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RE: Charging House Batteries

If you are hunting and not driving, I'd buy a generator unless you will only be out a day or so. In that case, two batteries should be enough to power what you listed. A generator will put a lot more power in a short amount of time compared to your truck. Consider a Buddy Heater instead of an electric blanket.
jimh406 09/20/23 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Exhaust manifold question

Definitely possible for the manifold to be loose.
jimh406 09/12/23 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: water at base of toilet - temp fix good idea or bad?

I did a few temporary fixes on one once upon a time, but the problem is that gas will go through as well. If you price toilets, they aren't that much. Maybe it's the seal, but I think more likely it's got a crack. If I was you, I'd buy a new toilet. The work to replace/repair is close to the same. You also can potentially get a more appropriate height since toilets come in different heights. Oh, and flush the black tank with fresh water before removing the toilet. Doing that will keep the odor down. Good luck.
jimh406 09/12/23 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Beach Roamer Campers

Host assumes you will carry their camper on a DRW, so you already have the center lights on the truck. I don't believe that's the reason. None of the Hosts that I've ever seen have marker lights and that includes the smaller ones from years ago that weren't designed for DRWs including single slides and no slide models like the 2008 Lynx 8.0. Must be some other reason.
jimh406 09/06/23 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: Beach Roamer Campers

I'm not a fan based on the pictures and website. The execution looks good, but unless you are a small person, I don't think the design works. 1. Tall but not tall enough to sit up in bed or standup. 2. Front window is one of the most common places for leaks in Class Cs and TCs. 3. Marker lights are also one of the most common places for leaks. I don't think they are absolutely required. Host doesn't have them on theirs. 4. Seems expensive for a very basic design, but I guess everything does any more. ;) Frankly, the fiberglass panel idea with square lines seems good, but I feel a popup or A-frame idea like some TTs would make more sense.
jimh406 09/06/23 07:41am Truck Campers
RE: How bad is it really? TC on a Ram 2500 w/coils.

Check out Expedition Portal Can you be more specific or is this just spam?
jimh406 09/02/23 02:18pm Truck Campers
RE: How bad is it really? TC on a Ram 2500 w/coils.

Only a DRW will work. Joking. My guess is the 6" lift will impact the handling more than the coils. I'm sure you've seen other Rams in the NW with TCs. My guess is a good number of them have the coil suspension. Maybe not ideal but should work.
jimh406 09/01/23 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Predator gennys?

Already provided an example if you bothered to read. One doesn’t equal example(s). Most of us can find one case of almost anything. In any case, still not a Predator.
jimh406 08/30/23 06:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Predator gennys?

reminds me of the hype with fine precision German cars. At one time there was a grain of truth but other companies have long since caught up. Most German cars are not durable any more. When they added the electronics, they turned into very expensive vehicles to maintain. I don’t think that is the case for Honda and Yamaha generators, but feel free to post all of the negatives. Good luck finding the negatives though. I’ll wait.
jimh406 08/30/23 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Predator gennys?

...don't buy the myth that "red" or "blue" are immune to problems. Sure, you can believe it’s a myth from all of the people who buy Hondas and Yamahas with no issues. The rest of us think there might be something to the anecdotes. As always, YMMV.
jimh406 08/30/23 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Predator gennys?

Based on what I've seen on YouTube, buy the extended warranty. That being said, I don't have a standalone generator. Also, they are a bit louder than a Honda or Yamaha, but they do cost A HECK OF A LOT less. Fixed that for you. We went with a Champion 4500w to replace our Yamaha 2400w. Even though it's not the fancy name, it's actually quieter because the smaller 2400w unit was running at about 3/4 throttle with the air/con running while the 4500w unit is at around 1/4 throttle. Not really, you seemed to buy a Champion which is not a Predator. ;) Fwiw, I haven't run across Champions with issues, but that's not the same as saying they don't have them.
jimh406 08/29/23 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Issue: Converter, Battery, Something Else?

I'd check to see what voltage is coming in from the plug and also how many amps you are drawing. A Kill-a-watt or similar is fairly inexpensive.
jimh406 08/25/23 03:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Predator gennys?

Based on what I've seen on YouTube, buy the extended warranty. That being said, I don't have a standalone generator. Also, they are a bit louder than a Honda or Yamaha, but they do cost less.
jimh406 08/24/23 06:45pm Tech Issues
RE: New tire option for us 17” SRW orphans

Welcome to the site! I didn't realize 17" was orphaned, but I'm glad you have new options! :D
jimh406 08/23/23 06:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck in front of the camper

I think you need to find "any" camper. There are ones that are very big/heavy now. I'm assuming you are talking about a 3500 DRW not SRW. Other than range and pulling mtns/elevation, I believe a gasoline engine either 6.0 or 8.1 will be ok. I had a Chevy 2500 with 6.0 and pulled a 4000 lb boat with it. It had enough power with 3.73s. No, it didn't pull like a diesel, but it was a simpler engine. I think a TC will be fine. Bonus for a GM is that they are a little more comfortable, but I feel 2005 and above Ford will have better brakes. YMMV. As far as older Dodges not rusting any more as other brands, I don't agree. Most of the time, the rumors that many people have are somewhat true. Ram has improved the past 8 years or so. A lot of people prefer the Ford Interiors/transmission and given a diesel choice would take a Cummins in that era. If you are talking as much as other brands that don't see salt or winter deicer, then I would agree.
jimh406 08/22/23 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Now that's a heavy camper!

$74,900 base model. I think they should have made one for a long flat bed, too.
jimh406 08/22/23 06:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Now that's a heavy camper!

Here you go. https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/camper-reviews/rugged-mountain-showcases-statement-triple-slide/ https://ruggedmountaincustomrv.com/new-denali-3s-flatbed
jimh406 08/22/23 06:04pm Truck Campers
RE: What could be the issue?

Probably near the house battery compartment.
jimh406 08/18/23 08:24pm Tech Issues
RE: What could be the issue?

I'd try unplugging the battery charger if there is a plug for it, or add a disconnect so that AC charger won't charge the battery. If there are separate batteries for the house/vehicle, you should add a switch or switch it so that the house battery is independent/not charging the vehicle battery. The switch is what a lot of RVs have. I believe what's happening is that both the car and generator are charging your batteries and you are getting feedback, but that's just a guess. Fwiw, I blew out a circuit on a Onan generator by starting it while plugged into shore power. So, be careful with your trouble shooting.
jimh406 08/18/23 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Air conditioner for my 11 foot truck camper?

You might be able to find a used RV AC and there are a few sites that sell blemished/dented one for less. However, if you are handy, a cheaper option is cut a hole to fit a window AC, or remove a window and build a frame to go around the AC to fill the empty space. Remove it for traveling and put back in when you get to the destination. In the mean time, try parking in shade or use sunshade/screens to block out most of the sun. I don't think there is a lot that can match the wind stirred by a box fan.
jimh406 08/18/23 03:42pm Truck Campers
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