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RE: Do you unload when you camp? Really?

We drop ours if staying for more than a few days or if we don't bring the Harley for sightseeing. https://i.imgur.com/8EbyzCQl.jpg
mountainkowboy 06/12/19 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: What are your yearly registration costs for your truck?

Oregon...rural, no smog required, $46.00 per year. F350 dually, Red is a 1990, but year doesn't really matter, my sons 14 2500 is the same. This same truck would run $380.00 in Komifornia per year.
mountainkowboy 05/31/19 05:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: You very first TC...

My very first TC was on a 70 Ranchero, it came with it. Talk about ma & pa Kettle.....hahahaha. I used the **** out of it, it had an 2 or 3 cu' icebox, 6 gallon pump handle sink that drained out the back, a closet, a couple of drawers, dinette bed at the front, and an east/west full bed in the C/O. I was probably WAY OVER the rear 9" axle and the GVW, but it didn't seem to mind it back there, and was used for 5+ years till I got my 86 dually and an 11' Travel-Eze TC. Then it became the "fort" for the kids.
mountainkowboy 05/31/19 05:35pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Ford F600

"Personal use" from what I was checking in the past was giving like 900 annual miles. Still not a big deal on 2000 truck, where pulling plug on differential sensor freeze the odometer ;) From what I read that mileage limit applied to what is considered stationary use, like pumps, very limited movement farm and construction equipment. But, whatever works. Such a dumb rule...only in CA. And that's just another reason why I'm tagged in Oregon. Tag per year in Komifornia = $380.00, in Oregon = $43.00.
mountainkowboy 05/29/19 07:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1163 TRUCK CAMPER Full Tour video !

What would the truck cost to haul this camper? The camper itself must be over $50k new. If space is important wouldn't a 24ft Class C with a full wall slide have more room, storage and be a lot less costly? I'm guessing you don't own a truck camper? Advantages to a truck camper: Available 4x4 with better ground clearance means you can get to places a class c can't. When you make camp you can remove the camper and sightsee in something much easier to get around and park. When you aren't camping you have a pick up truck and all the utility that brings. A class C just sits there costing money for registration, maintenance and insurance. You would surprised how spacious multi slide truck campers are inside. Definitely not a TC owner......
mountainkowboy 05/17/19 12:14am Truck Campers
RE: Leveling with air bags correctly

No, you don’t have to settle for having too much metal spring and rough ride unloaded to have a more level ride loaded. My truck rides fine unloaded or at GVW, for a 1 ton dually. I didn't have to add anything to it to run a 4,500lb TC. My factory suspension works just how it was designed....no bandaids needed, and bags would have no effect on my ride loaded or empty. On the other hand my 95 F350 that had bags, to compensate for the sag, rode like sht and was "tippy" till I upgraded the suspension. Then it rode fine.
mountainkowboy 05/17/19 12:03am Truck Campers
RE: Leveling with air bags correctly

bags are a bandaid for not enough suspension Like almost every semi on the road? Bags are suspension! Apples and Oranges....the bags on semi's are NOTHING like the bandaids that you're touting. The "bags" do nothing but unload the suspension on the truck, they are NOT an addition to the suspension. If you have to use airbags to level your truck your present suspension is overloaded.....PERIOD, and no amount of add-ons other than more spring will cure the ills of it. I've used both suspension and airbags to make a truck "handle" a camper that was clearly more than the truck was designed to handle, and suspension wins EVERY time. Red is "maxed out" with the S&S and still sits 1.5 inches higher in the rear as it was designed to handle that weight and doesn't need "bags" to fix it's deficiencies.
mountainkowboy 05/16/19 01:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Leveling with air bags correctly

bags are a bandaid for not enough suspension
mountainkowboy 05/13/19 08:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Service Temporarily Unavailable

pretty irritating....see ya in a week or so...can't deal with it. pretty much all I get lately
mountainkowboy 05/07/19 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: What will be your towing powerplant in 10-15 years ?

Lets see...I bought Red about 10 years ago and she was almost 20 years old then with less than 90K on the clock. So buy that template; if I replace red with a newer...say 2011+ truck with low miles on it....in 10-15 years I will be driving another regular truck. They will NEVER eliminate the internal combustion engine in your life-time...or your children's.
mountainkowboy 05/03/19 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question on Truck Campers

those are some cute little windows....lol, ours is huge. https://i.imgur.com/FVxH29cl.jpg
mountainkowboy 04/30/19 04:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Last year's truck sales . GM is doing something right!

Me, I'm not a fan of any of them, well, we own them all, GM, Ford and FCA. I know about the quality or lack of with FCA and I'll never forgive GM for the bailout and Ford, well Ford is just there. Like the old saying goes, The Lord invented GM so the idiots had something to drive.... All of ours ate paid for btw. Thank for the humble brag and letting us all know they are all paid for, that was important to know... Well I am not sure there would be a lot of humility in driving a paid off 97 Ford for most people. However everyone needs a goal in life I guess, glad he could achieve it. constructive....really constructive....aint the interwebs grand
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 09:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Last year's truck sales . GM is doing something right!

Having owned all 3, I prefer a Ford for the heavy work, but my GM's always rode better empty. My Ford's almost always made it home, while my GM's made me walk...cars and trucks.
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1000 hp 426 crate engine from mopar

That'll be cheap....lol
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Running the generator while driving

Only way we could keep the Moho cool a few times. Hard to keep 36 feet cool in 107* in late August in Lompoc....lol.
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: RV caught on Fire

Most? RV policies have contents coverage, don't they? All mine have, and loss of use.
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: TC Rally APR 5-7 at Jordan Lake NC

We miss rallies.....can't wait till we can fully retire.
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Question on Truck Campers

In the "old days" before TC's were able to be removed and used off-truck, you could get a "boot" that connected the truck to the TC by removing the windows and snapping to the inside of both. It is possible to have that done with the "right" camper. Our old S&S has a large enough window to be able to go back and forth. But I sure can't see either one of us trying to crawl in the back of the truck in any instance, although the dogs would probably like it.
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:37pm Truck Campers
RE: S&S 2003 Ponderosa 8.5 SC

Drive it over a scale all ready to go and compare to what that scale says when you drive over it without the camper. I’ll make any bet you wanna name that it’s more than that. That's how I found out ours was 3,475...425lbs more than the sticker. The S&S is surprisingly heavy, but very well built. We've camped in ours down into the low 20's with just a small space heater needed to keep it toasty.
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: TCs, Ham Radio and Kids

I'm in the process of setting up a portable amateur radio satellite system for my TC. W7OTJ Nice! Our rig has a Yeasu FTM-350 and we can broadcast with or without the TC, from the cab or the camper as long as the TC is on the truck. I built a mount that attaches to the front bed rail that uses the same antenna mount that's on the ladder of the TC, and just disconnect the TC's cable from the truck and move the antenna. It works surprisingly well and have use it all over the PNW in our travels.
mountainkowboy 04/29/19 03:20pm Truck Campers
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