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RE: Any confessions? (Stuck in the mud)

here are a few for your enjoyment This August I took a wrong turn down a wash trying to get to the shore @ lake Powell pulling the jet skis: self rescue: Lesson learned should have listened to my gut and took the other way round and not followed the 4runners. https://i.imgur.com/qfkiDDvl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GiCi9TLl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VGpYq5il.jpg self rescue @ Powell clicky several years ago in Anza Borrego had to call my brother in law for rescue: Lesson learned: as soon as you hit the dirt put it in 4wd!! stuck in 2wd and could not get it to engage in 4wd https://i.imgur.com/GjpPercl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Io5HDKll.jpg June Wash Clicky Anza Borrego: backed into our campsite for the night and the seemingly hard pack was only crust and we sunk in good. I guess the lesson learned was to spot what is hard pack and what is not https://i.imgur.com/deVKt0tl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/CZn4UJZl.jpg Here had to call ranger steve came the next morning to pull me out https://i.imgur.com/axR54xvl.jpg
anutami 01/10/21 05:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek 850 roll over story

Just came across this thread/saga -- the camper is for sale again, and the seller included the pointer in the ad. https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/rvs/d/costa-mesa-truck-camper-2012-wolf-creek/7257401197.html that's very nice of the seller to disclose this. I did meet up with him several years ago to give him the scissor steps that I ended up with. I wouldn't hesitate to buy that camper it looks like a pretty good deal. It looks like he has done a bunch of mods. Northwood makes one tough camper! My second wolf creek has performed great and I have been and many many off road excursions. One of the major complaints that I can't really fathom especially with the Arctic fox is the furnace Northwood puts in their campers. How do you call their campers 4 season with NO heat in the cab over, bathroom and basement? Pretty much every time we camp in the snow the water lines behind the bathroom freeze up and the cabover gets so cold I have a pile of blankets and sleeping bags so high they almost touch the ceiling of the camper!!!
anutami 01/06/21 01:06pm Truck Campers
It’s been a good run

My 2 group 29 Interstates have been running since I purchased the camper new in May of 2014. Paid $170 for both of them at the dealer. Have performed great and we have used the you know what out of these!!! Hard to justify even thinking about lithium when these have met all our power needs. https://i.imgur.com/4a4ASN8l.jpg Our recent trip to Brian head for several nights in the parking Lot @ temps in the single digits pretty much put them to death :( thinking of moving the next batch of batteries (looking at AGMs) inside the camper but really have not had any issues from these. https://i.imgur.com/fQ9ORSYl.jpg So if it ain’t broke do I just buy the same set or go with AGM’s as it is a pain the check the water levels and can possibly move them Inside etc. Any ideas on the best deals out there? Thnx in advance Nolan
anutami 01/03/21 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane tank level monitor

Same here. Especially with the auto changeover valve. Hard to know how much you have. And hard to remember the last time when I had the tanks filled. Started to write it down but that didn’t last too long lol. I usually don’t use the auto change over and keep one tank closed for fear of a leak developing and losing all my propane :0
anutami 12/20/20 08:46pm Truck Campers
Propane tank level monitor

Getting sick of always wondering how much propane I have in tanks especially in winter. Does anyone have any experience with this? https://i.imgur.com/wq7O3Bxl.jpg Just ordered it so we’ will see how it works out
anutami 12/20/20 07:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Hydroflame 8531-IV Not Cycling

I had a similar issue a couple days ago while camping in temps below 10 degrees F. Since my batteries are located in an outside compartment they got so cold they started showing such low voltage my furnace failed to start back up. I hooked up my Honda genny and it solved the issue.
anutami 12/17/20 01:36pm Truck Campers
RE: How many have had Thanksgiving in a truck camper?

We did it yesterday!!! Had a blast!!! https://i.imgur.com/F5steZal.jpg
anutami 11/27/20 06:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Successful summer mods

Want to know if the fridge fans made a difference? Big or little difference? Great question, I would say it makes all the difference in the world!,, and scratching my head why a 4 season rated camper would not come with them from the factory. As we all know coolers are very difficult to cary with a TC and my fridge would be in the low 50’s in hot temps, now they are in the low 40’s and overnight gets down the the high 30’s, we just got back from beach camping where temps were in the 80’s and it was down in the low 30’s. I had to bring the setting down on the fridge for the first time ever. Of course with the kids getting in and out of the fridge really kills the temps. I found I can freeze bottles of water as well and put them in the fridge to help out.
anutami 08/26/20 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Is this the same camper? Lol yeah If I would have know then what I know now I should have dropped the tanks and reinforced it, or better yet I should have ordered the camper as a kit and put it together myself!!!
anutami 08/24/20 09:04pm Truck Campers
Successful summer mods

In anticipation of our week long lake Powell trip, I finally got around to installing some fans for better fridge circulation for summer camping as my fridge was lucky to get below 50 in 100+ temps https://i.imgur.com/Kd6BjGel.jpg I Was able to fit the controller in the cabover wardrobe , which has some nice settings (speed and timer control) https://i.imgur.com/WltRwrhl.jpg I Also went way overboard and installed some fans in the side vent :0 pulling air in https://i.imgur.com/Te91MWCl.jpg Switch https://i.imgur.com/3tuvmaVl.jpg I can finally cook outside using my on board tanks https://i.imgur.com/R3HEUdxl.jpg And yes great 1 week stay at a secluded spot at Lake Powell where temps were very HOT!!! But we had the place to ourselves and my food didn’t spoil https://i.imgur.com/h6ZUrCzl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tFhoIOGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GR8q4WNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BgJF007l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AorQrD6l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HnTMofEl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7vxjtX0l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/oA83fd0l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6KnU6QZl.jpg Also installed a filter for the furnace in anticipation for winter camping, I had a bunch of dust in the furnace compartment so hopefully this helps https://i.imgur.com/oN29gDll.jpg
anutami 08/24/20 08:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions Now I’m scratching my head, I removed the table leg insert and there appears to be reinforced with more plywood than I thought but could this just be around the table legs or is the entire floor have this much wood? I find it hard to imagine they reinforced the table legs but the area that sees the most use gets a thin piece of luan https://i.imgur.com/pBuXi8nl.jpg I don’t think I will have much clearance for this storage nook if I put another type of flooring down so now back to the drawing board. https://i.imgur.com/pWE4BcRl.jpg I guess I will just have to live with a soft floor :(
anutami 08/24/20 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

It doesn’t look like it’s damaged. Have you thought about adding cross bracing from below? That would probably be a lot easier. But, I’d still give the manufacturer a shout. Pretty sure the top layer of 1/4" luan has weakened and its pushing into the foam layer. The underside luan portion is holding strong. I think the only way to tackle this is from the top side. at 15:35 you can see what the floor looks like, it appears the arctic fox is much thicker than the WC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9rmC2iacvI
anutami 08/23/20 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

I am not terribly convinced that Northwood would use a 1/4 piece of plywood as the floor material. That thin of wood won't support much weight at all. I do have access to the basement from the cabover step https://i.imgur.com/APFCMMWl.jpg Basically they have the flooring laid on top of a 1/4” piece of something then block styrofoam with another piece of 1/4” something (not sure if I would call it plywood) supported by the aluminum trusses spaced every 3 feet I believe. https://i.imgur.com/jmzX6h2l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PgctoZVl.jpg It appears to be the same type of construction in the roof heres a pic of the roof when I removed the vent and installed some fans https://i.imgur.com/kWjtFrRl.jpg And here is where the soft spot is https://i.imgur.com/FFF6tFvl.jpg
anutami 08/23/20 09:39am Truck Campers
Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Well, after many many nights in my TC the 1/4” floor in my wolf creek is becoming soft in and around the kitchen area. Apparently the 1/4” floor can’t really accommodate my 200+ weight cooking in the kitchen and stepping down from the cabover!! a lot of LOL!!! I don’t think this topic has really come up and of course it’s not something I focused on when looking and buying. I remember a thread from someone saying “that is all you need” well I need to fix this before it gets worse so my question is? What do I do? The best fix I am looking at is to pull the bottom off, remove the fresh water tank and reinforce the floor which is going to be a Pain. Any other ideas?
anutami 08/22/20 04:52pm Truck Campers
RE: A Camper Window with a View 3

Working from home “Office Day” :) https://i.imgur.com/x7MYYN4l.jpg
anutami 08/12/20 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Registration Rant

$381 + $50 smog on a 2001 F350 SRW to register this year :M oh but I don’t have to pay to register my TC, it’s like going to Oregon and paying $150 for an oil change and but not having to pay sales tax! https://i.imgur.com/55QjdYNl.jpg The time is coming soon when I am so outta California. What are you guys seeing for registration in other states for a Similar vehicle? Illinois here I feel your pain. look at the bright side, some sarcastic official pointed out your $1.00 license fee is tax deductible. Great catch I was wondering when someone was going to bring that up!! Kick a man while he’s down. Yeah California has some of the highest state income tax in the country, + property, taxes, sales tax,= Sunshine Tax. The registration fee is just the nail in the coffin to keep not only keep my current vehicle (why would I buy a new F350 and pay $1200 a year in registration) but to finally look elsewhere to move the heck out this state.
anutami 02/19/20 07:10pm Truck Campers
Registration Rant

$381 + $50 smog on a 2001 F350 SRW to register this year :M oh but I don’t have to pay to register my TC, it’s like going to Oregon and paying $150 for an oil change and but not having to pay sales tax! https://i.imgur.com/55QjdYNl.jpg The time is coming soon when I am so outta California. What are you guys seeing for registration in other states for a Similar vehicle?
anutami 02/18/20 11:09am Truck Campers
RE: maybe add some heavy duty pressure treated lumber?

Check out this thread Clicky
anutami 01/31/20 04:05pm Truck Campers
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