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RE: What are the top 5 advantages of a TC?

Not in any particular order: 1) No plates or registration required 2) My wife is willing to drive 3) Can pull in to almost any fuel station to fill up 4) Have our bathroom, kitchen, change of clothes with us everywhere we go. (Nice feature in a big NP like Yellowstone) 5) see number 4 again
Mote 10/21/20 01:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Rebuilt Lance 811: Maiden Voyage

Sounds like you had a great trip. Lord knows you deserve it after all of the work you did to the camper. Let me know what you do with the furnace thermostat. I have the same issues as the thing is not very accurate.
Mote 10/21/20 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: water pump

On our 2006 Cougar its under the kitchen cabinet. There are two drawers as I enter the door. If I pull both of those I can see the pump. Mine is also noisy as the water lines are a little tight up against the kitchen sink drain pipes so it all rattles. I've intended to replace and lengthen those water lines. Maybe even place some foam between the two. It's on my someday list of things to do.
Mote 09/22/20 07:33am Fifth-Wheels

Looking at the modifications you've already made to your truck I don't think you'll have any issues. Everyone has their own comfort level of how the truck handles with a load. With your experience in hauling a heavy camper you probably won't notice much difference. How long of a wait is it for new camper these days ?
Mote 09/17/20 05:37am Truck Campers
RE: RPMs dropping uphill, Ford f-450

That's a pretty camper even for an F450. You're bound to slow down on most grades. Like others have stated I would start with making sure the air filter and both fuel filters have been changed recently. Dirty filters will restrict the engine ability of making it's full power. The noise and vibration are probably the engine cooling fans kicking in high. They are pretty large and make a lot of noise if pulling really hard.
Mote 09/10/20 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Host Mammoth

Sounds like a pretty sweet setup. Can't wait for pictures and your review of the truck and camper setup.
Mote 09/08/20 09:42am Truck Campers
RE: Picked up my son his first tow vehicle

Nice truck. I had a 1998 just like it but white. Was one of favorites. Had over 200k when I traded it in. ONly trouble was with the leaking intake gasket. He'll enjoy that truck for a long time.
Mote 08/13/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Carelessness strikes again

Been there, done that. To my son's car a few years back. He called said the car would only move in reverse. I assumed the transmission was bad as it was an old beater. I borrowed a trailer. Took a three hours round trip to pick it up and bring it home. I worked hard jacking up the car to get it off the trailer. Was quite surprised once I finally got it on the jacks and found out my error.
Mote 08/13/20 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

When we rebuilt the front end of the 1030 we took out the front window. Most of the framing in that area was rotted out. I like the clean look of it being gone. We bought a nice big mountain scene sticker from ebay and placed it on the new metal where the window used to be.
Mote 08/11/20 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 09.30.2020- PROJECT COMPLETE

Thanks for keeping us updated on the progress. I love these rebuilds. Not to much longer and you'll be able to start camping again.
Mote 07/29/20 06:28am Truck Campers
RE: Hitch extension with Dual Moto Carrier

With all that weight bouncing up and down as your going down the road I'd want to be sure it's done correctly. Since I'm not familiar with what kind of additional load the bouncing would cause I would call Torklift and talk to their engineers. I'm sure they can suggest a safe solution. Then can decide how much you want to spend. We had a bumper mounted bike rack on a 5th wheel years ago. It road fine until one day we came across a big dip in the road. I wasn't ready for it and took it too fast. The sudden down force on the rack going thru that dip snapped the bike rack off the camper. My wife was behind us and a semi truck behind her. Thankfully they all got stopped in time but there was a lot of tires smoking from the semi trailer.
Mote 07/29/20 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Electric Jacks - Replacement Electronics

Thanks for the information. I may just go ahead and order a replacement remote as the bottoms on ours are getting some age on them. Does the remote have to be programmed or does it just work once the batteries are installed ?
Mote 07/23/20 03:29am Truck Campers
RE: Brands That Can Be Used Off The Truck

The older camper that only had three jacks were probably not best to be used off the truck. Most of the new one's can be. We just lower it down as far as possible and then sometimes add a couple small screw jacks to the front for extra stability.
Mote 07/21/20 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 09.30.2020- PROJECT COMPLETE

Could you show me your pocket hole jig please? I'm using the basic Kreg jig. It's adjustable for different thicknesses of wood and you can get the square-drive truss head screws at the home center. Regular 1x lumber (3/4" thick) takes a 1 1/4" screw, 5/4 (1" thick) takes a 1 1/2" screw, and 2x (1 1/2" thick) takes a 2 1/2" screw. I'm already 250+ screws into this... The pocket screws are only clamping the wood until the adhesive dries. The real star of the show has been the PL Max adhesive. Click on pic for link: width=440 width=440 That thing was almost to the point of no return. You are going to really enjoy that camper once it's finished. I knew it was going to need work, but I told my wife if I knew it was this bad I may not have taken it. All in all it's been fun, just taking longer than I would have liked. We will have about $4k into this when it's done, but we'll have a totally rebuilt camper with new electronics, new fridge, new fiberglas exterior and the interior just the way we like it (NO carpet...) I see '02 811's just like ours for sale for $11-12k, so if we decide we don't like truck camping we can sell it and get our money out of it. We used the same jig and 1x2 poplar to rebuild the front end of ours three years ago. I was able to reuse some of the aluminum siding on the sides. Bought new for the front since we took the window out. The only thing I wish we had now was a larger grey water tank. 15 gallons does not go to far.
Mote 07/15/20 05:39pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 09.30.2020- PROJECT COMPLETE

Wow, Nice work sir. That thing was almost to the point of no return. You are going to really enjoy that camper once it's finished.
Mote 07/15/20 05:30am Truck Campers
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

We have a 2005 Dodge dually hauling a 2001 Lance 1030. The truck has 208k miles so we did replace the shocks. But everything else is stock. It handles great. I think our camper is around 4000lbs loaded up ready to roll.
Mote 06/30/20 04:19am Truck Campers
RE: Work Camping

"Its the longest route both miles and stops. 540 miles every night with a total of 27 stops." Now that's a rural route with a lot of miles. Is that a residential route ?
Mote 06/23/20 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: How to safely operate a B & W Patriot 16k 5th wheel hitch

We have the B&W companion. I love everything about but having to remove and installing. It's darn heavy. But that comes with the design. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Mote 06/10/20 12:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fifth wheel gas stops

Some good advise here. I also will calculate where I think I'll need to stop and then your google maps to view the stations in that area. We have two Loves within an hour of our area. One has a great setup for gas trucks as the pump islands are parallel to the building. The other is the complete opposite as the pump island is perpendicular to building and not much room to swing around the building once you did fill up.
Mote 03/13/20 05:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Honda EU220i Generator Availability

I have that generator. Have had it for a couple of years now. Last fall we got a letter from Honda telling us to take to a dealer so they could replace the fuel fitting to fix a potential leak. Dealer fixed it quickly. They said they replaced the fuel shutoff valve.
Mote 03/10/20 12:57pm General RVing Issues
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