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RE: Photos of my Eagle Cap 811

Very nice!!
BurbMan 04/05/21 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: How get truck and TC with ample weight capacity

Our Lance 811 paperwork says it's 3017 lbs wet, probably closer to 3600 lbs with gear in it. Does have a dinette slide, but also a wet bath. Our SRW Ram is rated at 4300 lbs cargo capacity, so with 3 adults and gear in the truck we would be right at GVWR, if not slightly over. No question a dually would handle it better, but we don't really feel any side-to-side sway now....plus a dually can sometimes limit you on where you can go offroad, plus it's a pain to use a dually as a daily. (say 3x fast LOL) Pay attention to weight ratings on trucks as they vary by box length, cab configuration and engine choice.
BurbMan 04/05/21 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: How many TT are 7' wide?

Get yourself some good towing mirrors and you'll find that towing an 8' wide trailer is no more difficult than towing one that's 7' wide.
BurbMan 04/05/21 10:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Need Dometic Interior Parts?

All the parts are spoken for, glad some folks were able to take advantage of this!
BurbMan 03/23/21 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Operational problems with new diesel pickups

This 2015 Cummins is my first diesel. Bout it with 80k miles and after a year of ownership has ran flawlessly. As was said, excessive idling clogs up the works.
BurbMan 03/23/21 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wallpaper

Not wallpapered but painted RV walls. First prime and size the walls where ypu will be papering with a quality product like Zinsser Shieldz. Use a quality adhesive like Roman Adhesive to hang the paper. Be sure to have plenty of single edge razor blades on hand. A sharp blade is the key to a clean trim, and depending on the paper, sometimes you only get 1 or 2 good cuts with a fresh blade. Wallpapering the RV is about the same as doing it in your home, lots of patience required for the process. One key difference is you start wallpaper at home by drawing a plumb line, that only works in the trailer if the unit is perfectly leveled when you park. Better idea is to line up with a door or cabinet frame.
BurbMan 03/23/21 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Moving an RV ready to collapse

May not even need a bump, the wind load may do it. That's a long ride, I would reconsider the plan, if you leave that thing on the highway you may cause injury to innocent motorists and risk fines for littering.
BurbMan 03/21/21 08:07pm Towing
RE: Heavy tongue weight - change from PP 3P?

Sometimes I hitch up on first attempt, and sometimes it takes 10+ tries... Haha you got it bro! We towed with a Hensley Arrow for 20+ years, and I always told my wife, if I don't get it on the first try, figure another 30 mins to hitch up. Have not figured out why, but it seems like if you're not square it's hard to see you're not square. Anyway, 100% worth the aggravation...we towed with a 250 (Suburban) and the Hensley made a BIG difference. Don't get rid of that 3P unless you need money out of it, the 250 PLUS the hitch is like towing from your easy chair/.
BurbMan 03/11/21 08:48pm Towing
RE: Need Dometic Interior Parts?

Man, you are not kidding about the price of interior parts from Dometic.....I scoured the internet for replacement.... Exactly! Hard to find, and when you do the prices are ridiculous! I know I could sell these on flea-bay, but honestly not worth the effort, and being honest with myself these are going in the trash before they get packed to be moved. Window is a coupla weeks....if you even want one to keep as a spare, now is the time to ask.
BurbMan 03/11/21 08:00pm Tech Issues
Need Dometic Interior Parts?

When we rebuilt the Lance last summer, we got a deal on a scratch/dent fridge that made it cheaper to replace whole thing than just getting the cooling unit. When I cleaned up at the end of the project, I tossed the old fridge but saved these door pockets and wire shelves as spares. If you've ever broken one of these and had to replace it you know how much they gouge you for these plastic parts. Fast forward, we are moving and cleaning out the garage and I don't want to just toss these in the trash. If anyone needs one of these, they are FREE. I am NOT SELLING these items. Just want to help anybody who can use one of these. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y134/Burbman/20210306_200742.jpg width=640 https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y134/Burbman/20210306_200738.jpg width=640 These came out of a Dometic RM-2554, a 5 cu ft 3-way model. They will also fit the RM-2551, same model but 2-way. Many other models have the same width and depth dimensions, so these parts should fit. PM if you can use one of these and we'll figure out how to get it to you.
BurbMan 03/11/21 11:56am Tech Issues
Merry Belated Christmas!

When we made the Elkhart salvage trip to get parts for the Lance rebuild, we picked up a nice decal for the front for where the window used to be. Unfortunately it spent too much time in the attic at Johnson's and fell apart when I tried to apply it. Our daughter got us one for Christmas, and yesterday was the first warm day where I had time to apply it. Let the camping begin! https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y134/Burbman/20210310_144537.jpg width=640
BurbMan 03/11/21 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: Now the water heater is leaking?

I believe the "cooler type insulation" refers to the styrofoam jacket around the HWH. But I agree with Billtex, we need to rewind the story and understand what valves were installed where and why and to fix what problem.
BurbMan 03/10/21 06:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Build my hitch - trying to reduce sway

Spot on Marty!
BurbMan 03/10/21 12:22pm Towing
RE: Build my hitch - trying to reduce sway

...that's a whole other ball of cats. Ball of cats? https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BwSQyuUxYfI/maxresdefault.jpg width=640
BurbMan 03/10/21 06:56am Towing
RE: Build my hitch - trying to reduce sway

Move some weight forward in the trailer and add a second sway bar to the hitch. OP is already at 16% tongue weight, a few more lbs isn't going to do much. We towed with a Hensley Arrow for 20+ years, set and forget, never worry about the roads or the weather. If you stay with a traditional WD hitch like you have, the secret is to dial in the adjustment down to a gnat's behind. Measure front and rear of truck and trailer to be sure rig is level, be careful not to load too much behind the trailer axles. Rear kitchen models are tough because a lot of the weight winds up in the kitchen (pots/pans are heavier than t-shirts). Find out where your fresh water tank is...if forward of the axles, you will do better traveling with full water, if behind the axles, tow with it empty. If you towed all day in a 20-mph crosswind, the set up must be decent, now you just need to tweak it by trial/error to optimize. That, or fork over the cash for the Hensley or ProPride.
BurbMan 03/09/21 08:44pm Towing
RE: What do you guys use for communication in your truck camper?

Good info and timely thread...we had a Wilson amp and antenna in the TT that worked great at the beach, and when I installed it in 2008 I made sure it had the latest 3G tech...while 3G is better than nothing nowadays, I left that system in the camper when I sold it and am looking for newer tech for the TC. I was planning on the WeBoost Drive Reach signal amp with external antenna to pick up a signal in fringe areas. For us it's not so much about yapping with friends and family, but more about streaming music and movies and having email access for work. The weak link is that a signal amp must have a signal to amplify, so if there's NO signal it's a problem, but based on the Verizon coverage map I don't see us getting into that situation just yet.
BurbMan 03/09/21 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: White Cap company

Not sure why you would pick these guys to order a generator from? Not the best prices by a long shot. Just like the local lumberyard, they cater to the pros not the homeowners...time is money when you're a contractor, and the easiest way to waste both is on line behind some guy holding a sink trap with no UPC barcode, and neither the cashier nor the customer know what it's called when they get the plumbing guy on the intercom.
BurbMan 03/09/21 06:40am Tech Issues
RE: Leaving Camper on the Jacks

Thanks guys but this has become a moot point....all the storage yards are full with a waiting list. Darn covid RV boom.....
BurbMan 03/08/21 02:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Leaving Camper on the Jacks

Well the wrinkle is that the storage yard is 900 miles away....we are in the process of moving and want to drop the caper out there in advance of the household move. So once it's parked I won't see it for 3 months.
BurbMan 03/08/21 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Leaving Camper on the Jacks

The issue is with the camper on the truck I don't have anywhere to put 4 cement blocks and 2 planks. I suppose I could wrap them in a blanket and put them in the camper but if I didn't need them it would be just as easy to leave them home.
BurbMan 03/07/21 07:22pm Truck Campers
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