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RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

... I will NEVER be required to stop at a weigh station, cause I'm not a commercial vehicle....period. Are you sure? Traveling in different states I often see signs before Weigh Station "all vehicle over XXXX lb have to go to scales" In other states they use light system to direct specific vehicles and last August my camper was flag onto scales in Washington. (I just drove thru having green light). So in some jurisdiction non-commercial registration is not going to help you if you weight enough.
Kayteg1 01/21/20 05:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

I see you plan Antelope Canyon, AZ, but there much more in the area. I am fascinated with Lake Powell and taking a cruise to Rainbow Bridge would be my advise. Antelope Canyon is something you want to see at noon and 2 years ago you had to make reservation like 3 months earlier.
Kayteg1 01/21/20 10:13am Truck Campers
RE: Trailer reverse guidance & learning curve

BETTER PICTURES This is the critical point in backing up where rear fenders are passing front camper jacks. https://i.imgur.com/yqFHK9Kl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/1e6Fv2Ul.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. And this is final set. You can see perfect distance to camper jacks on both sides without leaving the cabin. https://i.imgur.com/WyqYHW3l.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Kayteg1 01/21/20 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

3800 lb empty, will make close to 5000 lb loaded. Average 3/4 tons truck has close to 3000 lb on rear axle, so that makes total zooming at 7500- 8000 lb. Find me 3/4 truck who has rear axle rated for it?
Kayteg1 01/20/20 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: What portable toilet has biggest seat and bowl?

I bought porta-potty for my boat last year and 1 point I noticed in reviews is that when 2.5 gallons version is easier to carry to empty, it is also much lower, meaning less comfortable. So I chose the 5 gallons model for the height, when emptying it 1/2 full is always an option.
Kayteg1 01/20/20 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: Recommendations for quiet portable generator

I will again point that more technology brings more choices, when generally prices drop. Maybe not on Hondas, since I bought my EU3000 new for about $900 12 (?) years ago, but I really like the 1000 W Sportsman inverter generator who I bought new for $150 thanks to this forum tip. Just restarted it last week since we went for few days trip and when my EU3000 would be overkill, the small generator made a nice emergency backup. Fit nicely behind truck seat and no gasoline fumes, regardless lot of sun on our trip. I removed 1 of propane cylinders for the trip and that made space for 2.5 gallons gas can.
Kayteg1 01/20/20 08:17am Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

Yeah, they suck gross polluters out of the state ;) I've frequent Nevada for last 30 years and historically it used to be state who never disturbed visitors on the road. But in last years the 40 miles 6-lane freeway between state line and LV is stuffed with cops and occasional radar traps. The check station entering LV was mostly closed in the past. Now is mostly open. Add annual smog checks in NV v/s biannual in CA. Go figure. UT is low-population state, so those things might get delayed, but sooner or later you will see them coming.
Kayteg1 01/20/20 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

My truck has always been tagged as "non-commercial" in CA and now in OR. As far as getting stopped for having stuff in the bed that's an old wife's tale. It's no different than loading stuff in a station wagon of a van. As long as you're not making money hauling stuff they can't fine you. It is a subject that was ignored for generations and only in last 10 or so years become "revenue source" for cash-starving California government. My 1999 F450 flatbed was registered for its "curb weight" of 8000 lb till about 2008 when I got pulled over and got "fix it ticket" who cost me $600 for new weight stickers alone. Bare in mind all pickups in CA are subject to drive via commercial scales (wagons and passenger vans are not). Some scales have "no pickup" signs what rules F150 and similar out, but all pickups were historically driving by -to never be disturb. Yet in last years I heard about several "scale chase" happening. Again, cash starving state is using old laws to generate new income. Do you feel lucky?
Kayteg1 01/19/20 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

I have been told and it seems common sense that a removable truck camper is not permanent. You better make it permanent, or you will face high penalty when you register your pickup as non-commercial in some states and be pulled over with load of concrete and wheelbarrow on the bed. The laws vary a lot between the states and when I could register my combo as non-commercial in CA, (they have the classification name that I could never memorize) in NV I am paying $800 registration as they have only single classification for pickups. Than in NV you can turn the plates in (for off-season) and they will credit you the fees. That is not happening in CA.
Kayteg1 01/19/20 11:03am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Diesel trucks for TC ... maybe not!

The point of this thread was we don’t know how much pollution really happens when diesels regen. AFAIK, there is no emission test for regen mode. Who knows how much a PSD, Duramax, or Cummins puts into the air? For sure, is probably more than the non Regen mode. Just thought provoking. I think general public doesn't have education to interpret the pollution. When measuring pollution during regeneration would take special test, I have government station certificate that my diesels emit 0 (zero) particles when doing roll test. I can only believe that when they emit 0 during normal performance, the emission only slightly increase during regeneration. What's 150% of zero?
Kayteg1 01/19/20 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: Camper title and registration.

Reminds me the procedure I had in CA for getting CDL while using pickup for towing heavy trailer. Even such CDL is clearly listed in books, took me 4 months of calling CHP headquarters till they found me DMV office in different county who would perform behind the wheel exam. Than they put endorsement on my CDL that no officer could understand.
Kayteg1 01/18/20 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

I bought my 12' camper 2200 miles from home, having F250 at the time. Drove the distance having 300lb overload on each r. tire (I bought new for the trip) and did couple camping trips with F250 when I removed rear generator, moved batteries up front and few other weight distributing mods. When truck drove just fine, I constantly had a vision of driving high COG set on narrow road, with deep ditches on the sides and having blow up. Took me less than a month to buy dually. Life is too short to spend it this way.
Kayteg1 01/17/20 09:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Roof Vent Security

Theft prevention is whole psychological issue. Most of the break-ins are done by homeless people. I heard that some homeowners in high-break in areas put couple of dollar bills on the countertop and most of the burglars grab this and don't look any farther. Than putting size 12 work boots at back door turns out as pretty good theft prevention.
Kayteg1 01/17/20 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Roof Vent Security

You still need vents and emergency exit on armored truck conversion. :h
Kayteg1 01/17/20 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Really Disappointing (T/C Weight)

All bedded trucks have the same rear axle to end of the bed dimension till 550/5500 series, who I have never seen with bed. Meaning regardless the standard, or crewcab, the COG of camper comparing to rear axle will be the same. Only on longer wheelbase the engine will be bigger. Here you go, a 5500 with a bed. It turns tighter than my 2008 GMC 3500 dually https://i.imgur.com/DknmBOvl.jpg Those are what I call utility beds. To my knowledge none of utility boxes come from truck manufacturer. What I was referring to is practice that each manufacturer makes only 1 bed model for long beds and 1 for short beds. Meaning regardless if that goes on 250, 350 or 450, it is the same bed and only duallies have added flares.
Kayteg1 01/16/20 08:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Clean Diesel trucks for TC ... maybe not!

... Not even sure how it’s remotely specific to a TC, much less breaking news. TC section become in about 50% trolling. This thread fits the criteria.
Kayteg1 01/16/20 08:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Disappointing (T/C Weight)

What’s funny is not more than a month or so ago, you actually argued with me that in fact the rear axle to end of truck bed was different on different trucks and how much an affect it has on hauling campers..... In the past you come with the story that short beds and long beds have the same overhangs. Here we are comparing standard cab overhang to crew cab overhang. Sorry pal, if you don't understand different scenario.
Kayteg1 01/16/20 08:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Disappointing (T/C Weight)

Maybe you should read it little more closely. Or means or regardless if it highlighted, bold or all capital letters. Wrong. "Or" in English has 2 meanings LINK
Kayteg1 01/16/20 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Roof Vent Security

A cordless angle grinder negates RV security. In my construction experience I had to enter house with lost keys few times. Usually I could get inside without doing any damage in about 20 minutes. Than had few jobs when determined person enter locked house in 2 seconds. The $7 dead bolts with short screw on the latch plate will give you that, or less. Long screws will add 10 seconds. On new house couple years ago I was thinking about importing real locks from Europe, but then house has alarm system, who I signed monitoring with company having security patrols and that is the only security that will work (with 1 hr delay).
Kayteg1 01/16/20 12:10am Truck Campers
RE: Clean Diesel trucks for TC ... maybe not!

What is regeneration? Do you drive post 2012 diesel?
Kayteg1 01/15/20 11:32pm Truck Campers
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