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RE: pick up Eagle Cap 1165

Unless you go for a chassis model, there are no pickups that have enough GVWR or axle ratings from the truck manufacturer. So, if you want to be under those, a chassis is your option. However, since most failures are tires, you might be ok. I don’t know what your rear axle is rated at, but it could be as high as 12K. In that case, you would be ok. Good luck.
jimh425 10/31/21 10:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Heki 2 Skylight Inner Frame Failure

I think aluminum will work. My frame broke years ago in the corner part way. It hasn’t been an issue due to where it is.
jimh425 10/31/21 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping 3 months with single 100Ah Lithium

Thanks for the review/report.
jimh425 10/30/21 08:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Will camper fit?

Yes, the COG will be off, but also, it is probably too heavy for your truck.
jimh425 10/28/21 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: And into the forest I go to lose my mind and to find my soul

I’m glad you had great time!
jimh425 10/27/21 09:50am Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

I can see where the rear deck makes the whole camper "feel" more spacious, just like my deck at home is an extension of our living area. But realistically, we don't sit in one place long enough to make deploying the deck worthwhile. And if we ARE going to sit in one spot for a long weekend, we take the 20' TT, simply because it's a "palace" compared to the TC....LOL! Well, I wouldn’t say a 20’ TT is a palace compared to my TC, but it might be to yours. However, I do agree that if I was going to stay parked in an RV for days at a time with the RV being the only activity, I wouldn’t be taking a TC. My Class A was much more comfortable but also not anywhere near as manuevable.
jimh425 10/27/21 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Does the State of TN title truck campers?

I had tags and title for my TC from WA, but MT doesn’t do them for TCs. Just a nuance though considering most people never move to a different state.
jimh425 10/27/21 08:29am Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

Not sure, but it seems like they should add a support at the back as well to eliminate the potential loading problem of too much weight at the rear. It looks like they have a tiny one. I’m not sure what that one is for.
jimh425 10/27/21 08:13am Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

Weird idea, but seems implemented pretty well. How many here are looking for one of those for your TC? Feel free to post.
jimh425 10/26/21 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Vin vs door sticker

My guess is RAM has a problem with the computer software that prints the door sticker or the wrong one was put on at the factory. The VIN should include all options. That’s one of the points of it.
jimh425 10/26/21 04:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Pushing It Off Road with a 3-4000 lb Hardtop

I’d also consider a two vehicle setup. DRW with large TC for camping. I wouldn’t ditch the AC. You never know when you might need it. Also, some form of generator. The second vehicle would be a flattowed Jeep or Side x Side on a trailer. Note: if you want see country, you can travel much more quickly with a Side x Side or Jeep.
jimh425 10/26/21 01:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Long Bed vs Bigger Overhang - off - roading

If you want to go the farthest, look to a Four Wheel Camper popup with the smallest truck that can carry one and front/rear lockers. Don’t forget the winch and chains for all four tires, and buddy to help. However, for the most part, other than washboards, the BLM/Forest Service roads aren’t hard except due to weather, and height/width issues. In that case, it doesn’t matter a lot what you are driving. It’s going to be bad and time consuming. Better to plan ahead and not get in those situations. I suggest go drive the roads empty that you are planning to drive with a TC.
jimh425 10/25/21 09:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Long Bed vs Bigger Overhang - off - roading

I think the overhang will be close to the same. The long bed should have an advantage on the road except the TC will be heavier since it is longer. You could also look at Bigfoot which is similar and who makes a short long bed model to reduce overhang in the 1500 series.
jimh425 10/25/21 02:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Potential Pop-Up TC.....Thoughts on a Hallmark Guanella?

What comforts does the FWC provide that the the Hallmark does not? How is it easier to handle? Not more comforts, enough comforts for less money. Well outfitted popups with lots of features are almost as heavy or can be heavier than small hardsides. Less features equals less money also means less weight which is easier to deal with no matter if you go with a shell or slidein, and less to break on rough roads. I’m making the assumption that basically, you will be using the TC to sleep and cook meals. Otherwise, you will be out fishing. Not a lot of reason for a lot of creature comforts in that case.
jimh425 10/24/21 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Potential Pop-Up TC.....Thoughts on a Hallmark Guanella?

I’d probably go with a FWC stripped down model shell for just me or even a project M. Much easier to handle and all of the comforts I would need to flyfish rivers during most seasons. That being said, TCs are worth what you can get for them, and as most of us know, TCs are pretty expensive compared to any other RV type.
jimh425 10/24/21 06:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Tow Dolly Woe

A lot of boat trailers use surge brakes. Check with the boat dealers.
jimh425 10/22/21 09:51am Dinghy Towing
RE: One more advantage of extended cabover on a regular cab PU

Do you remember Sleepy’s thread about designing a perforated air dam installed under the overhead- it eliminated the top of the doors wind noise and added a couple m’spg and kept the bugs off the front of the camper behind the cab. I remember that one, unfortunately the image are no longer linked: Sleepy's Air Dam These seem to work for me. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/17575645/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
jimh425 10/21/21 05:09pm Truck Campers
RE: One more advantage of extended cabover on a regular cab PU

Funny. You give up a lot of space to keep the windshield clear. :D Fwiw, I had 6 people in my crewcab on a trip this year. You can’t really do that with a regular cab. ;)
jimh425 10/21/21 08:31am Truck Campers
RE: Whazoo?

I found that blocking just a hand full of trolls completely changed the atmosphere of this forum. Try it; it works. I agree not that you are seeing this post. :D
jimh425 10/20/21 11:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Jack Misbehaving

I have a rear one that acts up from time to time. I don’t know why, but usually it’s during retracting.
jimh425 10/20/21 08:33pm Truck Campers
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