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RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

All multiple-axle trailers do it all the time. Than nobody expect trailer tires to last 100,000 miles. Millions of tandem axle trucks on the road every day. Do they replace the tires with every trip? Note that tandem axles are placed right next to each other, and the tire sizes are equivalent. These are widely separated from the rear axle and so small there's little flex in the rubber to allow the side movement. You can see how tire flex helps here.
stevenal 07/23/21 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

Turn right and the tag wheels go left. No way to roll left, so they scrape left. Replace tires after every trip?
stevenal 07/22/21 03:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Kimbo or Lance for the Cybertruck?

Neither,wait until Tesla makes the semi.Then put anything you want on it. Why wait for Tesla?
stevenal 07/19/21 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: 2022 F350 order options for TC

We went from a short bed crew to long bed super with no added length. Long bed crew is way too long in my opinion. We can always fold down the front console if we need to put a grand kid in the front with us one day. Also enjoying the ability of the diesel to go 80 on the freeways where conditions and limits allow. The old gasser could do 80 downhill with a tailwind only with the camper on. The 4X4 is handy for getting out of tough situations (we try to avoid using it to get in). Many slick boat ramps require 4 wheel low.
stevenal 07/15/21 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Problem with U-Haul refill. Time replace my propane tanks?

I use exchange cylinders when certification lapses and when refilling is less convenient. The only problem was when I picked up a tank that was nearly out of date, and needed to exchange it once more when empty.
stevenal 07/13/21 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: License plates

I admit that I haven't checked the statutes of all the states and provinces. The handful I've checked all require plates to be attached to the vehicle. Can anyone link me to a law that states plates can be attached to the cargo instead? The rear plate on my truck is illuminated when the headlights are on. Do those attaching plates to a load of lumber likewise attach lights?
stevenal 07/10/21 10:13am Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

3) install either Sumo Springs or Timbrens to prevent as much rear sag as possible. One article I read claimed that adding airbags (and I assume that implies Sumo's and Timbrens) would only increase the tippiness. Any comment on that? Due to their inboard location on my old SRW F350, I found Timbrens increased the sway. Upper Stable Loads and a pair of Roadmaster anti-sway bars got it back where it was acceptable.
stevenal 07/07/21 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Filling the water tank at home

I remember my first trip to the boundary waters canoe area in Minnesota. Us city kids were stunned when the outfitter told us to drink the lake water no filter needed. I must say we had no issues. And I recall portaging around the beaver dams there as a youth. Ever here of beaver fever (giardia)? We also drank the water; after treating it.
stevenal 06/28/21 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Motorcycle on receiver rack.

Any possibility of nighttime travel, possibly unplanned? After installing a front receiver and bike rack, it only took a half mile test to realize the headlight glare off the bike rims was dangerously affecting my night time vision. Went with a small trailer instead.
stevenal 06/23/21 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Honda 2200i Experts??

ktmrfs, And I continue to spend my life in the power delivery industry. Our bible is ANSI (American National Standards Institute) C84.1 when it comes to voltage. It spells out two ranges A and B, with A being the range to meet the majority of the time. Each range includes service voltage (what we care about) plus utilization voltage (at the receptacle.) None of this works out to 10%, but can be approximated by 5 at the service. If your electronics meet a wider range, that's good. Maybe an excursion into range B won't kill them. I see you are in Portland. Perhaps you've heard of PGE. The NEMA standard is +/- 10, but starts at 115 nameplate instead of the 120 nominal used by ANSI.
stevenal 06/21/21 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2200i Experts??

ANSI puts it closer to +/-5%.
stevenal 06/21/21 08:16am Tech Issues
RE: Trouble with leaking around toilet flange

I avoid going much past 2/3, I don't want sudden braking to cause a spill. I recently changed the flush valve on my Thetford. The kit came with a new gasket, which I used. I found the gasket easily moved off center, and it took several tries to get it right. I had to open the valve and look down the throat to see if the gasket was even. You should be able to see the extent of gasket compression in a similar manner.
stevenal 06/20/21 12:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance!

Except that VINs were standardized to 17 characters back in the mid 70's, and insurance company systems won't accept anything's like a 9-digit phone number, they keep telling you it's wrong. Your signature states you have a 2002 Lance. Seems like it should have a standard VIN even if it was originally sold in a "cargo" state. If not, I would call Lance and tell them you need a VIN.
stevenal 06/19/21 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: Bathroom access on the road

Is it a matter of getting the bathroom door open? The bathroom door on my slideless BF has a hinge down the center to clear the dinette. Perhaps something similar could be ordered on your Adventurer.
stevenal 06/17/21 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift camper tie down width question

I run mine narrow, don't want them sticking out where they're more likely to snag something. I always figured the inner holes were for those needing extra clearance for full length running boards or dually fenders. Homemade load guides ensure any side to side movement is minimized.
stevenal 06/17/21 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: Insurance!

I believe Lance does lots of business in states where campers are titled, registered, and licensed as vehicles. They also must realize campers sold in the "cargo" states might end up elsewhere, and I suspect they provide lighted license plate hangers and certificates of origin for all campers. I believe what you are calling a serial number can equally be called a VIN. I use State Farm for vehicles, home, and umbrella. No claims yet regarding a camper.
stevenal 06/17/21 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Evaporative Coolers for Lance

My Coleman will freeze up if I'm not careful. Does the Houghton have a freeze sensor?
stevenal 06/10/21 12:11pm Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

For AC, W=V*A*pf where pf is the power factor. pf is always less than one for inductive loads such as motors. I would go with the wattage rating.
stevenal 06/10/21 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Evaporative Coolers for Lance

I remember Michigan. Step out of the shower, towel off, then stay damp all day. If the water doesn't evaporate there is no cooling.
stevenal 06/08/21 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

Any thought of listing it for sale? it might be easier to sell it now by providing a proof of purchase notarized to seller, than continue to pay on loan until its done. And this "proof of purchase" indicates there is a lien holder? Who would buy under this condition?
stevenal 06/02/21 03:50pm Truck Campers
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