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RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 07.03.2020

This looks like a lot of work. It can be done, and I have seen a few campers like this come back to life. It will look a lot worse before it starts to look better. Hang in there!
joerg68 06/08/20 12:15am Truck Campers
RE: Joined the club today.

Congratulations! That interior looks lika a time capsule from the nineties. I wish you many happy travels!
joerg68 06/08/20 12:12am Truck Campers
RE: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

Congratulations! Have fun with the new (for you) camper! I wish you many happy travels!
joerg68 06/08/20 12:10am Truck Campers
RE: Opinion on these tie-downs?

I don’t know why the nut is needed since the hook can’t spin. But the unsecured nut can spin. Vibration and gravity will pull it down. Not on these rusty threads anymore, though ;-)
joerg68 06/05/20 12:22am Truck Campers
RE: As to camper weight, what does this sticker indicate?

... wrong edit ...
joerg68 05/27/20 02:21pm Truck Campers
RE: As to camper weight, what does this sticker indicate?

It tells you the GVWR and the axle weight ratings. You can weigh your truck at a scale, empty, and then you know how much payload is available. There is another sticker that says "Tire and loading information" that tells you the (theoretical) payload ("the combined weight ... should never exceed ...").
joerg68 05/27/20 02:21pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Not that I know of. I bought it used in 2017 with around 110K mls on the clock. I checked the Ford etis site at the time, no mention of a camper package. It has been a good and reliable truck for us so far. Carries our Northstar hardwall nicely and without any modifications. Except for new Bilstein shocks which were put in by the selling dealer at our request. He said it needed new shocks and we had good experience with them on our previous truck. At the time, used F-350s in that configuration were pretty rare. And it is an SRW truck, just to be clear. https://i.imgur.com/Bta9Ly0l.jpg
joerg68 05/25/20 07:02am Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Stated payload is 3855 lbs /1748 kg
joerg68 05/25/20 05:09am Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

I have an almost identical truck, but a 350. For comparison: 2014 F-350 XLT 4x4 FX4 6.2 V8, SuperCab, 8 ft bed GVWR 11000 FAWR 5200 RAWR 7000
joerg68 05/25/20 12:16am Truck Campers
RE: Disadvantages of running a 65PSI vs 80PSI E Tire?

Do you know the actual weight on your rear axle? My setup in the sig line is somewhat similar to yours. I am within a few 100 lbs of my RAWR even with this fairly light camper. Just make sure real-life weights are within the tire's capabilities. I did some googleing on the subject and came up with the observations mentioned by other posters above, namely a more "mushy" feeling under load. https://www.google.com/search?q=some+load+range+e+tires+are+65+psi+max
joerg68 05/19/20 12:08am Truck Campers
RE: NorCold Fridge - How Sensitive to Being Unlevel?

My personal opinion/experience: As long as you feel comfortable sleeping in your camper, you should be fine. The manual for your refrigerator will give more information. I googled and randomly came up with this quote from the manual for their NX6/8 models: "The refrigerator is made to operate within 3° off level side-to-side and 6° off level front-to-back (as looking at the front of the refrigerator). Operating it at more than these limits can cause damage to the cooling system and create a risk of personal injury or property damage. Make sure the vehicle is level before you operate the refrigerator". We use the built in level in our smartphone for leveling, btw. Additional info: The cooler unit in the back with the sloped piping needs to be fairly level looking from the refrigerator door to keep the gravity flow running. In the other direction, it is more tolerant (looking from the refrigerator side). The way most fridges are installed that means the vehicle needs to be fairly level front to back, more so than side to side. If parked for a short while, for shopping etc., it doesn't really matter. Over night, I am less tolerant than my frigde. So is the shower drain.
joerg68 05/15/20 03:50am Truck Campers
RE: New Member with Used Camper

Electric switch not heating the water. May have killed the heating element. How hard is that to replace? You are plugged into shore power, right? The element should be easy to replace. As far as I know it is accessible from the outside. But as others have said - don't start replacing things unless you are reasonably sure they are broken.
joerg68 05/08/20 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: New Member with Used Camper

find some body close that will show you how things work x2 It is not rocket science once someone has shown you how it works.
joerg68 05/07/20 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Palomino 2012 Maverick

Intravino, thanks for the additional link. I still get the same "Error code 16 - This request was blocked by the security rules". There is nothing wrong with the link, but I am not in America and sometimes traffic to Europe is blocked due to GDPR laws. But. When Kayteg says the front jacks are crooked and the camper has additional support... I think I'd pass on the offer. A good repair would end up with everything straight and solid, as good as new or better (better because more work and diligence went into the repair than the factory could afford). With the very limited information available to me, there would be too many red flags on this offer. Should you still pursue this camper any further: Why did the damage happen? There is a world of a difference between a solid camper that nicks its front right jack on a low wall or that is involved in a traffic accident, and one with structural damage (e. g. from rot) where the jack just gives way. In the first case, you can expect limited damage. But you can also expect damage to extend to other parts of the camper. For instance, seams that came unsettled and would start to leak. Was the camper rolled on its side or crashed on a cabover corner? If you just tear off a jack, it sometimes just tears off without much additional damage (seen it once). If the camper is on the side or on the cabover, a lot more can be damaged, depending on the cause and the energy involved as well as the care involved in righting the camper. Damage may be found in spots all over. Why was it declared "totalled"? What was the extend of the damage? Were parts of the framing replaced? Which ones? I believe those Mavericks were wood framed? 8 years is not that old, but it is plenty of time to cause serious structural damage if a major leak goes unattended and the camper is stored outside. I have an unpleasant feeling that a number of decent campers will be on the market later this year for reasons having to do with the current economic "situation". Be patient...
joerg68 04/27/20 12:32am Truck Campers
RE: Palomino 2012 Maverick

The internet gods won't let me follow your link. I just get an error message. I googled "2012 palimino maverick msrp" and came up with this: http://www.rvguide.com/specs/palomino/truck-camper/2012/maverick/m-6601.html A well done repair can be better than new. It can also be very poorly executed. But how do you know? Does the seller have pictures of the damage? When did the damage occur? Historically, Palomino quality has not been at the top of the list. They were budget campers. Which doesn't mean much by itself.
joerg68 04/26/20 02:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Hardside that fits thru 8'x8' opening

The measurements you find are usually given without A/C on the roof and without jacks. To be really on the safe side, you should contact the manufacturer or measure an existing camper. Unless the specs clearly state what is included and what not. Even then... My Northstar Arrow might just clear 8' in both dimensions. It is among the narrower offerings, and can be shipped in a shipping container - but will only fit through the container doors width without jacks.
joerg68 04/07/20 10:33am Truck Campers
RE: Sun lite Eagle SE cargo light wiring

Like RickW said a few replies up... If your camper has running lights and/or taillights, it has to be / was once connected like a trailer. With a trailer-like pigtail plugged into the truck. More likely than not, the pigtail exited the camper near the front bulkhead on the driver's side. Some campers have the connection at the rear so they can use the existing trailer plug connection in the back of the truck. If there is neither a pigtail nor a connector near any of these locations, it doesn't seem unlikely that it was removed by a previous owner at some time during the camper's 28 years lifetime.
joerg68 04/05/20 07:05am Truck Campers
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
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