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RE: 1979 Lance TC

Four flat is insufficient. Do you have a seven pin round on your truck? Left and right stop and turn, tail, backup and ground make 5. The 5th (blue) wire on the 5 pin is backup.
stevenal 07/05/22 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: New shocks?

^Yeah I'm going to take the rears down to the mid 30's and see if that helps before I spend a [email protected]*load of money on shocks. Dang I didn't know shocks had gotten that expensive, You may find running on under inflated tires to be more expensive.
stevenal 06/30/22 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

Lots of clear air above the burners in those pictures. Try putting a big pot on, blocking the heat.
stevenal 06/30/22 05:55pm Tech Issues
RE: First big trip - Newbie questions

We stayed at a CG once that had water, but it was supplied by a hand pump that was far from road access. We ended up making a water run. We've also stayed at CGs that warned the water was not potable. Even when not boondocking, we start with a full tank. We've also begun carrying a 7 gallon container in the back seat.
stevenal 06/20/22 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Electrical Help pls

Once the fuse blowing issue is solved, I expect you'll be dealing with battery capacity. Heating appliances will draw your battery down very quickly.
stevenal 06/20/22 08:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood water heater drain plug tightening

I run a pipe tap lightly through the aluminum threads to clean off the accumulated oxide, and use a plastic pipe approved PTFE paste on the nylon. No leaks to date.
stevenal 05/31/22 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Gas fridge on the move?

Pilot? How old a fridge are we talking about? Modern RV fridges use electronic spark ignition. When my old Dometic had check light problems, I tried blowing the flame out in an attempt to recreate the problem. It would simply spark and reignite. A Dinosaur replacement board fixed the problem.
stevenal 05/14/22 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Tailgate support rack

The receiver is attached to the frame. The TC sits on the bed, which moves with respect to the frame. Anything built flexible enough to allow this movement will likely also allow the gate to bounce.
stevenal 05/01/22 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: should I be using a stand when not in use

For added safety and stability, support the camper floor with blocks and use camper jacks to stabilize.https://www.happijac.com/images/pdfs/4150and45-4600.pdf I have always followed this advice. I have noticed that dealers never do.
stevenal 04/28/22 07:11am Truck Campers
RE: Tailgate for a truck camper

My camper doesn't extend down, but it does extend out. The tailgate cables would interfere. If your camper has taillights and your tailgate has cables, you'll need to remove the tailgate.
stevenal 04/23/22 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: How to mount stairs to old Lance?

Thanks for the update. Always nice to hear back. A few suggestions: 2X12s are heavy. I use 2X6s to get cab clearance, and these have proved sufficient. If the purpose of the mat is to prevent camper movement, you now have another potential slip area between 2Xs and camper. I use a second mat above the 2Xs.
stevenal 04/19/22 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Palomino Maverick M-800 on 2018 GMC 3500 STD BOX 4x4

COG is not simply the length in the bed and beyond halved. Your understanding is incorrect. Suggest contacting the manufacturer.
stevenal 04/11/22 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: 1997 bigfoot 8.5

Short bed camper will work on a long bed truck, just build a block for the camper bumpers to hit in front.
stevenal 04/04/22 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it common to remove your truck camper at your camp spot?

Two campers over 24 years, and we've removed it exactly once; to drive the Monument Valley loop without shaking up the beer. Why unpack the camper to pack for the day trip, when everything we might need is already snug in its place? Food, clothing, water, bed (strictly for napping :)), first aid kit, dog gear, swim suits, etc.. And when the boat goes along, launching with the camper on gets easy with practice.
stevenal 03/29/22 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Major Problems with Bed of Truck - how to fix?

Here is a good picture of the lean. Notice also that it slides over to the passenger side because the wheel well ends up moving over as well. When that whole side of the bed slumps, it moves the wheel well a few inches to the passenger side also. So it’s both tipping, and sliding over to the passenger side. So there is weight on the side of the well, a part not designed to carry weight sideways. Some of us use load guides to keep camper centered. Some have duallies to prevent leaning on normal crowned roads with heavy, high COG campers. This is weight related. How will you keep camper from moving on the flat bed?
stevenal 03/22/22 11:42am Truck Campers
RE: 50 > 30 > 20 amp

If you only need to power the fridge, just unplug it and plug it directly into the extension cord. No adapter needed.
stevenal 03/03/22 04:20pm Tech Issues
RE: They get bigger and bigger.

Cab and Chassis that makes it a Class C........:B:B Never saw a Class C with TC jacks. It appears to be a TC built for a flat bed pickup.
stevenal 02/20/22 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper title?

Manufactures didn't issue camper titles until 2015. Manufacturers don't issue titles. They issue MCOs (that kinda look like titles). And (some) state DMVs take that and some money and issue a title, registration, plate, and a tag.
stevenal 02/18/22 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Bed Weight

how, the flat bed would sit at the same hight as the box floor? Flat beds don't have wheel wells, and sit high above the wheels. PU beds have wheel wells and sit lower.
stevenal 02/14/22 03:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Bed Weight

Why a flat bed? This will raise your camper and its COG significantly. There are manufacturers that build pickup beds complete with storage boxes for TCers.
stevenal 02/10/22 08:02am Truck Campers
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