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RE: Arctic Fox air conditioning question

thanks for all the tips. I'll look into the 303 also.
gitpicker2009 07/11/20 08:07pm Truck Campers
Arctic Fox air conditioning question

I have a 2012 AF1150 I bought new. Just wondering about air conditioning maintenance. I take the shroud off on the roof maybe every 2 years, clean it, hose off the fins, and get rid of dirt dobbers. Other than that, not much. Someone one told me to check the tension on the mounting bolts, and I have, but they've never even loosened. Am I missing anything?
gitpicker2009 07/10/20 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: OEM AF Stereo replacement--MB Quart RVDVD2.0 & A/B Switch

Bro, I can't thank you enough. I have the exact same unit with exact same POS stereo. You're right. Every time I want to use the DVD Player, it's like reading the space shuttle assembly, and I have a degree in electrical engineering. I've been thinking about dumping the old unit. thanks again.
gitpicker2009 06/19/20 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Working on the road.
gitpicker2009 05/30/20 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: Buyer beware

I loved the mod at 59 minutes where he added the "ledge" under the lifting plate so that it was not only lifting at the bolt points but by cupping underneath the corner! What a simple but great idea! Why don't the manufactures use this??? It would cost less than a dollar to add and would make a huge improvement. It's like when you build a deck- you don't just bolt the cross member to the post. It's better to notch the post and set the cross member on it, then bolt it.
gitpicker2009 03/23/20 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Unicorn?

What color would you like your Unicorn? :)
gitpicker2009 02/19/20 10:58am Truck Campers
maybe add some heavy duty pressure treated lumber?

I recently had to remove the bottom of my AF1150 in order to find a small water leak. In doing so, I was surprised at how little there actually is between the outside and inside. Basically there's an 1/8 sheet of black painted wood, similar to a good grade of wall panel, painted black (maybe some sort of water proof paint?) and that's it. the next thing is standard insulation sort of stuffed between wooden slats. I was really surprised. The weight of the coach therefore seems to be supported by the aluminum frame, which I've notice has some minor deformity where it reaches the edge of the truck bed. When I reassembled the TC, I replaced the wood with the same and painted it with the best waterproofing paint I could find. But still I was thinking that when it rains, this this is basically sitting in the water until the bed drains. I'm still not happy and was thinking that maybe I would just add some pretty thick pressure treated plywood under the entire coach. That would keep the TC slightly out of water and would distribute the weight so as to not put the load at the edge of the truck bed. I wouldn't even bother to paint it probably. Any opinions or advice? Has anyone ever done anything like this? I realize it's maybe another 75 lbs of weight but I'm driving a 2008 Sterling 4500, which is a beast. Thanks for any input.
gitpicker2009 01/31/20 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: Overland camper

Or you could put your camper on one of these, for a lot less:
gitpicker2009 12/31/19 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: arctic fox slide adjustment

I also thought something must be warped, but I spoke with Justin at Northwood and he said that this is actually a common problem because the slide is very heavy on the rear corner. He's going to try to talk me through some adjustments. I'll try to post some pics.
gitpicker2009 10/15/19 09:04am Truck Campers
arctic fox slide adjustment

Has anyone ever adjusted their own slide? I have a 2012 AF1150 with the full wall slide and noticed that when closed there is an approximate 1 inch gap at the rear wall near the roof. In other words, when closed everything looks good and tight except at the to of the slide near the rear of the camper where there is an app. 1 inch gap. The top of the slide near the front, though is closed tight. I've watched several videos on slide adjustments but none of them look like the system I have. If any of you have any experience or advice please let me know. I had hoped to use the camper this weekend. Thanks very much
gitpicker2009 10/14/19 10:02am Truck Campers
RE: has anyone else experienced this?

They really were great, they shipped the new set including shipping free, and did a follow up email to make sure they were working.
gitpicker2009 10/04/19 09:59am Truck Campers
RE: has anyone else experienced this?

Update: Torklift is sending me a complete new set free of charge. It's what I expected, but it's nice to see a company standing behind it's product.
gitpicker2009 09/17/19 11:24am Truck Campers
RE: has anyone else experienced this?

I spoke with them this morning and emailed the pics. Waiting to hear what they now do.
gitpicker2009 09/16/19 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: has anyone else experienced this?

nope, I live northwest of Houston. Not much extreme cold here, sadly:)
gitpicker2009 09/15/19 09:44am Truck Campers
has anyone else experienced this?

My stabil load suspension bumps have disintegrated. I looked under the truck and noticed what looked like black shards of glass, but it turns out that the stabil load have literally crumbled! 2 totally, 2 with major cracks, and they're only about 2 years old. I've carried the AFll50 maybe 5 times during that period. Has anyone else ever had this happen? Here are some pics:
gitpicker2009 09/15/19 09:21am Truck Campers
RE: 4500/450 Chassis Cab

I guess I should also add that Kayteg is correct. It came as a cab/chasis, with no bed, but I had a custom Warner bed added so it looks like a pickup. One other thing, this particular truck has a 9 foot bed, not 8, so I have to use a spacer for the camper bump stops to reach the back of the cab wall. I think many cab/chasis models offer different lengths, so make sure to check.
gitpicker2009 09/08/19 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: 4500/450 Chassis Cab

I have the 4500 Sterling (Ram) 4500. The main difference between this and my last 3500 truck is the weight capacity. They're both duallies but the 3500 was literally AT capacity handling the fully loaded AF1150. The 4500, even without air bags barely notices the camper. BUT, and here's the biggie- you go to 19.5 tires when you get the the 4500 size and those are NOT able to air down for beach use. If anybody has any experience showing otherwise, I'd be grateful because I'd love to take my rig down to Corpus Christi, but haven't for fear of getting stuck immediately.
gitpicker2009 09/08/19 11:34am Truck Campers
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