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RE: 2500 Ram with coil springs carrying TC

We have a 2016 Ram 2500 with the 6.4L Hemi, 2WD CC. We did swap the rear sway bar for a Hellwig. In 2017 we hauled an Adventurer 80RB loaded to about 2480 lbs over 9,000 miles. And this was with Brophy bed mounted tie downs. No hint of any issues. We have since switched to a Travel Lite 840 SBRX which weighs a couple hundred pounds more and has a more rearward COG. As a result of this we added a set of Air Lift air bags for our recent 5,000 mile journey and a set of frame mount tie downs. The air bags work perfectly as I can add more air to the heavier side.
Travels with Yoly 08/08/19 11:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Learned something about our truck this week !

See, I told you I learned something about our truck this week !!! I don't know why I didn't see them before :R One of those live and learn days I guess. I'm going to edit my original post to decrease the number of replies directed at my stupidity.
Travels with Yoly 07/02/19 11:35am Truck Campers
Learned something about our truck this week !

Original post deleted due to "operator headspace". Please forgive my oversight.
Travels with Yoly 07/02/19 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: Truck questions

I interpreted the OP as saying they are looking for a basic camper that may be marketed for a 1500 but they are planning on putting it on a larger truck. In 2017 we traveled over 10,000 miles with our Ram 2500 2WD and an Adventurer 80RB (2480 lbs loaded) and the stock truck with only a Hellwig sway bar performed flawlessly. We now have a slightly heavier (and better equipped) Travel Lite 840 SBRX (2600 lbs loaded) and I just added a mid grade set of airbags today. As others have said, half tons typically have pretty small payload capacities and secondly, manufacturer published weights are often times a base weight that is meaningless. There are a few companies that publish the actual weight on a separate sticker inside the cabin as well as the base weight on the outside. Our Ram 2500HD with the 6.4L Hemi has a payload capacity of 3575 lbs so there's some opportunities out there. The wheels and tires are well beyond the 10K lb GVWR.
Travels with Yoly 07/01/19 09:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper mileage

2016 Ram 2500HD - 6.4L Hemi gasser - Adventurer 80RB (loaded about 2480 lbs) Georgia to western Canada and back, roughly 8,600 miles Hand calculated (meticulously) for entire distance - 13.8 mpg This is driving sedately at 60 to 65 mph. On one 170 mile stretch across Montana I got 15 mpg. http://i66.tinypic.com/5vah3b.jpg Fundamentally, my mileage is "blown in the wind".
Travels with Yoly 07/01/19 04:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Allstays Camp and RV App discovery

The website is fine but I don't usually access my laptop when I'm driving. When I try to open the app as I always used to it reads: "Camp and RV has stopped x Close app and Option to send feedback" When I go to the Google Store and check my Library every app I've ever installed is there with the exception of Allstays Camp and RV Thank you all for trying to help but so far no luck.
Travels with Yoly 06/26/19 10:11pm RV Lifestyle
Allstays Camp and RV App discovery

I don't know how far out of date I find myself to be. I tried using my Allstays Camp and RV App today and found it nonfunctional. I thought maybe it needed to be updated so I went to the Google Store and discovered it's not listed anymore. Allstays website shows a download for iOS only. Since this was the only app on my phone that I paid good money for, I feel just a bit cheated. So how far out of date am I ?
Travels with Yoly 06/25/19 10:57am RV Lifestyle
RE: Brought Home Our New Truck Camper This Week

I don't know why TC can't figure out the seating?? They are mostly terrible for comfort. Every one I look at I want to modify that. 90 degree seat backs with super short back cushions provide very little upper back support. This is our 9th RV/Camper and of those, I built 2 of them with our own design couch. They were far and away the most comfortable of all of them. Two of them had factory couches with a small amount of recline (the Adventurer 80RB and the Travel Lite 840) and they are so much more comfortable than any of the travel trailers or truck campers we've had. I find it sad that people who review new campers rave about "new designs" when all of the conventional seating arrangements were designed about a half century ago.
Travels with Yoly 06/24/19 07:45pm Truck Campers
RE: CampLite TC 10.0

Our 2016 Ram 2500 bed height is 36 inches from the ground. If the jacks you mention have 36 inches of travel, the only way I see it not working is if the jackes were attached to the camper at a point higher up on the structure than normal. It might be interesting doing some sort of a survey measuring several other units and comparing to yours.
Travels with Yoly 06/24/19 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Brought Home Our New Truck Camper This Week

What size is that fridge? like the dinette layout. Enjoy. I believe it is 5 cf but not sure. I think it's the same size as we had in our Adventurer. I shouldn't have to brag about this but this is the first camper of 8 that we've bought where absolutely everything mechanical/systems wise actually worked as designed. Water heater heats to HOT very quickly, fridge gets down to 32 degrees on a 90 degree day, freezer to zero. Stereo, omni directional antenna, cooktop all work perfectly. Tank level indicator panel is accurate. Not a drop of water from anywhere in the plumbing to be found. The A/C is more powerful, yet quieter than the Adventurer's. And as I mentioned, a comfortable reclining seating area with lots of upper back support is critical for us. This one requirement ruled out 90% of the truck campers we see.
Travels with Yoly 06/22/19 03:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Quick and Easy Camper Life

Yoly's mom lives in a retirement/care facility down in Macon about 125 miles away. She has a small 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor with a patio facing a grassy area and a parking lot. We visit her once a month. On the morning of our arrival she puts little traffic cones across the two spaces adjacent to her patio. We arrive, back into our "spot" and plug in to the outlet on her patio. Now we have our own place to sleep and it allows us to bring refrigerated food that we've made ahead of time for the visit. It also provides me a place for my afternoon siestas away from "the ladies". Her patio has sliding glass doors so we're only about 15 yards from her mom. We usually stay for 3 or 4 days this way as it's super convenient.
Travels with Yoly 06/22/19 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: Brought Home Our New Truck Camper This Week

Congrats. What happened to your Eureka camper? jimh425 is correct ... we sold the Eureka to a nice couple who travel with a horse trailer and needed a small lightweight camper to spend time in as they travel to events and to have a comfortable place to stay at the events. The horse trailer tongue weight put limits on how much additional payload their truck could deal with so the Eureka was exactly what they needed.
Travels with Yoly 06/22/19 11:15am Truck Campers
Brought Home Our New Truck Camper This Week

We had an Adventurer 80RB a couple years ago largely because it was fairly light weight and had a couch style dinette with an ever so slight recline angle to the backrest on the couch. A reclining backrest in a dinette is our primary requirement. We loved the floor plan and "feel" inside the cabin. The light colored wood and openness of the design was very comfortable. However, it had very small tanks to save weight ( 10 gal fresh, 4 gal water heater, 6 gal grey and 5 gal black). The small grey tank had been installed at such an angle that prevented complete emptying unless you raised the front of the truck. It was a bit expensive for our budget and we sold it basically as a means of downsizing and consolidating our monthly payments. Enter Serenity, our new 2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX. $9K less than what we paid for the Adventurer and very similar floor plan. Same couch dinette only more recline angle and better comfort. Better footrest design with storage below. This footrest area makes accessing the bunk very easy compared to the 22 inch step up to the first landing to gain bunk access in the 80RB. The more modern design elements of the 840 also make for a warm and comfortable "feeling" inside the cabin. Tanks are larger with a 25 gal fresh, 6 gal water heater, 8 gal grey and 6 gal black. The 840's bathroom is much more featured than the Adventurer with a mirrored medicine chest and countertop and sink (nothing comparable in the Adventurer). The Adventurer came with an 8.5K BTU A/C that struggled out in the west. The 840 comes with a 13.5 BTU A/C that cools better than the 80RB even on the lowest setting. The 80RB had a full queen bed whereas the 840 comes with a short queen but I'm not tall so not a problem. Very close together on weights. Here's a little sneak peek I put together in advance of making a full walk through video (coming soon) :) Travel Lite 840 SBRX .... "Serenity"
Travels with Yoly 06/21/19 10:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Batteries

fpoole ..... Yes I see that you do not have a "typical" truck camper vehicle and seem to have much more capacity than most. Must be nice :)
Travels with Yoly 06/17/19 09:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Error Message with Profile Picture

I just kept “dumbing down” my photo until it accepted it. Looks like it too. I was beginning to think that this was the graveyard where posts go to die. Then I read your response and dumbed the 98.3 Kb photo down to 88.7 Kb and it worked .... just like you said ! You should be a moderator, since they don't seem too anxious about helping people with problems like this. Thank you so much :)
Travels with Yoly 06/17/19 06:08pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Batteries

I use Trojan T-105s... I have 10 of them and seem to be a good choice in general... If flooded, then the watering system is helpful so you don't have to pull them out to check/fill with water. I just set a reminder once a month to fill/check them... A lot of peeps have them... Hope that helps.. So you carry over 600 lbs of batteries ? Or is that number split between various applications ?
Travels with Yoly 06/17/19 05:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Rubber roof confusion

We have a new TPO roof on our truck camper and I intend to treat it and the new fiberglass nose twice a year with 303 Aerospace UV Protectant. Just spray it on and wipe with a clean cloth. Leaves a teflon like surface that protects really well and inhibits dirt and other deposits from sticking to it. Yes, it would be more difficult to walk on but I'm always on my hands and knees anyway. I used it for 11 years on our Zodiac RIB. I'd wipe the hypalon tubes with it after cleaning it from winter storage. Each spring I'd simply hose of all the accumulated grime and pollen and wipe with a sponge. No scrubbing whatsoever needed to restore the bright white surface.
Travels with Yoly 06/17/19 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Error Message with Profile Picture

Camper Jeff and Kelli ..... you know what ? I may have had that set at 11. That might have been the problem. jplante4 .... sorry for my misplacement of my post. Thank you for moving it for me.
Travels with Yoly 06/15/19 01:43pm Forum Posting Help and Support
Error Message with Profile Picture

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Travels with Yoly 06/15/19 11:21am Truck Campers
Error Message with Profile Picture

I've read the requirements for posting the profile photo ... Max size of 100 Kb and 640 x 480 pixels. I've sized my photo to 640 x 360 pixels at 98.3 Kb And I keep getting the error message that the photo is too large. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong ?
Travels with Yoly 06/15/19 11:21am Forum Posting Help and Support
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