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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
RE: Pictures of your TC's towing trailers

http://www.fototime.com/834EB2A8B2E51E7/orig.jpg http://www.fototime.com/BAE5921085130D2/orig.jpg
BradW 10/21/14 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Movin' on up to a new Dually!

You will love the added stability of the drw. Brad
BradW 10/13/14 09:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Need New Shocks

My dog can easily sniff from 30 feet away what brand you have. That's pretty good, but my dog can hear a potato chip bag rattle from 30' away with a 4' shop fan running and BABYMETAL blasting on my garage stereo. And when I'm under the jeep and send her for a 14mm socket, she don't come back with a 9/16". :p :p :p Brad
BradW 10/10/14 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: Need New Shocks

I have been reluctant to install the 9000's as here in New England I am pretty darn sure you won't be adjusting anything after 1 winter! Yep, 9000s definitely have a problem with the adjuster knob locking up. I would think that it would be much worse where they salt the roads in the winter. But, if you get the onboard compressor/control, I believe it seals off the steel piston under the adjuster knob which is prone to corrosion / rust. Brad
BradW 10/10/14 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: Rancho 7000MT users?

If the 7000s are stiffer, you better not take the camper off. That is just what I'm thinking. If they are stiffer than 9000s on setting 9, that would be way too stiff for the rear of an unloaded pick up. I read some posts where folks are putting 7000s on jeeps. How stiff could they be if they will work on a 1/4 ton truck? Brad
BradW 10/10/14 07:16am Truck Campers
RE: Rancho 7000MT users?

I spoke to a Rancho technician today who said that the 7000MT will give a firmer ride for a truck camper and help with the high center of gravity, better then the 9000XL's, even when dialed up to 9. I can believe you were told that. But I do not believe a 7000MT will give a firmer ride than a 9000XL set on 9. Having experimented quite a bit with 9000's on the workbench, I don't believe it would even be close. Brad
BradW 10/09/14 08:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Need New Shocks

So what happens when you take the camper off the truck?
BradW 10/09/14 03:03pm Truck Campers
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