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RE: It looks like my truck camper days are over.

Glad you are still here. It sounds like it could have ended a lot worse. Sorry about your health issues. The best disease is no good and all... I wish you a speedy recovery and successful treatment!
joerg68 03/06/23 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: Need Lance 1130 Truck Camper Bumper

Have you tried to contact Lance?
joerg68 03/04/23 03:06pm Truck Campers
RE: OKanagan interior panel needed

What is your project on hand? I can't really help you, but maybe you could describe a bit better what you need? The same wallpaper design, the same wood, luan, cupboard doors?
joerg68 02/19/23 05:52am Truck Campers
RE: A happy ending?

joerg68 02/08/23 06:36am Truck Campers
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

jack motor amperage specs I was interested in the answer to that myself, but could not locate the info on the web. What I did find: the individual channels on the circuit board have 25A fuses The actual current used will be a lot lower than that. Most of the time the jack motors are not under a lot of load (extending to the ground, retracting).
joerg68 01/21/23 02:42am Truck Campers
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

The jacks are not your problem. Is this a new issue, and since when has it been happening? How much capacity do the batteries have? I assume around 100Ah (Ampère-hours) each, so that would be around 200Ah total. Which, in theory, means that they can deliver 200 Amps of current for one hour when fully charged. The four jack motors have 25A fuses at the Happijac circuit board. So the maximum current they could ever draw before blowing the fuses is 4x25A = 100A. Realistically, it will be a lot less. But even at the max. 100 Amps current, your fully charged batteries would run all four jacks for *two* hours (that is a theoretical number, I am aware that you can not use all 100% of capacity). But the actual run time of the jacks is just a few minutes, and for much of that time the jack motors are under a light load, if any. So they are drawing much, much less than the max. current. Raising and lowering the camper should not make a big difference in the charge state, unless there is a problem elsewhere. IMO: One or both of your batteries are bad and not taking/holding a charge properly, or some high-current user such as an absorber fridge set on 12V is continuously depleting the batteries, or the batteries do not receive a decent charge (e.g. defective converter, or battery terminal connections or other wire connections not good. Do not forget to check the mass (negative) side, too).
joerg68 01/20/23 06:34am Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

If only a device existed with which you could find out your actual vehicle and axle weights... oh, wait... When you are running a TC on your truck it is always a good idea to have the rig weighed. Most of the stated weights are optimistic and disregard certain details. And you can make optimistic weight assumptions and calculations about your rig all you want. None of that will alter physics. Surely the numbers on the door sticker are no hard limits. But they are there for a reason.
joerg68 01/03/23 01:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

How far is that motorbike behind the rear axle and how much does it weigh...?
joerg68 12/30/22 04:42am Truck Campers
RE: Levelling blocks for camper on driveway with 2 degree grade

You say you don't have a truck. That means the camper will be resting on the jacks, right? Why do you need blocks? Use the jacks to level it. However, it would make sense to put supports under the camper floor to eliminate sway as well as the side loads introduced to the jacks by being parked on a non-level surface. This will take a lot of stress out of the jack mounts. Edited to add: of course the jacks need to rest on solid, firm ground. You can put pieces of wood underneath to distribute the load.
joerg68 12/23/22 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Trailer life portal down?

I have been unable to access TL for about a week now. I get this error:
joerg68 09/29/22 01:28am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Do you know what brand/model this bed camper is?

The camper is a conventional wood frame model with metal siding. I would guess it was built some time between 1965 and 1980. They are simple to build, and there were literally dozens of smallish manufacturers around, most of which no longer exist - and in the time before the internet. The good news is: this is not rocket science once you understand the basic construction principles. There are specialized rv junkyards and many of the more exotic parts like siding are available as well. There are also a number of people around who restore old rvs as a hobby. Maybe one of them chimes in. It looks like a fun project and I wish you success - and a lot of fun with your little camper!
joerg68 09/13/22 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

Hi and welcome! I suggest you start your own thread about this, or maybe ask a moderator to turn your posting into a thread of its own. Nice find, I wish you luck and success for your project!
joerg68 09/12/22 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: got a new camper

Very nice! Happy travels!
joerg68 09/05/22 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: Driveway Incline Issue

To post pictures, go to and follow instructions there.
joerg68 09/01/22 06:39am Towing
RE: Atwood jack remote malfunction

The jacks run on 12V. When you raise all at the same time, power consumption is the highest (provided the camper weight is on the jacks and they aren't running empty). Lowering uses a lot less power. Your problem sounds like the voltage drops too low and the control board cuts the power. Your house battery may be bad or disconnected. The 12V power supply on shore power probably does not provide enough power to raise all jacks at the same time.
joerg68 08/30/22 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: The Ghost

Nice rig. Nice name. Nice beach. Thanks for the pictures - and have a great time with the Ghost!
joerg68 08/24/22 02:50am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot Camper - Major Modifications I'm Considering...

FWIW, there is also this discussion about A/C and solar currently going on in the Travel Trailers / General Q&A section: "Powering AC unit built into travel trailer with solar?"
joerg68 08/18/22 12:33am Truck Campers
RE: Smaller or more minimalist truck camper

Have a look at Northstar Liberty or Laredo, or Lance 650. If a popup truck camper is an alternative, look into a Northstar 850SC. Outfittermfg and Hallmark also make bathroom models, but pricier. All of these will work on a 3/4 ton with a 6.5' bed. Bundutecusa is another manufacturer that comes to mind. There are others. Small does not necessarily mean inexpensive, though. If you are looking to buy used, an older Lance 815 might be an option.
joerg68 08/14/22 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: Dealer/website for Lance Truck Camper parts

If you post pictures of the parts in question, you may also get more qualified answers. To post photos here, simply go to and follow instructions there.
joerg68 08/14/22 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Dealer/website for Lance Truck Camper parts

There is no Lance-specific parts dealer (that I know of), and most parts are very generic anyway. I have been lucky in the past on ebay and amazon, among others. There are also a number of specialized rv parts dealers. An internet search should bring up a lot of information. Often the problem is knowing the exact name or part number of what you are looking for. When I am not sure, I try out image searches for terms that I think might describe what I am looking for. Usually clears up the right name/ID fairly quickly. Then I search for that part. Some things, like old Atwood jacks and controllers, are no longer available new.
joerg68 08/14/22 05:06am Truck Campers
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