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RE: should I be using a stand when not in use

Bigfoot wants a 4X4 across the front, right at the skirt, and at the rear.
TxGearhead 05/01/22 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you always have to pay inside at Truck stops?

Never pass up a Buc-ees. Cheapest fuel and best shopping. Good food. No tramps in the parking lot. Never had an issue getting a spot. The Good Sam card works pretty good though at Pilot/Flying J. No need to go inside. Automatic debit.
TxGearhead 03/18/22 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wind Deflector

Assuming you are looking for better fuel mileage? I don't know of a way to calculate the stress you will put on the camper. Just my opinion but the small gain would not be worth the possibility of doing expensive damage to the camper. edit add...I'm not understanding the oversized predrilled holes. Will you be pulling off the interior wall covering to put washers & nuts on the interior sides of the bolts? If so, making the holes oversized would reduce the holding power of the bolts. Or, are you thinking of just screws with no nuts? If I was going to do something, I would think about a spoiler mounted on the rear of the roof to reduce the negative pressure behind the camper. Maybe bolted to a luggage rack, not screwed in the roof.
TxGearhead 01/21/22 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I hadn't heard of them either. Mr. Google found them for me. I'll probably pull the trigger on them when I see what our income tax situation is, or after the Richmond trip.
TxGearhead 01/18/22 09:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone happen to know what DL means?

Well: DW=Darling wife DH=Darling Husband DL=Darling uh Lover??
TxGearhead 01/18/22 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Am I over the Max 5fer length?

We haven't had issues in any commercial RV park. State Parks can be an issue, reserve early. So far no issues with COE parks, my favorite. 40ft Landmark.
TxGearhead 01/18/22 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

"Quote"...Transfer Flow is the most expensive tank vendor. I'll pass. Think there might be a reason for that? Check out what material the replacement tank you are looking at is made of before you decide. Transfer Flow is steel. That's the last thing I want. I'll take plastic, thank you. Titan- $1,459.00 50 Gallon*, extra heavy duty cross-linked polyethylene fuel tank. For model years 2013-2022. For 2500 & 3500 Models with Cummins Engines. Tank fits standard and dual rear wheel models. Learn More S&B: 10-1007 60 GALLON REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK FOR 2013-2021 DODGE RAM CUMMINS 6.7L CREW CAB LONG BED $1,349.00 USD
TxGearhead 01/18/22 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

"Quote"...Transfer Flow is the most expensive tank vendor. I'll pass. Think there might be a reason for that? Check out what material the replacement tank you are looking at is made of before you decide. Transfer Flow is steel. That's the last thing I want. I'll take plastic, thank you.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

^^Yeah that don't help me if I keep the Bigfoot. I'd probably go with a RDS in bed aux tank if I didn't have the cabover.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

"Quote"...Transfer Flow is the most expensive tank vendor. I'll pass. Think there might be a reason for that? Check out what material the replacement tank you are looking at is made of before you decide. Their website says they don't have one for my truck.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 05:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

When doing a lot of driving I like to stop at least every 4 hours....that is barely a half tank of diesel for my 2018 Ram. I have never had an issue with the tank size. For a break after driving 4 hours, I like to stop for a while so the time spent refueling is not a concern. I typically refuel, use the restroom, spend a few minutes in the camper checking emails, planning routes, and just plain taking it easy. I often take a short nap. After a decent rest, I am ready for another 4 hours. In the Summer when the days are long, I often do a couple of rest stops and feel relaxed and can easily handle 10-12 hours of driving. If I try to avoid or shorten my rest breaks, I feel beat up with only about 8 hours of driving. Four hours on half a tank? What size tank do you have?
TxGearhead 01/17/22 11:13am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I've got a 2018 RAM diesel, dually, crew cab, long bed. It is also blessed with a 32 gallon fuel tank. Has anyone replaced that tank with a larger one? I'm looking at Titan and S&B brands. The S&B is 60 gallons so I'm leaning that direction. Only issue is the Torklift mounted on the front drivers side. It looks like it could be a tight fit up against the tank. Has anyone done this swap with Torklifts? Thanks in advance... I suggest you contact "Transfer Flow" in Chico Calif. and talk to them about replacement diesel fuel tanks. Great company and quality work. They have many choices of tanks. I have bought 3 different tanks from Transfer Fuel on different tanks and they have worked great. They can install a new tank in 1 day. It would take me at least 3 days to drive there, then 3 days back. I think I can install the tank on a Saturday afternoon. If not, pay a truck accessory shop to install it. Transfer Flow will ship the tank of your choice to your truck accessory shop. Transfer Flow is the most expensive tank vendor. I'll pass.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 11:10am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

It's not about the money, or I wouldn't have an RV to begin with.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

^^Will do. We moved to a bigger site in Laburnum. No water or electricity though. Chili Bowl was a good race.
TxGearhead 01/17/22 06:34am Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I HAD a Titan 51 gallon in my last truck and loved it... It gave me the option to fill when I wanted to fill... Its not always about the bladder....The Titan OEM replacement fits in the same location as the factory, OEM... BUT I cannot speak for the Torklift....... I go back and forth between Titan and S&B. We did Martinsville and Richmond last spring. Then the Knoxville Nationals in August and the Kansas fall race. I skipped the Chili Bowl, too jam packed indoors. Doing Martinsville and Richmond one more time. Maybe the Darlington September race. Knoxville again if I can get a RV spot. You doing Richmond?
TxGearhead 01/16/22 11:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I HAD a Titan 51 gallon in my last truck and loved it... It gave me the option to fill when I wanted to fill... Its not always about the bladder....The Titan OEM replacement fits in the same location as the factory, OEM... BUT I cannot speak for the Torklift....... I left this part out. Having a 30-50 mile refill window in my pig SUCKS. Which is why I'm about to double my capacity with some in bed aux "transfer tanks". 30-50 miles? I can't do a in bed tank with the cabover camper.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I've got a 2018 RAM diesel, dually, crew cab, long bed. It is also blessed with a 32 gallon fuel tank. Has anyone replaced that tank with a larger one? I'm looking at Titan and S&B brands. The S&B is 60 gallons so I'm leaning that direction. Only issue is the Torklift mounted on the front drivers side. It looks like it could be a tight fit up against the tank. Has anyone done this swap with Torklifts? Thanks in advance... I suggest you contact "Transfer Flow" in Chico Calif. and talk to them about replacement diesel fuel tanks. Great company and quality work. They have many choices of tanks. I have bought 3 different tanks from Transfer Fuel on different tanks and they have worked great. They can install a new tank in 1 day. It would take me at least 3 days to drive there, then 3 days back. I think I can install the tank on a Saturday afternoon. If not, pay a truck accessory shop to install it.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I just figure I need to pee or stretch my legs every few hundred miles. Why not do that while filling up? Some areas or states have much higher fuel costs. If you can drive through those areas rather than fuel up there, your flexibility stills allows you to make stops for other reasons. My only question is whether you have sufficient payload to carry that additional fuel. . The Bigfoot is 4500 loaded very heavy, the Oshkosh pin is a little less. I figure the S&B tank is 60 gallons or 30 more than OEM. That is maybe 210 more pounds than what I'm carrying now at 7 pounds per gallon. From memory I think my payload is around 5400. I'm like the TV commercial....."I gotta go, I gotta go right now". Urologist appointment in a month or so!
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

Because it's the strongest bladder that determines the stops, not the weakest. Yeah you got a point but I can pull off on the shoulder, go around to the curb side, open both doors, and pee away with traffic whizzing by.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Replace OEM fuel tank?

I had the Titan 55 gallon midship replacement on my 2019 Ram 3500 DRW, and used the Torklift frame ties with no issues. The 2018 is supposed to be slightly different, but I'm not sure exactly how. Thanks, great info.
TxGearhead 01/16/22 10:27pm Truck Campers
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