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RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

Another advantage of a built in generator is if you are traveling and it is hot you pull over, fire up the generator and the AC, and then finish driving to your campsite for the night. When you get there the camper will be nice and cool wether you are boon docking or hooking up for the night.
brholt 03/31/20 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: A clothing packing suggestion for Arctic Fox campers

Just thought I would mention a solution to clothes packing for those of you that have Arctic Fox campers. We use these Zip Loc Totes: Zip Loc Flexible Totes to carry and store our clothes. Two of them, if not overpacked, fit nicely in each side cubby of the camper by the bed. Pack them in the house, carry them out to the camper, unzip and roll up the cover and stuff them in the cubby. Which cubby? The front wardrobe by your head, the long flat one in the middle, or the rear wardrobe at the foot of the bed? The long flat one under the window Hamper
brholt 02/24/20 09:17pm Truck Campers
RE: A clothing packing suggestion for Arctic Fox campers

That wouldn't work for any other make of camper? :@ It might but two of them fit pretty well perfectly in the long side bin of the AF campers
brholt 02/24/20 09:16pm Truck Campers
A clothing packing suggestion for Arctic Fox campers

Just thought I would mention a solution to clothes packing for those of you that have Arctic Fox campers. We use these Zip Loc Totes: Zip Loc Flexible Totes to carry and store our clothes. Two of them, if not overpacked, fit nicely in each side hamper of the camper by the bed under the window. Hamper under window Pack them in the house, carry them out to the camper, unzip and roll up the cover and place them in the horizontal hamper
brholt 02/24/20 02:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Hauling a heavy camper and towing

Some people just jump to the 550's skipping the 350 and 450. That solves the problem.
brholt 02/24/20 11:13am Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 DRW 6.4 8sp for TC?

brholt - do you know what build code id’s axle ratios on a Super Duty? You mean this? Ford Truck Axle ratio's
brholt 02/23/20 11:33am Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 DRW 6.4 8sp for TC?

Our Ford 6.2 Liter (with 4.3 ratio) handles our AF1150 camper very nicely. I expect the Dodget 6.4 setup would do nicely as well.
brholt 02/22/20 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Thinkg of an Arctic Fox 990 - discount % off new?

Based on my experience the NADA used prices are low. If you want to go to Apache Campers website you can see what they are selling used campers for. In my experience Apache tends to offer their campers at roughly the price they are willing to sell them for so their isn't a huge amount of space to negotiate.
brholt 02/22/20 05:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Hitch receiver F-250

Just finished installing the Curt front hitch. It wasn't as easy as their videos show. We ended up removing the bumper to remove the tow hooks. We had to grind off a 1"x1" corner of the hook bracket as the install bolt was to fat for the bracket to lay down flat on the frame. Took about 3 hours. It is solid as a rock on the frame. How much do does it impact your clearance?
brholt 02/19/20 10:55am Truck Campers
RE: Seven Truck Camper Videos - Seattle RV Show 2020

The “escape hatch” on the Arctic Fox campers is the driver side window by the bed where the whole window pivots out.
brholt 02/15/20 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

If you only need a bit of help would go with upper as they nicely preload the suspension.
brholt 02/13/20 01:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Alternative Generator For our campers

I'm totally convinced that inverter will actually put out 4000w. They usually do. I just got that inverter yesterday, so tests are coming, but in the past I was using 1200W inverter to run 1500W oven on my boat. Boat had good cooling, so inverter would perform for 7 minutes before going into overload/overheat. Than it would take more investigation what "peak" means for the manufacturer. I'd expect 5 seconds, so good for starting electric motors at 2 HP. TEST RESULTS. The inverter did start and run 3HP rated vacuum cleaner. The single battery voltage dropped to 10.8V and output to 90V, but the thing run for several seconds test. Lot of variables to consider. The included cables are 6mm-sq or 8 g, so lot of things can be improved. Still very impressive for very small & light inverter with pure sine. Isn't technology amazing? The add says 4,000 watts peak, 1,800 sustained
brholt 02/12/20 09:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Upcoming 2021 Arctic Fox Changes

We went to the Seattle RV show. We upgraded our 1150 to a newer one but because of Northwoods production schedule our new camper will not come until July when it will be a 2021 model. Several of the changes: Light Gray color with black trim like the current Legacy models. You can see a 990 here: Legacy AF990 They are getting rid of (even on current AF's) the sliding window facing the truck rear window and replacing it with a solid window. Supposedly for leaks but we are going to miss that window since you could leave it open at all times when you were set up. The ladder will be the bigger "tube" model, also seen in the current Legacy. The Legacy models (they are also doing a Legacy 1150 run around March) features the new frameless windows but we were assured that would not be a standard feature of the 2021 models. Howdy Brholt, What made you decide to get a new camper ? Are you getting the same model ? We've been looking at the 1150 as we like the ability to get a sofa, the large tanks and being able to access the inside with the slide in. (for quick bathroom and snack breaks) Our current camper is 7 years old and has served us well. Everything works if a bit used over the 410 nights we have spent in it. However, my wife just retired and I will retire in June when we will move to full time living in it. Given the age of the unit we were a little bit worried things would start to break and by moving to a new unit we could avoid that while still getting pretty good value on the old one. In addition we really like the higher overhead space in the bed (ours was the last year where the bed area sloped) and they eliminated the shelf that ran across the bed area that I would hit my head on. The "cathedral" ceiling in the camper also really opens up the feeling of the camper (though at an increase in height - we ordered the low profile AC). There are a number of additional changes that are nice too. The "bad" changes are the elimination of the slider window to the truck and the closet next to the refrigerator getting smaller. Yes, same model. We really like the 1150. We looked at Lance, Eagle Cap, and the Host models, (Cascade, Mammoth) at the show and came back to the 1150 with a wet bath which feels very spacious inside. Yes, those are all advantages. We did not want the sofa because it forces you to look inside the camper instead of being able to look outside (we try and orient the camper to give us a good view) but I can understand the appeal (We replaced the cushions in our current dinette with much firmer ones, that made it much more comfortable)
brholt 02/12/20 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Upcoming 2021 Arctic Fox Changes

They are getting rid of (even on current AF's) the sliding window facing the truck rear window and replacing it with a solid window. Supposedly for leaks but we are going to miss that window since you could leave it open at all times when you were set up. The ladder will be the bigger "tube" model, also seen in the current Legacy. I kind of miss my sliding window. It was the one window I'd leave open regardless of weather when camped. It leaked when driving in the rain. A lot of people in the AF / WC group I am the admin for say the same thing. Multiple people have told me the it won't leak if you leave a roof vent slightly open. That eliminates the vacuum that develops when driving. That totally made sense, because when mine leaked the first time, it was the first time I was driving with all vents closed. I replaced my slider with a sold window in 2011 at the same time I upgraded most of the other windows. I'd like a new AF too, and got all hot to trot last Friday, then I had suspicions they'd bee too tall for my shop. Saturday I went to the local dealer and climbed up on the roof with a stick of wood, 4' carpenter's level and my tape measure and measured them. YEP, TOO TALL. Mine used to be 11'11" until I switched to a low profile A/C back in 2018. It's now 11'7". (reduction of 4") A new AF on my truck with the normal 13" tall A/C would me 12'6" - 12'7". The increased height totally rules out a new one with all the upgrades they have compared to my old school 2010 relic. I like the fat tube ladders. ORV has been using them for a while on their TTs. I have done a plethora of mods / upgrades to my 2010 811, so I guess I will need to keep dreaming up more upgrades to it instead of daydreaming about selling it. Is this with your F550? We ordered the low profile 8.9 BTU AC. I am kind of wondering what the height will turn out for our F350
brholt 02/11/20 12:59pm Truck Campers
Leveler blocks used as recovery boards

We carry around 30 of the "lego" leveling blocks. I'm curious if any one has been able to use them as recovery boards? Or if someone more off-road knowledgeable could weigh in on how well they would work. It would sure be nice if they could do "double duty."
brholt 02/10/20 11:31am Truck Campers
Upcoming 2021 Arctic Fox Changes

We went to the Seattle RV show. We upgraded our 1150 to a newer one but because of Northwoods production schedule our new camper will not come until July when it will be a 2021 model. Several of the changes: Light Gray color with black trim like the current Legacy models. You can see a 990 here: Legacy AF990 They are getting rid of (even on current AF's) the sliding window facing the truck rear window and replacing it with a solid window. Supposedly for leaks but we are going to miss that window since you could leave it open at all times when you were set up. The ladder will be the bigger "tube" model, also seen in the current Legacy. The Legacy models (they are also doing a Legacy 1150 run around March) features the new frameless windows but we were assured that would not be a standard feature of the 2021 models.
brholt 02/10/20 11:29am Truck Campers
Alternative Generator For our campers

Given the limited space in truck campers and to avoid carrying gas I was wondering what people think about something like this: Car Based power generator They seem to have both a "1000" watt and a "2000" watt model though the later is pricy.
brholt 02/03/20 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

We put something similar to these under the mattress. Worked nicely to insulate and provide a bit more cushioning. We haven't had any problems with condensation since. Floor mats
brholt 02/03/20 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Interior Design – Painting

I think you want to use a primer like this: Kilz and then it will paint nicely.
brholt 02/03/20 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Tripple slide weight

Kind of interested in the answer myself. Our AF1150 fully loaded is around 5,200 pounds. The Host Mammoth triple slide seems to suggest a lighter dry weight so would it weigh about the same?
brholt 01/31/20 10:21pm Truck Campers
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