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RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

So from what you are saying, such picture is not going to happen in real life? Just like Jeeps being lifted on top of the mountains for advertisement pictures. At the end, it does sound like weigh police after all. width=700 I doubt that is deep powder.
specta 11/23/20 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

~snip~ .... if I didn't run out of Ramen, whisky and sled gas! Ramen... ate so much of that in college that I will only hit my stock of 10 cases ONLY when the SHTF and the zombies come out. Whiskey... got pleny of that too, but the more I stay home in these wierd time, the more I go through. (note to self: buy more Jack.) :B LMAO!! That was pretty funny and I was going to quote the same thing except I'd need tequila and not whiskey. And, I'd never own a snowmobile. :B LOL
specta 11/23/20 05:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

Snowcats weigh too much to go thru powder, even with wider tracks. Top speed for this one with the blade and tiller up under ideal conditions is 15 mph tops. Not near enough speed to "blast" through the snow like snowmobiles do. They will just dig down. You start early in the season when the snow is not real deep and pack it down. link to driving snowcat - Living The Good Life as I call it. The snowcat is one of my work vehicles, sorry to have mislead. During the winter months I work for Utah State Parks OHV Program and have been grooming snowmobile trails for about 8 years now.
specta 11/23/20 04:56pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today? Put the cover on until sometime in the spring. :( On the plus side I have my truck back. LOL
specta 11/23/20 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road? Here's my Pisten Bully 100 Snowcat. My only question is how and where are you going to unload the camper if you have any type of engine related problem?? I would hate to be out there and have any type of engine or drivetrain problem and need access to the engine compartment. I don't recall reading how much weight they can carry. The snowcat itself weighs 10,000 as equipped in the pictures with the blade and tiller. The snowcats will only go on packed trails. They're not like a snowmobile that you can just take off and go where ever you want. Get off the packed trail and they dig down fast. This is my cat stuck 2 winters ago. I would hate to try and dig one out with the additional weight of a camper. It looks cool but I'll pass.
specta 11/23/20 03:20pm Truck Campers
Are there any threads here that........

someone who thinks they know everything doesn't turn the topic into an argument?? :? Asking for a friend.
specta 11/20/20 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Very pleased with my Chevy PU.

^ Thumbs up man! It actually pained me to give up the old 07 Dodge yesterday. Mainly because I know it was still in such good shape and reliable. But finances and convenience dictated. Tough to turn down selling a truck for 85% of the purchase price 13 years ago and getting a much newer much lower mile, well setup truck to replace it at the same time. I still think we need a like button. :)
specta 11/19/20 10:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Very pleased with my Chevy PU.

Hi Kenny! :B Lol I feel is a fair deal and taking it in tomorrow (880.00 installed including swapping my existing sensors). Looks and sounds like a killer deal to me Don. I looked for some factory take offs when I needed new tires the first time and they were ridiculous expensive so I've just kept the ugly OE WT rims.
specta 11/19/20 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

I would think yours would have a label, or possibly stamped in the top ring what the filling orientation is. The relief screw could have its own dip tube that is intended to show an 80% fill when the cylinder is vertical. :):) I went back out and looked and you are 100% correct.
specta 11/19/20 08:32am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

I had it in the back of my mind I would have to get new tanks but luckily I did not. No kidding, 30 lb horizontal on eBay - $202.59 shipped.
specta 11/19/20 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

to keep rust at bay. Pun intended?? LOL
specta 11/19/20 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

I’m guessing your old cylinders have to be filled horizontally? :):) They fill them in the vertical position. Now that you ask, I wonder if that's right way to fill them. :? :B
specta 11/19/20 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: What did you wake up to this morning?

28 this morning and heavy frost in central NC. Skiing in the Mountains We need a like button. :B
specta 11/19/20 07:23am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Specta, it looks like you have one of those old pre-OPD horizontals. Notice how the valve is sitting dead center in the tank end, and the valve handle is not the 3-corner style. There must be an internal dip tube that curves up into the vapor area of the cylinder. For that reason, there won’t be an OPD style valve available for that one. You may still be able to replace the valve with the same style and continue using the cylinder if it’s in good shape. I’m not sure what the rules say about revalving an older horizontal. On the newer cylinder, the valve is offset from center, so it’s in the vapor area. :):) Thank you. Here's tank that needs a new valve. The seal leaks when I have a hose attached to it. This tank and the newer tank were in my current camper when I bought it. The larger tank was in my 1996 Skyliner when I bought it.
specta 11/19/20 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: What did you wake up to this morning?
specta 11/19/20 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

From what I read before, horizontal tanks had different rules regarding certifications. If I remember right, they didn’t need the newer type valves, but if you tank them out, I suppose they are vertical. ;) They are usually found permanently mounted in Class As and some Class Cs. I think there are only a few older TCs that use horizontal tanks, but I’m sure people will point it out if I’m wrong. :D I was under the same impression that they didn't need to be recertified too.
specta 11/19/20 06:24am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate it. I have one horizontal tank that needs a new valve. I guess now would be a good time to start looking for one seeing that I wont need it until spring time. I added a T and a long hose so if I happen to run out while camping I can use vertical tanks as a back up.
specta 11/19/20 06:20am Truck Campers
RE: E load tire pressures for daily use and how I came to it.

With my camper loaded I run 80 psi in the rear and 70 psi in the front. With my truck empty I run 50 psi in the front and 45 in the rear. My tires always wear even across the tread. When I first bought my truck the TPM was set at 65 psi and my first set of tires wore prematurely in the middle so when I replaced the first set I had the tire store disable the TPM so I could run what ever pressure I wanted without the stupid light coming on and so I don't have to relearn it every time I rotate my tires.
specta 11/18/20 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lance campers R-value.

Mine is probably about a R-5. :B
specta 11/18/20 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Escape Hatch Condensation

Quit breathing. Did my wife tell you to post this? LOL too funny :B
specta 11/18/20 09:53am Truck Campers
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