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RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

Full time in a NL 8-11, wet bath,12,000 miles since November 1, 2019, wife, 65 lb dog and me. Sometimes it’s small for sure - but we’d not do it differently at this point. Everything is a compromise. The quality of the NL is absolutely fantastic and for the one issue we had with the furnace which was a Dometic issue - Keith stood behind us 110%. We are boondocking quite a bit and are in a lot of the out of the way places, nights in the 20s quite frequently, we can go about a week and a half on one bottle of propane, I only keep the outer bottle online so I know when I run out on it so when it runs out I have another full one. We have 200 watts of solar and we are never wanting. We are careful with our usage and never use the TV but we both work so we use power for our computers and so on. The fridge/freezer is huge and very efficient on propane, like others we opted no microwave, storage is fantastic. We have the U shaped dinette, the storage under there is great. The range and oven are great, we made some modifications as the sink is huge so we have a cutting board that goes across half or 3/4, makes more usable counter. Our friend put a bracket over the non-pass through window which makes more counter. I put the heavier tools behind the drivers seat in the truck and am super aware of weight and distribution and we’ve had no problems. We have been driving in 50 mph winds, backcountry roads and city traffic, it handles very well. The water - we carry extra but keep it low and forward when we are moving. We conserve water religiously as we have been in arid climates - limit the showers and waste and we have always done well. Taking a shower, for me is like a silverback gorilla in a phone booth so I tend to take showers elsewhere when able. Sometimes it’s like that movie “The Life of Pi”, living with a tiger in a lifeboat, we take turns being the tiger. We are in a super small space but spend a lot of time outside. If I have a work call I go up and sit in the cab, we just negotiate our way through. We’ve been able to access a lot of places we never could have in a heavier or larger RV. One more thing, hence the edit - I put a aftermarket OEM compatible backup camera on that I can mount on the camper or move to the truck when the camper is off. I also put a low profile hitch basket on that fits perfectly under the overhang of the camper where I store light stuff including a tub for the septic hose as it won’t fit in the NL back porch mounted one. I carry leveling blocks and a step stool that makes it easier for our old dog to get on the steps up to the camper. My thought is one could put gas cans for their generator there too. Best of luck.
Hardscrabble 03/07/20 09:13am Truck Campers
Upgrade truck suspension

Hi all, Just on the shakedown trip with the new rig, a NL 8-11 and a 2019 Chevy 3500HD Duramax. Over all I am happy with most of the handling, certainly the acceleration and pulling power is fine. We do have StableLoads (upper) installed. I am seeing that I don't like the "hobby horse" bouncing when we hit uneven pavement, expansion joints and the like. It seems in searching the many threads that even though the truck is brand new that the front shocks are most likely the issue, that replacing the front shocks with Rancho 9000s might be my best result. I just want to confirm my thoughts here. The truck sits about level. Any thoughts? Regards, Tom
Hardscrabble 11/07/19 05:00pm Truck Campers
RE: How many Northern Lite owners do we have? (revision 2)

And another, just bought our rig and setting out soon.
Hardscrabble 10/04/19 05:36pm Truck Campers
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