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RE: bigfoot on shortbed srw

I just reviewed 6 years of different model years of BF brochures 2000 -2008 there are no 2500 series 9.6 listed as for short bed use , they only list 9.4 and once an 8-11 b was listed as for short box use
54suds 09/01/20 05:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Chalet TS116 Experiance

I had an 2012 Chalet Ascent for- very -short time- a new and then quckley traded , reason : "fast"couldnt repair leaks fast enough & zero factory responce
54suds 08/31/20 03:32pm Truck Campers
RE: bigfoot on shortbed srw

The 9.6 BF is not built with enough fiberglass frame structure to support that much weight hanging over the rear of a short bed truck. Also center of gravity would actually reduce front axle weight. My 9.6 only puts 300lbs on the front axle.. . I have a friend that has an older BF that is 11'5". Even on a long bed the rear of the camper has sagged quite a bit and caused a delimitation of the internal structure of the walls at the rear overhang. He fixed that but the sag was not much better. My 9'6" does sag just a bit back there too and that is on a long bed. No structure problems though... 20 years, lots of miles and many rough roads! All the way to Prudhoe bay and more. Lastly... Both the gray and black tanks are in the overhang... 50 gallons when full. Along with that part of the fresh water tank is in that last 1.5' of overhang... A short bed would place about another 2' of water weight in the short bed overhang of the camper. The 9.6 holds about 50 gallons of fresh water... Jim sound advise i have worked on many different models of BF's that had the rear sag problem.
54suds 08/31/20 03:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Jacks

Bert that's the typical help you can expect from CRAPPI JAC ( LIPPERT junk CORP) I have 8 spare motors in my parts bin got a super deal once on e bay and lost count of the number of jacks ive had to rebuilt or buy replacements because of trash construction and subgrade componenents and not once in repeated contacts with hj was company helpful in any way .
54suds 08/22/20 07:01pm Truck Campers
RE: TC travels, 2014 TR, Pg 904, 2015 TR pg 964

Bump
54suds 08/06/20 01:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Wilderness camping and gun safety

I retired after 34 working years as a max A prison supv ! I always am armed and trained
54suds 07/15/20 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: Reddog1 "Wayne"

I always appreciated his patience with how he managed the site.
54suds 07/03/20 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac

camper, they can be drawn down by the jack power demand to the point of calling for a reset
54suds 06/25/20 06:22am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac

next: open each through the camper wall jack wire connection clean all connections to assure good connection
54suds 06/24/20 06:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot carpeted ceilings -clean, remove, cover?

1 look (google)up marine head liner !! 2 purchase "insta gone " it will remove your stains 3. re seal ac
54suds 06/23/20 07:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac

welcome to world of "crappy jack " champions of world class & renowned non service ps check your camper battery power level
54suds 06/23/20 06:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Weatherproofing 04 Bigfoot

I think 2004 they changed to a full fiberglass roof replacing the tpo
54suds 06/16/20 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

In the 1970s after I finished my time in the Army I wandered around on my motorcycle. Small town cemeterys provided a clean, quiet place to camp for the night. It seemed like every one had a giant old oak or maple tree for shade and shelter. I was absolutely carefree... I did similar after I got back in 67 from( Nam usn ,cam rahn bay 65-66) spent all most 6 months on the road back to TJ on a ( 1966 Bridgestone 175) I survived mostly by odd jobs & handy man jobs , some of my greatest ever memories !!!!
54suds 02/26/20 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

with todays sickos rurning around destroying headstones ect Id expect police to have a strong intrest in you !!
54suds 02/26/20 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Oshawa Ontario

I think this was from a 2000 10.5 BF I put floor support in this years ago hope it helps a little dropping these tanks not easy the top supply and vent connections are XXXXXXto disconnect on the top with lousy access to them and repositioning the tank back can be a bear !!!! the hanging straps usually have a short lag bolt through a washer or metal plate then the strapping into the bottom of the floor be careful reassembling the floor is not solid material and the lags ment to go into areas of flooring a that have reinforcing a deep search of my past posts you will find many posts with pix of other BFs I worked on there should be some of later a 10.6 and a 10.5
54suds 02/14/20 10:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite truck to camper cord

findthe control box of hjs , unplug power30 seconds aprox then reconnect this will do a reset on some models also I seem to rember holding down the left and right side buttons down together at the same time for around thirty seconds will also do a reset and rv net discussion lin all hj users should see this answers to your problem are on this video
54suds 01/30/20 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

cobra roof exhaust vent link
54suds 01/26/20 11:20am Truck Campers
Going back

Just ordered a 2020 Chev LT standard cab long box 3500 dually with all available toys + plow prep for its power circuitry. In 91 had a 8.1 vortex crew cab handled same model Bigfoot I have one fine It ran so well it even impressed the great diesel nut " J PONDER "rip
54suds 01/21/20 06:57am Truck Campers
RE: propane tanks

fire test composite tanke link to ps composite tanks do not blivit with the same violence as metal tanks another test site report link
54suds 01/11/20 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

:BBedlam : “No comments from the peanut gallery”
54suds 11/26/19 02:27pm Truck Campers
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