It is most likely alignment. Your description sounded exactly like our issue right down to the passenger side tire being more worn on the outside.
We just had our truck alignment adjusted to allow for the shift in weight caused by the camper. The guy who did the work explained it all very carefully and hopefully fixed the problem. We will find out as we are about to leave on a trip. He told me to come back when we returned from the trip and he would re-check the tire wear patterns to see if all was as it should be.
Thanks for all the good advice. I ended up with a Curt front receiver and a custom made tire mount. The mount that I ordered from Curt had the tire sticking out at a 45 degree angle so the installer offered to make a mount. Turned out he could have made the receiver too. Wish I had known. However, the tire is now on the front of the truck clearing the way for a second fuel tank.
Our first TC was a Perris Valley shell on a Datsun pick-up. I built a false floor over the wheel wells hinged on both sides for ease of access. The area closest to the cab was the closet made of 3 cardboard boxes for clothing. The area by the tailgate was the kitchen. With some carpet over the plywood and big, soft pillows for lounging, we were ready to go.
We traveled all over the US with our daughter beginning when she was 18 months old. In the photo, I was 8 months pregnant with said daughter camping in the Grapevine Canyon area of the Anza Borrego State Park. We are still using the same coffee pot, BTW.
The truck has been colorized from a photo of our current truck - the Datsun was red too.
Thank you all for the comments and links. I had searched both here ( couldn't find the thread I remembered) and Google (too much I didn't know about the items in question) so turned to the forum members and have gotten some good advice. Thank you all. I have some better ideas now.
Sleepy, last year we went to AK - there were some places we did not go because of no diesel availability - it was too far there and back. The information about weight/fuel economy percentage is helpful. FWIW, I did read a thread on extra tank pluses/minuses a while ago - those who had them seemed 100% happy they did.
Raften, I did not know about the differences in weight of tires. Thanks!
We are adding a second fuel tank so the spare needs to move to the front. Some time ago, I read a short thread about the front mounted hitches folks liked best. I can't find it now. Can anyone help with finding it or with suggestions for suitable products - front hitch mount, tire mount and cover. Is anything else necessary? Truck is an f350 DRW. Thank you!
Try this: http://uscampgrounds.info/
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