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RE: Pop-up Truck Camper Peeps - question for you...

The rules vary from campground to campground , you need to ask . Most of the time it’s a matter of consideration and accessibility. Being in a tent surrounded by RV’s is not wonderful. I know I don’t care to be sandwiched between 40’ MH’s , even in my TC . Sometimes is so the view is not completely blocked from those across the road . Most tent sites don’t have hookups . Sometimes it doesn’t matter at all .
ticki2 06/29/22 07:31am Truck Campers
RE: Ford F250 frame hold downs?

You can also use an old style belly bar if it doesn’t interfere with anything under the frame like exhaust or drive shaft . Given you use the right size material they are very strong . The down side is they are always there sticking out . You can make them short and use removable inserts . Keep in mind that with either Torklift or belly bar you are more likely to rip out the attachment on the camper long before either of them fail .
ticki2 06/28/22 05:08am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Mounted her on the truck yesterday for the season . Removed steps to reseal and urethane the exposed underside of floor at door . Replaced broken handles on kitchen faucet . Found small leak at faucet valve so replaced the O rings, all better . Checked all systems , water , propane , fridge and electric , all good to go . Next is a little interior cleaning , exterior wash , then pack . Heading to friends for the 4th in the Adirondacks for a week
ticki2 06/23/22 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: First big trip - Newbie questions

An air leak on the suction side can also cause this . Check all fitting from water tank to pump .
ticki2 06/22/22 04:47am 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. Yes, I am bummed. I don't know how to heat ourselves at night. Below 40-degrees and it's downright uncomfortable. We have a Little Buddy heater, but not for sleeping. We have Reflectix around the vinyl (we have a pop-up TC), but that's not enough. Back to the drawing board. For camping without electric hookup in cool/cold weather it’s pretty difficult to heat the camper without a gas or diesel vented heater . It was as an option on your camper , apparently not taken . It might be time to reconsider .
ticki2 06/21/22 05:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Lowering / raising with manual jacks

Four inches at a time seems excessive...try two. Regarding electric jacks and trailer tongue jacks, I'm a fan of using a battery powered drill. I agree . I have manual jacks and if raising them one at a time 4” it will always unload one of the other legs . As was said try 2” . Ultimately it’s the same amount of cranks to achieve the desired height
ticki2 05/24/22 06:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance TC - lithium - DC-DC charger question

Considering it’s a diesel it will be running in the lower rpm range further limiting its output
ticki2 05/20/22 06:28am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot dirty water streaks down sides from roof, solutions?

I have had good luck cleaning campers with Spray 9 . It’s also a disinfectant and helps control mildew .
ticki2 05/15/22 02:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Maxxfan delux latent power draw

Is it only the version that's operated via remote that has a parasitic draw? I’m afraid that’s no so . The unit I reported on is a Maxxfan deluxe 6200k manually operated lid with no remote control .
ticki2 05/01/22 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Maxxfan delux latent power draw

Finally got to test the maxxfan for latent power draw . Even in the off position it draws .10 amps , not a lot but it will still take my batteries down to 50% in 2 months while in storage. I installed a toggle switch to completely shut it off . In storage, simpler to just use the battery disconnect (assuming it's wired correctly to completely disconnect the battery) rather than searching every possible item and adding multiple switches. The maxxfan was my only latent power draw and a simple $3 toggle switch solved it . There are multiple ways to skin a cat.
ticki2 04/28/22 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Maxxfan delux latent power draw

Finally got to test the maxxfan for latent power draw . Even in the off position it draws .10 amps , not a lot but it will still take my batteries down to 50% in 2 months while in storage. I installed a toggle switch to completely shut it off . In storage, simpler to just use the battery disconnect (assuming it's wired correctly to completely disconnect the battery) rather than searching every possible item and adding multiple switches. For some that is true . I happen to store my camper on my property and want to use my lights on entry for checkups . I also have my battery charger set up on a weekly timer for winter and a battery disconnect would not allow charging. There may be some who would be interested to know that the maxxfan does not shut completely off with the off switch .
ticki2 04/27/22 11:54am Truck Campers
RE: Maxxfan delux latent power draw

Finally got to test the maxxfan for latent power draw . Even in the off position it draws .10 amps , not a lot but it will still take my batteries down to 50% in 2 months while in storage. I installed a toggle switch to completely shut it off .
ticki2 04/26/22 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Ralph , I hope you report back with your findings once you have had a chance to use them
ticki2 04/25/22 03:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Jack Failure Disaster

I don’t think that vintage camper was every designed to support corner jacks , they had under wing supports . While the picture of the angle iron attaching to the under wing angle and then going up the side in theory looks good I doubt if there is any backing in the side wall at that point to bolt to .
ticki2 04/15/22 04:43am Truck Campers
Maxxfan delux latent power draw

Has anyone tested their maxxfan delux for power draw when shut off ?
ticki2 04/04/22 11:26am Truck Campers
RE: Turn light not working - all others are

What do you mean by “ all that stuff “ ? The op has one turn signal light not working on the camper , all other lights on truck and camper are working .
ticki2 03/10/22 07:32am Truck Campers
RE: Turn light not working - all others are

Brake and turn use the same wire to the camper. Most likely it is on the truck end where it combines these lines. Does not say what truck is. Does it use seperate lamp brake/turn? Might be in the turn signal switch. The truck is a Chevy 1500 Silverado from 2007. There is only one wire/connection from the truck to the camper, which connects all electrical stuff (charging the house battery of the camper, tail lights etc.) GM trucks from 2007 classic and earlier and probably later had a junction plate and connectors for the rear lights and trailer plug mounted on the left rear frame cross member . Good place to check for connectivity or a broken wire .
ticki2 03/09/22 08:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Europeon 220 converter used with N American truck alternator

If you do decide to charge from the truck alternator you should disconnect the charging after the batteries are fully charged as lithium batteries should not be continually charge after full charge . Another temporary alternative would be to use an extension chord to the present converter ( if it is lithium compatible ) to a 220v outlet in your house . You may need adapters to the European plug .
ticki2 03/06/22 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: How To Tear Off Your Truck Camper Jack Made Easy

I think it has more to do with the color of the cones and the fact that it indicates to oncoming traffic that the vehicle is parked and not moving
ticki2 03/05/22 06:54am Truck Campers
RE: Something I found that is amazing!

Short term a wooden exterior might be a conversation piece. Long term? No. Wood exterior houses have lasted hundreds of years . Also wood exterior houses have collapsed in earthquakes. Now set a glass of water on your hood, drive down a smooth street. So has every other type of building .
ticki2 03/01/22 08:07am Truck Campers
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