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RE: New Cooper tires behavior

70 psi worked fine on my steer axle running 19.5's. I have aired my drive axle ties down to 50 trying to get some squat, but it really does not help with these stiff commercial tires. If you need flotation, this is the wrong type tire. Deflating the rear 70 psi when unloaded does help ride quality, but still be stiffer than any LT tire.
Bedlam 03/06/21 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: How often do your remove the camper from the truck?

More than two nights somewhere we may pull the camper off the truck if we don't have other toys with us. Les time than that, we just leave the camper on and pack things up if we need to drive somewhere. I have the advantage of being able to take an enclosed trailer with me that can fit a variety of vehicles, but there are times we go without something in tow.
Bedlam 03/03/21 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Bigfoot (old vs new)

It is a complicated problem. Commercial tow is phenomenally expensive and until fairly recently very few wanted to try it because of the risk (might get stuck in 14 days quarantine). There are now a few delivery captains that have worked out the kinks, so with luck my boat will get delivered next month. Boat has to get launched first, I'm not there to recommission it - it's complicated. I wonder if you could meet someone out in international waters where they could pass the boat on to you?
Bedlam 03/03/21 02:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

I don’t know where all of the noise is coming from for the 7.3 since I haven’t had one. When I had a 6.0, I added the factory hood insulation “liner” and starting running Rotella Synthethetic. The combination got rid of a lot of noise. Btw, the Onan propane generator that many of us have also got quite a bit quieter when I changed the oil to synthetic. YMMV. My engine ran quieter running biodiesel rather than straight dino diesel with friction modifiers after the ULSD was released. So I would guess the pump and injectors did contribute to it.
Bedlam 03/03/21 02:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

Alright guys let’s keep it on topic! Anyone done a TC on a 7.3 with a flat deck ? I considered doing this on my F250 6.0, but I had little reserve weight capacity to carry more items on the truck even if I made more volume available.
Bedlam 03/03/21 02:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Jump box for dual battery 7.3 diesel

With my on-board generator, I use a battery charger/booster to jump a vehicle. If the camper batteries are too weak to start the generator, I use jumper cables from the truck to camper. I have not had a case where both banks were dead at the same time because I have isolation between them.
Bedlam 03/03/21 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Cascade in service body

Another option is Sherptek or StableCamper. This your second 5500 so you know what works for you.
Bedlam 02/18/21 11:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires and Wheels

American Force rims are another choice. They are about as expensive as Rickson but have higher ratings and more style choices plus they ship quicker than Rickson.
Bedlam 02/18/21 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: New F350 owner seeks TC information

Ground to bed is about 38.25” Both my Arctic Fox and Host cleared my 42" flat bed height without cribbing the jacks, but they are within inches of full extension.
Bedlam 02/18/21 11:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Covering a truck camper AFTER a snow?

Maybe put the cover on the upper half of the camper and run the heater with the roof vents open to thaw out the roof?
Bedlam 02/13/21 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Quieter alternatives for propane furnace in extreme cold

Air-cooled VW's were fitted with auxiliary gasoline powered heaters in cold climates.
Bedlam 02/10/21 09:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Breakdown

Just tell the tow company you have a motorhome that is over 25' long and 12' tall which will need a medium duty wrecker to handle the weight. You guys are making more of this than it has to be.
Bedlam 02/03/21 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: SRW 3500 Dodge work with a Arctic Fox 811

You can haul the AF811 on a SRW, but you most likely will be over GVWR while still within axle ratings. This may require aftermarket upgrades of wheels and suspension to get safety and stability so you need to decide if you start with a DRW or modify a SRW with additional cost.
Bedlam 01/30/21 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: Opinion on Host Accessories?

We prefer a dinette when we eat rather than a couch. The adjustable table is functional but was not worth the cost for our use. If you mostly boondock, the fireplace is a waste of space and money. On hookups, it will pay for itself in saved LPG. Boondocking will get more use out of a LPG oven, we prefer to have a convection microwave and more storage. The euro burner has a delicate flush glass top. We have one but would rather have a standard cook top with butcher block top. The privacy curtain does not make things quieter but does make things darker. If you have one spouse that gets up earlier than the other or a spouse that goes to sleep earlier, it makes a closed off space where one can sleep while the other is awake.
Bedlam 01/27/21 07:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

April is the start of the following model year - Anything built later will be a 2022 model.
Bedlam 01/24/21 09:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

I know there is a dealer in SLC, but not familiar with any ones that are closer. There are manufacturer and owner groups on Facebook for many brands.
Bedlam 01/23/21 08:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Host line up?

Host does poor job of keeping its website current. If you really want to know what is offered, it is best to contact them directly and ask for Randall.
Bedlam 01/23/21 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: How did I do this? - Bent Ball Mount

I have used a Harbor Freight 10,000 lb WDH for the last seven years with no problem towing my enclosed 8000 lb trailer about 7,500 miles per year. My previous Reese version of this hitch (which was rated for 12,500 lbs) wore out the L-bar sockets towing 11,000 lbs in about eight years averaging about 10,000 miles per year. That hitch pictured does appear to have damage from jack knifing the trailer rather than a material failure.
Bedlam 01/17/21 05:03pm Towing
RE: TCs and Covid Vaccinations

Some questions everyone should answer for themselves: 1. Will this be an annual vaccine you need reapplied 2. When will be the best time of year to get vaccinated 3. Do you have allergies that may require immediate medical if triggered 4. What are the long term effects of receiving the vaccine verses not 5. What exposure level do you have to others 6. Is there a medical history in your family you can baseline I am not squeamish toward needles or blood and lived through the era of multiple pneumatic injections and even small pox vaccinations. I will weigh my current health condition and my frequency of exposure to others to determine if or when I am vaccinated. It may turn out people that were exposed (whether asymptomatic or recovered) may not need this vaccine and it should go to someone more susceptible. It may turn out that your hand will be forced to take it if you want to enter any venues where people gather or to use a transport other than your than own (no vaccination, no service requirement).
Bedlam 01/15/21 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: How much weight could be eliminated?

My RV setup has progressively become heavier as I have more convenience and comfort items. I am not at a point where I am ready to pare back what I carry and not sure I want to RV the way I did the past with less. My current battery banks weigh 600 lbs in my truck but were free to me, so I accept the weight rather than pay the price for something lighter. When this free resource is no longer available to me, I will then compare price to weight to capacity. There are companies that make minimalist styled shells. If I was serious watching what I carry, I would start with one of those and build it out with the components I deemed worthy of the weight penalty.
Bedlam 01/13/21 09:59am Truck Campers
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