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RE: Tie Downs

I used Happy Jacks for my 1997 Lance 165s on a 1999 f 250 PS Not frame mounted and worked fine no problems. I would not hesitate using the HJ in your situation. I had the "buttons" on the rear bumper of the 1999 f 250 and I would say if there was a weak point in that set up, it was the rear bumper.
northshore 08/19/19 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: rear camera for toad

Mine is on a holder on the dash, no touching, it appears as a small "monitor" not unlike the monitor you use for any camera, when not in use as the monitor, its used as your phone No breaking the law with this method
northshore 08/13/19 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: rear camera for toad

we use this wireless transmitter; Youmei Car Backup Camera Realtime Video WiFi Transmitter for iPhone iPad Andriod Phone and Pad it connects to any back up camera, and then transmits to your cell phone using a free app. We didn't want a monitor sitting on the dash and this works fine using our cell phone
northshore 08/12/19 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: New-to-me truck and camper

I don't want to turn this into a Ford 6.0 liter discussion, however I have 2006 f350 with the 6.0 it is completely stock and with no chipping. I got 68K on mine and have had the same thoughts as you about doing the preemptive "bullet proofing" I have updated and completed all the little things, like coolant, blue spring, trans pan upgrade etc. and figure Ill drive it until we get to the point that the oil temp and coolant temperature differential is greater than recommended and go from there. My camper is a Lance 1130 and have done a few tweaks to the suspension like upgraded sway bars that help significantly and so far I am happy with the performance and handling good luck with yours
northshore 07/25/19 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: LED Lights

I did my old camper with 12 vt led and they were not a bright white light, they were kind of a warm yellowish tint. I didn't care for that, so when I did the newer Lance, I got some brighter white lights, I like them better, but I think I could have done better on my choice. I got mine from Amazon and they were relatively inexpensive. If you have the time do your research as to what exactly you want in the line of "color" of the lights. If you use You Tube at all you might check out the guy who does the "RVProjects" channel he goes through the different "colors" and types of led and explains it pretty good. This guy is pretty good, no loud music no long intros, just gets to the facts and explains what he is doing and what he uses (with links).
northshore 07/22/19 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Can you get a decent browser on Windows XP?

I would second the linux ubuntu, its free its easy and works great. I know little about the workings of computers and I was able to follow the instructions to down load the linux system and load it on my lap top. Every works great and I am glad i did it.
northshore 07/07/19 03:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Alaskan pro/con

This is probably not relevant, but I had a Alaskan camper, not a cabover, it was constructed good, and I used it for many years. Never had a problem with it. I also would get another one if i had the chance.
northshore 07/04/19 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Does my full-time TC plan seem reasonable?

I would suggest to go to You Tube and look up Taylor Dzaman he is doing basically what you are talking about doing, he has a Chevrolet or GMC gas pickup with an Arctic Fox. He goes through the financial aspect, along with why he made the choices he made. He recently got a Girl Friend and he goes through some of that... but I think he is pretty much a honest guy and does not seem to be bias toward any certain aspect. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYzxEJsvn0S_JVYkZx5UAFQ
northshore 06/30/19 06:11pm Truck Campers
RE: 2017 Honda CR-V flat towable?

I believe its the 2014 CRV that is the last year that is flat towable, that is why I am looking for a 2014 Honda CRV.
northshore 06/24/19 12:38pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow setup

Iryrob, Thanks for that heads up on the wireless tail lights, have you tried them? Im getting ready to do a flat towing setup and those lights seem like the ticket. Thanks again
northshore 06/15/19 07:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Do you unload when you camp? Really?

right off the top of my head, Porto campground at bodega bay, hidden pines in ft bragg there are some others That the name escapes me. Im pretty sure lawsons landing at dillon beach also stated do not remove truck campers from truck. The spots we get when we go to hidden pines, I wouldn't want to remove the camper anyway, pretty uneven pads
northshore 06/09/19 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you unload when you camp? Really?

Reality is, at least for us, many many campgrounds will not allow truck campers to be unloaded, the other thing is that, the campground we usually go to is pretty rough and not at all flat nor smooth. If we were camping in a campground with campsites that had smooth sites with stable ground I would not have a problem unloading, but as of yet, never had the opportunity to unload, and do not give it much thought.
northshore 06/09/19 04:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Notice Stiff Tariff Increases On Goods?

No rise in prices that Ive seen, just the usual prices going up like every day.
northshore 05/27/19 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: What happened to this forum?

I used to come to the "snowbird" section; Comments like "new members attitude" and "snarky comments by new members" are symptoms of the possible actual problem. The idea of helping members with RV snowbird problems is where the focus should be. I know even though I quit coming to the snowbird section, I still visit other areas and help where I can and of course I glean as much of the helpful information as I can.
northshore 05/25/19 08:23am Snowbirds
RE: Why diesel trucks?

https://youtu.be/TnM1ooYKN_Y The you tube video is of Taylor Dzaman he has a camper with a gas chevy truck, in this video he has a friend has the same camper but with a diesel chevy , he drives both and gives his opinion. This guy has lots of truck camper videos, mostly I would say they are good and seem pretty unbiased. The idea that the diesel will give you more longevity with more miles is probably true but..... I would not get all excited about it, gas trucks these days seem to go 200k plus. Most trucks, especially the ones used for recreational use will wear out the truck before the engine.
northshore 03/14/19 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Management/Storage

Thank you for the suggestions, I appreciate all of them. Janss, as in my original post, we use "photos" on our Mac also and it works great, but when they get transferred to the external hard drive "passbook" it just shows up as folders and files, kind of awkward to keep things organized
northshore 02/02/19 02:51pm Technology Corner
Photo Management/Storage

The Wife has taken many camping photos over the years. We have stored them by month/year on a "Passbook" external hard drive. It works ok but there really is no efficient way of managing them. We use photos on our MacBook but wondering what every one else uses and what everyone favors as a photo management software. I don't think photo editing is what we are after its more how to organize them so we can find what we want when we want it. We are not sure, but I will throw this out there, we use iPhones iPads and MacBook some kind of software that will work with apple and integrate it all together if that is possible.
northshore 02/01/19 02:56pm Technology Corner
RE: I need to replace my entertainment center

I just installed a Joying android head unit in my truck, and Im seriously thinking of putting one in my Truck camper. These android head units have lots of features that could work well in a camper. https://www.amazon.com/JOYING-Stereo-Android-Single-Navigation/dp/B07D6M6BB7/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1547603355&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=joying+10.1&psc=1 There are single dins, double dins and just about every other configuration
northshore 01/15/19 06:50pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: TC - New vs Extreme Makeover

Ill jump back in, just as a suggestion, rethink the whole side thing. When we were looking we passed on the slide. We didn't see it as a "must have"... there can be problems with a slide, if it hasn't been taken care of or operated incorrectly, it adds significantly to the weight, and having a slide puts things up to the level of the bed rails on the truck. The slide didn't , in our opinion, provide enough extra room to over come the extra weight. Now before everyone tells you how great a slide is, this is just our opinion and it works for us... not in any way telling anyone not to get a camper with a slide, its something that should be given some thought. If you want a camper with a slide..... great. Tx, great advice, you can tell much from the other cars/vehicles
northshore 12/11/18 05:55pm Truck Campers
RE: TC - New vs Extreme Makeover

Buying used has its own pitfalls, If I ever buy another one, I will find some one I know who can help me look at used units. More "eyes on" can only be a good thing when you are looking. Moisture/leaking is the biggest problem in my mind, next most important area would be the Jack integrity, where they attach to the camper. Next my guess would be appliances (fridge) to make sure everything is in working order. If you decide to buy used, don't be shy about asking the owner to fire up all the appliances, get up on the roof, check out the caulking/sealant on the roof around all the openings. Have him raise it up on the jacks, (if its on a truck) get him to raise it up off the truck and take look at the bottom of the camper. In my mind buying a used truck camper is not a quick once over and I'll take it, I would cover all areas and have a check list and check it twice. Im old enough to have bought many used cars in my life but buying a truck camper is more involved way more . When I bought my last truck camper I looked at tons of camper that I would not let the neighbors dog sleep in, so it gets to be frustrating pretty quick, I would plan on months and months of looking, if you find the right one sooner great but both of my campers took lots of looking and weeding through lots of crappy campers. However you can save some serious money over buying new, but in my opinion you will work for every dollar saved. in my case no matter how good you think your new used camper is it will need some work so be prepared for that.
northshore 12/11/18 05:01pm Truck Campers
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