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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
RE: 2015 Ram Trucks

I'd say two options for you, go east and come down HWY 97 east of the mountains and go as far south as you want, maybe Crater Lake? Lot's of places to explore. The Gorge, The Dalles, Bend, Sunriver, and futher points until Crater Lake. Other option is come down I5 until Longview and then had west and south. Exploring HWY 30 along the Columbia River, then heading south into Yamhill Wine Country, hit McMinnville, Newberg, Dundee, Mist, Veronia, Corvallis on HWY 47 and 219 etc...campgrounds to hit Champoeg, LL Stub Stewart, and Silver Falls. when you want to go home just cross over to I5 and head North.
2BLAZERS 10/30/14 12:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ram Trucks

I love hitting the Oregon coast even this time of year. Like Beverly Beach, South Beach, or the Astoria area.
2BLAZERS 10/30/14 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ram Trucks

bedlam - could you post a bunch of pics and a review of your new truck when you get a chance. Specially interest in the flatbed, storage, trailering stats. What you did is excactly what I've been thinking of doing since I have a heavy camper and tow 8k+. Thanks.
2BLAZERS 10/30/14 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing wreck - overloaded hitch

One previous thread Sorry, never look under the general
2BLAZERS 10/27/14 04:37pm Towing
Towing wreck - overloaded hitch

Please people follow the rules and don't run over loaded. First article I've seen like this. Surprised it does not happen as often as this. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2960844-181/chp-hitch-in-fatal-crash
2BLAZERS 10/27/14 01:21pm Towing
RE: DRW regrets?

For those of you which have gone from a SRW truck to DRW, do you wish you had just gone with a lighter TC and stayed with a SRW? No. I wonder though if I should have gone with a Ram 4500 Flatbed instead of ''just'' a Ram 3500 dually.
2BLAZERS 10/27/14 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: 2015 Ram Trucks

I'm seeing these on dealer lots. Any one already have one at home? Why the 2015 over 2014? Not yet, but I have the itch for the fresh smell of new leather....looking at gearing and GVW numbers way to much lately.
2BLAZERS 10/23/14 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Frustrated

Use this little web tool. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/201045551/Forums/PhotoUpload/RV.NET-Photo-Upload.html
2BLAZERS 10/21/14 11:20am Truck Campers
RE: 2006 Ford 6.0 Turbo diesel ???

If only it was just keeping the coolant clean...... I had issues with the FICM, alternators that liked to kill batteries and the entire front end and brakes...plus the EGR stuff. And what made it worse was Ford's attitude and the crappy dealership service. Now I'm on my second Ram/Cummins truck.
2BLAZERS 10/20/14 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: Supersprings with Airbags

I've got the SS and airbags on my truck. I love the SS on there for just carrying the weight of the camper. I really don't use the airbags unless I'm towing now too.
2BLAZERS 10/20/14 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Truck for Eagle Cap 1165?

I am smiling. You're smiling now because you didn't get the gas bill yet. If you can afford the truck, the fuel bill shouldn't matter....
2BLAZERS 10/20/14 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: 2006 Ford 6.0 Turbo diesel ???

We HAD!! a 2005 Ford Excursion with the Diesel 6.0..... that led us to switching to a 2005 Ram 3500 with Cummins and now a 2011 Ram 3500 with Cummins. I'd go back to a 6.0 only if the price was good enough to right away get the motor ''Bulletproofed'' or being able to comfirm that it was already done.
2BLAZERS 10/20/14 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Pictures of your TC's towing trailers

http://i.imgur.com/ReTFEAMl.jpg We've run this combo for several years, and several long 1000 mile plus trips. handles great. trailer is at about 8K with RZR and Quad(s) and ''stuff'' I run with Supersprings, full Superhitch setup and weight distribution....
2BLAZERS 10/16/14 10:50am Truck Campers
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