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RE: Might sell the F450 and go F550 with liquid springs

I had a scary experience with the adaptive cruise on a Highlander recently. The radar keyed on a nearly stopped vehicle in the right hand turn lane, while the through lane that I was in arced away to the left up ahead. The result was hard braking in the with traffic moving at highway speed behind. This tech needs more work.
stevenal 08/25/22 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: Back to truck campers

My answer to sway was Stable Loads and aftermarket anti-sway bars. Other swear by their duallies for that purpose. I'm with those above, who like having everything along when on sightseeing day trips. Others here will say dropping the TC and using the unloaded truck for day tripping is the way to go.
stevenal 08/16/22 08:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Water inside refrigerator

Check the drain. Water should collect in a tray under the fins inside the fridge. From there it runs outside through the lower vent.
stevenal 08/15/22 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator is dead

Suggest seeing if Dinosaur has a replacement. Better than OEM in my experience.
stevenal 08/13/22 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement City Water Inlet recommendation

I’m confused. Why run the pump when on city water?
stevenal 08/10/22 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: 2012rvlife.com

Sorry. (not at all) Fan-tastic Vent Fan
stevenal 07/20/22 03:16pm Tech Issues
2012rvlife.com

My four year old FF started slowing way down last week. After checking the path to the motor, I decided the motor was faulty and replaced it. The kit came with the bracket and blade, so I replaced all. The fan made a horrible clacking noise at low speed. I ran it on high for an hour to see if it would settle down. No luck, so I put the old blade on and all was quiet. Seems they didn't bother to balance the new blade. One day latter, the new motor is dead. I've heard it here before the new FF is not like the old. After perusing a few videos, I'm not sure Max is much better. A bit of Googling brought up the 2012rvlife product. Not much info out there on them, and I'm leery of Chinese products. Still, the idea of a brushless long life motor is appealing. Anyone try on of these?
stevenal 07/20/22 12:53pm Tech Issues
RE: New shocks?

^Yeah I'm going to take the rears down to the mid 30's and see if that helps before I spend a sh@*load of money on shocks. Dang I didn't know shocks had gotten that expensive, You may find running on under inflated tires to be more expensive. Did you assume the OP meant hauling his camper or heavy load with lower tire pressures, or do you not understand load vs inflation? By under inflated, I mean not maintaining the proper inflation for the load. OP did not state for what loading he would be reducing pressure. No assumption made by me.
stevenal 07/06/22 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: 1979 Lance TC

Four flat is insufficient. Do you have a seven pin round on your truck? Left and right stop and turn, tail, backup and ground make 5. The 5th (blue) wire on the 5 pin is backup.
stevenal 07/05/22 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: New shocks?

^Yeah I'm going to take the rears down to the mid 30's and see if that helps before I spend a sh@*load of money on shocks. Dang I didn't know shocks had gotten that expensive, You may find running on under inflated tires to be more expensive.
stevenal 06/30/22 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

Lots of clear air above the burners in those pictures. Try putting a big pot on, blocking the heat.
stevenal 06/30/22 05:55pm Tech Issues
RE: First big trip - Newbie questions

We stayed at a CG once that had water, but it was supplied by a hand pump that was far from road access. We ended up making a water run. We've also stayed at CGs that warned the water was not potable. Even when not boondocking, we start with a full tank. We've also begun carrying a 7 gallon container in the back seat.
stevenal 06/20/22 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Electrical Help pls

Once the fuse blowing issue is solved, I expect you'll be dealing with battery capacity. Heating appliances will draw your battery down very quickly.
stevenal 06/20/22 08:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood water heater drain plug tightening

I run a pipe tap lightly through the aluminum threads to clean off the accumulated oxide, and use a plastic pipe approved PTFE paste on the nylon. No leaks to date.
stevenal 05/31/22 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Gas fridge on the move?

Pilot? How old a fridge are we talking about? Modern RV fridges use electronic spark ignition. When my old Dometic had check light problems, I tried blowing the flame out in an attempt to recreate the problem. It would simply spark and reignite. A Dinosaur replacement board fixed the problem.
stevenal 05/14/22 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Tailgate support rack

The receiver is attached to the frame. The TC sits on the bed, which moves with respect to the frame. Anything built flexible enough to allow this movement will likely also allow the gate to bounce.
stevenal 05/01/22 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: should I be using a stand when not in use

For added safety and stability, support the camper floor with blocks and use camper jacks to stabilize.https://www.happijac.com/images/pdfs/4150and45-4600.pdf I have always followed this advice. I have noticed that dealers never do.
stevenal 04/28/22 07:11am Truck Campers
RE: Tailgate for a truck camper

My camper doesn't extend down, but it does extend out. The tailgate cables would interfere. If your camper has taillights and your tailgate has cables, you'll need to remove the tailgate.
stevenal 04/23/22 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: How to mount stairs to old Lance?

Thanks for the update. Always nice to hear back. A few suggestions: 2X12s are heavy. I use 2X6s to get cab clearance, and these have proved sufficient. If the purpose of the mat is to prevent camper movement, you now have another potential slip area between 2Xs and camper. I use a second mat above the 2Xs.
stevenal 04/19/22 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Palomino Maverick M-800 on 2018 GMC 3500 STD BOX 4x4

COG is not simply the length in the bed and beyond halved. Your understanding is incorrect. Suggest contacting the manufacturer.
stevenal 04/11/22 08:11am Truck Campers
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