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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
RE: Center of gravity matters?

Multiply the camper's weight by 9 then divide by your wheelbase. That will give you the weight change to/from the front axle. I suspect 350# or a 9" change will hardly feel any different. So about the amount of change you feel when my dog goes from the back seat to the front seat. :)
2BLAZERS 10/10/16 01:37pm Truck Campers
Center of gravity matters?

So using estimated wet weights from Truck Camper.com: AF 1150 5129# and center of gravity is 55'' AF 990 4781# 55'' AF 992 4897# 46'' On a truck that weighs almost 9K#s how much difference would a 9'' move of the center of gravity feel like? 1150 compared to the 992. Or just the weight change of 348# but no center of gravity change going from the 1150 to the 990? Monday morning thinking!!
2BLAZERS 10/10/16 10:02am Truck Campers
RE: weight advice

Well here is the fully loaded product, ready to leave on a trip. Diesel tank is full, water tanks are full (425 lbs), Gray/black are empty, two full propane tanks and two 27 series batteries. and most of the dry food for a week trip. (beer weight goes into trailer) Trailer empty weight is around 2200 lbs which contains one 27 series battery and spare tire up on hitch Loaded inside is a BMW R1200GS (600 lbs) loaded COG around 5% forward forward of center of axles. Tong weight appears to be just over 350. trailer is ever so slightly nose low hooked up. my hitch is the factory 2.5" receiver with a Curt 34" 2.5" to 2" receiver extension. Rated at 450 tong 4500 lbs load in non weight distribution mode. I do have a weight distribution hitch if needed, which would put my curt extension up to 600 lbs/ 6000 lbs, but I think I only have 750 and 1000 lb bars. All that was done to truck is sway bar. http://pic.towpro.us/albums/userpics/10002/normal_loaded~0.jpg Link to full size picture Truck appears pretty level to me :). Since our next trip is to a campground, I removed around 300 lbs of water Always like the 990s AF. So what are your axle weights? Just curious if your over 9,250 on your rear axle or not. AF get heavy on the rear axle very quickly. Post when you can.
2BLAZERS 10/10/16 09:14am Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW Trucks

I'm always been a fan of going dually. No worries about pin weight. Usually equals a long bed. Currently duals on Rams are the only way to get the lower gears in the axles. Saves reserve capacity to you can add diesel tanks in the bed or larger replacement tanks. Or just throw a bunch of firewood and stuff in the bed. The only way I'd do a short bed and or SRW - if I had to park in a garage cause of an HOA or in a parking garage cause of work.
2BLAZERS 10/04/16 12:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

http://i.imgur.com/WavTWunl.jpg Drove home from camping and riding at Morrow County OHV. Unhooked it and unloaded the dirty clothes and food. :)
2BLAZERS 10/03/16 10:37am Toy Haulers
RE: weight advice

Heaviest I've scaled the rear axle is 10,400. When towing I crank up the weight distribution and try to keep the camper weight down. Ie travel with less water, etc....if possible. We actually have a toyhauler now, so the enclosed trailer plus truck camper hasn't been used together since. We love the TC for camping and short trips. the Toyhauler for riding trips where we camp for days in the same spot. W
2BLAZERS 09/23/16 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: weight advice

we have a 2015 Ram 3500 tradesman addition dually 4x4 crew cab long bed. Cummins, Aisin trans. Torqlift steel tie down system. GVWR is 14,000 lbs. following info from Ram Body builders guide: empty weight 8319 lbs. payload 5680 max camper 4581 Only thing I have added is Big Wig sway bar. weight inside the truck is just the Wife and I. Currently we have a wolf creek 840. we tow a 7x14 box trailer with a motorcycle in it. Toung weight is? (2 people can pick it up) anyway, we are looking at a Artic Fox 996. Truck camper mag has some figures. Dry weight 3934 with mandatory option pack (plus we will add AC 200w solar and our brand new memory foam will replace stock mattresses) Wet weight *Arctic Fox 996: dry weight, 3,934 pounds + 53 gallons fresh, 442 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 30-pound full propane tanks, 54 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 5,110 pounds Currently my truck still sits 1" higher in back than front with Wolf creek and trailer hooked up. Will my truck still be OK without modifications and teh 996? On paper its only 1500 lbs more than WC Currently my truck still sits 1" higher in back than front with Wolf creek and trailer hooked up. would love to be level so I don't always need blocks under front tires on level ground. Maybe 1500 lbs would do the trick :). You'll be fine but I bet you'll be asking about airbags, Stabilloads and SuperSprings in no time. I went step by step: First was stock truck....to much sway and skwishyness. Added upper stabile loads. got me 1/2'', still swishy and sway. Added Big Wig sway bar....much better on the sway. Added Supersprings - so much better. Rear is rock solid now. Just want to upgrade the shocks to adjustable Ranchos and it'll be perfect. :) On our 2016 Ram carrying a AF 1150 DB. We went with SuperSprings. Best mod for heavy hauling in my book. Not towing we are around 9,200-9,750 on the rear axle. We can be at 10,400 on the rear axle if we stuff the camper and tow. Note that I also have Titan Fuel tanks under my truck so I'm carrying 85 gallons of diesel, this is 53 gallons more than stock and adds some weight. This was done just 2 months ago. Just paid the American Express on this mode, ouch $$$$$ . http://i.imgur.com/k82drYrl.jpg
2BLAZERS 09/23/16 10:01am Truck Campers
RE: Diesel vs gas for truck campers?

I wouldn't be scared of hauling a truck camper with a newer gas motor. The new gas motors have the power of the 15 year old diesel trucks. Gas will get you where you want, gas motor and purchase price is cheaper. Gas is running cheaper than diesel around us pretty much all the time for the last 12 years of us having a diesel. Diesel with just a truck camper will feel like a rocket ship, ours does. I love the diesel in my truck. But we also tow behind our TC and have a large toyhauler.
2BLAZERS 09/23/16 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: Do You Lower Your Jacks When Parked

Recently we saw a TC camped out in an RV campground with its jack posts lowered ... I suppose for additional stability when parked. We have never done this and if fact, never thought of doing it until we saw it for ourselves. Do you lower your jack posts for stability when parked? Only if she is with me. She doesn't like the movement of me walking in it. If I'm camped by myself I don't lower them, even if I'm there for days.
2BLAZERS 09/23/16 09:44am Truck Campers
RE: What Is a realistic discount to expect off MSRP?

We love Apache too..... yes check the website but also ask for quotes via the website and or call. They'll throw lower numbers and/or throw in freebies like fastguns. Also if your looking at Lance Campers, look at Curtis Trailers....their website is showing prices on 2017 that are 25 -28 percent off or so. Then call for a ''best'' quote. LOL. We bought our toyhauler from Curtis. I have to admit that I have no idea what Lance camper msrp's are. But if you go to Lance's website, and do a dealer search there you can find every model, by serial number, that is in the dealer's inventory. All of the various options that are on the unit are also itemized. That's pretty neat. However, Lance's website also shows the MSRP on thes units (I assume this is with the options that are on the unit?) but when I look at a Lance 975 camper at Curtis, for example, Curtis lists its MSRP as $54,000 (hence the 25-28% discounts) but Lance only shows that unit's MSRP as being $47,000. I wonder what the real MSRP is on this unit? John Not sure what is happening there.....but when we were toyhauler shopping the ones we really looked at had a factory MSRP lists on the inside of the trailers that matched Curtis Trailers MSRP website....and other dealers had the same lists. Made it easy to see which units had which options. So you can compare units with slightly different options. And I had 3 dealers that readily e-mailed PDF attachments of these Factory MSRP and option lists when I asked. You would think 3 trailers were exactly the same but when you dug into it. You could find 3 options that totaled $ 3K in differnces. For example,toyhauler ramp playpen sides, 2nd freshwater tank, 2nd ''large'' LCD tv in bedroom.
2BLAZERS 09/23/16 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Just Suspension Recommendations - No Legal Weight Advice

http://i.imgur.com/WoAQDBdl.jpg I'm a fan of SuperSprings. On my 2011 Ram 3500, did airbags, still needed to do SuperSprings. So did both. On my 2016, Ram 3500, went straight to Supersprings, have skipped airbags. Also have a front leveling kit and Rear Hellwig Big wig. Next is upgrading the shocks, either the adjustable Ranchos again or heavy duty Bilsteins (still trying to decide)
2BLAZERS 09/21/16 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: What Is a realistic discount to expect off MSRP?

http://www.curtistrailers.com/rv/portland+or/lance+truckcamper/2341/lance+lance+1172 Like this is showing a 28percent discount on a 2017 on the website....pays to shop around outside your state and region. But Oregon is a hot market for new campers and trailers right now.
2BLAZERS 09/20/16 09:47am Truck Campers
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