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RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

The need to spend extended lengths of time somewhere that is brutally hot, with no power available just hasn’t happened for us, and we’ve been TC’ing for a long time. If the need arose, I would probably look at getting two 2KW generators that could be paralleled when needed. :):) 2 years ago we took 2 months to make it from Las Vegas to Florida, where where we had to turn around due Irma entering the state from other side. Even we started in July and went into September, we had only 3 nights when we could sleep with no AC. But Honda 3000 with its front mount worked well when we did not have power hook up. The build-in tank would last for 2 nights of AC operation and the storage compartment I gained after propane generator removal was great for extra gas can. Than I also have 900W inverter generator who thanks to forum tip cost me $150 new. So far used it only when our house was with no power for full day, but at 20 lb I carry it just in case.
Kayteg1 12/12/19 02:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

Polyurethane foam, sold as "Great stuff" will be waterproof and add structural integrity.
Kayteg1 12/12/19 02:16pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Sliding window

I had inflatable boot blown away at cross-winds. Finally I ended buying swimming noodles and jammed them around the windows. Since my truck window has 3" tilt, I cut styrophane wedges and using dual-side tape glue them to truck window. That worked well on 7000 miles of Alaskan bumpy driving.
Kayteg1 12/12/19 09:35am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Couple of propane CYLINDERS weight +- 100 lb. Placed on rear bumper, depends on camper length will add about 150 lb to rear axle load. Since lot of SRW trucks are already loaded to max in the rear, that can be big issue. Obviously not with duallies and camper shorter than 11'
Kayteg1 12/12/19 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Having need for so much propane, I would bolt 15-20 gallons tank to truck frame.
Kayteg1 12/11/19 09:15pm Truck Campers
RE: What Portable Propane Gas Grill Do You Use?

For bigger party I take small charcoal bbq, but when there is only 2 of us, the instant grill works just fine. link
Kayteg1 12/10/19 08:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Funny, sad and embarrassing.....

When propane runs out, the furnace fan will run continuously till it kills the batteries.Our fan shuts off if there's no propane. I guess newer furnaces with electronic board have a program shutting it down. It was older furnace with pilot light, who killed batteries on my motorhome in the past.
Kayteg1 12/09/19 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

What will they come up with next? :R :h escalator would be nice
Kayteg1 12/08/19 10:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Funny, sad and embarrassing.....

When propane runs out, the furnace fan will run continuously till it kills the batteries. Ask me how I know...
Kayteg1 12/08/19 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

I hate that my headlights are on all the time unless I manually turn them off after I put the trans in drive. Ford advertised back in the early '70s that the tailgates on their F-series pickups could hold 2000 lbs. I wonder how much they can hold today?? :h Locking tailgates are a joke. I was laughing about tailgate lock first time I've got it, but even without bed top, the bed railing is at my chin level. Just getting in without dropping the gate will require some acrobatic skills, when removing heavy stuff without dropping would be another task. Than I was moving heavy home stuff still having the aluminium gate. When its light weight is not giving you solid feel and aluminium sheeting is easy to ding, I had 700 lb refrigerator and my 200+ lb on the edge of the gate, with piece of plywood for finish protection.
Kayteg1 12/07/19 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

Not sure of the purpose. Here is a thread on a Ford truck forum about the issue: Clicky Good find. Seems some trucks come with "Power gate" option. I build my 2017 on Ford website and don't remember such option, but then would never order it. I have power trunk lid on my sedan and it has whole chain of safety features, like it is disabled at speeds, will not close with remote, or you have to hold door button for it to close. Even when you press the button on the lid, you will hear loud alarm before lid start closing. When opening the lid on sedan is not much of safety issue, accidental tailgate opening on truck is and looks like Ford lacked safety features on it. Especially when you can accidently open it by pressing remote in your pocket and with keyless go you keep the key in your pocket during drive. Anyway, doesn't apply to my truck and not likely to anybody on this forum.
Kayteg1 12/07/19 09:59am Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

Some models have an inside the truck button to release the tailgate (like a trunk release button). If I understand correctly, that is the issue they are having. I heard about such switch possible only on dump truck. What would be purpose of it on regural bed? Anyway, I check my VIN for recalls - they aren't any at this time. I've seen whistle-blowing reporters making articles about subjects they don't understand more than once. I think this is one of them.
Kayteg1 12/07/19 09:21am Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

The link doesn't open for me. I did not use my tailgate much on my 2017 model, but from what I remember it has mechanical latches that hold the tailgate up and electrical latch lock for security. Meaning even electrical malfunction will release the lock, the latches will still hold the tailgate up. The lock assemble has whole harness going to it, what operates camera and light as well.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

Yes, the 7-pin is my way of charging when on the road. We usually drive several hr every day and on average get hookups every other day, so charging was not a problem in the past, till last summer we went to Alaska, when on the road we took advantage of Canadians free dumps and water stations, so we had periods of 7 days with no hook up. I use battery power to make 1l of coffee every morning, what is pretty big draw after overnight use (fortunately we did not have to use heater) and 1 day when I drove only 4 hr the batteries show low next morning. That indicated that Ford has factory breaker somewhere on charging line, who was cycling and not able to recharge 200 Ah batteries on 1/2 day drive. That is why I am carrying additional high-tech 25 amp charger with me. Live and learn.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 11:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

DSL55 is not only more powerful charger, but sounds like it has logic circuit who monitor the charge. My converter delivers killing 14.3V and I can't use it in storage or it will boil the battery dry.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

Its Magnatek 6300 - very common in the past. It is 40 amp rated, but I can operate only single jack on it, or it will pop the breaker.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 12:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite Camper Power Use Calculator

When charging deeply discharged batteries -using factory setups, the system will keep cycling automatic breaker. I had the issue with 40 amp converter and I had the issue with 30 amp Ford charging circuit. Due to cycling, where converter takes way more time to cool than to work, even being plug overnight did not fully recharge my 2 batteries with normal camper use.
Kayteg1 12/06/19 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

this is off the 2020 ford f150 site. Maximum payload 3270 lbs with the 5.oh further down in doc it showed the f150 with a truck camper loaded. further down in doc it 4x4 reg cab 141" WB can carry 2735lb camper if you have the optional HD payload package F-150 Heavy-Duty Payload Package (Option Code 627)Increases GVWR to 7,850 lbs. on XL and XLT LT275/65R18C OWL A/T tires (5)18" silver aluminum heavy-duty wheels Upgraded springs9.75" gear set with 3.73 electronic- locking rear axle 36-gallon fuel tank Available on XL, XLT Base, and XLT Mid. Requires 5.0L V8 or 3.5L V6 EcoBoost gas engine. Trailer Tow Package (53A) required when ordered with 5.0L engine. Max Trailer Tow Package click here The brochure shows max 2850 camper weight with reg cab, what drops to 1800lb when you choose crew cab.
Kayteg1 12/05/19 06:49am Truck Campers
RE: Dual pane windows....

I mean why have dual panes and a door that does not? Because when you camp you have a curtain in this window most of the time. Sorry still trying to figure out Photobucket....All my Pics are blurry. Trying to find a solution.PAY THEM I have winter-rated camper with heating duct going into holding tanks compartments, but no return duct. Meaning my furnace blows the air via the compartment into the woods. Than cable compartment was open to the interior, allowing air flow. The battery compartment has venting holes outside and no insulation inside. Similar for propane and generator compartments. WH insulation has lot of big holes. Why worry about dual pane windows when so many holes are coming straight from the manufacturer?
Kayteg1 12/03/19 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: dumping tanks

My camper scaled 4300lb empty and winterized. Last trip with some Alaskan rocks & beer it come like 6300 lb.
Kayteg1 12/03/19 08:04am Truck Campers
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