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RE: Trip Report! Spring Break 2017 Kodiak Alaska Style!!

Nice pictures, looks like fun for all. But 10.8v?!?! What did it show when everything was turned off? That sounds like really pushing it into the 'dead zone'. It rebounded to 11.9V I think I need some more aH's if I am going to overnight in the teens with the furnace going... Thoughts? A lot has to do with the temperature of the battery . For instance , if your battery was at 30 deg F when it showed 11.9v it would have been at 70 per cent SOC . Also how long after having no load and no charge when you took the reading . In your environment and a 12v fridge , 2 batteries would be prudent , and keeping them warm if possible .
ticki2 03/22/17 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report! Spring Break 2017 Kodiak Alaska Style!!

Thanks for the tour Garry . Nice to see that old Avion out-n-about . Those roads sure look slick but I'm not seeing what I call frost heaves.
ticki2 03/22/17 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Payload on used truck?? -- can't weigh beforehand

There are not that many places that a SRW truck and camper can go that a DRW truck and a camper can not follow right along . The biggest stopping factor is the size of a truck and camper , length , width , height and weight . If you are going to do mild off roading then make yourself comfortable for 2 years of full time living .
ticki2 03/21/17 08:23am Truck Campers
RE: Reese Titan 34" hitch for towing car

My safety chains and side stabilizing chains are the same. For some reason, I can't post photos now. I will try later. Your statement without the picture was a little misleading . The safety chain is in fact going from the tow vehicle to the towed vehicle , as it should . Because you are also attaching the chain to the extension you are using part of the safety chain to stabilize the extension .
ticki2 03/17/17 12:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Reese Titan 34" hitch for towing car

That was my thinking also . :h
ticki2 03/17/17 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: Winch for TC

This may be thinking out of the box but here goes......has anyone ever put an AC winch on there TC and used there generator for power. The cost savings would be great but ??????????? Dave Your post is a little unclear . Are you thinking of attaching a heavy duty winch to the TC , or the front of a truck carrying a TC ?
ticki2 03/16/17 02:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Extended range fuel tanks - who has one?

Amen
ticki2 03/16/17 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: Finally ordered a Stable Lift

There was a post a while back where someone modified a stable lift to fit a DRW . Might have been a year or two .
ticki2 03/13/17 05:36pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW with TC in sand

I remember my 2001 F250 was rated at 11.XXX lb. Empty weight over 9000 with flatbed installed. Fords fleet pfd rates the 2001 f250 at 8800 gvwr , the f350 srw at 9900 gvwr and the f350 drw at 11200 gvwr . these were 49 state ratings with a note that CA was 200# less across the board . Apparently you had a very special f250 . There are some members on the forum who frequent Assateague with rigs that weigh more than 10k , perhaps it is not enforced . Hopefully they will chime in , or as Reddog suggested I'll start a new thread with the question .
ticki2 03/12/17 09:10pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW with TC in sand

A lot of TCs use the beach at Assateague Island in Maryland. You cannot use dual drive tires because they cannot be aired down enough. DRW's are no longer restricted at Assateague . Not being able to air down was not the issue . There is a weight restriction of 10,000# GVW which is interesting as most TC's even on SRW are over that . Good to know. Thanks for the correction. It just changed in the last year or two , before that drw was not allowed . It would be interesting to hear from those that go there , how or if they enforce the the 10k# weight restriction . Hard to imagine any drw's , or many srw's with a TC being under that weight .
ticki2 03/12/17 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Just finished up installing all new stainless steel brake lines . Gave myself a life time guaranty . :B
ticki2 03/11/17 01:32pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW with TC in sand

A lot of TCs use the beach at Assateague Island in Maryland. You cannot use dual drive tires because they cannot be aired down enough. DRW's are no longer restricted at Assateague . Not being able to air down was not the issue . There is a weight restriction of 10,000# GVW which is interesting as most TC's even on SRW are over that .
ticki2 03/11/17 01:25pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW with TC in sand

OK, tell me how do you imagine air down this? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBhkIhyVEAA6xQE.jpg width=700 First off , no stock drw truck comes that way , those are larger than stock tires . They will probably overheat at road speeds . At 10 mph on the beech it probably will not hurt them at all . That was a misleading picture for the subject question in this thread .
ticki2 03/11/17 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Which is easier on the truck...TC or 5'vr

The examples you gave are not exactly apples to apples . You are comparing a heavy TC which would max the truck to a light 5'er which is half the trucks capacity . In that case the 5'er would be easier on the truck . If both were at max truck capacity the TC would probably be easier on the truck . Either way the 5'er would have a breaking advantage.
ticki2 03/04/17 05:28am Truck Campers
RE: F350 drew or F450

Ford intentionally de-programs the motor in a commercial/C&C version for longevity. They've done this for quite some time. That doesn't seem like a negative thing , especially if using the truck to capacity or beyond . Most manufacturers did the same thing with gas engines in commercial trucks for the same reason .
ticki2 02/28/17 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: 3" receiver on new 2017 SD = stinger is easy now?

I was thinking the same thing . Not much is made to fit a 3" I'D receiver .
ticki2 02/27/17 03:46pm Truck Campers
RE: dual alternators

That is some serious amps for something that is long duration compared to a snow plow or dump motor which is short .
ticki2 02/23/17 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: dual alternators

Electric cabin heater is standard on new Super Duty Diesel's in cold climates. It is simply a supplemental heater to help with cabin warm-up in cold climate since Diesel engines have such a long warm-up time when the vehicle is operated at light load. Is the electric cabin heater 12v or 120v ?
ticki2 02/23/17 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Wheels on jacks

But at least the side load would be shared among all the jacks, since one would not be able to move independently of the others. I think the wheels would make it easier for the jacks to react independently of each other . The jack friction at the ground aides in the overall system . Look at anything that rolls on casters and it s usually braced heavily between all the legs down low near the wheels . Camper jack mounting is not nearly sturdy enough for this .
ticki2 02/20/17 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire Help

Unfortunately GM's are shy on spacing between dual wheels . 235's will rub when loaded without a spacer . Prior years would work with 235's because they had 6" wide wheels . The old style wheels will not fit over the disc brakes . I use 1/4" spacers and the tires just clear at the bulge and leaves enough thread on the lugs . All tires of the same size are not exactly the same width , something else that will affect changing sizes . I have not had any failure in 30k miles with this combo . YMMV
ticki2 02/20/17 03:14pm Truck Campers
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