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RE: Hauling a heavy camper and towing

Between the camper and trailer, you will be over 14k GVWR. If you go with a 16k or 16.5k chassis cab and add storage, you will be pushing GVWR too.When looking at these large campers while towing a heavier trailer, the Class 5 trucks is where you want to look. I am about 18k lbs GVW when loaded with a Host Mammoth while towing an 8k lb trailer behind my 5500. Good advice. I would note that my research has shown that the rear axle load ratings by "truck" manufacturers (not the axle manufacturer) are set to match the tire load capacity. Mostly, there are 11,000 pound axles installed on most heavy duty pickup trucks but the rims and tires used have substantially less weight capacity. Thus, the truck manufacturer rates the axles based on the rim/tire load. (Lastly, I feel that the term "heavy duty" used with "pickup truck" is misleading. There are no heavy duty pickup trucks in the truck classification world.)
bighatnohorse 02/26/20 07:09am Truck Campers
RE: Need advice on TIP

The windshield sticker is being eliminated according to Sonia Diaz on her Facebook page: New car permit (TIP) form. The windshield sticker is being eliminated. Banjercito issues 3 documents. One is the TIP, another is proof of paying the TIP fee of 1050 pesos and the third is the deposit of $200, $300 or $400 US. https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87528335_1268916686630391_816411027418644480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQlazqg5jtfpOPnWIMZCR8mPHjjtplXs9Urrzf36zqTvJU3XVzZFH1aXrshPZqW1-eFA2_YHN5-7BjXyJIQECDmX&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=b447686327a38fdb083d91dfbb5ffb53&oe=5EF594AE width=800
bighatnohorse 02/24/20 07:14am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: AF 1140 Dry Weight

If you're asking what accounts for the discrepancy, it's probably Arctic Fox de-exaggerating the camper weight for purposes of sales. The true weight of any AF 1140 camper out-the-factory-door is over 4,000 lbs. If I recall correctly, MY 1140 weight 4,440 pounds wet - no gear. I sold it due to it's weight and idiotic (my opinion) design features.
bighatnohorse 02/23/20 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: Electricity from thin air -- apparently not a hoax??

Its a dead-serious possibility. Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haber_process For a more fun and educational read try "The Alchemy of Air" - how the discovery that nitrogen could be produced from air led to WWII and enable modern day food production - it's an eye-opener. Nitrogen fixation machines can now be purchased on Amazon for less than $2,000. Don't discount the OP's article.
bighatnohorse 02/19/20 07:23am Technology Corner
RE: What to clean old lap sealant with besides denatured alcohol

Paint thinner does a better job of cleaning and removing old caulking. As a final step before recoating, I do use 91% alcohol. Yes, that paint thinner would be mineral spirits. Mineral spirits (paint thinner is what old guys call it).:)
bighatnohorse 02/17/20 07:53am Tech Issues
RE: Your favorite features.

The generator can run the air conditioner, the microwave and most importantly, my new "Nespresso Vertuo" espresso machine.
bighatnohorse 02/11/20 07:10am Truck Campers
RE: Windows 10 Email Program suggestions

I use Tbird on Win10 and it is running fine. Version update (68.4.2) came out about a week ago. It didn't update addons. Maybe check your version and addons and see if that helps. X5 Tbird works on all three of my Win10 machines - as does it's option Calendar.
bighatnohorse 02/01/20 06:40am Technology Corner
RE: Obtaining permits while in Mexico

This lady posts on Facebook and is extremely knowledgeable about virtually everything regarding Mexican government immigration and processes. Sonia Diaz Consulting San Miguel de Allende Cell: 415.106.1499 - Sonia Diaz Puerto Vallarta Cell: 322.303.2623 - Teresa Sanchez
bighatnohorse 01/30/20 08:29am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Purchasing in a 55+ Community - AZ

I strongly advise you obtain the services of an attorney who is knowledgeable with Arizona real estate law. Using advice from an internet forum is unwise. Best advice, right there. In addition to AZ real estate law, the attorney should be knowledgeable in trust law. Trusts such a Dynasty Trust are relatively unknown. In AZ, manufactured homes are vehicles and are titled that way (Been there, done that.). A park model may be the same.
bighatnohorse 01/27/20 06:39am Snowbirds
RE: 11 1/2’ TC owners wish they had a 9 1/2’

My question, has anyone with one of the larger 11 1/2’ models been unable to access or park/camp in an area where a 9 1/2 ‘ would have made it possible? No. Parking lots not included - I've never been limited to camping spots. My campers were an Eagle Cap 1150, an Arctic Fox 1140 and currently a Lance 1181. One drawback that might be encountered due to the long rear overhang is crossing ditches or stream beds or climbing embankments - the rear jack tends to touch earth. Crossing at a diagonal angle can help prevent jack dragging. (The White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park would not be passable). Large campers usually require a dually - the wider dual wheel stance makes it hard to navigate narrow curvy forest roads - the kind of road that is worn/cut into the ground - on a tight turn the outside dual rear tire rides up onto the road crest and tips the camper Waaaay over to the point of forget-about-it.
bighatnohorse 01/25/20 07:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

Note on Goblin Valley State Park; it offers some good photography and has a very nice slot canyon for hiking / photography. And it's within striking distance of White Sands.
bighatnohorse 01/25/20 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: Desert Southwest suggestions

I've been to most of the places that you list and I would move Grand Canyon to the top of the list. Further south near Tucson, AZ I would recommend Kartchner Caverns State Park - better than Carlsbad Caverns - as Kartchner Caverns is in pristine condition and Carlsbad is trampled with most stalactites broken off long ago. You can stay at the state park there or boondock in nearby areas. Also, in that area is Saguaro National Park - and stay at the nearby Gilbert Ray Campground. And nearby is the Titan Missile Silo - not to be missed if you're in the area - take a tour down into it through the blast doors into the control room. The warhead is removed from the missile but it still stands ready. Too much to do - not enough time.
bighatnohorse 01/21/20 03:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance Umbilical Mod

Freep: Thank you for your excellent post with photos. Unfortunately, others have turned it into a barf mess that should be cleaned up. You might want to re-post it on the Lance Owners Forum where the post will be appreciated. Thank you for your effort.
bighatnohorse 01/21/20 06:39am Truck Campers
RE: Stinger hitch too long, want to shorten it

I emailed RM after I registered the product online with my question. I asked for their opinion, not advice. They responded promptly that they cannon give advice on modifications that they have not tested. However, the email stated that they knew of others that had successfully made that modification. It was more than I expected from an email communication.
bighatnohorse 01/06/20 01:56pm Dinghy Towing
Stinger hitch too long, want to shorten it

I have the Falcon All Terrain and would like to effectively shorten the stinger hitch by drilling a second hole for the hitch pin. The hole would be closer to the yoke side. The stinger would not be physically shortened. The second hole would basically shorten the distance between the toad and the RV by a few inches. (I know that the second hole would weaken the original configuration and I would have the original hole filled to prevent it's use by anyone in the future.) Question: Has anyone done this? Advice and opinions welcome.
bighatnohorse 01/06/20 08:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: loss of spouse

They say that "you don't get over it, you only get use to it". And on average, that takes about 5 years. You might want to try volunteering at food banks, church groups, Kiwanis, etc for the social "balance" until the inner turmoil settles.
bighatnohorse 01/06/20 07:02am Around the Campfire
RE: Becoming a resident gets a lot harder after NY's

"If you intend to apply for permanent residency you will need to demonstrate an income per month over the past six months of at least 500 days’ worth of minimum wage or have savings equivalent amounting to 20,000 days’ worth of minimum wage (approximately US$108,000*) over the past 12 months." With all due respect, could you provide a link to the source for this information. If I quote it, I prefer to have named source other than "on the internet". Thanks in advance. . .
bighatnohorse 12/28/19 07:27am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Wiring solar in a lance 1181

I was never able to find the blue white wires on my 2014 model. There were so many construction discrepancies that I gave up and did my own 8 gauge wire installation. It's pretty easy. I did a report on it on the Lance forum.
bighatnohorse 12/18/19 05:20am Truck Campers
RE: cell phone in Mexico

Motorola phones are about as close to "universal" as you can get. Even the MotoE series has quad band (CDMA and GSM capabilities). Moto Either buy from Motorola direct, or ensure you buy an unlocked phone from Amazon or whoever. If you buy from Verizon, ATT or another cell provider they will have locked the phone to their service before you receive it.This. It is called a Dual Band phone. It can run either GSM or CDMA. The US system is CDMA. The rest of the world is GSM. The Motorola phones are dual band.
bighatnohorse 12/09/19 07:33am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dual pane windows....

I've had two campers with dual pane windows and none failed. Dual panes reduce condensation, reduce outside noise and provide greater temperature comfort. BUT, dual panes add additional weight to the camper.
bighatnohorse 12/03/19 11:02am Truck Campers
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