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RE: Mystery leak

If you do not know how to post pictures here, go to http://photoposting.is-great.net and follow the instructions there. (I am not affiliated with that site - forum member 1492 created it to make photo posting here less complicated)
joerg68 06/01/23 03:15am Travel Trailers
RE: LFP life cycle link:

Clicky https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/news/a-closer-look-at-lithium-iron-phosphate-batteries-teslas-new-choice-of-battery/
joerg68 05/25/23 01:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Tree Fell onto My Fifth Wheel

To post a photo here, you can go to http://photoposting.is-great.net and follow instructions there. AFAIK it is a workaround site that a forum member provides.
joerg68 05/25/23 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lightweight, 6'5 Headroom, shower, 90's-2010's, suggestions?

Lance have all their old brochures online for you to look at: https://www.lancecamper.com/owner-support/
joerg68 05/24/23 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Fridge Issues

after 1 hour I noticed the fridge wasn't cool at all (which it usually is by then) In my experience, an hour is never enough for an absorption fridge to cool down. More like "over night". What was the ambient temperature? What was the temperature inside the fridge?
joerg68 05/16/23 01:52am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac issue

Revert to manual crank mode? Get a decent battery drill and the required drill bit... We had HJ electric jacks on our previous camper, and their reliability was not very impressive then. We did not order them for our 2017 Northstar. We now use a good high-torque Makita 18V drill. Then again, we take the camper off only very rarely, so it is not that much of an inconvenience. You may be able to find some used motors on the web. If you have some time.
joerg68 05/12/23 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: carfax for truck campers

There is none. What would it be able to show? Where would any data come from? AFAIK they aren't even titled in most states. In most places, they are just cargo.
joerg68 05/10/23 03:10am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

@Fulltimin: I hope all is well with you and the project makes good progress. I very much enjoyed the daily updates. Even though I may not agree with all the things you do and how you do them, I have a lot of respect for all the work, effort and money you put into the project. And more than anything I wish that you can finish that thing and get on the road! Bonus if I get to see pictures of the finished motorhome and your adventures. On my first truck camper, back in 2009, I had to repair some significant water damage. I learned a lot during that 2-month project. Mainly, that I enjoy camping vastly more than working on my camper. You took on a huge project, and I wish you success!
joerg68 05/03/23 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: It looks like my truck camper days are over.

Glad you are still here. It sounds like it could have ended a lot worse. Sorry about your health issues. The best disease is no good and all... I wish you a speedy recovery and successful treatment!
joerg68 03/06/23 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: Need Lance 1130 Truck Camper Bumper

Have you tried to contact Lance?
joerg68 03/04/23 03:06pm Truck Campers
RE: OKanagan interior panel needed

What is your project on hand? I can't really help you, but maybe you could describe a bit better what you need? The same wallpaper design, the same wood, luan, cupboard doors?
joerg68 02/19/23 05:52am Truck Campers
RE: A happy ending?

Clicky: https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/overloaded-ram-3500-dually-results-in-truck-camper-disaster/ https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/insurance-covers-repair-to-pavels-overloaded-and-broken-ram-3500-frame/
joerg68 02/08/23 06:36am Truck Campers
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

jack motor amperage specs I was interested in the answer to that myself, but could not locate the info on the web. What I did find: the individual channels on the circuit board have 25A fuses https://images.etrailer.com/static/images/pics/l/c/lc733513_2_1000.jpg The actual current used will be a lot lower than that. Most of the time the jack motors are not under a lot of load (extending to the ground, retracting).
joerg68 01/21/23 02:42am Truck Campers
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

The jacks are not your problem. Is this a new issue, and since when has it been happening? How much capacity do the batteries have? I assume around 100Ah (Ampère-hours) each, so that would be around 200Ah total. Which, in theory, means that they can deliver 200 Amps of current for one hour when fully charged. The four jack motors have 25A fuses at the Happijac circuit board. So the maximum current they could ever draw before blowing the fuses is 4x25A = 100A. Realistically, it will be a lot less. But even at the max. 100 Amps current, your fully charged batteries would run all four jacks for *two* hours (that is a theoretical number, I am aware that you can not use all 100% of capacity). But the actual run time of the jacks is just a few minutes, and for much of that time the jack motors are under a light load, if any. So they are drawing much, much less than the max. current. Raising and lowering the camper should not make a big difference in the charge state, unless there is a problem elsewhere. IMO: One or both of your batteries are bad and not taking/holding a charge properly, or some high-current user such as an absorber fridge set on 12V is continuously depleting the batteries, or the batteries do not receive a decent charge (e.g. defective converter, or battery terminal connections or other wire connections not good. Do not forget to check the mass (negative) side, too).
joerg68 01/20/23 06:34am Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

If only a device existed with which you could find out your actual vehicle and axle weights... oh, wait... When you are running a TC on your truck it is always a good idea to have the rig weighed. Most of the stated weights are optimistic and disregard certain details. And you can make optimistic weight assumptions and calculations about your rig all you want. None of that will alter physics. Surely the numbers on the door sticker are no hard limits. But they are there for a reason.
joerg68 01/03/23 01:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

How far is that motorbike behind the rear axle and how much does it weigh...?
joerg68 12/30/22 04:42am Truck Campers
RE: Levelling blocks for camper on driveway with 2 degree grade

You say you don't have a truck. That means the camper will be resting on the jacks, right? Why do you need blocks? Use the jacks to level it. However, it would make sense to put supports under the camper floor to eliminate sway as well as the side loads introduced to the jacks by being parked on a non-level surface. This will take a lot of stress out of the jack mounts. Edited to add: of course the jacks need to rest on solid, firm ground. You can put pieces of wood underneath to distribute the load.
joerg68 12/23/22 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Trailer life portal down?

I have been unable to access TL for about a week now. I get this error: https://i.imgur.com/JQ7E4Zbl.jpg
joerg68 09/29/22 01:28am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Do you know what brand/model this bed camper is?

The camper is a conventional wood frame model with metal siding. I would guess it was built some time between 1965 and 1980. They are simple to build, and there were literally dozens of smallish manufacturers around, most of which no longer exist - and in the time before the internet. The good news is: this is not rocket science once you understand the basic construction principles. There are specialized rv junkyards and many of the more exotic parts like siding are available as well. There are also a number of people around who restore old rvs as a hobby. Maybe one of them chimes in. It looks like a fun project and I wish you success - and a lot of fun with your little camper!
joerg68 09/13/22 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

Hi and welcome! I suggest you start your own thread about this, or maybe ask a moderator to turn your posting into a thread of its own. Nice find, I wish you luck and success for your project!
joerg68 09/12/22 09:55am Truck Campers
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