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RE: Truck camper with trailer length

Some good advice everywhere. Thanks! You don’t want a narrower trailer. Its a real pain to back up a trailer you can’t see when it’s going straight. This brings up a good point, been there done that. Also if your mirrors can't extend out to see the sides of the trailer you are only looking at the front, hard to tell when the turn starts if you are trying for the straight back.
Marcela 07/08/19 01:37am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper with trailer length

Cool. How is the maneuvering at the filling stations or campgrounds?
Marcela 07/06/19 12:56pm Truck Campers
Truck camper with trailer length

Hello all. Re pulling a trailer, truck with camper bumper to rear hitch is 25'. Have a '04 vintage Haulmark 20' car hauler I can pull. Really only need something like 14' long and 7' wide for a scooter and couple bikes and misc. So with what I have total length is almost 50', pulling the trusty Haulmark. Could shorten that length 6-8' at the most and reduce the width about a foot to foot and a half at the trailer. Is it really worth the trouble to purchase a smaller trailer which I expect to cost more then what I paid for the '04 years ago and sell the '04 Haulmark. Anybody pull a 20'er and how did you like it? Thanks.
Marcela 07/06/19 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: Saw my first 2020 GMC HD camping this weekend

400 hp gasser, I'll take one.
Marcela 07/06/19 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Haven't seen this asked

60 mph down the road and pull the string.
Marcela 07/06/19 11:25am Truck Campers
RE: Dually tire pressure?

Go to the inflation/load tables, somewhere it will say the lowest recommended pressure is listed in the table. Usually 30-40 psi. I got tired of looking at the tpms alert and took them down 12% below what is recommended or whatever is allowable without setting it off, and you can go to the dealers and they might alter the parameters. Big difference on ride.
Marcela 06/20/19 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: Engine torque

It's all about horsepower. Torque is a value used to compute horsepower. Horsepower is the amount of work in time. The formula for torque does not involve time. I personally live in time. Because of the nature of gasoline and diesel engines, they make torque at different RPM's, which effects where the horsepower is made. People think cause an engine is rolling over at 1600 rpm making max horsepower cause the torque curve starts at idle and stops at 2300 rpm it is a much stronger engine then another making the power at higher rpm where it's higher torque curve is located. Ain't so, just different rpm band, and different characteristics, and whatever people want to believe.
Marcela 06/08/19 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram 3500 dually and loading a bigfoot 10.4 ...

Thanks Marcela. I need to look at my jacks again to refresh my thoughts on the fender clearance issue. I question my thoughts about extending the jacks out by adding something between the camper and the jack. Not sure about bending forces on a longer bolt, assuming using square tubing. Also if I have wood backing issues like you, it may go downhill. I guess I could just bolt the tubing to the camper and then bolt the jack to the other side of tubing. It's getting a bit convoluted when I could just be very very carefull when loading. I really didn't have wood backing issues, all the fasteners are just not used:). The brackets are plenty strong at the attachment point. Your deal is as you move the brackets out you also move them forward when they are collapsed in, interfering with the doors. Mine are close as is, I really need to put a 1/4" piece of plywood at the front.
Marcela 06/07/19 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: C or Super C with garage and no slide

The older models are what I'm looking for, pre slide out. I know anyone can make a new one for the price. I'll keep looking. I think I saw one earlier this year for sale and the seller mentioned they are rare, he was right but I didn't want one at that time:).
Marcela 06/07/19 07:14am Class C Motorhomes
C or Super C with garage and no slide

Is there such a thing? I've been looking for something on an International chassis like the M2 or similar of that size without any slides and a garage with lift on the back and open space in the rear for toys. Seems everything has slides.
Marcela 06/06/19 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2019 Ram 3500 dually and loading a bigfoot 10.4 ...

That second picture showing the gap at the port side of the tailgate opening is what you want to shoot for. I find lining everything up to start, then creeping back slowly, I can look through the rear window along the top of the bed and that gap is what I try to maintain, knowing the distance. Stop to check every once in a while and it works pretty good. Dropping it down you can lean into the camper before it sets and make up small measurements if you want to move it a bit. Bigfoot does a good job on the finish detail for sure. TxGearhead--I have had the jacks off my 10.4. I had a little scuff on a rear corner so pulled it. I found the attaching screws they use were a might big for the holes in the braces, they were cutting threads into the braces and the braces were the limiting factor when the screws were threaded in, not pulling the braces tight against camper. So pulled all the jack braces and redrilled the holes bigger so the screws could pull the brace tight against the camper. There is wood behind the fiberglass. On the front underneath there are three vertical screws, the rear most on mine had no backing as the wood didn't extend far enough back, likely a vertical piece not thick enough. On the rear the bottom screw on the brace had no backing, likely the wood didn't extend far enough down. I like the results of reattachment. Pretty strong and solid. I did email Gary at Bigfoot and he understood what I was describing and was going to look into it. Correction: On the underside of the front brackets there are four vertical fasteners, the inside rear did not have any backing, so there are three fasteners holding the bracket on the underside.
Marcela 06/06/19 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Bug Deflectors to push air over

I have found bug deflectors move the bug spatter further up the windshield. A roof rack would be an option if there is room, not cheap. Then fabricate a spoiler off of that.
Marcela 05/21/19 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: How to track down water leak in NL camper

Need to pressurize the system with air then get your squirt bottle of water and soap, kind of like a tire.
Marcela 05/13/19 06:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty

There was a bug screen inside the grill of the Silverado. So I had to go out and put mine on the F350:). There was also what looked to be a fuel cooling radiator in the return line to the tank. I would sure like to have a flatbed for my 10.4 but don't think the F350 will stand the extra weight. A flatbed would open up a whole new world of stowing options.
Marcela 05/13/19 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty

Any cab height over 7.25' will be an issue with overall camper height once mounted. I measured 5’ from bottom of cabover to top of a/c on my 10.4 so that is about right.
Marcela 05/13/19 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty

And the other measurement I wanted to get was ground to top of cab, next time. It's an outside chance anyway.
Marcela 05/13/19 01:45pm Truck Campers
Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty

Stopped at the stealers to peak at their medium duty trucks. That thing is a monster. There was a 4 x 4 on the lot, the transfer case is gigantic, disappointed in the skid plat for it is only about 8" off the ground. Clearance of the front end parts wasn't anything to brag about either. Definitely not an off roader. Door steps and tanks weren't far off the ground either. What was really nice, popped the hood and everything was right there. Should be easy to work on. From top of frame to top of cab was 4'6". What I was really interested in measuring. Guess you can't have everything.
Marcela 05/13/19 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: 32 Truck Camper Manufacturers ... Wow!

Aluminium camper link Thanks TxGearhead. All aluminium construction is good start, but I will wait for them to start putting bathrooms in. I like the idea of aluminum but consider this. I had an aluminum luggage rack on top of a 89 Chevy van, the classic U shape with the front open encircling the rear so you could place your luggage inside the railing. The fasteners were screwed to the roof of course and the railing was free to move through the fasteners which were shaped like a hoop. The ends of the railing at the front were pinned solid in the fastener/hoop. The expansion of this railing was enough because the ends were pinned and not able to float to put a very noticeable fist sized dent in the top of the Chevy van on both sides where the railing terminated. And this was not light duty metal back then. So aluminum is cool, but allowances should be made when spanning or tying something down.
Marcela 05/10/19 06:57am Truck Campers
RE: Service Temporarily Unavailable

It’s money. You think they give a sht about you? They got every ad that flashes and slides possible on this site. Your complaints are a minor discomfort.
Marcela 05/09/19 05:10am Truck Campers
RE: Anybody tried the home water filter instead of...

I drank from a water hose as a kid! Ans It wasn't a white one neither. And it was turned off and thrown on ground when we were finished. If I was down by the barn, I drank from the water spigot using a chipped porcelain cup that hung on a nail on the fence. LeRoy You were privileged, we drank out of a well from a mason jar that was turned over on the fence post.
Marcela 05/06/19 08:30am Tech Issues
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