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RE: Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

It appears that the Aventa requires 230 volt 50 cycle. It maybe for European RVs. The RecPro model i looked at is 120 volts but draws 14 amps. And the RecPro specs state the db at 59 - about the same as a Honda 2000 generator. The "standard" truck camper AC such as the one on my Arctic Fox draws 8 amps. You'd pretty much need a 50 amp hookup if you're running a larger RV.
bighatnohorse 09/13/22 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 onboard batteries

The first check I would make is a voltage check at the batteries with both the solar and the truck disconnected. (Hopefully, you have an on/off switch to the solar panels.) Then start the truck and wait for about a minute before checking the battery voltage again. The voltmeter should now be reading a higher voltage charge from the truck. Are you getting a charge from the truck?
bighatnohorse 09/06/22 07:34am Truck Campers
RE: Water heater temperature

I leave the water heater off, only turning it on 18-20 minutes before taking a shower. That gets the hot water to a temp I can use without cold water. It may take a few tries to figure out how long to leave it on. Saves a lot of water. Is that using GAS or ELECTRIC? When using gas to heat the water, I figure about 12 minutes to reach comfortable hot shower water. Electric seems to take a little more time.
bighatnohorse 08/19/22 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: Dealer/website for Lance Truck Camper parts

Lance used to have their own parts department. You need your model, year and serial number before you call them. 661.949.3322 EXT-520 OR email [email protected]
bighatnohorse 08/17/22 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Patagonia

No advice regarding driving but for clothing, light weight and wind resistant are best. Lots of wind in that area. That's one part of the world that I would elect to revisit. It's like Alaska on steroids.
bighatnohorse 08/10/22 08:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Let's talk Dana 80 axle temps

Yes. The Dana 80 is de-rated by Ford to match the tire load capacity. The Dana 80 is rated for 11,000 pounds by it's manufacturer.
bighatnohorse 07/23/22 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Los Algodones Mexico

Don't be shocked by all the happy street greeters along the sidewalks that encourage one to use their dentist or shop. (It's kind of off-putting to non-travelers.) We've never had a problem there but we always carry Cipro - provided by out local primary care doc - for world travel.
bighatnohorse 07/01/22 07:58am Snowbirds
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

I think I was dealing with new hires who were not spun up on their jobs. Hit the nail on the head. My agent (71 years old) complains about the loss of knowledge with the new generation of agents. I think shopping for a good agent is more important than shopping for "rates".
bighatnohorse 06/16/22 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

USAA connected me to Progressive Commercial. They wrote up a commercial policy for exclusive personal use. My Ram 5500 is a 2015 model and I pay under $1k/year for full coverage. Do you have an agent that you work with? (I'm wondering how to get with an agent that I can communicate with and who understands what I'm asking.)
bighatnohorse 06/15/22 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

Ed and I just had this discussion - our problem is that the "clock is ticking" (how long will we be healthy enough to want to do our epic sightseeing trips?) so we're going, no matter what the price. Adventure before Dementia !;)
bighatnohorse 06/14/22 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: TC and MPG

It is the frontal area of the camper hurting mileage more than the weight. Agreed. When Arctic Fox designed a taller camper my mileage dropped one mpg. For comparison, I had a AF 1140 and an AF 1150 Even though the 1140 was heavier than the 1150, the taller 1150 gets worse mileage. As usual, the biggest factor affecting mileage is speed.
bighatnohorse 06/12/22 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

JimK-NY It might be better to ditch the truck camper and get a class-C or something with a more appropriate shower.
bighatnohorse 06/10/22 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

My shower at home consists of a tub with tile on three sides and a "flimsy curtain" on one side. There is no grab bar nor have I had to have one. Again, what is the "problem"? One person has a disability with a sense of balance of about 10-percent.
bighatnohorse 06/09/22 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

The show is a tiny stand-up-in shower and one side is a flimsy curtain. One could fall through the curtain, but not actually "fall down" inside the shower. I did read the reviews on the link. My hope was someone on this forum already had solved this problem.
bighatnohorse 06/09/22 08:40am Tech Issues
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

Why not remove the paneling on the opposite wall and put real wood backing where you want the grab bar? Safest long-term thing to do, IMO. Thats worth looking into. For a person with balance issues ANYTHING besides a smooth wall would help. This one: Adhesive Grab Bar is rated at something like 250 pounds. (the suction cup type are rated at 5 pounds)
bighatnohorse 06/08/22 08:15am Tech Issues
Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

The shower wall is a textured surface and not suitable for screws. So I need an adhesive (not the suction cup) type of grab bar. I was wondering if anyone has done this project and if you found a suitable product?
bighatnohorse 06/06/22 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Can someone help design a 5 volt circuit

This might work: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TCF26NT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
bighatnohorse 04/27/22 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

A friend had a SRW and didn't know it's total weight. He carried a large Big Foot camper. And had three two or three blow outs all on the right rear tire. He finally upgraded to a DRW and never had a blow out after that. And no loss of control? No, no loss of control. But changing out the tire had to be done in an extremely dangerous location.
bighatnohorse 04/10/22 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

A friend had a SRW and didn't know it's total weight. He carried a large Big Foot camper. And had three two or three blow outs all on the right rear tire. He finally upgraded to a DRW and never had a blow out after that.
bighatnohorse 04/09/22 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Valle De Juarez Open For Business

Are you still using a truck camper for your travels? Where the heck is that?
bighatnohorse 03/07/22 07:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
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