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RE: Stable Camper anti-rocking system

I got the stable campers for my rig. Even with my jacks retracted, I would get sea sick from the sway of my camper. With SC's it is "almost" like it is sitting directly on the ground. There is only the smallest movement now....most would say there is zero! I'm glad I have them!
mt-ed 08/25/21 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Dump station app for androids?

Thanks for the help everyone. FWIW, both of the apps you all suggested both say they do not work with current androids operating systems, and to "update" them. Unfortunately, neither of them will update, they just go from starting the app to update to start the app and then right back to the update button ad infinitum! I had seen both of these in my original search, and both have horrible ratings, specifying exactly what I experienced! I do appreciate your suggestions, however. Thanks again.
mt-ed 08/24/21 12:36pm Truck Campers
Dump station app for androids?

Greetings...I did a search for dump station apps, and got nothing? So, I'm reaching out to request what you all use....if you're using an app to locate dump stations? BTW, I found lots for iphones, but I would like one that works on an android model of phone. Thanks in advance!!
mt-ed 08/23/21 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Are you towing with a flatbed?

Buddy, you gotta throw the crowd more than a couple bread crumbs if you want real assistance. You're about 99% vague on what you're asking about. Sorry Grit dog, didn't mean or intend to be vague. My original intent was to reach out to see if there were others that successfully fitted their flatbed with a hitch and extended tow bar to reach out beyond an over hanging truck camper. I really really appreciate ALL of the responses I received, and have made contact with individuals that had rigs configured similar to what I sought. FWIW, what I'm dealing with is a 2021 Ford F550, sporting a CM, RD model flatbed (which already has a hitch mounted on a vertical rear plate. I also have an Eagle Cap 1160 camper which extends 36" from the existing hitch. As far as what I want to tow, most likely nothing heavier than a boat (which I do not even have yet). I started out looking at Torklift, but they have informed me that the last hitch for the F550 was designed for 2016 models, and have not made any mods to that hitch since then, and cannot confirm or deny that that hitch will fit a 2021! TL did send me the mounting instructions for the old model to see if it "might" work, but I cannot be sure there will be sufficient clearance, based on these instructions? So, initially I did not know who might have what, and how long they've had it, or what age vehicle they were working with, so I intentionally cast a broad net to see what responses I got, and see if I could gather some valuable solutions.....I know there are some really super inventive folks on here, and hoped I'd get lucky! I've had numerous people suggest I just take my rig to a local fabricator and see if they can "beef up" the existing hitch. I really hesitate to do this. After considering the potential ramifications of a failed hitch, I prefer to have a hitch that is actually engineered for this purpose, and not take a chance on some shade tree fabricator producing a "that otta work" rendition of a hitch. Hopefully this provides a bit more clarity of what I'm attempting. Thanks again everyone for your generous inputs, suggestions, and help!
mt-ed 06/12/21 10:52am Truck Campers
RE: Are you towing with a flatbed?

Do you know who manufactures that arrangement Mike?
mt-ed 06/09/21 08:06pm Truck Campers
Are you towing with a flatbed?

Greetings all, I'd like to know if anyone has mounted their truck camper on a flatbed, and also has some arrangement for towing as well? It seems that all I'm finding are hitches for regular bed pickups. I'll also throw out there, that I have a Ford F550 as well, and I suspect that throws another wrench into the works too. Thanks in advance!
mt-ed 06/08/21 09:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac question....

Well, I'm a bit ashamed to have to admit this, but I assumed that with a new camper, the batteries would be fully charged. Not only were they not charged (6.3v) but I found out that the batteries were severely lacking battery fluid! One took 16oz. of distilled water, and the other took 20oz! I called my local battery supplier (ironically one that sells this same brand of batteries), and they told me the only way batteries could be this low in fluid is if they were overcharged and boiled dry, or they were very old. They then advised me how to find out when they were made. Their mfgr. date was Feb. 2016! No wonder the poor things couldn't raise the camper!!!!! Boy, I'm learning SO much having this new camper!!!!
mt-ed 05/27/21 05:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac question....

Yes, they run on house batteries. Did you loosen the tie downs? Otherwise, you were trying to lift the truck. I assume you disconnected the tie downs. One other thought, you could be near the maximum length of the jack. In that case, you might need to adjust the jack bracket or use a block to allow them to raise higher. I believe you said you had a flatbed, so you could be higher than a normal bed. Yep, I did remember to disconnect all attachments to the truck, so I know that wasn't a contributing factor. Yes, it did seem the legs were quite extended because in addition to it being a flatbed, it is also 4X4 so it's really up there. I seem to recall the bed, unloaded, was about 40-41" high! It will be very interesting when I raise the camper to reload it! I'm curious to see if it will start off like a jackrabbit, and then slow to a tortoise pace as the legs become "over" extended? Thanks much!
mt-ed 05/26/21 10:39pm Truck Campers
Happijac question....

Greeting all, I attempted to offload my camper for the first time yesterday. I experienced something that concerned me. While lowering all 4 jacks towards the ground, they stopped before reaching the ground. I understand that this is normal as a safety measure. The peculiar event occurred once the jack feet made contact with the ground. Not long after the 4 jacks were lifting the camper, their rpm's slowed rapidly, to the point I thought they were' going to stop! I had barely lifted the camper an inch or two! I checked my batteries, and it indicated 12.8V. They had been on shore power (charging) for more than 48 hours, without any drain. I suspect that the jacks run exclusively on RV house batteries, based on the robust receiver and all of those fuses! None the less, I also hooked my camper up to shore power, but can't say I noticed any significant improvement in performance by doing so. I ended up raising the camper one leg at a time, and even this did not result in any significantly improved performance. So, my question is, is this the same performance that other Happijac users have experienced? Has anyone found any methods to overcome the experience that the jacks are going to die when a load is applied to them? Is it not advised, although there is the option, to raise the camper using all 4 jacks at once, but instead, activate them,one at a time? Thanks in advance for any insights!!
mt-ed 05/26/21 08:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijacs, what will happen if.........

Um, okay? "Displacing gravity?" In other words the person who answered your question had no clue. What they said is absolute nonsense. They just want you to go away. Yes, I guess using happijacs bestows upon the user Super Hero powers! Haha. I pretty much felt dismissed. I'm really surprised by their response because they display this warning, in bold print, over, and over and over throughout their instructions. To me, such insistence would indicate failure to heed their warning would result in some catastrophic failure. Also, if it truly IS that important, how hard would it have been to put the "or else" clause after the "never" statement?
mt-ed 05/25/21 01:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijacs, what will happen if.........

Well folks, as promised here is the official word from happijac.... If you raise the back of the camper higher than the front, you are displacing gravity on the camper. You are making the front end forward heaver which can cause the camper to fall forward. I cut and pasted their response verbatim from their email. Thanks for all the interest, input, advice, and conjecture everyone!!
mt-ed 05/24/21 04:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijacs, what will happen if.........

If you feel that comments to your questions are not accurately answered, I would suggest contacting the manufacture for answers. Good luck and welcome to the Forum Thanks FB! Actually, the first place I went to was the mfgr.! I just thought I'd ask it on here as well, while I was waiting for the response from them. I intend to share their response to me on here once they get back with me. I'm more interested than ever to hear "their" response!
mt-ed 05/21/21 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: Happijacs, what will happen if.........

"Never raise the back of the camper higher than the front". Why? If you seriously have to ask this question then you do not need to be owning a truck camper... Hmmmm...your response clearly indicates that you do not know the answer to my question either, and camouflage your ignorance with such a useless response! "If" you are truely so wise and "all" knowing why are you here if all you're going to do is insult those of us that are trying to learn? Your response added absolutely NOTHING to the advancement of truck camping!
mt-ed 05/21/21 07:38am Truck Campers
Happijacs, what will happen if.........

When reading about the operation of my happijac electric camper jacks, it stated numerous places, "Never raise the back of the camper higher than the front". Why? Is the location of the front jacks at a fulcrum point of the camper and if the back gets too high it will tip over front ways? That's about the only thing I can think of. Anyone else know of any other reasons? Thanks in advance.
mt-ed 05/20/21 02:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommended jack stand ground support plates.

Thanks guys....simple....inexpensive.....my kind of solution!!
mt-ed 05/20/21 07:05am Truck Campers
Recommended jack stand ground support plates.

I'm not sure if I searched for the wrong subject, but I wasn't able to find anything there. I would like to know what, if anything, others have found to work as good weight distribution devices you use when supporting your campers on soft ground with the jack stands, to keep them from sinking in? Thanks again in advance!
mt-ed 05/19/21 07:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for a noob...

The truck is a Ford F550 flatbed and the camper is an Eagle Cap 1160.
mt-ed 05/06/21 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for a noob...

WOW!!!! You all have really offered so much valuable information. As advised, I was planning to video the "walk through". Regrettably, I cannot stay onsite for even a night. My trip alone will be 10 hrs. each way, and I cannot stay away that long as I have livestock and other responsibilities I must get back to, and I'm concerned about the minimum time I'll have to take off. I will apply your ideas, they were exactly what I was hoping for!!! Thanks so much again....
mt-ed 05/06/21 05:44pm Truck Campers
Recommendations for a noob...

Greetings everyone! For the first time, I will be picking up my new truck camper in a couple of weeks. Since I don't know what I don't know, I'm reaching out to you more experienced truck campers. I'd like to hear your recommendations of what I will need to have when I arrive to load, secure, and return home with my camper? I currently have turn buckles, and was wondering if putting down a stall mat between the truck bed and camper would provide a "cushion" and non skid surface for the camper? Other than these, I can't think of anything else, which is why I'd appreciate any sage advice you all may offer. BTW, should it be important to know, my truck is a Ford F 550 with a flatbed. Thanks in advance!!
mt-ed 05/06/21 08:37am Truck Campers
Truck, and truck camper insurance questions.

I will soon be taking possession of my new truck and truck camper. I have "heard" of problematic situations, such as when ones truck broke down, and when they called for a tow, they were denied unless they removed the camper! For those of you out there that have a truck/truck camper combo, have you every had such an issue with your insurance carrier? May I ask what insurance you folks have found to be the best? And by best, I mean those that have come through in time of need, had the best coverage options, and of course, were priced reasonable (subjective, I know)? Thanks in advance for any and all help....
mt-ed 01/09/21 05:48pm Truck Campers
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