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RE: Real world weight sticky?

2011 F350 Diesel 4x4 CC DRW long bed with a lance 1055 in the bed, full tank of diesel, 38 gallons of freshwater, two full propane tanks, food gear, two kayak on the roof, two mt bikes on the rack, 2 adults and 3 dogs. Weight fees paid to 15,000 https://tinyurl.com/y32ly6ap width=600
Buzzcut1 01/13/21 09:42pm Truck Campers
RE: F-150 +Lance 650 Cruise America Purchase

offer 20k and negotiate
Buzzcut1 01/10/21 09:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck, and truck camper insurance questions.

We have the camper on its own policy with USAA , Truck is also with USAA. It was a bit of a struggle to get them to understand what a slide in camper is. It took us sending photos of it on and off the truck along with interior pictures of the camper. That finally got it underwritten.
Buzzcut1 01/09/21 07:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Any confessions? (Stuck in the mud)

I just have to wonder why in the world would you take the mud bog vs the dry tracks on either side? Especially if you don't have a winch. It is clearly explained under the video. The camper was driving there at night. All the more reason to get out and scout when in unfamiliar terrain and you come upon iffy areas. You get out and assess your options every off roader knows that.
Buzzcut1 01/08/21 09:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Any confessions? (Stuck in the mud)

I just have to wonder why in the world would you take the mud bog vs the dry tracks on either side? Especially if you don't have a winch.
Buzzcut1 01/08/21 09:20pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Dumped and flushed the black tank plus dumped the grey water. Might head out for some fishing next weekend
Buzzcut1 01/04/21 06:52am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for Truck + Truck Camper, Seeking Guidance

bet bang for your buck is to buy a used truck skip the 2500/250 and go with a 3500/350 as there is not a big price difference but a lot of load carrying difference
Buzzcut1 01/03/21 06:36pm Truck Campers
RE: It’s been a good run

Battery guys out of NV ships for free. I ordered two Lifeline group 31 AGMS last month to replace my 10 year old Lifeline Group 31 AGMs and got them delivered here in the bay area within 48 hours of ordering by fedex. Ten years of service. no way I can justify the cost of going Lithium. plus I like the fact that if the truck batteries give out in the middle of nowhere I can toss these under the hood and fire the truck right up
Buzzcut1 01/03/21 05:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper and TT Combo

Do you think the TC alone (not towing a TT) is still too much for my truck? Assuming we try to keep the tanks empty and pack light. What Kayteg1 has some good advice. Simple numbers tells you 3320 lb rear axle minus 7000 rawr leaves 3680 lbs. I wouldn't recommend driving 24/7 over axle/tire load ratings. Now if your just hauling 4k lbs of green wood or a load of RR ties from Lowes or a bed load of gravel for short run then you won't hurt the truck any. That 7000 RAWR is based on the tires and wheels not what the axle is actually rated at (over 9000 by the MFG). Keep that in mind. Everyone will go off on the door tag. but all the DOT looks at is are you over the tire/wheel ratings and have you paid the proper weight fee. If you are close to the tire and wheel rating when you get the TC upgrade the tires and wheels to something like 19.5 vision wheels and 19.5 tires in a 245/70R19.5 those have load ratings of 4500 pounds.
Buzzcut1 01/02/21 03:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper and TT Combo

Hitch extensions won't support a weight distributing (WD) hitch set up, along with the integrated sway control that many offer. No WD means the TW of the trailer is going to be dead weight and the hitch extension will magnify that force. If your TW is 720 lbs and you have a 3' hitch extension, that's the equivalent of 2160 lbs TW on the receiver.... As others have said, I would weigh the TC set up and get some real numbers as a starting point. Thanks for this info - I'm currently looking at the SuperTruss hitch extension. They say it supports a WDH: Heavy-duty design lets you maintain a high towing capacity and allows you to use a standard weight distribution system Extension slides into both receivers of your TorkLift SuperHitch trailer hitch for excellent support and stability Patented, lateral-support safety chains provide extra security and help to distribute weight back from the extension's receiver opening to your frame-mounted hitch Not sure if this means I would be mostly back to my original 720lb tongue weight though... The super hitch extension does support WD. I have it on my horse trailer. You really need to hit a scale. My 03 F350 with nothing in the bed scaled out at 7600 pounds with the rear weighing 3500. I had tires that were rated for 3750 and with my camper I was right there if I had it fully loaded. Add in the horse trailer and extension and wd hitch with some load rebalancing I could do it. I still went to 19.5s rated at 4500# each for piece of mind. These days with the same camper and trailer I roll with a Dually
Buzzcut1 01/01/21 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper and TT Combo

Chances are that with just the TC you will exceed the load capacity of the tires on your SRW. then you add in the trailer tongue weight. Take the truck and trailer to a cat scale. take the number you get for the rear axle and subtract that from the tires maximum load rating x2 (2 tires) that gives you an idea of what additional load your tires are capable of with your current set up. It will be an eye opener.
Buzzcut1 12/31/20 07:28pm Truck Campers

one other note if you need to wear glasses make sure that the binos will work with them
Buzzcut1 12/20/20 09:01pm Truck Campers
RE: "Newer" Ford trucks don't charge house batt's?

Agree, but check the wire going from your engine back to the camper plug. If it's way undersized, as is often the case, nothing else matters until that gets an upgrade. You can't blow a golf ball through a garden hose..... :) . That's the reasoning behind why lance recommends skipping using the trucks wiring harness and trailer plug and running 8 gage wires directly from the battery (positive and negative) through a 40 breaker and into the Lance bed plug at the front of the bed. Bigger pipe shorter run.
Buzzcut1 12/19/20 08:56pm Truck Campers

I have some Leupold Acadia 10x42 waterproof binoculars that I really like https://tinyurl.com/yb95686b height=500
Buzzcut1 12/19/20 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: What the ??

IF you winter camp in the snow 4x4 truck with a TC is way more fun than dragging around a trailer. plus no exposed plumbing. Class A in ice and snow? nope. 4x4 class C probably not
Buzzcut1 12/18/20 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: hiding spare key IN cab of 2020 F-350 - truck gets confused?

we replaced the door lock on the TC with one of these. I can put the truck key anywhere in the camper that I want and I don't need to carry a set with me. It's a ten minute install. https://www.rvlock.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8dH-BRD_ARIsAC24umbVKqCwYVuhKC0PwV95w5182_FZYxayT_FDuYDDEv3qXhkzNqHDQUkaAvD0EALw_wcB
Buzzcut1 12/12/20 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

swapping to flannel sheets and down comforters. Loading in the reflectix window coverings, swapping out to two full propane tanks, loading in the gear for snow shoeing and generally getting ready to go to Lassen National Park in a couple of days (yes it is still open to self contained TCs).
Buzzcut1 12/12/20 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Trailer hitch extension arms for rear tie-downs

There is no way on earth that I would trust the life of my horses on any hitch and hitch extension system other than Torklift. I have used this system safely for over ten years traveling all over the country showing horses Super hitch, super truss and a weight distributing hitch at the ball. https://tinyurl.com/y2sll8w8 width=600
Buzzcut1 12/11/20 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Spent the day cleaning up all the roof and nose cap seams, solar panel mounts, vent and skylight seals with a rag and mineral spirits. I only found a few areas with minor surface cracks in the dicor so I just did and overlay with fresh Dicor, Self Leveling for the flats and non sag for the nose cap. I'm now ready for the winter camping season.
Buzzcut1 12/06/20 08:05pm Truck Campers
RE: New Truck or New Engine

we did it on a work vehicle. had 300k on the motor. choice was 3500 for a new engine or buy a another vehicle. we chose the new motor which now has 130,000 miles on it. That allowed us to buy another new work vehicle a few months down the line.
Buzzcut1 12/06/20 05:25pm Truck Campers
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