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RE: Song Post - Part Three

Never Without You- Ringo Starr.
d3500ram 01/14/22 10:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank in front of the slide in camper

As far as "squishing" goes... getting hit with a camper as set up like mine is not really different from a typical overhanging camper in that avoidance is best- damage could happen. but... the key think is to make a bulkhead at the front similar to what I show. In my opinion, any component up there (gas tank, generator, etc) should not be the component that "acts" as this bulkhead. The bulkhead needs to be independent from the items places in it. I think that is a fuel tank is going to be installed in the space, then a cutsom built bulkhead should be considered. this bulkhead will also keep the camper in place when strapping down the tie-downs. remember, the front tie-downs will want an angle to apply a force to keep the camper in place by that forward direction. In my opinion, the better product for this will be Tork-Lift by virtue of it s location (lower and more at and angle than say the Happi Jacs which will heave less of an angle.
d3500ram 01/12/22 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank in front of the slide in camper

file:///C:/Users/micha/OneDrive/Desktop/camper%20pulled%20back.jpeg how do you post a photo on here? Photo posting is a lttle different from other site, but easy once you get used to it... ...go to SUB FORUM as well as THIS LINK.
d3500ram 01/12/22 11:51am Truck Campers
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank in front of the slide in camper

~... I have a dodge ram 3500 dually with an 8 ft bed. I want to get a Lance camper 815 that is 8ft 3 inches and pull it back 9-12 inches...~ I am not familiar with Lance campers, but it will need to be determined if the specific model in question is build (from the factor) such that is can be used on a short bed truck. i.e., the overhanging portion can be self supporting. I have done what the OP is asking with respect to NorthStar campers. The Arrow can be used on either long or short beds. They made a model that was interchangeable (literally) on either length bed and detachable side saddles could be mounted at the back if is was on the short bed. Mine had the permanent mounted side saddle and if this model can work on a short bed, it will certainly work on a long bed. The COG is the same on both applications because the distance from truck bumper to axle C.L. is the same on both. ...obviously, tie downs will need to be fabricate or altered as well as a custom built bulkhead space specific to OP's needs will be required. I used my set-back camper space for a generator and other storage; https://i.imgur.com/iRAg9Bsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/567ny5Ul.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4ZCao4Nl.jpg
d3500ram 01/12/22 11:10am Truck Campers
RE: Is support needed when storing for an extended time?

Hello all. I am fairly new to truck campers, about a year now. I have been leaving the camper- Cirrus 820- sit on the jacks when not in use. Sometimes for a month or two. Is a platform or stand needed to take the weight off of the jacks when not in use? And if you use them, how did you construct them? TIA and Happy New Year! This is what I did when I had the TC: I use 5 tiers of PT 6x6: There is 3/4PT attached to the bottom of the camper and 2 6x's - continuous in the long direction tiers, 3 each in the short direction. This is to fully support my camper when off the truck at home (I never take it off in the field.) The lumber takes almost all of the weight as the jacks are there just to keep it all steady... just a crank or 2 on the jack the hit the ground. I feel this is very stable event though it it relatively tall. I do not need to go much higher when loading it on to the truck. I regularly get into the upper cab to access the upper cabs or make the bed and it is VERY stable. http://i.imgur.com/6r9JLC9l.jpg One other thing to consider: I would recommend checking with the camper manufacturer on their take whether or not the TC can be unsupported with water, waste tanks, etc.
d3500ram 01/10/22 01:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Automobile dashboard trouble icon...

https://i.imgur.com/giEwBGHl.jpg
d3500ram 01/10/22 12:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bittersweet

The experience of the rebuild and renovation is something that cannot be taken away even if that particular RV model is no longer in the picture! ...be proud of the work!
d3500ram 01/04/22 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Fast Gun issue?

Pete, ...if you use the add-a-link component, be sure that they don't back off the threads and open up while driving (you want the "O" shape, not the "C" shape.) If it opens up, the integrity could perhaps be compromised.
d3500ram 01/02/22 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Fast Gun issue?

I have done it when needing to set-up the SB camper on a LB truck, used the add-a-link as 3T mentioned above at the TL end and more than a few chain links along with a zip-tie to keep the excess from dangling: https://i.imgur.com/sfmiiFVl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/j5SNzQkl.jpg
d3500ram 01/01/22 09:36pm Truck Campers
The Madden Cruiser...

RIP John Madden, there will never be another one like him :( The Madden Cruiser... .... "complete with Hi-Fi, Low-Fi; antibiotics, probiotics" ...
d3500ram 12/29/21 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Very Touching Movie

I prefer non-fiction, fact- based dramas. After watching "Sully", the story of the miracle on the Hudson, I sought out other movies by the actor Aaron Eckhart who played the First Officer in that airline drama. A movie that I came across of which I viewed om Amazon Prime was "My All American." It is an emotional film about The Story of Freddie Joe Steinmark. Folks, I let you read the links in the caption above to inspire you to also watch this moving movie. It tells the true story about an underdog facing the hardest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship.
d3500ram 12/22/21 07:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Purchasing Warped Roof 1997 Bigfoot 2500 9’6”?

I think it is a good thing that you passed... Even for $3,000 it sounds too far gone from what you described. I once paid $3K for camper that was less profound, I knew I had to do some work in the OH area and knowing now I would not do it again. If water is dripping then it is a complete rebuild and IMHO, not worth much. For you, it is a good thing that he did not take your $3K... from waht you describe, you would be doing him a favor to remove it at no cost.
d3500ram 12/21/21 12:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Like RED on a ROSE- Alan Jackson
d3500ram 12/20/21 11:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

https://i.imgur.com/3Fz5WQHl.jpg
d3500ram 12/19/21 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Pensacola area... stuff to do?

OP here with a follow-up... Thanks for all the recommendations. The trip at the end of October was not as long as initially thought. I did rent a Road Glide for 4 days and made the most of it putting on almost 1,000 miles. One day consisted of a tour through the rural ranch and farming areas of the NW panhandle of Florida into Alabama with a group of about 25 bikes. Amazingly beautiful areas that I would not think of when I think of "Florida." Another day I went to the USS Alabama. Great museum for history buffs! My only regret about that visit was not allowing enough time to really take it all in. Next time I visit I will allow at least 6 hours there... only "skimmed" it in 2 hours which was a decent overview, but not enough to delve into the details. Other days were tooling around with family who also ride, riding along close to the shores of the two states... and eating dome decent seafood. This was the first time visiting the Pepsicola area and look forward to returning again sometime.
d3500ram 12/18/21 12:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Any Time at All- The Beatles.
d3500ram 12/14/21 03:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: North Star 650

I am trying to recall the situation of the underbed storage on my previous NorthStar pop-ups... but I would look very closely before removing any components that make up the storage area under the mattress... that is, it might be part of the cross-structural wood that spans from side-to-side. It could be possible that the storage area is a result of the "beams" that allow for an upper "flat surface" on which to place a mattress. The flat sheathing below alone may not have enough integrity to support any load should those cross member be deleted. I am not saying that the proposed solution will not work, but after inspection reveals the possibility then it still might be prudent to call the Factory to get their take on the revision.
d3500ram 12/10/21 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: A new adventure for me.

Traction-wise, you may not need 4WD. When I had mine, I only needed 4 when in really nasty stuff. Having the front drive wheel does help sometime with steering, but if you keep a safe pace you will be OK. I would recommend to account for more distance between you and the vehicle in front because stopping will be perhaps the biggest concern (difference) when driving in snow. Allow for more travel time so you do not need to feel rushed. Be safe and enjoy the journey.
d3500ram 12/09/21 08:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Renting My Truck Camper

... ~snip~ and i would feel more comfortable renting the camper off the truck on my own land ...~snip~ Not to hijack the main topic, but I recently asked about renting out only a parking spot on my land. Seemed simple, but the more I thought about it I decided against it. The potential liability for me was not worth it. That topic is HERE if interested in reading.
d3500ram 12/02/21 11:49am Truck Campers
Feel Good Story of the Day...

Couple recreates wedding 77 years later after original wedding didn't have photos... LINK TO STORY HERE A couple who was married in 1944, but wasn’t able to have their ceremony photographed, recently recreated their wedding 77 years later. Royce and Frankie King were married on Sept. 16, 1944, right before Royce went to fight in World War II. Because it was a rushed wedding, the ceremony wasn’t photographed, according to SWNS. The couple, from Oelwein, Iowa, made up for that fact in September of this year, with the help of hospice workers from St. Croix Hospice. According to SWNS, Royce, now 98, and Frankie, now 97, met when they were teenagers and started dating a few years later. By 1944, they got engaged and decided to get married shortly after, before Royce’s deployment to the war with the U.S. Army Air Corps. On such short notice, Frankie wasn’t able to get a wedding dress. Instead, she wore a white dress she already had, while Royce wore his military uniform. After the war, Frankie and Royce settled in Oelwein, Iowa, and had their two children, Jim, 71, and Sue Bilodeau, 68. The couple still lives in the house where they raised their children, Bilodeau told SWNS. "They were and are wonderful parents," she said. "It was a very happy family life." Earlier this year, the couple started receiving care from St. Croix Hospice. According to Bilodeau, one of the staff found out it was Royce and Frankie’s anniversary and asked to see their wedding photos. When the couple explained that they didn’t have any wedding photos, the St. Croix carers decided to rectify the situation. The staff got flowers, a photographer and even bought a proper wedding dress from the 1940s for Frankie to wear, according to SWNS. Meanwhile, Royce wore his military uniform, just like at their original wedding. A St. Croix staff member even played music from the ‘40s while Frankie walked down the aisle in the couple’s backyard. Bilodeau, who attended the recreated wedding, said it was "the most magical moment." "They are just in love as the day they met," she said. "Dad was very proud to put on his uniform for mom and mom loved being pampered." "They were just beaming at each other the whole time," she added. "It's wonderful for them to finally have wedding photos, after all this time."
d3500ram 12/02/21 08:27am Around the Campfire
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