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RE: Planning a trip Jun 2020 to Nova Scotia/PEI

We are also planning a trip to the maritime provinces next summer, leving July 1st. MikeJinCO, when you say you can boondock anywhere what exactly do you mean? We are complete newbies. Thanks!
TCjeff 12/02/19 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: How many Northern Lite owners do we have? (revision 2)

We just ordered a 2020 NL 10-2 LE wet bath. Helena and Jeff Leibgott Montreal, Quebec Now we’re shopping for a truck! Planning a year long adventure across North America. Departure scheduled for July 1st!
TCjeff 11/26/19 09:31pm Truck Campers
RE: 2019 Ford F-350 Sat Antenna Issues

We recently ordered a Northern Lite 10-2 and are now shopping for a truck. My wife and I are both avid listeners of satellite radio and would like to have it available with the camper on the truck. We are open to any brand of truck but it seems to me based on this thread that all trucks with campers on them will have the same issue. Is this correct? I also understand that some Lance models come with a satellite antenna on the roof of the camper. Can one be added to the roof of my NL? If so, can it somehow be connected to the radio in the truck? Is there any way we could get satellite radio in the truck and satellite tv (or both) in the camper? Would wifi also then be possible? We are planning a 1 year trip all around North America and we would like to stay "connected."
TCjeff 11/24/19 06:29am Truck Campers
RE: Best truck for Northern Lite 10-2

Thanks again for all the input everyone. I could never have imagined that payload capacity would be such a hard thing to determine! In my case, however, it seems that a dually is preferred. However, I noticed that srschang alluded to having to deal with snow with a dually. Living in Quebec, snow is a given. Is a DRW problematic in the snow? Also, on another topic, my driveway has a slope of approximately 8% downwards from house to street. I'm concerned that leveling the camper after removing it from the truck will induce bending in the jack posts as I raise the front legs, which I understand could cause jamming and be problematic for the jacking mechanism, etc. It seems to me that the only way to avoid this would be to build a ramp of some sort for the front wheels to back up onto such that the truck and camper are both more or less level before unloading the camper from the truck. Am I right to be concerned?
TCjeff 11/18/19 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Best truck for Northern Lite 10-2

I like your way of thinking ardvark. For me so far, the Ram makes me the happiest. I like the looks. I also like the Laramie trim. So it might be a Ram CC LB DRW 4x4 Cummins Laramie, just like TxGearhead but the 2020 model. I would consider used, but all the good ones get shipped to you the US for some reason. Also, I wouldn't really be able to tell if its been beat up or not. TxGearhead, you mentioned a rear sway bar. What about rear air bags? My camper dealer is recommending power adjustable air bags, controllable while driving both up and down and side to side for $2300CAD plus tax. It's a lot of money but I get that you want the truck to ride level. Are they really necessary? If, so, are there cheaper options out there?
TCjeff 11/16/19 09:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Best truck for Northern Lite 10-2

This is amazing. Thanks for all the input folks. Very interesting. So what I'm hearing is that, performance wise, a modern gas engine/transmission combo could do the job with a bit of effort in the mountains but diesel wouldn't break a sweat and could cruise comfortably at higher speeds. Also, a DRW is preferred for the payload. But if I go with the gas/drw combo the truck should be pink and no one will want it. I get that. So it's gas/srw with suspension mods to handle the weight or diesel/drw with minimum mods if any. While I'm pondering that, why is it that no one is weighing in with an opinion on the Ford, GM, Ram issue. I understand that both these issue are hot topics (diesel vs gas and sfrw vs drw), which makes me feel somewhat better about not being able to decide. Regarding brands, initially, I was leaning towards Ram, mostly of the nicer creature comforts IMO. But I received more negative feedback than positive regarding reliability. Most recommendations were for Ford and it seems that Ford has the biggest share of the market despite their pricing, which I understand is a bit higher that Ram and GM. So I'm actually leaning towards Ford at the moment. Of course, if I go with a F-350 DRW diesel in the Lariat trim for decent creature comforts (since we will be travelling in it for a year) I'm sure to be shocked by the sticker price. But you only live once . . . which is why DW and I are taking this trip in the first place! Thanks again for all the help everyone!
TCjeff 11/16/19 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Best truck for Northern Lite 10-2

And I was leaning towards srw and gas. No def fluid to worry about with gas. Less complicated engine. I understand that gas engines are more efficient than they used to be. More powerful as well. Thinking about Fords new 7.3 litre gas engine. But still nowhere near the performance and torque of the diesel. But I’m hauling 4500lbs or so. Not towing 20,000 or more. So I’m really conflicted.
TCjeff 11/15/19 08:41pm Truck Campers
Best truck for Northern Lite 10-2

My wife and I just ordered a 2020 Northern Lite 10-2 LE and are now shopping for a truck. I hoping to get some advice on which would be the best truck for our camper. We're planning a 1 year trip all around Canada and the US. When we get back I will go back to work part-time, easing into retirement and use the camper for trips down south in the winter. I'm a real newbie to truck camping. As well I'm a city boy (Montreal Canada) and knew nothing about trucks until we decided buy a TC and I starting doing research on the web, including this forum. Based on what I've learnt so far I’m thinking 3500 or F-350, 4wd, air bags. I’m not biased between Ford, GM or Ram so am open to any. As well, I’m uncertain regarding gas or diesel, and srw vs dually. We plan to boondock a fair bit and would like to be able to access off the road type campsites ... but nothing too crazy! Thanks in advance for the help!
TCjeff 11/15/19 07:40pm Truck Campers
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