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RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Put clearance lights in the grill like the Raptor?
Bedlam 09/19/21 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Load center wiring

May be getting feeds from truck pigtail, AC converter or solar controller even with battery disconnected. I found some items don't run through the panel and have a direct line to DC with an in-line fuse.
Bedlam 09/09/21 03:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Pickup bed delete or cab chassis (C&C)?

I have had to explain the above to people, but you did a better job.
Bedlam 09/08/21 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: new topic

It would be awesome if they opened new threads about politics, covid, gray water and truck brands and never edited or closed them. Covid would be really fun. LOL Just think of all the new friends we could make. :B There is a campfire section of this forum for this chatter. You get a different moderator over there too.
Bedlam 09/07/21 03:05pm Truck Campers
RE: new topic

I am convinced that the original posters of some problems just sell them off to the next buyer.
Bedlam 09/06/21 09:54pm Truck Campers
RE: New truck and TC.

A large Host or Eagle Cap exceeds 3 tons. Like you posted, close to 2 tons for empty rear axle weight on a DRW. That leaves under 1000 lbs for tongue weight. If you tow a 4-ton trailer (like I do), you can easily have 800-1200 lbs tongue weight and that does not include the leverage of being 8' behind the axle. Mine applies 1000 lbs to the rear axle while not unloading the front axle weight due to my WDH setup. This is why I don't suggest towing heavy behind a triple slide camper using a Class 3.
Bedlam 09/03/21 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: New truck and TC.

Class 3 DRW trucks have 11k lb rated axles whether from AAM or Dana. Once you get into larger Dana/Splicer models, you get more. The F450 pickup is only Class 3 pickup running more capable axles similar to the chassis cabs.
Bedlam 09/02/21 08:33pm Truck Campers
RE: New truck and TC.

The 3500 will carry any Host but the triple slides will take you over GVWR. If you plan to tow anything with tongue weight behind the Host, the Class 3's have insufficient axle capacity.
Bedlam 09/02/21 05:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Thoughts on Lance Nose Cap Filon Replacement

In lieu of filon, I’ve considered light gauge diamond plate sheeting. Fairly inexpensive and would look good I think. My 2012 Arctic Fox came with this on the leading and trailing curves as an option. Did it have filon between the two curved sections? http://i.imgur.com/704mCRol.jpg
Bedlam 09/02/21 04:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Thoughts on Lance Nose Cap Filon Replacement

In lieu of filon, I’ve considered light gauge diamond plate sheeting. Fairly inexpensive and would look good I think. My 2012 Arctic Fox came with this on the leading and trailing curves as an option.
Bedlam 09/01/21 02:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Do pass-through windows leak?

My Arctic Fox window leaked only once and it was due to driving rain from the side. The two trucks I had with sliding windows did not leak.
Bedlam 08/28/21 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: What is your overall length with TC?

Under 27' for a Host Mammoth on a Ram 5500 crew with 60" CA, but longer with the rear slide deployed.
Bedlam 08/25/21 08:58pm Truck Campers
RE: New sink in 2016 AF811SB

Use this link to post your pictures: http://photoposting.is-great.net/
Bedlam 08/18/21 11:33pm Truck Campers
RE: agm charging capability in 2016 Af 811SB?

Run jumper cables between your truck and camper batteries to get the slide or jacks to move.
Bedlam 08/18/21 11:31pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

55-65mph is my typical speed whether I tow something or not behind the camper.
Bedlam 08/18/21 10:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Grey and Black Water Dumping - Back End Sits Higher

You can always drive up on blocks with the front wheels if you want better or faster draining at the dump.
Bedlam 08/09/21 12:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Custom truck camper tie down mounts?

I feel getting the attachment points out to the widest part of the camper helps stability and reduces leverage when making turns. This is easily accomplished with a utility or flat bed due to the width usually matching the camper, but hard to do with a narrower formed bed.
Bedlam 08/06/21 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: solar question

Even if you do hookups all the time, a little solar works great as trickle maintainer of batteries when in travel or storage.
Bedlam 07/29/21 07:39pm Truck Campers
RE: With regard to carrying a TC, what does these #'s tell me?

The RAWR of 6100 lbs is due to the rims and tires Ford put on the F250. The rear axle they use is a Visteon Sterling 9.75" rated at 9750 lbs. The spring pack depends on options and generally somewhere between 6000-7500 lbs. The rear of your truck will be about 3000 lbs empty, so you have about 3000 lbs left in stock configuration for a camper. There are things you can do to increase the weakest components, but some people will argue that the door sticker with a particular configuration is fixed regardless of post changes. That decision is up to you and how much you want to modify.
Bedlam 07/28/21 08:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

Payload specifications are not realistic. Are you telling me that if you choose a lighter engine, you can load more on an identical rear axle? Axle or wheel rating minus empty rear weight is closer to truth.
Bedlam 07/27/21 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
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