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RE: RV Dealers think new campers are junk

Good time to watch Devils Playground and see where they go to work every day.
towpro 09/30/21 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Contracting out for re-caulking

I guess it depends on the definition of "re-caulking". you have the one where someone looks for cracks, or failing caulk, and remove if needed or just recover. or where they remove everything and reseal it. I had a 2011 Open Range and the factory told me "every 5 years that every piece of trim needs to be removed and re-caulked". (which surprised me because they never caulked it from factory, they sealed everything with double sided foam tape that they used to attach the trim)
towpro 09/16/21 10:32am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Battery Charging Issue

I would remove both, charged them independently of each other, than have then load tested by a battery store. How old are these batteries? You might find in the long run its better to just replace the pair. That rotten egg smell is caused by the sulfuric acid in the battery boiling. Its also releasing hydrogen gas which is explosive. Yes ago when I was an Mechanic apprentice my boss pulled me over to show me how to charge a totally dead battery using a 2nd good battery that would excite the charger so it would turn on. He pulled the charger cable off a battery and the spark blew up the battery in his face. My job was to hose him down to get the acid off his face. There was plastic stuck 12' up in the drywall. I will never forget that demonstration
towpro 09/11/21 07:05am Truck Campers
RE: It's been fun almost looks like a camping site at the KOA in Outerbanks of NC. The fire rings really are almost that close, and guaranteed your neighbor will start a fire in it. Enjoy the MH we did the same thing but stayed small.
towpro 09/03/21 06:03am Truck Campers
RE: Camped in a TC with 6 people … this weekend.

I camp with 4-5 girls all the time. The boss, sometimes a granddaughter, other times a sister in law. And three girl cats. You know how tough it is keeping that many females happy? I should get a trophy, a certificate, or at least a coffee mug. :W :):) your only reward is you get to drive :)
towpro 08/12/21 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: ATV Muffler on Genset?

there is a system you can buy that will pipe the exhaust / noise above the RV. Up there is doesn't sound as obnoxious as a Generator on the same level as people. search internet on Camco Gen-Turi RV Generator Exhaust System just shy of 200 bucks. I hear some events (nascar?) require these vents to get the CO out of the crowds.
towpro 08/07/21 06:34am Truck Campers
RE: Delays in camper buiddate

I've been trying to post a picture for the last couple of days. Ive always like the pics so many of you post. Thought I'd show off the SR one more time. I can post more if this test works. Barry Where are you camping that you can use that ATV? and what goes in the tube on front of your rack?
towpro 08/07/21 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tie down maintenance

I used to spray them with mat black rust Rustoleum when they started to look bad. I would spray them right on the truck, just point the can the right direction.
towpro 08/07/21 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: Delays in camper buiddate

Did they take possession of the trade in? If you can still head out, not a huge imposition. If they did take it, maybe you can talk them into getting you a rental unit for your least that way you can get some time out camping. a month ago I ordered a new truck, it will take around 15 weeks to get it. I traded in a vehicle as a deposit on the new truck. They offered me more than I paid for the trade but could not guarantee that offer because who knows what the market will be like in 15 weeks when the truck comes in. That trade value might go down $2-3K in value. So since I have something else to drive in mean time, I went for it. Really this deal helped them out as well because I supplied inventory when the lot is empty. They already sold my trade and I have not received my new truck.
towpro 08/05/21 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Delays in camper buiddate

Its also a great time to sell a camper. Dealer offered me what I paid 18 months ago :)
towpro 08/05/21 06:21am Truck Campers
RE: Black tank treatments.

I used to use tanktechsRX in my truck camper which was always moving which breaks up the solids it worked great. But when I used it in my 5th wheel that sat all the time it did not stop the stink. In this situation AquaKem worked well. but after I traded in everything on the MH I had a supply of aquaKem left so that went into the MH.
towpro 07/27/21 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

your bed probably will be the same as 2002-2008. I bet not many of them sitting in flat bed stores anymore. Is the bed failing because of Rust? Are you over tightening the fast guns?
towpro 07/26/21 05:41am Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

I will admit, I had a couple truck campers on and off so I could go motorcycle racing, but they did not count since they were old and rundown. we got a wolf creek, than an arctic fox 990. We were loving tehm because they were easy to take on trips. (At same time we had a 5th wheel that sat on site 100 miles from home all year, great for weekend trips). We used the truck campers for trips to outerbanks. sometimes we boondocked, sometimes we towed motorcycle trailer, sometimes we towed Jeep liberty. But as we got older (real late 50's) we relized somethings about a truck camper were a PITA. Like to to climb in and out of bed. When I role over I put my arms out and they would bang against the cealing and wake us up. once or twice I sat up in my sleep and almost knocked myself out. And the truck camper was so high getting in and out of it wife almost fell out of it one day. we were on an extended trip at OBX and watched this couple that had one of the sprinter based MH coaches. We also had just moved from one state to another and lost storage, now it cost me money to store truck and 990 Plus we could not use the 5er anymore so we traded everything (truck, slide in camper and 5th wheel) in on this Class C diesel. than covid happened, we used the MH to drive between FL and PA a couple times, it was great on highway because you did not have to go into places for restrooms, food, ect. we took a 40 day trip to OBX, it was great. But in FLA its different. all the campgrounds are overpriced accept state parks, and you need 1 year reservation to get into them. Dealer offered me what I paid and I pulled the trigger. so yes there was some things about the truck camper world we found were tougher with age. I used to shoot clay birds with a guy who also had a truck camper, wife had hip replaced and was never able to climb into his truck camper again. Life happens.
towpro 07/22/21 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: Articfox Truck Camper with multiple slides.

I wanted to see one that had 2 slides (new back than) but recall someone saying the way the sink drain worked in the slide-out was a concern to them.
towpro 07/09/21 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Mattress

Putting a Froli under your mattress makes it lots more comfortable. way to pricey for my blood. BUT if you are putting it in a boat where everything is always wet it could save on mattress cost over time I guess.
towpro 07/09/21 06:11am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

I bet most tool boxes come close to 50 lbs alone and everyone carries tools.
towpro 07/09/21 06:06am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

Yet, they show a TC on a SRW on the landing page for their website. ;) that is an 865. its 500 lbs lighter than the 990. *Arctic Fox 865: dry weight, 3,236 pounds + 34 gallons fresh, 283.5 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 30-pound full propane tanks, 54 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 4,253.5 pounds
towpro 07/08/21 01:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

first, if it does not have a sway bar at all, or maybe it does have a factory sway bar, I would get a BigWig HD sway bar. I don't know what the ford spring pack looks like, but I am betting IF it has upper overloads, you have the air bags inflated to high and the upper overload is not hitting the spring perch that stick out from the frame. also if you have 1 air input, as you sway the air transfers from one side airbag to the other which does not help. One way to fix this is to (lower air bag pressure) and to replace the rubber bumpers on those spring perches with something wider (like a hockey puck), or torklift upper stableloads. But the problem with this is it can stiffen up the ride even empty if the new stableloads are hitting the upper helper springs. on my 2006 3500 ram SRW I was running Energy Suspension rubber blocks to replace the metal blocks for my helpersprings. this stopped the "bang" (both noise and shock vibration you felt in your back) from the suspension every time you hit a bump loaded and the overloads banged into the spring perch. Plus they were rubber with holes so they had some give under load. I have also tried the Torklift lower stableloads on a 2018 Ram 3500 dually. I loved them. they added around 1" of additional lift (back to level) with the 990 loaded. They come in Stainless, and you can disable them when running empty. I tried Rancho adjustable 9000 on the rear and rancho 5000's on the front of a brand new 2015 Ram 3500 dually 4x4 (after working on phone with Rancho). this was a mess. I could repeatably hit a bump in a road and the back would start with oscillation up and down (with camper on) and would not stop until you slowed down to around 35. We replaced the 9000's but it still did it. I ended up returning them all under the "try them out" warranty rancho offered and put the brand new Ram shocks back on. I had a sway problem with a Mercedes motorhome. This is a perfect example of a vehicle that is running at its max weight! First keep in mind a MH is always loaded, you can't take the body off like you can unload a truck camper. It already had the BigWig Sway bar. I ran timbren blocks both front and rear which helped with the sway some. Than I put Fox 2.0 shocks on the motorhome that were revalved for this application by agile offroad: WOW what a difference. it solved my problems! but I can picture how rough the fox shocks might be on a truck if you unloaded the camper and drove around empty.
towpro 07/08/21 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: FastGun Upgrade

Just keep an eye on the powder coating coming off on the handle (if yours has it). When I first discovered this the coating was lifting off sides of the metal, exposing a sharp edge on the inside edge of the handle, just where the inside of your fingers go when you grab the handle to open it. This piece of power coating will be as sharp razor blade. of course that life time warranty don't cover finish.
towpro 07/06/21 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Mattress

I have switched campers to Amazon memory foam mattress. I put down silver reflective isolation (1/8" thick role) and breathable fabric to allow moisture from underneath to escape. never did have a problem I have a mason neighbor who sold me the amount of fabric I needed instead of a expensive role.
towpro 07/03/21 07:06am Truck Campers
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