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RE: Northern Lite 9-6 and Cassett Toilet???

I know that in 2017 a cassette toilet was an option on a special order because I have a friend who ordered their 8.11 right after we got ours and he got his with a cassette toilet. At that time it was an $800 dollar option. I don't know today if that is still something you can special order or not but your dealer should know.
WyoBull 06/01/20 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Hallmark vs Northstar

When I was looking at Popups, I visited both the Hallmark factory as well as a large NS dealer in Colorado. I felt both make really nice campers but Hallmark is more on the line of a custom pop up where NS makes a lot more campers. I think that is the reason Hallmark is much more expensive. They market themselves that way and you can definitely tell the difference when inspecting both. I ended up at the end of my research and buying journey purchasing a hard side. Today, if I were to get a pop up I would lean seriously toward a 4 Wheel Camper. My plan would be to leave it on my truck full time and they are really designed to do this. Nothing against Hallmark and North Star at all, I just really like the 4 Wheel Camper.
WyoBull 05/04/20 11:05am Truck Campers
RE: Need Guidance on Buying the Right Truck

See truck in my signature. The Northern Lite camper it carries is 3600-3800 lbs wet and the two are a great match for one another. That's what you say and then your signature lists: "Torklift Upper Stableloads, Airlift 5000 Ultimate air bags, Airlift WirelessAIR onboard compressor system" Why such great match needs all the gizmos to work? Don't tell me you drive on factory-rated tires? And your point is? When I bought my camper the dealer installed the airbags and upper Stableloads as part of my deal on the camper. Does the truck need these gizmos as you call them? With 4226 lbs of payload I seriously doubt it but probably does make the ride a little better. I can tell you there are a hell of a lot of rigs out there with less capability than mine hauling a lot heavier campers and loads. What I do know is that I am within all my weight limits and that is what I care about. I am running 275/70R18 size tires and have upgraded the actual tire from the stock tires that came with the truck.
WyoBull 04/30/20 05:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Need Guidance on Buying the Right Truck

See truck in my signature. The Northern Lite camper it carries is 3600-3800 lbs wet and the two are a great match for one another.
WyoBull 04/27/20 11:41am Truck Campers
RE: Front Hitch receiver F-250

I installed a Torklift Central front mounted EcoHitch on my 2017 Ford F350. It mounts to the frame of the truck, has a very clean look and the receiver sits right where the license plate mounts. They ship a bracket that you mount your license plate to and insert it into the receiver. Unless you knew it was there with the license plate on, you would never even know a hitch was there. It sits up high behind the grill and bumper so there is no issue with clearance. https://torkliftcentral.com/trailer-hitches/front-mounted-receiver-hitches/ford
WyoBull 04/08/20 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Did I forget anything? ordering a new Hallmark pop up camper

Very nice rig LosAngeles!!!
WyoBull 04/02/20 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper for chassis cab announced.

I love the 3' x 4' center island and sink combination with 4 choices of granite! Sweet!!!
WyoBull 04/01/20 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: Did I forget anything? ordering a new Hallmark pop up camper

Congratulations on getting your new Hallmark. They make a top of the line pop up for darn sure. I have been to their location a couple of times, pretty impressive! Look forward to seeing your photos.
WyoBull 04/01/20 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Any Bundutec Bunducamp Owners Here??

I looked hard at a Northstar 850SC when we narrowed it down and we ended up getting a Northern Lite 8.11 SE after my wife spent a little time in it. So, so much for a pop up which is the direction I wanted to go. Love the Northern Lite but for me personally, if I were to get another camper, and specifically a pop up, I would probably get a 4 Wheel Camper. My plan would be to leave it on the truck full time and never take it off. I could have easily bought the 850SC but at the time was not really familiar with 4 Wheel Campers. Just goes to show you, there is never "the one" perfect truck camper.
WyoBull 03/30/20 03:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Driving With a Pop Up vs Hardside??

Biggest question I think the OP needs to ask is how he will use his truck camper most of the time. I started out looking at pop ups, in fact I went in after doing some research fully intent on buying the Northstar 850SC. After my wife and I looked at them and then looking at the Northern Lite 8.11 SE, we ended up with the Northern Lite. Part of that certainly was my wife's influence as to her, there was no comparison between the two. For me, I hunt and fish a lot and wanted something I could not just take off road, but really get off the beaten path where you would not take a hard side. After having the hard side for what will be the third season coming up, I cannot say I wish I would have gotten a pop up. Our fully self contained Northern Lite is pretty darn hard to beat. However, there are times where I wish I could get just a little further off the beaten path but can't. If I would have gotten a pop up, my plan was to leave it on the truck full time, year around. With a pop up on the truck at all times, spur of the moment camping or even that day trip to the mountains or lake is all that much easier. That is a downside to a hard side where my truck is my daily driver and so I take it on and off during the camping season and that can be a hassle at times. Driving with a hard side, even with the winds we get around here at times is not a problem at all. When we first got the camper and picked it up, it took me about the first 15-20 miles after leaving the dealership to settle in and be comfortable. So, sometimes I am torn as to which way I wish I had it. But in the end, I am just glad to be able to have a truck camper, period.
WyoBull 03/24/20 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

See my truck and camper in signature. Since my truck has the camper package it already has the sway bar. My payload is 4226 lbs and wet my camper runs 3600-3800 lbs (weighed at CATScale). I think my combination handles wonderfully and I have no issues with it at all. To each his own as to what works for them as there are many ways to skin the cat.
WyoBull 02/17/20 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: Did I forget anything? ordering a new Hallmark pop up camper

On the refrigerator discussion, I think "most" people with slide in truck campers have been so used to having a 3 way fridge for so long, thinking about a 2 way refrigerator is scary to think about. Without a doubt, the key is having enough solar power and good AGM or Lithium batteries to power the fridge off grid for an extended amount of time. I have a Northern Lite hard side camper with a 3 way refrigerator and it has been great for me but if I had a pop up (have actually been looking at 4 Wheel Campers of late) I would no doubt get a 2 way fridge with plenty of solar power.
WyoBull 10/14/19 09:22am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite

Call your Northern Lite dealer to get the Northern Lite "sized" hose. If your dealer does not have it, call 5 Star RV in Henderson, CO and they will ship you one. They are a great dealership and ship a lot of RV parts all over the country. Previous posters are correct in that NL is going to start using standard size hoses in their new units. Why they have not done that before now is a mystery to me.
WyoBull 10/03/19 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

Wheel well liners are a definite yes - they provide protection and also make the truck look complete. Just look at one with them and one without and you will see what I mean. 5th wheel/gooseneck prep kit is a definite yes - even if you never use it, it will help at resale time and the cost to get it from the factory is cheap compared to having it done aftermarket. You may not want it but the next buyer probably will. I went with the XLT Premium package because I was trying to maximize my payload but if all you are hauling is a pop up camper then that is not a big concern. It has all of the amenities I really care about and none of the foofoo ones I would never use. My previous F250 was a Lariat and I did not use a lot of the things it came with on a regular enough basis to want to have it again. Adaptive steering, BLIS, etc. for me are not necessary items. I like the back up camera (when I don't have the camper on since it is in the tailgate) and that is good enough for me. I had an F250 with the 6.2 and 4.30 gears whereas my F350 I drive now (truck in signature) has the 6.2 with 3.73 rear end and to be honest, I am not unhappy at all with the 3.73's. Since you are ordering the truck, get the 4.30's but since I have had both, don't believe the rhetoric about how huge the difference is between the two because it is not that big.
WyoBull 09/25/19 03:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Fuel mileage 2017 gas trucks

I use Fuelly.com and keep track of every fill up. My truck in signature has 33,000 miles on it and I am at 12.5 mpg city/hwy combined for the life of the truck. I have seen as high as 16 mpg on the highway running at 65 empty and as low as 9 hauling my truck camper combined with my ATV and trailer bucking a head wind. Normal conditions hauling my truck camper is 10-11.5 mpg.
WyoBull 09/25/19 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Time to install tires on my truck camper setup

Last week I put new tires on my truck. I put on Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx in 275/70R18 which is the stock size on my 2017 F350. I really like the tread design. They consider it a hybrid meaning it is between an all terrain and a mud terrain.
WyoBull 09/04/19 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: one more time I need some help

I don't know the dimensions of your battery box but on my 2017 NL 8.11 SE I have two, 6 volt AGM golf cart batteries. I can't imagine your battery compartment is any smaller than mine.
WyoBull 08/19/19 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Bought a 2019 Northern Lite10'2 EX CD SE dry bath

As others have said, you don't need to be a NL owner but having said that, I do have a NL 8.11 SE and I use the following Reese hitch extension. https://www.reeseprod.com/products/hitch-accessories/other-accessories/trailer-hitch-extension/hxyNMzUEThezO4ZpzhR4RkMsE576VeBN It works great for me and I haul a PJ Trailer model 8312, which is 83" wide and 12' long. I haul my ATV, coolers, gas etc. on the trailer. I believe mine is pinned at 34" if I remember right which has a rating of 450 lb tongue weight and 4500 lb gross trailer weight.
WyoBull 08/16/19 10:37am Truck Campers
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