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RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

What is “Peace of Mind” worth to you? The last thing I want to be thinking about when on vacation and driving down the road loaded to the max, is whether or not my tires are going to “Blow out”. First …get yourself a good tire monitoring system, that way you don’t have to go around checking pressure every stop. They will tell you if you have one going low and even if they are heating up, (Usually from bearing issues). My system even has sensors on my trailer (6 wheels) plus the duals on the truck. Next … make a deal with a trucking company that will take you’re lightly used tires (for a good price) they will use them on trailers, I won’t let my tire tread wear get past 50 to 60%. Don’t carry a spare and knock on wood, never had tire issues. If you know you are going to be loaded most of the time or for long distances, get more side wall plies or a higher load rating. Never “Cheap out” on tires, it will bite you on the a$$ in the end.
markowwes 04/08/22 08:13am Truck Campers
RE: Random Questions

It all comes down to how much money do you want to spend. I went the “Service Body” route and would never look back. Had the body built to fit the camper so there are no big gaps anywhere. All kinds of storage for whatever you want to take with you and no problems with how to tie things down. The 550 is definitely a rough ride when the camper is not on, so I went to the full Kelderman 4 link air suspension with the kit for bags on the front axle. Maintains constant ride height all the time, they also include a monster torsion bar for the rear that works great. I went with an aluminum body with 3” cross beams on 12” centers to keep everything lower than usual. Your camper sits over top of the truck frame rails so you don’t need a heavy deck frame.
markowwes 02/03/22 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: Antifreeze NOT Bypassing Water Heater

There should be 3 valves to turn, close the cold going into the tank and the hot going out and open the bybass. that will circulate around the tank.
markowwes 11/17/21 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Host, Eagle Cap, Lance Suspension Requirements

Skip the band aids and go to kelderman. Yup
markowwes 10/14/21 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Okanagan truck camper

We purchased an Okanagan 116 Ultimate Suite new back in 2004, The binder only had manuals and warranty books for the supplied appliances and equipment, nothing really for the camper itself other than the warranty card. What were you looking for?
markowwes 09/22/21 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Custom truck camper tie down mounts?

Take some pics of the tie down brackets on the camper and post them, Has anyone actually looked at how those brackets are attached to the camper? Mine were screwed to the bottom with 4 #8 wood screws, I have seen some that are attached with a couple ¼” lag bolts. I am also guilty of over doing the tie down process, welded brackets out of 1 ½” X ¼” wall square tubbing on ½” flat iron, bolded to the truck frame. If that camper is going to get knocked out or off of your truck, you don’t want it tied down to the point where it’s going to take your frame or bumper with it. (Let it go) I have been hauling an 11.5 camper for 17 years now with just the front tied down (nothing on the back). Never had a problem with is moving in the box, I’m pretty sure the weight of the camper itself with a non-skid mat in the box it isn’t going anywhere. Ya one of these days the cops are going to give me sh&&, I have gone through Montana with no problems, just that my plate is on the truck not the back of the camper. Maybe with the lighter models, but as I said, look at how the brackets are attached to the camper itself. (4 #8 wood screws wouldn’t hold sh&& ) That will tell me how well it needs to be secured. Just saying
markowwes 08/05/21 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: Pickup bed delete or cab chassis (C&C)?

Cab and chassis has flat frame (heavier) all the way back from the cab, and standard frame width, box delete has hump where the rear axle is. If you want to mount a deck, get the cab and chassis model, all manufactured decks will fit the frame. Check frame to cab height and build accordingly.
markowwes 07/08/21 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Are you towing with a flatbed?

I just extent the trailer hitch instead of a receiver extension, that works fine for me. Wes
markowwes 06/09/21 02:04pm Truck Campers
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