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RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

MISC EXTERIOR - Truck Camper Build Part 46 Is there a reason for the different colors of paint you use at different places of the camper or just what's on hand. Green on the upper parts, white, some black etc... Sorry if you said something about it but I don't hear very well.
notsobigjoe 08/12/22 03:01pm Truck Campers
Sometimes genius needs to be recognized.

Of course I could never get my Fat --- in that little closet but for a couple of kids starting out I think it's a great idea!!! I also like the camper, I don't know why It kind of reminds me of a western theme type of thing and I think that's what they're going for. I like to post some cool stuff now and again. Feel free... https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/kingstar-camino-updates-include-new-dry-bath-slide-out-option/
notsobigjoe 08/08/22 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Tiny Truck Camper or maybe not.

Love KOA's, Never once had a bad experience. I was next to some bad people a couple of times but the parks have always been five stars in my world. Always clean, well manicured and staffed well. It doesn't look small to me!
notsobigjoe 08/08/22 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

Hi Joe. What looks like generators at a Supercharger are the actual charger racks. The other things with the cord and the connectors are just the pedestals. The actual electronics is actually are in the cabinets that look like generators but they are not. Here is a pic. This is a trailer slot but you can see the cabinets on the left and another dozen pedestals in the background. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52169494357_e4c3aedeb6_c.jpg Here is another pic. Those are the inverter racks on the right. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52169494007_e2e751dfc6_c.jpg Ok reis, and thanks. That makes sense… thank you for pointing these things out to this old timer. Set in his ways old timer.
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 03:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

Electric doesn't resolve anything (except to relocate urban pollution to a power-plant), but it makes folks feel good and they're fun to drive (shush!!….especially with gov subsidies!!)… From a slightly different perspective, I can see where they might make ‘rational sense’ where one commutes but has a decent solar and battery set-up at home - it’s been reported that home utility charging Kw rates are often as much as gasoline… On a different note, a modern petro powered automoblle is very nearly a pollution free vehicle (except for CO2 and water vapor), meaning much cleaner than the power produced at the power-plant and ‘sucked up’ by EV’s - a home solar and power-wall can close the EV loop… (bring on ‘the haters’ - lol :) ) 3 tons That makes perfect sense to me but of course your leaving the most important part and that is regulation. The government cannot regulate something as small as your description so it must be a huge conglomerate in order to line pockets. There is a scam right now in Florida and it’s everything I spoke of in this post. The state of Florida will pay for the actual parts of a solar install and that’s great but the catch is that the labor to install it comes with a thirty year mortgage. Again nothing is st it seems just like the EV.
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

Can't help but notice that no one is charging their electric car in the second photo. Where in the pristine forest I did they put the diesel generator to power the electric cords that power the electric cars? Nothing political I assure you but I'm curious where all of this electric powered stuff is going to get their power from. Who pays for the fuel that is trucked to the generators that power the electric cars and who pays for the maintenance of the same. Is it taxes. If so when we all buy an electric car instead of a fuel driven car can we expect our taxes to go way up? The electric grid maintenance workers will want to unionize and that will drive prices up. Everyone who owns an electric car lets say 400 million on the roads are going to have an incredible amount of waste that will of course have to recycled or put in a special landfill. Uneducated people in charge will of course see a need for yet more conservation and put limits on the electric vehicles all in the name of the planet and their pockets. That leads to the question of heating our homes with the same dirty polluting fossil fuels that the electric cars are fighting against. A scenario we already have in place with fossil fuels. Good morning. Are we looking at different pictures? There is a blue car charging at the far station. I have never seen a diesel generator at any charge station anywhere in Canada and we have used hundreds across the country. In the case of this pic you can see the BC hydro transformer in the pic. Good morning to you, I know know the post sounds snarky it is not meant to be. I do not have a clue as to how anything operates in Canada. I would be lying if I told you I did. Here where I live in Florida and my home town of Binghamton ny these charging stations are hooked into the established power grid. As you get further out of town in both states you lose the established grid and the charging stations are right next to the generator. I believe you plug the car in and the generator turns on. My question or point that I poorly made is what is the difference between the electric vehicle and the well established fossil fuel system. Please don’t compare apples to oranges you and I know that a great of pollution is put into our environment by building either car. They both make pollution in there own way. My question is why change one system to a new system that’s produces exactly the same outcome in the long run. What is a hydro transformer. Thanks, joe Hi Joe. Yah. Not up on how it is down there. BC hydro is the name of our provincial utility. Up here the word hydro is synonymous with “power”. So for example someone may ask you. Hey Joe, how big was your hydro bill this month? Meaning how big was your power bill. So a BC hydro transformer is just an electrical transformer. It’s the same in a few other provinces, for example, Hydro Quebec etc. Hope that helps. Thanks, this is similar to what I was talking about here where I live the article is from Australia but the pic says it all. Again not being a smarty pants just pointing out what I see. https://joannenova.com.au/2019/08/the-diesel-generator-behind-the-electric-car-charging-point/ Hi Joe. I got a few replies from the Central Florida Electric Vehicle Association on facebook. I took a screen shot of one of them. What you may have seen is the Florida power and light test bed. Sounds like it may be pallet mounted and one person on another group felt it was painted a light tan colour. Maybe that is what you saw. Anyway, sounds like it is a work in progress. Here is the screen shot. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52248102310_963e728069_c.jpg We have camping friends in Florida and are hoping to camp thru that area in early spring of 2024...ish. Cheers. I believe you have cleared up my misconceptions. That is what I see here in Florida but in my it looked like a generator. Either way thanks for clearing that up. Don’t come to Florida now if you know what’s good for you. Hot as helll! See you in the spring of 24… Not to beat a dead horse but I'm home and at my computer. I do not know if this is the company or even in this country but this is pretty much what I'm seeing minus the propellers. You have peaked my interest so much that I'm going to drive to the location this weekend and take a pic. This technology is being used and does exist. If I was wrong about the diesel generator part my apologies. https://www.power-sonic.com/evesco/off-grid-ev-charging/ The second article contains the exact thing I saw in upstate ny. It was a tesla charging station on the outskirts of Chenango bridge. It's the fourth picture down. Are those Generators in the background? don't know. That's all I got my Canadian friend... Just had to be sure I wasn't seeing things. https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/ev-charging-stations Older article, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/03/tesla-factory-store-uses-diesel-generators-to-recharge-slow-moving-model-3-inventory/
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 02:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

Can't help but notice that no one is charging their electric car in the second photo. Where in the pristine forest I did they put the diesel generator to power the electric cords that power the electric cars? Nothing political I assure you but I'm curious where all of this electric powered stuff is going to get their power from. Who pays for the fuel that is trucked to the generators that power the electric cars and who pays for the maintenance of the same. Is it taxes. If so when we all buy an electric car instead of a fuel driven car can we expect our taxes to go way up? The electric grid maintenance workers will want to unionize and that will drive prices up. Everyone who owns an electric car lets say 400 million on the roads are going to have an incredible amount of waste that will of course have to recycled or put in a special landfill. Uneducated people in charge will of course see a need for yet more conservation and put limits on the electric vehicles all in the name of the planet and their pockets. That leads to the question of heating our homes with the same dirty polluting fossil fuels that the electric cars are fighting against. A scenario we already have in place with fossil fuels. Good morning. Are we looking at different pictures? There is a blue car charging at the far station. I have never seen a diesel generator at any charge station anywhere in Canada and we have used hundreds across the country. In the case of this pic you can see the BC hydro transformer in the pic. Good morning to you, I know know the post sounds snarky it is not meant to be. I do not have a clue as to how anything operates in Canada. I would be lying if I told you I did. Here where I live in Florida and my home town of Binghamton ny these charging stations are hooked into the established power grid. As you get further out of town in both states you lose the established grid and the charging stations are right next to the generator. I believe you plug the car in and the generator turns on. My question or point that I poorly made is what is the difference between the electric vehicle and the well established fossil fuel system. Please don’t compare apples to oranges you and I know that a great of pollution is put into our environment by building either car. They both make pollution in there own way. My question is why change one system to a new system that’s produces exactly the same outcome in the long run. What is a hydro transformer. Thanks, joe Hi Joe. Yah. Not up on how it is down there. BC hydro is the name of our provincial utility. Up here the word hydro is synonymous with “power”. So for example someone may ask you. Hey Joe, how big was your hydro bill this month? Meaning how big was your power bill. So a BC hydro transformer is just an electrical transformer. It’s the same in a few other provinces, for example, Hydro Quebec etc. Hope that helps. Thanks, this is similar to what I was talking about here where I live the article is from Australia but the pic says it all. Again not being a smarty pants just pointing out what I see. https://joannenova.com.au/2019/08/the-diesel-generator-behind-the-electric-car-charging-point/ Hi Joe. I got a few replies from the Central Florida Electric Vehicle Association on facebook. I took a screen shot of one of them. What you may have seen is the Florida power and light test bed. Sounds like it may be pallet mounted and one person on another group felt it was painted a light tan colour. Maybe that is what you saw. Anyway, sounds like it is a work in progress. Here is the screen shot. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52248102310_963e728069_c.jpg We have camping friends in Florida and are hoping to camp thru that area in early spring of 2024...ish. Cheers. I believe you have cleared up my misconceptions. That is what I see here in Florida but in my it looked like a generator. Either way thanks for clearing that up. Don’t come to Florida now if you know what’s good for you. Hot as helll! See you in the spring of 24…
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

I've been reading for hours on this subject and have come to the conclusion of "whatever" EV owners pay for their fuel just like fuel owners do. The trade off is without a doubt the wait for the charge to complete cheaply as opposed to fueling up and going expensively. The myEV article does a great job with the selling points of an EV but treads ever so lightly around the actual cost of running one but any fuel car dealer would do this as well. The more EV's there are the greater the cost will be and the larger the environmental footprint. Electricity will not be cheap in this fossil free world and the roads will not be free of pollution and everything else we have already. Although very, very interesting, in my humble opinion it will be a complete waste of time and very profitable for the same people that already profit off of fossil fuels. https://www.myev.com/research/ev-101/what-it-costs-to-charge-an-electric-vehicle https://www.plugshare.com/?latitude=38.895185&longitude=-77.036366&spanLat=0.335077&spanLng=0.986023 https://chargehub.com/en/countries/united-states/florida.html
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

Can't help but notice that no one is charging their electric car in the second photo. Where in the pristine forest I did they put the diesel generator to power the electric cords that power the electric cars? Nothing political I assure you but I'm curious where all of this electric powered stuff is going to get their power from. Who pays for the fuel that is trucked to the generators that power the electric cars and who pays for the maintenance of the same. Is it taxes. If so when we all buy an electric car instead of a fuel driven car can we expect our taxes to go way up? The electric grid maintenance workers will want to unionize and that will drive prices up. Everyone who owns an electric car lets say 400 million on the roads are going to have an incredible amount of waste that will of course have to recycled or put in a special landfill. Uneducated people in charge will of course see a need for yet more conservation and put limits on the electric vehicles all in the name of the planet and their pockets. That leads to the question of heating our homes with the same dirty polluting fossil fuels that the electric cars are fighting against. A scenario we already have in place with fossil fuels. Good morning. Are we looking at different pictures? There is a blue car charging at the far station. I have never seen a diesel generator at any charge station anywhere in Canada and we have used hundreds across the country. In the case of this pic you can see the BC hydro transformer in the pic. Good morning to you, I know know the post sounds snarky it is not meant to be. I do not have a clue as to how anything operates in Canada. I would be lying if I told you I did. Here where I live in Florida and my home town of Binghamton ny these charging stations are hooked into the established power grid. As you get further out of town in both states you lose the established grid and the charging stations are right next to the generator. I believe you plug the car in and the generator turns on. My question or point that I poorly made is what is the difference between the electric vehicle and the well established fossil fuel system. Please don’t compare apples to oranges you and I know that a great of pollution is put into our environment by building either car. They both make pollution in there own way. My question is why change one system to a new system that’s produces exactly the same outcome in the long run. What is a hydro transformer. Thanks, joe Hi Joe. Yah. Not up on how it is down there. BC hydro is the name of our provincial utility. Up here the word hydro is synonymous with “power”. So for example someone may ask you. Hey Joe, how big was your hydro bill this month? Meaning how big was your power bill. So a BC hydro transformer is just an electrical transformer. It’s the same in a few other provinces, for example, Hydro Quebec etc. Hope that helps. Thanks, this is similar to what I was talking about here where I live the article is from Australia but the pic says it all. Again not being a smarty pants just pointing out what I see. https://joannenova.com.au/2019/08/the-diesel-generator-behind-the-electric-car-charging-point/
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 09:26am Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

Can't help but notice that no one is charging their electric car in the second photo. Where in the pristine forest I did they put the diesel generator to power the electric cords that power the electric cars? Nothing political I assure you but I'm curious where all of this electric powered stuff is going to get their power from. Who pays for the fuel that is trucked to the generators that power the electric cars and who pays for the maintenance of the same. Is it taxes. If so when we all buy an electric car instead of a fuel driven car can we expect our taxes to go way up? The electric grid maintenance workers will want to unionize and that will drive prices up. Everyone who owns an electric car lets say 400 million on the roads are going to have an incredible amount of waste that will of course have to recycled or put in a special landfill. Uneducated people in charge will of course see a need for yet more conservation and put limits on the electric vehicles all in the name of the planet and their pockets. That leads to the question of heating our homes with the same dirty polluting fossil fuels that the electric cars are fighting against. A scenario we already have in place with fossil fuels. Good morning. Are we looking at different pictures? There is a blue car charging at the far station. I have never seen a diesel generator at any charge station anywhere in Canada and we have used hundreds across the country. In the case of this pic you can see the BC hydro transformer in the pic. Good morning to you, I know know the post sounds snarky it is not meant to be. I do not have a clue as to how anything operates in Canada. I would be lying if I told you I did. Here where I live in Florida and my home town of Binghamton ny these charging stations are hooked into the established power grid. As you get further out of town in both states you lose the established grid and the charging stations are right next to the generator. I believe you plug the car in and the generator turns on. My question or point that I poorly made is what is the difference between the electric vehicle and the well established fossil fuel system. Please don’t compare apples to oranges you and I know that a great of pollution is put into our environment by building either car. They both make pollution in there own way. My question is why change one system to a new system that’s produces exactly the same outcome in the long run. What is a hydro transformer. Thanks, joe
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

Can't help but notice that no one is charging their electric car in the second photo. Where in the pristine forest I did they put the diesel generator to power the electric cords that power the electric cars? Nothing political I assure you but I'm curious where all of this electric powered stuff is going to get their power from. Who pays for the fuel that is trucked to the generators that power the electric cars and who pays for the maintenance of the same. Is it taxes. If so when we all buy an electric car instead of a fuel driven car can we expect our taxes to go way up? The electric grid maintenance workers will want to unionize and that will drive prices up. Everyone who owns an electric car lets say 400 million on the roads are going to have an incredible amount of waste that will of course have to recycled or put in a special landfill. Uneducated people in charge will of course see a need for yet more conservation and put limits on the electric vehicles all in the name of the planet and their pockets. That leads to the question of heating our homes with the same dirty polluting fossil fuels that the electric cars are fighting against. A scenario we already have in place with fossil fuels.
notsobigjoe 07/28/22 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Do you think this can be repaired?

Yea, I decided to scrap it out. Too much work, and not enough time for me. By the way, here is a youtube video of how bad it was. Lance camper Wow, I wonder if it would have held together going down the road? OP, everything that has a frame is worth something to someone who has this same camper but in better condition. Window and frames, cabinet frames and hinges, door frame, overhead vents, water heater, furnace, etc... I make pretty big money on stuff like this on eBay and sometimes it sits for a long while. Good luck!!! Joe
notsobigjoe 07/26/22 11:23am Truck Campers
RE: Do you think this can be repaired?

I brought it home and pulled off some of the siding.. wood was dripping wet. I am still deciding what to do with this. https://i.imgur.com/dm5yOODl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vlpxzd4l.jpg I'm not being snarky but that thing is finished. Take out everything and sell the intact stuff on ebay. the scrap alone I would say would be about 500 between the aluminum and metal. Kudo's for you diligence. Joe
notsobigjoe 07/25/22 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: Sealing my TC's EPDM Roof

I would like a product that perhaps could spray over the EPDM and make the rain a little quieter. Off topic but I wonder...
notsobigjoe 07/23/22 04:00pm Truck Campers
We knew it was coming...

https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/all-sudden-it-came-halt-after-posting-fresh-records-just-months-earlier-rv-industry
notsobigjoe 07/23/22 01:00pm Truck Campers
RE: 2003 Bigfoot TC entry door gone catywompus / askew. Fix?

upload them here. http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=1
notsobigjoe 07/21/22 04:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Sealing my TC's EPDM Roof

This is just my experience, we have a 21 year old 5th W. with the original EPDM and no coatings added. I keep it under a roof when not in use and wash it and put a rubber roof conditioner on it every other year. It is in very good shape for it's age. Our 2005 TC had the Dicor coating on it when I bought it in 2012. It has held up very well. After, I am guessing about 50K miles, it had a few scratches in the coating, not the EPDM, so I recoated it last year. I have replaced the EPDM on 2 of our previous campers and I think that one would have been an excellent candidate for the coating rather than replacing the rubber. I had no experience with it at the time. I will use the coating in the future as long as there is no damage to the decking. You do need to clean it well and use the Dicor cleaner/activator so that is sticks well. 1 gallon was enough to put 1 coat on our TC. If it were the first coat I would have put 2. The most time consuming part about using the Dicor was putting plastic over the sides to keep the cleaner/activator off. I don't know if it will actually damage the fiberglass but I didn't want to take the chance. It was in the spring but was too hot and the tape kept coming loose. I think it took me about 6 hours as I had to keep climbing up and down from the roof and I had no helper. Good luck. Thanks for the info and input Joe, I never knew any of this dicor treatment existed but I am curious to try it on my 1181. Thanks again, you always learn something new on this forum. Joe https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dicor+EPDM+coating&crid=26MT6BQTYW5GR&sprefix=dicor+epdm+coating%2Caps%2C88&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
notsobigjoe 07/19/22 03:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Sealing my TC's EPDM Roof

Some info. https://www.epdmcoatings.com/index.php Reapplying it here. https://www.epdmcoatings.com/application-roof-leaks-repair.php
notsobigjoe 07/19/22 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: 2007 OKanagan 117

I know you said it's filling your tank with city water fill, with that said, there is usually a check valve on the water heater outlet side. mine was on the heater unit itself. If that check valve is letting water through it will fill the water heater tank as well as the fresh water tank. Mine went bad and did exactly what you are describing. If the water pump has seen a better day I would replace that as well. Both parts are dirt cheap and easy to replace. Easy check by taking out your water heater plug and see if water flows out as you turn on the city water. That should fix it. The pervious owner might also have put in a diverter valve. Good luck, Joe PS This is all assuming you have the water system on normal and not winterize. There are three winterizing valves in my 1181.
notsobigjoe 07/17/22 07:11am Truck Campers
RE: Do you think this can be repaired?

Well, I thought I was helping a newbie. I have to get out more! lol Nice camper though...
notsobigjoe 07/14/22 12:45pm Truck Campers
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