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RE: New F350 owner seeks TC information

Nice looking setup.
jimh425 02/28/21 07:15am Truck Campers
RE: Jump box for dual battery 7.3 diesel

I’m a big fan of the jump boxes. I have bought several, so they will be available when I need them. They frequently go on sale on Amazon with a lot of competition of different brands and more powerful models can be had for less than $60 pretty often. I prefer the ones that come with cases and end up being 6x6x8 or so. Fwiw, they work better than my older jump box that is 4 times the size. As noted, they can also be used to charge devices like phones etc. I’m also a fan of power stations. I’ve bought a few of them as well. The prices vary widely. I bought a few on Amazon that are 300 watt size for less than $180. I’ve already used one for a minipower outage. Our power goes out occasionally but usually only an hour or so. They are cool to provide AC where you need it without cords to a generator.
jimh425 02/28/21 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: Winter TC Repair Project

That’s some nice luck. I personally think that some RV manufacturers don’t care at all where/how they run wires as long as the item “works”. Kind of a shame since it would only take a tiny bit more time to have some logical plan.
jimh425 02/27/21 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: New F350 owner seeks TC information

Congratulations. I had a bad experience with an attempt at my first purchase, too. Funny thing was it wasn’t even about price, yet. I had my check book in my pocket to pay cash. I wasn’t going to buy from a jerk. The dealer I bought from was just the opposite.
jimh425 02/27/21 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

I did have the vacuum reservoir spring a leak. In my F450 case, you can manually override the hubs by hand. I don’t know if that is standard on most Super Duty trucks now.
jimh425 02/26/21 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

Again, you shouldn't pass judgement on those you don't know....or, think you know the meaning behind my thoughts, because, you don't. That works both ways. Oh the irony. :D
jimh425 02/24/21 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Winter TC Repair Project

Just keep in mind some chains are death to concrete and asphalt. I think studded fits in that category.
jimh425 02/24/21 05:35am Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

I probably know more about servicing my pickups than most on here, I have a fully equipped shop to do just that. Thanks for your esteemed and totally incorrect observation. I think you mean you think you know more than most on here which I got from your first post. That doesn’t really make you unique though. It is the internet after all. You are welcome.
jimh425 02/24/21 05:32am Truck Campers
RE: Camper and Skiing

If you want us to see the photos, try this instead.
jimh425 02/23/21 07:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter TC Repair Project

I find moving snow pretty fun. I move most of our snow with my Polaris Ranger UTV. I did buy a Kubota L2501HST a couple of weeks ago, so I used the bucket to move some snow. I added front chains first. That seemed to help. Then, I ordered rears that just arrived today. I expect I’ll have a few more opportunities to see how they work after I get them on.. In my case, I found the front pushed on the tractor quite a bit more without the front chains. A neighbor that uses his blade on our community drive has lived in the neighborhood a long time and only runs front chains. I bought ladder style chains which aren’t the best but supposed to be less damage on asphalt/concrete. I take the first pass on the neighbor road with the ranger since I’m usually up in the AM which clears it enough for most people. It turns out the worst part is just from my house to the maintained part, so that helps the rest of the people a bunch. I was going to buy a rear blade, but the one I want is out everywhere. I guess I’ll try it next year with the tractor. For sure, the neighbor can move the edges a bit more than I can when he uses his blade.
jimh425 02/23/21 05:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter TC Repair Project

Glad you got over it so fast. I don’t personally mind snow, but I wouldn’t mind 68 right now. :D
jimh425 02/23/21 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

Duallies in most of the states come with 14.9k lb GVWR, while axles ratings total in the range of 16-17k No, DRWs don’t come with 14.9K GVWR. I think you meant 14.0K GVWR, but the axle ratings are even higher than 17K.
jimh425 02/22/21 11:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Traveling without Jacks - contingency plan?

I wouldn’t do that. There is essentially no way to take the camper off unless it is an extremely light one. Just wondering, why are you considering going without jacks?
jimh425 02/22/21 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host cascade today

Congratulations, I saw one at a show, and we really liked it.
jimh425 02/22/21 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: Tires and Wheels

I wouldn’t assume that OEM steel rims are higher rated. I think you are making the right call to go with 18s. As far as offset goes, the 19.5 Visions I had were offset a bit compared to OEM. I didn’t find it to be an issue to have a slightly wider stance. Also, that would allow you to go wider/better for the beach without rubbing. I think that would be advantageous.
jimh425 02/22/21 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

36guy, sounds like you couldn’t drive a manual shift, didn’t do proper maintenance including oil changes, and modified ito use non OEM parts and it’s Ford’s fault. ;) At leat, you found something you liked. :D That’s really all that matters.
jimh425 02/21/21 04:10am Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

Wish I could post a picture from my tablet. Try this.
jimh425 02/20/21 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires and Wheels

More specifically, you can’t go down much past 60 and some are recommended to not go past 70. The beads on 19.5s are a different type and don’t handle airing down. About the only option you have is to go with the widest 19.5 that will work on those rims and still clear your fenders. I ran 245s, but I’m sure some run 265s or maybe even wider. As suggested, you should still consider 18s at 4080 instead.
jimh425 02/20/21 05:59pm Truck Campers
RE: 910DB owners

There are some comments about Adventurer on this thread. Also, you should search the archives for posts older than a year.
jimh425 02/18/21 06:44am Truck Campers
RE: New F350 owner seeks TC information

Why buy used when you can buy a new 2021 Northstar Arrow for the same or less money? Don’t like the floor plan, don’t like the resale value, don’t like the type of construction, etc.
jimh425 02/16/21 08:35am Truck Campers
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