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RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

The last two times I did it,I wrapped the AC in a moving blanket then used a rope to pull it up top...Works best with two people but one can do it..The blanket keeps it from banging the sides of the camper..Then the rest is easy... That's a good idea. But in all reality what's a piece of cake for some is a nightmare for others. I live in a 40 ft TT. I must be used to the AC noise because it doesn't bother me in the least. But then I have no problem sleeping in a running Freightliner with the AC running wither. https://i.postimg.cc/xC2B7C7W/IMG-3970.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Kj9PbkH4/IMG-3974.jpg Years ago I had a 1969 vintage Excel TT. I bought a window AC for it and only used it once when we met friends from out of state in an RV park. We only boondocked in higher elevations and never had a need for AC. The windows slid open and the aluminum frame fit right in the grooves of the AC unit. I put a small wedge in the window that slid open to keep it tight against the AT and cut a piece pf Plexiglas to fit on top. It didn't require any modifications and only took a few minutes to put in place. It worked well but if it was something that I would have used all the time I would have bought and installed a roof unit.
specta 03/30/20 07:50am Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

I live in a campground. And yes, I enjoy it.
specta 03/29/20 07:43pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

Our Gov is not discriminating, they are protecting. No, they don't allow snowbirds or out of stater's camping here with us. Our campgrounds are only open to residents that reside in the same county as the park. Again they're not discriminating, they are trying to control the spread of the virus by keeping other people who travel to get here from bringing the virus with them. Where do you get the idea they are discriminating??? Because I can camp there and you can't???? THERE'S NO ONE ELSE IN THE CAMPGROUND!!!!!!! I WILL BE THE ONLY ONE THERE!!!! THERE IS NO HIGH RISK WITH WHAT I'M DOING!!!!! I live in the park and work here too. I'm in both campgrounds 4 days a week and will be until the Gov requires us to close them and we lock the gates. I'm going camping and I hope that you can too, soon.
specta 03/29/20 07:23pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

Calif just Closed all 280 State Parks and their campgrounds I'm sure we'll see more down the road. Our notice to only allow same county residence is in place until April 13 unless things change sooner. Six of them have closed their campgrounds and six have closed their visitor centers. Not all of them are the same six.
specta 03/29/20 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

I’m not sure there’s a point to allowing in-county and not out. Spreading is spreading and it’s not like you’re going to keep it out of the county. Enjoy your camping while you can. I think in some areas it make a little sense. Our county has no cases reported as of yet. So people traveling from outside our county can leave it on gas pumps and possibly if they stop at the store to pick something up.
specta 03/29/20 02:46pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm going camping.

All Nevada campgrounds are closed, including Valley of Fire what I had in my spring plans. Forecast says we should have 80F this week. Enjoy when you can. Currently only 6 of Utah State Park's campgrounds are closed. The rest of them like mine are restricted to local folks living within the same county as the Park. We've had to turn away several RVers. :(
specta 03/29/20 09:27am Truck Campers
I'm going camping.

I live in a Utah State Park. Friday night the Gov said we can only allow visitors from within the same county that the park is in. We have two campgrounds. One with full hook ups and a primitive campground about 3 miles up the canyon. https://i.postimg.cc/2SnL51dJ/IMG-1310.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DzfSvnv3/IMG-1314.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/wTSPYjk3/IMG-1321.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Hsp0cDs3/IMG-1325.jpg This is our primitive campground last week with just a little fresh snow. I think I'm going to take my camper and go spend a couple of nights in here. At least I'll get to go camping. :B
specta 03/29/20 08:01am Truck Campers
RE: My new to me camper.

https://i.postimg.cc/xTh38KNd/IMG-1536.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XJ6VYD4g/IMG-1539.jpg I wired in a second battery today. Two are better than one. ;)
specta 03/28/20 05:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

You must camp different than I... bingo....
specta 03/28/20 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

I don't spend all day in my camper. I only use the AC to cool the camper down when I return from the day's adventures. How do you enjoy camping if you're inside all day?? I don't understand how the noise that they produce can be all that annoying. Listening to my ex wife was far more annoying than any AC unit I've ever listened to.
specta 03/28/20 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

Who did you threaten to get a new roof unit for $500? I have not seen anything close to that. $1000 is more typical. Dometic Roof AC Unit It only took a second to google it. I bought mine 3 years ago. It was a piece of cake like I said to replace. Its only held in place with four bolts. And I just set it on a pallet and lifted it up to the roof with a skid steer. They have adjustable vents?? Really?? LOL
specta 03/27/20 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

In my experience roof airs rarely fail. I still have a 1987 Vacationeer with its original roof air that works great. I’ve had others that old or older that still worked great. The roof is the best place for an AC. That’s why they’re almost always up there. Heat rises. If you go anywhere that gets really hot, you’ll wish you had the roof unit. As far as replacement goes, roof air for the win again. They’re all designed to fit a standard 14”x14” hatch. Window units are all different sizes. Good luck matching it if you have to replace it. Everyone is talking about what’s cheapest. But roof air is what’s best. I agree with burningman. Heat rises, get the roof AC. I did have one die on my other camper. I bought a brand new one for under $500 and its a piece of cake to replace. AC units are not a high failure item. And I would think that with a window AC the air will be constantly be blowing directly on you.
specta 03/27/20 06:55am Truck Campers
RE: Buyer beware

The question I have is, would the existing TC market be willing to pay 1.5 to 2 times as much for a better built unit? My assessment of the situation is, no, by and large they would not. Better built campers have come and gone. Gonna come in and set the industry on its ear. What happened? "Too expensive." Until the buying market is willing to put its money where its mouth is, and more of it, you will continue to get more of the same. US buyers pay north of $2 millions for quality Prevost conversions. What was the question? The question was would they be willing to pay 1.5 to 2 times as much n a truck camper. People who spend north of $2 million on a Prevost coach have zero interest in a slide in truck camper.
specta 03/23/20 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: Buyer beware

If I would have been worried about resale, I wouldn’t have bought an RV. Isn't that the truth. I've only had two campers. The first one was junk because the previous owner didn't take care of it. My present camper, my second one is 25 years old and in extremely good condition because the previous owner did take care of it.
specta 03/23/20 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: Spring has sprung....

Mack,I'm sorry..LOL..Used to drive an old Mack logging truck,worst one I ever used..There engine braking system wasn't meant for logging.. https://i.postimg.cc/SQwZTr1s/IMG-1341.jpg I feel sorry for whoever it was that put the 175,000 miles on it. I hope to get out this coming weekend. And I hope to finish up bringing the needed roadbase here to the Park so I can get out.
specta 03/22/20 01:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Buyer beware

1 hour and 15 minutes. Did anyone watch the entire video?
specta 03/21/20 07:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring has sprung....

Finally got 'er loaded and an glad I did...Planning to isolate myself in the mountains..lol https://i.postimg.cc/7PJqxmwM/IMG-1328.jpg I was going to head out this weekend myself but got talked into helping out here instead. Got stuck driving the old Mack dump truck. LOL
specta 03/21/20 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: Spring has sprung....

Yes. Black Light let me spot them from 30' away. They blend with red dirt we have on yard with normal light. We take groups out at night with black lights to look for scorpions. One time when I took some of my grandkids we counted 52. It was a good night.
specta 03/19/20 09:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring has sprung....

In 3 days we killed 28 scorpions. Do you use black lights to find them at night?
specta 03/19/20 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: System X Crystal Ceramic Coating

I’m suspicious of all miracle coatings, polishes and waxes.... Me too.
specta 03/18/20 08:23pm Truck Campers
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