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RE: My New Flatbed Camper!!!

Not going for a TC Utility body? Cost?
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/02/20 06:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Need Suspension Mods

I haven't seen anybody ask it so here goes, are your airbags independent of each other, or are they sharing the same air fill location and connected to each other? Airbags need to be independent of each other and if connected will worsen sway. Having gotten that out of the way. Firestones worked well for me but to ride level, I had to fill them to 80 PSI so the airbags were doing most of the work. I have a large rear sway bar and Rancho 9K's but I still got frequent bottom outs on back roads. Solution, I removed the stock 3000 # rated OEM springs and installed 6+1 leaf 4400 # rated rear leaf springs. The Truck and camper ride close to level now requiring only about 10 pounds air in the Firestones. The Firestones don't reach the spring unless the camper is on the truck because it sits higher now but that is ok, The Firestones are still attached to the frame mounts and when the TC is loaded and with 10 pounds air, they ride on the springs also lifting about half an inch making the tuck level. The airbags are also a third support point for the frame distributing the TC weight better than just the front and rear shackle mounts alone would do. It took myself and a friend a few hours to do the whole job, both sides. Price was about 150-200 each and 250 shipping from Texas from SD Springs, check the name, SD something, Bedlam's recommendation. They are working great after I think 2 years now and I have no complaints about the ride whether the TC is on or off. Here's the installation video if your interested, others here may have seen this video before. Rear Leaf Springs Installation
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/01/20 02:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite 10-2000 stolen in Seattle

Sorry it wasn't a happy ending. Out of curiosity, was the alarm on? Wondering if the scumbags who stole your truck defeated it.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/01/20 01:49pm Truck Campers
RE: How Much Stuff is in Your Truck Camper

We have the necessary kitchen items. 3 pants, 6 of everything else. There's always canned foods then we reload everything when we head out. Fishing stuff, chairs, cameras. I try to apply two rules. KISS and GIGO.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 09/19/20 07:14am Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

I should hope the 7.3 gasser gets worse mileage than my 5.4 which the best I've ever gotten empty is 11 and loaded 10 and at 70 flat 9 then in the mountains 6 to 7. I am of course kidding, everyone gets better mileage than my F250, even with it's new engine. It loves gas to the last drop. I have long agreed with calculating the cost of fuel over the expected lifetime and if the difference between gas and diesel exceeds the cost of the diesel engine, go diesel.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 09/19/20 06:54am Truck Campers
RE: Campsite Squatters

I wouldn't dump my junk in a spot to hold it but if it's allowed through some spirit of the law, so be it. I'll use it when I'm there and leave it to somebody else when I'm done rather than deprive others a campsite for selfish purposes.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/26/20 09:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Our New Camper

Very nice!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/26/20 09:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Is this the same camper?
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/24/20 08:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Aftermarket wheels

You might glean some useful information off this old thread. 19.5 Wheels
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/23/20 11:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Look at the floor construction. It's a sandwiched floor with two thin layers plywood glued to a foam panel. My guess is the sandwiched panel glue has failed and the three layers are sliding against each other, no longer a rigid sandwiched panel layer. It looks like the tub below the floor surface is a couple inches narrower than the floor width to exterior cabin walls. I think you could remove your carpet and lay at least 5/8" plywood over your floor tight fitting wall to wall. Make a cardboard template and then cut out the plywood then test fit. When you have a good fit, you can spread some panel adhesive over the floor then lay the plywood over it and set a bunch of weight over the panel while glues drying. It looks that this will ride over the frame of the under tub side walls so it will be fully supported on the sides. It sounds like the aluminum cross framing in the floor is on 30 inch spacing and that would place a large unsupported area right under the sink work area. At 30" back from the front of the TC wall behind the cab, I bet your floor is pretty solid.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/23/20 10:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Cheater Vent - Air Admittance Valve

Get a better AAV valve, not the cheap one.http://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/764651/764651203684.jpg?size=pdhi About 25 bucks.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 08/23/20 10:03pm Truck Campers
RE: is weldwood contact adhesive strong enough?

Weldwood is pretty good stuff but I would be hesitant to use it in the vertical were it could be exposed to big temperature change and heat from the sun . How about fiber glassing the filler boards to the shell . That's what they do on boats and truck caps for stiffeners , and they won't rot .Fiberglass cloth and resin is what I would use as well. I was thinking this too. Setup a support brace to hold the work in place.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 05:21pm Truck Campers
RE: 4th of July - what are you having?

Beef short ribs in garlic teriyaki, potato salad Kelli is making, Danish squash, dessert is garlic roasted apples with sweetened vanilla sour cream poured over it.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 04:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Catching Cleaning Cooking Trout, A Refresher Course!

Gut the fish and leave the head on. Pack the inside cavity with salsa and wrap in foil. No butter. Toss onto grill or in coals for a few minutes each side. Remove the fish gently open the foil and grab by the head as you open the foil. The skin will stick to the foil. Grab the head and gently shake and the head and entire skeleton will come out, leaving just meat and salsa. Simple, quick, easy and great tasting. Hmmm, Must try! Thanks,,,
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 04:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Catching Cleaning Cooking Trout, A Refresher Course!

Catching Cleaning Cooking Trout, A Refresher Course!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 01:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Reddog1 "Wayne"

Rest In Peace Wayne. May God Bless you and your family.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 07/04/20 01:47pm Truck Campers
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

That is a thing of beauty, a work of art. Well done.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/30/20 12:20am Truck Campers
RE: I built shelves in a wardrobe for more storage.

So here's my no drill project. The horizontal pieces are intended to keep the supports pressed into the corners to prevent the whole thing from bouncing up. Thanks for the bullnose edge idea. https://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=344455cf-3fd3-4926-a6ae-f52fca19293b&file=IMG_0996.JPG height=700 width=500 That looks nice! I'm going to add lights to each shelf level, 2 additional, operated by the existing light and switch at the top.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/06/20 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

One thing to keep in mind about lowering the jacks, There have been people distracted and forgetting to raise them when leaving. Not a pretty sight.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/04/20 11:24am Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

I dropped the jacks when I first got the TC. Haven't done it in years now. I have the heavier 3400 pound rated Load range E tires, Rancho 9Ks, Big Sway-bars, Heavier rated 5 leaf rear springs. and Firestone air bags. I feel solid as a rock moving around in the TC when camped. Wind? What wind!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 06/03/20 11:28pm Truck Campers
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