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RE: Installing a safe?

Where ever you put it, do a trial mount first. Make sure you can see the key or dial or keypad clearly, and that the safe will open once bolted in. We carry a small safe as well to store extra cash and passports and other stuff with us. I had the perfect location for it, but I started out by putting it in this "perfect" place and discovered that I couldn't access the key slot to open it and then discovered that even if I could turn the key, I wouldn't be able to open it wide enough to put anything in or get anything out!:S Now on plan D, I think it is. Still not bolted in, just keeps moving around.:?
Yeti plus 12/27/20 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jump starter for Dodge Diesel truck 2012

The batteries on my previous truck died when my wife had the truck. The booster service only had one booster pack, that wasn't enough to start the Duramax. I got there shortly after he tried and it took his booster pack on one battery and my booster pack on the other battery to start the truck. I now carry two booster packs in the truck , just in case. Haven't used them on the truck, but have used one on the lawn tractor, and a strangers truck in campground in Newfoundland. I bought them from Amazon, Gooloo was the brand name. only downfall that I have found is there is no cigarette lighter outlet which would be handy for accessory use.
Yeti plus 12/20/20 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: Shower WOnt drain if Gray valve is shut

With my Bigfoot truck camper, if the camper is lower on the passenger side the shower doesn't drain properly, and the water from the kitchen sink sometimes "washes" the bathroom floor. There is very little drop from the shower base to the grey water tank, and the piping is such that this happens. I just make sure that the camper is level, and there is no problem. I would try levelling the coach, and see if that helps.
Yeti plus 12/04/20 12:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Maritmes phone coverage

Check out Lucky Mobile. They say they are the Canadian cheapo brand, and you can buy refill cards at several retailers including dollar stores. They are a Bell subsidiary, so coverage is good in Newfoundland. Just remember that the population of NL isn't big, so there are places where there is no cell coverage! Our phones are with a Rogers subsidiary and we quite frequently were roaming at no charge when we went to Newfoundland in 2019.
Yeti plus 11/12/20 03:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Cleaning out black tank for winter

My TC came out of a rental fleet. I looked in the tank through the toilet and wondered how clean it was. At the beginning of one camping season I put automatic dishwasher soap in and added several gallons of water. The first stop with a dump station was 3 or 4 hours away, so the tanks got a got sloshing around. I dumped on the way in, and watched the flow through the clear extension pipe. The stuff coming out looked just like it does dumping all the rest of the time, except this was just the residue in the tank. I use this method every couple years and the bottom of the tank looking down the toilet looks "clean". The black tank doesn't need to be clean, but I think removing the build-up on the bottom makes it easier to flush out the crud at every dump as there is less for stuff to get caught on.
Yeti plus 10/30/20 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Can this weight be right?!?!

That's too much for that truck. You need to go on a diet!!: Kidding!! I think my Chevy is up in that range, but I don't have any of the slips from my last few dump runs. Brian
Yeti plus 10/29/20 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jump starters

Do those things actually work? My truck passed out in a customers driveway a couple years ago. I was due for a pair of batteries. Customer hooked up his little jump box thing and it did nothing, just made a little clicking noise and whined a bit.... With the diesel you need 2. My old 06 GMC died when my wife had it. I was tied up on a breakdown at work so she called CAA. I fixed the work problem and arrived just after the CAA booster truck. His battery pack wouldn't start it so I put my booster pack on the second battery, and the truck fired right up. She took the car and I took the truck and bought 2 new batteries after work. I now carry 2 of the lithium packs in the truck. Haven't used it on my vehicles, but a couple of people were very happy that I had them when they needed a boost!
Yeti plus 10/13/20 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to deploy Happijac dually swingout brackets?

Push up on the bolt head with the spring above it and twist the bracket out. The spring will drop the teeth on top into the slots. Sometimes it seems like the spring has gotten more stronger than it was. Brian
Yeti plus 10/05/20 06:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Where do you put your levels?

I levelled the truck& camper combo with a torpedo level, and then stuck the bubble levels onto the bottom of the cabover, so I can just pull in to a site, open the sunroof, and see how close we are. After using this method for several years now, I can tell by the position of the bubbles just how many blocks I need. This of course relies on having a sunroof. Now when I clean the windshield at fill up time I also have to clean the sunroof. Brian
Yeti plus 09/29/20 06:36am Truck Campers
RE: Back up camera using factory screen

Another Camera Source customer. I bought the salt spreader version and mounted the camera above the camper door. I have a 2014 Chevy 3500, so the 2 plugs to the camera version. Just remember to unplug the camera when off loading the camper. The repair is underway.:o:S Brian
Yeti plus 07/09/20 03:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot carpeted ceilings -clean, remove, cover?

I bought our camper from a rental fleet. When I went to pick it up they loaded it on the truck and took it inside the shop. Their cleaning lady then spent 5 hours cleaning the camper, while the mechanics installed the tie downs, etc. She had a commercial grade steam cleaner and the entire ceiling felt slightly damp afterwards, so I assume she steam cleaned the ceiling as there isn't a lot of anything else to steam clean. I would take it to a reputable carpet cleaner and let them handle it.I have had a bad experience trying to use a rented steam cleaner on a too dirty carpet that never looked right even after 2 steam cleanings. The carpet is glued to a thin plywood, which is glued to the white bead board insulation, so removal and install of something different might be a challenge. Good luck with your decision.
Yeti plus 06/23/20 12:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Securing cable outside trailer

Search Home Depot.com for Legrand Cordmate. I used it to cover the cable from my backup camera mounted above the door on the rear of the TC down to the bumper so I could plug into the truck back up camera plugs. Just be carefull as the adhesive gives you one try, then it is where you put it. I have a dog leg on the bottom part of my install. Brian
Yeti plus 05/18/20 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Need Guidance on Buying the Right Truck

Geez after reading your post the other day, I thought "oh boy, he's going to post the conversion of the Burb into a pick me up!":) I had the Bigfoot on a GMC 2500 and it was okay, but I started to worry about tire ratings. I went with the dually and I don't get to tell people who ask about the combination that I like the dually, because the copilot says it before I can even say anything. She noticed the improved ride with less roll and does a better job of explaining than I do. Yes she will drive the truck with the camper and even without. But since you want to do beach driving, I would look for a 350/3500 single rear wheel,and check the tire ratings to be sure you have enough tire for the truck and camper. Brian
Yeti plus 04/27/20 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Yet another reason to love trailering

We sure do get used to having our own mobile washroom with us. We have done several long trips with the TC and get used to pulling off and using the facilities. We went to visit friends a couple hours away with the SUV shortly after one of the long trips, and it was a pain to look for someplace to stop and use their facilities, which weren't all that clean anyways. We bite the bullet and take the truck and camper more now since bladders seem to shrink with age!:o:S
Yeti plus 04/15/20 11:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Install new cab over curtain in a Bigfoot TC, HOW?

Before we went to Alaska, Yukon and N.W.T. we made blackout curtains for all the windows. We just hung them with velcro. We bought self adhesive velcro at the dollar store and stuck pieces to the valance or window frame and corresponding pieces to the fabric. Put up at night , take down in morning. Using this idea we can let some light and air in through the lower windows. I also installed a black vent cover over the vent over the bed, it keeps out most of the light and allows air to circulate. We still use them 4 years later. I am assuming that you mean a curtain across the entry to the bed area from the main part of the camper. Putting a curtain across there cuts down on air flow, so no air circulation from the furnace, if needed. Brian
Yeti plus 03/25/20 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: Mirror folds up in high winds: solved (but not pretty)

Paint! Great idea, since the lumberyard is closed and I can't get ebony. (I hear ebony is very hard and will dull even a carbide blade -- I've never used it.) Or -- wait for it -- wrap the whole project in black Gorilla Tape! No one will ever notice. ;) Well that might work, but I think Felice would notice and have you self isolating in the trailer!:D Wives don't usually see just how creative we actually are when it comes to Gorilla tape and Duct tape! Brian
Yeti plus 03/20/20 09:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mirror folds up in high winds: solved (but not pretty)

I have the big GM mirrors on my truck, that extend out for towing. Some of my younger friends thought they looked like Dumbo the Flying Elephant ears on the side of the truck. Every time we go on a ferry, the mirrors get folded in, so people can walk past. on last summer's trip to Newfoundland and Labrador, we had 14 boat rides of various lengths and pulled the mirrors in on all of them. I haven't had the same problem as you but I do like the handy work. When you make the keeper, use a black cable tie, as they usually have UV stabilizers that the natural ones don't have. Brian
Yeti plus 03/18/20 09:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Possible newbie looking for general info

I carry a short bed camper on a long bed truck. I built a spacer to keep the camper from going too far forward, and we use that 16 inch space for storage. Rear tie downs are in the same place as they would be on a short box truck, front tie downs angle forward more than normal. Centre of gravity is fine since the distance from bumper to axle is the same. Approximately 60,000 miles with this setup, many of them on some of the not so nice roads in the North ( Dempster Highway) and East( Trans Labrador Highway). The problem will be once you have travelled with a TC for a while you won't want to travel with the 5th wheel. Brian
Yeti plus 02/27/20 07:04pm Truck Campers
RE: SWAY!

Test! Nobody told me about a test! I studied all night for the urine test last week, and I actually passed!:) Brian
Yeti plus 02/17/20 05:24pm Towing
RE: Water pump location

On a pop up we had (1989 ), the faucet on the sink was a 2 way unit. If hooked to city water, then the faucet functioned like a regular faucet, twist on twist other way off. If using the fresh water tank, twist the faucet open all the way and pump the knob up and down to draw water from the tank. Maybe follow the hoses from the faucet to see where they go. Brian
Yeti plus 02/09/20 11:37am Folding Trailers
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