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#21 OFFLINE   Monkey44

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 04:01 AM

Cape Cod -- about as far from everywhere else as possible -- but travel alot in the camper. All over the USA as a MOF...

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 08:25 PM

Cape Cod -- about as far from everywhere else as possible -- but travel alot in the camper. All over the USA as a MOF...


Hi Monkey 44 if in your travels if you find yourself in the Mountain Home AR. aera look me up and I have a large yard so parking would be a snap .
By the way WHAT is MOF ??? :D
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 01:59 AM

MOF -- Matter of Fact -- just an idiom !!!

And I do get to Arizona as often as not. Lived in California for years and visit there when I can -- and am getting ready to spend lots more time on the road ... just finished the last bit of education for my teenage son and he's off on his own soon. Then I'll be on the road more than off it. Am selling my house and relocating somewhere where winters are warm --

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 04:27 PM

MOF -- Matter of Fact -- just an idiom !!!

And I do get to Arizona as often as not. Lived in California for years and visit there when I can -- and am getting ready to spend lots more time on the road ... just finished the last bit of education for my teenage son and he's off on his own soon. Then I'll be on the road more than off it. Am selling my house and relocating somewhere where winters are warm --


OK I guess I just not even thinking !! LOL I was trying to link MOF to some type work that would have you on the road all the time . I have a brother in GA . that does line work for a co. that sub.s for a A T & T and has been on the road in down south in all the small towns on the cost ..
lot's of luck looking for a new town to move to !!Thats why I'm in in Mountain Home AR. to get out of the big city
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 05:42 PM

Actually, I write and shoot photos for magazines and other venues -- and I take my camper everytime I go -- one, because I like camping, but two, because I have lots of gear to take and don't like flying ... I'd rather have everything right with me in my truck... and besides that, who else can go camping and get paid for it !!!

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 07:52 PM

Actually, I write and shoot photos for magazines and other venues -- and I take my camper everytime I go -- one, because I like camping, but two, because I have lots of gear to take and don't like flying ... I'd rather have everything right with me in my truck... and besides that, who else can go camping and get paid for it !!!

MAM N0W THATS cool :lol: all of us poor suckers have to Pay to play !!! thats just not fair :D LOL
At the rate fuel is going up none of up fools may get to N E in june ! diesel is at 2.98 now and this is only the start of it .
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 06:23 PM

I bought a Fleetwood Elkhorn 10W off eBay in Dec of 05, have it on my 01 F-350 diesel dually. Great camper in great shape for $4307.00! Heading from Florida to Mardi Gras in Eunice, LA in February. Let the Good Times Roll!

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:37 AM

Hi Scooterdriver,
Welcome to the forum! Congrats on your Fleetwood purchase. Hope you get to enjoy yours as much as we have ours.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:30 PM

I bought a Fleetwood Elkhorn 10W off eBay in Dec of 05, have it on my 01 F-350 diesel dually. Great camper in great shape for $4307.00! Heading from Florida to Mardi Gras in Eunice, LA in February. Let the Good Times Roll!


I just got a "99" 8S last night for $2K with electric jacks and a A/C. Extended queen. I think it was the steal of the century!!!!!

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:29 PM

Hello group. Brand new member here. I just bought a 2000 Caribou (don't know the model, but it fits in the back of my full size 2000 F-250 Lariat nicely without having to get a hitch extender for my trailer). I practically stole it from my friend whose wife hated the thing the first time they took it out. They were trying to dry camp with a family of 4. Heh.

Anyway, the camper is like new except for normal wear and tear. No holes in anything, the dining area has no tears, all doors close, no leaks of any kind, all electrical works. This is my first camper. I was tenting it before. I did drive it about 20 miles though and am getting stupid springs put on the back. I did not like the body roll at all.

Anyway, I have some questions.
1. Power Cord: I notice that the power cord goes into the left-front of the camper but is supposed to stretch to the back of the truck?. I assume it originates in where the CB's and fuses are. Anyway, it did not reach my current 7 pin plug so I bought another one and installed it on the bottom of the bumper on the drivers side, and now I can plug in the lights. Also since I have a trailer I needed a second 7 pin anyway. I am not 100% sure where to route it though. What I did (this is only sitting in the yard. I have not taken it out yet but will in two weeks to Glamis) is before the camper was completely setting in the bed, I ran the cord between the bed and the camper. There appears to be plenty of room. Then it runs out the back and plugs in. Then I set the camper down, making sure that the cord always moves and is not pinched. Is this right?
2. Can anyone tell me what the capacity of the black water tank is? Or at least point me to where I can find an owners manual?

This is all for now. I am sure I will have more later.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:06 PM

Hello group. Brand new member here. I just bought a 2000 Caribou (don't know the model, but it fits in the back of my full size 2000 F-250 Lariat nicely without having to get a hitch extender for my trailer). I practically stole it from my friend whose wife hated the thing the first time they took it out. They were trying to dry camp with a family of 4. Heh.

Anyway, the camper is like new except for normal wear and tear. No holes in anything, the dining area has no tears, all doors close, no leaks of any kind, all electrical works. This is my first camper. I was tenting it before. I did drive it about 20 miles though and am getting stupid springs put on the back. I did not like the body roll at all.

Anyway, I have some questions.
1. Power Cord: I notice that the power cord goes into the left-front of the camper but is supposed to stretch to the back of the truck?. I assume it originates in where the CB's and fuses are. Anyway, it did not reach my current 7 pin plug so I bought another one and installed it on the bottom of the bumper on the drivers side, and now I can plug in the lights. Also since I have a trailer I needed a second 7 pin anyway. I am not 100% sure where to route it though. What I did (this is only sitting in the yard. I have not taken it out yet but will in two weeks to Glamis) is before the camper was completely setting in the bed, I ran the cord between the bed and the camper. There appears to be plenty of room. Then it runs out the back and plugs in. Then I set the camper down, making sure that the cord always moves and is not pinched. Is this right?
2. Can anyone tell me what the capacity of the black water tank is? Or at least point me to where I can find an owners manual?

This is all for now. I am sure I will have more later.

Bruce


Bruce, Welcome and congratulations on your first TC! The power cord you are talking about generally plugs into the wall of the TC bed behind the driver. I had mine set up that way, at least, when I had my Happijac tie downs installed. If your cord reaches to the back bumper and you have the extra plug there now, I see no reason you couldn't keep it there. YOu might think about some kind of method of keeping the cord up off the floor of the bed so it doesn't get squashed by accident. Maybe have it hook under the wing until it comes out the back? (I'm not an expert on this, and assume others with more knowledge about this than I will speak up)

I don't know your particular camper so I can't help on the tank sizes.

Again, congratulations, welcome and have fun with your new TC. :cry_smile:

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:38 PM

Kathy is right about hanging the camper's cord along the underside of the driver's overhang. Extend the original cord by inserting the appropriate amount of wire so your plug can reach the back of your truck's bumper. Go to a RV Parts house (at any dealership) and get about the right amount of "7 element camper wire". It will be about the same size as the current wire.

Cut off the camper's female plug.

Splice in the 7 element wire and run the wire along the underside of the overhang to near your truck bumper's receptical. You can suspend it using conduit straps, or something as simple as cup hooks.

It's time to either re-splice the plug, or buy a new one to go on the end of your newly bought wire, but at this point, you're going to also take care of the trailer hitch light plug/wires.

For your trailer's electrical plug, using a few feet of trailer-light-wire capable of reaching the back bumper of the camper, splice in the 4 way flat connector. Secure the flat connector to the camper's back bumper.

If both the camper's wires, and the trailer's wires are attached to the underside of the camper, and run where they can't be crushed (as Kathy warned), it's simply one plug to be inserted into the existing bumper plug when loading or unloading...and everything is done neatly.

By the way, one of the 7 pin plugs wires can be activated to charge the camper's batteries from your truck's alternator when you drive. That particular pin is not usually shipped 'hot' from the factory, and requires an additional wire to be run from the truck's battery. In addition you should install a 'battery isolator' to prevent the camper from drawing current from your truck's starting battery when the truck's engine is not running.


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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:32 PM

Bruce, Hi,

You didn't say what model Caribou you have. You also didn't mention a slide. Therefore, I will guess that you bought a 2000 Caribou Model 9E. The 9E has 33 gal fresh, 26 gal grey, and 16 gal black.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 01:32 PM

I'm a new owner and found and awesome 1998 Caribou 11M in Show Low Arizona. I have not camped with it yet but have we have yard camped in it. Does Fleet wood have a good manual for this model? I hace a book with generic information about the camper but poor diagrams and no specific instructions on operations. I'm excited to get on the road but aprehensive on the operations. How long does the fridge run on propane? Can I run the fridge on propane when plugged into 110 power? Just some questions I have. I have a 20'ft Reinell to tow behind my 2500 Dodge. Does anyone have issues with a 4"ft extension on the factory hitch?
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:41 PM

I just purchased a 2002 Fleetwood Angler and as this is the first TC I have ever owned I have a question, really lots of them, but for now this. I have a drop in bedliner in my 02 DodgeRam shortbed truck, will I need to remove it before using my TC full time? I also read somewhere that you are not allowed on the top of this model, does anyone know if thats true?

I cut the bottom of my truck liner out kept the sides and bought a rubber bed mat from tractor supply works great...just ran sheet metal screws in the sides to hold it up and used the bottom for my wifes car that has a oil leak so the bottom became a pan...going green here........LOL....hope you enjoy your camper as much as we enjoy ours...take care bill

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:49 AM

I know some people were looking for the Fleetwood Elkhorn Manual.  Here is the link to my 2003 10W manual I just scanned :)

 

https://drive.google...blI0RDZOeWVFTmM

 

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http://goo.gl/jHM2xm

 

 

 

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 04:34 PM

A very good sticky pad between a pickup box and a TC is stable mat.  They are recycled rubber and about 3/4" thick.  Look in farm/ranch supply stores like Tractor Supply.



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:07 AM

With a 4 ft extension could end up bending the extension pipe and or brecking the hitch it's self. a double hitch like Tork Lifts or make your own. But remember towing is reduced when your truck already with the TC.


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