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RE: Aluminum Scissor Steps Question

I'm 31.5" to the top of the bumper on my AF990. Here is a photo of the 4 step that I got from Step Up Products in Eugene. http://step-upproducts.com/ The hitch clears the second step with stinger and ball attached. http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j225/nwjetboat/Camping2008/DSC00533.jpg height=640 width=480
nwjetboat 09/22/13 06:26pm Truck Campers
RE: What truck camper is on your 2500hd deisel

2003 Quad cab, with AF990. Mods in signature. No issues.
nwjetboat 08/12/13 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: Who has a camper with a slide on single wheel truck

Just over 40,000 camping miles with the rig in my signature. Sure I had to add air bags, sway bar, and shocks. Plus I run 126 load index tires (3750 per tire). I can run up the highway at or just above speed limits (curves included) without any undue stress. With the Cummins motor, I do not want for power, and every camp I go to is uphill. ~4000-5000 ft from the house. My loaded weights run 11500-11,700. Would I replace my current rig for a dually, no. If I had a dedicated pickup for just the camper it would probably be a dually. But I have to use my truck for other things.
nwjetboat 08/06/13 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: 05 Arctic Fox Cold weather capabilities?

Camped last November for 5 days in 0 at night to 20 above during the day. I had to run the Honda2000 on the fourth day to recharge batteries, and burned just over 1 tank of propane. No issues other than some condensation after cooking. I did push the slide in while we were away to reduce the heated area.
nwjetboat 08/02/13 04:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Slideouts: Benefits and drawbacks

We had a non-slide camper for 10 years before we purchased our AF990. The space with the slide out is worth every ounce of weight. It is just DW and a 90lb Chesapeake dog, but in the Oregon wet, things can get crowded. Our camper came with the slide awning installed, so we have not experienced any issues with snow/water coming in the camper. Our neighbor had a TT with a slide, no awning and he had several stories of snow/water in the trailer. I have had the awning flap in high winds, so I bought a cheap blow up beach ball, partially inflate it and stuff it under the awning if it is windy. Keeps the noise down. As for getting in/out with the slide retracted, I do not find it an obstacle at all. We extend and retract as needed.
nwjetboat 08/02/13 04:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Exploring Idaho

I would plan on seeing Sun Valley, Redfish Lake (south of Stanley) Stanley, Sunbeam area, (Old gold dredging area north of Stanley), Challis and Salmon. You should find plenty of Forest Service campgrounds along the Salmon river corridor.
nwjetboat 06/19/13 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: Generator storage?

Just curious, I thought all the AF campers had the same size generator compartment. My Honda 2000 fit, but just barely, so I dropped the floor of the generator compartment another 2 1/2". I just welded some straps to the angle iron supports that held the floor up, and bolted those straps to the original holes. I then went to the local boat dealer and had a sheet of 3/16" aluminum cut to fit the floor. The floor of the compartment is 10x times more rigid now than with the plywood that was in there. I can post pics if you need them.
nwjetboat 06/11/13 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about standard jack practice

I too use the all up. My fronts do run just a bit slower than the rear so in a typical load, from all down to 26" I will have to stop, run the fronts for about 5 seconds more to catch up with the rears. Believe it is because the fronts have more weight.
nwjetboat 06/10/13 04:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Banks Lake, Wa

FWIW http://www.fishingnotes.com/lakeinfo.php?id=31556
nwjetboat 06/09/13 11:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Regular gasoline priced higher than diesel

Yup, here in Oregon, regular is $3.79 and diesel is $3.72.
nwjetboat 06/03/13 08:34pm Truck Campers
RE: dodge brakes

Going down to Pittsburg Landing on the Snake River is 16% for 6 miles, graveled dirt road. Pulling a 7000lb jetboat down that road required 4-low, and if you had surge brakes you had to lock them out with a bolt at the top. Sitting in the campgrounds at the bottom I saw many sets of brakes smoking. Once saw a guy come down the road, and backed his boat right in the water, shatter all four brake drums on the trailer. I smoked a set of brakes on a mid-90's F250 by coming down a steep dirt road with the camper. (lighter one than I have now). Boiled all the fluid out of the master cylinder too. I would guess the OP didn't use 4-low, (if available).
nwjetboat 06/03/13 10:23am Truck Campers
RE: Front Air Bags for leveling

If you are trying to correct the nose down attitude unloaded, you can just crank up the torsion bars. You will have to have an alignment after you do. I did this on my 98GMC, it worked great.
nwjetboat 05/31/13 01:21pm Truck Campers
RE: New to me AF camper, couple questions

I have PDF's of the slide out manual, the overall camper manual, norcold refer, and roof A/C. I could email you them if you wish.
nwjetboat 05/28/13 09:17pm Truck Campers
RE: looking for tires

I just replaced the factory 265/70/17s on my 2012 Dodge with Nitto Terra Grappler 285/70/17 126r tires. 3750lb load rating. I have been running these since 09.. I have 28K miles on them, probably 80% with camper on the truck. Probably have 10K left. Great tire.
nwjetboat 05/17/13 04:56pm Truck Campers
RE: gray water only connection help

Sometimes there is a short distance of pipe from the tank to the waste gate. I'd do that and make the lever accessible. Think about what happens if you need to repair/replace the gate in the future. X2 Just for the reason above. Have seen more than one post about how to fix a leaking gate...
nwjetboat 05/16/13 10:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck battery isolater built into 05 Arctic Fox camper?

I have an 05 Arctic Fox, and as others have stated, the battery disconnect switch is for shutting 12v off TO the camper so there is no drain when stored. There is no isolator from truck to camper. I was going to install an isolator, but have made it a habit to just unplug as part of the camp set up routine.
nwjetboat 05/14/13 10:49am Truck Campers
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