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RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

If you want to post pictures, you can use this workaround solution with just a few clicks: http://photoposting.is-great.net/
joerg68 04/13/21 11:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Seemingly unsafe location of water pump?

The water pump doesn't concern me. But overall it doesn't look very orderly at all. The way the jack controller rests loosely on some balled up wires doesn't look very reassuring. What camper is that?
joerg68 04/11/21 11:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The only recommendation I have: You will not need very bright light in the drawers. Try some of the lights in your home with a 12 V source. With all the wires needed for the drawers, there is a risk of something getting caught or tangled up. Do not forget proper fuses. You don't want an electric short to burn up the wiring (and start a fire...).
joerg68 04/10/21 04:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Palomino 1240 /F250 8' bed

Leave yor tailgate at home. On the pictures of the 1240 I have seen, it has little side skirts wrapping around the truck's taillights. If your camper doesn't have these and you are able to close the tailgate (which I personally doubt), you can still put it back on and see how you like it. A rubber / stable mat under the camper is not a bad idea. I am sure more people will chime in.
joerg68 04/09/21 03:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Best shock for a light weight pop up truck camper

That's just what truck campers do. I doubt any shocks will make a big difference. If you are like myself or my wife, you will get used to it - to the point that walking on solid ground feels weird after a longer camping trip. As said above already, you can lower the rear jacks to the ground when parked to stabilize the camper. If you want to play it absolutely safe, disconnect the turnbuckles when you do that. That way, if a tire should go flat while the jacks are on the ground, your truck would not hang from the camper. Do not forget to retract the jacks and fasten the turnbuckles when you leave.
joerg68 04/08/21 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Front bed dipping with camper help

You mean the front of the bed sits lower than it is supposed to and the body lines no longer line up with the cab? Just for clarification You have a short bed (6') camper on a long bed - is there unused space in front of the camper? Have you looked underneath the bed? It is not unusual for the bed supports on these trucks to rust out. They may have crumbled under the weight of the loaded camper combined with rough roads. If you want to post pictures, you can use http://photoposting.is-great.net/
joerg68 04/07/21 12:26pm Truck Campers
RE: BradW's photo links on the Truck Camper Forum

It was my understanding at the time of the fire that the handling of any backups was up to the individual customer. You could buy it from the datacenter provider (OVHcloud), or you could take care of it yourself. I would not be surprised if fototime did not just lose the pictures, but a lot of additional resources needed to run their operation. *IF* the whole thing is related to the fire. Another "interesting" fact about this fire is that there seems to have been no effective fire suppression present in the datacenter.
joerg68 04/06/21 06:50am Truck Campers
RE: BradW's photo links on the Truck Camper Forum

Very sad indeed... @BradW: one such link is in your sig line. The fototime outage seems to match the time of the french fire. If only someone had told them that techniology exists to safeguard data - at a cost... Maybe then it would not have been "beyond their control".
joerg68 04/06/21 03:38am Truck Campers
RE: Ship truck and camper to Hawaii

Your camper will not fit inside a standard shipping container. It is too wide, maybe too tall as well. Look here for some measurements (random google search result): https://blog.mobilemodularcontainers.com/shipping-container-dimensions You will likely need to ship ro/ro (roll on/roll off). You need to talk to a shipping company for reliable information and a quote. The shipping rates are daily rates, so the price you pay in a few months may be very different from what you get quoted today.
joerg68 04/02/21 11:08am Truck Campers
RE: okanagan manual

The manuals - if they exist - are usually very generic. The operation of the different appliances (furnace, water heater, etc.) is explained in the individual manuals by the manufacturer which can usually be found online. Are you looking to answer specific questions?
joerg68 03/18/21 01:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Find cross pieces under metal roof to mount solar panel?

On my 2002 Lance, the aluminum sheet roof was loose on top of a layer of plywood, with a thin layer of foam in between. It was not glued down as far as I could tell. That would exclude the no-screws method. The roof on that camper could be walked on, so I would assume there was a decent layer of plywood (1/4" ?) everywhere. I know there is on my current Northstar camper.
joerg68 03/16/21 02:02am Truck Campers
RE: Find cross pieces under metal roof to mount solar panel?

Does that camper have an aluminum frame? If it is built like my 2001 Lance 915 was, it has a classic wood frame and an aluminum roof. There is a relatively solid layer of plywood under the aluminum. You could remove the interior decoration of one of the roof vents; that is pretty easy to do and exposes the layering/construction of the roof. Depending on the thickness of the plywood, you can bolt the solar panels directly to the roof with some short wood screws, without the need to find additional support. Seal all holes / screw heads well, goes without saying. You might also consider to mount an air dam of sorts in front of the panel, so the wind doesn't get underneath it while you drive.
joerg68 03/12/21 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Outfitter's New Molded Fiberglass Body for the Apex 8 Camper

The setup of our current Northstar camper is similar. A lot of fesh water, small gray tank. If/when you have a cassette toilet, you need to dump very frequently anyway. And a place to dump is much easier to find than a source of fresh water. We dump the (usually about half full) cassette daily as well as the gray water tank (using a bucket for the gray water). That way, we always have 2 day reserve. And a half full cassette weighs only half as much as a full one when you take it out. That way, we can stay parked in one location until the fresh water runs out (> 5 days), as long as we have a place to dump the cassette and bucket within walking distance. Works for us, doesn't work for everyone.
joerg68 03/03/21 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Trimming down tie downs to fit

OK I think I get it now. You could lengthen the (too short) Fast Guns with a section of chain* - Thats what I do as I bought two of the short ones in error back in 2009. I had HJ bumper buttons in the rear on our old truck. Found out, the short Fast Guns are for the front tiedowns. We have TL tiedowns all round on the new truck. https://i.imgur.com/cPQsyhrl.jpg Do you have four short Fast Guns? You could try to sell both sets and buy the correct length Fast Guns. Or you could probably try to combine both sets, as you described in your question. The Fast Guns disassemble easily, so you should be to find out how long the hook section needs to be / where the nut is that it bolts into inside the housing. At least I think I remember that mine came dissembled from the factory. Unscrew the hook part until it comes loose, then the retainer nut is free inside the housing. There is a plastic cap on the upper end of the housing that you can remove. The loose retaining nut just comes out at the top end. At least I think that is how mine work. I have never used the standard turnbuckles, but I imagine they disassemble just as easily. * if you do this, you need chain with welded links and one threaded chain link for each tiedown. At the time, I think TL had included the chain/link hardware with the tiedown kit.
joerg68 03/01/21 12:26am Truck Campers
RE: Trimming down tie downs to fit

Sorry, I have no useful answer to your original question. But why are the Fast Guns too long? You have a normal truck, normal camper, Torklift tiedowns - everything should fit like it usually does? Do you have a picture?
joerg68 02/28/21 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: New F350 owner seeks TC information

edit: photoposting site already linked
joerg68 02/28/21 04:48am Truck Campers
RE: Happi Jacks

The issue sounds like an overload problem (maybe corrosion in motor or gears), but then it should cause more issues when raising the camper - lowering puts less load on the motor? Have you tried switching the jack motor (or the whole jack) with another one to see if the issue moves with the motor? If the problem stays at the same corner, it is an issue with the control board. Afaik there are only two wires going from the board to each jack, where the polarity is reversed for up/down. In which case a wiring issue would probably manifest in both directions. The old ones were easy to remove and install, don't know about the new ones. The old ones were also very prone to corrosion issues, I had one seize after two winters. But I haven't heard anything about the new ones yet.
joerg68 02/23/21 04:53am Truck Campers
RE: New F350 owner seeks TC information

Northstar has a few hardwall offerings for SB trucks. They make a good product. We are happy with ours (Arrow Long Bed version). You might also look at Bundutec - they come with a Truma furnace/water heater. They will also do a lot of individual customizing for you. https://bundutecusa.com/bunduvry/
joerg68 02/14/21 05:19am Truck Campers
RE: oh joy...........

... sorry, wrong thread
joerg68 02/14/21 05:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quieter alternatives for propane furnace in extreme cold

Don't Cirrus campers come with an Alde heater from the factory?
joerg68 02/08/21 03:04am Truck Campers
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