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RE: Charging House Batteries

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notsobigjoe 09/19/23 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: Charging House Batteries

I know nothing about solar so welcome back and I am glad your feeling better. My wife and I just got off of a really bad year with elderly deaths and dementia. It gets hard at times. I just turned 61 so I guess its my turn at bat. Welcome back.
notsobigjoe 09/18/23 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Natchez Trace

What is the Trace?
notsobigjoe 09/13/23 05:00pm Truck Campers
RE: 2017 Lance 650 Factory Eternabond Roof Leak

If your out on the road I see no problem putting some putty on there temporarily. If your home and have time before winter, I would take off the EB tape that has gone puffy and replace as necessary. There was a thread about this very topic on LOA "Lance of America" sometime back. Forum members were indeed describing your very problem. I think, if I am remembering correctly the repairs in question removed all the EB and installed it in a more traditional manor. I am from Binghamton and it will start icing during the nights soon enough. I wouldn't wait as the freezing and thawing of the water will make the problem worse. Good luck. Joe I found many articles and none were negative. I thought they were interesting.
notsobigjoe 09/13/23 04:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Help! Lance 850 isn’t getting power from truck battery

Hey Joe, I had the exact same thing happen. The wires were switched from the reserve Batt to the camper charger. I ran the fridge down twice on 12 volt before I realized something was wrong. Everything else worked just like you say. On the truck side Black to positive post and white to frame. Should be fine on the camper side. I looked and looked but couldn't find it but then I found it going through the truck floor. By sight it was perfect, running my fingers to the wires they were switched. Good luck! Joe Edit, It made my alternator make a high pitch sound. Almost undetectable but after I fixed it it stopped.
notsobigjoe 09/11/23 04:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Beach Roamer Campers

They have been around for over a year now, they released a walk through of one of the bigger units: Updated walk through on the units: It's a nice build camper. Seems roomy enough for even me. All of the newer space shuttle design campers are just to boring for someone like me. Don't get me wrong if someone were to give me one I'd say thanks and ditch the old Lance. With that said... They are all pretty much ugly. They remind me of the inside of a plane. I'm positive they are all very useful for their intent but at 61 years old I'll take a triple slide mountain cabin interior with a nice recliner and a toilet. Also from what I've seen they're just about the same money. JMHO friends and to each their own... Cheers, Joe
notsobigjoe 09/07/23 04:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Beach Roamer Campers

I'm not a fan based on the pictures and website. The execution looks good, but unless you are a small person, I don't think the design works. 1. Tall but not tall enough to sit up in bed or standup. 2. Front window is one of the most common places for leaks in Class Cs and TCs. 3. Marker lights are also one of the most common places for leaks. I don't think they are absolutely required. Host doesn't have them on theirs. 4. Seems expensive for a very basic design, but I guess everything does any more. ;) Frankly, the fiberglass panel idea with square lines seems good, but I feel a popup or A-frame idea like some TTs would make more sense. I agree there's a lot of things about the design I'm uncomfortable with. The blunt nose is just wrong and I'd rather have squared sides and inside storage over the tapered sides they have now. Supposedly it's to reduce sway. I dunno. Maybe in crosswinds, but then why not do the same for the part that's going to be directly into the wind most of the time? Other than that, the basic layout looks functional and I do think they're on to something with that construction technique. I'm just not sure how well it'll work in colder climates, or hotter ones for that matter. Aluminum has great thermal transfer properties so you've just made a heat sink that has fins both inside and outside the camper, all around the camper? If we had a "like" button, I would "like" this post.
notsobigjoe 09/07/23 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: Beach Roamer Campers

notsobigjoe 09/05/23 07:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Now that's a heavy camper!

Wow - just wow. I've often thought that the 'Ausies' got to have all the fun with their setups and rigs and finally someone in the US made a 'camper' for a flatbed. - Mark0. I wonder if it's a start of a trend. The small popup, tiny house type of TC has pretty much been done. Hundreds probably available. But the big boys haven't had a remake in some time. I think the last one was the mammoth but not sure. The floor space is literally doubled with the flat bed set up and structurally, to me it has to be more sound taking a wall straight down rather than trying to make it fit in the bed of the truck. I wonder if it changes the center of gravity forward a bit with the extra room? Also how about the height. If you don't have to have a full floor across the top of your bed rails I would think it would be lower and closer to the ground even though it's raised in the flat bed. Definitely an interesting concept and incredibly livable and beautiful. I could easily full time in this rig. Joe
notsobigjoe 08/23/23 03:21pm Truck Campers
Now that's a heavy camper!

WOW! 5538 dry, WOW! Would someone please do the clicky magic....
notsobigjoe 08/22/23 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Air conditioner for my 11 foot truck camper?

OP, I would not hesitate for a minute using this small unit in my TC. Basically it's 2 ft. tall by 1 x 1 "Not actual size" Get a pc of that thick hard pink insulation from Lowes, cut a hole in it, tape it in the window of your choice and run it out the window. It's 199 on amazon prime so that means it's cheaper somewhere else. Good luck buddy!!!!
notsobigjoe 08/19/23 03:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck in front of the camper

Don't have one but always was impressed with the three 7.4 I've had. The 8.1 is a tork machine! Primarily on heavy duty PU. The Vortec can be a tricky ***** but you probably already no that.
notsobigjoe 08/15/23 03:14pm Truck Campers
Continuing the popup thread.

We have had several opinions on the popup camper and I thought this was an excellent story along those lines.
notsobigjoe 08/14/23 03:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Soaring Eagle Campers?

There certainly is a market for these small popup and non popup campers these days. I wonder what the reasoning is? I would think of course the first would be monetary, even though they can be very pricy they are not as pricy as the triple slides. The trucks to haul them can be tiny in comparison and of course price, upkeep and fuel factor into that. I actually think it might be the generation that has gone back to the city. I grew up in NYC and can tell you without a days bus ride or a car there was no getting out of the city. But a small Toyota and a tiny popup would certainly be an option I would think. A wham bam thank you mam kind of thing. Load it on Thursday night and Friday after work your gone to the country and the more solar the better for this non plug in generation, Maybe? Perhaps it's the disposable generation that plays into this as well. Of course I don't mean to literally dispose of the camper, I mean that young professionals have money and can upgrade when a kid or two comes along. Is it the feeling of the outdoorsman type of thing but with heat/AC, hot food, TV, cell phones, tablets, warm comfy blankets, etc... It's interesting to watch the shift in the market at my age because I would never consider anything like that, ever. That was not meant to be snarky! This is just an opinion and thinking out loud....
notsobigjoe 08/11/23 06:37pm Truck Campers
RE: PSA Annoucement Regarding Spilled Beer.....

Man, what kind of cheap beer you drinkin there? ?? Bud Light?? LOL, Oh boy....... LOL
notsobigjoe 08/11/23 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Had a great time camping at a favorite spot.

Who is in charge of having a "LIKE" feature on the forum? Because all of us would have "liked" this I would think... Nice vid Jeff and Kelli!
notsobigjoe 08/10/23 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Using Camper without Power

Great story and great ending.
notsobigjoe 08/09/23 03:59pm Truck Campers
RE: How do you handle no toilet in Pop Up?

For those of you that have pop ups without a dedicated toilet, how do you handle your business....porta-potty, wag bags, ?? I can't answer your question because I never had a popup. But I used a porta potty for a long time in my dads 1966 beeline "my first camper" and my raven cuddy cabin boat. I had absolutely no problems what so ever that I can remember. I dumped at the end of the day depending on how drunk I was. Today they come in a huge variety of flavors and colors and I see some are even electric flush. The 2019 NorthStar TC650 Is a winning combo with your truck. I personally would not go with it but it's definitely a winning combo. I see no problem with this rig at all! The PP could possibly be stuck into the rear seat with a little bit of reconstruction etc... If nothing else at the very least you could take a dump behind a solid closed door and not a tent. The camper comes with a sink so you could freshen up and shower when you can. If your not ready for a toilet don't get one if you are do, the installed toilets are as much work if not more than a good PP. Cheers, Joe
notsobigjoe 08/05/23 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Great Campground Nasty Road

You guys are the essence of the truck camper life. Great trip, beautiful surroundings, and a little bit of bad luck rolled up into one. You kept your head and got home safe. I'll compromise on everything else but not the tools required to do what we do. Another great adventure.
notsobigjoe 08/01/23 10:56am Truck Campers
RE: Norcold gas & electric fridge

I'll put in my 2 cents worth. The problem with the propane end I would think would be the sensor on the tip of the ignitor, the flame not running perfectly, slow propane through the tube but that would set the sensors off and completely shut down. Lots of trouble shooting for the road. You mentioned you turned on the electric. Did you mean 12 volt or 110? 110 it should have cooled rite off but 12 volt would take a long time to cool off as is stated on the thread. Is the door closing completely? Is the light turning off when closed. Is the rubber gasket around the fridge door intact, clean and installed properly? These are the simple things I thought I'd add because all the mechanical things are already being covered. Your model number would help.
notsobigjoe 07/30/23 03:00pm Truck Campers
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