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RE: How many have had Thanksgiving in a truck camper?

One Thanksgiving, we drove all day and had Bojangles chicken for dinner parked at a truck stop. That's the closest we had to a holiday feast in our camper.
Bedlam 11/25/20 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Escape Hatch Condensation

We have small dehumidifier that runs on 9vdc. It sits in the dry bath and runs anytime we have shore power. I didn't look into 12vdc model and just looked for something compact that could run for a couple days without emptying.
Bedlam 11/21/20 06:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 811 short bed

It is a DRW. The stock tires will be good for 10k+ of RAW and be just fine with any SB TC currently on the market.
Bedlam 11/20/20 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Surge breaks on a dolly

Agreed: If the dolly has fixed platform AND the vehicle attached to it has the steering locked, you will get scrub when making turns due to the different tracks of each axle.
Bedlam 11/20/20 09:28am Dinghy Towing
RE: Are there any threads here that........

Some moderators have full time jobs and a life outside the forum. Since these positions are volunteer, there may be periods where things get out of control until the moderator of that section has time to clean up the aftermath. The best action is to flag the post and not respond in the thread so the moderator has less to clean up.
Bedlam 11/20/20 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: What truck are you using?

8' behind my rear axle I hang 1000 lbs of tongue weight on a WDH. Maybe with no weight distribution you might get 1600 lbs on the rear axle due to unloading your front axle, I don't since I have a WDH.
Bedlam 11/19/20 08:06pm Truck Campers
RE: What truck are you using?

The dual-slide Hosts are good fit for Class3 DRW's. Once you get to the triple-slides, you will be at the limits of the axle used in the Class 3 trucks and over the published GVWR. I tow an 8000 lb enclosed trailer behind my truck camper that adds another 1000 lbs of tongue weight to the rear axle, so I have a Class 5 truck. My Class 5 with 500 lbs of battery banks weighs 11,000 lbs before I add the camper, gear and occupants. It sits at 17,500 lbs before I hitch up the trailer.
Bedlam 11/19/20 01:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Escape Hatch Condensation

Open the hatch a crack. X3
Bedlam 11/16/20 07:55pm Truck Campers
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

My last truck was an XL trim and my current one is a Tradesman, so I am one of the few exceptions that stays away from from high priced gadgetry.
Bedlam 11/14/20 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What did you wake up to this morning?

Sunny but barely breaking 50 on the Oregon coast.
Bedlam 11/09/20 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: New Member and Future Truck Camper Owner

Host makes a multi-slide model for your SB DRW. Lance, Eagle Cap, Arctic Fox have single-slide short bed models.
Bedlam 11/06/20 09:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing New Host Everest 11.6, Help Please

We put in an order around this time in 2016, but asked for build after April 2017. This gave us a 2018 model. If you get the details squared away and ask for an April 2021 build, it will be a 2022 model.
Bedlam 10/27/20 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Firestone Ride-Rite Airspring Defective Design Bent Brackets

On the HD trucks, Firestone sells two versions: One version sits under the frame rail and replaces the jounce stop - This is used for setups with goose neck or fifth wheel hardware. The better setup bolts to the outboard side of the frame rail - This gives you a wider support stance and more axle to frame clearance. I do not know if this is an option with the light duty trucks or you only have one choice. I found if I inflated my airbags to the point where my overload springs did not engage, the ride quality would wallow on the bags. You need to keep the metal engaged and just help the sag with the bags. If this setup creates an unlevel ride, you need more preload in your stock suspension by using blocks or wedges to engage your overloads sooner.
Bedlam 10/27/20 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

That looks like a good ratio between idle and drive hours. You must do much more highway than me based on the mileage and those numbers. My truck averages less than 1000 miles a month and will take about 20 years to reach that milestone. I'm something under 60k and have only had to replace the batteries after five plus years of service. My last truck batteries lasted over seven, so I was a little surprised to see OEM batteries run down so quick.
Bedlam 10/26/20 04:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Putting AF 811 SB into a long box DRW truck

You just need to box a frame out up front so the camper wings do not slide into your tail lights. Some people store outdoor furniture or popups in this area while others store fuel, propane, generators or other items. The CG and under camper support will be fine, so you will have no worries about these items. You may find your front tie downs are too far for your turnbuckles or the turn buckles interfere with the DRW fenders. Using Torklift's camper tie down relocation kit is the simplest solution, but some people will anchor off the front jack brackets instead. If the turnbuckle is still too short, you can add chain between the turnbuckle and tie down to get the additional length required.
Bedlam 10/26/20 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Toy Hauler legend has passed

The larger models in that series had dual AC which required it, but mine was fine with a single 15k unit. When we would camp with hookups, I could run two space heaters on 50A and keep the camper cozy in sub freezing temperatures without using LPG. I also had installed a Hot Rod into the water tank, so I could run hot water on exclusively electric or run both at the same for faster recovery.
Bedlam 10/26/20 12:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: Blue water in black tank - does it freeze?

Unless the tank is right full where the water has nowhere to go when it expands it won't cause a problem when it freezes. The freezing temperature of blue water is lower than regular water but nowhere near as low as the pink stuff. You may find your dump valves frozen solid and will not move till thawed if water is in your waste tanks. This is not a problem if you plan to wait till Spring to use the camper again or you have access to the valves with a hair drier.
Bedlam 10/26/20 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Toy Hauler legend has passed

We camp in temperatures down to 10 degrees although try to find places in the 30's over the winter. We never stored ours for any season and used it year round (rain, shine or snow). Ours had two large single-pane picture windows and a slide out jack-knife couch section on the other side which was not insulated well either. The plus side was ours was the shortest wide-body model. This meant the frame was very robust for the size, it had 50A service, 5.5kw genset, 40 gallon fuel plus dispenser, dual 75 gallon fresh, 10 gallon hot water, filtered water dispenser and more. It really spoiled us compared with the fiberglass egg or popup tent trailers we had prior. We are on second truck camper now, but that is discussion for another section of this forum.
Bedlam 10/26/20 11:44am Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler legend has passed

I had fond memories of my FB2200, but it was not insulated enough for the places we travel. I could easily draw down the dual batteries for just the furnace overnight and use over 30#'s of propane in two nights. It did spoil me with capacities not found in other 22' toy haulers...
Bedlam 10/26/20 10:48am Toy Haulers
RE: Purchasing New Host Everest 11.6, Help Please

Does Host publish MSRP prices for their base models and options like a typical car manufacturer? or do yo have to get that from a dealer? Good to know if the pricing you get from a dealer is the correct baseline to start any pricing negotiations let alone knowing if it is worth adding options during the initial purchase or afterwards. Thanks! If you work out a build sheet with Host for the standard and custom options for the model you want, you will get the MSRP prices. This is why it is import to contact Host before you start working with a dealer. If you can arrange a factory tour, it will be worth your time. This build sheet can be used to shop the dealer that provides you the best value. I will stress VALUE over price - Finding a good dealer is worth paying a little more if you want a good buying experience and after purchase support. I drove further to get a better dealer and better price. The value of that better dealer would have have been worth it for me even if his price was higher, so I prioritize service a little more than some...
Bedlam 10/26/20 10:25am Truck Campers
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