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RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

How is the camper attached to the Douglas bed, front and rear.
zb39 08/21/17 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

So how much are these Douglas bodies? Ball park anyways??
zb39 08/21/17 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: 60k Budget truck and camper

I was not aiming that post at anyone. Sorry if you thought so. I have read a ton where people will advise someone to only buy used and make sure it is pre DEF. Well then your talking about an old truck. The OP wants to full time( I think). I think it would be better to have a newer truck or brand new for that matter. No issues because there is a warranty. The new trucks from the big 3 are ultra reliable for many miles. But I firmly believe in FREEDOM here in the USA. BUY whatever floats your boat.
zb39 08/15/17 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: 60k Budget truck and camper

I have no idea why anyone would pay the same for a used truck if they could get the exact same truck new for the same price. It does not make sense. Maybe the used trucks are loaded and have a ton of after market parts and the new trucks are basic models. That would make some sense. Do not let anyone "scare you" about DEF or smog gear. I heard all kinds of **** about my 2011 RAM 3500. I never had it to the dealer even once. I never got an idiot light or a single message telling me anything bad, etc. I hauled my fiver to the west coast and back and over the Rockies twice. ZERO issues. Tons of power and I love the exhaust brake. My 2016 is even better......The new ones are awesome. In my area a new crew cab, 4x4 can be had for about 48 after dealing and rebates. If you have a EIN from a business you can shave a few thousand more.
zb39 08/15/17 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: New truck and new TC

Go to the factory and tell them what you need. They will work with you.
zb39 08/15/17 07:38am Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

Looking forward to seeing pics of this going on the truck and then loading the camper...very nice
zb39 08/14/17 03:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host Mammoth

Nice write up on the mod. I put mine in a few weeks ago. I know you have a ton of storage already, but the gap up front looks like another area for you. Any thoughts for that space??
zb39 08/14/17 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Below freezing in Yellowstone this morning

AWESOME, PICS. I was there 3 weeks ago................I want to go back
zb39 08/08/17 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone regret downsizing to a camper?

Why choose. Have both all the time. I have always had a TC at the same time as a 34, 40, and 45 ft class A MH. They get used for diff things. Even the 45 ft DP flat towing a car was never an issue. We boon docked in it all the time. A large class A has way less need for hook ups than any TC. Lets see, 8 six volt house batts, 2 chassis batts, 3k pure sine wave inverter, 10k quiet diesel get set. 125 gal of fresh water, 80 gal gray, 55 black. In motion sat TV, etc. I love both types. I can do the same thing in our TC also. Just shorter showers.....You don't need 4x4 to go on a dirt or gravel road. Regardless of what you drive 95% is on pavement, 4% is dirt and 1% is rough/bad. Even in Africa, let alone here in the US. I think any RV will let you get out and have fun. That is what it really is all about for me..........
zb39 08/08/17 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Long Box SRW or DRW - Opinions Please

Get 4 x 4 and you don't have to worry about DD in a DRW. I do it all the time. Of course I have been doing it for over 40 years. When driving in bad conditions or even "off road" everybody has a different idea about what that even means. Some people think you need 4 wheel drive the instant your off pavement. It's more about the driver than the equipment. SRW or DRW, I have driven them all in mud, snow, sand, swamp, etc. It's really more about experience than anything else. I have been to Iceland more than a few times. Once I took my small cheap rental car up to the top of the mountain to watch hang gliders take off. The beginning ofthe road had huge warning signs that 4 x 4 was an absolute must. I had zero issues. I sure got a lot of looks when I got to the top.
zb39 08/05/17 09:10am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite - the good the bad and the ugly.

If you really want it to last, store it inside when not in use. its really simple but it helps a LOT.
zb39 07/31/17 06:20pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Boom

That's the position I'm in. I currently own a 40ft fifth wheel that's less than a year old and I'm looking at switching over to a Host Mammoth. I love the versatility of them and the compactness. I don't consider a Host Mammoth to be compact, by a long shot. Compared to my 45 ft DP it's quite small and nimble. WE love it.
zb39 07/27/17 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: First extended trip with new Host

They called me yesterday and are sending the kit. Thanks
zb39 07/26/17 12:53pm Truck Campers
RE: First extended trip with new Host

My LP detector went off a couple times on my 2nd trip with it. I was not doing anything with propane. Honestly it happened in the middle of the night. After the 3rd time I disconnected it. I will play with it before we go again.
zb39 07/26/17 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: Dually questions

1 block is good. I don not have any extensions. I do have steel valve stems though. You can go a bit wider. To go a lot you need a spacer between the wheels. I try to run the same but it does vary. I have a readout on all 6 in the EVIC. Sometimes there is 10psi diff.
zb39 07/25/17 11:22am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Tire Recommendations?

Cooper, I even have them on the 5th wheel.
zb39 07/25/17 11:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 3500 rear Air Suspension Capacity

I love the factory air ride on my Ram. I have zero issues even at 70MPH. I am over my GVW but under stock tires and axles. You have a choice of 2 ride heights. Normal puts the rear a little high and the 2nd is alt height. This puts the truck level. When I load the TC or fiver it settles and then it kicks in and brings it to level. Super easy. There is a switch to go back and forth from normal and alt height.
zb39 07/23/17 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: Campgrounds in the Badlands

I have driven thru in a 45ft coach flat towing a car. Zero issues.
zb39 06/29/17 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 12 volt fans

We use one just for back ground noise. I just grabbed one at a truck stop a few years ago. Works well and I just put it in the fiver yesterday. Leaving the 5th for 3 weeks.
zb39 06/29/17 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: New Ram coil spring 2500

To answer your question. Yes, many people haul a TC on that truck. They do it quite well actually.
zb39 06/28/17 11:51am Truck Campers
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