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RE: Evaporative Coolers for Lance

I don’t know what the Lance rep is talking about , maybe he doesn’t either . Every RV roof top AC I know of fits standard 14”x 14” opening , same as a standard roof vent . The particular model that lance used back then may no longer be available but you don’t need to stick with the same model . As far as evaporative coolers they only work well in very dry climates .
ticki2 06/08/21 07:25am Truck Campers
RE: Patch small hole in aluminum siding

Bigfoot is fiberglass not aluminum . Once you use silicone you cannot change , other caulks will not stick to the residue from silicone
ticki2 06/07/21 02:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Patch small hole in aluminum siding

Silicone should not be used on aluminum or any where on a camper . There are a number of caulks compatible with aluminum, dicor , trempro 621 , etc..
ticki2 06/07/21 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: 2007 Chevy 2500HD classic/superhitch spare doesn't fit.

I have had no change in coolant temps with a front mounted spare . Also much easier to access and check pressure .
ticki2 06/07/21 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: Heavy duty hitch extension??

Get to the scales with your present truck and trailer loaded , that will tell you how much capacity you have left on the rear axle and tires . You are probably limited to a small camper with no overhand so no extension hitch .
ticki2 05/26/21 05:25am Truck Campers
RE: Where are the camper salvage yards?

RV DR.GEORGE in Sacramento
ticki2 05/19/21 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: External Holding Tanks for Extended Boon Docking

It is a guestimate but my sister went through this in the same area and it was around that. Part of the high cost is we are looking at a 5 bedroom house and a 3 bedroom shop so 8 bedrooms total. It requires over an acre of leach line according to the county. I haven't gotten quotes yet but will probably start looking at it next week. If I have way overblown the guestimate then great, I'll just do the septic and be one with it. I would suggest building separate systems , one for the house and one for the barn . If there is ever a need for repair or rebuild you would have some backup . For the short term look into a dug privy if allowed . For the small use you are talking about it would last for years . Not all locations allow them but many do .
ticki2 05/17/21 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: RV window seal/glazing

Pelland enterprises has a number of seals , also Vintage Trailer supply .
ticki2 05/08/21 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: toilet water valve

It sounds like a place a spray hose option attached . Might have had a block off that finally leaked . Does it have a spray hose now ? Just a guess.
ticki2 05/03/21 04:06am Truck Campers
RE: Tires (the weakest link)

I would also like to know where you found a weight rating stamped on a GM wheel .
ticki2 04/17/21 07:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

All builders use spring loaded FRONT tie downs, not backs. Not true. My fastguns all have springs. The sample size is so tiny that I don’t think we can come to a conclusion about the cause. We are left with guesses and a lot of variables. I think GM was the first to have a report of crowned bed. I don’t remember any damage attributed to it though. As they say “ the devil is in the details “ . The Torklift fast guns are used with frame mount attachments , which are fairly rigid , so the rears are also spring loaded . The Happijac system uses the rear bumper for the rear turnbuckle , which is fairly flexible so used a rubber bumper . The front turnbuckle is spring loaded because the mount is attached to the bulkhead and the frame making it fairly rigid . The Torklift equivalent of the Happijac turnbuckles are called Anchor Guard and are made the same as Happijac and only the front short one have springs , the long rears have rubber bumpers . It also begs the question why Torklift made an exact copy of the turnbuckle that is only used in their competitors design :h
ticki2 04/17/21 06:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

Wondering if anyone else has this issue I have a bed mat since new. I've tried .75 plywood, but took it out again after it didn't help. There is also a slight crowning of the truck's bed. Maybe about .5" to .75", most noticable right in front of the factory pin hitch location in the bed. I think the AF is bending the truck badly. I don't drive like a dope. This is my 2nd camper, and my 6th rv. Folks have logged millions of miles with both hapijac and torklift tie downs with no bed damage . I don’t believe the tie downs are the problem , nor the aluminum bed . The camper bottom needs a flat surface to rest on or it will rock no matter how tight the tie downs . What ever is the cause of the crown in the bed , whether it is by design , the hitch pin , or a flaw , it needs to be remedied or you are just chasing you tail .
ticki2 04/17/21 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Front bed dipping with camper help

BTW , that doesn’t look like an original bed support . So much rust and the bottom of the bed looks new . Somethings amiss
ticki2 04/07/21 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Front bed dipping with camper help

If you are in the middle of nowhere you should be able to find a small fallen tree , maybe 6” diameter . Take the weight of the camper off the bed with the jacks . Measure the height and cut a section of log and jam it in between the frame and bed . Lower the camper and between the weight and the tie downs it should stay there if you take it easy .
ticki2 04/07/21 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: LED Replacement bulbs high moisture environment survival

I bought some cheap bulbs from sell at Yitamotor on eBay out of Washington as an experiment for my existing fixtures . That was 5 years ago and they all still work and have had no problems . 10 for $13.99 . They had both bright and soft white . I went with bright as my lenses have yellowed a bit after 50 years . Don’t see how more expensive one would serve me any better .
ticki2 03/23/21 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

Thanks everyone for suggestions and comments , especially those with real life experience . I decided on the maxxfan 6500k manual 10 speed reversible with smoke over . It arrive today from camping world , good sale , $239 free shipping . It will be a week or two for installation depending on weather or shop space . Initial inspection looks to be well made . Don’t think the plastic frame will last 50 years like the aluminum one I’ll be taking out , but then neither will I, lol . The cover does come with lifetime warranty to original purchaser , 2 years on the rest .
ticki2 03/17/21 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Find cross pieces under metal roof to mount solar panel?

If you feel comfortable that you hit the rafters with the one installed you can use it to measure from to fond the rafters for the new one using the diagram
ticki2 03/12/21 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

Monkey , your experience mirrors my thinking to a tee . I also regret taking out a well built aluminum vent and replacing it with plastic . Though I do feel the benefits outweigh the loss
ticki2 03/12/21 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

What kind of 'less amps' are we talking about? A lot less than the 3.6 a of the original
ticki2 03/12/21 10:36am Truck Campers
Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

I’m contemplating replacing the original roof vent . The goals are less noise , less amps and reversibility. What’s the consensus ? Thanks
ticki2 03/12/21 07:52am Truck Campers
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