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RE: Ford LED Tail Light Hyper Flash Program Code Fix

I have not had to do any programming changes to use my two trailers or two truck campers which all use LED external lights. I did have issues with my '03 VW reporting bad bulbs when I replaced blown incandescent models with LED, but the flasher rate did not change. I had to use external resistors on the LED bulbs or ones with internal resistance to remedy the false failure indicators. My pre-2000 MY vehicles have resistive flashers that are affected by low draw LED bulbs, but I have not seen this on newer ones (even my 2000+ MY motorcycles). What year is your Ford? My 2005 F250 had no problem with trailers or campers using LED even though the truck lights were incandescent.
Bedlam 02/07/20 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Camper Renovation and Capabilities of a 2007 Tundra Double

I expect a hollowed out camper shell to weigh 500-750 lbs. You will have to be careful what you add back in to keep within the rear axle rating. You have to take in account the weight of the truck occupants and any gear and supplies you want with you, so your payload capacity will be used up quickly. I would not choose any camper that extends more than 2' rear of your truck bed. Longer models may not have have the floor support to hang farther off the end and they will also start lifting the front end up on the truck resulting in poor handling. Think about how you will secure the camper to the truck. Will you bolt the camper floor to the tuck bed with sandwiched plates? Will you use the internal tie downs inside the bed? Will you use frame mounted tie downs with spring loaded turnbuckles? Each of these methods has a price along with pro and cons.
Bedlam 02/04/20 08:18am Truck Campers
RE: Another Tesla problem

Toyota sometimes ignores the accelerator pedal: https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-toyota-cars-can-ignore-drivers-pressing-the-accelerator-pedal
Bedlam 02/03/20 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Filling up a Tesla is getting more expensive in New Mexico: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/supreme-court-sides-with-governor-in-energy-transition-act-case/article_4cd431ee-423b-11ea-b590-2f0cca02cc0e.html
Bedlam 02/02/20 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350, 10k GVWR differences

And now with the addition of > 10k gvw 3/4 tons, there's a whole nother level of confusion added to the "I'm right, but don't know what I'm talking about" crowd. Waiting to see the discussions start blowing up on here about explaining that phenomenon.... Which is why I said to use tags from a 1/2t on your 1t. I knew someone would point out the new GVWR of the 3/4t.
Bedlam 02/02/20 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tripple slide weight

“Triple slide campers are 4500-5000 lbs dry. Expect around 6000 lbs once storage and fluids are filled.” Gee whiz, bedlam. 6000 pound loaded TC. Wow. That is the reality I faced when upgrading from my 4000 lb Arctic Fox. On top of that, I tow an enclosed trailer with a 1000 lb hitch/tongue weight. I would have been at the limits of a 450/4500 which is why I upgraded to my 5500 before I bought my Host. Just carrying the Host, you are the limit of a 350/3500 but can do it. Both Dana and AAM rate their DRW axles over 10k lbs and the vehicle manufacturers downgrade it with softer suspension - Tires and rims are usually not the limit on a DRW.
Bedlam 02/02/20 12:44pm Truck Campers
RE: F350, 10k GVWR differences

Peel the F350 badges off and apply F150 badges. Use a label maker inside your passenger door frame for what ever limits will keep you HOA compliant.
Bedlam 01/31/20 09:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tripple slide weight

Triple slide campers are 4500-5000 lbs dry. Expect around 6000 lbs once storage and fluids are filled.
Bedlam 01/31/20 09:28pm Truck Campers
RE: When does a Pickup become a " Historical Vehicle"?

I have historical vehicle plates on my 1964 Thunderbird. You can get them when the vehicle is a certain age and falls under the usage rules required by the state (non DD, etc.). Their great, no more yearly tabs or any other fee's what so ever. Won’t be long until your new neighbors coming from the state a little south of you put a stop to that. IDK, Californy still has them. You didn't see this? https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2373&Year=2019&Initiative=false
Bedlam 01/30/20 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Introduction post

Maybe a start would be what size and type of camper do you want on the back the truck. Some forum members have popup on a DRW and others have a triple slide hard side. What you will need are tie down points to the truck and a rubber bed mat. Beyond that we cannot really give you advice until we know how little or big you plan to go and whether you will be towing something behind it.
Bedlam 01/30/20 03:00pm Truck Campers
RE: 11 1/2’ TC owners wish they had a 9 1/2’

Grit dog has a 2500 Mega Cab with an Arctic Fox 860. The overall length would be equivalent to a crew cab long bed pickup with an Arctic Fox 990.
Bedlam 01/30/20 10:53am Truck Campers
RE: 11 1/2’ TC owners wish they had a 9 1/2’

With my 9' camper, I just barely fit into a standard parking spot but can no longer fit into a single length spot with my 11.5'. https://i.imgur.com/GPpCD1Xl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7OlDIZKl.jpg
Bedlam 01/29/20 02:16pm Truck Campers
RE: 11 1/2’ TC owners wish they had a 9 1/2’

Did you look at the shorter Host models that are double slide? They typically have a rear door but two full length slides giving you much more inside room than other manfacturers.
Bedlam 01/25/20 05:14pm Truck Campers
RE: What happened to Side entry?

My friends just bought a Lance 1162. it has a landing and side steps (OEM) that allow them easy rear door access without disconnecting the horse trailer. The larger bumper on the Lance, adventurer and Cirrus does give you a landing but also requires you have use a longer receiver extension to tow. It was one of the things I was factored when buying my Arctic Fox over the Adventurer.
Bedlam 01/25/20 11:01am Truck Campers
RE: GM eBoost Technology

This need to pitched to the axle manufacturers so it is available to trailer builders. They need to incorporate this into Dexter, Hendrickson and Rockwell axles. Lippert won't do this due the cost and will only switch once it sees sales slipping away to the others.
Bedlam 01/24/20 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What happened to Side entry?

I know Host will offset the rear door to the far right in its models so it is next to the trailer tongue instead of over it. It looks like you need at least 2' overhang for a side door, so you are looking at 9'+ campers for short beds or 10.5'+ for long beds.
Bedlam 01/24/20 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

Euro trailers are typically centered single axle with the greatest weight over the axle. They are very well balanced teeter totters that require much more care in how you load them with personal gear. Trailer shocks are not going to help fishtailing. You may want take your ideas about trailers to the appropriate forum section for additional feedback.
Bedlam 01/24/20 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

Extending the tongue length on the trailer reduces the hitch weight even though that extra length adds material weight to the empty trailer. A longer tongue will make a trailer track inside a turn more than a shorter one. With about any trailer, you want the distance from rear corner of the camper to the front corner of the trailer to be more than half the width of the widest camper or trailer measurement. You need to add at least 1/2 a foot to the length to compensate for uneven ground. Extending the receiver will swing a trailer wider in turns than without the extension. The outward swing will not be more than rear of the camper but is noticeable. Backing up a trailer using an extension will make the trailer respond quicker to steering input as if it was a shorter trailer due to the extra swing. Some campers have little hanging bellow bed level and better suited for longer tongues directly connected to the receiver others have a step down to carry generators or propane in the rear wings plus have dump plumbing and generator exhaust hanging even lower. Remember that when taking dips out of driveways, you are also turning and may contact something to the side of the tongue rather than the camper floor.
Bedlam 01/23/20 12:24pm Truck Campers
RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

Having more cargo capacity with a gasoline verses diesel engine is only on paper. The weight difference on the rear axle is pretty much nonexistent and the same camper will cause the same amount of sag.
Bedlam 01/21/20 09:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

I am hauling a 2900lbs camper on a 2012 F350 4x4 6.2 / 6spd Torqshift towing a 20ft enclosed trailer at 3200lbs +/-. My 20' enclosed trailer is about 3500 lbs empty and loaded 6000-8000 lbs based on what I bring. Are you sure yours is that light when full?
Bedlam 01/21/20 06:07pm Truck Campers
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