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RE: Full hook up?

I take it that if you are not staying hooked up, something like this is essentially useless. Sewer hose support. I have been at campgrounds where I might not hook up for days but when I do the supports are essential to getting the hose to dump without me having to constantly lift it to empty it.
Buzzcut1 06/20/21 08:08pm Truck Campers
RE: New license plate for my TC.

It's a bit of a pain to move the plate from the TC back to the truck, but here they want to see your tag so........ Really? come on it takes 30 seconds with a phillips head screwdriver to do it
Buzzcut1 06/20/21 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: RE: Front hitch

compared to how much weight the TC in the back lightens the front axle? Adding up to 500 up front like the above poster listed is going to improve steering not make it worse
Buzzcut1 06/14/21 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: New license plate for my TC.

11 years with the TC, 11 years with the plate on the TC, 11 years with the plate registered with the bridge toll authority to pay my tolls. Never got pulled over, never got a failure to pay toll pull over, never forgot to put it on the truck when the camper is off. Traveled all over the USA with the plate on the camper never got pulled over.
Buzzcut1 05/18/21 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

as a long dead friend of mine once said. There will come a time in your life when all you can do is sit on the porch. Don't be the guy sitting there saying I wish I had done this or that. Be the guy sitting there telling anyone within earshot the tales of all your adventures. I was 19 at the time and he was in his mid 50s. I am following his advice. My friend never made it to the front porch. He was in his 90s and had been fly fishing the Bitteroot River with a friend, He dropped dead on the trail walking back to the car with 4 nice trout in his creel.
Buzzcut1 05/08/21 11:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

We bought a 2 year old TC that was just what we wanted and the PO had out grown, got it for half of retail in perfect shape. A couple of years later we upgraded the truck the same way. We found a 4 year old F350 CC LB DRW 4x4 full Lariat package in great shape. total for truck and camper $62,000. No regrets at all
Buzzcut1 05/07/21 10:08pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Fixed two of the pleated shades. The Cabover Hekki vent's shade and the small two string rear window shade. Neither had cord failure. Both were messed up from the plastic thread anchors failing from age. The Hekki has a notch in the side that the tension spring end makes a 90* turn and uses the spring for tension. The notch failed so I just cut a new notch, easy fix. The vertical rear window blind has a plastic anchor that the lose end of the cord attaches to it broke and the cord went up into the bottom metal end of the blind. I pulled the end caps, slid off the bottom metal piece rethreaded the cord ( they cross from one side to the other then reassembled Ties the loose end of the thread to the screw that held the plastic anchor and reinstalled both sides. Fixing both took maybe 30 minutes.
Buzzcut1 05/03/21 05:13pm Truck Campers
RE: No power to seven pin connector on 2021 Ford F250.

the Ford Trailer command center is looking for electric trailer brakes which TC's don't have. There have been work arounds posted. I think I remeber Etrailer selling a plug that does a work around for that too. You might consider doing a seperate bed plug and running a hot wire through a 40a relay straight from the battery like we do on Lance Campers to use a heavier gauge charging wire
Buzzcut1 04/28/21 04:50am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone heard of a Combo AC/DC Air conditioner?

I have a Honda 2000 securely mounted on a torklift side kick rack on my front hitch (locking pins). I can run my polarcub 9200 AC for 6 hours from there. Keeps our dogs cool in the TC if we are out and about where we can't take them with us https://tinyurl.com/p6ek89n9 width=600
Buzzcut1 04/24/21 02:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Fire Testing For Safest Foam Board Insulation

if I was planning on sealing gaps in areas where I was worried about fire I would use a fire resistant expanding foam that is certified for just that purpose. There are many of them commercially available with ASTM certification
Buzzcut1 04/22/21 06:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1181 Prewired for Solar

I have a 2007-8 1055. the roof plug was above the sink and that's where the wires were underneath near the furnace duct. In the battery box they were tucked up behind the box right where the battery wires entered.
Buzzcut1 04/21/21 04:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper on top of gooseneck hitch?

put a 3/4 "horse stall mat in the bed with a cut out for the carriage bolts and call it good.
Buzzcut1 04/18/21 07:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Need Advice

The first mistake people make is using the camper's dry weight to determine if the vehicle is enough to tow or carry a camper. ALWAYS use the GVWR of the camper. You may end up with less actual weight, but you won't be overweight. Years ago, my aunt's then husband overloaded the year axle of their station wagon with firewood. The axle broke on the way home and he was in the hospital lucky to be alive. Is it worth the risk to "be lucky"? Truck campers don't have wheels or a GVWR only the truck that carries them does. They only thing a truck camper has in a MFG weight sticker (before options and gear) listed)
Buzzcut1 04/18/21 11:56am Truck Campers
RE: 48"-60" Hitch Extension

I use a Torklift 48" extension with a Husky WD hitch with 1200 pound bars. I tow a 7000 pound horse trailer. tongue weight is 1100 pounds. I have been trailering that set up for 11 years now, all over the US, over the Sierras and Rockies in all sorts of weather. The trailer tracks perfectly with this set up.
Buzzcut1 04/12/21 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: Tires (the weakest link)

just an FYI on the 19.5s Having owned both 19.6s and 16s on my old truck 245/70R19.5s are the same size as 285/75R16. They are tall but the can handle 4500+ per tire What 19.5s did you have, Rickson? I can’t get a hold of anyone at that company. I have also heard a lot of horror stories about 6-9 month delays in delivery. I get conflicting reports here for what will fit without rubbing. 245/70r19.5 are only 33” (my stock tire are 32.6”). The offset matters though. Those running Vision wheels on my truck claim they rub. Rickson will match the factory offset, which is awesome, but again, they seem to be taking a break. The 225/70r19.5s will definitely fit my truck, but they won’t fit on Vision rims (7.5” wide). I would likely throw money at Rickson’s if they would answer their phone and guarantee timely delivery. Both are seeming increasingly unlikely. Rickson is thankfully out of Business. They strung me along for 9 months with no delivery. I used a CC and got my money back. I went with Visions and Roadmaster 245/70R19.5 RM253 Drive tires on all 4 corners. I don't have beaches around here so not airing down works for me. If you are worried about rubbing you can always add wheel spacers. I have BORA spacers between the wheels of my dually and they also make ones for SRWs to move the tires out a bit ( its custom so width is up to you).
Buzzcut1 04/11/21 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires (the weakest link)

just an FYI on the 19.5s Having owned both 19.6s and 16s on my old truck 245/70R19.5s are the same size as 285/75R16. They are tall but the can handle 4500+ per tire
Buzzcut1 04/11/21 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Water Heater Wont Light

excellent
Buzzcut1 04/05/21 08:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Confusion About 12V Disconnect

Typically the CC bypasses all battery switches. I installed a switch on the panel side and a CB switch on the battery side of the CC. so you're saying the solar charge controller works completely independently of the 12v system? but the wires i disconnected from the SCC were for "battery 1 +" , if i used the 12v disconnect then why did the battery have power ? unless it was still receiving power from the panel , but in that case , then why the 0.0 amp reading , smh Solar charges the battery and IF the house is connected to the battery then solar will also supply power to the house. The house charger and loads also influence the CC charging. Your post suggested to me that your CC bypasses your disconnect switch. Some RV appliances like a smoke detector do not have a switch to disconnect from the battery. If there is a full battery disconnect switch then that is equivalent to removing the battery cables. Some/many CCs require disconnecing the panels first then the battery and reconnecting the battery first and then the panels. For this and maintaince reasons it's often desirable to provide CC switches That's why I installed a toggle switch between the panels and the charge controller, beats going up on the roof.
Buzzcut1 04/04/21 07:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Water Heater Wont Light

normal spring start up.# one light the stove, that will get air out of system. make sure the heater is full of water. try lighting ,some times on first light up of the year might take couple try,s listen for the click. sorry what will get the air out? i didnt understand You need to run the stove burners and the furnace to clear air out of the propane lines. Even then its going to take a bunch of tries to light the water heater as that line still needs to be purged of air.
Buzzcut1 04/04/21 06:00pm Truck Campers
RE: How get truck and TC with ample weight capacity

From https://autowise.com/diesel-engine-failure-bosch-cp4-lawsuits-roll-on/ “Unfortunately, there’s no such retrofit kit for the Ford 6.7 Power Strokes because of the way the CP4 pump is mounted in the engine. However, S&S does offer a CP4.2 bypass kit (aka “Disaster Prevention Kit‘) which reroutes fuel from the pump’s bottom end back to the tank and filters. S&S Diesel Motorsport’s “Disaster Prevention Kit” doesn’t keep the Bosch CP4 in Ford Power Stroke 6.7Ls from failing. But it does prevent the pump debris from circulating through the entire fuel system.” This re-routing prevents metal debris from contaminating the rest of the high-pressure system if/when a failure occurs. yep the bypass will save the engine but a dead fuel pump will still leave you stranded. I bought my truck used, no telling what fuel or additives were used. I was getting ready to haul my horses from San Francisco Bay area to Lexington KY when I found out about the fuel pump issue. no way I was going to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere with the horses. New Pump and I add extra Lubricity additives to the fuel tank with each fill up.
Buzzcut1 04/04/21 12:56pm Truck Campers
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