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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
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

Put one of the underbed rail with turn over gooseball so you have both. Another option is just a turnover ball gooseneck & a B& W Companion that slips into the gooseneck ball shaft. This is what we have. Our used truck already had the under the bed. B&W gooseneck mount. I found a used Companion on craigslist to use with. It's solid as a rock. Very well built. The only downside is it is very heavy when removing. But pull two pins and the head comes off the frame and then it's much easier to remove. Not a deal breaker for us as we tend to leave it in all summer unless I need to bed for hauling.
Mote 03/04/20 06:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 100K miles - what maintenance?

To the OP, I have an 05 with 199700 on it. Most items listed have been checked or replaced including alternator that was still working. On a short weekend trip 5 months ago I had what I thought was smoke coming from under the hood. Turned out to be high pressure diesel spraying out from #4 injector fuel supply line. Drove it another 100 miles home. This seems to be a common problem on 05 common rail series. Most auto supplies stock that line . I now carry a spare. Check your injector line fittings with a wrench. They are easy to get to. Sorry for the long post. Hmm, I have an 2005 with 207k miles. I'd better check that line too. thanks for the heads up.
Mote 03/03/20 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ? Have you purchased from Walnut Ridge or Modern Trailer Rv

We bought our current fifth wheel from Walnut Ridge. They let us look around on our own for hours as we crawled in and out of most of their used ones. Once we found a couple we liked we walked back in and got a salesman. The transaction went well. They did a good job of cleaning the camper before we picked it up and did a nice walk thru. The only issue we had was they said they would put a new battery in it and fill up the propane tanks. They put in a used battery and didn't fill the propane tanks. My mistake for not checking.
Mote 02/25/20 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My Folding Porch

That's a nice setup. We're wanting to do something similar but on a smaller scale this spring. The little bumper and step we have now can be challenging to step out onto on a wet morning.
Mote 02/12/20 05:05am Truck Campers
RE: Upcoming 2021 Arctic Fox Changes

We went to the Seattle RV show. We upgraded our 1150 to a newer one but because of Northwoods production schedule our new camper will not come until July when it will be a 2021 model. Several of the changes: Light Gray color with black trim like the current Legacy models. You can see a 990 here: Legacy AF990 They are getting rid of (even on current AF's) the sliding window facing the truck rear window and replacing it with a solid window. Supposedly for leaks but we are going to miss that window since you could leave it open at all times when you were set up. The ladder will be the bigger "tube" model, also seen in the current Legacy. The Legacy models (they are also doing a Legacy 1150 run around March) features the new frameless windows but we were assured that would not be a standard feature of the 2021 models. Howdy Brholt, What made you decide to get a new camper ? Are you getting the same model ? We've been looking at the 1150 as we like the ability to get a sofa, the large tanks and being able to access the inside with the slide in. (for quick bathroom and snack breaks)
Mote 02/12/20 04:03am Truck Campers
RE: Introduction post

Thank you all for the warm welcome, I got a few chuckles reading them all. 1st off I do have thick skin and can take hazing, razing, or being a newbie rather well after 22 years in the Army. The wife and I been married almost 27 yrs and I havent drove her away yet but we do plan on experienting before we plop down any serious $$$. Thank you guys for the advice about waiting on any MOD's until after we purchase something. Definately looking at Larger hardside 1 or 2 slides. We went to the Iniana RV show and the Louisville Boat and RV show and didnt see one TC period. The closest dealer to us is lil over 2 hours away in Hammersville, OH (Mike Jones RV). We plan on making a drive over to that dealership so we can look at what they have, try to get a feel for the size and all. Thank again for the welcome Mote: We are near Bloomington IN Hey, we're about an hour East of you. We went over to Mike Jones RV last summer. They have a pretty good selection of new truck campers. It's well worth the drive to get a feel for what you'll want.
Mote 02/04/20 11:06am Truck Campers
RE: Interior Design – Painting

We've repainted all of our inside walls except for the bathroom. Just recently when we replaced the dinette with a sofa my wife repainted the sofa and kitchen areas. We just used leftover interior house paint we had sitting around. Before: After:
Mote 02/03/20 03:06am Truck Campers
RE: Introduction post

Howdy from a fellow Hoosier, We're down in the southeast portion of the state. Good group of people here that will be happy to help you spend some money : )
Mote 01/31/20 05:33am Truck Campers
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

it is a 2001 5.9 diesel Dually not 4x4 I had the tranny rebuilt with very heavy duty inards. He said better than the original and an extra cooler Also has been chipped, I never have had the the radiator flushed or the fluids changed So I was pulling a 12000+ 5vr and it did find on the level but climbing a steep pass like a 2 lane and it got real hot so I pulled over 3 times to let it cool. If it hadn;t heated up I could have pulled over that pass and others without any trouble. Howdy Billy, I have a 1996 2wd 2500. When pulling on steep grades I use the overdrive lockout button so the transmission will lock into third gear and lock the torque converter. This keeps the transmission and engine a lot cooler when pulling hard on steep grades. Also, you might check to be sure the fan clutch is working as it should and engaging the fan.
Mote 01/28/20 04:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advice

I just set up my camper and the toilet black water is over flowing. What's the issue?? Like other's have said sounds like you've got your hose hooked up to the wrong connection. The one labeled "city water" is the one you want if you are on full hookups. Don't worry, we've all made mistakes along the way. It's part of life. We've been camping for many years and have made quite a few along the journey.
Mote 01/13/20 11:43am Beginning RVing
RE: GM to introduce electric Hummer

3 years of driving a Volt now into 5 years driving Caddy ELR. Both cars yield about 50 miles electric range with careful driving, more than enough for our daily driving now that we are retired. Consequently it is rare for the backup gas engine to run. We've had solar panels on our house over 2 years now. In effect, we charge for free. Would never go back to gas. If the carbon industry would stop spreading lies, more people would realized what a no-brainer electric vehicles have become. They bear the responsibilty why we don't have electric RVs at this point. Once Tesla's semis hit the road, it will only be a matter of time before DPs will go away. The bigger the vehicle, the greater the fuel savings. That, plus the high routine maintainence cost of DPs will doom them. The high cost of DPs will make them the low hanging fruit for displacement with gas rigs to follow as batteries continue to fall in price and increase in capacity. I don't think he likes DP's :D Just kidding of course. My opinion is most folks who spends $400,000 on a diesel pusher don't really care about fuel mileage or maintenance cost. If they do then they didn't do their homework.
Mote 01/13/20 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 ton SRW debate

Have you tried searching for a new GM truck using the locator on the Chevrolet website ? You can filter for what cab, bed and engine you want. It shows some trucks like you want within 150 miles of my area however the other car sites do not. Might be worth a try. I hate to see you not get to drive one before investing a large amount of money in something you will have for a long time. A lot of folks don't like the looks of the new Chevy HD trucks, but I do like them. The new 6.6 gas engine would be great for those of us who don't really need a diesel. Good luck in your search.
Mote 01/07/20 03:39am Truck Campers

mix and match, change up if you like. Today's it's an old wives tale, that actually had a basis of fact in the past. Friend was a mechanic that had a car come in with a failed engine. A little thick sludge came out of the drain. After an investigation, turns out the female owner religiously took her car to the same quickie oil change place for an oil change every 3000 miles... except for (IRC) 50,000 miles, it never got changed. Sounds like one of those apocryphal stories that never happened. At best, it may have been a lie when she was trying to get a warranty claim after never changing the oil. They might be able to trick her on the filter but if you are sitting in the car, you can typically see them putting the oil in. An oil change place that doesn't change the oil would get caught by someone real quick and then get run out of business as not all people are stupid. Everyone has a quickie change horror story. I have two friends that had a bad experience. One with Walmart. They drained his transmission instead of the engine and then filled the engine with more oil. He didn't make it to far down the road before the transmission gave out. Walmart did make good on that one. My other friend had his oil changed at a GM dealer. The next day when he pulled out of his garage his saw a large puddle of oil. The tech forgot to tighten the filter. Lucky for him he didn't drive to far after the oil change and was able to tighten the filter and top off the oil. I realize these occurrences are rare but they do happen.
Mote 12/10/19 03:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: TR: The Road to winning a National Championship

That's awesome. Way to go Ruth. You're quite a husband helping her out with her dream. Bet you're glad you had the dually for that trip and not the old '03 single rear wheel.
Mote 12/02/19 06:43am Truck Campers
RE: Any nice new 5th wheels that have cloth furniture

Well looks like we might be putting the new camper on hold. The company we work work for announced cutbacks and layoffs are coming. The current camper is paid for so and actually is quite nice. We'll just keep enjoying it for now. I think we'll dress up the interior with some new flooring and maybe replace the two chairs in the rear with some euro style recliners.
Mote 11/22/19 04:53am Fifth-Wheels
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