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RE: Wandering Ford

19.5 is what a F450 comes with, and it did wander before I changed tires. It may be a tire tread problem they are highway treads. The truck is a crewcab and the truck looks like it is front end light, I have not had it weighed. The center of gravity sticker on the camper is directly center of the rear wheels, but I have a long hitch stinger out past the end of camper with a spare tire mounted on it. a lot of weight back there. and just looking at the rig from the side it looks high in the front and low in the rear. I don't know how I could move more weight forward.
gbsb 04/13/14 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Wandering Ford

Front end parts all checked and all tight, tie rod ends, Ball joints, sway bar links, shocks are original 120,000 miles and the steering damper has not been changed the steering box has not been adjusted. The tires are original size for a F450 and have 2500 miles on them now. Not sure about the side to side sway just seems like going down the road at 60 mph and the truck will wander and sway around on road,
gbsb 04/12/14 08:15pm Truck Campers
Wandering Ford

I have a 2003 F450 Ford with a custom made Aluminum flatbed. I carry a 2008 Arctic Fox 990 Truck Camper. I have new 19.5 tires, new swaybar links, and had the front end checked. I have problems with the truck wandering as we go down the road. Opinion on shocks helping reduce wander. it feels like I get a lot of side to side sway. I would think a F450 would be sprung heavy enough to not have side to side sway. Help appreciated.
gbsb 04/12/14 07:38pm Truck Campers
2014 Texas Truck Camper Rally

We are thinking about coming if there are any sites available. Does any one know what the cost is for sites and the rally. We have a Arctic Fox 990 and a F459 Ford. New to Truck Campers but have been full time rv'ers since 2006.
gbsb 03/17/14 06:25pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Had a fresh oil change with filter. Then two new injectors, Ford loves me and this F450 with a 6.0 diesel. $1600.00 this time, new fuel injection control module, alternator, two batteries, new belt, last fall $1800.00. Got to love a 6.0 ford planning a 8,000 mile trip this summer hope all is fixed.
gbsb 03/11/14 07:51pm Truck Campers
Scan Guage

I have a 2003 Ford F450 with a 6.0 diesel. Does anyone here use a scan gauge 11 for monitoring their engine. I would like to monitor motor functions as we travel. Voltages, EGT, oil pressure, and so forth. Thanks
gbsb 03/03/14 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trying to do my homework :-)

We full time in a 40 foot triaxle toyhauler. Have been to Alaska and many other places, spend our winters in South Texas. Love the life style, that all being said having a 40 foot 5th wheel and a 22 foot truck is a determining factor on where you stop and sight see or spend the night. We bought our first TC last year, a 990 Arctic Fox. We have a F450 Ford so we have plenty of truck. Spent 5 months in the TC last summer and was surprised how much we liked it. Any where a dually pick up can go so can my camper. We will leave the 5th wheel this summer and take the TC on our summer travels, looking forward to a little boondocking and stopping at small out of the way places. We pull a Harley Triglide with us on a 19 foot trailer for excursions so we don't have to break camp if we want to run into town. As said before beware of the small living space and the lack of a sofa, we set out a lot so not bad for us. In the end do what makes you happy. George
gbsb 02/10/14 05:53am Truck Campers
RE: Any Thoughts on Arctic Fox 996 Would Be Appreciated

We have a 990 on a F450 Ford and really enjoy the rig. Spent 5 months in it this past summer and had a great time, the extra slide would be nice. But the paid for is better, ours has been a great camper good luck and enjoy.
gbsb 02/06/14 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Bent Jack

Took the jack tube to a body shop today they looked at it and said sure we can straighten it. cost $252.00. E-mailed the manufacturer and inquired about parts but they do not sale parts. They offered me a new leg less power head for $235.00 including shipping so that is the way that goes. Thanks for all the input. Being new to truck campers I have a lot of questions and few answers. I do Thank every one for the help.
gbsb 01/21/14 04:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Wet Bath

We have a 2008 990 AF and love it. This our first truck camper and we were real apprehensive about the wet bath, but it is great. I like the white as said before it helps with the brightness. We spent 5 months in the TC this past summer workcamping and a little travel. We full time and have a 40 foot 5th wheel, the TC is really different but it is a lot easier to get around than a 22 foot pick up and a 40 foot 5th wheel. Planning a cross country trip this summer with a lot of boondocking. Good luck on your decision AF is a good unit.
gbsb 01/21/14 08:57am Truck Campers
Bent Jack

I have a bent jack on my 2008 Arctic Fox 990. It is a Rieco Titan, electric jack. The outer tube has just enough bend that the inner tube will not slide up in it. If any body has a old jack that is not working or has a burnt up motor your are interested in getting rid of let me know. Or have an idea how to straighten a bent tube. thanks all help appreciated.
gbsb 01/20/14 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Lynx Levelers

Be very careful with the plastic levelers. I unloaded my Arctic Fox 990 using 4 under each jack foot. pulled the truck out and parked it started letting the camper down so it wouldn't be so high and levelers slid out on one side, camper leaned to the right bending the two front jacks. I still don't have it back on truck. may have to buy at least one jack. At least there was no damage to camper. Be very careful
gbsb 01/12/14 07:41am Truck Campers
RE: lift jacks

They are RT . thanks for any help
gbsb 01/08/14 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: lift jacks

You are right about brand I will look and repost tonight they are on a Arctic Fox 990. Thanks for the help
gbsb 01/08/14 05:51am Truck Campers
lift jacks

One of my lift jacks runs but will not lift or extend. has any one taken one of the electric jacks apart, do they have a sheer pin in them. any help appreciated
gbsb 01/07/14 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck sway and and stability

Trick is 2 wheel drive. I will have it weighed and see what that shows. I have checked wheel bearings, tie rod ends, new sway bar links, checked ball joints. Tires are new Hercules 225 70 R 19.5. Thanks again for the information
gbsb 12/20/13 08:14pm Truck Campers
RE: bent jacks

It is just the mounting brackets that bent. They are the swing out jacks that clear the bed on a dually. they lean to the back I think I can twist them back forward enough to get it back on the truck then it will not come off again. I do not need this truck for every day use so it will be a done deal. Seems like every thing I touch lately turns to poop. Thanks for all the input.
gbsb 12/20/13 01:34pm Truck Campers
bent jacks

New problem. I was unloading the camper off the truck today and had some blocks under the jacks for extra lift and the right front jack slipped of the black and the camper tilted to the right bending both front jack mounting brackets. what is the best way to straighten the jacks. If not for bad luck I would not have any at all. Not really bad luck I should have been looking closer.
gbsb 12/19/13 04:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck sway and and stability

The flat bed is an all aluminum custom bed with diamond plate boxes on both sides and does set about 18 inches higher. The tires are 19.5 14 ply so the side walls should be heavy enough. The truck does wander with out the camper on it and it is wander not sway, I do get a certain amount of sway but not bad. I thought it may be because the 450 has front leaf springs and a straight axle. any more thoughts appreciated. It isn't so bad that it scares me but I am used to driving a 3500 CC dually GMC and pulling a 40 foot fifth wheel and no wander what so ever. This is my first TC so it may be normal for them. I do enjoy the TC we spent 5 months in it this past summer so it is here to stay.
gbsb 12/17/13 07:28am Truck Campers
RE: Truck sway and and stability

I thought about the center of gravity, the front end looks light like it is setting a lot higher than rear of truck. There is a center of gravity sticker on the drivers side of camper and it is center of rear axle. I don't know how I would move the weight forward the camper is setting to the front of bed now. agan any help would be appreciated.
gbsb 12/16/13 07:55pm Truck Campers
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