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RE: A new adventure for me.

Nicely done. Good to hear from you too!!
Reality Check 11/23/22 08:03am Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

Curious to how much weight the Supertruss adds with the extension over stock hitch? (and therefore decreases your "legal" camper carrying capacity?) it must be significant. It's beefy, but not that heavy. If someone is that close on capacity, they have other issues. And towing anything probably shouldn't be on the menu. After some net searching, I estimate that for my application, the hitch itself would add about 30 pounds over the stock hitch. A 36" extension adds about 70 pounds. If towing a 3500 pound trailer, there should be about 350 pounds of tongue weight. All the above reduce the carrying capacity you can put in the bed (your camper). If you have a 4500 or 5500 series truck, it probably won't be a factor. If you have a 2500 or 3500 series truck, you should take notice.. Really, wow!! Soooo.... after all that investigation effort, you basically made my point for me. It adds a 100 pounds. Got it. Which is probably what Grit Dog was referring to. That makes it productive. As for the alignment, I doubt that the holes are drilled wrong; as has been pointed out, the two tubes are independent and move. Happens often, even after install. That's what a hammer is for. Give it a whack, it'll line up. Lot's of good info on this forum, different ways for people to forward their opinions, gotta roll with it and keep it light hearted.
Reality Check 10/29/22 08:29am Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

Curious to how much weight the Supertruss adds with the extension over stock hitch? (and therefore decreases your "legal" camper carrying capacity?) it must be significant. It's beefy, but not that heavy. If someone is that close on capacity, they have other issues. And towing anything probably shouldn't be on the menu.
Reality Check 10/19/22 07:02pm Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

How can this be solved? What others done with this dilemma? Spend more money than he was planning. Unless the trailer is tiny, tiny and super light tongue weight...36" out is massive for 2" only. Super hitch is where just about everyone ends up...even those of us that weld and fabricate.
Reality Check 10/16/22 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

Pulled the POS Galley hatch and fan that comes in a Lance 1062 and installed a 900 CFM 4 speed maxxfan in its place. Still fish they had installed a hood with a descent fan instead of a crappy roof vent original https://tinyurl.com/2p8h8vuj width=600 replacement https://tinyurl.com/5ed5e2am width=600 https://tinyurl.com/4fbupb9a width=600 NICE ^^^^^^^^^^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reality Check 10/15/22 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: We knew it was coming...

Best Thread Ever...! lmao
Reality Check 10/08/22 07:31pm Truck Campers
RE: We knew it was coming...

I all truthfulness we need an adjustment in pricing. A small teardrop camper that sold for $8-9,000 is now selling for $22,000. Houses are now selling at more than double their previous price. Even if salaries had doubled those prices can not be sustained. Don't blame it on the price of oil. Capitalism making a buck by speculation. Um, no. It has zero to do with capitalism and everything to do with socialist and all the free money being thrown around. You simply cannot print your way out of poor economic policy. Ding ding ding...^^^ winner! So simple to understand, so difficult to get people to see it.
Reality Check 10/08/22 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Might sell the F450 and go F550 with liquid springs

... Been looking at current stock on F450 and 4500 for grins. Seems they can be outfitted with 16500 gvwr. Not the 19500 a F550 or 5500 offers but a full 2500 above what my F450 offers. I am estimating an aluminum bed and liquid springs won't eat more than 1500 lbs. Leaving only 1k breathing room is nice but probably not a good move. It would be much nicer to have 3-4k of spare payload. Never know when I might find a vein of gold and need to carry out a ton or so. Guess I'm missing the point here. If you're talking CC units, the only difference between 450/550 (4500/5500 in the ram stuff) is the spring packs (not so sure on the Dodge side, but I believe so). If that's the case, and you're switching to an aftermarket system, what difference does it make? I'm with Grit Dog here; do you want more truck just because, or are you looking for a softer ride? 'Cause those two don't ride on the same horse. 550 fan here, for sure. Air ride fan for sure, but I understand the limitations and compromises..
Reality Check 08/25/22 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Might sell the F450 and go F550 with liquid springs

I had a scary experience with the adaptive cruise on a Highlander recently. The radar keyed on a nearly stopped vehicle in the right hand turn lane, while the through lane that I was in arced away to the left up ahead. The result was hard braking in the with traffic moving at highway speed behind. This tech needs more work. This ^^^^ It's all fun and games, until the brakes come on hard at the wrong time. Beyond just annoying, it's potentially dangerous. Besides, do we really want drivers to get so lackadaisical that they don't pay attention/react to vehicles in front of them and adjust accordingly? The sudden braking that stevenal speaks of does happen. First time was upsetting, second time was frightening. Done with it.
Reality Check 08/25/22 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Might sell the F450 and go F550 with liquid springs

Count me as one who thinks adaptive cruise is awful. Can't stand it. We have it on one of our SUV's, and we're not able to disable it. Flat out, just never use cruise on that one. "makes lazy drivers safer"...
Reality Check 08/24/22 10:10pm Truck Campers
RE: We knew it was coming...

LOL, so, what am I missing? ding bat comment How can this be a ding bat comment? PButler provided a link. JimK called it click bait. PButler questions if the Federal Reserve's quarterly report is clickbait. He never provided a link to the Federal Reserve's quarterly report. He provided a link to a news group that extracted a single quote out of context from 1 of the 12 federal reserve banks, just as you did. For some context, we buy practically EVERYTHING on our discover card and pay one bill a month. As an example, every other Friday we buy $50 of can goods and take it to our local pantry. A few months ago we had to up it to $60 to buy a similar amount. That's A 20% increase. Depending on which column this falls in the spreadsheet it can be identified as a 20% increase in debt. So, you're claiming that the quote is out of context, and unless someone provides a 'link' (because apparently some of us are incapable of searching) or, provides the entire article, it's bogus? Using that as a base, I'm going to surmise that every single major news outlet is useless then. Because everything reported is 'partial' and 'out of context'. Bad Fox. Welcome to the world of inflation...you explained that one really well with great virtue signaling included.
Reality Check 08/03/22 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: New Truck More Payload

.... As for daily driving a stiffer suspension truck, I’m not too concerned about that.... Well, jump in then. Because if a bonafide buckboard doesn't bother you, you're going to love the thing. Check out the thread reference "Liquid Springs", or any number of threads detailing the upgrades to suspensions on these trucks. Don't get me wrong; I think 550's/5500's are fantastic. I could talk myself into one all day long. But if you're really going to drive one empty as a daily driver, lol, you're one tough and sadistic SOB. :)
Reality Check 08/03/22 08:21am Truck Campers
RE: We knew it was coming...

Ok, the Federal Reserve's quarterly report is clickbait This is all Fox Business context. Nowhere did I find a link to the actual Federal Reserve's quarterly report. They are all Fox's alternate reality links Credit card debt held by American households surged by 13% on an annualized basis in the second quarter, representing the sharpest climb since 1999 as consumers increasing rely on credit amid sky-high inflation. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit released Tuesday shows total household debt reached $16.15 trillion at the end of June, an increase of $312 billion from the same quarter a year ago with mortgage, car loan and credit card balances all rising. LOL, so, what am I missing? ding bat comment
Reality Check 08/03/22 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: First big trip - Newbie questions

Why own an RV if you can't use it if you want to? Full tanks everytime..60 gallons.
Reality Check 06/20/22 03:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices? nope... just finished a bit over 8 weeks. Cut short to return for a funeral service. It is what it is. I've read through this thread, and there is great wisdom scattered about. Life is short, every day's a gift, and waiting for the perfect time is a losing proposition.. Camp on.
Reality Check 06/11/22 10:29pm Truck Campers
RE: TC and MPG

lol, just finished 8 weeks; came home early for reasons other than fuel. Averaged 7.4 mpg. I run a bit heavy, but even truck and camper alone, I'm in the 9's on a good day. We all despise paying for the high fuel costs, but it's what my neighbors wanted apparently. In the big picture, it's a bump. The rest of inflation added on is the elephant in the room.
Reality Check 06/11/22 10:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Ram 5500 with Flatbed and Torklift Super Hitch question

On the Facebook group for Host owners, there was someone that made custom vertical plates for the SuperHitch and cut out the the receiver from their CM flat bed. Fit for the new Ram's does take some additional drilling into existing Torklift plates since they do not have an updated product. I had considered doing something similar with a CM bed, but I wasn't able to find an upfitter that had done this before, and none of them were willing to attempt it. I talked to at least a half dozen different upfitters that sold CM beds about this. I could have ordered a CM bed without the hitch, but it was a nine month wait. Wow.. Sad, but maybe has something to do with CM's requirements for their installers. Option, have the bed installed and just find a fab shop that will install the hitch afterword. There are a lot of private shops that do great work in this world. I have made many beds in the past, purchased many utility beds, but don't know anything about their product.
Reality Check 05/18/22 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: Ram 5500 with Flatbed and Torklift Super Hitch question

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and roll my eyes at your "upfitter". They won't install the hitch because they can't figure our a work around.? Offense intended, that's the job of an "upfitter", to make it all work. Installing a flatbed is not rocket science and doesn't fall under the heading of engineering genius needed. As Bedlam noted, very common for some fab work needed to get a Superhitch installed. Trading or sharing a bolt hole just isn't a game stopper. I'd find another fab shop.
Reality Check 05/18/22 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Slide out to non slide

Wife and I have always thought highly of the 865. Pretty sure we'd choose it over the 990's. On top of the issues you brought up, the 865 is more open, brighter, better view from the inside which is what draws us to it. Been filed away in our minds for future possibilities for sure.
Reality Check 05/04/22 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Bisbee, AZ. BLM Boondocking & Pit Mine

The history and side streets of Bisbee are fascinating. Town center has turned a bit strange, but always worth the see. If I recall correctly, the town has burned to the ground 3 times?? In agreement with more to see in New Mexico for sure. Thanks for the TR!!
Reality Check 05/02/22 05:29pm Truck Campers
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