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RE: 2004 Arctic Fox 1140 ?

People do it... consensus is they're to heavy. Read the threads on here, about the actual weights...after people fill them up. The things are heavy. Lot's of threads on here.
Reality Check 10/03/15 10:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Neighbors... introduce or hermit?

Sooo, what do you do? After setting up camp, do you introduce yourself to your neighbors, invite them for drinks, borrow their firewood and become a pain in the neck or do you retire to your condo and look out the windows at all the other freaks in the camp ground? It's a Pinot Grigio night, with Farkle and a crowd at the table. And RV.net...It sounds like you are the kind of person I camp to get away from. :? http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/prioronetime/Them%20thingys/crymeariver.gif I'm not sure whether to laugh at that or feel sorry for you... or maybe you're being funny and I just don't get it. In which case, opps. If you can deduct from that question, how we camp or act, you're an amazing freak of nature for sure... What an incredible quality, and I guess I should be impressed. It was just a question to start a topic....which I think gave some wonderful answers and thoughts. Let's not piss on the party here. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/prioronetime/Them%20thingys/guinesssmilie.gif
Reality Check 10/03/15 10:30pm Truck Campers
RE: At Home Dump Station

Interesting to see no replies about unnecessarily loading into your home septic tank. These are designed for the home and not for extra (necessarily). A healthy system will "cook" on its own with almost no outside action (Rid-x, etc.) and if healthy, will require less pumping (1-10 years depending on you and what you put into it). Start dumping larger amounts routinely (40 gallons at a flush/dump? Of course these are TCs so maybe much less than 40 gallons) and you are likely to unbalance the system, disrupting the micro-biology critters at work. Result? - more frequent "pumpings"..... ....But if this thread just gave you ideas and now you're going to dump into it all the time when you get home, I advise caution.... Kind of hard to see '40 gallons' as excess... a ten minute shower is 40 gallons easy. Solids, even if you dump a 'pile of...' all at once, will just go into the tank and push out an equal amount of effluent. Same thing a long shower would do. I argue the septic system doesn't know the difference between having Thanksgiving guests over...and the effects of multiple showers for the day, excessive flushing, more dishes, etc, and a dump from your RV.
Reality Check 10/03/15 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Neighbors... introduce or hermit?

Awwwwww.. Buzz, lovin' it for sure.....!
Reality Check 10/02/15 09:42pm Truck Campers
Neighbors... introduce or hermit?

Sooo, what do you do? After setting up camp, do you introduce yourself to your neighbors, invite them for drinks, borrow their firewood and become a pain in the neck or do you retire to your condo and look out the windows at all the other freaks in the camp ground? It's a Pinot Grigio night, with Farkle and a crowd at the table. And RV.net...
Reality Check 10/02/15 09:26pm Truck Campers
RE: At Home Dump Station

Why I ask is because our local RV service raised dump charges pretty high few years ago with the excuse that the RV sewage no longer could be dump into sewer and they had to haul it to hazardous waste station. I did not use the service, so did not care but made me wonder. Interesting... I'd suspect a line of BS, but whether it was from them (the service) or the utility, is open to discussion.
Reality Check 10/02/15 09:11pm Truck Campers
RE: At Home Dump Station

For those using septic tanks, don't you have a problem with RV waste? After sitting in tanks for few days it is consider hazardous waste and I wonder if that is the fact, or just green propaganda. All sewage is 'hazardous waste'... hence, one can't dump it down the street. But the chit doesn't know whether it's sitting in your RV tank or the septic tank; it does the same thing. You make a good point... "green propaganda". People need to think for themselves and use a little common sense when deciphering their 'fact'. Anyone want to debate Ethanol???
Reality Check 10/02/15 08:42pm Truck Campers
RE: At Home Dump Station

Thank goodness there is one of those grates along the curbing down the street from my house near the end of the canal. ^^^^^ LMAO... We ran a 4" line to the septic system of the neighbors house right after it got sold but before the remodel was done... sweet set up for sure.
Reality Check 10/02/15 06:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Are Dually Extension Brackets Unsafe?

Cracks me up. Brackets not adequate? where does one come up with this? Dually is not as good in the snow as single. Splitting hairs here. Seriously, what percentage of time does the average guy drive in snow? We snowmobile... chase the white stuff 4-5 months a year, 6 to 10 times a month. I dare say, I bet it's less than 2% of my driving.. in the winter. Less than that for the whole year. Carry cables or chains. Parking problem? Strangest things people worry about..
Reality Check 09/29/15 06:30am Truck Campers
RE: Question for diesel owners

The fuel is not an issue. They (EPA) just changed the requirements to a 'low sulphur', which is the 15ppm you keep seeing. They all run on the stuff. Is it as good for the engine as the high sulfur? I suspect not. Kind of like when they took lead out of our regular gasoline. Switch worried folks. And you'll get a earful on the 6.0's, the 7.3's, the Cummin's, the etc etc. Take it all with a grain of salt. Some of us are blind to what we want to believe because we bought a certain rig and we want to know that we made the 'best' decision. Some have had a bad experience and therefore everyone else will too. There are some common problems with different years of every engine out there. Read, but read between the lines too. Have owned all three makes.. some real trucks also. They ALL have issues. The fact that you are a low mileage user is hugely in your favor. Bottome line; fuel is not an issue. Edit: Buzzcut beat my post... and is right about the additive. Most don't add it, but it is how one makes up for the change. He's also correct on the difference between power on the 6.7 to the 6.0. Huge. But, the 6.0 gets down the road just fine. Life ain't a race.
Reality Check 09/23/15 10:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Cross Country (twice) Pickup Camper Purchase Experience

Loved it... I read the part where you were in MA in the coffee shop with the wife, to my wife. And I just smiled. Goodness in a relationship comes through at the oddest and yet, most predictable times. And for those that think spelling, grammar, etc, don't matter...go pound sand. I've bought several things long distance... trucks, even the last camper, semi's, heavy equipment accessories.... There is a knack, feeling will you, for weeding one's way through CL ads and what not. Don't get hungry and trust your gut. Thanks for the story
Reality Check 09/23/15 10:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire load rating & a Public Service Announcement

9 year old tires aren't due for replacement? Truck Campers must have a different standard for tire life. Industry standard hovers around 10 years.. Continental, Yokohoma, Michelin, Bridgestone-Firestone, etc. Some vehicle manufactures suggest 6. But, it's not an absolute......They can last a lot, lot longer, or... I'd be careful making assumptions from my couch about how someone else comes to their determination.
Reality Check 09/13/15 11:39am Truck Campers
RE: Ride

the nice thing about leafs and coil springs is that they cannot spring a leak, go flat, and leave you stranded in the boonies. yes you can break metal if you really abuse your rig but it is rare ( I have done it) but its much easir to rip an air line or bag ( done that too). Absolutely right. Absolutely hogwash.. Other than construction trucks (concrete mixers, dump trucks, etc) most all heavy rigs are air. I dare to ask, when's the last time you saw them littered all over the road because they blew a bag? BTW, truck still moves with a blown bag...just rides really rough. Can't say the same with broken leaf springs. Chances are, break a spring and the axle hangs bass ackwards, and you no move no more. I think part of the repetitive misinformation is an ongoing comparison between toy air bags and complete air suspension systems. They are not in the same league. Familiar with Link... love it. Hundred reasons to switch, only one not to. Money.
Reality Check 09/10/15 07:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

So there I was in my trailer relaxing with a beer watching the outdoor channel, and this guys pulls up a stone's throw away. He sets up, then look over annoyingly at me. Then he angrily pulls up anchor to move way over to the back to the pet off-leash area. Weird... LMAO....
Reality Check 09/08/15 07:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Are you REALLY that inconsiderate??

I just checked with my wife; Apparently it's my fault.....
Reality Check 09/08/15 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: So, Sorry for the same stupid topic again, but.. F350 vs 450

They're for different purposes... Just as the p/u and the chassis versions are different. The brakes are a HUGE difference...despite what people want to talk themselves into. But for carrying, between the p/u versions (350/450) very little. Just FYI...you can have a 'bed' put on a 450/550 chassis if it's carrying capacity you are shooting for.
Reality Check 08/27/15 09:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping in TC off truck

12'8" not including antenna...
Reality Check 08/25/15 10:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Re: Twisted Frame around slide out.

...if this is fixable or have I just totaled out my camper?.... Short answer: yes. Longer response, dude, that sucks. Of course just about anything is 'fixable'... but is the sum of the labor/parts more than the whole? Can't answer that one for you. Picture(s) would help of course. Tough day sir...
Reality Check 08/24/15 04:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Older TC/Trailer for sale in Minnesota

And you don't have to listen to the kids riding in back either...
Reality Check 08/22/15 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Volunteers needed in Washington State fire fighthing

its a great representation of what makes America great! When fellow American's answer the call for help in situations like this. I'll fight for life... not for property! So if your house were in close proximity to a major fire would you expect someone to help save it or just let the fire run thru the area? If the choice is my house or a firefighters life, easy, the house is insured. This is turning asinine. Sounds like some of you expect them to know when it's ok to fight and when they might get injured or die and they should just let it burn. Hell, just get rid of Fire departments then. Just not worth it, eh? It's life folks; good people do good things and sometimes it just doesn't turn out with a happy ending. God bless the ones fighting the fire, the hell with keyboard jockeys.
Reality Check 08/22/15 04:38pm Truck Campers
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