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RE: Question for Toyota Tundra owners

My signature says it all, I think. I have put lots of miles on Tundras since 2004 with only one issue and it was a pothole hit at 70mph. My fault, not the Tundra's.
Geewizard 06/02/21 06:53am Truck Campers
RE: Seemingly unsafe location of water pump?

What brand of camper? What year of camper?
Geewizard 04/12/21 04:58am Truck Campers
RE: LED Replacement bulbs high moisture environment survival

I've used these and have good luck in all areas of the TC and trailer.
Geewizard 03/23/21 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Just wait a year or two. The newbie buyers will find out the TC life is not for them and sell. There will be a flood of used units once people figure it out.
Geewizard 03/23/21 07:05am Truck Campers
RE: What do you guys use for communication in your truck camper?

Just wait for it....SpaceX has been putting hundreds of communication satellites in orbit to create a globle network that will be unobstructed. It will be a game changer in communication. Unless your under trees, tall building or if a flock of birds fly over. :) Maybe that will resolve when they have more up, but the reviews I've seen on the Beta's that have been sent out, have had some of the above cause issue. Ah,no. I use a GPS antenna in my basement with window wells across the room. There is no direct line-of-site to the sky at all. It works great. Radio frequencies like GPS and cellphones bounce around and get everywhere. Same with SpaceX.
Geewizard 03/23/21 06:57am Truck Campers
RE: Find cross pieces under metal roof to mount solar panel?

In the event that you cannot find metal substructure I would submit for your consideration using well nuts. They are inexpensive and you can fail-test them in your garage/work shop by installing them in 1/8-inch luan and attempting to pull them out. They work. I tried well nuts and they failed to hold my solar brackets to the degree I wanted. I chose to use rivnuts (threadserts is another name) and specifically this rivnut kit. Mine were inserted through the rubber roofing and luan into the hole I drilled in the roof's aluminum tubing. This has worked well for about 15 years.
Geewizard 03/17/21 06:23am Truck Campers
RE: What do you guys use for communication in your truck camper?

InReach here and ever since they were introduced. I've used it in AK, MT, ID, WA, Canada, etc. I use the Freedom Plan and shut it off when not going out in the backcountry. Works very well.
Geewizard 03/08/21 12:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Outfitter's New Molded Fiberglass Body for the Apex 8 Camper

The setup of our current Northstar camper is similar. A lot of fesh water, small gray tank. If/when you have a cassette toilet, you need to dump very frequently anyway. And a place to dump is much easier to find than a source of fresh water. We dump the (usually about half full) cassette daily as well as the gray water tank (using a bucket for the gray water). That way, we always have 2 day reserve. And a half full cassette weighs only half as much as a full one when you take it out. That way, we can stay parked in one location until the fresh water runs out (> 5 days), as long as we have a place to dump the cassette and bucket within walking distance. Works for us, doesn't work for everyone. Outfitter's tank sizes have always worked for me.
Geewizard 03/03/21 08:03am Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

The specs tell the story. Ram 6.4 gasser puts out 429 ftlbs of torque and the 6.7 diesel puts out 850 ftlbs. Ford engines put over 1000 of torque from what I heard lately. Good for pulling 30,000 lb trailers, but I'd rather have 300 torque and 25 mpg for my useage. +1. Fit the vehicle to the need. More is NOT always better.
Geewizard 02/27/21 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

Thanks for the feedback. I do worry about getting in and out of the high bed but right now can still handle it. And yes, flat-landers, a 14er is a mountain over 14,000 feet high. :) I have climbed 7 of them in CO, and have 51 n CO to go. Let's see, at 2 per year, I should get them all done by my mid-90s. May need to pick up the pace a bit. The Northstars are quite a bit cheaper than say a Hallmark or an Outfitter. I assume there is some kind of price quality relationship, but as my use will be occasional, I may not need the top of the line. Geewizard, the Outfitter website says the Apex is for 3/4 - 1 ton trucks......Assuming I go for a full size truck, .wWould it be worth it to pay the extra money for a diesel? Personally, I would not get a diesel. If I were doing it all over again, I'd buy a Tundra double cab and get an Outfitter Apex 8....again. Yes, I like the combo that much.
Geewizard 02/26/21 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

What's a 14er? 14 mile hike? 14,000+ foot peaks.
Geewizard 02/26/21 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

Wet bath with shower does not work well in a pop up. Wet bath with shower worked just fine in my Outfitter Apex8. +1. I've never had an issue with mine in 16 years. I don't know why people slam pop-up TCs. Perhaps it's because not all pop-up TCs are the same. Outfitter or Hallmark would be my choices. I've had my Toyota Tundra and Outfitter Apex 8 in some pretty steep rugged places. Nary an issue.
Geewizard 02/26/21 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Palomino SS 1251 Pop-Up on 1/2 Ton Pickup

Are you interested in a similar setup and my experience with it? Very similar to KD4UPL's post.....
Geewizard 02/21/21 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: The Emotions in a TC

This is a great thread. We solved this issue by getting a RPod 177 HRE. The TC isn't going anywhere. We like options and now we have them. ....also in Spokane....
Geewizard 02/19/21 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: Solar with Lithium Battery

I have 100W on the roof and a portable 100W panel I move around to get max solar. I can't remember the last time I had to use my Honda EU2000i. I don't have a microwave or TV but I do have LED lights, radio, pumps, fans, phone charging, furnace, etc. I have two 100AH SLA batteries and this setup works well for me.
Geewizard 02/19/21 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Quieter alternatives for propane furnace in extreme cold

You're going to experience temps WAY below 0 F where you want to go. And a whole lot of other issues will come up other than water. Even starting a generator could be an issue. Where do you live now and what's your experience with winter camping of any type?
Geewizard 02/08/21 10:29am Truck Campers
RE: Timbrens,airbags!

I sure like my Air Lift Wireless air bag system. Easy to install and use. I recommend it.
Geewizard 02/02/21 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: SiO2 Batteries

I asked Morningstar, the manufacturer of my MPPT solar controller, about use with LiFePO4 batteries. They gave me programming values for that use. I will likely go with the LiFePO4 batteries because, as you say FWC, the weight savings is killer! I'm very tempted to DIY. Any suggestions on which cells and a BMS? I've heard good things about the Tesla cells.
Geewizard 01/28/21 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: SiO2 Batteries

No, the cost of a charger is not an issue. I'm just investigating different battery types. I was unaware of the SiO2 batteries. I'll likely go with LiFePO4 batteries because of their reduced weight compared to others.
Geewizard 01/27/21 06:37am Truck Campers
RE: SiO2 Batteries

I'd like to hear from people who use the SiO2 batteries. Are you happy with them? Charging methods? What kind of current loads do you have? The owner of sanidump uses them and is happy. Good review, thanks.
Geewizard 01/27/21 06:18am Truck Campers
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