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RE: Magical Campgrounds found With A TC

I'm glad to share...but most people refuse to take their trucks/campers to my "magical" campgrounds........
deserteagle56 06/18/22 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

The DRW gets horrible fuel mileage compared to my old SRW, but otherwise, is a much. better platform for a TC. Wonder what changed? My camper used to be on a 2004 Dodge/Cummins SRW but the instability, the sway, the leaning when in off-camber situations scared me so I traded for a 2004 Dodge/Cummins dually. MUCH more stable platform for the camper, especially off pavement. BUT - unloaded mileage on both trucks was 18-19 mpg and 13-14 loaded with the camper and towing a Jeep on a trailer. No difference between SRW and DRW. Those who never worry about flat tires must never take their rigs off pavement.
deserteagle56 04/08/22 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: fridge blowing out

Ok, just wanted to see if anyone with older non DSI fridges have an issue with it blowing out on the highway and what you did to fix it. I have a Dometic RM2510 that actualy works good and for the most part stays lit. if it is a gusty day at highway speeds it will blow out the pilot on a big wind gust. also it is more prevailant in the cooler wether when the pilot is at low flame. what I am wondering is if there is a way to put some sort of windscreen/baffel etc. with out aftecting natural airflow. thanks Steve Mine had the same problem. I taped off the lower louvers in the outside vent and that pretty much took care of the problem.
deserteagle56 04/07/22 10:08am Truck Campers
RE: The only real SRW “One Ton” that isn’t really a 3/4 ton

Well I noticed after looking at this picture, while maybe not as extreme the rear axle on our 2016 Ram DRE is about 8" further back than the one on our 2001 Ram 2500. The longer the wheelbase the more stable the towing/hauling platform. No debate there.
deserteagle56 03/04/22 11:02am Truck Campers
RE: The only real SRW “One Ton” that isn’t really a 3/4 ton

In the past 10yrs, I've changed 1 flat. Ironically, it was the day after getting new tires. The bead was properly sealed. It's rare enough problem that I'm not going to get too fussy over it. If it bothers you a lot, you can get a front bumper mount to keep from dragging it out from under the truck. ?? You must live and drive on pavement only. Most pickups around here carry at least two spares, as do I. Driving roads like this, a flat is only a matter of time.
deserteagle56 03/03/22 11:12am Truck Campers
RE: The only real SRW “One Ton” that isn’t really a 3/4 ton

but man were they ugly compared to the normal truck of that year, and they sucked on fuel like a pig at the slop trough. as much as I am a ford guy, I would just keep walking by that. On a scale of 1 to 10, in my book the importance of "looks" would rate about 15. Stick a Cummins under the hood and fuel mileage improves dramatically. So does the ability to climb a hill without shifting.
deserteagle56 03/02/22 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: And into the forest I go to lose my mind and to find my soul

Losing my mind and finding my soul in Nevada's Bilk Creek Mountains last week.....
deserteagle56 10/29/21 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: New truck and TC.

With the size camper you are talking about I'd be looking at 5500, not 3500 that you have to do a lot of mods to.
deserteagle56 09/02/21 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

When most everyone is going 90 in an 80 speed limit how much room, on average are they leaving in front while behind another vehicle? I haven't seen those kind of speed limits at all so I am curious. Thanks in advance. Keep in mind that in rural areas of Nevada traffic is relatively light, even on the interstates. I'd say most times there will be only 5-10 cars per mile. I've gotten used to the light traffic so those few times a year when I have to go to Reno and get into traffic that's bumper to bumper at 65 mph I'm terrified the whole time. Not used to that! On secondary roads traffic can be so light it might be miles before you see another vehicle. You're looking at about 25 miles of highway here. How many vehicles do you see? width=640 * Adjusted image size by using width=640
deserteagle56 08/31/21 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

Where you see 80mph limits in Nevada? All I15 and I40 have 70 mph. Have not been on I80 for few years, but only east side of it had higher limits, where last 100 miles before CA state line it was 70 as well. ALL of I-80 in Nevada is now at 80 mph except for where it passes through a town. All of I-80 and I-15 in Utah is at 80 mph unless it is passing through town. Drive these roads all the time.
deserteagle56 08/31/21 01:49pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

Obviously, many of us disagree. Although it could be a regional thing. With 80 mph speed limits, the dynamics change a lot. I live in Nevada, and also do a lot of driving in Utah. Speed limit on the freeways in both states is 80 mph. So now traffic seems to be routinely moving around 90 mph; the stats in the local paper show the Nevada Highway Patrol giving out tickets for speeds over 100 mph...seems to me the last one I remember was for 112 mph. When I'm on the freeway with truck/camper I try to stay ~ 65 mph. But it is easy to get caught up in the flow of traffic and exceed the speed limit. After a camping trip in Utah with my big 4x4 conversion van I was resetting the stats on the GPS unit and was a bit shocked to see that at some time or other I had hit a max speed of 91 mph.
deserteagle56 08/31/21 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Info needed on truck / camper compatibilty

You are also at a disadvantage trying to mate a camper to a truck from a completely different era. 1988 to 2011 is a lot of time, and truck manufacturers have changed bed dimensions and cab heights many times in that period. The camper may not even physically fit in the truck. Is the camper even designed for a compact truck? ^ This! Make sure the camper will fit between the wheelwells of the pickup.
deserteagle56 08/16/21 03:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Why SRW off road?

My work truck is a dually. Normally loaded with tools and equipment it weighs about 10,500 pounds. The tool box body on the rear is higher than the cab by about a foot and there's a ladder rack above that. Not exactly like carrying a TC but similar. I take this truck off road regularly to off grid job sites. I'm often in low range, going thru creeks, over rocks, thru mud, etc. I've been using this truck this way for 16 years. I've gotten a rock stuck between the dual tires exactly once and that was in my driveway at home. The main draw back for me is the height of the truck. The shorter tires on a dually cause the middle of the long truck frame (crew cab, long bed) to drag on some water breaks. I used to haul a 4,000 pound 11' TC on a Chevy 3500 SRW; hauled it with that truck for 2 years and then put it on a Chevy 3500 dually. The difference in stability and handling was incredible. I would never want to haul a big heavy TC on a SRW again after having it on the dually. ^ This pretty much has been my experience. Except I've yet to get a rock stuck between the duals and my old Dodge has seen a lot of dirt roads!
deserteagle56 08/09/21 09:28am Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Assistance

I had AAA for a few years...till I found out the hard way that they don't go off-pavement at all. Even if it is a good dirt/gravel road they refuse to respond to those.
deserteagle56 07/20/21 04:09pm Truck Campers
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