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RE: Reg cab long bed vs extended cab long bed?

Anybody that has spent any time in the trucking industry will tell you that a longer wheelbase will let you have a higher GVW, without overloading the rear axles. On a straight truck that would that would only happen if the cog of the load is in front of the rear axle . Usually minimal if at all with a TC .
ticki2 12/26/20 07:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Good greif.....

Looks like a Stable-Lift with wheels. :):) That brings up an interesting point about lifting points . I wonder if any manufacturers forbid using Stable Lift system on their TC’s .
ticki2 12/22/20 09:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Concerns About Going Full Time

I would not even attempt to do what you are trying to do without shore power , you will have enough challenges. Even on your days upstate very few if any campgrounds are open past October. There are other marinas in the region . Start making some calls , perhaps one that is more commercial will have more facilities . Most propane dealers will supply the larger tanks when you contract with them . Good luck
ticki2 12/20/20 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Hydroflame 8531-IV Not Cycling

When you have this problem are you on shore power or battery power or doesn’t it matter ?
ticki2 12/17/20 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Hydroflame 8531-IV Not Cycling

I suspect it is the thermostat . What make and model is the thermostat ? Before going too far check the thermostat wire connections at the thermostat and the furnace
ticki2 12/17/20 11:38am Truck Campers
RE: Good greif.....

I do question the weight capacity of the tires and wheels . You can question it but for one thing it's only moving around the lot not going down the highway so a blowout is barely an inconvenience. From the looks of it this guy has been moving campers like this for DECADES and has never had a problem. Those tires look to be 4.80-8 , hard to know for sure . If they are , and are C rated they equal 750# @ 90 psi . Most of the weight is on the two front tires for a total of 1500# . I realize it's not driving down the road at 65 mph but it's still less than half of many TC' s. That's the only reason I question them . I don't know how you can tell the operator has decades of experience and has had no trouble from that video , I'm just not that good .
ticki2 12/15/20 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Good greif.....

For a dealer that has to move TC' s around often it looks like a handy tool , like in snow country where lots have to be plowed . I do question the weight capacity of the tires and wheels .
ticki2 12/15/20 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Weight...I know, I know

I understand there’s a lot of variables but let’s say a Ram 3500 chassis cab comes in both SRW and DRW configurations. The SRW lists 6800 RAWR and 9850 for the DRW. That’s why I’m assuming it’s the tires... JJ Usually the differences are tires , wheels and springs . Axles are the same . The DRW are typically heavier than SRW axles in the current trucks. If you look at the OEM ratings from Dama or AAM, they typically have at least 1k lbs more capacity with larger tubes or ring gears. I have looked for the newer ratings on the AAM axles but have not found any . If you have them would you post .
ticki2 12/14/20 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Weight...I know, I know

I understand there’s a lot of variables but let’s say a Ram 3500 chassis cab comes in both SRW and DRW configurations. The SRW lists 6800 RAWR and 9850 for the DRW. That’s why I’m assuming it’s the tires... JJ Usually the differences are tires , wheels and springs . Axles are the same .
ticki2 12/13/20 06:50am Truck Campers
RE: Trailer hitch extension arms for rear tie-downs

Well that is interesting . Torklift has a product called the cannon for Ford's 3" receiver , which is what you describe you built with 3" tube . It is rated as half of what their supertruss is rated . I have the same situation with HVAC in Las Vegas. No business will advertise energy-saving $1000 evaporative coolers, but will gladly sell you ga$$$ guzzling AC system for $15,000 I fail to see the correlation between your statement and the topic . Torklift makes both products and rates both products . Perhaps if you apply your rough calculations to your HVAC problem you can make it come out better for you .
ticki2 12/13/20 06:33am Truck Campers
RE: Trailer hitch extension arms for rear tie-downs

I wonder if you can buy new 3" hitch from Ford that would fit your older model? I love the 3", where 4 ft stinger cost me $40 and per my rough calculation is stronger than Torklift stingers. Used it also to convert my truck to portable crane with my engine hoist. I posted a picture before -showing that Ford's heavy hitches have brackets reaching rear springs mounts, not just attached to the rear of the frame. Well that is interesting . Torklift has a product called the cannon for Ford's 3" receiver , which is what you describe you built with 3" tube . It is rated as half of what their supertruss is rated .
ticki2 12/12/20 02:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Espar type heater to replace older furnace.

Alde is another hydronic system that runs on propane which would leave the TC heat independent of the truck .
ticki2 12/03/20 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

My final question is: even with a perfect body, is a 3500 2x4 V10 dually of that year worth about $ 10000 CAD or $ 7500 USD ? I guess if the engine was a Cummins, then the answer would be YES ? Thanks Again, I realize the border is closed at the moment but hopefully that will change soon . If you can wait I would . Those prices would be high here even for a pristine truck as you describe . I also found out when I owned a 94 cummins that dealer only parts are no longer made after 10 years and become hard to come by , something to keep in mind . I have been through what you are anticipating several times and can say you have a 50/50 chance of coming out even . Sometimes you have to work with what is available . Good luck with your search .
ticki2 12/03/20 06:13am Truck Campers
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

The so called weight police, have a jurisdiction that primarily deals with commercial vehicles, technically a dual wheeled axle can haul 22 thousand pounds and not be overweight the same with the steer axle. Nope. Weight police on this forum is the imaginary group composed of members here who complain about what others are doing. They have no legal standing, but it doesn’t stop them from letting their opinions be known. Thanks for playing. :D Nope , weight police is a derogatory term used by folks who don't like another persons opinion and dampens any further meaningful discussion of the issues. I have yet to read of anyone declaring themselves as a member of the weight police .
ticki2 11/27/20 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Silversand , I'm very surprised you gas plant filled your 2005 cylinder without requalifying it . According to Canada Propane Association cylinders must be inspected and requalified every 10 years and It is illegal to fill a cylinder that is out of date . Can you clarify ?
ticki2 11/25/20 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

This thread should go in TCU , lots of good info .
ticki2 11/25/20 06:41am Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Silversand, everyone should do what they are comfortable with . With the condition you say your cylinder is in and the amount of use I would simply have it recertified when and if you ever get to Fla or over the border . It's not very expensive , less than $20 .
ticki2 11/24/20 03:05pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

Super interesting thread. We have a 20LB horizontal tank in the truck camper. The tank is a 2005 vintage. The tank is absolutely mint condition, without a scratch, ding or rust. Looks factory new. We've only had the tank re-filled maybe 7 times over 15 years. It is out of certification, and I brought it to our local gas plant (a huge plant the size of 2 Walmarts), and had the guys in the plant take a look at it. They played around with the empty tank for a bit, and said the tank was in mint condition. No charge, no certification. T'was refilled no problem. Their charge for a recert was $45 Canadian dollars + tax (if it would have needed a valve change). I'm realistic, and one day, the tank will need to be certified (valve changed) at some point. I was putzing around on the "Net" this past summer, and found what looks to be a direct replacement for our Manchester...called Flame-King. here--> This Flame King valve "faces" to the right, and my camper's Manchester valve is hosed-up for left-facing tank valves. I found some on the "Net" for between $110 to $130 dollars....considerably less cost than our original 2005 tank. Perhaps the regulations are different in Canada. In the US portable DOT propane cylinders have to be certified 12 years from manufacture and every 5 years thereafter , since 1998 . Your 2005 horizontal cylinder should already have the OPD valve so no need to change . You most likely could not get it filled here without recertification .
ticki2 11/22/20 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Horizontal LP Cylinders

To add a little more complication the the propane cylinder/tank subject , I have 2 original horizontal ASME TANKS that don't have OPD valves and are portable . They are filled and used in the horizontal . Some fillers have no clue what to do with them . They are very heavy , 50# each filled .
ticki2 11/19/20 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: I got my new gas light.

I thought blower was involved in the definition of forced air furnace? They used to have just a furnace without a blower that forced air out, kinda like a catalytic heater,that had no blower or electricity involved..The thermostat was numbers on the dial..LOL..When the number on the dial reached it's temperature,it went to just the pilot until it needed more heat... The older campers had the propane lights/hand water pump/forced air furnaces(without blowers) etc because most only had one battery and RVing was nothing like it is today.. Old school wasn't so bad and everyone lived that followed instructions,just as today..LOL I know what used to be, but that was called a gravity system. The heated air is lighter, so it flows out to be replaced by colder air. In the house I grew up in, if we closed the door at the bottom of steps, so the dense air could not come down, we had no heat in the upstairs bedrooms. Correct , forced air means blower .
ticki2 11/16/20 10:18am Truck Campers
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