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RE: Question about tire pressure

The tire inflation chart should work for the nittos since it goes by the load index. Find your tire size and load index in the chart and go from there. For reference I run 37x12.5r18 Falken tires on Method wheels rated at 4,500 lbs. the tires are rated for 4000 lbs at 65 psi. I am 5000 lbs on the front and 6,800 on the rear
DieselBurps 08/28/19 12:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Time to install tires on my truck camper setup

So far I like the Falken at3/w's they are snow peak 'certified' I went with 37's but I also did not lift it either to maintain factory geometry. The tires are rated for 4000 lbs at 65 psi. With the right wheels, you don't need a lift for 35" tires, proof since I am running 37's.
DieselBurps 08/24/19 06:11am Truck Campers
RE: Timbren vs. Sumo Springs

2018 ram cab and chassis
DieselBurps 08/21/19 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Timbren vs. Sumo Springs

Spoke with Timbren, they recommend th single convoluted because the double convoluted could 'flip over' on itself. Now I am really confused because it seems most here have the double convoluted. This is going on a Ram 3500 cab and chassis by the way total camper weight is around 3,500 lbs loaded up.
DieselBurps 08/20/19 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Timbren vs. Sumo Springs

What is the "double" convoluted Timbrens? Looking at the website it looks like there are two options, one of the Timbrens appears to be taller. Still can't make up my mind which way to go.
DieselBurps 08/16/19 03:27pm Truck Campers
Timbren vs. Sumo Springs

Trying to decide between the two. Right now, I can get by without either but figured I would add either of the two for increased stability. My sag is not that bad, an extra half inch would be nice though. My sense is that the main difference between the two is the Sumo Springs appear to have more "travel"? Meaning they can compress farther than the Timbrens. I feel like in my situation the Sumo Springs might work better since I don't need a lot of support, just a little, and the extra travel might equate to a little better ride loaded since the Sumo Springs can compress more. I could be totally wrong about all this. So what is everyones opinion of the SumoSpring vs Timbrens??
DieselBurps 08/15/19 06:02am Truck Campers
RE: Overland camper

The earthroamer is not going to be any more 'offroad' then what you have. They are too big, no locking diff, etc. For how expensive they are, they still have those crappy dometic windows, and a cassette toilet.
DieselBurps 07/31/19 05:00pm Truck Campers
RE: What am I missing on GVWR??

Yeah, what’s better? This is just my personal opinion. I will start with a few off the top of my head. .1) The Northstar is a wood framed camper, if any bit of water gets to it, it rots, and you may not realize it until it is too late. I had this problem with mine, there are some sharp screws in the AC unit, over time on rough roads those screw punctured the rubber roof, water was able to get in, and it was not caught until a leak presented itself. There is no way of knowing this until it is too late. Fortunately I was able to repair it myself, which involved a new roof, that is a 5-10K repair at an RV facility. Bonus points for Cirrus. It's not a wood framed camper 2.) I fail to understand what is so great about "rubber roofs" That's all manufactures use. They seem cheap to me, and I would think in this day and age there would be something better out there. Bonus points to the Cirrus on this one. They don't use a rubber roof. 3.) Northstar interiors are straight out of a 90's motel room. Northstar acts like their poop don't stink, and have no desire to innovate. They use fake cheap wood, the countertop is made with a cover over particle wood. The insulation is not that great, perhaps better than the cheapest made campers on the market but not by much. -with the Cirrus the interior is night and day better. The quality from what I can tell is also a lot better. 4.)Cassette toilet- my personal opinion is that in some instances it is slightly better than a black tank, but with a blank tank you at least don't have to watch **** flow out, and that smell? It's horrendous, with all the methane and stuff I don't think you will be wheeling your cassette poop suitcase into a mcdonalds or friends house to empty. Also, in Europe at least when they use a cassette toilet it usually comes with a SOG kit, they don't do that with Northstar, so basically when you open the trap door with all the methane and heat build up in the tank it has the potential to literally explode the feces contents up and out of. Ask my GF how she knows. The SOG releases this pressure and vents it outside when the door is open - Plus one for a composting toilet 5.) The appliances in the Northstar are not horrible, but they are not that great either, they are same stuff found in 99% of all other RVs. Again, no innovation by Northstar here. -There are better options out there, like the Truma, or the Alde system in Cirrus. 6.) The tiedowns on the northstar rip out when going offroad. Again, not an issue if you stick to the pavement or RV parks, I am told they have since addressed this with some steel plate added to the wood. 7.) Those Dometic Seitz windows and Heiki skylight are of poor quality. I like the concept better than the typical RV window but both skylight and windows found in Northstar are of poor quality. Have you tried getting replacement parts for the Heiki? Next to impossible, and they are very expensive to replace.
DieselBurps 06/10/19 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: What am I missing on GVWR??

Why do you say this? One of the attractions to the northstar is the build quality, everything I've seen says that it's very good. We prefer cassette and aren't interested in changing to a composting. I say this as an owner with a Northstar and cassette toilet. Calling the build quality "very good" in my opinion is pretty subjective and compared to what? It is a wood framed camper that will rot if the slightest bit of water gets inside. It still has the same old typical RV 'rubber' roof. They haven't changed the interiors in 20 years and arn't receptive to change in general. I called them one time about a question and an issue I was having, their response was that they had new campers rolling off the line in a month and should buy a new one. To be fair, the way I use my camper is probably designed beyond what it was engineered to do which is RV parks and very occasional use. Have you used a cassette toilet? They work fine for a short weekend, but beyond that they are a major pain in the butt, not to mention how nasty they are.
DieselBurps 06/10/19 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: What am I missing on GVWR??

The Cirrus is a way better built camper than the Northstar. Plus the Cirrus doesn't have a cassette toilet, meaning you can swap the crapper out in the cirrus for a better composting toilet.
DieselBurps 06/09/19 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: Overwhelmed with camper choices; insight appreciated

You might want to consider how each camper is constructed. Since you are asking for advice I am happy to give my opinion. 1.) your truck does not have 5,300 lbs of payload. You need to figure out how much payload you actually have, total truck weight with fuel, people, stuff, etc. minus what the total GVW is, it's likely 12,000 lbs or less so subtract truck total weight from that. 2.) get the lightest northernlight or bigfoot you can find. Northernlite has a sportsman addition that seems to be light or the bigfoot 1500 model. All other campers besides those are essentially built the same, stables and wood with rubber roofs i.e they fall apart offroad. 3.) also consider the cirrus, they seem to be doing things differently and worth a look, I also like the idea of the Aldea system. 4.) go heavy on good batteries and lots of solar, no stupid "solar kits" those ar worthless. Having power and heat it sounds like will provide you with the most comfort. 5.) skip the cassette toilet ( i have one, it sucks, but barely better than a traditional toilet) instead ditch the RV crapper and go compost toilet. You can use these in the winter. 7.) Find out what tires you have. I like tall and skinny. 285/75/18 has 4000 lbs of capacity a tire. I used 295/70/18 Cooper Stt Maxx tires and got 55K (US) miles out of them that included 3 trips off road in Baja, 2 trips all over mexico, belize and guatemala. 8.) carry a small portable lightweight generator, I had a yamaha and now a Honda 2000, The honda is better. When SHTF you have back up, I see having it as a matter of safety. You can always to use "run the genni" worst comes to worse. They are light, quit, and if you find a good way to transport it, could be lifesaving.
DieselBurps 05/29/19 10:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Roaming and boondocking in Mexico

I just got back from Mexico and spent 4 months there driving around boondocking etc. All told I have probably spent over 2 years in Mexico with a truck camper. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions
DieselBurps 04/20/19 06:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

Okay, I am holding out till near the end of the month to see what I can do on a 2018. Really trying to avoid white, I think if I wanted a white truck in the cab and chassis trucks I am looking at I can get a deal that would satisfy me. I will see what I can do before I go down that road. I hear end of the month is best time to put in offers?
DieselBurps 04/15/19 11:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

I got a dealer invoice for a 2019 it's 50k so if I subtract incentives plus hold back I get the price to start from? So 50k -5k(rebates)-?(holdback) = something less than 45k?
DieselBurps 04/15/19 10:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

I always find out what the dealers true cost is as close as I can. Invoice minus any incentives and rebates minus hold back etc. Then make my offer based on that. I have heard about that, but I still can't make sense of it. Do I need to ask the dealer to get this info? Here is one I was looking at What did you make to him? I offered 40k as my starting point. They didn't want to negotiate beyond the price listed. I know 40 is low but I was willing to go up but they didn't want to go down.
DieselBurps 04/14/19 11:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

I always find out what the dealers true cost is as close as I can. Invoice minus any incentives and rebates minus hold back etc. Then make my offer based on that. I have heard about that, but I still can't make sense of it. Do I need to ask the dealer to get this info? Here is one I was looking at
DieselBurps 04/14/19 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

Good advice. I have financing. Everytime I get on the phone with the dealer they ask the same stupid rebate questions that of course I don't qualify for like, No, I didn't buy a New Holland Tractor in the last 3 years, and NO I did not just recently turn in a leased vehicle. What sort of tricks will they use after rebates to upcharge the hell out of me with? I see dealer 'Doc" fee and a few others.
DieselBurps 04/14/19 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

Looking to spend less than 44k for tradesmen. Now expanding search into 4500 and 5500 territory
DieselBurps 04/14/19 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

How much is the rebate? For me, pretty much nothing. I am thinking about waiting until the end of the month to see if they are willing to budge on pricing. They have to make room for the 2019's they are already showing up every week at the dealer.
DieselBurps 04/14/19 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking to buy 2018 Ram rebates are horrible

If your in SLC pull up Mountain Home Auto Ranch. They move a lot of Rams, they have the State of Idaho bid for Rams. Not that, that fact helps you but they do have a lot of commercial type Rams. I pulled up their site they have several cab and chassis 2018 Rams both with gas and diesel. I don't have any personal experience buying from them. Mountain Home is East of Boise, not a bad drive for you. Thanks. Ya I checked out Mountain Home Auto Ranch. I actually am from Idaho and will be registering the vehicle there, currently I am Colorado but I travel all over for work. I think I can find the truck I want and a decent price, and MHAR has some, but I am trying if all possible to avoid white. Which is what 99% of the trucks are.
DieselBurps 04/14/19 10:33am Tow Vehicles
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