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RE: What else does your truck do?

My truck had a 45kw Onan in the back, along with 4 follow spotlights. Early 80s 350, 165 hp. I totaled 19,500 lbs, about 5,000 lbs over gcvw. I’m surprise no one has asked this yet. Why do you have a 45 kW generator in that thing? LOL Heading down to slab city and looking to sell power to people? Little side business? Unofficial campground?
HadEnough 09/14/19 12:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

Just to add to the off topic a moment, Redline MTL is an amazing transmission fluid/lube for the NV5600. Highly recommend it.
HadEnough 09/11/19 03:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bugs...

Wow. Thanks for that information. And I didn’t know those things were stink bugs. I see those every fall. They try to come in doors to stay warm. From Florida to New Hampshire I have seen these. And everywhere in between. They are so big, that I’ve never tried to crush one. I figured it would make a mess. Little did I know it would make a stink. LOL so instead, I just capture them into a cup and whip them outside the door.
HadEnough 09/09/19 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Bugs...

Is this mostly in Indiana problem? Because I’m going to avoid that state if so. LOL
HadEnough 09/09/19 07:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Short bed truck and camper combos

You are not going to have too many choices for TC for short bed, but what luxury you are seeking? 15 years for camper is not much and basic designs, basic appliances did not change. What might change is deep TV compartment replaced by flat-screen bracket. If you want a slide, that is something you have to buy with new camper, but almost everything else can be updated. This is a good post. This is exactly what I found when I was looking around at newer truck campers. Nothing has really changed. I have an arctic fox. Even the interiors don’t look that different from the age of your rig to the new ones. You could update a few small things and come out with a truck camper that competes very well with new ones.
HadEnough 09/03/19 05:49am Truck Campers
RE: Hurricane!

Yes. My RV came in incredibly handy on my last trip to save my boat from another hurricane.
HadEnough 08/30/19 05:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Things getting out of hand

The most crazy part? They probably can't work you into the schedule for a month or two. I've had the same experience thinking I could save time paying someone to fix things. As it turns out, it's much faster to just do it yourself.
HadEnough 08/29/19 05:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

I think the most important part of this discussion is being left out. Do you have a pot of gold to work with or are you on a shoe string budget? If money isn't a problem and you don't want to worry about a hassle, either buy something there that fits your needs or find a reputable RV rental company in Europe and rent from them. That way you get something that you know will work in that country. American vehicles are HUGE compared to European vehicles. The last thing you would want to do is bring in a Huge American Truck and Camper and stick out like a sore thumb and have trouble navigating the narrow streets over there. Bringing your own vehicle I don't see as any sort of practical solution to this problem. Nothing extreme here. Not broke but no pot of gold either. Renting long term is just awful financially from what I've looked at. Just like here in the States. Cheaper to just get Airbnb apartments and low cost hotels than to rent RVs. So, I'm looking to make a long term stay more reasonable, which is what I use my RV for in North America.
HadEnough 08/23/19 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Thanks for all the input and first hand experience. I have a severe breathing problem. I can't be outside in times when the air quality goes "yellow" for particulates. Ozone isn't as bad for me. I actually can't breathe in these instances and my lungs fill with fluid. So, I need to (ironically) run an air conditioner these conditions. This only happens when it's humid and hot downwind of cities. To avoid a medical emergency, I'd need air conditioning in the rig. Are at least some of the RVs doing AC these days?
HadEnough 08/23/19 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

One more thought - if you have money to buy new RV, buying in Europe and shipping to US can save you a bundle on taxes. There is a timeframe, so not sure if that would work for you, but Mercedes has "European delivery program" for generations, where you can order new car in US, then they will pay for you airfare to Frankfurt, where you can see your car leaving assembly lane, see the MB museum and enjoy few days of driving your car in Europe, before dropping it off at several possible points and then flying back to US. Your new car will arrive to US few weeks later and whole adventure cost several thousad$$ less, than buying new car in US. The taxes you save by bringing "used car" to US pays for your vacations and still leave something. I think you should open a university or something. How do you know all of this?? Another fantastic idea. Tricky part is, I don't think Mercedes makes any RVs. They go off to conversion, right? I did see it allows a full year to tour Europe before the Mercedes needs to be brought to the States.
HadEnough 08/23/19 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

In the interest of "buy it there then maybe export it to the USA", does anyone have any links to good online motorhome/camper listings in Europe? I'm not seeing any. Any thoughts as to motorhome/caravans that are climate controlled with generator for AC? And not ridiculously tiny?
HadEnough 08/23/19 05:22am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

4 meters seems to be the standard max height in Europe by the way. My TC is about 3.9 meters.
HadEnough 08/23/19 05:17am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Stop and make couple steps back. Sounds like you are planning to spend some money on the idea, so why not change the idea? ClassC base on Mercedes Sprinters are exported to USA and sold at high premium. So why not research availability of Sprinters in the country of your destination, use it in Europe, then when you are done on Europe, ship it to USA and sell for potential profit? Brilliant! This sounds like the best idea of all, actually. I'm somewhat concerned though as it's diesels that are the target of the emissions rules over there. Some places only allow electric vehicles. Others, only gassers. Also, the European RVs have no generators or air conditioning typically. And it was over 100F this summer there. Sounds terrible. I also have breathing problems when the air pollution gets going. I have to be inside a closed, air conditioned environment when this happens or I can't breathe. I realize this is silly because I need to create more pollution to breathe, but it is what it is.
HadEnough 08/23/19 01:47am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

There is no gasser to replace a Cummins. That's what I thought. But what about the emissions situation? Am I just screwed on that? Europe is done unless I pay through the nose to rent some inferior RV?
HadEnough 08/22/19 06:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

Buy a Rivian. Sounds great but I have a 2002 Dodge RAM 2500. Do I seem like the kind of guy that would buy a brand new vehicle? ;) No idea what those are costing but they don't look like a very good deal. Looks massively overpriced and like you'll get creamed on depreciation. If they ever start making them.
HadEnough 08/22/19 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

So no tips on what gasser to replace a Ram 2500 diesel? And yes, we'd stay there for a year or 2. I am under the impression that the Electric motor would be connected to the same clutch and transmission. But that's a side idea. Looking for gasser advice
HadEnough 08/22/19 06:26pm Truck Campers
Clean Trucks? Electric Truck?

I have a 2002 RAM 2500 hauling my Arctic Fox. The AF is a little small inside but with some mods I think it's getting more comfortable. The problem is, I want to ship it to Europe for some adventures, but it can't be driven anywhere because it's subject to so many issues with emissions over there. I'd be banned from most of Germany, lots of Italy, etc. Now, I think I have 2 options to fix this situation and the likely similar situations coming to the USA eventually. 1) Buy a gasser to replace the 2500 Cummins 2) Convert the Cummins to an electrical, zero emissions vehicle ( Let's not debate that one, I'd rather keep the diesel but I want to be able to stick my TC in the center of Berlin if I feel like it... That's the advantage of a TC.) First, what gasser can possibly replace a Ram 2500 with 24v Cummins turbo diesel? It would be nice to have a 3500 so I didn't have to do all the crazy mods to a 2500 that have.been done to mine. Is it going to completely suck up hills? How about down hills? I use an exhaust brake now. Am I going to have overheating brakes in mountains? Also, what's the lowest emission gasser to be able to replace a Cummins truck? If I do an electric conversion, can I regenerate through the main electric motor by down shifting? It's a manual transmission. Do they sell aftermarket regenerative brakes? That are heavy duty?
HadEnough 08/22/19 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace RV Refrigerator with Residental Model

What's a "smoke sniffer?"
HadEnough 08/22/19 03:23am Tech Issues
RE: Camping on my lot against zoning law

Can't locate behind the garage? Make yourself invisible?
HadEnough 08/18/19 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping fridge cool in high 90s temps

Typically, this means a Norcold is installed wrong. There are very specific installation instructions on how big the vents need to be as well as how big and what geometry the "chimney" is. Unfortunately, if you don't follow those to a T, the Norcold can under perform. I've had all my Norcolds over the years in well over 100F temps keeping ice cream frozen and foods cold. You may have to fix the bad install to get the proper performance.
HadEnough 08/17/19 11:51am Fifth-Wheels
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