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RE: Host Mammoth on this truck and bed??

Still not given up on this ideal. Found a guy I think if FL. That had mounted the same camper on his truck like mine. He had to have the headache rack taken off. And a custom Aluminium frame built. That tied into his hauler bed and got the cab over to clear the cab. He could remove the camper and frame. Attach the headache rack. And you could not tell it was ever taken off. Guess I will wait until we run up on a unit. Get to see one in person to look into this more. AS if its not lots better getting into the bed. IT will not work for us. As that's whey we got rid of the Okanagan 811-SL. Loved it but not getting into and out of bed. Getting in and out is bad when your back goes out. Forgot to add these items.. From the ground to the flat top part of the bed. 40" then from the bed to the top of the cab is 50". Pete
Pete_k 02/09/17 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

Know the wait has been long. But looks like its about over. Pete
Pete_k 02/09/17 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: How to fix Dometic Comfort Control thermostat problems

Found the issue with ours. Still not sure what to do for the fix. But found the issue. Went to unplug the phone plug from the back of the controller. AS I started to unplug it. The Controller lights came on. Pushed the plug back in all the way. Lights go's out, back it out some. Works again, so now to figure out if its the plug male or female end? Pete
Pete_k 10/09/16 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to fix Dometic Comfort Control thermostat problems

Anyone had an issue where the Thermostat will not even light up? Ours did this last year. I messed with it and got it back working. Now this year nothing on the panel lights up. Just like its dead? Pete
Pete_k 09/24/16 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof coating success story....DuckCoat...with Pictures

Looking forward to the todays pics. That way everyone can see what it looks like after 3 years.. Pete
Pete_k 09/10/16 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to fiver's but have 25 yrs. with a Truck Camper

We did what your looking at doing a few years back. Went from Okanagan 811-SL to a 2012 Heartland LandMark Key Largo. Would I do it again? Not sure love all the room. Enjoy recliners and big flat screen TV's. Ours has 3 of them along with auto tracking Sat dish. But if I could redo it again. Not sure I would not just looked at a bigger Truck camper. That we could get into the bed easy with. That was our only issue with the T/C we had. And if something was to happen to our 5th wheel. I think it would hard to not go back to a triple Slide T/C. Good luck and hope you have lots of years of happy travels.. We have 2 more years. Then travel as much as we can. Pete
Pete_k 09/10/16 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: BW Companion

Also what truck are you using to pull the camper with? And what brand tires are on the unit? Sounds like there the cheap factory tires. Some of those are the best tire in the world, for blowouts. Camper makers are out to make cash. People want to buy as cheap as they can.So company uses tires that should not be on the unit. But buyer is so happy to save that extra $1000. They could care less, until tires keep blowing out. Best tires you can buy, will most times take away all the issues with blowouts. We may have one next trip out. But so far 10+ years not a blowout yet. Knock on wood.. Pete
Pete_k 09/10/16 03:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Class A with the Cummins 275HP engine?

Keytag1 No the original owner did the build at around 20,000 miles on the truck. Second time he blew the engine. Chevy black listed the truck so his warrant was gone. He forgot to unhook the big tune on it. Thinking he had around 500HP out of the Duramax both time it ate a piston. They were pulling a 45ft inclosed trailer full of Custom motorcycles around the country with it. Over grossed and high HP got the best of it for him. So he bought a 10,000 mile 2000 5.9 275HP engine out of a Diesel pusher. IT had burned from the Fridge. So engine sat for a few years. Then he took around 1 year getting the build done. Destroke build the trans box for him. That from what I found out was the first one they did for the 5.9/Allison for the chevy. Hundreds of hours later and 3 days of someone from cummins main office at the shop. They got it to run right. Pulls great and not bad on Fuel when I drive it right. If I keep it around 65 it will get 12 MPG. IF I run it had 8 MPG. Grossing most times close to 30,000 lbs. 6th gear 0.61 ratio, rearend ratio of 5.13 and 19.5 tires lets it run 70 MPH at 2150. Also have all the paper work on what work they did parts for the build. If I don't get the engine and trans to work out. And don't sell it and buy a Semi to pull our camper. I'm thinking a newer 6.7 cummins and trans out of a Ram may find its way into it. That or a M11 cummins. Pete
Pete_k 09/08/16 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A with the Cummins 275HP engine?

Thanks guys, this build is just let me say different. The trans started life as a 5 speed 1000 Allison trans. The people that did the build 52,000 miles ago. Put the Sun Coast 6th gear kit in the trans. So with that it does not allow me to downshift from 6th to 5th. I think for some reason this kit is making it go from 6th gear down to 4th. Thus skipping 5th gear. Going to get it back to Beans Diesel east OF Nashville Tn. And see if they can re-tune the trans. As the paper work shows they did the trans wiring and tune when it was Built. If for some reason they can't get the trans do shift right. Will sell this one and put at 06 or above with factory tune 6 speed Allison 1000 in it. As the ones that are running that trans and a box made in South Ms.Along with the factory tune. Are finding it's working perfect. But that's $6000 more to get it working I hope. Engine does not feel like its lugging even at 1400 RPM's and 45 MPH. Truck is pulling good. But as you know your building higher EGT's when doing that. I have driven over the road. For years and even back around 91 the Freightliner I was driving back then. It pulled its best at 1150 to 1200 RPM's. Everyone back then were talking about lugging the Detroit 60 series 12.7 but that is where it pulled best at. Have had 3 guys that have worked on these engines of years, tell me its not hurting it at 1400. But I for one would sure feel better at around 1600. Thanks guys for the info, and I have searched for the above info over the last 2 years or more. And its hard to find real world info. I found lots of info on the engines in Dodge trucks. But as you know lots of difference between our 275HP and there 230HP or so and less Torque. Pete
Pete_k 09/08/16 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Sky RV Insurance

When we had to use ours 2 years ago. They did not speed the claim up. But did get it done in a time I felt was ok. They did take longer then I thought they should have, when they figured out they needed more pics. Caused our parts to be ordered a few weeks late. Pete
Pete_k 09/07/16 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: need a tow

If you were close to me, I would tow it for free. But being I'm in West Tn. It would take me 12 hours to get there. But as joelc posted our Insurance will get our camper off the road if not home. Pete
Pete_k 09/07/16 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: BW Companion

Why not just adjust it where the hitch is in the rear position? Mine allows me to move it back 6" or more. When you pull the 5th wheel off the stands. Those stands should allow you to bolt them back more then they are now. And that will remove some weight. But if your overweight on the steering axle. Trying to run with the hitch toward the rear will not be a good ideal. Sounds like your hitch may have been mounted 2 far forward if your having that issue. Pete
Pete_k 09/07/16 05:28pm Fifth-Wheels
Class A with the Cummins 275HP engine?

Trying to find people that has this engine in there Class A's? I have the engine out of a 2000 model Class A. Its in a 2005 Chevy Kodiak C5500. We use it to put our 40ft 16,000 lbs 5th wheel. Trying to find out at what RMP's did your engine pull down to, before the trans downshifts? I have the 6 speed Allison, and mine is getting down to 45 MPH and 1400 RPM's before down shifting. And by then you have lost more speed then I think it should. Any help with this would sure help out on getting my trans tuned where it shifts before 1400 and 45 MPH. Pete
Pete_k 09/07/16 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Arctic FOX MODEL 1150?

It has 2009 on the listing. I started to post the listing, but did not know if I was allowed to do that? As for needing a big truck. If mine will not haul it, don't think any of the others will. 2005 C5500 Kodiak. Seen one online yesterday with a camper like this one. He had a custom flat bed top made to fit over the top of his hauler bed. I would have to cut the headache rack off the front of mine. Build the flat bed to cover my hauler bed. And if my figures are right, my height would be around 13ft 2". May go look at this one. But would rather have the triple side unit. Like the Host Mammoth unit. Pete
Pete_k 07/04/16 07:30am Truck Campers
Arctic FOX MODEL 1150?

Anyone own a ARCTIC FOX MODEL 1150 Silver Fox Edition? Theres one used for sale near me in West Tn. "Excellent condition. Used two times. Loaded. Propane generator, refrigerator/freezer, solid oak cabinets, flat screen tv, entertainment system, satellite ready, full bathroom with shower, full kitchen w/microwave, oven, stove. Slide out. New batteries, full propane tanks. Papers and owners manual for everything. Everything works like new. 8 hours on generator." Not sure its what I want, but may go look at it anyway. Wish I was a triple side. :B https://images.craigslist.org/00a0a_cKhPLykIVRd_600x450.jpg There asking $18350 for it. Pete
Pete_k 07/03/16 03:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper & 5th Wheel

5th wheel rails are no issue. I hauled our Okanagan 811SL after I put the 5th wheel rails in the truck. Just took the 5th wheel out, cut 1" insulation board into parts that fit around the rails. Hauled the T/C on Issues at all. Wish I had not sold the T/C. As lots of trips I hate to hook up to a 41ft 5th wheel. Or I have to make 2 trips to get the boat there also. Pete
Pete_k 07/01/16 05:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Mammoth on this truck and bed??

Thanks guys, the Stacks would be taken off. Been meaning to take them off the last 2 years. But just have not taken the time to remove them yet. Some people told me with them on there. The front of the 5th wheel, would be black. But never has that issue yet. Only good thing about those stacks, man the cummins sounds good in it. Kodiak/Cummins Will try to get some info on doing this from the few that have one mounted on a Kodiak or semi. But with a 6000+ T/C on back of this camper. It would not know its there, and run up any grade without breathing hard. But then again I have to talk my wife into going back to a T/C first. But she also loved being able to pull over anywhere for the night with out old T/c. Or set up in the smallest sites. Where now there's few we can fit into. I would have to remove the Auto Tracking Sat dish from the roof of the truck though. Its 5" higher then the top of the cab. But could add it to the T/C then hook up to the truck. But then again I can't watch TV while driving. So the rest should not watch it. Pete
Pete_k 06/30/16 06:56am Truck Campers
RE: First trip with our Host Mammoth

Is there anywhere a person could find a picture of where the dump valve is for the black tank? Pete
Pete_k 06/30/16 06:38am Truck Campers
RE: First trip with our Host Mammoth

49". Just put a tape on it. Thanks that means I would have to build the floor up 12" don't think it would work good. Would put me at 13'7" Pete
Pete_k 06/29/16 09:42pm Truck Campers
Host Mammoth on this truck and bed??

Looking for info on hauling a Host Mammoth on my Kodiak C5500. Top of the bed above the tires is 36" from the ground. The bed its self is 9 ft and from the bed to the top of the cab is around 60". It has a rack on front and a 150 gallon fuel tank. Figure the fuel tank will have to be swapped out for a different one. The center of the bed is dropped down where the Gooseneck and 5th wheel is mounted now. If I had to I think the center could be lowered 4" and widened out some and allow the floor of the T/C to fit into it. But would have to know the width of the bottom of the unit to be sure on that. Here's a few pics of the bed and truck. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/DSCN0384.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/2005%20Kodiak%20c5500%20Cummins%20powered/DSCN0385.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/Kodiak-heatercore.jpg As you can see the center is 40" wide and can be widened up to 48" easy and can go to 54" if need be. That would drop the camper down 5" more then sitting up on top. Pete
Pete_k 06/29/16 07:00pm Truck Campers
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