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RE: 8 Gauge Wire

Napa has a 100 amp 2 wire Lift Gate Plug set you can use to add a heavy gauge umbilical between you camper and your truck. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PHI15326 - Outlet https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PHI15336 - Male Plug
JoeChiOhki 01/18/23 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Wiring 4 awg charging wire to upgrade 8 awg factory wire.

Napa also has a premade cord as well, but I think its way too big for your needs. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PHI232326
JoeChiOhki 01/18/23 06:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Wiring 4 awg charging wire to upgrade 8 awg factory wire.

Napa has a 100 amp 2 wire Lift Gate Plug set you can use to add a heavy gauge umbilical between you camper and your truck. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PHI15326 - Outlet https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PHI15336 - Male Plug
JoeChiOhki 01/18/23 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

IME, Facebook posters are notorious for posting about something they have no knowledge of. In fact they often lead off with the statement: "I'm not an expert...". There seems to be the feeling on Facebook that if you don't post frequently, even if it's on a topic you know nothing about, your account will wither and die. That's actually a deliberate mechanic in how most social media works as part of the algorithm. If you do not post often and get an ever increasing amount of responses, your replies will be deprioritized or completely left undisplayed to most people viewing the thread.
JoeChiOhki 12/14/22 05:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

So, whatever number you use will need to be able to forever receive phone calls or SMS text messages, as it will do one or the other to allow you to login. Unfortunately, you can't once and done it, as you'll need the number later for reverifications as the tokens expire. I’m not sure about that, after sign-up / registration myself years ago, probably a dozen now, using an VOIP line I’ve never had them ask for a reverification again since. If you don't have Multi-factor authentication enabled, then the need I mentioned is moot for the moment. Facebook hasn't shifted yet to mandating that it be used (though to be honest, if they did, it would likely cut down some on the amount of hacked accounts because just having the password would no longer cut it), so you likely not run into it as an issue. Its only on MFA enabled accounts that you have to have a valid number for verification.
JoeChiOhki 12/05/22 01:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

So, whatever number you use will need to be able to forever receive phone calls or SMS text messages, as it will do one or the other to allow you to login. Unfortunately, you can't once and done it, as you'll need the number later for reverifications as the tokens expire.
JoeChiOhki 12/04/22 01:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Truck Camper Adventure Rally

Would they perhaps turn you away if you happen to show up, say as the 450th attendee and drove a thousand miles to get there? Just asking. Trust that without rally issued identification (worn at all times), you’ll be disallowed… 3 tons Oh well There are lots of other places to see around there like Zion and go Bicycling. Wonderful place. Don't forget to get your advanced entry pass for Zion. They're doing the same thing as yellow stone these days.
JoeChiOhki 11/22/22 06:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Adventure Rally

Have an awesome time :), unfortunately, Merry's finishing got delayed with other around home projects and work, so I didn't sign up for a Rally I didn't know if I could attend. I'm guessing based on the brand line up that most of the vintage units are the Sunlites and Alaskans (I don't recall if BigFoot was around in the pre-90s era or not) and maybe a few lances.
JoeChiOhki 11/22/22 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

So stopped by Costco and their Interstate battery replacement for the napa with slightly more RC was a whopping $90ea....ah, no Brainer! Bought two. Add a modest solar charging system. I would have purchased sio2 batteries. I hate to say it, but I used to ALWAYS read and respect your posts, until recently with your ALWAYS pushing the sio2 BATTS that 99.9% of people DO NOT need. Give it a rest. You know this poster more than likely doesn't need that expensive niche battery. Emcvay I have to take the opposite on this one. I still read and respect all of Pianotuna's posts. Sure he likes his sio2 batteries but so what? I'll bet you there is at least one other person on this forum who read his posts and went with sio2. And even if I'm wrong I still fall back to the saying "there is more than one way to slice a cake" sorry I happen to like cats. :) Eh, I count it better than the bucket of gatekeeping around LifePo4 batteries vs anything else. I'll take a recommendation vs that behavior any day of the week :).
JoeChiOhki 10/11/22 03:35pm Truck Campers
RE: New Superduty gas engine for 2023.

I mean if we're playing displacement one-upmanship, they could always go back to their original 7.5L of the old Ford 460 ;) :p
JoeChiOhki 10/04/22 01:14am Truck Campers
RE: Do you know what brand/model this bed camper is?

It could be any number of them, including a self-built Glen-L Truck cap.
JoeChiOhki 09/12/22 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: 2023 TCA Rally

*Might* be able to go to this, truthfully, not sure.
JoeChiOhki 09/06/22 03:36am Truck Campers
RE: The Ghost

I still think we need a like button. :) Its ridiculously easy to add, too.
JoeChiOhki 08/24/22 11:03am Truck Campers
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

Honestly, irv2 is kicking your behind more than Facebook in some regards.
JoeChiOhki 08/22/22 05:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bigfoot Camper - Major Modifications I'm Considering...

So I've had my Bigfoot for several years now and have been generally pretty happy. In recent communication with another member here, I've thought once again about some major changes I have toyed around in the past. I thought I would spell them out here and see what others think about the idea. 1. I want to change out my AC unit. The current one I have sits 17" high off the roof and stands out like a sore thumb. It's also very noisy. My first thought was to go to a 12v DC unit. More common in the trucker world but starting to be more available due to the Sprinter camper craze. Expensive yes but lower profile and allows for running off batteries. 2. Alternative to changing out rooftop AC unit is eliminating it all together by combining it with the furnace. I do not know if there are ready made solutions out there but I have considered doing my own fabrication project to combine these two units together. The clear benefit is not having a huge AC unit on my roof anymore for trees to snag and I can either add another fan / vent in the opening left behind or just glassing it closed. 3. I currently have 200w of solar and a single 100AH LiFePo4 battery. I can easily add another 200w of solar, maybe even close to 400w if I eliminate the AC on the roof for a totall of 400w to 600w of solar. I have plenty of space to add another 300AH of LiFePo4 batteries. Going this route would allow me to run my AC on batteries which really is the ultimate goal really. Nothing fancy or unusual here. 4. Eliminate the generator and possibly 1 of 2 20lb propane bottles. Right now the generator is almost never used. It is bulky, loud, and heavy. Yes, convenient once in a while but with a much larger battery and solar setup I can't see how it would every be used. If I eliminated the generator I would consider finding a fiberglass shop to close off the outside access panel completely. I could then repurpose that space for better under counter / sink storage with full width drawers or something. Eliminating one of two propane bottles just frees up additional space and more weight savings. A single 20lb bottle should last at least one if not two weeks for just fridge and stove duty. So those are the thoughts I am kicking around. Some of these paths are well traveled, others not so much. None of this is really necessary to improve our current camping lifestyle, much of it is for kicks and giggles. So with that, I'm putting it out to all you "seasoned" camper gurus for your own thoughts. If all you're doing is mild-climate winter camping, you should be golden :).
JoeChiOhki 08/19/22 05:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Smaller or more minimalist truck camper

I have a 2008 Nissan Titan truck and it's got 230k miles, so, I won't be using it, I am due for a new truck. Probably would buy a 3/4 ton minimum, maybe even 1-ton but also 4wd. Unsure of bed length. If I had just a shell, would probably get a 6.5 ft bed, minimum, as I am 6'2" tall. An 8 ft would be even better but the entire truck would be longer, and it seems kind of clunky to maneuver around. I may be a tad behind on this subject, so folks of the forum please correct me, but I don't think Nissan makes anything larger than 1/4 Ton - 1/2 Ton range vehicles, at least not in the North American market and I believe they're a 5'5" bed? With your current vehicle a small tow behind trailer would probably better fit what you're after, as what you can haul in your bed is going to be fairly limited.
JoeChiOhki 08/15/22 10:04am Truck Campers
RE: Vanity mirror latch

I searched for these years ago and could never find much in the way of an answer. My work around and more effective solution was to install two small stainless steel eye hooks above and below the cabinet door on the side where it magnet latches and use two small bungee cords (I tied knots in the cord to shorten it so that they provided sufficient tension) to secure the door. When at destination, the cords removed the eye hooks were hidden by the edge of the cabinet door.
JoeChiOhki 08/12/22 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

MISC EXTERIOR - Truck Camper Build Part 46 Is there a reason for the different colors of paint you use at different places of the camper or just what's on hand. Green on the upper parts, white, some black etc... Sorry if you said something about it but I don't hear very well. If you hit the CC button (If on computer), it can auto generate subtitles for the videos, and they're generally fairly accurate.
JoeChiOhki 08/12/22 05:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Armless Rear Awning

They're called Box Awnings, Carefree from Colorado makes multiple models, both electric and manual crank. The only hiccup you might run into is the amount of space between the top of the door and any overhang for the tail clearance lights you have.
JoeChiOhki 08/11/22 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium Battery Charging System

Seems more like an excursion into that of ‘higher virtue’ than ‘hands-on’ battery talk :) JMHO…. 3 tons You are very likely spot on. :)
JoeChiOhki 08/03/22 03:46pm Truck Campers
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