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RE: 1st View EC 1165 and Host Mammoth

My Honda 2000 ran my 11,000 btu a/c once. But I tried again later and it wouldn't. I don't know what I did right or wrong. Maybe I kicked up the thermostat too fast. This reminds me to try it again. I have 2 of the Hondas. Really haven't used them much yet. I did discover they fit very well in the rear floorboard of the truck. I also have an IPI extended run tank that feeds both gens and the wiring to parallel them. What I want is a storage box for the gas tank to put on a cargo rack. The tank will fit in the basement but I'm not too sure I want to do that. I may be over thinking it though. The 2000 should run the air without a hitch assuming that you shut off the campers on board charger. But if your camping in Texas and it's 100 degrees for 3 months straight. He'll have to basically shut the A/C off to do anything like make coffee or watch TV or plug a laptop in?
2BLAZERS 12/01/16 11:38am Truck Campers
RE: 1st View EC 1165 and Host Mammoth

That's why I'm considering eu3000. I'm afraid it would not work well to run the larger A/C. The Yamaha 2400 is a option as it is rated at 2000 continuous watts versus 1600 watts for the eu2000. The 3000 is so heavy to be lugging around. Check out the Yamaha 2800eu. It's only @ 60lbs. I think they are phasing them out but I believe still available. I saw one on eBay recently, new. Mount it on the front hitch and you'll be able to just leave it there.....
2BLAZERS 12/01/16 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: 1st View EC 1165 and Host Mammoth

Nothing special about the build other than no on board generator. I am going with a eu2000 or maybe a yamaha 2400 I believe and carry on a front hitch. Mainly to reduce noise and propane consumption(I live in Texas so A/C will be used quite a bit). Will the eu2000 carry a 11000 btu A/C? I would think weight distribution would be a little better also with the generator up front. I have not figured out how to clip the potential order sheet to this thread yet, when I do, I will post it. Had some great comments so far. Any help on how to post the order sheet would be appreciated. Interesting, Texas heat and A/C.....I'd be having the built in genny installed. My PERSONAL choice. :) :) I have the built in genny on mine and we use it quite a bit for pull off the road to eat lunch. Run the a/c for the dog while we eat at Cracker Barrell etc.... yes we also have a Honda 2000 that is handy for use during dry camping. I'm not familiar with the Yamaha's but if I didn't have the built in, I'd get the Honda 3000 and mount it semi-permantenly on a platform on the front hitch.
2BLAZERS 12/01/16 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: 1st View EC 1165 and Host Mammoth

So no built in generator? You must be adding solar and more batteries? Or carry a Honda 2000? I love having a built in push button genny....can get the coffee pot going in the morning before going outside :) My coffee's better than yours then because I perk mine. And whenever I pull the gen start cord outside I get to set up the B/Q for a nice steak dinner. :p About the triple slide... I think small is beautiful as long as it simpler, less weight, easier to take care of. I think a lot of folks get too involved in trying to own everything. Just my opinion as is my coffee. Well enough solar power, batteries and inverter and he could make coffee from an electric coffee pot with no genny...hence the other questions too. I'm just curious on his total build plans. :)
2BLAZERS 11/28/16 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: 1st View EC 1165 and Host Mammoth

So no built in generator? You must be adding solar and more batteries? Or carry a Honda 2000? I love having a built in push button genny....can get the coffee pot going in the morning before going outside :)
2BLAZERS 11/28/16 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper on Gooseneck Trailer

Just bare in mind that trailers >10k lb require CDL and I don't think you can get flatbed trailer reclassified as an RV. So in CA you will need 26k weight stickers and those cost about $400 every single year. Note the the OP is in Nevada and CDL is for commercial not personal trailers. So try not to confuse people. In many states we can haul 14k trailers with no issues for personal use. I've had several. Dump trailer and flatbeds for personal use. (I'm an accountant so definitely not for business ) You, Sir should check what you are typing about, or don't type at all. As you can see, Nevada, just like California does require CDL for trailers above 10,000 lb. see page 1 So does Oregon if GCVWR exceed 26k O good grief. Angry much? How about check your local state for your own rules. No? For Oregon A 10k or 12k non-RV trailer would not cause me to need a CDL in Oregon for personal use. It would only require a T plate on my truck. Which i have and I'm registered for 26k combined. And if I had a 12K GVW or less pickup I could have a 14k rated trailer and still not need a CDL. T Plated truck requirement starts with 8K rated trailers. Is not connected to CDL at all. You just start paying yearly for your weight class. So i pay for 26K combined rating for my 10,400gvw enclosed trailer and 14k pickup. My truck camper is included in the 26k
2BLAZERS 10/27/16 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Suspension upgrade??

You first mentioned sway. So I'd suggest a Sway bar.
2BLAZERS 10/27/16 03:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Loft Space

Don't be scared of ordering one you want....just make sure that you've agreed to the pricing before paying the deposit. So like 30 percent off the MSRP should still be good. Most dealers will be happy to help you as they know it is already sold. And many times the loft is part of the overall design of the entire trailer as many times it is the ceiling of the bathroom, closet, fridge, and some of the kitchen too. If you are just talking about the beds that go up and down I know mine can be removed with 4 pins for each.
2BLAZERS 10/27/16 11:52am Toy Haulers
RE: Truck Camper on Gooseneck Trailer

Just bare in mind that trailers >10k lb require CDL and I don't think you can get flatbed trailer reclassified as an RV. So in CA you will need 26k weight stickers and those cost about $400 every single year. Note the the OP is in Nevada and CDL is for commercial not personal trailers. So try not to confuse people. In many states we can haul 14k trailers with no issues for personal use. I've had several. Dump trailer and flatbeds for personal use. (I'm an accountant so definitely not for business )
2BLAZERS 10/27/16 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: Driving the Cassiar Highway in November

And post a trip report with pics when done!!
2BLAZERS 10/27/16 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Driving the Cassiar Highway in November

Truck campers are always great for adding weight and traction in snow.
2BLAZERS 10/27/16 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Suspension upgrade??

How much do you run around totally unloaded? I've had Super Springs on both my 2011 and my 2016 truck and have loved them for being 1/3rd the cost of airbags with controllers. And on my 2011 I went with airbags 1st and still added SuperSprings. my 2016 I'm just using Supersprings with no need for airbags. And I go from hauling a quad, to hauling a toyhauler to hauling a truck camper almost weekly.
2BLAZERS 10/27/16 11:29am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

Funny when all I state is that my 2016 Ram handles the same camper better than my 2011 Ram. I get these type of responses. It is far from just being just the springs. The frame is improved, the front end is improved, the axles have improvements, the brakes are bigger, the motor is stronger, the tranny is bigger. Look under a new truck sometime. And where is this mystery 11,500 rear end rating coming from? The wheels aren't even rated that high..... To say that is the rating you can pretend is fine to use is just asinine. I'm done. Done arguing with people with no facts or data who argue with people who have real world experience comparing the same camper on two different year trucks. Goodbye. These threads just get stupid to many times...... Unsubscribing.
2BLAZERS 10/17/16 09:59am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

THere was a little bit of discussion about it over here too. Someone jokingly said weight of 8000lbs. Small world, that post is mine. One thing that AF have been is...well built but very heavy. But if a triple slide is made up of 3 smaller slides than the monster 11 foot slide that is on my 1150 DB then maybe the weight won't be as horrible as we all fear. Can't wait to see the final product and weight. --Elliot
2BLAZERS 10/15/16 02:54pm Truck Campers
RE: weight advice

Perfection!!!! Interesting your front axle weight. That 990 must be putting some weight on the front axle, while my 1150 unloads the front axle a little bit.
2BLAZERS 10/14/16 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

it all depends on how you define ''off road'' We go off road all the time on Forest Service Roads. Basically am off pavement for every ATV ride, sometimes 5-10 miles off road. And Forest Service roads can be anything from a mucky rocky mess to smoothed out gravel I could take a car down. A triple slide out TC wouldn't change where we could take a TC. I'm not taking it on the Rubicon trail, that's what quads and the RZR are for. The guys most concerned about offroading with a TC are going popup with no overhangs anyways. This is why we have 100 different types and sized of RVs, Trailers, and TCs.
2BLAZERS 10/13/16 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

Well, everyone use to weigh in at 14K on a 12,000 GVW rated dually. Now we complain about 14,200 on a 14k rated dually. LOL. perspective. 1. No we don't. 2. If we did we would be justified. The 14K rated duallys are no stronger than the 12K rated ones. Same axle ratings front and back, just less "slush" capacity that we used to get by adding up the axle ratings. I still see lots of heavy 12 foot campers with slides on 10 to 15 year old trucks. We can agree to disagree. But my 2016 Ram 3500 has a ton of changes compared to my old 2011 Ram 3500 and compared to my 2005 Ram 3500. All have been dually 4*4, crewcabs. My 2016 handles my 2011 AF 1150 much better..... The GVW and axle ratings increase is quite real. The AF 1150 has been the same since like early 2000s...trucks have changed big time.
2BLAZERS 10/13/16 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

We looked at the Host and the Eagle Cap triple slide models, and they were very impressive! Worth the weight penalty in my humble opinion. Just beef up the truck as needed. Cost is a factor, these 3 slide models aren't cheap. But what is really holding me back from buying a new Eagle Cap 1165 is the need to open a slide just to enter. If AF or anyone else built a 3 slide, with the great attributes of the EC1165, but that you could get in and at least get to the bathroom without opening a slide, I'd be 1st in line with money in hand. SO yes, there is innovations yet to be designed in truck campers! Well, everyone use to weigh in at 14K on a 12,000 GVW rated dually. Now we complain about 14,200 on a 14k rated dually. LOL. perspective.
2BLAZERS 10/13/16 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

How much "innovation" can you have in a TC, really? I think a few of us have ideas that haven't been used yet. :) 15 years ago, a slide in a TC was pretty extreme, then came the second and third one and the tent drop downs, and more recently the triple slide. What's next? What's next....I really hope it's light-weight construction but still as strong. And no carpet, no wood, lifetime roof and seals. If my 1977 K5 truck doesn't leak, why should a RV that is 6 months old cause us to worry?
2BLAZERS 10/13/16 10:28am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

That is pretty exciting. I've often said, our next TC will very likely be a side door model. But I'm worried that AF will make it too heavy for even a new dually. If it is any heavier than my AF 1150 I won't.
2BLAZERS 10/13/16 10:26am Truck Campers
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