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recreation.gov app

Got a new iPhone yesterday. Some of my old apps that were downloaded with an ID I no longer use would not transfer, so I had to re-download them with my present ID. I could not find Recreation.gov on the App store. When searching, I found this. Anyone know why it's not available or if it will be again?
stevenal 02/20/19 01:43pm Technology Corner
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

Are you really unloading, as in drive out from under the camper on your flat? Or are you disconnecting tie downs and jacking the camper far enough to use a vehicle jack with no camper weight on it?
stevenal 02/15/19 12:58pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR question

I think folks are confusing axle weights with axle weight ratings. The scales weigh a vehicle one axle at at time, and the weigh master sums them to get the vehicle weight. I saw nothing in the thread that axle ratings are added.
stevenal 02/14/19 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Heater lowers Voltage ??? HARMFUL ???

before and after below The good news is I looked around and found a plug on a different breaker, and turning the heater on, on a different breaker, did not alter the volt meter reading at all. We would have never known this was happening, except we keep a volt meter plugged into a bathroom plug at all times http://rs917.pbsrc.com/albums/ad17/TyTafe/before_2.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip http://rs917.pbsrc.com/albums/ad17/TyTafe/after.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip You have a resistive leg. The problem could be in your RV, cord, plug, 50 A receptacle you're attached to, breaker feeding the receptacle, etc. You say you are full timing. In one place, or does the problem show in multiple locations? Might want to avoid using a receptacle that causes the drop until it's fixed, since some heating is occurring at the resistive point.
stevenal 02/13/19 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

The jack that came with your truck will most likely be totally inadequate for changing a tire with the camper on. I bought a 6 ton bottle jack with accessories from Safe-Jack: I keep hearing this assertion here, and never backed up. Do manufacturers really provide jacks incapable of lifting a truck loaded to its ratings? Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen, if it hasn't happened already. While powered camper jacks can be used easily enough to take the weight off, other loads are not so easy to deal with.
stevenal 02/12/19 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: TC loading trick

I put the rear torklift tie down extensions in, and angle the side mirrors down. I back while watching the gaps between the extensions and the front jacks. Once past the jacks, I simply back straight. I do stop and check frequently anyway.
stevenal 02/11/19 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

I am told that due to the aluminum frame of the current SuperDuty Fords... we have to get the TorkLift FastGuns. You were told wrong on two counts. The frame is steel, just the body is aluminum. The Fastguns are merely the turnbuckle that connects between your camper and the tie down system on the truck. There is no reason why ordinary turnbuckles could not be used structurally. Fuel door location may be a good argument for Fastguns, though.
stevenal 02/11/19 08:51am Truck Campers
RE: Honda 2200 Generator Locking Suggestions

Some of the pictures here make me think of an old forum discussion issue with a different twist. Anyone removing their front license plate and mounting it on their generator or front rack to keep it visible?
stevenal 02/07/19 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot ground wires?

RVs in general use a 12 V negative ground system. With no metallic frame to ground, there is still lots of metal to ground in the camper and much more in the truck. Connection to the tie down ensures truck is part of this system even when the cord is detached. When the truck is running, the systems are no longer isolated, and you want protection to operate in case of ground faults. The other wire is to extend the ground of the AC system. Safest to always bond. Don't know about the third wire, mine has two.
stevenal 01/28/19 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Frame mount or Bed mount

I agree, get some clearance over the bed rails. Neither camper nor truck is designed to carry weight here. Even if it's only close, it looks like little tolerance for movement. Cool camper. Is the seam right down the middle? If so, you'll want to watch out for roof leaks at the seam.
stevenal 01/25/19 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Gray tank venting problem

Is the low point accessible? If so, I would consider drilling a drain in it and plugging it with a screw. Also make sure you have a decent vent cover to keep rain water from entering the trap.
stevenal 01/24/19 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: Making my own tiedowns How to

stevenal 01/24/19 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Reciever maintenance heads up

I don't think any of us have similar issues. Seems to be coach builder's poor frame extension at fault. OEM frames from the big three should be fine if used within ratings.
stevenal 01/14/19 08:50am Truck Campers

Report form Please get your brother to report this. Maybe it will initiate a recall that might save a life or two. When the government re-opens, that is.
stevenal 01/11/19 05:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installed a front receiver on my F350 today

stevenal 01/11/19 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Installed a front receiver on my F350 today

Spiked lug nuts. Bought the truck used, it came that way, wife likes em, they stayed. I think I saw those on Ben Hur. Thanks for the write up, I may be doing something similar. I'd probably include some sort of stick to provide a visual indication of the new length.
stevenal 01/10/19 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: Heavy Duty Electric Trucks are Coming...

Nice trunk up front for storing your range extending generator.
stevenal 01/07/19 01:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Roof vent repair

Stove vent? Usually these vent out the side. Refrigerator vent perhaps? At 240, I made the mistake of stepping on the hump on my old 'foot, causing a superficial crack in the glass. I'm careful to step over the hump now along with avoiding all the other obstacles.
stevenal 01/04/19 08:40am Truck Campers

I have two 12 volt batteries so that if one fails I can disconnect it and still be operational. With 2 6s you're out of luck.
stevenal 12/31/18 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Would you buy diesel again?

Yes. Got tired of my V10 being passed by diesels on the freeway. This was without any trailer, just my non-slide, non-basement short bed Bigfoot. Really enjoying my Powerstroke.
stevenal 12/28/18 09:01am Truck Campers
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