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RE: Interesting times to be shopping for my new truck camper

Interesting times indeed. I agree with the wait and see approach, but in the meantime figure out exactly what camper best fits your needs. Like you, I too wonder if the entire economy is going to collapse over the next few months, which could create some unique buying opportunities for those with the wherewithal to act. I’m fortunate to have a job in healthcare and always required to work regardless the chaos going on. I’m now torn as well, on purchasing a new truck for our camper, and possibly an adventure van/grandkid hauler. I’m thinking now is the time to wait for some smoking good deals that will likely come in the next several months, since we really can’t be out traveling at this time. My belief is we are gonna be locked down for the next few months till either a vaccine is created, or the virus is contained. In the meantime, we’re going to work and dream of our next vacation!
bwlyon 03/22/20 03:55am RV Lifestyle
RE: Thanks..and a Slide Question

As being fortunate to have an S85RS Ascent by Chalet with a slide, but is fully functional with the slide in here is my take. When we are just rolling down the road and moving every day we tend to leave the slide in. Then when we unload the camper and stay camped at a site for 2 nights or more we move the slide out. The extra room is nice. So my advise is if you are a type of person who likes to stay put for a few days get a camper with a slide. On the other hand, if you are always on the move a non slider will probably suffice. What would be great is if someone would build a camper that would be fully usable with the slide in or out would be awesome.
bwlyon 03/05/20 03:36am Truck Campers
RE: How do you get to your spare tire with the camper on?

I moved the spare to the front of our 2015 Ram 3500. This was accomplished by mounting a receiver hitch and receiver mounted tire carrier. The benefits are two fold: 1. The spare is easy to get to. 2. It effectively took 175lbs of the rear axle.
bwlyon 03/01/20 06:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 DRW 6.4 8sp for TC?

We still have our 2015 Ram 3500 with the 6.4 and 3.73 gear ratio, and we get along just fine. With that said, if we bought a new truck we’d add the 4.10 gears.
bwlyon 02/22/20 08:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Can’t afford new air bags right now

If you only dropped 1.5” I’d think you’d have the truck leveled out nicely. If the truck is handling fine I wouldn’t worry about it.
bwlyon 02/06/20 07:11am Truck Campers
RE: truck campers require registration like a trailer camper?

Depends on the state you live in. Missouri does not require title or registration as it considers a slide in truck camper as cargo not a camper. All manufacturers of slide in truck campers do provide an MSO manufacturers statement of origin when new to the purchasing dealer. I know that if you live in a non title/registration state the Truck Camper Warehouse keeps the MSO in there files if you purchase a new camper from them or a used one they we’re the original purchasing dealer of. If you buy a used camper and live in a registration state and purchase from a non registration getting the MSO may prove futile, and applying for title without it can be a mess of paperwork. If you’re lucky you live in a non titling/registration state.
bwlyon 02/06/20 04:27am Truck Campers
RE: Introduction post

Do not mess with your suspension until you have purchased your camper and actually hauled it around for a while, as your suspension may be set up just right. No sense in potentially wasting money on something you really didn’t need. Definitely get your camper and see if you like the lifestyle before you sell off everything! We love our camper as we move frequently and seldom stay in one place for more than two days. However, we agree that if we were to stay someplace for more than a week on a regular basis a fifth wheel would be better for us. For now the TC is perfect!
bwlyon 01/30/20 10:36pm Truck Campers
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