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RE: Colorado Springs, July 2015 Rally

And hoping fuel prices stay at 2/gallon all summer.....
2BLAZERS 01/26/15 04:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Colorado Springs, July 2015 Rally

We will be there. Just adding CO to our usual week in Utah riding quads vacation. Looking forward to it. Never been in CO before.
2BLAZERS 01/26/15 04:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Colorado Springs area camping with OHV trails etc?

I understand the costs, but when you're like me and like to travel, ATV ride and camp 50+ nights a year in WA, OR, ID, UT, CO all the differnt fees for riding in differnt states, and camping park passes, parking area passes, and Federal trailhead passes gets kind of spendy and a pain in the butt. Not to mention fishing licenses :) And then some of the dry camping back woods areas are not real clear on if its state or BLM land. Just frustrating sometimes making sure you have all the right passes and permits for one 4 day weekend somewhere.
2BLAZERS 01/15/15 03:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Colorado Springs area camping with OHV trails etc?

To bad they don't allow reciprocity. I will be riding in Utah 3 differnt weeks this year and am wanting to add CO to one of the rides. But jeez 25.25 per quad plus fuel, etc...might as well stay in Utah.
2BLAZERS 01/15/15 02:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: How low would you go......regarding tire pressure that is?

I've hand plenty of experience letting air out of my tires when going through sand or washboarded roads, but never with a dually loaded to the truck's GVWR (14K) with a TC. My fronts run at 80psi and each tire in the rear run at 65psi (door jam recommended tire pressures) during highway driving. How low has anyone gone with THAT kind of weight on the back? I want to hear from the HEAVYWEIGHTS out there! One ton + Bad roads or offroad on forest service roads I'd not let any air out. For real sand like at the beach and you need to float on top of it, I go down to about 30 for the 2 or 3 miles at low speeds for sand camping at the dunes. Doesn't matter if the rear duals are touching, only going like 5-10MPH for 2 miles. Front I take down to 30 ish also. Just make sure you have air for airing back up as soon as you hit pavement. I have on board air an a Powertank for airing back up.
2BLAZERS 01/13/15 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone running BFG TA KO2 tires on their offroad TC rigs?

Is there anyone out there running the new KO2 BFGs on their rigs? We're now running Duratrac meats on our rig, but would like to gather info on these babies... LT285/75R16 (126/123R) E (3750 lbs @ 80 PSI) Nope just bought new tires 3 weeks ago but could not get them in my size for my dually. So now second set of Duratracs which I have loved! The tire store said on the new KO2s I could likely get them in March or April when more sizes will be available....but I'll stick with the DuraTracs this round.
2BLAZERS 01/10/15 10:56am Truck Campers
RE: Why you chose the TV you did

I grew up with Chevy trucks and Dodge cars. Went to Fords when Chevy went to IFS. I then went to Dodge/Ram/Cummins when the Ford Powerstroke 6.0 issues came around (we had one in an Excursion) I've been happy with my local dealership for the last 2 Dodge Rams and looking at a new 2015 now for the 14K GVW and 29K trailer capability. One of my buddies just got a new Ford 350, very nice truck. Just go drive them all with your family in tow. In person looking and actually driving for 10 minutes is worth 50 hours of web browsing.
2BLAZERS 12/23/14 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: $2 gal fuel? TOLD YOU SO

written; " Wish I had a 10,000 gallon tank at home I could fill for next summer...." Wouldn't work if you travel away from home, unless you drag your supply with a tanker trailer :) It would actually work very well, except for a couple long trips. My truck has extra fuel capacity so I can go a long ways.
2BLAZERS 12/17/14 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: $2 gal fuel? TOLD YOU SO

We are still planning next summers travel at $4/gallon diesel. Just to be safe. 24,000 miles on my truck a year at 11mpg hauling a TC and/or towing gets spendy fast.
2BLAZERS 12/16/14 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: $2 gal fuel? TOLD YOU SO

Not to toot my own horn too loud. Just over two years ago I posted that $2 gal fuel could be coming. I linked to an oil industry trade journal showing potential huge price drops in fuel related to the fracking revolution. I was attacked by a whole host of rightwingers (You know who you are) calling this an absurd crazy posting meant only as a liberal posting somehow? related to the upcoming Presidential election. Really, a surprise to me. The moderator agreed this was a crazy political posting somehow and deleted the posting before I could defend myself. Just passed a station with $2.29 posted and sinking fast. Just sayin. And guess what, we'll see it hit $5 someday too. I predict. On a serious note I am enjoying the cheaper diesel prices but not holding my breath to much for next summer when we actually do a bunch of the traveling and prices always rocket back up. Wish I had a 10,000 gallon tank at home I could fill for next summer.... The summer of 2008 when it was 4.85/gallon for diesel got old swiping the debit card 3 times to fill a tank.
2BLAZERS 12/16/14 03:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Want info on this Kodiak with a Lance 1181

btggaphix are you guys do a blog on your travels? We saw you in Glacier a couple summers ago! Enjoy your travels!
2BLAZERS 12/04/14 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: This is what Torklift calls service??? Ridiculous...

Glad I actually read your story not just the Topic headline :)
2BLAZERS 11/26/14 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: 2 inch lift kit??

I'd use Supersprings for your application. I have them on my truck, the best mod for carrying the weight. I'll likely skip Airbags next truck.
2BLAZERS 11/25/14 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: Life expectancy of pickup campers...

I would never worry about leaving a camper on a truck unless your parking it for months at a time. Which I'd then extend the jacks down and take some of the weight off the truck.
2BLAZERS 11/21/14 03:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Life expectancy of pickup campers...

Molded fiberglass is better than alum roofing but you still have holes in it, A/C, vents, and so on. Its really just keeping the seals good and sealed. We all just know to many people that forgot to go in their rig for a month in the rainy season and find a moldy musty smell before their 1st trip of the Spring.... In a perfect world we'd all have heated shops to park all our toys.....
2BLAZERS 11/21/14 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Life expectancy of pickup campers...

You do what you need to do. Tarp, out in open or whatever. If its outside you'll seriously want it close by and check the inside at least weekly for leaks and get on the roof often and check. Check everything really really carefully. Be super picky. $6,700 could be worth it if the bigfoot is the model you want and in perfect shape. That said it is pretty much 20 years old now. It is all about the condition and if everything works. I would give serious consideration to finding how much covered RV storage would cost. Boise winters and summers can be brutal....my inlaws and sister in law live there.
2BLAZERS 11/21/14 03:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Life expectancy of pickup campers...

Other thoughts: If you can pay cash, get the best shape camper you can, no leaks, everything works, NO roof soft spots, etc...make sure you have the time and money to keep up the seals on the roof, wax on it, etc...$15 of Dicor caulking is cheap compared to dryroot. I'd pick older solid rig over newer one with frills. It is often surprising how newish older well cared for campers look. While at the same time, newer stuff looks old cause its not cared for. If you are making payments on a camper, you really shouldn't unless you can pay to keep it covered. To many people left with 10 years of loan on a worthless RV because of one little leak. For costs per year: figure on some caulking each year, then wash and wax supplies. Also figure on something needing fixed or replaced each year. Say 500 per year. Might be batteries or whatever. Usually something happens each year. It basically is alittle house with all the house issues and systems. My dad always said..''we might not be rich but we take care of our stuff so it lasts''..... he was right and drove a 1972 car until the middle 90s cause it still ran like a top. Cause he took care of it.
2BLAZERS 11/21/14 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Is ram 3500 SRW 6.4 hemi enough?

I've looked into the Hemis. My personal choice would be Hemi for just a truck camper with no towing or towing less then about 8K on a regular basis. Or 10K on a limited basis. Since Toy Haulers are usually heavier I'd go Cummins. My personal choice for double the torque ratings :) Since I haul and tow at 22K combined weight I'm sticking with the Cummins. My Monday-Friday work commute is 5 miles each way, I've done this with the 2005 Cummins and now the 2011 Cummins for 160K miles on the trucks and no issues. Most weekends I do drive more distance. I've never worried about in town miles.
2BLAZERS 11/21/14 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Life expectancy of pickup campers...

keep it covered at home, do the maintance and they'll last almost forever. Just fix the little things as they break. I'm telling friends when they mention getting a campers/trailers/rvs. You can't afford an RV until you can afford the carport/shop/or covered storage for it. Just to many toy haulers, campers, RVs made worthless by one little leak that was not caught....
2BLAZERS 11/21/14 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Looks like the 2015 Ford F-150 Could Be a Game-Changer

It looks like the short-bed models of the 2015 Ford F-150, featuring record amounts of weight saving aluminum, will feature a payload of 3,300 lbs. Wow! If this is true, this would be a definite game changer for the truck camper industry. I imagine that some suspension upgrades, however, will still be needed, but if this is true, it would change the way we look at half-ton trucks in the future. 2015 F-150 Crushes Ram and Silverado in towing and hauling 2015 Ford F-150 First Drive Review http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/styles/img_560/public/2015_f150_platinum_rear.jpg?itok=Qi3tqNBc width=450 Well since everyone keeps saying its okay to put 5000 campers on F250s (with some ''upgrades'') it will be interesting what we see on these F150s in the coming years.....so with some 19.5 rims I'll put my AF 1150 on it and be good, right? And seriously Ford and the other makes are really great at saying when properly equipment, to often this means only 1 out of 20 is equiped for max loads/towing when you go shopping.
2BLAZERS 11/12/14 02:46pm Truck Campers
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