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RE: Opinions on my dilema - newer trucks SRW vs DRW

For empty ride comfort on my dually I installed Sulastic hangers and they made quite nice change. Truck is still truck, but with hangers I did not have to panic seeing street cover anymore. I am also big fan on 6.7l Powerstroke and aluminium body, that Ford started in 2017 The truth is that seeking used, you will have to take the best deal what you can find and all 3 brands in that era have good diesels, so get what will be the best deal. Good luck shopping.
Kayteg1 09/24/20 09:56pm Truck Campers
RE: rodent repellent

That's what works for me. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
Kayteg1 09/24/20 07:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Sewer hose?

20' of my "stinky slinky" collapse to about 3 ft for storage I still carry "sewer solution" as my favorite way for hookup.
Kayteg1 09/23/20 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Campers and Boating?

The picture clearly shows that campers who don't have floor going below truck bumper should not be an issue for boat launching. My 12' camper had rear tanks hanging about a foot below bumper level, meaning for boat launching I would have to dip them whole in the water. Who knows what can of worms that would open.
Kayteg1 09/23/20 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Campers and Boating?

Not too many drivers have skill to back up trailer in straight line and observing boat ramp is as good entertainment as observing owners of 40' DP parking their rigs at campgrounds. I tried to use front hitch on 34' motorhome I had years ago. But took me 2 tries to figure out that the time spend to re-hooking takes like 10 times longer than backing up with trailer in the rear. Than with trailer on front, your rear wheels will loose some of the traction, what can turn to be crucial. I don't see much problem in backing up boat with TC as boats are wider than TC, so you can see them pretty well in side mirrors. My rear camera was useless as all I could see was front of the trailer only.
Kayteg1 09/23/20 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

Comparing the pictures from 4 years ago, the "professional" tie-downs installer attached them to non-existent bed towers. Truck had serious structural problems and seems they were not addressed at the time and 2nd set of tie-downs was again attached to bolts hanging in the air. I see whole chain of .. let's say "bad decisions" who happen in this time frame before real issue got addressed (taking OP word for it as no pictures to follow). I am technical guy. When I have technical problem, I address technical problem, not seek a lawyer to do it for me.
Kayteg1 09/22/20 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

It’s definitely regrettable. How come you didn’t figure it out 4 years ago? Ha ha. At the time I was doing finishing touches to the house I build in California, so sorry I wasn't here. We do have more folks who know the stuff beside whining, but looks like they were busy at the time as well and if I read the 1st thread correctly- you were looking for a lawyer in it. Sorry it went the way it did.
Kayteg1 09/21/20 07:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Black tank welding? "border=0" For Full-Size Image. Not bad for 1st such job in my life. Bear in mind I did work with torches before, so did not have to learn about keeping the torch away from the skin the hard way. ;) The 700W welding station work slow in 90F weather, so for colder weather - more powerful one would be advised. Main difference between metal and plastic welding is that you need to apply most of the heat to the rod and push melting rod into softened material. Put the tank to 6" of water raise test and it holds without need for additional welding.
Kayteg1 09/21/20 07:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

Good call. Too bad it took you 4 years, several threads with hundreds of mislead replies to get there.
Kayteg1 09/21/20 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Campers and Boating?

Depends on the setup. Even my boat is below 3000lb with the trailer, my 12' camper puts 4 ft long stinger pretty low, so I did not even try to launch with camper. Stinger made for added convenience btw. I could stop with boat already floating on the trailer, while driver door was still over dry concrete. width=700
Kayteg1 09/21/20 06:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

If you don’t understand the reasoning “and care”, read some of the articles that describe why they built the 7.3 the way they did. It’s simply newer technology in a smaller package that can easily make a lot more hp and also work well in very large trucks while meeting the newer emission standards. There really isn’t any way to compare the mpg because the trucks are a lot heavier now. I guess we’ll know how successful they are in about 20 years. :D Ford starting with 2017 SD made trucks 500 lb lighter than previous years. But technology really went long way. Maybe not as much on heavy trucks, than on 60 mpg sedans, but 20 years ago lot of grades in California had sign "turn AC off to avoid overheating" and every mile they had water tanks for those who still had problems. Several years ago both got removed as new vehicles can be floored in 120F weather without overheating.
Kayteg1 09/21/20 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper vs Mustang ... not a great idea.

It applies to much more than listed. My close friend drives Honda and often rides with me in Mercedes. I have "genetic" love for sharp cornering and from time to time my friend comments "I would roll my Honda at this speed"
Kayteg1 09/21/20 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: Propane gennie maintenance in cold winter

If it is not firing with starting fluid- it has to be spark, or lack of it.
Kayteg1 09/20/20 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: XM Radio / NAV Antenna Question

While shopping for a 2020 F-250 we noticed two black parts n the top rear edge of the cab that appear to be The GPS Navigation Antenna and a Sirius XM antenna. Because of this location it seams like both would be severely impacted by a cab-over camper. Are there any 2020 Ford Super Duty owners who can chime in regarding real world experience with Nav and Sat radio performance when traveling with their camper? Thanks! I had 12' TC all over the continent and GPS always work flawlessly. My jaw drop when US-model of 2017 F350 found small, suburban house in Port Ruppert, BC. Sirus radio is loosing signal on all my vehicles downtown Las Vegas about every 1/2 mile. When it took me about 20 seconds to add Sirus to newly purchased car, I had to spend 2 hr on chat rooms and phone to have the service canceled. Those die-hard salesmen will not let you go easy.
Kayteg1 09/19/20 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Windows

x2 on molding being mostly cosmetic, while making backup for glass. Windows are glued to the frame and glue suppose to make good seal. I just had my household 4x8' window replaced. Guys used dual-sided neoprene tape to glue the window to frame.
Kayteg1 09/19/20 12:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Why do I need a DC to DC charger?

On practical note for B2B charger is inverter combined with converter. So if you already have converter adjusted for lithium, or whatever batteries and on-board truck inverter >>> you already have the system. All it takes is to learn how to use it. To clarify - I am talking about 400W inverter Ford installs on newer trucks and potential for adding 1 on truck who doesn't have it. 400W inverters run for like 35 bucks.
Kayteg1 09/19/20 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Why do I need a DC to DC charger?

Beware adamis, that 7.3 powerstroke has very weird charging program, who is design for glow plugs protection. On cold start alternator will not start charging for several minutes as 14-15 V wold shorten glow plugs life. Took me a while to figure out why my truck, who was idled for 10-15 minutes every month would have dead batteries after 3 such charging cycles.
Kayteg1 09/19/20 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Why do I need a DC to DC charger?

Only 4-cylinder Sprinters of last decade has smart charging, so figuring it out might be useful information. So is the Sprinter TV, or toad? There are several ways to wire toad to TV. Pretty popular is adding bulbs, or taillights who are powered directly from trailer pin. This way toad electric system is not used and no worry about battery charging for weeks. Than you might have electric toad brake, who needs to be recharged. But those don't take much current and standard 30 amp charging wire is plenty.
Kayteg1 09/18/20 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Owners manual

I have whole suitcase of manuals from 2002 Lance that I parted. All appliances are the same stuff via many years. Pay shipping and its yours.
Kayteg1 09/18/20 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Why do I need a DC to DC charger?

Because vehicle "smart charging" system did not show up until after 2001 ! (Said the guy who actually wrote some of the software before retiring !) If you just want your house batteries to not run down (further than they are), you don't need one. My Sprinter conversion has smart charging and I have aux battery directly connected to van battery (with battery separator). System powers 260 W refrigerator when on the road and with smart charging operating at 13.2-13.4 v it works well. In conclusion >> what's your business in promoting B2B chargers to people who don't need them?
Kayteg1 09/18/20 12:52pm Truck Campers
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