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RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

What year is your truck? It should have zero launch if it's somewhere around 2003 (?) forward. (somewhere around there anyway) What is Zero Launch? Can someone explain Zero Launch? My is a 1997 & I'm sure I don't have this option? Can I install it into my older truck?
Blanco1 06/08/17 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

30 HP Suzuki fuel injection I suspect mine is smaller & I only have a trolling motor for it & yet that all I need. Your picture has motivated me, Thanks!
Blanco1 06/07/17 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

I'm not crazy about buying a motorhome being the cost & I like the idea of disconnecting from a TC or Trailer & having my truck again. & yet with any of these choices, my storage space comes into play. I originally went went with a TC for it towing ability behind it with a car trailer or boat & etc.. Yet have learned to HATE taking my boat to the loading ramp at the water with my HEAVY TC on my trucks bed & it being a manual trans rig. That whole parking brake & clutch & steep ramp angle game is no fun! Yes my rig is 4X4 & 4x4 LOW does help but still. Not in anyway pleasant. I may just stop using this truck with the TC on it for any fishing trips. Yet also realize most trailer sorta become an issue with the boat being involved. Sure in Ca. I can tow a double if its a 5th wheel, but the I can't back up & its just become so long! Why not get a motorhome, you can bring a small car/truck and a boat without double towing issues or length, just have a custom built stacker for the two. Plenty of clean used motorhomes out there http://i.imgur.com/hzdq8lfl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/hzdq8lfl.jpg Backing up is never a issue Nice Picture but I could do the same thing now behind my TC. I do have an inflatable boat that you just reminded me about the I'm gonna bring out from the basement. I was also considering a float tube? or Kyak? Yet mine only has a trolling motor, What size is the outboard in that picture?
Blanco1 06/07/17 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

What year is your truck? It should have zero launch if it's somewhere around 2003 (?) forward. (somewhere around there anyway) What is Zero Launch?
Blanco1 06/07/17 04:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

What is your truck? Maybe if you "upgrade" your truck, it might solve all your issues of wind and towing a boat. A nice dual rear wheel 1 ton (350 - 3500) or more with automatic transmission could be perfect. 4x4 dually 3500 Dodge club cab with a 5 speed manual trans. Its exactly what I wanted. Its got a Dana 80 rear end I preferred the 5 speed manual only due to seeing many friends with auto trans having the trans spit out fluid under a heavy load & do love it in all situation except for the boat ramp. I suppose in any case where I would be needing to start up a steep ramp/grade.
Blanco1 06/07/17 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

We have a 24 foot Class C RV and sometimes tow and launch our fishing boat with it. The launching we do should only be done on certain ramps, however. Back at the campsite, we have all the comforts of home in our little Class C in between the fishing times. Our small Class C on it's overkill E450 Ford chassis is rock solid stable on the highways, including even in fairly high cross-winds due to it's wide rear dual tires track and having it's heavy appliances and components mounted very low down near the chassis frame. I truly believe if my Truck had a n automatic trans vs the Manual, I'd be good at most ramps. Its just the weight of the TC in the bed & steep ramp & clutch. I stalled it once & lose the power brakes, can be really scary!
Blanco1 06/07/17 10:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

I have no idea what a TT is & yet do have a front hitch mount on my front bumper! Never thought about that! Yet still being a stick shift manual trans with the heavy camper on its back does not allow for any error on my part! If I stall it as I have, the power brakes go away!
Blanco1 06/04/17 08:50pm General RVing Issues
Camper, Trailer or motorhome?

I'm coming to realize I will need to upgrade soon enough. & planned on a multi slide Truck Camper , but when even I drive in heavy wind this heavy truck camper up high on top of my pick up bed concerns me. Seems like a lot of weight up high ( High Center of Gravity ) Yet have never seen even a picture of one flopped over in the wind? I've seen in person a couple of tongue trailers & never a Motorhome? Nor a 5th wheel. Are the tongue trailer the most likely issue in high winds? What about compared to a 5th wheel trailer? I'm not crazy about buying a motorhome being the cost & I like the idea of disconnecting from a TC or Trailer & having my truck again. & yet with any of these choices, my storage space comes into play. I originally went went with a TC for it towing ability behind it with a car trailer or boat & etc.. Yet have learned to HATE taking my boat to the loading ramp at the water with my HEAVY TC on my trucks bed & it being a manual trans rig. That whole parking brake & clutch & steep ramp angle game is no fun! Yes my rig is 4X4 & 4x4 LOW does help but still. Not in anyway pleasant. I may just stop using this truck with the TC on it for any fishing trips. Yet also realize most trailer sorta become an issue with the boat being involved. Sure in Ca. I can tow a double if its a 5th wheel, but the I can't back up & its just become so long!
Blanco1 05/26/17 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

I know this really doesn't answer the OP's question at all, but on my F-250, I swapped out the factory overload leaves for new ones meant for a newer F-450. They have quite a bit more arch, plus a higher spring rate, so they accomplish the same thing as the StableLoads. The best part is, they cost me under $100, brand new. Thanks for the tip!
Blanco1 05/20/17 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

Heres a better look at the stops. I don't know why the pictures came out sideways? http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108577/fullsize/img_6353.jpg I was originally thinking they would mount this way? http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108578/fullsize/img_6354.jpg But I'm starting to think maybe I'm wrong & they go this way so that this metal bracket helps level out the curve from the factory part? http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108579/fullsize/img_6355.jpg Makes much more sense?
Blanco1 05/17/17 10:02pm Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

In the metal of the bracket itself... the rubber sleeve has no holes, it might be pried between rubber and the metal to see if or where holes is. Stick a screw driver (dont tear it) between top rubber and the metal...Or prying between frame against the rubber, the sleeve 'might' come off. Or a sharp awl, poke middle of top downward. What others have said is there is a hole in the metal-just covered by the rubber. Oh ok, Now I get it. I can be really dumb sometimes... When I glanced at it & took the picture, & posted it from my phone I couldn't see much on the small screen, but now that I'm home, I see a much bigger picture & DOH!!! Yes that a sleeve over the metal, yet looking at it in person, its so old & dirt covered it pretty much didn't look like a rubber sleeve, But now I see it. I hope to be off this week end to remove one & see?
Blanco1 05/17/17 09:56pm Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

I see no holes! http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108521/fullsize/img_6343.jpg http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108529/fullsize/img_6342.jpg
Blanco1 05/17/17 07:02pm Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

Maybe I am missing something, but why not unbolt the brackets and drill the holes? Unless you have the TC loaded in the photos, I don't see how the Stable Loads will ever not be engaged. As I recall, the Stable Loads are about 2" or more thick, and I only see about 1" or less between your bracket and spring. Well that's my question, I guess I'm suppose to remove them & drill the holes & then reinstall them? But of course the flat pad on such a curve concerns me. I was hoping someone here has done this already that could show me a picture of how theirs turned out.
Blanco1 05/17/17 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

The camper is on the truck now & pretty much always is, & fully loaded pretty always ready to go.
Blanco1 05/17/17 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

Dreaded double post.
Blanco1 05/17/17 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

Strange thing is it sounds like an Unbolt & bolt in the new parts in replacement? Yet this is what I'm working with? http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108503/fullsize/img_6312.jpg As you can see there is nothing to unbolt & replace these with? http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108499/fullsize/img_6329.jpg http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108500/fullsize/img_6330.jpg http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108520/fullsize/img_6342.jpg http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1108521/fullsize/img_6343.jpg Seems like it was suppose to be direct R&R but there is no factory bolt ons to replace or even any holes to bolt these into?
Blanco1 05/16/17 06:20pm Truck Campers
TorkLift Upper Stable loads installation?

Have any of you installed them before? I just got my set & ready to install them especially being I'm considering a multi slide out Camper up-grade. Looks simple enough on how to do the job. Tomorrow is my 1st free day in a while & while I have so many other things I need to do, I'm hoping to fit tho into the days schedule. I've looked on youtube & can't find a single video? I'm assuming being its such a no Brainer that nobody has bother with posting a video? Am I right? I'm not the mechanically inclined guy I use to be in my youth. Thanks in advance for any helpful info you might have in advance.
Blanco1 05/15/17 11:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Help me choose a slide out Truck Camper!

All 3500 with Cummins came with the D80, even autos. It was only the 2500s that got the D70 if they had an auto. The auto, junk in stock form, is actually the strongest transmission, IF you put all the now-available aftermarket upgrades in it. The 5 speed has a correctible issue with the nut holding 5th gear coming off. You should google that and read up about it, and I'll assume you know about the Killer Dowel Pin on the 12 valve. Google that and correct it asap if not. Take care of those two things, then you've got the most reliable pickup ever built. We're still learning what fails over time on the new ones. And there's a whole lot more things to fail on them! The newer trucks have AAM axles that are even stouter. You won't be over what your Danas can handle but if you want, you can even put those in. The front bolts in, the rear just needs its spring mounts relocated a bit. Shock mounts are same. You'll also need new wheels, larger diameter. Then you have the bigger brakes too. "Buy a $70,000 new truck" isn't the only answer, if you'd rather turn a few wrenches and not blow enough money on a pickup truck to go to Hawaii... ten times! Engine & trans have both been rebuilt with both issues already addressed.
Blanco1 05/07/17 04:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Help me choose a slide out Truck Camper!

In certain model years, the F450 had a Dana 60 front axle and a Dana 80 rear. Guess what a '97 Dodge 3500 has? Same thing. The new trucks are not physically larger. Any stability improvement is a function of the springs, shocks and sway bars. There is no other black magic in the current trucks. If he puts big springs, good shocks, and a big bar on that Dodge, it will haul that camper. And being a 12-Valve Cummins with zero electronics, it will keep doing it longer than any other. There are very good reasons people hang onto those trucks. If you want bigger brakes, you don't have to buy a $70,000 new truck. The later and larger discs will bolt into that truck, people do it all the time. But the truth is the original ones in good shape and an exhaust brake will do the job fine. My '97 Dodge 3500 dually being a 5 speed came with the Dana 80 rear & D 60 front yes. From what I understand the automatic trans came with the D 70 rear. But I wanted a stick vs the Automatic being I've seen a few F350's pulling heavy trailers & they started spitting all the tranny fluid out leaving you stuck! I even drove a motor home with a Ford drive train spitting the trans fluid out on a steep hill & started a fire I fortunately was able to put out with only a slight burn on my arm. So I figured a manual trans was a better option & then I learned it was factory matched with a D 80. I do have the largest rear sway bar I could buy as a direct bolt on. Air bags & stable loads & shocks with helper coils over them. & was considering the upper stable loads as well.
Blanco1 05/07/17 02:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Help me choose a slide out Truck Camper!

When I linked it, it was still for sale , listed for 19700.00 That model was almost the same as the EC 1160 , but the dry un- optioned Wt was just under 4000 lbs , the 1160 is about 700 lbs more Okanagan`s weights I found to be true , they had to ship them across the border and declare each campers weight Okanagan was a solid well built camper I'm told the Mammoth weighs 4,300 dry? So seems very close? Where is the Okangan built?
Blanco1 05/07/17 01:52pm Truck Campers
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