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RE: RV window seal/glazing

Pelland enterprises has a number of seals , also Vintage Trailer supply .
ticki2 05/08/21 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: toilet water valve

It sounds like a place a spray hose option attached . Might have had a block off that finally leaked . Does it have a spray hose now ? Just a guess.
ticki2 05/03/21 04:06am Truck Campers
RE: Tires (the weakest link)

I would also like to know where you found a weight rating stamped on a GM wheel .
ticki2 04/17/21 07:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

All builders use spring loaded FRONT tie downs, not backs. Not true. My fastguns all have springs. The sample size is so tiny that I don’t think we can come to a conclusion about the cause. We are left with guesses and a lot of variables. I think GM was the first to have a report of crowned bed. I don’t remember any damage attributed to it though. As they say “ the devil is in the details “ . The Torklift fast guns are used with frame mount attachments , which are fairly rigid , so the rears are also spring loaded . The Happijac system uses the rear bumper for the rear turnbuckle , which is fairly flexible so used a rubber bumper . The front turnbuckle is spring loaded because the mount is attached to the bulkhead and the frame making it fairly rigid . The Torklift equivalent of the Happijac turnbuckles are called Anchor Guard and are made the same as Happijac and only the front short one have springs , the long rears have rubber bumpers . It also begs the question why Torklift made an exact copy of the turnbuckle that is only used in their competitors design :h
ticki2 04/17/21 06:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 is breaking my 2016 Ford 350 dually

Wondering if anyone else has this issue I have a bed mat since new. I've tried .75 plywood, but took it out again after it didn't help. There is also a slight crowning of the truck's bed. Maybe about .5" to .75", most noticable right in front of the factory pin hitch location in the bed. I think the AF is bending the truck badly. I don't drive like a dope. This is my 2nd camper, and my 6th rv. Folks have logged millions of miles with both hapijac and torklift tie downs with no bed damage . I don’t believe the tie downs are the problem , nor the aluminum bed . The camper bottom needs a flat surface to rest on or it will rock no matter how tight the tie downs . What ever is the cause of the crown in the bed , whether it is by design , the hitch pin , or a flaw , it needs to be remedied or you are just chasing you tail .
ticki2 04/17/21 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Front bed dipping with camper help

BTW , that doesn’t look like an original bed support . So much rust and the bottom of the bed looks new . Somethings amiss
ticki2 04/07/21 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Front bed dipping with camper help

If you are in the middle of nowhere you should be able to find a small fallen tree , maybe 6” diameter . Take the weight of the camper off the bed with the jacks . Measure the height and cut a section of log and jam it in between the frame and bed . Lower the camper and between the weight and the tie downs it should stay there if you take it easy .
ticki2 04/07/21 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: LED Replacement bulbs high moisture environment survival

I bought some cheap bulbs from sell at Yitamotor on eBay out of Washington as an experiment for my existing fixtures . That was 5 years ago and they all still work and have had no problems . 10 for $13.99 . They had both bright and soft white . I went with bright as my lenses have yellowed a bit after 50 years . Don’t see how more expensive one would serve me any better .
ticki2 03/23/21 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

Thanks everyone for suggestions and comments , especially those with real life experience . I decided on the maxxfan 6500k manual 10 speed reversible with smoke over . It arrive today from camping world , good sale , $239 free shipping . It will be a week or two for installation depending on weather or shop space . Initial inspection looks to be well made . Don’t think the plastic frame will last 50 years like the aluminum one I’ll be taking out , but then neither will I, lol . The cover does come with lifetime warranty to original purchaser , 2 years on the rest .
ticki2 03/17/21 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Find cross pieces under metal roof to mount solar panel?

If you feel comfortable that you hit the rafters with the one installed you can use it to measure from to fond the rafters for the new one using the diagram
ticki2 03/12/21 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

Monkey , your experience mirrors my thinking to a tee . I also regret taking out a well built aluminum vent and replacing it with plastic . Though I do feel the benefits outweigh the loss
ticki2 03/12/21 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

What kind of 'less amps' are we talking about? A lot less than the 3.6 a of the original
ticki2 03/12/21 10:36am Truck Campers
Fantastic fan or maxxair ?

I’m contemplating replacing the original roof vent . The goals are less noise , less amps and reversibility. What’s the consensus ? Thanks
ticki2 03/12/21 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac lubrication

A 50/50 mix of acetone and ATF makes an excellent penetrating oil . Turn the jack upside down and let it soak at lest a few hours , overnight is even better .
ticki2 03/05/21 04:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Buying a New TC Hauler

If its booted that would be a slick way to preheat the camper while traveling to destination I preheat the camper while driving by turning on the furnace in the camper with my bluetooth thermostat. That is certainly an option but you are using up propane . The truck cab heat is practically free . On a long drive the difference could be significant in cold climate . The same could be done with a pass through window.
ticki2 03/05/21 07:04am Truck Campers
RE: Buying a New TC Hauler

If its booted that would be a slick way to preheat the camper while traveling to destination
ticki2 03/04/21 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

This is a topic I have been meaning to bring up for a while now . Leaks or condensation ? I have noticed wetness around the base of the wall where it meet the dinette seat on a number of occasions. At first I thought it was a window leak . Then I thought it was coming down the fridg vent , Checked all the caulking and even put a hose to it , no leak . Then I tried glueing some foam sill seal , 8” high , around the bottom of the wall thinking it might be condensation. This helped but not enough . From some of the paperwork I had from original owner it was an early complaint to the dealer . This winter while stored outdoors I opened all the side windows and bath window about an inch . I’ll be darned , dry as a bone . Our weather goes from cold and dry , cold rain , snow , and everything in-between almost every other day . What are others finding ?
ticki2 02/24/21 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

Ticki2, here’s the link to the nearly 10,000 BTU heater: The model I have in Argo is the HS2000. It has proven to be plenty for such a small space. Installation and operation very straightforward. Thank you
ticki2 02/24/21 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

I looked at the Propex web site and did not see any larger sizes.
ticki2 02/24/21 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: Avion truck campers - Hundreds of photos

D , that propex is appealing . I wish they made a larger version . I don’t think 7000btu would be enough for sustained cold temps . I’m still using the original wall furnace in mine , plenty heat ( 12000btu ) , low amps with the fan ( 1.0 a ) but poor heat distribution . From table top up is warm , floor is cool . I’m working on some ceiling fans . No idea on its efficiency compared to others .
ticki2 02/23/21 09:09am Truck Campers
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