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RE: Solution to Trash Left Behind!

No 27 eight by ten color glossy photographs with with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one?
stevenal 09/26/20 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Furnace running requires hookup or engine running?

Take the battery to an auto parts store for testing and provide results to owner.
stevenal 09/21/20 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2200 on front hitch...possible overheating?

One of my off season projects last year was to install a Torklift front hitch for a Torklift carrier with a 2200i. This hitch mounts high. My summer travels took us over mountain passes without issue.
stevenal 09/18/20 11:20am Truck Campers
RE: Coleman Mach 8 Cub freezing

Thanks Doug. High fan is a bit noisy, but backing off the temperature has worked for several nights now. The filters are clean. Seems like there should be a way to add a sensor and relay to allow a cooler setting.
stevenal 08/27/20 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Mach 8 Cub freezing

Thanks Doug. Yes the controls are on the ceiling unit. Any way to add a sensor?
stevenal 08/24/20 08:20pm Tech Issues
Coleman Mach 8 Cub freezing

We've used the AC more this year, and have had some instances of freeze-up. After some warm nights, I think we've found the temperature setting that works throughout the night. I wonder though, what else might be done. None of the on-line info I've found indicate this unit has a freeze sensor. Is this true, and is there a way to install one aftermarket? Thanks.
stevenal 08/24/20 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Camper Jacks

I rebuilt one that I keep for a spare. Any water that gets inside will sit on the lower bearing until it rusts. The rebuild included drilling holes in the end cap to let the water escape. I don't know if the new vertical motor is better.
stevenal 08/23/20 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Timbrens vs Stableloads

Due to the inboard placement, Timbrens increased sway on my old truck. I corrected it with Energy Suspension devices installed on the overload bump stops. My new truck got upper Stable Loads and upgraded anti-sway bars only.
stevenal 08/01/20 10:15am Truck Campers
RE: 3M 5200 Marine Sealant et al

5200 is great stuff. I use it to seal screws and sink drains. Never tried using as a caulk.
stevenal 07/06/20 02:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Attwod water heater issue

Will you adjust the pressure on the new regulator?
stevenal 07/05/20 08:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Attwod water heater issue

A manometer is a handy tool to own. I have a feeling many builders just put the plumbing together and never bother adjusting the regulator.
stevenal 07/04/20 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: CHMSL

It's not part of the normal 7 pin harness normally used for a TC. You have left and right stop and turns, but no stop by itself.
stevenal 07/01/20 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Timbren SES

I began with Timbrens on my old truck. They helped with sag, but made the sway worse. This is due to the inboard mounting location. I was able to reduce the sway with energy suspension bumpers on the overloads. On my new truck, I went first with TL upper Stableloads and found the sag was acceptable.
stevenal 06/30/20 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

Thanks-great input. I had a good conversation with TL the other day. I will be going with lower SL’s first and see how that goes. I can add uppers later if needed. Thx to All. You'll be drilling your springs? I'll be curious to hear how that goes.
stevenal 06/29/20 07:43pm Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

I have them, and they don't engage or otherwise affect the ride when unloaded. If they did, I would contact TL.
stevenal 06/21/20 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

So here's my no drill project. The horizontal pieces are intended to keep the supports pressed into the corners to prevent the whole thing from bouncing up. Thanks for the bullnose edge idea. https://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=344455cf-3fd3-4926-a6ae-f52fca19293b&file=IMG_0996.JPG height=700 width=500
stevenal 06/05/20 08:44pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

I like the bullnose front edge, and used the idea. Helps hide my ragged saw cut on the shelf. Project is going well and should be finished when I get a few more hours to work on it.
stevenal 05/31/20 10:53pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Very timely post. Thanks. Since we bought our camper in '18, my wife has been asking for shelves in the wardrobe. I've been slow to respond due to the thin paneling inside. I managed to find this video yesterday. I shared many of this lady's concerns, so I began my own no-drill solution. 2X4s will take up too much space, so I've got 2X2s in the back and 1X2s in the front. Unlike the video, I'll shape the shelves to fit around the supports so less space is wasted. It won't be anywhere near as pretty as Jeff's work, but I think It'll be functional. Starting with two shelves up high, but more can be added later if desired. Removable for trips where we really want to hang clothing, or for the next owner.
stevenal 05/31/20 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: vibration

After getting the letter from Ford, I contacted the service center and described the problem. They went ahead and replaced the steering damper today. We'll see if there's any recurrence.
stevenal 05/29/20 04:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Hooking grill to onboard propane

I have a Magnum that came with a one piece regulator/control. Bypassing was not an option, since there would be no flame control. I found that Magnum has a low pressure control available. Might check with the manufacturer.
stevenal 05/26/20 08:05pm Tech Issues
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