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RE: are insurance rates higher for 1 ton trucks vs 3/4 ton

Not sure about the insurance, but I can tell you that the REGISTRATION fee, at least in the state of Texas, is 4 times the cost.
gitpicker2009 04/08/21 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: New Cooper tires behavior

Is 80 PSI really considered low??? What do you recommend?
gitpicker2009 03/01/21 07:36pm Truck Campers
New Cooper tires behavior

I just installed 6 new Cooper tires on my Sterling 4500. These are the 19.5s. I was replacing my old Dynatracs. The Dynatracs only had about 12K miles, but were 8 years old. I only use the truck for TC stuff generally. I never had a problem with the Dynatracs but the 4 rear wheels were "drive" wheels, different from the front "steer" wheels. Now,at the advice of the tire dealer, the new Coopers are all steer wheels, so that I can rotate all the tires as needed. BUT... the truck now feels like I'm floating on a bubble. It's the only way to describe it. And, when you hit the brakes it feels VERY unstable. I've got the tires set at the same 80 PSI. The dealer said that's normal and that the new tires would feel a bit "squirrelly" until I put about 500 miles on them. Has anyone else dealt with this and if so, did it improve? I find it strange that the more expensive Cooper tires don't seem to drive as well as the cheap Dynatracs. Thanks for any and all advice as always.
gitpicker2009 03/01/21 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Any confessions? (Stuck in the mud)

what surprised me was how he used the elasticity of the rope and gave it a hard jerk. I was sort of panicked when he started rolling, thinking he was going to snap the rope or pull the hitch point off. Very impressive result though.
gitpicker2009 01/09/21 10:47am Truck Campers

It was actually about 60 psi on the passenger side and about 30 on the driver. I believe the side with the slide is just heavier.
gitpicker2009 09/26/20 10:42am Truck Campers

I have a 2012 AF1150. It was originally on my 2008 Ram 35000 dually. I added Stabil Loads to engage the overload springs earlier AND added air bags, running them at about 60 PSI. The rig COULD handle it, but it was right at it's limit and frankly was twitchy on curves and bumps. It occasionally porpoised on uneven highway. I upgraded to a 4500 and there's no comparison. No mods needed, instant recovery when turning, with little or no tilting, and it drives like a lexus. It's your call. Many folks on this site are doing fine with the 3500, but I still think your at or beyond the limits of the truck.
gitpicker2009 09/25/20 10:04am Truck Campers
RE: butyly tape for solar panel install question

Thanks to all of you, I appreciate the help.
gitpicker2009 09/16/20 11:26am Truck Campers
butyly tape for solar panel install question

I'm about to install two 200 watt solar panels on my AF1150. The Northwood rep I spoke with said to make sure I use "butyl tape". I had already intended to completely cover the screws holding the panels down, but he made it sound like I should be doing something else and recommended the butyl tape. I was wondering if maybe I should use the tape between the solar panel leg and the roof of the coach, maybe to help seal around the screw. Sort of driving the screw through the patch of tape, then also covering it with some self leveling sealant. Any experience/advice?
gitpicker2009 09/15/20 11:21am Truck Campers

I have an AF1150 which started out on a Ram 3500. Even with stablil loads and adjustable shocks, it was a bit twitchy. Finally I bought a Sterling (dodge)4500 and without any mods it handles like a dream. Conclusion: You can make the 3500 work, with mods, but you'll be right at, or beyond the truck's comfort range in my opinion.
gitpicker2009 09/01/20 01:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas mileage last trip.

With my AF1150 on my Sterling 4500 and towing my 4 wheeler on a small trailer, I seem to always get about 11 mpg. That's with the cruise control set at 63 mph and computed by hand.
gitpicker2009 08/30/20 10:43am Truck Campers
RE: Honda on propane.

Buzzcutt- thanks for the info. I had no idea.
gitpicker2009 08/05/20 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda on propane.

Generators lose 20% of their power on propane? Really? My large Generac outside my house actually produces more power on propane than on natural gas. What are you comparing it to? A generator that runs on gas or diesel? Why is that? I'm not arguing, I'm seriously surprised to learn that.
gitpicker2009 08/04/20 09:00pm Truck Campers
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