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VIDEO of a seriously impressive solar system.

Very large and impressive solar system on Host Mammoth. This looks like a no expense spared solar electric system. I estimate 1500 watts solar and 900 AH Lithium. I didn't get a chance to speak with the owner. Apologies for the wind noise, it just never stops blowing during this Truck Camper Rally.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/27/23 12:44pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Home Built Box Truck At Truck Camper Rally

The simplicity of genius. It's fantastic! I was at a campground on the Mississippi river right at the entrance to the gulf many moons ago. Two brothers were traveling down the river in a converted pontoon boat. The interior was very similar to this camper but without all the modern tech. It took them 16 months to traverse the whole river. I remember the entire exterior was covered with stickers of where they had been. Interesting how this great camper made me think of that. Thanks for the Cool story. Similar to that, Kelli and I were camped in central eastern Oregon. We camped and met a guy who had been bicycling across America the last 12 years. He and his little one wheel trailer were miles from any town, so we loaded him up on waters and food. He simply loved riding! He'd been all over the country. Glad you enjoyed the video. For kicks, here's a link to the video where we met the biker. Central Oregon has some fantastic camping available. Eastern Central Oregon
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/15/23 05:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Suggestion for trip to desert southwest

I liked Meteor Crater. It has a very nice museum facility and some hiking options to the bottom. Depends how much you want to do, you could spend a full day there. I camped a few miles east of there on the freeway at the very nice new rest area, then went into Winslow to hang on the corner and get some stuff. Unfortunately Lowell Observatory was closed due to an imminent blizzard. I really enjoyed the south rim of GC and got some great pictures and video. I camped 3 days in the campground. I exited southbound out of the park but then took a left at the south end of town, and headed east into the blm land forest road. I made my wandering way through to the fire observation tower and exited back into the GCNP and exited again via the eastbound road after visiting the observation tower, Pueblo castle replica. I could have camped up in the blm area but didn't. I have not seen the north rim yet, on the list. There are so many interesting places in that area, you can't miss. If you want, you can glance through my posting history to see if there is anything in there that interests you. On another note, we travel with our 2 cats and they do very well. They roam free throughout the truck and camper as we have a passthrough. Remember, it's much harder to get reservations or find a spot over the summer ..Take care.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/15/23 04:21pm Truck Campers
VIDEO: Home Built Box Truck At Truck Camper Rally

Home Built Box Truck at Truck Camper Rally 2023 We came across this home built box truck at the Truck /camper Rally and started talking to the owner. Super nice guy! He built his own Palace On Wheels and was happy to show it off to our wandering group of truck camper enthusiasts. He had the unit outfitted very well and usefully. I hope you enjoy checking this build out as much as we did. If the post doesn't belong here, my feelings won't be hurt if taken down or moved.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/15/23 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: TAG AXLE For Carrying Your Heavy Truck Camper

I'm sure the wheels are sprung so they only carry so much weight putting less weight on the bearings The springs have no bearing on the weight on the wheel bearings. Whatever amount of weight is placed upon axles is the weight it carries, regardless of what type of springs it has. The stronger the spring, the more weight transfered to the tag axle. If the axle is just floating, no load on it, there is no load on the bearing. If you install springs rated 100, 300, 500 pounds, you are progressively transferring more weight from the drive axle to the tag axle. The more weight transfered, the more friction and heat. When you only have the truck axle, that is true, the weight is dividedbetween the front and fear axles. But with a tag axle, you are now sharing the weight load between 3 axles.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/11/23 11:31pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: TAG AXLE For Carrying Your Heavy Truck Camper

In the tradition of mercilessly picking products apart... The mailbox letter advertising is a nice touch. Real "professional" and makes you want to do business with an outfit that couldn't be bothered to spring $100 for some vinyl in a nice font. Using snowmobile trailer tires is probably not the best idea when you're going to be traveling long distances. They tend to burn up wheel bearings because the wheels are spinning so fast. I'm sure the wheels are sprung so they only carry so much weight putting less weight on the bearings but they certainly could heat up. I'm not sure what effect the tag axle has when backing the vehicle and reverse steering. I could also see an issue when negotiating tight turns, berms in the road causing one or the other axle to be airborne. Probably not good when the tag axle is on the ground and the drive axle is in the air. If you are carrying a TC heavy enough to warrant a tag axle, you probably aren't driving back roads and sticking to pavement. For some folks, it may serve a purpose.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/11/23 06:48am Truck Campers
VIDEO: TAG AXLE For Carrying Your Heavy Truck Camper

TAG AXLE For Your Heavy Truck Camper TAG AXLE, Increases Your Trucks Load Capacity For Carrying A Large Heavy Truck Camper Or A Heavy Load In Your Truck Bed.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/10/23 11:05pm Truck Campers
VIDEO: For those Interested, I tour 3 popup truck campers.

VIDEO: For those Interested, I tour three popup truck campers. This is from the 2023 Truck Camper Rally in Roadrunner Wash area, Quartzsite AZ. Some interesting and creative ideas. A trend seems to be an outside shower tent and exterior connections for hot and cold water. Enjoy.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/08/23 11:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Goodbye CH751 key!

If I replace my locks, it will most likely be a combination lock to reduce the number of keys. At your age? How are you going to remember all those numbers? Rim Shot!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/07/23 01:03am Truck Campers
RE: Steep Off-Road Grade with Truck Camper

Hold downs should do their job. I've done a couple grades that creeped me out before and I came through ok. As a rule of thumb, if the grade you are planning to drive is proceeded with "Hey everybody, watch this" don't do it.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/07/23 01:02am Truck Campers
RE: Just curious

Been drinking fresh tank water since 2007 and still ticking. I will say if the water doesn't taste good, I'll buy bottled water. At this point in life, I figure age will get me before the water does. C'est la vie
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/07/23 12:56am Truck Campers
VIDEO: BEAR Adventure Vehicles Light Truck Camper BEAR Adventure Vehicles Light Truck Camper If anyone is interested, here is a BEAR Adventure Vehicles truck camper with body panels manufactured by Total Composits in Canada. A very well-built camper with rugged insulated panel construction. This unit is setup for a retired individual who travels by himself and his small dog. I was especially impressed by the Predator (BEAR PROOF) screen door. Enjoy!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 05/07/23 12:40am Truck Campers
RE: Replacing Emergency Exit Cover

I needed a Hinges old style hinge which was just curled metal that slipped into similarly curled metal. There may be a small retaining tab on one of the hinges to bend to allow the hatch cover to slide out to the side. Open all the way, release the red hatch lever and lift the whole screen and cover up 90 or more degrees to slide past the frame. There was no replacement hatch cover available for my 22x22 hatch opening so I had to purchase aluminium angle, plexiglass, aluminium rivets, marine sealant, and fabricated my own cover. Works better than the original and since it's double pane and clear, I can stargaze while laying in bed.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 03/23/23 09:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Is this the biggest/heaviest TC on the market?

I know early on, S&S tried to make a slide out TC, Dinette only, and it had structural issues with the wood framing. They stopped making it after a couple years. Since this beast is going to be on a flatbed, it should be fully supported and not be subject to the same issues as a standard TC. With the weight and size of this model, I would think it to be prudent to install a few Simpson Z-MAX steel connector brackets in the most stressed points of the framing like corner walls and the cabover. It looks like it has decent solar, I would prefer about 600 AH LIFEPO, 3x200AH batteries in there and a 3000 watt Victron or Xantrex inverter charger to run electrical appliances and AC possibly in the form of a mini split. In our case, I could do without the rear couch bed area and convert it into a wardrobe, shelves, and pantry. Everybody has different needs. I'd also consider installing windows in the side wall of the slides. Something else I treasure on my current setup is the cab/TC passthrough. The cats love it and I can squeeze up into the truck in case of an emergency. It's not a friendly design for OffRoad and rougher terrain with the length of the rear overhang sticking out the back. For someone who's going to stick to the main roads and well maintained gravel roads, it's going to be a great home or home away from home.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 03/13/23 06:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Had to cut my roadtrip short, sewer problems at home

I came home early this year. The south was not particularly warm. Winter definitely we t south for the winter term. I don't recall if I mentioned it was 5 degrees F when I first checked the weather app. It'll be nice to be home again with my kitties and what's her name... Kelli,kidding....
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 03/01/23 07:12pm Truck Campers
Had to cut my roadtrip short, sewer problems at home

Video short, driving the blizzard
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 03/01/23 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: Queen Mine Tour in Bisbee Arizona

That was just Awesome Jeff, Thanks for posting. Glad you enjoyed it.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/24/23 07:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Queen Mine Tour in Bisbee Arizona

Camper Jeff, last week Thursday and Friday we were at the nearby Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area and the weather was chilly, windy and dusty, and I see it didn't get any better... JK Now near Big Bend NP in the 80s I'm leaving the Whitewater Draw this morning. Spent 3 days here in the wind and rain. Very enjoyable place. Coyotes were very active and loud last night. Going to Indian Bread Hills to meet friends for a couple days. May go from there to the Grand Canyon of Texas afterwards. Big Bend could be next. 80's sounds like a nice change. I hope you're enjoying your trip as much as I am mine. Take care.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/24/23 09:59am Truck Campers
Queen Mine Tour in Bisbee Arizona

Queen Mine Tour Bisbee Arizona I was enjoying some BLM camping on a mountaintop just outside the town of Bisbee, when the winds and rains came, never ceasing. Being on top where I was enjoying the view, the location offered no protection from the expected high winds. It's been 5 days since then and the wind and rain has never stopped. So far, this is the coldest, wettest winter roadtrip I've ever taken. Fortunately, I've been blessed with interesting places the whole way on this roadtrip. History buffs will enjoy this video. For time sake, I've cut a lot out but I admit it's still a long video. Fast forward where you must and I hope you'll enjoy this abbreviated Queen Mine Tour.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/24/23 04:35am Truck Campers
What Happens In Quartzsite 3 F35 Refueling From A KC135

What Happens In Quartzsite USAF F35 KC135 A couple days happenings around Quartzsite.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 02/17/23 01:43pm Truck Campers
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