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RE: Electric Brake Controls?

I don't think you can go wrong with the P3, they are very popular. Glad to hear that being its waiting for my wife to pick it up now at the RV shop already paid for. On a Dodge forum they started say they were junk & that had me nervous about my choice?
Blanco1 04/09/14 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: homakes the best WDS & why do you think so?

... I'll be towing with a 4 foot extended hitch ... You may find this site useful. The site owner intended it for truck campers with extensions. It's pretty sophisticated but I don't know the formulae he uses. In correspondence he said he compiled a lot of vendor data, and that other site visitors have reported back that results were pretty close to actual weights measured on truck scales. Bill's TC Hitch Extension Calculator Chris Cowles Gainesville, FL Edit: Oops. Didn't see that someone else had already posted the same. Oh trust me I have learned a lo from this site & have based a lot of my choices on info I learned here. Such as getting a Truck Camper instead of something else. & thank you so much for that link! :D
Blanco1 04/08/14 10:15pm Towing
RE: Electric Brake Controls?

I ordered the P3 today.
Blanco1 04/08/14 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Brake Controls?

Seems a bit more than I need & yet at that price..... Figure more is better? Possible it is more than you need, but wanted to provide a good alternative. The others do work once you get them set properly. I used those types for years with my old 92 Ford. But after installing my BrakeSmart, I gave my old Tekonsha to a friend swearing I would never go back to a inertia or time ramped unit again. Though to be honest, he is still using it today. The BrakeSmart is about as close to the new integrated units as you can get after market. I can see from the picture in your sig, your along the lines of what I'm planning. :D
Blanco1 04/07/14 09:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Brake Controls?

Seems a bit more than I need & yet at that price..... Figure more is better?
Blanco1 04/07/14 07:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Brake Controls?

My Local shop tells me $159.00 for the P3. So thats my current plan. :D
Blanco1 04/07/14 07:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Brake Controls?

Its a 10K lb trailer with 2 axles & brakes on both sets.
Blanco1 04/07/14 05:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Brake Controls?

I'll be pulling up to 7,500 lbs behind my truck camper with a 2,500 lance on it.
Blanco1 04/07/14 04:37pm Truck Campers
Electric Brake Controls?

I thought I started this topic a while back & yet cant find it? Anyways being I will have my trailer in couple of weeks I need to go get a Brake controler & wonder what you use & what you like or don't like about it? I don't wanna break the bank getting a high dollar trick control that would likely not offer me much over a basic one? So tell me what you think?
Blanco1 04/07/14 12:38pm Truck Campers
RE: homakes the best WDS & why do you think so?

I'm guessing your truck to be a 3500 being a dually and the hitch extension on your link looks quite strong. I don't remember if you said exactly how much weight you'll be towing but any WD system you install is going to use that 4' lever to raise the back of the truck. That could to put quite a load on the truck hitch. I would consider, when doing the initial setup, measuring the height of the extended hitch without the trailer and only use enough spring bar to get the hitch back up to there instead of trying to level it. That same 4' lever is also going to give the trailer a lot of lateral influence on the truck as well so you'll need some sway control. Right off I'd say forget anything with add-on friction bars. You need more. I use 'bent' spring bars so I can upgrade to dual cams if need be. So far I don't. The Anderson system looks pretty good depending on the trailer weight. Others will nominate their hitch of choice. There are a few good ones out there. With the right one you should be OK. Stu I'm sure in time I'll understand what you just tried to explain? But at this point you were speaking greek to me? And as for how much weight I plan to tow, I don't see ever going much over 7,500 lbs.at the heaviest when I tow the Bronco, but my Sammy weighs probably close to 3000 lbs & so I wont worry as much when towing that one. & someone made the comment about the different trailer tounge shapes, so I guess I'll wait till I get the trailer home before jumping ahead & getting the WDS.
Blanco1 04/07/14 12:34pm Towing
RE: homakes the best WDS & why do you think so?

I'm having trouble believing a hitch with a 4' extension can carry any appreciable weight at all never mind "heavy" loads behind a truck carrying what sounds like a fairly big camper. How heavy is the camper and what are the limits on your truck? Stu The truck is a '97 Dodge Dually with a hot rod Cummins 12 valve & 4x4 with a Manual 5 speed trans. The Lance camper says it weighs 2,500 lbs on its tag & I'm sure thats a dry weight. Heres a picture of the combo. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/912926/fullsize/img_2551.jpg & Heres a link to the Torklift "Superhitch" I got. http://www.torklift.com/products/supertruss.php
Blanco1 04/06/14 11:39am Towing
RE: homakes the best WDS & why do you think so?

Weight Distribution system. For towing heavy loads & being I'll be towing with a 4 foot extended hitch ( Due to my campers overhang over the factory rear bumper ) I'd like a good system.
Blanco1 04/05/14 08:08pm Towing
homakes the best WDS & why do you think so?

I have an appointment to get some work done Monday & may buy a WDS while I'm there? Yet wonder if I'm better off ordering from someone else like tweetys or something that has a better product at a better price?
Blanco1 04/05/14 06:51pm Towing
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

We just got back from a fun trip of our own, Started up at the foothills of the Sequoia National Forest. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1016673/fullsize/img_5329.jpg Then drove over to the coast. Morro Bay. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1016712/fullsize/img_5393.jpg & from there onto Pismo beach. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1016820/fullsize/img_5531.jpg
Blanco1 04/05/14 04:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

My god that is a beautiful dream rig! what does something like that cost?
Blanco1 04/05/14 04:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Where can I buy a wedgewood oven gas valve?

Still looking for this oven valve & or links or numbers to possible sources? Thanks.
Blanco1 02/02/14 07:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camper Jacks

Have you considered taking the jack off and taking it to a machine shop to have it straightened ?? Machine shop?!?!?! I grew up working in Machine shops & we never did anything like that? & no, I'not thought about having it repaired, but that a great idea. I wonder where around me would do such work?
Blanco1 01/25/14 04:36pm Truck Campers
Camper Jacks

Ok I have a badly twisted one that required my hammering it real hard to get it to retract far enough to drive away when it happened & it still sticking out a about a foot. & so now I don't trust it to support the weight of the Camper & need to replace it. & wondered if any of you might have one to sell or some good links? I've already tried Walts & AZ RV Salvage. & my local Craigslist. One day I would love to UpGrade to electric remote control jacks, But that not within my budget at this point.
Blanco1 01/24/14 02:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking 4 Tips for Nevada Christmas Truck Camper trip?

Calico is one of my favorite dog-friendly places too. And if you're thinking about Laughlin, I recommend Davis Camp. It's in a nice location right on the river and the people seem nice. It's next door to a cute museum and in a good location for touring the Mojave desert. http://www.mcparks.com/parks/davis-camp/ Thanks for the tip. :)
Blanco1 01/07/14 03:16pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Looking 4 Tips for Nevada Christmas Truck Camper trip?

I personally had no interest in Las Vegas when I mentioned Nevada. I've been there enough & have considered Laughlin, but I was more interested in campgrounds at worthwhile places to see & camp. Before my truck broke down, I loved how fog friendly Calico is, they let you take the dog into every attraction, except the restaurant.
Blanco1 01/07/14 02:55pm RV Pet Stop
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