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RE: Solar Install

....begins to rightfully work itself loose and panels end up through the windshield of a minivan full of kids or worse, causing multiple vehicles to crash? It happens more often than you're willing to admit, obviously. WHen did it happen? I've searched all over the interwebs and don't see a single report of it happening. Granted, I'm not one that would use VHB tape to attach panels to ANY roof material.
trail-explorer 10/19/22 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

Letting vehicles sit for 6 months is hard on them. How is is "hard" on them? There's no wear and tear as it's not being driven so your claim makes no sense whatsoever.
trail-explorer 10/19/22 12:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making my onboard generator quieter

Sleeping in an RV with a vacuum cleaner cooling it, powered by a lawn mower There's no vacuum cleaner that cools an RV, nor is there a lawn mower powering anything.
trail-explorer 10/19/22 12:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to re-caulk RV trailer roof?

Here's a useful video on Applying Dicor
trail-explorer 09/29/22 11:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Making my onboard generator quieter

Nice upgrade, thanks for sharing.
trail-explorer 09/29/22 11:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trailer brake problem?

A break check It was already broken.
trail-explorer 06/15/22 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: 3.42 gears for TC

Don't overthink it. It's a Duramax. It will be fine. If it wasn't fine, then the factory wouldn't offer only one gear ratio. Duramax trucks used to have 3.73 as the only gearing, but that may have changed when the 10 speed was introduced.
trail-explorer 06/02/22 12:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Caulk used at factory

Anybody know what type of caulk is typically used from the Northwood factory Geocel MHRV is what the factory uses, but it seems as though it's only available to RV manufacturers. Proflex RV is what consumers use. Here's a good video on the topic: How To SEAL YOUR Arctic Fox | ROOF and SIDES
trail-explorer 06/02/22 12:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Here's another good summary on the subject: Starlink for RV'ers
trail-explorer 05/25/22 12:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Can You Swap Brake Controller Temporarily

call the builder of the maker. No idea what that translates to.
trail-explorer 05/25/22 12:53pm Towing
RE: Load center wiring

I think it is because the negative terminal of the battery is connected to the frame ground as are the ground wires. YEP. THis.
trail-explorer 05/25/22 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford Trailer Backup Assist

I'm guessing that the steering input required to make a give turn is based on geometrical calculations of the distance between the tail gate camera location and location of the checkered sticker. Once you "relocate" the camera, all those dimensions change, so it's hard to say how well it would work.
trail-explorer 05/18/22 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: New truck! Got it!

with NHT tomorrow! What's an "NHT"?
trail-explorer 05/17/22 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Big quality of life mod

The other big mod to make is to connect the pump to the plumbing with a length of stainless braided faucet supply hose. This isolates the pulses of the pump from the rigid pex piping. Forget the above. To eliminate the pulsing, install an accumulator tank like this
trail-explorer 05/17/22 12:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Small trailer suggestions

The Founder/COO of Ember worked for both Thor and Forest River which should tell you something. I doubt he has had some divine intervention regarding build quality. FAKE NEWS alarm just went off. The Founder of Ember is not a "he". Details here if you don't believe me.
trail-explorer 05/09/22 12:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Small trailer suggestions

In many states, RVs under 4000 lbs. GVW don't require a title to sell I've never seen a trailer (RV, cargo, utility, etc) traveling down the highway without a license plate on it. Which states allow trailers to go on public roads with a license plate (and title)?
trail-explorer 05/09/22 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

Speaking of keyless entry, which lock would you recommend? This one: Keyless entry
trail-explorer 03/29/22 01:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Major Problems with Bed of Truck - how to fix?

....when you put on that many miles over rough roads. Backcountry dirt roads? or paved roads?
trail-explorer 03/21/22 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Major Problems with Bed of Truck - how to fix?

The fact that the camper has shifted to the side and blown out the front side of the truck bed and has caused it to not sit correctly on the floor of the truck bed is the likely result of why the bed is collapsing. Do you have a rubber truck bed mat to help keep the camper from sliding around in the bed? What kind of camper tiedowns are you using, Torklift frame mounted or something else? What are you using between the camper tiedown anchors and the truck's camper tiedown points - turnbuckles or Torklift fast guns? I've never seen the side of a truck be blow out like yours has. Id say the camper keeps shifting that way and causing the problem. The only fix is to replace the truck bed, or the truck, and stop the camper from shifting to the right side of the truck bed so it doesn't blow out the bed side again.
trail-explorer 03/21/22 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Major Problems with Bed of Truck - how to fix?

What year is your truck? Hang on. I might be wrong about the model of Arctic fox. I thought it was a 990. Sounds like the 811 then. In the kitchen, are there three cabinet doors over the sink/stove, or two? The 811 has only two cabinet doors up there. Have you weighed the truck empty and with the camper loaded? My gut says you are still way over the GVWR of a 2500, but the same truck bed would be used on all of the same era of Dodge / RAM trucks, so that really doesn't mean the truck bed can't support the weight since 3500s and duallys run heavy campers and the bed doesn't crush.
trail-explorer 03/21/22 01:30pm Truck Campers
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