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RE: Northern Lite - our first summer.

Great photos and trip! Thanks for sharing.
billyray50 12/01/19 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Propane Usage 2500 Watt Onan

Recently took a 2 week trip. Kept the fridge on gas about 4 days before, 14 days traveling, and 2 days after. Ran the generator 4 hours one day and 2 hours another day for AC. Also ran it 10 or 15 minutes 4 times for microwave use. Ran the water heater through a heating cycle I think about 8 times. Then, on the way home it turned cold and used the furnace 2 nights in about 35 degree temps. That was on a 20 pound tank and it still has a pound or two in it. Could also be the tank wasn't filled to capacity when filled. I weigh my tanks after filling. The 30# tanks weigh 55# when full and one 20# weighs 37# and the other 39#. I also have one tank with a gauge and find it inaccurate. Thats pretty darn good usage for only a 20 lb. tank? I personally never got that much usage with a 20lb.and I checked for leaks too. LOl
billyray50 11/13/19 06:18am Truck Campers
RE: Why aren't Truck Campers popular in W. Pa.?

Congratulations on the Adventurer truck camper,there the most underrated truck camper on the internet...I would by one in a heart beat..Very few complaints.... I agree with you on Adventurer/Eagle cap. I sold my 2014 Adventurer 910db last sept.2018. We thought we going to a class A. That did not work out and I purchased a used one owner 2015 Lance 1050s. After owning for about a year I would have to say the Quality, fit and finish of Lance is not as good as Adventurer IMHO.
billyray50 11/08/19 06:01am Truck Campers
RE: Interesting delam issue - revised 6-24, more pics

Sounds like your not far from ALP. Did Brad give you an option to bring it to factory and they could look at it and maybe fix it for you?
billyray50 06/28/19 07:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Adios...Again!

Pros and cons and tradeoffs with any style of RV. Got to find what works best for ones situation. Hosts are nice but we could not do long term in any TC. Thats why we have a 42 foot FW and now sold the 2014 Adventurer 910DB. I did go by a 2015 Lance 1050s after 6 months. Cannot seem to stay away from TCs yet. Little bigger and better layout than 910db. We use it for shorter trips and places the FW cant go. All the best to you.
billyray50 06/01/19 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1163 TRUCK CAMPER Full Tour video !

Yes every type of RV has its pro and cons.
billyray50 05/17/19 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: Question on Truck Campers

Most do but you had better be very flexible and thin to do it. Both of mine have / had windows and I run a boot between the truck sliding window and the camper but I've never attempted to use it ti get into the truck. If I bought another, I'd opt out of the window entirely, just another leak point. Agree with sidecarflip.
billyray50 04/29/19 05:30am Truck Campers
RE: TC's in movies...

https://i.imgur.com/ys4V8fa.jpg width=640 height=341 Usually very casual but sometimes the owner of this TC can be very sharp.. https://i.imgur.com/zadlRNy.jpg width=640 height=480 Xmen?
billyray50 04/07/19 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Tailgate removal 2019 Chevy 3500HD

Ford supplied me with plugs to put into disconnected wires to protect them from dirt. Check if Dodge has those too. I have to go under the bumper to disconnect. X2 on the ram
billyray50 04/03/19 06:22am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Took it to the dealer yesterday. Had the drag link jam nut recall checked out. Torque value was fine on jam nuts.
billyray50 04/03/19 06:19am Truck Campers
RE: Beautiful and Free Camping

Nice place. Thanks for sharing. Is there a dump station at this park?
billyray50 03/22/19 01:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Re-attach pealing art/graphics/decals

If the decal is 12 years old it’s likely pretty crispy. If not, re attach. If crunchy, I’d just scrape the whole decal Heck the Texas sun made that Lance decal crispy and it is a 2015. Original owner might not have stored or covered it. I keep it covered storage now when not in use along with my truck from the Texas sun and occasional baseball size Hail!
billyray50 03/22/19 01:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Re-attach pealing art/graphics/decals

My newly purchased 2015 Lance 1050s cabover Lance decal was peeling and I went to wash cabover and the decal came off so easy with just garden hose pressure. I am leaving it off. Looks good without it. https://i.imgur.com/FTRjU9cl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NtozzBsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Sw7NscFl.jpg
billyray50 03/22/19 07:18am Truck Campers
RE: What do you put in the flat storage next to the bed?

if your talking storage doors that lead out to truck bed. Do not have any on newer Lances.
billyray50 03/21/19 01:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Gooseneck fifth wheel adapter question

That being said, I have had two experiences with the mentioned hitch system and both times was in the course of a collision investigation and both times the hitch failed at impact. Specifically, the pyramid structure did not hold up during the impact which resulted in the trailer striking the rear of pull vehicle cab. The last such case was an 8k TT/Ram 1500 hitting a Chevy S10 at 30 mph. The fist was a 12k Terry/Ford combination that hit a Miata rear end. Those two instances alone, would shy me away from this style of hitch and stick with the 5th wheel. It is my underatanding that B&W makes a 5th wheel hitch that fits its center bed box. I would certainly look into that instead. This should be interesting... The entire internet can offer maybe 2-3 examples of supposed failure of the AUH, none of which involved a collision. Now a brand new forum member shows up and has 2 exclusive examples by himself. If the "pyramid structure" failed, that hardly means that the trailer would have come dislodged from the coupler or ball. In fact, no other report has shown an absolute failure of the frame...only deflection of the members. Accident reports are public record. Please provide a link to the reports. Yes would like to read these links.
billyray50 03/21/19 06:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck fifth wheel adapter question

Looks good, that's the way I'm going to go. Thanks. B&W hitch and turnover ball for me too.
billyray50 03/17/19 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck fifth wheel adapter question

2000 miles on the Andersen Ultimate and am impressed. https://i.imgur.com/6vCsR6Kl.jpg
billyray50 03/17/19 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forest river plant explosion

Its a shame about the fire. In the past I looked at some Forest river campers and decided not to go with them but The new Riverstone fifth wheel line is impressive.
billyray50 03/17/19 08:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our new combo finally mated

I love rare colors. Now what is with tow mode on Dodge? My Ford pulls 7,000 lb cargo trailer on overdrive even on those 20 miles grades. Tow/Haul Mode Tow/Haul : Its a selection button that controls shifting of the Aisen Transmission when heavy loaded. Truck also has button with two modes for exhaust brake. One is called automatic, apparently engages to help with braking after the brake is tapped.The other is Full Exhaust. In combination with Tow/Haul with the TC loaded, it really reduces braking and seems to optimize transmission handling of the load. It is really awesome. You all probably have experienced this before , but I had not. I had an aftermarket manual exhaust brake on my 06 and with my manual transmission I, of course, always manually controlled i.e. downshifted when camper was loaded... This computer controlled downshift and exhaust brake keeps me from missing a manual transmission. (I still have a 98 Dodge 2500 and "Old Blue" 06 Dodge 3500 with manual transmissions. Absolutely love the tow haul mode and full and auto exhaust brake on these rams. Use it all the time hauling the TC or my 42 foot FW!
billyray50 03/15/19 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Our new combo finally mated

Congrats on new setup! Very nice! New grill option for the Rams?
billyray50 03/13/19 06:34am Truck Campers
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