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RE: I had an osh-t moment and now looking for replacement

Not hardly any weight for the second slide in the case of a Host. If I remember right on the build sheet for mine, it was 250 lbs. You replace larger cabinets with framing and they are usually not very deep considering both slides are generally across from each other in a two slide model. Also, a shorter slide camper feels much bigger than a longer one that only has one slide. You’ll also have less overhang which makes towing a simpler issue to solve. You’ll gain more weight by going a foot longer compared to a second small slide with all else being equal. Also, some brands are heavier than others, so a two slide model could be lighter than a different brand one slide.
jimh425 06/21/21 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: I had an osh-t moment and now looking for replacement

I do have one question though. Why limit yourself to “one” slide? The second slide is usually small and light compared to the first one.
jimh425 06/21/21 02:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Full hook up?

This "I never use hook ups" snobbery gets old. It’s not snobbery. Campgrounds with full hookups aren’t always where I want to go. As far as showers go, I’ve yet to stay at a campground with full hookups that doesn’t have showers.
jimh425 06/21/21 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Full hook up?

I don’t boondoggle either. ;) I do boondock sometimes. I don’t believe anyone can do hookups in 5 minutes unless they don’t wash their hands, and all of the compartments were already open. I do agree it won’t take that long. I think the point was do you automatically connect everything or not. If I empty black when I am getting near full, what’s the point in hooking up for one night? We don’t use the toilet that much in a few hours. We bought the TC to be mobile, so rarely are we at one campground more than a day or two.
jimh425 06/21/21 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: I had an osh-t moment and now looking for replacement

jimh425 06/21/21 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: Alaska advice

Wish people would read the entire question going up staying through summer we have a loved one whose husband is on a military base and she is ill and needs help. Sorry that I don’t have experience with it, but as others have said, you will have to take a ferry if Canada doesn’t open up.
jimh425 06/20/21 09:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Jayco 8ft sportsman. Confused on battery setup/boondocking

Just make sure you wire in parallel not series if you are using two 12V batteries, otherwise, you’ll be making a 24V circuit. You should have some battery cables somewhere. Look in all of the compartments.
jimh425 06/19/21 09:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Motorcycle on receiver rack.

Google Ultimate MX Hauler. It has an integrated jack. No ramp necessary. I’ve been using one for 10 years with my 450cc dual sport bikes. Interesting.
jimh425 06/19/21 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Full hook up?

I connect when needed and dump. I like to be able to leave if I want with minimal effort, and we rarely stay at the same place more than a night or two. Also, we don’t usually have full hookups. When we are at a campground, we frequently use the campgrounds bathroom and shower.
jimh425 06/18/21 01:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host cascade today

Keep them loaded for a quieter trip! Keep what loaded?
jimh425 06/17/21 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Motorcycle on receiver rack.

A 250 dual sport is pretty heavy. You are looking at over 250 lbs with fuel depending on which brand. The ramps are pretty steep and better to have help unless you are extremely strong and reasonably tall. The biggest issue is keeping it upright while you attach tie down straps. Have you considered an electric bike instead? They are pretty amazing and much lighter.
jimh425 06/17/21 07:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Bathroom access on the road

I find I really don’t use it in the TC unless we are parking for a bit. Otherwise, there are bathrooms all along most roads in the form of rest areas or businesses to buy diesel, etc. Also, once I empty my tanks on the way home … I really avoid using the bathroom. That being said, it really takes little time, and you are better off not to open any more than you need if the ground isn’t level.
jimh425 06/16/21 07:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Carrying a Small Motorcycle?

Consider buying some 1 1/2 inch motorcycle tiedowns from a bike shop. The extra width makes it easier to attach and get loose. Also, ditch the super thin straps you have on the bike. There is a reason you frequently see shredded orange straps on the highways. They are super cheap and don’t hold up.
jimh425 06/16/21 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Get these teenagers outta here!!! Plus magical buff/wax ;)

I’ve thought about it, but to have more room for dogs and grandkids on the same trip.
jimh425 06/16/21 08:29am Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

The National Park standard is at 50 ft not 23 ft that the list has. Just adding that FitRV tested 3 RV generators of different fuel types in motorhomes, and they all passed at 50 ft.
jimh425 06/15/21 08:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Really cool but lost on me.

Here’s the thread here from about 2 weeks ago.
jimh425 06/15/21 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

The National Park standard is at 50 ft not 23 ft that the list has.
jimh425 06/15/21 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Carrying a Small Motorcycle?

First, “out west” it’s a lot farther between places which means if you ride by yourself and break down, you might be there a while on a bike. Something to consider if you haven’t. Anyway, I’d bite the bullet and adapt the front hitch to a motorcycle carrier. It will only be stronger with double receivers. You won’t enjoy working around the bike to get in/out of the camper assuming you don’t have a side entry. Also, the weight will be handled better on the front.
jimh425 06/14/21 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: 2005 Lance 845

Everybody needs a F450. Gotta have it just in case, right? :D
jimh425 06/14/21 12:12pm Truck Campers
RE: 2005 Lance 845

Make sure your tires are rated to haul the weight you will have in the back and inflated to that pressure. I would consider adding Torklift lower stableloads instead of the Supersprings if either is actually needed. Also, make sure your airbags have only the pressure you need. Too much will cause sway as the leaf springs are unloaded. You may find 20-40 is more than enough pressure in the air bags. The rear sway bar is definitely going to be helpful. I’m not sure what they are calling Super springs Overload Leaf’s. If they are the ones that I’m thinking of, they have a similar purpose as air bags which you already have. Some say Supersprings will sway less, but I can’t imagine having both on it. Finally, are you planning on towing?
jimh425 06/12/21 09:26am Truck Campers
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