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RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I don't really mind the smaller tv screen camping but the tinny sound drives me nuts..Like the built in radio with built in speakers versus the hand held battery operated radio sound....The larger 24" tv sounds a lot better.. I bought this little soundbar to help with the sound , i connect mine to my firestick through bluetooth and the sound is great for the cost and the size https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DL4J6NZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 it does need 110v power but thats not a problem for me , it only pulls like 1 amp
moonlitsouls 04/16/22 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

Really interesting discussion and thanks for all the input. When i decided to move into my truck camper full time, i was paying over 2k a month for a one bedroom in queens, i was so sick and tired of overpaying for an apt i hated and didnt even own. its been about 8 months now, i was able to hit the reset button on my finances, regroup , and the process of downsizing/ minimizing taught me a lot about what i thought i needed to be happy, One area where i've struggled is dating, most women just arent into it and as much as i love saving all this money, i also would like to meet a long term partner So before i made this post, a couple weeks prior my mother had proposed to me that a family friend had an apartment opening up soon and was willing to rent it for $1000 a month , in a really nice area close to other members of my family So the question becomes, well if i do take this apartment, what can i do with my camper? maybe i can turn it into another source of income, maybe sell it? and thats what prompted the original post After paying $325 a month for this camper for the last 8 months , the prospect of going back to renting wasn't exactly appealing, but the deal was just too good to pass up. If i cant rent my RV without taking massive risk then im going to sell it
moonlitsouls 12/03/21 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

If its on the ground and well supported, then that's probably good. Personally I would not rent mine, but I understand why it might be ok for others. If the camper was on a vehicle, any number of things can go wrong, low limbs, giant potholes or humped railroad tracks taken at speed. Good luck with whatever decision you make. thanks a lot, i think renting it while im in the city for work could work out really well, and then i can use it was my own personal escape when im off. its all falling into place. But finding the right piece of land is really difficult , especially when you're 3-4 hours away and the pictures are never really good
moonlitsouls 11/24/21 09:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

The more i think about it , the camper by itself without the truck , in a more private setting tucked away in the woods may actually be even more desirable to rent than at a campsite , and i would feel more comfortable renting the camper off the truck on my own land , so maybe my reservation is more about the truck than the camper itself.
moonlitsouls 11/24/21 04:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

Maybe use the camper on your property till you get a permanent structure? Yes i think that will end up working out perfectly , use the camper on my land while i save up to build. Its going to be great
moonlitsouls 11/24/21 04:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

Thanks a lot for all the feedback guys , very interesting replies. There is a lot to consider, but after sleeping on it a couple nights i think maybe renting a truck camper without actually wanting people to drive your truck is not really ideal for prospective renters. Maybe if i had a bare bones RV i didnt care about much and just looked at it as a business , but i do really like my camper and ive put a lot of work into the upgrades. I have shifted my focus now to buying some land and building an off grid cabin so i think i may sell the camper and the truck. Its been 6 months and deff an interesting ride , we'll see what happens
moonlitsouls 11/24/21 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

Oregon has a number of parks that are supplied by third party RV rentals. They haul in a trailer and set it up and then haul it away and clean it up for the next rental. I have friends that have rented like this in OR and NV because they used their tow vehicle to bring off road toys and didn't have a truck camper. very cool , well there is some hope then. But im having a bit of an issue , all the good NYS parks that have campgrounds are closed for the season , most of them close from November-April , my plan was to use the state parks as the rental locations. There are some other county run campgrounds but i need to check if theyre open
moonlitsouls 11/22/21 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

Here in California, there are some state parks which allow rental companies to deliver RV's of various types to a reserved site for renters to occupy for a set amount of time. Here is a link to a company found at random via Google and therefore not recommended by me, but the website gives you the general idea - https://rvplusyou.com/ I'm guessing that if you want to your renters to not drive the truck you should not give them the keys to the engine. :-) haha yeah that was the plan, its cool that Cali allows it. I think i can still cater to some people who wont mind not being able to take the truck on the road.
moonlitsouls 11/22/21 07:56pm Truck Campers
Renting My Truck Camper

Hey guys so im wondering , do any of you rent out your TC? Ive been living full time in my camper for the last 7 months or so, its been really fun but im looking into other options as far as off grid living, tiny homes, cabins and some land upstate ect.... So with that, i decided id like to rent my camper out to people who want to experience this lifestyle for themselves. There a few different online platforms i can use, but im a bit concerned about people driving it around. Its really difficult to drive and it takes some getting used to. Do you think there would be a market for people who want to rent a camper like this at a specified location and not necessarily move it ? For example, client wants to go camping, they book themselves a campsite for the week, i transport the camper to the campsite for them to use, they dont drive anywhere, they use it , when they're done i pick it up. Maybe they want to see how it feels to live in sucha vehicle, maybe they want something different and unique. Or is it unrealistic to expect that someone who rents a vehicle on wheels is not going to want to use the wheels ? lol As far as liablity and insurance goes, there is a lot to consider. What do you guys think?
moonlitsouls 11/22/21 06:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

so in theory , its perfectly fine to drill through the fiberglass overhead cab yes? i mean its not ideal , id rather go through the basement but i need to be creative here
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

Once you get it installed if the noise of the fuel pump gets on your nerves take a look at Foresty Forest u tube channel he is running a very quiet pump invented by a guy in England. i like his channel , not too worried about the pump right now , just location , did you see the photo i added two posts up?
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 03:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

ok check this out guys , what if i mount the heater itself in the space under the tv , then run both lines down , exhaust to one side , intake to the other , as seen in the two red lines , then the tank i could mount up directly up against the base of the camper so that it will sit flush with the pickup bed back wall https://i.imgur.com/QuJWiIL.png height=600 width=600
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 02:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

The Chinese, $100 heaters are very popular in lot of RV, especially in van conversions. The main issue for installation is finding some floor with lot of space under for the piping. That rules out main TC floor, when wings can't have anything sticking down for loading. That leaves only floor under rear overhang, where passenger side has shower. The video is not showing clearly what you have on driver side overhang, but that would be the only area for heater installation. If you don't plan on extreme cold temperatures, you can go for portable heater option, where it would stand, or hang outside and only 2" duct would connect it to camper. the driver side of the overhang is a little basement area compartment but i wont have much room to work there and get it fastened securely there is another option , under the tv there is an open space , its carpeted like the rest of the cab over and it was housing some wiring for all the tv / radio stuff , i actually opened up that compartment when i was wiring some solar and since then , ive put my soundbar there lol , worked out , but maybe i can repurpose that area for the heater , this would require me to drill the exhaust and air intake tubes directly down through the cabover and run those hoses on opposite sides of the camper
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 02:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

i just had a thought , what about on my roof??
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 01:56pm Truck Campers
Really Struggling to Decide on spot for diesel heater

Guys , i have a Mr buddy heater but im going to switch to a diesel heater because the buddy heater is drying out my eyes a bit, i know people say its safe for indoor use , but my gut is telling me to stop using it inside. As most of you know , we are very limited with our space inside our campers and i dont have much storage space , any ideas on where to mount the chinese diesel heater? Heres a quick 1 min video showing you my model camper (not my actual) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K65ac7vOSTY
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Understanding the generator wiring

But i think i got it now , these wires simply power the starter motor to my generator , then the output goes through the transfer switch , all that made sense to me. It never occured to me the gen needed a power source to start up You connected them back to the battery, right? You want a direct connection to the battery for these. No fuses. No bus bars. Morning , I run these off my busbars, I moved everything to busbars. You think i should move them back? No. If you decide to move them back, have a circuit breaker or catastrophic failure fuse near the battery. The other possibility would be too small wire to the buss bars. I think that is probably unlikely my main battery positive runs through a 100a fuse , all good. the gen start up wires are pulling power from the positive and neg bus
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Understanding the generator wiring

But i think i got it now , these wires simply power the starter motor to my generator , then the output goes through the transfer switch , all that made sense to me. It never occured to me the gen needed a power source to start up You connected them back to the battery, right? You want a direct connection to the battery for these. No fuses. No bus bars. Morning , I run these off my busbars, I moved everything to busbars. You think i should move them back?
moonlitsouls 11/17/21 07:47am Truck Campers
RE: Understanding the generator wiring

Wow!…How do you fit nearly 1000w on top of a truck camper?? 3 tons wait , you mean im not supposed to put them on top of each other? :)
moonlitsouls 11/16/21 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Understanding the generator wiring

Nice equipment choices. Will you go the auto generator start route? hello , i dont think so, id like to use the generator for only emergencies. I have almost 1000w of solar so im hoping that covers all my needs.
moonlitsouls 11/16/21 06:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Understanding the generator wiring

I think you may be over-thinking it a bit…JMO You didn’t mention whether or not you have a onboard genny?… If not: Since the Victron has it’s own built-in ATS switch (priority, shore or gen power), consider simply re-routing your shore power cord to the Victron, then from the Victron to the Main panel… If so: Re-route the Shore power / Genny ATS output from the main panel to the Victron (and complete as mentioned above)… Having said that, with an inverter you may also want to consider adding a sub-panel so that the inverter cannot inadvertently power up the OEM converter-charger (resulting in a’round-robin’ affair…), refer (passive power sensing-switching), water heater (or say, other wasteful consumers) etc… Feel free to PM me for more ideas 3 tons Hey 3 Tons , yes its an onboard onan generator , i included a wiring schematic. But i think i got it now , these wires simply power the starter motor to my generator , then the output goes through the transfer switch , all that made sense to me. It never occured to me the gen needed a power source to start up
moonlitsouls 11/16/21 06:33pm Truck Campers
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