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RE: Timbrens,airbags!

I have an 2006 F350 DRW I got rid of the air bags, I hated them, they did nothing for sway and seemed to make the truck mushy. Made the move to Timbrens, Really made a difference and I like them, no airing up no thinking about if they leak. When its empty rides on the stock springs.
ranholago 02/08/21 02:01pm Truck Campers
RE: 4 down towing vehicles

IF you decide on a f 150 be sure it is a "manual" activated transfer case, IF it is an electronic activated transfer case ( where you push a button vs shift a shifter to engage 4x4) be sure that the dealer is able to install the program/access to the computer of the vehicle to enable "N" on the transfer case. Went through that and was unable to get a dealer able to enable the computer to put the transfer case in neutral. Just something to investigate and to check before you pull the plug on a f 150
ranholago 01/16/21 03:01pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Need advice on spacer between camper and truck bed?

Punomatic, How did the rubber bed liner work out on the foam, longer term? Did you use spray cans from some place like Home Depot, do you remember the exact name/type? I have just gone from foam panel with 2x6 on each side to a more solid foam core with out the 2x6 framing. I haven t tried the stronger foam core panel yet.
ranholago 01/11/21 08:58am Truck Campers
easy to use DVR

First off, we are NOT tech savvy. We have next to no, over the air TV reception where we live. We do have Direct TV We just bought a new TV, Visio, Smart TV as I believe it is called, We get what they call "Watch Free" Works good. We want to be able to record this programing, be able to back up and re-watch a portion of a show. Note; Our Direct TV has a built in DVR which is pretty easy to operate and we are very happy with it. It only records Direct TV shows. Please give me an idea of what I want to buy to enable me to record shows I stream over my new TV As I look on Amazon and other stores, it is very confusing trying to figure out what I need, there are so many choices, and I don't get even half of the initials used to describe the features. I would appreciate any help
ranholago 01/08/21 02:51pm Technology Corner
RE: What is the best safe for a TC?

I use a smaller box from harbor freight, its bolt down so its not going anywhere, but the better security is that its hidden behind a false panel. If they find it, it will also take a few extra minutes to get it open. Not that they can't get it open, just will take a some extra time. I don't much care about the tv or any of that stuff, I have the "safe" hidden and locked, for my protection.
ranholago 01/06/21 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Question About Tie Downs

I used Happijac for a number of years and never had a problem, felt safe and secure with that tie down system. My son in law has used Brophy for many years and also has had no problems using them for his camper. I will say I have changed to the torklift system ONLY because I found some stuff on Craigslist and some items at a garage sale, the price was so good I could not turn it down. Do I feel any safer, more secure, not really, however I do feel its a better system and for the price I paid I could not turn it down. If you check craigslist or hit some garage sales maybe this summer you could always update later. You have a pretty common truck and finding the used tie downs should be pretty easy.
ranholago 12/29/20 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Good greif.....

I didn't see any thing to say "good grief" about. It seems to be working fine, and at the point the device is lifting the camper would be a strong enough spot. It is where the tie downs are tied in. Seems to be working and looks to have been working for some time. It seems to me Ive seen this video a number of times
ranholago 12/16/20 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: Back Porch Ideas

Check out "covet the camper" on YouTube. He made a pretty good back porch. He has a ton of pretty good videos on Truck campers and mods
ranholago 12/13/20 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

Its not my Truck Camper truck, but is my daily driver. Ive got a 1997 f 150, that is in pretty good shape and is comfortable for me. The transmission went out and to replace it would cost just about as much as a 1997 f 150 would cost on Craigslist. To buy a new f150 is plenty of money. After taking plenty of time to think it through, for me spending the money for a new transmission was the right decision. Every thing cost about the same as a few new car payments and I am very comfortable with my old f 150. It was the right decision for me. There is so many factors in making that kind of decision, it comes down to what is right for you.
ranholago 12/06/20 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: car towing

I also have a 2014 Honda CRV. Just finished setting it up and have only been out once so far. I can say the installation and setting everything up to tow the Honda was a breeze even for an OLD guy
ranholago 11/29/20 06:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

If you get up by Yuba or Sutter county, the word is that the Sheriff will not enforce the curfew
ranholago 11/25/20 08:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Leg supports for truck camper storage

That is my biggest concern, that the camper will move/twist to the side. Its a worrisome problem for me. I use a small trailer (Zieman) used for golf cart to set the camper on, if its not on the truck. My jacks just "touch" the ground and the camper rests 90% of its weight on the trailer. The result is that the camper is low to the ground, it is secure and getting in and out is easy and steady. I can move the camper any where I want, out of the way in the winter and in position when ready to load. works for me.
ranholago 11/21/20 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: 1988 coachmen truck camper

Looking at craigslist, is it the camper/truck from Redwood City? If it is, he states the camper has had some leaks.
ranholago 11/17/20 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: Colors of trucks!

Mine is what ford calls "stone" kind of a grey/brown color, looks nice, but I usually buy used vehicles and end up with what ever color. SIL has a white truck like mine looks really good. Only color I won't go with is red. won't buy a red vehicle.
ranholago 10/17/20 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hauling a Honda 3000

I don't know about the price of the 2002 Generac back then, but right now mine is running along fine. I keep threatening to remove it at the first sign of a hiccup but it keeps purring. Just got back from a trip to the eastern Sierras. Ran fine, and was handy to just push the button and off it goes. Really it was no louder than any of the other generators being used during generator hours at the camp ground, and we had some pretty pricey rigs around us.
ranholago 10/16/20 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Sidewall of truck height

My 2002 Lance 1130 needs about 2 inches to clear the cab of my 2006 f 350 drw. ( I use 2x6 laying down for the spacer and works fine) My guess is that a new Lance mated with 2014 Chevy would probably be fine with out any spacers in the bed. but just a guess on my part. I would think by 2014, Lance and the big 3 would have that all ironed out. My 1997 Lance 165 needed about 3" to clear the cab of my 1999 f 250.
ranholago 10/16/20 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing used...how to know if it is stolen or not?

Hear Hear, Great analysis, Thanks for bringing it front and center, as always information is good.
ranholago 10/10/20 09:03am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing used...how to know if it is stolen or not?

hmmmm not according to the state of California! When I went to DMV they said Nope that was not a VIN. I had a trailer made by Ziemann Corp. with a stamped VIN on the trailer,(it was 6 digits long they said NO, DMV rejected it and I had to go to CHP to verify and assign a VIN for that trailer. Campers are not register no VIN I agree that the number assigned by Lance would be an identifier, but it is not a vehicle, it doesn't not have a VIN. The number is not registered/entered in any data bank that I am aware of, that would be accessible by LEO. I would love to stand corrected on that point, I look at it like if you wrote the serial number for your television down and it was stolen, you would have an identifier, You could give that number to the police when you reported it stolen, as far as I can see that's about it. On my Lance the number is "embossed" on a foil type sticker, and looks to me, could be removed pretty easily, if stolen, or if you had a "reason" to remove it. I don't believe the Lance I had before this one even had that number displayed any where on the camper, didn't even know it had a number, until I got the newer (vintage) camper and it was in the paper work that came with the camper When you think of VIN you know exactly what and where the VIN is on your vehicle, trailer etc. there is no confusion, if its missing or defaced, you automatically know something is wrong, and any LEO that became aware of a missing VIN on any vehicle would raise red flags. So I say the Number from Lance is a identifier, primarily for use by Lance, it is not a VIN
ranholago 10/07/20 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing used...how to know if it is stolen or not?

My camper does not have a VIN, just a 5 or 6 digit number from the Lance factory. DMV does not record this number nor do they recognize it for ID purpose. I will bet there is no data base of factory assigned build numbers that could be checked for stolen campers. When I bought my camper, (I call it having my wits about me) but I checked out the persons home, in my case it was a large home on acreage, his story for selling seemed to jive with everything I saw at his house. I googled his name, he popped up with his address and other family things. He seems straight up and my internal radar didn't go off... so we bought the camper. The other thing in my case the guy selling the camper had paper work from when it was new and receipts, I felt pretty safe that it was not stolen. I will say that after selling a vehicle on Craigslist the world (at least the world in my area) be dam crazy and pretty stupid. I would say reassuring your self its not stolen is a smart good thing, and taking every precaution is prudent. Even to the point of being very picky about every part of the transaction. You pays your money and you take your chances
ranholago 10/07/20 08:51am Truck Campers
RE: Solution to Trash Left Behind!

We have had rentals for years, it is eyeopening just how horrible they can be, I guess it comes from not taking responsibility for your actions. I guess the root causes are many, some specific come to mind.
ranholago 09/26/20 03:31pm Truck Campers
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