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Part of Alaska Highway closes due to road washout

The Alaska Highway is closed to traffic north of Liard Hot Springs in British Columbia, near the Yukon Territory border, after a section of the road collapsed due to flooding this week. The Cassiar highway should be a good bypass of this area.
MORSNOW 07/03/22 08:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wheel Well External Access Doors

It depends on your camper for access from the inside or from the rear. I have access doors and store things in dry bags (shoes, kitty litter, shop vac, etc) in front of the wheel well, things in the rear part could fall out if they were small. I could put skis in before loading but wouldn't be able to get them out without off-loading the camper.
MORSNOW 07/02/22 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: New shocks?

I've been running Bilstein 4600's for the past 5 years, great ride and a durable shock.
MORSNOW 06/25/22 08:36am Truck Campers
RE: First big trip - Newbie questions

I always fill my fresh tank before any trip, and refill it every time I empty the black and gray tanks. It does not affect gas mileage like speed and wind do. Why take a chance with bad water on the road in your system or blowing a water line due to over pressurization?
MORSNOW 06/21/22 07:04am Truck Campers
RE: Where have all the Everests Gone

They aren't near as popular as you may think, very few dealers and expensive. Remember Lance probably sells over 50% of the truck camper market so they are everywhere. I see few other Wolf Creek campers on my travels' too, but I'm good with it knowing I own what I want for quality and design. You'll be enjoying your Everest soon enough.
MORSNOW 06/04/22 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

We just completed a 5,795 mile twelve state trip to visit family and friends whom we haven't seen in years. The extra gas cost was worth every penny, even when only averaging 9mpg with the winds and multiple mountain pass crossings in the west. There is no guarantee for tomorrow.
MORSNOW 06/04/22 07:51am Truck Campers
RE: Twisted Truck? UPDATE-Fixed!

I use 2x6's under my tires s they're easy to store in my little cubbies. The key to driving up on a stack is idling up in 4 Low (4x4 low range), you can climb up a stack of three without any problem.
MORSNOW 05/24/22 09:16am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here
MORSNOW 04/14/22 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM seat base with air ride seat base on Chevy 3500

Thank you everyone for your reply. Maybe a air inflated cushion would be a lot easier way to go. I am trying to make the driver a lot more comfortable. Brenda does all the driving, since I have a serious vision loss. A lot of things to consider. My wife uses a Purple mattress seat cushion, she loves it! It was pricey, but a life saver when riding in the truck for hours and days at a time.
MORSNOW 04/03/22 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Short box Camper Questions

There are plenty of short bed campers out there. However, the headache rack will be an issue as you will have to move the center of gravity behind the rear axle and also raise the camper to clear the top of the rack which will make you even more top heavy. Remove the headache rack would be the first thing to do, otherwise you may look and feel like a porpoise going down the road at a reduced speed. Most short bed campers are around 8' to 8-1/2' with about a 2' overhang.
MORSNOW 03/17/22 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Truck modifications

I have a similar setup as Hardscrabble and have the same opinion on the upgrades on my GMC 2500 & Wolf Creek 850. Lower StableLoads (single best thing I did for leveling ride and sway), HD Timbren's (I added these for those times I haul a trailer), Bilstein 4600 (big improvement over stock GM shocks), and just two years ago added a Big Wig sway bar for the crosswinds here in my new home state of Idaho. We are planning a 5,500-mile trip this summer to visit family and friends after years of living in Alaska and not being able to just head over for a visit. This will be the 10th summer with our camper and our first multi-month trip adventuring across a dozen states.
MORSNOW 03/15/22 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Wind Deflector

I've got the valence, built and painted the mount, and have the 3M VHB to attach it. All that remains is sticking it to the camper. That requires at least two on/off cycles which I will get to in the next couple of weeks. There is some question as to where the ideal position would be. It would be nice to be able to trial it at several positions before mounting permanently. I'm guessing about even with the top of the window glass or slightly behind that. Sweet! Looking forward to hearing about your results, both good and bad.
MORSNOW 02/11/22 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Bedding in overhead beds in T/C

We use two lightweight sleeping bags zipped together. If it gets too hot, I keep a flat sheet handy for a top cover. Much easier to make a sleeping bag bed than layers of sheets and comforter. Those Beddy's zip together sheets look interesting, but really expensive.
MORSNOW 01/31/22 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on a small block Chevy

As many other 6.0 gasser folks are saying, it is an engine that never gives up. My 2012 GMC with the 6.0 has NEVER been to the shop for anything (10 years old on April 13) with only oil changes, air filters, and one battery. There is a lot to say for longevity in an engine that isn't being squeezed for every HP that GM could have probably got out of it.
MORSNOW 01/28/22 09:06am Truck Campers
RE: Making A Warmer Truck Camper Bed

when the temps dip below freezing I use a nice sleeping bag. Works good for me. We always use sleeping bags zipped together to form one large bag. Different bags for different seasons and we carry a flat sheet to use on top for hot summer nights. So much easier making the bed too!
MORSNOW 01/11/22 08:13am Truck Campers
RE: Is support needed when storing for an extended time?

I used to use composite pallets with cross timbers to spread the load. Now I use inexpensive screw jacks (come in sets of four $40) and 4x4's to spread the load. They may not be required, but they definitely help share the load off of just the four corner jacks.
MORSNOW 01/08/22 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: A new adventure for me.

I am new to truck campers, so there is a lot I don't know. But curious about the tiedowns. Looks like a big camper to be just attached just to the bed and not the frame. I know with my Cirrus 820 and an aluminum body truck I wouldn't want to do it. Those are HappiJac tie downs and they do go to the frame. The front has brackets that bolt down thru the box into the frame and are secured to the front of the box with more bolts and a load spreading bar. The rear tabs are bolted thru the bumper where an additional bracket goes from the bumper up to the trucks frame. I have been using this same set up for 9 years and driven off road all over Alaska and now the western US. It holds the camper in place much better due to the angles of the tie downs.
MORSNOW 12/11/21 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: range hood exhaust fan?

All of the parts are plastic including the flimsy 1/8" plastic pivot pins built into each end of the flap. One of the plastic pins broke after using it just a few times. When I went to the dealer for a replacement, I was given two choices. It seems to me that the typical noisy fan is just part of the issue with using the vent. Either the plastic pivot pin model or a model where tape was used instead of pivot pins and sockets. Unbelievable cheap ****! I ended up rebuilding the pivot model using a pieces of coat hanger for the pivot pins. I guess my rebuilt works great, but I hardly ever use the vent. The next issue is the locking tabs. My model has two plastic tabs, on the outside of the camper, that must be put in place to hold the flap when driving. Not only is it inconvenient to go outside to lock or unlock the flap, but the tabs are too high off the ground to do so without a step stool or small ladder. Instead of using the vent, I have just crack the nearest window and use fantastic fan to pull air through the camper. That works poorly and also puts greasy residue on the fan blades but at least I don't have to hear the noise of the vent fan after first going outside with a step stool to unlock the vent. This old post had a great remedy for the exterior vent flap. He put a latch on the inside where he could open and close it. Vent Hood Latch Idea
MORSNOW 12/02/21 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: lithium question

Apparently so according to their website: Thank you!
MORSNOW 11/05/21 08:07am Tech Issues
RE: lithium question

Well this thread is an eye opener for me. Everything I remember reading about lithium batteries on here has been saying I need to remove the factory built in charger and install a charger designed for lithium. So now I'm seeing that is not the case, and I can just swap to lithium and keep using the factory WFCO charging system that came installed in my Wolf Creek?
MORSNOW 11/04/21 08:32am Tech Issues
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