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RE: Patagonia

No advice regarding driving but for clothing, light weight and wind resistant are best. Lots of wind in that area. That's one part of the world that I would elect to revisit. It's like Alaska on steroids.
bighatnohorse 08/10/22 08:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Let's talk Dana 80 axle temps

Yes. The Dana 80 is de-rated by Ford to match the tire load capacity. The Dana 80 is rated for 11,000 pounds by it's manufacturer.
bighatnohorse 07/23/22 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Los Algodones Mexico

Don't be shocked by all the happy street greeters along the sidewalks that encourage one to use their dentist or shop. (It's kind of off-putting to non-travelers.) We've never had a problem there but we always carry Cipro - provided by out local primary care doc - for world travel.
bighatnohorse 07/01/22 07:58am Snowbirds
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

I think I was dealing with new hires who were not spun up on their jobs. Hit the nail on the head. My agent (71 years old) complains about the loss of knowledge with the new generation of agents. I think shopping for a good agent is more important than shopping for "rates".
bighatnohorse 06/16/22 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

USAA connected me to Progressive Commercial. They wrote up a commercial policy for exclusive personal use. My Ram 5500 is a 2015 model and I pay under $1k/year for full coverage. Do you have an agent that you work with? (I'm wondering how to get with an agent that I can communicate with and who understands what I'm asking.)
bighatnohorse 06/15/22 08:20am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

Ed and I just had this discussion - our problem is that the "clock is ticking" (how long will we be healthy enough to want to do our epic sightseeing trips?) so we're going, no matter what the price. Adventure before Dementia !;)
bighatnohorse 06/14/22 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: TC and MPG

It is the frontal area of the camper hurting mileage more than the weight. Agreed. When Arctic Fox designed a taller camper my mileage dropped one mpg. For comparison, I had a AF 1140 and an AF 1150 Even though the 1140 was heavier than the 1150, the taller 1150 gets worse mileage. As usual, the biggest factor affecting mileage is speed.
bighatnohorse 06/12/22 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

JimK-NY It might be better to ditch the truck camper and get a class-C or something with a more appropriate shower.
bighatnohorse 06/10/22 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

My shower at home consists of a tub with tile on three sides and a "flimsy curtain" on one side. There is no grab bar nor have I had to have one. Again, what is the "problem"? One person has a disability with a sense of balance of about 10-percent.
bighatnohorse 06/09/22 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

The show is a tiny stand-up-in shower and one side is a flimsy curtain. One could fall through the curtain, but not actually "fall down" inside the shower. I did read the reviews on the link. My hope was someone on this forum already had solved this problem.
bighatnohorse 06/09/22 08:40am Tech Issues
RE: Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

Why not remove the paneling on the opposite wall and put real wood backing where you want the grab bar? Safest long-term thing to do, IMO. Thats worth looking into. For a person with balance issues ANYTHING besides a smooth wall would help. This one: Adhesive Grab Bar is rated at something like 250 pounds. (the suction cup type are rated at 5 pounds)
bighatnohorse 06/08/22 08:15am Tech Issues
Self adhesive shower grab bar needed

The shower wall is a textured surface and not suitable for screws. So I need an adhesive (not the suction cup) type of grab bar. I was wondering if anyone has done this project and if you found a suitable product?
bighatnohorse 06/06/22 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Can someone help design a 5 volt circuit

This might work: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TCF26NT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
bighatnohorse 04/27/22 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

A friend had a SRW and didn't know it's total weight. He carried a large Big Foot camper. And had three two or three blow outs all on the right rear tire. He finally upgraded to a DRW and never had a blow out after that. And no loss of control? No, no loss of control. But changing out the tire had to be done in an extremely dangerous location.
bighatnohorse 04/10/22 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

A friend had a SRW and didn't know it's total weight. He carried a large Big Foot camper. And had three two or three blow outs all on the right rear tire. He finally upgraded to a DRW and never had a blow out after that.
bighatnohorse 04/09/22 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Valle De Juarez Open For Business

Are you still using a truck camper for your travels? Where the heck is that?
bighatnohorse 03/07/22 07:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Random Questions

5500 and flat tow. That will probably suit your needs in the long run.
bighatnohorse 02/08/22 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Wind Deflector

I was on a road trip and picked up a hood for one of my project cars. I had no place to haul it except strapped to the roof of the truck. I was surprised to find that it picked up almost 1 mpg on the 900 miles home. I'm going to build a deflector, probably like Sleepy did. On a 1000+ mile trip I picked up 1.5 mpg simply because of a slight tail wind. It only take a mild 5 mph wind (head or tail) to make a difference.
bighatnohorse 02/02/22 07:33am Truck Campers
RE: LiFePo4 lithium battery charging questions

A DC-DC charger is required if you want to use the alternator to charge the battery. LiFePO batteries have very little internal resistance, and can overheat your alternator, causing it to die an early death. Battle Born batteries says not so: YouTube Presentation
bighatnohorse 01/26/22 08:07am Tech Issues
Exterior dash cam for rear view?

I'm basically looking for a traffic dash cam (with chip that continuously records) that is weatherproof. No monitor - just a simple recording device - always on. Anyone have such a thing on their camper?
bighatnohorse 12/24/21 09:08am Tech Issues
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