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RE: Cost to setup Truck

This is why even though I'm accountant and CPA I never ever never ever add up receipts on personal expenses, camper, ATV, household, etc.... I don't want to know. :) Ignorance is bliss! bought new 2011 Ram 3500 and 2011 Arctic Fox 1150, 60 gallon Transfer flow replacement tank, leveling kit, Supersprings, light bar, extra lights (4) HID front and rear Rigids, torklift everything, 48'' extension tie downs fast guns, bed matt, In cab adjustable airbags and Rancho shocks, third set of tires now...and i didn't keep any receipts :)
2BLAZERS 02/28/15 09:12am Truck Campers
RE: Airbags or Supersprings

I started with Airbags.... Added Super Springs to really carry the weight. Only need airbags now if towing with the camper on just to level a little bit. Next truck I'll just start with Super Springs...and likely skip the airbags. SS best $400 bang for the buck. Yes the empty ride got worse, the Super Springs you can set at differnt levels. On my truck it raised the rear end up about 1.5-2 inches, but I also have a leveling kit on the front so it all works great...for me.
2BLAZERS 02/27/15 01:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Mammoth TC

In our Arctic Fox, the refrigerator is directly across from the kitchen. This works for us since space is much smaller and you can do a basketball pivot move between sink and refer and not be called for traveling... These larger units that require you to walk around the corner to reach for perishable or frozen items does not make sense. Put the pantry and wardrobe at the far reach and keep the kitchen together. Amen to that. I think it was the Lance 1172 my wife said no just because of the fridge placement.....
2BLAZERS 02/25/15 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Host Mammoth TC

And wow on sale for $65K..... we'll likely never spend 1/2 that unless we are going to go full time in a TC.
2BLAZERS 02/23/15 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: Host Mammoth TC

TC are pretty amazing now a days. You could likely delete out the fireplace for more storage. Would you upgrade your truck to a 450/4500 or flatbed chassis cab? Thats what we feel like we will need to do next time if we go any bigger than our AF 1150. We looked at some new Lances at the Salem, OR RV show the other weekend but was shocked at how many cupboards and drawers weren't latching and several other things amiss....Dear Dealer if your trying to sell it as new make sure everything is in perfect working order...and they didn't even bring in the 1172 with the rear slide/recliners...which they had in stock at their store.
2BLAZERS 02/23/15 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Want info on this Kodiak with a Lance 1181

cONGRATS on moving the project closer to completion.
2BLAZERS 02/20/15 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: 10' garage real world loading?

I always say measure about 10 times before you buy. Things like cables for the doors, bed rails all can interfere with quads and toys fitting. But like that pic shows how tight it is. If one quad has oversized or even aftermarket wheels and tires it can make it not work.
2BLAZERS 02/16/15 03:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: 10' garage real world loading?

Problem is, a Sportsman 850 isn't 48" wide. It's 51" wide. Two of these will rub if you have happijack bed tracks on either side... They're fatties. When I researched before I posted I found the 2014 specs said, "Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H) 83.25 x 47.6 x 50.75" I'd be very surprised they were stock over 48" since many places like the Paiute trail limit ATVs to a maximum of 48" and it's a standard for the USFS too. Found with mine airing them up could save enough space to even get in around Wrong! Forest service, WA, ID, UT, Paiute and OR ATV trails are set at 50'' NOT 48'' Some states consider 48'' for licensing definitions of ATVs but not the trails. Never seen a 48'' wide trail and I've got tons of miles in OR, UT, WA, ID, etc... hence we also have a 50'' RZR. Most quads from the factory are right under 48'' but many of us add differnt tires/wheels and end up just under the 50'' limit. My 550 Sportsman is about 49.5'' wide with 27'' mud tires on it. My 850 Scrambler is 100% stock and under 48'' wide just barely. This is what makes two large utility quads side by side in a toy hauler garage very difficult.
2BLAZERS 02/16/15 12:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: New Northstar STC model

I actually like it. ''light' simple and a side entry. Wonder how much swing out arms are for my dually application.
2BLAZERS 02/14/15 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Assistance

Another option is to just add it to your insurance policy. State Farm for me. You just call up any tow company you want and they direct bill your insurance. In fact just used it yesterday for my old '77 truck....it broke down at home. Left the key in the cup holder and called it in from the office. They towed it in while I was at work to the automotive place. allowing me to work 12 hours without worrying about it. My agent will approve the $$. I've heard to many horror stories about AAA towing to never use them again. When I used them as a college student it was horrible. Not all tow companies want to deal with AAA....
2BLAZERS 02/10/15 11:20am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Cabin Air Filters

Looking at the reciept from sending my wife, to get her oil change, done on her car. The Cabin Air Filter cost her more then the whole freaking oil change, car wash, and tire rotation combined. Wish she'd called me. Stealership Ripoff is what they are.
2BLAZERS 01/29/15 11:56am Truck Campers
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
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