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RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. Please leave earlier or wait until it's safe to pass or wait until I get to the next pullout.
markchengr 08/30/21 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

On 2 lane roads, I'm usually at or more likely slghtly over the speed limit and I use pullouts when I have 5 vehicles behind me as required in many states but often with less than 5 or even one if they've been back there for awhile. However, it seems there is often someone who is in such a hurry that they will pass me in a no passing zone.
markchengr 08/25/21 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tie down maintenance

Rust converters (reformers) have been around for many years. They work by converting ferric oxide (red rust) to ferrous oxide (magnetite). I use them whenever there is any rust on steel before painting. You can even just convert the rust and leave it unpainted if appearance is no concern. They turn the rust black. There are a number of different brands.
markchengr 08/11/21 05:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Glad I caught this

These are the ones that work. Been using them professionaly for years. https://www.amazon.com/RIDGID-35585-Extractor-4-inch-2-inch/dp/B000WQYJIG/ref=sr_1_51?dchild=1&keywords=bolt+extractor+set&qid=1626550122&sr=8-51
markchengr 07/17/21 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping in a high temperature area.

We were camped in Central Oregon, 109 F. Couldn't take the heat so moved to the Oregon Coast. Didn't even need the AC there. It was in the low 70's.
markchengr 06/30/21 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel thoughts 2021

Recently completed a month long trip from Florida to Washington state. The condition of the pavement on interstate highways varied greatly from state to state. The absolute worst we encountered was in Tennesee. They should rename it "The Pothole State". Had to get a wheel alignment after passing through there.
markchengr 06/30/21 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator gas overflow even after changing regulator

You're experiencing fuel dilution of the crankcase oil. Could be one or more broken rings or a cracked piston. Sounds like a factory defect. Have seen this on large engines. -Mark.
markchengr 06/05/21 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding 12V outlet questions (did I do it right)

My experience was that due to the small wire size, the inverter shut itself down on low voltage from line loss. I remedied that by running larger wire directly from the battery to the inverter fused approporiately.
markchengr 05/11/21 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Budget temp sensors (data storing)

X2 on the Accurite. Been using it for several years works flawlessly.
markchengr 05/06/21 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: tool for dicor removal

Lately, I've been using white Gorilla tape. It only lasts one year but it's sooo easy. Just peel off the old tape, wipe with the solvent of your choice and reapply.
markchengr 03/26/21 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under the bed floor

When I drilled a hole through my 2008 NL roof, I was disappointed to find just how thin the layer of fiberglass is. It is truly just a very thin shell with styrofoam glued to it. The styrofoam probably has more stuctural strength than the egg shell thickness of fiberglass.
markchengr 03/25/21 06:27am Truck Campers
RE: Water Filter Cartridge Replacement

A micron is one millionth of a meter. The micron rating of a filter is the maximum size diameter particle which can can pass through it. So, a 5 micron filter allows particles 10 times as large to pass as does a .5 micron filter.
markchengr 03/12/21 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: How often do your remove the camper from the truck?

I have traveled across the U.S. in our camper a number of times. Sometimes an oil change is due while on the road. I never seem to be able to find a place with enough height clearance when in a new area. This means I have to take the camper off, usually in a parking lot. It's not a huge deal just have to allow some extra time for the process. I back under the camper very slowly and stop and get out several times to check my alignment before proceeding. Just be patient, you can do it.
markchengr 03/04/21 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: New Cooper tires behavior

Weigh your axles loaded and unloaded then go to the tire manufacturers website checking the column for your tire width. Most of them have an inflation guide for different loads. These can vary quite a bit among different tire brands. There is no one-fits-all pressure among different 19.5's. I run my rears at 50psi empty and 110psi loaded.
markchengr 03/03/21 10:17am Truck Campers
RE: New Cooper tires behavior

Both times with new 19.5's, they felt kind of drifty for nearly the first 1,000 miles and then it went away as they wore in. They're real stable now. I've had Hankooks and now Toyos. They drive pretty much the same. Mine were all aggresive tread. I'm on my second set now with a total of 205,000 miles.
markchengr 03/01/21 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Gas Credit Cards

For us, the credit card is all about convienence. I rarely ever use cash for anything. Can't remember the last time I used an ATM. All of our regular bills are auto-paid with the credit card plus you get a nice detailed statement of all your spending each month. However, if you can't pay off the card every month then you should NOT use a credit card.
markchengr 02/21/21 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Occupied RV Fire

It was most likely NOT an electric heater.
markchengr 02/20/21 12:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: It’s been a good run

I have very limited clearance at the top of my 2 battery compartments so I switched to two 6 volt AGM's not only due to no maintenance but also because they are any-position batteries so I can have the terminals facing outwards for much easier hookup.
markchengr 02/10/21 02:59pm Truck Campers
RE: 5th Wheel Broken Stud Theory

When I did maintenance on large marine engines for a living we were required to have all of our torque wrenches sent out and recalibrated once a year. They do get out of spec with regular use.
markchengr 02/07/21 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: Flat

I made an axle tube cradle for my bottle jack. But then, I'm a pretty good welder.
markchengr 02/02/21 08:20am Truck Campers
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