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RE: towing w/ camper few ?s

1. Realtor 2. 3/4 ton to 1 ton depending on camper weight 3. see #2 I have a 2016 F-250 4x4 with the gasoline 6.2L v8 with a 6 speed auto. The engine power is fine for pulling a loaded trailer while in camper mode. Just expect to slow down a bit on steep grades. The squat is where I have to be concerned. My camper is about 2000lbs wet. The truck bed drops about 5 inches when I put the camper on the bed. Biggest thing I have hauled was a 6x12 wood deck single axle utility trailer with a 1300lb. side-x-side and it sags another couple inches. The bump stops for my suspension were about 3 inches from touching the leaf springs. Not sure of the trailer tongue weight with that setup, but that was the max of my comfort level. I have a LivinLite CampLite 6.8 model. Has a shower, toilet, stove, microwave, fridge, gas heater, & rooftop AC. The freshwater tank is only 13 gallons but I manage. And when it's installed on the truck bed, it leaves the receiver hitch unobstructed.
Joe Glidewell 03/09/20 12:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs

Here's a video on YouTube where a guy made some inexpensive spring loaded tie downs with chain, springs, and U bolts. If the link below doesn't work his channel is called Northern Explorer Overland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhkU3IPcIz0 I hauled mine home with a chain and binder and ratchet strap combo. I scariest thing I've heard of is if the camper tries to hop/rise up off the truck bed when you go over a bump in the road or when your truck bed flexes you could damage your anchor points on the camper. The screws or bolts could rip out of the wood frame. That being said, I suppose it's possible to over-tighten the turnbuckle style tie downs and have this happen also. Nothing wrong with being creative, but be cautious as well. Here's what I came up with for my flatbed setup. Way cheaper than the frame mounted setup, but I did purchase the spring loaded turnbuckles. https://i.imgur.com/yWkPJtUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ypdhy5sl.jpg
Joe Glidewell 03/06/20 04:46am Truck Campers
RE: Which is taller?

As mentioned below, flat bed is going to be taller than pickup box. Notice the air gap between the cab of my truck and the bottom of the camper. Clearance issues and side to side sway are the drawbacks I have experienced. It has it's pros and cons like anything else, but overall I don't regret it for my intended use. https://i.imgur.com/egxQxuLl.jpg
Joe Glidewell 03/03/20 04:44am Truck Campers
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

Most rural cemeteries are not well lit. That's kind of why it appeals to me more than a Wal-Mart parking lot type set up. No people = no lights & noise. What's the safety concern with seclusion? For the most part, I doubt anyone would come around after dark to a cemetery looking for trouble. I know there are exceptions, like that poor couple in TX last year, but I would be more concerned about vandals in populated areas vs rural areas.
Joe Glidewell 02/26/20 10:54am Truck Campers
Graveside Boondocking?

I'd like to know the opinion of others on this subject, as my co-workers and family have varying viewpoints. I see many post about boondocking. Some in very public parking areas such as Wal-Mart parking lots and some on the side of mountain road. Has anyone ever rested in the parking area of a rural cemetery or graveyard? I've seen several back country graveyards in my travels and some of them seem like a quiet out-of-sight place to rest for a night. Most have signs posted indicating hours are from daylight to dark. But does that apply only to the fenced in grave sites or to the parking area as well? Now I'm not talking about setting up shop with generators and tiki torches. Just a brief stop and rest. So if a person isn't spooked by the idea of the location, would it be considered disrespectful to the deceased or frowned on to occupy a parking spot for a night? In my neck of the woods lots of back roads country churches also have adjacent burial plots. When I ask, people seem fine with staying at that type of church parking lot. But for some reason people cringe when I say "now what if the church wasn't there?" Thoughts??
Joe Glidewell 02/26/20 10:13am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

https://i.imgur.com/myVAqQCl.jpg
Joe Glidewell 02/10/20 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: Picture Posting Test Thread

WOW, that rig is tall. Probably has to be careful going under some underpasses. 11'8" to the top of the AC unit. We haven't had it very long so I haven't been on any trips on unfamiliar roads, but I suspect we will need to be watchful of overhead clearance signs.
Joe Glidewell 01/29/20 05:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Things to do in Biloxi/Gulfport MS

Ship Island firework cruise. Haven't personally done it but sounds interesting. https://msshipisland.com/cruises/fireworks-cruise/ Two local breweries to taste and tour. https://www.lazymagnolia.com/ https://chandeleurbrew.com/ Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Fest is in Bay St. Louis that week. Any food in old town Bay St. Louis is good. Trapani's, The Blind Tiger, Cuz's, Buoys Bar, etc.. Most all is beach front dining. https://festivalnet.com/9175/Bay-Saint-Louis-Mississippi/Festivals/Our-Lady-of-the-Gulf-Crab-Festival Infinity Center and the NASA Stennis Space Center on the way out of town. https://www.visitinfinity.com/
Joe Glidewell 01/27/20 09:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Members welcoming fellow members

New to the forum and new to truck campers. I feel like I'm a long way away from most members locations, but if anyone is ever in south Mississippi and needs a spot I've got 20 acres with water and sewage hookup. We are in a small town but we live about an hour drive north of New Orleans LA off I-59. That's about the closest tourist attraction to us.Recently, we drove through Mississippi on US84. Were we anywhere near your place? The closest you got to me is when you went through Laurel, MS. I'm about 1.5 hours south of that town just off I-59 in a small community called McNeil, MS. Side note...When you went through Monticello, MS on hwy84 there's a cool place just south of there that's worth seeing. It's a site of natural land erosion where it's free to hike 200 feet down into the gorge. Google "Red Bluff, MS" for more info.
Joe Glidewell 01/27/20 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Members welcoming fellow members

New to the forum and new to truck campers. I feel like I'm a long way away from most members locations, but if anyone is ever in south Mississippi and needs a spot I've got 20 acres with water and sewage hookup. We are in a small town but we live about an hour drive north of New Orleans LA off I-59. That's about the closest tourist attraction to us.
Joe Glidewell 01/23/20 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

https://i.imgur.com/GnkpsCsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Q5LDCsAl.jpg
Joe Glidewell 01/23/20 05:10am Truck Campers
RE: Picture Posting Test Thread

https://i.imgur.com/hHXJc8bl.jpg
Joe Glidewell 01/23/20 04:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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