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RE: Ordered Host cascade today

It's not always people. The industry has been plagued with delays involving the manufacturing of parts and components. Mine came out of production lacking the passenger side awning. When we toured the Host plant in October, a propane furnace was missing. All these parts were ordered way ahead of production knowing the long lead times. I think ours was delayed from shipping out by at least a week waiting for the awning. We had intended to go the TCA rally in AZ but the delays gave us only a couple days to prepare so we decided to postpone until next year. Not sure when Cascades go into production but we were out 6 months. Are there any new features for the 2022 models? They had the single 360 AH lithium battery kicking around shop on our visit and were going to play around with it before deciding it's application to their line-up. Now comes the wait-
mike/kellie 02/22/21 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Host Cascade in service body

Douglass did mine and I opted for the frame mounts incorporating my fast-guns. Today I might choose a different tie-down system, depending on how critical the alignment would need to be. I just picked up our new Mammoth last weekend in Portland and I can't utilize any of the 4 factory grab points on the camper. Knowing this I had some custom ones built and powder coated white. The 2 fronts bolt to the swing-out brackets and the 2 rears are about 12" further back. I used the factory 3-bolt pattern and drilled out another 3 bolt pattern just beyond the power slide gearing. Because my Douglass body has a narrower taper in the back, they work fine, however the fast-guns do block the cabinet doors. No real problem though- I can send some pictures to your email if you want. Drop me a PM if interested-
mike/kellie 02/18/21 04:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

Amagoat, this just occurred to me and sorry for not bringing it up sooner. Truck Camper Adventure is staging a pretty big rally in Quartzite this weekend. It's their second and I had initially signed up thinking we would have taken delivery by then. There are probably 6 Host campers there with the majority being Mammoths. Social distancing is required however its a great place to connect with truck campers and owners from all over the states. Last year was an open house of sorts for people interested in other campers. It was planned for this year as well.
mike/kellie 02/12/21 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: Opinion on Host Accessories?

Check your pm later.
mike/kellie 01/27/21 06:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

You're in that time zone of between model years. An order now ( projecting a 6 month build) would probably see any proposed new changes. We ordered in August for an end of year delivery. It was delayed for a few weeks and we pick it up early Feb. Bedlam can confirm the cut-off date for new models. We deleted the rear sofa and ordered just the washer/dryer platform with a 110 v floor outlet. We have a resource for furniture and looking to place a recliner and cabinet in that space.
mike/kellie 01/24/21 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

Have you considered a factory tour? With an appointment you can catch a specific model in various stages of production. We went in October and they had a new single 360 AH lithium battery in an office getting ready to test the longevity under various loads and also re-charging.
mike/kellie 01/24/21 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Question About Tie Downs

But we should be proud of burningmetal......I mean burningman for his skillz Totally agree! I've been super impressed with some innovative engineering and manufacturing by others on this forum. And you're also right....the ability to fab up something in their own shop is almost the best, unless you can also store your truck camper inside too. That's the best- I don't think I could even attempt to weld something these days. Old school was to tip your head back slowly and nod forward sharply (like fly casting) but these days lenses go dark faster than a blink.
mike/kellie 12/29/20 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Question About Tie Downs

For the price of the “good” tiedowns you can buy a small wire-feed welder, some pieces of square tube and flat stock, and make some and still have money left over. And now you have a welder That doesn't make one a welder. I had 6 certifications from 40 years ago including 7018 LH overhead but purchased Torklift tie downs. That experience recognized quality products.
mike/kellie 12/29/20 07:15am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

swapping to flannel sheets and down comforters. Loading in the reflectix window coverings, swapping out to two full propane tanks, loading in the gear for snow shoeing and generally getting ready to go to Lassen National Park in a couple of days (yes it is still open to self contained TCs). Can you do a mini trip report? You've done one in the past and I'm looking to travel more there throughout the year. My daughter bought a cabin in Mill Creek just outside Mineral and the S entrance to the park. I also got her snow shoes for Xmas! Thanks-
mike/kellie 12/23/20 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: How many have had Thanksgiving in a truck camper?

It's a bit of a stretch but we've had gatherings at Thanksgiving with fellow RVer's and it was there we saw our first truck camper with slides. It was a Chalet and the owners remarked it has everything our 5th wheel had. We've prepared side dishes and desserts but never a turkey. Being in N Ca., there is a lot of anticipation for crab season to open during this time so it's common to have this in addition to turkey. Sorry we can't contribute to any actual prepared turkey stories but I couldn't help but comment to the topic. The interesting thing was every family we gathered with had met and become friends through
mike/kellie 11/25/20 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: What truck are you using?

Boondocking trips we can easily exceed 6000 lbs. Ours is a 2015 pretty much loaded. Truck is in our signature and we flat tow a 2 door Jeep. Upper Stableloads were recently installed and I like the results so far.
mike/kellie 11/18/20 09:58pm Truck Campers
RE: truck camper and towing a flat trailer advice

Go to a Toyota forum for info. Your question can be answered there better than here. I quickly looked and the unanimous response was no. Year/model might differ and more than one referred to their owner's manual. It would be the same asking the Toyota forum about truck campers. It's a small audience with that knowledge.
mike/kellie 11/03/20 03:15pm Truck Campers
RE: NL Skylight lug broke off

This above! I bought the struts and new locking lugs from Europe. Take your time to cross reference numbers and size.
mike/kellie 11/01/20 06:42pm Truck Campers
RE: utility bed for truck camper

This worked for us. This is our build Douglass
mike/kellie 10/30/20 08:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing New Host Everest 11.6, Help Please

We ordered a Mammoth August 1st with a delivery of Jan 4th or so. There really isn't a slow time right now for them. In fact, they were hiring when we showed up last week. A factory trip should be on your calender if you can arrange it. You can ask if there are any changes in store for 2022. I know the lithium battery configuration is changing.
mike/kellie 10/26/20 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing New Host Everest 11.6, Help Please

I just left the Host factory 30 minutes ago. We have a new Mammoth ordered for early Jan of 2021 and wanted to verify colors and layout. The couch or dinette ( your option) really sleeps 1 person. Our son and his girlfriend tried to sleep there once and he opted for the floor. They were hiking the PCT and used to sharing a small tent but the dinette didn't have enough depth. You can buy in Oregon with no sales tax. Btw, we were the 3rd customers Host entertained today. They had a couple come off production with different options. They're shifting production to Cascades right now.
mike/kellie 10/19/20 03:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Jack Switch?

Maybe not the actual rocker switch but there is circuitry that times out after you engage the switch. Sounds like this feature is gone.
mike/kellie 09/26/20 10:32am Truck Campers
RE: alaska 2021 ???

Yes, I had a fishing trip planned this year and 50% paid for when things closed. So we're forecasting to take the truck and camper in early July of 2021 and hopefully make the trip. Like others, it depends on crossing borders and if there is quarantine requirements in place.
mike/kellie 09/14/20 05:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

I'm not sure you can change the tie down points on the camper as they need to have solid backing and Torklift takes advantage of pre-drilled holes in the trucks forward frame. Most types of fast guns are in a 11:00 to 5:00 position at the back and maybe 2:00 to 7:00 at the front. I'm sure there are many variables but a vertical 12:00 to 6:00 allows the most movement or shifting front to back.
mike/kellie 09/01/20 05:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Cable Entry for DC-DC Charger Wiring

Minimal, I am methodically going through this process as well. We are going lithium and I currently have the Anderson connectors in place, with one mounted into my back bumper. This accepts a short pigtail from the camper batteries. This allows us to have 4-6v AGM batteries in series/parallel. I'm researching the DC to DC charger now and will run 2 or 4 gauge wires from the truck battery to the Anderson plug in my bumper with the necessary fuses in place. I think I'll run another lighter gauge 2-way from a spare upfitter switch in the dash to activate the charger in lieu of another ignition source.
mike/kellie 08/31/20 05:50pm Truck Campers
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