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RE: $100,000 Host Campers

jimh406 04/11/23 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: No power getting to my Angler 8C, 2001

OP I have a perfectly good Charger Converter Progressive Dynamics PD9245C that I removed from my 2019 AF990 camper when I changed over to Lithium Battery’s and it’s just sitting in my garage. If that would work for you let me know it’s yours for just the shipping cost from San Diego. That’s very nice of you.
jimh406 04/06/23 08:05pm Truck Campers
RE: SuperSprings

You are probably running too much air in the air bags. You probably should be running 20-40 lbs. Also, you can extend the bump stops (if Rams have them) to make contact with the springs sooner.
jimh406 04/03/23 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: No power getting to my Angler 8C, 2001

There isn't any attachment tab. You can use this website to post photos. http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=1 I have tried to use this to post pictures, by my computer Malware blocks it with high suspicion. No idea what you are using that says it is Malware, but I don't think it is Malware. Too many people use it. We would have heard that it was bad by now. YMMV.
jimh406 03/28/23 08:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Rv loan rates!

Some people just don't trust themselves to to invest money. I agree those should pay everything off as soon as possible. However, those of us who are capable of investing can make money while others decrease their assets. Both systems "work".
jimh406 03/27/23 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Rv loan rates!

They would remove the masks when going into the rig. Nice that they were compliant. ;)
jimh406 03/26/23 05:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Happijac issue

Have you tried changing the battery or moving closer to the fronts or sending unit? Have you tried manually cranking the fronts to make sure they aren't corroded? Other than that, I had one Atwood remote die on me at about 1 year. The second one is still going strong 15 years later. You might have to buy a new remote. Good luck.
jimh406 03/23/23 05:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing Emergency Exit Cover

The covers are easy to replace, but there are similar size ones that attach differently. Pay attention to how yours goes up and clips on. Then, measure. If it is a true emergency exit, it will probably be larger than a standard 14x14 opening.
jimh406 03/23/23 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

And here's the next broken Ram frame in the making! at least it has a Supertruss! Looks like a perfect fit.
jimh406 03/20/23 04:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Dicor and 303

I'd scrape the old Dicor off and reapply. It's not that hard and cheap insurance. I've used 303 on awnings and boat tops. I don't find it to be that good. I have no idea what it would do to Dicor.
jimh406 03/19/23 07:13pm Truck Campers
RE: New to truck camping ...

For a different kind of camping at farms, wineries, museums, attractions, etc. You want to try Harvest Hosts. https://harvesthosts.com/?utm_source=HH-Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=HHI-Members-MemberBenefitsHighlight030923
jimh406 03/18/23 05:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda 3000

Will a Honda 3000 power two camper A/C units? My truck camper and my Brother's 16' trailer camper. A lot depends on the AC in the two units. Some small trailers have very low powered window type ACs that barely use any power and are 6000 btu or so. When my stock AC died on my TC, I replaced it with a 9000 btu model. Doing the math, that's 15000btu which is about the same btu as some TCs. If not 15000, they are usually 13500. As others have noted, startup is the hard part. On some, that startup jolt can be decreased by turning the fan on first. Besides that, unplugging the converter/charger and switching water heater, refrigerator, etc to propane will also decrease the load. A cheap tool to check is a Kill-a-watt meter that you can buy off Amazon, or simply check to see what the ACs draw at max power. Or, just you could just try it.
jimh406 03/15/23 05:29pm Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

No one should be telling you one method is better than the other. Of course, that's not what the "deleted" posts were about.
jimh406 03/14/23 08:42pm Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

But once you need a 450 or better and have $200k tied up between truck and camper...are you really going to take it into the real back country off roading? At that point, there are other options that will work better. Fwiw, you don't have to spend $200K unless you want top of the line new for everything. My 9 1/2 ft TC was 8 1/2 years old when I bought my used F450, for instance. I carried it on a F350 SRW for its first 8 1/2 years. In any case, I get that buying something different might be less expensive. Also, a F450 or F350 DRW is not significantly more than a F350 SRW. I'm not sure what you are thinking is offload. My truck/tc has been on gravel/dirt roads and forest service roads. The real off-road trailers that I've seen that look durable aren't cheap either. I still have the option to tow, and fit in a single parking space for the most part. I also can take the TC off and use it as a truck. No vehicle with TT can also tow and fit in a parking space. Of course, a TC can also turnaround where almost no TT and vehicle could. For "real" off-road, I think you are moving into SUV/truck with rooftop tent or lighter popup, but then, the onroad "camping" experience is degraded.
jimh406 03/14/23 07:02am Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

Good to know, I was only referring to your comment below (14,500, seemed kinda low for a F450?…): “Fwiw, my 2010 F450 has a 14,500 GVWR from the factory” 3 tons It's because my F450 is a pickup model.
jimh406 03/13/23 06:27pm Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

Licensing doesn’t change GVWR…New Ram 4500’s are rated at either 15, 16, or 16.5k, and the 5500’s go to 19.5k, I would expect newer Ford and GM to be similar.. Right, the licensing doesn't equal what it's GVWR is which is why I listed it separately. :D Anyway, the rating for chassis cabs hasn't changed either for a long time. ;). Here's 2011. https://i.imgur.com/1bqQCHil.png
jimh406 03/13/23 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

Link to the article... https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/is-the-eagle-cap-1165-too-big-and-heavy-for-a-one-ton-dually/ Fwiw, my 2010 F450 has a 14,500 GVWR from the factory and licensed for 16000 lbs. The newer trucks are not rated higher, so this paragraph is off a bit. I'm under my GVWR, but mine is only 9 1/2 ft double slide. Relative to the larger ones, it's light. :D Boatycall had a triple slide Eagle Cap on his 2011 F450, or did. I wonder how it's holding up. He was also towing behind it. But as one Ford F450 owner discovered, a class 4 truck is no panacea when it comes to hauling a heavy camper. Immediately after the rally, this particular owner took his rig, consisting of a 2013 Ford F450 and a 2015 Eagle Cap 1165, to a local CAT Scale to get weighed. He was horrified to learn that his truck was overweight by whopping 2,400 pounds. With a GVWR of only 14,000 pounds and a payload rating of only 5,443 pounds, his truck was woefully overmatched by the 1165. The CAT Scale printout showed 5,160 pounds on the steer axle and 11,280 pounds on the drive axle for a total of 16,440 pounds. Before buying the truck, he was told his F450 could carry “anything” that he wanted and “not to worry.” Obviously, this wasn’t the case with the 1165. When it comes to payload, this illustrates how far today’s trucks have come from trucks that are 10 to 20 year older. Always research before you buy.
jimh406 03/13/23 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Is this the biggest/heaviest TC on the market?

Advertisement aside, it will be interesting if it holds up with that wood structure held together by spray foam. Also, I wonder why they put the center of gravity so far back. With a base weight of 5,538 lbs, and ten Group 27 batteries, it seems they don't think the laws of physics apply to them at all. Kind of a shame that other than the wood frame, there doesn't seem to be any innovation in the design, but maybe I missed something.
jimh406 03/12/23 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Rv loan rates!

I think it depends on your level of investment expertise. I make a lot more money on the money invested vs what I lose financing. I can make more money in the stock market over time than even rates back to the 90s. I'll also take the tax deduction. YMMV. On the other hand, I avoid buying new vehicles which is the opposite of some of you who pay cash. After years of trading in pretty good vehicles/boats/RVs, etc, I came to realize that other people probably are too. So, I buy used and let them take the depreciation. It does take some research, but there is nothing to guarantee that a new vehicle/RV will stay together past the warranty. Also, if you've been listening/reading, you'll know that most RV/vehicle problems are usually discovered in the first year or two. If you feel lucky, go for it. I will go used from now on. You guys can take the depreciation and hope for luck that you bought a good one ... pay off your houses. Do what you are comfortable with ...
jimh406 03/11/23 05:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Method HD wheels on beach

If you are saying 19.5s, that's a no go. At least, most people would say no. The bead and sidewalls are different on 19.5s.
jimh406 03/06/23 09:56am Truck Campers
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