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RE: Considering building camper from scratch...

Regardless of your choice on build material...wall structure is something to take a quick look at. Thermal break is what I have been looking at with a T stud design. take a quick look. It kind of looks like a truss..A lot of work to do..wood or metal but I am leaning toward making wood studs with a jig and dowels..seems a lot easier...but there is the skin, moisture control, insulation and interior walls that have to be considered...either way..Buy a plastic Tuff shed and go to town...throw it in the bed...LOL!!...or what about LINEX? Just build the box and have it coated...thought about that since I have a Linex in the bed of my truck...just throwing it out therejust for fun.
KKELLER14K 10/18/20 10:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Considering building camper from scratch...

Working on a tiny house 5th wheel....I'm in your corner. Jobless to consider such a build? You got to be kidding me..wow! I can't believe the statement..shocked. I built the entire house I live in, everything from the ground up. Golden parachute..no mortgage, not enslaved to the bank. You think I or someone couldn't build something if we had a job? That statement is way in left field...I'm even guessing it is a troll statement..there are many many of us who have the knowledge and capability...especially that the OP has a greater experience with campers to begin with..you go and do it...don't let anything stop you. When the time comes, chime in and give us an update..don't stop believing.
KKELLER14K 10/18/20 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Any experience with a gas fire pit?

MMM...ok so what is the rate of consumption?..but really is it that much? Regardless, bringing tanks of LPG is way better than wood... don't you think? just my opinion but it seems a better way.
KKELLER14K 10/17/20 11:25pm Truck Campers
Any experience with a gas fire pit?

Well..The wood campfire is getting outdated...smoke and fire danger is not a good idea anymore. So..the new way and clean way is to hook up a LPG camp fire...been looking at the options. Most of us already have an LPG outlet on the rig...so why not go this route? Just hook up the hose and turn it on ...instant campfire clean no smoke or chance to start a forest fire. Your thoughts?
KKELLER14K 10/17/20 09:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Finaly got my new ARB locker!

Check the profile but I have an 02 Dodge dually. With the floating front end on the Dodge there is no locking hubs. So the quick story is I'm on a snow covered road that pitches to one side....the front starts to slide down hill and as I try to turn back up hill, the front will spin only one tire. My mistake not having chains, which of course I carry always now was a learning curve. I had to use tree limbs to get the front to pull me back straight. I don't have a winch setup "yet" that is on the list but I will have the full pull If it was to happen again. I'm learning as I go but to me I think it will be a fun thing to install and it is an insurance that both tires are pulling when I need it... it will be there.
KKELLER14K 09/23/20 04:14pm Truck Campers
Finaly got my new ARB locker!

I was in the NW forest in snowy conditions with my AF1150 and being naive...thought that my 4x4 was just that...WOW was I wrong. I didn't know what the difference was between a full floating Dana 60 and locker really was. I'm not so smart right? I was stuck in a really bad place and my front end failed me. I swore I would never have it happen again. When I needed traction it failed, Horribly..badly, scary bad. So a new project has been on my bench.....I already have on board air...this is not the first time I have been in the front end...A total rebuild with Moog everything so I know that Dana 60 now!! The decision was to go with air or electronics. After a lot of mind bending...being the air was already there...OK so what is your take on it?...I wanted a true locker. I'm saying when you need it...you got it, both tires pulling..but it will still float in 4x4 going down the road unlocked.
KKELLER14K 09/23/20 02:28am Truck Campers
RE: New Onan Generator

OOPs yeah an oversight....my bad. Didn't dig deep enough...but at first glance they should put that right in the main page. It is not like...Gas/LPG...it just says gas.
KKELLER14K 09/16/20 12:57am Truck Campers
RE: New Onan Generator

Gas?...MMM, how does that work? So the TC would have a gas tank? This would not be a good choice for a genny in any slide in bed TC if at all. Trying to wrap my head around this one. I would think this would be for more like a class B where the fuel line is plumbed into the main tank of the vehicle which is what they show in the review and what if you had a diesel?...It does not make sense to me trying to put this in a TC and why?. I just did the propane conversion on my new Honda 2200i for the exact reason not to have to carry gasoline. LPG is way safer and has many other benefits. Gas may produce more power but the trade offs are greater. IMHO.
KKELLER14K 09/16/20 12:23am Truck Campers
RE: Engine repair / upgrade after road trip

I have a 2nd gen 2002 Cummins that had the dreaded #6 piston nozzle get plugged and melted the piston down...bad oil filters at 55,000 miles. What a horrible experience...but in light of that, I had an opportunity to do what was a no brainier. Rebuilt it like new..it already was an HO because I have the 6 speed manual...but...I went from the 245 injectors to 275's....all new rebuild with .20 over pistons. I just got a Banks brake and an ARB air locker for the front Dana 60....You know this will be a truck I will have forever...look at my profile. There would be no reason to spend 90k on a new one when this one is paid for...just new upgrades will keep it in the now.
KKELLER14K 08/31/20 10:20pm Truck Campers
RE: 1150 ARCTIC FOX?

They are heavy and the dry bath is a bit tight, but you will like it. The slide makes it very roomy.. Check my profile.:) Consider ditching the graphics...it will make your ride a whole lot easier to maintain the exterior in the future. Trust me here.. decals come off and then there is sun fading. Then don't forget your a rolling billboard.
KKELLER14K 08/21/20 02:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Has any one installed a Banks Brake on a manual Cummins?

Ok good so far...never had a brake system before but have carried heavy in the bed...Planning it out...would you suggest a stick mount on the manual or a flip switch hard mounted?....I'm on the fence but leaning toward the stick mount with the manual.
KKELLER14K 08/17/20 04:59pm Truck Campers
Has any one installed a Banks Brake on a manual Cummins?

I have for many years wanted to do this...5000lbs in the bed. My brakes have been good to me...but..what do you have info wise if you have installed one. If no one chimes in I will give an update as I have one to install, it is here!!....Keep you up to date with pics..also have a Dana 60 air locker to install in the front end..another thread to come.
KKELLER14K 08/17/20 12:49am Truck Campers
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Just love the pics...
KKELLER14K 08/13/20 03:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

What if Bigfoot walks on by?... The undisputed hide and seek champion..At least you know it happened!...LOL
KKELLER14K 08/11/20 04:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

On Point!..Rodger...10-4, copy that.... over.
KKELLER14K 08/10/20 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

Good point Mellow...I would opt for a good wireless security camera system all the way around...Rather than that leaky, sweaty hole in the wall... Had one only once and never again...have you rubbed up on a dew covered window with your pillow in the morning?
KKELLER14K 08/10/20 04:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

Worst idea ever...
KKELLER14K 08/09/20 02:15am Truck Campers
RE: Airbags not working with overloads

Did you have an onboard air controller?..that was not discussed.
KKELLER14K 07/27/20 03:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Airbags not working with overloads

https://i.imgur.com/eUSD7dgl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PM5xbjpl.jpg Some more advice. Take the bags off and leave the brackets on. With the truck unloaded look at the distance in between the lower and the upper bracket. Then load the truck up with your overloads engaged. It should be obvious that the space is too small for the bags to fit. I modified the lower bracket to get the space needed for the bags to fit. You will have to cut and re-weld the lower bracket down as far as you can get. It stretches the bag out unloaded somewhat but I had to do this for the same reason. The air bags were bottoming out before the overload springs were completely functional. Don't trust that the stock brackets are correct...mine defiantly were not... the height of the bracket was incorrect. Mine works great now. Look and see if you have any space between the lower bag bracket and the spring pack bracket. https://i.imgur.com/SPbpkvcl.jpg
KKELLER14K 07/19/20 09:37am Truck Campers
RE: Essential tools to carry; pole saw.

If any one is offended.. my apologies...I just get so frustrated with posting a well thought out topic and then to have it so twisted around is not in good faith. If you got something to say then make a thread and we will discuss it on your thread but for this to go from pole saws to where it went is ridiculous...come on we are talking personal experience and education...that is why I'm here. Nuff said.
KKELLER14K 12/30/19 09:07am Truck Campers
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