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« Reply #160 on: June 28, 2017, 10:25:09 AM »
I also had that problem with my hot water heater and found that the thermal coupler was not far enough into the flame and was therefore not getting hot enough. I adjusted (bent) it a little more into the fire and it worked fine.
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« Reply #161 on: June 28, 2017, 10:33:53 AM »
Interesting.  This one is the same place as the original so I don't know if that's an issue or not.  It's also slightly different at the other end so I'm wondering if that might be the issue?
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« Reply #162 on: June 28, 2017, 10:45:39 AM »
I forgot. that was my first issue as well. I had to bend my thermal couple into the flame.

If you want to make sure it works put a multimeter on the 2 wires and grab the end with your hand. You should immediately see a voltage increase.

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« Reply #163 on: June 28, 2017, 11:54:09 AM »
If it stays lit with a butane lighter on the thermocoupler but goes out when you remove it you know it is not getting hot enough off the flame it is producing.
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« Reply #164 on: June 28, 2017, 11:54:34 AM »
You might also need to crank down the propane regulator screw a turn or two.
Not all regulators are adjustable.
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« Reply #165 on: January 13, 2018, 10:12:58 AM »
Late last fall we sold the Angler 9D (for about double what we had in to it too!)  8)

Now we're waiting on our new Arctic Fox 990.  Yup, we went whole hog on this one.  Many reasons but chiefly among them was the wife.  Sure I wanted heat, ac, a generator (as much or more for the mill than the camper as I like to use air to blow it off etc during band changes), entertainment (at a minimum a stereo but I liked the idea of a TV as I found I was often left alone on the jobsite after the day was done with just my thoughts and a kindle.  Nothing wrong with that but after a long day milling I thought it might be nice to watch a little TV before collapsing for the night).

Also wanted a bigger bathroom that I might actually be able to use with the door closed and even shower in.  And we wanted an awning over the door at the least.

With the 990 we got all that and a lot more but the wife is very excited that she will be 'comfy' on the jobsite and can come with me on weekends when we go milling.

I call that a win win :D  And the 990 is a true 4 season camper with 56 gallons of fresh water so I can use it well into the fall and early winter and carry water for the mill :D
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« Reply #166 on: January 13, 2018, 10:14:35 AM »


I call this camper a 'luxury apartment on the back of your truck' LOL
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« Reply #167 on: January 13, 2018, 10:36:25 AM »


I call this camper a 'luxury apartment on the back of your truck' LOL

Dang, that's a nice slide in....I could pretty well live in that.

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« Reply #168 on: January 13, 2018, 11:41:02 AM »
I like it, and Vera wants one too.
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« Reply #169 on: January 13, 2018, 08:06:28 PM »
Very nice one.  8)

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« Reply #170 on: January 13, 2018, 09:27:11 PM »
Arctic Fox is top of the line.  Congratulations on making a very wise choice.   8)
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« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2018, 06:38:03 AM »
Y'all going to enjoy that camper. It's a DanG shame I haven't used ours in almost three years. :(

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« Reply #172 on: January 15, 2018, 09:01:28 AM »
I looked a long time before finally deciding to go new and with AF but one thing was really clear:  like Subaru's, a used AF is darn near as expensive as a new one!  They appear to retain their value very well for a camper.

Also, they had the most headroom in the cab over bed than any other.  Sure, heavy and tall but very nice and the wife is exited about going milling with me now :D
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« Reply #173 on: March 30, 2018, 10:57:06 PM »
 

 
We did it :D
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« Reply #174 on: March 31, 2018, 12:07:59 AM »
Good looking rig!

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« Reply #175 on: March 31, 2018, 12:08:24 AM »
 Now you are “cookin’ with gas”! 8)
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« Reply #176 on: March 31, 2018, 06:20:41 AM »
Thanks guys :)  This thing is huge!  Amazing amount of room inside and a bit of a truck squisher but so far it handles it well and the 4080lbs rated Toyo's don't seem to mind it ;)

Now to get a new hitch and extension for it (ouch those aren't cheap!) so I can haul the mill behind it.
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« Reply #177 on: March 31, 2018, 06:32:35 AM »
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« Reply #178 on: March 31, 2018, 08:57:14 AM »
going to need some add a leafs or some air bags. 

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« Reply #179 on: March 31, 2018, 09:16:35 AM »
Nice rig! Would be a good idea to measure your clearance height and write it down, just in case you need to know it. 
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