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Camping General Discussions / Re: Camping in a COVID 19 Environment
« on: April 15, 2020, 04:38:55 PM »
Yup, got 2 camplites and can't use either one.  Have seasonal site in NC but don't wanna get caught short up there either. It's a lot more feasible staying in 3 bedroom house than a 21 RBS or truck camper.  Speaking of insurance, I will be eligible for medicare on May 1st and sure don't wanna use my insurance I have now due to high deductible.  So at home we will be.

Camplite Truck Camper / Re: Decisions on our TC
« on: March 01, 2020, 10:56:54 PM »
A husband that wants to have only 1 camper is forcing the choice.  I also think that our age difference is also a factor, he's soon to be 76 and I soon to be 65 and he worries about everything like falling when getting out of the bunk to falling when coming out of the steps.  I have a tendency to fly by the seat of my pants and he is the methodical one that analyzes everything.  As an ex Physical education coach I am more tom boyish and haven't slowed down too much.  LOL!  A week or so camping in the TC is great but a little short on storage but I can live with it. I think after mid April TT will be in NC and going to load TC on truck for short trips here. Still love the Camp Lites!

The door looks great and hopefully it is better quality, guess time will tell.  The screen door is nice, I really like the handle on it.  When the door arrived it complete with frame, screen door and painted to match our 21 RBS.

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Replaced entry door Invoice on 21RBS
« on: February 10, 2020, 03:25:22 PM »
Finally found the invoice for those interested.  As I have stated before we replaced the entry door on our 2016 21RBS.  Expensive and then we had our mobile rv tech guy to install it, more money there.   The door was $290 including screen door, skid fee $45, shipping $321.60, and tax $39.40, cha-ching total of $696.  We ordered it from Challenger Door out of Nappanee, IN. I tried to argue about the cost but they blamed it on Camplite trying to keep cost down and using inferior products.  Just wanted to share....

Camplite Truck Camper / Re: Decisions on our TC
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:25:51 PM »
I made my decision!  It ain't going nowhere until I get so old that I can't climb into the bunk.  I love the thing, but as I close in on 65 we will have to see.   8)

Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: New Antenna on 2016 21RBS
« on: December 07, 2019, 11:33:54 PM »
ADR,  That is exactly why we went with the Winegard Sensor IV with the wingman, I think that is what it is called. LOL!  I am not sure if the King Jack and the King Omni-Pro are the same type of antenna.  I do know the King Jack rotates inside the housing and has a meter for the signal strength.  As I stated earlier I just wanted to get some height and ability to point antenna in a different direction.  Please let us know how your mod works when you decide to change it out.  Thanks!

Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: New Antenna on 2016 21RBS
« on: December 07, 2019, 03:49:25 PM »
We do State Parks and they never have cable hookup. We lease a RV site in NC and have cable so it is not needed there. The mod is good for someone that enjoys watching tv while camped using off air.  I suppose that you could look into a King Jack antenna but for us I wanted to get more height from the antenna hence the Winegard Batwing. The King Jack might be what you are looking for.  I am not sure how it mounts or if it would fit in the original antenna spot.  Sorrry not much help...let us know what you decide. 

Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: New Antenna on 2016 21RBS
« on: December 06, 2019, 08:36:20 PM »
Aggravating was not even close....I am one happy gal now!

Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / New Antenna on 2016 21RBS
« on: December 04, 2019, 04:32:52 PM »
We just had a Winegard Sensor Wingman put on the 21RBS.  Before we only got 1 channel sitting in the yard and now we get 12! I do like the tv and news at night while in bed.  I was worried about how the dealership would install it, I certainly didn't want wires running down walls and things like that.  Dealership did the install because DH didn't want to tackle it.   Last time out camping I happen to notice the wall was wider between the microwave and pantry.  After looking around I noticed that each shelf in pantry has a panel and I found that is where the antenna wire comes in from the worthless, POS omni-directional antenna.  They did have to cut another hole in roof  about 2 inches from the original antenna. So now the crank up handle comes in at the top shelf of the pantry and I have an antenna that raises up about 2 feet with better reception.  My thinking was that once we get to our camping spot and we scan our channels we won't be moving the antenna anyway. We did the same thing with our TC and it's worked out great.   So far we replaced our entry door due to corrosion and the usb charging center.  Eventually we will have it top notch.  Cheers!

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Salt Springs Fl
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:17:44 PM »
We spent last week camping in the trailer.  It's still lil warm in Florida for camping but the nights are finally cooling off.

Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Screen door latch from Challenger
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:38:02 PM »
I am impressed with new screen door latch. We ordered q new entry door for our 2016 21RBS due to corrosion bug. The door came with frame, screen door, painted correct color and different latch.   No more sliding the little opening to open the screen door from the inside.  I looked it up on the Challenger door site.  Pricey at 27.50 but nice. Hopefully it holds up...

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: Newly acquired 2016 21 RBS ?
« on: November 02, 2019, 03:56:01 PM »
Update... crawled under trailer today and saw that only the fresh water tank has the steel braces.  Gray and black have the aluminum braces. Dunno except we bought it used and we are the 3rd owners. 

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: Newly acquired 2016 21 RBS ?
« on: November 01, 2019, 06:28:49 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  21RBS is looking better to me.  LOL!

Camplite Truck Camper / Decisions on our TC
« on: October 30, 2019, 11:32:24 PM »
The TC is great to travel in but we recently, August, bought a 2016 21RBS also.  Me, the wife, is not totally sold on the tt yet.  DH likes the comfort of the tt and rightly so.  I have no problem towing or backing up either rig but wonder if it's worth it to keep both. We have downsized our toys lately, like the boat and buggy gone!  We still have the Harley trike though.  Each camper is in great shape and paid for but the pressure is on...lol.  I guess my fear is that if we sell TC I would never get another one that is like ours.  You can't beat all aluminum and no wood!  Just don't know if keeping 2 campers is worth it. So far I haven't agreed to anything...

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Newly acquired 2016 21 RBS ?
« on: October 29, 2019, 11:02:24 PM »
Hello All,   As the subject line states we have acquired a 21RBS and have a few questions.  Looking underneath the trailer I see that the braces holding fresh water tank are steel not aluminum. Hmmm...Is that the way LL did the braces on this model?  We just replaced the entry door and it looks great.  Yes, the dreaded corrosion.  We purchased a new door from Challenger and had it shipped to us.  It was not our first rodeo on the entry door.  We also own a 2013 Camplite truck camper and that entry door was replaced under warranty, not with the trailer.  We really have to make sure that the trailer tilts a little to the slide side so that the water will drain off slide even though we have an awning on it.  Normal?  Sometimes the wiper seal doesn't pop out either.  Normal?  I guess all the antennas are really junk.  We put a winegard batwing on TC and are thinking about doing the same on the tt. Husband loves trailer and wifey, me loves the tc. So for now we are a 2 camplite family.  Thanks!

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