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RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

Thanks for all of the assistance! Thanks for giving the update. Many people simply disappear, and we are left wondering if they got the question sorted or not.
jimh406 11/20/22 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Hardside TC for 3900 pound payload shortbed

Truck Camper Magazine only lists their advertiser brands, so a pretty incomplete list. There are a lot more brands out there. I'd probably look at an aluminum sided Lance or Northern Lite without a basement. I probably wouldn't go for a filon camper because they are generally heavier. As others have said, you should also consider a popup. Some are pretty nice with similar features. Of course, you do have to raise the roof to be usable. I'd also consider a side door model if you can find one. Finally, keep in mind that most TCs are a lot heavier than the specs say.
jimh406 11/18/22 05:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Jack Issue/ Battery Storage

OP didn't say he drove anywhere, but assuming his charging circuit is working from his 7 pin while driving, the batteries should have had at least some charge if he did drive. Fwiw, I've never tried running my jacks from 7 pin, but I have run a tongue jack for a TT with a completely dead battery. I have jumped my generator from the truck. I originally made a short set, but since I carry 25 ft jumper cables now, I use those. If it was sitting, then I think OP will need to use his battery cutoff when not using it. The carbon monoxide detectors and LP detectors generally use enough battery power to drain a battery.
jimh406 11/18/22 12:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Jack Issue/ Battery Storage

I would fire up the genny and use the jacks. You can't start the house generator if battery is dead.
jimh406 11/17/22 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: Electric Jack Issue/ Battery Storage

If the batteries were dead on the TC, then it's probably the power circuit on the truck. You should be able to look up what fuse it will be on the truck. Some trucks need a relay to allow charging while driving. If it used to work, then it isn't that. I like battery tenders if you take the batteries out. If it is fairly close, I'd just plug in.
jimh406 11/17/22 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: Bracket to relocate jack

Jacks typically slide in the bracket. Yours may be welded on. There is probably room to attach the bracket lower. If not, then you could use a piece of angle that is long enough to go from the bottom of the frame to the top. I don't think it would be that big of problem if it isn't quite as strong. I know my heavy camper can be supported temporarily by 3 jacks. This happens when I'm lowering because there always seems to be back jack that lowers faster than the other. However, I think I'd expect the tow company to cover it.
jimh406 11/15/22 09:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Four Wheel Campers

Right now I could buy a comparable one for less than I sold it for less than 2 months ago. Not many people buy RVs during Late Fall in Western Washington, so how much is time of year?
jimh406 11/14/22 07:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Four Wheel Campers

I agree that not all manufacturers have extreme growth as a business model. It takes a lot of work and risk to grow a business. On the other hand, all RVs and especially TCs are all "niche" products. ;) My guess is Four Wheel Campers is exactly the size they want to be. You'd have to ask them why. Their newest ownership group started in 2016. It seems to me that their prices have gone up over the years because people really like them, but they've also increased the models and types including the relatively new Project M.. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to get one if I was interested in a popup.
jimh406 11/14/22 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Beach trip

I really liked this photo. The host looks ghostly as the sun was setting. Barry Please add width=600 or just use which will add it for you. Setting the width works better for those who don't have high resolution screens.
jimh406 10/30/22 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

We never even connected the two tubes together. We simple inserted the lower tube by itself and the hole did not align. Sorry, I missed the first picture.
jimh406 10/27/22 05:53pm Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

The tubes are separate pieces. The lower tube inserts into the lower receiver hole where you then line up holes and insert 5/8" pin. It is the lower tube that was not drilled correctly. That aligns with what I was thinking, but if you loosen the straps, can you not get enough play to align the lower pin? Then, tighten the straps that hold the tubes together.
jimh406 10/27/22 04:02pm Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

I think the tubes can move independently. Maybe it got bumped in shipping if I'm right.
jimh406 10/27/22 03:26pm Truck Campers
RE: LP Gas Detector

Low battery will cause it. Also, they age out, so check the age of if you take it out.
jimh406 10/24/22 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: old Atwood jack motor

Thanks, probably someone needs one or will.
jimh406 10/23/22 10:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot camper - spray paint color match?

There are better places to do color matching than Home Depot. We've never had them get a color right yet. I'd try an autopart/boating store that deals with fiberglass if that is what you are trying to match. They have a lot of colors which you can put in a a sprayer. Another option, call Bigfoot for advice.
jimh406 10/19/22 06:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Install

The article says "adhesive" and "glue". No mention of tape. Who knows what the glue or adhesive was. If you used the wrong type/size screw and went into a soft part of the roof those could fail as well. Not to mention the bracket could come undone with the wrong type screw/nut/washer. Even the orientation/angle of the panel and where it was mounted could make a difference not to mention the speed of the vehicle traveling and the prevailing wind force.
jimh406 10/19/22 06:30pm Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

Pontoon boat is 3500# with approx. 350# of TW. We decided on the Torklift Super Hitch and Super Truss 36". ... Preparing to sharpen some 1/2" bits! Good choice and good to have sharp bits!
jimh406 10/19/22 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

As others have noted a 36 inch 2x2 is a bit heavy. I think you could easily get over the tongue weight limit of the hitch. If I had a 92 truck, I'd buy an upgraded hitch if for no other reason than to get different tiedown mounts. But, fwiw, my 2.5 extension is less than 24 inches. My ball mount + extension could easily get close to 36 but the extension is a lot less for my 9 1/2 TC. So I think the question is does he really need a 36 extension? If the boat is really light, then maybe he could use two 18 inch extensions or similar. I wouldn't personally do it. Another option is to extend the trailer tongue and let it ride under the TC bumper.
jimh406 10/18/22 01:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Install

So you're one those guys who slaps or should I say "sticks" with tape, panels on a roof and calls it good? Nope, I'm one of those guys who points that that opinions aren't the same thing as facts even if the person posting is positive they are right. I trust that people will do their research to determine the best option for their situation. For the record, I don't have a solar panel mounted on my TC, so your panel(s) will fall off way before mine will. ;)
jimh406 10/14/22 09:37am Truck Campers
RE: Solar Install

**Do Not** use ANY kind of tape as a primary fastening device on a rubber roof to secure rigid framed panels. All of the solar panels etc that are attached that way will probably all fall off at the same time. Seriously though, there is more than one way to attach solar panels. Choose what you want. Tape is used to hold on body parts for vehicles and the right tape can work well no matter if it is solar panel or not.
jimh406 10/13/22 09:50pm Truck Campers
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