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RE: Sooooo... Do you lock your door?

I live in Canada so the answer is no. lol... awesome. 216 people live in Canada. You're married to one, which makes 16 of them direct relatives. Second cousins and their off spring cover another 92. Co-workers between the two of you is another 15. 42 are in jail, leaving 49 people you need to worry about. At any given time, 12 of them are working at a Tim Horton's with 18 patrons visiting, drinking coffee. Six cops are enroute to Tim Horton's, and two just left. If you had a gun, you could easily defend yourself from the remaining 11 threats. I'd move. AWESOME response to a dumb answer....I love it....Dennisand you wonder why the world thinks of you the way they do.i'm officially done with this forum. West Virginia has 3 family names.... I moved and changed my name. ^^^^^^ Bawahahahah.... I'm thinking that I'm going to let the 'horney' nickname fall by the wayside. .... bcbouy, lighten up. I'm always amazed at how ones panties get all wadded up because someone doesn't agree with them, has a different sense of humor or doesn't see the other side of something. I've got some fantastic folks that I spend a lot of time with that live North...and they take the ribbing just as well as they can dish it out. Our differences are unique and create good humor within our already uptight world. eh?
Reality Check 07/27/15 08:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Sooooo... Do you lock your door?

I use both locks when goin down the road, as I've had the door pop open twice. That's what got me thinking.. Locked usually. After the locks froze up with two dogs inside wanting to relieve themselves, we adjusted the policy to account for weather. Policy adjustment...lol, probably a good one. I live in Canada so the answer is no. I live in the USA and the answer is no for me. What's your point? I don't leave anything in the camper that I'm not prepared to have stolen. Simple as that. lmao.... Better answer than my dumb answer. Traveling down the road in NV, car pulls along side and yells the back door is open. Yeah we lock the door when departing now. Side note, locked the door when I went fishing o'dark thirty while wife was inside sleeping. Somehow the prevented her from unlocking from inside, pissed wife when I got back. Check your lock operation. God, the things we learn the hard way... It's none of your business.... please knock before you try to make an entry.... better still, knock and step back 6 feet or so with your hands where we can see them. I'd never answer questions like that in a public forum. You could have simply not responded...But that's not your M.O. We don't all wear tin foil hats so it's really no big deal to answer a question. lmao...great response. Sleepy has lot's of good information and has almost as many opinions as I. But he should get more than one alias; perhaps Grumpy, and then put in for Happy (we all have to aim for something). Actually, I agree in spirit; I'm amazed at what folks post that is really private. My question here was literally about locking while driving down the road. Not to personal in my book, but alas, one can always decline to respond.
Reality Check 07/27/15 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Sooooo... Do you lock your door?

I live in Canada so the answer is no. lol... awesome. 216 people live in Canada. You're married to one, which makes 16 of them direct relatives. Second cousins and their off spring cover another 92. Co-workers between the two of you is another 15. 42 are in jail, leaving 49 people you need to worry about. At any given time, 12 of them are working at a Tim Horton's with 18 patrons visiting, drinking coffee. Six cops are enroute to Tim Horton's, and two just left. If you had a gun, you could easily defend yourself from the remaining 11 threats. I'd move.
Reality Check 07/26/15 09:12pm Truck Campers
Sooooo... Do you lock your door?

Well, do you..? when traveling down the road. When traveling, we're in and out of the camper often. Locks are honest people deterrents, but we do use them when we go in the store, leave the camp site, etc. Never had a door open when we've forgotten to lock them, so just picking the brains of the many out of curiosity. See, great questions stem from drinking good wine... http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/prioronetime/Them%20thingys/drinkingwine.gif
Reality Check 07/26/15 08:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Andersen levellers with truck camper?

You're going to get all kinds of answers... ship falling off the cliff, etc. I think you're splitting hairs. I park a dually on single blocks. Static load. No 'weight - unweight' stresses, and not long term (weeks...months). No, would never consider it a problem. Boy, won't miss those with that color.
Reality Check 07/26/15 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Flatbed verses Pickup Box

...... Coming to dually, it will ride like******empty. I heard about owners adding air helper bags and removing a leaf, what helped a lot in it, but that is some modification as well. Just FYI, when I speak of air suspension, I'm not referring to add on helper bags. Your comment, though not directed at my post, got me to remembering that a lot of folks confuse the two. You're correct..."like******empty". Link to what we use: Ultra Link Suspension
Reality Check 07/26/15 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Flatbed verses Pickup Box

My "ride like crap" comment was referring to something as stiff as a 350/3500 Dually flatbed... when not loaded. Maybe I'm unfair; perhaps that's more an issue for the 450/4500s+ They do 'ride like crap' empty. They're sprung for weight. With weight, they're stable and very smooth. We went with an air suspension to solve this problem. Whether empty (flatbed with boxes) or loaded, the ride is very similar. The bags adjust to the weight, so the unit is always at the 'level' it should be. Our camper is on most of the time. But I use it for a sled deck some in the winter, and we off load the camper in the summer 9 out of 10 times...makes hauling the boat to different sites alot easier. Ultra link... it's the bomb.
Reality Check 07/26/15 04:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Fear of car washes

......come to think of it, it just came to me that and I would have a skating ring in the driveway. That's just not going to happen around here in winter... Clearly a more difficult problem... lol, my idea would suck in that weather.
Reality Check 07/16/15 01:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Fear of car washes

Similar issue here... the deicers are brutal. Much more corrosive than simple salt. We had a 7.3 that ran well, thought we were going to keep it for a few more years. Was extremely clean inside, even with 250k. Had a small issue with the rear main seal after some tranny work. Answer was "I'm not touching it". Oil pan was paper thin from corrosion, and he continued that the driveshaft was thinning badly, and on and on. Frame actually didn't look bad, but over all, it was only a matter of time. Had to re-think this problem. Now, just about every time we return from sledding (lot's of winter driving, minus, cough cough, this year ( it really #*#&! sucked ) I drive the truck and trailer up a set of ramps. Turn on the sprinkler and go to bed. Takes about 6 hrs to rinse off the underside of the two. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/prioronetime/Camper/KIMG0001a-42_zpsb8f4c437.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/prioronetime/Camper/KIMG0001a-43_zps977ae08e.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/prioronetime/Camper/DSCN0809_zpscdzxpcph.jpg Thought for the day: common sense, should be.
Reality Check 07/16/15 12:06am Truck Campers
RE: Wildfires and Boon Docking

Also, think about your escape routes. Hint, you need more than one road out because the fire may not start until you get there. ;) Teanaway; exactly why we were talking about it. Lots of good camping spots are up valleys...one road/hwy in. Often, like Teanaway, there are several roads up and over/out, but you have to know about them and have more than one option. I don't run around thinking scared all time (although, I don't take baths anymore...to many deaths in the bathtubs). But giving pause once in awhile and acting prudently is not a bad idea either.
Reality Check 07/06/15 04:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Wildfires and Boon Docking

Before setting out to remote destinations, you may want to check this website for current wildfire activity. It's going to be a dry and hot year out west: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ Great link... 11 and counting in this 'wet' state. Wife and I talked about it this weekend. We were camping up Teanaway; bikes into the hills, hiking. Dry, so very dry, especially for this early. We discussed about escapes, how to, general ideas, when and how fast. Yes; I'd bag the camper in a heart beat and jump on the bikes if need be. Freakishly fast sometimes. Thanks for the link.
Reality Check 07/06/15 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: You Know Your A Redneck When...

*You're Maybe I have a little redneck blood in me, because I'm confused about this correction. You're is a contraction for you are, whereas your is possessive. That being said, it's time for a beer....I've thought too much!:) I hate bullies.... and to correct a strangers speach is arrogant and another type of bulling someone We have had some good people that have made real contributions to the forum quit posting after being embarressed... If a kind person would feel the need to correct someone they'ed send a PM.... ... a jerk would want to prove they are superior by calling someone out in public... someone they don't know is even better... I always take up for the victim... BTW... I don't think that I've ever heard a redneck correct a strangers verbal mistake... in print either You offer good reading... with much to ponder. On the surface, purely from the stand point of "if you don't have something nice to say...." you of course make great sense. But on the other hand..... One of the problems we of the 'not so young generation' see is the effects of "just let it be". Not sure I'm liking where that is turning out either. Case in point; when some self centered person is talking on the phone in line at the grocery store, not paying attention, etc, do you roll your eyes and not say anything, think it's ok and just MYOB, or point out the rudeness (politely is a good idea)? Is peer pressure always a bad idea? Our manners a bad idea? Which brings me to the point of your statement: I agree it's a fine line when offering up a correction. On the one hand, it's a public forum. On the other, are we so thin skinned we think we know it all and can't handle a polite helping hand? How many times have we all read someone's post that rambles without any punctuation and completely ignored what they were trying to say...because it was too painful to get through? Are you a fan of throwing spelling out the door just because someone might get their feelings hurt? I suggest that is one of the problems we have in our schools now. How's that working? Still, I agree a lot with your post. Not sure where the perfect line is. But I do offer that the 'correction' offered was about as quiet and polite as it can be, minus as you offer, a PM. Yet, by publicly offering up the assistance, many others can (and hopefully) will learn from it. Not a bad trade off perhaps. Thought for the day: I'm a blessed man; my wife said yes and made it so.
Reality Check 07/05/15 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: I've come over to the dark side ;)

The dark side is when you run your batteries down and realize for the first time that you do not have isolation between tow vehicle and camper. LMAO..... Doh..!
Reality Check 06/29/15 09:36pm Truck Campers
RE: I've come over to the dark side ;)

Oh good Lord, the seriousness of it all.. "Dark Side"... I got it, it's funny. Suppose it is a younger generation thing; I mean, it was 1977. What's the chance of someone seeing that dang movie "Star Wars" when they were only 30 or 40... sheesh. Rhode Island... lol, is that still a State? I missed the miss on your map. Welcome, again. We are the 'Dark Side', and we have cookies too.. (that's probably something else we'll have to explain to the crew... good grief). :)
Reality Check 06/29/15 03:36pm Truck Campers
RE: I've come over to the dark side ;)

Just have to know... what do you have against North Dakota?? Bet you'll have less headaches and more fun now.... welcome.
Reality Check 06/28/15 11:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Uncomfortable toilet seat

Kind of a crappy subject....
Reality Check 06/19/15 10:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Hydralic Auto-levelers

... Went past one on I 10 couple of weeks ago the trucks front wheels almost off the ground and the trailer hitch spraying sparks. lmao....
Reality Check 06/10/15 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Hydralic Auto-levelers

... Instead of a traditional leveling system with rams that push down into the ground, what about a suspension adjustment? ... I think for a TC airbags with in-cab compressor would be a better choice for leveling for a lot less $. I'm with bedlam on this...I don't expend too much energy trying to level...drive the truck around until we are close and call it a day... ^^^^ getting the unit stable off the suspension is the idea. The little add on air bags don't level in inches. And these systems have 14", 18", even 24" of travel. They can tuck way up beyond your lowest hanging parts and still reach the ground and do the job. I'm also envisioning a situation where someone uses the truck levelers and then puts the camper jacks down for added side to side support. A leveler failure later and the camper jacks are trying to hold the truck off the ground. ^^^ suppose, anything is possible. But hell, I made it out of the shower today. I'm a risk taker. I suggest that more often than not, we'd level off and go to bed. Wouldn't even worry about the camper jacks. Think how stable the camper is, locked onto your bed, with no suspension in play. Then again, in my younger years, a rockin' camper and.... never mind. If you need to level your TC while driving then air bags are the answer...that said it should set level on its own or very close to it. Mine does and so do most of the friends I have that have a TC. If you are talking static setup, the you have or should have 4 electric legs to raise, lower and level you rig when camped. I think you missed the point... And I'll argue, most campers do not sit level. Count 'em going down the road, pointing into the sky, lighting up the telephone poles and pissing off the drivers having to look at the lights in their rear view mirrors... No, most do not sit level. But again, that wasn't the subject. They're not for everyone, that's for sure. We camp in the winter, in areas where I have more than a few times, blocked up one side of the truck 12-14", just to get close. It's a hassle, especially in the snow. I envision pulling up, smiling at the wife, and hitting the button as it raises the unit off the ground. It's on the burner, still pondering it. Thought for the day: Words have meaning, that's why we use them.
Reality Check 06/10/15 06:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Hydralic Auto-levelers

Just off the top of my head, most TC's are already over weight. We already have remote control jacks, just unhook the turnbuckles and you can level to your heart's content. Simply seems like something that isn't needed since TC's have such short wheel bases compared to the 'Big Boys'. lol, since when is "needed" a requirement..? I've been looking at either HWH Corp's or Bigfoot's units. For winter camping, for us, they'd be the ticket. There's also Equalizer Systems, Lippert and Power Gear to look at. And I think 4k is more realistic for an installed system.
Reality Check 06/10/15 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: Manual jacks?

Jump in here late in the game.. Had manuals and used a cordless gun too. Loved it. In fact, when we got the AF, I complained that the remotes were slooooooow. Fact is, I could run around and raise the thing faster..but probably not as fast as I thought. It's just that when you're doing something, time goes by quicker. That being said, it wasn't a big deal. I've watched folks, and they raise the thing 1", run to the other side, raise it 2", run back, raise it another inch or two... good God, kills me to watch. It's not that technical nor should it be that slow. BUT, I do like the remotes now... especially for loading it back on the truck. I can run them from the drivers seat. But for just getting a camper up and down, they are quick, it's easy and I never had a problem with them. BTW, most campers will raise with three. The back is pretty rigid and lighter, and you could ignore one and get away with it. A 25% savings in time there... Thought for the day: my doctor said that red wine is good for me. Said something about exercise too. "More the better". I think he was referring to the wine...
Reality Check 06/07/15 11:21pm Truck Campers
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