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Trailer hitch extension arms for rear tie-downs

Hello, I'll be replacing the hitch on my 2005 F350, I'm planning to get a Class V hitch for pulling my horse trailer. Looking for advice on what to look for and where to find a hitch that also includes the side arms I'll need to use for attaching the chain tie-downs for the rear of my camper - I'm not sure what those pieces are called. Can I buy a hitch that includes those pieces or are they separate items? My truck is a long bed.
north*mom 12/11/20 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Leg supports for truck camper storage

Thanks everyone, this was very helpful. Yes I was talking about unloading the camper so that the legs are resting on top of concrete blocks and nothing is under the center to support that. Our driveway isn't paved so a rolling table wouldn't work for us. RickW - your info was excellent. The way you describe the legs "walking" is exactly what happened last spring and I just thought something was wrong w/the camper, it is far from being new. Now I know that it was just that the storage spot wasn't level and we've put it in a different place this year. Now I also know to raise it more slowly next year! Thanks again to everyone!
north*mom 11/23/20 09:16am Truck Campers
Leg supports for truck camper storage

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north*mom 11/20/20 06:28pm Forum Posting Help and Support
Leg supports for truck camper storage

We had our Sunlite truck camper legs sitting on top of concrete blocks for winter storage last year. Last spring while installing the camper back on our truck the rear legs shifted and the rear part of camper ended up falling off both blocks and ended up in a very precarious place. We need to use something as a base as the truck is too tall to just set the camper legs directly on the ground, what do others use for this? I'd like to avoid having the camper fall again next spring!
north*mom 11/20/20 06:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Mice in RV living quarters

We store at home. I did put out some regular "head chopper" mouse traps when I was cleaning things up, caught a few that way. Checking traps would be challenging through the winter months when temps are below freezing and getting into the "garage area" would be buried in snow, we live in Canada.
north*mom 08/27/20 05:17pm General RVing Issues
Mice in RV living quarters

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north*mom 08/27/20 04:14pm Forum Posting Help and Support
Mice in RV living quarters

We have a 26' Sunseeker RV. When winterizing it last Fall I removed all food, paper products and extra clothing. This past spring I discovered evidence of mice, including an area they chewed in the mattress cover I had left on the bed (the only piece of cloth that remained over winter to protect the mattress). We had put dryer sheets everywhere and a couple of pouches of something that was supposed to repel mice, to no avail. I cleaned out the living area thoroughly then we discovered that they had nested in the "garage" area - the big storage area at the back of the RV under the bed. That area was full of mice droppings. I did a search for "mice" here and only found advice for how to keep them out of the engine compartment - AFAIK they don't go there, just the living area. What can I use this year to keep the little buggers out? I don't like using poisons as that often adversely affects wildlife. TIA!
north*mom 08/27/20 04:14pm General RVing Issues
leg bracket repair

I have a Sunlite camper, not sure of it's age but definitely not new! The right rear leg bracket is partially torn off the camper. I think the leg itself is fine, it extends and retracts w/no problems. It looks like the previous owner had repaired it and when we were putting the camper on the truck this year it fell off the concrete blocks onto that leg, tearing the bracket off more than it had been. I searched here but couldn't find any info on repairing a leg bracket. Any ideas/suggestions for doing this repair? https://i.imgur.com/e1jfXZ1l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BHAo4Vpl.jpg
north*mom 07/06/20 01:21pm Truck Campers
leg bracket repair

I have a Sunlite camper, not sure of it's age but definitely not new! The right rear leg bracket is partially torn off the camper. I think the leg itself is fine, it extends and retracts w/no problems. It looks like the previous owner had repaired it and when we were putting the camper on the truck this year it fell off the concrete blocks onto that leg, tearing the bracket off more than it had been. I searched here but couldn't find any info on repairing a leg bracket. Any ideas/suggestions for doing this repair? I can post a couple of pix if I can figure out how to do that.
north*mom 07/06/20 09:44am Truck Campers
F350 bed supports

Hi all, I have a 2005 F350, long bed crew cab. We live in Canada. My question is about bed supports and at what point does the rust become too bad so that the bed cannot safely support my truck camper? I know the first support (closest to the cab) fell off a couple of years ago, the second one is partially gone. I don't know how many more supports there are, although I do know that the base of the hitch is partially rusted and my husband said not to tow anything until he can repair it. The truck developed "wings" a couple of years ago, pieces of the side body of the bed that had rusted through and stuck out on each side of the bed above the rear wheel wells. My husband has done the bodywork to cosmetically repair those. We have a Sunlite truck camper, the last time that was on the truck was 2 years ago, the first bed support was gone at that time so he used 2 ratchet straps, about 2" wide each from the mounting brackets of the front truck camper legs, those straps come together and attach to a central point under the truck, that central point is solid. The rear of the camper is attached via the normal chains. The strap supports seemed to work well 2 years ago, although the other rust issues were not apparent at that time. The camper has not been on the truck since. My question is - what holds the bed on the truck other than those bed supports? If the supports are rusted and are weak and/or missing, are the front straps and the rear chains the only things that would hold the camper on the truck? How many supports should there be? Yes my husband is a DIY guy, and he's very good at it, although he sees no need to address any of the rusted bed supports at this time. For this issue I just need to know that the camper really is safe w/this arrangement as I will be taking trips w/this rig by myself.
north*mom 06/16/20 07:27am Truck Campers
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