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RE: TCs and Covid Vaccinations

https://summit.news/2021/01/15/germany-to-put-covid-rulebreakers-in-detention-camp/ To each of its own. In US we do put millions of drug users into jails, don't we?
Kayteg1 01/15/21 11:00pm Truck Campers
RE: TCs and Covid Vaccinations

... OK, I think if you want the shot then you should get it. If you don't want it you shouldn't. Just like mask wearing or not, that not necessary can be up to your believes. By not wearing the mask and/or not taking the vaccine, you not only put your wellbeing in danger, but you also show ignorance to other's wellbeing.
Kayteg1 01/15/21 06:08pm Truck Campers
RE: TCs and Covid Vaccinations

Check with the waiting committee first. Lot of waiting lines require actual person to stand/sit in it, so sleeping in TC might not count. We recover from Covid in November. Regardless our age, we had very mild symptoms, but our family in Europe members were on on the edge of intensive care, regardless 20 to 45 years of age. Strange that some jurisdictions give the vaccine on first come basis, when in other jurisdiction high-risk people are put on long wait.
Kayteg1 01/14/21 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: How much weight could be eliminated?

What I think would benefit TC a lot are easy removable appliances. You don't need AC on the roof when you go to Alaska. Than you carry furnace all summer months. Years ago I had Class A motorhome, when we've been camping in high Sierra. Older generator was like 300-400 lb unit and I never used it, so 1 spring I removed the generator and AC. Generator compartment made nice storage, but I did not notice any driving differenced due to less weight. That was 7 ton 27' motorhome, so similar weight to my TC set.
Kayteg1 01/13/21 11:26am Truck Campers
RE: How much weight could be eliminated?

Can you even tell the difference in shedding just a few hundred pounds? I read once where someone claimed, driving an F-350 dually with a huge camper that he could tell a difference in the handling just by removing the spare tire from under the bed. :R Spare tire is about 2' behind rear axle, when gray water tank is 7' behind the axle. I did not try to remove spare wheel, but I drove once with ca 200 lb of gray water and truck was purposing. But that is more about COG, than actual load. 6000lb camper on aluminum bed F350 dually is barely touching overloads.
Kayteg1 01/13/21 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: How much weight could be eliminated?

600 lb? Ford's aluminum body and other diet shaved 500lb between MY 2016 and 2017.
Kayteg1 01/12/21 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

My question is where can I find the blue book on a camper? ive not looked for that yet. NADA had quotes. Not very realistic per my experience. I was advertising my Lance in San Francisco area for 50% what NADA was giving it and not even tire kickers.
Kayteg1 01/12/21 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 with factory airbags

I cannot say for sure but seems as tho this is a full air suspension rear end. Are you saying you don't have steel springs?
Kayteg1 01/12/21 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 with factory airbags

lots of replies on here have never seen the ram air suspension. . Neither did you. It doesn't exist. The pictured is mixed suspension aka hybrid. Probably called air suspension to fool uneducated buyers.
Kayteg1 01/12/21 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

I always saw trade in as the hassle free way but you get less back. Ive sold all of our old cars and trucks privately. Its not that hard. The trouble with tire kickers is they are looking for bargains. I dont mind dealing with the public, ill dicker with anyone on anything, I like my money and I will maxmize my money, trades ins leave money on the table. We bought our first camper used private sale. Traded it in for our new one. They took a look at it briefly mostly because it had some tie down damage. Were now talking about a new camper, when the time comes ill sell this one one privately. Wish we were selling it ow, but hvae to wait to be done paying for college first (18 more months) That works well when you are selling chap vehicle. When it goes to $50k range, not too many truck shoppers have that much cash and not everybody knows how to go to bank or CU for the loan, so dealer offering financing on spot has huge advantage. Most of buyers will rather spend $52k at dealer, than seek private sale for $47k
Kayteg1 01/12/21 08:01am Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 with factory airbags

Technology those days make 1000's of variations, but looks like you don't have air suspension, only air helper springs. Just like hybrid is not electric car.
Kayteg1 01/11/21 10:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Ram 3500 with factory airbags

I recall you might be 1st person coming to the forum with factory air suspension, so new subject to discuss. I used to have coaches with air suspension and they had automatic valves at each wheel to keep the same level regardless the load. Full air suspension doesn't have overloads, so can you post a picture of your setup?
Kayteg1 01/11/21 09:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

The Dodge dealer put my Ford on the market for $8000 more than they paid me. I vacuum the interior, washed it and 303-ed the tires, so doubt they did any work on it. I've been observing it for about 4 months before the add was gone.
Kayteg1 01/11/21 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper trade-in at dealer question.

Tire kickers can be really annoying, but dealer can be tire kickers as well. When I put my truck on Craigslist, no private buyer would ask to see $50k truck. Yet I got about 8 calls from dealers trying to low ball me. Some dealers quoted me $35k.
Kayteg1 01/11/21 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: How much weight could be eliminated?

Hoping this thread will get back on track or die out if there isn't enough interest in the topic to keep it alive. You are making broadband statement in the forum having whole variety of different models. Your questions totally miss Pop-up owners. They don't apply period. Just like you did not answer how you plan to use your camper. Different set for Texas or Florida, different for Alaska Finally - is shaving 200lb from 17,000 lb rig really such a big deal? You did pull a trailer for your vacations, didn't you? :h
Kayteg1 01/11/21 03:04pm Truck Campers
RE: F-150 +Lance 650 Cruise America Purchase

Interesting, the KBB for the F150 with standard equipment in very good condition is barely over 10K at the top range. The quotes are ZIP - depended, but that should not make huge difference. For my ZIP it is coming to $12k trade value, or up to $17k market value for truck in good condition. That is for basic 2WD Supercab. 1 for sale at local dealership is priced at $19k having 98k miles. link
Kayteg1 01/11/21 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: F-150 +Lance 650 Cruise America Purchase

I have seen 1 of those rental TC at the campground -no jacks - 6 ft long floor and no slide. -only very basic stuff in it Thanks, but no thanks. Rental truck with 127,000 miles? Do they have records of oil changes?
Kayteg1 01/10/21 09:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Do NOT use Flex Seal on your camper roof!

I bought my Fleetwood with roof damage, where the seller bothered the repair with eterna bond tape. Was fighting the leaks for 3 years as no caulk would hold for long time. I tried expensive marine caulks, RV caulks and top-grade construction caulks and none of them would stick permanently to my rubber roof. Finally the Henry Tropi-cool roof sealer come on the market and after trying it on my house roof, I put it on my camper. That coat sealed everything solid, regardless if the caulk under was holding better and worse. It is self-leveling coat, so nice finish and the only problem was avoiding running on tilted camper nose. https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/31b7f33d-0d22-4b7e-b9c7-658773ce8cc2/svn/henry-roof-coatings-he887t018-64_145.jpg width=300
Kayteg1 01/10/21 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: How much weight could be eliminated?

Those things are needed or not depends how you camp. We had generator and AC on our Florida route working every day, unless we had hookup. Than on Alaskan vacations they were death weight. I think the only real weight saving you can get is by buying LifePo batteries, but that is pretty expensive option. When diesel heaters are much smaller, they will create lot of hassle to use. Bottom line, when you can save 200 lb from 14,000 lb rig, that will have some drawbacks. My alternative way to save the weight was buying Sprinter van and use my old camper interior to convert it to small RV. Now I can enjoy 24 mpg, but the comfort level suffer.
Kayteg1 01/10/21 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: Any confessions? (Stuck in the mud)

Why post this? Read the title . Adamis is seeking camper driver between forum members. With the comments the topic is getting, slim chance he will come forward even if he is here. On the video Matt used original Yankum rope, but since then Yankum makes yellow ropes with Matt's sponsoring the name. You can google it for preorder under Matt's recovery rope. Static 6,000 Ibs Max Static Weight, MBS 25,600 lbs Enough to stop Jeep in its run for sure.
Kayteg1 01/09/21 02:08pm Truck Campers
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