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RE: Please help me decide on a truck camper

I'm not against any of those 2 campers, i have owned a northern lite 4.5 years ago, had some small leaks and a little delamination but it was a 1995 but if your worried about leaks and wood rot check out a camplite, no wood all aluminum, (really tuff camper, too bad they got bought out then discontinued) so far the only leak since new was through the side storage door, check out calking all around every year so far so good this is the first year of out door storage so we will see, next year i'll have a garage to put it in, also very lite at 2300 lbs posted on the camper and weighed at cat scales. Dave
djg 11/19/19 07:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Pick up for TC

As for older trucks I bought a 95 Ford F-350 duelly 4 years ago with 192000 miles on it well oiled down south truck wouldn't think twice about jumping in it and doing a cross country run with the camper. I've probably rebuilt the whole truck but it's cheaper than a new one and no emissions, as for sticker weights in Ontario they go by axle weights as per DOT as I have checked and as long as you increase the carrying weight on your ownership you are good GVWR means nothing to them as long as you don't go over GVAW weights. (Call your local DOT in Quebec and ask them) Dave
djg 11/11/19 08:38am Truck Campers
Fuel mileage 2017 gas trucks

Looking at newer trucks not diesel but gas wondering the fuel mileage for them my old truck does not like to start in real cold weather in Canada unless I plug in so I been thinking about a newer gas truck. What truck and engine size do you have and what kind of fuel mileage do you get. Dave
djg 09/23/19 03:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

In Utah its illegal to put the license plate from your truck on your camper. The plate is registered to your truck, not your camper. Its just like putting your plate on another vehicle. That's what I had the understanding of it is cargo, my plate is under the extension of the camper and never been pulled for it if you are behind the vehicle in a car you can see the plate had the camper from new never had a problem in 5 years all over the country in USA and Canada many police passing me. Dave
djg 09/18/19 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: mounting air fitting for air bags

I put mine on the bottom of the bumper outside but they are auxillary as I have a compressor for Air Lift Wireless Air setup this set up always automatically adds air to 10 psi if it drops. Dave
djg 09/10/19 02:34pm Truck Campers

Hi lap527 hope all is going well, thanks to all who replied I was really wanting to know about my USA travels and because I am legal at home and registered right I guess I'm good where ever I go thanks again to all Dave
djg 09/09/19 07:15pm Truck Campers

Ya Keyteg I know what you are saying but they are pretty helpful in Ont. here that's where I got the info about the axle weights, drove truck all my life and everywhere you went they checked axle weights GVWR ment nothing. Dave
djg 09/09/19 04:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite truck to camper cord

Just for any ones info I use a johnson bar and push the brake down and wedge it up against the seat walk back and check the lights I check tires and lights every morning before I drive away. Dave
djg 09/09/19 04:19pm Truck Campers

I have to post a question here, in my province of Ontario Canada the DOT says the door sticker of GVWR is not what they go by but the GAWR is what they use to determine if you are overweight. My truck says GVWR is 10,000 lbs but my GAWR is over 11,000 lbs, the DOT licensed my truck for 11,000 lbs because I am approx. 10,500 to 10,800 fully loaded depending what I bring with me so the question I have are you legal or not if I am legal in my province? I know this has been disguised before but I could not find any threads on it. Dave
djg 09/09/19 03:53pm Truck Campers
RE: insurance questions

I would insure it on its own policy then if anything happens when it's off the truck you are covered. Mine got blown over last year in a wind storm insurance covered it, if you do not have separate insurance who would cover it off the truck Dave
djg 07/23/19 08:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Installing Rieco-Titan Swing Away on AF990?

You can also buy extender plates that move the jacks out further thats what I use on mine then you don't have to worry about them n being too close. https://i.imgur.com/0VgmvTMl.jpg Dave
djg 07/11/19 08:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Reliability of new 2015 6.7 powerstroke or Cummins Diesel

Well guys I took a brand new F-350 6.7 out for a test drive today and I was not real impressed very rough ride as far as I was concerned considering brand new, $92,000 - Ford employee pricing about $10,000 so $82,000 + $10,600 tax = $92,000 Canadian, hum kinda really thinking now about parting with that kind of money seen a 2016 F-350 they still wanted $60,000. I guess I will really have to consider that, even if I had to rebuild my 7.3 probably $10-12 grand I would be still ahead of the game as the truck I have now is a rust free southern truck and I will say mint condition with 237000 miles on it, I think I am going to really think this through but thanks for the replies and info. Dave
djg 07/06/19 10:35pm Truck Campers
Reliability of new 2015 6.7 powerstroke or Cummins Diesel

Just Wondering what the reliability of newer diesels are as I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a new or slightly used truck Ford or Dodge. My old 95 runs good 7.3 diesel but you are always wondering if it is going to break down 2000 miles from home then the cost could be just too much to sink into it and cost to bring it home is also a lot. Still out on buying maybe gas but I do like the way a diesel just goes up and down hills with literally no downshifting so diesel has been what I have been looking at so far. Dave
djg 07/05/19 08:41pm Truck Campers
RE: CampLite TC 10.0

I have a Camplite 10 2015 model year, been a great camper, the only problem I have had is the fridge would not work on propane when traveling but I remedied that. The advertised weight is 2290 and we have scaled it at DOT scales and cat scales fully loaded, water, all gear, 2 golf cart batteries, 2 propane tanks and I weigh 3300 lbs, (wife likes lots of stuff in the kitchen could probably dump a few things but!!!) no quality things wrong except 1 missing valance over the kitchen window, I can live with that though. I have a non lifted truck and Rieco-titan jacks always has lifted camper high enough with room to spare even if I wanted to lift it, no u shaped dinette but we wanted that as we can get up and walk around in the camper and not have to squeeze by each other, did not like the TV set up so I upgraded myself to a 32" and blu-ray. My wife is fairly short so you are right the cabinets are high so we carry a little short stool from wally world does the trick for her, as for the cabinets in the rear we use 1 for clothes rear 1 an the other for kitchen stuff haven't noticed any COG problems mind you I have air shocks on mine, wife likes to pack heavy. All in all we love the camper and it's very tough wind flopped it over 2 years ago and the only things that broke were the extension brackets and TV and blu-ray, not even a broken light cannot complain. Dave
djg 06/24/19 06:10am Truck Campers
RE: I bet glider pickups would sell!

Didn't we already figure out the future is electric? I am not environmental freak, but on practical site the truck is already forbidden from driving in California. About 8 states already follow CA smog laws and the number keeps growing. When they will follow with same restrictions? Right now I own 3 vehicles with DPF and DEF. It is additional maintenance issues (with potential for high expenses) but similar my android cost way more than old dial-phone. Would I drop convenience of android for scanning the cars, operating light systems in my house and checking gate camera only to gain more reliability? Heck no. Are there states that will not allow me to drive my truck into because it is a pre emission truck what gives there it adheres to all the emissions the were out the year the truck was new are they telling you that you have to buy a new truck?????
djg 04/14/19 06:32am Truck Campers
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