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RE: Bought another truck, being overweight no longer a problem.

I wouldn't bet on it. My last Ram dually was rated higher than that. The M35 is rated at a load capacity of 5,000 lbs. It can transport ammunition, supplies, and troops and could often carry loads that are double the recommended weight.
towpro 02/24/20 11:10am Truck Campers
RE: Backup Camera Setup with AND without a Slide-in Camper

I bought some stuff from Tadibrothers on line. great service. they have many different options and will put together what ever you want if you call them.
towpro 02/20/20 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Registration Rant

Pennsylvania Class 3 7,001-9,000 lbs $170 Class 4 A 9,001 - 10,000 $220 Class 4 B 10,001-11,000 $220 My ram was 14,000 lbs, and I think it was around $360 something in PA. it was a whole lot cheaper in FL after I moved.
towpro 02/18/20 01:07pm Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

on my 18 ram dually with ArctixFox 990 I had the lowers. When your empty you can turn them with a wrench and they disengage. What more could you want? oh, and the ones I had were stainless also.
towpro 02/13/20 06:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Upcoming 2021 Arctic Fox Changes

what the sliding window was good for was it allowed you to run you fantastic vent fan when it was pouring rain (and you had a lid cover on your vent). Try to open a side window and do that in a wind driven rain storm
towpro 02/11/20 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper with Built in Genset?

Thanks for the replies everyone!! Do these guys do a complete end to end system including compressor etc? MicroAir I wonder if I could rig a remote kill switch on it, so I don't have to get up in the middle of the night if it cools down outside?:h Steve with AC you have 2 different types in truck camper world. Most have controls on the Roof AC unit. with them fan runs all the time AC is on and compressor cycles by Thermostat. than you have the type where the AC cycles on and off by thermostat on wall and both compressor and fan shut off when thermostat turns off AC. Some of these soft start systems are made so they will first start the compressor, than the fan so you have 2 smaller startup events instead of starting both compressor and fan at same time. as far as fumes, new generators are also regulated by EPA and should not stink up the place. and keep in mine if your in a state/national park, your probably going to have rules telling you to turn the AC off my a certain time every night anyway, so you will have plenty of time to cool it off and lock it up before bed time. I have an extended run kit for my Honda 2000. since this Honda has a fuel pump you can do this. This kit is special gas cap for the honda that is setup for a standard outboard house with pump ball and a outboard fuel tank.(I have 3 gallons plus 1 in the generator). 1 gallon will run my 2000 (with 9000K AC cycling on and off) for 6-8 hours
towpro 02/09/20 05:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper with Built in Genset?

most truck campers have smaller AC's than big campers. I think my Arctic Fox 990 was a 9K btu? it ran off my Honda 2K. I could store the Honda 2K in the back cabinet under the ladder on my 990. I think the northstar had a cabinet you could put a honda 2K in and run it in the cabinet. I would not buy a generator on a truck camper, I would use a 2000-3500 portable. on board generators are heavy and you can't leave them at home. They suck propane. they vibrate the camper body, and you can't put them out in teh bushes at the end of the cord to make them quieter.
towpro 02/07/20 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Charging camper batteries with generator?

plug camper into generator and let RV charger do the job. If Camper has a Progressive dynamics some models have a connector where you can plugin a dongle to manually change charger modes. by putting it in bulk mode you can force it to charger even faster. the on board charger will bring the battery back into the upper 80% lower 90% charge pretty quick, but from that point it takes a lot more time to complete charge, so as others have said, don't try to charge it back to 100%, find that point where it charges up to quick and see if that is enough. Than let solar finish the job :)
towpro 02/04/20 07:30am Truck Campers
Old Campers

saw one of these on the road today in Central Fl. a Amerigo.
towpro 02/01/20 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Eh Weight Police!

I only see 2 things wrong. but both are law infractions only. 1) he is towing a double trailer.the part attached to his truck that has the 2 wheels on it is considered a trailer. and the rear section attached to front trailer counts as 2nd trailer. in some places this is totally legal. But that trailer probably has a GVWR of 45,000 lbs. It don't matter what that trailer weighs empty, he better have tags on the truck (or trailer) to cover that max GVWR. not much different than towing one of these. or these or even this
towpro 01/09/20 07:29am Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

Got to love it. i was looking through the ram body guides for your year and I see "the following truck models are NOT recommended for slide-in camper applications: Dodge ram, All 4x4 models equipped with Snow plow prep package". click here I had a 2015 dually that came with a truck camper slip that said "not recommended". we never knew for sure but this group thought it was because of the snow plow prep package. but now I see it in print. PS: A snow plow prep group includes a bigger alternator and a transfer case skid plate. Guess they don't want you snow plowing with your camper loaded.
towpro 01/02/20 11:12am Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

Look in your glove box, there should be a sticker in there that says the max camper weight for your truck. I personally think a short bed, single rear wheel truck is not what you want for a camper. Timberlens will help but I personally would say airbags (with separate zones) and a heavy-duty rear sway bar would be your best bet No sticker in the glove box. I just checked. And it's cold outside! in Ram its a piece of paper, not a sticker.. but my 2018 never had one.
towpro 01/02/20 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: F150 vs. stupidity

There was a similar one running around Naples Fl a couple weeks ago. I saw it several different days, always driving. I was amazed that it never bothered a single cop. we don't have cops in central Florida for that. we have sheriff who is too busy chancing killers and drug dealers. and we have state police who only do speeding tickets, accidents and highway deaths. as I drive around I am amazed all the cars and truck missing 1, 2 or even all the rear brake lights. I see cars at intersections with steel sticking out of tires (holds them on the roads). stuff with windshields broke so bad they are pressed in several inches. and stuff running so bad you just about barf on the fumes. and don't let me get started in the Id10T's who have pickups with tires sticking out 12" past the wheel wells blowing water up so bad in the rain you can't see, but how can you see through the black "rolling coal" smoke they are putting out, or the illegal HID headlights that blind everyone. But the worse is Mister Magoo. and there is thousands of them down here.
towpro 12/18/19 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: F150 vs. stupidity

I thinking its fake. The rear tires don't show very much load. The bed would just about be rubbing the rear tires with rear compressed suspension. The front tires would be cambered out at top and the gap between front tires and truck body would be larger as all that weight on back would unload front axle. the triangle formed by camper to roof of truck don't match the triangle formed between bed and cab or the triangle formed by the cab of truck and street, or the one between camper and roof. the camper is not even touching on the tailgate. and I don't think that camper has enough weight to break the frame.
towpro 12/18/19 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Converter will not charge batteries

removed after I saw pictures.
towpro 12/18/19 05:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood Thermostat HFH2000

yes I have switched every camper I own over to digital thermostats and loved them but like Keyteg said, I would much rather have the 5 to 10 deg temp swing of that old mechanical switch thermometer than to worry about putting 2 new AAA batteries in my thermostat every time I refill the smoke detector. And they are so hard to find its you would never carry extras since they probably fit your TV remote as well.
towpro 12/13/19 07:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Good thing Ford TC haulers don’t use the tailgates ...

Here is the real reason for the tailgate failure.
towpro 12/08/19 03:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Funny, sad and embarrassing.....

I bought an cover for my Arctic fox, came dropped shipped from warehouse, I noticed it was stuffed into the bag like a sleeping bag. Open it up and installed cover and found it was burnt just like that, so they drop shipped me another one (and they paid for shipping to return old one). went to install new one and it was coverd with Duct tape where someone ripped it on the down spouts. Now I am getting pissed. They drop shipped a 3rd one, open box and it folded, rolled and vacuum packed. it was a brand new cover. So this warehouse shipped 2 used covers to me.
towpro 12/08/19 03:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

this is off the 2020 ford f150 site. Maximum payload 3270 lbs with the 5.oh further down in doc it showed the f150 with a truck camper loaded. further down in doc it 4x4 reg cab 141" WB can carry 2735lb camper if you have the optional HD payload package F-150 Heavy-Duty Payload Package (Option Code 627)Increases GVWR to 7,850 lbs. on XL and XLT LT275/65R18C OWL A/T tires (5)18" silver aluminum heavy-duty wheels Upgraded springs9.75" gear set with 3.73 electronic- locking rear axle 36-gallon fuel tank Available on XL, XLT Base, and XLT Mid. Requires 5.0L V8 or 3.5L V6 EcoBoost gas engine. Trailer Tow Package (53A) required when ordered with 5.0L engine. Max Trailer Tow Package click here
towpro 12/04/19 05:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Weight capacity for 2019 Ram 1500

I know you guys enjoy doing this, but FYI the OP never came back, I suppose he was scared away after first couple replies.
towpro 12/02/19 01:28pm Truck Campers
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