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RE: Winterizing & Summerizing for Snowbirds

Summerizing? It's 115 and 115+ outside this week in Arizona. It's hot enough that the label adhesive on the antiseptic bottle melts in the car and the label slips away. The roof shingles would probably slide off the roof if they weren't nailed on. I need to set and leave the air conditioning on in the house before leaving for the summer. I'm thinking 90-degrees. Any suggestions as to what to set the AC temp? Why haven't you left already? We leave the mid to end of April. Since our Park Model is old, we just shut off the water, shut off the power, cover every thing, put blackout curtains in the windows to cut down on sun infiltration and go. We have someone check on it all summer, and they turn on the water and power about 3-4 days before we arrive back, usually the first of October. We're tethered to Mayo Clinic for treatments.
bighatnohorse 06/22/21 08:18am Snowbirds
RE: Winterizing & Summerizing for Snowbirds

Summerizing? It's 115 and 115+ outside this week in Arizona. It's hot enough that the label adhesive on the antiseptic bottle melts in the car and the label slips away. The roof shingles would probably slide off the roof if they weren't nailed on. I need to set and leave the air conditioning on in the house before leaving for the summer. I'm thinking 90-degrees. Any suggestions as to what to set the AC temp?
bighatnohorse 06/19/21 04:14pm Snowbirds
RE: Insurance!

There are insurance companies that know exactly what a truck camper is and will write a separate policy. Fine one of those companies. Suggestions welcome! brholt is right. A GOOD agent will know these things. I have one with State Farm and I asked the questions like "what if a tree limb falls on it while off the truck camping." The agent has to know the value of the camper. If no VIN, they should accept the serial number. I've been there, done that. Including totaling the camper and getting cashed out on it. There was a small charge (maybe $15.00 to write the rider on homeowners policy).
bighatnohorse 06/17/21 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Nor Cold 2 way??

Andy, go to ARPRV.com and purchase and install the #4 kit with dual fans and you fridge will run perfectly. My fridge in my AF 990 did exactly the same and after the install I run my fridge on setting 6 and the beer is cold and ice cream hard. Does the dual fan kit run quieter than the original fan or about the same?
bighatnohorse 06/11/21 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: About to leave, truck batteries are dead question

You need to check the battery fluid with a hydrometer. A hydrometer is easy to use, inexpensive and available at all or most auto parts stores. If the battery has a dead cell then it is toast - it won't charge up again. It's toast.
bighatnohorse 06/04/21 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

Respectfully, I've taken great care of it, it's been my HOME for two years. I simply asked CAN THEY REPO IT? As I said, I have other living options, I don't see how my lifestyle is relevant. The best answer would be from the creditor. Call and ask them. That said, protecting one's credit is priceless. Get the camper on it's feet and sell it for whatever you can get. That particular camper is for "weekender" use - not for living in it. You probably have used up most of it's life - time to move on. Try to make good decisions.
bighatnohorse 06/03/21 08:14am Truck Campers
RE: Used Tow Bar Values

If the auxiliary brake was working properly, why did the Jeep dive under the tow bars?
bighatnohorse 05/30/21 06:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Recommended jack stand ground support plates.

In Arizona, the dirt can be hard as concrete - until it rains. And then it's soft as a marshmallow. Your heart pounds fast when you see that camper foot sinking into the ground. It pounds even faster if you attempt to lift the jack and see it sink even further into the ground. If you take the camper off the truck on an unfamiliar earth surface, be sure to have a large strong pad - something like the 14" x 14" pad that JoeOkiChokie in soggyland suggested. Personally, I won't take the camper off the truck unless it has substantial footing under it.
bighatnohorse 05/24/21 07:43am Truck Campers
RE: Drove through a weigh station this morning.

Front - 3620 Rear - 6960 tag on the door, Front - 4400 Rear - 6200 GVWR - 9500 I think they need to calibrate their scale. :B This things are good to know. Check the tire load ratings printed on the rear tires - Your load is probably pretty close to the max tire load rating.
bighatnohorse 05/21/21 08:28am Truck Campers
Heading North in a few days - are campsites crowded?

I'm planning on heading north past las Vegas to Washington (Hwy 93) and wonder what the campsite availability might be like. Boondocking, dry camping or RV parks are okay. Has anyone doe this recently? Your experience?
bighatnohorse 04/29/21 05:47pm Snowbirds
RE: Lance 1181 Prewired for Solar

I was never able to find the solar wires for my Lance 1181. (And it's only #10 gauge wire that Lance installs) Instead, I ran new #8 gauge wires through the black tank vent camp and followed the black pipe down, then crossed under the step (where you can install and on/off switch). From the step run the wires on the deck under the slide out over to the battery area - then into the battery area. It is surprisingly easy to do. You will find more instructions on "how to" on the LOA site.
bighatnohorse 04/22/21 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Mixed Messages

From my read, easing travel restrictions only has to do with covid issues, not the crime issue. Two very distinct issues. There should also be a list of US cities that should be avoided because of the crime rate too. There was a young single German woman in my recent travel group. She was an experienced world traveler, knowledgeable - even I learned a few travel tips from her. We invited her to visit the US, mentioning several of our favorite places. She had too much fear due to the amount of gun violence in the US and declined our invitation. She had applied for a job in Mexico and was hoping to get that.
bighatnohorse 04/21/21 07:58am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Are lithium batteries worth the cost?

It depends on what you mean by "worth it". If you purchase lead acid batteries and take them back to the store where you bought them within the warranty time you may just find that they will give you new replacement batteries under warranty. Costco did that for me and I understand that other stores do the same.
bighatnohorse 04/21/21 07:51am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap quality control continues to disappoint

this is why i love this forum , plenty of good feedback and lots of people willing to help out. Thanks a lot. I am going to email the photos to the warranty rep at eagle cap , if for nothing else , to bring this to their attention. Im going to go to home depot and try to find the right flange and maybe a 4 inch to 2 inch reducer of some kind to fit the duct somehow into the furnace Calling the customer service line would be your first best choice. They will want photos. And they would love for you to fix it yourself - because the dealership would charge them an arm and a leg to fix it.
bighatnohorse 04/19/21 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

We were traveling more in 2007 and 2008, although we are boondockers many stopped coming because of the cartel surges taking place throughout the country. Saturday, April 3, 2020, Mexicans Traveling Home From The U.S. Pay A Tip To Cops And Extortion To Cartels This is happening more now on a regular basis including rvers who are paying extortion. There are many dashcam videos of this taking place. The link is misleading - it has nothing to do with RV'ers. What you see in the article is Mexican's returning home LOADED with SHOPPING GOODIES. And the quoted article is second hand - it quotes Reforma and is now slanted to your purposes.
bighatnohorse 04/04/21 08:11am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

Just curious how the system works with moderators. How do you determine when a thread should be "deleted" or "closed"? . . . They all have to have a minimum of a BA in Journalism plus a three week intensive training class in forum editorializing. Not.
bighatnohorse 03/28/21 07:22am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Our long planned trip to Africa was delayed (maybe permanently) due to Covid19. It was big bucks. Money sitting in the bank is no good. We bought a new camper. Tanzania & Kenya are open. Thought about going back but we are looking at Ecuador and the Galapagos right now. We still might go but at a greatly reduced itinerary. The plan was to first stop in Amsterdam for a few days to acclimate to the time zone then fly to South Africa, rent a car and tour the wine country. Then investigate local guides and freelance trips to Botswana, Tanzania, Kruger, etc. Six weeks minimum. Probably would have cost a new camper.
bighatnohorse 03/23/21 02:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

Our long planned trip to Africa was delayed (maybe permanently) due to Covid19. It was big bucks. Money sitting in the bank is no good. We bought a new camper.
bighatnohorse 03/23/21 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: How to run exterior cable for wired backup camera?

I know you are specifically looking for a wired backup camera, but I can't help but throw this out there..... You can get a wireless backup camera and monitor for ~$150. Since you probably want to mount the camera up high, you likely (right??) have rear upper running lights. You can tap off power from those and mount the camera right under the running lights. Then, to "turn on the camera" from up in the cab, all you need to do is have your running lights on. (Personally, I always drive with the lights on just for extra safety/visibility). Time to complete the job...less than 1 hour. -Chris I like this idea. We tow and I'd like to keep an eye on the tow vehicle AND have the truck power the camera. This would work. I'll think on it for a while. . .lots of other good suggestions to consider.
bighatnohorse 03/14/21 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge Fan (rear) help.

I'm looking at replacing the very loud fan in my Norcold. So far, I'm looking at two possible replacement candidates: Titan 12 volt on Amazon and AeroCool on Amazon
bighatnohorse 03/14/21 08:37am Tech Issues
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