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RE: Swingout extensions?

Don't have a dog in this, never loaded a camper in a pickup. (Is it similar to loading salt spreader in dump truck?) My question is how much tolerance do you have between camper and inside of bed? Could using the extra space fender/jack put extra strain on mounts when bed hits camper? I live on the Texas Gulf Coast. I know nothing about salt spreaders in dump trucks. I have a couple inches total clearance between the bed fender wells and the camper.
TxGearhead 03/11/23 06:52am Truck Campers
RE: Swingout extensions?

Don't forget the clearance INSIDE the bed. 6" of clearance on the outside does you no good if you've only got 1/2" at the wheel wells. My rear tires just squeak between the blocking that's under the jacks. It made me nervous at first but then I realized nothing was going to happen. When I hear the squeak, I know I'm on target. I'm concerned about cutting a tire on the sharp edge of the concrete block. I should rethink what I'm using to block under the jack foot.
TxGearhead 03/11/23 06:45am Truck Campers
RE: Swingout extensions?

The strain with extensions was the first thing I thought of. My other issue is that my tires barely, just barely, clear whatever I have the jacks sitting on, usually a 2" concrete block. If I could get just another 1" clearance, I would breathe easier.
TxGearhead 03/10/23 06:01am Truck Campers
Swingout extensions?

I have maybe a max of 3/4" clearance between my dually fenders and my front jacks. I have dually swingouts. I see where eTrailer has extensions to mount on the swingouts. Item # HJ54FR. It would position the jacks 5" farther out. I haven't done any measuring yet, but it will be real close having enough wire from the jack motor to the plug. Anyone using these extension? Any thoughts overall?
TxGearhead 03/09/23 09:33am Truck Campers
RE: Truck to fit camper

I'd be happy with the High Torque 383 long block for $7500. I had a square body K20 4x4 loaded Suburban I should have kept.
TxGearhead 03/03/23 07:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

My last: I'm sure all of us with a TC have met an 18 wheeler on a 2 lane road at speed and have seen the front overhang lift. That is not necessarily a function of flex, although flex might be a factor. I think we all, well almost all, are making valid points.
TxGearhead 02/10/23 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Honda generator to truck camper

^ This.
TxGearhead 01/29/23 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

X2 on grit dogs take on the liability of a competent shop to do any frame mods. Anyone managing a successful shop will realize that not staying in your swim lane can have serious consequences. In my 40 years of employment with the largest super major oil company, any modification to any process stream had to go before the management of change committee. Six Process Engineers playing the "what if" game. You learn pretty quick to not go cowboy off on your own. So bottom line, if you can find somebody to weld on the frame, you don't want them. OP: are you sure you're not just seeing the camper rock back and forth, the spring loaded Fastguns doing their job? Regarding camper weight..The first time I loaded my Bigfoot on my then 2016 Ram 3500 SRW and weighed it, I was draining water out of the tank.
TxGearhead 01/29/23 08:49am Truck Campers
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