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New tail lights

I posted before regarding my leaking Bargman tail lights. A light sprinkle with a hose to get the dust off, and water wicks up between the two layers of lens material on the backup lamp side. When put away this fall, I even found dust inside. So I found these to replace these. They are just barely large enough to cover the holes left by the Bargmans. I didn't care much for the foam gasket included, and used butyl tape instead. The white lens is removable, but sealed with a gasket so no water or dust should enter. They are nice and bright, and meet DOT regs for tail/stop/turn/backup and reflection https://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=a1901c20-90c7-42e5-b334-e24bb59db332&file=IMG_0943.JPG height=480 width=690
stevenal 11/26/19 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Extra long towbar instead of supertruss mod?

Guess I understood via context. Look back to my last post to find a link to a 15.75 hole center to hole center ball mount. (also known as a draw bar.) This is the longest commercial ball mount I've found. It doesn't put the ball past the camper overhang, but places it in easy reach.
stevenal 11/25/19 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Happyjac 4500 overhaul

Blurry pics not sure why Chrome killed the extension you suggested. Try the one I suggested above.
stevenal 11/22/19 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Extra long towbar instead of supertruss mod?

It's a little short of 18", but this works for me.
stevenal 11/22/19 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Happyjac 4500 overhaul

Perhaps this will help. Use Chrome extension Photobucket Hotlink Fix.
stevenal 11/21/19 02:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadmaster Rear Anti Sway Bar on 2017-2019 SuperDuty

Inboard
stevenal 10/15/19 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Roadmaster Rear Anti Sway Bar on 2017-2019 SuperDuty

I put the 173 on my 2017 SRW, along with upper Stableloads. I liked it so much, I put a 180 on the front. Yes, it makes a difference. I put Timbrens on my last truck, and found they increased sway due to the inboard mounting location. I corrected it with a Roadmaster also.
stevenal 10/14/19 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift fronts and Happijac rear?

One camper ago and two trucks ago, I went the other way. When the Happijac button attachments bent the bumper, I installed Torklifts on the back. I think HJ has bumper reinforcement brackets now.
stevenal 09/27/19 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

I like the WeatherTech, but have no knowledge of Husky. As I recall, a different version was required for the carpetless truck. All wife approved of course.
stevenal 09/23/19 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

Consider deleting the carpet. You still get all the padding, but no more carpet stains. We put WeatherTech mats on top. Our truck came with painted aluminum skin in the rear wheel well area. I put Ford liners in.
stevenal 09/23/19 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

I find it very strange that folks think it's proper to relocate a plate from the registered vehicle to which it was assigned to the cargo it's carrying. I suppose they are likewise installing license plate illumination on their long loads of lumber? I read about the Michigan trailer ball in the step bumper case, where they ruled against the motorist. They carefully avoided the question of what if the motorist were actually pulling a trailer at the time. Not all trailers need to be registered/plated. I live where a TC is registered and plated like a vehicle. BF placed the plate holder in a location where it is partially obscured by the ladder, and the scissor stairs block the truck plate pretty good. Haven't been pulled over yet.
stevenal 09/18/19 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: bigfoot and northern lite details on their construction

Surprised that Northern Lite and Bigfoot neither one has a valve to cut water off to the outside shower... My BF does, accessible through the electrical cord door.
stevenal 09/03/19 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: bigfoot and northern lite details on their construction

5) Fiberglass skin over a wood frame.
stevenal 08/29/19 04:23pm Truck Campers
RE: How to disable propane >> Yeah another fridge topic.

When I had a gasser, I routed the DC to an external switch to easily disable the fridge. Remembering to turn it back on after fueling was a problem. After seeing how difficult it is to ignite diesel, I no longer bother. Ever start a gas engine on a moonless night with the hood open? Lots of pretty lights. They never wait until I'm done fueling to start these things very near.
stevenal 08/28/19 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Accidentally plugged into 220v

It isn't the breaker. The entire wiring is wrong. This isn't on the guy selling breakers, it is on whoever wired the breaker and wired the outlet. This EE agrees. Was this guy licensed to do the work he did? If so, you should be able to make a claim on his bond or insurance for the damage. If not, it's a lesson learned. A family member did it who is a licensed HVAC technician. The wiring was fine. If you wire a 240v dual pole breaker to put out 120v, you will more than likely fail inspection. Even a licensed electrician could have made this same mistake. Had we knew ahead of time the camper required 110/120v, then the wiring could have been different for the dual pole breaker, but it still would have not be the correct way to wire it. Wiring a dual pole 240v breaker to output 110/120v is still incorrect, even if it works. Again.. you need the single pole 110/120v breaker to do it properly and pass inspection. As stated previously, and I will continue to state this, if I had the single pole 120v breaker, it would have been fine. Probably worth the expense to keep peace in the family then. Two-pole breakers are used all the time to provide 120V. Dryers and ovens for example use 240 for heating elements and 120 for controls. A qualified electrician would have informed you that 2-poles were overkill for this application, and would have provided a 1-pole breaker. It is entirely possible to wire a 1-pole breaker and receptacle improperly and measure 120 V and even have the loads work properly. I see you never had it inspected. You may wish to have a non-family electrician look it over.
stevenal 08/28/19 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Accidentally plugged into 220v

It isn't the breaker. The entire wiring is wrong. This isn't on the guy selling breakers, it is on whoever wired the breaker and wired the outlet. This EE agrees. Was this guy licensed to do the work he did? If so, you should be able to make a claim on his bond or insurance for the damage. If not, it's a lesson learned.
stevenal 08/27/19 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Argo, the all-aluminum camper

Test failed - this is not TC. ;) Looks like a TC on utility bed to me.
stevenal 08/27/19 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Hellwig Big Wig Rear Swaybar vs Torklift StableLoads (Lower)

Did your truck sway with the Lance? Stabiloads won't do much for sway. Roadmaster offers larger diameter anti-sway bars than Hellwig in many applications.
stevenal 08/26/19 01:15pm Truck Campers
RE: supplemental cabinet latch?

The cure One at 60 lbs didn't seem to be quite enough, so I went with 2 per door for 120. (must be a metric to english conversion issue somewhere. I don't think we're really pulling that hard). Tested recently by going over some deep water bars. Cabinets stayed secure, just be ready to catch the stuff when opening afterward. The included screws were cheap, and were discarded. Thanks all.
stevenal 08/21/19 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Traveling with roof vents open?

Propane fridge? Could be altering the airflow over the roof changing the flow through the chimney. Perhaps installing or removing a vent cover might improve the situation.
stevenal 07/31/19 08:49am Truck Campers
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