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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
RE: Too big for a T/C ?

Ceiling height is ceiling height. , you'll just have to find one that works for you . There are many work around for the table . Google " sliding rv dinette table " , and you will find several , mine is one of them . If it is a single pedestal type they come in different heights and can be changed easily .
ticki2 01/29/20 05:50am Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

cobra roof exhaust vent link That would work good , you would need 2 rolls .
ticki2 01/27/20 05:42am Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

This is not a good application for Reflectix as it is an effective moisture barrier and will trap condensation above and below it .
ticki2 01/26/20 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Nice calculator for “structural load” for DIY

While that calculator is helpful for some things it is not applicable to your tie downs . It is a simple beam calculator . What is needed is a cantilever beam with a fixed end and concentrated load at the end . The same would apply to a hitch extension . I am.not an engineer , just enough knowledge to be dangerous . If you have access to engineers check with them . I would be interested how they would calculate dynamic loads ie , bouncing down the road , most all of these formulas only calculate static loads . BTW , your tie downs look more than adequate .
ticki2 01/26/20 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: Roof Vent Security

Fair enough, I may be overthinking it. Determined thief’s will always find a way in. That vent (yes it’s the 12x12 emergency exit) just looks way too easy/inviting and I don’t want to tempt a guy that might otherwise not bother. Flat bar across the opening is probably a good, easy way to go. Thanks for the suggestions. I don't see how a 12x12 vent could even be considered an emergency exit . Who could fit through one , except maybe a child .
ticki2 01/17/20 03:52am Truck Campers
RE: Ideas from those of you who built your own hold downs

Just a thought looking at you picture . I made some inserts like that to fit into the trailer hitch to mount cut down semi mud flaps for trailering . Really kept the trailer clean .
ticki2 01/16/20 04:40pm Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

Being a master mechanic it might be worth looking into changing the 2500 coil spring setup to 3500 leaf springs .The body builder manual should give you the exact measurements for brackets and hangers .
ticki2 01/15/20 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

Thanks for the responses. This is very unfortunate as I custom ordered our truck from the factory, it is one of the last real trucks per-se (vinyl floor, manual trans, manual 4x4, etc). Could have easily got a 3500 at that time. It's hard to swallow that it pulls our heavy older 2002 3 horse gooseneck with 3 horses in it beautifully but can't handle a slide-in. But it's OK, I am a mechanic. Maybe the best thing to do is find an older 3500 dually, build it up as an overland style rig, and be able to leave the camper on it all the time. That way when we go into the backwoods I won't cry if the truck takes a scratch. That approach has some merit . Find a cab/chassis with the narrow rear axle for more clearance . Put a flatbed on it for tons of storage . As far as diesel lowering payload , it actually helps . Almost all the TC weight is on the rear axle which is the same for gas or diesel . Hardly ever is the front axle capacity used . The diesels extra weight in the front helps balance a loaded truck .
ticki2 01/13/20 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Common sense would dictate locking up the box while say in the store or eating dinner then unlocking when around..A deterrent only as most security devices are Common sense for me would be for someone to be able to shut off the gas valves in my absence should the need arise . As a side note I find it interesting that lately on rv.net that if your opinion differs from the new leaders of the pack you receive a demeaning label , the latest being propane police .
ticki2 01/07/20 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

And how is the year of the TC relative ? lol
ticki2 01/06/20 05:00am Truck Campers
RE: Converter will not charge batteries

Electrical gremlins can be very humbling . Glad you found it .
ticki2 01/04/20 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap/Adventurer New Overlander

I think you are right . There are not many places in the lower 48 that you can go anywhere you want , even in a monster truck .
ticki2 01/04/20 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: tire question

Your signature says you average 12 mpg :h
ticki2 01/03/20 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: Converter will not charge batteries

Ticki2 I disconnected the battery and converter on the panel and there was no continuity. I then connected the converter back to the panel and turned the converter on and the voltage coming from the converter was 13.65. however, just for giggles I checked for a voltage drop across both positive lugs of the converter and battery. There was a voltage drop of 13.65 volts. This made no sense so I tested it several times and it came out the same each time. As for charging my battery I also have a 130 watt solar panel which kept the battery charged. I'm a little confused with your terminology . Voltage drop is a loss of voltage through wires or connection . When you say you had a voltage drop between the converter positive and battery positive lugs that would mean zero volts at the battery lug . Did you mean you had the same volts at both lugs ? Also , did you use the battery positive and negative lugs for testing . You definitely have an open circuit between the converter and battery . How and where do the solar charge wires connect to the battery ? In order to test those lugs as I suggested you would also have to disconnect the solar charge from the battery . You should have continuity between the converter lug and the battery lug . It's the only place I can see that the converter is connected to the battery .
ticki2 01/03/20 05:35am Truck Campers
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