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RE: Anybody Know what this is?

I would bet someone added that spigot to the FW drain to have access to water outside without turning on water pump for washing hands and feet . Looks like that camper spent some time on the beach . If it was factory drain it would have been inside a compartment .
ticki2 06/02/20 05:06am Truck Campers
RE: Considering a TC & Towing my Travel Trailer

The That said, we are looking at upgrading to a DRW because it would open up more choices. Even an Artic Fox 865 would be pushing the weights of a SRW. Our only concern is we enjoy forest roads which require 4wd and are afraid it would limit some of our travels. But we keep trying to convince ourselves that while our travels would be a little limited, we would never run out of places off the beaten path to visit. . I have traveled many forest/logging roads in NH ME NY and VT , haven't been limited with drw so far. The only limiting factor has been height on a few occasions . Of course each region is different .
ticki2 05/31/20 04:46pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

What did you expect the payload to be? That truck empty is probably 7000# +or- .
ticki2 05/24/20 04:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

If you go to oldest post first and then to page 270 , I explained how I rebuilt my side plexiglass Windows wit h parts and sources . The front Windows are similar on a 68.
ticki2 05/22/20 06:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Curb weight of flat bed vs. a regular bed?

I have an Eby 8'6" aluminum flatbed , it weighs about 400# , which is approximately what an 8' steel pickup bed weighs . A steel flatbed would be well over 1000# . You didn't mention the vehicle it's going on .
ticki2 05/16/20 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Are you sure it's a 68 . To the best of my knowledge , 68 was the first year of the C11 and 67 was the last year of the C10 . That said , stranger things have happened . You can make a replacement for the bath door . It is simply a single thickness of 3/4" plywood . The comode can be replaced with new . The rest of the bath interior will be hard to come by , lower plastic surround , plastic shower pan , black tank . The fresh water tank can be replaced with new . There was no grey water tank , some here have added one . You could also go with a cassette toilet and eliminate the black tank . Good luck
ticki2 05/13/20 05:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Best Truck Camper AGM battery?

who cares, if you have the room to put them in vertical but not enough to check water you can put a watering kit on. problem solved with out spending 3 times the money. just because you can doesn't mean you have to. Steve I cares. I don’t want flooded batteries and watering systems, period. If you want them and are ok with watering them, that’s your choice. My choice is to buy an AGM and enjoy NOT fiddling with it. Judging by your recent posts, it’s apparently just one of those things that will forever be a mystery to you. No problem, just accept it. I didn’t spend three times the money, either. I spent more than the flooded Trojan batteries I was using, but not three times. Not even two times. Just because “Crazy” is part of your forum name doesn’t mean you have to go bats*** crazy about what battery type other people use. :):) Curious , what brand battery are you buying that the AGM' s are not at least double the price of flooded . BTW , I don't care what battery a person choses to use .
ticki2 04/29/20 03:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Black spots on ceiling = leak?

Weather conditions make a big difference in condensation severity . Here in NH I have found that leaving my awnings Windows cracked over the winter made a significant difference in condensation and did not leak .
ticki2 04/14/20 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

On my GMC the rubber is bonded to the upper bracket , not mechanically attached . I did not want to destroy it . This way it is easily returned to stock , and cheaper :)
ticki2 03/08/20 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

Another update . After about 5 years of use one of the ss band clamps developed a small wear hole . They are very thin . I tack welded a heavier gage piece of ss to the wear surface and have had no problem since . They are very easy to remove , just loosen the bolts and slide off the end of the spring . If you go this route measure carefully , the length of the band clamp is important also pe-bend the clamp at the corners around the block and spring so it can be tightened . Good luck with your project .
ticki2 03/08/20 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

This is a set I made a while back .https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25587998/srt/pd/pging/1/page/1.cfm
ticki2 03/08/20 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Which is taller?

Look at the upfitter guide, it will tell you everything you need to know. The wheels and wells for them aren't the problem, they are in the same place whether CC or pickup frame. The problem is the frame itself. With wheel wells on the flatbed - and this is certainly not unheard of - you can get it lower, but very hard to get as low as a pickup. I have not found that to be true . The wheel wells are not in the same place . The CC version has a 60" CA dimension , the pickup version has 56" CA dimensions . Width of frame rails on CC is 34" , on pickup it's 38" . The rear axle on a CC is also narrower by 4" . Knapheide list the floor width on their utility bed for a 1ton dually at 49" for CC and 54" for pickup box delete .
ticki2 03/06/20 05:41am Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

I apologize if my comments move away from you original question . I think there is a problem even if you find the proper adhesive . One of the surfaces in the picture should be slick ( steel ) to allow the spring to slide as it compresses or it will rip the top or bottom pads . Two rubber pads will have too much friction . At least that has been my experience .
ticki2 03/04/20 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: How do you get to your spare tire with the camper on?

If you consider removing the spare from behind the rear axle then adding it to in front of the front axle the affect can easily be 175# . It doesn't mean the spare weighs that much.
ticki2 03/02/20 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

One thing puzzles me , if you have your very own " truck camper expert " , why are you asking the question here ? Spring shops do a lot of business replacing broken springs on working trucks , the majority of which have nothing to do with stableloads . My humble advice is proceed with caution . Asking the question here to gather many thoughts and opinions, and learn about different suspension mods, as i know there are many options. Then sift thru them all. I would generally not just trust one person. I thought that would be obvious. ;-) And yet you keep referring back to a trusted expert that heard about springs breaking instead of folks who are actually using the product . BTW I personally don't need the product so have no dog in the fight .
ticki2 02/15/20 10:08am Truck Campers
RE: Alternative Generator For our campers

I notice that generator symply says sine wave , not specifying whether it is pure sine wave or modified sine wave . :h
ticki2 02/15/20 07:16am Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

One thing puzzles me , if you have your very own " truck camper expert " , why are you asking the question here ? Spring shops do a lot of business replacing broken springs on working trucks , the majority of which have nothing to do with stableloads . My humble advice is proceed with caution .
ticki2 02/15/20 06:18am Truck Campers
RE: Front Hitch receiver F-250

Add some stabilizing turnbuckles from the tow loops to the outside corners of the front rack like this. It will be rock solid then. https://i.imgur.com/WkIoJ6wl.jpg :):) I use a similar method for my front mounted spare . Like a rock .
ticki2 02/14/20 03:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear Porch

In response to a separate topic it was mentioned that the tailgate should be left off and some sort of porch could be built. This idea has merit and interest me. Would you be kind enough to share your thoughts, designs and especially photos on the idea of a porch? Pros/Cons most welcome. Thanks Y'all, You would do yourself a great service by taking the time to look through " truck camper university " in the stickies at the beginning of this section . It addresses many of the questions you have posted . It will not answer all your questions ,and I am not suggesting you don't ask questions , but it will give you a good background in a subject you seem to lack much knowledge , namely , truck campers . There is a whole section there on the topic of porches so you can see what others have done . Your questions and the answers to them will be much more meaningful to you .
ticki2 02/04/20 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: maybe add some heavy duty pressure treated lumber?

The plastic decking would be better . Even pressure treated would has capillary action .
ticki2 02/01/20 07:22am Truck Campers
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