Have battened down the camper to the truck, and I’m almost ready to roll.
Sunday a friend attached the Torklift camper tie downs with only a few expletives and those mostly trying to find the right socket, sometimes metric and sometimes standard. What is up with that Dodge? These hunks of metal are beefy and bolt onto the frame, no drilling. I couldn’t pick up either of the two boxes they came in. The part that sticks out beyond the truck bed is easily removed so no shin biters when the camper is off the truck.
And although it was a short drive home afterwards I noticed a difference with less rocking. Since then I gave it the true test going up and down the Yarnell Hill road twice. Feels solid. If it goes over now, the whole truck goes with it. But I’m not going to be thinking about that.
Next to figure out the propane problem. Very important as this provides hot water, cold refrigerator, cooked food and possibly heat. These are no longer luxuries for my kind of camping. So while in Congress Monday, doing laundry, I stopped at BB Automotive and Dave quickly ascertained the regulator and hoses needing replacing. Fortunately the Yarnell hardware store stocked these. And that fixed the problem. So glad neither of the ridiculously over priced 5 gallon/20 lb side-mount tanks need replacing. And I found the ‘L’ shaped adapter so I don’t have to unbolt and remove the tanks to be filled. Not sure my shoulders would put up with lifting 35-40 pounds when full to a level just above my short shoulder height.
Now to fill the fresh water tank and check the water heater and pump. Plus wire in a couple of 12v plugs for my hand-size inverter to plug in the computer and phone/camera chargers. Because there’s a solar panel on the roof I might as well use that sun power.
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