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RE: Anyone ever mounted a FoxWing batwing 270 to pop-up camper?

I contacted Oztent and Hallmark asking about mounting the Fox Wing and got no replies. I moved on.
Geewizard 11/05/21 08:09am Truck Campers
RE: Potential Pop-Up TC.....Thoughts on a Hallmark Guanella?

I like Hallmark's campers. I own an 2004 Outfitter Apex 8 and have yet to regret the purchase. It has a bathroom and shower.
Geewizard 10/29/21 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Australian Truck Campers are dramatically growing

I do enjoy your periodic posts showing the Australian version of truck camper. Me too, Robert. Thanks.
Geewizard 10/03/21 06:56am Truck Campers
RE: Truck and accessories for New Popup Camper

I've been carrying my Outfitter Apex 8 for years on a Tundra. The last time I weighed it (full up weight), it was at 2200 lbs. I've never had any issues. I do have load range E 10 ply tires and Air Lift air bags but nothing else. I can only relate my experience with Toyota Tundra trucks of which I am a firm believer. They are NOT 1/2 ton trucks. It looks like the Tundra double cab has a payload of about 1450lbs. That doesn't sound like a 3/4 ton or 1 ton. Ok, how about a 0.725 ton? I've seen payload of about 1600lbs depending on model. That's 0.8 ton. All I'm saying is that it works, works well, and I have never felt unsafe. Of course, what you do is up to you.
Geewizard 09/13/21 01:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck and accessories for New Popup Camper

I've been carrying my Outfitter Apex 8 for years on a Tundra. The last time I weighed it (full up weight), it was at 2200 lbs. I've never had any issues. I do have load range E 10 ply tires and Air Lift air bags but nothing else. I can only relate my experience with Toyota Tundra trucks of which I am a firm believer. They are NOT 1/2 ton trucks.
Geewizard 09/13/21 06:14am Truck Campers
RE: Load center wiring

Yes, I have traced the negative battery wire from both ends and it runs directly from the battery to the load center. And yes, I do know and understand that the frame is ground. I don't find any bare ground wires inside the load center attached to the negative battery wire. They are separate. This isn't a real big deal but more of a question of why the bare ground wires, which are bonded to the frame, are carrying a load at all.
Geewizard 09/10/21 07:09am Truck Campers
RE: Load center wiring

I'm not on shore power nor am I connected to the truck. If I disconnect at the battery end, everything is unpowered as it should be. I'm trying to find out if this is normal. I think it is because the negative terminal of the battery is connected to the frame ground as are the ground wires.
Geewizard 09/09/21 09:59am Truck Campers
Load center wiring

Here's my question: If one were to disconnect the negative cable from the battery to the load center (fuses, breakers, etc) AT THE LOAD CENTER, shouldn't one have no power to all the 12v devices? And if one still has 12v going to those devices with that negative cable disconnected, doesn't that mean there's a wiring error? Such as the negative part of the circuit being carried by ground wires? Just curious.....
Geewizard 09/09/21 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

I drive 65-70 most of the time on interstate highways but have comfortively driven at the same speeds on good gravel roads in AK and the Yukon.
Geewizard 08/21/21 08:03am Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

Mine are working well after 5 years. Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 LT265/70R18 E/10PR BSW Tires
Geewizard 08/12/21 06:56am Truck Campers
Roof concern?

The EPDM (I think it is EPDM) roof on my 2004 Outfitter TC is coming unglued from whatever is underneath it. I see several areas that are lifting up. None are raised more than 1/4" but they show up. I have no signs of leakage. Should I be concerned? Can I or should I do anything about it? Looks very similar to this: https://www.rvhometown.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TPO-vs-EPDM-RV-Roof-Whats-the-Difference.jpg
Geewizard 08/10/21 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: solar question

I have about 100' of 4ga cable for my solar panels so I can too chase the sun but stay in the shade. Works for me.
Geewizard 08/02/21 09:10am Truck Campers
RE: solar question

Solar! I have one 100W panel on the roof and (now) two 100W panels in a suitcase I made myself. It works for me very well. I don't use any AC in the TC. I used this article for my DIY suitcase with some modifications. For example, I attached the hinges so the front part of the panels face each other when close for more protection. And I set up the wiring differently. The price is right. https://www.adventurousway.com/blog/diy-portable-solar-panel https://i.imgur.com/ljUzasr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/g11QBp9.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nXxIx6L.jpg
Geewizard 08/02/21 08:25am Truck Campers
RE: Front Motorcycle Carrier

What's your motorcycle and carrier weigh? And what brandis the motorcycle carrier?
Geewizard 07/24/21 08:09am Truck Campers
RE: Solar conversion on an ol Six Pac

I have two solar chargers in my travel trailer. One is part of the solar panel installation that came with the trailer (100W on roof). The other is a MPPT solar controller (Morningstart SunSaver) for my portable panels. Both controllers connect directly to the batteries (2-100AH FullRiver AGM). My TC has the same batteries and the same MPPT controller.
Geewizard 07/12/21 10:33am Truck Campers
RE: Solar conversion on an ol Six Pac

Don't put them on the roof. Put them on the ground as portable solar panels. It has worked for me for a long time. I took this guy's methods and modified them a bit. More info if you want. DIY Solar Suitcase https://i.imgur.com/nXxIx6L.jpg https://i.imgur.com/g11QBp9.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ljUzasr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Ozf0U9W.jpg
Geewizard 07/12/21 07:16am Truck Campers
RE: Don't sleep with your camper door open

...somebody who was drunk maybe
Geewizard 07/07/21 10:25am Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

I sympathize with the OP but feel the need to ask the root questions: -Did you research the weight of the desired TC? -Did you research the capacity of the desired truck? I spent 6 months gathering information on my truck/TC choices and it could be I'm kinda anal in that regard. I read a LOT of forums and did a LOT of Googling. I also installed 10-ply tires, adjustable Rancho shocks, and airbags (with a T-connector by the way which works great....for my application). Those additions made a world of difference for me. OP, you've gotten a lot of good ideas to help resolve your problem. I struggle with the idea that you should now buy a dually to put under your overweight TC.
Geewizard 07/07/21 08:23am Truck Campers
Don't sleep with your camper door open

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2021/07/06/bear-enters-camper-through-open-door-near-seward-and-scratches-sleeping-man/
Geewizard 07/07/21 08:12am Truck Campers
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
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