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RE: How long for the trip North?

I did it in 5 weeks...10k miles total on coach. 3k on toad
zb39 12/11/17 02:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

To the OP, Thanks very much for your great revue of the host mammoth truck camper from your purchase to here. I have been thinking about a super large truck camper purchase as my retirement gift to myself and my wife. You touched on everything I would have asked! I presently have a lance 1181 and I have decided it is big enuff. I have been looking into fifth wheel toy haulers as well as truck campers and am leaning towards a toy hauler due to size, ease of getting in and out and better hook up scenario. I have always towed a boat with me behind my TC and I think this would be the answer to my situation and of course the price will come into play as well. I pretty much do all my camping and get a ways in south Florida so the winter package isn't really an issue. I have to find a used, year or two old fiver that my boat will fit into. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your unbiased and very complete opinions about the Host. Good camping sir!!!! Joe your quite welcome. I was just asking all the things I wanted to know before I bought one. Now that we have had the Host for almost a year, we really like it. We have sold our 5th wheel, that is what prompted ordering the 5500. Looking forward to getting the new truck in and getting it all settled. Bedlam, how do you have all your batteries hooked to the camper, who do you do when you take the camper off?
zb39 12/11/17 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

In the end I want storage boxes on top and bottom. I will start with 1 on each side underneath. I'm still waiting to hear about the quote.I will definitely question them about aluminum being strong enough. I would love a douglas body but they are a long ways away. I think being a millionaire helps but I don't think it's necessary. Getting things the way you want takes time and money. This truck and the camper are FAR cheaper than some of the DP I have owned and still look at. I will talk to them about tapering the rear of the bed. I will have to take some more measurements. Your storage boxes look great, those are the first pics I have seen. What do you have in all of them?
zb39 12/06/17 07:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

I am going to use my 1/2 inch rubber mat that I use now. Do you run the camper all the way to the headache rack. I was thinking you had space there to store some items. Also the rack is wide and sometimes the corners stick out and would contact the TC. I have noticed this on some beds. I was thinking of bolting a channel across the bed to hold the TC from going forward anymore from where I want it. From my measurements of the TC it seems like I can set the camper on about 8 1/2 feet of bed. If I get the standard 9.3 foot bed I would have 9 inches left between the front of the camper and the headache rack. Or I could just set the camper on the back 8 feet of the bed and have 15 inches of space between the two. Maybe I can get them to build me a 10ft bed. not sure with the short frame.
zb39 12/06/17 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: Surprise from Inuvik, NWT

Awesome!!!!!!!!
zb39 12/05/17 10:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

Well, I went and ordered a Ram 5500 yesterday. I have been thinking about the trips I want to take and how i want to use the Host. I just decided I wanted a little more capacity. I'm probably being paranoid but i always over build etc. I don't always need the extra capacity but I just want it. I want to go back to Alaska flat towing a jeep and want to hit a lot of back roads. I ordered a crew cab Laramie 5500. 60 inch cab to axle, pretty much all the options. Now I'm looking at aluminum beds to bolt on it. Prob take 10 weeks for the truck to get here. The MSRP is actually less than my 2016 3500.
zb39 12/05/17 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Host Cascade 10'6" Double Slide NEW PLAN?

Pics, we need pics........................
zb39 11/24/17 07:43am Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

Here you go Bob................
zb39 11/23/17 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: Poop water is everywhere

That is a GREAT story. One of the best I have heard........................AWESOME!!!!
zb39 11/21/17 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unimog Truck Campers

For me the problem with a Unimog is it would be really fun for about 50 miles. Then the noise, ride quality, handling, etc. would start to feel very industrial compared to a modern pickup. Not to mention fuel economy. If those 50 miles were over very rough terrain justifying the vehicle, then great. On the highway, not so much. X2
zb39 11/18/17 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: New Gears and Lockers

Nicely done!!!!
zb39 11/16/17 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: The Wild, Wild West

Awesome!!
zb39 11/14/17 12:16pm Truck Campers
RE: cab and chasis with utility body re-classified for scales

It was nice that he let you in and took the time to answer questions. Not sure if I would stop or not in my truck. It would depend on what things looked like and if I was in a hurry or not. Although I would never live in Kali, they do have some nice NP's I like. Now that dope is legal there, I don't expect it to get any better. Time will tell.
zb39 11/14/17 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Trip 2017' - Larson's Epic Adventure TR - (Part 4)

Spectacular pics, GREAT TR!! Thank you for taking the time to post this.
zb39 11/09/17 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: Solar project thoughts.

Are the batts in the basement? awesome system.
zb39 11/09/17 07:31am Truck Campers
RE: Host Mammoth Questions

1. We're on our second Mammoth ('15 & '17). Both have the same countertop material--never had a problem with either. 2. We use the rear portion of the door entry cabinet to store a bluetooth sub-woofer that works with a sound bar above the TV. The Polk Audio sound bar has a voice-enhancer that helps these old ears; big difference when watching movies..... Enjoy your new TC! Sub woofer, GREAT IDEA.....................thank you....
zb39 11/05/17 06:39pm Truck Campers
RE: DrewE's Alaska Trip Travelogue

Another awesome write up. Thank you for doing this. VERY NICE!!!
zb39 11/03/17 07:46am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Yellowstone Web Cam - looks too crowded:)

I was there in July for the 7th time. Had a great time. If it is to crowded for you drive the Bear Tooth. Way less people up there.
zb39 11/03/17 07:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Routes and campgrounds in west

My phone says 1587 miles from Nashville to Yellowstone....your closer than me and I have been there 7 times. Leave friday after work or very early sat am. 3 days to get there. sat, sun mon night arrival. Take a 7 full days to see the highlights including the Tetons. Take 5 or 6 days to get home at a slower pace. JUST DO IT! Don't let the retired crowd get you down. I went to Alaska and back in 5 weeks. 10k miles total on the coach. Maybe when I retire I will slow down................nah! I like your math. It takes 3 days to get there and 3 days back that's 6 days of steady driving. That leaves 8 days of touring. total. That allows for 3 days to get home. There is not enough time to allot 5-6 days to get home:@. Now the OP could drive out and back doing 2-800 mile days to allow for more touring time. But that is a grueling pace. Like the OP I can only muster 14 days off. I have always desired to take an RV trip west, however the drive is just too far to do it at an enjoyable pace. I can make it up and down the east coast and as far west as Ohio within my allotted 2 weeks. However the badlands, Mt Rushmore, Grand Canyon, are just too far to go from the east coast. For me I want to slow down enough to at least sniff the roses if I can't actually smell them. I don't want to just do a drive by , beep and go tour do to ti,me restraints. If I make the effort to drive that far I want to have enough time to actually enjoy the destination vs. just passing by the destination. To the OP I'm not trying to discourage you. I think you are working on your game plan and your destination is set. Many have made the journey in 14 days, but for me I prefer my vacation destinations to be closer to home in order to travel and sightsee at a more leisurely, enjoyable place. I enjoy driving and have concluded after several 500-800 mile days,(BTDT) that vacation should be more about relaxing vs.driving. Maybe my thoughts on time driving vs. time at destination ratio would change if I were in a class A or Class C. However I play the towable game,the drive is not quite as enjoyable as it is in a motorized RV. With that in mind I set distance limits in order to have enough relaxation time to make the vacation worthwhile. I'm caught in the fast paced rat race 50 weeks a year, I do not need to set a rat race pace while on vacation. Maybe it's a sign of old age ;) 3 days there. 7 days looking around, that equals 10 taking the sat, sun before gives hime 16 days total. 16-10=6 days left to get home. It's not that hard. Your kids will thank you. Mine sure have.
zb39 11/03/17 07:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Routes and campgrounds in west

My phone says 1587 miles from Nashville to Yellowstone....your closer than me and I have been there 7 times. Leave friday after work or very early sat am. 3 days to get there. sat, sun mon night arrival. Take a 7 full days to see the highlights including the Tetons. Take 5 or 6 days to get home at a slower pace. JUST DO IT! Don't let the retired crowd get you down. I went to Alaska and back in 5 weeks. 10k miles total on the coach. Maybe when I retire I will slow down................nah!
zb39 10/31/17 08:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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