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RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Got ID lights installed in Grill.. thanks for the suggestion Bedlam What’s the purpose? Are you thinking someone can’t see your headlights and running lights? https://one.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standards/conspicuity/TBMpstr.html Our new replacement roof does not have cab lights, so truck no longer legal. Truck is over 80" wide (exclusive of mirrors) so cab lights like on your F450 are legally required. Reluctant to replace due to drilling new roof though likely will at some point. This, placing ID lights into grill, was an easy interim token effort to satisfy requirement temporarily. I doubt, being a pickup, I'd ever get cited for lack of ID/clearance lights but where I can I try to be within the laws.
AnEv942 09/25/21 08:00pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Ya, like the J. Geils Band song "Rust Stinks" :D.. Got ID lights installed in Grill.. thanks for the suggestion Bedlam https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Truck/i-xXJnnnm/0/2169a165/O/idlightg.jpg height=446 width=640 Jury's still out, functional but unsure. Looks a bit like the **** magnet left on going thru Pep Boys. Do serve purpose at least for awhile. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Truck/i-cj6CDVM/0/0c108aee/O/idlightk.jpg height=480 width=640 Found another option for cab lights without drilling or wiring. Caboveramerica.com makes lights that don't require drilling or wiring. Remote controlled, Solar charged battery powered cab lights. Pretty slick. But they are really expensive. Camper has ID lights and truck cab lights are switched off because of reflection so battery lights not receiving charge wouldn't be an issue. Hard to justify 10X the cost and I have a new set of cab lights on hand. Maybe after paint has cured awhile, unless these grow on me, install them on cab. The grill lights would probably look OK in-conjunction with cab lights. Things that could be done...
AnEv942 09/25/21 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: Downside to lower CO alarm?

LOL be the 1st to admit to being a bit slow, read 3 times before :S
AnEv942 09/24/21 10:06pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Ya know...that would be simple- worst case might not satisfy letter of law (mounted high as practical) but at least postpone drilling holes in roof.
AnEv942 09/19/21 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Got truck back from body shop that installed new roof skin. Spent good part of the day reinstalling interior I had removed (headliner, visors, trim etc). Another day rewiring, CB, custom interior light that controls exterior 3rd brake light functions, GPS ant etc. I have a lot of funny wiring. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Truck/i-bFVjQ6J/0/93dc6ec8/O/roof2.jpg width=640 height=480 https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Truck/i-NZWqgWx/0/e27f19ee/O/roof1.jpg width=640 height=480 Gosh- why is it leaking? Even heavy fog water dripping inside. Outside of the window rubber all that was visible was the bubbled paint. Knew I had problem but extent surprised me. Pretty sure cause, other than being a block from the Pacific, was bad glass replacement (scratched) few years ago. https://photos.smugmug.com/AnEv942/Truck/i-Lq4NC2q/0/31a73b30/O/roof3.jpg width=640 height=480 I really wanted to attempt repair and if anyplace other than windshield would have. However once I seen the required drilling of 100+ spot welds glad I had it done. 4 days in the shop-done, likely I'd still be drilling:) Probably spend a few hours today putting all my 'stuff' back in the truck. Quandary now is clearance/ID marker lights. Truck is over 80" wide so required but really don't want to drill 15 holes in new roof. Didn't have issue with them on original install but just don't want to do again.
AnEv942 09/19/21 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Battery Charging Issue

Sounds like battery dumped a cell, (or no water). Couple of times this has happened to me, one of the batteries dumping cell. As it cant take or hold a full charge fools charger (solar and/or converter) into delivering charge. continuously. most places that sell batteries can test
AnEv942 09/10/21 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Center of gravity

I also read EC 950 designed for long bed, but- so is the Fleetwood Caribou 9N?
AnEv942 08/25/21 05:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Help, 2003 Arctic Fox fridge isn’t staying cool when on DC

That has been our experience, fridge will start to warm on extended run time on DC. Mostly due to the 12v heater is less wattage so less btu than gas or AC. Traveling generally hasn't been an issue once the DC charge is resolved, but will run warmer as the day progresses, especially as outside temps rise. But have never lost food due to temps, once stopped returning to gas or shore brings temps down.
AnEv942 08/21/21 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Though our gen does run AC, if anything else on it can bog gen so should help with that. Make unplanned repair an upgrade, hopefully What did you end up doing?? Ordered replacement 50/5 uF start capacitor, temporarily transferred wires from old cap to new one to verify that was the problem and AC started up like new, both fan & compressor. Fixed! So removed the tin box that holds cap & took to shop. Slight modification to it to fit new capacitor and also add a CSR U1 5-2-1 compressor saver (cap). While the replacement start capacitor fixed the Air Conditioner, the addition of the 5-2-1 cap just amazes me. When the compressor kicks in there's virtually no loading of the generator. No real audible indication that compressor has even started, it just starts cooling. I don't have means to test load but Gen doesn't grunt for a few seconds, no loud hum from AC while compressor tries to start.. Replacement start cap $20, 5-2-1 cap $38.
AnEv942 08/17/21 09:32am Truck Campers
RE: MTI 35-742 combo detector lights

https://i.imgur.com/lFIO437.jpg Yes only one green "Operational" LED, the other is red (always) and only comes on, or in conjunction with, green LED as visual alert.
AnEv942 08/08/21 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Why put the fridge in the slide out?

I would think, WAG, because they are the deepest items, placing on slide gives more room with the least slide travel. As too weight, I'd agree, the mech doesn't really care. Only other thing Ive seen on full slides had like a hide-a-bed/couch, they certainly are not light.
AnEv942 07/20/21 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Callen Truck Camper Attachment

Not sure if same company out of southern CA Web site https://callencampers.com/ shows a contact page. Apears company sold 2018 and hasn't made campers since. If you haven't might be worth trying to contact. Few pics but don't show how camper mounted, except one shows a piece of chain in front inside bed corner. Contact previous owner? Typically shells clamped or bolted to top of bed rails. I'm assuming truck bu lights, the camper blocking access to taillight removal. Dont know what truck, on our 01 2 screws each inside tailgate pillers, so possibly drilling camper for access. Seen a few pictures of these campers mounted then inside built out with cabinets...hard to imagine doing so without ease of removal or blocking maintenance items
AnEv942 07/16/21 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Mystery Damage to my truck. From the camper??

Our Atwood swing out brackets swing inward toward truck exactly as OP shows. Ive never seen an Atwood swing out bracket that didn't. Swing from usage position to travel is maybe 120+°. The added extension plate between jack and bracket is why they are so close to truck. I have about twice the distance. 47 second youtube video Due to the notches in the hinge that keep them in position no way to adjust. Unfortunate the damage to truck but surprised this hadn't occurred before. Frame flex allows quite a bit of movement difference between bed and cab, camper can move. Jack contacting truck with so little clearance wouldn't be difficult. Powder coat verse truck paint wouldn't take long or much to scrape off trucks paint.
AnEv942 07/12/21 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: Gray Water Valve 2005 Lance 845

Typically grey is 1 1/2", black 3". Also Valterras may have size on body http://i.imgur.com/Q381V9M.jpg width=640
AnEv942 07/07/21 07:36am Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

None of the listings show amazon prime, all sold and shipped by RecPro Same unit, Direct thru recpro, even with $75 res. shipping, is $25 less than amazon. All mute if it wont fit https://i.imgur.com/btXiVVA.jpg
AnEv942 07/05/21 02:18pm Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

Why unknown but the Rec Pro only brand I noted @ amazon nonreturnable? If you had commercial shipping address (free ship) unit is less directly from RecPro. I didn't look at thier return policy... All the size issues with any low profile is why I ended up with a Brisk Air, at 29" long only one that would fit, but its 13" tall.
AnEv942 07/05/21 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Decided I needed to exercise the gen and the Air Conditioner. Generator wouldn't start. Checked propane via Mopeka monitor and all sensor batteries dead. Replaced all the batteries to find tanks empty (didn't note changeover valve showing red when tank opened, no pressure but the stove lit?) Ran to town & filled tanks, reinstall. Finally got gen running, turn on the AC and fan came on but compressor never came on. Let it run a while and then gen seriously bogs down... Gen revs back up but AC never started cooling. Switched to shore power, tried several times, nothing but fan and then the fan stopped. Let it sit a few, tried again, nothing but loud hum... nothing. Opened up AC inside and outside covers. Checked everything. Pretty sure ACs start capacitor dumped, though once down from roof I didn't go back up with multi-meter to test. Just got on line & ordered a new one. Either going to fix or not. If replacement causes AC to run $20.00 fix. If it doesn't, well that's all I'm putting in. 4 hours later have fresh batteries in the LPG monitor & sensors, full LPG tanks and generator exercised, but dead AC. Preventative exercise turned exercise in frustration/repair... Since I'm in it, while ordering new start capacitor I also picked up a 5-2-1 hard start cap. If new start cap fixes AC I'll add the hard start cap. Though our gen does run AC, if anything else on it can bog gen so should help with that. Make unplanned repair an upgrade, hopefully
AnEv942 07/05/21 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

..The great thing about Amazon is if we do not like it or it does not run we can just take it down to a drop off site... Umm- this AC, all listings I seen thru amazon, state item is a NON returnable item.
AnEv942 07/05/21 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 865 vs 855

I would go to the Lance site and download brochures for both year models, http://www.lancecamper.com/owner-support/ There's a lot of differences between the two. Construction wise brochures dont give a lot of detail. Seem similar but 500# difference of base weight even subtracting amenities (half the holding tank capacities, single lpg tank, narrower width etc.) I would assume some of that has to be in lighter weight construction.
AnEv942 07/05/21 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Front Camper Bumpers

Yes there is structure behind in the corners. So bumpers (for needed Stablecamper storage room) could be mounted to the strips as long as screws reach structure. Id caution about drilling for the center storage bracket, Drill no deeper that absolutely necessary. I assume your camper, like most, that water tank is on the other side of that front wall. Though likley a gap between tank and wall, drilling a hole in tank has happened more than once. Myself I'd open the tank box lid and verify.
AnEv942 06/26/21 10:20am Truck Campers
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