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RE: New shocks?

If you want a bit softer ride go with Bilsteins. I had 5100's on my previous truck and have Fox 2.0's on my present truck all carrieng the same 990 camper. The Fox's are difinetly stiffer. Better off-road and with a load but they are more firm than the Bilsteins if you want softer. Hear good things about Rancho to, adjustable from what I can tell. Good luck.
greenno 06/24/22 08:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Magical Campgrounds found With A TC

I have difinetly found a few places off the beaten path but I don't offer the location up in general conversations. Now if some friends ask me about a spot sure I'll give up what I know but I don't go out of my way to inform others. Back in the early 80's a buddy and I went down to the south pacific to find surf. We found numerous places and got them before the "Surf camps" became popular or commonplace. Same thing back then if someone specifically asked me about an area that they were going to I would share what I knew if they were serious otherwise we stayed pretty titelipped about anything. We put in the effort let someone else do the same.
greenno 06/19/22 12:57am Truck Campers
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

From what my insurance broker told me about Homeowner insurance coverage is if the object you want insured is able to purchase insurance separately it won't be covered by the main policy. Like a bike, lawnmower or such. But since I could actually get insurance for the camper they would not cover it on my policy. Just my .02
greenno 06/15/22 09:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

Had a separate policy for just the camper when it's not mounted on the truck. A little under 3 bills for 35k coverage if I remember correct and it was through Progressive. Use to store the camper at a separate area from my home. Sold my boat so camper sits where that used to be, set back from the street alongside our long driveway. Camper is covered 100% when it's on my F350 so Im covered there as well.
greenno 06/14/22 11:53pm Truck Campers
RE: TC and MPG

Averaged 10.2mpg on a 5.5k run this spring from SD to NC and back.
greenno 06/12/22 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: Lance TC - lithium - DC-DC charger question

When I changed over to Lifepo4 cells from the lead/acid original Interstate battery's I went with the Victron 12/12/18 Isolated DC-DC unit and the #10 wires that were existing for the 12v+ and 12v- worked out fine so I didn't have to rewire anything.
greenno 05/15/22 11:45pm Truck Campers
RE: In 2 years time I can no longer afford to buy a camper

Smart time to hold back any large purchase right now. But that being said your not able to go camping, or traveling with gas prices the way they are. Just be patient, I know easier said than done. Got my 2019 camper in May of 2018 before all the s --- hit the fan.
greenno 03/16/22 03:23pm Truck Campers
RE: West Coast Jamboree 2022, Who is Interested?

Adamis any update for the truck camper rally? When will you be sending out directions on location? Thanks.
greenno 03/08/22 07:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Delays in camper buiddate

The Happyjack Fast loads will work just fine. I have been using them on my set-up for almost 4 years now. Cheaper than the Forklift fastens and I was a bit hesitant when I decided to save some $ but they work great. Good luck on your trip and congrats again on your new addition.
greenno 03/01/22 04:58pm Truck Campers
RE: They get bigger and bigger.

I liked it, kinda "Host" like but I have seen a few of their smaller campers and they look nice as well. Hope the wife doesn't get a glimpse of it or I will be selling my truck for a F450 or F550.
greenno 02/20/22 12:36am Truck Campers
RE: My New Solar System Overview.

Yes your correct the truck/camper circuit is isolated from the rest of the electrical wiring/connections in the camper. They are only energized by plugging into the 7-pin plug. Like you my solar panels do most of the heavy lifting as far as replenishing the battery's and the dc-dc was just to have a more favorable charging profile for the lithium battery's as well as a way to keep them isolated so no discharging could occur. It also limits how much charge your truck alternator will supply (18a for me ) as supposedly the lithium batterys will sometimes want to take a larger amperage draw if they are depleted and in need of a large ah charge. Possible more than the wire size feeding back from the vehicle to the camper.
greenno 02/20/22 12:29am Truck Campers
RE: My New Solar System Overview.

I disabled my 7 pin power wire. Remember, the Victron dc dc charger is an isolated system and it is forcing your truck to supply30 amps in my case. I decided it would not be good to connect the non isolated 7 pin wire as it could be detrimental to the dc dc charger. It may be acting as a return path siphoning off power from the dc dc charger that should be going to yourTC lithium batteries. I'd disconnect yours, you don't need it with the new charger. The more I use this system, the more impressed I am with it. I'm at the Grand Canyon now and its in the low teens at night. I run my furnace all night, 70 degrees, use my laptop a d lights, the lowest I've gotten is 80% charge and my 700 watts solar hasme fully charged by noon. If cloudy or rainy, I drive somewhere and the dc dc charger pumps in 360 watts and charges the batteries in a couple hours or less. It's a winner all day and night. Love my setup. Best of all, with lithium, it's constant voltage, not a gradual dimming or slowing of motors like furnace and water pump you get with lead batteries. Take care. Couple of things to clarify: Camper is not new it's a 2019 but that's beside the point. Pretty sure you want an isolated DC-DC charger as the truck and camper are separate power sources. The unit I have is an Orion TR Smart Charger "Isolated" 12/12/18 so I only have a max of 18a or so flowing through the #10 hot wire in my 7-pin connector which can safely carry that amperage all day long. Also when the truck is not running and not providing a charge from the alternator the Victron unit "Isolates" itself from the truck so no possibility of drawing and power from the truck battery's. Isn't your furnace Propane? Or do you use a 120v heater. Either one shouldn't draw on your battery's. Love going out to the GC in Feb it's not crowded and might get some snow. We usually stay in the campground next to the RV site as there is usually never anybody there and were pretty self-sufficient. I definitely have to much time as I'm in the process of installing an inverter in the generator compartment so the wife can use the micro and I can charge my e-bike battery's without running the genny. Will finish hook-up this weekend and test out charging and such next week. Generator even fits in the compartment with the inverter installed so I got a back-up. So if the inverter/solar/batterys do what I think they will I won't even need the generator anymore, we'll see.
greenno 02/18/22 07:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Adding another room to your camper...

"Starting with a cab and chassis" I don't get that statement. What does that have to do with moving the load back? "nice try though" ? All I said was the COG was moved back of the rear axle. Yeah I guess you guys are right no issue with this set-up.
greenno 02/18/22 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Adding another room to your camper...

Nothing like moving the COG back 3'. Probably a little lite on the steering aspect. My rig looks almost the same except I have a crew cab in place of the add-a-room. To each his own.
greenno 02/16/22 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1131 wiring diagram

Have you tried contacting Lance directly? Different years have different wiring diagrams for new options etc. I have a 2019 AF990 camper and I called the manufacturer and spoke to the manager of their service department and he e-mailed me the build wiring drawings for my model and year. Everything that I could verify checked out correctly which was nice to know. I have done quite a few add-on's to my rig as well as changing over to Lithium from lead/acid and replaced my charger as well as added a dc-dc charger from the truck power source. Call Lance there here in Cali.
greenno 02/12/22 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: My New Solar System Overview.

Pretty good job sounds like you thought it through. I kinda did something simular when I replaced my lead/acid battery's and went with (8) Lipo 3.2 cells rated at 280ahr each for a total of 560ahrs. Had to get a BMS and replace my existing on board 120v charger with the correct one for lithium battery profile. Also added the Victron 12/12/18 DC-DC charger and used my existing truck wiring harness and plug to just supplement charging when on the road. Allready had 510w of solar on the roof and my solar controller is adaptable for lithium as well. My total cost was a bit cheaper ( yours was more extensive ) at around $2300 for the battery's, BMS, Victron dc-dc charger, wiring and terminal blocks. I think when I did my solar back in 2018 that ran me around 1k or so. So Im $3,300 in total. I don't have an Inverter ( yet ) so I use a small 2200w generator when I need 120v for the anything. Good video and narration.
greenno 02/10/22 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

On my previous truck 04' Ford F250 I replaced the stock fuel tank with the Titan 60g model. Took me an afternoon and did it myself. I also had Torklift Frame mount tie downs on it too. A little tight on fitting everything in but at the end of the day everything was done. I presently have a 2019 F350 and it has a 48g stock tank and not worth the effort for me to gain 12g. I had the Titan tank for probably 8+ years and went with the truck when I sold it back in 2020.
greenno 01/17/22 12:00am Truck Campers
RE: Let's talk air bags...

I have a 2019 F350 CCLB SRW and haul a AF990 camper. Installed some Airlift 5000 airbags and the wireless on board compressor for inflating with the remote pad and run 50psi when loaded up and then default down to the 5psi limit when empty. Because of the custom springpack Im running the OL spring doesn't even get activated when loaded and the bags just stiffen up any sway or bounce that occurs which is minimal.
greenno 01/16/22 12:04am Truck Campers
RE: West Coast Jamboree 2022, Who is Interested?

Will be bringing some E-Mtn Bikes.
greenno 01/11/22 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: West Coast Jamboree 2022, Who is Interested?

Wife and I are still in, coming from San Diego.
greenno 01/10/22 11:50pm Truck Campers
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