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RE: New license plate for my TC.

I’m seeing it now. Nice! You need to take out the url tags.
jimh425 05/10/21 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: New license plate for my TC.

Not seeing the plate, but glad you are happy!
jimh425 05/10/21 05:35pm Truck Campers
RE: RV.net Truck Camper Forum for 20 Years

RIP Reddog1. https://forums.goodsamclub.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30104255/print/true.cfm
jimh425 05/10/21 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

Well I'm neck deep in it again, exploring every option, new and used. I have 6.5' bed Tundra I could put a four wheel camper on and there's a 2017 available at a decent price. I would be able to get my money out of it next spring in time to get the Hallmark and the truck. Sounds like an excellent option.
jimh425 05/10/21 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Very Expensive RV Parking Spot!

Congratulations, good luck with it.
jimh425 05/08/21 01:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

Just buy a TT and get by for a while. Btw, if you think the stock market tanked, you need to diversify more.
jimh425 05/07/21 09:17pm Truck Campers
RE: RV.net Truck Camper Forum for 20 Years

I’ll be here 15 years in one week which is about the same length of time I’ve had my Host.
jimh425 05/04/21 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host cascade today

Congrats.
jimh425 05/04/21 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: New Fords Weigh Themselves

Ford doesn’t try to make it work for every vehicle out there while Curt did. Fitness RV did a test and it wasn’t very good results. The engineers came out and did some work to try to make it better. My guess is that Ford’s solution “could” be far more accurate although not perfect over time. Springs do change over time. For me though, I’m not sure why I care other than having the latest tech gadget. Not that I’m against tech as a person who retired from it, but at some point, you are paying for gadgets that rarely have a need. For instance, for this “feature” what would you do if you found out that you were x% higher than you wanted to be. Maybe the first time, you take stuff out. After that, I think most would just go for it. That’s about equivalent to going to a CAT scale once, but of course, the Ford solution would be far more expensive.
jimh425 05/02/21 05:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Built-in generator oil change

I suck mine out the fill port.
jimh425 05/02/21 08:10am Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 DRW Upgrade

Sorry, Why again will I have no traction? You’ll have plenty of traction.
jimh425 04/29/21 12:27am Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 DRW Upgrade

What's the advantage of less flex, when you have no traction? Kind of a nonsense argument. It only takes a bit of a search to find plenty of 19.5s that have great traction.
jimh425 04/28/21 12:52pm Truck Campers
RE: 19.5 DRW Upgrade

Seems like a lot of people who don’t use 19.5s don’t know much about them. Go figure. There are lots of reasons to buy 19.5s or trucks with 19.5s. Of course, there is a reason that F450 pickup types come with 19.5s other than them looking great.. You can gain capacity for the front tires. 19.5s are a much tougher tire sidewall. That short tough sidewall helps cornering with a load, but also makes a rougher ride. That tough sidewall can be beneficial if you don’t want a flat from sharp objects. Yes, you can run traction tires on the front. I’ve been doing it for 14 years, and others have been doing it longer. Compared to the tires that usually come on DRWs even a minor traction tire is far superior to what comes on a 3500/350 DRW. They generally last a lot longer with usuable traction because they start out much deeper. Yes, you can also buy winter tires as well. However, there are disadvantages. They can’t be aired down for sand use. They ride rougher unloaded either on road or offroad. They are heavier which I expect will impact MPG and stopping ability.
jimh425 04/28/21 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: No power to seven pin connector on 2021 Ford F250.

My guess is the wiring of the TC is off. It’s fairly common to make a wiring error and then simply make the trailer/TC “match”. It works fine until you buy a vehicle where the wiring is “correct”. Then the TC/trailer has to be rewired. You can buy a tester to plug in and see what it says.
jimh425 04/27/21 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Rancho shock question

I had a 2006 F350, and the Rancho 9000s provided significant more dampening than the stock Rancho shocks that were nearly new that come with the FX4. So much dampening that the truck wanted to bounce out of a gravel road on turns when I had them on the TC loaded setting. I didn’t do that again. ;) I ran Front 3- Rear 1 empty and Front 6 -Rear 9 with camper on. Of course, what you find that works the best will be up to you, but the adjustability is very good. I put Bilstein 4600s on my F450 which is a pretty plush ride, but empty vs TC doesn’t feel that much different on the much heavier F450.
jimh425 04/27/21 06:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on lightweight portable inverter/generators

I use pour over coffee filter as well. Fresh good coffee on demand after boiling water. For those purposes, I’d skip the generator and add better batteries/solar/inverter and switch to LED light bulbs. No restrictions based on noise and no gasoline required. Also, I think a power station would be good as well.
jimh425 04/26/21 08:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Center of Gravity Sun Valley Apache 8.5 SE

If you truck is a long bed, I’d say you are fine. It might be a bit off for a short bed unless it’s designed for a short bed. In that case, you should be good.
jimh425 04/26/21 12:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Are lithium batteries worth the cost?

Just for kix I went to Amazon this morning and typed in 100ah lithium battery and just in the first two pages there was 10 Lifepo4 100ah batteries for under $500...That makes them not overly expensive anymore imho and a good reason to make the change if someone has been on the fence on going lithium.. After being on the fence myself for sometime and finally buying one and using it,I could not be more impressed.. Have you used it in cool/cold weather yet?
jimh425 04/26/21 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: Off-Roading Tractor Trailer

I’m glad you were mostly ok. It didn’t seem like there was wind, but could have been turbulence from the truck passing the truck. Besides the one guy here who brags about his MPG and “slipstreaming” trucks, I think the rest of us don’t like to follow trucks close. As you found, they can stir up a a lot of debris in a hurry, but can happen even if they don’t go off the road. Of course, you also can’t see what is going on in front of you which gives you much less time to react if needed. If you can’t see in front of them, I’d say you are too close.
jimh425 04/26/21 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: What is a “converter”?

Sheesh. You guys need to get out more. Really, arguing if a converter is actually a converter?? ;) We really need the ability to like a post. ;)
jimh425 04/22/21 03:30pm Truck Campers
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