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RE: Truck Camper - Newbie Needs Advice

Check the Lance 865, you may like it better. There is an 865 on Ventura CL.
FireGuard 01/25/21 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite.

It’s hard to find any used TCs now, especially a NL or Bigfoot. Toms has the only one I’ve seen scanning CL and RV Trader. It looks like a nice one but I think they’re asking around $38k.
FireGuard 01/25/21 01:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper - Newbie Needs Advice

He has a 2wd gas F350. A Lance 650 is made for a 150.
FireGuard 01/23/21 07:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper - Newbie Needs Advice

First, I think you’re on track with what you want to do and what camper is best. I’ve had many hard side TCs and the pop ups always appealed to me for their smaller size etc. I recently bought a Northstar 850 SC for a trip to the Midwest and back and unfortunately had a lot of bad weather with wind, snow and ice. Most nights for just sleeping at a rest stop I didn’t even raise the roof for fear of having the canvas covered in ice in the morning. I was able to sleep in the dinette with the top down but it was tight. I was also disappointed in my mileage. Even though it is 1-2’ lower than a hard side, I maybe got 1-2 mpg better in my 04 Dodge Cummins. If you’re going off-road a lot and the size matters, a pop up may be better. As far as Northstar, it was a quality camper and built well with many nice features. I ended up going back to a small hard side, Lance 815 but will probably upgrade later to an 850 or similar. Unfortunately, as you have probably seen it’s a sellers market and trying to find any decent RV is hard. I think things will improve soon as Covid will seem to fade away now that Biden will fix everything. LOL For your truck I would look at the Lance 855 or 855s (slideout) you will probably be over GVW but with a 2x4 gas F350 I wouldn’t worry. I’m probably right at max on my 3500 with a Lance 815. I’ve seen a few 855 in So Cal recently but they come and go. Unless you really need the room when you’re set up, I like the non slide for traveling and simplicity. You can also get a built in generator in either. Happy shopping.
FireGuard 01/23/21 03:19pm Truck Campers
RE: lance max/ af 1150 question

I had a 981 and you can squeeze past the dinette with the slide in and use everything. A little tight but doable.
FireGuard 12/27/20 08:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter - Mice Nest location warning

They like to build a nest in the cavity below the a/c compressor on my Suburban. They can be a PIA. Interestingly, I just bought a car from my neighbor who had it parked in front of his shop for the past 3 yrs. I was expecting to find a mess of feces/urine and nests caused by rats and mice. When I started cleaning it up, I didn’t see one sign of anything. He has feral cats and chickens that hang out around the shop so I’m thinking hey are the best prevention. Time to get cats and chickens. LOL.
FireGuard 12/21/20 05:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Ford 7.3l Godzilla V8

Not sure if they’re out yet in the class C. Although, I just saw a video and you can add a supercharger and get almost 700 HP and 600 Ft/Lbs. Now that would make a Sporty Class C.
FireGuard 11/23/20 11:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Question for those tha full/part time in their TH

Dedmiston, yes I'm thinking the same way it's a destination trip geared around toy use or a destination trip designed for just being a lookie loo tourist. My perfect setup would be a used 30' 5'er TH but that anamial doesn't exist. I want to keep my road mass down and also be able to use national parks. I would perfer to not buy new or special order. It's just me for the most part and the and the wife on a couple to few trips go I do have to think about her comfort. Or I ditch the toys and go hang out in the Class A section. Screw that plan for now anyway. Ragen 30-05. A solid a 30’ 5th wheel TH made until around 2008.
FireGuard 11/21/20 02:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: What are the top 5 advantages of a TC?

Geez, way to pee in his Cheerios. Someone trying to post why we like TCs and he gets shot down. I’m on a trip now and it’s nice to be able to park in the car spots at rest stops away from the noisy trucks.
FireGuard 10/19/20 01:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Got my new class C sorta :)

Which power train did you get? Can you get the new Ford 7.3L if you order?
FireGuard 07/29/20 01:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Power boost for Ford 450 V10

What year is the chasis? Really no mods for increase in power but the 5 Star transmission tune has great reviews.
FireGuard 07/27/20 02:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I have one Spill the beans. Give us the details. Which truck, gearing etc. any towing experiences, etc?
FireGuard 05/19/20 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Car breaks down on a trip. What to do with your camper?

I’ve heard many times where the repair shop allowed people to stay in their RV on the property. Some even provided electricity and water. Probably more likely with a small independent shop vs a dealer.
FireGuard 04/23/20 11:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Want to drive through Mexico, looking for truck advice

I would look for an early 2000s Ford F-250 supercab short bed with a V10. You should be able to find one with less than 150k miles in your price range.
FireGuard 04/03/20 05:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Used tow vehicles

The 7.3 was a great motor in its day, but you’re now looking at a nearly 20 year old truck and technology. Compared to today’s trucks the 7.3 is pretty anemic. I’m sure a new Ram 6.4 or Ford 7.3 gas with the 8 and 10 speed trans would leave the ole stock 7.3 in the dust. Talking about prices, there is a dealer in the Sacramento area who has clean low mileage older diesel trucks and I’ve seen 7.3s as high as mid $30k.
FireGuard 04/01/20 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

I’m also looking at the 6.4. I haven’t heard anything negative yet with the new ones with the 8 speed. For your purpose I would definitely get the 4:10 gearing. If you order a 2020 you can get the optional 50 gal fuel tank, that would be nice pushing your tow range to about 400 miles. I say go get it so you can tell us how you like it. Lol
FireGuard 03/25/20 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: We are gonna go camping!

Seems as though 'social distancing' is easier while camping than many other activities. Enjoy! RV is probably the safest place to be.
FireGuard 03/17/20 10:37am Toy Haulers
RE: Larger replacement fuel tanks for gas trucks

2020 Ram 6.4’s with the 8’ bed can get a 50 gal tank. Thanks, I didn’t know that and it’s only about a $200 option. That was a big consideration between Ram and Ford. May have to build and order a new truck.
FireGuard 03/15/20 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Larger replacement fuel tanks for gas trucks

I’m looking for one to replace the factory fuel tank. I need a clear bed to carry a truck camper.
FireGuard 03/14/20 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
Larger replacement fuel tanks for gas trucks

I had a larger replacement tank on my 03 Dodge Cummins which made it nice for traveling. I’m seriously considering a gas truck and like the Ram Hemi but with a 32 gal tank range is limited. I’m researching the new Ford 7.3 and you can get an optional tank around 50 gal. The tank manufacturers don’t list a tank for a gas truck so I’m wondering if they don’t make one and if there is a reason because of gas vs diesel.
FireGuard 03/14/20 11:52am Tow Vehicles
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