How Well Do You Know Your Truck Camper? – #2


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Truck Camper Quiz #2

  1. Purging an LP container ensures it does not contain ___.
  2. On an LP container, the OPD is used to ___.
  3. An LP regulator must have a rated capacity equal to or greater than ___.
  4. Temperature and volume within a propane tank affect the ___.
  5. Connecting batteries in parallel will ___.
  6. When replacing a fuse on any appliance, you should always use one ___.
  7. The amount of amperage that can be carried by a 10-gauge wire versus a 16-gauge wire is ___.
  8. The battery disconnect switch in a truck camper is primarily used to ___.
  1. Before filling a propane cylinder, what must you check?
  2. A DOT cylinder utilizes a single valve designed for three functions- filling, shut off, and ___.
  3. If the needle of a voltmeter gives a reverse reading, you should ___.
  4. According to Ohm’s law, to find amperage, you must ___.
  5. The two ingredients that are prohibited in liquid leak detectors are ___ and ___.
  6. A fused link is designed to protect a DC circuit from ___.
  7. In a battery bank where the positive terminals of one battery are connected to the negative terminals of other batteries, they are called being in ____.
  8. What is the purpose of a CO detector?
  9. Who regulates propane cylinders?
  10. To safely remove a battery from a vehicle, the negative lead should be removed ___.
  11. When measuring the AC amperage of a circuit, the meter must be connected ___.
  12. When using a DC amp meter to measure current, the meter must be connected in ___.
  13. If a GFCI receptacle is wired correctly, what receptacles are protected?
  14. If you are receiving electrical shocks from touching your TC and/or vehicle, the first item tested should be ___.
  15. What kind of threads does the LP tank valve have? Does the ACME valve have ______ handed threads?
  16. Do you have an SRW or a DRW?
  17. What is your:
  18. GVWR?
  19. GCWR?
  20. GAWR?
  1. Where is the truck’s maximum weight rating information found?
  2. What are five milliamps?
  3. Which type of propane connection requires sealant?
  4. True or False – Ford states that hauling a slide-in camper in a truck with no slide-in camper certification may void the vehicle’s warranty.
  5. The opposition to the flow of electricity is called ___.
  6. The pressure inside of a propane container varies with ___.
  7. If you have one, where do you find your COG?
  8. What causes leaning or body roll in a truck camper?
  9. What is the method to prevent leaning or body roll?
  10. Where can the truck’s maximum weight ratings to found?
  11. Does installing air helper springs or airbags increase the vehicle’s rated capacities? If so, by what percentage?

How well did you do?

  1. Contaminated LP
  2. To indicate the maximum liquid level
  3. The total BTU of all LP appliances
  4. The flow of vapor from the container
  5. Increase amp-hour available and not the voltage
  6. A fuse with the same amp and voltage rating
  7. Greater amperage
  8. Prevent battery discharge
  9. Date of manufacture on the cylinder
  10. Relief excessive pressure
  11. Reverse the test leads
  12. Divide volts by resistance
  13. Ammonia and chlorine
  14. Too much amperage
  15. Series
  16. To prevent injury by alerting occupants to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
  17. The Department of Transportation (DOT)
  18. The negative lead
  19. In series
  20. In series
  21. All receptacles downstream of the GFCI are protected
  22. Polarity check of the shore power cord/power pedestal
  23. Left-handed threads – the large ACME knob has right-handed threads
  24. Single-rear-Wheel (SRW) or a Dual-Rear-Wheel
  25. GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating / GCWR – Gross Combine Weight Rating / GAWR – Gross Axle Weight Rating
  26. The truck’s maximum weight ratings are listed on the driver’s doorjamb tag and the vehicle manufacturer’s website.
  27. Leakage level needed to trip a GFCI
  28. Pipe threaded connections
  29. True
  30. Resistance – the greater the resistance of an item, the larger the diameter of the wire (meaning the smaller the number of the wire).
  31. The outside temperature
  32. COG – Center of Gravity. The COG of a professionally installed slide-in camper places the camper’s weight just forward of the truck’s rear axle, thus adding load to both the front and rear suspensions.
  33. The camper’s weight in the truck’s bed pushes down on the springs outside the turn and the combined upward pull on the springs on the opposite side.
  34. The installation of a sway bar, more accurately known as an anti-roll bar, counteracts body roll. The shape and special steel used in making a sway bar significantly reduce body roll by resisting the downward push on the springs when cornering. The larger the diameter of the sway bar, the greater the control of the body roll.
  35. The truck’s maximum weight ratings are listed on the driver’s doorjamb tag and the vehicle manufacturer’s website.
  36. Air helper springs and airbags do not increase the vehicle’s rated capacities. However, they provide an easy way to level the pickup and help offset the camper’s weight placed on the rear springs. In addition, keeping the truck and camper level improves the handling during cornering.

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