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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
RE: CB Radio antenna

If you use two cb antennas, they use each other as their ground plane. Not unless one is grounded. If both are powered, they use each other as a director......which may or not be effective if there is no good ground. A lot of truckers use an antenna bolted to their wide mount side mirrors. http://www.firestik.com/Tech_Docs/Cab-over.htm
BradW 01/03/17 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: CB Radio antenna

http://www.firestik.com/Tech_Docs/Cab-over.htm http://www.firestik.com/Tech_Docs.htm If you use two cb antennas, they use each other as their ground plane.
BradW 12/28/16 01:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Flat towing Jeep -next dumb question. Towing hitch for jeep

Blue OX and LOD bumper with factory installed tow points. I you don't want to go with a custom bumper you'll need to go with some sort of base plate or drill holes in your bumper for mounts. Here's an idea from Rock Hard 4x4. I have their Patriot rear bumper and tire carrier, quality stuff! Rock Hard 4x4 http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w20/cajw_2007/Jeep/JeepTowbarcloseup_zps33279b00.jpg height=480 I'm doing something similar to this, but I wanted a Posion Spyder bumper. I'm using the Rock Hard tow bar brackets and a Blue Ox tow bar. I will have to mod the bumper to make it all work. If you go with a Rock Hard bumper, its pretty much all bolt on.
BradW 12/21/16 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper magazine and Host?

I have found over the years, their site to be subjective to who helps them out (financially to run the website) and on upgrades, accessories...etc. I agree and that is typical of just about all magazines. Buyer beware. I would rather read forums with info from real owners, but even then, you have to be careful. Brad
BradW 12/12/16 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Tj and 2 motorcycles on a car hauler behind camper.

I've had pretty good luck with the 3,500# brakes. My main problem has been the sorry tires that come on 3,500# axles. I now have replaced all my C-rated (50 psi)tires with Maxxis D-rated (65 psi) tires and I hope they will be a big improvement.
BradW 11/30/16 10:40am Truck Campers
RE: Tj and 2 motorcycles on a car hauler behind camper.

Seriously though, it would be nice if people wouldn't assume that there is only one solution for each problem, right? :) On the internet, the best solution to any problem is always how I did it. :)
BradW 11/29/16 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Tj and 2 motorcycles on a car hauler behind camper.

Forget the 3500 lb axles. Go with a 10k capacity trailer. Definitely with a TJ and two big bikes and whatever else ends up on the trailer.
BradW 11/29/16 02:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Tj and 2 motorcycles on a car hauler behind camper.

I would also get 5,000 lb. axles. Beefier trailer & better brakes. We tow our TJ on an 18' trailer with 3,500 lb axles. I wish I had upgraded to 5k axles/tires. Doesn't cost much if you order it that way.
BradW 11/29/16 02:14pm Truck Campers
RE: So Long

Enjoy your new setup.
BradW 11/01/16 09:12am Truck Campers
2017 Lance fit 2006 F-350 DRW?

I assume it will, but does anyone know if a 2017 Lance will fit a 2006 F-350 DRW without any modifications? We are thinking about getting a new camper and hanging on to our current truck for another year. Thanks, Brad
BradW 10/19/16 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: 20lb Horizontal Propane Tank out of date....

I can't imagine that shipping them off somewhere is cheaper than just buying new tanks. I had to buy new horizontal tanks when our 1996 Lance got to be 10 years old and they started requiring that new valve type. They were $90 each back then. The last time I looked, they are about $180 each now.
BradW 09/29/16 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: 20lb Horizontal Propane Tank out of date....

I got a tank re-certified 6 months ago for about $10. Cheap, quick and easy. Maybe you can drive a little out of your area and find someone to do it? Me too. I had to call every dang propane dealer around, but I finally found one that will put the new certified sticker on it. It was $10/tank as I recall. Basically, the tanks are in great shape and he mainly did a visual inspection for rust, then he filled the tanks and put stickers on them.
BradW 09/29/16 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Ball Hitch vs Reciever Hitch Blue Ox Tow Bars

We had a boat trailer that all of a sudden dropped off the hitch. Or so I thought. I had a buddy who bought a classic T-bird in Atlanta and was pulling it back with a tow bar. Somewhere near Rome, Ga he was passed going down a grade by T-bird exactly like the one he thought he was still towing. :)
BradW 09/09/16 07:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ball Hitch vs Reciever Hitch Blue Ox Tow Bars

But PLEASE!!! If you go Ball Mount with a Drop/Lift, be sure it's a reinforced one. One with a diagonal brace from ball mount to the 2" square tubing. I graduated first in my class from the University of Hard Knocks and Paranoia; I understand exactly where you are coming from. Can't have too much bracing and weld penetration. :) :) BradW
BradW 09/08/16 01:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ball Hitch vs Reciever Hitch Blue Ox Tow Bars

Ball mount may be easier to level. Good info; I had not thought about that. Thanks, Brad
BradW 09/08/16 12:44pm Dinghy Towing
Ball Hitch vs Reciever Hitch Blue Ox Tow Bars

Probably been discussed many times, but I can't find a thread. I will be flat towing a mostly stock 2015 Rubicon behind a truck camper with a 24" hitch extension. There seems to be two basic ways the tow bar attaches to the tow vehicle, either with a 2" ball mount or directly into the receiver hitch. I'm leaning towards the ball mount type because we will also be towing a boat once we get to where we are going. I just wondered if there was a good reason to get the receiver type. Thanks for any help, Brad
BradW 09/08/16 10:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: Trip Report: Rocky Mountain High in CO and WY

We have driven that stretch of road thru the Snowy Range many times. It never gets old.
BradW 08/22/16 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Rocky Mountain High in CO and WY

Thanks for the great photos. Looks like y'all had a lot of fun. I love that part of Colorado. We have a trip planned to the Silverton area next summer. Brad
BradW 08/19/16 02:41pm Truck Campers
RE: 7-Gallon Water Jug With Pump - REVISITED

Lot of different ways to skin a cat. :) :)
BradW 08/10/16 11:54am Truck Campers
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