I have a camper designed for a long bed Ford in my short bed Chevy and it works great. It doesnt have the outside storage boxes as it for a long bed, but used campers that fit short beds are hard to come by out here.
I really like your post!! Its a vehicle thing, kind of. I mourn the sale of my 72 Blazer, 95 Siverado,and many more. I miss my 74 Shasta trailer converted to haul dirt bikes. But,,,,,,,,,,,,new stuff is fun too!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!!!
I use airbags also, but for weight help, not to adjust the lights. Maybe the title is misleading, but filling to adjust lights would unweight the springs and basically rely on the bags for support vs the full suspension? I have tested this and definitely can tell when I have too much air in the bags because of the extra sway.
I just bought an 8000 btu portable. Initial run for a few minutes it seems to work well. I havent vented it yet, will need to fabricate opening.I cant justify spending close to a grand for a roof model with such limited use that I have.
My question stems from boating. I dont remove the camper for short weekends so the camper sits in the parking lot until we come off the water and plug into the campsite. I have heard it can take a long time to cool and lots of folks leave them on all day so its cool when they return. I cant imagine it would take very long at say 90 degrees in a truck camper, but what experience can you give me?
Those blaming the buyer are a bit out of line to me. You trust the dealer and manufacturer weights. None of them are very accurate, and the dealer is deceiving. How much research should a person have to do before buying something? When we buy something we dont know a lot about, we do our research the best we can. Then you trust the people selling the product, shouldnt you!?
No, but blaming a consumer for trusting the manufacturer or dealer is way out of line. What the hell are you supposed to do, demand the dealer load it and head to the scales? The blame needs to go to the people making the claims that we are supposed to trust.
Damn, Sleepy could close this thread! I agree, so many reasons to use max pressure for heat,capacity, sway control,all related to tire safety and life,( incuding yours). If you see the tires wear in the middle more than the outside edges, lower the pressure.
Seriously, with that kind of weight we carry, the max is usually the best.
My camper dry rates at 2200 lbs. The scales put me at 3000lbs. You really do have some weight on there,,happy travels!!!!!!
Good thread!!! Im actually going through the same thing with my dirt bike. I have ridden for over 40 years and plan to sell my bike in part for medical reasons and to redistribute some money. This decision was made a month ago and Im still grieving! Heck, all my passwords reflect my bike.
I sure can relate, thanks for posting this.
For those of you who speculate it would not be practical, let me give a live example. I live in a wooded area with only a few exits out. When I got evaced for a fire 2 of 3 routes out were closed. We managed to get out of town and to a primitive site in a safe area. Hotels were full. I had my camper for a couple of days vs sleeping in a school makeshift shelter. Is that good enough?
Plus, one could go to a Wally or other parking lot away from the burn and stay.
I totally understand those of you that would be in a major traffic jam.Of course it wouldnt be practical. You can shoot it down all you want, but until you lived in my world, dont knock it!!
Well, I agree, but when argueing starts and the thread becomes non-productive, I have seen them closed. Anyway, your thread is a reminder to me to get an evac. list going again in case we have to scramble again this season. Its been a dry winter again here where in at near the foothills. I would think of heading out into the country, but I dont want to get shot,,
Damn, I need to quit.
Leave it to someone to always derail a thread that has some purpose. If you dont like our talk about using campers for emergencies, then why dont you stay out of this thread instead of stirring it up?
I do somewhat get your points, but they can be said in a non-offensive manner. I wouldnt be surprised if this is closed soon. Sad!
Well Francesca, I think dreamer and delusional have been used. I dont need to go into detail for you because you dont know what my geographic location is like. But dont frett,,Im a long ways from you,,,
I guess those of you that will just stay put have never had to evacuate due to fire?? We used our camper twice for a short time and it was great. I agree if one can stay put thats a great option during chaos, but dont call me a **** whatever for having an escape plan!