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RE: Short camper in a long bed

You need to consider the specific location of the camper COG and the longitudinal limits that are listed for the trucks COG. This is the only way to answer the question. Considering what I did with my last camper, I really don't see a problem. I had a 9ft 6in Lance 915 set 10 inches back in my long bed dually. I mounted an across the bed 30 gallon aux diesel tank in that 10 inch space. The COG of the camper was still well within the limits listed for the truck. And the total weight of truck with loaded camper and full fuel tanks was 400 lbs below the GVWR. No suspension mods were needed. http://i.imgur.com/RKnN3Ycl.jpg ryoung
ryoung 07/09/16 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: new traffic law in tn

If drivers cannot comprehend what the signs "SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT" or "SLOWER TRAFFIC USE RIGHT LANE" means, no amount of new laws are going to solve the problem. ryoung
ryoung 07/03/16 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Camper & 5th Wheel

I no longer have either the TC or the 5th wheel, but had them both at the same time for quite a few years. Used the TC for the long sightseeing trips such as Alaska and the west coast on multiple visits. Used the fifth wheel for wintering in Florida for 5 months and used it locally when camping with our camping club that we belonged to. You are correct when you say:" using whichever RV is best for the situation." It worked for me. I even had an aux. 30 gallon across front of the bed fuel tank installed, which didn't affect hauling the TC nor the fifth wheel. ryoung I no long own the TC and truck in my signature.
ryoung 06/30/16 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Washington & Oregon Sights One Should See

Smith Rocks State Park north of Redmond OR, east of the Cascades, is one of my favorites. ryoung
ryoung 06/25/16 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Big rig friendly or Truck camper?

I went to Alaska in 2007. I also didn't want to tow the big 5th wheel, so looked around for a TC. Not many TCs here in the midwest, couldn't find a good used one, so I bought a new one. Made the trip with another couple who also had a TC. We had lot of fun. A very enjoyable trip. Plus we were able to put the truck and TC on the Alaska marine ferry in Skagway and got off in Bellingham WA four days later. Our total trip was over 10k miles. We used our fifth wheel primarily for wintering in Florida, but in 2009 bought a park model. So no longer needing 2 RVs the easy choice was to keep the TC. In those 7 years, we have traveled extensively in the TC. A very easy, fun and cheap way to see the USA. We downsized and moved last year and got rid or the truck and TC. Big mistake. ryoung I know longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 06/20/16 07:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Your biggest truck camper mistake?

I no longer own a truck camper...that was my biggest mistake, selling it. Calm down though. With your extensive experience with a travel trailer, I'd say your worries are none. If you use the campers jacks to stabilize when camped, as some do, don't forget to retract them before heading down the road. Enjoy your truck camper. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 06/17/16 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: S.W. Florida filling up.

There is a lot more to Florida than just the east and west coast. Many RVers (snowbirds) haven't discovered this yet. ryoung
ryoung 05/15/16 06:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Would selling this trailer be irresponsible?

Since when has the seller of a vehicle, either a dealer or private seller, become responsible to see that the buyer conforms to the specific weight ratings of a vehicle. Obviously they are newbies at towing, so its their responsibility to learn before buying the parameters of the tv and trailer. ryoung
ryoung 05/13/16 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Staying in Campgrounds with a Truck Camper

All the years that I had my truck camper, I never unloaded it off the truck at the campsite. That's the beauty of a TC, when you go touring you get to take your stuff with you. I did have a small sign that stated "Site Occupied By Truck Camper" which i left in the middle of the site when I left for the day. Also would leave things out at the site, so it was not a hassle to pack and unpack each day. Never had any problem in all those years of 75k miles touring and camping. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature. (Kinda wish I did though)
ryoung 05/07/16 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: Overfilled Propane tank is what the firemen said...

The presence of an OPD is not the means by which a propane container is filled. It is only a backup safety device. Since most smaller propane containers do not have a liquid level indicator as the larger tanks do, the bottles must be filled by weight. It is the dispenser's responsibility to calculate how much it will take to fill the tank by weight. Some larger tanks such as those used on fork lifts have a bleeder port and are filled until the liquid exits the fill port. ryoung
ryoung 05/02/16 04:10pm Truck Campers
RE: No road side Assistance! Blow out on interstate!

I would bet that Good Sam doesn't handle their assistance calls, but rather farms it out to a third party whose operators handle all different types of calls. Hence the reason for not knowing GS policy as the OP stated. ryoung
ryoung 04/23/16 06:00pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Trip to CA..help me plan for TC camping

I don't see any reason to badmouth / put down these places. Why not stay in Oregon if in your opinion "Bakersfield...yuck and Alpaugh sucks"? There's obviously other places in California that don't suck, and he want's to see them. Nothing wrong with that. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 03/25/16 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire blew--wow

we still do not know what kind/brand of tires it was Why the need to know? It will just start the tire brand bashing side show. ryoung
ryoung 03/25/16 08:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Palms

and...... The OP never returned, again Can't say that I blame him for not coming back. ryoung
ryoung 03/24/16 01:08pm Snowbirds
RE: Tire blew--wow

Get ready for your friendly fellow forum members to start jumping all over you for something you must have done wrong. I see it has already started. Just ignore them. X2 ryoung
ryoung 03/24/16 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for opinions on automatic vs stick

I bought the '03 Dodge 6 sp manual that's in my signature to pull a heavy fifth wheel RV. The manual transmission worked well to pull the combined load of nearly 23K lbs. I bought the Lance TC and later got rid of the fifth wheel and then realized I no longer needed or wanted the manual to haul the camper, which when loaded was well below the 11.5K GVWR of the truck. So to me it depended on the load. If I ever bought another truck TC combo, it would definitely be an automatic. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 03/23/16 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Violators unlikely to be ticketed!

Back a few years ago driving used to be fun and enjoyable. Now it's like combat. And it's all because of non enforcement of traffic laws. Driving 10 to 15 mph above the posted speed limit is common on interstates today. Why? Passing on the right to drive 10 to 15 mph over the posted limit is tolerated. Why? I was on a 4 lane street with a center turn lane the other day, and some idiot used the turn lane to pass 4 cars ahead of him. I for one would like to see traffic laws strictly enforced with whatever it takes. ryoung
ryoung 03/14/16 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Pressure Again

+) Is there any chance that the dealer is correct that I should run all tires at 71 psi? Or should I insist that they adjust the tires to the pressure on the door sticker? +) Then how important is it to adjust the pressure when I load and unload the camper. That seems like a lot of trouble every time I load and unload. Besides, if people run higher pressure when loaded the extra 1 or 2 psi is going in the correct direction. The dealer cannot be correct in telling you to run 71 psi in the rear if the door sticker only indicates 65 psi which is the maximum pressure needed to carry the rated axle weight, which is normally determined by the tire load rating. In theory you should see no change in tire pressure after adding a load on it because the tire has the capability to change its shape. It makes no difference if you check and adjust your tire pressures before or after loading your TC. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 03/10/16 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Things to do along I 75 FL to ON

Renfro Valley Music Park near Mt Vernon, KY. I think they are open in March. They have an RV park also. ryoung
ryoung 02/27/16 03:53pm Snowbirds
RE: Garage ceiling clearance

From what I have read about your shed it has a 12 ft garage type door and 13 ft of ceiling clearance. If that is so, get rid of the garage door, enlarge the opening to the 13 ft ceiling and install a sliding door. Anything is possible. I once had a new pole barn built by Sikeston buildings that was 24 x 36 with eight foot walls. Over the years and different RVs that I had, that original pole barn grew to 24 x 65 with 14 foot walls in three different modifications. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 01/01/16 03:54pm Truck Campers
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