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RE: Update: Ford f350 6.2 and heavy camper

I just finished a 4800 mile round trip from San Diego to Canada and back with my 6.2 and averaged 9.5 mpg with my 4000 lb. Lance camper. My truck is a 1 ton regular cab 4x4 with the 4.30 rear end. I've had the truck for 4 years now and it has been flawless. Turned 50k on the odo climbing the non stop mountains on the trans-Canadian hwy. Truck had power to spare.
RZAR66 07/25/14 08:56pm Truck Campers
RE: license plate

How hard is it to move the plate from the truck to the camper? It takes me about 30 seconds Its really hard when I always forget to. I already have enough stuff to try and remember when getting ready to leave on a trip.
RZAR66 07/04/14 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: license plate

I made a color laminated copy of the truck plate and put it on the back of the camper so I would have a plate on both places. Same here. Laminated color copy of my plate, mounted to the back of my camper. It looks like the real thing.
RZAR66 07/04/14 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: High Quality Low Height Antenna... Do they exist?

I just cut mine down. I have a regular cab truck so I had no choice.
RZAR66 06/18/14 07:08pm Truck Campers
RE: jensen tv in new lance 1050s

I did not get the Jensen TV on my new Lance for this reason and just put a $99 LED TV I bought at Target.
RZAR66 06/15/14 07:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Getting ready to pull the trigger on a Lance 855s

No built in generator but carry a Honda 2000. Also no microwave but have all other options. My a/c is the smaller 9200 btu version.
RZAR66 06/11/14 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: Getting ready to pull the trigger on a Lance 855s

Those EC campers are really heavy, Lance 855 2410lbs with slide 2650lbs, EC 850 3117lbs No way is my 855s less than 3000# dry. I think that Lance is the leader in understating weight. Brochure for my 815 says 1700 lbs I think, tag on the camper says 2200+. Perhaps they just spec out a stripped model. They spec a base TC and then provide a list of options. My Lance 1050S weighs 4500 lbs. That's fully loaded and wet I hope? My 1050S is right at 4000 lbs. wet with a weeks worth of "stuff" packed. That's pretty good for a camper that is 1 inch shy of 11 feet long with a slide out.
RZAR66 06/11/14 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: Who uses a new ram Short bed

I think what Lance meant was stay away from the new 3/4 ton Rams. They now use coil springs in the rear instead of the common leaf springs found in light duty trucks. Ram 1 ton trucks still use leafs although I've heard they are longer than what Chevy and Ford use. There are no aftermarket suspension helpers on the market for the rear coil spring setup so if you buy one for a TC you are screwed.
RZAR66 06/09/14 01:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance ultra deck

It's only available on the new Lance 1052. Its a nice deck and I really liked it. Paul Actually someone on the Lance forum just got a 1050S with the ultra deck and it was available for my 1050S when I ordered it a few months ago.
RZAR66 06/08/14 08:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance ultra deck

It's a $2500 option. They were just rolling them out when I ordered my 1050S back in February. I passed when I realized the 1050S already has a ton of outside storage because I did not get the built in genny.
RZAR66 06/08/14 04:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Getting ready to pull the trigger on a Lance 855s

Just looking for your opinion/satisfaction if you've been down this path. It's going on my 2011 GMC 2500 D/A They won't delete the Heki Skylight which is a concern. The competitions comparables all seem to be heavier. Thanks in advance There are people on the Lance Forum that had the Heki deleted. I was almost going to delete ours when we ordered earlier this year but the new Heki design addresses the weaknesses of the order ones. Still there are some things I don't like about it, for example not being able to close the shade all the way when its sunny and hot outside. Seems ridiculus. But my dealer said it would not be a problem for Lance to put something else in the cabover. He just said it would delay our order and may cost a little more.
RZAR66 06/07/14 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: What size of a tv is in your truck camper?

I put a 15" TV in my Lance using only the HD antenna. We don't use it often but its nice to have when we are staying in or near a city. Sometimes its nice the watch the 10 or 11 o'clock news before going to bed. I like to see what is going on in a city I've never been before. One time I found out about a car show that was happening on the news, so the next day we went to it. I guess its how and where you camp. Personally I like to do it all. Boondock, campgrounds, and RV parks if we stay in a city. We do whatever we have interest in. I like to say that we are travelers with a hotel room strapped to the back of my pickup truck.
RZAR66 06/06/14 01:58pm Truck Campers
RE: How to spend money in Canada

Sorry if you think my question is "foolish" but this is the first time I have been out of US since I was 4 years old, not including Mexico. I just wanted opinions on what other people do for money while in Canada since I have no experience. I thought that what forums are for. Anyway, thanks to all those that actually answered my question.
RZAR66 06/04/14 01:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
How to spend money in Canada

My wife and I will be in Canada for 7 days. This will be the middle part of a longer trip. We are wondering what the best way to handle finances would be. We would like to have cash on hand for incidentals, etc. We also need to purchase gas and groceries. We would like to avoid a lot of ATM fees and currency exchange fees. I know we will have to pay those fees, but we want to avoid fees as much as possible. What is the best approach? We bank with a small local credit union (not even state wide), that may make a difference.
RZAR66 06/02/14 09:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wolf Creek 850 Break in Period TR Oregon to the Redwoods

Nolan, I'm the guy that had the Lance you looked at. We are doing almost the same trip you did on our way up into Canada. Even staying at Nehalem. Great trip report! Ryan
RZAR66 06/02/14 07:33pm Truck Campers
RE: chevy 3500 6.0 vortec and truck camper

Why do people question a gas engine's ability to move a measly 4000-5000lbs? If that TC had wheels of its own you wouldn't even be asking the question! You'd hitch up and hit the road without a second thought. A TC is easier to move than a trailer because there's no rolling resistance and less total frontal area than a conventional travel trailer + truck. You took the words right outta my mouth. If my TC had wheels I would have something with a V6 to tow it.
RZAR66 05/28/14 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

Upgraded the camper http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y539/rzar66/2012-04-14133424_zpsd18b796d.jpg 2012 http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y539/rzar66/NewCamper1050s_zps18836ac9.jpg 2014 Man, 2 feet makes a huge difference!
RZAR66 05/27/14 10:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Rickson Steel 19.5 wheel update

PICTURES! I want to see some pics from those of you that have 19.5's. I'm thinking of stepping up. It's about the only thing I HAVEN'T done yet... Go to their website. They have plenty of pictures of their wheels on just about anythng you could think of.
RZAR66 05/22/14 07:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Rickson Steel 19.5 wheel update

I looked into Ricksons and asked my camper dealer about them. He said he waited 4 months before he got some for a customer. Originally they told him a month. After numerous phone calls and a few unreturned calls he got them. He said he could not recommend them to me and to look elsewhere. Problem is they are the only ones who make custom 19.5's. Other stories I've read on here duplicate what my dealer went through.
RZAR66 05/21/14 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: airbags and stableloads

Based on my own experience I would NOT recommend Bilstein 5100 series shocks. My experience
RZAR66 05/17/14 10:55pm Truck Campers
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