Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev  |  Next
eDUBz

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 11/29/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/08/20 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

eDUBz wrote:

Stock leafs, should I add helper leafs? I measures the stock height and then after the TC installed and it dropped the rear 2 1/2” inches.

[image]


[image]

Mine dropped about 2 1/2" too.
I weighed the truck right before and after picking up the camper.
As is in the picture the camper weighed 3260 lbs.

The sticker on the door says max payload is 3400 lbs.


Dang, that’s a lot heavier than mine. Only brochure for our model says 1700 lbs dry.


LBZ - Stealth TH - RZR 900 4 - Honda 450X - Paddleboarder - Fisherman - Kayaker

eDUBz

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 11/29/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/08/20 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

I think it's pretty good as is. Is the camper pretty level?


Yeah It’s level. I’m thinking it’s good too but not so sure since I’ve owned one.

specta

utah

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2001

View Profile



Posted: 06/08/20 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

eDUBz wrote:

Stock leafs, should I add helper leafs?


The trucks are designed to set level when loaded.


Kenny
2011 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0L 4wd
Regular cab. The best looking trucks.
1995 Lance 945 Onan QG 2500 LP
6580 lb truck 10540 fully loaded


Kayteg1

California > Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/08/20 09:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:



The trucks are designed to set level when loaded.


That depends, my 2017 F350 dually with close of 7000 lb payload on rear axle still needs 2" planks under front wheels to be level.
I think when Ford changed from steel to aluminium body, they still used same springs they used for heavier bodies.





eDUBz

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 11/29/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/08/20 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

eDUBz wrote:

Stock leafs, should I add helper leafs?


The trucks are designed to set level when loaded.


Thanks! I should know better, - when I tow our toy hauler fully loaded we level out.

eDUBz

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 11/29/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/08/20 11:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Call me crazy but the wife went on you tube and Pinterest.....you already know [emoticon]

Needless to say we spent the entire day R&I, sanding and painting. Wife wanted to update It a tad bit. we already had a lot of the material such as paint and Masking paper, masking tape and Sand paper on hand from a previous project. I think it turned iout great. It’s not a big space to we felt like we can knock the entire thing out in less than a week. Tomorrow we are doing the otherside.

Before
[image]
[image]

After

[image]

[image]


We did white walls light grey cabinets and black hard ware such as hinges handles and anything else that was brown or gold

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/08/20 11:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow , nice!
That looks a million times better inside too!

Truck looks like it’s riding fine and that camper ain’t too heavy.
If it feels like it’s rolling a little too much in the corners you could wedge the lower overload springs. Like lower Stable loads but you can make some out of plastic felling wedges and square u bolts for about $50.
To try it out, cut some wood wedges and hose clamp them in for a test drive.

Or a sway bar, but you likely don’t need much if anything with a lightweight camper.

Congrats!


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

specta

utah

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2001

View Profile



Posted: 06/09/20 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking good.

eDUBz

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 11/29/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/09/20 03:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Getting rid of all the brown

[image]
[image]

jimh425

Western MT

Senior Member

Joined: 06/11/2006

View Profile





Online
Posted: 06/09/20 04:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That changed the look a lot.


'10 Ford F-450, 6.4, 4.30, 4x4, 14,500 GVWR, '06 Host Rainer 950 Dbl Slide, Torklift Talon tiedowns, Glow Steps, and Fastguns. Bilstein 4600s, Firestone Air Bags, Hankook DH-01 225/19.5 Fs, Curt front hitch, Energy Suspension bump stops.


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 5  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.