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RE: 2020 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar

If you are interested in all the photos and stories of every picture entered it is on this page.
maxum1989 12/31/19 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar

I found this page with the final 24 with stories.
maxum1989 12/31/19 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Exterior TV Wall Mount

I had a tv mount on my fridge vent for many years. It worked great. No need to put extra holes through the walls, there are already enough.
maxum1989 11/19/19 08:56pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ready to Buy?

I have looked at both of those as well. The Northern lite just felt like it had more room. Does that Bigfoot have the shorter bed? That would be a deal killer for me. There are ways of adding batteries to a rig with only one. (wheel well, undermount, etc) I wouldn't decide based just on the battery situation.
maxum1989 08/09/19 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: Which to comprimise on? Toilet or Heat?

Thanks! We've decided to go with the one with the better heating system and make the toilet work. We did look at northern lite but a bit too expensive for us. You made the correct decision in my opinion. There are several ways of dealing with the toilet for winter use. Simplest is as mentioned already, use window washer fluid or rv antifreeze to flush, which ever is cheaper at the time needed. Can even water it down some depending on how cold it really is. Very difficult to aftermarket a heating system as good as the Alde.
maxum1989 06/24/19 05:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Has anyone replaced a hot water tank with an instant hot? This video shows the Truma unit going into a fifth wheel with a 12 gallon heater. Sounds like the Truma has adaptor plates though to conform to different sized openings.
maxum1989 06/15/19 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Has anyone replaced a hot water tank with an instant hot?

I'm in the same boat regarding not using the water heater much at all. I do test it each year to make sure it's functioning, but don't really use it. Never really thought of going the instant hot water route as I agree that the current water heater does a fine job when needed. Most trips i run with it empty so not carrying the weight. The only need I have for hot water is doing the dishes so I just heat up some water in a pot on the stove and dump it in the sink. Heats up quick and only the amount I need, not six gallons. I have heard of others changing to instant hot water so I would assume size wise it should fit just fine in the same spot your current heater is.
maxum1989 06/15/19 11:38am Truck Campers
RE: Loading/unloading on uneven ground

Is it possible to lay down a couple 2x10 planks in line with your wheels after smoothing out the worst holes? Then back onto those boards when dropping off the camper, leave them on the ground in the same position so we loading again they are already there for a guide and will bridge over the worst holes. I've done this method before when the ground had holes and dips that weren't too crazy.
maxum1989 05/30/19 04:48pm Truck Campers
RE: How to track down water leak in NL camper

In my Northern lite I had water leaking from the front tie down location as well. I know you are fairly sure yours is a plumbing leak, but mine was the upper window leaking. The water worked it's way down to the tie down and leaked out. Northern lites hide the water leaks well. Just as a safety measure look very closely inside the hampers beside the bed for any moisture signs, especially the front and the plywood strips screwed to the floor that's the frame of the cabinet. Next inside the upper shirt closets at the foot of the bed. An upper window leak will work it's way down to the front Jack mount location. A dead giveaway on a Northern lite window leak is very slight rippling in the wall right at the bottom edge of the window. It's slight so can be overlooked. Just like yours, mine would leak on one day and then not the next. Very difficult to figure out. For trying to figure out if it's plumbing leak, If it was me I'd go multiple nights with the pump on to see if it was cycling. If that didn't give good results to point you in an obvious direction I'd try a pressure gauge tied into a line to see if pressure is dropping very slowly.
maxum1989 05/14/19 01:02am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot model not seen before

Lance offered this as an option about 10 years ago. Two separate beds were pushed to the outside walls with a moveable center night stand. With the moveable night stand the beds could be pushed together if desired.
maxum1989 03/16/19 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Cascade awning

I will watching the answers on this one. The Cascade for me looks like the perfect camper with the exception of the missing rear awning.
maxum1989 03/06/19 03:21pm Truck Campers
RE: comparing Northern Lite and Bigfoot 25c 10.4

Northern Lite equally sucks on waste hose storage. Fixable the same way, but what’s with that, you Canuks? From what I've heard lately, the hose and connector Northern lite supplies fits in their bumper. If you go to any other type of hose or connections however they don't. I agree it seems fairly simple to just provide a slightly larger sized storage location to solve this issue for good.
maxum1989 02/24/19 04:32pm Truck Campers
RE: comparing Northern Lite and Bigfoot 25c 10.4

I second Burningmans assessment almost word for word. I too had the opportunity to view both of these campers side by side at the recent Seattle rv show. On paper I preferred the Bigfoot, but in person I preferred the Northern lite. A huge plus for the Bigfoot is the bathroom. It is probably one of the best bathrooms I have seen in a non slide camper ever. It even has a window. But, it does divide the camper into two sections, but some people prefer that so that's a preference thing. Another thing this design does is make the tv difficult to see from the dinette if that is something that interests you. I would suggest that you take a look at the product reviews on Truck camper magazine if you haven't already. They have an in depth review of both of these models. Just look under their review tab and scroll down.
maxum1989 02/23/19 07:05pm Truck Campers
RE: East/West bed???

Adventurer has a model of truck camper that has the East/West bed.
maxum1989 02/19/19 05:58pm Truck Campers
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