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RE: 2003 lance 1171 and 2017 Srw f350 am I asking for trouble?

Hauling our 4,000 lb (wet) TC; only about 300 lbs went on the front axle IIRC. With our 24" hitch extension, about twice the trailer tongue weight also went on the rear axle. We hauled it a lot of miles on SRW trucks, but it was not that fun to drive at interstate speeds. Then when we started also towing a 7,000 lb car hauler trailer, we bought a dually.
BradW 12/11/17 02:32pm Truck Campers
RE: 2003 lance 1171 and 2017 Srw f350 am I asking for trouble?

The salesman very likely talk you into buying what he had sitting on the lot, not what you need. Rule number 1 for salemen: Don't sale what you ain't got. :) Brad
BradW 12/11/17 08:13am Truck Campers
RE: 2003 lance 1171 and 2017 Srw f350 am I asking for trouble?

Am I asking for more trouble than it’s worth, especially if I’d like to tow a trailer with a couple four wheelers on it? Having hauled our 9' 10" Lance on a 1996 F-250 SRW, 2001 F-350 SRW and now a 2006 F-350 DRW; get a dually to haul that 1171......especially if you also plan on towing. Good Luck, Brad
BradW 12/11/17 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: RM Even Brake vs BO Patriot

Still need the extension. About 2" difference. Not in the way of steps. Can be stowed to the left and does not interfere with door.
BradW 12/06/17 08:55pm Dinghy Towing
Truck Camper Pass-Thru Cab Windows and Dogs

Anyone use their cab pass-thru window to get their dog out of the camper and into the truck cab? We do on every trip. It gives us a lot more floor space in the camper when we need extra room to cook, change clothes, etc. The new camper model we are considering buying does not offer the pass-thru window as an option. Apparently the main reasons are: a) the retracted slide blocks the view from the cab while driving b) that all truck manufacturers don't place their sliding rear windows in the same location. Any thoughts on this? Thanks, BradW
BradW 11/09/17 07:54am Truck Campers
RE: 2006 Dodge 3500 4X4 Steering Wander

Thanks all for the responses. I sent him a link to this thread so maybe he can fix his problem. Thanks Bradw
BradW 10/09/17 09:14pm Tow Vehicles
2006 Dodge 3500 4X4 Steering Wander

My buddy has a Dodge pick-up and he complains all the time about steering wander or sloppy steering while driving on the highway. It does this whether unloaded, towing a 32' TT or a 8,000 lb car hauler/jeep. He has had the alignment checker many times and he has replaced the ball joints, TREs, etc; but nothing has helped. Anyone had this problem and solved it? I found this on the internet, anyone tried it? Please help, the whining on the CB has become unbearable. :) :) http://www.dodgeramsteeringstabilizer.com/
BradW 10/09/17 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Atwood electric Camper jack

Or maybe E-trailer wisely thinks that perhaps 18 year old jacks might be all a bit worn or perhaps the capacity, gear ratios, etc. are not worth the risk of messing with. If it were me and I was planning to keep the camper long term, I'd replace either a pair or all four, much like tires! The Atwoods which came on our 1996 Lance are 21 years old and are still working. But I have been thinking about replacing all 4 of them anyway because I don't want to wait for a catastrophic failure to happen. Nothing lasts forever.
BradW 10/06/17 01:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Atwood electric Camper jack

In a pinch I have contacted eTrailer. eTrailer has answered several questions and suggested fixes for me. Crazy enough, they seem happy to help. https://www.etrailer.com/question-27738.html FWIW 56Jeff I have bought a lot of stuff from etrailer over the years. They are top notch folks. I have always received great service and advice from etrailer. They also go the extra mile by putting a lot of very helpful info on the internet. Brad
BradW 10/03/17 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Speaking of tires and truck campers..........

If you have a tread separation or other major tire failure, it is essential to identify the cause of the problem. The tires could have insufficient load ratings, low pressure or are just too old. Tire age is a BIG issue that is often overlooked. Regardless of wear, tires need to be replaced at about 7 years or less. Tires need to be used frequently and driven to maintain tire life. Tires that sit for prolonged periods of time will dry rot within a few years. Yep, that e-rated Michelin tire only had 30k miles, but it was at least 6 years old and did go for weeks sometimes without driving on it. The spare I put on was 12 years old. :)
BradW 09/15/17 10:57am Truck Campers
Speaking of tires and truck campers..........

We had our first truck flat while hauling our camper back in July while driving thru Memphis on our way to Colorado. The tire didn't really go flat, it had a belt separate and it started bouncing/shaking so bad that it was undrivable above about 40. We made it to the next exit and ended up at a corner convenience store with an empty lot next door. My main concern was whether I had enough room to get the long steel rod into the hole in the rear bumper to crank the spare down. I remember checking that on our first truck, but that was 3 trucks ago. Lucky for us, it did go in......barely. I was glad I didn't have to lift the camper to get the rod in. We put the spare on and drove on to Amarillo, Tx where we found a new tire the next day. So, if you haven't actually checked to see if you can crank down your spare with the tc in the bed, you might want to check. If our camper had hung down another 1/2" or the overhang had been 6" longer, we would have had to lift the camper. I definitely would not want to do that on the side of the interstate.
BradW 09/12/17 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Potential Tire problem?

If you originally aired them up in Indiana, you will pick up 2-3 psig just due to the higher altitude in Colorado.
BradW 09/12/17 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Why Truck Camper need a air bag? Do I really need it?

xingtek, What will you be towing while the camper is on the truck? Camper will sit on the bed of the truck? Any suggestions? Most folks with truck campers also tow something. We tow a 7,000 lb car hauler. If you plan on towing something, that will effect your need for suspension mods.
BradW 09/08/17 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Goodby Flo

Sorry you lost your campin' buddy; I'm sure Flo knew she was loved by her people. Good dogs never live long enough, but 18 years was a **** good run. We lost our golden last fall to cancer; she was only 8; I know exactly what you are dealing with.
BradW 09/08/17 02:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Why Truck Camper need a air bag? Do I really need it?

xingtek, What will you be towing while the camper is on the truck?
BradW 09/08/17 01:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Why Truck Camper need a air bag? Do I really need it?

..........haul it home with nothing for suspension mods............ Then decide what you need for the back end. Ditto if he doesn't plan on towing anything.
BradW 09/08/17 09:22am Truck Campers
RE: New truck

Yes, very nice truck. We are looking at different options, but one is ordering a new 2018 F-350 DRW PSD 4x4 XLT 4-door later this year. Keep us posted on how your new truck works out. BradW
BradW 09/03/17 01:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone gone from a Truck Camper to a Super C?

Its a modified YJ for use offroad. It hasn't had a spare tire for years.
BradW 09/03/17 01:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone gone from a Truck Camper to a Super C?

Could be. But it's the only place he can park his jeep, so there ain't much he can do about it.
BradW 09/02/17 06:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone gone from a Truck Camper to a Super C?

His trailer is very long and the jeep sits right in the very rear of the trailer. I forget the brand name, but it is a very nice bumper pull trailer and is probably 38' (???) long, maybe more?
BradW 09/02/17 08:52am Truck Campers
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