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RE: Rear window exploded!

Wow, a couple good reasons how it could have happened. Yes, the shade was down and yes, this was the first trip towing the trailer with new tires. After 2 flats with the original China Pops I replaced them with LT truck tires and they do have an aggressive tread. Next stop, the glass shop. Now if I could just quit getting stuck with the darn thing. It is NOT a 4X4 Truck Camper like I had all my life!! $30K for a 4X4 conversion or $200 for traction panels. Guess which one DW says I can have!!! Thanks guys, this forum rocks!!
~DJ~ 06/24/20 05:26pm Class C Motorhomes
Rear window exploded!

I don't know why it happened. Going down the freeway at 65 mph and the rear window shattered. I was towing a 12' enclosed trailer with V nose as I have many times before. I had the dash vents open for cool air. I can't see anyway a rock could have hit it. Anyway I need to think how to repair it. 2017 22' Gulfstream Conquest. This is also the emergency exit so I want that part to keep functioning. I don't want to replace it with glass and go through this again. I was thinking along the lines of sheet metal or fiberglass panel cut to fit in the window frame. This would retain the emergency exit as well as the window screen. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, DJ
~DJ~ 06/24/20 11:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Switching to Class C

We just placed our order for a Phoenix Cruiser 2351DPhoenix Cruiser 2351D. It is 26 ft. Right in the middle of you preferences. Queen bed on the rear slide & we ordered the dinette. On a Ford E450 so towing shouldn't be an issue. We really like the company, their products, service and the ability to customize the coach to your wants. Not the cheapest on the market, but the best (in our opinion). Sweet. You're going to get a lot better MPG than me with it so streamlined. The E 450/V10 is a great way to go. I looked up the specs and it looks like you will have the typical 7500# tow rating. Congrats!!
~DJ~ 11/30/19 05:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Switching to Class C

Long time truck camper. Still my favorite but getting too old for all the loading requirements i.e. removing/storing tailgate, installing 4' dual truss stinger for boat, etc. Then we tried travel trailers for a few years. I refuse to camp in trailer parks (too noisy/busy) and I had to cross some of my favorite boon docking sites off the list (too long). This year we bought a very gently used Class C from my friend. 2017 22' Conquest on a Ford E 450 with 6.8 V 10 with 10K miles. Could not be happier. Goes anywhere my truck camper could unless clearance problems. 7500# tow rating but no need for a toad. This could actually be a daily driver. And I could always throw my MC on the back. Yes it's small compared to a 30' TT. But everything is relative. It's a castle with tons of storage compared to a TC. Nothing can beat the "jump in, stop at grocery store and hit the road" factor with no hooking up or loading!! Plus, no more lifting/lugging propane tanks around!!
~DJ~ 11/24/19 11:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toyo tires?

I ran Toyo M 55 on my Dodge dually hauling a heavy TC. Absolutely loved them. I would love to replace the Michelins on my C with them but Les Schwab is getting away from Toyo. :( LS is now using their own branded tires, Open Country, which is not made in the USA or Japan like Toyo. Somewhere in Asia I would expect. But I would not be afraid to use them being backed by the LS phenominal warranty.
~DJ~ 10/13/19 10:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Short box dually?

Hey DJ - Haven't heard from you for awhile but I don't check in here much either. I had the Ram 3500 SB dually with the AF 811 on it, took it to Alaska and back, worked great for us! It had the Cummins with Aisin transmission. We ended up getting a Host Mammoth last year so I traded my shortbed version in for a longbed with all the same options and color. I also have the factory rear air assist suspension which works great for me! If you have any questions you can always PM me also. Hey Mark, thanks for the pics. This is getting more encouraging all the time. This is the heaviest camper I've had and I think it's too much for an SRW. Truthfully I'm on the fence right now between keeping the TC or getting a small C. Both have pros and cons. That is a sweet rig you have now!!! Hey, I know this pretty Lady!! https://i.imgur.com/sjjEwCQl.jpg
~DJ~ 09/22/19 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Short box dually?

Here you go: Thanks so much for posting the photos. Sure looks weird perched on that short bed!! But with the amount of miles you have taken it and handles OK then I am OK with that. How long of a stinger would I need to tow a boat?
~DJ~ 09/21/19 09:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Short box dually?

We have the exact setup you're asking about - '16 megacab, short bed dually with an Arctic Fox 811. We full-timed with this setup 9 months last year, and are getting ready to head out again in December for probably most of next year. I think we've probably done over 30,000 miles with this setup, including a run up the haul road to Prudoe Bay. You'll be fine :) Wow that sounds encouraging!! Do you have any photos?
~DJ~ 09/21/19 11:08am Truck Campers
RE: Short box dually?

So Ford is going to make a shortbed dually again for 2020? Wasn’t that the original point of this thread? Or is the OPs camper not a shortbed only model? No, Ford is not. I was going to put it on a SRW shorted. Yes my camper is designed for shorted only. Yes, it will be overloaded but less than my 250!! I just remember back in the day when I had an 05 Dodge dually with a large S&S camper and it handled so well.
~DJ~ 09/21/19 11:06am Truck Campers
RE: Short box dually?

Thanks so much everyone for your input. I have actually decided against the Dodge. May be different if it was a 6.4 Hemi. I've decided to wait for the 2020 Super Duty F 350 with the 7.3 gas to come out. See what it is going to have for numbers. Thanks again, DJ
~DJ~ 09/20/19 08:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Short box dually?

Bad idea. the world is full of 5 foot truck beds. 5 foot box would definitely be a deal breaker. I called the dealer and assured me it was a 6'4". Just looks really short. Guess I'll have to drive out the 30 miles with my tape!!~
~DJ~ 09/18/19 03:14pm Truck Campers
Short box dually?

I know my sig is out of date. I bought a 2019 Arctic Fox 811 for short box. I've come to the conclusion it really needs a dually. Been looking at 2016 Rams. They have the Megacab and short box. They look just wrong!! Looks like the weight is too far back possibly causing handling problems? Any real world experience on here? Thanks.
~DJ~ 09/18/19 11:52am Truck Campers
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