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RE: Truck camper question

If all you're hauling is a truck camper I would go with a gas dually.
TxGearhead 07/03/22 11:16am Truck Campers
RE: New shocks?

^Yeah I'm going to take the rears down to the mid 30's and see if that helps before I spend a sh@*load of money on shocks. Dang I didn't know shocks had gotten that expensive,
TxGearhead 06/30/22 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

https://i.imgur.com/ligPOgJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TrSTD5El.jpg Technically, it's still a Chevy! :B Funny you should say that. I thought it WAS a Chevy when we bought it. Someone had changed all the badges and trim to Chevy. And I was so involved with looking at the truck itself, didn’t even give the title a second glance. First clue was when I removed the tailgate trim panel ,also replaced with a Chevy one, and the original appearing tailgate had GMC stamped in it. Further inspection showed the glove box tag with “Sierra” package. And the grill is the aftermarket one you see in the pic, so that was no clue either. I re-used it and just fitted a GMC logo to it. That's a good looking truck. I had a semi-rare 1982? Chevy K20 Suburban. Loaded with what appeared to be all available options, even quad shocks on the front axle. I drove to work and on hunting trips. Had a couple local boys put a cheap but decent paint job on it. My son was in the 11th grade and wanted it bad. I "sold" it to him. Of course, he put a lift kit and Buckshot Monster Mudders on it. Of course he took the 3rd row back seat out. And of course, the Turbo Hydramatic 400 had to be rebuilt. When he went off to college I traded him back a 1991? Chevy Sport Truck, which was a SS454 clone. Wish I had them both back.
TxGearhead 06/26/22 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: New shocks?

Why do you assume you need new shocks? With any luck they will last for several more years. Are you having ride issues? Yeah the ride is beating me to death. I've got the rear tires down to 42psi.
TxGearhead 06/25/22 04:28pm Truck Campers
New shocks?

I've got 65,000 miles on my 2018 RAM. Cummins, 4X4, long bed, DRW. I carry the Bigfoot occasionally and the Landmark 5th occasionally more. Both 4,000# loads. Only mod is a Hellwig BigWig. I'm assuming I need new shocks. My priority is as smooth a ride as possible. 90% highway use. I realize this is a subjective issue. Your recommendations?
TxGearhead 06/24/22 04:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch - tried searcing

If your truck doesn't have the factory puck system, I would get a B&W Turnover gooseneck ball installed. If your 5th wheel is under say 15,000# I would go with the Andersen Ultimate or a PullRite 2600 Single Point. But Lippert who makes 90% of 5th wheel frames will not warranty any frame damage with a Andersen or the PullRite 2600. The other choices are a GEN Y gooseneck hitch, Lippert won't warranty with that either. The one I have is the Reese Goosebox. It IS warrantied by Lippert, since Lippert owns Reese. I love it. Has an air bag and 2 shock absorbers. Best ride I've had with 3 different 5th's and 3 different hitches. Un-hook from the 5th and all that is in the truck bed is the ball. Mine removes in about 2 seconds.
TxGearhead 06/22/22 07:50pm Truck Campers
RE: First big trip - Newbie questions

I travel with a 12 pack of bottled water and 1.5 liter of Jim Beam. That said, I fill the water tank. I think the Bigfoot water tank is fully forward so that helps put some weight forward. I have 1,000# of freeboard so it doesn't make any difference. I always travel with about 5 gallons of water in the black tank with about a cup of blue Dawn. Drain it only when I have to. Refill with water and Dawn.
TxGearhead 06/21/22 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: TC and MPG

Just returned from a 3,000 mile round trip from Houston area to Richmond Virginia. Averaged 9-10 MPG pulling 40ft 5th at 17,000+ pounds. IIRC I got around 12 MPG with the Bigfoot. 2018 RAM Cummins, Aisin, 3.73. Pin weight of the 5th and Bigfoot weight is very close...4,000+. edit add: Since you have already sold your trailer, I would wait a bit before I jumped back into any kind of RV. I'm thinking fuel prices are not going down anytime soon. Let's see what happens after November this year and 2024.
TxGearhead 06/12/22 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

I've got a paid for ticket and a camping spot for the Knoxville Nationals Sprint car race in Knoxville Iowa in August. I'm on the fence about cancelling. 1,000 miles one way. So 2,000 miles at 10 MPG x $5 gallon is expensive.
TxGearhead 06/01/22 08:16pm Truck Campers
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