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RE: Leg supports for truck camper storage

My thoughts: 1. If the spot you are parking is not level, then the legs will try to "walk" when raising the jacks one at a time. Can you level the spot? 2. If you are raising jacks one at a time, raise them a smaller amount each time and more times. The conventional recommendation is 4 inches at a time. Try 2 inches at a time. 3. Instead of one block per leg, use 2 for the front legs (need tire clearance), and 4 for the rear legs. Strap them together so they won't move during loading/unloading. Hope this helps,
RickW 11/21/20 01:10pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

A gas lamp in a TC almost killed me as a teenager. It was a cold, rainy night and no one noticed the lamp dimming as it used up the oxygen in the camper. I was already asleep from the carbon monoxide when I was carried out into the pouring rain. Be careful and vent properly.
RickW 11/10/20 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Best portable generators advise I have seen for years

... CO is heavier than air, so never camp in a tent, or nap on the ground with running gens around. ... Sorry, need to make a small correction. CO is almost the same weight as air (28 vs 28.84) and will mix evenly with air. It is just as deadly in a tent as it is in the TC overcab bed. Propane (44) is heavier than air and will settle to the ground or floor.
RickW 10/11/20 02:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Sun lite Eagle SE cargo light wiring

Hi Indy, welcome to the forum. Suggest you start a new thread for your question. You are on topic but this thread is about someone else's camper and has aged a bit. I would try to check continuity between the contacts of a running light and the pins you identified. You may have to remove all the bulbs to get a true read.
RickW 09/29/20 03:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Repair Help (Sealing)

I might try filling the recess with 3M 5200 first.
RickW 09/08/20 10:51pm Truck Campers
RE: "Infinite" Battery?

Hmmm, Before I retrieve my checkbook, tell me how it performs in satellites and spacecraft, an obvious first use. Also, what happens to the radioactive parts when a 12 year old takes a hammer to the thing? Don't get me wrong, I love the story, but it is short on tangibles.
RickW 08/25/20 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: covid gettin close ! (Personal Experiences)

It is real. My brother in law was in a care home, caught the virus and died. They locked the front door to all visitors, but as we delivered supplies to the front door, we could see the staff inside working without masks. A family member of a caregiver went to a crowded event, brought it home and the caregiver brought it into their "bubble" through the back door. With this disease, you can never visit them in the hospital, hold their hand or comfort them. We are grateful for a short video session from the ICU before his passing. My wife and I were the only ones allowed at an early morning graveside interment. The mortuaries are twice as busy now and require isolation in all transactions. Please act like you might have it, wear the mask and protect your loved ones. In other camping news, I recently stayed at a completely full campground where half the sites seemed to have more than one family. Very crowded.
RickW 08/04/20 07:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Comprehensive mobile app for campsites/grounds/rules

ultimate campground app will locate most of the public lands sites. It will even work offline if you load the area you are going to before losing service. The rules, however, will probably not be updated for temporary conditions such as COVID closures.
RickW 07/31/20 11:22am Truck Campers
RE: Suburban furnace not restarting

IF the flame lights when it starts, and IF the fan blows some hot air before shutting down, then check the intake and exhaust ports for blockage (i.e. wasp nest). You may have to disconnect the propane line and electrical connections and pull the unit inside to inspect and access the ports. Suggest NOT poking a wire into the ports unless the unit is removed and the ports are pointing towards the ground. Then gravity is your friend. (I had to use very long needle nose pliers to clear mine) And bubble test the propane fitting after reconnecting.
RickW 07/02/20 04:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Reddog1 "Wayne"

I am glad I got to meet him and enjoyed his sense of humor. RIP.
RickW 07/02/20 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Liability Insurance

When I first got my TC I had to keep it in a storage yard and the owner insisted that it be covered by liability insurance. My insurer agreed to add a rider to my auto policy. (Vehicle XX includes one or more camper(s), which are covered on this policy) I showed the rider to rent a parking space. It worked.
RickW 06/10/20 06:45pm Truck Campers
RE: GPS and backup camera

I have a GPS and back up camera in one unit on the dash. As it turns out, I pretty much never use the GPS when backing up. ;)
RickW 06/07/20 11:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Rear View Camera

I installed an aftermarket radio/GPS in the truck that includes circuits for 2 cameras (front and back). The normal backup camera is on the license plate. I ran the second cable to the back and installed a small camera in the back window of the TC. It is not hi-def, but I can see behind me anytime while driving or backing when the license plate is blocked. I can also access the camera inside the TC with a portable dvd player to use as a security camera.
RickW 06/07/20 02:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Family National Parks Road Trip

Hi, IMHO there are too many hours (miles) of driving between too many destinations. Yosemite/eastern sierra is closer to home and can be visited on separate trips of a few days. I would pick a region, southwest, Wyoming or northwest. I suggest 4-5 national/state parks max with small town destinations in between. You can enjoy a full week easily at Yellowstone/Grand Tetons. Maybe plan a day or two at a resort campground or hotel with nothing to do and all day to do it. Let each girl plan one destination or activity on the route. Bon voyage
RickW 05/16/20 03:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Hardside that fits thru 8'x8' opening

yea HOA's suck. I managed to get a popup on a modified trailer into my garage. I had to remove the jacks to get it low enough to clear and then did not really have any clearance to do any maintenance or mods. Rented a space for a while until I moved from the HOA altogether. Check around for storage options first. Some are indoor. Get the TC you want to use, not one that just fits in a box.
RickW 04/07/20 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Sun lite Eagle SE cargo light wiring

Is there a receptacle on the left front corner of the truck camper about 1 foot up from the bottom? Normally, the TC exterior lights for driving (tailight, brake and running lights) are connected directly to the truck lighting system, either to the truck trailer hitch connector or to a special connector installed in the front left wall of the truck bed. In this case, you need a wire harness or "pigtail" to make the complete connection. This connector may also provide 12 volt power from the truck alternator and battery. This circuit would be connected to the converter and battery in the truck camper. The battery or converter in the TC will not power the exterior driving lights on the TC
RickW 04/04/20 01:38pm Truck Campers
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

I have bought MS office pro off ebay and it works fine. You usually get a code by email in 15 minutes and no subscription fees. I believe these are stripped off bundled PCs overseas that are used for non office purposes. Caveat: The code is one time use. If you change the hard disk it will not reinstall. You have to spend another $5 and get another code.
RickW 02/09/20 11:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Rear Porch

I use a hitch cargo carrier and built a box/step on it for entry. I can get in with one large step but usually use a 2 step stool for 3 steps total. I stabilize the carrier with small chains to the TC on each end. A milk crate with plywood on the bottom also works as a step and is my back up. Make sure you have an outside handle on the TC to grasp.
RickW 02/05/20 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Mammoth Triple Dog Dare Challenge Report

That's the brainwashing page I was referring to. Comparing a noreflective product to a reflective product based solely on R value doesn’t help you decide how the products will perform. R value is not the only consideration with respect to Reflectix. That’s why its reflective properties are mentioned. I do know that Reflectix works really well for temporary use for windows because I use it. DW made a roll bag and we simply roll up the window coverings in the AM if we want lgiht. The product is light and easy to store or easy attached with velcro. Whether it is the best for your use is up to you to figure out, but use more than R value. R 1.1 still is some insulation. I think you can compare it to multi-folded newspaper, where for reflection you can use cooking foil. My point is that the manufacturer is posting specifications that don't apply to the product. Reflectix resists thermal transfer in 2 modes: conduction and radiation. The conductive resistance between solid surfaces is R value, easily measured, and has a standard definition for performance. If you put reflextix under your mattress, R value is all you get. When at least one surface of reflectix "sees air" radiation is resisted. This is hard to measure, and is dependent on temperature, humidity, distance and color of absorbing object (clothes or skin). For covering windows in hot or cold weather, it reflects most radiated heat back and improves radiant comfort. How much? Depends on conditions. That's about all you can say with truth in advertising. I post this to further explain to others how the product works, not to convince the OP of anything. OP, do your own performance tests and let us know as others have.
RickW 12/27/19 03:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Funny, sad and embarrassing.....

Another checklist item for next year.
RickW 12/08/19 02:10pm Truck Campers
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