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RE: How To Fix Blue Ox Mistake

As a guy getting ready to buy a towing set up, this is all good info, thanks I will keep all of this in mind when I purchase my outfit. I believe I have read other comments similar to the original post about Blue Ox , but those were just vague comments, nothing I can put my finger on at the moment.
northshore 06/20/20 01:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Our first camper we had happijacs they came with the camper, they worked fine, no problem connecting them and I felt safe with them. This camper has the Torklift, truck came with them so we have them. I don't feel any safer, the camper does not seem like moves any more or less than with the happyjacs. Honestly I could not tell the difference.
northshore 06/09/20 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

As mentioned above our 1997 Lance 165 was a great camper for us, we did some dry camping and had no problems with the tank capacity. FW 18 gallons, Gray was 11 gallons, Black was 12 gallons. Remembering it was usually me on fishing trips to the coast or some times wife and I. Going to the campground dump site was not a problem, short drive to the dump station and back to camping site. Generally we put gray water in a 5 gallon bucket and carried to portapotty no big deal.
northshore 06/07/20 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

About 3 years ago we bought a 1997 Lance 165 which is similar just a little smaller, but appears to be about the same condition, well the first look and until we got it home it looks similar to your pictures. When we got it home it became evident that it had issues. We gave $2000.00 it included happy jack tie downs. We loved that camper it was great, did lots of fishing trips. Ours came with the shower drain connected to the black tank. You tube has a vid on how to fix that.
northshore 06/06/20 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: If you have a Diesel HD truck - Code reader

This; "The common $20 reader works with my 02 diesel and the free torque app. " Torq and the common reader off amazon works perfect on my '06 f 350 but will NOT work at all on my '99 f 250.
northshore 05/13/20 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

Salvage title vehicles are like most questions "it depends" Like said above it depends on the damage and who and how the repairs were done. It depends if you can absolutely know the facts of these questions. If water is involved that's another whole can of worms. I have avoided salvage vehicles and never bought one, mostly because every salvage vehicle has been associated with people who could not give "absolute positive proof of the damage and repair method" or did not care to share the facts. There will be lots of people who bought and had absolutely no problems with their salvage vehicle, you will also probably hear about guys who do the rebuild and they are top quality vehicles when they are complete. There are stories/shows on tv where they follow vehicles that have salvage/or should have salvage titles and most of those are horror stories. I guess its one of those "you pays your money and take your chances" Every salvage vehicle I've ever seen had small damage to the bed of the truck, or it was just a bent bumper, kind of like EVERY craiglist boat motor "starts on the first pull"
northshore 05/13/20 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's your favorite camp chair? This is the chair we use, comfortable sturdy and I like the way it folds up and stores. Its the free style Rocker portable folding rocking chair
northshore 04/24/20 05:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Car breaks down on a trip. What to do with your camper?

I'll chime in, if you travel and on the road on a regular basis it seems likely you will have some kind of problem to deal with. It seems like the problems were more frequent many years ago but they still happen. Many years ago we were towing our travel trailer and in Bakersfield CA on CA58 going east almost to CA99 busy busy busy tons of traffic and the old Ford lost its clutch... NO clutch So we got off the road and found a phone book and found the Ford dealer, which was not too far and we made our way with out clutch. The Ford dealer was great, we parked our trailer on their lot and they provided elect and the next day our truck was complete and we were on our way. With our extra time I inspected plenty of trucks, almost bought a nice dually sitting on the lot but the clutch looked pretty cheap compared with the dually. After it was all done I should have bought the new truck.
northshore 04/24/20 09:28am Truck Campers
RE: Do you drink.......

We bring bottled water, its not a problem to do so, so we do. I would not have any problem drinking from the water tank, but the bottles are very convenient to have outside, to take along in the boat, lots of plus to having bottled water. We usually have one ice chest with water and pop, the little ones can get their water or pop when they want.
northshore 04/20/20 05:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper generator oil type/Built in or small portable.

I went with Mobil 1 Syn in all generators, including the Generac in the camper.
northshore 04/20/20 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

Id sure like to see you continue the write up on this project, it is very interesting. I would be especially interested in seeing the finished product when you are complete.
northshore 04/16/20 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: advice on which towable vehicle

Hank thanks for your reply, as I mentioned in my original post, both the 02 and the 03 are, from all the info I can find is that they are both towable. I also have talked with a guy who has sold his Motorhome and will make a good deal on the tow bar and supplemental brake system, with all cables etc. Basically every thing needed to flat tow except the base plate of course. Both of these Rangers are in the 100K mile range and seem to be in pretty good shape. My question is; anything to look look out for between the 4 wheel drive and the 2 wheel drive. Im guessing nothing much to think about, in that regard
northshore 04/11/20 01:15pm Dinghy Towing
advice on which towable vehicle

We have been looking and exploring different vehicles to tow behind our truck camper. We have come to the conclusion that an older Ford Ranger would work the best for us. We have found quite a few vehicles that will fit the bill, condition, mileage and that they are manual transmissions. We have found these two Rangers 2003 Ranger manual trans, 4X4 with the "stepside" bed and extended cab 4 dr. 2002 Ranger manual trans 4X2 regular short bed, and extended cab 4 dr. Both vehicles are similar mileage, condition, color and engines. We do not do the off road thing, the vehicle will be for transportation when we get to camping area, 4X4 or 4X2 does not make ANY difference to us. Again cost, condition, color every thing is same same to us. My question is; what truck will be best for dinghy towing? Is there advantage or disadvantage to the 4x4, or the 2 wheel drive. I have never "dinghy" towed before maybe this is all mute and there is NO difference but I thought asking the experts would be a good idea. Any and all ideas or comments would be welcome.
northshore 04/10/20 06:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Best Inverter Generator under $500 for a TC

I have the HF predator 2000 its ok, it works ok, and its not "too" loud. However it is much cheaper than the Honda. I have never used a Champion nor have I heard one run in the campground setting, but there are many who like them. I think I would try some other generator, other than the HF, like I say its ok, there isn't anything in my opinion to brag about. Even when you consider the price I cant really brag about it.
northshore 04/08/20 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

This looks very interesting and I wish you luck, its looks like a great project. Please keep the pictures coming and all of your ideas. When you get the tank and all the other stuff removed take and record some measurements for us, it would be helpful if others want to try the same setup. Thanks again for sharing this project
northshore 04/02/20 01:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs

This thread is interesting.... if the OP would have started his questions with his "reply" on page two where he states the camper he is looking at and his intended actions, his answers would have been more informative. When you ask vague questions like his original post the answers are going to be less than accurate. He says he thinks he is being bashed on page one, but his answers could all have been better with more information in the question. I don't see him asking the wrong questions, just not enough information to give more answer than he asked for in his first post. I don't see the need to call "some of the answers rude and uniformed" The answers are what his original post asked for.
northshore 03/08/20 10:36am Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

I can see the need/want for the cushion on the leaf where it contacts the bump stop. I like the idea, of using the clamps vs glue or adhesive. On my f 350 the original stops came out easily, shot them with silicone/WD used a pry tool and it popped out, pretty easily.
northshore 03/07/20 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

Jay I am interested in what ends up working for you. 3tons Have you used the electrical SS zip ties from H D, do they hold up?
northshore 03/04/20 06:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs

I am far from an expert, but I have not seen slide in campers being just a 1000lbs, even popup seem to be more than 1000lbs. When I was looking for a used camper I looked at many many campers and anything lighter, such as a popup were non existent in the used camper market in my area. Are you looking for something with a bathroom, kitchen area, how will you use the camper? Even a 1000lbs camper probably would require and for safety reason need to have actual tie downs, I have seen where some guys use ratchet straps for temporary measures, as in getting it home or something along those lines. Finally, Id go at this cautiously having weight limits and the handling limits in mind in what ever your needs and wants are in your camper choice.
northshore 03/04/20 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

I am from a small MN town there are a couple of cemeteries that fit your description, quiet, rural, off the beaten path. I know that each of them are checked on frequently by the Church maintenance person. There have been .... well I won't say problems but kids seem to like the idea of hanging out and they are discouraged from being out there after dark. If you were observed parked there even in a camper I would not be surprised if you were asked to move along. Now the church parking lot... if you asked to park over night, Ive never seen anyone turned away. I think in our church they will string out an extension cord and a hose for you. With that being said we do have a small camping area at the city park, I think there are 3 spots with electric and water, they do get filled up on occasion. The city Cemetery gate is locked, the outside parking area is right next to the busiest street we have, so it would not make a good place to stay.
northshore 02/26/20 02:26pm Truck Campers
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