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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
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
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