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RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

DSL55 is not only more powerful charger, but sounds like it has logic circuit who monitor the charge. My converter delivers killing 14.3V and I can't use it in storage or it will boil the battery dry.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

Its Magnatek 6300 - very common in the past. It is 40 amp rated, but I can operate only single jack on it, or it will pop the breaker.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

When charging deeply discharged batteries -using factory setups, the system will keep cycling automatic breaker. I had the issue with 40 amp converter and I had the issue with 30 amp Ford charging circuit. Due to cycling, where converter takes way more time to cool than to work, even being plug overnight did not fully recharge my 2 batteries with normal camper use.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

this is off the 2020 ford f150 site. Maximum payload 3270 lbs with the 5.oh further down in doc it showed the f150 with a truck camper loaded. further down in doc it 4x4 reg cab 141" WB can carry 2735lb camper if you have the optional HD payload package F-150 Heavy-Duty Payload Package (Option Code 627)Increases GVWR to 7,850 lbs. on XL and XLT LT275/65R18C OWL A/T tires (5)18" silver aluminum heavy-duty wheels Upgraded springs9.75" gear set with 3.73 electronic- locking rear axle 36-gallon fuel tank Available on XL, XLT Base, and XLT Mid. Requires 5.0L V8 or 3.5L V6 EcoBoost gas engine. Trailer Tow Package (53A) required when ordered with 5.0L engine. Max Trailer Tow Package click here The brochure shows max 2850 camper weight with reg cab, what drops to 1800lb when you choose crew cab.
Kayteg1 12/05/19 06:49am Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

I mean why have dual panes and a door that does not? Because when you camp you have a curtain in this window most of the time. Sorry still trying to figure out Photobucket....All my Pics are blurry. Trying to find a solution.PAY THEM I have winter-rated camper with heating duct going into holding tanks compartments, but no return duct. Meaning my furnace blows the air via the compartment into the woods. Than cable compartment was open to the interior, allowing air flow. The battery compartment has venting holes outside and no insulation inside. Similar for propane and generator compartments. WH insulation has lot of big holes. Why worry about dual pane windows when so many holes are coming straight from the manufacturer?
Kayteg1 12/03/19 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

My camper scaled 4300lb empty and winterized. Last trip with some Alaskan rocks & beer it come like 6300 lb.
Kayteg1 12/03/19 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

It does when you have holding tanks 7 ft behind rear axle. Only once I drove with over 100 lb of gray water and purposing was getting out of control. Just how unstable was your setup??? 100 lbs caused it to purpoise out of control? WOW!!!! Hard to estimate if it was 100 or maybe 200 lb of waste water, but it did make drastic change. Bear in mind that 200 lb in rear tank adds like 300+ on rear axle and takes over 100lb from front. When your front is already light due to TC COG being behind the axle, it doesn't take much and the incident happen when I was moving interstate, so my camper had lot of house belongings in it -meaning HEAVY. So now my first thing after taking shower inside is how to dump the water.
Kayteg1 12/02/19 06:37pm Truck Campers
RE: 2 gens of truck campers

Sorry to hear about your mom. I bought my 1st RV in 1987, what was Toyota-based ClasC. It had no seat belts in the rear and no roll-over rating, with all-wood frame. Coincidentally took taking my MIL for vacations, when floor, who was just single piece of 1" plywood bend on the edges and I had to add steel tubings to hold it flat. Still the "dead trap motorhome" generated more good memories than Prevost down the road.
Kayteg1 12/02/19 01:43pm Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

It does when you have holding tanks 7 ft behind rear axle. Don’t look now but your number is off again. :D. Well, I guess you could say you were talking about a extended length chassis bed. You just love to talk about things you have no idea about, don't you?
Kayteg1 12/02/19 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

I seldom stay in campgrounds with hookups so I always dump at home. I have a hard time thinking a couple hundred pounds makes much difference. It does when you have holding tanks 7 ft behind rear axle. Only once I drove with over 100 lb of gray water and purposing was getting out of control. Dumping on west coast is not easy, but about every 500 miles you will find free dump at rest area. Then lot of places where you can do it for a fee. For me it is easy. Dump fees are $5-10, when with my pass I can stay at several campgrounds for $7 with free dumping. Beware that some campgrounds will charge you for staying and sill have dump fee.
Kayteg1 12/02/19 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

Its squatting. :h I can't believe he didn't buy a dually, installed air bags and add a 3" sway bar. WTH do you think his COG is??? That doesn't even look road worthy. :B you did not notice that there is like 3 ft of camper behind the axle? I have seen few of those rental Lances on F150 last summer. Not something I would be comfortable in, beside lack of jacks for weight reducing.
Kayteg1 12/02/19 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 with a TC made Truck Camper Magazines calendar for 2020.. https://i.imgur.com/yajKcqx.jpg height=640 width=440 That looks like 6 foot camper? Interesting would be interior floor-plan
Kayteg1 12/01/19 11:04pm Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

I keep a list of people and locations who dump the grey on the ground because it doesn’t matter. Then, when my grey tank is full I stop by their house and let it rip. Of course, I also publish the locations online because it doesn’t matter. :D The fish scene
Kayteg1 11/29/19 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

Because we use our camper at home, almost 100% of the time, we use our Blue Tote to dump our tanks and then tote that to our septic tank and dump into the septic tank. The distance from where the camper parks and where the septic tank is located is just too far. And to consider adding a new dump line for the camper would involve quite a distance, plus going under 2 asphalt drive way sections. I have 1 camper on my rental property in CA and I made easy "hook up" with 3/4" plastic pipes, who are easy to cover with dirt. The flow is slow, but using camper tanks as temporary storage, works pretty well. Then once a week I dump black water, using fresh water pressure with Sewer Solution. Works as a charm. You mention asphalt driveways on your way, but I don't see a problem to make part of the piping a steel pipe and drive cars over it. Even garden hose will work with Sewer Solution. Sure beats dealing with tote.
Kayteg1 11/29/19 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

I stayed at Burro Creek on 93 for one night last winter. OK place but the only thing that works there is T Mobile. None of our phone services work there and not for 100 miles each direction, but I consider that a good thing :p We just got some snow on NV mountains and have prediction for snow in LV valley this weekend. Snow in LV valley statistically happens every 20 years. Last time we had it was 8 months ago. So much for global warming.
Kayteg1 11/28/19 09:14pm Truck Campers
RE: extra fresh water

I get a kick out of some people and the worries about grey water and dumping..I guess where you camp it might matter but around here it doesn't.. Think about all the backpackers and tent campers,where does there waist water and even pooh go?..Yup,behind a tree or under a rock or log and nobody says a word... Took me over 30 years of camping, but last summer we stop at state campground, with lot of tents and water faucets every few sites. They had "sink water" disposal sites for tent-campers. In Oregon.
Kayteg1 11/28/19 01:48pm Truck Campers
RE: extra fresh water

I did read quite a bit about gray water, as in California some people converted their house plumbing to dump shower and kitchen water into the flowerbeds. Shower water, even with regural soap for plants is the same what fresh water. Kitchen will have some food chunks, but that's mostly good. It is holding gray water for 48 hr in the tank, that makes it hazardous waste as bacteria will grow. And you can tell 48 hr gray water stinks.
Kayteg1 11/28/19 10:23am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

Coming back from Alaska this summer, we went -Mt Hood Forest -20 to 95 and we run into Hot Springs on this stretch -80 to 306 in NV down to Las Vegas. This is as much "back-roads" as I could find. Beautiful scenery, lot of ghost towns, but also long distances on windy roads. You will also see huge Gold Mine on the route. You can consider Death Valley loop for $30 entrance fee. Than in AZ, about 180 miles past Vegas you will find Burro Campground. Nice place, "in the middle of nowhere" especially when the 120F heat waves are gone for the season. Being that 130 miles from your destination, you could consider it as base?
Kayteg1 11/28/19 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper style Camping outside ScottsDale

My friend just come from his tent-camping trip to AZ and TX. x2 on booked campgrounds at Trailer Corral.
Kayteg1 11/28/19 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: extra fresh water

My gray is about 18 gallons, with 30 gallons of fresh water, so I bought 15 gallons tote for times when I camp without hookups on campground with dump station. Lot of places in southern states have water and electricity hookup, but you have to worry about carrying the waste. Not too many places where I camp will let you run the hose, but camping in warm places, I use exterior shower a lot. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/352762723024-0-0/s-l140/p.jpg
Kayteg1 11/28/19 09:08am Truck Campers
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