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RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

5. Getting back to the expense of strengthening the frame. Even if I spend $3000 to $5000 to have it done, I'm still way ahead of buying a new truck. The other thing is, my truck is only two wheel drive. Fine for California but my plan will be to start going to areas where there may be snow and ice and I don't want to be doing that in a 2 wheel drive truck. So the longterm plan is to take the truck to a 4x4 shop and have them do a 4x4 conversion on it and while they do that, they can add rigidity to the frame. Yeah, I know, it's extreme measures but even if I put $10k to $20k into this route, I'm still WAY ahead of a $70k to $90k new truck (and used trucks aren't all that much cheaper these days). Methinks you would be money ahead to take your time and find a newer used 4x4 truck that's in great shape instead of converting the one you have to 4wd. I've been following conversion projects like this for some time and most end up spending a MINIMUM of $15,000, and that's doing the work themselves. Can't even imagine what a shop would charge to do the conversion. There's a lot more involved than just adding a front axle and a transfer case...little things like speedometer and odometer that will no longer work properly because a transfer case has been added.
deserteagle56 01/22/23 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: 2000 Bigfoot Camper 25C10.6B fit on dually longbed?

It should fit...but with my Bigfoot I had to put a 3-1/2" platform in the bed of the truck to raise the camper enough so the cabover part wouldn't hit the cab of the truck.
deserteagle56 10/13/22 10:15am Truck Campers
RE: Apple car play or XM radio

Why would one pay for apple car play when there are thousands of free radio stations already available on the wobbly wide web. BBC CBC NPR Come out here to the middle of nowhere and see how many of those "free" radio stations, on the web or via antenna, you can pick up. (Your cell phone will be useless most places also.) I used to have two Sirius/SM subscriptions but gave up on them due to the constant battle over subscription prices. Now all the music I want to hear is on a flash drive so I hear only what I like to listen to.
deserteagle56 09/04/22 10:57am Truck Campers
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........ https://i.imgur.com/MmiY1eq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cg6dgq5.jpg
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. https://i.imgur.com/GB4lCUX.jpg
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
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