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RE: Back up camera using factory screen

I apologize for slightly expanding the question. Who knows have to change a stock 'backup' camera into a rear view camera that can be turner on and off with a switch, instead of selecting reverse. (I know it will be manufacturer specific). That's how my old truck/TC was setup with an aftermarket camera and screen, and it was very useful since the inside mirror is useless with the TC on. I've been researching this subject not only for rear camera, but for using front Ford camera for traffic records. Somebody would have to hack Ford's software and to day I did not find such person.
Kayteg1 07/09/20 04:20pm Truck Campers
RE: New Fridge questions

Before TC I had motorhomes without leveling jacks, so we park out of level quite often. What I notice is that RESTARTING the fridge makes it very sensitive to level as with fridge off - ammonia tends to accumulate in low spot, blocking the flow. But we camp in high temperatures, so fridge was never off and I remember only 2 times when cold night shut the burner off and we had warm fridge following morning.
Kayteg1 07/09/20 02:32pm Truck Campers
RE: New Fridge questions

I have 2 Dometic RV fridges turning 19 years old and both work very well. Did some testing 2 years ago, simulating food loads and even in 100F outside, the freezer kept frozen. There is nothing that can wear on them, so beside corrosion, or carboned burner they are indestructible.
Kayteg1 07/09/20 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: Back up camera using factory screen

I reused Ford tailgate camera on my camper just fine. THE TOPIC
Kayteg1 07/09/20 10:39am Truck Campers
RE: New Fridge questions

First for us, there is no such thing as too big fridge. At home we often run 2 fridges even there is 2 of us. 5 cu in TC makes us repacking food to smaller dishes. We just like to have choices when dinner time comes. Running 2-way fridge off 12V is not a big deal when inverters become so cheap (I spend $1200 for 1 over a decade ago), but is there significant price difference between 2-way and 3-way fridge? Most of things in RV comes with backup mode and 12V is a good backup. Not to mention Lance makes heavier cords just to run fridge on 12V straight from the truck. Today's truck often have alternators in 200 amp range, so not like we run short on supply. But start with tape measure and checking the way out/in. On some campers even removing door or window is not enough.
Kayteg1 07/08/20 05:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Generator to Gas.

worry about fuel use? install a diesel gen set. I have a pp and love it. its now 13yrs old and fires right up. For years, as a joke on other forum I added "seeking diesel push mower" into my profile. Took 5 years and fellow member found me 1, but at $7000 price tag, I passed.
Kayteg1 07/07/20 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: Camper jack torn off driving

....Campers had three leg jacks. Also, I've had my 10.5 foot Okanogan on three legs and not on particularly level ground, with a breeze going. Extra wiggle, sure. But didn't seem to be in danger of going over.... That remind me Russian ingenuity http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ir6h9Q90O7g/TUBxp1QnkOI/AAAAAAAACqE/UZ1LAuEcXE0/s1600/3-wheels-tractor.jpg width=600
Kayteg1 07/06/20 09:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Generator to Gas.

Removing 1 of 7.5 gallons propane cylinders make plenty of storage for gas can.... with triple running time. Sure, but fridges, water heaters, stoves, ovens, builtin generators, and furnaces don’t run on gasoline. That's why I said remove 1 aka ONE. I also removed generator, what gives me storage for 2 more cans, while generator sits on front hitch.
Kayteg1 07/06/20 08:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Generator to Gas.

The reason why small RVs don’t have gasoline engine generators is they don’t typically have gasoline storage built in. Removing 1 of 7.5 gallons propane cylinders make plenty of storage for gas can.... with triple running time.
Kayteg1 07/06/20 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Generator to Gas.

There is safety issue with using gasoline engine mounted on small RV. Even if you find gasoline carburetor for it. For carburetor contact the manufacturer.
Kayteg1 07/06/20 05:10pm Truck Campers
RE: leg bracket repair

Can't say if the bracket is twisted, but looks like it is hanging on siding only. The frame wood under has to be gone fishing.
Kayteg1 07/06/20 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: 3M 5200 Marine Sealant et al

Silicone is just base material, when caulks have advanced formulas and silicone roof coating makes the best material it is. I tried all kind of caulks on my RV and marine caulks would turn yellowish within couple of seasons, not mentioning their adhesion to rubber roof was poor. Their internal strength played no role. The best caulk I experienced is the pictured below. It will stay flexible, is paintable and relatively easy to apply. Then what really made my rubber roof leak-proof was mentioned Henry's silicone roof coating, who will stick and feel gaps around all caulking. http://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/028756/028756968597.jpg?size=pdhi width=400
Kayteg1 07/06/20 12:16pm Truck Campers
RE: leg bracket repair

I did such repair on my Fleetwood, who had water damages in the corner. You will need to pull the siding a little bit out to assess the damage. If the wood is only partially damaged - fiber-glassing does the wonder. If the wood is rotten, that calls for serious rebuild.
Kayteg1 07/06/20 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Camper jack torn off driving

I don't see any lag bolts holes at all. But picture shows only 1 side, so there is big margin for error. Still all TC mounts I have seen have additional angle-liner inside, so the frame in the corner is sandwiched between the steel. Meaning if the light camper did not have it from the factory, I don't see much trouble to do it now. Only floor frame has bigger wood chip, so there is lot of good wood to sandwich and 4 bolts going on other side can't be beat. I also like the diamond plate idea.
Kayteg1 07/06/20 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Camper jack torn off driving

Don't know what kind of jack you have, but I don't see holes for bolts? The few screw that left marks were put BETWEEN the skin and the frame. They had no holding power. Seems you had only 1 screw with solid hold and that one pulled some wood. Most of the jacks have at least 2 bolts on each side that go on other side of the wall and end on the piece of steel there.
Kayteg1 07/05/20 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Who's hitting the road this summer?

Funny comparing camping to traveling. On our 260 miles trip to Lake Powell, we crossed state line 5 times. But going to regural campground brings the concerns about using common facilities. The big campground we stayed at had huge office with TV monitor giving tips how to protect yourself from virus. 1 of the tips was to wash your hands and use paper towel to open the door. Bathroom had electric hand dryers and no paper towels. :S
Kayteg1 07/05/20 12:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tiedowns and Titan aux tank

air bubble You probably can find specifics on DOT sites, but I observe that automotive cans are build with more than 10% capacity for air bubble. Not big deal with diesel, but can be if you try to carry gasoline in hot RV compartment.
Kayteg1 07/05/20 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tiedowns and Titan aux tank

I ordered another VP Racing 5 gallon jug from Amazon today. Those are not DOT approved and don't have build-in air bubble. Make sure you understand how to fill them.
Kayteg1 07/05/20 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: Who's hitting the road this summer?

Slow traffic on the forum makes me wonder if Adamis and me are the only members who made some travels this season. I check boat forum on other hand and in 2 days it generates 3-4 pages of new replies. Anyway, for those who like pictures, here is couple from our last weekend. (zoom onto campers at the bottom of Horseshoe Bend.) In the week we spend at Powell Lake, the new cases of coronavirus in Las Vegas quadrupled, so looks like going into remote locations is the only way to go this season. https://i.imgur.com/oGWvKvN.jpg width=700 https://i.imgur.com/0wKFpZr.jpg width=700 https://i.imgur.com/pv4PUmT.jpg width=700
Kayteg1 07/05/20 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 07.03.2020

Since you are doing new shower faucet, consider adding thermostatic diverter to the system LIKE THIS ONE Anybody who did the upgrade loves it. In my latest conversion I made singe diverter operating shower and vanity faucet and hooked up to hot water side. So without fooling around with valves, I always get the water at right temperature at right time. For those butt joints I would add reinforcement. Can it be some fiberglass, or a piece of sheet-metal with lot of staples.
Kayteg1 07/04/20 12:31pm Truck Campers
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