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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
RE: 2005 Lance 1191 Need Opinions

At almost 15 years, the camper that is in better shape is the better camper. Look into every compartment and every corner. Test every feature of the camper. Try to put it on the jacks alone. See how stable it stands. A little bit of sway is normal. Are there any previous repairs, e. g. to the front jack mounts? Do slideouts open and close smoothly, close fully, and sit square in their opening? Try to bring someone with RV experience with you if you don't have any. Any rot / leak issues that you find frequently turn out to be much worse once you start disassembly. Are there delamination bubbles or wrinkles on the outside walls? TCs are very good at hiding issues. Usually, there is no smell that could give a leak issue away. If the camper passes all checks and fits your needs and wants well enough, buy it regardless of the manufacturer.
joerg68 07/14/19 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice for first time RV rental and experience

Hi and welcome! We have made several trips through the Western US and Canada in rented RVs. In fact, our first RV trip ever was in a rented Class C from Cruise America. It got us hooked. Thousands of people from Europe do it every year. It is not difficult. 1) I believe you need not worry about your drivers license. As far as I am informed, you are good to go with a rented RV in the US. If unsure, clarify with the rental company before booking. The international license has never interested anyone in the 15+ times I have traveled there. 2) watch this orientation video by one of the big rental companies. They show it to every renter. It is good, basic info: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GKdr4Z1LBKY 3) The intimidating size of a small class C is not an issue on American roads. Plenty of space. But watch your height, especially trees on parking lots! It takes some time getting used to it. 4) The West is very wide. Very much unlike Europe. Plan less, and spend more time looking, hiking. Go to smaller locations, not just National Parks. There are many, many beautiful state parks. Traffic is not an issue out West, you can plan long driving legs. But don't drive too much. You are on vacation, there is no award for most-places-visited. Restaurants and gas stations can be hours apart. Fill up as soon as the tank is half empty. Have enough food supplies with you, there may be no restaurant available where you spend the night. You are there for the beauty of the land, not necessarily for the best food. 5) I agree that the children may be too small to enjoy the trip. If you take them along, plan according to their needs. 6) I have liked spring for traveling. But the earlier you go, the colder it gets. The south rim of Grand Canyon is at over 2000m elevation! Denver is called the Mile-High city. Many areas out west are pretty high up. Some important travel routes are closed in winter and open up as late as May. On the other hand, Death Valley in February was just ... nice. 7) The best rental company is the one that offers what you want, when you want it. There are a lot of special deals for one-way rentals at certain times of the year. It may make sense to fly into one city and return from another. In Germany, we have a travel agency called canusa.de, which specializes in this sort of travel. I would think Italy has something like it. For your first trip, maybe listen to their recommendations. In any case, there is only a handful of companies catering to international tourism, Cruise America probably being the biggest. I think two smallish class C RVs would work best for you. Also, that sector has the most offerings and the best prices. Feel free to contact me via PM if you want to talk directly.
joerg68 07/14/19 05:29am Beginning RVing
RE: FanTastic bathroom fan?? ((UPDATE)){{{UPDATE}}}}

The pin is in the upper surface of the fan housing, the side that faces the cover. When the cover is lowered, it depresses the switch pin and cuts power to the fan to prevent it from running with the cover closed. But your issue is with the lift motor, not with the fan itself, right? I am not sure if that cutout switch has any connection to the circuit of the lift assembly. I just mentioned it as it is the one thing that gives problems pretty frequently. Like I said before, your description sounds more like the lift motor is getting overloaded. But I have never had that type of Fantastic Fan myself, only the manual lift version.
joerg68 07/13/19 11:29am Tech Issues

A couple of days ago I had to retype four times to get through hehe... Before you hit the button, select all text and copy it to the clipboard. It is more work, but on average you come out ahead that way ;-)
joerg68 07/13/19 09:29am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: FanTastic bathroom fan?? ((UPDATE)){{{UPDATE}}}}

There is a cutout switch that turns off the fan when the cover is closed. That switch goes bad sometimes. It may or may not have something to do with your problem. It is a pin that gets pressed down by the cover when it is lowered. Fairly easy to bypass temporarily for testing purposes. But tbh your description sounds more like an overload issue with the lift motor. Have you tried to grease the lift assembly? Or maybe something has become unaligned, a screw turned loose or something, and now the motor does not have enough power after the first turns? If that is the reason, and you crank it up further manually, I would expect the motor to not be able to crank it down either.
joerg68 07/13/19 05:01am Tech Issues
RE: Aluminum rotting on Lance 915

Aluminum can (and does, as you have found out) corrode. What you see is likely a result of this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_corrosion I would not be surprised if the frame behind the corroded area is wet. Was part of the camper frame rebuilt in that area? With PT wood? The chemicals in it can greatly accelerate corrosion. How big is the affected area? What year is your camper?
joerg68 07/10/19 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: Not dead, yet :p

Thanks for the update! Hang in there! Wishing you happy travels - soon!
joerg68 07/08/19 06:37am Truck Campers
RE: 2007 okanagan 811 step

A picture would help... Are you talking about a step like the one on the cover picture of this late Okanagan brochure? http://cmrvs.com/ocamper/brochure.pdf If so, they are not uncommon. Lance had similar ones at one time (maybe they still do?).Whether they will fit, I don't know. Other manufacturers probably had the type of step as well.
joerg68 07/03/19 05:29am Truck Campers
RE: Truck questions

@work2much: what you say is correct, but so is the quote at the beginning of my post saying they are looking for campers for half ton trucks.
joerg68 07/01/19 02:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck questions

Looking at campers for 150/1500's These trucks are not really made for carrying campers. Just about any hardwall camper with the features you describe will be pushing the limits of a 150/1500. With popup campers there are more to choose from. Do not trust the dry weights stated by camper manufacturers. They are often just for a bare camper shell, without battery, LPG, any extras, your stuff, ... Whatever you decide to do, make a realistic weight calculation - do not be overly optimistic.
joerg68 07/01/19 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Using tape on aluminum roof seal?

Any single hole can leak. So can window frames, roof hatches, mounting holes of roof racks ... anything. You do not need a big hole, just water on the outside and gravity. If it is an older aluminum roof, it could also be corrosion pinholes. Barely visible from the outside. With your description, it is hard to tell whether there are other potential candidates. A picture or two would help.
joerg68 07/01/19 05:56am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing a truck camper dilemma

1/ Search TC forum for "weight police". Read through some of the discussions and make up your own opinion which side of the discussions you favor. 2/ Weigh your truck, get both axle weights. 3/ Compare actual axle weights with axle ratings on your door sticker. 4/ The difference between axle weights and ratings should give you a good idea of what the truck can safely do, even without modifications. 5/ bonus: try to understand the relationship of the position of camper COG and the resulting weight distribution of the payload between both axles. In my opinion, it will handle a 650 just fine, but you will be over posted GVWR. Chances are it drives OK without modifications.I would not modify before I have tested how it handles first, then address specific issues. Just try not to exceed the rear tire weight ratings.
joerg68 06/29/19 01:27pm Truck Campers
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