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RE: Do you unload when you camp? Really?

Unloading is just nuts. The camper allows you to take you toilet, kitchen, bed, etc with you. Why leave that stuff behind?
whizbang 07/13/19 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Does my full-time TC plan seem reasonable?

No. It's not reasonable. Truck campers are the most expensive RV's per size/cubic volume. Their advantage is mobility. They are smaller than most and can take rough roads or smaller parking placing than other RV's. Since your's will be mostly parked, you are far better off with a travel trailer or Class C. Either will give you a better living space. And save you money up front.
whizbang 07/13/19 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Why does my Truck Camper list toward the driver side

I'm guessing a Hawk Shell has the cabinets, stove, sink on the driver side and the bench/couch on the passenger side. The cabinet side is much heavier. If you want to level up, you need air bags. My old Fleet Four wheel camper caused my F350 to lean on the drivers side.
whizbang 07/13/19 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: Intermittent failure to start.

By the way.... I try to drive my C once a months during the winter just to keep things working. Well, I got busy with work and accidentally let it sit for 3 months. When I finally turned the key, it started right up. There is NO WAY you should go flat is just a few days.
whizbang 04/20/19 02:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent failure to start.

Chumlee and BillHoughton nailed it. Something is sucking power.
whizbang 04/20/19 02:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C roof damage

Check the corners, inside and out, when the cabover bunk meets the main body of the RV.
whizbang 04/20/19 02:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does a truck need anti sway bars carry a camper?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. My experience is that overloaded trucks handle exceptionally poorly. And no amount of suspension upgrades really help. Here's some real numbers for you to consider: My 2010 F150 weighs 6000 empty. The GVWR is 7200 to 7700 (a heavy duty tow package, shock and spring, upgrades the GVWR. I added Bilsteins and Timbrens). Jayco Dry weight 1200 pounds. Loaded Jayco..... 1600 to 1800 depending on passengers and gear. I was right at my GVWR, and it drove okay. Rear axle was at max rating too. Would I go over? NO!
whizbang 04/11/19 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Terrible turning of Ford E450 202” WB

Go to an RV dealer and test drive some 40 foot diesel pushers. You 202 inch wheel base will look better when you're done.
whizbang 04/08/19 09:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wife wants to move to a Class A, or C - bigger

I got pressured into a Class C. Ours Winnie is 24.5 feet long, a foot more than our last big truck/camper. It's a dually. So, handling is better. We lost the 4x4 and ground clearance. However, the living space is much more roomy and comfortable. I miss my campers. But, no regrets. Things change.
whizbang 04/08/19 09:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Unload or keep on truck

You have a tow vehicle. Just leave the camper loaded.
whizbang 04/03/19 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

Interests change, life styles change. Social media preferences change. In our case, we sold our truck camper and got a Class C. ************************* This is the first I heard that Forums are old school. I must be so old I didn't notice. I deleted FB after the Cambridge Analytica Fiasco.
whizbang 04/03/19 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: AF990 on F350 CC SRW

Our loaded camper weighed 4500 pounds. We modified our CC LB 4x4 F350 with sway bars, Rancho 9000 shocks, Air bags, and 19.5 tires. It drove like ****. My wife refused to drive it. Our new dually weighs exactly the same and handles like a dream. My wife does 3/4 of the driving.
whizbang 04/03/19 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: door latch

Ours broke after 16 years. I replaced it with the replacement Tri-Mark in October 2018.... Time will tell.
whizbang 04/03/19 08:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: what is the shortest class c that people have used?

Ours is 24-1/2 bumper to bumper. I think we have the shortest floorplan with front and rear beads???
whizbang 03/20/19 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Ford F350 - XLT or Lariat / options guidance?

If you are getting the rear locking diff, then you are doing some seriously crappy roads. I had a pop-up on a 4X4 Long bed crew cab F350. I never high centered it, but I came awful close. You might want to consider a Super Cab: Better payload, better turning radius, no high centering.
whizbang 03/16/19 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: 32 ft class c

+1 on the weight advice. Check your GVWR vs dry weight. Some plus 30 footers have need to nothing payload capacity.
whizbang 02/17/19 08:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt accessories and outlets

The oldwizard nailed it. Anderson power poles are the way to go.
whizbang 01/28/19 09:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best quality, design, finish & warranty support in Pop Up?

The high capacity F150 will drive like a 250/350. One might as well just get the bigger truck. I actually had a Four Wheel Camper on a Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4 F350. The truck didn't know the camper was on there. It drove great. The thing is, if the family later decides on a larger camper, they would already have the larger truck. It's the smart choice.
whizbang 12/16/18 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Heat ducting

The other thing is the flexible duct is probably too long. We had the same low air flow problem with our Class C. The duct on the longer runs were cut about 18 inches too long. So, the factory folks just left a lazy "U" shape in the middle of the duct. I cut out the extra length and straightened the duct and the air flow increased.
whizbang 12/16/18 07:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best quality, design, finish & warranty support in Pop Up?

Yes, a F150 drives more like a car.... at least in the normal payload packages. Once you upgrade to the heaviest payload package you will stiffen the rear end and it will drive like a truck. Honestly, skip the 150. Skip the 250. Get a F350. When hauling a camper, you can never have too much truck.
whizbang 12/16/18 07:22am Truck Campers
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