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RE: Fast Gun issue?

... and that's probably the easiest, cheapest way, but Torklift has longer ones unless it's really long... you just unscrew it and screw in a longer on if I recall.. been a while ao, but I 'Think' that works..
fpoole 01/01/22 05:35pm Truck Campers
RE: 3500 CC Running boards?

Steps - Torklift Folding and they work great. Get the locks for them as it would be easy for them to "Walk Away" and it's a stronger pic. The nice thing about them is you can ADD or take a Step or two to adjust. I got the full 6-steps?? forget the number only because if you're camped on an incline or so while the steps will expand, the angle is different. Anyway, have had them for some 4-5yr, no problems. Hope that helps.. oh, easy to push up and bring down. Very handy when doing Walmart for shopping.. just unfold, use and push back up.. Easy Peasy.. Hope that helps...
fpoole 12/03/21 08:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Awning Style Solar Panel

Should be OK. I've seen some of the big boys, Class A Motorhome, have them on the sides and they just adjust as needed. That side towards the side obviously. Don't think it was an awning setup, more like swing brackets to handle the winds either driving or gusts on a windy day... interesting , yes i need to really think this through. I could use a swivel stick of some kind to prop the panel up and wedge it into place in a fabricated hole of some kind. Yah, that's what they look like. I suppose if you did a search for RV solar on RV side or something like that you'd get some idea. The problem is the winds. Driving or in a wind storm, probably just keep them on the side which I've seen. Angle is nice, have seen them on other RV there are bracket that do that.. so cruise the internet... great idea though, camper has to be facing that side to the sun..
fpoole 11/05/21 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Awning Style Solar Panel

Should be OK. I've seen some of the big boys, Class A Motorhome, have them on the sides and they just adjust as needed. That side towards the side obviously. Don't think it was an awning setup, more like swing brackets to handle the winds either driving or gusts on a windy day...
fpoole 11/05/21 04:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Garmin Basecamp Problems

Ms. Garmin, heheh, my arch nemesis.. will drop me out in the middle of nowhere without batting an eye, LOL.. So, I tried Base Camp at various times for hiking and camper nav, never had any luck with it. It would mark the waypoints and then scatter... user error I'm sure, but it wasn't as simple as everyone said it was, well for me anyway. So, learned about RV Trip Wizard as noted above, works great and I believe will create the .gpx files to load. My Ms Garmin is an older unit and I tried several times but didn't work out. Trip Wiz works like a charm and I just put in the days final and then add stops if Ms Garmin doesn't route the way I want... Over all it works well, hope that helps a little...
fpoole 11/04/21 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Extended warranty experiences

Boy, good luck on that one if they haven't responded by now... sounds like the ole runaround senario Next step would be the BBB and file a complaint or whatever consumer tool is out there. I also got one on the camper and now will be starting to use it as exp 2022.. and the camper base is falling off... when lifted... So, while I"m not canx it, I'm interested to see what the outcome would be.. As noted, you've spent way too much time try to get an answer, time to get the big boys involved... Good luck and post the outcome.. thanks, but sorry for your issue..
fpoole 10/08/21 11:12am Truck Campers
RE: Adding more Solar and DC-DC charger

Solar = aka The 'Black Arts'... heheh Went through and still going through it.. Lesson's learned from my experience, - Put as many panels as you can handle and the new 200w would be my choice - Whatever wiring one suggests, plan for the highest and then go one grade higher (lower number) - Look at the 3000 w invertor/controller.. - Do what you can with the batteries.. All that so you don't have to 'Rewire/re-configure' the system if you need more add-ons etc... If you don't want to go the full panels, make sure the wiring would handle the max so later on, you might want to ADD another one
fpoole 10/02/21 05:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar install question

Heheh, not real recently but I call 'Solar' the 'Black Arts' as you'll get so many different opinons on it, hard to tell if right. What I learned after 3 different installs, rewiring etc. 1. Put on or leave room for as many panels as much as you can. 2. Increase the wiring to accommodate the Max and then go to the next level/grade. 3. Invertors, get more than you think you need. 4. They'll all ask you "How much do you need?" which is fine, but go to the max on that. 5. It's expensive but once in, well worth it. 6. Always have a back up generator, I use Honda 2200i which works fine. Solar is great in sunny weather. Cloudy/rainy days, not so great, thus the generator. It all depends on your camping style/needs and what you might want in the future. Some get by on the little portable ones (but they can 'Walk off') as the needs aren't that great, which is great. But if you're trying to run an AC and microwave then you'll need a lot more. Anyway, as I said, you'll get many different opinions, I've listed my "Lessons Learned' on my trials and tribulations... heheh. Solar is really good, believe the 200w panels are the latest decent sized ones. Hope this helps, Good luck Oh, also, make sure the installers KNOW what they are doing, get local recommendations. Dealer aren't necessarily the experts on the "Black Arts". heheheh
fpoole 09/17/21 12:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Dually swing out Jack not locking into position?

Yeah, had the same Problem-O. They stick. There's a brass? pin at the top that catches in the slot. I have to tap them to open and close. The spring at the bottom sticks too.. Tried to lube it but didn't do much... I just carry around a rubber mallet on each side to tap it.. Hope that helps...
fpoole 08/24/21 09:43pm Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun

Wow, good luck and happy trails. I've been thinking the same thing, getting old Sucks... Enjoy the new trips.. fun..
fpoole 08/17/21 01:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Black tank treatments.

"Happy Camper", been using it for 5+ yrs, no problems and makes me a Happy Camper.. also, occasionally used in Gray tank, just mix with water and pour it in...
fpoole 07/26/21 02:16pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: where did all the water go?

Nice, what a great adventure it was. Like the Jet Skis, nice..
fpoole 07/19/21 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Bathroom access on the road

Yah, agree. Just slide out enough to get by.. Use it all the time and when at Wally-world, Walmart for cold stuff, same thing just slide out enough to get by on and make sure you're in the parking spot with enough room to slide it out, apx a foot or less, no big deal.
fpoole 06/16/21 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Are you towing with a flatbed?

I luv the camper on a trailer idea too. I have the camper on a flatbed and just tow a little 7x14 open trailer with a SxS on it, no problem. Hitch receiver, 2" was installed on the flat bed with a 22" extension to the trailer due to camper overhang. I would guess any big hitch place would be able to install anything you need.....
fpoole 06/08/21 10:02pm Truck Campers
RE: An easier way to fill propane tanks on Lance 1172

I use a little step ladder and can take them out and usually whoever is filling will help you put it in.. Not sure what the Regs are on filling in place.. Seems they usually have long enough hoses so might be something else. Just a thought.
fpoole 05/16/21 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Cost for truly unlimited data - Wifi/hotspot

Well I have a T-Mobile and Verizon Mifi 4g unlimited (don't know if still available or not, thinking not), don't know if still available the T-Mobile 5G M2000b MiFi brick for some $50 mo 100G before throttled but make sure you have T-Mobile area coverage, it's looking better. This link might help narrow the search down a little, very informative it is: Hope that helps..
fpoole 04/23/21 12:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Truck camper on top of gooseneck hitch?

Don't know on that one, but something to consider might be putting the camper on a gooseneck trailer. Gives freedom of truck when parked/camped out, great storage and a deck depending upon length.. depending on type of camping, just a thought...
fpoole 04/18/21 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Fulltime RV'ing-Truck camper; built-in washer/dryer Question

While I don't have one, I can say, it would be a great benefit assuming all else is workable. Only concern would be the water consumption and gray holding tank capacity. I suspect that's been considered in the option and washing probably doesn't take much more water than a shower.. Sounds good to me.. curious to see what others say.. thanks for posting..
fpoole 03/28/21 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

Wow, ok, something I'll look into.. Mucho Thanks... I hate phone typing too.. heheh, 2 strokes forward, 1 stroke back, a PITA they are.. Thanks for the info. Happy Trails...
fpoole 03/18/21 10:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

wow no problem on brevity, I hate using the phone too, so that's great... I was looking to upgrade my panels, 4 x 180 and only saw the 200s which should fit, but heck, now I'll look for the 360w, heheh, Yikes... never have to much power.. Thanks, no need to hurry on any reply, wait till you get to the laptop as I do.. cheers..
fpoole 03/18/21 08:59pm Truck Campers
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