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RE: Batteries in winter

With 480w of solar on my roof, my batteries are always fully charged. You should not need to plug in unless you have your camper and panels covered.
Bedlam 01/28/22 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Hey F550 5500 flatbed camper or custom bed owners:

Stable Camper has stake pockets offset mounts if you need your turnbuckles farther outboard. They also do a custom top box for CM Beds. I went with a standard flatbed and off the shelf enclosed boxes in stock sizes for my setup.
Bedlam 01/24/22 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

My Mammoth external water shower connection is next to the dump connections. I can run the the black flush from my external shower if I still have water in the fresh tank.
Bedlam 01/24/22 09:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

Titan currently has a scratch dent sale with 25% off those models. It might be something to check out.
Bedlam 01/19/22 12:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Is an old fantastic fan worth fixing?

I would buy a new one and keep this one for parts. Stay with the basic model that has the manual lift hatch and 3-position switches rather than the ones with sensors, remotes and lift motors.
Bedlam 01/18/22 01:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I just figure I need to pee or stretch my legs every few hundred miles. Why not do that while filling up? Some areas or states have much higher fuel costs. If you can drive through those areas rather than fuel up there, your flexibility stills allows you to make stops for other reasons. My only question is whether you have sufficient payload to carry that additional fuel.
Bedlam 01/16/22 03:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Making A Warmer Truck Camper Bed

With double pane windows, I found the most heat leaks from the poorly insulated entry door with single pane window. We do get a little bit of heat loss through the bottom of the side outs, but this is not an issue in the that S&S. I have foil wrapped bubbles under the mattress and memory foam with quilted top above the mattress with flannel sheets and down comforter, so I do not see much heat loss through the bottom of the cab over. The sides of the cab over do sweat if I keep the closet doors closed - Enough breath gets inside to hit the cold outer wall. Leaving the doors open at night heat up the inside walls enough to not cause this. The front wall and ceiling never had condensation issues but are exposed to more heat. I have not tried insulating the inside of the closet more but wonder if closed cell foam would not be a better choice than foil backed air bubbles.
Bedlam 01/10/22 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

As long as you have the bayonet mount on correctly and slowly ease out the dump valve, there are no problems. I am 6'+ tall so shorter people may need to use a stool if they cannot see what they are connecting.
Bedlam 01/05/22 03:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Trailer connect

My camper and brakeless trailer are not seen by the Ford or Ram. I believe it must have the brake circuit active and have not seen a difference when the brake pedal is applied. My Ford power wire was ignition enabled while my Ram is always present.
Bedlam 12/31/21 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

Because there is much misunderstanding on fiberglass constructed campers, this thread will be a resource to others owning or wanting to buy one.
Bedlam 12/27/21 04:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane prices

Saw $4.30 advertised at Love's in Tacoma, WA this mornining.
Bedlam 12/24/21 12:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bed mat and cutting out for factory bed holes?

Rub chalk on the pucks and lay the mat down to transfer chalk to the underside so you know where to drill with hole saw. Maybe even slightly under size the holes so they have to be stretched over any lip?
Bedlam 12/23/21 06:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Delays in camper buiddate

The compartment is vented underneath if you have a generator. If you ordered without generator, it is fully enclosed dry storage.
Bedlam 12/18/21 05:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Brain probe for 19.5 x 7.5 rims and 16" F450 Front Brakes

I had the Vision Heavy Hauler 81 rims on my F250. They were not hub centric but did have a 4500 lb rating. These rims used cone shaped lug nuts verses the flat you currently use. I paired those rims with 5000 lb rated 245/70r19.5 PR16 LRH tires.
Bedlam 12/10/21 07:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

MSRP back then for them was about $14k and this should be in the $7.5-9k range now. I would look on the inside walls for any bubbling or discoloration to indicate water leaks. I doubt the seller will allow any invasive inspections that could create additional problems.
Bedlam 12/10/21 03:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Brain probe for 19.5 x 7.5 rims and 16" F450 Front Brakes

1. I do not believe Rickson is still in business. Your choice now is American Force or Vision for 19.5" in a 8-lug. You can also go to a Method HD 18" for 4k lb capacity rims. For your offroad use, you may be happier staying with a 4k lb rated LT tire that can be aired down rather than the stiff 19.5" commercial tires that will also be narrower. 2. The Dana 60 is used on the front of the F250 through F550, but the wide track version is the Super 60 and I am not sure of the differences. 3. 1998-2004 F550 and F450 chassis cabs used 8-lug (don't remember the rim diameter) but hey have been 10-lug since. You may have a chance of finding larger 8-lug brakes off some of the 2011-2014 F450 pickups, but they used 17" rims during that year range (most likely same as F350).
Bedlam 12/10/21 03:41pm Truck Campers
RE: A new adventure for me.

I can go through a 30 lb LPG tank in two nights fueling my heat, water and generator in those temperatures when boon docking, but my camper is larger with multiple slides. When on shore power, I use LPG as a backup but can run everything off electric. Traction to get moving will be improved with the camper loaded but your braking will be less due to the additional weight. Like others have posted, you will find you need 4wd less with that additional weight over the drive wheels but 4wd does help with steering control on slick surfaces.
Bedlam 12/10/21 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: North Star 650

If you remove the under bed storage, I suggest adding additional insulation or something like Hyper Vent between the mattress and base. You will have more temperature differentials without the storage and it may sweat.
Bedlam 12/10/21 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

Those hatches are known to fail due to fatigue and weathering but are readily available and cheaper than a Heki hatch. I would be more concerned with the window seals than the pool of water next to the hatch unless you see signs of water inside the roof. Look for water damage on the inside lower portion of the window framing to see if the windows are beginning to leak.
Bedlam 12/10/21 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: 3500 CC Running boards?

For full length running boards or steps Torklift has some wider tie downs. For ones that end at the cab, your current ones will not interfere.
Bedlam 12/04/21 10:03am Truck Campers
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