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RE: Truck Campers and Boating?

I find that launching my Seaway 18 Sportsman CC a whole lot easier when I have my camper on the truck if I use my front hitch. There is no question as to where the boat is heading when it’s right in front of your face. I have a roller trailer, so when the back of the boat is in the water, I unhook it from the trailer and roll the truck until my tires hit the water, brake to stop and the boat pops right in the water. Backwards,no issues...frontwards, extreme anxiety. I always have the terror that I’m going to hit the gas instead of the brake. I hate the thought of starring in a YouTube video.
moebedick 09/21/20 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Taping Window on Cab Over

I have never done that trip, though I wish I had been able. If your luck is even vaguely like my luck, you have just succeeded in jinxing yourself. If you cover the window, nothing will happen. If you don’t cover it,well, you can see where I’m going. I would rather worry about removing glue residue, than spend the rest of my life dope slapping myself for not covering it...or, worse yet, listening to my wife remind me that I should have covered it.
moebedick 08/04/20 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommended Products For Restoring Fiberglass Shell

I’ve had fiberglass boats for nearly fifty years. After much trial and many errors, I’ve pretty much perfected my techniques. If I’m making pretty to sell, I strip it with wax remover and carefully apply several coats of floor wax in long horizontal passes being careful to have minimal overlapping. Do it correctly and carefully, and it looks like new and lasts several years. I’ve had multiple boats at the same time because they come out looking too good to sell. Surprisingly, I am still on the same wife...though she could do with a buffing. For my keeper boat (also known as my third, last boat), I use Collinite polishing compound and Colinite carnuba boat wax. I also use this wax on my F250 and my GTI. All three look like knew and draw lots of comments. Maybe I should try it on myself.
moebedick 06/29/20 04:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

I have a 2016 F250 ,6.2 gas with the camper, plow, and tow packages, Super Cab with a 6’7”box . I carry a Northstar Freedom (approximately the same weight) and I have the overload springs and lower Stabiloads. Additionally, I have Timbrens in place of my stock axel stops. This combination allows me to load the camper and not have to realign my headlights. It also has ended any sway and rocking issues. We have about 35000 miles loaded with this combination and have enjoyed most of them. There were a few off-road miles that we survived, but I wished I had been elsewhere, (although I did perfect my close eyed driving technique). If you are going to permanently mount your camper and use it off road, you might want to consider removing your jacks.
moebedick 02/13/20 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: can’t decide camp in boat or another van or F250 TC

I have a 2016 F250 ,6.2 gas and carry a Northstar Freedom while pulling an 18’ Seaway Sportsman CC. The truck is equipped with the camper,towing and plow packages, Timbrens, Stabiloads and overload springs. I launch with either my front or rear hitch. I have towed from Florida to Maine with no issues,mechanically, but severe psychological damage caused by idiots driving around and into me. With my front cargo box, camper overhang, hitch extension, boat/trailer and kick-up long leg motor, we are somewhere around 50’ long. Needless to say, I bypass cities whenever possible. The camper is far superior to any boat I have ever had for on road napping, and eating... not to mention bathroom breaks. Climbing an eight foot ladder to access the ladder to climb into a cockpit of a 27’ Seaward sailboat to unlock a cabin to get to the head in the rain, with a full bladder was always a fun challenge. Encouraging my dear wife to attempt the same gymnastics was more challenging.
moebedick 02/13/20 01:09pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Secure the tow bar in your receiver

I discovered,quite by chance, that hitch balls can also come loose when least expected. I was hitching my Seaway 18’ Sportsman CC to my truck when I just happened to notice what I thought was a movement in my ball. Upon closer,heart stopping inspection, I discovered that I could unbolt the ball bare handed. I removed that ball and replaced it with a new ball with a nylon lined lock bolt secured with a heavy cotter pin. I now check my hitch AND ball before every use. This is the first incident of this kind I’ve ever encountered in over fifty (closer to 60 than I care to admit) years of towing boats,campers and cargo trailers. While receiving a visit from a trailer hitch could prove painful, I would have to assume that 3-4000 pounds of boat,motor and trailer popping through a windshield would be devastating.
moebedick 02/05/20 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Must see in Maine?

Schoodic Peninsula just above Bar Harbor. Great NP campground (make reservations NOW). Much less expensive and less crowded than Acadia and Bar Harbor and,in my opinion,much more beautiful. Maine the way it should be. Visit Portland (park at north end of main drag-Commercial St?). Great walking town. Many shops and restaurants. Twin lights in Cape Elizabeth,Freeport,Kittery. Basically,all of Maine.
moebedick 01/12/20 05:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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