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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
RE: loosing old members

I like this forum I may not have been here too long but I have really valued alot of info and fixed alot of my problems, as for trolls I just ignore them and laugh. Dave
djg 04/04/19 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: 2016 F-450 TC Prep?

When we were going to purchase a NL the dealer told us we had to have a bed mat and fastguns as per factory for warranty purposes but we didn't end up buying it so I never checked with the factory you might want to check Kieth there is a pretty good guy. Dave
djg 03/24/19 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Free Camper Adventure: Moved Successfully!

You could always rent a fork lift an just put it on that way then u will not worry about the jacks not holding and the toppling effect Dave
djg 03/20/19 03:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Payload Advice

Keep tires and axle weights under what you are allowed you will be ok I weigh in at about 500 lbs over GVWR but under axle and tire capacities truck works just fine Dave
djg 03/17/19 08:42pm Truck Campers
RE: You very first TC...

https://i.imgur.com/jQPtNrLl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WWRRrs5l.jpg First camper bringing it home nice tiedowns soon to change
djg 03/09/19 03:19pm Truck Campers
RE: unable to find tie downs for 3500

I got them for a 1995 a few years ago should have them for yours
djg 02/25/19 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: GVWR question

When I said axle weights I meant if they weigh you they will add up what your axles weigh and as long as you are not over your registered weight on the registration you will be ok door sticker does not matter at least not in Ontario or BC in Canada Dave
djg 02/14/19 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR question

Lancey...your paste and copy doesn't come from any BC size and weight codes but rather a info sheet. Read on down to the bottom where its says quote: ***Information on this Info sheet is subject to change without notice. In the event of conflict with this Info Sheet and the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations, the Acts and Regulations shall apply.*** Now when we look at BC's MVAR "weighing of vehicles" code it says in part ; (paste and copy as its long) ** The gross weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be the sum of the individual gross axle weights of all the axles of the vehicle or combination of vehicles. ** That's what the ministry says in Ontario add the axles together if you are not over no problems. I was just wondering because I go to BC and I know that they can be sticky, so you say BC goes by axle weights added together, could not find that on any paperwork so I phoned BC and they said same thing as Ontario they go by axle weights and registration weight, just make sure you are insured for excess weight Dave
djg 02/14/19 02:06pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR question

I have a 1995 F-350 dually, door sticker says GVRW is 4500kg I'm not overloaded on axle weight but am on gross weight according to door sticker usually around 4750kg gross. My registration in Ontario lets me up my weight to 5000kg no increase in cost of truck license am I still considered overloaded at a scale does anyone have any info on this. I can go as high as 6000kg but for a heafty price tag and I don't need the extra weight, currently registered at 5000kg Dave I have mine registered for 4K kgs GVWR and am typically close to 8K kgs GCVWR, camper has 7000lbs on the axle and around 900lbs on the tongue plus passengers and gear. They are NOT going to pull over a TC and weight it. Way to much worry about these numbers and Ontario tags. It's a RV not commercial. The reason I was asking was in BC they do weigh campers so if you are legal in your province you are legal everywhere Dave
djg 02/14/19 12:51pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR question

Same info from a rv.net member from BC who posted his findings; (paste and copy) dukesofhazzardcounty British Columbia langley ....well another phone call to a dot worker that I personally know, here it is, go by the gross axle weight rating front and rear, tire ratings, and then make sure you are not over your licensed gross rating, ex. mine is 4600kg, he said after you get the camper and if you are under on the axle ratings and tire ratings but over the licensed gross rating, up your insurance to be over your total gross, this is the cash grab part of it, you are paying more for fixing the roads etc. the more weight you are. so there you have it from the bc dot.*** Thanks dukesof for the BC info, so the MOT in Ontario is right, forgot to mention the tire ratings he also said that when I phoned Dave
djg 02/13/19 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: GVWR question

Well nobody really seems to know so I phoned the ministry of transportation in Ontario thought they could enlighten me and I was told by enforcement here that as long as you are not over on axle weights and your gross weight rating on your registration (not door sticker) have enough to not go over you are alright as per an enforcement officer, I know if you are out of province that what is legal in your province is legal wherever you go so he told me I was legal Dave
djg 02/13/19 08:29am Truck Campers
GVWR question

I have a 1995 F-350 dually, door sticker says GVRW is 4500kg I'm not overloaded on axle weight but am on gross weight according to door sticker usually around 4750kg gross. My registration in Ontario lets me up my weight to 5000kg no increase in cost of truck license am I still considered overloaded at a scale does anyone have any info on this. I can go as high as 6000kg but for a heafty price tag and I don't need the extra weight, currently registered at 5000kg Dave
djg 02/12/19 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: High wind and the truck camper

The jack mount didn't fail, when I hit the ground the extension mount for the duallys got torn at the welds so it just looks like it failed, pretty easy fix once it was back up on its feet Dave
djg 02/06/19 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: High wind and the truck camper

Ya I use both jacks and blocks but also usually kept indoors at the farm but I was away in Calgary Alberta when this happened so I couldn't go out to secure it that's life though Dave
djg 02/03/19 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: High wind and the truck camper

80 mph winds did this camper was at the lowest it could go just on jacks no a frames now I put it on blocks and use the jacks just touching the ground https://i.imgur.com/CC6sWMyl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iVNrD6rl.jpg Dave
djg 02/03/19 07:21am Truck Campers
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