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RE: A camper that fits in the trunk of a Car

The Lemay car museum has one on display in Parkland, Wa. Can't upload pics. I did create a picture collage to YouTube. 42sec long. Edsel Trunk Camper
wcjeep 09/19/17 10:25am Truck Campers
RE: Did you get hit with the Equifax hack?(or who didn't)

The security people were shown the door. The official Equifax tools were broken. They were spitting out random info. Many people that checked were randomly assigned info sign up dates. Now the government is checking on the executives stock dump before going public the hack.
wcjeep 09/18/17 10:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Shimmy in the rear :) and one side hotter than the other

I carry an infrared thermometer in the truck and Offroad Jeep. Occasionally carry my Flir for checking heat. The Flir makes everything obvious.
wcjeep 09/18/17 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at 2005 Dodge 3500 for out Lance

100% agree with woodhog. It's almost due for its second valve lash maintenance. Not a big deal. I'd also consider rear sway bar addition and Torklift Stable loads. Skip the airbags. Ask if the rear driveline Ujoints have been replaced. Factory was installed with injected plastic. Easy upgrade for a shop to normal Ujoints. Check the rear passenger Dome lights and speakers. The wiring harness can rub itself open in the rear door jams. Easy fix. Has the owner ever checked the lift pump fuel pressure? Not a high fail item. Doesn't hurt to ask. Check out www.tdr1.com. More info over there. Www.genosgarage.com can help lighten your wallet. Also, new diesel trucks are more than $50k. That truck will have the 5.9 with no pollution gear on it, if body is in good shape, the tranny as good as it looks and the front end suspension parts are in good shape, you will have a truck that will easily go double its present mileage. A new one can leave you on the side of the road, with a DEF sensor etc. with a few days to try and get it fixed, eventual plugged filters. This one will have none of that... Also an exhaust brake can be added to the 2005 models... Check your payload weights, tire weight ratings marked on the side walls. Put on a rear sway bar. Set of torklift stable loads. Give your left over 45,000 - 50,000 to the oil company and not the bank..
wcjeep 09/18/17 02:32pm Truck Campers
Goldline vs Adco vs Elements

Has anyone tried the Goldline rv cover? I had an Adco that lasted about 4yrs. The Elements cover barely made it one year. It's junk. The side facing the sun has thinned the material. We tossed the Adco because the zippers no longer worked and a few very minor tears. Does the Goldline live up to the 5yr warranty.
wcjeep 09/17/17 10:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Tablet with GPS

I download Google Maps Offline navigation for use in case of bad reception when going anywhere. It's good for 30 days. There are apps that do not have the 30 day limitation. Google offline is free and works. A dedicated GPS device works better. However, dedicated GPS devices are another thing taking up room and dash space.
wcjeep 09/03/17 10:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Tow Strap

For recovery I like something like Bigfoot Rope. For flat tow avoid anything with metal hooks. When airborne they carry extra kinetic energy for removing body parts. I use Bigfoot Rope. You can also use soft shackles. High end rope is typically safer. It carries less energy. Bigfoot Rope https://d3ciwvs59ifrt8.cloudfront.net/3e0a9d9f-6c32-4f19-9e16-0b67da3264a3/96f4ca45-bf8f-41b0-ad26-c6eb997f6a80_l.jpg
wcjeep 08/06/17 08:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Urgent question re diesel

If running high biodiesel blends than normal be sure to carry spare fuel filter.
wcjeep 07/28/17 11:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Northern Lite 8-11 hitch extension ( ideas? )

I have a 2016 Northern Lite 8-11 Queen Special Edition on a 2013 Chevy 2500 HD Diesel and just bought a Reese 48" hitch extension. Reese says max on load carrying is 5,000 lbs with 500 lbs tongue weight, with weight distributing, 7,500 and 750. I may have to trim about an inch off the extension as the GM spare tires crowds the receiver a bit. I have a class 5 receiver. Go to etrailer.com....lots of good info. Phil My combination makes for a tight fit. I let all of the air pressure out of my spare tire. At Zero Psi everything fits just fine. I have on board air. I'm usually towing the Jeep which also has on board air.
wcjeep 07/28/17 11:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite 8-11 hitch extension ( ideas? )

You won't really know how much extension is necessary until fully loaded. If you need 21" or more extension go with Torklift. Their stuff is not cheap. It is good quality hardware. I would also recommend Torklift frame mounted tie-downs, Super hitch if necessary, Fast Guns and Stableloads. Skip airbags for now. Try the stable loads before purchasing airbags. Airbags unload the suspension. Airbags support the weight on a cushion of air instead of the rear suspension. Stableload engages the truck suspension immediately. Non Torklift extensions usually decrease tow capacity quickly. I'm using round numbers. Do consult your specific owners manual. A non Torklift extension typically decreases your tow capacity by about 1/3. Most extensions are not rated for weight distribution hitch. They decrease bumper pull by 1/3 from 5k lbs. The max your truck could tow would be about 3500lbs +/-. SuperHitch with weight distribution starts at 10k lbs a day and goes up depending on model. I changed out the car hauler trailer tongue jack and used some wood for a great step when exiting the camper.
wcjeep 07/27/17 11:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Last shot at a TC...

Artic Fox makes a non slide model that probably fits your request.
wcjeep 07/13/17 12:03am Truck Campers
RE: 12 Volt freezer? Is this an option?

I have an ARB fridge /freezer. It will create ice in the desert. It's really good. Also expensive. Not sure who makes the ARB freezer. The cheap food 12v coolers are typically ok for 30deg temp reduction only. 90deg outside? Your fridge is only 60deg +/-. The expensive units are truly awesome.
wcjeep 07/13/17 12:01am Tech Issues
RE: How and were to get the best price on a Truck?

Call Dave Smith. Prices right over the phone. Not sure if Oregon residents pay taxes. For those that pay taxes some dealers in low tax districts end up with the best price. Last new Ford we bought was in 2001 from Bowen Scarff no Dicker sticker in Kent. In Washington State, you must purchase from an in state dealer to qualify for future Lemon Law protection.
wcjeep 07/12/17 11:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Scan Tools

I have the torque app with a higher end bt scanner. Every vehicle computer displays different info. Be sure your combo has the trans temp available. Trans temp with clamp on bullet sensor should be easy if nit available through the computer.
wcjeep 06/26/17 10:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much data is used by Google Maps?

Google Maps now allows offline navigation. Highly recommend this even when using data. Offline maps allows faster access with active data. Also use offline maps when no data connection exists.
wcjeep 06/21/17 11:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Hit a newly installed speed bump. Water tank replacement??

Found an old thread with pics. Might help you. AF tank replacement pics
wcjeep 06/21/17 11:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Review of my TorkLift Stow 'N Go Steps

My wife and daughter both appreciate the Torklift hand rail.
wcjeep 05/26/17 06:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Smarty Jr tuner, related

Smarty is a great tuner. However, if the plan is to trade in a year why bother?
wcjeep 05/26/17 06:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Which camper jacks?

Are you talking about the old school hydraulics? On my previous camper I changed out the hydraulics for mechanical screw type Jack's. Wife and I were happier with mechanical. I now have wireless electric on the newer camper.
wcjeep 05/09/17 02:18pm Truck Campers
RE: My Wilson Sleek makes data download speed WORSE

7mb/sec with no Sleek means the Sleek is not necessary at that time. I think Verizon states 4g signal at -58db or better (ex. -52db/-40db/-32db) is preferred. At -65db is not quite perfect. Still not necessary for the Jetpack/Sleek combo. Per Verizon, -96db on 4g LTE is considered no signal.
wcjeep 05/06/17 10:10pm Technology Corner
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