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RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Not sure what you are saying is incorrect since you seem to be agreeing with me. . I didn’t say LEO could figure it out, but it’s the rule any way. Signs are also mostly for commercial vehicles which our passenger trucks aren’t in many states. Just trying to clarify GVW versus GVWR is all....many people get it wrong it seems..... I carry chains in season so that I am legal in places that say chains must be carried (my GVWR is well over 10,000 though like most of the newer 3500/350 duallies, but I am just a non commercial pickup truck hauling an RV camper so interpretation of the chains law would depend on the LEO and circumstances at the time I guess )..
Z-Peller 10/25/19 03:38pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

It’s GVW not GVWR. Back to my point of needing a truck without truck camper, law or not, almost all trucks are under 10K GVW unless you are hauling a significant load. Sorry, but that is not correct.... GVW =Gross Vehicle Weight. This is what my vehicle weighs at any given time according to how it is loaded. This is not known by anyone without driving over a scale. GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. This is what is on the manufacturer door post sticker weight rating for my vehicle. This is the rating posted on the road signs. This would be the only reference figures a LEO could use. They have no way of knowing my GVW unless they had a portable road scale.
Z-Peller 10/25/19 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Well, honestly, I travelled all over BC, Texas, Alaska, east to Newfoundland, many trips to Arizona, all with camper on 2 w/d truck, and never an issue. Drove in snow at times too.....however, this was never off road travel....When I bought a trailer I decided I might need 4x4 just for backing into some soft ground camping spots, or towing in snow if I got caught getting over a pass....this proved to be a good thing as 4x4 did save my butt a couple of times with the trailer.....now I into a camper again with 4x4 truck and honestly, only use it for climbing up onto blocks when leveling at camping spot.
Z-Peller 10/25/19 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: Half of one of the trailer's LED brake/signal light is out

Bad LED's...I just had the same problem with 3 yrs old Bargman....I bought their replacement LED light module....easy to replace..take out 2 screws to pull module off and snip 3 wires ...crimp connect new unit wires on and remount. ....if it is a retrofit unit that replaced 1156 bulbs, then even easier to replace as no wire snipping involved. An 1156 bulb base comes attached to module wires...Take the faulty module out to check which kind before buying new one.
Z-Peller 10/20/19 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

Looks like a bulge above the propane compartment. Could be de- bonding of the fiberglass to the insulation. Stress point for the cab over. Good eye! I didn’t notice it when I posted. That is a reflection or photo aberition....enlarge and look closely, the apparent distortion runs right down thru the aluminum propane door....I have owned three dfferent Bigfoots' since 2002 and never a problem with molded fiberglass shell.
Z-Peller 10/19/19 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

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Z-Peller 10/17/19 11:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Seat belts in a camper?

Yes, was done back in the day....Others will chime in from different States, but as far as I know nowdays it is totally illegal to have anyone in a truck camper when it is moving.
Z-Peller 10/17/19 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

I think a lot of the problem is with the definition of the word "camper"... if you go to the trailer forum many people refer to their rig as a "camper" ....no folks, it is a trailer, and a camper is a totally different rig. A "camper" by definition on this Open Roads forum is a rig hauled in the box of a truck and does not have any wheels. Truck Campers have their own forum on here for that reason.
Z-Peller 10/17/19 09:42am Truck Campers
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

When you are plugged in to shore power most rigs have a "converter" wired into the system that keeps your batteries charged. When you are using "inverter" for 110v power, you must switch off the "converter" breaker on 110v breaker panel, otherwise you have the "inverter" using up battery power running the "converter" which is a battery charger. Big time loosing proposition. Will run your batteries down very rapidly. Sounds like this is what is happening to you in addition to other things mentioned....
Z-Peller 10/15/19 11:09am Tech Issues
RE: Sealing underside edge of counter top

I used Elmers waterproof wood glue. Put it on my fingers and smeared it onto bare wood under edge of counter top working it in good. I let it dry then did a second coat.
Z-Peller 10/08/19 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: How to add bleach to fresh water tank

Pump your water bleach solution into your fresh tank using your winterizing system. Any RV winterizing system I have seen is on the suction line between water tank and pump, and bypasses the fresh water tank suction..winterizing valve closes water tank suction line and opens pigtail suction line to jug of pink stuff.
Z-Peller 10/05/19 02:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our bumpy intro to truck campers and our Bigfoot score

Dodgemahal I'm not understanding why you wouldn't just cut out the 14x14 vent hole forward of your existing vent and drop AC unit in there where it is supposed to go.....having AC there won't make any difference to the light you are getting from the existing vent. If you want more light, put in the skylight....My 2002 BF 9.6 had a fantastic fan in that A/C hole forward of the vent, but 110v wiring was there and roughed in to the cupboard behind the microwave.
Z-Peller 10/01/19 01:54am Truck Campers
RE: has anyone else experienced this?

Shoot these pics over to TL and see what they say. I bet they mail you out some new ones. X2...looks like a bad batch of rubber or too much heat was used in manufacture....mine are 2 years old and look same as when installed.
Z-Peller 09/15/19 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum pre-installed solar wire

Well, everything is tight and neatly dressed, no solar wire coming from the roof that is obvious. I'll have to call. Jeez, what can I say!!!.... must depend on who did the wiring that day!....bloody hell!....mine is a 2017 and wires were right there behind water pump....
Z-Peller 09/09/19 06:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum pre-installed solar wire

I was a little frustrated that nothing is written down (or I missed where anything was mentioned about the solar pre-wire). No you didn't miss anything. I'm a Bigfoot guy, but was not happy that no info was printed about solar or generator wiring. Did you find the 30A female plug on the forward wall of your shore cable compartment to plug the shore power cable into to power up camper if you run a generator?....I put an inverter in the gen compartment and wired it into the 110v box located there for outgoing generator power....the 110V wire from that box goes to the 30A female plug in shore cable compartment. Poor mans swiching device....shore cable will be either plugged into park post, or generator plug, or nothing at all.
Z-Peller 09/08/19 10:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum pre-installed solar wire

Camp woof My BF 10.4 pre wire solar wiring was behind galley bank of drawers against outside wall behind water pump.Took drawers out and had room to work I mounted solar controller below bank of drawers almost at floor level. Was enough pre wire coiled & marked there to reach controller & cut, then run from controller to battery box. I drilled hole in side of plastic battery box to run wires thru with grommet & siliconed it. The unmarked #6 wires in your gen/ batt compartments are each one wire pos & neg running between generator and battery compartments. Small wires are from starter switch in galley.
Z-Peller 09/08/19 09:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Aluminum pre-installed solar wire

Yes, think you must be mistaken...have never heard of aluminum wire for DC service....AC service aluminum house wiring was banned in Canada in 1980's....I have owned 3 bigfoot units since 2002 and no aluminum wiring in any of them....have seen tinned copper though in solar kits wiring that I have bought myself and installed....
Z-Peller 09/08/19 01:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska cancels Prince Rupert, B.C., ferry service

Over 50 years AMH in service from Prince Rupert terminal, with some US crews and Customs people living in Rupert, and now there's suddenly a security issue???....hmmm...AMH was trying to shut down some sailings a few years ago for financial reasons, weren't they???.....just sayin...
Z-Peller 09/07/19 02:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: loosing old members

I'm still around...I read Truck Camper, General Rv'ing, Tech Issues, and Canada/Alaska or Snowbirds depending on season, out of general curiousity, but I don't try to give much advise....seems over the years on here I have learned that what works for me, I am happy with....I have no time or patience with word fighting someone in a peeing contest that "my way is right and your way is wrong"....what ever, dudes!...I glean what I think might be considered "me learning something", then move on.....passing along knowledge on something used to be appreciated in this world, but nowdays its all about looking for an excuse for a personal attack.....also have never posted pics that I would like to because it is too cumbersome....I follow some Facebook groups and it is really so helpfull to be able to snap a pic with phone and post it right away...
Z-Peller 09/07/19 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite truck to camper cord

My leg was not long enough to push brake pedal while truck is in reverse and then look at the lights at the same time A trick someone posted on this forum a while back, is to set your cell phone on something behind your truck and have it recording video so you can test your lights then play back to see what is happening.....I use cell phone pics and video to check a lot of things that I cannot see now....
Z-Peller 09/04/19 11:35pm Truck Campers
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