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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
RE: Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet with Torque-Pro

I've used Torque Pro on a Samsung S3, S5, S7 and Nexus 7. Worked on every device. Prefer the Samsung devices for higher screen brightness and better touch sensitivity.
wcjeep 05/02/17 10:25pm Technology Corner
RE: LA road conditions

Our next trip to LA area will be in hotels. Roads and traffic are horrible. Extreme garbage on the road sides. It's like LA doesn't even care.
wcjeep 05/02/17 10:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: New APP and Dongle

Be sure it syncs to iPhone. It mentions Bluetooth sync which Apple does not normally allow. OBD dongle with iPhone is accomplished with wifi connection.
wcjeep 04/30/17 10:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Storing Truck camper

I use over rated Jack stands and 4x4s. Jack stands sit on 10x10x2 wood. Supported at locations per manufacturer recommendation. Very stable for Winter wind storms.
wcjeep 04/30/17 10:08pm Truck Campers
RE: bump stops on camper

I set my truck camper with 1" or so clearance between front bumpstop and bed of truck. Bought my camper new. I was told the camper should not actually engage the bumpstop. Ask your camper manufacturer what they recommend. I'm using Fastgun tie-downs.
wcjeep 04/30/17 10:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Best for Alaska Hwy trip my OEM 20" rims or get 17" rims

Since the 17's were the standard OEM I would look for a set of takeoffs (aftermarket companies that do upgrades). I bought a set of basically new rims for a Dodge I had for $200. I sold the spare set of rims and tires after I sold the truck and got my money back. Takeoffs are a great way to upgrade to 17" rims. Plenty to choose from if you are interested in stock. I would go with D or E rated. Tread type is highly variable.
wcjeep 04/29/17 09:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: shocks for f250 with camper

Also happy with adjustable Rancho's. Highest setting when hauling, lower setting when empty.
wcjeep 04/29/17 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Nifty remote on/off of any 12v device

I'm using a different product, same concept to control Offroad lights on my Jeep. Everything is relayed/fused before the remote switch.
wcjeep 04/29/17 11:33am Tech Issues
RE: Verizon Unlimited how's it working for you?

Just got the plan 3 days ago. It is a little faster than the 4g I had. Problem discovered yesterday. I have the 10gb plan. They did not offer me the unlimited. I used 1/2 the data in 2 days....which by my calculations is impossible. Not sure what's going on and how I could be eating up all that data. I used .75gb on first day and 4.25gb on 2nd day which is not correct at all. Anyone got any suggestions on what happened. I did a back up on my iPhone but it was at a version store and used their wifi. Other than this, it seems to be fine...what is the unlimited plan all about??? I might have to switch over to that. Did you have the network assist turned off? When activated, the phone will access 4g LTE to assist wifi with large downloads. Original concept was to ensure best end user experience. It actually burns large amounts of data. Samsung phones are shipped with the option turned off. Some IPhones were shipped with option on by default.
wcjeep 04/28/17 10:28pm Technology Corner
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