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RE: Who can be the last poster?

I don’t mind Winter. I’ve been just as cold in the South. It’s just a function of how many clothes you wear. I much prefer the sun in my area with cooler temperatures and a little snow to slightly warmer temperatures and overcast skies and rain.
jimh425 09/24/20 07:17am Around the Campfire
RE: rodent repellent

I watch a channel on youtube called Shawn Woods. He’s tested a lot of different repellents, and the best only reduced the activity. I think you’d be better off catching them and lowering the population.
jimh425 09/23/20 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Sewer hose?

I use the Valterra 15 ft one. It’s heavy duty and collapses and stays collapsed.
jimh425 09/23/20 01:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Finaly got my new ARB locker!

Congrats. Chaining up didn’t work?
jimh425 09/23/20 07:31am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

The OP never did post a pic of the camper on the truck.... Probably because it’s a highly unusual setup.
jimh425 09/23/20 07:25am Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Happy to see the sun at last.
jimh425 09/22/20 09:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

Ford has had a whole series of engine problems: The spark plug issues on the early 5.4s and the V10. The 6.0 liter and 6.4 liter diesels. As noted, you are talking engines that went out of production over a decade ago. Even still, Ford didn’t design the 6.0 and 6.4 which were Navistars. I’m sure you probably left them out on purpose, but they’ve built a lot of engines since those were produced. They’ve even produced a few diesels. Talk about the issues with those engines built in the last decade that have been in production in the past 10 years if you want to prove a point.
jimh425 09/22/20 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

How come you didn’t figure it out 4 years ago? I don’t think you posted 4 years ago about it, but the real clue was the picture. And ... of course, the fact that nobody here had ever heard of a TL mount breaking that way. Fwiw, I don’t think the replies were that bad considering the description implied something that shouldn’t ever happen. At least you got it fixed which is the most important thing.
jimh425 09/21/20 07:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper vs Mustang ... not a great idea.

Yes, fun with a lowered sport suspension and manual. Your wife’s pretty car is probably a lot newer and more powerful. Mine is tuned, but a ‘07. Still about new at 40K miles.
jimh425 09/21/20 06:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Campers and Boating?

Not a big deal assuming you can backup. Some people unload at the campsite which is an option as well.
jimh425 09/21/20 06:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper vs Mustang ... not a great idea.

What kinda ‘Stang? This one ... at wife’s parents. https://i.imgur.com/1wlR7uXl.jpg
jimh425 09/21/20 05:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

Ford starting with 2017 SD made trucks 500 lb lighter than previous years. No matter how many times you post it ... it’s still not true. ;) You only have to look up the specs for equivalent 2016 and 2017 models. What really happened is they took most of the weight savings from going to aluminum body and increased the steel in the frame which resulted in almost no weight savings. There are still signs to turn off AC on Vantage hill in WA last time I was there, so maybe CA found a way to change the slope of their hills. Or maybe, they just took down a sign or two. ;)
jimh425 09/21/20 04:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

If you don’t understand the reasoning “and care”, read some of the articles that describe why they built the 7.3 the way they did. It’s simply newer technology in a smaller package that can easily make a lot more hp and also work well in very large trucks while meeting the newer emission standards. There really isn’t any way to compare the mpg because the trucks are a lot heavier now. I guess we’ll know how successful they are in about 20 years. :D
jimh425 09/21/20 02:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

All of the years before 97 didn’t have a problem, so you can say 11 years means every other engine would have that problem. However, that ignores that they’ve gone 11 years and multiple engines without the issue. If you don’t like 1st/2nd years that’s fine, but if it’s because of the sparkplug issue, you don’t have a real concern.
jimh425 09/21/20 10:48am Truck Campers
Truck Camper vs Mustang ... not a great idea.

I hope this is obvious to most people, but don’t fall in the trap of trying to follow a sports car through the curves with your truck/truck camper, or any other regular vehicle for that matter. Coming down from one of the passes I had a newer GM SRW with newer truck camper attempt to follow me at the same speed. I wasn’t going that fast, but even the speed limit is fast when the recommended curve speed is 20 or more mph slower. Luckily, he got his truck whoa’d up and made the curve. Afterwards, he immediately slowed down. I don’t think he realized that the recommended speed sign was for him. In any case, a reminder for those of you new to truck campers. They don’t handle like sports cars or even regular cars for that matter.
jimh425 09/21/20 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: Need Suspension Mods

If you want to change your springs, I suggest going to a spring shop for a custom solution if you have a spring shop in the area. It’s probably going to be about the same cost or even less than SuperSprings.
jimh425 09/21/20 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

The problem with the new Ford gas engine is,since the old 460 gas,they have had problems with there new engines like the 5.4 and V-10 spitting plugs..For that reason alone,I would personally pass on the first year or two on new Ford engines.. They are only newer compared to your 1997. They haven’t had that issue since 2008. Read more here. http://www.fordproblems.com/spark-plug-ejection/
jimh425 09/21/20 07:41am Truck Campers
RE: Overland Build Idea

I think the 300K overland vehicles have shorter living quarters. They also seem to keep the living quarters level with special suspensions. Finally, there are no 17K trailers that would match the durability of those vehicles. So, I wouldn’t call you crazy, but you aren’t going to have an equivalent vehicle when you are done. Oh, and I left off the auto airing tires suspension, jacks for tires, etc.
jimh425 09/21/20 07:29am Truck Campers
RE: XM Radio / NAV Antenna Question

If there isn’t a suitable grommet, try pulling the trim back along the cab and running the cord under it. Worked fine for my Ford for a remote cell phone booster cable. In my case, the trim wasn’t glued in place. I don’t know if Ram’s are or not, but it’s worth a look.
jimh425 09/19/20 06:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Happy to have rain. Hopefully, there will be enough to put some fires out and clear the air.
jimh425 09/19/20 09:22am Around the Campfire
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