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RE: 2015 Ram 3500 DRW factory Air Bag Suspension??

wonder why the snow plow package can't have a camper on it?. Pure attorneys worry that you might snowplow with a camper on all at the same time.....
2BLAZERS 07/16/15 09:33am Truck Campers
RE: 2015 Ram 3500 DRW factory Air Bag Suspension??

I do know my 2015 Ram 3500 Long bed, 4wd, Dually, club cab (not the air bag system) came with this slip of paper in the glove box that says "this truck is not recommenced for use with a slide-in camper" Sheesh! What are they thinking?? I know I was stunned when my 2014 Ram1500 squatted 6" under the "massive" weight (1000 lbs +/-) of my stripped-down popup TC - but surely your truck could handle my camper....LOL!!!! (For anyone else with a newer Wimpy Ram; the "sausage" air bags that slide inside the rear coil springs made all the difference) Did you have the ''snow plow package''?
2BLAZERS 07/15/15 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Lurker - TC Arctic Fox for Year round Living

Okay thanks. Been looking at the flatbed 5500 set up too. My AF 1150 is pretty flat on the bottom until the generator exhaust so thinking an 11' would be great and i could squeeze something in the 1' gap between cab and camper...can't wait to see your setup all setup. http://i.imgur.com/utbLQ8ql.jpg Our current setup with 20' enclosed trailer, wanting to go 24' now....and my 3500 which is maxed only for rear axle ratings.
2BLAZERS 07/14/15 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Lurker - TC Arctic Fox for Year round Living

So are you getting a 11' flatbed or 9''ish?
2BLAZERS 07/14/15 10:39am Truck Campers
RE: Leveling TC

I bought a whole bunch of the big lego blocks about 4 years ago. They've worked pretty well over the years. Have broke maybe 2 in half. I bought them all on sale and have lots since sometimes its the dual rear that needs raised.
2BLAZERS 07/10/15 12:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Oregon ATV Safety Card

A lot of the Rangers and Sheriffs will look at your quads first for the offroad stickers, if you've got those and riding responsible many will leave you alone. Missing the offroad stickers on your bike/quad/UTV for Oregon or another state and they will get out of their trucks and ask for your OHV Safety card too. Some of them just ask everyone they meet on the sand, trails or forest service roads. I've been asked about once a year and we ride a lot. I've seen huge groups get busted for load exhausts, no stickers, no Safety Cards and just end up going home.
2BLAZERS 07/09/15 11:01am Toy Haulers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

2Blazers. I saw that you had mentioned that in an earlier post. I don't understand why daily driving a 5500 would be any different from daily driving a 3500. Neither will fit in a standard parking space. I am going to add 19.5's and H rated Toyo's to my 3500 and drive it for now.I am also going to try to move some weight forward or remove it altogether. Spare tire .... Carry less propane ... Get junk out of truck ect. I noticed that someone was adding a brake system to a jeep earlier in the thread. I added an NSA Ready Brake and love it. No boxes on the floor to deal with and it is true proportional braking. Also half the price of other systems and easy 1 -2 hour install in the driveway with basic tools. Yes Ram rates them lower but American Axle and Dana rates them at 10200lbs and 15K respectively. I'm a CPA and Partner in a CPA firm. My work commute is only 5 miles each way but I do go visit many clients, many times fitting a dually crewcab in client parking lots is a pain. A 5500 flatbed being a foot longer will just make it harder. Also daily driving a 5500 flatbed i could already hear my back hurting from it. The dually 3500 is my limit in size for daily driving.
2BLAZERS 06/30/15 10:01am Truck Campers
RE: So, we decided to keep our truck camper

... and stay on the TC Forum This is where all of the action is... along with truck camper owners being the best... Actually.... we have owned truck campers since 1969... and we'd never consider downgrading to anything. So? How about you? sleepy A lot of action here. For us it depends on the family growth. We have an 8 year old. We end up having/adopting a couple more kids and likely we will move towards a monster toy hauler. We are already 53' long with the camper on and enclosed trailer with toys in it. On second thought, the camper might stay and we ADD a toy hauler. love the flexibility of just taking the camper for quick trips to the coast and we can park and camp anywhere.
2BLAZERS 06/29/15 01:30pm Truck Campers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

What a great thread! Good read all around. I have a 2012 Ram 3500 and was hauling a Lance 1181. I had added Supersprings and air bags to the rear. I flat tow a Jeep mostly but do also have a 16ft enclosed trailer that can go 5000lbs loaded. Jeep is also 5000lbs but no tongue weight. The Lance sat right on the rear axle. Empty Weight 4500 ft, 3500 rear Lance Weight 4500 ft, 8500 rear I just bought a Chalet DS 116RB with the optional third slide. Love the camper but! Chalet Weight 4800 ft, 11000 Rear Now I wish I had bought a 5500 and am considering a trade. The big difference between the 3500 and 5500 is the rear end. According to the axle manufacturer the rear axle in the 3500 is rated at 10200lbs The axle in the 4500/5500 is rated at 15000. Both the trailer and my Jeep has a braking system. I am torn between upgrading the rims and tires to 19.5's and keeping my non-def 2012 or biting the bullet and buying a Hemi 5500 and building a utility body for it. And Ram rates the rear axle on the 3500 dually only at 9,250 on like my 2011. And 9,750 on the 2015 model. Heavy camper and its really easy to be over 10K on the rear axle. The 4 steel wheels rate at 2,750 each or 11,000 total. I'm leaning towards a 5500 flatbed but the only issue is I can't daily drive for work a 5500 flatbed so the TC carrier becomes really just a motor home chassis and I keep my 2011 for driving to work and other truck duties....I've been daily driving a dually for 10 years now. I keep going back and fourth,
2BLAZERS 06/29/15 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: Overland Expo 2015: a view by an outsider

Overlanding has pretty much ruined what we use to just call back country camping and exploring. Too much fakery and too much money has ruined it. Would you like a shovel for $300 or $4.99? They both work. Some of the builds that are actually used are really impressive. But to many builds are used 1 weekend a year and really just built to be a mall crawler. ie Jeep JK on 37s with a roof top tent. The author seemed pretty clueless. a poorly researched article.
2BLAZERS 06/26/15 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: Where is your truck camper headed this summer?

WA, OR lots of trips, ID, UT, and CO (for the Rally) maybe a night it Wyoming too.
2BLAZERS 06/24/15 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

We just drove through Tacoma on our return from Long Beach. We're making a trip out to Quincy before we start a 3-week round trip to Colorado Springs. Unless we cross paths camping, we are booked out until August. We're about the same - heading to the truck camper rally in Colorado and back home in August. Maybe a three rig rally out to Grayland or some place? Currently installing a supplemental braking system (Unified Tow Brake) to tow a Jeep Rubicon and want to tow it to Colorado but this install project is taking foreeeeever. I'd like someone with a lot of truck camper experience to drive my rig and tell me how the handling feels to them. I only have my own experience with my own rigs, so have nothing to compare with. We will be at the CO rally too!. We had out July 18th....we are tying it into our usual first week of August Utah RZR/ATV riding trip so we will be gone 23 days. Looking forward to the whole thing. but first work work work work work. Pic of our set up we are taking. http://i.imgur.com/4xg2c5bl.jpg
2BLAZERS 06/24/15 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

Every camper is different. I know on my AF 1150 everything is bottom floor flat until you get to the exhaust for the generator. I've measured mine and I could easily slide it all the way forward on a 9' flatbed.
2BLAZERS 06/23/15 04:33pm Truck Campers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

But really we are truck camper people. We don't need to tow and haul a 30,000 trailer. We need a high rear axle rating because we turtle carry 5-6K pounds on the flatbed or pickup box. Some of us do haul a trailer too, but my camper plus my loaded up enclosed trailer would still only total 14k pounds which is not even half the tow rating of these amazing trucks. Even a detuned chassis cab would have plenty of power for hauling any truck camper and 6-7000# trailer.
2BLAZERS 06/23/15 10:55am Truck Campers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

The CTD in the 2016 Ram will have 900 ft.-lb. Of torque. That will put a smile on your face. Yep been reading about that! :) But the 4500/5500 always run less power for more long term durability at max loads.
2BLAZERS 06/23/15 10:50am Truck Campers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

Bedlam, what does your truck weigh? front and rear axles?
2BLAZERS 06/22/15 11:56am Truck Campers
RE: To TC'ers who have bought new trucks

At the dealership the fleet guy ordered me a 2016 Ram 3500 to come late August or September...I'm excited about it but actually been spending time wondering and researching if I should switch to a 4500/5500. Even with the increased GVW to 14K, with my AF 1150 I'm pretty much right there already, they did not change the axle ratings a whole lot for the 14k GVW rating. The only thing holding me back on the flatbeds is it will than be just the camper hauler won't be driving a flatbed to the office and to client meetings (I'm a CPA) with the dually pickup I can still daily drive it.
2BLAZERS 06/22/15 11:46am Truck Campers
RE: How many do it this way when parked

We have the pressure regulator and a water filter all the time on when using water hookups. Basically I'd say that the hose had too sharp of a bend coming off the pump, this is where the pin hole leak came from....hose should have been a couple inches longer at the factory.
2BLAZERS 06/18/15 02:27pm Truck Campers
RE: How many do it this way when parked

We were camped this past weekend in Harris Beach State camp ground with full hook ups. Was hooked to the water provided and had left it on since we arrived the evening before. We were at the play ground and I ran back to the camper to get something....and saw water dripping under the front of my truck bed onto the ground and a good sized puddle. That ain't right!! After looking in cabinets and the step to the cab over bed.... So I had a pin sized hole in the 150PSI pressued hose after the pump that feeds the water system. It was basically a little tiny streaming into the basement of the camper. That ain't good. So turned of the park water and tried the pump, leak is the pressured side of the pump, it still leaked. So no water to use, not good. We ended up running to ACE hardware store, bought 1 foot of 150PSI 1/2 tubing, a coupler, razor hose cutter tool, and two more small hose clamps. Cut about 8'' of the old pipe that had the pin sized hole and added the new 1 foot section. Been working great since. This is all under the step into the cab over bed. Tight space. You could not hear the water peeing since we were hooked to the provided water spigot. If we had been using our tank and water pump we would have found this much earlier, likely that prior night shortly after hooking up. And yes we usually turn water off and the water heater off if we are going somewhere for the day, but we were just down at the play ground. I have the step open with a fan blowing down there, hoping it drys out in the hot weather we are having. This weekend will be opening up the corner of the underbelly to make sure the insulation is dried out. Thinking some of it will be wet still.
2BLAZERS 06/18/15 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Better Made?

Good to see them expanding the Desert Fox line up. Now they just need to hire a good website designer ;) Agreed! I second 3rd that thought.
2BLAZERS 06/08/15 10:43am Toy Haulers
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