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RE: Sway bars

If you think the C has no sway, the TC will feel like a Porsche.
billtex 04/09/20 07:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Talons

Talons are the way to go. After almost 9 years of cleaning rust off the steel Torklift tie downs,I installed Talons. It’s only been 2 years but no problems at all. The frame mounted assembly is stainless steel and the inserts are powder coated aluminum. Strong, lightweight and no rust. The steel tie downs got so bad it was almost impossible to install the inserts. Definitely worth it Right. My steel TL’s got so bad I carry a small sledge. I have cleaned them, coated them, etc, etc. I really have to work to install/remove them. This has become the hardest part of loading/unloading the TC. Looks like Talons for the new truck! Thx, Bill
billtex 04/09/20 07:09pm Truck Campers
Torklift Talons

Anyone have experience with the new aluminum Talons and the old steel Torklift tie downs? Love the system, but my old steel ones get gunned up so bad they are a b#tch to get in/out no matter how much I clean them. Hoping the new aluminum Talons stay a bit cleaner/less corrosion. Is it worth the extra $ for the aluminum? Thx, Bill
billtex 04/09/20 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Any Bundutec Bunducamp Owners Here??

I'm just speculating on what happen. I'm not sure how a Bundutec is built but I do own and operate a water damage restoration business and know what moisture can do to a structure. Then you should be smart enough to to run from this one...
billtex 03/30/20 09:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Glowsteps questions

The glo-steps are great. Very stable, secure. In fact we use them more than the factory Eagle Cap steps. I figured out a way to mount both simultaneously. For flexibility. I don’t recall paying anywhere near $700...
billtex 03/26/20 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Calmark covers

I purchased a Calmark cover for my Lance 1055 in 2009. I just replaced it this year and it probably could have lasted a few more years. If I had been a bit more careful about avoiding low spots on the roof where water would puddle and also covered edges where the cover caught and tore small holes I'd guess that there was another 5 years in the cover. It was well worth the extra few $$. Thx GV, so compared to lesser brads it was worth the cost? Bill
billtex 03/23/20 06:26pm Truck Campers
Calmark covers

Hope everyone is doing well in these challenging times. I have used ADCO covers in the past, they work well but typically last us 5-6 years here in New England. I would like to hear from Folks that have used both Calmark and lesser brands. Is a Calmark worth the extra 50% cost? I know the Calmark’s get good reviews, but is the cost worth it in performance and longevity? Thx. Boll
billtex 03/23/20 05:31am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

Any updates on 6.2 with 10 speed? Thx, Bill
billtex 03/03/20 08:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Over weight? Does it bother you?

I would never exceed tire or axle ratings. My dually has a GVWR of 11,500, and I am fairly sure whatever camper I end up with will put me over it. That's why I am going to have a spring shop install another leaf in the packs. I will weight my truck first, then truck with camper to know exactly what I have, then I will account for some gear and tell the spring shop what additional payload I am looking for. Please “Splain” how adding spring effects your tire and / or axle ratings? Thx.
billtex 02/22/20 07:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Over weight? Does it bother you?

With my previous truck I was over my GVWR by a good bit. However, I was under my axle weight, and tire ratings. I was not a fan of it but did not feel unsafe. My biggest concern was liability should I get into an accident. I believe if you stay within your axle and tire limits, and drive like you have some sense, you are safe. This.
billtex 02/21/20 06:06am Truck Campers
RE: Your favorite features.

Insulation, murphy bed, big slide, solar power, wood cabinets, head room, big dinette, L shaped counter, large bathroom, mattress topper, good windows, WDH, covered undercarriage, etc. Must be a nice truck camper. Needs a dually...
billtex 02/11/20 06:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Your favorite features.

Not one, but several; large tanks, solar, slide. These allow us to stay off grid comfortably for extended periods of time.
billtex 02/09/20 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

Thanks breeve. 11.3 mpg loaded up is pretty good for a gasser. Pretty sure I will get 6.2 with 4:30 rear end. Should be great combo for my needs... Bill
billtex 02/01/20 07:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

Hi zz/breeves , any updates on mpg with the 6.2l and 10 speed? Would love to see your unladen mpg... I plan to order mine this month. Thx, Bill
billtex 02/01/20 07:14am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

I think the new Ford 6.2 even with the 6-speed trans and 4.10 gears would be a great performer even in the higher altitudes. 10 speed for 2020.
billtex 01/23/20 12:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

I just bought a 2020 Ford 4x4, 6.2 gasser, long bed, SRW, 3.73. Put a Northstar 850SC on it. I was not sure what kind of MPG I would get but I am surprised it's so low. Only 1,500 miles on the truck, but looks like MPG with camper is about 11.3 or so. That is not bad with camper loaded. What mpg unloaded?
billtex 01/22/20 05:45pm Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

Bedlam, you can order a 48 gal tank with the new Ford gassers.
billtex 01/21/20 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

Ford has been right on with their gas engines, other than a few glitches with the early Eco turbo. I don't see them screwing up a simple design, such as the 7.3, but I think the power of the 6.2/4.30 gears, with 10 speed would be a safer bet, and not far behind actual capability of the 7.3. Jerry This. The new Ford gassers really seemed to have nailed it. I am buying a new truck soon to replace our old (but reliable) Duramax and it will probably be Ford. While the new 7.3 in interesting, the reports that came out today reflect some disappointing (but not surprising!) mpg. I either haul the TC or tow < 10,000# so I don’t need diesel or the 7.3 so I will probably go with the 6.2 with 4.30 rear end. 10 speed is available with the F350. Would love to see some numbers for the 6.2 and 10 speed.
billtex 01/21/20 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: GAS 6.6 GM

That 6spd has probably cost them a sale to me. I’ve got an early 6.0 that has been a great truck, but it does struggle with our camper. I held off on buying a truck for 2 years to see what the new one had to offer. I’d checked out the Ram 6.4 in case my truck died, and read about their gear selection issues, then when the Chevy 6.6 came out I was disappointed that it had the 6spd. After reading forums and watching reviews everyone is raving about how much improvement the 8spd made in the Ram, and I’m beginning to hear things about the Chevy 6spd year selection. I test drove both last week, and the Ram 8spd felt much better, and I liked the interior better. I really wanted to love the Chevy since my current one I’ve had for 17 years, and 238k miles of reliable service. I feel guilty leaving Chevy, but at this point I will probably go with the Ram. I could have written this myself. Go drive the Ford 10 speeds also. I have been with GM for 30 years...that may be coming to an end.
billtex 01/14/20 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 ton SRW debate

Buying a single rear wheel one ton to get more payload over a 3/4 ton is all smoke and mirrors. It’s the same hardware. The truth is the Dana 80 rear axle in an old Dodge 2500 has an 11,000 rating by itself. Others have a big Sterling axle. Same ones the 3500s have. It’s really all about tires. No matter what badges or rating stickers you put on a single rear wheel truck, it’s only got two tires to carry the load on. Spring packs and tires are different. Yes, you can upgrade these. But why?
billtex 01/10/20 04:35pm Truck Campers
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