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RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

I used my truck stock for two years with no mods other then new shocks. Since I have added a sway bar.
zcookiemonstar 06/27/20 06:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

I don't have a problem showing my ID but I will not let people make copies of it.
zcookiemonstar 06/24/20 10:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hauler to get my trailer from Florida to Canada?

The question is do you ever plan on going back there? If not it makes sense to ship it back or sell as is. If you plan on going back you should be able to find cheaper storage. If you ship it back and decide to go back you will have to double tow (if able)have it shipped back or make two trips.
zcookiemonstar 06/24/20 10:28pm Snowbirds
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Not sure if you are on facebook but I see a lot of used Torklift products for sale there. example https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/249391149485199/
zcookiemonstar 06/12/20 11:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Ram Dually adapter kit #A7004 help!

All depends on your setup. I have a 2003 and I don't use the kit. Maybe if you post your truck and camper info someone might have the same set up and tell you if they use it.
zcookiemonstar 05/03/20 11:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

Nice project. Hope it works out well for you.
zcookiemonstar 04/15/20 08:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

I have often thought why camper manufacturers do not at least offer this type of gen set as an option. It is all about liability. The other mfg's like Honda don't make a built in generator. As far as I know Onan is the only one selling a built in generator. People don't realize how much the cost of product liability insurance is.
zcookiemonstar 04/15/20 08:51pm Truck Campers
RE: My Sprinter stealth ClasB

If you want to heat your water while driving you can also look into a heat exchanger using the engine to heat your water.
zcookiemonstar 04/15/20 07:38pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Best Inverter Generator under $500 for a TC

I think if I had a one Honda 2000 generator and wanted a second generator I would spend the extra money to get a second Honda to be able to parallel them if needed.
zcookiemonstar 04/11/20 08:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs

Well if this is 8 hours away make sure you get that tape measure out before you go. You need to measure the height of your bed side rails and also the height of your cap from the bed floor. Have the seller measure the camper for those areas so you know if it will fit. Many people have to build risers for their campers so they fit in the bed of the truck. You will also want to bring a board to put across the front of your bed for the camper bumpers push against the board and not damage your nice new bed. A rubber mat in the bed is also recommended by most to help keep the camper from sliding around. A plastic bed liner is NOT recommended by most.
zcookiemonstar 03/06/20 11:12am Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs

One of the first things you need to know is that the posted weight on most truck campers is way off. They are usually a lot heavier.
zcookiemonstar 03/05/20 10:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Mint Mobile

I tried Mint Mobile last year. I live in northern Illinois 50 miles south west of Chicago. I had poor or no service in many areas including my house. I used it on a trip from here to Phoenix AZ. service was very spotty everywhere. I tried it for 3 months. I would not get it again.
zcookiemonstar 02/05/20 02:39am Technology Corner
RE: RV lot OWNERSHIP - deeded lot ownership, live year round

I own my lot in our campground Woodhaven Lakes in northern Illinois. You can't live here it is a campground. You are allowed 180 days per year how ever you want to use them. you can leave your camper year round on your lot. We have a lot of retired people who stay in the warmer months and then go south for the colder ones. My yearly costs are less then some people pay for storage of their RV/camper. We have over 6000 lots so it is open to all ages.
zcookiemonstar 02/05/20 02:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: maybe add some heavy duty pressure treated lumber?

If anything you could just screw wood strips front to back to the bottom of the camper. If you leave space between each strip water can drain and air can get in to help things dry. If the strips of wood get water damage it will be easy to replace them.
zcookiemonstar 02/01/20 09:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

^Truck is short and loaded with a camper. Looks like the right hitch offset from the pic. I didn't notice anyone saying it was wrong
zcookiemonstar 02/01/20 09:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

I undertook this project for my cargo trailer. I asked a welding shop to make the tongue extendable so that I could eliminate the hitch extension. The result is a tongue that can be extended ~3ft to reach my hitch under the camper. All I have to do is pull a pin on the trailer, slide the tongue out the 3ft and then put the pin back in. Granted... This idea works only on campers like my Bigfoot where the bottom of the camper is flush with the bed of the truck. Other extended campers tend to have lower overhangs which would prevent this from working. I have been very happy with this setup and I have hundreds if not thousands of miles with it so far. If you have a trailer that you are going to be towing on a regular basis with the truck and camper combination, this is certainly worth considering if your setup allows for it. https://i.imgur.com/F2Gyew4l.jpg Interesting setup. I am surprised to see that your ball mount is set up in a rise position. Most trucks that I have noticed always have a drop ball mount. You must have a tall trailer.
zcookiemonstar 01/30/20 10:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Introduction post

Welcome! Other then tie downs I would not make any changes to your truck. I would suggest if you have no experience with truck campers that you go out and find a cheap but decent used one to use for a while. The experience you get from that will help you decide what you may want in a new one.
zcookiemonstar 01/30/20 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: RAM 2500 V10 model year 2000

My last truck was a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 gas with the camper package. My real weight 2500 lb camper sat and rode just fine on it. With just us and the camper I was not even touching the overload springs. The 5.9 gas engine was a little under powered on big hills but fine otherwise. You should be good with the v10.
zcookiemonstar 01/26/20 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Make a "Smart" RV ?

Start with a smart owner
zcookiemonstar 01/26/20 01:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Purchasing in a 55+ Community - AZ

Look into putting your property into a trust. There are lawyers and even some banks that specialize in this.
zcookiemonstar 01/26/20 01:32pm Snowbirds
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