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RE: New Camper Hauler

Setting up an old truck/camper unit is the only thing that would make me sell my current rig, I think they so much cooler than laying down $60-100k on new stuff. I love any make from the 70's down, but something in the 60's would be my pick. that truck is in really nice condition, and is going to look sweet. I will promise you won't be able to fuel up with out someone walking over to take a look at it. Dar
1stgenfarmboy 04/07/14 11:48am Truck Campers
RE: TC travels, Az, Hawaii, Nova Scotia, * 2013 TR, Pg 531

We moved back to our level night camp... about half way between highway traffic along US-60 and the barge traffic. http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/glasscrew/2013%20October%20travels/Chet%20TX%209/DSC08108.jpg hope you don't mind "barging" in to your report Mr. Chet, but we pulled in to St Albans on your advice and was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was, we had a nice walk down the river and a nice nights stay, thanks again and we will be there again on our next trip east.
1stgenfarmboy 04/04/14 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

In my head the jack brackets are attached better than the tie down brackets.
1stgenfarmboy 04/04/14 01:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping in the rain

We knew September on the BRPW would be risky, but like you said it's nice to just snuggle in and listen to it rain, luckily only 2 days of rain in 18, but those rainy super fogy nights when we took our last stroll around the CG before bed were very spooky. http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/1STGENFARMBOY/Shenandoah%20and%20BRPW%20trip/P9050797.jpg
1stgenfarmboy 04/04/14 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

OK...how you gonna post a pic like that and just leave without a story.
1stgenfarmboy 03/20/14 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Diesel Question for truck campers

Is that the next town over from flatsville ? ?
1stgenfarmboy 03/11/14 08:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Slideouts: Benefits and drawbacks

I would not miss my slide, the little bit of extra room is just not worth the weight and the worry of having it.
1stgenfarmboy 03/11/14 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Last night I installed a deep aluminum trans pan in hopes of cooling my trans fluid a bit more in hard pulls, and gave it a fresh drink of Rotella and filter, gave the engine and underneath a good wash to get rid of winter, gotta keep these old dodges clean or you can go out and there will be 4 tires sitting in a pile of rust. very much looking forward to camping time.
1stgenfarmboy 03/11/14 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Diesel Question for truck campers

While I do believe having a diesel to haul your truck camper is the best option, I think you would be foolish to expect large savings in owning one. when the gas trucks had 200 or so HP and netted a cool 6-7 mpg pulling/hauling a load and the repair/fuel cost of a diesel was the same or less than a gas truck then it was a no brainer, but with the higher cost of fuel and the astronomical cost of repair on modern diesels and the higher HP of todays gas trucks it is a strait up wash. some of us (NEED) a diesel, some want one, in reality some of us could do just fine with a gas truck, no question some of todays gas trucks will do the job where trucks of the mid 90's just wouldn't do it, this is why I got into diesel trucks to begin with, my 96 2500 chevy literally would not pull my gooseneck loaded, and fuel was .40 cents cheaper than gas......well until I signed the papers then it jumped .50 cents over night. Of course I say all of this living in flatsville USA ILL, and I bet some of you guys that pull out of your drive way and instantly need to pull an 8% grade are thinking ( no way will a gas truck work for me). Dar
1stgenfarmboy 03/11/14 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Yosemite visit

The falls should be awesome at that time with the snow this year.
1stgenfarmboy 03/07/14 03:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: It's almost ready....

Bacon.....did someone say bacon.. we butchered on 1-7-14, salted for 6 weeks and smoked for 24hours. slice to liking and fry it up. boy oh boy is it good. http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/1STGENFARMBOY/bacon2_zps11719500.jpg http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/1STGENFARMBOY/bacon1_zps7ee2e5c3.jpg
1stgenfarmboy 03/02/14 05:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Pigeon Forge TN

spend your stay in the N.P., it will rejuvenate your spirit, and you will still have all that money in your pocket. X2 on Huck Finns and the pancake house.
1stgenfarmboy 03/02/14 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slide problem

mine does the same thing on the top front, subscribed...
1stgenfarmboy 03/02/14 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: .

When it happened to us, we sold it, and got a puppy.
1stgenfarmboy 02/28/14 06:16am Truck Campers
RE: Would you buy a truck on ebay?

I have bought and sold many cars/trucks/tractors/motorcycles on e-bay, worst thing that can happen is loose your deposit and the cost of the trip to get it. don't pay for it until you get there and inspect, ask plenty of questions, and to see lots of photos, if the seller is unwilling to do as you wish back away. check the sellers feedback. and remember, if it is a used truck....it has been used, don't be unrealistic, it could have a scuff or ding the seller forgot/didn't mention.
1stgenfarmboy 02/28/14 06:11am Truck Campers
RE: What was your childhood nickname?

I had some distant family that would come down to my grandpas farm pond and catfish, he was one of those guys that would just blurt out some non cense name, my real name is Darwin...so he added on to it by saying (Darwinious dinkpod) as I was a small boy..i never thought nothing of it until my sister got married 11 years later and my new bro-inlaw called me "dinkpod"....strange I thought but just went with it. 9 years later at a chevy dealership I was working at a salesman came be-boppin down through the bays and said..."hey dinkpod when is that gonna be done" OK BY NOW I'M FREAKIN OUT ABOUT THE DINKPOD THING" non of these people knew each other or had heard anyone call me that name... so I guess I'm a dinkpod.
1stgenfarmboy 02/25/14 10:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: I think this exceeds DOT specs on his truck

shoot man....I would take that little rig, if for no other reason to be a conversation starter.
1stgenfarmboy 02/25/14 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper rig on a budget?

So basically what I am seeing with the cost difference and mpg difference between diesel vs gas not taking into consideration power and cost of services.. on a 500 mile trip you will save $42.00with a diesel on fuel on a 5,000 mile trip $420.00 while that is a savings, it should not be a deal breaker on a nice gas truck. I am basing my numbers with the gasser getting a loaded MPG of 9 and a grease burner getting 14 MPG. and a cost of gas $3.39 and diesel $4.09, these are the prices at home now.
1stgenfarmboy 02/24/14 03:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper rig on a budget?

I am just posting my observations here, I have owned 4 diesel trucks, and multi gas trucks, but only hauled the TC on the diesel. for what I see on average, most newer gas trucks get a bit better MPG than they did lets say 10-15 years ago, so I only see maybe 2-4 mpg difference in diesel and gas while hauling the TC, My opinion would be that a newer gas truck lets say 2008 and up with the biggest power plant option would be a fine truck for a 2,500-3,000lb camper. and another note, we have many shop trucks where I work that pull 18ft job trailers loaded way over there rating, we have chevy and ford, the highest mileage chevy is an 08 and has 281k still runs like a top, highest mileage ford is a 2010 with 244k, also runs like a champ. all trucks are 3/4 ton. the ford seems to have a bit nicer interior. I would think for less than 10k you could get a pretty nice gas 3/4 or 1 ton.
1stgenfarmboy 02/21/14 03:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Travels for 2014

April 5 nights at Glen O Jones lake, Harrisburg ILL. May 5 nights at Lake Glendale S.P. Pope County ILL. June 4 nights at ROMP bluegrass fest, Owensboro KY. July 3 nights at Glen O Jones lake, Harrisburg ILL. Sep 10 nights at Crab Tree Falls S.P. on the BRPW. hurry up spring ! ! ! ! ! !
1stgenfarmboy 02/21/14 01:32pm Truck Campers
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