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RE: Truck Camper Magazine

Even though we have a truck camper. We do Subscribe to Motorhome and Trailer Life. Motorhome never has a TC in it but they do have trip ideas and general camping articles we find useful. Trailer Life does usually have a Truck Camper Review maybe 4 or 5 times a year. Plus trip ideas, vacation spots, and general camping/RVing articles we find it useful. I read the mags and rip out vacation idea articles for future use. Then there is the website Truck Camper magazine and all the online forums.
2BLAZERS 09/03/14 12:37pm Truck Campers
RE: New Tire help...

I run Goodyear DuraTrac on my dually. I'm at about 40,000 miles on the set and should still be good for this winter. I needed traction tires with the snowflak so I choose these. We camp a lot off of forest service roads so need to be able to deal with a little mud and muck. And a lot of rock, ice and snow.
2BLAZERS 09/01/14 09:56am Truck Campers
RE: Electric Heater vs Winterizing

Keizer, OR speaking here. I never ''winterize'' as we use the camper year round. I do keep the water tanks all drained during the winter. I keep the camper hooked up to electric all the time at home. If we are dipping close to freezing I set the furnace at the minimum to keep the fan blowing into the basement. I then have a space heater i set at about 55 only when its freezing at night. We freeze about 45 nights a years. A Cold streak for us is the 20s. This way i just need to add water and we can leave.
2BLAZERS 09/01/14 09:52am Truck Campers
RE: Getting camper on lifted truck.

Blocks and he could also air down his tires if you have a compressor handy.
2BLAZERS 08/28/14 11:33am Truck Campers
RE: Labor Day Weekend: Where are you going?

Labor day weekend, we generally stay home. Have camped more days in August then we were home and just got home yesterday. Yard looks like******so need to catch up on the home front and school starts Wednesday for our 8 year old. And Moab, UT in two weeks for me :)
2BLAZERS 08/27/14 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 3500 steering

I had new only ball joints needed on my 2005 Ram 3500 at about 50K. Had the same issue on our 2005 Ford Excursion too. I think for a bit the big three tried to cheap out on some front end parts in the early 2000s. With the long list I'd certainly go get a second and third opinion and estimate.
2BLAZERS 08/27/14 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: Looked at new F450 at our State Fair

Don't quote me on this but I am prett sure the switch from the 19.5 to smaller in the past was because of customer complaints about the truck being governed at 75 mph because of the speed rating of the tire. Some reason i thought it was 87MPG. Anyways my cruise control on my Ram 3500 will not go above 85MPG :( (Utah and ID have 80 zones) This is for not towing or hauling. If I tow I stay under 70 no matter what.
2BLAZERS 08/24/14 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaking window under Cab Over

We tried everything and our solution was a solid (non-opening) window. 2011 AF 1150 Closing the vents did not change anything. Driving in the rain just shoots rain at the window like a pressure washer.
2BLAZERS 07/30/14 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: Winch Bumper Recommendations?

Do it!
2BLAZERS 07/28/14 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: How often do you use your portable generator?

I have a Honda 2000 plus the built in propane generator. And I use both. Run the propane one for A/C or the push button start up ease. EI, coffee in the morning. I run the Honda 2000 sometimes in the evenings to charge up everything if boon docking for several days. But really on a local weekend trip don't need either one.
2BLAZERS 07/14/14 02:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Satphone experiences...

Having fun...? I've had truck campers for more than 40 years... most of them in the boonies. Never needed a cell phone or a sat phone...never been scared of the dark, that the boggie man was going to get me... nothing. Just always went with the idea of self rescue. As you get older you'll find that some of the things you enjoyed make good memories... but aren't realistic... then if your still adventuresome you'll find alternative ways to continue using your campers. Now as a lot of you get a lot older you'll still be mired in camper parking lots with creeps and kids, drunks and druggies piled on top of you... you won't leave... you have already paid for the space... Some of you will take down your flag poles and seperator fences that you have in the campgrounds and make your campers into yard orniments. There are some of our truck camper friends that do some rough country... and they post trip reports showing how remote... but there aren't many. I enjoy their reports. I don't know of any that carry sat phones... most are adept at self rescue I think that California surprised me more than any other state... high tech expectations.. but the tinytouns in the mountains aren't big enough for a cell tower. The interstate system has cell towers all across this land... most of our members will never be out of range. Once again... how much does a sat phone cost ... how many days a year will you be using it... Will you really need one for your blog about your flag pole in a campground? For that matter... do you need PVSolar in a campground? Sleep... but not afraid. How about take a chill pill.... If you never need one why comment on a forum subject regarding it? Specially when you think anyone that disagrees with you is an idiot. Just don't comment and go back to FOX news watching. And just cause I5 and I90 have cell coverage does not need we dont' need it where we are going. The posters and myself want to learn about them.
2BLAZERS 07/03/14 01:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Satphone experiences...

cell phones are so good and have so much coverage that I can't imagine needing one in the 48 US states, Hawaii... and a good portion of Canada.. Most of us will not spend enough time in the outback of Alaska or Canada to ever need anything mor than a good cell phone and provider. As far a satilite integrity... my OnStar has functioned all over the US and the places we've been in Canada no matter what the weather.(except the Everglades around 2006... we couldn't pick up the link) We also have computer connections through Verizon... band width has always been OK... to excelant I'd spend my money on PVSolar panels for the outback before I'd waste money on a sat phone if I wasn't ghoing to Douth america or some place exotic. Assuming that was sarcasm or your crazy. Most of the ATV and dry camping areas in WA/OR have NO cell coverage at all. Two weeks ago in the Wenatchee National Forest (Central WA) only had very iffy cell coverage on a couple of the tallest viewpoints. I can be off cell coverage in an hour. Many of the mountain passes and back roads in Oregon have no coverage in many many spots. And I have Verizon too. Sat phone is something I'm interested in too.
2BLAZERS 07/03/14 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: 4x2 or 4x4?

OK...lets say your camper is a 4500 lb monster like a Lance 1191 or an Arctic Fox 1140 or a heavier Eagle Cap 995. You may get off the pavement to camp but you aren't going to do the Whazoo with it. Your going to trade maximum load capacity if you add 4x4 to a new truck. Sure, we all want 4x4 but do you really NEED 4x4 for a rig that is specifically used as a warm weather TC hauler? Hey Bryan Appleby, could you get by without a 4x4? I've got to have 4*4 for my camper hauling. The point of the TC for me is to be away from pavement. We dry camp and ride quads many times 10 miles from pavement. Also some of the best riding is in the winter when you can be in snow and icy roads. Many times the gravel ''roads'' are a couple inches of muck. The camper weight goes on the rear axle mostly. 4*4 would be more up front so does not impact my decision making. If all you do is camp grounds in the southwest I could see doing 2 wheel drive. I've personally used 4 wheel drive 2 dozen times during the 13/14 winter.... I'm about ready to put a winch on my dually.
2BLAZERS 06/26/14 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: ARB Locker in front axle

If ARB says it will fit your application I'd trust them. ARB is a well trusted name in the offroad community. I want one in my K5 D60...
2BLAZERS 06/24/14 02:31pm Truck Campers
RE: my latest blog trip report - link

Great trip report! and thank you for the pics and report. Always enjoyable.
2BLAZERS 06/24/14 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Question about WDH hitches for your TCers

http://i.imgur.com/qfrIsUAl.jpg my trailer is usually around 6K with two quads or one quad & one RZR. Weight distribution makes for a better ride overall. Lived without it for a while. Now that I have it I'm glad i did it.
2BLAZERS 06/24/14 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: Question for the guy's with duallies and big campers

http://i.imgur.com/Yxke6GPl.jpg My typical setup. 2011 AF 1150 Drybath on a 2011 Ram 3500 4*4 dually crewcab diesel. Trailer is 20' with usually two quads in it plus camping stuff like firewood, Honda 2000, fuel cans etc... love my setup. Truck has leveling kit, 60 Gallon TransferFlow Tank, Supersprings, Helwig, airbags, Rancho shocks, and extra lights. And I run weight distributions on the Superhitch setup. Works great for us. I keep my speed near the speed limit and will not go much past 70 even if I hit the 75 or 80 zones in ID and UT.
2BLAZERS 06/23/14 12:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

http://i.imgur.com/Yxke6GPl.jpg My weekend :)
2BLAZERS 06/23/14 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: Diesel gas?

Regarding Oregon. Google ''why can't I pump my own gas in Oregon'' Interesting reading. Since 1951 or so. There have been a couple times where lawmakers have created a bill to do away with it. But it never gains enough traction. Regarding Diesel in Oregon. Most places I've been to don't mind you pumping your own diesel and will actually ask if you've ''got it?'' if you start the process yourself. Actually when it's raining 7 months a year it is nice to just sit in the truck:)
2BLAZERS 06/16/14 03:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Width and Length with Cargo Trailers and TC?

^^^ agree check state laws before doing anything. In Oregon we have to run 'T' plates on trucks or pickups if the non-rv trailer has a GVW over 8K. My enclosed trailer is rated for 10.4K. So I run T plates on my truck and am licensed for combined weight up to 26K. This is even with a Truck Camper on my truck. Is 100% personal use. Is not commercial at all and I don't have to worry about weigh stations. It's just a money grab. And no politician wants to change it... T- Plates in oregon cost $ 764 per year. A regular license would be $84 for to years.... Ironically I could buy a 21K fifth wheel toy hauler and not need T Plates since it is an RV trailer.
2BLAZERS 06/11/14 03:50pm Truck Campers
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