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RE: Camper title and registration.

It is important to have MSO/MCO from the manufacturer even if you don't have to title/register it in your state. Ever since states have required titles, manufacturers were responsible in creating these documents for their products. It may be that the original dealer or buyer threw those out? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturer%27s_Certificate_of_Origin It will make a sale easier to someone that does and hopefully you get better resale at that time. In my state, the camper is titled and plated. The plate pays for public dump stations that do not have additional fees, so I am willing to pay the registration on the camper. It also exempts my truck from some commercial restrictions due to it's exclusive RV use. If they offered me nothing in exchange, I would be looking at a camper as cargo and pushing this as far as it had to go make a change. I have gone through lost title and never registered vehicles in my state also. My experience mirrored yours except for the wait. If you have documentation like a MSO/MCO, you can get a title within a month. If the paper trail cannot be linked back through previous owners to the manufacturer, you get a provisional title for three years before you can request a permanent one. The amount of time I have to spend to do this with possibility the vehicle/camper is stolen and gets confiscated makes this type of buy only attractive to me at a bargain price. If the seller wants the sale that bad, he can do the foot work and get it titled so I can pay closer to market value.
Bedlam 01/17/20 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Silverado 2500

I like This Feature on the 2020 GM trucks What does the engine block heater plug have to do with selecting a puck compatible hitch in the bed?
Bedlam 01/17/20 02:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: rough country Lift good or bad?

There are suspension lifts and body lifts: A suspension lift will put everything higher except the axles and is generally preferred for real off road use. This will give you more problems when towing because of the tall receiver, sharper drive line angles and higher center of gravity. A body lift leaves the frame and power train at stock height but uses spacers to raise the body higher. Although this is not as good for offroading, it will allow you to run taller tires with less hitch compensation required and the CG will stay closer to stock. My opinion is that tow vehicles should not be lifted but for those that do, using a body lift will create less issues.
Bedlam 01/17/20 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck batteries

I'm averaging 7-10 years on my RV, truck and car batteries, motorcycles and powersports 5-7 years with much less use. I have had friends with problems using Optima batteries, but the rest of the field seems to be pretty stable. My best battery was the VW OEM in my TDI that lasted 12 years before getting weak on cold starts.
Bedlam 01/17/20 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Roof Vent Security

The problem with campers is the strength of the doors and frames. You can easily get in with a claw hammer and if the door were to be secured heavily, that same hammer could be used on a window. I am looking at buying a second home that is more remote and this is my biggest worry until I can move there full time.
Bedlam 01/17/20 10:42am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

ive got ride rite 5000 bags on my 2017 ram 2500 and my old northland is probably about same weight as that wolfcreek (which i like those campers) and it does fine with that weight and the bags. Check out the 840's to. I like that layout of the 840 versus the 850. These campers are easily over 3500 lbs when filled and loaded. My AF811 was around 4000 lbs.
Bedlam 01/16/20 11:52am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

Doug may know campers, but he does not know pickups if he is making this recommendation. If you had a GM 2500 or Ford F250 with leaf springs, the advice we are giving would be going in another direction.
Bedlam 01/16/20 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Until the human factor is separated from autonomous zones, I don't see safety increasing that much. Human reaction to a situation is unpredictable which can make automated systems fail and actually cause more harm. If we start seeing dedicated lanes/routes for autonomous vehicles, then I expect to see estimates more in line with what has been posted. Or since the government is dragging their feet into spending or building a separate infrastructure, we can have the non autonomous vehicles relegated to surface roads, lol.:B I'm thinking more along the lines of those wanting to automate can privatize dedicated toll routes. They should be more productive with their "private drivers" at the wheel and pay for that increased efficiency rather than penalizing those that do not spend into that option.
Bedlam 01/15/20 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Until the human factor is separated from autonomous zones, I don't see safety increasing that much. Human reaction to a situation is unpredictable which can make automated systems fail and actually cause more harm. If we start seeing dedicated lanes/routes for autonomous vehicles, then I expect to see estimates more in line with what has been posted.
Bedlam 01/15/20 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

The biggest draw back of the Ram 2500 is the coil spring placement. With the coils so far inboard, it is hard to keep a tall CG stabilized. You can add heavier coils, Timbren/Sumo springs farther outboard, a heavy stabilizer bar and heavily damped shocks along with higher rated tires and rims to make it better, but still will not be as good as a truck that has the primary suspension farther outboard. My opinion is that you can drop some money in this truck to make it an acceptable handling ride but it will never be exceptional with a truck camper. Have you considered upfitting your current trailer so it can handle boon docking better? Perhaps a suspension lift, larger wheels, shocks and skid plates covering the bottom vulnerable components would be enough rather than having two campers or replacing your current one.
Bedlam 01/14/20 12:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Regenerative brakes can be made to scruff off more power by routing that energy to a capacitor bank before going to batteries (like Mazda introduced in 2018 calling it i-ELOOP). You can also use braking to drive an air compressor and fill the tanks required on air brake vehicles.
Bedlam 01/14/20 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Too big for a T/C ?

If you have mobility issues, a truck camper will not be for you. Look at larger campers like the Chalet, Host or Eagle Cap models that have floors starting above the bed rails of a pickup.
Bedlam 01/10/20 04:20pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

NFPA is a nonprofit organization which gives recommendations on fire and electrical safety but has no authority behind it for enforcement.
Bedlam 01/08/20 12:00pm Truck Campers
RE: My perception on real gas

If fuel is mandated to be mixed with ethanol, it creates an artificial demand that would not exist without this requirement. Perhaps direct subsidies are not going to the farmers, but a demand is still being created for them. I have a hard time understanding the economics of farming. I see many farms working at a loss year after year and just building up debt until the farm collapses and bankruptcy clears the debt. I am not close enough to this industry to see where the disconnect is between pricing, supply and demand.
Bedlam 01/08/20 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: My perception on real gas

The last study I have seen was that creating Ethanol took more energy than the result. Although it may be cleaner burning, this makes little sense to me. I see it more as farm subsidy than alternate energy source.
Bedlam 01/08/20 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: My perception on real gas

I always get better milege right after wash/wax job on my truck....no data just a butt feeling Less wind resistance and a very sensitive butt.
Bedlam 01/07/20 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Eh Weight Police!

I see pickup trucks with goosenecks moving empty container boxes often. filling one up with Styrofoam peanuts or potato chips could easily be done within OEM ratings.
Bedlam 01/07/20 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Link: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfpa.org%2FAssets%2Ffiles%2FAboutTheCodes%2F58%2F58-98-PDF.pdf&ei=gFK5VIfMO8GkNuusg6AH&usg=AFQjCNGV_LKMrB7OJ7Ha_T3QL3as5w9zyA&sig2=5tWBuoNZFjKRY4E9w4U_Aw&bvm=bv.83829542,d.eXY
Bedlam 01/07/20 08:33am Truck Campers
RE: Helwig sway bar with SuperHitch (issues w/ fit)

The bar actually mounts to the receiver vertical plates. Contact Hellwig or Torklift support for details and whether you need additional hardware.
Bedlam 01/05/20 06:09pm Towing
RE: Host Cascade

The Cascade is a good match for most DRW trucks. Host offers many unpublished options and customizations that others do not, so make sure you speak with Randall and join the Host owner group on Facebook.
Bedlam 01/05/20 06:00pm Truck Campers
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