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RE: So many questions

When he carries his motorcycle on a hitch rack it is covered
FireGuard 11/18/21 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Rotella T6 5w-40 hard to find

I ran into this problem last week for my Ram. Wally World and Tractor Supply had no 10w30. Found T5 at Car Quest and 2 gal of 10w30 at Autozone. I did see T6 5w40 at West Marine but they are pricey on everything.
FireGuard 11/09/21 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 GM HD 505hp/1085tq

Gotta love improvements. Remember when the 1989 Dodge Cummins with 3 speed trans and a whopping 160 Hp/400ft/lbs was the cats meow?
FireGuard 09/15/21 09:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality of new Arctic Fox TC

Thanks for the replies. I picked up a beautiful 2019 990 yesterday. Bought from the original owner who only used it about 6 times. It’s pretty well loaded with gen, Fox landing and small solar panel. He included the Torklift tiedown turnbuckles. I have the granite crystal Ram and the colors match perfectly. I have the Timbrens on my truck and it handles like a dream. No need for any more suspension mods but I may install the Hellwig Big Wig sway bar since i already have from my 17 Ram. So far I’m very impressed with this camper and will be using it a lot in the future. To nitpick something, they could have installed a low profile A/C and made a shorter TV antenna it it would have reduce the overall height by 6-8”.
FireGuard 09/14/21 10:12pm Truck Campers
Quality of new Arctic Fox TC

I finished the install of my Torklift 30k lb SuperHitch and rear tiedowns yesterday as well as the Timbrens on my 21 Ram 3500 DRW. Installed the front tiedowns last week. I’ve used Happijack successfully for years on other trucks, but I’m very impressed with the Torklift hitch and tiedowns. These things are Beefy and Solid. The directions were spot on and the install went very smoothly. I had to remove the rear bumper to install the hitch. I almost went with the Happijack rear tiedowns that fasten to the bumper but so glad I didn’t. The rear bumper on a 1ton DRW is almost all plastic and probably didn’t weigh 20 lbs. I would have destroyed that on the first trip. Time for a Buckstop bumper. Now, I able to seriously look for a new camper. Unfortunately, the supply isn’t like it used to me. I want a 9-10’ single slide like a Lance 981 or AF990. I’m going to look at a 2019 AF990 in like new condition tomorrow. I’ve read some reviews complaining about delamination issues on AF truck campers. I think this was on older models and the issue was addressed on the newer ones. Anyone have a newer AF or know of any issues to be aware of?
FireGuard 09/12/21 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: New truck and TC.

I just bought a new 21 Ram 3500 DRW 4x4 and am looking for a TC. I would love to find a Bigfoot 10.4 but nothing out there. I was back and forth on the HO and 4:10 also and ended up with a non HO with the 68RFE Tradesman with upgraded radio, manual 4x4 shift, 5th wheel prep and 50 gal fuel tank. For my planned use I think this is the perfect truck. I towed an 8k lb trailer to the Midwest and plenty of power and the 3:73 are great. 1750 rpm at 70 and 2000 at 80. 13 mpg if I stayed around 65 mph. Empty at the same speed I’m getting around 16-18mpg. I wound Not want the 4:10 in this truck and the 68 shifts a lot smoother than the Aisin. LOVE the 50 gal tank, almost 900 miles not towing. It does use more DEF than my 17. Towing 1600 miles and running empty for 2300 mi, I used about 8 gal. Compared to my 04 HO with 4:10, this new truck rides like a Cadillac and much more power and comfort.
FireGuard 09/06/21 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

Glad I was able to find a new Ram 3500 DRW on a local dealer lot, built just how I would have ordered it.
FireGuard 09/06/21 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck and TC.

Can’t help you on the camper but I know it’s heavy. I just bought a 21 Ram DWR and am looking for a TC but not as many out there as in the past. I like the Bigfoot 10.4 but the only one on RV Trader is a new one “coming soon” for $70k!!! I’ll probably look for a clean Lance 981 or newer with a 975. If you don’t have the truck I would skip the factory airbag option as I’ve heard it doesn’t work that well for a heavy TC. I just installed my Torklift front tiedowns yesterday and should be getting my rear tiedowns and SuperHitch tomorrow. Pretty easy install but the drivers side takes a bit longer as you have to disconnect the parking brake cables and reroute them through the tiedown bracket. (Release the brake first to save time un threading the long bolt.) These brackets are very beefy and probably weigh 10 lbs each. I’m pretty sure the rear bumper steps will interfere with the rear tiedowns. I’m going to try the Timbren suspension first and if more is needed probably go with the Stable Loads. Also have a Hellwig Big Wig from a previous truck I plan to install. You will LOVE the new Rams!
FireGuard 09/02/21 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

Those are Factory Chevy wheels. I think you’ll be ok.
FireGuard 08/13/21 10:01am Truck Campers
Quality of older Lance TC vs New

I’m in the market for a TC and really liked my 2005 Lance 981 and 04 1191. I think the 981 is about as perfect as a TC can get. Not too big and not too small, not a lot of overhang, roomy with the large slide and large holding tanks. Even finding one in great condition it’s still getting to be 10-12 yrs old. I’ve seen the newer ones like the 995 or 975 but haven’t really looked at them that closely. Has anyone had both or really compared the quality difference? It seems like lately all RVs are suffering from build quality due to the high demand. Also, a clean used 08 981 is a little more than half the price of a newer 995.
FireGuard 08/08/21 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Found It, What a joke. Buying in 2021 LOL. You can keep it.

It seems like the used prices are crazy, but you can buy new for less. Dennis Dillion in Idaho has some used Ram CTD for “market price” in the $60k range but several brand new Ram 3500 CC 4x4 diesel Tradesman for $56k. Who wouldn’t buy the new one for less?
FireGuard 06/24/21 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Camper - Newbie Needs Advice

Check the Lance 865, you may like it better. There is an 865 on Ventura CL.
FireGuard 01/25/21 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite.

It’s hard to find any used TCs now, especially a NL or Bigfoot. Toms has the only one I’ve seen scanning CL and RV Trader. It looks like a nice one but I think they’re asking around $38k.
FireGuard 01/25/21 01:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper - Newbie Needs Advice

He has a 2wd gas F350. A Lance 650 is made for a 150.
FireGuard 01/23/21 07:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper - Newbie Needs Advice

First, I think you’re on track with what you want to do and what camper is best. I’ve had many hard side TCs and the pop ups always appealed to me for their smaller size etc. I recently bought a Northstar 850 SC for a trip to the Midwest and back and unfortunately had a lot of bad weather with wind, snow and ice. Most nights for just sleeping at a rest stop I didn’t even raise the roof for fear of having the canvas covered in ice in the morning. I was able to sleep in the dinette with the top down but it was tight. I was also disappointed in my mileage. Even though it is 1-2’ lower than a hard side, I maybe got 1-2 mpg better in my 04 Dodge Cummins. If you’re going off-road a lot and the size matters, a pop up may be better. As far as Northstar, it was a quality camper and built well with many nice features. I ended up going back to a small hard side, Lance 815 but will probably upgrade later to an 850 or similar. Unfortunately, as you have probably seen it’s a sellers market and trying to find any decent RV is hard. I think things will improve soon as Covid will seem to fade away now that Biden will fix everything. LOL For your truck I would look at the Lance 855 or 855s (slideout) you will probably be over GVW but with a 2x4 gas F350 I wouldn’t worry. I’m probably right at max on my 3500 with a Lance 815. I’ve seen a few 855 in So Cal recently but they come and go. Unless you really need the room when you’re set up, I like the non slide for traveling and simplicity. You can also get a built in generator in either. Happy shopping.
FireGuard 01/23/21 03:19pm Truck Campers
RE: lance max/ af 1150 question

I had a 981 and you can squeeze past the dinette with the slide in and use everything. A little tight but doable.
FireGuard 12/27/20 08:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter - Mice Nest location warning

They like to build a nest in the cavity below the a/c compressor on my Suburban. They can be a PIA. Interestingly, I just bought a car from my neighbor who had it parked in front of his shop for the past 3 yrs. I was expecting to find a mess of feces/urine and nests caused by rats and mice. When I started cleaning it up, I didn’t see one sign of anything. He has feral cats and chickens that hang out around the shop so I’m thinking hey are the best prevention. Time to get cats and chickens. LOL.
FireGuard 12/21/20 05:55pm Class C Motorhomes
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