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RE: Who can be the last poster?

Going to be cooler Friday here. 70s/80s are better than 90s.
jimh425 08/05/20 06:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Taping Window on Cab Over

I don’t think the duct tape would hurt anything, but you could put and extra coating of wax on to make getting the residue off with GooGone or similar. I’d take it off as soon as you can and possibly bring extra tape to retape it. I also don’t know if it’s necessary. I don’t know how think your window is, but maybe you can magnets through the glass.
jimh425 08/04/20 06:54pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 08.03.2020-FILON TODAY!

Looking good. I’m glad it is working out for you.
jimh425 08/03/20 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Updating CO/Propane/Smoke detectors/alarms

I like the hardwired detectors for propane/CO. I don’t think you actually need a 5’ distance. Mine is more like two feet from the stove top and below it. Sure, it’s possible to get a false detect, but that hasn’t really been an issue more than once/twice in 14 years. Mine is mounted in the wall that extends from the bathroom. I’m in the habit of turning the disconnect if the TC is not plugged in.
jimh425 08/03/20 07:43am Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Our 100s are gone for a few days at least. Back to the 80s.
jimh425 08/03/20 07:34am Around the Campfire
RE: What's changed about camping?

Not a problem to have those experiences in my area. If those experiences are important to you, you should consider moving. Otherwise, find hobbies that you like that are compatible with your area. I’m sure there is something to do in your area that is worthwhile.
jimh425 08/02/20 10:57am RV Lifestyle
RE: About to return to truck campers - but need help

NRALIFR, I got my F450 for the tougher tires, too. Bonus was the turning radius and larger brakes. It’s hard for me to imagine that the 1181 puts him 1K over, but then, I have no idea what else he’s carrying. My year was the last one rated at 14,500 though. No idea why the GVWR went down when the capability went up. :D But, I’d probably go 550/5500 if I went the nonpickup route. I figure why not go big, but I haven’t really looked at the differences between 450/4500 chassis vs 550/5500 seriously. Otherwise, I think you can’t get a GVWR more than 14K in any brand pickup style now. The difference would be the weight of the rest of the truck. The F450 would weigh more than F350 pickup by at least a little with heavier tires and heavier suspension. I’ve heard the newer rear diffs are about the same if not the same on newer Fords. Even if not, the 4 rear tires on the F350 would be plenty for a higher GVWR. Anyway, I like the stealth and practical nature of the F450 pickup model. Very capable, but doesn’t look like a flatbed. Also, allows me to have a bed cover when the TC is off and easy to put sides on for moving/hauling. That makes it pretty easy to convert from TC hauler to pickup. If I didn’t use it as a pickup, I’d like the chassis with a custom bed for more storage.
jimh425 08/01/20 06:42am Truck Campers
RE: Shimming camper to minimize side to side movement

I don’t know if it is common or not. I know that sometimes mine moves. I think it has more to do with road than anything else if it doesn’t move all of the time.
jimh425 07/31/20 10:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Ouch, I’m starting to feel the effects from my all day dental visit yesterday.
jimh425 07/31/20 07:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Shimming camper to minimize side to side movement

If you do have shifting, I would find out why. Otherwise you will need to frequently adjust the tension and I suppose the camper could eventually shift substantially out of center. Again, it’s not really been a problem for me or my particular TC with no damage and has been happening for 14 years. I do adjust/check the Fast Guns, but mine have never gotten that tight. Maybe yours tiedowns are also a lot tighter than mine. Or maybe our roads are that much worse in places or maybe we drive dramatically different speeds. My TC doesn’t always move. For sure, it sounds like your rubber mat is a lot softer than mine if it noticably depreses. Also there are no slats on the bottom of my TC.
jimh425 07/31/20 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Shimming camper to minimize side to side movement

If the camper is moving with a mat, I would look for the issue. Are you saying your camper never moves even a little bit? I’m talking about occasional movement, not moving around every curve on a smooth/straight road. Also, is your TC a tall 4500+ wet one.
jimh425 07/31/20 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Drain Help Please

Seems really strange to lose an entire charge in one night no matter if it was drained by truck or TC. I think I’d validate that the TC really was charged, and the TC charger may need to be replaced. If you store the TC separate, I’m not sure how you got it on the truck if the charger isn’t working. For the truck, I’d make sure that any accessories that are nonstock are checked. The 2006 Ford F350 that I had started draining quickly because the underhood light wasn’t always going off.
jimh425 07/31/20 07:26am Truck Campers
RE: Comprehensive mobile app for campsites/grounds/rules

I think accuracy is the problem as well. As we’ve seen even gov run campgrounds can vary with fires/weather/corona as well.
jimh425 07/31/20 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Shimming camper to minimize side to side movement

Mine moves sometimes even with a rubber mat on top of bed liner. It’s more likely to move on rougher roads. I don’t personally worry about it too much. I’ve thought about building some guides which would make it easier to load (centered) while also providing a partial solution to the movement. I like the steel methods guides that people here have made although wood would work as well.
jimh425 07/31/20 07:17am Truck Campers
RE: Interesting TC build

According to the channel, it’s truck house life. So, let’s go with truck house.
jimh425 07/29/20 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Go Vols!
jimh425 07/21/20 09:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Sun is up here.
jimh425 07/20/20 06:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Removing Contact Overloads

I find sway bars to be always in the way, so I’d say do it last. Assuming this is a commercial product, you should check etrailer for a video or youtube.
jimh425 07/19/20 06:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Brands That Can Be Used Off The Truck

That's a curious statement that I never heard. Can you expound on it? Which part? I’ll take a guess. Btw, if you keep up with the threads and remember the cases, it helps. But, you can also do a search along with “” which will find cases in the archives. That’s why I said, don’t assume that the particular model will be fine. Arctic Fox strap failure Bigfoot failure Popups not recommended off truck.
jimh425 07/18/20 09:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Brands That Can Be Used Off The Truck

It’s true that most newer campers can be used off truck, but there have been some holding tank straps that failed for many brands in the past. I think it would be better to ask the manufacturer once you get close, or do a search once you get a used one/new one in mind to find out.
jimh425 07/18/20 04:54pm Truck Campers
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