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RE: Combining battery sizes in parallel.

This is done every day in the commercial world. I would separate them into two banks and charge them together but use and store them separately. For best efficiency, I would only connect them all together when charging. I am certainly not a 12v guru but it seems to me that any of us charging from the trucks alternator are doing this regularly . The truck and house batteries are almost never the same size or type battery .
ticki2 12/08/16 03:51pm Truck Campers
RE: registration woes with new truck

Yes, a ranch or farm. You can also used dyed fuel since there is an exemption from road taxes. This truck and camper are strictly personal use and not commercial. Think twice about using off road fuel in your truck . There are some pretty hefty fines for misuse .
ticki2 12/08/16 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: registration woes with new truck

You mean to tell us that a C&C according to CA is not a complete vehicle? I guess I can expect that sort of rubbish out of that place. But really now? I guess I would have to ask them how they license class 6,7,8 trucks then. The manufacturers also classify a C&C as an incomplete vehicle .
ticki2 12/07/16 02:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper drawing on truck battery

Yep , normal for a GM . I use a 100a continuous duty solenoid ( about 20 bucks )for the charge line . Hook the exciter wire to ignition only fuse , or always hot to a lighted switch on the dash so you can turn it on or off at will .
ticki2 12/06/16 04:22pm Truck Campers
RE: LED Bulbs

I bought these 2 years ago and they all still work and don't get hot . The saying " you get what you pay for " has long since worn itself out IMHO . http://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-1156-BA15S-27-SMD-LED-RV-Camper-Trailer-White-Light-Bulbs-1141-1003-12V-US-/201291799753?hash=item2edded1cc9:g:PoUAAOSwyQtVrfgZ
ticki2 11/29/16 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Rubber material on truck bed

Try a concrete plant , gravel pit , grainery , etc. , they often use heavy rubber belting to run the conveyors . They usually have some broken scraps they will give you .
ticki2 11/28/16 06:56am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone else taking off with their TC for Turkey Day?

Headed to the woods on Friday . Anxious to see how TC does in cooler weather , all systems functioning . TC always came off earlier because of other obligations . Days in the 30'S , nights in the 20'S , some rain , some snow. Only 20 miles from home so if things go awry it's back to the heated shop . Safe travels to all .
ticki2 11/23/16 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Frozen hot water tank

I would use the gas heater a few minutes at a time which will let the warm water melt the ice . If you just let it run it might over heat the little water that has melted which will make it expand . It shouldn't take too long, water is a great equalizer . Just because there is ice at the plug doesn't mean it is frozen solid . The plug is the most exposed place . Good luck
ticki2 11/22/16 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: electrical questions about my '96 Skyline WeekEnder 910

No ,it is not normal , everything 12v should work off the TC battery . Someone did some creative wiring . You will have to trace each circuit to find out where and how it terminates .I suspect there are some switches and possibly solenoids involved . Are you getting any charge from the truck to the TC battery ?
ticki2 11/21/16 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Studded 19.5 snow tires?

I wonder who makes Daytons, now, Dayton tire went out of business in the 90s. Here is a little history . http://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-article/the-story-of-dayton-tyres
ticki2 11/16/16 06:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum Truck Bed

EBY truck and trailer have a dealer in Amarillo . I have a 14 year old alum flatbed of theirs and it has held up well .
ticki2 11/16/16 12:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

garry You're coming along nicely . I am experimenting with some foam sheet glued to the lower wall in back of the cushions to see if it helps with condensation . I'll post after TG if it works .
ticki2 11/15/16 10:04am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

IH That set up is looking really sharp , nice job on the truck . If it wasn't for the easy up you would think that picture was taken in 1970 .
ticki2 11/15/16 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Got high beamed last night!!

The simplest thing to do is learn how to adjust the headlights , it's usually easy . No matter what you do to suspension there will always be a difference in headlights between loaded and unloaded .
ticki2 11/10/16 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Been working all day on the Avion. Just came in to colapse. Very bummed. Moved stuff out of the dinette area to place some foam board in the plate covering the old HWH as it is a source of condensation. Went to pull up the reflectix insulation that is over the wing and was met with completely soaked plywood....argh..... Had just sealed the drivers window when I noticed the caulking had pulled away from the skin. Sure enough the same had happened awhile ago on the passengers side and had gone unnoticed partially due to the reflectix. It is approved at a moisture barrier. I can attest it works well for that as this had gone unnoticed for awhile. The rain would leak into the wall and then come out on top the wing under the reflectix. Gary it may also be condensation . Just got back from a rainy weekend , temps 30 to 40f . Things stayed pretty dry with some venting at the roof and the range hood when cooking . Where it wasn't dry was all around the dinette where the cushions were against the wall and the same for the mattress , When I pulled them away for a while they dried out . I have to come up with a solution because I want to be able to camp in the cold and wet . I can see why many Avions rot out the wings and bunks .
ticki2 10/30/16 12:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas storage for Generators

Not to mention the 420#
ticki2 10/28/16 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: hitch extension and weight distribution

I am not sure what it sums up . The OP is trying to increase the capacity of his extension, not his DRW truck or his under loaded trailer . His tongue weight is 400# , 1000# bars are for twice that. Sure he can use the 1000# bars but they are not going to perform the way he wants it to . Overkill is not always better .
ticki2 10/23/16 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Forget about Chevy 1500 & 2500 series for truck campers now

Just went to the Chevy dealer today and regardless what is advertised about payloads in the spec sheets, there now is a sticker in the glove compartment on all new Chevys showing the cargo limit for a "slide in truck camper". So after I was talked out of a 1500 series truck due to payload issues and rightly so, now the new sticker now says 962 lbs weight limit and the 2500 series says 2082 lbs. Unless Im missing something here, I doubt anyone will be able to use these any more unless they have the lightest campers made. Guess that only leaves Ford as an option since Toyota and Nissan are also very light payload capacities. Not sure about Dodge. I took a picture of the sticker but it has to be hosted somewhere to post it here? Cant I just upload from my computer? If you want rediculous , there were some years that Dodge said you could not have a truck camper at all . Not many listened .
ticki2 10/22/16 05:13pm Truck Campers
RE: hitch extension and weight distribution

I don't think you will get enough bend in the 1000 lb bars with the small weight involved to keep them loaded when the hitch ball comes up .
ticki2 10/22/16 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: 2015 Summer Journey, Crossing Canada part 7

Alex , I like your style of reporting . Not all the typical tourist attractions but the everyday life of traveling a long trip . For me it has always been about the journey more than the destination .
ticki2 10/22/16 01:17pm Truck Campers
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