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RE: Carrier Air V Rooftop AC Unit

Moved from truck campers to trailers.
Bedlam 09/30/23 10:13am Travel Trailers
RE: F2021 Tork Lift Frame Monuts

Are you giving these away?
Bedlam 09/08/23 10:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Beach Roamer Campers

Host assumes you will carry their camper on a DRW, so you already have the center lights on the truck.
Bedlam 09/06/23 09:03am Truck Campers
RE: How bad is it really? TC on a Ram 2500 w/coils.

Dropping in a stiff stabilizer bar and something like Timbrens or Sumo Springs instead of bags will make the ride better but still will not be as good as your wider stance leaf springs that were in your older truck.
Bedlam 09/01/23 07:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Air conditioner for my 11 foot truck camper?

I want to be that 80+ guy still going out camping. Neither father nor father in law lived that many years, so I hope to break the cycle.
Bedlam 08/19/23 02:52pm Truck Campers
RE: HELP PLEASE... Hitch and extension ?

I expect the rear of the truck to weigh 2750-3000 lbs unloaded. Your 2003 has the same 9250 lb rated Visteon Sterling 10.5" axle they still use today on the F250, but your brakes are smaller. Your setup is limited by the 7280 lb limit of tires and rims, so you have between 4000-4500 lbs of actual capacity but will be over both RAWR and GVWR door frame stickers. You still need to put the truck on a scale and measure front axle weight when empty and loaded. This will tell you if the CG of the camper is too far back behind the rear axle. BTW: Both my Artic Fox and current Host are rear heavy if my tanks are empty.
Bedlam 08/08/23 06:36am Truck Campers
RE: HELP PLEASE... Hitch and extension ?

Bottom outside length of the camper is 10’ top is 17’. I mentioned this was made for a 8’ bed or a 6’ bed with the tailgate down. I have a 6.75’ bed. Dry weight is listed as 2k. There’s no bottom part of camper below tailgate. 28” from truck bumper to bottom of camper. Campers that are built for short bed applications typically have a CG 2' from the front wall by placing heavier items forward. Most of these campers do not exceed 9' length to keep proper CG. You are putting too much weight aft of the rear axle and the also adding additional hitch weight on an extension which just leverages even more weight off your front end. This setup will result in unpredictable handling.
Bedlam 08/06/23 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: HELP PLEASE... Hitch and extension ?

Air bags will help rear squat and point your heights the right direction but do not transfer weight other than the slight geometry change.
Bedlam 08/06/23 12:44am Truck Campers
RE: How do you handle no toilet in Pop Up?

Is your boat big enough to have its own head? If so, you may not need to duplicate facilities. I could get away with a bucket and bag but have other members of the household that have more demands. If I am planning to continue RVing with more people than just myself, we need a fully functioning bathroom.
Bedlam 07/25/23 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing my linoleum.

Years ago, I used peel and stick floor tile in my toyhauler over worn and stained flooring. I made sure the old floor was clean and dry and then figured out the pattern to reduce the number tiles needed to be trimmed. It used caulk between floor and wall, so I did the same for a cleaner appearance at the transitions.
Bedlam 07/17/23 06:25am Truck Campers
RE: heat and Li batteries.

Many phones reduce charge/discharge rates beyond 95 degrees Fahrenheit due to their battery chemistry.
Bedlam 07/16/23 08:09am Truck Campers
RE: Will a truck camper fit over the 5er rails in the truck bed?

The above is why people use taller pads on their overloads. It will engage them higher and allow the truck to sit more level.
Bedlam 07/14/23 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Carbon Monoxide alarm going off

Remove the propane tanks and spray soapy water over the valve to see if is leaking. With the propane sorce removed from the camper, see if you are still getting propane alarms. If so, it is not propane but some kind of chemical off gassing from material in your camper. If the alarms stop, you have leak in your lines that did not show up until your propane bottle valves stopped sealing properly. This will be harder to diagnose since the lines run to fridge, stove, water heater, furnace and generator. I would try and make a fitting so that I could run a low pressure compressor into the propane lines and then use soapy solution to look for bubbles. I know there is a dye you can inject into the lines and search for where it is leaking, but I have source this.
Bedlam 07/05/23 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: Goodbye CH751 key!

It might be uncomfortable waiting for a replacement cassette if yours is lost or stolen.
Bedlam 06/30/23 09:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Large Truck Campers: how practical?

This Thread is Closed.
Bedlam 06/27/23 06:18am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper and towing

My Ford short bed needed a 28" extension to tow my enclosed trailer behind my Arctic Fox 811.
Bedlam 06/26/23 06:49am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Vintage 1968 JEEP 4x4 Camper

Moved to Class C forum.
Bedlam 06/26/23 06:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Large Truck Campers: how practical?

Off topic trailer posts were removed from this truck camper forum.
Bedlam 06/23/23 08:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Large Truck Campers: how practical?

If truck manufacturers were serious about the TC market, they would bring back the camper special design where the axle sits far back in the frame with less overhang. The shift of the axle rearward would address much of the CG issues people experience when they hang too much weight off the rear. My Mammoth is tail heavy unless I have water in the fresh or gray tanks that sit forward of the axle. With my trailer, I use a WDH to restore 100% of the front axle weight. Once you do this long enough, you find ways to compensate for a less than ideal design. I suppose you could start with a 84" CA chassis cab and lop off the rear overhang, but now you are looking where your primary fuel will be carried...
Bedlam 06/23/23 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Large Truck Campers: how practical?

Not every one is crawling 4wd trails. I go on forest roads and need better clearance and angles than a motorhome. Occasionally I even use 4wd so I don't tear up the ground too much. Overall height is my biggest concern when trees are present off or on roads since I am semi trailer height.
Bedlam 06/21/23 06:42am Truck Campers
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