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RE: 1999 Fleetwood discovery not cranking.

some ideas: Possibly the starter solenoid sticking or starter not getting enough power. Check engine/starter motor to vehicle connections, especially ground connections on vehicle side. Check battery to vehicle ground connection on vehicle side. Slightly tap starter motor with a hammer, see if it makes a difference.
joerg68 11/11/19 04:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pick up for TC

Campers/RVs are not built to the same manufacturing standards as, say, passenger vehicles. They are manufactured in the sense that there is mostly manual labor involved. The resulting quality can vary greatly - by manufacturer, but also within a production run. Have a close look at the camper candidates. Are there experienced RV owners in your area that you could take along? You will run into the discussions wood frame vs. aluminum frame vs. fiberglass molded etc. All have advantages and disadvantages in one way or another. Classic wood construction is easy to repair, but also more prone to water damage. But there is plenty of wood in almost all campers, just less for structural purposes. Travelite campers do have some reputation, but there are also happy owners out there who do not experience major issues. Same with Palomino, another brand at the lower end of the price range. I hear they have focused more on quality recently. I am very happy with my (wood framed) Northstar camper. But really you need to look at the layout and features of the camper as well. And then, I guess availability plays its role - of the camper and the money to pay for it. If you consider buying a camper with existing damage on the cheap to fix yourself: It is always much worse than it initially looks, and takes much more time to complete. Ask yourself if you want to fix a camper or travel in it. And then there is the truck camper university sticky thread with a lot of useful reading material if you want to see a list of all the things that can break and need fixing...
joerg68 11/09/19 05:09am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

You have 6 different keys for them? :=)
joerg68 11/09/19 03:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pick up for TC

An F150 with a payload package can haul some of the smaller campers around. But it will still reach its limits fairly soon. You can't have too much truck is a sentiment frequently heard around TCers. If you consider a regular cab, be forewarned that the typical TC offers limited storage - especially the lighter builds. So most of us are happy to have some extra space in the cab. I had a Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab for a number of years, and the lack of storage space was one of the reasons why I went with the extended cab we have now. I picked the Ford 6.2 gas engine as it has a pretty solid reputation, and 2011-16 the transmission was the same as in the 6.7 Diesels. You don't hear a lot of bad things about these trucks mechanically. They do like to rust (as all of them do) without additional rustproofing.
joerg68 11/08/19 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Pick up for TC

Nice truck! As far as one can tell from that single picture, the PO took good care of it. If you had given this information (or part of it) in your original post, you would likely have got more focused replies from the get go. As it were, your question to me looked very brief and a little odd. Since I am in a different time zone, I often get to see new posts before North America wakes up - so sometimes I get to be the "first responder". Not all of us are used to communicate our requests or problems well in written form. After all, your question is obvious to you. It takes some training and experience to understand which information is necessary to make a stranger on the internet understand what is going on in hour head. I did not think that yours was a troll question, but maybe badly worded. So I tried to give a brief reply, to see if you came back with more information. I still believe that the truck's overall condition is more important than what was in the back. The transmissions in these trucks don't seem to be the most bulletproof (in my local TC community, two Rams with Cummins and ATXs have made problems in the past). But if the truck runs and shifts nicely, and you trust the seller, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just have some extra money in case something _does_ need to be fixed. At 20 years, there are plenty of possibilities. And keep the rustproofing up. Do you have any specific camper that you are looking for?
joerg68 11/08/19 04:04am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Getting there ;-) I just noticed the headlights on your PT are pretty badly weathered. With all the tools at hand, why don't you polish them clear again? It will make a difference in the dark & wet months ahead. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=polish%20headlight%20lenses
joerg68 11/07/19 02:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pick up for TC

Does it have enough payload for the projected camper? Really, that truck is 20 years old today. I would think its overall state (mileage, wear, rust) outweighs anything it may or may not have carried in the back. A bit more information might still be interesting for the crowd. Mileage? SRW/DRW? Automatic or manual?
joerg68 11/06/19 11:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Leaking Roof Lance TC

ardvark, you are right.
joerg68 10/12/19 12:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Leaking Roof Lance TC

You need to fund the leak first. Do you know where the water enters? What material is your camper's roof? TPO/EPDM or aluminum?
joerg68 10/12/19 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

I can't find a manual for my camper Even if you could and there was one, you would likely be surprised that it would be very generic. The sub-systems and components all come from the same handful of suppliers. Usually a component-specific manual can be found online. There are a lot of videos on youtube that should explain most issues. A generic video for a class C RV will explain many things, most information on the operation of an RV is not truck camper specific. But it would be best if you could find someone locally who walks you through your camper and assists with first-time loading and unloading the camper. It is not rocket science, you will be fine.
joerg68 10/06/19 06:49am Truck Campers
RE: Dude! Where's my tow truck?

Wishing you luck! Yeah, in german it is called the broken engine light (Motor-kaputt-Leuchte).
joerg68 10/06/19 06:33am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift fronts and Happijac rear?

I had that setup on my 2008 Silverado with a relatively small Lance 915 and an Outfitter Apex 8. It worked fine in the 7 years I ran this setup. There was no problem, except that the quality of the chrome on the HJ buttons wasn't great. Drilling holes into the new Chevy rear bumper was not so nice. And I always had my doubts about the stability of the bumper. But never a problem, even in a few hairy situations. On the new Truck, I have Torklift mounts front and rear for peace of mind.
joerg68 09/26/19 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: This is what happens when you have too much tongue weight...

And I found a second video of it being driven. And at speed, too...
joerg68 09/26/19 04:21am Truck Campers
RE: This is what happens when you have too much tongue weight...

very strange indeed. The photo of the truck with the two-tone paint dates back to at least 2014 (you can do a reverse image search) At the time, it was discussed here. I think I remember someone saying that there was a race car in the trailer, and a heavy toolbox in the front of the trailer. The all-white truck seems to carry the exact same camper and pull the exact same trailer. Photoshop is possible in a still ... but in the fb video? The video clearly shows the bent all-white truck. And even if it were 'shopped ... why? But the other explanation is just as crazy: same thing happening to same person with new truck? I do not doubt the truck was drivable. There is a similar video out there of a truck bent by a fallen tree. Strange, this...
joerg68 09/24/19 01:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1010 cabover strut

The struts are only an add-on. Your truck/camper should ride just fine without them. As do most other campers out there.
joerg68 08/13/19 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Hurricane Michael got my camper

Congratulations! I wish you many happy travels with your new rig!
joerg68 08/10/19 07:16am Truck Campers
RE: Downloading at Campground

very recently discussed in this very forum: https://forums.trailerlife.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29906796.cfm (Open Roads Forum via trailerlife)
joerg68 08/09/19 01:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Three cheers for BKA

joerg68 08/03/19 10:33am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for Ceiling/Under cabinet mount speakers for Amerigo

One poster suggested to look for speakers as used in surround systems. They should be available in all sorts of sizes and quality classes. But they usually rely on the presence of a separate subwoofer for low frequencies. How much space do you have for the speakers? Where between high-end HIFi and listening to the news is your expectation? ETA: just searched Amazon for "wall mounted speakers", and a lot of hits come up. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CMM202/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_ZvUlDbASEM30Z (I have no idea if these are any good and there are plenty more companies out there that make or sell speakers. Just giving an example)
joerg68 07/17/19 03:03am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for Ceiling/Under cabinet mount speakers for Amerigo

I have no suggestion for the speakers you are looking for. But we have made very good experiences with a portable Bluetooth speaker. Of course it depends on the usage; we have no TV and just listen to music from the smartphone. I wish there were no speakers in our camper; they are useless black circles in the ceiling for us.
joerg68 07/15/19 03:24am Truck Campers
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