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RE: New Host Mammoth

If the OP had gotten a 450 I wouldn't mention that. The 350 brakes are one of the weak points if you ask me. I just redid the rears and front on mine, new calipers/rotors/pads/flex line. At a minimum I would suggest upgrading the front brakes to a bigger caliper with that much weight.
mellow 09/09/20 08:03am Truck Campers
RE: New Host Mammoth

Upgrade your brakes since your going with an F350, both caliper and rotor's. I would go with drilled and slotted with ebc yellow's. That is a lot of weight to try and stop.
mellow 09/08/20 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine repair / upgrade after road trip

Nothing is cheap on these trucks, my front passenger side breaks just locked up this past weekend so now I am replacing everything up front to the tune of $400 in parts. I did the rears a few months ago after one of them locked up. I still consider myself ahead. Btw, according to the MPG on the dash I am getting 19 with the camper on now with the change to the 6637 air filter, I was getting 13 with the K&N filter in the stock box. I was really surprised to see that.
mellow 09/01/20 07:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine repair / upgrade after road trip

I have been keeping my 02 stock but will start to slowly upgrade it now that I just upgraded the clutch to a South Bend HD and got the ZF6 issues sorted out. Should be solid for quite a bit of HP now. I just put in a 6637 filter in it and took out the stock air box and can tell a difference from just that alone. I will slowly upgrade other parts as I go along, new bellowed up pipes are in my future as well and when I do that I will do some turbo work and some valley work while that is out.
mellow 09/01/20 08:25am Truck Campers
RE: Chalet TS116 Experiance

Sounds like my Lance 1191, I would also be on the lookout for one of them if you only want 1 slide.
mellow 08/13/20 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

Who needs a window when you can put a camera on the front.
mellow 08/10/20 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: F350 where do I jack from? / would this plan work?

The times I have changed my tires I have released the turnbuckles and raised the camper off the truck to take the weight off then used a 6 ton bottle jack to jack up the axle to change the tire.
mellow 08/05/20 12:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Onan lp genny switch conundrum.

I had the same thing happen to my onan down there, I had parked in the bull pen so the wind was blowing right at my generator door (E wind), the next morning I went to fire it up and it wouldn't stay running (ran fine day before). I gave up fiddling with it and waited for the solar to kick in to top the batteries off. When I got home that evening and pressed the button the dang thing fired right up, never have figured out what caused the issue other than possible moisture? Edit: If your on LOA:
mellow 07/14/20 07:19am Truck Campers
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 :)
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
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