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RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

65 or so. Fuel mileage drops off exponentially above that. 62 to 67 - again, fuel mileage suffers dramatically with each additional 5mph.
bighatnohorse 08/19/21 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Setting up a TOAD

1. Ease of hook-up: . . . Takes two minutes. We've timed ourselves - it takes four minutes. Though it maybe faster now that we've done it a thousand times.
bighatnohorse 08/14/21 08:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: I had Roadmaster refurbish my 10 year old Falcon 2

Tow bars require maintenance. There is a youtube video on "how to": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_0_YtjvuAo
bighatnohorse 08/12/21 07:33am Dinghy Towing
RE: Why SRW off road?

Why are srw preferred to drw when getting off the beaten path? Greater versatility. For example, a forest service road worn to a cut in the road is wide enough for a dually. . .until a tight turn. The dually rear wheels will ride up the road cut embankment and tilt the truck camper. . .sometimes to an extreme. That event will rack the truck frame and stress the camper frame. Off road, the dual tires can and will get boulders wedged up between them. Those are the drawbacks that I've encountered.
bighatnohorse 08/08/21 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: ATV Muffler on Genset?

Onan used to make a muffler kit for earlier models: https://yakimagenerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/541-0618.jpg https://yakimagenerator.com/product/onan-kvd-muffler-kit-541-0618/
bighatnohorse 08/06/21 08:25am Truck Campers
RE: Setting up a TOAD

I installed a proportional braking system - purchased all parts and did the install myself. That's base plate, tow bar, electronics, etc. To do the work properly EVERYTHING must be secured and protected - as good as or better than factory wiring. I estimated my labor would have been around $1000. for the install. Parts were in addition. I would not let some kid or shade tree mechanic do this work. That said, I think your quoted price is too high. They must be tripling the price on parts and adding labor too it. I would look for a parts and labor price of closer to $3,000+ Under $4K for sure.
bighatnohorse 08/02/21 07:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Border News

Good grief. USA has a population of around 300 million while Canada is less than 40 million with almost same land area so of course US will have a much higher number of Covid cases, deaths and unvaccinated. This is an apples to oranges situation ...a very common perception outside the field of demography (size and structure of populations) "we spatial analysts" run across all the time. Especially when related to Canada (density/spatially). The 4th largest city in North America is Toronto, with a tremendous population density. This, right behind LA, New York, and Mexico City. Almost the entirety of the Canadian population live in a handful of cities (Greater Toronto Area; Greater Montreal Area; Greater Vancouver Area; etc; etc). The exact same viral contagion dynamics play out in Canada's 10 largest cities (those 10 encompassing almost the entirety of the 38 million Canadian population) as play out in Baltimore, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City. Just move the present northern US border between the USA and Canada a mere 60 miles north of its present location, and the US would have captured almost 98% of Canada's population :D Also, 38 million into 340 million goes: 8.9 times. Compare this ratio to the present infection rate of 166 x (times) US to Canada (I think today it is now 168 x the Canadian rate). Thank you for the spotlight on facts and truth.
bighatnohorse 07/28/21 08:42am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

There is obviously a market for the "park princess" triple slide camper. So, yes, pavement only models are used by many people. Just like many Jeep Wrangler owners are "mall crawlers". The market is very much alive and well for that sort of thing. A tag axle puts within reach, the larger camper for those who prefer spacious luxury. Not all truck campers are off-road boon dockers. The versatile pickup truck gets a nice add-on with a tag axle. (That said, there will always be users that miss-manage and abuse equipment.)
bighatnohorse 07/23/21 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

Being quick to condemn something "new" is not unusual. The "nay-sayers" overlook those who will find the tag axle is an answer to their problems. Being unable to afford a new truck to handle a heavy camper, or being in the position of owning an over-weight camper might well find the tag axle is a safety solution to their problem. Roy Pack has been at this a long time. I first saw his tag axle about five years ago at campground. It works.
bighatnohorse 07/23/21 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: License plates

Apparently, no one has been ticketed for not having a plate on the camper? As for myself, it's an Arizona camper (no registration required) and spends most of it's Washington time on jacks. Bill-of-sale is Arizona. When hauling the camper it doesn't need to be registered. It probably a losing proposition for a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) to make a stop and ticket.
bighatnohorse 07/11/21 07:38am Truck Campers
RE: License plates

For what it's worth: My truck is Washington plated. I purchased a new camper in Arizona - where no plate is required on camper. The Arizona dealer installed a license plate holder on the camper, took the plate off the truck and installed it on the camper. I commented "why" to the installer doing the work who simply said that it was required. So now, I do that; switch the truck plate to the camper and back as needed.
bighatnohorse 07/10/21 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Winterizing & Summerizing for Snowbirds

Summerizing? It's 115 and 115+ outside this week in Arizona. It's hot enough that the label adhesive on the antiseptic bottle melts in the car and the label slips away. The roof shingles would probably slide off the roof if they weren't nailed on. I need to set and leave the air conditioning on in the house before leaving for the summer. I'm thinking 90-degrees. Any suggestions as to what to set the AC temp? Why haven't you left already? We leave the mid to end of April. Since our Park Model is old, we just shut off the water, shut off the power, cover every thing, put blackout curtains in the windows to cut down on sun infiltration and go. We have someone check on it all summer, and they turn on the water and power about 3-4 days before we arrive back, usually the first of October. We're tethered to Mayo Clinic for treatments.
bighatnohorse 06/22/21 08:18am Snowbirds
RE: Winterizing & Summerizing for Snowbirds

Summerizing? It's 115 and 115+ outside this week in Arizona. It's hot enough that the label adhesive on the antiseptic bottle melts in the car and the label slips away. The roof shingles would probably slide off the roof if they weren't nailed on. I need to set and leave the air conditioning on in the house before leaving for the summer. I'm thinking 90-degrees. Any suggestions as to what to set the AC temp?
bighatnohorse 06/19/21 04:14pm Snowbirds
RE: Insurance!

There are insurance companies that know exactly what a truck camper is and will write a separate policy. Fine one of those companies. Suggestions welcome! brholt is right. A GOOD agent will know these things. I have one with State Farm and I asked the questions like "what if a tree limb falls on it while off the truck camping." The agent has to know the value of the camper. If no VIN, they should accept the serial number. I've been there, done that. Including totaling the camper and getting cashed out on it. There was a small charge (maybe $15.00 to write the rider on homeowners policy).
bighatnohorse 06/17/21 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Nor Cold 2 way??

Andy, go to ARPRV.com and purchase and install the #4 kit with dual fans and you fridge will run perfectly. My fridge in my AF 990 did exactly the same and after the install I run my fridge on setting 6 and the beer is cold and ice cream hard. Does the dual fan kit run quieter than the original fan or about the same?
bighatnohorse 06/11/21 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: About to leave, truck batteries are dead question

You need to check the battery fluid with a hydrometer. A hydrometer is easy to use, inexpensive and available at all or most auto parts stores. If the battery has a dead cell then it is toast - it won't charge up again. It's toast.
bighatnohorse 06/04/21 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

Respectfully, I've taken great care of it, it's been my HOME for two years. I simply asked CAN THEY REPO IT? As I said, I have other living options, I don't see how my lifestyle is relevant. The best answer would be from the creditor. Call and ask them. That said, protecting one's credit is priceless. Get the camper on it's feet and sell it for whatever you can get. That particular camper is for "weekender" use - not for living in it. You probably have used up most of it's life - time to move on. Try to make good decisions.
bighatnohorse 06/03/21 08:14am Truck Campers
RE: Used Tow Bar Values

If the auxiliary brake was working properly, why did the Jeep dive under the tow bars?
bighatnohorse 05/30/21 06:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Recommended jack stand ground support plates.

In Arizona, the dirt can be hard as concrete - until it rains. And then it's soft as a marshmallow. Your heart pounds fast when you see that camper foot sinking into the ground. It pounds even faster if you attempt to lift the jack and see it sink even further into the ground. If you take the camper off the truck on an unfamiliar earth surface, be sure to have a large strong pad - something like the 14" x 14" pad that JoeOkiChokie in soggyland suggested. Personally, I won't take the camper off the truck unless it has substantial footing under it.
bighatnohorse 05/24/21 07:43am Truck Campers
RE: Drove through a weigh station this morning.

Front - 3620 Rear - 6960 tag on the door, Front - 4400 Rear - 6200 GVWR - 9500 I think they need to calibrate their scale. :B This things are good to know. Check the tire load ratings printed on the rear tires - Your load is probably pretty close to the max tire load rating.
bighatnohorse 05/21/21 08:28am Truck Campers
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