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RE: Wolf Creek 850 roll over story

He's just down the road from me. Maybe I should buy it. LoL
joeshmoe 01/06/21 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: It’s been a good run

Hey, Nolan. Did Apache not offer you 6VGC batts? Kevin wanted $75 ea. for interstates. If I recall, they were the GC2-XUTL 225Ah. I talked him down to $60. I figured it was the least he could do after raising the camper price on me after we agreed (still ticked off about that). They pooped out this summer, but I was EXTREMELY pleased those interstates. I abused the hell out of them. Like, way over discharged multiple times. At least 3 times I forgot to add water when the level was below the plates. But they always came back--til they didn't. Had I taken better care, they would have lasted probably a couple more years. Anyway, this is what I got sold on this time. All the rave reviews said they were great. Pfft. They suck. $400 for both at Sams Club. I would avoid any 12V auto/marine "deep cycle" battery. Even Though they are heavy, almost 70 lbs, they just don't have the capacity that true deep cycles have. Don't waste your money. I'd recommend 6V AGM's. Lifelines seems to be preferred. Duracell "Marine" Group 31's. Garbage. The only thing that makes these tolerable is the solar I installed. Without that, a day and half, maybe two if we're really careful is all get out of them. https://i.imgur.com/aPlH9W8l.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/66QtC5Ol.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/2TED22Rl.jpg Had to remove the lock tab on the right to get the door closed. https://i.imgur.com/N0Ji387l.jpg
joeshmoe 01/04/21 02:15am Truck Campers
RE: Propane tank level monitor

Same here. Especially with the auto changeover valve. Hard to know how much you have.
joeshmoe 12/20/20 08:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Solution to Trash Left Behind!

It's a matter of character and good behavior. People have lost both or were never taught either to begin with. No matter how many fines and regulations are put in place, it doesn't change the mentality and thinking of these slobs. Look at the chaos currently reigning across the cities of America. Some people are just disgusting.
joeshmoe 10/01/20 01:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

If it does hurt that much (to a persons pocket book) they probably shouldn't be RVing in the first place. This is the attitude of a someone who clearly lives where fuel is somewhat affordable or is in an income bracket far above us plebes. Either way, it comes off as bit snotty and stuck up. Come to CA. I guarantee your tune will change. Fuel is a big part of the expense, if not the biggest for me.
joeshmoe 09/28/20 04:43pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Installed 1,100 lb. (550 per side) Hellwig helper springs and new u bolts. Raised the height a little less than 2". I'm hoping I won't need to engage the lower stable loads anymore with the camper. Be nice to just let the springs work without all the band aid devices. So far, unloaded, it rides better than it ever has. I didn't buy the truck new so I have no reference, but it feels like a normal suspension should. Not too bad for $79. I shall see. https://i.imgur.com/IkxTUI1l.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
joeshmoe 09/27/20 05:36am Truck Campers
RE: Aftermarket wheels

I was talking in general, out on the road or online. Also, How do you know what I've seen here? LoL Ridiculous statement. I'm glad you have vision wheels and not big ol tires. Good for you.
joeshmoe 09/13/20 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Aftermarket wheels

HaHa True. More money than brains down here.
joeshmoe 08/31/20 01:54am Truck Campers
RE: Aftermarket wheels

I see guys with lifted trucks running aftermarket, lug-centric, cast wheels and big ol tires with an Arctic Fox and I think to myself...Yeah, it looks cool, but there's no way that high centered mass lumbering down a hwy would remain upright should a wheel failure occur. I just don't get it. Yet lots of fellow TC'ers seem to applaud it.
joeshmoe 08/30/20 05:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Successful summer mods

awesome pics. we were at powell last week. Lone Rock. not exactly the most pleasant and quiet stay. https://i.imgur.com/HUv7SQfl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/l0HSPT9l.jpg
joeshmoe 08/25/20 02:40am Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

The wife and I were sitting in the camper just now having this discussion. The cabinet door and the knee wall doors will both have clearance issues when it comes to laying down wood. Even 3/8 will be a challenge. Short of dropping the fresh tank, working from below to install some support, I don't see a way around it. We came to the same conclusion: Too much work. Live with soft floor until it really needs repaired.
joeshmoe 08/24/20 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

at 15:35 you can see what the floor looks like, it appears the arctic fox is much thicker than the WC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9rmC2iacvI Of course it is. AF's are heavy AF. LoL :B
joeshmoe 08/23/20 05:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

I am not terribly convinced that Northwood would use a 1/4 piece of plywood as the floor material. That thin of wood won't support much weight at all. Interior floor Feels about the same as the roo and that's cheesy 1/4 Luan. Wolf Creeks are pretty soft in places on the roof unlike Foxes yet they say it will support walking on it. The firm areas are likely the framing. Everywhere where else is kinda mushy. Been that way since day one with mine
joeshmoe 08/23/20 05:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Mine is exactly the same. I thought it was 5/8" judging by the thickness under the table poles. Too flexible to be 5/8. Started getting soft around 2 years. As you said. Up and down from the bed, generally standing in that area. It lessens as you move closer to the bath door.
joeshmoe 08/23/20 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery Sales for Memorial Day?

I was at Sams Club and saw some Duracell Marine AGM Grp.31 batts. 105 Ah, I believe. Any word, good, bad or otherwise on these?
joeshmoe 05/21/20 03:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Sales for Memorial Day?

Simply look for batteries made by EAST Penn. DEKA is one label. TOP quality US Made!!! Thanks. I'll look into them. And here I was under the impression that 80% of a lithium ion battery total ampere hours was usable I've only just delved into the lithium thing, so you're probably right. You know more about this stuff than I. Everything I've read so far claims 90-100%, who knows. People and manufacturers have to justify their products and purchases, I suppose.
joeshmoe 05/21/20 03:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help shedding 3/4 ton - Lithium Battery project

boaty's been around here for a long time and given a lot of helpful advice. Might want to slow your roll taking joking jabs at him, his wife(even jokingly)and his setup. His setup is badazz. He knows what he's doing.
joeshmoe 05/21/20 03:15pm Truck Campers
RE: New 12V outlets

I personally think your “those” meant 5.5 mm connections Yes. The barrel connectors. My mistake for assuming it was evident.
joeshmoe 05/21/20 03:01am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Sales for Memorial Day?

Now I'm looking at Lion batteries. Good gawd, does it ever end?lol Doesn't make sense to pay 4 or $500 for a couple AGMs only to have 50% usable capacity when a single lititium will provide 100% for a few hundred more. Decisions, decisions
joeshmoe 05/20/20 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: New 12V outlets

The only thing about those is after a bunch of repeated use, they tend to fit sloppily into their respective counter part. I have a couple I use in the garage and I have to jiggle them every time to make a connection. Those? Did I ompletely confuse you to the point of not understanding anything I said? I'm terribly sorry if I've offended you somehow.
joeshmoe 05/20/20 12:28pm Truck Campers
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