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RE: Trimming down tie downs to fit

Use this site to drag n' drop and then post the resulting string: photo posting
d3500ram 02/28/21 07:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Trimming down tie downs to fit

I agree with Joerg... something does not seem right... we need more info. My guess might be that OP is trying to use fastguns on Hippi-Jac mounts????
d3500ram 02/28/21 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

~snip~... BTW, the day they build a camper that REQUIRES a diesel engine is the day I give it up. Gas is more than adequate for any camper currently on the market. Ditto that. Diesels are nice especially in the Colorado mountains. I could keep a 75MPH pace up Vail Pass or to Eisenhower with plenty left, but if I had to do it over I would go gas. I say this more now that the truck is not my daily driver and that I no longer have the camper. I use the truck for Home Depot runs... and it sits more now. (...besides that, no truck maker produces a diesel with manual transmission anymore. Call me old-school, but diesel with automatic is an oxymoron)
d3500ram 02/26/21 04:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

Take some time and visit Jay up in Henderson (Brighton) at Five Star RV and check out the NorthStar models. https://fivestarrvgroup.com/ The 850SC is a nice model. http://www.northstarcampers.com/products/pop-up-truck-campers-850sc Conventional wisdom says to choose the camper first and then get the truck to carry it. As far as wet bath in pop-ups, Wizard, not questioning your opinion but am curious as to why you have that stance. Three of my four TC's had wet bath and I did not have any problem with them. A nice thing about NorthStar wet baths is that there is a thick, hard plastic removable floor that one can take out when showering and then it can be returned when time for the deuce.
d3500ram 02/25/21 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Traveling without Jacks - contingency plan?

I have taken my jacks off but it was solely to prevent possible damage in a very gnarly, snotty-muddy, rutted off-road situation one time in a late season hunt when several inches of snow came down and I had to get up and out of a valley. If I had slipped off one of the ruts into the side embankment it would have damaged the camper whereas without the jacks it might have only damaged some of the truck body. I was picking the lesser of two evils... thankfully no damage to anything as 4WD low and chains on all four kept me on the straight, steep and narrow. But I put those jacks inside the back of the cab! If OP is considering taking off the jacks for saving weight, then my story does not apply. When it comes to camper jacks, it is better on the road to have and not need them as opposed to the verse-visa. JMHO.
d3500ram 02/22/21 09:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

Next there will be disclaimers warning to NOT WASH YER HAIR IN THE CAR WASH. Geesh :R
d3500ram 02/10/21 07:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

So... apparently there will now need to be a warning on Gorilla Glue stating that it is not intended to be used for hair: Do not use Gorilla Glue for hair ON EDIT: I was PM'd indicating link might not be working. This is the raw link to the tik-tok video, try selecting and right-click to open in new tab: https://www.tiktok.com/foryou?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1#/@im_d_ollady/video/6925174778387025157
d3500ram 02/09/21 05:07pm Around the Campfire
Member "Mandrake"...?

Anyone remember member Mandrake from many years ago? Any one know about him? Always enjoyed his musings in the ATC forum.
d3500ram 02/05/21 10:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Flat

This is like a bad joke. “How many rv.net members does it take to change a flat tire?” Answer: None of them. They’ll never stop arguing long enough to actually change the tire! How many campers does it take to change a tire? 100 minimum, but you need to be a member of RV.net ;) :B :)
d3500ram 02/05/21 10:51am Truck Campers
RE: Short Sellers Your Time Has Come Thanks to the Short Squeeze

Meh. Ag on the world market opened this evening less than the anti-shorts thought it would. Mediocre on the ask as I type even though it did hit 30.15. The central banks will not let the paper hurt them, listen to Mike Malony's analysis on the "disclaimers" regardless of who demands physical to the COMEX. He is a silver bull, but in my opinion, it 'aint gonna' happen as long as the central banks rule. https://i.imgur.com/Ctg1tVxl.jpg The SILVER SHORT SQUEEZE: Eat My Shorts - Mike Maloney It sure scared the bullion sellers as nothing was available this weekend. It will be interesting to see tomorrow's New York spot open reaction. It is all manipulated anyway, even though physical is still a "bird-in-the-hand" compared to the SLV. BTW- link cannot be read unless one registers an account.
d3500ram 01/31/21 09:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Speaking of large batch cooking-freezing leftovers?

Crowe, I agree, it is a good topic. What did the Mod edit you on?
d3500ram 01/26/21 03:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Speaking of large batch cooking-freezing leftovers?

Different strokes I guess. I do not need any frills (hence lower price.) Only had to replace the gasket seals and food Saver sent them to me at no cost. perhaps a higher model might allow for repeated sealing. I know my low end mentions to allow for unit to cool.
d3500ram 01/26/21 11:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Speaking of large batch cooking-freezing leftovers?

My needs are simple. My $50 model sucks just as good as the glamorous high priced models. I only need it to accommodate my needs about once a week and I have used her for about 4 years now.
d3500ram 01/26/21 10:56am Around the Campfire
RE: tire rim weight rating

I tried going to the dealer for the wheel info back in the day when I was analyzing my set-up... they told me they had no data or ratings on the wheels. Dealers either did not have or did not want to disclose the ratings. Maybe it is different now, but I was very frustrated. Don't know why it is so secretive... my guess is that lawyers have something to do with it. If wheels were to fail for whatever reason, dealers and mfgr's can use it as an out.
d3500ram 01/25/21 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: tire rim weight rating

No apologies necessary... I leaned something. I was not aware of those meanings and terms. Member "enblethen" would not have replied had you not posted your data... so it's all good. Thanks :)
d3500ram 01/25/21 05:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Speaking of large batch cooking-freezing leftovers?

Ditto on the vacuum freezing. I do this with almost everything that can be frozen with the exception of homemade soup. Liquids do not take to vacuum too well. I use regular freezer bags for soup and just purge as much of the air out.
d3500ram 01/25/21 04:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: tire rim weight rating

Maybe they quit doing it but as I mentioned,mine was on the factory window sticker..example... (6) 6.0K 8-hole wheels ~snip~ I am not sure how to interpret that data. That is, not sure what "6.0K" means. It seems qty=6 so assuming it is a dually truck, but cannot imaging each one has a 6K (pounds???) rating. That seems very high for each wheel. Consequently, If the total rating is 6K in that each one is only rated for 1,000 pounds then that seems awfully low.
d3500ram 01/25/21 04:12pm Truck Campers
RE: tire rim weight rating

Not all rims have weight rating on them as was done some years ago. It can be tricky to ascertain this data. My factory rims had no such numbers, inside or out. When I was going through all the arithmetic on my last set-up, the one thing on which I was fairly certain: The wheels at a minimum were able to handle at least the weight of the stock tires from the factory that were wrapped around the wheels. Sounds simplistic, but I imagine the lawyers for the truck manufacturers would not allow for a higher tire rating to be installed on a wheel that would not be able to at least handle that. This does not mean that in the real world that the wheels are not capable of more loading, its just that the truck maker will not stipulate it. FWIW- when I calc'd my set-up, I was over the wheels (per the above assumptions) by 75# per wheel but well under axle and tire ratings since I upgraded the tires. I was comfortable with that weight on any known wheel rating since these were steel wheels.
d3500ram 01/25/21 10:36am Truck Campers
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

My favorite absurdity is the warning on the sunscreens that go into the front windshield of an automobile: "Do not drive with sunshade in place."
d3500ram 01/20/21 05:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: S&S camper lacks grey tank

I looked at an S&S some years ago and recall the single tank as described by OP. This along with the asking price was a reason that I passed on it.
d3500ram 01/18/21 08:51am Truck Campers
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