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RE: Switching from Florida to Arizona or Texas

I liked Corpus Christi. We stayed on Flour Bluff. Rockport-Fulton/Port Aransas/Aransas Pass/Portland were far too snotty for me (if we were "filthy" street food vendors then surely they wouldn't want our "filthy" money). I think you are a bit late on making reservations for that area. And I do not do 55+ parks at all. It's been over 10 years and I still laugh about the 55+ park near the Base on Flour Bluff that said my 55+ husband could stay but my 22+ daughter and I (48+) could not stay. I would stay again on Flour Bluff at Shady Grove RV Park (we got lucky since we didn't have reservations). Close to the beaches. Close to the "Big City". Small country town atmosphere and walking distance to the public library from the park. I found it interesting that a city bus stopped at the park. I don't like deserts.
moonlightrunner 08/06/21 09:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground Rates

moonlightrunner 08/06/21 09:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roadside Assistance

Coach-net Roadside Assistance. Seems for a truck camper you need to get the "towable" version. Have actually USED Coach-net in the past. Why get it again? because they consistently asked "Are you in a safe location?" before anything else. Plus they went out of their way to get a 24,000lb 40ft bus towed. BTW, most towing outfits charge "deadhead mileage" fees which really add up fast. Last non-emergency tow was 5 miles and would have cost almost $1K if the driver hadn't given us a break because of the deadhead mileage. Coach-net Roadside Assistance is well worth the money.
moonlightrunner 08/05/21 08:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Custom truck camper tie down mounts?

Have the 3 jack version of the Stable Lift. No turn buckles. No chains. https://www.stablelift.com
moonlightrunner 08/04/21 05:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance lite 845

Bought a well used 1996 Lance SquireLite 185S. The framing is 1X2 furring strips. Not much rot in the cabover but rot was expected. Using Varathane wood hardener for the mostly solid wood. I bought little glue syringes for Jewelry making from Hobby Lobby. I shoot the hardener into the screw holes, stick a matchstick with waterproof wood glue on the end and snap off flush with surface. Let stand for a few minutes (glue sets up fast) and reinstall a new metal roofing screw with rubber gasket. Pocket hole screw and glue replacement wood in. Adding 2X2 framing in the bed area to beef up the insulation. Peeling tons of failed butyl and owner applied silicone off everywhere. Caulking with Alex Plus Latex Caulk With Silicone (40 year). Best thing about the old camper? It came with a 3 jack Stabile-Lift. Just had to buy the saddle mounts to bolt to the frame of the truck (between $300 & $350 including shipping). The Stable-Lift is worth more than what was paid for the camper. Added USB outlets, dedicated inverters, solar, batteries, rear porch, new refrigerator, upgraded galley faucet and added a drinking water faucet. Also pulled the power cord off and installed a 30Amp Marinco Park Power outlet. Need to use it for a few months before making plans to renovate/upgrade the rest of the camper. Luckily, I have the skills to do all the work myself. Basically I used to get paid to do what I am doing for myself.
moonlightrunner 08/04/21 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Toilet Tissue...

Sam's Club Member's Mark Bath tissue, Member's Mark or Cottonelle flushable wipes. All pass the "jar test". Combined with a macerator. Flush once for #1. Flush twice for #2. It's all about the amount of water.
moonlightrunner 08/04/21 05:13pm Truck Campers
RE: solar question

Recently bought a used truck camper. It will have solar panels on it. Batteries are going to cost more than the panels. I operate on the "thumb rule" of 100W of solar panel for each 100AH of usable battery (or 200ah rated). Just going with Harbor Freight's new 100W panel. Hard to beat the price. $100 less 20% employee discount. The first panel was bought on sale PLUS the 20% discount which brought it down to about $70 or so (can't remember exactly). Unfortunately they only had one in the store and the sale ended before anymore were shipped in. For my use, the solar panels will be powering a small AC refrigerator during the day (on a timer so it shuts down at night). And keeping the batteries up. The truck/camper combo will be a daily driver and used for work shifts that end at midnight (or later) and the next shift is at 7:30AM or when the roads are too icy to risk driving in the wee hours. So the truck/camper will be under parking lot lights most nights. Plus it is to haul the dog around during the day so she's not left home alone. Solar battery chargers (the most accurate description of "solar" power systems) are not a good fit for everyone, despite what many proponents claim. The truck will eventually have 4 (6V 215AH GC-2) batteries plus 4 (100Watt) solar panels. For the stated use, solar will likely be a good fit. https://www.harborfreight.com/100-watt-monocrystalline-solar-panel-57325.html
moonlightrunner 08/04/21 04:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

My goddaughter works for Harbor Freight. She is a freight supervisor. This is what she tells me.... The Tailgator generator is garbage and no longer sold. If you buy a generator, get the extended warranty and if you have a problem, just return it. She says most of the people who use HF genny's on their RVs or other heavy use, exchange them before the warranty runs out, even if they are running fine. I use her 20% off employee/family discount for everything I buy from HF. My goddaughter knows the return rates on all the HF gennys. There are a couple that she refuses to promote (the Tailgator was one). She recently came home all excited about one of the new inverter gennys. This is the one she is going to put on her new-2-her truck camper (13.5BTU Air). She is also going to add a conversion kit so she can run it on LP. https://www.harborfreight.com/4400-watt-inverter-generator-with-co-secure-technology-epa-iii-57509.html
moonlightrunner 06/05/21 01:54pm Truck Campers
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