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RE: Traveling without Jacks - contingency plan?

I understand about the weight thing and being in the way. On Dad's Beeline they used to remove from the vertical up and down position to a horizontal position and hang on a hook on the side underneath the wings. Between me and my wife it took maybe 15 minutes with a 9/16 wrench and socket and 3/8" nuts and bolts. There were three of them. I would at least throw them behind a seat or something out of the way cause of murphy's law and take some weight off elsewhere. JMHO Good question though! Joe
notsobigjoe 02/23/21 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host cascade today

Congrats...
notsobigjoe 02/22/21 03:54pm Truck Campers
RE: The Emotions in a TC

My wife and I are ready to move on after 33 years in three different truck campers. We have outgrown the small size and the uncomfortable booth. I have done everything you can imagine to my Lance under the sun to make it more livable but to no avail. The only thing I have not added to it is theater seating. I was seriously considering it before our last trip down to Marathon key. It was cold in the keys and not a very good time was had by the two of us. Didn't do any fishing or anything that we usually do down there because of the weather. We ate a lot!!! The Lance has been a wonder to us now for 12 years, oh the times we had in it. It was such an upgrade to the coachman ranger that is was like a hotel. I believe that upgrade time has come again. We have never been boon docking or anything adventurous like that outside the RV resorts. Emotionally we are upset about it but time passes. We have been looking at travel trailers for a couple of weeks and boy are they beautiful but pieces of junk. We'll have to go used to get a better quality unit. This was a fantastic thread. Thanks to all the contributors. Joe
notsobigjoe 02/21/21 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

Nice build. I wonder, because I simply don't know. Do the gases from a battery rise or fall? Not that it makes any difference but I am curious. It's an interesting build and you are talented. A lot of work. It's nice that it's all in the same compartment though. I think I would have found another place to put them batteries. JMHO Sorry, I dint see the above post. Yes, building version 2.0 of the battery vent hood was a lot of work. But this late in the build, it would have been more work to relocate the batteries. Thanks for the comment. I've watched all your video's and you have some talent! My first truck camper was a beeline 1966. My dad bought it when I was five and handed down to me when I got home from the navy. It had a gas heater that was made in England and the parts for it were from west Germany. It looked like a tiny little wood stove. The pilot light lit a flame that heated up a ceramic core. I never saw it work. The heater was a wash early on but I did try to get parts for it. This was before the internet so either by mail or phone. I never found the parts. Your going to have a great time camping. It will be better for you because of pride in your work and not the money you spent. Keep it coming...
notsobigjoe 02/17/21 11:08am Truck Campers
RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

Nice build. I wonder, because I simply don't know. Do the gases from a battery rise or fall? Not that it makes any difference but I am curious. It's an interesting build and you are talented. A lot of work. It's nice that it's all in the same compartment though. I think I would have found another place to put them batteries. JMHO Sorry, I dint see the above post.
notsobigjoe 02/16/21 06:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter TC Repair Project

Nice work and a good project. Keep us posted.
notsobigjoe 02/12/21 03:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Need some help

was this it? https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30159943/gotomsg/30159962.cfm#30159962 No not it, sorry! I'll look for you.
notsobigjoe 02/10/21 05:28pm Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/wxcXuAIl.jpg One of the things I've been thinking about doing is replacing part of the top trim board on the interior side. This would take me up about 2 inches and it would seal completely. Look much better but would not solve the occasional water intrusion. I have been inserting round black pipe insulation in the crevasses around the slide out. This has worked for the most part. The rubber trim on the lower corner of the rear of the slide out pulls right off every time I stick it back on so I just got in the habit of sticking that insulation in that space. The reason I'm asking for ideas is that I bought a new awning for the slide and figured it was a good time to address this ongoing problem.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

Your 4th picture? Is that the top? Where is the exterior rubber seal? You should not be able to see daylight. The rubber seal is in place. That's how much it sags in the rear. About one and a half inch.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/yci1LtIl.jpg Here is a curtain my wife made so we wouldn't have to look at it. What I'm looking to do is bring the rear of the slide up a couple of inches to where it will line up when out. I can not take the room out to reinforce the floor so I'm thinking of shimming the rear slide mechanism at a grad to lift the rear up when it's deployed out.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 06:07am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/p50MeUtl.jpg Slide is completely flush and lined up when it's in. The sides match up straight up and down when it's open and closed, inside and out.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 06:03am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/zbfFHGIl.jpg All the way out front of the slide.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 06:01am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/RCPvvNrl.jpg All the way out rear of the slide.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 06:01am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/ktk8V7Hl.jpg pic from the inside front.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 05:59am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/BKNk2gRl.jpg pic from the inside rear.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 05:59am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/8EKBDGAl.jpg This is how it looks in the front. Obviously the slide is out when it's in it matches up perfectly.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 05:58am Truck Campers
RE: slide out not sealing

https://i.imgur.com/Jcykc6Ql.jpg This is how the rear looks when it's open.
notsobigjoe 01/24/21 05:45am Truck Campers
slide out not sealing

I've had my camper since 2009. I bought it from a bank repo in Massachusetts when I was living in Binghamton NY. It has always had a slide sealing problem. I would always get a little bit of water in the camper through the slide and sometimes a lot. The difference between upstate NY and here in Central Florida is the mold. When it leaks and I'm not up on it the inside of the camper can have mold in many places which I have to clean up. Perhaps it's time to look at a repair for this problem. The slide goes in and out very easily and has never failed me. It is rock solid but had to be rebuilt a bit when I got it because of the original water damage. The damage was in the rear seat of the booth and was easily fixed. The camper itself when I went to pick it up when I first bough ti was leaning in the sand where the problem is. The frame was bent from this leaning for obviously some time. No wood and no rot due to aluminum and Styrofoam walls. I'll post some pics of the problem. Thanks in advance, Joe https://i.imgur.com/MWVxtvdl.jpg See the sag by the front of the compartment door
notsobigjoe 01/23/21 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: Utah, parks, friends and a few weeks with my wife

Great report, I was wondering from a novice point of view as to what kind of animals do you run into during the day and night out there in the middle of nowhere? I'm from the North east and live in central Florida now. Very different type of wild animals in both places. Just curious, Thanks
notsobigjoe 01/18/21 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

DIY BATTERY VENTILATION - Truck Camper Build Part 29 https://i.postimg.cc/Jhss0mLC/batt-vent-THUMB.jpg height=360 width=640 I would recomend against anyone venting a battery like this. what you have done by venting into your propane compartment is allowed a potential propane leake into the camper any time your fan is not running. since you have it hooked up to only run when you are pluged in and the batteries are charging any other time propane can travel into your camper, especialy if you are using an interior fan which would put your camper into a negitive perssure. Steve Hell, I was thinking even more simply, you just created a direct route for ignition since both batteries and propane tanks both off gas, nevermind leaking into the living space. The fact that the batteries are not separate from the charger also gives an ignition route, which is traditionally why the batteries are fully cut off from the rest of the camper in the same fashion the propane tank is. OP, I agree with the statements above. They have plastic battery boxes that come with vents you can vent to the outside for this exact purpose. I put one of these in my back seat to my dually and it worked perfectly. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=vented+battery+box&ref=nb_sb_noss_1 It looks like you have the room. I would go this route instead of what you have. Unless of course you go AGM non vented even then I would vent them properly. Really nice build!
notsobigjoe 01/18/21 06:00am Truck Campers
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