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RE: Truck camper with utility bed???

Sorry d3500ram Don’t have any close up pictures of that connection, Had to take off the factory tie downs as they were under the side overhang and would have dented the top of the bins, drilled a hole in the front jack bracket and put in a “quick link” chain link , have a short piece of chain and a turnbuckle onto another quick link to the truck tie down. The factory brackets were just lag bolted with two small lags(1/8”) in each bracket(Not very solid). As I stated “It doesn’t move a bit” I will try get some pictures later for you. I don’t understand why there are issues with the DOT down there. Unless you are running commercial plates here you don’t have to stop at any scales, What about the guys with those “Diesel Pusher” motor homes, they are in a way heavier class than we are. Don’t see any of them at the Scales? I don't stop at scales here in PA with my DRW 1 ton GMC dump truck.
zb39 12/12/15 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Host double couch TC

Where was the dealer you visited?? I stopped at Wagner's Trailer Sales in Cleveland WI to see the Host campers. Thanks, that is a hike for me………………….but would love to see them.
zb39 12/08/15 08:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Host double couch TC

Where was the dealer you visited??
zb39 12/07/15 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires - Freightliner and other Diesel Chassis Makers

I had a 40 footer and then a 45 footer. Had 1st one for 7 years and 2nd one for 6. Bought both used and put tires on both. I don't remember sizes other than 22.5. Bought 1 set at a shop where I knew the owner and bought 2nd set at a wholesale place where I knew the owner. I bought Good Year both times. Never had a problem. Check your date codes . I never went over 7 years regardless how good they looked. Just my .02 cents worth.
zb39 12/02/15 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking about selling 5er & quitting travel?

Sorry to hear it's not working out. Check RVT.com . I have sold 3 motorhomes on that site over the years. Good Luck to you.
zb39 12/02/15 06:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Furnace drained and drained the battery. Solution: Wave 3!

Yes and yes. However there is no flue in the sense of a chimney. Yes. And there in lies the problem. You are generating flue gases without a chimney. So in a situation where CO is being generated, instead of it venting safely away in the chimney, it spills right into the space it's being used in. Where is the CO in this situation being generated when the byproduct is C02 and H20? Jim You need to understand that most people have zero knowledge of chemistry or combustion. They just hear from a second cousin that you should never burn propane inside, ever. They don't understand how clean propane burns. I wonder if they sell unvented propane fireplaces. Thought I saw some at Lowes. When I was a kid we had a 1962 travel trailer with propane lighting built into it. Light and heat.
zb39 12/01/15 08:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck bed & slide in question?

You can sit the camper a little higher. Or pull the rails, unless you need them.
zb39 12/01/15 06:53am Truck Campers
RE: Weight Sticker Math Exercise

Can't the weight of the wheels, tires, and axles be subtracted from the total scale weight? After all they rest on the road not on the truck. Got to be about 700 lbs. credit right there, right? Wrong? No.
zb39 11/26/15 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter Storage of RV

My 5th wheel is inside, but no heat in bldg. I def winterize it. I wish I lived where I didn't have to. It can go to zero inside the bldg. I have seen the pink stuff get slushy in the toilet bowl. Maybe some day I can go south for the winter.
zb39 11/26/15 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Host double couch TC

I think the truck will come in around 8100 with full fuel and 2 people.
zb39 11/26/15 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Host double couch TC

Looks like it would be fine on a 14k GVW truck…..
zb39 11/26/15 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

Awesome rig, your going to have a ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
zb39 11/25/15 07:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Host double couch TC

I think the 3500 will be overloaded if you fill all the nooks and crannies. You really need to be looking at the chassis cab models from Ram or Ford for these models. You will most likely only have about 5000 lbs payload available unless you are looking at a base trim standard cab 2wd gasser. I have the truck in my sig now. On the last trip with 4 adults and all their stuff, full fuel, full water, full food, empty grey and black. We were 13,340 with everybody in truck. We are losing 2 adults and their stuff. Now, I realize the Host is heavier than the AF I have now. So I figure I'm losing 500Lbs from the 2 adults. That gives me 1140lbs more untill I hit 14K. The Host prob weighs about 1200 more than the AF. So I'm not bad, prob a little over. I can go with bags etc, all the usual stuff. Wife and I don't load a ton. We take what we need and thats it. Even 4 of us didn't come close to filling the AF. I'll let the weight police hash this out. I would love a RAM 550 and a cutom bed but cost is crazy. I also tow a 5th wheel at times.
zb39 11/25/15 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Host double couch TC

Thanks for putting the clicky in. I know it's heavy, it will be going on a 2016 RAM DRW, GVW 14K. I would love to see this in person .
zb39 11/24/15 08:40pm Truck Campers
Host double couch TC

Has anybody seen one in person. I'm thinking of ordering one. There is no dealer close to me. Just wanted to hear other thoughts on this one. My wife and I like the pics and video on the Host web site, but it is an 8 hour drive to the dealer and I don't think he has one yet.....Would love to check out the factory but I work full time................If only I didn't have to work.........Bother
zb39 11/24/15 07:32am Truck Campers
RE: Trip information

I would think that if you are listing the dry weight at 8K+ then you traveling weight will be somewhere close to 10K. At 20% for pin weight on a 5th wheel you are looking at 2000 pounds on your Tundra. Well over it's rating. I previously had a Tundra, so I know how good of a 1/2 ton it is, but I would never have tried to tow a 5th wheel with it. Just my 2 cents. Dave You should listen to this person. it is pretty straight forward.
zb39 11/23/15 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

Give it another try......would love to see pic.
zb39 11/18/15 09:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

Sounds like a great rig. Would love to see it. Enjoy!!!
zb39 11/13/15 10:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska

If it's handgun ammo I wouldn't even try. They will think you have a hidden handgun. For Alaska take a shotgun, declare it, do the paperwork, pay the small fee, make sure you have the ammo stored separate from the gun, and you're good. You are wasting your time if you're taking a handgun for bears anyway...not enough firepower, bring a 12 gauge. Besides you are just as likely to run into a grizzly in northern BC or Alberta as you are in Alaska. This, I have done it twice, no issues. At the check point we spent about 30 seconds on the gun and 15 minutes discussing what poultry products we had.............
zb39 11/13/15 09:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: westward bound

I have done yellowstone 7 times in the last 20 years. send me a pm if your interested.
zb39 11/10/15 07:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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