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RE: 11 1/2’ TC owners wish they had a 9 1/2’

I wouldn't mind moving up to a 10'4" Bigfoot. Mostly for the dry bath. I don't see any issues with the camper floor at truck bed height.
TxGearhead 01/28/20 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Help with water puddling on camper cover

Maybe a plastic toddler "swimming pool". Should be in WalMart any day. Cheap.
TxGearhead 01/28/20 05:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Mattress Size & Thickness Recommendations (Bigfoot 2500)

I'm thinking mine is a queen short.
TxGearhead 01/28/20 05:34pm Truck Campers
RE: SuperLite #2400

If you have a Turnover ball why not get the SuperLite 2600 Single Point? It captures around the gooseneck ball and you don't need to buy an additional ball to rail adapter. I have the 2600 and like it. edit add...I'm a bit confused, are you using your existing truck or buying a new truck? If buying new get the factory prep package with pucks and just drop a gooseneck ball in the puck and get the Superlight 2600. If you buy a GM truck you need the PullRite support kit. GM under bed support rails are not under the gooseneck ball and require additional support. The kit looks like an easy install. PullRite customer service is pretty good too.
TxGearhead 01/25/20 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

Look at Mcdonald Obervatory and nearby Davis Mountains State Park in Texas. May as well do Big Bend National Park too.
TxGearhead 01/25/20 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: Martinsville, VA

Check and see if the track campgrounds have black tank pump out and water refill services. Most do.
TxGearhead 01/08/20 08:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Break away cable

Attach it wherever you want. But, I got a small carabiner and connected 2 cables together and looped the end through the middle stake pocket. Whatever works for you.
TxGearhead 01/08/20 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ladder Rack Accessories..

I might get a Swagman or Camco ladder rack for a bicycle. I have a front receiver on my truck but not too keen on putting my bicycles up there to catch bugs and road debris. I wonder how much stress is transferred to the ladder.
TxGearhead 01/02/20 08:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires question

Been running that size XPS Ribs on my fiver for 8 years, 5k to 7k miles per year. Just put on eight new ones this summer (2 axle, duals). Never one issue with the tires. Trailer weighs 18,500 ready to to travel and I run the tires at 70 psi based on axle weights. I heartily endorse the XPS Ribs! That dually trailer is cool. I saw one in Tennessee a few years ago.
TxGearhead 01/02/20 08:01pm Truck Campers
RE: tire question

I had a blow out on I-25 in Wyoming about 1983. A passing car pointed to my rear tire. I didn't know the tire had blown. I had a 1980 light duty F250 with straight 6 cylinder 300 cu in., unkown capacities. Four speed manual with granny gear. I was packing a Tejas 8ft cabover of unknown weight. 7.50X16 bias ply tires. Pulled the spare out and replaced. Bought a new tire somewhere, either Wheatland or Cheyenne. No, it wasnt Wheatland, thats where I had the exhaust manifold doughnut replaced and talked to the hot city girl that moved on a ranch. Seems I had a flat on the way back south too, that was repaired at a tire shop at quitting time. A 12 pack of Coors helped. I had another blowout in 1967 in my Moms 1965 Impala trying to see how fast that 327 would push it. Why? edit add: I'm seeing a pattern here. Abuse your tires and pay your dues.
TxGearhead 01/02/20 06:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Ladder Rack Accessories..

An aluminum hitch mounted cargo carrier and a Plano Sportsmans storage box and I have more storage. Ratchet straps to hold it down and cheap WalMart Brinks combo locks. IPI long run tank and a 2 gallon gas tank fits. Houston to central Pennsylvania, to Eldora Speedway Ohio and back to Houston, no issues. Clears my scissor steps or can use a Rubbermaid step stool.
TxGearhead 12/30/19 07:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Mississippi Blues Trip

Do the Blues Museum for sure. Also Ground Zero Blues Club. I if you're coming down from the Memphis area there is at least one COE campground near Tunica MS. Also casino campgrounds near Tunica. It's been a few years, but I recall a low railroad underpass in Clarksdale. I used to follow a website that had music venues and performers schedules, also festivals. You might do some Googling for that. If your not used to heat and humidity you might consider spring or fall rather than summer. Edit may as well go west to Louisiana and find some classic Cajun music, since you will be nearby.
TxGearhead 12/29/19 10:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

^^We bought it used this summer. I don't think it was towed much. Tires looked new. It slammed from day 1. I bought the pinbox rubber from Morryde. I went with a #6. Their MSRP was $199, sold it to me for $149. Just got it this afternoon. The 5th is in the shop getting measured for slide toppers. I'll swap the rubber spring before or after I pull it to Tulsa for the Chili Bowl midget races. Thanks for the info. Mine is 12 years old, and as said seems to be fine, no slamming . I am curious to the reason why a fairly new trailer would need that rubber spring to be replaced. It's either because I am right at the rated GVWR, it's somehow damaged, or it's working as designed.
TxGearhead 12/27/19 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

^^ . I am Jealous Brent.. ! ! ! Enjoy that trip Probably the best racing experience available. I've been going 15+ years. Starts on Monday night, finishes Saturday night. You will have had enough of racing by Saturday. Usually a few NASCAR guys there...Stenhouse, Algier, Bowman, Larson, and Yelley. Stewart has graduated to driving the tractor doing track work. LOL. Wouldn't be much to get tickets for next year, buy flight tickets and a hotel. They are probably sold out of assigned seating by July, maybe a few singles. You can always buy a $100 pit pass and sit on the backstretch though. See you at Richmond...
TxGearhead 12/27/19 05:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Essential tools to carry; pole saw.

Who made that 40volt green chainsaw? My Stihl wont fit in the Bigfoot basement. That green one might. I guess I could put it on the trailer...
TxGearhead 12/24/19 08:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

^^We bought it used this summer. I don't think it was towed much. Tires looked new. It slammed from day 1. I bought the pinbox rubber from Morryde. I went with a #6. Their MSRP was $199, sold it to me for $149. Just got it this afternoon. The 5th is in the shop getting measured for slide toppers. I'll swap the rubber spring before or after I pull it to Tulsa for the Chili Bowl midget races.
TxGearhead 12/23/19 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Essential tools to carry; pole saw.

I pack an old Craftsman 18volt set in the 5th wheel. I include the saws all because I've heard getting steel belts cut off after blow out is a challenge. I'm thinking I'll start taking the DeWalt for a bit of improvement over the Craftsman. My son says I should try a Freud carbide blade on the saws all.
TxGearhead 12/23/19 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Essential tools to carry; pole saw.

A different spin on the chain saw issue.....I have DeWalt 20volt tools. That saws all will take down a good size limb or tree. Our son just bought a Milwaukee set. Their saws all has much better ergonomics than DeWalt. If you're packing a battery impact or drill, look at the matching saws all. Could even carry it in your cargo trailer, or atv trailer, or motorcycle trailer, or even your boat trailer, or on your back seat if you don't want a trailer. Merry Christmas y'all from Texas. Sunny 68F. Diesel $2.65 Dow up 106 S&P up 4
TxGearhead 12/23/19 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

If you are considering the Morryde do you know which rubber spring is in it? I think it should have a decal on the side with max GVW. I'm running with about 4100# on the pin and around 17,400 total. Mine is rated for 18,000, so I'm close. My Morryde is slamming on starts and stops. I have a heavier rated rubber spring on the way to replace. On the road my ride is ok. Just be aware there are different rated springs.
TxGearhead 12/23/19 10:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear end ratios

Only ratio available on my 2016 Ram 3500 SRW was 3.42. Worked well with the Bigfoot and a 34ft 5th wheel. I went with 3.73 on the 2018 dually. It works well with both the Bigfoot and the 18,000 GVW Landmark.
TxGearhead 12/23/19 09:29am Truck Campers
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