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RE: Might sell the F450 and go F550 with liquid springs

I am surprised nobody mention Sulastic hangers. I had them on my F350 with up to 9000lb camper and they did make the difference, for pretty small cost. I was worry about their life span, but sold the truck after 3 years/30,000 miles and they were still in very good condition, even after Alaskan Highway.
Kayteg1 08/27/22 02:26am Truck Campers
RE: Free Arctic Fox, you haul it.

Now if you want to see what it takes to part TC, here is another video. The camper part starts after 7 minutes. Looks like camping in Oregon is pretty unique, or is it? video
Kayteg1 03/30/22 10:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it common to remove your truck camper at your camp spot?

Your choice. Again, not for everyone. When parking with 9000 lb and long camper in the city is not practical, you can't leave the dogs in camper park on the street on hot day. You have to leave it on campground with AC running.
Kayteg1 03/30/22 12:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it common to remove your truck camper at your camp spot?

..... I've never taken mine off when camping, never had a need or desire to. You also don't need cabin bigger than with 2 seats. As we know, everybody is having different needs. I removed my camper often, not only for convenience of easier driving in the city without it, but also I could leave my dogs in air-conditioned camper, when I went dining.
Kayteg1 03/25/22 01:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it common to remove your truck camper at your camp spot?

I compare taking off my camper on campgrounds to lowering the roof on my convertible at red light. QUITE A SHOW. With remote-operated jacks it takes me about 2 minutes to drive the truck off and then I can lower the camper on front support beam, what solves all the potential parking issues. Mind my camper was scaled up to 7000 lb and about 22' of total length, so driving it on city parking lots was not easy. Loading the camper takes few minutes, but then it took me 2 years before I figured out that my 360 cameras have trailer option, who made centering the truck a breeze.
Kayteg1 03/25/22 10:50am Truck Campers
RE: Free Arctic Fox, you haul it.

Kayteg1..... Are you the one and same that was part of this Forum from way back when? As in So far back to have been part of the old Southern Calif Rallies put together on this very forum? I only ask because I came across a picture of one of the first Rallies at Puddingstone Lake near the county fair grounds....a picture depicting an unusual RV at a RV Rally...a Boat(cabin cruiser)! Anyways, never been good at posting pictures here but if it is you, I could always E mail to you.. Dwight That very likely was me. My old handle was Kajtek1 and I did attend rally with my Bayliner cruiser. Still have the T-shirt. If you have good picture, email it to me at [email protected] I lost some of old pictures due to photbucket policy, so will be happy to upload my library. Now I drive Sprinter conversion, so my visits here are rare. Happy camping.
Kayteg1 03/24/22 12:30am Truck Campers
Free Arctic Fox, you haul it.

Here is video about it.
Kayteg1 03/23/22 01:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Worlds smalest truck camper

I always admire people with hobby. Had them my whole life and even on retirement I can't shake list of projects from my daily tasks. Cars and RV repairs is my hobby as well, even I do have mechanical education and thinking back, thank to the hobby I could afford RV people with same income could never afford. The guy on video likely is making less than $1/hr, yet he become TC owner. And a new one, not rotten junk.
Kayteg1 01/10/22 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Worlds smalest truck camper

They put it on FF, but what was real life time to lift it? Did you see the rental Lance/F150 combo ? Don't think they are much different in size.
Kayteg1 01/10/22 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: Is support needed when storing for an extended time?

I bought those screw jacks for my van conversion to prevent the movements. Had then originally on 1969 Airstream so this is well-experienced design. You'd be amazed with load capacity of them.
Kayteg1 01/08/22 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Is support needed when storing for an extended time?

I left my big camper on jack only, when it was about 10 yo and after couple of days weight of water tank start separating the floor from the frame. Camper had some water damages, who participated in floor separation but since that I was always supporting front of camper floor, what also cut down camper movements when we walk inside. Simple 4x4 at 48" under front floor edge and 4x6 cut to size to keep the camper at optimal level did the trick. Later on I was able to find aluminium 4x3 tubing, who was better material for the job, but my goal was to carry it with me as we drop camper on our travels quite often
Kayteg1 01/07/22 11:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Mr Buddy Heater Permanent Install?

Interested in how you know the tank screen is plugged. It is not the screen, but those small filters get clog with shellacs. Had it on both of my 7.3l and barely visible to naked eye, the stuff clogs the fuel flow. Was able to fix it on the side of the road though. As for using Buddy Heater inside, I see no mention about CO and CO2 sensors? Do you have death wish? width=500
Kayteg1 01/05/22 09:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 2001 920 truck camper

From my memory Lance 1161 had GFCI over kitchen countertop and the extension went to bathroom and outside plug. Interior plugs had 2nd breaker with no GFCI, than fridge and micro had additional breakers. What really surprised me, when taking camper apart was finding battery combiner, or isolator in the system. My Ford had charging circuit ignition-activated, but I read how lot of Chevy, or Dodge owners worry about discharging truck battery by camper. Worth looking into hidden compartment, or read the manual if you have it to find if you might have a protection you are not aware about.
Kayteg1 12/21/21 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 2001 920 truck camper

What Joe says. Even my 1161 had several AC outlets, it had only 2 breakers and the line was going from outlet #1 to #2 to #3 and farther. Meaning no power in outlet 3 might be result of poor connection in outlet #2
Kayteg1 12/20/21 09:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 2001 920 truck camper

I parted out 2001 Lance 1161 and they used unique power outlets with press-in tabs. Assuming you have the same outlets, I would check them in the line as that IMHO is weak point.
Kayteg1 12/20/21 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Actually pretty easy to drain. Flat blade screwdriver...turn it, watch gas drain 30 seconds, close it. We might have different opinions what easy is. Finding a screwdriver on my retirement is hard job. Jokes aside, turning valve off and running carburetor dry worked for me for decades just fine.
Kayteg1 12/18/21 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

Draining carburetor is overkill. Nothing wrong with it, but extra work. I have several machines with Honda engines, like pressure washer, concrete saw and grinder. Some of them 20 yo and running carburetor dry always work for me. Never used gas stabilizer, but if gas gets older than 2 years, than I suck it out and dispose.
Kayteg1 12/17/21 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: New polar cub Mach 8 AC and the Honda eu2000i question

My EU2000i always starts with 1 or 2 pulls if it's been run in the last few days. But if it sits for a month or longer, it's a good 20-30 pulls to get it started. But after all those pulls and finally starting, if I shut it off, it restarts in 1 or 2 pulls. Anybody else have this problem and been able to fix it? I noticed that on small engines, when you have empty carburetor bowl, it takes about a minute for gas to fill it up. Since I always run my Honda 3000 dry before storage, I always give it couple of minutes to soak, before I pull the cord. Actually I do the same on my 1922 Ford T. My 3000 is about 17 years old and only couple years ago I put new carburetor since rebuild kits are not available. It still starts on 1st pull most of the time. Still have the battery that come with it in dry stage, with acid in the bottle. Never felt the need for electric starter.
Kayteg1 12/16/21 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

From what I read in the past about fiberglass shell campers, they are build with the same idea boats are. To attach internal walls or cabinets, they glue pieces of wood to the shell and whey the wood can rot, small pieces should be easy to replace. For good DIYer that is as dealing with epoxy is not for everyone.
Kayteg1 12/13/21 09:25am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

I am surprised how little BigFoot owners participate in this topic. When price looks high to me as well, the market changes and I assume OP did his research. In my years of RVing I restored several different RV and all restoration were great success. But for all projects I was seeking solid base. So it was Airstream, Prevost, Barth. All RV with solid frame and regardless 30 or 50 years of age - they generated lot of pleasure for me and later buyers. When I never owned BF, the fiberglass shell is solid base for restoration. Long way from "toothpicks frame with skinny plywood slapped over to hold it" lot of other constructions present. OP good luck with this or other purchase.
Kayteg1 12/12/21 10:05pm Truck Campers
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