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RE: Support trailer build and story...ideas and the why

Thanks for that awesome trailer re do. I really do agree with you about the 16" tire vs the junk 15" ST tire. With 16's you now have many choices in the LT tire range from an array of excellent tire manufacturers. Good luck on your build and be safe out there.
bwc 05/12/20 05:35am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper generator oil type/Built in or small portable.

Mobile One synthetic in my Honda 2000 X2 5W-30 Extended
bwc 04/20/20 06:21am Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

Over the many years I have simply filled my gas tanks, added stabil and 6 months later my units always started. My Honda dealer advised not to run my engines dry as this can sometimes suck dirt into carb. I have often thought why camper manufacturers do not at least offer this type of gen set as an option. I would like to have the ability to start with remote than get out in the rain/wind to hook up our Honda 2000i. All the best in your project. You appear to have this under control. Be safe out there.
bwc 04/03/20 06:51am Truck Campers
RE: 1987? Bigfoot Fiberglass Camper project time!

Think I'd start with a newer longer bed pickup truck. You buggy is very marginal. OMG, can we have just one thread please where someone doesn’t bitsch about truck payload, length, center of gravity ? Exactly.
bwc 03/28/20 06:25am Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

Do people actually use the daylight running light settings? One of my biggest pet peeves it the fact that most folks that use that setting don't realize that it only turns on the headlights on the majority of vehicles. So those folks drive around in the rain and at night with no lit tail or marker lights. Buzzcut...I couldn't agree more. If daytime running lights are for "safety", then simply have all the lights come on when you start your vehicle, end of story. Here where I live it really is a menace when driving in poor weather conditions morons are driving with no headlamps on thus no tail lights. I see them everyday going to work in the early hours, DRL's on only. The Feds didn't go far enough imho when they brought out this. It would sure make driving behind these vehicles safer. I agree with you 100%.
bwc 12/07/19 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: What percent of the time do you leave your TC on your truck?

Camper has been on the truck 100% of the time going back to when the camper was bought in 2010. It has never been off. I have other vehicles to use and another truck. Everything I own is parked in a garage ready to go and out of the weather. I hated loading and unloading when I only had the one truck. Works for us.
bwc 10/31/19 09:16am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for quiet portable generator

Certainly get the impression empathy (and tact) is not your strong suit. The reality is, everyone, including you, Kayteg1, will be unable to lift 65 lbs. at some point in their life. Kayteg's comment was pretty thoughtless and yet unsurprising. Annoying is looking like his most positive attribute... Fact is, no one size is the 'perfect' solution for everyone. We often carry a 1000, 2000 and 7000. How's that for something to debate about? Noise, longevity and ability to move are all important considerations. There are some good comments in this thread...and several dead horses. X2 big time!
bwc 10/23/19 02:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite truck to camper cord

What I would like to reply I will not. I thought up till now this forum was here to help people . So thank you for your help. I did not ask Northern Lite to diagnose a problem I was asking if they could recommend someone closer to me to provide service. You are correct in that this forum is a great place to look for advice. Your first post seemed liked it was more about bashing Northern Lite than asking for help. I am still very interested in hearing about "the never ending story of Northern Lite annoying problems". Sounds like you have had a few more problems other than tail lights. Remember, Northern Lite is in Canada and it would be very hard for them to recommend a repair facility near to you other than D&H (they have 2 dealerships one in Florida other in North Carolina) and they are both probably 400 miles away from you. There are 100's of RV repair facilities out there, and just because someone hangs a sign up that says "RV Repair" does not mean they are a good and or a qualified RV repair shop. So take a deep breath, relax and enjoy your fabulous new 10-2 truck camper....and lets get this minor tail light problem resolved. You can get a trailer plug tester pretty cheaply or you can ask around your area for any recommendations for a good RV service center. Call them and find out about what there fees are, see if this is something they do. Do not be surprised when they tell you electrical problems are by the hour and not a set fee. It can get very time consuming to trace down some electrical problems. Make sure to document any and all problems found with photos, especially if the problem is found to be within the camper. While the camper was on your truck and the umbilical cord was hooked up, did you notice if your trucks backup lights were on when the brake lights were on? If so I would unhook umbilical cord and then recheck truck brake and back up lights. If they both still on then it is a truck wiring problem. If not... hook up umbilical to only the truck and check brake backup lights on your truck. If they both come on while applying the brake it is a short in umbilical cord. If not, and while umbilical is still plugged into truck, take your 7 pin RV plug tester and plug it into the end that you would plug into to camper. If both brake and backup lights still come on using tester it is a short in the umbilical cord, if not, it maybe in camper wiring. Main thing is you have to start at the source which in this case is the trucks wiring. And you have to check each and every connection back to camper taillights in order to find the fault. Make sure truck lights are working correctly first then work your way back. There have been many great post here showing you how the plugs and cord should be wired, use this info to help find the fault. I know I would be very interested in hearing about how this turns out, please keep us posted, and please, please let us know about never ending story of Northern Lite annoying problems! Totally agree. Great response. Sorry devildog if I came across to you as a smart a**. I have been there and have the T shirt as they say. We are looking at NL's so we are also interested in those annoying problems.
bwc 09/03/19 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite truck to camper cord

Posted: 08/31/19 06:37pm Link | Quote | Print | Notify Moderator Something doesnt sound right with this post?? Northern Lite giving less then above and beyound customer service just has not been my experience. You just bought it and you have had to call Northern Lite 3 times already? Never ending story of annoying problems?? What other problems have you had? What was the outcome once you recieved your pigtail tester? You do know that the PDI paperwork in the folder you mentioned is the Sole resposibilty of the Dealer to fill out, not sure why you would not hold dealer 100% responsible for that. Why didn't the dealer check your lights before you left the lot? Trying to get Northern Lite to diagnois your back up light problem over the phone would be futile, there are just way to many varibles for that to be productive. X 2..... Why setting hair on fire blaming NL??....Very doubtful camper wired wrong....very doubtful truck wired wrong.....very suspect pigtail is wired wrong!!... So simple to follow Bargman diagrams posted on here to pull pigtail ends apart and check wiring. Buy a tester and multimeter and use it!!.... going to be a long life if all you do is yell and can't trouble shoot things yourself.... X3.... Doesn't take much to check your electrical with test light etc. Surprised you left the dealer's lot with partial lights working. Being a retired Peace Officer and all!
bwc 09/01/19 10:41am Truck Campers
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