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RE: Any experience with a gas fire pit?

Any recommended models and models to stay away from? I've always burned wood in Alaska, but now live in ID where there is a lot of dry high desert areas where a propane fire pit would be nice.
MORSNOW 10/20/20 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Sidewall of truck height

My 1131 sits ass down in the bed of my 97, I'd like to hear more about this crown. Is there a bulge in the middle or something? There is a crown that runs widthwise across the bed around mid bed. I grabbed a 4' level and started at the rear of the box and slid it forward towards the cab, there is a definitely a noticeable crown that appears as the level rises off the box at the crown. I'm pretty sure it's purpose is for water drainage towards the tailgate and front drainage holes, but it can cause a porpoise effect with a truck camper. You can also see it in GM truck camper pics from the side, campers appear nose high due to compressing the rear of the rubber mat with the front of the camper not sitting flat on the bottom of the box.
MORSNOW 10/20/20 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: Sidewall of truck height

Bill, be aware that your truck bed may have the infamous GM crown. My 2015 has it and I just added an additional 20” long piece of rubber bed mat in the rear portion of bed to compensate for the crown. I also added two 24" semi rubber mud flaps under my bed mat on the rear portion of my bed to compensate for the crown. It got rid of some of the fore and aft bounce while on the road.
MORSNOW 10/17/20 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: Border closure extended

Opps. CBSA is correct. My mistake. Thanks for the current report from MORSNOW. You said you need a reason that's" not vacation". What did you tell them? What was your reason ? Are you a resident of ID and said you were going home ? Snowbirds up here like me only have one reason (if we're honest). Nope, we sold our house in AK and shipped our household goods to ID. We showed proof of selling our house in AK, proof of shipping our household goods, and proof of buying a house in ID. That and answering all of the RCMP's questions honestly and friendly. There were five others processing through the same time as us with similar situations, we were all passing each other on the ALCAN various times over the days, kind of funny waving to each other so many times. Fuel stops at different times made for the leap frogging.
MORSNOW 09/30/20 09:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border closure extended

From AK to the Lower 48 there have been different experiences. In the last 10 days 2 different families left Palmer for AZ. One got thru', the other was turned back. Ram truck pulling TT got thru', MH pulling toad was turned back. Who knows why ? A Sept article in the Anchorage newspaper on the Border closure Extension said CBC says they're allowing 5 crossings per day in the "Western States". Does that mean crossings going South from AK, or crossings heading to AK from the Lower 48. Who knows ? If you call and finally get a real person the CBC will tell you "it all depends". I think they are allowing the Border Agents to decide "as the situation dictates" from day to day. Good luck. We're staying in AK this winter for the 1st time since 2006. Hello snow shovel. I just made the trip from AK to ID just a couple weeks ago, you can go through Canada with an approved purpose not just for a vacation. It's not 5 vehicle crossings per day, it's 5 open border crossings for Alaskan's use on the stateside border (2 in WA, 1 in ID, 1 in MT, etc). You are given 5 days to make the journey, with a 24 hour limit in the Yukon. Most of us who entered Canada in the morning, drove all the way through the Yukon and parked in a pullout in BC, 5 Kilometers from the Yukon border. I drove through in 3 long days with a truck camper without issue (gas and camped in pullouts) but followed the Canadian rules to the letter to avoid any fines. Canadian Provincial parks and campgrounds are closed to Americans so pullouts are it. People at the gas stations and check points were all friendly to me as usual and did not treat us a the lepers that the Canadian Gov't did. We had our "Scarlet Letter" in the windshield for the trip and turned in our paperwork at the southern end to confirm departure from Canada. Follow the rules and everything is okay, I'm proof of that.
MORSNOW 09/28/20 09:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Back order shocks

Love my almost new Bilstein 4600's, just finished a 3,000 mile trip down the Alcan with them, no porpoising, bouncing, or jarring ride.
MORSNOW 09/10/20 08:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Who's hitting the road this summer?

Just finished a 3,000 mile trip down the Alcan Highway from Eagle River AK to southern Idaho. I had to go through the Canadian Customs travel restrictions proving why it was an essential trip and not make any unnecessary stops except to gas and sleeping in roadside pullouts (provincial campgrounds were closed to Americans).
MORSNOW 09/10/20 08:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

I have PDF copies of the entire WC850 frame drawings, here is a screenshot of the floor. I'm not seeing any cross bracing where your soft spot is. https://i.imgur.com/zlCBkzHl.jpg
MORSNOW 08/23/20 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: Aftermarket wheels

Avoid the tons of cheap cast wheels out there, they are junk when carrying weight, stick with a quality forged wheel. If you don't see a HD weight rating listed, assume its for a 1/2 ton or SUV.
MORSNOW 08/22/20 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Install laminate flooring over the vinyl, that'll add strength.
MORSNOW 08/22/20 09:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Cooper tire failure at 65mph - now what?

I replaced my factory Michelin AT2's when they wore out with less than 30,000 miles with Cooper AT3 XLT's. For those that may not know current Cooper AT3's come in three different designs 4S designed for SUV's, LT, & XLT for heavy loads.
MORSNOW 08/20/20 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Spun it around on the driveway to raise the front higher than the rear to drain my fresh water tank, then spin back around to sanitize, and refill. I don't like to fill the tank with the front higher as it allows me to overfill the tank and then water is running out of the overflow every time I brake.
MORSNOW 08/18/20 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Taping Window on Cab Over

I've made the trip a few times, the only time I destroyed a windshield was making the drive in the winter (November). The Yukon spreads crushed rock on the highway that is kicked up by passing vehicles and my front tires trough rocks forward and I drove into my own rocks. You'll be fine this time of year and there won't be much traffic. Report back and let me know how the road is, I'll be headed out the first week of September.
MORSNOW 08/04/20 08:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Timbrens vs Stableloads

I have both, if I was to chose which one was the most beneficial it would be the lower Stable Loads. They reduce sway and help level out my truck. I later added the Timbrens for additional support while towing. Can you talk more about the difference with just the lower SL and then after adding the Timbrens? Thanks. Certainly. Instead of throwing a bunch of parts at my truck when I first picked up my camper, I tried things one at a time. I ran completely stock at first, noticed I wasn't sitting level and had top heavy sway. So I added lower Stable Loads which was supper easy with pre-drilled factory overload springs. They really helped level the truck out and drastically reduced the top heavy sway feeling. I almost always was pulling my 16' trailer with ATV's and then later on a much heavier SxS UTV. I decided to try adding Timbrens after increasing my trailer load. Timbrens weren't required/needed, but did help trailer bounce when driving on Alaska's frost heaved roads. I really feel that the lower Stable Loads were all I needed for better ride and control. That’s what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the details. I will be going with lower SL’s. We don’t tow as much or as heavy as we used to so I am really just looking to handle the camper better than OE suspension. Thx again, Bill You're welcome, hopefully your springs are predrilled to save you a bunch of work. You'll appreciate the difference Stable Loads make.
MORSNOW 07/29/20 04:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Timbrens vs Stableloads

I have both, if I was to chose which one was the most beneficial it would be the lower Stable Loads. They reduce sway and help level out my truck. I later added the Timbrens for additional support while towing. Can you talk more about the difference with just the lower SL and then after adding the Timbrens? Thanks. Certainly. Instead of throwing a bunch of parts at my truck when I first picked up my camper, I tried things one at a time. I ran completely stock at first, noticed I wasn't sitting level and had top heavy sway. So I added lower Stable Loads which was supper easy with pre-drilled factory overload springs. They really helped level the truck out and drastically reduced the top heavy sway feeling. I almost always was pulling my 16' trailer with ATV's and then later on a much heavier SxS UTV. I decided to try adding Timbrens after increasing my trailer load. Timbrens weren't required/needed, but did help trailer bounce when driving on Alaska's frost heaved roads. I really feel that the lower Stable Loads were all I needed for better ride and control.
MORSNOW 07/29/20 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: Timbrens vs Stableloads

I have both, if I was to chose which one was the most beneficial it would be the lower Stable Loads. They reduce sway and help level out my truck. I later added the Timbrens for additional support while towing.
MORSNOW 07/26/20 10:55am Truck Campers
RE: Third Brake Light?

It does seem odd that truck caps are required to have the third brake light, but slide-in truck campers do not... Truck caps are probably classified as a truck accessory, while truck campers are an RV/Cargo. Cargo can block rear windows and don't require 3rd brake lights.
MORSNOW 07/19/20 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox air conditioning question

Most of AC have inner air filter, what most of the time is washable foam. I also am big fan of Formula 303 for protecting plastic and fiberglass parts, so spray top cover whenever I go there. Protectant 303 is great for UV protection and won't wash off in the first rain like Armorall will. 303 was recommended for my canoe also.
MORSNOW 07/10/20 02:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Apartment for rent?

How do you open the door after you back under it ? lol How do you open the door after you back under it ? lol You can say that again!
MORSNOW 06/28/20 10:43pm Truck Campers
RE: hauling trailer to Alaska

All good advice Wadcutter!
MORSNOW 06/28/20 09:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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