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RE: Who's hitting the road this summer?

Just got back from 3 weeks on the road. We pulled the 5th from the Houston area to Knoxville Iowa for sprint car races. No issues. Stayed in COE, State Parks, and private CG's. Getting ready for the month of August in Colorado.
TxGearhead 07/05/20 04:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tiedowns and Titan aux tank

Yes, vapor pressure, Boyles Law, etc. 35 years in a large petrochemical facility.
TxGearhead 07/05/20 12:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tiedowns and Titan aux tank

I have 3 others. I take the top off and put 5 gallons in and put the top back on. What am I missing?
TxGearhead 07/05/20 11:13am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tiedowns and Titan aux tank

I ordered another VP Racing 5 gallon jug from Amazon today. They have a screw on vent and pour well. Two of these jugs will get me 100 miles down the road. Forgot how much they cost, $30? Versus $1500 for a Titan aux tank. I'm putting this issue to rest.
TxGearhead 07/03/20 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: First 5th wheel advise

Floorplan would be #1 priority for me. I would avoid a plan that has kitchen on the door side. You usually can't see your camp site, the only view being your next door neighbors camp site. I would try to avoid having a fridge in a slide. They sometimes dont ventilate/draft well. Most of the mass produced units are basically built the same. I would lean towards Grand Design.
TxGearhead 07/03/20 06:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Torklift tiedowns and Titan aux tank

The Titan is advertised as having a sump for the pump suction. I'm carrying a 5 gallon jug now. Haven't had to use it, yet. I'm thinking the Titan benefit vs. cost isn't much.
TxGearhead 07/03/20 04:53am Truck Campers
Torklift tiedowns and Titan aux tank

This about my 3rd go round thinking about an auxiliary tank. We have a 5th wheel that takes a lot of diesel to pull. I considered getting a RDS in bed tank but would have to remove it to use the Bigfoot. Not that big a deal...3 bolts and cap off the hose. So next I thought about a Titan under bed replacement. About $1300...double the RDS price. The Titan is only 20 gallons more than the OEM though. I look at the Titan comments on Amazon and someone reports that on their 2017 RAM they had to modify the front Torklift bracket. I originally had a 2016 RAM SRW before the 2018 DRW. When I checked the Torklift applications the brackets were surprisingly different on the front for DRW vs. SRW. I assumed the rears would be different. So I ordered the different front brackets. So, all that said, if I ordered a Titan tank I would have at least a 50% chance of having to modify a Torklift bracket. I have no idea if the guy that made the comments had a dually or SRW or how much he had to modify them. He just said a bolt would rub. Has anyone here added a Titan tank to a late model Ram with Torklifts? SRW or DRW?
TxGearhead 07/02/20 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Favorite place to camp to avoid the heat in middle USA

Vallecito, Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Creede Colorado. May be all booked. We have the month of August reserved at Vallecito Resort. Blue Spruce RV park was all booked several months ago.
TxGearhead 06/30/20 05:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

Awesome work. Great craftsmen that should be very proud. Pretty good looking shop as well. Yours or the welders?
TxGearhead 06/30/20 04:28pm Truck Campers
RE: CHMSL

My TC has double set of taillights. So my concern would be rather blinding the guy behind with my stop lights, than having him not seeing the discotheque . ^^This.
TxGearhead 06/30/20 03:56pm Truck Campers
RE: MI extended stay at home

:R My sentiments exactly. Although she did unfreeze my home turf, now we're buried by tourists. This is the busiest M-day weekend I've ever seen in my little home town. Just as the grocery store was starting to recover having inventory of things like meat, dairy, TP, our population tripled. I'm confused. I thought you had to stay at home until June 12.
TxGearhead 05/24/20 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Disadvantages of running a 65PSI vs 80PSI E Tire?

Are you saying the MAX PSI is 65? I didn't know there were E tires that ran less than 80. But there is a lot I don't know.
TxGearhead 05/19/20 05:40am Truck Campers
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

We're in Laburnam. Water and 30 amp in one section. We had done Lot F previously. I was OK with it. Texas has a section with 30 ft wide spots. We will likely do that in the future, with maybe Kansas if they are still scheduled back to back. We do some genealogy when we go to Richmond. Only a little bit of that left to do so the next trip may be the last. But we really enjoy the Richmond race and the track. Perfect size. We went to the Charlotte Dirt Track for the World of Outlaws final sprint car race last November. About froze to death. I'm still doing The Chili Bowl in Tulsa.
TxGearhead 05/19/20 05:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

Best I can tell the Wash N Wax has to hand dried with a cloth when applied. My soap cannon and pressure washer is sounding good. But, it does leave some spots. Maybe get the leaf blower after it. I might try it though.
TxGearhead 05/18/20 04:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

Brent... When I renewed my Richmond Nation tickets I choose the pay 1/2 now... pay 1/2 Later ( due in July) I rolled the refund onto my balance, and since they are offering 120%, I took the additional 20% and it will be applied to my 2021 tickets and camping... I rolled the extra 20% into a pit pass and still had a bit left. I'm in RV spot #2 and badly covet spot #1. LOL It's on the end of the row and has lots of room. Unfortunately the couple that has it is a lot younger and will likely never give it up. I wouldn't! But I will get on the wait list.
TxGearhead 05/18/20 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

Wash 'N Wax system is great, no hose needed. Just reviewed some I ordered , heard good things about it . I just finished using that on my Redwood, been using it since 2012..Get either the 8 oz or the 16 oz, very easy to use.. I do not use it if the RV has a lot of road grime or dirt... Usually, I will wash first, air dry then use wash wax all when that is the case.. https://i.imgur.com/w4gZxmSl.jpg Y'all help me out here please. I looked on Amazon for Wash 'N Wax and got dozens of products. I've been using Meguiars Ultimate wash and wax with a foam cannon on the pressure washer and am happy, but I'll try something better. Here - -Amazon- wash wax all Got it thanks!
TxGearhead 05/17/20 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

Wash 'N Wax system is great, no hose needed. Just reviewed some I ordered , heard good things about it . I just finished using that on my Redwood, been using it since 2012..Get either the 8 oz or the 16 oz, very easy to use.. I do not use it if the RV has a lot of road grime or dirt... Usually, I will wash first, air dry then use wash wax all when that is the case.. https://i.imgur.com/w4gZxmSl.jpg Y'all help me out here please. I looked on Amazon for Wash 'N Wax and got dozens of products. I've been using Meguiars Ultimate wash and wax with a foam cannon on the pressure washer and am happy, but I'll try something better. Here - -Amazon- wash wax all Thanks! Got it on my wish list. I rolled over this years Richmond tickets to next year.
TxGearhead 05/17/20 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

Wash 'N Wax system is great, no hose needed. Just reviewed some I ordered , heard good things about it . I just finished using that on my Redwood, been using it since 2012..Get either the 8 oz or the 16 oz, very easy to use.. I do not use it if the RV has a lot of road grime or dirt... Usually, I will wash first, air dry then use wash wax all when that is the case.. https://i.imgur.com/w4gZxmSl.jpg Y'all help me out here please. I looked on Amazon for Wash 'N Wax and got dozens of products. I've been using Meguiars Ultimate wash and wax with a foam cannon on the pressure washer and am happy, but I'll try something better.
TxGearhead 05/17/20 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: truck swerved with hard braking

How much do you drive the truck unloaded vs. loaded? If mostly unloaded and you load the camper and slam on the brakes, the piston in the caliper is travelling to a spot it likely has never been before. It doesn't take much for the piston o-ring to grab or lock onto a bit of trash. How does the truck handle braking now? Does it feel like it is pulling to the side? Did you have a recall on the front suspension, to align it then weld it in place?
TxGearhead 05/15/20 02:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Ram Dually adapter kit #A7004 help!

I had fender clearance issues with the Bigfoot on the 2018 RAM. I called Bigfoot about using eyebolts on the camper mounts. It was OK by them, so I used 1/2" machinery shouldered eyebolts to move the attachment point out. I also talked to Torklift. They told me to drill new holes for the truck attachment extensions 1" farther inboard so the extensions will stick farther out. There was a lot of back and forth on this forum about it. Apparently Torklift watches this forum and I got an email asking if I wanted a relocation kit for free. Sure. So they sent me one. It took forever for me to install it. New grandkids and back issues. It was a relatively easy install. Drilling the holes in their steel was a bit tough. It moves the attachment points farther rearward. If you have a camper mounting point that is getting weak it will stiffen it up some by securing it to the other point on that side of the camper. I would drill the truck extensions 1" back and see where you are. Thanks for kit Torklift!
TxGearhead 05/11/20 03:52pm Truck Campers
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