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RE: Ram 6.4L 8 speed vs Ford 7.3 to carry truck camper

I really like the the Ford purpose built 7.3 gas, the RAM 6.4 had been around a while but I personally am not fond of of the cylinder deactivation on a HD truck. I did not like the cylinder deactivation at first either but it grows on you after a while and it’s not in play in tow haul mode or if you go to manual and put it in sixth , the newer trucks would 8th . Mike
Devocamper 02/23/20 09:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4L 8 speed vs Ford 7.3 to carry truck camper

I have a ram 3500 drw 2 wheel drive crew with the 6.4 and carry a host mammonth TC over 5k , have no problem with the 6.4 plenty of power and in my configuration just short of 7k payload with the 410”s . if you go with the ram 6.4 and feel you need a rear sway bar there is only the road master available now and there were none in 2018 when I bought my truck due to the 6.4 exhaust configuration I used sumo springs to help reduce sway . Can’t speak on the fords motor . Mike
Devocamper 02/22/20 02:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Newbie Pre Purchase Questions

Chances are pretty good you will have some sort of warranty work at some point with any of the current manufacturers. But buying a tt your not really liking because it’s close isn’t a good idea either .All of our RV’s have been purchased out of state and have had a few warranty issues we just brought them back to dealers for the work . Find the floor plan and manufacturer’s you like.
Devocamper 02/15/20 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: trailer wax

I use Maguires Spray wax same as the truck and the cars
Devocamper 02/09/20 06:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Fire Places

our is very useful we use it in cold weather whenever we are in a campground with hookups, we do a lot of boondocking , it heats the camper without the use of the propane furnace, and is built in so it’s out of the way and no cords to trip over. Mike
Devocamper 02/09/20 06:51am Fifth-Wheels

We towed our last fifth wheel , gwvr 16000 with both a SRW and then a DRW . The DRW diesel was by far the better tow vehicle hands down . No need to worry about extra weight or carrying water or any of the issues trying to stay under the SRW rawr . The Use of the DRW for daily use was not a big deal for us but we did have a small beater car for when we were home for running errands. Either truck was always parked out of the crowd at stores or restaurants. Never heard anyone complain about having to much truck!
Devocamper 02/09/20 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Roadside assist

I just received a notice for renewal of my FMCA roadside plan and was told the price was 129 for 1 year Last year when I signed up I think it was 69 dollars for a year am I wrong has it gone up that much! it’s always cheaper to be a new member than to renew with any of the services seems you get a better deal as a new customer than being a loyal returning customer !
Devocamper 02/08/20 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck Camper with Built in Genset?

Three generators for one TC? Wow Just two, the built in and the 1000i the 2000i’s have been retired from camping service !
Devocamper 02/08/20 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper with Built in Genset?

Many truck campers offer the generator as options . We ordered ours with the generator because we do a lot of boondocking. Ours is the Onan 2400 propane and runs everything in the camper if needed has the remote start from inside and an hour meter which is pretty standard. We also have two 30 lbs propane tanks . The generator is very handy for quick stops but it is noisy and does use a lot of propane . I added an onan resonator and it helped a little bit with the noise. We have found that The built in generator is good for using the microwave or if it is really hot using the ac to cool the camper down but for charging your batteries it’s propane use and noise make it hard to justify. What we now have is a 200 watt solar panel and 1000i Honda generator for maintaining the batteries and the built in basically gets used for the microwave or ac . We have a inverter so most every thing runs from our batteries.t I also have two 2000i Honda’s from our fifth wheel days but the 1000i does the charging job just fine and it’s lighter and smaller to carry . The built in is convenient but the solar and Honda are quiet and efficient and all three just about cover any situation we have come across Mike
Devocamper 02/08/20 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: pp space heater in a rv

What's wrong with using the furnace? Drains your battery when boondocking without power
Devocamper 02/07/20 07:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: pp space heater in a rv

We use the single tank buddy heater . It keeps the camper warm and it has a tip over safety as well as low oxygen safety shut off and is a nice size to store and doesn’t have a big footprint when in use. You need to keep a window or vent cracked open . We use a thermal pad under it since to floor gets hot and The pad deflects some of the heat up into the space . Installed a second co detector to be safe, normally do not sleep with the heater running .Like any heater in a camper you get condensation even more so if you cook without venting or have big space temperature swings .Very happy with the buddy heater after three seasons of use . We also have an built in fireplace type electric heater that is used when we have power . Mike
Devocamper 02/07/20 07:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford 2019 F350 Satellite Antenna Relocation Complete

I have the same problem with the cab over interfering with antenna on my ram . I was going to try to relocate a new antenna but instead I just stream SiriusXM over my phone connected to the truck this works well and I am paying for one subscription but able to use it in all my vehicles. I don’t have built in navigation in the truck , if I did I think the antenna move would be the way to go as the original poster did
Devocamper 02/07/20 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Panels don't run things

I tell them that the panels don't run things. They charge the batteries which in turn run the 12 volt items and the inverter. Same here ,it’s surprising how often this happen and how many people do not understand solar at all.
Devocamper 02/04/20 04:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Just 13 threads

Don't fret, will pick up in the spring when all the newbies buy RV's and then have to ask inane questions. Were you not a newbie at some point ?
Devocamper 01/29/20 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Were older travel trailers built better?

Don’t fool yourself we have a friend that has a 1 year old air stream that he ended up having to visit a dealer in Canada to have multiple issues repaired including leaks and electrical problems . I do thing older was better we had a 2008 hitchhiker by NUWA had it for 12 years no problems other than minor wear and tear issues but older rv’s were built with heavy materials so maybe they were stronger. . It is a toss of the dice these days no matter what manufacturer or how much you spend you could get a good one or one with problems.
Devocamper 01/26/20 07:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Make a "Smart" RV ?

I'm talking about technology. Touch pads, internet, cell phone, auto on/off lights appliances, etc.. voice commands... ie: Siri, Alexa...etc. what would you want, need, find cool to have A basic reliable comfortable rv with out more things that are going to fail. Manufacturers are trying this and I would never buy into it from a manufacturer that can’t get the basics of quality construction and reliability correct never mind adding more complex systems . Just curious why the original poster feels the need for rv automation ? Cool probably, needed not necessarily, prone to fail definitely.
Devocamper 01/26/20 07:20am Technology Corner
RE: Mopeka Products

I tried them a few years ago but at that time they gave you rubber spacers to raise tanks to gain space for the sensors and both on my sensors got crushed over time spent bouncing around on the rubber feet. The sensors worked pretty well with the app but the remote wall mount wasn’t very accurate. I think they have since made the spacers out of metal to protect the sensors . I now use a hand held device , Truma propane tank gas lp level checker. Mike
Devocamper 01/14/20 03:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Alone or in a group?

Travel is just us alone but we do have regular yearly spots that we have made friends with that we see each year. We don’t really care for groups and planed group itineraries.
Devocamper 01/09/20 02:45pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

Had a GMC ext cab 3/4 with the 8.1 and it was a great motor, so strong but so thirsty we had to carry extra gas cans when towing the fifth wheel on long trips. You would have to stop for fuel long before a rest room stop but it was a strong motor and with the Allison transmission it was a great combo. Mike
Devocamper 01/06/20 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
Campgrounds near Socorro NM

Looking for any recommendations for RV camping near Socorro New Mexico
Devocamper 12/29/19 01:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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