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RE: Keeping part of the wet bath DRY when using the shower.

I've been using this technique to keep the toilet dry since about the third trip in my Arctic Fox 811, which dates back to mid 2010. Video - keeping the wet bath partially dry. We have always done same except we use quick dry shower curtain. We also put teak rack on floor AFTER shower so you have a dry surface to step on in stocking feet (DW). Nice video-looks like good riding.
billtex 10/04/19 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Did I forget anything? ordering a new Hallmark pop up camper

Forgot the upper walls.
billtex 10/01/19 06:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford SuperDuty more bumpy + jittery empty, than when loaded?

Where is this 2500# camper you speak of??? Well BillTex perhaps you are not familiar with Hallmark pop up campers. Here is one example. http://www.hallmarkrv.com/campers/hallmark-ute/ With the options we will get, it will be about 2,500 lbs wet. At most 3,000 lbs wet but realistically 2,7500 lbs max. These are real world weights I am quoting, based upon actual campers that have been weighed by owners, with similar options. Now back to the thread.... thanks again to everyone for the info about how the weight of the camper will smooth out an F350. It wasn't horrible empty, but great to know it will be somewhat better when loaded with our camper. :-) Awesome. Post scale weights after you are locked/loaded. Pop up does not = lighter. Have you owned any truck previously? Any truck will be “jittery” unladen. HD even more so. However, 3/4 ton vs 1 ton only difference that effects ride quality (sic) should be overloads. Welcome to the world of TC’s. Fun factor is high, learning curve is steep. Be safe. Bill
billtex 09/20/19 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford SuperDuty more bumpy + jittery empty, than when loaded?

Try an F250 for your 2500 lb camper. You don't need a F350. There is a noticeable ride difference between the 2. If you had a 3500 lb camper then yea F350. Only difference is the overloads, which will not come in contact unladen.
billtex 09/19/19 07:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford SuperDuty more bumpy + jittery empty, than when loaded?

Hi all When test driving a 2019 F350 crew cab 8 ft. box - - it is empty, of course. I find the ride a *little* jittery and bumpy when doing an ordinary road test, driving on ordinary paved roads. I am curious - once we have a 2,500 lb (wet) pop up truck camper in it, along with camping stuff, etc…. will the ride be *slightly* less jittery and bumpy? Yes I know it is a work truck…. i have reasonable expectations. I’m just curious as to if the ride improves a bit with some weight in it. (or not) Thanks! :-) Where is this 2500# camper you speak of???
billtex 09/19/19 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: has anyone else experienced this?

Wow. Work hardened to the point of crystallization. That is cool. TL great company, I’ll bet they'll be interested in this. Keep us posted.
billtex 09/15/19 06:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Best selling truck campers (by volume) ?

Of course, volumes mean nothing if total manufactured isn't considered. After all, the most popular camper may be the more expensive ones (supply and demand) if they don't produce many. For example, if manufacturer A produces 10,000 campers and sells 9000 vs manufacturer B who produces 1000 and sells 1000..... Ran that through google translate...got nothing...
billtex 09/12/19 06:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about tire pressure

5 pages later, ended up at 80 psi in back.....lol Right.
billtex 09/11/19 07:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Best selling truck campers (by volume) ?

Best selling truck campers (by volume) ? US= Lance Canada= AMLRV
billtex 09/10/19 07:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about tire pressure

Okay, you buncha nervous Nellies sufficiently spooked me, and I upped the PSI in the rear tires to 80. I go to the CAT scales next week. Wish me luck. Does nervous Nellie = experienced?
billtex 09/06/19 06:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about tire pressure

Done feeding trolls...later.
billtex 08/28/19 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about tire pressure

I will state again, there is no down side to running the rear tires at max psi. Any TC will heavily load your rear axle. The added safety of running at max psi is well worth a “harsh” ride (which is very unlikely with a TC in the bed). You risk over heating-and tire failure- if you run low psi. Why would you risk that? How many of you have had a tire failure while carrying your TC? It’s not fun. I can assure you, you will rethink your strategy and take any safety factor you can get after you have a blowout. Be safe, Bill
billtex 08/28/19 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about tire pressure

Put 80 in the back tires. No question. 68 is probably the min pressure off the chart for exactly 7000lbs. But once you're loaded up for a year on the road, 7k is probably a bit light. 65 is about max what you'd want in front but not excessive. With those big tires, maybe a bit lower if it feels rough. This. There is no down-side to running at the max in the rear. Front likely sees very little added load with TC-if any-and you could run these lower. I run rear at 80psi and front at 55 psi.
billtex 08/27/19 06:05am Truck Campers
RE: Camp sites

Good Morning ; New Member New to truck camper , Just retired Wife and I Going traveling this winter leaving Wisconsin to Florida visit friend week or so then planning to head to new mexico , Nevada and any warm place . Can any body who may have done this give me any good info on camp grounds , We have a cat . Cats are not allowed in campgrounds. Just ask Gordon.
billtex 08/22/19 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs for Ram 3500 Duelly

Duelly? Is there a gunslinger comin’ to town?
billtex 08/21/19 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle cap 1160 & Lance 1172 owners....

When I was shopping for ours the Host and the Eagle Cap were pretty much same cost for equal units. Of course sticker price and what you should pay are different numbers. The Schwintek slides and the issues people were having with them at that time was a big determination in our choice. I did a fair amount of my research between the 2 you are looking at. Functionally the Eagle Cap would be my choice with Host out of the picture. EC has a more wide open floor plan, bigger tanks, bigger fridge, more storage than the Lance. You pretty much nailed what I know so far... Man, there really isn't squat in the EC forums on ANYTHING newer than 2015. The Lance (I own one now...I really rather get the EC for the tanks and fridge alone! Have the slide issues been tamed? I really like the Azdel (no water issues that will rot) in the Lance. REALLY wished EC did that too. Thanks for your input. FWIW; We are on our 2nd AMLRV camper. Both have been great and trouble free. Forget which mechanism our slide has...but no troubles. Good luck, Bill
billtex 08/12/19 06:29pm Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Thanks for posting this buzz. Some Folks may not know all 3 (GM-Ford-Ram) used the problematic CP4 pump at some point in time. Do your research and see if it is your truck!
billtex 08/04/19 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Can't believe my payload is so low.

Don’t look at payload, look at axle capacity. The GM 3/4 ton diesel from that era have the same AAM 11.5 axle as the one tons. Upgrade your tires to 295-75-16 rated at 3950# ea and get steel wheels from a 1 ton you’ll be fine. Bill
billtex 07/31/19 07:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Hanging porta-bote from tc's turnbuckle brackets?

Search for skip...he did same. I carry my 14’ on my roof. Bill
billtex 07/16/19 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite campers No Black Tank Clean out

Thanks Bill The hot soapy water sounds like a good idea. I've heard others say Water, Water, Water. The Eagle Cap is a nice camper. We spent quite a bit of time looking at them. I drove from California to Oregon (approx 1k miles round trip) to look at the EC campers. Sutton RV and Apache. We looked at the 960, 1160 and the Adventurer 910db. I don't believe that they had an 850. I Liked all of them. Still do. EC seems like a class act. Really nice inside and Out. I noticed that all of the EC campers have the black tank flush system. So did the Adventurer. I was really surprised that the NL did not. What I am hearing from everyone is that the Black Tank Flush is not necessary (not a deal breaker anyway) but nice to have. Do you have the 850 on a long bed or short and do you have the Generator? Jim Currently 850 is on SB SRW (with suspension enhancements). Great camper, very comfortable, lots of storage inside/out. We have a 100W solar panel and 2 GR 31 6V that get us through just about anything (we don’t require a lot of power). We have a honda 2k, but only carry it for ski camping (not much sunlight here in NE in winter). Our EC sees lots of use... but the campers you are looking at are top notch also. A slide was a must have for us after our first (AMLRV) non slide camper. But that’s personal choice...wasn’t trying to sway you from BF or NL. Both good choices. Spend time in both, take notes/pics and think about how you will use them. Spend time in the bathroom, and looking at storage. Good luck, Bill
billtex 07/06/19 07:10pm Truck Campers
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