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Thread: Northstar Truck Campers

  1. #11
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    Not sure of the model of my Northstar I think it's a TC 750, it's a 1996. I havn't seen another one exactly like it. We love our Northstar camper, and sure have got our $ worth out of it.
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  2. #12
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    Hello,
    We could build you an 850SC with just the shower pan so that a porta pottie could be stored there, however, all of our pop ups have the porta pottie space underneath the step up into the bed.
    The TC800 can be built with the lower height marine/black water tank toilet but it means using a portion of the dinette area, not a good idea if you have kids you wish to sleep there.
    Billy.

  3. #13
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    Hello Chris,
    Scatt Recreation in Roseville CA (Jason Adams 916 773 6614) has a nice selection of both our pop ups and hardwalls including the flatbed American Hero model.
    Billy.

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    Thanks for the info, Billy. Something like that might work for us.

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    I've got a 95 TS1000 and love it. Northstar has always been very helpful when I've called. I called yesterday to figure out how to hook up the 12volt to the frig since it's hasn't been hooked up since I've had the camper. Was told hooking up the 12 volt was a bad idea since it draws too much amperage and that's why it was never hooked up at the factory. When I said I wanted to hook it up since I was having trouble keeping the propane lit driving down the road, I was hold how to build a sheet metal windscreen around the Frig burner to keep the wind off it while driving. Kudos to them.
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerry View Post
    I've got a 95 TS1000 and love it. Northstar has always been very helpful when I've called. I called yesterday to figure out how to hook up the 12volt to the frig since it's hasn't been hooked up since I've had the camper. Was told hooking up the 12 volt was a bad idea since it draws too much amperage and that's why it was never hooked up at the factory. When I said I wanted to hook it up since I was having trouble keeping the propane lit driving down the road, I was hold how to build a sheet metal windscreen around the Frig burner to keep the wind off it while driving. Kudos to them.
    Nice rig. I made a windscreen for the fridge out of a pie tin. Works good.

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyca View Post
    X2 and I don't even have kids, but unfortunately sometimes I have to potty while on the way to camping. A camper that is somewhat usable with the top down for stealth camping would be great. Make a sandwich, sleep on the fold out dinette bed, use the rest room would be great. Many of us buy a camper so we don't have to pay for a hotel room or campground for just 5 to 8 hours of sleep while on a long road trip. Piping the top while not in a camp ground is usually not an option.

    A small inside shower would be great also, while still having an outside shower.
    I have a Northstar MC-600 on my Ford Ranger. With the top down, I can use the porta-potti, make lunch with access to the fridge and have even slept in the camper with the top down during a very strong windstorm in Montana. I've had my Northstar for over two year and made two cross-country trips and plenty of shorter trips throughout California. It's a great camper and extremely versitile.
    Tom
    '05 Ranger 4.0L with '10 Northstar MC600 slide-in, pop-up camper.
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  8. #18
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    FWIW, while NS was very accommodating and willing to do what they could with stupid build alternatives for us, we just went with a plain tc800 and a portapotty. We decided we could use the extra dinette space and save 6" off our rear by skipping the cassette toilet. We can access pretty much everything with the top down--we probably have too many sleeping bags in the cabover because I don't really have to duck when I walk around with the top down.

    In a few years when we have to upgrade due to the kids being too tall to sleep wrong way on the queen bed, it would be nice to see a cassette toilet that has top-down access (without having to have a basement). The toilet situation is the only reason I'd consider a hardside.

  9. #19
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    You're supposed to turn it off while fueling and on ferries and in a few tunnels I think.

    Most travel trailers/5th wheels/motorhomes/etc. don't even have DC fridges and have no option but to run on propane while on the move.

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by klahanie View Post
    OK,thanks. Fair enough with a 2 way. But if I had a NorthStar with a 3 way fridge I think I'd run the 12v driving - don't understand the too much amperage warning.
    Yeah,I run mine on 12v while driving. My wife freezes a 1 gal Nalgene container w/herbal tea and that helps to maintain the temp for the initial drive. After that it doesn't work too well. I'm fortunate to have the old school manual controls on the Dometic. No circuit board to my knowledge. We always bring an ice chest and park it in the dinette area to supplement the fridge.
    I'd love to have a 850sc with the higher roof for crawling into bed. Gonna have to wait a few yrs for a used one. I do wish Northstar would consider the insulated tent fabric that Outfitter uses.
    2007 Dodge 2500 Regcab 4wd 5.9 CTD. G-56 , TC800 Northstar popup 24/7.

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