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RE: Solar generator and truck camping

That really depends on the amp hours of the battery, doesn't it? I switched from two AGMs to one LiFePo4 and increased my energy storage 2.5 times. That’s interesting. I guess that’s what you get for 2 1/2 times the price ... or are they more/less?
jimh425 08/14/20 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Solar generator and truck camping

I couldn’t make it with only one battery even with all of my lights being LED unless it was summer. I guess I’d do a remote mount of a second/third battery to make sure I could run the furnace for a few days I think the Jackery concept is fine, but I can’t think of any reason why I’d use one except for a minimal power outage which we don’t really have in my area. You still need a way to charge it. Amazon has the 500W with 50 dollars off for Prime members (450), at least. Still, there is a reason that there are multiple solutions. We aren’t all the same. ;)
jimh425 08/14/20 11:04am Truck Campers
RE: Can't seem to find the Foam Passthru Window Boots anymore

Amazon has an inflatable type.
jimh425 08/13/20 08:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Chalet TS116 Experiance

I don’t think there were that many Chalets sold, so the sample size is going to be small. I know Host has made side entry TCs for a number of years. I believe Lance does. Arctic Fox created what they call is a “landing” to make it easier to enter from the back when a trailer is attached. It is possible on most RVs to change the furniture. The backs typically slide off to allow them to go through the door.
jimh425 08/13/20 04:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Slide failures?

Most parts of TCs “can” fail due to twisting offroad. My uncles pretty regularly bent their truck frames hauling hay. That being said, if you are talking about simply going off pavement and are reasonable, I don’t think you will have an issue with many brands that are newer. Many of the early 2000 TCs had issues with slides either with the mechanism or the framing. How much of that was from how they were used ... who knows. I’ve had zero issues with mine, but I’ve read that at least one person had almost total destruction of one slide of the each same year/model of mine. YMMV.
jimh425 08/13/20 04:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Should be jetboating.
jimh425 08/12/20 04:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: How does this work?

Either way works. I like having the TC with me most of the time, so I can do lunch, etc. There have been reports of some campgrounds that don’t allow you to take the TC off. In that case, I guess you bring it with you or book somewhere else.
jimh425 08/12/20 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine repair / upgrade after road trip

That’s a lot of HP and torque for a 7.3. If it does that, it should be plenty. Let us know how you like it. I have a 6.4, and it has tunes as well.
jimh425 08/12/20 12:27am Truck Campers
RE: looking at glowsteps

You are welcome. :D Any way, do you like this link better? ;) For the record, I think either would work. The mounting isn’t that much different.
jimh425 08/10/20 07:31pm Truck Campers
RE: looking at glowsteps

I think you should measure “at least close”, but the range is flexible to some extent. Also, consider the Landing.
jimh425 08/10/20 06:43pm Truck Campers
RE: F350 where do I jack from? / would this plan work?

I’m not really sure why you’d want a marginal jack. I bought a 12 ton bottle jack after someone where suggested that size. It’s actually not that much or that much larger at $50 or less.
jimh425 08/10/20 06:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

have you rubbed up on a dew covered window with your pillow in the morning? Ewwww. Nope, and I don’t want to. :D
jimh425 08/10/20 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Nice weather here, too.
jimh425 08/10/20 03:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

I’d probably leave it out. Ours came with a mirror on the inside, btw. Helps with more light and a feeling of being larger in that area.
jimh425 08/08/20 08:14am Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Going to be cooler Friday here. 70s/80s are better than 90s.
jimh425 08/05/20 06:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Taping Window on Cab Over

I don’t think the duct tape would hurt anything, but you could put and extra coating of wax on to make getting the residue off with GooGone or similar. I’d take it off as soon as you can and possibly bring extra tape to retape it. I also don’t know if it’s necessary. I don’t know how think your window is, but maybe you can magnets through the glass.
jimh425 08/04/20 06:54pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 08.03.2020-FILON TODAY!

Looking good. I’m glad it is working out for you.
jimh425 08/03/20 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Updating CO/Propane/Smoke detectors/alarms

I like the hardwired detectors for propane/CO. I don’t think you actually need a 5’ distance. Mine is more like two feet from the stove top and below it. Sure, it’s possible to get a false detect, but that hasn’t really been an issue more than once/twice in 14 years. Mine is mounted in the wall that extends from the bathroom. I’m in the habit of turning the disconnect if the TC is not plugged in.
jimh425 08/03/20 07:43am Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Our 100s are gone for a few days at least. Back to the 80s.
jimh425 08/03/20 07:34am Around the Campfire
RE: What's changed about camping?

Not a problem to have those experiences in my area. If those experiences are important to you, you should consider moving. Otherwise, find hobbies that you like that are compatible with your area. I’m sure there is something to do in your area that is worthwhile.
jimh425 08/02/20 10:57am RV Lifestyle
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