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RE: How much weight to tow with TC

We cross the scales at 18,000 lbs hauling our 4k lb lance, towing our jeep on a car hauler trailer on a 24" extension and WD hitch. Our rig actually drives better with the trailer back there. Brad
BradW 04/21/18 05:39am Truck Campers
RE: Did you get Torklift newsletter?

I sure wouldn't want to use bed mounted tie-downs on the new fangled "allyouminium" truck beds. If you go to the Happijac website, they don't even list 2017 or 2018 F250 or F350 trucks with aluminum beds in their application guide. I've had Happijac tie downs in 3 different Ford trucks over the last 22 years hauling a +4k lb truck camper and never had a single problem, but I would not want to use them on a truck with an aluminum bed. In my opinion, there should not be any trucks with aluminum beds........or auto trannies for that matter. Steel beds and manual trannies, that's the ticket. Brad
BradW 04/19/18 03:10pm Truck Campers
Best Place to Buy Torklift Tiedowns?

My new clutchless truck is supposed to be here in a few days; any suggestions on a good place to buy Torklift tiedowns? I buy a lot of stuff from eTrailer and I think they sell Torklift. Thanks, BradW
BradW 04/17/18 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Rembering a good friend

John used to PM me about the Jeep people he leased some land to so they could go out there, get stuck and tear their rigs up.
BradW 04/16/18 10:23am Truck Campers
RE: Grind down Reese extension to 2"?

From Drawtite web page: Class V hitches are weight carrying (WC) and weight distributing (WD) hitches depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications. Class V hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 12,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1200 lbs. Class V hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 17,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1700 lbs. Your ball mount and hitch ball need to both be rated for Class V to safely tow these weight loads. To use this class of hitch for weight distribution requires a weight distribution system. A Class V hitch has a 2-1/2" square receiver opening. Class V hitches attach to the vehicle frame only.
BradW 04/12/18 09:44am Truck Campers
RE: Dispersed camping along the Blue Ridge parkway, in the Fall?

The best end of the BRPKWY is the southern end. We seldom go north of Mabry Mill any more. The BRPKWY has gotten MUCH more crowded over the last 20 years, especially during the Fall leaf season. Don't expect to pull into any of those developed CGs along the parkway late in the afternoon and find a spot for your TC; you will need to get there earlier in the day. Places like Mt Pisgah CG have the reservation system and most of those sites are booked months in advance during the leaf season. Davison River CG is another great CG, but also gets booked well in advance. They leave some first come sites, but not that many and Fri-Sun are very tough. There are also lots of drivable nat forest roads near DRCG and I assume some dispersed camping.
BradW 04/11/18 07:54am Truck Campers
RE: Missing poster?

Brad i think we had a oldest/longest forum membership list where his passing was noted . http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/19096845/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
BradW 04/06/18 09:44am Truck Campers
RE: Missing poster?

Over the years I really lost few internet friends and with older guys that is expect-able to some degree. Once very active forum member in his 20's vanished one day. That makes you wonder. You probably don't remember jPonder. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26879451/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/22935962/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1 Didn't we used to have a list of deceased tc forum members?
BradW 04/05/18 10:39am Truck Campers
RE: Missing poster?

Last post on 23 March. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29597491/gotomsg/29598104.cfm#29598104 Probably got locked up somewhere for driving over the GVWR. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29593654/gotomsg/29595686.cfm#29595686 Or threw his self off some bridge after Villanova eat Michigan's lunch. https://www.freep.com/story/sports/university-michigan/wolverines/2018/04/03/michigan-basketball-ncaa-title-game-john-beilein/483983002/
BradW 04/05/18 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: TC accident CA99 in Bakersfield

I am by no means saying that the folks in the TC in this accident staged this event! Just that it does happen. I agree, it does happen. When I took my driving test 50 years ago, the only thing I missed was not looking in the rear view mirror when the officer directed me to stop while driving down the road. I learned from that is you had better look in the mirror before a hard stop or you can be killed by someone behind you. Brad
BradW 04/04/18 01:18pm Truck Campers
RE: TC accident CA99 in Bakersfield

According to the article, I think it says that the TC hit the brakes and caused the rear-end collision..... More fake news.
BradW 04/04/18 11:22am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 / 2018 F350 Torklift / Fuel Door Question

That's going to be a change for me; in 22 years of having Happijac tiedowns, I never once had to remove one to put fuel in the truck. I was hoping for a different answer, but thanks anyway. Brad
BradW 04/03/18 07:13pm Truck Campers
2017 / 2018 F350 Torklift / Fuel Door Question

Anyone have a 2017 or 2018 F-350 with Torklift tiedowns? Can you open the fuel door without removing the tiedown turnbuckle? Thanks for any help, BradW
BradW 04/03/18 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Hitch extension source?

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/a6b397e3-9362-4815-ae27-1106eca71a90_1.64c6774512f9b62e0254dd391ea7acf6.jpeg Is that titanium? If your going overkill, might as well go all the way. :)
BradW 03/30/18 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Hitch extension source?

I know you want a solid 2-1/2" 18" extension. I've towed our 7,500 lb carhauler trailer many 10's of thousands of miles on a 2-1/2" X .25" wall 22" extension. Just something to consider. http://allmetalsinc.com/hs2500.html
BradW 03/29/18 11:08am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

https://vanclan.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/img_5220-5b1-5d.jpg width=640 https://vanclan.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/3b656d601003a488fd907d4a2e0894a2-vintage-campers-vintage-trailers.jpg width=640 VanClan Linkie
BradW 03/29/18 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: Where's my truck???

We ordered three Ford trucks. All arrived in 7 - 10 weeks.
BradW 03/25/18 06:14am Truck Campers
RE: Where's my truck???

I totally agree with the break-in period. To me, the first miles you put on a vehicle are extremely important. You want to vary the rpm, don't lug the motor, thermally cycle the axle gears before you get out on the highway for a long trip, don't tow with a brand new truck, etc. But I admit to being a dinosaur and those things may no longer apply, but I'm still going to do them. :)
BradW 03/24/18 02:19pm Truck Campers
RE: 2018 F350 Factory 5th Wheel Prewire Bed Plug - 12v Frig?

Yes it do. :)
BradW 03/24/18 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where's my truck???

Our F350 is scheduled to be built in Kentucky the week of 9 April. I'm hoping it makes it to the dealer by mid-May.
BradW 03/24/18 08:47am Truck Campers
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