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RE: Designing an Eletric lift basket for camper

What about a dual horizontal pivot set up like what bike racks use to swing out to the side to clear tailgates and SUV hatches?
Buzzcut1 08/05/19 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Two of my friends had the Bosch CP4 high pressure fuel pump grenade in their 2012 F350s with the 6.7 liter Diesel. It took out the entire fuel system and injectors. Both trucks had over 130,000 miles on them. . . . It would be a terrible coincidence if those two friends got their diesel from the same source . . .and if they did not use a lubricity additive. Lubricity agents are supposed to be added to diesel before the pump. But that's not always reliable; ....according to Power Service, www.powerservice.com, an additive manufacturer that operates its own testing lab, “approximately 40% of the ‘ready for sale’ fuels obtained in North America during 2010 did not meet the 520 HFRR In other words, your diesel supplier may not be supplying good quality diesel. Informative article here: https://www.proboat.com/2018/04/diesel-fuel-additives-part-2-lubricity-facts-and-fictions/ I am the only one that has been adding a lubricity additive since the switch to ULSD. Let's just say that they are adding it now.
Buzzcut1 08/04/19 08:16pm Truck Campers
Three cheers for BKA

She said yes!!! https://youtu.be/Uc7utsW5bU4 Congratulations Bryan
Buzzcut1 08/02/19 08:47pm Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Buzz, What pump did you have installed? Invoice isn’t clear that I can see other than a “CP” listed. I’ve read the CP-3 is an option, but haven’t found if it’s compatible with my 2013 LML Chevy. Latest version of the CP4. Just going to make sure that a lubricity agent gets added with every fill up. The truck gets less than 10,000 miles put on it every year so it's going to take a good long while until I worry about it again.
Buzzcut1 08/02/19 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

If it's just a matter of lube, I'd have added some each tank before spending $2,800 on preventative replacement. What did you do with the old parts? Posted on eBay? I bought the truck used with 89k on it so I had no idea if the PO did anything. I have always added Stanadyne performance formula. I wasn't willing to get stuck with my horses out in the middle of BFE with a grenaded pump and engine. Old parts got trashed.
Buzzcut1 08/01/19 06:21am Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

So guess what. The Durmax uses the same Bosch pump
Buzzcut1 07/31/19 10:23pm Truck Campers
The ticking time bomb under the hood

Two of my friends had the Bosch CP4 high pressure fuel pump grenade in their 2012 F350s with the 6.7 liter Diesel. It took out the entire fuel system and injectors. Both trucks had over 130,000 miles on them. One got Ford to pay for part of the repair the other didn't. One was out $7000 and the other $16,000. I had 118,000 miles on mine so I opted to not wait and had mine replaced for $2700 parts a labor plus tax. Apparently the Bosch pump needs more lubricity than US ULSD provides. Oh and the other diesel engine s use the same pump. Do a Google search, there are even class action lawsuits in the works. Anyways back on point. The repair only takes a day, one dealer local to me wanted to take 5 days at twice the labor charge while one 30 miles away did in in one day for half the price so shop around. Here is my parts invoice as a heads up https://tinyurl.com/y437wqd4 width=800
Buzzcut1 07/31/19 08:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Which 19.5" tire to choose

the axel on the SRW is the same as on the DRW you will be fine. I ran the 245/70R19.5s on my 03 F350. Tires I liked the Cooper Roadmaster RM253 in 245/70R19.5s load range G which matched the capacity of the Vision wheels and gave a better ride that the load range H Toyos that I had previously.
Buzzcut1 07/10/19 03:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Towing a horse trailer with TC

well one of the above posters referenced me. I have a superhitch, 48" supertruss, Husky weight distributing hitch with 1200 pound bars. If I was going to do it all over I would only make one change. Superhitch Magnum (not made when I got my setup). You are towing a trailer with live animals. Its a completely different consideration from those towing box trailers. I am not risking my horses lives to save a buck. The superhitch, 48" supertruss with a WD hithch is rated to safely deal with a 1200 pound tongue weight. nothing else comes close.
Buzzcut1 07/08/19 08:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper with trailer length

Cool. How is the maneuvering at the filling stations or campgrounds? I never have any problems but then again you should see how tight the places at the stables where we park the trailers are. Two feet wider than the trailer and you back in solo with no spotter most of the time. I've been doing that for over 20 years
Buzzcut1 07/06/19 07:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper with trailer length

23' truck 48" supertruss extension with WD hitch, 21' horse trailer: 46' combined length no problem, been doing it for years https://tinyurl.com/yyqqoe4q width=600
Buzzcut1 07/06/19 12:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Reliability of new 2015 6.7 powerstroke or Cummins Diesel

After reading Buzzcuts post that would be the last Ford I would buy $12 to $16 to replace a fuel pump. Anyway as far as reliabiliy this is #6 cummins for me right from my first 1990 to my 2018 not bragging but no engine or tranny issues ever. not the just the pump. you have to pull out and replace all the fuel lines, filters, injectors, fuel tank etc to clear all metal debris from the engine and fuel system. I am replacing the pump to avoid grenading the engine and incurring that cost
Buzzcut1 07/06/19 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Reliability of new 2015 6.7 powerstroke or Cummins Diesel

I have a 2011 F350 with the 6.7 under the hood. I bought it used with 89K on it. Its now at 125K It came with a Turbo Bed Plate oil leak. Had that fixed. Other known issue is the Bosch High Pressure fuel pump. Ford used and older model pump that is not the most durable. If it grenades you are looking at $12-16k in repairs as they have to tear the injectors and fuel system out. We are not waiting for that to happen. The Fuel Pump is $7-900 plus labor. I am getting it done this month. Other than that the engine is a beast. I love it
Buzzcut1 07/05/19 11:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck questions

with the SRW you will pretty much be limited to the smaller lighter truck campers with less space and options. Essentially truck campers are heavy and you will exceed the tire load capacity unless you upgrade to commercial 19.5 wheels and tires. A dually in a long bed configuration gives you the most camper choices. Best advice is to find a camper that you both like first then shop for a truck that is capable of carrying it.
Buzzcut1 07/01/19 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite campers No Black Tank Clean out

^ I always dump the grey tank after finishing everything to do with the black tank. The soapy water of the grey tank flushes the residual nasties from the stinky slinky and leaves me to do just a quickie slinky rise. At home I use the wand to clean out the black tank
Buzzcut1 06/29/19 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Wheel /Tire/which combo?

Great responses guys, which combo would have the lowest cost of ownership, say over 15 years? I seem to go thru 18" tires pretty quick and wondering how long the 19.5's would typically last as they are twice the price of what i normally run which are Cooper AT3's, Toyo Open Country, etc.type tires. While we are at it, what 19.5 tires do you guys recommend? I do drive on Forest service roads quite a bit and snow and ice on multiple occasions. Well the tires really aren't that expensive if you shop. Cooper Roadmaster RM253 in the G load range are M+S nice lug design and in the 245/70R19.5 are only $279/tire at Simple tire or Walmart rated at 4600 per tire
Buzzcut1 06/26/19 08:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Wheel /Tire/which combo?

scale the truck and camper. My F350 SRW and Lance 1055 scaled out at 7500 on the rear axle. If I towed I was over 8000 on the rear...I went with Visions and 19.5s
Buzzcut1 06/25/19 09:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Slide in Jack height

wood blocks under the jacks.. If the tc is level, it hasn't tipped over yet, another 6" in the air is not going to magically make it tip over.
Buzzcut1 06/24/19 10:19pm Truck Campers
RE: VIN for cabover camper

Your agent has no clue what a TC is. All he knows about RVs are is that they are motorhomes or trailers which is why he wants a VIN send him a photo of the camper itself and of the MFG serial number sticker
Buzzcut1 06/12/19 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 945 tank capacities

google is your friend, page 8 https://www.lancecamper.com/docs/Lance_1995_brochure.pdf
Buzzcut1 06/10/19 06:28pm Truck Campers
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