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RE: Very Expensive RV Parking Spot!

Is that around Manton? I used to deer hunt on leased propert outside of Shingletown back in the early 70's. Love that area!
mike/kellie 05/08/21 12:52pm Truck Campers
RE: DOT & State Nuances of a 4500-5500?.

"Various states". I guess the OP?
mike/kellie 03/15/21 08:11pm Truck Campers
RE: DOT & State Nuances of a 4500-5500?.

declariation When you buy a pick-up you should probably have input on this and not leave it in the hands of your salesman or dealership. Note that while signage at weigh stations state "no pick-ups" the registered weight and also any bed modifications (flat bed, utility bodies etc) indicates you've lost that loving feeling of a pick-up.
mike/kellie 03/15/21 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: DOT & State Nuances of a 4500-5500?.

My truck is registered for 30K and I do have small decals on the lower door panels. You are also required to shift the rear (Ca in my case) license plate with your yearly registration sticker to the front bumper. Most of the weigh stations have cameras facing downstream to catch trucks that bypass. I am required to drive into weigh stations and I don't transport anything commercial related, just my wife and truck camper.
mike/kellie 03/15/21 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper and tow bars

okan-star has a good recommendation and it's what we use. It was a pretty easy installation on our 2017 Rubicon. I continue to see rigid A frames towing some Jeeps but after seeing all the contingency brackets, clips, hooks and cables, used for the NSA products, it's the better choice.
mike/kellie 03/08/21 04:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Leaving Camper on the Jacks

I was reading through the literature of our new Host camper and they recommend that blocking be used for storage when off the truck. Bummer about the storage issue-
mike/kellie 03/08/21 03:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Ordered Host cascade today

It's not always people. The industry has been plagued with delays involving the manufacturing of parts and components. Mine came out of production lacking the passenger side awning. When we toured the Host plant in October, a propane furnace was missing. All these parts were ordered way ahead of production knowing the long lead times. I think ours was delayed from shipping out by at least a week waiting for the awning. We had intended to go the TCA rally in AZ but the delays gave us only a couple days to prepare so we decided to postpone until next year. Not sure when Cascades go into production but we were out 6 months. Are there any new features for the 2022 models? They had the single 360 AH lithium battery kicking around shop on our visit and were going to play around with it before deciding it's application to their line-up. Now comes the wait-
mike/kellie 02/22/21 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Host Cascade in service body

Douglass did mine and I opted for the frame mounts incorporating my fast-guns. Today I might choose a different tie-down system, depending on how critical the alignment would need to be. I just picked up our new Mammoth last weekend in Portland and I can't utilize any of the 4 factory grab points on the camper. Knowing this I had some custom ones built and powder coated white. The 2 fronts bolt to the swing-out brackets and the 2 rears are about 12" further back. I used the factory 3-bolt pattern and drilled out another 3 bolt pattern just beyond the power slide gearing. Because my Douglass body has a narrower taper in the back, they work fine, however the fast-guns do block the cabinet doors. No real problem though- I can send some pictures to your email if you want. Drop me a PM if interested-
mike/kellie 02/18/21 04:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

Amagoat, this just occurred to me and sorry for not bringing it up sooner. Truck Camper Adventure is staging a pretty big rally in Quartzite this weekend. It's their second and I had initially signed up thinking we would have taken delivery by then. There are probably 6 Host campers there with the majority being Mammoths. Social distancing is required however its a great place to connect with truck campers and owners from all over the states. Last year was an open house of sorts for people interested in other campers. It was planned for this year as well.
mike/kellie 02/12/21 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: Opinion on Host Accessories?

Check your pm later.
mike/kellie 01/27/21 06:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

You're in that time zone of between model years. An order now ( projecting a 6 month build) would probably see any proposed new changes. We ordered in August for an end of year delivery. It was delayed for a few weeks and we pick it up early Feb. Bedlam can confirm the cut-off date for new models. We deleted the rear sofa and ordered just the washer/dryer platform with a 110 v floor outlet. We have a resource for furniture and looking to place a recliner and cabinet in that space.
mike/kellie 01/24/21 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Host Owners on Colorado Front Range?

Have you considered a factory tour? With an appointment you can catch a specific model in various stages of production. We went in October and they had a new single 360 AH lithium battery in an office getting ready to test the longevity under various loads and also re-charging.
mike/kellie 01/24/21 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Question About Tie Downs

But we should be proud of burningmetal......I mean burningman for his skillz Totally agree! I've been super impressed with some innovative engineering and manufacturing by others on this forum. And you're also right....the ability to fab up something in their own shop is almost the best, unless you can also store your truck camper inside too. That's the best- I don't think I could even attempt to weld something these days. Old school was to tip your head back slowly and nod forward sharply (like fly casting) but these days lenses go dark faster than a blink.
mike/kellie 12/29/20 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie Question About Tie Downs

For the price of the “good” tiedowns you can buy a small wire-feed welder, some pieces of square tube and flat stock, and make some and still have money left over. And now you have a welder That doesn't make one a welder. I had 6 certifications from 40 years ago including 7018 LH overhead but purchased Torklift tie downs. That experience recognized quality products.
mike/kellie 12/29/20 07:15am Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

swapping to flannel sheets and down comforters. Loading in the reflectix window coverings, swapping out to two full propane tanks, loading in the gear for snow shoeing and generally getting ready to go to Lassen National Park in a couple of days (yes it is still open to self contained TCs). Can you do a mini trip report? You've done one in the past and I'm looking to travel more there throughout the year. My daughter bought a cabin in Mill Creek just outside Mineral and the S entrance to the park. I also got her snow shoes for Xmas! Thanks-
mike/kellie 12/23/20 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: How many have had Thanksgiving in a truck camper?

It's a bit of a stretch but we've had gatherings at Thanksgiving with fellow RVer's and it was there we saw our first truck camper with slides. It was a Chalet and the owners remarked it has everything our 5th wheel had. We've prepared side dishes and desserts but never a turkey. Being in N Ca., there is a lot of anticipation for crab season to open during this time so it's common to have this in addition to turkey. Sorry we can't contribute to any actual prepared turkey stories but I couldn't help but comment to the topic. The interesting thing was every family we gathered with had met and become friends through RV.net
mike/kellie 11/25/20 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: What truck are you using?

Boondocking trips we can easily exceed 6000 lbs. Ours is a 2015 pretty much loaded. Truck is in our signature and we flat tow a 2 door Jeep. Upper Stableloads were recently installed and I like the results so far.
mike/kellie 11/18/20 09:58pm Truck Campers
RE: truck camper and towing a flat trailer advice

Go to a Toyota forum for info. Your question can be answered there better than here. I quickly looked and the unanimous response was no. Year/model might differ and more than one referred to their owner's manual. It would be the same asking the Toyota forum about truck campers. It's a small audience with that knowledge.
mike/kellie 11/03/20 03:15pm Truck Campers
RE: NL Skylight lug broke off

This above! I bought the struts and new locking lugs from Europe. Take your time to cross reference numbers and size.
mike/kellie 11/01/20 06:42pm Truck Campers
RE: utility bed for truck camper

This worked for us. This is our build Douglass
mike/kellie 10/30/20 08:15pm Truck Campers
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