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RE: Repair Help (Sealing)

Bought some Plastidip yesterday and will give that a shot first. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 09/11/20 05:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Repair Help (Sealing)

What kind of paint would you use? This is more like a membrane type material than paint. I don’t think it really matters since it will almost never be seen, but plastidip would be a good choice if you wanted more of a membrane type look. Thanks, I'll check it out. Rick
Riley01 09/10/20 04:35am Truck Campers
RE: Repair Help (Sealing)

There won't be any standing water and it doesn't get very wet there...... That’s why I’d just paint it. What kind of paint would you use? This is more like a membrane type material than paint. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 09/09/20 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Repair Help (Sealing)

I thought I knew how I was going to do this but now I'm rethinking it.:h There won't be any standing water and it doesn't get very wet there...... Thanks, Rick
Riley01 09/09/20 03:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Repair Help (Sealing)

I sure do appreciate all of the great suggestions. I think I'll give the Eternabond tape a shot and just keep an eye on it. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 09/09/20 02:22pm Truck Campers
Repair Help (Sealing)

The instructions warned me but I screwed up anyways when I mounted the storage brackets for the Stablecampers on my AF 1150. They were right, you don’t want to have to remove these. If you ever put these on learn from my mistake and be sure there isn’t any interference. In my case I should have mounted them further towards the outside of the camper. Where I mounted them they came out right above the rails on the truck bed. I was shy about a half inch, now I get to fix the spots (4) where I removed them. That adhesive is some tough stuff. What would the proper material be to fix these (4) spots? It seems like the paint used is some type of vinyl as it melted pretty easy when I used the heat gun to soften the adhesive. Thanks, Rick https://www.imagecoast.com/images/Riley1/bracket.jpg https://www.imagecoast.com/images/Riley1/bracket1.jpg
Riley01 09/08/20 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Portable grill/stove

https://www.campchef.com/ranger-ii.html. Do you happen to have the dimensions for this? I can't find anything on the web site. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 06/29/20 05:46am Truck Campers
Power Cord/Surge Protector

I'm picking up a new AF 1150 in a couple of days. Do new campers come with a power cord and can you suggest a surge protector? Thanks, Rick
Riley01 06/16/20 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Bed Mat

Do I need anything to hold it in place? Seems like it would be heavy enough but..... Thanks, Rick
Riley01 06/05/20 10:12am Truck Campers
RE: Bed Mat

Thanks for all of the replies. I hope to put in a couple of offers for a new camper this week. I have the hardware for mounting it along with the fast guns. I finally got around to opening the boxes up and found I got 2 sets of rear hardware and no front. Rick
Riley01 05/25/20 12:34pm Truck Campers
Bed Mat

Hi All, Is this mat sufficient for underneath a truck camper? I already bought it but want to be sure this is what I need. If it makes any difference I have the factory Ram sprayed bed liner. Truck Mat https://www.imagecoast.com/images/Riley1/mat.jpg Thanks, Rick
Riley01 05/25/20 07:21am Truck Campers
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

On a side note, a 6x10 trailer is a nightmare behind a truck camper when trying to back up. It's a PITA without the camper, I'm hoping a camera will help with that. Rick
Riley01 03/14/20 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

We own a 2018 NL 8-11 and the 2 of us have no issues with the camper and we have over the last 2 years put on well over 50,000 kms on the camper. We even went book docking in AZ durning the winter of 2019. We can usually last 4 to 5 days with out dumping the tanks and re-filling. We have never run out of fresh water, however we do carry two 5 gal drinking water in the back seat of our truck. We pull a trailer with out sxs on it which we also use for hauling storing other items we may want to bring with us. On the 2 month trip to AZ we didn’t have the trailer or SXS with us, and we didn’t want for nothing. Remember, your outside the rig 80% of the time. We have spent a number of days stuck inside because of heavy rains on the north coast of British Columbia, but we are both alive. One of the reasons we ordered and bought our NL was because it did t have a slide, which by the way we have had on two of our past 5th wheels, and the less moving parts the better and the camper weights less also when they don’t slides. We do a lot of off road camping up here in the mountains of B.C. and I would never get a slide on a camper for that reason alone. Good luck with your new camper what ever it is. You have given me some things to think about. Maybe I'll at least take a ride and check them out. From what I can tell they sure look a cut above the others I've seen as far as quality. Thanks, Rick Facebook has a huge following for people with NL Campers. Go on there and see what those people are saying and doing. There are a lot of pictures available to look at that shows trip, travels and a lot of modifications that people do as well. A couple of the things we do is pack for two people when it comes to cups, plates, glasses etc... we have all our stuff like that in a sliding drawer under the oven. We also didn’t order ours with an AC or a Microwave as we are usually in the Bush with no hook ups and rarely ever used our AC on our 5th wheels, so we saved $1500 and less wheight. The AV wiring is in the ceiling incase you ever wanted to install one later. Where the Microwave goes is our pantry. all our cutlery is also in one drawer where I built a sliding insert drawer for the knives and spoons etc, all the bigger utensils go under the sliding insert. Lots of tricks out there. Looks good, I'll check it out. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 03/05/20 11:00am Truck Campers
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

The slide question is really about two things: extra space (only you can decide if you need it) and the additional weight/cost of the rig due to the slide. Dude, you better let your wife decide if it'll work. If you're pulling a trailer...why not get a decent toy hauler. More room....more amenities, more water. Your 'ol lady would probably appreciate it more too...a larger bathroom and all. My wife has been involved every step of the way. The toy hauler is in the rear view mirror at this point due to her input. It's not mobile enough and can't get in places the truck can. It also seems like the bigger you get the more headaches you have. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 03/05/20 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

We own a 2018 NL 8-11 and the 2 of us have no issues with the camper and we have over the last 2 years put on well over 50,000 kms on the camper. We even went book docking in AZ durning the winter of 2019. We can usually last 4 to 5 days with out dumping the tanks and re-filling. We have never run out of fresh water, however we do carry two 5 gal drinking water in the back seat of our truck. We pull a trailer with out sxs on it which we also use for hauling storing other items we may want to bring with us. On the 2 month trip to AZ we didn’t have the trailer or SXS with us, and we didn’t want for nothing. Remember, your outside the rig 80% of the time. We have spent a number of days stuck inside because of heavy rains on the north coast of British Columbia, but we are both alive. One of the reasons we ordered and bought our NL was because it did t have a slide, which by the way we have had on two of our past 5th wheels, and the less moving parts the better and the camper weights less also when they don’t slides. We do a lot of off road camping up here in the mountains of B.C. and I would never get a slide on a camper for that reason alone. Good luck with your new camper what ever it is. You have given me some things to think about. Maybe I'll at least take a ride and check them out. From what I can tell they sure look a cut above the others I've seen as far as quality. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 03/05/20 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

Good luck on your search. To add some long term experience about slides, when they add a lot to comfort and usually takes 5 seconds to open, the bad part is more gaps for leaks. The floor under the slide needs to be inspected every season as most of manufacturer don't spend money on making it to last. Earlier models do have poor engineering in the slide corners, who often come apart. That seems more a problem with Lance, than other brands, but I had to repair Fleetwood with aluminium skeleton as well. The slide mechanism seem to last. I took apart 19 yo mechanism and it looks in perfect shape, even we don't hesitate to use it 2-3 times a day when we travel and quite often I operate the slide while letting my wife sit on the dinette. Thanks for all of the good advice, the search goes on. Rick
Riley01 03/05/20 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

Thanks for all of the replies. I was going to take a day trip to look at a Northern Lites but I think I'll hold off for now. The only choices I have close are AF and Lance at Camping World. The 2019 Lance (1062) we were interested in had several issues one of them being several cracks in the top of the shower enclosure. I did make an offer on the Lance but we were too far apart after they started adding in their 1K prep fee. I had some replies about this from another post I started and was convinced this (shower) wasn't something I wanted to deal with. I received the Torklifts, Fastguns and bed mat from Etrailer yesterday and will install this weekend. My wife says she's up for a road trip. We're in MI and our son lives in Raleigh NC so we may take a run down for a visit and check out Mike Jones RV in Ohio and D&H in Apex NC. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 03/05/20 06:50am Truck Campers
Thanks..and a Slide Question

First I want to say THANKS for all of the help this newbie has been getting with all of my questions on buying a truck camper. My question this time is on slides. Can anyone who has gone from a slide to no slide comment on slide vs. no slide? I really like the Northern Lite but they don't have a slide so I'm a little hesitant to go there. They do a pretty good job of making them look roomy so it is tempting. From what I can tell the quality is top notch for a truck camper. My use will be mainly my wife and I flitting around staying a couple days here and a couple days there and taking some motorcycle rides. I'll be pulling a 6x10 trailer with my bike in it. We may leave the trailer behind sometimes and do some boondocking. The only thing that bugs me about the NL is the small FW tank (35 gal). All comments are appreciated. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 03/04/20 03:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Single Slide Truck Lean

Thanks for all of the replies. I'm thinking for the most part this isn't something I should be worrying about. Thanks, Rick
Riley01 03/02/20 03:58pm Truck Campers
Single Slide Truck Lean

I’m currently camper shopping and have enough truck for most of the campers I’m interested in. I read in several posts that guys have had trouble with the single slide campers leaning to the slide side when on the truck due to the extra weight of the slide. With aftermarket air bags it doesn’t seem to be an issue as one side can be pumped up a little more. My concern is with my Ram 3500 with factory air leveling I can’t adjust each side independent of the other. Is this a major issue with all of the single slide campers or just certain ones? Thanks, Rick 2019 Ram 3500 CC/LB DRW 4WD factory air leveling CTD HO Aisin/4:10 Max Tow package
Riley01 03/02/20 09:36am Truck Campers
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