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RE: Really Disappointing (T/C Weight)

Maybe you should read it little more closely. Or means or regardless if it highlighted, bold or all capital letters. Wrong. "Or" in English has 2 meanings LINK I can't help that you took it out of context. "READ" it more carefully next time. "Or means or regardless if it highlighted, bold or all capital letters.
specta 01/16/20 12:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Disappointing (T/C Weight)

Maybe you should highlighty the "OR" to make it clear what you are talking about. All bedded trucks have the same rear axle to end of the bed dimension till 550/5500 series, who I have never seen with bed. Meaning regardless the standard, or crewcab, the COG of camper comparing to rear axle will be the same. Only on longer wheelbase the engine will be bigger. Maybe you should read it little more closely. Or means or regardless if it highlighted, bold or all capital letters. I'm hoping burningman will enlighten me on how the weight of the camper being further away from the front axle will add more weight to the front axle. I'm confused. :h
specta 01/15/20 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Disappointing (T/C Weight)

I have zero desire or need for a dually or a truck that takes a football field to turn around in.. That's misinformation. It is not dually wheels that make big turning circle. It is Crew Cab requiring longer wheelbase. That's why I custom-order Supercab, who is full feet shorter wheelbase. Its not misinformation at all. That's why I said "or a truck that takes a football field to turn around in". My truck curb to curb 45 ft. Extended cab long bed 52 ft. 4-door long bed 55 ft. I have no interest in ever owning an extended cab let a lone a 4-door pickup. And I have no use or need for a dually. My truck fits my needs to a tee. I would also think that the loner the wheelbase the further back the weight will be. If the weight is sitting further back from the front axle why would it add more weight to the front axle??
specta 01/15/20 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Really Disappointing (T/C Weight)

Dry my camper took 40 pounds off the front axle. Loaded for camping with my small ATV trailer in tow they took 100 lbs off my front axle. That’s becuse you don’t have a real truck with duals and a long wheelbase... I have a real truck. I have zero desire or need for a dually or a truck that's takes a football field to turn around in. I guess though if you have a Dodge you need dual wheels to carry anything.
specta 01/15/20 02:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

https://i.postimg.cc/y8g8ZWns/IMG-9547.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/FRQy6M1k/IMG-9552.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8zqSvHnz/IMG-9558.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/P5JnLcXD/IMG-9584.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/FKx6DVHv/IMG-9705.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mDtSCYc8/IMG-9709.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XY5qGp7d/IMG-9730.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/HkdR5NTz/IMG-9716.jpg Arapeen Trail - Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah - November 8th 2019
specta 01/15/20 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

There is a reason GM got rid of it! Emissions was the big killer of the 8.1. It was a filthy Large bore engines of that era were filthy as far as emissions went. That's why Ford went to a V-10, smaller bore lower emissions. Technology was not all that great back them compared to today. In its day the 8.1 was a good truck engine. Why didn't the 8.1L have more power and get better gas mileage? 9.1:1 compression. But then once again, I don't think the intention of this thread was to compare to old against the new. Just to reminisce the old 8.1.And why was it a filthy engine? It was because it was not an efficient engine! That's why they killed it. Once again, emissions. It could have been extremely efficient but emission regulations choked it.
specta 01/14/20 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

https://i.postimg.cc/QxJtK4KC/IMG-9207.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/GtzWdy9L/IMG-9208.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XvzcS7nR/IMG-9217.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mgqtTcFy/IMG-9295.jpg Ferron Reservoir - 9500 ft - Manti-La Sal National Forest - Utah Oct 17th 2019
specta 01/14/20 06:27am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

That said, if I already had the truck, I would be pretty motivated to make it work. The truck will handle 2 tons riding in the bed, all day, every day, with some upgrades to the suspension (not unlike most srw trucks hauling slide in campers). I have to agree with Grit dog.
specta 01/13/20 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

I found one for sale relatively close. It has the Onan generator and a few other goodies. The salesman is going to get me a wet weight here shortly. The built in generator was the biggest reason I bought my current camper. My last camper I had a divorced generator. Its amazing how much we'll pay for a single "luxury". I like just pushing a button on the control panel for instant electricity.
specta 01/13/20 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

So I guess what Fiat is telling everyone is that if you need a real truck but a Ford or a Chevy. :B Sorry. I just couldn't pass that one up. I am a master certified mechanic, and have many opinions on this as well....but let's stay on topic please, this is not a Ford/Chevy or Leafs/Coils debate. Anyone have opinions on the Wolf Creek 850 for a 18 RAM 2500. You saw it and replied before I deleted it. I had hoped it was gone before anyone saw it.
specta 01/13/20 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

Would a Northwood Wolf Creek 850 work well? Dry weight is right at 2000 lbs. I think you need to add 800-1000 lbs to any advertised dry weight.
specta 01/13/20 09:28am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

I deleted my comment.
specta 01/13/20 09:26am Truck Campers
RE: Falken Wildpeak AT3W

https://i.postimg.cc/52kMq5tG/IMG-8082sm.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/GhXsSHgj/IMG-8083.jpg Thanks for the report. These Michelin Agilis CrossClimate LT "commercial" tires are the 6th set of tire on my truck and I am more than pleased with them. They are snowflake tires too. https://i.postimg.cc/QdwLmJQZ/210556-10-32.jpg I just took this picture. They now have 12,300 miles on them and only 2/32" of the original 12.5/32" of tread has worn off. https://i.postimg.cc/wxsnRtnq/IMG-0079.jpg They are smooth, quiet and excellent snow tires. Deep lug aggressive MTs are better in deep snow but these are excellent tires in the rain and snow packed roads and everything I need for the deep snow as well.
specta 01/13/20 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

The advertised dry weight for my camper is 2826 lbs. Add the microwave, generator, electric jacks, AC, outside shower and all the stuff that I added to take camping it really weights closer to 3750 lbs. Options and camping gear added just about 925 lbs to its advertised dry weight.
specta 01/13/20 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

and dry bath. Thanks! I never wanted a wet bath coming from a travel trailer. In all reality its not all that bad. It only takes a second to wipe the toilet down. I'm single so this doesn't apply to me but I've read where others have commented that it gives their wife someplace to sit when they shave their legs. There's a thread in tow vehicles where they were talking about the old Chevy 8.1L making a good second truck for towing or hauling campers. There's lots of good used trucks out there that could be dedicated to hauling a camper. I bought my truck with the soul purpose of hauling a truck camper. 2500HD SRW with a payload rating of 3700 lbs. I'm just a little over that. ;)
specta 01/13/20 07:16am Truck Campers
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

There is a reason GM got rid of it! Emissions was the big killer of the 8.1. It was a filthy Large bore engines of that era were filthy as far as emissions went. That's why Ford went to a V-10, smaller bore lower emissions. Technology was not all that great back them compared to today. In its day the 8.1 was a good truck engine. Why didn't the 8.1L have more power and get better gas mileage? 9.1:1 compression. But then once again, I don't think the intention of this thread was to compare to old against the new. Just to reminisce the old 8.1.
specta 01/12/20 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: propane tanks

https://i.postimg.cc/QxRMJrfN/IMG-4833s.jpg I have two 5 gal and one 7 gal horizontal tanks plus I added another LP hose that tees into the other tanks and I can get propane from a vertical tank sitting on the ground.
specta 01/12/20 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: propane tanks

https://i.postimg.cc/59hpXgCW/IMG-0365.jpg I live in a low crime area too and my camper sits pretty close to me too. I have feral attack cats for protection.
specta 01/12/20 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

^What are you smoking man? Some people miss the reason for this thread. As I mentioned earlier the '07 8.1 I had preformed as good as the '09 6.4 diesel I'm using today. They even get the same fuel mileage towing a 13,000 load. Yep the new is better than the old, again - not the reason for this thread. If you're in the market for a used pickup to haul a camper or even tow a trailer the 8.1 is a great choice. Not everybody can afford a brand new truck and I'd rather have an older truck with a gas engine that an older truck with a diesel.
specta 01/12/20 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: propane tanks

That looks like a good way to secure you tanks but I've never worried about mine getting swiped. Horizontal propane tanks are almost 5X as expensive to replace compared to the vertical tanks.. Manchester 20# horizontal tank for RV with gauge-$179 on Amazon..Locking RV propane tanks is quite common because of theft.. I found out how expensive they were with my first camper. It originally came with 2-5 gallon and some had replaced them with 1-7 gallon and I wanted to put it back to 2-5s until I saw how much they cost. If they want them they will get them, even deltabravo's.
specta 01/12/20 06:57am Truck Campers
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