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RE: Wiring 4 awg charging wire to upgrade 8 awg factory wire.

Go with an Anderson connector, minimum of 100A though the cost is about the same for a 175A connector. Upgrade to 2 awg and use welding cable as it will be flexible yet resistant to uv and oil. Find a place you can drill one or two holes through the camper exterior to where you want the truck side plug. Let the camper side just dangle with enough slack to where every you plan on solid mounting the truck side. Since my battery is in the back of my Lance 815, I mounted the truck side in my rear bumper and the camper side goes from the battery right out by the tail light. You will want the battery cable to go to a breaker than to the DC-DC charger which will then get hooked up to the battery.
kohldad 01/18/23 09:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

We are still traveling when we can but just taking it slower. Instead of doing a trip in 3 weeks we now take 4 or 5 weeks to cover the same distance. Cost per week works out to be about the same that way. Also luckily we moved states which means most of the areas we like to go for short trips has been reduced by 300 miles.
kohldad 06/12/22 08:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Southeast TC Gathering - FALL 2022 ???

I'm game. Columbus Day weekend would be my vote which would help those who still work have an extra day and the weather is usually very nice. At least I won't have a 10 hour drive this time regardless of where you hold it.
kohldad 06/12/22 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: To slide or not to slide. That is the question.

Sometimes the difference between 10 seconds to get in the camper and 1 minute is the difference between clean drawers and not clean drawers. Not to mention, without worrying about a slide, I don't have to worry about taking up more than one parking spot to get in. Another reason for no slide is you lose the cabinet space above the dinnette. With us full timing in an 8' TC, every inch of storage is critical. Last reason I don't want a slide is less things to go wrong, less places for a leak to occur. Just don't think the extra space is worth all of the negatives in my book.
kohldad 05/09/22 08:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Jack Failure Disaster

Glad you were able to step back and not get hurt. Glad to hear a classic survived the fall and will be camping again. Couple things I noted as I was reading through the post. I too have manual jacks which I use a drill with. I never go 2" per rotation, but rely on the drill to tell me when the jack is taking to much road. Then I will go to the next one and work around always making sure the front is higher than the rear. I will usually only work the two front and one rear jack but catch up the other rear every 3rd rotation or so. But I don't really think your jacking method was the root cause, just what brought the other issue to fail. When you installed the front jacks, did you put a re-enforcement plate on the inside or just rely on the wood? The front jacks sees about 2/3 of the camper weight and that isn't shared equally when you are raising the camper. Just a few screws into wood generally isn't enough strength to hold the leverage and weight when applied lifting. This is why there is always a metal re-enforcement plate on the inside of the walls of the camper which the front jack screws penetrate so the wood is squeezed between the jack and plate. We had a '69 Franklin with the 3 jack setup and I can still remember how nervous it made me loading and unloading. Never felt as stable as my Lance does even when only 3 jacks are on the ground. Think it had to do with the single center jack being at COG carrying 1/2 the weight of the camper. Good luck with the repairs and enjoy some camping when you get it done.
kohldad 04/15/22 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: blue ridge parkway from Hwy21 in NC north to NC/VA border

Going through tunnels, hug the yellow line to maximize clearance. Remember are heights are measured at the white line. The shorter tunnels are all arched so two feet over there is another two feet of clearance. Also be curtious and let the traffic around you at the overlooks.
kohldad 04/06/22 06:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: truck camper sitting in a wet truck bed

On both of my last two trucks, after the bed liner was sprayed in, I took a large screw driver in the drain slots and pried them open so they were larger. This allows the water to drain faster.
kohldad 04/04/22 08:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it common to remove your truck camper at your camp spot?

Never have. One of the things we love about truck camping is we always have everything with us all the time. When we go out site seeing for the day we have all of our food, medicine, change of clothes, hiking boots, etc with us. This means we don't have to plan out the day. When we get groceries we don't have to run back to camp to put them up. Now one thing that does make keeping the camper on the truck easier is we have a small 8' truck camper on a SRW truck. This means we are under our payload and it fits in a standard parking space.
kohldad 03/29/22 04:40pm Truck Campers
RE: 3D Printing Success Story

Good job. I think I'm going to do the same for my 2004 Lance 815 manual jacks. Want to redesign it so the pin is protected from the weather too.
kohldad 03/23/22 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas prices.

Retired so we will just make our 4 month trip into a 5 month trip to spread the higher cost over an extra month. We have also reduced our eating out which we needed to do to eat better which will offset the higher food cost coming down the road too. There is no way I would cancel a trip to see my father who is age 86 just because of fuel price but then continue do other camping trips. If I had to cancel 4 trips to make the one to see my father than that is what I would do.
kohldad 03/11/22 07:24am RV Lifestyle
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