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RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Typical 20# /5gallon tank generally is filed to approx. 4.7 gallons, (exchange service typically can be as low as 4 gallons or 80%). Propane weighs 4.24 pounds per gallon. On average, the tare weight (empty) of a 20# propane tank is about 17.2 pounds. (Some might be 18# and some might be 16.6#, is called the “tare weight” which is the weight of an empty tank. Tanks have “T.W.” (tare weight) stamped on the collar of the tank. ) All in all, a completely full 20# tank weighs approximately 37 to 38 pounds. My tanks are stamped TW-16.6. IF filled to 4.7 gals @ 4.24 lb per gallon that would be 19.93 pounds. 19.93 lbs of propane plus the TW of 16.6# = 36.5# for each bottle. (if exchange service used closer to 33# per bottle) FYI #30 pound bottles would be closer 55# filled The "WC" stamped number on collar is weight IF filled with water (not propane), used converting weight to propane gallons.
AnEv942 12/12/19 11:10am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Are not the factory bottles 2) 20#?
AnEv942 12/11/19 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: What Portable Propane Gas Grill Do You Use? We use a small table top-uses 1# bottles, think I paid less than $20 from local discount drug store, though several years ago. Folds up pretty compact, easily fits in compartment.
AnEv942 12/10/19 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

Was going to say I remember biggest 'want' option was sleeves to quite the chains... width=640 Realized its been 60 years since Ford offered 'positive tailgate retention'.
AnEv942 12/09/19 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: extra fresh water width=640 height=480 Only used for grey and then rarely-even if somewhere that ground dumping Ok Ill use to transport away from where camped. Nothing worse than pulling into pristine site to find big wet spot with corn floating. Generally haul it out. Try to camp within my capacities. I'll forgo a shower if it will avoid using the pooh bucket.
AnEv942 11/28/19 09:59am Truck Campers
RE: NEWS STORY: Ford/Lance guardrail bridge

I hate stories like this, more so the sensationalism.. Once stopped the truck wasn't 'teetering' or 'dangling' and if it could roll would have rolled back onto road. IF the driver indeed was DUI-will be paying for it a long time-however its the fact that driving under the influence ends any other comments, other circumstance are glossed over-end of story. Thats a disservice..Ya dont drink and drive-you make ignorant decisions-stupid reactions, innocents can suffer and even if not your fault -it is. Chipping ice to lower outrigger Drivers condition may have caused this accident, however it could have just as easily happened with no input (or lack of) from driver. Would have been an opportunity to educate or at least mention as many are unaware that conditions on a bridge, overpass etc, can be MUCH worse when crossing them.
AnEv942 11/28/19 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Step upgrade for my Arctic Fox

I wonder if the Stow 'N Go can have additional steps mounted above the top hinge to span the basement height with one or two more steps when expanded ... just a thought. I preferred to have the step off the threshold rather than that transistion. Interesting- Mechanically you could, steps would fold. Could only go one step above Stow 'N Go pivot due to available depth..So 1/2 step height shy of being flush to threshold or where your at now (unless bumper to threshold= step rise, unlikely). Probably need to play with mounting pivots but the issue would be top step would need support somehow, at least I think, a few ways that could be done easily though. width=640 height=480 We use T/Ls basement step but having that transition step part of the scissor steps in one unit, sounds like a marketable product.
AnEv942 11/27/19 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Step upgrade for my Arctic Fox

Yes, Erector set is a good analogy. They do lend themselves to re-configuring to your specific needs/wants. There are a few threads on installs. Ours are also tread mounted flush to bumper instead of from arms. That does require moving the pin that goes into 'Stow N Go' bracket below the 3rd tread. height=480 width=640 Ours the bottom tread can open/hang down a bit. Shown is max, cant really hang any further. If that inch could cause problems simple lanyard from top/bottom tread at the side. I had more issue with how far the landing gear leg hung down in stored position so reworked so they rotate up and do not hang down below steps. Stock location, forces snubber see are fairly static, only pulling step into bracket. The snubber could be remounted above bracket slot, move pin it goes over to bottom tread. That would help pull/keep treads together-however snubber would see some additional load, resisting treads opening, going down the road? Don't know if that possible movement would be enough to fatigue rubber.
AnEv942 11/26/19 10:56am Truck Campers
RE: corsair truck camper - sewer valves - near front of camper

Where is the sewer hose connection for dumping? If the valves are located toward front of camper does that require off loading to dump or are they remote/cable operated?
AnEv942 11/25/19 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone ever try the Traction pads for a Truck Camper another thread on subject. For the price all they need to do is work at least once? Dont know I'd use for leveling, save for when needed.
AnEv942 11/13/19 11:01am Truck Campers
RE: A camper window with a view Celebrating Margarets retirement, note party favor. Azalea CG Kings Canyon NP 5 minuets later it started snowing, in July. Just so earlier threads/contributions aren't lost, though many of the pictures are... Original camper window with a view thread 10/07-10/09 KKELLER14K A camper window with a view #2 6/12-10/12 jamminalong A camper window with a view #3 3/14-5/19 (still open) jamminalong
AnEv942 11/09/19 08:09am Truck Campers
RE: Range Hood vent mod?

That's pretty close to what I was looking for. Thank You for that @IAMICHABOD. Does anyone else have any pics? Thanks. There have been a few threads- the two I used wnjj's thread using 1/4 turn latches KKELLER14K's thread using rod which sounds like what described - however photobucket pics obscurred Mine also, kind of merged both ideas but P/B pics obscurred vent control Simple choke cable would work,
AnEv942 11/02/19 09:17am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Truck Camper Proctology

Ya unless you've already made cover, white plastic hole plugs can be had. Camera would be real handy but every time I need one unwilling to wait for it to arrive so workaround. Then cant order with no intended task. One of those tools that usually sets on the shelf but invaluable when needed. Curious the way the lights mount or the recessed hole mounting. Verse surface mounting. Pics look like the cut out was shoved up ('cept shows vinyl/paper)? Is this common on Lance?
AnEv942 10/30/19 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

I'm not understanding how you (OP) are seeing a thread from a subforum and not seeing its forum source listing? I login directly to a subforum (Truck Campers) so only see posts within that forum unless I go looking at other subforums. If I login to the sites main index page, say to "Newest" I would see all recent posts-but listed is the forum it came from? Unless your in one of the general subforums where questions asked/answered can be or are not specific to an RV type owner. "Not to be pompous but most stuff for TC's is of little or not concern to most of the rest of us." While its awesome there is a self anointed spokesman for the 'rest of us', asking for rose colored glasses sounds like nothing but pompous.
AnEv942 10/17/19 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Thanks for fixing the forum problems.

IF YOU HAVENT YET - TRY CHANGING SETTINGS UNDER YOUR PREFERENCES. Originally posted by jimh425 Click on "My Forums" top left, then click "My Preferences" in the heading bar- address if your logged in.. Scroll down to "Topics per page" -change to 20 "Posts per page" -change to 10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- height=816 width=640 Along with whatever the forum fix was this solved the error page 100% (At least it works for me- if I change either of these the error page reappears navigating the forum...
AnEv942 10/16/19 07:00pm Forum Posting Help and Support

I had applied the 'workaround' prior to reported forum 'fixed ' and it lessend ocurrance of the error. Then after reported forum 'fix' everything was working 100% so changed my settings back (40 topics/20 post) and the errors came back. Reapplied the workaround, between it and whatever the forum 'fix' was have no errors. Also depending on browser settings clearing cache/ history may help
AnEv942 10/10/19 08:27am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Truck inverter to power camper fridge

What's wrong with running factory inverter at full load? Though a little confused by Fords 400 watt rating and 300 if running (usuallly peak is X2 of constant load so not sure what they are referring to?. my understanding is rating of inverter should be intended load plus 10-20% above that. If the constant rating is truly 300watts and fridge heater is 325 that would be over its rating-if 400 very close. Whether harmful or affect longevity I dont know, I would assume factory inverters not inexpensive to replace.
AnEv942 10/09/19 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: Truck inverter to power camper fridge

Interesting-different operation modes than ours. Can not select AC without going into auto. DC can only be manually selected (wont connect to DC in auto mode if AC or gas unavailable). Operational pages 9 and 10 As this isn't (wasn't) about the morbid fears of electricity or gas, why I/you should do this or that- just options and what I did don't feel a need to justify my am not. If info can be gleaned from my original post by someone attempting similar project great, if it convinces them, thats dumb and not do or do differently- great. What I didn't intend was start another 'propane wars' thread. Just find it curious sometimes folks seem to need to defend thier position /conclusions when it wasn't challenged?
AnEv942 10/09/19 11:10am Truck Campers
RE: Truck inverter to power camper fridge

Simply a matter of choice not using gas on the road. Many do-we don't. Fridge behaves as designed.. To use AC fridge must be set to 'Auto'. What it actually does, being set to auto to use AC, is if AC unavailable (engine/inverter shut off) control tries to connect to gas. If propane off it cant and after a few attempts goes to 'check'. Once in check mode has to be reset. If AC restored before it searches for gas then goes to check it reconnects to AC. But that happens faster than reason for turning off engine IE fueling, eating lunch etc. Turning off 12v to control board when AC turned off keeps fridge from seeking alternate source. As Kayteg1 asked about- if AC could be manually selected like gas or DC would be no issue.
AnEv942 10/08/19 09:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck inverter to power camper fridge

Work2much: Ya that was kind of my conclusion as far as cabling, plus previous mods led me to this route. If starting from scratch might have done differently. Inverter power to camper is solely dedicated to running fridge. The other factor and real motivation, was simply wanted an inverter in truck. Kayteg1, there are several options as far as auto switching and was really on the want list. I may revisit, be nice upgrade project if this gets old but probably not. We move plugs inside camper from shore to inverter use, not a real inconvenience. Still would be nice. Must be someplace between inverter and dash you could tap, add another receptacle, short cord to bed. But again I question using factory inverter, everything Ive read shows 300 watts max while driving. Even IF 400 watts available, at 325 watts of fridge AC heater+, inverter would be running near full load?
AnEv942 10/08/19 12:21pm Truck Campers
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