My lance 8.5 foot hardside weighed in at 3000 loaded and is a handfull for my 3/4 ton. I had a Sunlite popup on my 1/2 ton chev and it was a great fit, but maxed. How long is the one you are looking at? Really ,,,a 1/2 ton is scary with anything more than a light popup. If you could test drive the camper for a short way would give you an idea on handling.
I use a mop bucket with grocery/Walmart plastic bags. That way i have a pail in case I need water quick for a fire, ect. When its full, I sneak to the next camper and throw them under it. ( A few shots of rum)
I have used my heater SPARINGLY for several nights. Not during the day, and occasionally at nite. I ran a wire from the thermostat to a toggle switch in a cabinet next to the bed. that way i can turn the heat on when I go to bed and control it with thetoggle switch as we sleep instead of it being on all night. I have also used a Mr Buddy during the day and evening having a window vented slightly while awake.
Even though this doesnt answer the OP`s question, Im chiming in here. I can tell a huge difference in smell when I dont use chemicals. Maybe thats why he is asking his question. Telling him not to use them doesnt answer his specific question. Just sayin,,,,
The use of black tank chemicals has been discussed to death, just do a search. The OP didn't ask about whether or not to use chemicals, they asked how to add them with the slide in with some kind of external access to filling the black tank.
I would just add them through the toilet the next time you open the slide before using the unit.
Thanks for getting things back on track. So many times I have had responses that were absolutely useless to my question.
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!!!!!!