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RE: Front Window Yes or No?

If you need security cameras, you are camping in the wrong places. Amen
ticki2 08/11/20 01:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

Guess I'm the odd man out . I would not like to have a blind spot in that direction especially when boondocking . I also like the breeze in bed when weather permits . Looks like I have been extremely lucky and have not had it leak and it's over 50 years old .
ticki2 08/08/20 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Hitch extension options?

Matthew_B , now that's a blast from the past . Hope you'll stick around for a while , it will be interesting .
ticki2 08/08/20 04:17am Truck Campers
RE: Honda2000 in an Onan compartment

Mark did a very nice job in his Honda swap . If you notice he extended the exhaust up the side of the camper to above the roof when using gasoline as the fuel . I don't think it would be wise to just stick a stock gas Honda 2000 in a generator compartment and run it there .
ticki2 08/03/20 07:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda2000 in an Onan compartment

There is a big difference between a gas generator and a propane generator as far as exhaust fumes . I don't know of any camper manufacturer that installs a built in gas generator . Warehouse forklifts all use propane . Every time there is a power outage in my little rural state at least one person dies from being foolish with a portable gas generator . Think it through and good luck .
ticki2 07/28/20 11:57am Truck Campers
RE: shifting camper

IIRC as you let the jacks down the tub of the camper tends to move away from you . I could have that backward but you'll know when you're doing it . So lift the camper so it's slightly off the bed then lower the side that needs to move away from you until it hits the bed , this should hold it in place while you lower the other side . It takes some playing around . The other thing to determine is why it shifter . Good luck
ticki2 07/23/20 08:18am Truck Campers
RE: New to Truck Camping

Couple questions on the topic. Does each seating position deduct 150lbs(Ford) from the payload? Where can you source 19.5" wheels and tires for SRW (other than Rickson)? I'm planning on a pop-up TC on a SRW, but want to tow a 19' boat or utility trailer at times. I'll try to answer your first question . The short answer is some of it . Some of the passenger weight is carried by the front axle , some by the rear . To know how much goes to each you would have to weight the truck with all seats filled and then with only driver and passenger . Subtract the difference on the rear axle weights and that's what you can add the the payload . It's actually a little more complicated than that but it's close enough .
ticki2 07/20/20 04:14am Truck Campers
RE: SUCCESS removing frozen lock nuts on HappiJac turnbuckles

50-50 Acetone and Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)is an excellent penetrating oil. Once it starts moving, switch to 100% ATF. I have found that works better than any rust buster on the market and I've tried just about all of them .
ticki2 07/18/20 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: Airbags not working with overloads

I think you have hit upon the right solution . The issue is the 2wd suspension . The front is lower than a 4wd so there is no way to raise the rear without being too high in the rear. They make simple inexpensive coil spring spacers for the front coils that will give you about 2" lift . As far as being level for the campsite I would not be concerned , it is rare to find a perfectly level campsite so you will most likely do some blocking regardless of you trucks stance .
ticki2 07/17/20 06:17am Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 08.03.2020-FILON TODAY!

Just as a caution , white Styrofoam is open cell and will absorb and hold water for a long time . Hate to see you go through that much work to have it happen again . Pink or blue or urethane are closed cell foams .
ticki2 07/14/20 03:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Dometic RM2607 Refrigerator problem

Check the refrigerators door for air leaks
ticki2 07/12/20 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: 350/3500 trucks, engine weight gas vs diesel

If you have a load in the back the extra weight of the diesel will be beneficial because you will still have more weight on the rear axle than the front . If you are empty you will have more weight on the front axle than the rear and that will work against you . That being said there is not enough difference between gas and diesel traction to make that the deciding factor .
ticki2 07/12/20 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: HOST Mystery 12vdc power port!!!???

You said you bought the unit New . Any chance your dealer brought it in from another dealer who had it in inventory and it was added there for some reason .
ticki2 07/11/20 02:10pm Truck Campers
RE: New Fridge questions

Good day, our Norcold fridge was under a recall and Norcold is honoring it even though it is old. They have offered a replacement and given us a couple of options. 1 is bigger than what we have and 1 is smaller. Before that, is it worth it to see if I can pay the difference to get a 3 way fridge vs a 2 way fridge? We only have a single battery so propane would be the preferred method for boondocking even though we only have 1 tank. I can bring an extra or 2. On to the dimensions and installation. They are paying for 2 hours of time for installation. I can do premodifications if I choose to make the space work or I can let a dealer do it. I think labor costs will be high if I let the dealer make modifications. To make the larger one fit, I'd have to drop the shelf it sits on and increase the height of the opening. The width would be narrower and would need to be filled with some kind of a trim ring. Keep in mind, this is a budget camper. Do I just get the smaller one and can one find wide trim rings to fill the gaps? Or do I go through the expense of enlarging the space at the risk of increased cost and work? We don't plan to take long trips with the camper. Weekends at most and we would likely have a cooler to. Foods to keep cold include lunch meat, milk, condiments, etc. More than likely you will not be able to lower the shelf it sits on as that is the top of the wing , below that is outside camper . Even if you did that and enclosed it somehow it would no longer fit through the tailgate . What is the difference in cf between the two choices .
ticki2 07/08/20 12:13pm Truck Campers
RE: is weldwood contact adhesive strong enough?

Matt a picture of exactly where you want the wood would be helpful . I thought I understood but now have doubts .
ticki2 07/06/20 04:01pm Truck Campers
RE: is weldwood contact adhesive strong enough?

Being on an Island you must have some decent size boat shops . Talk to their glass man , there are a lot of tricks to the trade .
ticki2 07/04/20 08:08pm Truck Campers
RE: is weldwood contact adhesive strong enough?

Weldwood is pretty good stuff but I would be hesitant to use it in the vertical were it could be exposed to big temperature change and heat from the sun . How about fiber glassing the filler boards to the shell . That's what they do on boats and truck caps for stiffeners , and they won't rot .
ticki2 07/04/20 04:57am Truck Campers
RE: Suburban furnace not restarting

If it's not the thermostat it could also be intake or exhaust air blocked not allowing sail switch to open . Sail switch controls gas valve . Mouse nest , mud dubers, hornets net , etc.
ticki2 07/02/20 03:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Suburban furnace not restarting

Sounds like thermostat issue. Is it mechanical, or electronic unit? In case you'd like to use range for emergency heating, don't do it unless you have CO detector. Even then don't use it for more than 5 minutes as CO2 level might go too high. If you could only use it 5 minutes it would be useless for cooking , and forget about the oven .
ticki2 07/02/20 03:31pm Truck Campers
RE: CHMSL

Well I have never been to Spokane so I haven't seen your trailer . I suppose others have added one also . Do you know of any manufacturer that has installed one . I don't know of the legality one way or the other .
ticki2 07/02/20 02:10pm Truck Campers
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