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RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

That is a thing of beauty, a work of art. Well done.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/30/20 12:20am Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

So here's my no drill project. The horizontal pieces are intended to keep the supports pressed into the corners to prevent the whole thing from bouncing up. Thanks for the bullnose edge idea. https://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=344455cf-3fd3-4926-a6ae-f52fca19293b&file=IMG_0996.JPG height=700 width=500 That looks nice! I'm going to add lights to each shelf level, 2 additional, operated by the existing light and switch at the top.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/06/20 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

One thing to keep in mind about lowering the jacks, There have been people distracted and forgetting to raise them when leaving. Not a pretty sight.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/04/20 11:24am Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

I dropped the jacks when I first got the TC. Haven't done it in years now. I have the heavier 3400 pound rated Load range E tires, Rancho 9Ks, Big Sway-bars, Heavier rated 5 leaf rear springs. and Firestone air bags. I feel solid as a rock moving around in the TC when camped. Wind? What wind!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/03/20 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Closest to Pantry Conversion any Good Examples?

http://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/029274/029274955281.jpg?size=pdhi There are trays like this that could be adapted for your needs. This off Lowe's website.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/03/20 01:42pm Truck Campers
VIDEO: Iron Truck Camper Chef - Charcoal BBQ Burgers Edition

VIDEO: Iron Truck Camper Chef - Charcoal BBQ Burgers Edition Why I enjoy My Truck Camper. Food Fun Friends. It's time, go get yourself some Summer. https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQCs92msY40g-YQx&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2Fx9lTjhZcnOA%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQAxdlbdaOCUMJfK width=400
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/02/20 06:38pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Just noticed I had a before picture/video of my plans with the wardrobe space. Archie included at no extra cost. Wardrobe Before Before https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101272579_10218506118464409_3255573506582118400_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=FRS69tlAreMAX-jvgUX&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=d6e16fba626608dc75cbb46f819c2524&oe=5EFC9EAA width=600 After https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAtJA1bhdrX4TUI&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FCyDRfRhITD4%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQCUCRmDSbHeoJwa width=600
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/01/20 05:34pm Truck Campers
RE: How many amp-hours?

Just to keep it simple. Over the years with two of us and all our toys, laptops running till midnight and furnace till morning. We currently have 210 AH of AGM and 240 watts solar which gets me by for half of the needs I have. To do it right, we need a minimum of 300 AH AGM and 400 watts solar, I also connected 4AWG wire via a constant duty solenoid for no voltage drop, from the alternator to the TC batteries. I also have an AGM vehicle battery so all batteries have similar load, charge characteristics. We do not have a generator. The solar and truck engine alternator handle the charging nicely. That sounds similar to where we are headed. The factory unfortunately ran a 12AWG wire (maybe it was 10AWG) from the alternator to the TC battery :\ It seems to be the minimum gauge used for the truck battery we have and from what I read online. We won't rerun the wire now though, so we got what we got. We ran the swamp cooler over the weekend in the TC; nope, it makes it way too humid and it feels warmer than it actually is. Ugh. Back to the drawing board on how to cool down the TC. (We camp in places where they don't allow generators or only allow them at certain times, and never overnight; so even if we brought a gennie we wouldn't be able to use it overnight, to plug in an air conditioner for example, which is really what we'd need it for - to cool or heat the TC while sleeping.) What electric stuff do you run in your TC (for comparison's sake)? So we have right now: --Electric fridge (about 1-1.5Ah or about 30-35Ah per day we think) --Lights --Fantastic Fan --Misc chargeable items (phone, camera, etc) I am also curious what other gadgets we can buy to make camping nicer (like a DC-powered coffee maker or stuff like that). It would be great if there were a low-power-consumption electric heater :) As it is, we use a Little Buddy heater (LP) to take the bite off the cold, turn off the heater, and then try to go to sleep really fast. :Z We have two fantastic fans which do a great job of moving air in the TC on windless days/nights. We swapped all lighting for LED bulbs. 600 watt pure sine inverter for laptops and 120 volt appliances like coffee grinder, chargers, Box fan for outdoor bug and campfire smoke control, also to take the edge off on hot days. We do rely on propane a lot for cooking, water heating, fridge, furnace at 60 degrees for night. I watched the video of the couple in the popup TC. They are in agreement with me, their 160 watts solar isn't enough. One thing I consider my best modification is the 4 gauge wire off the alternator to the TC batteries for charging. The existing 12 gauge wire will never fully charge due to line loss from length and size of the wire. For a long term situation, alternator charging is a must have. I would recommend a minimum of three biggest batteries like group 31 or 27 you can fit and deep cycle. 3 - 12_volt parallel or 4 - 6_Volt series parallel, whichever you can best fit. I would also have 20 percent more watts solar than amp hours battery the reason being cloudy days and winter summer seasons. You will need more solar in winter with tilting of panels if feasible. There are lots of things you can do to extend your limited resources of power, water, waste. Instant coffee, baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, towel baths, Flannel sheets in winter are wonderful. Keep an eye on gray and black tank levels. You can dump sink water on ground if dispersed camping or into black tank if it has more room. Use your imagination to figure out ways of doing things that make your experience better. It adds to the fun and adventure.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/01/20 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: How many amp-hours?

Just to keep it simple. Over the years with two of us and all our toys, laptops running till midnight and furnace till morning. We currently have 210 AH of AGM and 240 watts solar which gets me by for half of the needs I have. To do it right, we need a minimum of 300 AH AGM and 400 watts solar, I also connected 4AWG wire via a constant duty solenoid for no voltage drop, from the alternator to the TC batteries. I also have an AGM vehicle battery so all batteries have similar load, charge characteristics. We do not have a generator. The solar and truck engine alternator handle the charging nicely.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/31/20 04:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Working on the road.

Togo is a hotsopt by Wineguard for vehicles rather being a personal device. If you only work from your RV, it is a good solution. If you travel away from your RV and still need to work, it is not the solution. https://winegard.com/products/cellular/4g-lte-hotspots/togo-roadlink-c2/togo-roadlink-c2 What are your thoughs Pete, I'm about to drop some dollars on a WEBoost Drive Reach OTR Mobile Signal Booster Kit Where I'll be the next 4-5 weeks is poor signal zone. I can get decent phone but 4G LTE not at all. I can go into my settings and switch from GLOBAL to either LTE/CDMA or LTE/GSM/UTMS and get 4G though. I'll have to discuss this with Verizon to check if it's OK for me to do that or if I will incur additional charges. So anyway, it's 600 clams through the Wilson store. I'm open to suggestion of a kit you think is as good for less or if this is it. The RV kit at nearly 800 dollars it too much. The OTR kit is pushing it. Thanks for your input.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/31/20 03:58pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Yes, it's Steamboat Rock. Going there in August, so we might get the skitters too... Funny story too. Thanks. Mitch As a side note, we went to a rally at Sunbanks Resort a few years back and really liked it. We also liked the Kettle Falls Campground.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/31/20 03:29pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Very timely post. Thanks. Since we bought our camper in '18, my wife has been asking for shelves in the wardrobe. I've been slow to respond due to the thin paneling inside. I managed to find this video yesterday. I shared many of this lady's concerns, so I began my own no-drill solution. 2X4s will take up too much space, so I've got 2X2s in the back and 1X2s in the front. Unlike the video, I'll shape the shelves to fit around the supports so less space is wasted. It won't be anywhere near as pretty as Jeff's work, but I think It'll be functional. Starting with two shelves up high, but more can be added later if desired. Removable for trips where we really want to hang clothing, or for the next owner. My setup is pretty easy to remove and solid with only 6 screws attaching inconspicuously into the TC framing, not the paneling. It can be easily removed if needed but I opted to go for a more permanent and solid install, rather than an easily removed install since this is a setup we both agree we want more than a wardrobe. Also, we've been using it this way for years so we're pretty confident there will be no going back. My brother is already thinking of copying the design in his S&S as he is doing something similar but with wire racks he hates. I spent about 75.00 on materials and about 2 hours measuring, cutting, installing. A fairly simple project. hope it works out for you. If you do have any detail questions, give me a hollar...
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/31/20 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Yep, pretty spoiled for space for sure.. Just can't get to the places you go with your TC! Even more spoiled with the Rockwood.. Mostly WA State Parks now and enjoy watching your adventures out in the boon docks! But, even the state parks provide some nice scenery! https://i.imgur.com/MYt8rt2l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/n8btHZkl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sB8RzIFl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3EQf0mgl.jpg Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 By Golly that looks like Steamboat Rock. Funny story from there. We had my brother's daughter 12 or so at the time over in the TC with us when the mosquito spray truck came through and they wanted everyone to stay in their RV. We were in the TC but Kelli and niece were slicing onions. We all, including Charlie the cat, started crying from the onions. I hopped into the cab and drove us a mile out of the park and vented the TC out. Still laugh about it.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 05:17pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

We have two decent sized wardrobe closets in the truck camper. We use one for shirts, coats, hanging items. The other next to the stove has become a junk drawer where we just pile everything in it. Things would get forgotten in there. Out of sight, out of mind Ours also has two but the one next to the stove was already shelved which we use for canned food etc.. Nice job. We have the slide out pantry next to the shelves. It is safe to assume overflow food items during extended outings will find their way onto these shelves too. The shelves are 26 inches deep which makes for good storage volume.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 02:40pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

We have two decent sized wardrobe closets in the truck camper. We use one for shirts, coats, hanging items. The other next to the stove has become a junk drawer where we just pile everything in it. Things would get forgotten in there. Out of sight, out of mind Ours also has two but the one next to the stove was already shelved which we use for canned food etc.. Nice job. We have the slide out pantry next to the shelves. It is safe to assume overflow food items during extended outings will find their way onto these shelves too. The shelves are 26 inches deep which makes for good storage volume.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 02:40pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Nice. I just watched your Youtube vid on it. Great job in a TC size wardrobe! Just so other can see too, here are some things I did to my old Prowler TT to help with storage space. https://i.imgur.com/VFRJPkml.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VYJy9Ndl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uerwgZJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1uGh31hl.jpg Have done similar things in the new Rockwood, but need to take some new pics of them... Thanks for the vid. Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 Space is at such a premium in a TC. You must be pretty spoiled with all that spare luxury space in your TT. Good solutions.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 02:36pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

You don't have the wife, do you? Yes, I do! She loves the shelving. That area was really her stash and now she can organize better. It will be used for largely the same items but now there are three levels and we can easily see and get to what we need.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

I would get killed for such project. That seems a little harsh. If that is the consequence, don't chance it.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

Looks good. I added shelves to the back of the closet that were moveable. They tend to fall down. This gives me an idea to make them permanently mounted which will keep them from moving. My other shelves that fill the entire space have been great. I tried wire racks for a while but didn't like them sliding around and stuff falling through them. These shelves are a tight fit and are only attached to the existing cabinet in about 6 spots and can easily be removed. A couple of the screws were a trick to reach deep in the cabinet behind the spice rack. Finally got the screws down though. Next thing to do is install a Wilson over the road cell phone signal booster. Going to be camped in a spot with poor signal for a month soon.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 11:33am Truck Campers
I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

We have two decent sized wardrobe closets in the truck camper. We use one for shirts, coats, hanging items. The other next to the stove has become a junk drawer where we just pile everything in it. Things would get forgotten in there. Out of sight, out of mind. I went to the Orange Box store and purchased some 1x12 premium pine and a couple 1x2 premium pine to make the new shelves. Tools required were a table saw, chop saw, and jig saw. Our S&S camper has a spice rack next to the stove built into the cabinet. That made the decision for where to place the two shelve boards, 1 above, 1 below the spice rack. I had to cut a tapered fit on one side of the board and got a nice fit. I used the 1x2 boards to make corned supports and also a raised face for the shelves to block things from sliding outward on the shelf. Now instead of an unsightly messy pile stuffed into the cabinet, we have 3 orderly shelves. Bottom shelf for foil, cellophane, parchment, Ziplok, etc... Middle for paper towels, toilet paper, cleaners, etc... Top shelf for Bath towels, toiletries. https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQAtJA1bhdrX4TUI&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FCyDRfRhITD4%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQCUCRmDSbHeoJwa width=600 https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/100666390_10218484487203641_6370780833321582592_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=2MH_o4TpMawAX8LW82r&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=857725d87672c29578d93df3eabae189&oe=5EF91877 width=400 VIDEO of project if interested. Found this Before https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101272579_10218506118464409_3255573506582118400_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=FRS69tlAreMAX-jvgUX&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=d6e16fba626608dc75cbb46f819c2524&oe=5EFC9EAA width=600
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/30/20 10:45am Truck Campers
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