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RE: Long Bed vs Bigger Overhang - off - roading

I have the BF 1500 jimh425 spoke of, and find it to be a nice compromise. A long bed super cab replaced the short bed crew cab, and gave us a tad more interior room with the same wheelbase. The new camper has a nice short overhang (ordered without the bumper/deck). Our last venture from the pavement took us on the Wolverine Trail and Burr Trail switchbacks in Utah. Not a five by any means. I don't believe a dually will fit the ruts of a two rut road very well. Uneven washouts that will tip the rig are where I look for another route.
stevenal 10/26/21 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Puzzled by Refrigerator Problem

I've had two campers in my life, and both had regulators that were improperly set until I adjusted them. Either get a manometer, or find an RV servicer with one.
stevenal 10/25/21 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: DC Conversion and Amp Hours for CPAP

The meter you used measures kWh at 120V. If we assume the 120V and the 12V adapters have similar efficiency, I would use the same measurement at 12V. Multiply by 1000 to get Wh. Divide by 12V to get Ah. Divide by hours of use to see average amps at 12V.
stevenal 09/21/21 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Hmm... another use for Tork-Lift?

Even if he's within width requirements, the driver cannot see where the extensions are. Note that he is not within his lane.
stevenal 09/15/21 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Cabinet hardware recommendations

After a water bar unloaded my kitchen cabinets onto the floor and dogs, I supplemented the hinge struts with magnet style latches from Amazon. I think they were rated 60 lbs each, and ended up with two per cabinet. Must be a problem with the conversions, because there is no way it takes 120 lbs to open. It does take a sharp pull however. Also ditch the included screws and get some good ones.
stevenal 09/08/21 02:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Refrigerator won't light at higher elevation

Checked your LP pressure? Both my truck campers came from the factory with low pressure.
stevenal 08/30/21 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone with 12v Air Conditioning Experience?

Kaytag1, I never purchased the standard, but from https://archive.org/stream/ansi-rvia-lv-standard-for-low-voltage-systems-in-conversion-and-recreational-vechicles/ANSI%20RVIA%20LV%20-%20Standard%20for%20Low%20Voltage%20Systems%20in%20Conversion%20and%20Recreational%20Vechicles_djvu.txt #8 stranded is good for 40A. But if the wires are part of the inverter, they should be covered by its listing, and RVIA would not apply.
stevenal 08/30/21 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with 12v Air Conditioning Experience?

Kayteg1, Have you checked the RVIA electrical codes? I was impressed on how conservative they are. You are correct regarding wiring in cars, but I believe the topic here is wiring in TCs.
stevenal 08/30/21 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: Do pass-through windows leak?

Covered by the cabover and inside the draft of the truck cab, this is our preferred window to keep open for our pets' comfort in all weather but dust.
stevenal 08/25/21 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

80 where allowed on Idaho and Utah freeways and when not too windy. If there were no limits, I think 80 would still suit.
stevenal 08/19/21 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Monument Valley

Some time ago we stayed at the CG inside the park. The View, I think it's called. Very primitive, but we had it to ourselves. Had to chase off some feral dogs before letting our two out. The view made it all worthwhile. Also, a good place to leave the camper so we wouldn't shake up the beer when driving the valley road.
stevenal 08/14/21 12:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Custom truck camper tie down mounts?

Has anyone actually looked at how those brackets are attached to the camper? Sure. On my BF, at first look it looks like the are held on with six screws. Look behind the fiberglass and wood, however, and there's a ~3X4 backing plate.
stevenal 08/06/21 07:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

All multiple-axle trailers do it all the time. Than nobody expect trailer tires to last 100,000 miles. Millions of tandem axle trucks on the road every day. Do they replace the tires with every trip? Note that tandem axles are placed right next to each other, and the tire sizes are equivalent. These are widely separated from the rear axle and so small there's little flex in the rubber to allow the side movement. You can see how tire flex helps here.
stevenal 07/23/21 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

Turn right and the tag wheels go left. No way to roll left, so they scrape left. Replace tires after every trip?
stevenal 07/22/21 03:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Kimbo or Lance for the Cybertruck?

Neither,wait until Tesla makes the semi.Then put anything you want on it. Why wait for Tesla?
stevenal 07/19/21 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: 2022 F350 order options for TC

We went from a short bed crew to long bed super with no added length. Long bed crew is way too long in my opinion. We can always fold down the front console if we need to put a grand kid in the front with us one day. Also enjoying the ability of the diesel to go 80 on the freeways where conditions and limits allow. The old gasser could do 80 downhill with a tailwind only with the camper on. The 4X4 is handy for getting out of tough situations (we try to avoid using it to get in). Many slick boat ramps require 4 wheel low.
stevenal 07/15/21 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Problem with U-Haul refill. Time replace my propane tanks?

I use exchange cylinders when certification lapses and when refilling is less convenient. The only problem was when I picked up a tank that was nearly out of date, and needed to exchange it once more when empty.
stevenal 07/13/21 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: License plates

I admit that I haven't checked the statutes of all the states and provinces. The handful I've checked all require plates to be attached to the vehicle. Can anyone link me to a law that states plates can be attached to the cargo instead? The rear plate on my truck is illuminated when the headlights are on. Do those attaching plates to a load of lumber likewise attach lights?
stevenal 07/10/21 10:13am Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

3) install either Sumo Springs or Timbrens to prevent as much rear sag as possible. One article I read claimed that adding airbags (and I assume that implies Sumo's and Timbrens) would only increase the tippiness. Any comment on that? Due to their inboard location on my old SRW F350, I found Timbrens increased the sway. Upper Stable Loads and a pair of Roadmaster anti-sway bars got it back where it was acceptable.
stevenal 07/07/21 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Filling the water tank at home

I remember my first trip to the boundary waters canoe area in Minnesota. Us city kids were stunned when the outfitter told us to drink the lake water no filter needed. I must say we had no issues. And I recall portaging around the beaver dams there as a youth. Ever here of beaver fever (giardia)? We also drank the water; after treating it.
stevenal 06/28/21 04:15pm Tech Issues
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