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RE: I'm going camping.

I’m glad you made it out. Thanks Jim, I was due. I'm only about 115 mile from home. Beautiful weather, lots of mining history and endless riding on my ATV. https://i.postimg.cc/J0X7rLnY/IMG-1729.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xTMsD40s/IMG-1684.jpg Self isolating doesn't get any better. ;)
specta 04/04/20 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

https://i.postimg.cc/MHXHnDLB/IMG-1757.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sg2Mq3mm/IMG-1706.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/VsTZdNrr/IMG-1762.jpg Another perfect day.
specta 04/03/20 08:47pm Truck Campers
RE: My new to me camper.

Where did you wire it to...I have an extra battery in each front wheel well not tied to anything using both with alligator clips...My house battery never gets low because I use the other two for the heavy work... Did you link the wheel well battery to the TC battery? Ipad keyboard errors lol My generator compartment has heavy battery leads where I was able to tie to the same electrical posts and run an Anderson connector out of the compartment to my truck. The run is a little longer than going directly to the batteries, but I did not have to drill any holes. I just tied it to the house battery. They're little holes. ;)
specta 04/02/20 12:50pm Truck Campers
RE: My new to me camper.

Nice! I wish lance still used the aluminum roofs. A good friend of mine was the Lance distributor here in Utah up until just a few years ago when he sold his dealership. I bought this one used off an RV lot so I called him and he did the walk thru with me via the phone. He told me that the aluminum roof was a good thing and wished they had used them longer than they did.
specta 04/02/20 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: My new to me camper.

Where did you wire it to...I have an extra battery in each front wheel well not tied to anything using both with alligator clips...My house battery never gets low because I use the other two for the heavy work... Did you link the wheel well battery to the TC battery? Ipad keyboard errors lol I connected it and ran it parallel with the house battery. Last November when I woke up in the morning and the furnace had run a lot during the night the generator wouldn't start so I figured this was a good approach to eliminate that problem.
specta 04/02/20 12:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

That's sad that their CO detectors weren't working. :(
specta 04/01/20 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

If the bumper mount works for you guys, great. I don't want anything hanging off my bumper, especially when there is a perfectly good generator compartment built into the camper. Lithium is too expensive and risky for me to consider, plus they still need a generator to charge them when the sun doesn't shine for an extended period. My brother-in-law has had a class c for 20 years that has a factory installed gasoline generator that draws fuel from the RVs main tank, and the exhaust pipe exits in similar fashion to the exhaust pipe of any vehicle. So far they haven't died. Agree, agree, agree.
specta 04/01/20 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

Sportsman GEN4000LP, Propane Powered Portable Generator This was my first generator, $349 when I bought it. It ran on LP. I didn't want a gas generator. This one would run for 10 hrs at 50% on a 5 gallon bottle of propane. It was relatively quiet at less than 68 Db. Probably 67.999 Db. If I needed a divorced generator I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Built in generators are quite popular in toy haulers.
specta 04/01/20 09:37am Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

Fill the generator space with a stack of lithium batteries and inverter for some true quiet power. Cover the roof with solar and you will rarely need the portable. How much are you into solar to run your AC?? And do the batteries store enough to tun it after sundown??
specta 03/31/20 09:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

Another advantage of a built in generator is if you are traveling and it is hot you pull over, fire up the generator and the AC, and then finish driving to your campsite for the night. When you get there the camper will be nice and cool weather you are boon docking or hooking up for the night. ADriving with one running will likely cause the oil to "slosh" and it will kick off because it thinks it is low on oil. For TT or Class A they are probably too small. berhold, have you ever had this happen to you??
specta 03/31/20 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

When we all are trolls more or less, LOL!! That we can agree on. :B
specta 03/31/20 12:53pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

"Visitors may continue to enjoy BLM managed public lands. We recommend visiting areas close to home while avoiding very popular or crowded locations where social distancing may be difficult and limiting group activities to members of your household. Please note that fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use, and use of special areas, remain in effect." Trolling??? Nope. Just going camping and following their guidelines.
specta 03/31/20 12:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

Everyone's situation is different. https://i.postimg.cc/wMgLXJ25/IMG-8573crop.jpg I bought my camper used because it had a built in generator. It wasn't working so I bought a brand new one. I had a divorced generator with my last camper and didn't want that setup again. I'm gone all day and I've never needed AC at night where I camp so it doesn't run 24/7. Cummins calls this a "QG", quiet generator and with the compartment being fully enclosed except of the vent in the door and a resonator on the exhaust its pretty darn quiet. https://i.postimg.cc/zvPxf0w2/IMG-9524.jpg This was this past November. My friend has a Boliy generator that is also a quiet generator. Even with my exhaust pointing in his direction, with his door wide open he could not hear my generator running when he was inside his TT. I'm sure there are other generators that are quieter than mine but when it is running what little noise there is it doesn't bother me a bit. https://i.postimg.cc/rm4hpSZq/IMG-8574.jpg I also like just pushing a little button to fire it up or turn it off when ever I want. Simplicity and convenience at its best. :B I either camp by myself or with friends and never around other people so my generator never bothers other campers.
specta 03/31/20 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Quarantine Mods?

https://i.postimg.cc/pV9LLpjn/IMG-1539.jpg I added a 2nd battery. :)
specta 03/31/20 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

So I've changed my mind about going camping here in one of our campgrounds this weekend......... https://i.postimg.cc/vHW855Tp/IMG-6154.jpg I'm going out into the San Rafael Swell in a neighboring county. After talking with one of the county's town mayors I changed my mind about where I was going to go camping. She reminded me that our governor offered a “directive” not an order. So, I'm going camping.
specta 03/31/20 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

The last two times I did it,I wrapped the AC in a moving blanket then used a rope to pull it up top...Works best with two people but one can do it..The blanket keeps it from banging the sides of the camper..Then the rest is easy... That's a good idea. But in all reality what's a piece of cake for some is a nightmare for others. I live in a 40 ft TT. I must be used to the AC noise because it doesn't bother me in the least. But then I have no problem sleeping in a running Freightliner with the AC running wither. https://i.postimg.cc/xC2B7C7W/IMG-3970.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Kj9PbkH4/IMG-3974.jpg Years ago I had a 1969 vintage Excel TT. I bought a window AC for it and only used it once when we met friends from out of state in an RV park. We only boondocked in higher elevations and never had a need for AC. The windows slid open and the aluminum frame fit right in the grooves of the AC unit. I put a small wedge in the window that slid open to keep it tight against the AT and cut a piece pf Plexiglas to fit on top. It didn't require any modifications and only took a few minutes to put in place. It worked well but if it was something that I would have used all the time I would have bought and installed a roof unit.
specta 03/30/20 07:50am Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

I live in a campground. And yes, I enjoy it.
specta 03/29/20 07:43pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

Calif just Closed all 280 State Parks and their campgrounds I'm sure we'll see more down the road. Our notice to only allow same county residence is in place until April 13 unless things change sooner. Six of them have closed their campgrounds and six have closed their visitor centers. Not all of them are the same six.
specta 03/29/20 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

I’m not sure there’s a point to allowing in-county and not out. Spreading is spreading and it’s not like you’re going to keep it out of the county. Enjoy your camping while you can. I think in some areas it make a little sense. Our county has no cases reported as of yet. So people traveling from outside our county can leave it on gas pumps and possibly if they stop at the store to pick something up.
specta 03/29/20 02:46pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

All Nevada campgrounds are closed, including Valley of Fire what I had in my spring plans. Forecast says we should have 80F this week. Enjoy when you can. Currently only 6 of Utah State Park's campgrounds are closed. The rest of them like mine are restricted to local folks living within the same county as the Park. We've had to turn away several RVers. :(
specta 03/29/20 09:27am Truck Campers
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