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RE: Broken a banjo bolt

Can you find the part number in this catalog? Go to page 19 for your carburetor
joerg68 10/05/20 02:35am Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 09.30.2020- PROJECT COMPLETE

Congratulations! I wish you many happy travels with YOUR camper. You know every little detail about it. Great work!
joerg68 09/30/20 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Where do you put your levels?

We have also been using the level app on our phone for a couple of years now.
joerg68 09/29/20 12:18am Truck Campers
RE: Needs some work, a project camper

Just a few threads down in this very forum, you find this one:
joerg68 09/28/20 12:43am Truck Campers
RE: Crack on outer wall of 2014 Lance 992

Looks like a stress crack to me as well. Where exactly is it located? In the corner of a slideout cutout? If it is indeed a stress crack, just filling/covering it will be a band-aid fix only. The reason behind it may or may not be harmless. For now, I would probably drill a stop hole at the end and cover it with sealant. Then, keep an eye on it to check if it opens up again or moves.
joerg68 09/26/20 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Crack on outer wall of 2014 Lance 992

How about a picture? If you don't know how, try this:
joerg68 09/26/20 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Owners manual

What information are you looking for? I can't speak for Shadow Cruiser, but typically the manuals are very generic. If there is a problem with any of the appliances or another technical component, the manufacturer's manual for that component will be more detailed. You need to find out the manufacturer and model of the appliance/component; most manuals are available on the net. Here is a Link to the Lance manual page which goes back to 1993; it may or may not provide some generic insights:
joerg68 09/18/20 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: 4x4 roll over and recovery

I am surprised that some of their items were missing. That also doesn’t sound like a typical offroad area. Read again, towards the end of the first part. The missing items had been recovered by a local towing company and they were returned to the owners.
joerg68 09/08/20 12:18am Truck Campers
RE: Is a Gas 3/4 Truck and Pop-up Camper Safe in Colorado?

In my personal experience, an 8ft popup camper on an SRW truck handles almost like a passenger car. A dually offers more reserves if you want to upgrade to a larger hardwall camper with a slideout at a later time. While it is true that you can't really have too much truck, there are a lot of applications where smaller will do just fine. This was our 2008 Chevy, Work Truck, stock suspension: We upgraded to Bilstein shocks after 8 years or so and it made a difference, but it handled fine with the stock shocks.
joerg68 09/05/20 03:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Is a Gas 3/4 Truck and Pop-up Camper Safe in Colorado?

Hi and welcome! Old rig was a 2500 Silverado 6.0 gas with an Outfitter Apex 8. No issues at all - and why would it? The truck can pull a lot more weight than it can carry. It will rev higher than a diesel and use more fuel, but it will be a lot cheaper to buy and maintain. No worries.
joerg68 09/05/20 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

Now that we have figured most of this out, I am wondering where TL is also. Well, have you contacted them and they didn't reply?
joerg68 09/05/20 05:49am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

The camper front moves 11 inches to one side, did I read that right? I am not sure there is that much space for mine to move. It never has moved noticably between 2 Trucks, 3 different campers and a number of different spacer concepts under the camper. Something has got to be unique about your setup or usage. Replacement with a belly bar may only expose another underlying issue. It may just fail at the weakest spot, wherever that is.
joerg68 09/02/20 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

I have never heard of this problem happening, so yes, to me it sounds unusual. I had no problems in 11 years on 2 different trucks (2008 Silverado 2500HD, 2014 F-350). What do the people at TL say?
joerg68 09/01/20 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: Tow a ski boat behind a TC?

Pay less attention to the payload and more to the rear axle weight rating (RAWR), especially on a SRW truck. A TC usually puts most or all of its weight on the rear axle. If the CoG of the camper is behind the axle, it will even transfer weight from the front to the rear, effectively making the front axle lighter. The tongue weight of the trailer is also carried by the rear axle, amplified by distance. On a SRW truck, the RAWR is usually limited by the load rating of the rear tires. At some point, no tires with a higher load rating are available. A DRW truck has twice as many tires in the back, which translates to roughly twice the capacity. Edit: with a TC and a trailer you tend to be pushing (or exceeding) the capabilities of many trucks. Calculate your weights conservatively. Things tend to be a lot heavier than you anticipate. Wherever possible, get actual weights from a scale.
joerg68 09/01/20 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

We have a classic Northstar Arrow (with a similar layout) that came with the Lagun table. The table is pretty good, although the handling of the fasteners can be a bit cumbersome. Personally, I don't care much for the gray interior. But I think you got a great camper there and I am sure you will have a lot of fun with it! Looks to be a quality product!
joerg68 08/28/20 05:29am Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Congratulations! I wish you many happy travels with your new rig! Looking sharp!
joerg68 08/26/20 12:45pm Truck Campers
RE: tow this loaded cargo trailer + keep truck camper on?

A DRW would be much better in this case... When you went to the scale, did you get the individual axle weights? That would tell you how much weight is left on the rear axle (difference to RAWR). With an SRW, you are probably pretty close to the max rating of the rear tires as is. Going too far over that number is not adviseable, you don't want one to blow while going down the highway with a TC in the back and a trailer in tow while over max load. A hitch extension acts as a lever for the tongue weight of the trailer. Better rent a U-Haul truck? Hire a moving company? Will make life a lot easier... maybe get some quotes before you decide.
joerg68 08/22/20 03:46am Truck Campers
RE: What's This Do?

Many campers don't have this. I know mine doesn't.
joerg68 08/18/20 08:31am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Personally I would prefer real wood over fake stone. Thanks for keeping us updated!
joerg68 08/12/20 12:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: looking at glowsteps

There is no bouncing, the stairs are stowed very securely. But there needs to be a good, solid mounting surface under the entry door. old standard mount: new Stow & Go: You can see that the spce under the door is limited. The bracket bolts through a simple ... maybe 2x4? We decided to add a piece of angle aluminum as reinforcement from behind: Before, we needed to remove the stairs and store them inside the camper after each use. That wasn't too difficult, but a bit time consuming and inconvenient. Now it always stays in place and can be extended or stowed in a matter of seconds. You can also see that we added an extra license plate as the truck plate is obscured by the stowed stairs. But that is a german thing ;-)
joerg68 08/11/20 06:29am Truck Campers
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