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RE: Truck camping in Summit County Colorado?

What about the ski area parking lot?
Wanderin fool 03/06/14 06:39pm Truck Campers
RE: The Emotions in a TC

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.
Wanderin fool 03/03/14 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: BOV ????

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!!
Wanderin fool 03/03/14 07:17am Truck Campers
RE: BOV ????

I disagree Nmace. We have our opinions, you have yours. Can we leave it at that?
Wanderin fool 03/02/14 08:40pm Truck Campers
RE: BOV ????

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.
Wanderin fool 03/02/14 08:24pm Truck Campers
RE: BOV ????

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!
Wanderin fool 03/02/14 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: BOV ????

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,,,
Wanderin fool 03/02/14 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: BOV ????

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!
Wanderin fool 03/02/14 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Questions on an enclosed trailer

Good lookin trailer. I cant comment on the tracks, but I prefer Linex as its stiffer and doesnt tend to peel as easy. People Linex all sorts of stuff these days,, quads, 4wheelers,ect.
Wanderin fool 02/23/14 06:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Lighter weight camper options

Went up Tincup pass regularly to camp. Wouldnt think of taking the hardside. That popup went a lot of places camping to go dirt biking.I would say there really isnt much in common between hardside and popup in how it rides and feels on a truck.After I got my hardside I thought the popup was like carrying around a feather. If you look at the models with the "full" bed that is a lot shorter overhang. A tape measure will tell the tale. We looked at a Palomino many years ago that had a bathroom. It was a 9.5'.
Wanderin fool 02/12/14 06:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Lighter weight camper options

I had a Sunlite popup and loved it! Easy to drive around loaded on truck. Never a problem in wind. Actually rather warm in cold weather with the canvas down over the screens. Only sold it bacause wife wanted bathroom and a hardside. My 835 Lance Lite weighs 3000 lbs loaded. Sticker says 2200, BEWARE. Hardside cumbersome driving around. I actually miss alot about my popup, but do love the hardside also. Will you leave it on the truck a lot and drive around?
Wanderin fool 02/12/14 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: will frig drain battery

Why does a fridge on propane draw on the battery so much?
Wanderin fool 01/26/14 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Camper

Yep, air pressure helped me. I love free and easy fixes! I went from about 60 to 20 lbs and thats with a trailer.Now, given that, we all adjust our individual rigs to an inflation that works best. You dont want to adjust for headlite aim, stock ride height, ect. Like most said, enough to help the suspension but not overpower it. Good luck!
Wanderin fool 01/23/14 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Proper weighing of rig

Thanks for the responses. I kind of figured the seperate weights were for accurate determination per axle. Trying to keep weight down is interesting. Usually its me making the wife get rid of stuff. This time its me deciding what tools and parts are essential. ( Common answer),, all of them!!!
Wanderin fool 01/13/14 12:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Proper weighing of rig

My question is, are the 2 ways of weighing any different other than determining the different axle weights? Do both methods equal the same total weight?
Wanderin fool 01/11/14 06:02pm Truck Campers
Proper weighing of rig

I have read many posts where folks weigh front and rear axles seperate. My scales here only allow total weight. My truck weighs 6400 empty (2500 extra cab S/B). The Lance loaded weighs 3000. How much the same if any are my numbers vs. seperate front and rear weights? Thanks! Frank
Wanderin fool 01/11/14 05:49pm Truck Campers
RE: from American dimensions back to tiny European sizes.....

Das ist sehr schön!!!! Nice to hear from you again!! Big bed, nice wood, toilet. Very well equipped. We dont mind a smaller camper because we spend most of our time outside anyway. Best wishes to you!! Frank.
Wanderin fool 12/25/13 07:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Rubber Step Pad Adhesive Question

Insayn, is the marine goop the same as automotive goop, or shoe goo? I think they are about all the same stuff. I use shoe goo for so much stuff, it cracks me up.
Wanderin fool 11/23/13 01:38pm Truck Campers
RE: How to get started with a truck camper

I had a 8.5 foot popup on a "heavy half" Chevy. It was adequate. As said, listed wieght is very deceiving. Example, my current hardside says 2200 lbs on the tag. Actual weight ready to go is 3000. I loved my popup. Rides nice on truck, very warm in cold weather. The only reason we switched is wife wanted toilet and bigger bed. The hardside is so much more cumbersome, but we go many off beaten places with it. The popup was better for this hands down. Im thinking a Tacoma is minimal for anything. A Tundra would probably be better, but there are SO many varied opinions on this type of question.
Wanderin fool 11/09/13 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Long bed TC on a short bed?

This 835 is for a Ford longbed. I`ve been traveling for 10 years with it. I have about 20 lbs in my airbags and put Rancho 9000x shocks on it. http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL825/2839888/5715806/376467759.jpg
Wanderin fool 11/08/13 07:17pm Truck Campers
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