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RE: Happijacs, what will happen if.........

The center of gravity is roughly 1/3 of the way back on the camper floor on most campers. It will not topple. But the jacks are not designed to take a lot of side (right/left/fwd/aft) loads. As far as I see it, you would create a forward momentum on the front jacks which would try to bend them backwards. They are under a lot of stress as is and don't have a lot of reserves. A jack mount might fail or a jack leg might bend, or a jack might loose footing and slide away. In which case you will end up with a buckled jack and a camper on the front or side... (Sorry for potentially botched non-engineering language. Not an engineer, and not a native english speaker at this end)
joerg68 05/20/21 02:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Where are the camper salvage yards?

Have you tried to google "Minnesota RV salvage yards" / "parts" or the like? You will probably need to call the numbers that pop up - the old fashioned way. ETA: Compartment doors can be had new. I googled "RV compartment doors", and the first hit was to a company named recpro.com. There are more. ETA2: Is the umbilical cord different for your model year or would a newer one fit? The current ones should be available from Lance, no?
joerg68 05/19/21 12:22am Truck Campers
RE: 96 Northstar PU camper help

Hi there, enjoy your new (to you) camper! You will have more feedback in the "Truck Camper" subforum - maybe post there again, or ask a mod to move your thread. I stumbled upon it by accident. There is very likely no such thing as a single manual for your camper. And if there was, it would be very generic. I did not get one with my N* when I bought new. What I did get was a bag with manuals for the individual appliances. These can usually be found online when you google the manufacturer + model + "manual" A good starting point might be bryantrv.com, they have an online collection of manuals. Other than that, just ask specific questions.
joerg68 05/19/21 12:12am Folding Trailers
RE: Looking at Lance Lite 835 to buy

It is possible (imo likely) the cabover structure and / or the front corners are compromised from wood rot as a result of water intrusion. The indents could then be the result of too much flex on a rough road. The "wood shavings" are not a good sign. The crooked front legs are also indicative of a possible rot issue in the front corners. This would not at all be unlikely for a 20 year old camper of unknown history. It looks like a project to me. There are "harmless" possible explanations, but in my experience they are not likely. There is a sticky thread at the top of this section titled "Truck Camper University". It has a section on rot repair. A lot of pictures have been lost, but many are still there. Have a look. Good luck!
joerg68 05/12/21 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Lance Bumper clamp repair. Need picture.

I went through my old pictures of our Lance 915 repair project, and this is the best shot I found: https://i.imgur.com/YXf8SCkl.jpg
joerg68 05/07/21 01:34am Truck Campers
RE: New Fords Weigh Themselves

There is overweight, and there is overweight. Taking a load of tiles home from the nearest box store 5 mls down the road is not the same as a six week cross country trip with a heavy camper in the back and a toyhauler on the hitch... The truck won't know the difference... Either way the driver needs to know what the truck can safely do.
joerg68 05/04/21 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Ugh wet wood in Bigfoot

Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Reminds me of the experience with our first camper. My advice would be to disassemble until you reach solid wood. Not dry, just solid. Any leak may be a lot further up than you are thinking. Water pools at the lowest spot. Gravity and all... If you would like to post pictures, you might use this service made specifically for this forum: http://photoposting.is-great.net Fixing a camper is not rocket science, but tends to be more work than you anticipate. I wish you luck!
joerg68 05/02/21 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: New Fords Weigh Themselves

Of course, the ratings do not change when I modify the suspension*. The truck doesn't know anything has changed. But depending on the engineering solution to determine the weight, the values registered by the truck may now be grossly inaccurate. Thats why I am curious to know how they do it. For example, if pressure readings from TPMS sensors is used, it is difficult to calculate the load when the vehicle is not on a flat surface. At least that is what the control circuit of my truck's airbags has me believe... *) At the risk of derailing the thread: Here in Germany, the registration document lists the axle weight ratings and GVWR, among many other things. Invariably, it has the values from the door sticker. Changes can be made, but are very difficult to obtain, with all the required documentation being in a foreign language, if it exists at all. The values in the registration document are binding; if you exceed the numbers when you are weighed (which can and does happen), you are in trouble and may have to unload your camper to continue. Exact regulations vary from country to country, Germany usually accepts 5% over, other countries are more strict. It is always fun to read how relaxed this is seen in the US. Be glad for what you have, believe me.
joerg68 04/30/21 01:07pm Truck Campers
RE: New Fords Weigh Themselves

I wonder if there will be a way to override the blinking tail lights when running overloaded? What will happen when you add airbags, or any other mods to the suspension? How is it done technically?
joerg68 04/30/21 08:33am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Have you googled something like "constant temperature tankless water heater"? The ones I could come with were all 240V - which makes sense, as heating water quickly takes a lot of energy. If it is not a tankless system, I don't know how you could go without mixing in cold water to achieve the desired temperature.
joerg68 04/24/21 03:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Four Winds Truck Camper

Any manual (if it exists at all) is likely very generic. This link takes you to a 1993 Lance manual for a general idea: https://www.lancecamper.com/docs/1993-owners-manual.pdf The "interesting" information is usually in the individual manuals for the different appliances (water heater, furnace, refrigerator) provided by the manufacturer. Most of these are available online if you search with the ID of the appliance in question. A good starting point might also be the collection at http://bryantrv.com/. If you have specific questions about any of the camper systems, you can always ask here. Have fun with your new-old camper. Spend some time checking all the seams and re-caulking them!
joerg68 04/19/21 12:38pm Truck Campers
RE: BradW's photo links on the Truck Camper Forum

yes to all from here (ios 14, Safari)
joerg68 04/18/21 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

The truck is a 2016 and still has a steel bed as evidenced by the pictures. The aluminum bed was introduced with 4th generation Super Duty in the 2017 model year. You can blame it on the bed, but not on aluminum. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Super_Duty 3rd gen - 2011-16 4th gen - 2017-
joerg68 04/18/21 04:10am Truck Campers
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
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