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RE: Camping @ The Big E 2019??

^^I've never been to Long Island in my entire life and I ain't ever heard of it either. It's that big island right by New York City.
Cornstalk 10/17/19 12:45am Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

U-haul seems to be the best economy for having them installed, as they are willing to do work cheap knowing you are equipped to rent their trailers after. I am so glad you said that. My daughter called around about getting hitches installed and the prices varied wildly ($100-$400). She said U-Haul was much lower than all the others. It was so low ($100 IIRC), I thought she was mistaken. I'll call them. Thanks so much!
Cornstalk 10/10/19 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

I installed my Torklifts in a couple of hours. Wow. I'll keep searching for used Torklifts. Thx.
Cornstalk 10/09/19 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Find a different shop. I'll call around. I've tried looking on craigslist for used Torklift, but it is very hard to find them made for my truck (1995 F250). Most are for newer trucks. Which are easier to install? Happijak or Torklift? My son-in-law could install them, if I could find used ones.
Cornstalk 10/09/19 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Wet OSB will work for years, it will take a while for it to rot away. Leave that project for years from now. Your rear tie-down system is fine. Not as good as the frame mounted one, but it will suffice. Thank you:) The local RV dealer quoted $800 to have the Happijak system installed. Torklift would be double that. I might see about having a dealer install Happijak on the front and getting a receiver hitch installed for the back. Then I can use that bar the TC seller gave me. He also gave me turnbuckles, but they are not spring loaded. I guess they'd be fine for the rear, since that bar will have "give" (like you said). I'll work on getting to Carbondale where help awaits. Even if it means one more trip using ratchet straps. Thanks so much.
Cornstalk 10/09/19 08:21am Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

You're already accumulating some truck camper stories ... ha! ha! The OSB board will work but its heavy and will suck up water. You might be able to build up the bottom of the camper as some have done on here. Another option is closed cell foam board like the blue foam sheet at Lowes. It has the advantage of being light and even adds insulation to the bottom. Put it under the rubber mat though to keep the camper from tearing it up if it does slide. I've used one under my 3000+ lb camper for years now. Yeah, too many stories for the short time I've had a TC. I already forgot to leave my gate at home, forgot to close one vent during a downpour overnight, left a full cup of sticky cappuccino on a counter and it rolled all over inside while driving. And a ratchet strap dented my truck when I drove over a speed bump. I swear it was unmarked:) I didn't put the boards under my camper. The lumber yard said I couldn't put them under my TC on their property, so they brought the boards to the street. After crying for a bit, I paid two good Samaritans who were walking by $60 to do it for me. They were wonderful people. Then I paid someone else to adjust my ratchet straps halfway home, as I cried (again) in the 20th Casey's I stopped at. Someone in Minnesota (can't remember who) told me those boards will outlast my truck camper. Maybe that was a commentary on my TC;) I like the OSB for now, because the men who put it there ran home for tools and screwed the sheets together. The screws popped through the OSB and were facing up, so I think my TC is now screwed to the OSB:) I was at their mercy and didn't question it. Edit: also learned what ppl mean by porpoising. It was horrible, but I guess I was driving into the wind the first day. It stopped doing it the second day.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

He gave me that bar that goes into a receiver hitch. There are eye hooks at each end to attach the tie downs to. Before I left for Minnesota he asked me if I had a receiver hitch and I said yes. I thought since I had a ball hitch I had a receiver hitch. Now I know what they are. That is why I had to use ratchet straps coming home. Also, as I was pulling out of his pole barn, the camper made a loud screeching noise constantly. Found out the bed area was sitting on the lights on top of my cab. So I slept at Walmart and the next day went to a lumber yard for plywood to lift my TC off my lights. https://i.imgur.com/ytL1ZJYl.jpg The other pic is of the cubby in my camper that goes to my truck bed. I'll go see what that cord is. https://i.imgur.com/XqbWctfl.jpg
Cornstalk 10/07/19 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

So that's it. Nice. It's a hard side, not a popup. The rear jack on this side looks like it has been cut off for some reason. That'll make it interesting to load and unload. The seller gave me the piece that goes to that jack, but he said it is too long and must be cut. I have a pic of it and a pic of something else he gave me to use for the rear tie downs. I'll try to post the pics.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Plug it in here? https://i.imgur.com/3TYlnmwl.jpg Oh for goodness sakes. I followed your instructions, lol. Trying to fix it.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

https://i.imgur.com/JZ0soZkl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image I just can't post pics=/ That is my truck and TC in Minnesota, on my way back from buying it. Ps. Just saw your edit. I'll try to follow your photo instructions.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 06:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

In the third photo, the black appliance in the lower left looks like the power converter and fuse panel. This device is what takes the power coming into the camper when it's plugged in and uses it to charge the battery and power the house style outlets in the camper (which won't work unless it's plugged in). The white device in the middle is either a propane dectector, a carbon monoxide detector, or a combination propane and carbon monoxide detector. Yeah, I looked up the name last night. It's a Centurion 3000 power converter. One problem I'm having is the plywood is screwed down in this TC. I thought I could lift up the box lid/step to the bed and the tops to the dinette benches, but everything is screwed down. So, I couldn't find the battery nor the water tank. I know... unscrew the wood and see what is behind it. I'll do that tomorrow. There is an electrical cord coming out of my camper near the front. Is that what has to be connected to my truck? Does it have anything to do with the big outlet in my truck bed? The previous owner had a 5th wheel or gooseneck for farming.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 06:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Thank you, GoinThisAway:) I bought a thick rubber mat at Farm & Fleet before picking up the camper. It probably saved lives, since my ratchet straps kept breaking. I forgot to leave my truck gate at home, so the straps kept getting cut by the gate. Twice. Since I've been home (about a month), the rear strap got cut again. Not a small cut... cut completely. I need to ask one of my sons to come help me remove the gate.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 06:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

https://i.imgur.com/qRn4gvgl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/nyZZnEtl.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/xZrKyY7l.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/0PcHAFEl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. ============ Can't find an option to delete this mess:) I was trying to post pics of my truck and camper info to figure out if I can use Brophy stake pocket tie downs. Can't really afford happijak, nor torklift, right now.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Hey Cornstalk are you near my town of Carbondale, Illinois ? If so I'll be happy to run you through the camper from front to back. You'll be chomping at the bit to hit the road when I get through ;-). Believe me its easier than you imagine. I moved to Peoria from south of Carbondale three years ago. I hope to be back there in a month for the first time since I left. I graduated from SIU, btw... in '83. I will take you up on your offer! Thanks a million. I'll PM you.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 04:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Use the BBC code for posting the pic, not the URL link. There are no manuals typically for any camper. There almost never is a diagram except a drawing in a glossy pamphlet showing the layout. The only thing "truck camper" about your truck camper is that it does not have wheels, but gets chained down to the bed. Everything else is camper, so a better place to learn is in the general camper section. Sounds like maybe this is a pop-up? Thank you so much. That makes sense. When I read posts it seems like everyone already knows so much about mechanical & electrical things. I was a stay at home mom for most of 30+ years and didn't learn a lot about mechanical, nor electrical, stuff. I think what I want to tackle the most is understanding the electrical system and deciding on the cheapest (yet safest) tie downs. I drove the TC home from Minnesota using ratchet straps and I wasn't 100% comfortable with the setup.
Cornstalk 10/07/19 04:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Just noticed I had a message here. Someone is scanning a copy of their manual for me:) Your welcome. Thank you:)
Cornstalk 10/06/19 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Just noticed I had a message here. Someone is scanning a copy of their manual for me:)
Cornstalk 10/06/19 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Some newbie info here: Truck Camper Magazine I'll check it out. Thank you.
Cornstalk 10/06/19 07:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

A generic video for a class C RV will explain many things, most information on the operation of an RV is not truck camper specific. Thanks. I'll try searching class C instead of truck campers
Cornstalk 10/06/19 07:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Complete newbie needs help

Official RV.NET Photo Posting Page Get the pic, copy and paste the URL into your post. I posted pics on IMGUR then put the url in my post, but when I viewed my post it just said or
Cornstalk 10/06/19 07:41pm Truck Campers
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