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RE: internal vs external tiedowns

We went with the HJ, as stated because of price, and had previous experience with them that was good. The ears don't bother us nor the bumper buttons, but we do have an older truck with heavy duty bumper and factory dual struts. As for bolting to the bed only, hmmmm, maybe I missed something but the one we installed bolts down thru the bed to the frame and the upper part bolts to that heavy duty ell and does go thru the front of the bed. So far no problems but different strokes for different folks. I didn't relish having to flush dirt and debris from the TL bar under the truck to prevent rust, etc. or the need for more clutter under the back of the truck. But then again, we've never actually used them or even seen them on a truck so those who have are more qualified to give input on those. Just personal situation and experiences. We've hauled a 4,000 lb truck camper for 18 years using Happijac tiedowns. They have performed perfectly. Both Happijac and Torklift tiedowns work great; pick the one you like best. Brad
BradW 02/17/15 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Flat Tire Repair

I use a bottle jack, rated for and exceeding the weight of my axle/camper combined. Plus the appropriate Jack board (Sandy locations) wrenches and cheater bar. As well as pug kit, extra valve cores. Ditto. We also take a 12v air compressor with us. Occasionally I have plugged the tire still on the truck/trailer, aired up and continued on. One other thing. If you happen to tow a dual axle trailer, you can take a small leveling ramp and pull the good tire up on it high enough to pull the flat tire without using a jack.
BradW 02/07/15 03:58am Truck Campers
RE: King of Hammers 2015

I hope the streaming coverage is better today than yesterday.
BradW 02/06/15 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: King of Hammers 2015

Looks like my buddy finish 2nd in their class. I believe that Currie car beat them.
BradW 02/06/15 05:27am Truck Campers
RE: King of Hammers 2015

Backdoor Live Coverage - NOW!
BradW 02/02/15 07:37pm Truck Campers
RE: King of Hammers 2015

Dang. My buddy has already destroyed his transfer case.
BradW 01/30/15 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: King of Hammers 2015

I have some buddies there now in car #4580.
BradW 01/29/15 02:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Colorado Truck Camping/Jeeping Trip This Summer?

If you come out to BV area get in touch we are west of Poncha Springs on the way up Monarch Pass, and should be there July-August. We will be operating out of Chalk Creek RV Park in Northrop and that is the time frame we are currently looking at. We only have 3 rigs going this trip, so a couple more would be a good thing. That second week is the All-4-Fun in Buena Vista, so we plan on leaving out early each morning to get out in front of them. We also want to get over to Taylor Park and do Pearl and Taylor Passes; that will be a very long Red Bull day.
BradW 01/27/15 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Colorado Truck Camping/Jeeping Trip This Summer?

Except, as it stands now I cant have both my Jeep and my TT! The perfect reason to buy a truck camper. We found ourselves in the exact same position; sleeping in a tent in 19 degree weather while our travel trailer set parked in the back yard so we could tow our jeep.
BradW 01/27/15 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Colorado Truck Camping/Jeeping Trip This Summer?

My wife almost got run over by a UPS van in St Elmo. Leave it to my wife to nearly get run over in a ghost town. :) :) :)
BradW 01/27/15 08:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Colorado Truck Camping/Jeeping Trip This Summer?

See if this falls into your vacation window: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28167751.cfm It might; we haven't set the dates yet, but we will be about 100 miles west of the Springs.
BradW 01/27/15 01:51pm Truck Campers
Colorado Truck Camping/Jeeping Trip This Summer?

Anyone planning a truck camping / Jeeping trip to Colorado this summer? Looks like we may be headed to the Chalk Creek Canyon/Beuna Vista area. Last trip to that area.
BradW 01/27/15 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our TC tribe!

http://www.fototime.com/1BE8BB1FC9D59AF/standard.jpg Merry Christmas all from the little cabin in the woods.
BradW 12/24/14 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Life expectancy of pickup campers...

We bought our 1996 Lance 18 years ago. Only major repair that comes to mind is replacing the converter/charger 10 years ago. I am surprised the frig is still working. We've looked at new TC's, but haven't found anything we like better. Brad
BradW 11/21/14 06:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot Amazon buy on solar combo!

Back to $400 now.
BradW 11/14/14 05:24am Truck Campers
RE: DRW regrets?

For those of you which have gone from a SRW truck to DRW, do you wish you had just gone with a lighter TC and stayed with a SRW? No regrets going from srw to drw. But our drw is not our daily driver vehicle either. If our truck was still our primary vehicle, we would likely still have an srw. Brad
BradW 10/29/14 05:10am Truck Campers
Stolen Jeep & 3-Axle Trailer in Ky

Please keep an eye out. http://www.hardlinecrawlers.com/forums/index.php?topic=36584.0 .
BradW 10/24/14 05:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: This is Service!

Good to hear they treated you so well. Those folks have been in business building truck campers for a very long time; there is a reason for that. Brad
BradW 10/22/14 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Need New Shocks

And I thought it was just me and the fact that's its 530 am and I haven't had my coffee yet. :) :) :) Having struggled to get through two post grad level vibration classes many years ago, this whole line of discussion brings back a lot of painful memories. :) :) :)
BradW 10/22/14 04:51am Truck Campers
RE: Need New Shocks

From reading on here, it seems that the shock manufacturers have a marketing problem. Rancho's RS9000 is a popular shock for many applications and its dial isn't a solution for properly sized and valved shocks for the application. The problem is, there is no magical "properly sized and valved shocks for the application". That is because there is not one application, there are two very different applications because the weight on the rear axle changes 4,000 to 5,000 lbs depending on whether the camper is loaded on the truck or not. That's why there is a knob to adjust the shock valving based on the weight it is dampening. Brad
BradW 10/21/14 08:39pm Truck Campers
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