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RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

Pricing is always regional thing, but what I can compare is me selling pickups in California. 16 yo diesel trucks with no signs of corrosion, no leaks - sold for $4000 range. High mileage, but both were famous 7.3l powerstrokes. My 2006 dually with "not so famous 6l" trade at 10 years of age for $4200. Again, no corrosion, no leaks. Maybe you should consider travel?
Kayteg1 12/02/20 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Supporting camper with cinder blocks??

On my 12' campers I observed that about 70% of the weight goes on front jacks and also water tank is placed there, when at 1 point my floor started separating under tank weight. So I always support front floor edge of my campers, when big aluminium bumper was giving enough stability for rear, jack-only support. Having some water damage of front/lower wall on my Fleetwood, during the repair I noticed how the frame members sag over the years under camper and possible ties load. So I always split the front weight between lower floor support and jacks to keep the front square. It also helped to have floor support when rain soften the soil and jacks sunk.
Kayteg1 12/01/20 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac rear bumper mounts

TL wanted $300 for my rear tie downs, while being a welder, I had some material laying around. Only thing I had to buy were 3" sill washers from Home Depot. About 1 hr of work. https://i.imgur.com/u7AbW3pl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Kayteg1 12/01/20 10:32am Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

Check the Dodge bed for cracks around the welds. I had this MY and rewelding the bed was every season job. Would that be the infamous Dodge bed on the Ford? Guessing there’s more to that story since the beds don’t just fall apart. But it’s a fun story to tell.... Congratulations on good memory. Sure there is more to the story. I bought Dodge bed when it was converted to a trailer. The idea worked well for me as I put removed UB on the trailer frame and resold it. But I think Dodge bed ended as trailer due to lot of cracks. Dodge used overtreated sheet metal of the bed and that was cracking around the welds like crazy. I made my set where heaviest part of TC was resting on strong bumper, otherwise structural integrity would be big worry.
Kayteg1 11/30/20 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: easy on/off truck caps?

Back in California I had my dually registered as RV, so when I took TC off, I had to put camper shell to avoid tickets. Even for big shell, I was able to go under it and lift it on my back. Walking with it was not easy, but I was getting it. Also I was able to find a shell with full size rear door. That was very convenient.
Kayteg1 11/30/20 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: Kimbo TC

1 thing I know for sure. Fiats 500 and 6x6' Truck Campers are not going to become popular in this country.
Kayteg1 11/29/20 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood camper jack

Finding single replacement is not going to be easy, but have you been able to test what exactly is wrong with old one? Electric motors are rebuildable.
Kayteg1 11/27/20 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

And... what about the heating system? The article seems to make a big deal about the "Alde hydronic heating system".... how does that work? Hydronic applies to system who is using liquid for heat transfer. When they did not explain it- my first guess is that they used Webasto, diesel-powered heater as this is pretty popular item in RV. Since they deliver supplies by helicopter - bringing propane is probably having lot of safety issues, while CAT is having big diesel tanks, who will supply fuel for camper for whole season without a need for refueling. I can assume guy paying $40,000 a night wants to get his money worth and keeping camper cozy would consume 2 propane cylinders a day.
Kayteg1 11/27/20 08:23am Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

Check the Dodge bed for cracks around the welds. I had this MY and rewelding the bed was every season job.
Kayteg1 11/25/20 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Filling up monitoring by opening the bleeder is old school and environmentally bad. Our Costco has best propane prices for whole city and they use precise scale. Guy reads the tare weight on the tank, adds allowable propane weight, sets the computer to it and computer is shutting the fill at proper weight. No propane smell.
Kayteg1 11/25/20 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Red plug is on safety valve end, so have it missing might indicate that safety valve did open at some time and that might require replacement. Not sure what is the extend on propane tanks, but scuba tanks have visual inspections couple of times and then following inspection involves valve removal, internal inspection with camera and at the end "wet test" with water compresses to double operating pressure. Did not scuba for several years, so don't remember the details, but exterior visual inspection can go only so far. Than some propane TANKS operate over 50 years with no inspections at all, so maybe for ca 100 psi propane holds they are not needed?
Kayteg1 11/25/20 12:43am Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

Snowcats weigh too much to go thru powder, even with wider tracks. Top speed for this one with the blade and tiller up under ideal conditions is 15 mph tops. Not near enough speed to "blast" through the snow like snowmobiles do. They will just dig down. You start early in the season when the snow is not real deep and pack it down.. So from what you are saying, such picture is not going to happen in real life? Just like Jeeps being lifted on top of the mountains for advertisement pictures. At the end, it does sound like weigh police after all. https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Snow-Cat-Lab_Dave-Mills.jpg width=700
Kayteg1 11/23/20 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

Looks Specta, like your Snowcat has narrower tracks, when those in article are much wider. Could that make the difference going on powder? What's the purpose of Snowcat, when it can go only on packed trails? Engine repair is not fan even when you have the vehicle in front of your house.
Kayteg1 11/23/20 04:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

Probably not even overweight. Depends how you read it. They call SnowCat a "tank minus the weaponry" Tanks weight 30-40 tons, so how do we interpret that?
Kayteg1 11/23/20 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

The price ranges from $40,000 per night and up, but is determined by specific guest needs. If there is somebody rich enough to afford it- I would like to be adopted.
Kayteg1 11/23/20 12:13pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Bare in mind we are talking cylinders here. Tank is something permanently attached to RV. My 1972 bus conversion had propane tank in it. Funny, back in 1970's the RV propane tanks did not exist, so converter used 40 gallons residential tank and fit it in bus basement. That thing never needed and still doesn't need recertification as it falls under different laws than portable cylinders. The only issues I had refilling it was making declaration that propane is not used as motor fuel. I do like horizontal cylinders, not only for their gauges, but also for easy operation. Had 2 vertical, 7 gallons cylinders in Lance and refilling the inner one was quite a task. Especially when loaded high on the truck. Then I never knew how much propane I had.
Kayteg1 11/22/20 09:26am Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

I just removed plywood who was attached as a shim under my heavy camper. The imprint generated over the years shows that most of the camper load goes on 6" stripe right behind the cabin and then on 6" stripe at the end of the bed. Meaning you could remove the bed floor between those stripes and it would not affect camper carrying.
Kayteg1 11/21/20 11:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Electrical Short Under Sink on 2019 1062 Lance

When it blew shore breaker - it has to be 120V cable that sparks. Unfortunately I can't stick my head there from the distance, but if that was messed up at factory, you should have warranty for it? Either way, you don't want to patch 120V cable under the sink. You have to disconnect it, pull out and replace, or cut short and reinstall it better way.
Kayteg1 11/20/20 01:35pm Truck Campers
RE: What truck are you using?

Here comes your lack of understanding TC mechanics again. The 1600 lb taken off rear payload does make a difference even with 5500 truck. Than the 1600lb is good scenario I put as a sample. If you do the worse case scenario - about 20% of trailer going to the tongue (recommended) makes 1600lb tongue weight. Multiply by long stinger that alone than can make 3000 lb on rear axle. Add 7000 lb TC with COG behind the axle, what totals close to 11,000lb load on the rear. Still thinking 5500 truck has much room to spare?
Kayteg1 11/19/20 06:11pm Truck Campers
RE: What truck are you using?

..I tow an 8000 lb enclosed trailer behind my truck camper that adds another 1000 lbs of tongue weight to the rear axle.. 1000 lb tongue on 4 ft stinger will add above 1600 lb to rear axle, so wchich one is it?
Kayteg1 11/19/20 02:26pm Truck Campers
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