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RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Personally I would never trust any unvented heater, catalytic or not.
JimK-NY 11/30/20 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Big 5 National Parks in Utah

I forgot to mention campgrounds because I never stay in private campgrounds. If you want private campgrounds I assume you want hook ups? There are endless choices near all of the big 5 except for Cap Reef. There are at least a couple in Torrey. Whether NP or private campgrounds, you need to consider making reservations. Springtime is extremely popular for visitation to southern Utah.
JimK-NY 11/29/20 04:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big 5 National Parks in Utah

I cannot think of a single paved road in Southern Utah which would be an issue. Hwy 12 is a very good road. There are no issues with switch backs. The only issue would be climbing over Boulder Mountain. A diesel pickup should handle that easily. What pickup do you have and how much weight are you pulling?
JimK-NY 11/29/20 04:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

A high percentage of what is made in China is made to meet specs provided by the buyers. If the buyers want higher quality and more expensive goods, they will be provided. If they want cheap, that is what they get. RV tires are a good example. There are plenty of quality tires available yet the manufacturers seem to prefer buying cheapo Chinese made tires. The Chinese will continue to provide these because there is a market for cheap. If an RV is built with cheap Chinese made goods, I blame the RV manufacturer for buying the cheapest parts, not the maker of the parts.
JimK-NY 11/29/20 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

Cheap Chinese Springs........ The Chinese make very high quality steels. I think this is another of many examples where the American companies order the cheapest materials and then we think cheap materials are all the Chinese can make.
JimK-NY 11/28/20 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: My new to me camper.

Same reason I have a camper. I live in the heart of the Piute Trail. We went thru Mayfield and up 12 Mile Canyon. Weather was perfect and we had a great time.. Looks like you got a great old camper. I was told the old Lances were built better than recent ones. In any case it also looks like you have a great place to use it. I have relatives in Mt Pleasant and my father was born in Wales. It has been a while since I visited but still remember some of it.
JimK-NY 11/28/20 05:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

When was the last time you took a trip and your car was disabled because a spring broke? If you are worried that might happen with your RV, you bought the wrong RV.
JimK-NY 11/27/20 09:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I have a long list of things to fix on our aging Lance. Seriously thinking its time to start over. 16 yrs, 45 states, 100k miles well over 600ights in it, it doesn't owe us anything. My Northstar Igloo is 15 years old, 42 States, 100K miles, 2 years of full time use and several hundred nights in addition. It is in like new condition with nothing needing to be fixed. I have even run out of ideas for mods.
JimK-NY 11/27/20 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken cargo door key

Handsome guy, but.... that tie looks like it was from the 60s.
JimK-NY 11/26/20 06:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

Indeed, Happy Thanksgiving to all. If the worst we have to be concerned about is a broken key, we can surely count our blessings.
JimK-NY 11/26/20 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

In 10 years of RVing with a couple of years as a full timer and a great many trips of several months, I have never once needed a "local independent RV tech". I have had one repair I could not easily have handled myself. My solar controller died when I was in Death Valley so I went to Camping World in LV to have a replacement installed. I would have been much better off doing the installation myself. They connected the wires incorrectly and burned out the new unit. I had to wait another day for someone else to do the install. Even then I told them what they did wrong. I did have a lock issue once but that did not require an RV tech. A local locksmith handled the issue in a few minutes. In any case you seemed to want to add that it was a good idea to flaunt the recommendations for social distancing during the Covid pandemic. I have no idea why you felt it necessary to bring that to the thread.
JimK-NY 11/26/20 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

. ..... "Forget COVID", he said, and than he gave me a big gorilla hug too (I guess I have whatever cooties my wife has, so why not). Thanks again, everyone. Happy Thanksgiving. Go hug a tech! Another 1500 Covid deaths in the past 24 hrs. That is likely to double soon. Are you sure you want to hug strangers?
JimK-NY 11/25/20 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Personally I will continue to grill and would certainly not want to cook burgers or other meats on a griddle. I do have a griddle that goes on top of burners and works well for pancakes. Can someone explain why they switched from a grill to a griddle?
JimK-NY 11/24/20 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

Lift the tank and judge the weight. That will give you a pretty good idea of how much is left.
JimK-NY 11/24/20 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear View with ? Camera ?

I have a 2018 Ram 3500 with a factory backup camera in the tailgate. Of course, when I remove the tailgate and install my truck camper I have lost visibility. It seems that all I should need is a replacement camera and a wiring harness to install a backup camera on the back of my camper. I have looked and looked in vain. I cannot find anything that would work short of buying a whole new aftermarket system that would require a separate monitor.
JimK-NY 11/22/20 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: Shopping for a camper...

There are three Northstar dealers in NCal and others in Yakima and Boise. I would check and see if you can put one on hold. You can also order but I would at least want to look at one first.
JimK-NY 11/21/20 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Shopping for a camper...

Quality of engineering and construction are the reasons two of us have recommended that you look at Northstar. There are several other brands for well made campers but many of them are very heavy and have multiple slides. I would not buy a Lance. You want a unit that will handle all the jolts and swaying that occur with years of use. I also really like the Northstar cassette toilets. That fits the way I travel in remote areas where dump stations are rare or nonexistent. Also check the propane for the WC. I believe it only has one tank. That could be very inconvenient. My Northstar mattress is a standard Queen. I appreciate the full length and upgrading to a residential foam mattress was easy and inexpensive.
JimK-NY 11/21/20 06:39am Truck Campers
RE: Leg supports for truck camper storage

I lower my camper onto a stack of pallets. I use blocks under the jack legs and keep some of the weight on the jacks as well as the stack of pallets.
JimK-NY 11/21/20 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: Shopping for a camper...

,,,, There are, apparently from my research, many truck camper rigs that are overweight. I do not want to be one of them. I will weigh things like kitchen ware as I load them. I have a telescope that weighs 40lbs. After all is done, if I need to upgrade the tires I will do it. You should be OK with the Wolf Creek. It will be a decent sized rig which your truck should carry even if it totals a bit over the GVWR. Timbrens, Supersprings or something similar are low cost and ease to install options which can give the truck suspension a bit extra if needed. BTW, if you can find one I recommend looking at the Northstar Laredo or Adventurer. They are similar to the WC but better engineered and better built.
JimK-NY 11/19/20 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Don’t Use TSD Fuel Card In Oregon

Fuel tax in Oregon and less than for California and many other States. What I hate is waiting and having someone else fuel my truck. Some of those idiots could easily put gas in my diesel tank. I think Oregon and NJ are the only States where you cannot pump your own fuel.
JimK-NY 11/19/20 06:03am RV Lifestyle
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