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RE: Making A Warmer Truck Camper Bed

I liked your video and it's a reasonable solution for what your trying to resolve. In the Spring write a update on your mod.
c.traveler2 01/13/22 09:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Rally

I signed up. I am interested in the desert caravan. Not associated with the rally this year but there must be signup available if anyone knows. We've been wanting to make a trip back to Death Valley or possible a Mojave trail run. Either of these would be a good journey. . North Rim Grand Canyon and possibly Hogs Back would be interesting to do. Lots of question as to a large camper can do it but I've seen video of people with similar sized setups doing it so,,, Maybe. Tuweep area of the North Rim is a good place to go, you need a permit to use the NP campsites and which "Hog Back" are you talking about?Murphy Hogback Just got home from doing the White Rim Trail, which includes the Hogback climb. Due to a storm that happen the week before our trip (Nov.28-Dec. 2, 2021) we couldn't do the hardscrabble shelf road this time and had to turn back at Murphy's campsite. Still it was a great adventure, I have several video on my YouTube channel on the WRT.
c.traveler2 12/07/21 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Rally

Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli, That video is of Mello Mike and myself climbing Murphy Hogback, I did the videoing and Mike edited it. This was Mike's first time on the WRT and my 4th. Max width for a camper based on experience is 87 inches without the camper jacks. The reason for this width is that there are some rock outcropping 7-10 high that you'll have to get pass. Otherwise, you could do a good portion of this trail and exit the way you came in. If you have questions PM me, I'll be glad to help.
c.traveler2 10/26/21 07:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Long Bed vs Bigger Overhang - off - roading

I have no experience at all with truck campers - am about to get one. I go "off-road" a lot by which I mean Forest Service/BLM roads. I've been looking at Northern Lite 8'11" and 9'6" models. The 8'11" requires a short bed and has a big overhang on the back while the 9'6" requires a long bed. Trying to figure out which would be better "off-road"? An overhang that might scrape or a longer wheelbase with a shorter breakover angle and a larger turning radius? I also wonder if having a long bed would have any effect on tippiness off road? How "off road" are you wanting to go is the real question. Approach and departure angle of your rig will be of more importance than weight of your rig, the greater the angle the more off the beaten path one can take. If you choose a standard dually you'll find many of the dirt road will be too narrow for that type of truck. In the Truck Camper Trip Report you'll many of us have go off the beaten path and pushed our rigs to the limits. Take a look at reports by jefe4x4, Whazzo and myself {c.traveler2}. These reports will give you a better insight on some of the rigs used and how "off road" you really want to go. I do have many videos with other member of this forum you can check out. https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/White-Rim-Trail-1/i-ZLnD4ms/0/4a3adbe9/M/DSCN1617%5B1%5D-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/White-Rim-Trail-1/i-XVhL2mW/0/917aab2a/L/WRT3%20223-L.jpg Thanks! Have you lifted your vehicles much? And what kind of impact did that have on tippiness? Tippiness is the factor I know nothing about. jefe4x4 rig (2020 Ram 3/4T) has a 4' lift (his son now owns it) along with 22" wide rear tire at the time. jefe4x4 has a report on his rig in the TCTR. His heigh at the roof was about ten feet. MY 2007 F250/ long bed, is stock height but yet jefe4x4 rig and mine are of the same height. The height of my rig with my former Lance 815 was also about 10 feet. The two photos are of us on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands, Utah This trail pushes the limits of a hard side camper, you'll have to watch outcropping as well as tree limbs. The photo below shows how off-camber I when this is on the WRT coming out of the Upheaval Wash. I was really pushing it! https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pictures/i-HQbmrkh/0/1b119224/L/DSC_0449a-L.jpg
c.traveler2 10/26/21 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Rally

I signed up. I am interested in the desert caravan. Not associated with the rally this year but there must be signup available if anyone knows. We've been wanting to make a trip back to Death Valley or possible a Mojave trail run. Either of these would be a good journey. . North Rim Grand Canyon and possibly Hogs Back would be interesting to do. Lots of question as to a large camper can do it but I've seen video of people with similar sized setups doing it so,,, Maybe. Tuweep area of the North Rim is a good place to go, you need a permit to use the NP campsites and which "Hog Back" are you talking about?
c.traveler2 10/25/21 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Long Bed vs Bigger Overhang - off - roading

I have no experience at all with truck campers - am about to get one. I go "off-road" a lot by which I mean Forest Service/BLM roads. I've been looking at Northern Lite 8'11" and 9'6" models. The 8'11" requires a short bed and has a big overhang on the back while the 9'6" requires a long bed. Trying to figure out which would be better "off-road"? An overhang that might scrape or a longer wheelbase with a shorter breakover angle and a larger turning radius? I also wonder if having a long bed would have any effect on tippiness off road? How "off road" are you wanting to go is the real question. Approach and departure angle of your rig will be of more importance than weight of your rig, the greater the angle the more off the beaten path one can take. If you choose a standard dually you'll find many of the dirt road will be too narrow for that type of truck. In the Truck Camper Trip Report you'll many of us have go off the beaten path and pushed our rigs to the limits. Take a look at reports by jefe4x4, Whazzo and myself {c.traveler2}. These reports will give you a better insight on some of the rigs used and how "off road" you really want to go. I do have many videos with other member of this forum you can check out. https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/White-Rim-Trail-1/i-ZLnD4ms/0/4a3adbe9/M/DSCN1617%5B1%5D-M.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/White-Rim-Trail-1/i-XVhL2mW/0/917aab2a/L/WRT3%20223-L.jpg
c.traveler2 10/25/21 06:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Rally

I signed up. I am interested in the desert caravan. Not associated with the rally this year but there must be signup available if anyone knows. We've been wanting to make a trip back to Death Valley or possible a Mojave trail run. Either of these would be a good journey.
c.traveler2 10/23/21 10:30am Truck Campers
Truck Camper Rally

Truck Camper Adventure Rally is happening this February 2022 in Quartzite, Arizona. All truck campers are welcome! Here's the link for signing up and further information. TCA Rally
c.traveler2 10/22/21 10:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Side-Trip Report: Great Salt Plains SP, OK

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
c.traveler2 10/13/21 10:08pm Truck Campers
RE: where to stop for the night

StirCrazy....ioverlander is a free app. and it shows about a dozen places between your designations. Give it a try.
c.traveler2 10/09/21 10:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: DC-DC Charger Wiring Input Suggestions

I ran my 4gauge/Anderson connection near the same place that the camper plug is at.
c.traveler2 10/09/21 09:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Wiring Diagram for Review

moonlitsouls: other poster have covered many of your issues, I just have a question. Are you going to start your house generator with a LiFePO4 lithium battery?
c.traveler2 10/09/21 09:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaskan's new Camper

Expo West later this month. https://www.expowest.com Hmmm,.... this doesn't look like a place where truck campers would be on display, plus it happened months ago. I can see you confusion......Overland Expo West
c.traveler2 09/14/21 10:32am Truck Campers
Alaskan's new Camper

Truck Camper Adventure ran a new article on Alaskan's new camper that's going to be introduced at the Overland Expo West later this month. TCA report I made a correction so there's no confusion of which expo one can see this camper at.
c.traveler2 09/13/21 09:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Kingstar Camino 88 - Any Input

Here's a link to a review by Truck Camper Adventure.Kingstar I saw this unit at the Truck Camper Adventure rally in Quartzite, AZ. This camper pacts a lot of stuff in it and the quality is on the high end.
c.traveler2 09/13/21 09:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Cabinet hardware recommendations

During the last trip we had to tape a cabinet shut because the hinge had come loose. We've been frustrated with the latches and hinges in the Lance camper for some time now and I think I need to just go ahead and replace it all. I'm sure some of you guys have already gone through this process and I'd like some suggestions please. One other item I'd like to replace is the latch for the wet bath. It's this weird little button latch that doesn't work well. In fact, I ended up locking myself in the bathroom during the last trip when I shut the door and then couldn't open it from the inside. That stupid thing has to go. BunduvryUSA uses this type of cabinet latches, they won't come open once set. Never had any cabinet doors come open with these lacthes regardless of how rough the road was. push button latch
c.traveler2 09/11/21 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Air conditioning article

Thanks for the link. Mello Mike is one of the good guys imo. Keytag is right about having a chart. He often offers good advice. Are you using those Sio2 batteries yet, looks interesting. valhalla360 suggested the chart.
c.traveler2 08/03/21 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: Why won't the borders allow rvs across?

This was posted this morning and is just a FYI. There's just too much "what if" flying about on this thread. Border Crossing/ Canadian Canadian Border
c.traveler2 08/03/21 09:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Air conditioning article

Very lousy job comparing. RecPro 9.5 is listed as taking 12.6 amp, when actuall measurements are about 1/2 of that Somebody got paid for promoting certain brands? Mello Mike is a personal friend of mine and he received NO money for writing this article. So your cry's of "someone got paid" are unfounded and stupid! The 12.6 amp is directly from REcPro website
c.traveler2 08/03/21 09:13am Truck Campers
Air conditioning article

A newly posted article on RV air conditioning units, some are DC operated. AC units
c.traveler2 08/03/21 07:27am Truck Campers
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