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RE: Ford 7.3 gas engine

I have an old 7.5 gasser, and run around with the TC just fine. These 2 engines have similar numbers, but with the 10 speed auto, it'll stay in the "zone" easier. I wouldn't give it a second thought, to go gasser.
mountainkowboy 11/04/20 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: New Member and Future Truck Camper Owner

Welcome! I see you got the correct truck to start with. That should be good for most of the TC's out there.
mountainkowboy 11/02/20 04:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Towing 7500lb trailer w/ 48" stinger?

I towed this for 1100 miles on a 42" stinger (7,200lbs), truck never knew it was there. No adverse handling and I was in 60mph gusts for 60 miles at one point. https://i.imgur.com/pOaXyVrl.jpg
mountainkowboy 11/02/20 04:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Rebuilding "Ms. Merry" The Amerigo - Updated 8/3/2020

quite the task!
mountainkowboy 10/15/20 10:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Carrying your camping chairs.

We carry ours on a ladder rack also...with a 55 gallon bag over them.
mountainkowboy 10/09/20 11:33pm Truck Campers
RE: I remodeled my BF10.4 living room - picture heavy

I like it! Great mod.
mountainkowboy 10/09/20 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

Keep it up watching on utube
mountainkowboy 09/27/20 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Needs some work, a project camper

My $0.02....When I bought our S&S I knew it would need some "attention", I bought it for $4,000.00 with the truck it sat on. https://i.imgur.com/TBc7AxHl.jpg I swapped the wheels and tire with my truck and sold the crew cab for $3,600.00 and kept the camper. It took me 6 months to "fix" the S&S working on it like a full time job to bring it back. from https://i.imgur.com/rfLGR9Ul.jpg to https://i.imgur.com/TTtzPWal.jpg That being said.....I would do it again, but I wouldn't pay more than $800.00 for it.
mountainkowboy 09/27/20 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Pushed Red into the future......added an alarm and upgraded the CD to an Alpine bluetooth unit tethered to our phones. Now she's all fancy with redneck sync.....lol.
mountainkowboy 09/26/20 02:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

Every RV, I've owned over the last 40+ years got less than 10 mpg. No matter WHAT it was....Moho, 5er, TC, or TT. The "best" fuel mileage rig is my present 31 year old 460/ZF-5 F350 running just over 10,000lbs loaded and ready to camp. Our S&S runs around 4,500lbs ready to camp and Red has gotten a 12 year lifetime average, with the TC on her of 9.4 mpg and she gets 14 on the highway empty. I believe the 7.3 gasser will be close to that, but with the 10 speed trans should drive light years better than my old truck.
mountainkowboy 09/19/20 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: What do you guys use for a BBQ?

We carry a Weber Lil' smokey
mountainkowboy 09/07/20 04:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Start of an Adventure with an S & S 8SC

Yes it was, I didn't have any problems finding it. I also glued and doweled the filler piece along with a few screws. I also sprayed a 10% bleach solution on any dark wood I found to kill any wood eating bacteria. https://i.imgur.com/QUhRGdUl.jpg
mountainkowboy 08/31/20 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it safe to use truck camper on jack stands

Been doing it for decades....4 screw jacks supporting 2 2x6 under the belly and the main jacks, and she's solid as a rock. I would of never thought that using planks and jacks in addition to the truck camper's jack stands. Thank you for sharing. thanks, I carry them everywhere
mountainkowboy 08/24/20 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: 1150 ARCTIC FOX?

Our 97 handled the 1140 without issue....although I was over GVW. https://i.imgur.com/OI3KdoVl.jpg
mountainkowboy 08/21/20 11:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Is it safe to use truck camper on jack stands

Been doing it for decades....4 screw jacks supporting 2 2x6 under the belly and the main jacks, and she's solid as a rock. https://i.imgur.com/sMdKbG1l.jpg
mountainkowboy 08/21/20 11:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Start of an Adventure with an S & S 8SC

Ours was 3/4" x 1" cross beams that were tied together with straps. I added a steel "stiffener" to the main support beam in the front. You have to be careful when setting the tension on the straps, I pulled mine to tight and needed to redo it to get the tin to work. https://i.imgur.com/kJZa8oUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dSVfKf5l.jpg
mountainkowboy 08/14/20 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: Rebuilding "Ms. Merry" The Amerigo - Updated 8/3/2020

Nice, that's going to last forever!
mountainkowboy 08/04/20 04:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Start of an Adventure with an S & S 8SC

I don't know if things changed by 2008 but most of the C/O area on ours is 7/8" plywood sides. When I repaired ours I used the front windows for effect, it was just to hot in the summer and to cold in the winter with them open. I used a piece of plastic bathroom wallboard to for the wrap and enclosed the window area with 7/8" marine grade plywood. I've stayed in the TC down to 6*f and was still comfortable sleeping in the C/O. https://i.imgur.com/0CSfeIll.jpg https://i.imgur.com/l2qw2gfl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qUv1A6pl.jpg
mountainkowboy 08/01/20 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: Start of an Adventure with an S & S 8SC

I believe that they did cover the drain and your probably going to find rot like I did. They are pretty easy to fix though and are built like a tank.
mountainkowboy 07/31/20 10:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Start of an Adventure with an S & S 8SC

I used Butyl tape for under the frames on anything (really never dries) and then Dicor to seal out the weather after. I just cleaned, painted, and reused all my trim stuff.
mountainkowboy 07/29/20 09:26pm Truck Campers
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