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RE: Best *mid priced* Kinetic Recovery Rope?

I am not looking to tow… I am looking for RECOVERY - a whole different thing. This article has more info. I think you missed the point of this article. Don't use a tow strap, use a recovery strap, and beware tow straps labeled recovery straps.
DWeikert 02/08/20 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: truck campers require registration like a trailer camper?

Registration of the camper is not required in NH (it certainly is not a vehicle). Because the camper covers the truck plate, I make a color copy of the plate each year and put it on the camper to preclude constantly moving the plate. You'd be far better off having a hidden plate than having a forged license displayed. To the OP: No registration in PA
DWeikert 02/06/20 10:01am Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

Actually the tours of Antelope canyons are still on, they just don't want professional photographers consuming everyone's time. You are welcome to take snapshots with your phone. May I suggest the boat tour of the other Antelope canyon from Lake Powell also, it's a pleasant journey especially in summer's heat. Don't forget to take the tour of Glen Canyon dam also. It's pretty neat. Yes, but it seems a reservation is still required. Not sure summer heat will be an issue late April, but I'll look into the boat tour. Thanks.
DWeikert 01/25/20 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

Seeing the restrictions on Antelope Canyon, I'll probably cross that one off the list. I have no idea which day I'll be there and it's not like other spots haven't been added since my initial post. I'm only semi-retired so time is still an issue. Ranger Tim: Thanks for the altitude heads up but this isn't my first trip to elevation. Highest so far was a week above 10,000' on the Grand Mesa in CO. Drink LOTS of water and until you feel acclimated, and even then, "walk like you're retired." :) I'll be there late April, is your North Rim suggestion still an option? I was contemplating heading north from VotG into Moab before heading back via Denver. Sounds like a few days in that area are worthwhile also. Thanks again all.
DWeikert 01/25/20 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

deserteagle56: Excellent advice. It's not so much that I was leaving out most of UT, I just couldn't decided what to add to the itinerary. Not knowing the area it's difficult to know what is really a must see site, which is why I'm here. I'd never heard of the Moki Dughway but with you and Tyler0215 both recommending, it's added to my list. Thanks so much for the detailed trip instructions. Natural Bridges, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park were on my list of possibilities. Thanks to you I have a trip plan to see those and others. TenOC: Thanks. Would love to see Condors. Second Chance: I can hit White Sands on my way to the VLA. Thanks. Dick_B: Awesome advice. Thanks. bighatnohorse: Just for the record, my list was in the order of my stops, not desire to see. "Too much to do - not enough time." Oh so true. But seeing it in a TC is the only way to go, IMHO. :) Thanks again all. If I missed anyone it wasn't intentional. Not a bad bit of advice in the list.
DWeikert 01/22/20 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

Great suggestions all, thanks. Looks like my stay in the area may be a little longer than initially planned. That's not a bad thing. :)
DWeikert 01/21/20 12:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

Thanks. I had given brief thought to Kitt Peak but that was well outside my planned loop. Lowell fits right in. I'll definitely look into your other suggestions. I've been using to find places to camp near my targets. Seems to be no shortage in the area. Also, "off the beaten path" is a plus IMHO. :) Thanks again and keep them coming.
DWeikert 01/21/20 07:52am Truck Campers
Desert Southwest suggestions

Hi All, I had planned to make this trip last year but for several reasons it was put off. I had asked for and received lots of good advice prior but for some reason a search doesn't turn up that post and it seems to be gone. I've come up with a preliminary itinerary and thought I'd get a little feedback from those familiar with the area. So far the only date sensitive item on the list is the VLA where they have a guided tour 1st and 3rd Saturday so I'm currently planning to be there 4/18 and spend a couple weeks in the area before returning home. Very Large Array, NM Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM Petrified Forest, AZ Meteor Crater, AZ Grand Canyon (South Rim), AZ Antelope Canyon, AZ Monument Valley, AZ Valley of the Gods, UT Any places I didn't list you'd recommend or any places I should go instead of a planned stop? Before anyone questions Monument Valley AND Valley of the Gods, I plan to spend a few nights boondocking in VOTG trying my hand at nightscape photography. Something I don't think I can do in Monument Valley. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.
DWeikert 01/21/20 07:03am Truck Campers
RE: Too big for a T/C ?

I'm 6'2" 240, down from the 260 when I bought my camper. And I have one of the smaller campers on the market. One thing that helps is this camper doesn't have the U shaped dinette, just a bench along one side with a removable table in front. I never use the table but at meal time pull out a folding tray table.
DWeikert 01/14/20 09:10am Truck Campers
RE: Do upgrades help the selling price?

You did verify the old propane fridge works before reinstalling I hope. The ARB would probably get you more than a non-working 3-way.
DWeikert 12/28/19 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Leave it on or take it off

You can always leave it loaded and take some weight off with the camper jacks. Just a reminder, if you do this (and it is good advice) don't forget to undo the tie downs. :) Edit: Though I suppose you could leave the tie downs connected, just be careful how high far you extend the jacks.
DWeikert 12/19/19 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Sliding window

Thanks Guys ; Heading to the craft store get some foam . Just Pete Beware not all foams are created equal. Open cell will absorb water. Closed cell is water resistant. Ideally try to find high-density closed cell which is waterproof.
DWeikert 12/14/19 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: TC Sliding window

are those the inflatable ones ? If so I am thinking cat will put hole in . Looking for something else maybe Thanks The one I use is a faux leather (Naugahyde?) covered foam. The 2 Amazon links are inflated. Those may not stand up to cat claws. Might want to give Truck Camper Warehouse a call. A side view of the one I use. height=640 width=480 The wedge shape makes it form a nice seal.
DWeikert 12/12/19 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: TC Sliding window

I bought a boot from Northstar when I bought the camper. height=480 width=640 Then there's inflatable options, TRAIL FX 30000 Camper Boot: 24' X 16 and the slightly smaller... Trail FX 20000 Truck Boot
DWeikert 12/12/19 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

I've had two campers with dual pane windows and none failed. Dual panes reduce condensation, reduce outside noise and provide greater temperature comfort. BUT, dual panes add additional weight to the camper. My Dometic windows are plastic. I suspect they actually weigh less than a single pane glass window.
DWeikert 12/03/19 01:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

I have the Dometic dual pane windows on my Northstar. I've camped in temperatures in the teens and was very impressed at how well they kept the cold out. If, for whatever reason, I got another camper I'd get the same windows.
DWeikert 12/03/19 10:59am Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

Most online forums these days allow you to upload a pic directly from the post screen and that image is then forever available to the readers. Those pics have to be stored somewhere, and that storage costs money. It's entirely up to the owner of the site whether the expense is justified or not. What's your point? Have you priced a 1TB hard drive lately? Either images are part of the forum function or it's a text only service. A hybrid that depends on a 3rd party service is unfamiliar to most users these days. The vast majority of other forums out there don't have a problem hosting their own images. But as I said. If switching to a platform that hosted images locally meant loss of the info already here, it's not a good idea IMHO.
DWeikert 11/07/19 06:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Want an electric truck?

I don't remember the exact numbers, but fast chargers do draw about 5 kW. Not too many houses have wiring for that and you will need fast charger for heavy vehicles. On positive side, I hear that charging times batteries take are shorter and shorter. Why would you need a fast charge at home? Most people will plug in the vehicle when they get home and let it charge overnight while they sleep. Fast chargers are only needed for people that want to charge mid trip.
DWeikert 11/07/19 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

It's really easy and free to join something Imgur and post your pictures from there..Very easy just like photobucket used to be.. And how long will it be before imgur decides to stop sharing for free and all the trip reports many of us have invested time preparing go from showing trip pics to a notice that if you want to see the pics the owner must pay. Most online forums these days allow you to upload a pic directly from the post screen and that image is then forever available to the readers. On the other hand, if decided to update their software odds are this incredible library of info, not just the pics, would be lost so we'd be screwed either way.
DWeikert 11/06/19 12:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

I think the lug bolts don’t carry much if the wheels are hub centric. However, I have heard of bolts breaking if the wheels get loose. Hub or lug centric is irrelevant regarding load. The load is carried by the friction between the wheel and mating surface. This friction is created by the clamping force of the lugs which is why proper torque on our lug nuts is important. This is also the reason you don't want any grease or oil on those mating surfaces. "Centric" refers to how a wheel is centered while mounting. Hub centric wheels are good for manufacturing because the wheel can be mounted on the vehicle then the lug nuts just torqued down. With a lug centered wheel more care must be taken while installing and tightening the lugs.
DWeikert 11/02/19 09:05am Truck Campers
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