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RE: Mysterious leak

On the plus side, there is hardly any pressure on these lines. But what caused the leak? Aging, vibrations? Or did the grey water tank shift and cause new stresses on the lines?
joerg68 03/26/20 01:42am Truck Campers
RE: Has Truck Camper Magazine Ceased to Exist ?

Try to press CTRL+F5 to force a reload. You may want to clean the browser cache. Beware, though, as that may kill existing automatic logins and you need to remember your user/password data for the affected sites.
joerg68 03/14/20 07:25am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Get well soon!
joerg68 03/12/20 12:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: step solutions

The landing gear feet make a huge difference compared to the standard bracket that comes with the TL Glowsteps. The steps somehow feel much more solid and stable with them.
joerg68 02/06/20 12:45am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Thirded. No arch for me, please ;-) But I wouldn't worry about the asymmetric design. I don't think it would bother me.
joerg68 02/06/20 12:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Regular cab under Outfitter Apex 9.5?

The first two pictures were taken from our (at the time, 2017) regular cab Silverado with Northstar Arrow camper (north-south bed) in the back. Never had a problem seeing what we needed to see. https://i.imgur.com/bO5Dbg1l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fWuSJM5l.jpg This one has our Outfitter on the same truck (2011): https://i.imgur.com/v27pwxll.jpg And here is one from 2009 with our first camper, a Lance 915. The cabover is just a little further than the antenna, and the antenna is about 4" higher than the cabover floor. It is bent a little back and tucked under the floor. Same single cab Silverado 2500HD. https://i.imgur.com/SduWKAUl.jpg Those are the best pictures I could find in my "archive". Usually, when taking pictures while driving, neither dash nor cabover can be seen. When you are normally seated for driving, you can barely see the cabover. All campers had a 2" spacer underneath. All had the extended cabover for the n-s bed.
joerg68 02/05/20 04:29am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Renovation and Capabilities of a 2007 Tundra Double

As you already stated, your official payload is a little over 1500lbs. There are a lot of previous discussions on this forum which camper - if any - can be put on a 150/1500. The consensus seems to be: not a lot. A small, lightweight hardside camper or a popup will work. I can not access the links you posted (probably because I am not in the US), but here is my comment based on what I can see: 1500-2000$ will not buy you much of a camper. Expect a lot of work and preexisting problems. I seriously doubt any 12' camper can be put on a half ton crew cab, weight wise. Also you will need a long bed for a camper of this size. Do not trust any stated weights unless you can verify them on a scale. Almost everything camping is heavier than you think. You can travel overloaded to a degree. Just know what you are doing and you will be fine. That will not absolve you of (potential, remote) legal consequences, and you can not beat physical reality. Know your axle weights and tire loads, especially in the rear. Your project sounds like a lot of work. Would you rather travel or build a camper, or do you have time for both? Yes, many people do use the bathroom. But that question is probably as old as campers are. Some people will never use them, some only in an emergency, some can not imagine using a camper without. We are in the latter group, but there is no right or wrong here, just personal preference. Best of luck, and safe travels! Edit: removed Tundra half-ton claim. I was malinformed.
joerg68 02/04/20 03:12am Truck Campers
RE: Regular cab under Outfitter Apex 9.5?

my Silverado with the Apex 8: https://i.imgur.com/SaeSskDl.jpg
joerg68 01/31/20 04:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Regular cab under Outfitter Apex 9.5?

I suppose he meant the cabover obstructing vision out of the upper part of the windshield? I had an Apex 8 on a 2008 Silverado Regular cab. The 9.5 basically is the lengthened version of that camper. No problem with vision out of the windshield. Before that I had a Lance 915 on that truck, and my Northstar Arrow after the Outfitter. All n/s beds, never an issue. The regular cab has very limited storage space, though. Which was the main reason I replaced the Chevy with an extended cab Super Duty Ford.
joerg68 01/31/20 11:20am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The person who sits on the folding chair on the wrong side of the pullout table has a difficult time getting to the restroom or anything else in that part of the camper. And vice versa.
joerg68 01/25/20 08:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used truck camper

When buying a used camper, the better camper is usually the better camper. As in: is it well kept, does it have any pre-existing damage/repairs, does everything work as it should. Climb inside and try to picture how you would spend a chilly, rainy day inside the camper. The market for good used campers is pretty small. Production figures are not huge to begin with. Be prepared to look at a number of different offerings, drive a good distance in the process, and buy what suits you best. The really good offerings are usually not on the market for very long, unfortunately. The weight aspect, with a trailer, has been discussed to death and you are aware of that. I wish you luck and Happy Camping!
joerg68 01/24/20 05:18am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

The Diesel engine is heavier than a gas engine. All else equal, the resulting payload is lower because of that. Same with 4x4 vs. 4x2, Crew Cab vs. Regular Cab, luxury trim line vs. base model. The key phrase being "all else equal".
joerg68 01/13/20 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

No expert here, but I would probably not mix epoxy and drinking water. At least I would read up on the resin used to see if it is food safe. That dog looks like it has found a more natural position ;-)
joerg68 12/18/19 01:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Funny, sad and embarrassing.....

Our fan shuts off if there's no propane In our previous camper, it certainly did not. Ran out of propane*, fan kept running, eventually the low voltage alarm of the CO detector went off. It is great being woken up at 3:30 in the morning, by an alarm that goes off, in a freezing cold camper. *) Plenty of butane in the bottle from a trip to a warmer place, temperature fell well below freezing, no more butane as it only evaporates in warmer temperatures...
joerg68 12/09/19 05:44am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I knew you'd like the idea of getting another tool. Anyone with a truck camper quickly learns to appreciate them, as you can do otherwise very difficult repair cuts in very tight spaces. When I got mine in 2009, the original Fein was the only one on the market. At more than 10x of what you paid for yours...
joerg68 12/08/19 03:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

An oscillating saw will do this just fine. It will take a while and require some sanding of the wall plywood afterwards. Something like this Fein, or one of the cheaper knockoffs: https://www.protoolreviews.com/tools/power/corded/multi-oscillating/fein-supercut-oscillating-tool-review/38494/
joerg68 12/07/19 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anza Borrego to the Sequoia’s for Thanksgiving Break

hope you enjoyed the report Sure did! Thanks for sharing! What a beautiful place to travel!
joerg68 12/05/19 12:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Step upgrade for my Arctic Fox

The instructions explicitly state that the pins be mounted to the third step. Since someone brought up the age of the video: Now I know why it looked so familiar! It was the one I watched before installing our Stow 'n go. I found it very useful - Thank You! For installation or repair assembly/disassembly jobs, youtube videos have become a great tool. Our installation is a bit different than yours. The bracket is mounted below the door and held by the lower rear wall wood beam. I did not really trust the wood to carry the weight, so we added some reinforcement angle aluminum in the back. It was a (relaxed) full day job for my wife and myself. In the first step, we used 3M double sided adhesive tape to secure the bracket against the back of the camper. Then drilled holes etc. The tape also serves as a sealant between the Stow 'n go and the camper back.
joerg68 11/26/19 08:17am Truck Campers
RE: corsair truck camper - sewer valves - near front of camper

I do not think you will be able to to a lot without taking the camper off the truck and removing the lower camper floor cover. But I have never seen a Corsair camper, so they may be different. The forward location of the sewer dump valves sounds unusual to me. Where is the bath room, as the the black tank is usually underneath the toilet. And the rest of the plumbing runs to the rear, towards the sewer hose connection. In all the setups I know, the valves have always been close to the sewer hose connection.
joerg68 11/26/19 02:25am Truck Campers
RE: Step upgrade for my Arctic Fox

We installed the Stow'n go and Landing Gear this summer on our Northstar. Night and day difference. @Deltabravo: In your video, it looks like your glowsteps need a lot of force to extend. If you have not done that before, you might try some oil or WD40 or something at _all_ the joints (I know, they are many). It makes the stairs much easier to retract and extend.
joerg68 11/25/19 06:31am Truck Campers
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