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RE: Been a busy year

Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great trip, and a lot of good decisions. Happy travels!
joerg68 10/18/21 12:23am Truck Campers
RE: Does anyone else have a 1988 Lance LS4000 9.4 Squire?

Lance (lancecamper.com -> Owners) has brochures and manuals available for download dating back to 1993 ... there will likely be similarities to your '88.
joerg68 10/14/21 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: Cybertruck RV prototype pictures released

The video doesn't provide a look inside the RV, but its maker plans to include a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and office. Now that is impressive. Virtual reality?
joerg68 09/21/21 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Best wishes for a full recovery!
joerg68 09/20/21 12:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2021 Palomino Pop-up pickup camper Roof lift motor issue

In that case, I hope your issues will be solved with the new actuators. Electric roof lifts are great. If they work... A friend took delivery of a new popup camper (brand name withheld) in spring. After a few uses, one of the corner lifts failed. A retainer bolt had come loose. Quick fix, but should not be necessary. The cabover corner leak was worse. Quality, it was not.
joerg68 09/12/21 02:39pm Truck Campers
RE: 2021 Palomino Pop-up pickup camper Roof lift motor issue

the odds of 4 motors failing at exactly the same time are astronomical Seconded. Not sure if this will help... I believe, Rieco Titan makes the lift for your camper, but I am not sure. Here is the RT manual: https://www.riecotitan.com/image/catalog/instructions/electric-roof-lift-instructions.pdf Thoughts, based on this document: There is a 25 A fuse that inhibits operation when blown. Do you have a remote for the roof lift? If so, there is a corresponding control board somewhere in your camper. The board has two relays that may fail. There is also a circuit braker or fuse in line. Did you try to raise the roof at any time while still latched?
joerg68 09/12/21 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: 2021 Palomino Pop-up pickup camper Roof lift motor issue

Are none of them working? Do other 12 V electrics work (water pump, interior lighting)? If yes to both, look for a blown fuse or a connection that has come loose, e.g at the switch or at the control board for the roof lift if one exists.
joerg68 09/11/21 07:38am Truck Campers
RE: WILL IT WORK

Probably not. With a 9.5 camper on a 6.5 bed, all of the camper weight will likely go to the rear axle. Weigh your truck with a full tank of gas and all passengers that you plan to carry while camping, otherwise empty. Remove tailgate if you like. Get individual axle weights. Find axle ratings on door sticker. The difference between the stated rawr and the actual empty weight on the rear axle will give you an idea of the actual carrying capacity. Note that any stated "dry weight" of the camper will be very far off the actual weight. Truck Camping Lesson #1: once weighed, everything is heavier than you thought it would be...
joerg68 09/10/21 01:01am Truck Campers
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

We are at the sea, but way back inland. View from the passenger side cabover window: https://i.imgur.com/CWHtX3xl.jpg Driver side: https://i.imgur.com/P3sCl46l.jpg We are looking at this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overburden_Conveyor_Bridge_F60 The "sea" is Bergheider See, an artificial lake resulting from brown coal surface mining. It is near Finsterwalde in eastern Germany.
joerg68 09/06/21 02:23am Truck Campers
RE: 96 F-250 diesel, campers under 2300?

Shaving off a few lbs here or there will not save you in my opinion. Removing the awnings may make a difference, as their weight is far up. But it will leave you with a number of holes that need to be plugged and sealed. Removing a little weight that is down low will not make much of a difference. If you do get the camper, you could try to compare how it handles with empty tanks vs. full. Get the actual axle weights, drive the thing, and work from there. Chances are, it will handle OK as-is.
joerg68 08/23/21 06:02am Truck Campers
RE: RV roof vent cover

We had one disintegrate last year on our 2017 camper after just 3 years. It just blew off on the highway while closed properly. The remaining fragments were so brittle that I could grind them to dust between my fingers. All in moderate central european climate where it is neither very hot, cold, or sunny.
joerg68 08/16/21 02:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Info needed on truck / camper compatibilty

A GMC Canyon does not have a lot of payload. You will put a camper with a long overhang on the truck. The camper CoG will be at or behind the rear axle. Depending on where exactly, all the camper weight will go on the rear axle, and some additional weight may even be transferred from front to rear. You can expect to exceed the RAWR. At the very least, be aware of the actual weight on the rear axle and the load capacity of your rear tires. Where do the 520 kgs come from? If that is the dry weight stated on the camper, it usually excludes any and all loads such as water, lpg, your belongings, often even the camper jacks. The actual weight ready to travel will be a lot greater. Add to that the weight of all passengers and whatever else you are bringing, like bicycles or sporting gear. You can add up specified numbers as much as you want, only a scale will tell the truth. If you get the rig, weigh it - ready to camp. It might be a good idea to weigh the empty truck beforehand. Get the axles weighed separately. You can overload, but you need to know the actual capacities and weights. Also, you are looking at a 33 year old camper. There is a significant risk of major structural damage (water leak, wood rot). If you do not know how to spot the telltale signs, bring someone who does. If the camper was in dry storage for some time, everything may be dried out now, but that doesn't mean it can not leak when you start using it.
joerg68 08/16/21 05:18am Truck Campers
RE: Jayco TC Unknown Help Identify

Thanks for the update! A friend rebuilt a 1980-something Jayco a number of years ago. It was a lot of work. It is not very difficult, but you need a dry place where you can work on the camper, it will not be as cheap as you hope, and it will take a lot longer than you anticipate. If you would rather travel during that time, you need to look for a better camper ;-)
joerg68 08/08/21 06:29am Truck Campers
RE: Jayco TC Unknown Help Identify

... and for posting photos in this forum, you can use http://photoposting.is-great.net/
joerg68 08/06/21 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift GlowStep on Bigfoot, How to Install? (Solved)

Stow N'go bracket is day and night difference +1 The best mod I ever made.
joerg68 07/25/21 05:29am Truck Campers
RE: Custom truck camper tie down mounts?

Most truck campers here in Europe are held down inside the box. But: - they are smaller and lighter (like your FWC example) - the campers are designed for this type of application - the anchor points may need to be in a different location for this approach to work - the tiedown anchors are usually bolted to the frame through the truck bed floor, the floor sheetmetal is not strong enough - you need to be able to access the space between camper and truck bed in order to set the tiedown straps. For many (most? all?) bigger campers, this will be impossible. It always means some gymnastics. It would not work for our Northstar Arrow. The front wells are somewhat accessible as the camper has no basement and there are access doors on both sides from inside the camper. The rear anchor points would be inaccessible, and on the side with the bathroom there is no useful space between camper and bed sides.
joerg68 07/21/21 02:15am Truck Campers
RE: Mystery Damage to my truck. From the camper??

Our camper is hardly ever on the truck completely straight, with the camper centerline being right on top of the truck centerline. Depending on where you load, it can be very difficult to back under the camper in an absolutely straight and center line, and usually being off an inch or so does not create a problem. At some point, it is just "good enough". Even in the video you can see there are three fingers distance on the driver side and two fingers on the passenger side, indicating that the front of the camper is slightly off center.
joerg68 07/11/21 05:10am Truck Campers
RE: Jayco 8ft sportsman. Confused on battery setup/boondocking

@Wil20111 - to post a picture, try http://photoposting.is-great.net/ and follow instructions there. It is a workaround, but it will work...
joerg68 06/20/21 04:01am Truck Campers
RE: About to leave, truck batteries are dead question

No charge from the alternator might be a reason. You could have run them down the night before while you were running the truck, thinking they would be charged. I wish you luck!
joerg68 06/04/21 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: About to leave, truck batteries are dead question

Re. Airbags: the airbag compressor is not continous duty. I doubt it will survive running long enough to pull down two batteries. some more thoughts: What voltage does the camper battery show? There are not many electrical consumers in a truck or camper that can run down two (or possibly even three, with the camper battery) fully charged 70-something Ah batteries in one night. Leaving the truck lights on, or the fridge on 12V, might. A single dome light won't do this. Do you know if you have a battery separation switch of sorts between truck and camper? Having the camper on shore power does not necessarily guarantee that the fridge is running on shore power, though it normally should. But it may have been inadvertently set to 12V, or something may have gone wrong. 15 minutes is not long (enough) to charge the batteries. You'd need to know what their voltage was before the jump start. In any case you need to find out if the problem is with the truck or the camper.
joerg68 06/04/21 08:34am Truck Campers
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