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RE: What brand of shocks have worked well for you?

You'll get a lot of answer, but for me, I have Rancho 9000's, and I like very much the fact I can adjust the valving for fully loaded vs. empty. Ditto; I've had them on all 3 camper hauling trucks we have owned. They are a huge improvement on an SRW truck hauling a truck camper. Brad
BradW 04/29/15 05:18am Truck Campers
RE: $48,447

Went by and looked at that Lance 995. Very nice camper. It had some options that I did not want, so the list price would come down quite a bit. Just the generator, solar and fancy rear bumper are about $7k. Brad
BradW 04/23/15 08:05pm Truck Campers
RE: $48,447

Watch out I'm sure the goderator will consider this a Troll post!!! Wayne knows Brad don't troll. I'm going to look at that 995 at Ketelsen's this afternoon (currently working at the new VA Hospital going up in Aurora). Then I'm going to email Lance to see if they can put a dog window in it. Can't buy a new camper without DD's approval. We paid $15,000 for our new 9' 10" Lance in 1996. Brad
BradW 04/23/15 11:08am Truck Campers

http://www.wegocamping.com/uploads/inventory_images/16795/2016-LANCE-LANCE-CAMPER-995-16795-46983.jpg width=640 Dang! I just thought for a second or three I wanted a new camper! $48,447 and you don't even get a dog window! 2016 Lance 995
BradW 04/23/15 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: Oregon Coast what is your must see???

The Hoh is in Washington. Oregon, Washington, whats the difference?
BradW 04/16/15 11:01am Truck Campers
RE: Oregon Coast what is your must see???

Hoh Rain Forest
BradW 04/16/15 05:05am Truck Campers
RE: Brad's New Truck

For me, retirement just created a longer list of things to do, with less of them including camping. You would think you could just finish old projects, but being retired just gives me time to think of more projects. I had more time for camping when I was working. That is exactly what I've heard at the retirement training classes I've taken: don't assume you will need less money and have more free time after you retire. Another thing to add to my "to do" list; drove my truck to work today to take back the pos tranny jack I bought from the Chinese Tool Store. Appears that my rear calipers are sticking/dragging and acording to Mr Google, that is a common problem with 2005 - 2007 F-350's. Brad
BradW 04/09/15 11:05am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Price Changes

Sounds like Browning shotguns when I was a kid. No matter where you bought one, it was the same price.
BradW 04/08/15 10:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Brad's New Truck

Sounds like a nice truck, but what about the new camper? ;) Thinking about that also, but haven't run across a floorplan that makes me want to flush $40,000 down the drain. May just keep what we have. Its only 19 years old and is barely broke in. Its kinda like an old pair of hiking boots that fit perfectly and you just can't find anything to replace them.
BradW 04/08/15 08:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Brad's New Truck

I guess I'm addicted to diesels now and will get another one even though I could probably save money getting the gasser (thank you oppressive central government regulators). I'm hooked on the power those things put out; even at high altitude out west in the mtns. If the manual trannies and V10's were still available, I would give that set up a lot of consideration. I have just started educating myself on the new Fords; what is the wide-track front axle option?
BradW 04/08/15 08:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Brad's New Truck

We are approaching retirement Hey Brad -- maybe you'll have enough time to be a moderator?? (if you were, you could delete this post for being off topic) It wouldn't be the first time I had to delete one of my own posts. A little bit of schizophrenia goes a long way. :) :) :)
BradW 04/08/15 08:34pm Truck Campers
Brad's New Truck

From another thread: I want to hear about the new truck you're going to order, Brad! We all need to argue and fuss about brands, engines, trannys and such like they do over on the tow vehicle forum. :B :):) We are approaching retirement and plan on doing a lot of travelling, so we thought it would be a good idea to get a new truck. Our 2006 F-350 DRW Powerstroke has been pretty much flawless, but its getting close to being 10 years old. Right now we plan on ordering a 2016 late in the summer; probably a Red Ford F-350 DRW 4x4 XLT, either an extended cab or a 4-door. Thinking about Torklift tiedowns and extended hitch this time. We never had that brand and I wanted to try them out. We always get the bed Line-X'd, but I think you can get that from the factory now. I'll have to check that out. Probably just keep the factory shocks. We put 9000's on this dually. Didn't notice a huge improvement in handling like the improvement the 9000's made on our SRW trucks. And unfortunately it will have an automation transmission because Ford quit building real trucks with real transmissions a while back to keep the tree huggers and central government regulators happy.
BradW 04/08/15 05:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Price Changes

I want to hear about the new truck you're going to order, Brad! We all need to argue and fuss about brands, engines, trannys and such like they do over on the tow vehicle forum. :B :):) I'll start a new thread; don't want to sidetrack this one any more than I already have.
BradW 04/08/15 05:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Price Changes

Best I found was etrailer.com Thanks, didn't know e-trailer sold torklift. I have bought A LOT of stuff from e-trailer. They have reasonable prices and very excellent customer service. thanks, Brad
BradW 04/08/15 05:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Price Changes

Where is the best place to buy Torklift tiedowns? We are ordering a new dually this summer. We've been using Happijac tiedowns for 18 years and it's about time we experienced how the rich folks live. ;) ;)
BradW 04/08/15 12:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Dually, 4X4 or 4X2?

Another vote for the 4x4 here, wet grass is almost as slick as ice on a dually. Ditto. A 2wd dually with street tires will get stuck on wet grass in your own front yard. You live in Massachusetts? 4X4, no question. I like diesels, but I agree that due to all the fed regulations that have been strapped on them; they cannot be justified economically. Good luck, Brad
BradW 04/03/15 06:09am Truck Campers
Need Some Help Getting to House of Blues in Chicago

House of Blues I've driven in Chicago a few times, but it's been many years ago. I will be coming up from the south on I-57 in a Camry and need to be at the House of Blues around 4pm on a Thursday. I will be leaving there about 11pm headed back south. They claim they have some parking near by, but I'm wondering if I would be better off to park away from downtown and ride the train in. I was thinking about parking at Midway and riding in on the Orange Line. Anyone familiar with Chicago have any suggestions? Thanks for any help, Brad
BradW 03/11/15 07:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Torklift StableLoads deception

How do you know he uses three different forum names?
BradW 03/05/15 11:35am Truck Campers
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
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