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RE: 2017 host Mammoth triple slide

Contact Randall at Host for an option sheet with MSRP prices. We are getting 3x160w solar, Fantastic Fan instead of Heki, Full wall cab over wardrobe, Prewire only for TV's and some additional modifications to the umbilical connections. No one other than Lance is using cab over struts - I'm not sure any of the structures from other manufacturers were designed for an underside load. The Host camper height is 9.5' if you include the AC - Do you want store or carry items up that high on the roof? Rearview camera is a $900 MSRP option. Your F350 will be over GVWR and close to rear axle capacity with the Mammoth. If you also plan to tow behind your setup, you need a bigger truck. I suggest skipping the F450/4500 and going to a F550/5500. Randal can say what he wants, Bedlam has researched this camper thoroughly and when he tells you that a 550/5500 is what you need to carry this camper safety and comfortably you should listen to him and not your pocketbook. No offense but Bedlam can say what he wants. I will listen to the guy that works at the factory. Maybe Bedlams does weigh 6k. But everybody packs differently and gets diff options. Either way I didn't expect this kind of anger and hostility, I have better things to do and I wouldn't want to be responsible for someone getting upset and having a stroke.
zb39 10/20/16 07:54pm Truck Campers
RE: 2017 host Mammoth triple slide

According to Randell at the factory the weight sticker is VERY close to what the unit weighs. Notice I said there is a base weight and then a weight for the unit as it is equipped. IE all options. I also said it is a dry weight. Not wet and loaded. Everyone is different in that aspect of RVing. If I buy one I will weigh it several times to see how it comes out. Every unit has the weight sticker. It's by the door. It shows base wight and what the unit weighs with the options on that unit. Again Randell told me most are leaving the factory at 4300 to 4750. The 3 I looked at were all in that range. All had 3 slide outs and 2 had the gen set.
zb39 10/20/16 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Warehouse

I was there a couple weeks ago. Sites were full but Bill told me to park by the building and plug in. There was another TC doing the same thing. Most of the sites were taken by people getting new TC.
zb39 10/20/16 11:32am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 host Mammoth triple slide

I looked at 3 in person. They have a weight sticker on them . Base weight and as equipped weight. most are between 4350 and 4700 as equipped dry. Add about 600 lbs for water and propane if you run with full tanks. Then its food and stuff you bring with you. For my wife and I thats about 350LBS max. Good luck
zb39 10/20/16 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 host Mammoth triple slide

Wife and I drove 1200 miles round trip in 55 hours a few weeks ago to go there and see them. Had a great time and the Hosts are very nice. We are very close to ordering one.
zb39 10/19/16 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Going to the Sun Road - Size Limit?

I have done it a few times in different cars. Not a big deal. Just take your time. I saw class c on it and plenty of DRW trucks. I would drive my truck over it without the camper. I think I'm to tall with the camper.
zb39 10/18/16 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Beating the Heat in Idaho - Trip Report

Great TR. Awesome pics, thanks for posting.
zb39 10/18/16 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

I've searched for additional AF information about the triple slide and have not found and additional detail concerning layout, capacities or weights. One member knew about the triple about month before this thread, so there must be more information floating around that may be held back due to NDA's. It will be interesting if AF also goes with a floor over the bed rails (or stays with the floor height over the wheel wells) and which slide mechanism they will use. AF uses both the Schwintek and PowerGear slides, but I prefer the latter... X2...................
zb39 10/17/16 02:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Axle ratings where is the weak link?

Actually David your wrong unless by Vancouver your in Canada. BC is the only state/province that I have heard aboit that enforces mfg GVWR numbers. No body actually cares until you are envolved in an injury accident. I don't think this would be a good time to think. I wonder if I am over loaded. I wonder if that is a problem. Probably best to consider this before the accident.
zb39 10/16/16 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox to Introduce a Triple-Slide Camper

I just went and got my weight slip for the AF1150. Full fuel and water and propane, Empty grey and black. Food and 4 people for a long week end. 13,340 total. GVW 14k. I'm good with that. We do not fill every storage space.
zb39 10/15/16 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Video : Short summary of our 2016 Norway trip

Thanks for posting, very nice. I love it.....
zb39 10/14/16 01:57pm Truck Campers
RE: weight advice

zb39 10/14/16 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip, Northwest 2016

Love this TR. Thank you for posting it. Brings back a lot of memories of the area with our kids. We are thinking of going again(8th time) next year. Kids will be 20 and 24 then. Of course it will depend on there internships, maybe we could fly them out. Love your pics and the writeup.
zb39 10/11/16 07:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pilot/Flying J reserve a spot

WOW!! I never thought this thread would take off like this. Obviously there a few different types of RVers on this forum and it's not a one size fits all approach..... I fall into the I'm in my mid 30s with a couple young kids and I get 4 weeks vacation a year and when I'm going some place I have to GO! No time to drive 150 miles a day and smell every rose along the way like many of the retired people on here seem to do. I sleep in any convenient place I can find along a highway for a few hours and get up and finish my drive. It's not uncommon for me to drive from Ohio to Florida in a day. I've never felt unsafe in a truck stop and my wife feels the same way. We aren't wandering the lots at 4am, we park go back to the camper and sleep.... That's it. I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, and yes some truckers are pretty nasty, but I work in the transportation industry for one of the largest companies in the US and the vast majority are just guys trying to make a living. I simply thought it was kinda cool I could reserve a spot so I'm not in and out of every truck stop and rest area for 50 miles looking for a place to sleep. You nailed it. We have been RVing for 23 years just like this. NEVER an issue. still working also.
zb39 10/10/16 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pilot/Flying J reserve a spot

I think its a great idea. My wife begs to stay the night in a truck stop because she likes background noise to sleep. Kids also. I usually just grab a rest area, but they like truck stops better. Like you I sometimes drive late also. I will have to look at these and check them out. Private business does it better again.
zb39 10/10/16 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: weight advice

Good looking rig, I like the trailer on it.
zb39 10/10/16 08:17am Truck Campers
RE: Why a Truck camper? The best mobility you can get!

This is a great thread!!!!!!
zb39 10/10/16 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: Our Trip to Truck camper warehouse and new TC

Great new camper. It was a pleasure talking to you at TCW. Enjoy.
zb39 10/10/16 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: What Is a realistic discount to expect off MSRP?

Having owned 4 mh's, 2 truck campers, and 1 5th wheel over the last 23 years I don't need to go over much. I have always owned a MH and a truck camper at the same time. Both kids are in college now so I sold the 45' DP and bought a 37' 5th wheel. Kept the TC, but now we are considering selling or trading that for a Host. The 2 dealers I spoke with will not go below 7% off MSRP. Now I'm looking at the Eagle cap 1200.
zb39 09/26/16 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Towing with full fresh water tank?

Most of the roads in Alaska and on the way there are just fine. I don't like to say this to much because more people will start going. Always travel with full water tank. Always.
zb39 09/26/16 04:36am Fifth-Wheels
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