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RE: carfax for truck campers

Pretty sure VIN's are 17 digits. I would consider showing your potential buyer this thread so he can see you are not alone in your Carfax views on TC's.
Slymer 05/10/23 12:32pm Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

IMHO - for Northwood,....it is hard to argue with that. Not too many people I know are ready to upgrade to a F550 or F650.
Slymer 03/13/23 04:30pm Truck Campers
RE: memory foam mattress freezing

DKS - perfect. Exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thank you to all.
Slymer 03/11/23 06:41am Truck Campers
RE: memory foam mattress freezing

Check the floor plan here. 80 X 58 Same as I measured mine. https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2021-northwood-arctic-fox-camper-truck-camper-floorplan-811-tr49392
Slymer 03/10/23 11:20am Truck Campers
memory foam mattress freezing

We are about to upgrade our stock 2013 AFox 811S mattress to a memory foam. I have become aware that the mattress box for our unit is not a standard queen, but 80 x 58 x 8. Therefore it has to be a custom order. I think I have found the right place to buy from but before I do,....I have issue with Toronto, Canada winter freezing temps. I know the mattress will freeze up over the winter but it won’t be in use until the spring. I have no intentions of bringing it into the house for the winter. The best info I have come up with so far (outside of TC forums) is that the freezing/thawing sequences will degrade the mattress lifespan from 8 years to about 6 years. If anyone has had experience with this issue we would love to hear it before we purchase.
Slymer 03/09/23 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Michelin commercial tire lifespan

Grit Dog,...correct,...not 220,....120 psi (typo)
Slymer 03/03/23 03:01pm Truck Campers
Michelin commercial tire lifespan

I have a set of Michelin XDS2 commercial tires. 245/70 R19.5 16 ply, Load range H, up to 220 PSI. Our camper is an AFox 811. There is tons of tread left on these (all tires with approx. same tread wear if not identical). However these are 7 years old now and I am wondering if anyone has run tires like this beyond the recommended 7 year lifespan ??
Slymer 03/03/23 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Sway bar for F350 pia

We have a 2011 F350, diesel, XLT shortbox, SRW. Firestone Ride-rite airbags & Hellwig Bigwig rear sway bar go together fine.
Slymer 02/22/23 07:28am Truck Campers
RE: Stablecamper Install / Water Tank

I installed mine on our 2013 Arctic Fox 811 and we find them very effective. Not 100% but **** close. The company will have all the details on your camper & will be able to tell you if you can do it safely. One note – when installing the hangers for the long bars do so when they are extended as close as they need to be when using them. I had them short and now each time I take them down I have to turn & turn & turn forever to get them long enough to use.
Slymer 02/19/23 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Rickson contact problem

I thought they closed up a couple of years ago. That leaves us I believe with only Vision's as far as 19.5's go.
Slymer 01/23/23 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Levelling blocks for camper on driveway with 2 degree grade

Threaded rods against the grain !! Absolute genius !! Come spring I will be making my own.
Slymer 12/23/22 04:13pm Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 Hankook DH35 vs XDS2

We have had our commercial Michelin’s now for 7 years. We got drive treads for the rear, but got steer treads for the front since they are quieter. We have about 70,000 kms on them now & they still have tons of tread. They will probably “time-age” out before they actually “wear” out. Expensive for sure, but the peace of mind is worth it while hauling a heavy camper (AF811) with a F350 SRW truck.
Slymer 08/23/22 02:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Back to truck campers

HD sway bars are a good call, but I am not sure what you mean by “taking your bed with you”. With all of your previous RV’s you have always taken your bed, or beds,....with you. TC’s are no different in that way, except in some rigs you need to make it up each night & take it down in the morning. Not so with TC’s.
Slymer 08/16/22 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for recommendations on a two bike rack

For two bikes we went with mounting a Class 3 hitch on the front of the truck. Then used a cradle type rack where both wheels of the bikes sit in trays. I really like being able to keep an eye on them while driving. If there is an issue I will see it. Have been doing this about 4 years now without any problems. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/sportrack-crest-2-platform-hitch-bike-carrier-0401110p.html#plp
Slymer 07/11/22 11:06am Truck Campers
RE: Pop-up Truck Camper Peeps - question for you...

When we booked Fishing Bridge campground in Yellowstone the rep on the phone asked me three times if there was ANY canvas on our TC,...ie: was it a pop up? It wasn’t a pop up so he booked us in. We found out later that no tents or canvass was allowed in that particular campground because it was on a grizzly migration path. I can assure you our bbq was back in the truck before dark. It’s possible some campgrounds may reserve sites for tents so they at least have somewhere to set up. This doesn’t make sense though if an RV site is right next to a tent-only site.
Slymer 06/29/22 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Ford F250 frame hold downs?

Not that I am aware of. I have Torklifts and I am pretty sure they are drill free mounting on our 2011 F350. They have held up well for 8 years now.
Slymer 06/25/22 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch - tried searcing

If I had to do it all over again I would go under-mount gooseneck for sure. No bed to create for the camper, which also adds height.
Slymer 06/20/22 12:20pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

Just an FYI on the dually side. We have an SRW but I found out that with a CAA RV membership and you call them regarding an issue with an inside rear tire they will not touch it. You would have to find someone else. I am not sure if AAA has the same policy or not but If I had a dually I would be checking with them.
Slymer 06/18/22 01:05pm Truck Campers
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