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RE: 2017 F-350 4X4 CC PSD DRW XLT Options Help

Lots of great info here. Hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to digest it in more detail. I've already seen some things I had forgot and some other things that I will now do differently. Thanks for all the good info, Brad
BradW 05/29/17 08:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Disappoints Me

That's my life. I just ordered a $1500 Ready Brake RV tow bar; I can only wonder what that will entail. I can only hope its only short a few 1/2" aircraft nuts. Well, it wasn't short a 1/2" nut. It was short a 3/8" nylon nut. There is a little threaded fitting that the mounts on the bumper and the brake peddle cable passes through it. Its supposed to have two nylon nuts, one for each side of the bumper. I've only found one in the box. The nut was supposed to be in a plastic bag with all the other cables, fasteners, etc. The bag was supposed to be heat sealed shut. Looks like they only heat sealed it half way across which left a large hole for parts to fall out of. I just hope that's the only thing missing. At this point, I just don't expect to get a complete working anything any more. That's my life; fixing someone else's screw up. BradW
BradW 05/29/17 08:24pm Truck Campers
RE: 2017 F-350 4X4 CC PSD DRW XLT Options Help

2WD is not an option for me. I have to have 4WD because of how I use the truck. Brad
BradW 05/29/17 07:22am Truck Campers
2017 F-350 4X4 CC PSD DRW XLT Options Help

This thread is primarily aimed at folks who have bought a 2017 SuperDuty to haul their truck camper. We plan on ordering a 2017 (or possibly a 2018) F-350 4X4 Crew Cab PSD DRW XLT. We will likely be hauling our 1996 Lance 9’ 10” Legend 500 for a while and then buy a new Lance 1062 early next year. We will normally be towing a 7,000 lb car hauler. What I’m looking for are suggestions on options that you got and have worked out. Or options you didn’t get and wish you had. Any other suggestions on tie downs or whatever would be appreciated. Some of the areas I need help in are: Factory sprayed bed vs LineX Rear camera options (bed and tail gate) Wiring for truck to camper Wiring for truck to trailer Factory receiver hitch vs Torklift (we will probably go with Torklift tie downs) Seats (we want separate front seats with the console in between) Anything else you care to mention Any help is appreciated, Brad
BradW 05/28/17 07:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Adding a Bulb to a JK Tail Light - Bright Enough?

Found this too. Perfect. Thanks!!!
BradW 05/28/17 02:32pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Adding a Bulb to a JK Tail Light - Bright Enough?

Thanks both of you for the suggestion. I did not know Hopkins made a kit like that. I have always had good luck with Hopkins stuff. I just found this good review on Amazon for exactly my vehicle: Perfect fit 2015 Rubicon ByMoparManon April 28, 2017 Verified Purchase Perfect "plug & play" installation! If you can't install this unit yourself you probably shouldn't be towing. Roadmaster could take a page out of Hopkins playbook and build a unit like this. Instead they sell you a more expensive package with a handful of loose diodes and expect you to do a lot of wire splicing. Also, Roadmaster says you may need to add a brake light relay with their system. That was NOT necessary for my installation. Great product. Thanks again, BradW
BradW 05/28/17 02:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Torklift Disappoints Me

5 pages about a couple nuts...... Looks like more than a couple. :B
BradW 05/28/17 02:18pm Truck Campers
Adding a Bulb to a JK Tail Light - Bright Enough?

OK, we plan on flat towing our 2015 JK. I'm thought I had decided to add bulb to each tail light using something like the RM-155 Road Master kit. But then I read a couple of reviews that said the tail light was not very bright due to where you had to mount the bulb. Anyone use that method? Are the tail lights sufficiently bright? Thanks for any help, BradW
BradW 05/26/17 02:37pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Torklift Disappoints Me

Sorry you got shorted some parts. Torklift normally does a great job with very few complaints, but mistakes happen. I have noticed that some manufactures have gone from "ship all the fasteners in a plastic bag" to large cardboard card with an area and qty for each fastener type and size. Many times they are placed on the card in the same order that they are to be used. Then the whole card is vacuum shrunk with clear plastic to keep them in place. I really like that. But, I come from the world of aftermarket jeep parts/accessories where poor QC is the norm. I fully expect to have to grind on, weld on, redrill, retap, make two trips to HD, sandblast and repaint anything I order for my jeep. It gone from bad to ridiculous. Last year I ordered a $5k aftermarket 5.13 Dana 44 high pinion ARB front axle for my 98 TJ from the most well-known and respected axle maker in the US (California). You can hardly pick up a 4x4 mag without see an article about them in it. After waiting 8 wks for the axle to arrive, driving 40 miles to pick it up, spend most of the weekend try to install it without success; I emailed them a photo of the axle they sent me. Apparently they had built the passenger side of the axle for a TJ, but they built the drivers side for a JK. I had to remove the new axle, crate it back up, drive 40 miles back to FedX Freight and wait another month to repeat the whole process. I probably ended up wasting 100 hrs of my time for their mess. They gave me a tshirt and a hat for my trouble. Last Friday I spent all day trying to make a $19 CB antenna mount work. I finally gave up after cutting, welding, redrilling on it all day; threw it away and made my own. Last month I bought a new $8k Kubota backhoe/subframe for our Kubota tractor. About half way thru installing the subframe, I realized Kubota had not included any of the 16mm nuts but they gave me twice as many 16mm washers as required. Obviously someone can't tell the difference between a nut and a washer. Not only did I have to waste 2 hrs driving back to the dealer, I also got an argument from the counter guy about the 16mm nuts not being in the fastener bag. The old "that has never happened before" line. The argument ended when I showed him a photo on my phone of the fastens all laid out and sorted on my work bench; with not 16mm grade 8 nuts to be seen. That's my life. I just ordered a $1500 Ready Brake RV tow bar; I can only wonder what that will entail. I can only hope its only short a few 1/2" aircraft nuts. Good luck all and have a great Memorial Day Weekend and thank a Veteran if you get a chance. Brad
BradW 05/26/17 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: RM Even Brake vs BO Patriot

Have you considered using the NSA Ready Brake or Blue Ox AutoStop surge systems? They are a low cost all-mechanical solution that offer proportional braking. I ordered one of these yesterday. Lots of good reviews with very few complaints. Thanks for the suggestion, BradW
BradW 05/26/17 07:51am Dinghy Towing
RE: RM Even Brake vs BO Patriot

Wonder why its so much cheaper? I still got a lot of googling to do. http://www.blueox.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/BX7370-1.pdf
BradW 05/17/17 07:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RM Even Brake vs BO Patriot

Yes, we have the NSA Ready Brute Elite set up for our JK. The more I look at that set up, the more I like it. I have not bought a tow bar yet, so I would get the whole thing. I was looking at the Russo video and I like the way the tow arms can fold all the way to one side to allow access to my truck camper door.
BradW 05/16/17 01:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RM Even Brake vs BO Patriot

Have you considered using the NSA Ready Brake or Blue Ox AutoStop surge systems? They are a low cost all-mechanical solution that offer proportional braking. Yep. I have done some research on both of those systems. They do seem simpler and there are many happy users. Is that what you have? We will be towing our 2015 Wrangler behind our 2006 F-350 DRW / truck camper with a 24" receiver extension.
BradW 05/16/17 08:33am Dinghy Towing
RM Even Brake vs BO Patriot

We have always trailered our trail jeep behind our truck camper/F350 DRW, but now we have a stock 2015 Jeep Rubicon that we plan on flat towing. I'm looking at two different supplemental brake systems and wonder if anyone has any comments on one vs the other. Roadmaster Even Brake RM9400 and Blue Ox Patriot BRK2012 (I'm leaning towards this one). I've never flat towed before, so this supplemental braking is new to me. I assume nobody make one that would operate with my Ford factory brake controller that worked very well with my electric trailer brakes? Any help or suggestions are appreciated. BradW
BradW 05/10/17 03:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Wrangler tow on aftermarket bumper

I have the RockHard bumper setup with their Roadmaster tow mounts that bolt through the bumper to the frame. I use the D-Rings for my safety cables. Only towed my 4 door JKU 11,000 miles so far, but all seems to be solid. I think RockHard is one of the very few aftermarket JK bumper manufacturers who has a good set-up for flat towing using their bumper. I bought one of their Blue Ox towbar adapters that I will be using with a modified Poison Spyder bumper.
BradW 05/02/17 02:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Stuff we drool over...

An Alaskan pop up would look good on this. Yep, that would be perfect for that Power Wagon.
BradW 04/13/17 10:50am Truck Campers
RE: Ford is recalling 53,000 2017 F-250 trucks

.....drivers should use the parking brake to make sure that parked cars don't move. What a novel idea.
BradW 04/03/17 02:54pm Truck Campers
RE: 3" receiver on new 2017 SD = stinger is easy now?

A truss is far superior then just the amount of material used. Agreed. Comes down to tow weight, stinger length, how much you tow and how much of a safety factor you want vs risk you will accept. Our 24" long by 2-1/2" stinger has pulled our 7,500 lb car hauler/jeep many miles behind our 2006 F-350 DRW. But, me thinks 24" is about as long as I would go with that setup towing that weight. If I were to need a 48" stinger towing 7,500 lbs, I would definitely go with the TorkLift SuperHitch set up. Brad
BradW 03/01/17 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: 3" receiver on new 2017 SD = stinger is easy now?

https://www.reese-hitches.com/products/Super_Titan_3_inch_Receiver_Hitch,38023 3" receiver is news to me, but I likey. :) Brad
BradW 03/01/17 09:35am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 ford 450 drw

We have wore out 3 ford trucks with our 1996 Lance and we have not needed hood struts yet.
BradW 02/16/17 02:38pm Truck Campers
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