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RE: Pushing It Off Road with a 3-4000 lb Hardtop

As a comparison only (it's your decision) Some parts of my setup: GMC 2500HD,4x4, extended cab, duramax, about 6800 lb. Lockers front and back (auto in back, electric in front) Heavy duty top over load springs other upgrades NO AIRBAGS! Winch front or back heavy duty, oversize offroad tires 2 mounted spares - never needed even one Outfitter Apex 8 popup camper, fully loaded about 2800 lbs. no AC most of the load right at truck bed ( 4 batteries,44 gals water) You can see some of my trips on my website, and here Jefe is a great reference source of info So is The Grand Whazoo -- Dave Rogers - here
cewillis 10/26/21 04:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Potential Pop-Up TC.....Thoughts on a Hallmark Guanella?

For comparison, 2 years ago I sold my 2007 Outfitter Apex 8 for $13000. It was fully equipped (except for AC), significantly upgraded, and in pristine condition except for a few exterior bumps and bruises. Could most likely have gotten more but I was in a hurry. So I don't think that Hallmark sounds like a good idea at all.
cewillis 10/24/21 05:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Been a busy year

Grand tour of the Midwest - I like to see that having grown up in Missouri. Great TR and pictures.
cewillis 10/18/21 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: Antonito, CO to Chama, NM Scenic Route

Looks like a great drive. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
cewillis 10/17/21 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: Does my camper............

Yeah - but it looks great in your 'hanger'.
cewillis 09/16/21 02:30pm Truck Campers

Unless you plan on sitting in the camper cold, naked, and hungry, How to fix many overweight issues -- I like it! (for thee, not me)
cewillis 09/13/21 05:20pm Truck Campers
RE: 2003 Bigfoot 10.5E Project

Have to admit that I did not read every word - but enough to see that you did a lot of excellent work, and now have a great setup. BTW, your boss wonders when/if you're coming back to your real job.
cewillis 09/11/21 09:11am Truck Campers

Jayco Sportster 9 1/2. If that means 9.5 feet, is it the length that sits in the truck bed, or the total length? 9.5 feet in the truck bed is a pretty long camper, and definitely too long for a 6.5 bed (not even considering the weight)
cewillis 09/10/21 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Load center wiring

I think it is because the negative terminal of the battery is connected to the frame ground as are the ground wires. This seems right to me - distributed ground, not single point. Probably common practice. The only (and better) way is to have ALL the ground connections wired to a single point.
cewillis 09/10/21 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: New Ram 5500 Build

should be a beast Major understatement. (in a good way)
cewillis 09/04/21 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with 12v Air Conditioning Experience?

One of several other 12v or 24v possibilities. No experience, and not a recommendation.
cewillis 08/16/21 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: Monument Valley

Yes - it was open. And very flat - at least the large area where I was.
cewillis 08/15/21 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Monument Valley

The Mitten View camp area in the part is 'primitive', but completely adequate for self-contained campers. Can't comment on the Sept weather. http://www.ctwillis.com/CamperTrips/Last%20TR/photos/100_0823.JPG width=640
cewillis 08/14/21 03:58pm Truck Campers
RE: East Side of Sierra options

Stay off the road to Leavitt Lake, unless you bring your own tow truck. Rocks the size of doghouses. Come on, Dan --- not that bad. Actually, not bad at all. But not for a 35 fit class A - sorry,
cewillis 07/27/21 09:42pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: East Side of Sierra options

How adventuresome are you? Leavitt Lake, elevation 9786 feet, off the Sonora Pass highway. http://www.ctwillis.com/CamperTrips/Ca%20Mountains/photos/0922150902-01.jpg width=640 http://www.ctwillis.com/CamperTrips/Ca%20Mountains/photos/0921151444-00.jpg width=640 Beautify spot, if you can take the road, and the wind, and the elevation. Lots more info online
cewillis 07/27/21 04:25pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Bathroom access on the road

carry spare pants. Probably a good plan.
cewillis 06/17/21 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: Map that river

That's really interesting -- Thanks
cewillis 05/21/21 09:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Trip Report: Capitol Reef/Bryce/Zion

As usual, great descriptions and photography of a wonderful part of the country. I'm surprised you don't have the beautiful star-filled skies in SoCal. Must have changed some since I was last there in 1852. Here's your next rough road -- 'Bobby's Hole' access to the Needles District, Canyonlands. http://www.ctwillis.com/CamperTrips/Needles%202018/photos/DSCN0217a.JPG width=640 http://www.ctwillis.com/CamperTrips/Needles%202018/photos/DSCN0218a.jpg width=640 (that part was actually pretty easy)
cewillis 05/14/21 09:03am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: TR: Redwoods, Humboldt county, and quiet

Great looking trip. Lots of fun and a very smart move on your part.
cewillis 03/15/21 09:47am Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

About what year would you say that gas engines “caught up?” Try reading carefully. I did not say that gas caught up with diesels. I said BOTH have improved significantly in the last 10 years. To simplify for the reading impaired: there are very VERY few instances that 1000+ ft-lbs are needed in a light duty truck - and NONE for hauling a TC. Alright know-it-alls, start finding exceptions.
cewillis 03/04/21 08:37pm Truck Campers
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