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RE: Water filtration when boondocking

Yah, I hear ya. Probably overkill here, but, One thought is the Berkey Systems, pricey but a good filter, just put on sink... One time expense, worth it to me but I'm full time.. so.. I also have two filters on the hose fill up to tank, just to get rid of any debris..
fpoole 05/08/22 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Slide out to non slide

Yah, I've been full time for last 6+ yrss now and if I were to do it over again, I'd get the single side, no slide... You get used to the space and instead of 3 steps to the kitchen/bath it'd be 2 steps.. I like the extra room but when moving around it's just another step to set up and close.. So, I'd go with the single/no slide if I had to do it over again.. and solar is great on a sunny day but your Honda 2000i will cover the rainy/cloudy days.. I had 2 separate times and they were nice.... and just an FYI, my slide pin broke so it was stuck open.. the shaft is under the rear bench seat. but that was just recently and an easy fix if you know what it is... and able to find and knock out the pin to put in a new one... fun eh??? Happy Trails..
fpoole 05/03/22 11:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Death Vally Portion From My Recent 2 Month Road Trip.

Yah, I had to bread it up into two outings.. north and then south.. If you have time, hit Trona Pinnacles.. sorta SW of DV... it's a different world unto itself, outside of DV.. fun
fpoole 04/08/22 12:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Outdoor camp oven

I had one like that, a boating oven/stove but eventually sold it.. But I've wondered how these were. I have most of CampChef stuff and like them. So? Are burners on the top meaning you should be able to Broil stuff in the over and does it hold oven temps fairly well? outside temps/winds adjusting.. Nice.. thanks..
fpoole 03/21/22 04:58pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How To Tear Off Your Truck Camper Jack Made Easy

Well, you'd think they'd put a flag on it or something to alert. As noted above, I just don't think they give a ****.. been coming to the Q winters for last 6 yrs and stopped using them in 2nd year...
fpoole 03/03/22 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: How To Tear Off Your Truck Camper Jack Made Easy

Oh Mannnn, I hear ya on the jacks. Ripped 3 of mine at various stages.. and like you, the problem is I can't unload as I'm not sure the jacks will hold.. sigh. Need a forklift on standby before I try it... But I feel your pain.. good luck..
fpoole 03/03/22 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: Chassis Cab Ride Quality

Yah, I have the 4.11 and with camper on I just figure 9.5. I tow a SxS 7x18 open trailer and figure 8.5.. so you're right in the ball park...I'm a diesel though.. You might tate a look at the extra fuel tank, I have 70+ and it's great on trips but not so great at the pump.. heheh.. Hope that helps..
fpoole 02/22/22 09:28am Truck Campers
RE: Chassis Cab Ride Quality

On wash boarded road, bumpy with camper on back, worse without... I went through the same thing starting with the Newbie 1500 and worked to the 5500.. I went with the 5500 over the 4500 as I felt it's just a better/stronger model, and was only like $1200 difference.. I like it, it's just a little difficult for me, traveling around to find a dealer that can service it... most can take the 3500 no problem but then there's a line.. and few can service the 5500... not a big problem just be aware of it.. and plan accordingly.. Good luck...'
fpoole 02/21/22 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: Handy kitchen tip #93

They are also useful for holding computer usb/wires... Get the size you want, clip it to a table top and run the usb/wire through the handle. Keeps them together.. Fun..
fpoole 02/07/22 08:28am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Aluminum Utility Bed for Truck Camper

Yah, I have one from SilverLake mfg in Spirit Lake, ID. Been full time for 6+ yrs now, no complaints although it will dent do to user error, but otherwise, I don't have any complaints.. Hope that helps. Link: https://sledecks.com/
fpoole 02/06/22 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Hey F550 5500 flatbed camper or custom bed owners:

Well, I have a, I guess? custom bed but pretty standard from the Mfg, as I have a SxS and needed a 10' be to carry it when needed. I had to have the tie downs for the bed reinforced to the frame so as to attach the tie downs to the rings on the bed instead of the the frame per se.. still attached to frame, but I just hook up to rings in the bed. Suggest back up lights on the back of bed and head board just in case. Might have them put on some side covers to secure gear on the sides. There are probably a few more things but probably wouldn't apply like I have winch to pull up the buggy when needed... and battery storage if going for more batts for Solar... I have mine on the side.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLWYwZ8k33b431cu1E-s8Gw48hdDmG9thv0zm0SILw0KdOQgJrf7AbhrL8h-9ypyt4m7giuhoXN7qFfDESjlVpXylfV19bAOreJGlMN2KF1g3YpU8Nsli2XPP01GH1sv96euO-eCZUXv1bovWkAYOwkNyA=w960-h720-no?authuser=0 and yes, CG is a little off ~5" or less, but 550 frame handles it and no known issues... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLWYwHPllLLvt9lM5V3oTsLDZeF-yWM_nB1ioGC86ojLa_V0X2hqsQ3Awl_ddG4pgtH4EPAbHAPPi2wo8QvMmajtVjRfR_ySmA-MyCXNhPmePiJkNJhunWVqmpSBccPytikcLN0TX1V4hRcK3651rSRrgg=w640-h480-no?authuser=0 Hope that helps a little..
fpoole 01/22/22 01:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Fast Gun issue?

... and that's probably the easiest, cheapest way, but Torklift has longer ones unless it's really long... you just unscrew it and screw in a longer on if I recall.. been a while ao, but I 'Think' that works..
fpoole 01/01/22 05:35pm Truck Campers
RE: 3500 CC Running boards?

Steps - Torklift Folding and they work great. Get the locks for them as it would be easy for them to "Walk Away" and it's a stronger pic. The nice thing about them is you can ADD or take a Step or two to adjust. I got the full 6-steps?? forget the number only because if you're camped on an incline or so while the steps will expand, the angle is different. Anyway, have had them for some 4-5yr, no problems. Hope that helps.. oh, easy to push up and bring down. Very handy when doing Walmart for shopping.. just unfold, use and push back up.. Easy Peasy.. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/edpygYo8PYL8Osk2nm2V1BKbRruq4n6xGf1Y5JeD0IHGw62g_A1UT9PFdHRO2l0infSVVnyFdHEqAUbcGwxhslOv-EENlBVwDpxmzeTqPSB4Jm4fbBj6PG7JkZvTELUZTab2V-9Ne44E-rbMnVkDOw_AixChcbEZldC71MP516qJdHFHbLrqs1EZm3dWn9nDVLwFVqylzrH5PbSwSdCtavSK3RDdltcGlL5VncgN8C8ELBhkC8NZ9zsSWSr7hrzjwSmE13VoZDRz_9s6241yQq3IHEYEsVbxXZDekQRUlEVXHL4CsS7mZ30FW9FmfX80K_h00nKnnYXxSViVC5qhN5eafT_rOwqSpPsHr57L5zVfVLFT1nGKvMbNBvUnueJExsKw95_o-YmIh0KK3XNpnrCHRyRX-wpJCsWo8hknh9qeqm6ri_rqL5PObge9izGPbcsFIWg-cM4E7rfgxY4lVkyacLbQV8zu2OZu6qJxNumIM2tRZmDdNqJ281goC2Z-LaOnOynZNU6uk54VAfs98Wml1vCtRousa5pZR-x9NvyqyjIVnPMZ2iWesbifDopgZlMKaU2v3YDLSnSdYnJrzYSf9cgtPeKGWm-QfjOyMehyR9hOJSpvRBGQre5qq1K4-uyPKMrjNBeil8LTROxZnk_m8GjdVaj8OItRedQe7mzbUasO4tUw8UPhmTVoCZ4WDV2rVkvs2hCDLK5SNUvmzHlOlQ=w480-h640-no?authuser=0 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/E-yhmdKY879TkQzDW2zmYddRRrUkwKPb3GpwN88jt-akW2j-DNTHJlLE2bgX9-zkzic--9qEb08UkUdRuxDnT0E7Btf-vbphndI0lCGn8vlAv34GPrBv7gpRWgGzPZhtIpU7xgaYc6ASAVsz5QVIEzb9jxV-UXCPnywLI8rUk82-_U-3sx7NFUSu4OclOmHWC5O38SJn_ykh0ZLH_6YSuxjVoYwi66hmqG6DYFmer-Wv99U-Lh7G9LRxjbCC4GUkaMBr9RdYyhdNiGfqAsfxT8Nv6SFEhNb7ZvmnPR4RTMnS5NOGd89dT4kiBjn34duO-hdQknzr3SJ3gOOeCyknGYKnsv4i2Ag7oD6VXqGjOUvsbKqxFtcl387c1rsbYtnwuIYY15oXDcryy7tbjfhx9-uGq8uU4SVa-NWdD9endl9HqgQGVoSqFveZvKcWDW7UaYpfLKZZ1pDlcD-A1-Ju9-ZnA-efWAuPw2-YC1FDOHnE-ZpnBE7pHpzJrG0zsvkW8xxh_hqJHFUBgddjY0AyP5VhcnLdaLccx9MisWD02SD76Myo4IEAPrOEBQiz3FrUKrhiZ8_fUlEBgTGU2EMOujMkJicUZqvhhE_l1oXDBvbnrez9eu7IHmutFRNI0l-VaIyA2Falp6Wtm1ecA8ba_MtUCSuNH6A5N15TSyEXp2hyfH3RhZV4bleg9tyKncnrxdStNUSylbXW8zsnm-vby0HHCQ=w480-h640-no?authuser=0 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7lRvOekuGEkKzLeLZ_mrKwcdN82WyP65rqR2t99RuQ61c5FdPrurDElccB9MktiTXqJy_FYri3gviGznlPOzhnw5br91DlSRsBvOHeJctqkHhjueFUG-sUnNkgAwRhPBbspcQf_tXWNc1lojdNKv9UlAYFiuX-mn-45Yk09bDE5_GfokNzsZ90RrR18shWegxGyoaDqN21IhCJM2CpsYP5yjZ_KecZ9vQBXLfzWe0WJVwMr8xqQLBTk-iQxLg1mKC1HpZiQNOXgjlCBBrIcFwJH5iOiheUO3e1kClKkKUHRAtIFJx77jYVuvJIKIkQnByw5k_D3kIjWkg71gSF4eBr7W-Spzc_zSZYjuokSyLhSMeDHPeKuJDH-EoHxHzt6__T1hpVdQBb2JMY7X7X38jq0jHEt9goB8A5WF__8q-zfyyueJ_Y5ysufVfYQk0epmc36R7fNm9yOvovEM8X3c-09Z8A_OUTqJXrNqk68C6rFnSe3tZ2F72FBOklucNU0LXCXo-HVQjf__peO6XB78im3WzD198XAEE-5Zta3MNGeIoRzMc0RhC_0Qpw_LUQCMBDLNeOvmzqRSNPl_rOJDINN41DFJtXEnEbHaPn59PQOcG6SXB-Mkp-iH4v94JfYgENqLQegXIc1GBsM64EQ98ffDsc7W9m7jkC4vF0cZb7EUw8zyf32bzM7weID8GdWytQdrSV-47b-UszrP-KPxjN5E8g=w480-h640-no?authuser=0 Hope that helps...
fpoole 12/03/21 08:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Awning Style Solar Panel

Should be OK. I've seen some of the big boys, Class A Motorhome, have them on the sides and they just adjust as needed. That side towards the side obviously. Don't think it was an awning setup, more like swing brackets to handle the winds either driving or gusts on a windy day... interesting , yes i need to really think this through. I could use a swivel stick of some kind to prop the panel up and wedge it into place in a fabricated hole of some kind. Yah, that's what they look like. I suppose if you did a search for RV solar on RV side or something like that you'd get some idea. The problem is the winds. Driving or in a wind storm, probably just keep them on the side which I've seen. Angle is nice, have seen them on other RV there are bracket that do that.. so cruise the internet... great idea though, camper has to be facing that side to the sun..
fpoole 11/05/21 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Awning Style Solar Panel

Should be OK. I've seen some of the big boys, Class A Motorhome, have them on the sides and they just adjust as needed. That side towards the side obviously. Don't think it was an awning setup, more like swing brackets to handle the winds either driving or gusts on a windy day...
fpoole 11/05/21 04:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Garmin Basecamp Problems

Ms. Garmin, heheh, my arch nemesis.. will drop me out in the middle of nowhere without batting an eye, LOL.. So, I tried Base Camp at various times for hiking and camper nav, never had any luck with it. It would mark the waypoints and then scatter... user error I'm sure, but it wasn't as simple as everyone said it was, well for me anyway. So, learned about RV Trip Wizard as noted above, works great and I believe will create the .gpx files to load. My Ms Garmin is an older unit and I tried several times but didn't work out. Trip Wiz works like a charm and I just put in the days final and then add stops if Ms Garmin doesn't route the way I want... Over all it works well, hope that helps a little...
fpoole 11/04/21 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Extended warranty experiences

Boy, good luck on that one if they haven't responded by now... sounds like the ole runaround senario Next step would be the BBB and file a complaint or whatever consumer tool is out there. I also got one on the camper and now will be starting to use it as exp 2022.. and the camper base is falling off... when lifted... So, while I"m not canx it, I'm interested to see what the outcome would be.. As noted, you've spent way too much time try to get an answer, time to get the big boys involved... Good luck and post the outcome.. thanks, but sorry for your issue..
fpoole 10/08/21 11:12am Truck Campers
RE: Adding more Solar and DC-DC charger

Solar = aka The 'Black Arts'... heheh Went through and still going through it.. Lesson's learned from my experience, - Put as many panels as you can handle and the new 200w would be my choice - Whatever wiring one suggests, plan for the highest and then go one grade higher (lower number) - Look at the 3000 w invertor/controller.. - Do what you can with the batteries.. All that so you don't have to 'Rewire/re-configure' the system if you need more add-ons etc... If you don't want to go the full panels, make sure the wiring would handle the max so later on, you might want to ADD another one
fpoole 10/02/21 05:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar install question

Heheh, not real recently but I call 'Solar' the 'Black Arts' as you'll get so many different opinons on it, hard to tell if right. What I learned after 3 different installs, rewiring etc. 1. Put on or leave room for as many panels as much as you can. 2. Increase the wiring to accommodate the Max and then go to the next level/grade. 3. Invertors, get more than you think you need. 4. They'll all ask you "How much do you need?" which is fine, but go to the max on that. 5. It's expensive but once in, well worth it. 6. Always have a back up generator, I use Honda 2200i which works fine. Solar is great in sunny weather. Cloudy/rainy days, not so great, thus the generator. It all depends on your camping style/needs and what you might want in the future. Some get by on the little portable ones (but they can 'Walk off') as the needs aren't that great, which is great. But if you're trying to run an AC and microwave then you'll need a lot more. Anyway, as I said, you'll get many different opinions, I've listed my "Lessons Learned' on my trials and tribulations... heheh. Solar is really good, believe the 200w panels are the latest decent sized ones. Hope this helps, Good luck Oh, also, make sure the installers KNOW what they are doing, get local recommendations. Dealer aren't necessarily the experts on the "Black Arts". heheheh
fpoole 09/17/21 12:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Dually swing out Jack not locking into position?

Yeah, had the same Problem-O. They stick. There's a brass? pin at the top that catches in the slot. I have to tap them to open and close. The spring at the bottom sticks too.. Tried to lube it but didn't do much... I just carry around a rubber mallet on each side to tap it.. Hope that helps...
fpoole 08/24/21 09:43pm Truck Campers
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