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RE: I Went Camping With Five Girls!

Very nice! We have some of those mounds around here but much smaller.
GoinThisAway 10/27/20 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper recommendation.

Truck tie downs/turn buckles - For a hardside 9' or 9.5' TC you'd most likely be looking at either HappiJac tie downs, Torklift tie downs, or a combination of the two. Some who are handy with a welder even fabricate their own. Water capacity - You'll want to look not just at water capacity but also at the ratio of fresh water, grey water, and black water tank capacity. The size of tanks you need will depend on the number of people, their water usage, and how long you'd like to go between fills/dumps. Propane - Propane storage is usually one or two 20 lb or 30 lb bottles. The 20 lb size is upright and you can either refill them or swap them out at a propane exchange center (although you'll only get 15 lb of propane that way). The 30 lb size is horizontal and you'll need to refill. Air Conditioning - Most manufacturers install a 13k BTU unit which is generally overkill for the small space in a TC. Smaller 9k BTU units are available. A low profile unit will knock several inches off the height of the rig. You won't be able to run a 13k BTU unit with a portable 2k generator unless it is upgraded with a soft-start device. Heater - Nearly all TC come with a propane furnace. They aren't particularly quiet or efficient but get the job done. For camping where electric is available you can easily heat a TC with a small electric heater. Some who camp a lot in cold weather with no electric hookup install a more efficient propane heater. Fridge/Freezer (would like Lg. freezer) - Fridge/freezer in pop-ups tend to be small so if you want to larger size you'd need to look at hardside TCs. Even then the largest freezer is nowhere near as large as that in a residential unit. You could consider carrying a portable chest freezer for additional capacity if needed. Electric jacks - If you plan to load/unload the TC from the truck with any frequency you'll appreciate these! There are two major brands: Reico Titan and HappiJac. Either brand will do. You can purchase the motors and legs for each brand separately but they are not interchangeable. Outside shower - Unless you get an older unit whatever you buy will likely have this. Even if you don't actually shower outside, an outside shower feature is handy for rinsing off your feet, washing a dog, etc. Maybe this will help. As others have stated, do some searching on this site and take a look at threads in the TC University sticky. More specific questions and some description of how you plan to use your TC would help the folks here help you. Happy TC hunting!
GoinThisAway 07/22/20 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Fridge won't fit

I watched a video once where they put a moving blanket on the dinette after setting it down. Took the old fridge out, put it on moving blanket & cut it in half and out the door. Then the new fridge they took apart, brought the pieces in to the blanket & put it back together & installed it Long process but it worked without damage. Can't remember where I saw it. Not a video but this Truck Camper Magazine article shows the same process you describe.
GoinThisAway 06/29/20 07:50pm Truck Campers
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

Now that y'all worked out all the kinks on that one, can I get one in silver :B
GoinThisAway 06/20/20 12:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Mounting things to the walls

If you find two studs and would like to locate your item between them, you can first attach a piece of wood spanning between the two studs then attach your item to that. Mounting to the side of a cabinet may also be an option. If the cabinet wall is thin you can attach some wood to the inside to beef it up.
GoinThisAway 06/18/20 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Shadow Cruiser 850 Truck Camper

Just saw you have another post on this and have more info and feedback so you don't need mine :B
GoinThisAway 06/01/20 08:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

I've been using Deka AGM batteries, size 24. First set lasted 8 years but most of that time was with the crappy charger which came with the camper. I upgraded to a 3-stage charger compatible with AGM batteries so I'm hoping the new batteries last longer.
GoinThisAway 04/26/20 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Army Corps Of Engineers Parks Are Closing?

The Nashville District Corps of Engineers posted today that they will immediately begin an orderly shutdown of those campgrounds that have already opened for the 2020 season and keep the others closed for the time being. One way to check on a particular Corps campground is to start from the Corps locations map on their headquarters website, click on the District you're interested, and either check the news stories or go to their recreation page and click on the COVID-19 banner at the top of the page. Glad to hear they're letting the volunteers stay.
GoinThisAway 03/20/20 03:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2020 SE TC Gathering - planning stage

MIL has improved some but still in skilled nursing facility and likely to stay there. Between that and all the rain we've been getting I haven't been able to get out to Crossville yet. Time is getting short so I'm going to change plans and wait until fall to do a gathering. There are a lot of spring TC rallies in this area but I haven't seen any scheduled for the fall yet. The Corps campgrounds around Nashville are good. They tend to fill up fast though. If one of y'all want to set up a gathering this spring go right ahead. Pick a time and place and the TCers will show up! Including me if I can make it.
GoinThisAway 02/27/20 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 SE TC Gathering - planning stage

Sorry for the delay folks but MIL had a stroke so we've been dealing with that the last few months. I've never been to Grayson Highlands but it's on my bucket list ... even if just to see the wild ponies. Trying to stay closer to home this time though due to MIL's health. Even then I can't say for sure we'll be able to attend so it might be a "self-service" gathering. I've talked to the folks at Spring Lake RV Resort in Crossville and so far so good. Should be able to make an announcement after the holidays.
GoinThisAway 12/21/19 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite - our first summer.

Looks like you're making good use of that NL!
GoinThisAway 12/01/19 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: The Road to winning a National Championship

What an awesome accomplishment! Too bad the weather turned bad on the way home but at least you had the exhilaration of the wins to keep your spirits up.
GoinThisAway 12/01/19 06:01pm Truck Campers
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