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RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

.. Who pulls into a TC dealer with a nice shiny F-250 with no tailgate, $25,000 in cash, and leaves empty handed? ME! New member here and the info on this site is unmatched that I can find. Keep up the good work TC'rs. Rant over. Don't know how to interpret that. Those days new campers sell in $50-75,000 range. Talking about TC popularity- not too many of them in Nevada and California, but in Washington you will see them every minute.
Kayteg1 10/18/19 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

Automated systems have also failed when cameras are used to count the number of axles. Just watch what happens when someone tows two vehicles on a flat bed trailer behind their truck... At least California bridges have sensors build into the road to count the axles. I had liftable tag on my motorhome and was able to run it paying car fee.
Kayteg1 10/18/19 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Seat belts in a camper?

Good call on checking the bench seat. I specifically order that one for my new truck and even buying new seat to retrofit the truck can be cheaper than changing the truck. Coming to safety, we did lot of stupid things when we were young that we no longer do when we get wiser. I lost several of my young days friends who were not that lucky. My first ClasC, back in 1980's did not have any belts in the rear. That was legal back than, but even if that could be legal today, I would add belts anyway. Lot of buses have no seat belts, what might be another story. Good luck on your project.
Kayteg1 10/18/19 10:01am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for quiet portable generator

From the Honda website. All are way below US Forest Service and National Park requirements although they also have generator hours which are not at night. Dry weight of the quiet Honda 3000 is 131 lbs. 57 dB(A) @ rated load, 50 dB(A) @ 1/4 load Dry weight for the light Honda 3000 Handi is 78lbs. 58 dB(A) @ rated load, 52 dB(A) @ 1/4 load Dry weight of a Honda 2200 is 48 lbs. 57 dB(A) @ rated load 48 dB(A) @ 1/4 load. That's a tricky way to give noise ratings. Other way to present it is that at 750 W Honda 3000 will make 50 dB when 1800 W Honda 2200 will make 57 db No direct comparison available, while 7 dB difference is day to night how humans hear it.
Kayteg1 10/17/19 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Solar or generator for older camper?

In quiet surroundings you can hear neighbour snoring 100' away, so the only really quiet power source are batteries. But on campgrounds you always have lot of noises. Once I camp with hookups, but 5 sites away a motorhome had furnace who at night sound like starting jet fighter. Still on other campground I had close neighbour running inverter generator and then 5 sites away other guy was running 2000 W contractors-grade generator. I could hear the generator 5 sites away, but not recognize inverter generator noise 25' away. Fuel consumption? I used to have older RV Generac, who at 4000W rating was using 1 gallon of gas per hr load or not. My Honda inverter with 1 gallon of gas will power AC for like 6 hr, or with no load run (?) probably for couple of days.
Kayteg1 10/17/19 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for quiet portable generator

Main issue with generator choice is noise tolerance. I own Honda 3000 EU for 13 (?) years and it runs perfect. Even after 3 years in storage, fresh gas and it started on 2nd pull, but I always run carburetor dry before storage. It was the most quiet generator on the market on the time and I did not hear about quieter coming lately. Honda 2000 for comparison comes slightly lounder, but the noise increase with load and when you put 1000 W load on Honda 3000, it will still stay quiet, when Honda 2000 will increase rpm and become lounder. What I am getting to is that I did sleep with my 3000 running on front hitch ane AC cycling just fine. On last vacations, in mild climate a neighbour at rest area was running Honda 2000 overnight, what I assume was for medical equipment. Even the generator was 100 ft away and on other side of the trailer, I did hear it in quiet surroundings, so it was not as quiet as some want to believe. Obviously neighbour generator will always annoy you more, than your own....
Kayteg1 10/17/19 08:14am Truck Campers
RE: Time for 19.5 tires again

That's the tires principals. When you choose hard-rubber tires like MOST Hankook or Michelin, they will last long, but suck in slippery condition. For snow you need soft rubber tires, but those seldom last longer than 30k miles. It is always a compromise.
Kayteg1 10/17/19 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

I can't carry a nationwide motor vehicle code book with me and stop at all state lines and re-do my stuff. . That's what truckers do. Don't you have "commercial" in your truck registration? Most of TC owners do.
Kayteg1 10/16/19 10:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Space between cabover ant antenna

I slightly bend mine.
Kayteg1 10/14/19 01:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadmaster Rear Anti Sway Bar on 2017-2019 SuperDuty

So from light camper on dually you "upgraded" to heavier camper on SRW? My 2017 F350 dually makes no sway. At least not to degree I would notice, even when my load scaled at 6500 lb. So I wonder if getting dually sway bar on SRW is doable?
Kayteg1 10/14/19 01:10pm Truck Campers
RE: arctic fox slide adjustment

If I understand the explanation, you have 3 corners of slide touching the wall and 4th sticking out? Something has to be warped on the frame and I don't think adjusting the rolling mechanism will change it. Start with posting some pictures?
Kayteg1 10/14/19 01:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Need help understanding Truck Capabilities

Don't mind Grit dog, He is known forum troll and "BS of the year" award winner. You can always put him on ignore list if he bothers you. I just learned to read his replies as thin air.
Kayteg1 10/14/19 05:26am Truck Campers
RE: Seized valve cable

Don't know what kind of cables you guys have, but I am buying special cable lubricant at watercraft dealer. With special tool to inject lubricant inside. Just google it and Walmart is selling it as well. LINK https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/f31afdfe-118a-44de-b133-cdfa2eb777a1_1.a4dde01de8c68e779010c366dc7e9a73.jpeg?odnWidth=450&odnHeight=450&odnBg=ffffff width=500
Kayteg1 10/14/19 05:22am Truck Campers
RE: Onan Cummins Propane Generator

Main advantage of propane is that it does not leave residues in carburetor, meaning no need to run it, just to avoid that. I noticed that synthetic oil quieter my older Powerstroke engine as well. Could not figure out good explanation for it, but it happens. Main advantage of synthetic in generator is that it will leave permanent molybdenum coating on parts, so even when you start it after a year, the parts will still have some kind of lubrication for the few seconds before oil reaches them.
Kayteg1 10/13/19 08:25am Truck Campers
RE: Best way to install extra propane

Wow, Kayteg1, what kind of air conditioner do you have? Yours is about 1/2 what they advertise. Maybe your compressor isn’t working. It kept us comfortable in 124F weather.
Kayteg1 10/12/19 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Best way to install extra propane

For comparison - 5 gallons of gas with Honda EU3000 will run AC for about 28-32 hr. That's weird,I only get 7-8 hrs running a 13.5 btu AC with my Honda EU3000 on the 3.5 gallon tank.. If I had one of those big step bumpers,I would ad a couple propane tank bottom anchors for the extra propane..I generally take extra propane tanks on long stay's when I tow the ATV trailer.I am considering extending my currant bumper enough to have my little honda and a propane bottle anchored there. My EU3000 is about 15 years old and has 2.7 gallons tank. I had it running 15k AC for 13 hr at full blast before it died. This year we went to Alaska and even we used campgrounds with no electricity most of the time, I still brought some fuel in tank back home. Than I measure the amps and the 15k AC I had in motorhome was pulling 8.5 amps. I can't find info what size AC is on my camper but it runs at high speed with 6.8 amps
Kayteg1 10/12/19 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Best way to install extra propane

I am getting a feeling that for long weekend in summer you will need a trailer with propane cylinders. For comparison - 5 gallons of gas with Honda EU3000 will run AC for about 28-32 hr.
Kayteg1 10/12/19 12:33am Truck Campers
RE: Moki Dugway, can I do it?

Is this the road you want to drive? I took it about 20 years ago in 40' motorhome. Don't remember the road number, but remember that when I ask ranger before going there, she answer "the road has no curbs, but that's a good thing becouse you'd scratch your motorhome on them" https://i.imgur.com/mw915CIl.jpg
Kayteg1 10/12/19 12:16am Truck Campers
RE: Talk me out of my new project.

You made your mind up to do this long ago, why bother to ask the question? That's what smart people do :B
Kayteg1 10/11/19 06:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Talk me out of my new project.

Honestly though, you're taking a huge step back in comfort. Not like you're going to be commuting around town in it. . That yet to be determined. Even I am 5-10 I have long legs and was uncomfortable in Hummer. MB of last 20 years make very comfortable leg room in sedans and short test of van at dealer lot shows it adequate. Sprinter has adjustable arm rest as standart, what is big upgrade to truck. I will see a friend tonight, who is my size and who drives Sprinter for few years, so will get direct review. Truck seats are only comfortable because of wide space. I spend lot of hr on bench seat of my 1999 F450 and thanks to several positions I could choose - it was good. Take good seat in smaller vehicle to be comfortable for 4 hr without getting out of vehicle. So anyway, here is van I am going to see on Monday https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_fizsURNERFy_1200x900.jpg width=700 You think it looks more redneck than TC ? https://i.imgur.com/uxqa2yr.jpg width=700
Kayteg1 10/11/19 03:13pm Truck Campers
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