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RE: Stable Load Install

Big whitey, you are quite welcome. I saw that no one had stepped up to try and help you out. I had the time, so did what I could from the distance. Hope it all works out for you and you get the truck fixed. What failed on the stabil loads? I have them on my truck and want to watch out for the same problem. Darnedest thing,they failed in various ways. From broken bolts to pads that were worn completely thru. They are sending me the new stlyle so hopefully there will be no further issues. Sure be glad to get them on as I sorely miss not having them as my poor truck has got a case of the squats without them and doesn't handle dips etc nearly as well. Hope you will not have any issues with yours. Thanks again.
big whitey 03/26/15 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

big whitey, Hope this helps you some. Arizona Campers 4140 Grand ave. Phoenix 623-247-3829. Tom's Camperland 1161 W.Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ 623-977-2888 and Cliff's Welding 4007 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 480-832-0570. I don't know anything about any of them, but thought the phone and address might possibly help you some. Good luck. Thanks For the heads up on Cliffs Welding in Mesa,AZ . I have an appt for April 9 which fits the mfg/shipping timeline and is in line with our travels. Thanks all who helped with their suggestions and especially Wheelholder who despite living outside of the area did what lazy me should have done ....research research research.Thanks again.
big whitey 03/25/15 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

As I mentioned earlier I will be coming into Phoenix on I -10 so I would prefer a shop in that area. I'm sure there are various dealers/shops in Phoenix but I was hoping to maybe get a heads up from someone with first hand knowledge of a reputable shop. Thanks.
big whitey 03/24/15 09:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

Sorry to not respond sooner but last couple days have not had internet service as we have been at Big Sur. Lots to consider as I have to get up with Tork Lift as the stable loads were out of stock. Also it is difficult to know when I'll be where. I think I will ask Tork Lift about a dealer etc in Phoenix and coordinate the back order/shipping logistics from there. That said the question still is open as am I for a reputable suspension shop or mechanic in the Phoenix area. Thanks
big whitey 03/24/15 08:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

I'm guessing you just don't want to lay on your back? Because if the new style bolt on the same as your old ones, and the hole is already there, then it's like 3 bolts, and may need a pry bar, or flex the suspension some on a curb or slope. You guessed wrong.It is not about laying or not laying on my back. It is about getting the parts shipped to a fiscal address which I can't provide on the road and hanging on to them till I get there. Also it's a little matter of having the right tools for the job which is an unknown .Most jobs are not as simple as they appear,especially when on the road. I know my situation better than anyone and feel the right decision for me and my circumstances is to find a shop to do the install,the search continues.
big whitey 03/22/15 12:49am Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

Are they the upper or lower ? If upper all you would need is an 11/16" wrench. Most RV Ctr.'s stock them. Good Luck Unfortunately they are lower. Plus I need an address to ship them too . Surely there has to be at least one reputable shop on I -10. ?? Sure wish there was a Les Schwaab in the area. I had some work done on my brakes in Fresno and all I can say is wow,customer service second to none.
big whitey 03/21/15 09:48pm Truck Campers
Stable Load Install

Long story short, the stable loads on my truck have failed. Tork Lift has graciously agreed to replace them with a new style. Problem is I am on the road and in need of someone to do the install. Does anyone know of a reputable place along I-10 between Riverside and Phoenix that would accept the shipped parts and do the repair. Thanks for any suggestions.
big whitey 03/21/15 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Wine Tasting & TCing

Well we are in Napa as I type and find the accommodations at Les Schwab comfy and affordable.
big whitey 03/16/15 09:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Death Valley TC Safari, 2015-03, parts I & II

Sorta late to this thread but what a great TR. We were in DV the same time as you,sadly our paths didn't cross. Sorry we missed you. We too enjoyed our time there,which is one of the reasons I'm just seeing this TR as we have been on the road for 3 weeks now.
big whitey 03/16/15 06:15pm Truck Campers
Vegas to DV

What is the preferred route to enter DV from Vegas to see the sights? Not sure if I need to come in on 178 or 190. On first glance it appears you can get to quite a lot of places via 190. Is there enough to see to justify coming in on 178? I realize fuel is a concern as is poor cell phone/GPS service, that's why I am asking for your thoughts. Thanks for the help.
big whitey 03/04/15 07:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Nashville,TN

If no one here does, the TN DOT might. Thanks for the tip. I gave them a call and got a little bit of info.
big whitey 02/22/15 06:24pm Roads and Routes

We are scheduled to arrive in Nashville tomorrow pm on our TC. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of road conditions on I-40. Thanks for the help.
big whitey 02/22/15 05:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Question on North Carolina travel

Good road all the way - Watch your speed in two places - (1) from Williamston through Plymouth - 4 lanes, but 55MPH (2) after the road goes to two lanes at Columbia. State Highway Patrol very active on this stretch. Story in Raleigh paper a few years ago about the trooper working this stretch of road writing the most tickets of any trooper in the state! X2. Don't ask me how i know. That little snot nosed A$$ got me in Columbia. I did however wait until after my court date before i placed a call to his boss and went off on him with a generous barrage of verbal abuse.Didn't change a thing but it sure felt good. :M
big whitey 02/17/15 06:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley

Thanks all for the heads up,it will be info put to good use.
big whitey 02/12/15 06:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Death Valley

Is there any boondocking/dispersed camping in or around DV? Is there any BLM land in this area? We are not real choosy just need a spot large enough for a 4x4 TC. All help appreciated.
big whitey 02/12/15 02:51pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondocking website

Thanks all for the feedback. Sounds like it might be an excellent option for us as camping/boondocking spots in SF and LA are hard to come by.
big whitey 02/09/15 06:51pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondocking website

I though about it seriously for a while, but as we are travelers not campers, it has little appeal. Twenty dollars a year to replace other free locations like Walmart, Cabela's (with dump), Casinos and Cracker Barrel (the list is actually a lot longer) just does not make sense to me. Matt Normally me neither but we are looking for spots in LA and SF. Boondocking spots are at a premium in these areas and not allowed in any of the places you mentioned.. $20 for camping in these areas would be a sweet deal.
big whitey 02/08/15 04:45pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Water Heater

Should have mentioned that i need to have the Wh full of water as we will need to travel with maximum water.
big whitey 02/08/15 04:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater

It should be fine. Gallons of water don't readily freeze. If it still worries you, a real easy fix is to turn it on. Thanks for your thoughts. I have considered turning on the WH for about 30 minutes at night to keep things warm overnight,just not sure if it is necessary. Not too concerned about the water heater itself freezing just concerned about the inlets where they enter from the outside of the WH. Clear as mud...right.:)
big whitey 02/08/15 04:17pm Tech Issues
Water Heater

We need to fill up our TC with water Wednesday night for a cross country trip. Question is overnight lows will be in the low twenty high teen range and i am concerned about things freezing up. Inside will be heated so i am not worried about the water lines,water tank,camode etc. I am however concerned about the WH,will it be ok or should i try to insulate it from the outside? All suggestions/thoughts appreciated.
big whitey 02/08/15 03:46pm Tech Issues
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