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RE: Been a busy year

Nice pictures. I’m glad you were able to get out and about.
jimh425 10/17/21 09:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Toyota is working on a mini monster truck.

Yep, Class C like the old little ones were. Should be moved again … oh, well.
jimh425 10/17/21 07:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Antonito, CO to Chama, NM Scenic Route

One of my relatives had one of those GMCs years ago. He bought it new though. Nice pictures.
jimh425 10/17/21 10:12am Truck Campers
RE: Generator start leads

I’ll try to look soon, but I’m pretty sure there is a 12V fuse for the generator.
jimh425 10/16/21 10:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Generator start leads

The original question - in my mind, as the OP - was for people who actually have (or have had) onboard generators, about how they found them wired from the factory/dealer. Were they fused, or not? Everything is fused as 12V or 110V as far as I can tell. I have a fuse box with easily accessible fuses or breakers in the case of 110V..
jimh425 10/16/21 08:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Generator start leads

My guess is a 1250cc BMW requires a lot more power to run the starter because the compression is likely a lot higher. I’ve jump started my Onan 2500 LP with 14 gauge wire that was 15 ft long. That was clipped to my TC battery with alligator clips and to my truck battery. So, I don’t think the Onan’s take that much to start. No idea how much that is, but I don’t think very much or wouldn’t the wire burn up?
jimh425 10/15/21 06:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Side-Trip Report: Great Salt Plains SP, OK

Looks like a nice trip. Nice pictures.
jimh425 10/14/21 09:52am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for options

Is your truck a dually? Probably not if his max is 4000 lbs. I’d add Host to the list. Maybe not current models, but they also made small TCs and single slide models a few years ago.
jimh425 10/12/21 06:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Prepping for below freezing temps and snow.

Nice shop. I just winterized mine today after using it the last several days in Eastern MT. But, I think I have to take a look at the generator to see if the vent hose is clogged. Still tbd is winterize the trailer. I have electric heat blowing into the compartment with the pump, drained the water, etc. Still tbd to run rv antifreeze through the lines.
jimh425 10/11/21 07:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Heavy duty hitch extension??

I’ve pulled a 23 ft TT behind my truck. It was no issue at all. I couldn’t even feel it was there. YMMV, but not all trucks are created equal. I’ve also pulled a smaller TT on a 1000 mile trip, it was a smaller one, but again, the only way I knew it was there is that I kept looking to make sure it was still there. It was fully loaded for a week long trip. The point is with the proper gearing and truck, pulling a trailer isn’t much of an issue for trucks that are rated for 24K loads even if some of the weight is a TC.
jimh425 10/11/21 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Heavy duty hitch extension??

Here you go and this guy is doing it Commercial. 3500 ram with the trailer extended to the factory hitch. Looks like he needs a weight distribution hitch, air bags, or both.
jimh425 10/10/21 10:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Need your help, ideas

Some of the auto fold down steps are pretty low. You might check those out.
jimh425 10/07/21 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

I replaced two roof plumbing roof vents, and found my running light gremlin. It turned out to be the plug, again. For some reason, the one in the bed doesn’t like to stay in place sometimes. I think it’s the camper moving in the bed. I have another potential issue to checkout tomorrow. It looks like some of the weather protection near the generator on the bottom has come loose or is damaged from weather. I guess I’ll take a better look in the AM and maybe seal with bedliner etc.
jimh425 10/05/21 07:45pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your truck today?

Currently, I have the 225's with 4.44 gearing. My Toyo's are 245's which will make cruising RPM a little less. 65 mph is 2000 rpm in stock trim. What width rims are you running?
jimh425 10/05/21 07:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Quality of new Arctic Fox TC

If your camper does not have them, you truck should so you are legal based on width. Camper manufacturers targeting the SRW market need something in place to keep lighting in compliance but not those selling to the DRW owners. Of course, my F450 has marker lights on the cab. Bedlam, does your newer Host have clearance lights. I just looked at Host website a while ago. The pictures I noticed didn’t have any.
jimh425 10/04/21 11:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Quality of new Arctic Fox TC

Interesting about the clearance lights leaking on so many brands. I’ve wondered lately why my Host and current Hosts don’t have front clearance lights, or are able to get by without them. Since it seems to be cause of most front delaminations, or water seepage on Bigfoots, etc. I think it is worth the effort to proactively fill the large holes if you have a TC with front clearance lights, especially.
jimh425 10/04/21 09:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Regrets with 19.5" tires? Places you havent been able to go?

do you recommend a F350 or Ram 3500 with 17" tires? I think new F-250s and 350s come with 18" wheels. That’s why I was thinking he’s trying to decide between a F350 DRW and F450 DRW.
jimh425 10/03/21 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Australian Truck Campers are dramatically growing

Actually you get better facilities than you get in the US, from what I have seen of US grounds. Yes Freeways and highways are well kept. Lot being spent on infrastructure here. AN Australian Company has been building Freeways in the US I’m not sure you want to take credit for a lot of the freeways in the US. :D Some are pretty bad. ;)
jimh425 10/03/21 04:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Regrets with 19.5" tires? Places you havent been able to go?

I haven’t had any problems going where I want to go. But, you might want to go somewhere different. F450s have 4.30 gears by default which will hurt your MPG compared to a F350. 19.5s can’t be aired down due to the type of beads they have. I bought a F450 because I wanted the tougher tires, better brakes, and better turning radius of the F450 and to future proof if I ever wanted a large fifth wheel. It sounds like from your description, you’d be better off with a F350 DRW. You have much more options for tires with 17s, and like I said, you can air them down if needed.
jimh425 10/03/21 04:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Australian Truck Campers are dramatically growing

I think the reason why Toyota etc don’t try to compete in the medium and heavy duty trucks is that the US trucks are pretty good. They waited far too late get in the market. I know some people like Tundras, but the only trucks they actually win with are the Tacomas. There have been rumors that Toyota was going to produce a 3/4 and/or 1 ton for years. I get it why invest in building here when you have a very uphill battle to take market share.
jimh425 10/01/21 07:57pm Truck Campers
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