The Schwintek slide system is fine - it's the installation of it that is usually at fault. But Schwintek gets the blame. Properly installed, it works good. After my experience with Lance, never again.
bighatnohorse 08/13/19 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: 17" wheels on DRW - is it worth replacing them with 19.5"?

My 2017 F350 with diesel and 6400 lb of TC load - scales at 13,800 lb. Those numbers put your truck weight at 7400 pounds. My '15 F350 diesel dually scales at 8840 (with tailgate on)
bighatnohorse 08/09/19 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

My only question is will the PM22A Motorcraft additive help extend the pump life on our 2018 F350 6.7? It mentions "lubricity" on the bottle, but I get the feeling it is more about the cetane number than lubricity. I run that **** thru every tank of our 2006 F350 6.0 for 12 years and never had a fuel system issue. Keep using it. I ran Optilube Summer Blend in my 2005 F350 6.0 and started having injectors go bad after the 60,000 mile mark.
bighatnohorse 08/08/19 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Two of my friends had the Bosch CP4 high pressure fuel pump grenade in their 2012 F350s with the 6.7 liter Diesel. It took out the entire fuel system and injectors. Both trucks had over 130,000 miles on them. . . . It would be a terrible coincidence if those two friends got their diesel from the same source . . .and if they did not use a lubricity additive. Lubricity agents are supposed to be added to diesel before the pump. But that's not always reliable; ....according to Power Service, www.powerservice.com, an additive manufacturer that operates its own testing lab, “approximately 40% of the ‘ready for sale’ fuels obtained in North America during 2010 did not meet the 520 HFRR In other words, your diesel supplier may not be supplying good quality diesel. Informative article here: https://www.proboat.com/2018/04/diesel-fuel-additives-part-2-lubricity-facts-and-fictions/
bighatnohorse 08/04/19 08:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Understanding GVWR and payload..

From the 2019 Ford brochure: Cargo Weight Rating shown in chart is maximum allowable, assuming weight of a base vehicle with required camper option content and a 150-lb. passenger at each available seating position From page 9: 2019 Ford Brochure This information is published in the "Ford Super Duty Pickup Truck Trailer Towing Selector" guide - as it has every year for over a decade. It means that the cargo (payload) rating includes 150-pounds(68.04 kilos) in each seat. In practical terms, this means that you can add 150 pounds of payload for each person that you remove from a seat. The way it works is this: Ford assumes that each seat will be occupied with a person weighing on average of 150 pounds. If you were to remove everyone except the driver, you would gain payload (150 pounds for each person removed). If you were to remove the AC unit, you would gain payload rating. If you were to remove the rear tailgate, you would gain payload. If you were to remove the nerf bars, you would gain payload. If you were to remove the front drive shaft (from 4-wheel drive) you would gain payload. ETC, etc, etc. If you ADD an extra spring, you would lose payload rating. If you ADD bump stops, you lose payload. If you ADD SuperSprings, you lose payload. If you ADD a bigger Sway bar, you lose payload. Anything added to the vehicle will reduce it's payload rating.
bighatnohorse 07/31/19 07:38am Truck Campers
RE: Can't believe my payload is so low.

The question is do you want to ignore the sticker or not. From what everyone guesses, 2500s are derated to stay under the 10000 lb GVWR. For the most part, tires are the limiting factor on what you can carry in the rear on 2500 and 3500s. So, that’s (2 x tire capacity) - weight on rear. Also, passenger vehicles tend to include the weight of the passengers in the calculation of what TC you can carry at 150 lbs for each seat being filled. Still, if you want significant more ability to carry, you should upgrade your tires, or switch to a DRW. Upgrading the tires on a SRW won’t make it stop faster, but will significantly decrease the chance of a blowout. Finally, search for other recent threads to get more ideas. The above is really good advice. Most truck GVWR's are based on their tire and rim load capacity. And the axle rating as it comes from the axle manufacturer (which is not Chevy, Ford or Ram) is usually much, much higher than what is posted on the door frame sticker.
bighatnohorse 07/29/19 08:26pm Truck Campers
RE: 'What can you fill a barrel with to make it weigh less/'

You've been a member since 2008 and only just now are learning about GVWR? I guess a dead horse has been reborn.
bighatnohorse 07/27/19 07:03am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for Ceiling/Under cabinet mount speakers for Amerigo

First off, thanks for asking the question. This topic has been a springboard for me to investigate upgrading my camper audio system. We have TV & DVD player that routes through the crappy camper stereo system. I was thinking of adding a wired and very heavy (weight) subwoofer. But I've also experienced the newer Bluetooth speakers (both Big Jambox and Bose) and have begun researching how to upgrade the camper stereo system. It looks easy (famous last words). There's this gadget: https://www.amazon.com/Avantree-Audikast-Latency-Bluetooth-Transmitter/dp/B077MXFJGQ/ref=dp_ob_title_ce And I already have one very nice miniature Bose speaker to start with. This could turn out pretty good. Thanks again!
bighatnohorse 07/19/19 08:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice from South Western Snow Birders

Arizona is split into two elevation areas. Basically, north and south. The northern portion gets real winter weather and includes the Grand Canyon. Its good advice to stay in Williams, AZ and take the train up to the south rim is good. I think that you will really enjoy it. The Grand Canyon is not to be missed. Another good visit is Kartchner Caverns near Tucson, AZ. It's good during rain, heat or cold because it's always the same temperature. And it is a pristine preserved cave. March is the most beautiful month in the areas around Phoenix. Very green and many things in bloom.
bighatnohorse 07/19/19 07:35am Snowbirds
RE: Looking for Ceiling/Under cabinet mount speakers for Amerigo

Found the Bose Bluetooth pairing instructions here: https://www.bose.com/en_us/support/article/pairing-multiple-speakers-together.html
bighatnohorse 07/16/19 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for Ceiling/Under cabinet mount speakers for Amerigo

If you get several from the same manufacturer you can link them and create a great experience. There's something I didn't know. Can you elaborate on that? That could be truly awesome!
bighatnohorse 07/16/19 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for Ceiling/Under cabinet mount speakers for Amerigo

Speaker technology seems to have advanced since the old days. You might want to visit stores such as Best Buy or Costco to peruse new tech. Some of the newer small system are quite impressive - probably more than ample for a small space such as a camper.
bighatnohorse 07/15/19 07:45am Truck Campers
RE: Solar Charging

Checked the charging voltage again on the batteries after charging all day it is still at 14.4v. So, disconnected both batteries and will check their voltages in the morning. Something is wrong with the charger or how the charger is programmed. The charge voltage should have dropped to a float charge by afternoon.
bighatnohorse 07/11/19 09:01pm Truck Campers
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