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RE: Using Camper without Power

A few reply’s. We have a built in generator and I didn’t believe it would work without 12 V power. I may have to take another look at that as it might be wired directly to the battery for starting. We never used the generator as with 385 Watts of solar and 24 hours of sunlight the batteries were never challenged. I have a volt meter and some basic electrical equipment. The problem I had was the batteries indicated good but everything inside was dead. When I got to “civilization,” Dawson City I called Northwood for advice. They told me to check a small junction “box” and told me where to look but nothing was there. It turns out they had the right idea but the wrong location. We had 12 V power in the Arctic Ocean at Tuk, We lost it as we headed down. The Tuk campground has a two little sheds with 15 amp plugs so the people camping right next to them can get a little power. To go there you take the Dempster highway from near Dawson City Yukon to Inuvik NT. It is 458 miles of gravel road. Then you take the new all season gravel road to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic. That is another 86 miles. Then you do the whole thing again to get back. I guess the main point of the post is that even though power was out and nothing worked from water to the full wall slide it was still useable.
brholt 08/13/23 05:56pm Truck Campers
Using Camper without Power

We were traveling from Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean back down the Dempster we lost battery power in our AF1150. Shore power still worked but we did have to boondock at least once in Eagle Plains and of course traveling we had no power. So no water, slide wouldn’t operator, refrigerator wouldn’t operate, no fans, no heat, no lights on battery power. We used ice in the refrigerator and freezer sections and bought bottled water for drinking and flushing the toilet. The refrigerator did great and the freezer didn’t do badly with the ice (when we had shore power we would run the refrigerator at maximum cool that night so everything would be very cold when we took off in the morning). Didn’t need heat Of course lights were not a problem as it never got dark. It would have been nice to have a fan but we had modified our frameless windows to open much more so we did get decent air. Overall I was fairly pleased how usable the camper was in a pinch without power. We finally found the loose connection the caused the loss of battery power and are fully powered up.
brholt 08/08/23 08:51pm Truck Campers
RVIA Certificate?

We are scheduled to go to a campground that is going to require an RVIA number. It is a county campground in Florida and it was very difficult to get a spot. I have never run into this before. Our Camper is an Arctic Fox and when I called Northwood they said they are not RVIA members and use Pacific West Associates to “certify” meeting standards. Has anybody run into this or have any experience with this? I’m not sure of I should just show up or try and ask them in advance.
brholt 01/16/23 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping off the truck

If you remove your camper a lot one option is these: Snap pads The disadvantage is you will be a bit more likely to drag a jack going through ditches and stuff. ( Don’t ask me how I know about doing that in an AF1150) One thing we use is the orange “caps” for the “Lego”levelers. Little story. We had the camper sitting on the pads on a concrete driveway. It was backing up to line up the truck with the camper before raising up the camper. We have a flat cargo carrier in the back hitch (carry a screen room and an outdoor mat in it). My wife was watching but “zoned out” for a moment and I went to far. The carrier hit the rubber stops on the camper. The camper just slid an inch back on the Orange caps. No damage, nothing bent, and we raised it up and loaded it.
brholt 01/16/23 03:27pm Truck Campers
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