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RE: Peak kodiak sc83 camper leaking help

My old Bigfoot had a leaking window that I tried to fix with caulk outside the flange. It eventually rotted the floor. As others have said, the way to fix this is to replace the butyl tape under the flange. If you wish to ensure the window is the issue prior to removal: Sealtech
stevenal 07/29/23 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot 2500 Underbelly, Thoughts and Pics

I think that it is more of a matter of them not wanting the liability. I have been to ford dealerships, lube change places and such and none had a problem with my camper being on the truck I can assure you the bays are not tall enough. Even if it was simply a liability issue, that would be reason enough to keep jacks on.
stevenal 07/25/23 12:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot 2500 Underbelly, Thoughts and Pics

My local Ford dealership service bays cannot accommodate my truck with the camper on board. I'd hate to get stuck on the road somewhere with a similar situation and no jacks.
stevenal 07/23/23 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: Can’t get motorhome off leveling jack

hysteresis in the level sensor system, that is the height difference between compressor on and off levels. Even though the suspension dropped, it was still within its happy zone.
stevenal 07/19/23 01:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Diodes between (-) terminals on parallel batteries. Why?

Not only would it prevent a stronger battery from charging a weaker battery It would prevent the converter from doing so as well.. No valid reason for doing that. I would expect the converter negative lead to be between the two diodes. The voltage drop across the diodes will prevent the converter from fully charging the batteries, though, unless the converter has been adjusted to a higher voltage.
stevenal 07/19/23 01:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck camper and towing

Is that 5" to the COG of the camper alone? If so, your actual COG will move aft when you put weight on the tongue. Where does your truck's camper certification say your COG should be?
stevenal 07/05/23 01:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Portable toilet seal leaking

I use a Q-tip with silicone grease, running it around the seal with the valve open.
stevenal 07/03/23 12:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck camper and towing

So if the 48" Supertruss can handle 600 lb tongue weight, does that equate to 600 lb upward force as well? Not necessarilty. You only get upward force with a weight distribution hitch. The upward force I'm speaking of comes from the skid roller on the ground taking weight off of the rear truck suspension. I still have a roller ball mount in my pack rat collection. Used with the the old truck and camper and light boat and 18" extension. The roller is worn down where it went sideways when turning into a fuel station. The Torklift product doesn't look like it's any better at rolling sideways. Hemi, That rear deck looks like it might be problem. Way back there and down as well.
stevenal 07/02/23 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper and towing

So if the 48" Supertruss can handle 600 lb tongue weight, does that equate to 600 lb upward force as well?
stevenal 06/28/23 08:03am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper and towing

Supertruss Says 6000/600 at 48" without WD. Anyone dragging these things on the ground at grade changes? Seems like it wouldn't take much at 48". Might at least want to deal with the suspension sag caused by the camper + tongue.
stevenal 06/27/23 01:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Turnbuckle advice

Qwik-Loads Front turnbuckles are spring loaded to help reduce stress on tie-down points Rear turnbuckles are cushioned with rubber Ensures proper amount of tension for bumper-mounted tie-downs while still minimizing stress on tie-down points Perhaps it's possible to buy four fronts somewhere.
stevenal 06/08/23 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Turnbuckle advice

I believe the HJ Quick-loads have springs on the front only.
stevenal 06/07/23 02:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Feedback on 12V water heater element as solar diversion load

Half the voltage into the same resistance yields half the current.Half times half is a quarter. You'd achieve 125 w.
stevenal 06/03/23 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: How do you sanitize your fresh-water tank and lines? This is the one referenced. I see nothing regarding sanitizing, only odor control. The price looks right.:)
stevenal 04/24/23 07:58am Tech Issues
RE: 30 vs 50 amp electrical issue help

Adapter Here is an adapter as described. Internally, the ground, neutral, and one of the legs connect straight through. The remaining leg remains unconnected. Note that it carries no UL mark. This same sort of adaptation might simply be wired into the RV, and would likely be in violation of RVIA standards. If so, the 12000 W expected from the 50 A service is only 3600. As others have indicated, find your main breaker. It will be a single pole 30 or a double pole 50.
stevenal 04/20/23 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Best Sealant to re-seal RV side hatch covers etc.

In my opinion, any kind of caulk is for touching up around the edges. If removing the item, clean off all the old stuff and apply butyl tape. You know it's sealed when the stuff squeezes out when re-installing. For a neat look, scrape away the excess and run a bead of Dicor; but it's not necessary to make it water tight.
stevenal 04/14/23 07:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Just curious

A good white vinegar soak will kill the bleach and antifreeze tinge. I use about a pint with a water fill, run faucets until the vinegar is detectable, then let stand overnight. Drain, fill, drain, and fill.
stevenal 04/12/23 12:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper interior lights

The weight rating of an F150 is insufficient for most truck campers.
stevenal 04/10/23 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Camper interior lights

Most of us have a convertor and a dedicated house battery in the camper. Running lights from your starting battery may cause a no-start condition. There is a forum here dedicated to TCs.
stevenal 04/10/23 07:55am Tech Issues
RE: Calculating voltage drop

The split phase has the advantage of sharing the neutral and reducing voltage drop. Of course we all carefully balance our loading across the two legs to ensure minimal voltage drop. If I were doing this installation, I would assume the end user would not be that careful. Worst case is 50 A on one leg and neutral, zero on the other leg. 120 V in the formula at twice the distance.
stevenal 04/08/23 07:41am Tech Issues
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