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RE: Advice on Truck Campers

As said before there is a lot out there. We also have a 40 foot 5th wheel toy hauler and just got tired of pulling it and finding so many places we could not get into. We were lucky we found a F450 Ford set up with a aluminum flatbed 6 big storage boxes a big foot self leveling system and a 990 Arctic Fox TC. we have had it for 3 years and love it haven't moved the 5th wheel yet. Good luck in your search, and we do travel over 12000 miles last year in 7 months in the tc.
gbsb 03/18/15 11:49am Truck Campers
RE: Center of Gravity Question

I have a F 450 Ford with a Aluminum Flatbed and a 990 Arctic Fox. My CG is right over the axle, but I still have a problem with the steering and it sets high in the front. I was told that air bags would give me a lot of side to side movement. I also have hitch extension with the spare tire mounted on it and pull a 5 x 10 trailer with a Harley Tri Glide on it. I am going to try and move the spare to the front of the truck and put some batteries between the front of camper and the cab of the truck for more weight in front of the axles.
gbsb 03/08/15 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Center of Gravity Question

I have a F 450 Ford with a Aluminum Flatbed and a 990 Arctic Fox. My CG is right over the axle, but I still have a problem with the steering and it sets high in the front. I was told that air bags would give me a lot of side to side movement. I also have hitch extension with the spare tire mounted on it and pull a 5 x 10 trailer with a Harley Tri Glide on it. I am going to try and move the spare to the front of the truck and put some batteries between the front of camper and the cab of the truck for more weight in front of the axles.
gbsb 03/08/15 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Lurker - TC Arctic Fox for Year round Living

My wife and I full time RV, started out in a 40 foot toy hauler. We carry a Harley Tri Glide with us for day trips. We found out after 2 years that a 40 foot 5th wheel was a lot of work and aggravation. We do have a home base in South Texas, a small lot in a retirement campground. We bought a TC rig from a friend, Ford F450 Crew Cab Flatbed with a custom aluminum bed and a Arctic Fox 990. We have not spent a year straight in the rig but in 2013 spent 6 months and in 2014 spent 8 months with no problem. We stay in the 5th wheel because we have it and can't get what e owe on it for it.
gbsb 03/05/15 06:49am Truck Campers
RE: jack not working

As I said Thanks for the information. The problem was a blown fuse in the Rieco controller. The right rear jack has a little bend on the shaft that extends due to an accident last year, I have another jack and will change it out. I don't like taking the camper off the truck because it has to raise up so high due to the height of my truck. Thanks again
gbsb 02/13/15 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: jack not working

Thanks for the help sorry I didn't say what kind of jacks I have. They are Rieco.
gbsb 02/12/15 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: jack not working

Thanks I found the controller under the sink and the top on is the right rear jack. The controller clicks every time I push a button on the remote so I guess the remote is working I so not have an red back up remote. where would the fuse for each jack be it acts kie that is the problem. Did not see them in the fuse panel and not near the controller, Thanks so much for the help it has been invaluable George
gbsb 02/12/15 05:45am Truck Campers
jack not working

I have a 2008 Arctic Fox 990. I started to raise it ion the truck today and the right rear jack did not run. checked the motor and it ran fine. Checked the power and there was no power to the plug using the remote. does any one know where the wires from plug join up, and the remote plugs in.
gbsb 02/10/15 03:02pm Truck Campers
position wanted

We are a full timer couple in early 60's with experience in work camping looking for a work camper job near Athens Tx for the summer. We have full timed for 4 years and will provide a resume upon request.
gbsb 02/02/15 07:01am Workamping Forum
RE: Tx Truck Camper Rally

we were there also Our first rally. New to truck campers in 2014, but after over 10,000 miles and 7 months of travel we are fairly seasoned now. We have a F450 Ford and a Arctic Fox 990. Very happy with it. see everybody there.
gbsb 01/13/15 12:05pm Truck Campers
Tx Truck Camper Rally

Any one going to the truck camper rally in Kerrville Tx in April.
gbsb 01/12/15 05:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Can I get a Camper support leg repaired?

I tried to get one straightened and it cost more than a new one. I bought one from factory that was scratched up and got a good discount.
gbsb 11/27/14 07:25pm Truck Campers
summer trip

We finished our summer trip in our Arctic Fox 990 and F450 Ford. Left Texas April 18th and returned October15th. We traveled Route 66 from Chicago to LA. Then up the coast to Corvallis Or. Spent 2 1\2 months there and back to Texas. 6 months and 10,000 miles what a summer, love our truck camper.
gbsb 10/20/14 09:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Hail Damage

Our hail was about 1.5 inches according to the news report, we had it and high winds 3 nights in a row but all gone now it is sunny and 10 mph breeze.
gbsb 06/11/14 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Fox Landing on an older Arctic Fox 990

We have a 2008 Arctic Fox 990 on a F450 Ford flatbed with a custom made Aluminum flat bed, this set up is nice but sets high. When we first got the rig it had the scissor steps on it, very scary for a old fart with bad knees. I put a back porch (30 inches X 60 inches) on supported with chains I then put a set of steps off a 5th wheel under the porch, bolted up nice and folds out off the way. I also pull a trailer with our Harley TriGlide on it. The steps clear the hitch and the only problem we have had is when we left the steps out and took off, We stopped at the next RV dealer and bought a new set of steps and installed them in the parking lot. We are on the Route 66 from Chicago to La and having a good time Left San Antonio Texas on April 15th and after visiting friends and family are half way through, 3100 miles so far and all is good. We will be in Amarillo Tx for a few weeks . If any body is threw this way let us know and we can meet for coffee.
gbsb 06/10/14 09:03am Truck Campers
Hail Damage

We are doing the Route 66 from Chicago to LA. We have been on the road since April 15th, Visiting family and friends along the way, Also a Escapees Rally in Goshen IN. Decided we would take a couple of days off in Amarillo TX. Stopped on last Friday night and went to the big Texan in Amarillo for supper, very good. Clouds and rain greeted us on the way back to campground then high winds more rain and hail. Thought the truck camper was going to roll over, We were holding on when the windows in the back door blew out glass and hail blew through the door. Storm lasted about 3 hours then eased off. We have had hail for three nights in a row. The insurance adjuster came out today, hail damage on hood, both fenders, three doors, broken windshield and three windows broken in the Arctic Fox. At least it didn't turn over and we are all right, just have to wait for windows to come in so we can continue on. Will get the truck repaired this winter while parked. F450 ford and 990 Arctic Fox Silver Fox Edition.
gbsb 06/09/14 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper on a flat bed

I have a F450 Crew Cab Ford with a custom made Aluminum flatbed with diamond plate boxes under the bed and on top of the bed. I have a 990 Arctic Fox slide in camper installed and the rig works great
gbsb 05/31/14 07:31pm Truck Campers
Escapees Rally

We are in Goshen In for The Escapade. Any of you truck campers out there come on down for a very informative rally. Lots of fun and fellowship.
gbsb 05/10/14 04:27pm Truck Campers
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
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