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RE: What do you keep in your camper.

I have a lot of "stuff", hence why I upgraded to an 1191, to carry all said "stuff" so everyone in the family is happy to have their "stuff" while camping. It is nice to be able to open up a cabinet and find "stuff" I forgot I even had.
mellow 07/07/20 11:39am Truck Campers
RE: Work Camping

Wow, now that is a heck of a route, that is a lot of APC's to haul around from DDU's.
mellow 06/24/20 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Shock Absorbers

Rancho 9000 all around on my DRW.
mellow 06/24/20 12:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Carseat Advice for Quad Cab Truck

Easy google search straight from the chp website: Current California Law: Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. (California Vehicle Code Section 27360.) Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt. (California Vehicle Code Section 27363.) Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law. Frequently Asked Questions At what age can my child ride in the front seat of my vehicle? ?California law requires all children 8 years of age or younger ride in the rear seat of a vehicle. There are special circumstances which provide exemption from the law. Your child may ride in the front seat if: Your vehicle has no rear seats. Rear seats are side-facing jump seats. Child safety restraints must never be placed on side-facing vehicle seats. The rear seats are rear-facing seats. The child restraint system cannot be properly installed in the rear seat. For example, your vehicle has lap belts only in the back seat, but there are lap and shoulder belts in the front seat. Your child is 5 and weighs 45 pounds and must ride in a booster seat. The booster seat must be used with a lap and shoulder belt; therefore your child may ride in the front seat. Children under age 7 occupy all rear seats. Medical reason (written by the pediatrician) requires that child not be restrained in the back seat. All children are safer in the back seat, ask another adult to ride with the child in the back. It is strongly recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that all children ride in the back seat of a vehicle until 13 years of age.
mellow 06/23/20 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: TC manual jacks

I know the powered ones are pretty much a swap out fit. Not sure about manual ones.
mellow 06/18/20 12:13pm Truck Campers
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

WOW!! That is one sweet looking setup, very nicely done. You mention air compressor, where did you put that?
mellow 06/18/20 12:11pm Truck Campers
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

Really starting to take shape, you guys do some amazing work. I love the stainless fenders, that will save you a lot of headache down the road, good forethought. I bet that bed is going to last longer than the truck.
mellow 06/18/20 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Dually spacers for beach carry truck camper

Plus you get to make cool pyramids in the sand :) http://i.imgur.com/DJy3hKol.jpg
mellow 06/17/20 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: Dually spacers for beach carry truck camper

From advice I received on here last year as I was asking the same thing. No spacers required. I have been fine as the speed limit is 15mph and we are not driving long long distances. At first I was checking the tires to see how hot they were but after checking a couple times I saw they are not getting any hotter than the rest of the tire. I am usually at 30 in the rear as well, give or take a few psi if I am swatting at flies while airing down :) I use trailhead deflators on mine, makes it easy to deflate. My biggest pain point right now is inflating the 6 tires from 30 to 80psi. One of these days I might get the crossfire system for the rears.
mellow 06/17/20 11:21am Truck Campers
RE: My (our) Ultimate Truck Camper Body Build

Subscribed, that is an awesome build. Keep the pictures coming!
mellow 06/17/20 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Drill 4 holes through the front on each side and then drill 1 hole down through the bed into the frame on each side, I might be forgetting something but that is what I remember doing. It took me 3 or 4 hours to install because I try to get it perfect. Getting the nuts on the bolt on the front I remember being a PIA on the inside 2, tight fit between bed and back of the truck.
mellow 06/17/20 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: Truck flatbed and build for the camper

Very nice! I wish I had your skills!
mellow 06/16/20 08:51am Truck Campers
RE: F350 bed supports

I would find a replacement bed, I found one from Texas for mine that was rust free. My bed wouldn't pass MD inspection due to rusted supports and I looked into replacing the supports but opted to just get a new bed. Check FB marketplace for people selling truck beds. I would get a new (used) one as yours sounds like its done for. While you have the bed off the truck you can work on the frame and clean it up and seal the frame to prevent further rust damage. Here is a good thread on it: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1440853-rusted-longbed-support-sills.html I wouldn't use it with the camper on till you fix the issue. The good thing about our trucks is the beds can be changed from many different years (paint might even match), I put an 06 bed on my 02 truck. Or just turn it into a flatbed.
mellow 06/16/20 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 07.03.2020

Don't overlook replacing some of the filon with diamond plate to get some extra life out of it https://i.imgur.com/OeSAqyM.jpg
mellow 06/10/20 02:43pm Truck Campers
RE: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

Nice, you will love being able to walk out the back door onto the beach and go fishing/surfing/etc.. My first TC was a 1994 11ft Shadow Cruiser that needed the roof to be rebuilt, took me a few months but was worth it in the end. Then the wife gets to see the inside of a bigger camper and then its upgrade time.
mellow 06/10/20 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

I have had both torklift and happijac mounting systems, they both do the job for me with a heavy camper. I agree that I did like not having the fuel door blocked with torklifts but that was easily fixed with fastguns. Now I have not rolled over my truck so I can't say how well either will do in that situation, but if I am at that point I figure I am SOL anyway. I do quite a bit of 4x4 in the sand and both systems have done a good job keeping the camper secured to the truck. Btw, a member that upgraded trucks gave me his happijac system, I just had to pay shipping so keep an eye out for deals on EITHER system, best deal wins :)
mellow 06/10/20 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Overload Spring Sway Stops

I have the SSS-2 installed on my 02 f350, they do a good job combined in the airbags.
mellow 06/08/20 09:06am Truck Campers
RE: Getting the truck ready?

My 2 cents, Don't just limit yourself to torklifts, I had a member on another site give me his Happyjac setup when he got a new truck, I just had to pay shipping (which wasn't exactly cheap, but saved them from the trash). I had torklifts I got used off of CL on my previous f250 and they did well, so either will work.
mellow 06/05/20 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: Opinion on these tie-downs?

If you will be going out on the beach as I suspect these were, I would clean them up buy a new safety pin and roll with them, you have spent enough money on this project I am sure some savings would be a benefit. Btw, nothing wrong with using HJ with these or torklift, I had chains on my torklifts using the same ones.
mellow 06/05/20 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

Also, one thing to note if you have "crappyjacks" they may not come back up! (under power) Hence why having a deep well socket ground out to fit the jack and a drill is a must have tool to keep in the camper.
mellow 06/04/20 01:58pm Truck Campers
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