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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
RE: Traveling from Acadia NP to Bangor to White Mnts

If you’re going to Acadia do yourself a favor and go a little further north and see the Schoodic Peninsula. Much like Acadia, but in a more natural state. Good RV park run by NPS. If you’re feeling adventurous,go further north to Lubec.... real downeast Maine. A short trip further brings you to Campobello Island, FDR’s summer retreat (requires a passport). Beautiful setting and a quick island to tour. Very photogenic and historic. Enjoy.
moebedick 09/09/19 06:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV route, Albany NY to Acadia National park

I’m sure that you will either study maps or use your gps and have that AHA moment when you discover a beautiful shortcut through Worcester,Massachusetts called Rt 290. Resist the urge to save one minute and a little toll money. The “short cut “ will probably add hours to your trip and take a toll on your personal longevity. This is possibly the worst road to use as a time saver west of Boston or east of Chicago off Rt 90. The traffic is hideous,the drivers uncivilized and the roadway is serpentine. Construction is a constant and the bridge joints will put you airborne. Go east to Rt 495 to 95 to 295. A more leisurely and scenic ride would be Ma 2 to 495 etc. Whatever route you choose, you’re going to hit traffic and some real doozies driving, particularly in Lawrence and across SE New Hampshire. If you survive the trip, be sure to see the Schoodic Peninsula... Maine the way it used to be. Great National Park campground and much less expensive than Acadia.
moebedick 09/06/19 03:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Syracuse NY to Portsmouth NH then up the coast of Maine

The “short cut” of 290 between I-90 and I-495 would be a gigantic mistake. Between 6:30 am and 9:30 am you could swim faster. Conversely, between 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm southbound (495 to 90), you had better pack a sandwich. At all other times of the day the road is merely hideous in both directions. Much better to go all the way to 495. When you finally get to Bar Harbor, go a few miles further and see the Schoodic Peninsula. Make arrangements at the national park campground and enjoy Maine the way it should be (and save a few bucks on a lobster dinner). Much less expensive and much more attractive than Bar Harbor.
moebedick 08/27/19 02:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Is this RV to long in the back to launch 24’ boat.

So many variables. If your 24’ boat is a sailboat with a keel, forget about it. You will drown the truck. If it is a shallow draft power boat on a roller trailer, you don’t need to go deep to launch but you may have to for retrieving. A bunk trailer requires depth for both procedures. You definitely don’t want too long an extension on the vehicle because it will stick out straight when the boat is on the ramp,causing the trailer to be at an extreme angle. Could cause lots of damage. You could get an extension for the trailer ( 6’) and submerge the trailer while the truck stays high and dry. I had a B Touring Cruiser and launched a Whaler Montauk,but I never enjoyed it. I now have a F250 ,4wd with a slide in camper. I launch my 18’ Seaway Sportsman using my front mounted hitch. So far ,by far,the best solution to launch and retrieval.
moebedick 08/16/19 05:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bicycle Safety

We have a truck camper on an F250 Supercab. I bought two Blix Vika+ folding,electric bikes. When not in use,they reside behind the front seats. I removed the folding rear seat and seat back. Plenty of room and very secure storage.
moebedick 08/05/19 05:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bike rack on Motorhome ladder

I carried two bikes on my Btouring Cruiser’s ladder. Big mistake! Developed a massive leak where the ladder connected to roof. Switched to a truck camper with a front mounted hitch. No problems other than buggy bikes. Now that I’m older and smarter (despite what my wife thinks), I carry two,folding Blix Vika+ electric bikes inside my Super Cab pickup. They stay clean and I don’t get a heart attack when I peddle up hill.
moebedick 07/22/19 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bike Racks

I use a bike rack mounted on the front of my F250 (truck camper). I put the seat posts inside the cab. Doesn’t block my lights,not that I do much night driving. Doesn’t interrupt the airflow to my engine. We crossed the country several times with no problems. Just switched this week to folding,electric assist Blix+ bikes. Two fit easily behind the seats in our SuperCab after removing the rear folding seat and seat back. Going for initial test flight tomorrow. I may write a report if I survive.
moebedick 07/04/19 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stopover between PEI and Maine

X2 on Little Kopit’s Canadian island tour. Great fudge available in Lubec!
moebedick 07/04/19 04:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mi to Acadia and Bay of Fundy New Brunswick

Please, don’t miss the Schoodic Peninsular. Several campgrounds outside National Park (Acadia) and a beautiful one within the park. I would reserve immediately. We have managed to stay twice without reservations,but it was not during the “season”. See what the coast of Maine was like hundreds of years ago and get the kids lobsters at a more reasonable price.
moebedick 06/16/19 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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