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RE: New/old deck on New AF990

That's awesome JS. That's the first "Take along Tailgate" I've seen! Very neat. I eventually wired up the backup camera, cutting off the factory connectors and replacing them with BNC, and using a patch cable when the truck camper is on. Now we can keep an eye on the Jeep. LOL!! That's even more awesome. I'd have never thought of that!.
Bert the Welder 04/12/21 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: new Ford 7.3 gas with 3.55 axle ratio, does it work?

Nuts to electric. The big rock candy mountain will own all the mines for those batteries in short order. I want little hydrogen power plants!
Bert the Welder 04/12/21 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: New/old deck on New AF990

That's awesome JS. That's the first "Take along Tailgate" I've seen! Very neat.
Bert the Welder 04/12/21 12:10am Truck Campers
RE: New AF990 on Assateague Island all by ourselves

Boy, you weren't foolin' around when you got that front carrier!!! No matter which way you park, you always have a deck!! :D That second pic made me realize just how big that slide out is! Wow! Do you find you have to compensate for tilt when it's fully extended?
Bert the Welder 04/11/21 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: 2008 Eagle Cap 855 in Canada

..... If his truck payload is 3800+ as he stated, I'd think he could push up to 4200 and be fine....... Except tires, not suspension, are usually the limitation. Personally I worry driving on substantially overloaded tires. Going to 19.5 wheels and rims is very expensive. Depending on rim size trying to go to oversized tires with higher load ratings may be difficult and might mean a substantial change in tire circumference and driving characteristics. Anyway, it seems that the OP has decided on the EC. Hopefully we will get a report on the actual loaded weight. Yes, agree. I was thinking in terms of how the combo acts (sway/porposing, etc) when I said "handling". Tires should, to me, always be the first thing looked at when someone wants to push the lbs they're loading. And if swapping out wheels, other then 19.5's, one definitely needs to check tire selection/availability for the the rim size they are looking at. That and rim fit were what took the longest when I up'd my rims/tires from stock. And I wanted with-in spec fit, not "yeah, should be OK" fit, as I heard from one place when inquiring about rim to tire fit. I did need her lifted a bit for the new wheels.
Bert the Welder 04/11/21 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: New/old deck on New AF990

Wow! That's really outstanding! More! More! (Attachment point detail pics, how it looks folded up, etc!) :B I like the idea of having a deck. Good place to let you get your shoes wiped off before entering or a halfway spot for when getting the dogs in/out. *** Just noticed more pics are coming! Thanks!
Bert the Welder 04/11/21 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: 2008 Eagle Cap 855 in Canada

I stand corrected. It appears that the old 855 was a lot lighter than any of the models currently available. Even so that 3275# estimate will turn out to be on the low side. Check this brochure and you will quickly see the weight is for a stripped down model without microwave, without awnings, not even a TV antenna or a stereo. https://recreationalvehicles.info/2010-alp-eagle-cap-truck-campers/2010-alp-eagle-cap-truck-campers-brochure.pdf That 3275# estimate is likely to hit a loaded weight, minus passengers, well over 4000# and probably closer to 4500#. I immediately thought the same. "Eagle Cap? Those are HUGE!" But then I saw it was a comparatively small one to modern units. If his truck payload is 3800+ as he stated, I'd think he could push up to 4200 and be fine. Maybe some bags and a sway bar. If getting into the 4500+lb range, IMO and experience, it's not worth the blood pressure. My current pair is quite mismatched but the truck with add-ons handles the weight. It's just a 'heads-up' type of driving and gets more tiresome the older I get. LOL! Looking forward to the new dually.
Bert the Welder 04/10/21 10:08pm Truck Campers
RE: 2008 Eagle Cap 855 in Canada

Glove box sticker in the GMC says slide in camper max 3834 lbs So that's a 2500?
Bert the Welder 04/10/21 09:56pm Truck Campers
RE: 2008 Eagle Cap 855 in Canada

He is looking at the Eagle Cap right now, will let you know what he decides. He was also looking at an Okanaga, 10'5", for half the price, but a 1997 in excellent condition. I've currently got an 96 Okanagan 10.5 and a 98 GMC 2500 (3500# rims and E tires, Ranchos 9000XL's and air bags) Definitely too much TC for the 2500. New rig is an NL 10.2LE dry bath and I went straight for a F350 dually. My GMC "handled" the Okanagan fine. Could use a heavy anti-sway bar. This time around I wanted no doubts and no mod's if possible. Just for my own knowledge, what's the Okanagan your friend's looking at priced at? Hoping to sell my truck and TC as a package.
Bert the Welder 04/10/21 09:54pm Truck Campers
RE: 2008 Eagle Cap 855 in Canada

3600-3800lbs loaded up. What's your truck rated to carry? Not even close!!!! The smallest EC has a dry weight of 3380. With propane and a full water tank the weight will be just shy of 3800#. That does not include options such as an A/C, awnings, generator, second battery or solar. Also add 1000# for cooking gear, bedding, towels, tools, air compressor, cleaning supplies, leveling blocks, lawn chairs, BBQ grill, food/drinks, clothing...... "Eagle Cap is reporting the estimated dry weight for the Model 855 at 2,870 pounds and the estimated wet weight at 3,275 pounds."-TCM 2008 -So like I said, given that manufacturers are stingy with their estimates, I ball-parked adding 800-1000lbs to their dry # since that seems to be the common weight added for "stuff". So where did you get your weight number for a 2008?
Bert the Welder 04/10/21 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: 2008 Eagle Cap 855 in Canada

3600-3800lbs loaded up. What's your truck rated to carry?
Bert the Welder 04/09/21 11:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Palomino 1240 /F250 8' bed

I think a rubber mat is a good idea. Having gone with a 3/4" stall mat and struggled with it too, I think a thinner mat like the Dee Zee is a good start. And if you need more height, go for the structural rated foam sheets under the mat.
Bert the Welder 04/09/21 11:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Compensating for GM crowned bed

....Shows pic of a Canadian 2x4...... a Newfie Straight edge Nope, not a H depot airplane propeller...this one eyeballed carefully before using and was straight...my 4 foot level was 4 feet too short for this job.:B LOL! And even at $9 each, they didn't get any straighter! :D Any more expensive and it's gonna be more profitable to sell your house in pieces!
Bert the Welder 04/09/21 10:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Compensating for GM crowned bed

when straight edge is run from front of the box. ....Shows pic of a Canadian 2x4...... a Newfie Straight edge :B
Bert the Welder 04/09/21 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Best shock for a light weight pop up truck camper

I'm another one that drops the front jacks to stabilize. But mine are electric. I can see that being a pain if yours are manual unless you're staying put for a longer period. Just throwing this out there, others are welcome to schinto on the idea....but what about a pair of jack stands under the tie down arms? Or even some wood blocks and wedges. You wouldn't be putting huge forces on them and it may be enough to take the rocking out.
Bert the Welder 04/08/21 11:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Riddle Me This

If a Vegetarian eats vegetables, What odes a Humanitarian eat? ....Vegitarians
Bert the Welder 04/08/21 08:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Camper type wood burning stove for home...

Well that went mostly as per usual.......
Bert the Welder 04/07/21 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Front bed dipping with camper help

Unless you're driving on a road of precision ground, seamless marble, I'd be very weary of driving that anywhere. You do have a responsibility to fellow drivers. Why not off load where you are staying? Or are you urban camping?
Bert the Welder 04/07/21 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Photos of my Eagle Cap 811

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Bert the Welder 04/06/21 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Photos of my Eagle Cap 811

Congrats!! Glad it worked out for you. Hopefully the driveway will be a bit more secure of a location too. Is the camper going to be sheltered under the steel shelter while you're parked in the driveway?
Bert the Welder 04/05/21 01:37am Truck Campers
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