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RE: loosing old members

I'd like to see this site switch to the vBulletin platform. It's far more user friendly and is the standard for most forums. And the excuse that Lemonis can't afford it is BS. NONE of the heavy-trafficked car/truck/boat forums use this antiqued style...and I frequent more than a few discussion forums. Only one uses this, circa 2000 platform.
joeshmoe 09/07/21 02:33pm Truck Campers
RE: New license plate for my TC.

Being in CA, my plate stays on the truck. Move it. Leave it. Whatever. I don't think it's the huge issue people make it out to be. Never been stopped for it. However, the front plates on all three of my vehicles have been smashed in by inconsiderate hit-n-run a holes, so I've simply removed them. I've been stopped at least once in all three over the years, and in every case, it's never an issue or even brought up. I certainly don't lose sleep over it. If I get hassled about it, I'll deal with it then. In the mean time, I'm not spending money on new plates and new plate brackets only to have them wrecked again.
joeshmoe 09/07/21 02:11pm Truck Campers
RE: new topic

Exactly. It would be nice to know what the fix was. Nah, that would be too easy. It's Vaudeville style around here. Just enough entertainment to keep em coming back
joeshmoe 09/07/21 01:54am Truck Campers
RE: Do pass-through windows leak?

Mine leaks somewhat in driving rain, but that doesn't happen often. Usually put a towel down. The PDI tech warned me it might leak. He said they generally install a solid pane, one-piece glass if its really bad.
joeshmoe 08/25/21 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

There's the flip side where often I'm on some two lane hwy with a 55 or 65 limit, but the three or four cars behind me want to go 85-90. These people are willing to make an extremely dangerous move just to get past me, putting everyone at risk. Me driving the speed limit or at a safe speed for the conditions at worst might make some people frustrated. Passing wrecklessly, playing chicken with oncoming traffic is the ultimate inconsiderate move.
joeshmoe 08/25/21 11:35am Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

My speedometer goes to 120. I try to keep it under that.
joeshmoe 08/21/21 11:36pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I tried an 8k AC in the window but it's too big for my non-slide so I put the tiny 5k unit back in....Less than 40lb so there easy to move around....Redneck City..:B https://i.imgur.com/g3L1fxE.jpg height=640 width=440 Classy.
joeshmoe 08/18/21 01:09am Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

Pretty safe. And then some. EVERYTHING is literally riding on the wheels.
joeshmoe 08/13/21 03:58pm Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

Yes. Mine are factory Ford wheels. Been a while since I've looked but there is a stamp. It's rather small and kinda ambiguous, but it's stamped on all five wheels (the spare is the same) You made a good choice going with 18"HD wheels. There are many more tire choices in that diameter. You'll be happy with the Toyos and those wheels.
joeshmoe 08/13/21 01:25pm Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

Look to be factory forged wheels. Probably 3500-3800 lbs. Look closer. You might find a max. weight rating. I know my 18s are stamped 3500 lbs.
joeshmoe 08/13/21 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

Cooper Discoverer AT3XLT 4080 lb. load cap. tire in the size you're looking at. A little less than Toyo https://www.walmart.com/ip/COOPER-DISCOVERER-AT3-XLT-All-Season-LT295-70R18-129S-Tire/847425147 https://www.amazon.com/Cooper-Discoverer-All-Terrain-Radial-Tire-295/dp/B07DN9JXMW
joeshmoe 08/11/21 04:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Are one ton trucks classified as commercial in some states?

This is not the place to get that info. Lots of bad info regarding this subject. Please see your state's motor vehicle dept and or highway patrol.
joeshmoe 04/08/21 02:09am Truck Campers
RE: LED Replacement bulbs high moisture environment survival

I've used these and have good luck in all areas of the TC and trailer. https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/rv-led-lights/?campaign=BING%20-%20RV%20Lighting&adgroup=RV%20%26%20Camper&msclkid=35fe6186f7fd1216aa2e01df1fff317d&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BING%20-%20RV%20Lighting&utm_term=rv%20lights&utm_content=RV%20%26%20Camper This^^ I buy all my LED's and lighting stuff from them. Going on 7 years since my first purchase. Installed everything from curbside lighting for the camper to interior and exterior lighting on all my vehicles. Not a single failure compared to the cheap, China Ebay and Amazon LED's which I purchased about the same time. All those either completely or partially failed within 6 mos to a couple years. Don't bother with cheapo stuff. I also used Phillips and Sylvania brand LEDS's for both the reading lights in the camper and for turn, tail and brake lights on some other vehicles. No complaints, but they are pricier.
joeshmoe 03/25/21 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek 890

Yes pretty sure they are carpeted full length, meeting up with him manana will check it out!!! The only thing holding me back from buying one is non bunk option My BIL picked up his WC850 today and is stoked, thinking of a WC reunion at Lake Powell in May ;) https://i.imgur.com/pndrD0vl.jpg Nice. Would this be a vessel trip to powell or just campers?
joeshmoe 03/20/21 10:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek 890

Another pic showing how light and bright the rear of the camper is. Look at all them windows and counter space!!!! https://i.imgur.com/3Mx91U8l.jpg Are those full length drawers under the dinnette seats?
joeshmoe 03/20/21 08:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek 890

Click below for a walk through of the interior, Video walk thru clicky Yeah those graphics are over the top especially the Huge wolf head, but it definitely is unique!! Reminds me of some kind of space ship lol. Thanks, man. Really digging the layout. Wife loves it, too. Who knows. Might find our way into one in the next couple years.
joeshmoe 03/18/21 01:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek 890

Yeah, the interior layout looks awesome. Knowing how the tanks are positioned on a similar size AF, I'd say the batteries and hot water location just offset the gray and black tanks. Tanks now in front and batteries and hot water in back. If anything, gray/black tanks near the front, if that's the case, would put more weight forward of the axle when they're full, then 2 batteries do. Bottom line it's a TC, it's heavy, go have fun! Where's the propane bottles hiding though? I looked at a couple other pics and don't see a propane compartment on either side. Only drawback, IMO is it has a smaller fresh water tank than comparable AF units. Packing as much fresh water as possible is a priority for me for camping without hookups. Well, that's the thing. It's no AF. WC's are way off from AFs capacities. BTW, who drives any long distance with their dump tanks full? I alwaYs run empty. Makes no sense to lug all that disposable weight around.
joeshmoe 03/17/21 04:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek 890

Nice. Saw this on Mike's website. I like the layout except batteries and water heater are behind the axle...meh. The graphics are too much, IMO. I'd probably buy one, just not now. Demand is through the roof and we know quality control has been suffering across the manufacturers. Congrats to your friend. Should be lots of fun. If you get a chance at some point, post up some pics of the interior.
joeshmoe 03/16/21 08:08pm Truck Campers
RE: New Cooper tires behavior

Not 19.5's but I bought some Cooper Evolution 295/70/18 M/T's tires last summer. Load cap: 4080lbs. I bought them due to the higher weight and to put me at ease. LoL Put about 1K miles on them from SoCal to Lake Powell. White knuckled ride the entire time, to and from. They felt as if they were walking around. Couldn't drive any faster than 60ish mph. 65+ and they became very mushy-feeling is how I would describe it. They wandered and pushed around a lot when correcting the wheel. If I over-corrected, they would get squirrelly and wander almost into the next lane. Never stable, nor comfortable unless driving well under 60mph. I didn't feel in control. Not sure if it was because they were new or because the aggressive tread lugs or the taller sidewall. My wife observed me the whole time saying when we got back home that she never saw me hold so tightly to the wheel as did with these new tires. Did I not give them enough time to break-in? Replaced them with Cooper ATP's when we returned home. I really wanted to like them as they were great in sand, just not on the hwy, loaded. Unloaded, with the camper off, they were fine.
joeshmoe 03/07/21 05:54am Truck Campers
RE: It’s been a good run

Limited unit's MSRP $328.67 for only $129.99 exchange (if no core + $28.00 core charge) 12 Volt - 105 Amp Hrs - Group 31 Sealed Maintenance Free Deep Cycle Batteries for Marine, RV, EV (Electric Vehicle), Golf Cart, UPS, Inverter, Solar Panel (Photovoltaic), Telcom, CATV and Stand-by Applications The Deka 8A31DT (8A31DTM) is an American made AGM (absorved glass-mat) deep cycle battery. The Deka 8A31DT (8A31DTM) is a direct replacement for any group 31 lead-acid, GEL, or AGM batteries. Deka 8A31DT AGM Battery Specifications: Nominal Voltage: 12V Amp Hour Capacity @ 20 hr rate: 105 a/h Reserve Capacity @ 25 amp discharge rate: 210 mins BCI Group Size: 31 Marine Cranking Amps @ 32* F: 1,000 amps Cold Cranking Amps @ 0* F: 800 amps Weight: 69 lbs Length: 12 15/16 in. Width: 6 3/4 in. Height: 9 3/8 in. Terminal Type:Stud Terminal These are the same as mine. Same specs and dimensions. Made by East Penn w/Duracell label. I paid $180. $130 is a dang good price. Hopefully they have a decent warranty. At that price, get 3 or even 4 of them. Find room if you have to. Sure would be nice to have 420Ah's. One thing they seem to do well is recover quickly.
joeshmoe 02/10/21 04:48am Truck Campers
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