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RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

Just watched the series.....great work, looking forward to the build.
mountainkowboy 07/03/20 01:22pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 07.03.2020

good progress
mountainkowboy 07/03/20 01:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

Upper stableloads, Bilstein shocks, and load range "E" tires.....4,500lb TC loaded and ready to camp. 12 years and 55K+. I was looking for unmodified trucks my friend. :) - Mark0. stock it was fine but sat dead level.......this is completely stock. https://i.imgur.com/LSmoteil.jpg
mountainkowboy 07/01/20 12:19pm Truck Campers
RE: CHMSL

If people behind you can't see an 8'x 10' box on the back of your truck.....you've got bigger problems.
mountainkowboy 07/01/20 12:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Any thoughts on a repair?

Elkhorns are famous for rotting, as are most old campers that weren't taken care of
mountainkowboy 07/01/20 12:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Any thoughts on a repair?

photo posting
mountainkowboy 07/01/20 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Air bag question and suspension in general I guess

ain't nothin cheap about RVing
mountainkowboy 07/01/20 12:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

Upper stableloads, Bilstein shocks, and load range "E" tires.....4,500lb TC loaded and ready to camp. 12 years and 55K+. https://i.imgur.com/Ceab3tRl.jpg
mountainkowboy 06/29/20 05:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Rebuilding "Ms. Merry" The Amerigo - Updated 6/21/2020

Your as bad as I am.....LOL. I plan on tearing the S&S apart again to "finalize" the upgrades/mods/repairs that we planned on 12 years ago. The section here is the only part I hadn't refurbished/restored of Ms. Merry in the process, its still all 1975 Original, including the mattress, which is solely hanging around because I need the cover from it to use as a template for the new one for the new mattress. Given we planned to have adults sleeping in that bed, its very good that we discovered the structural deficiency in how the bed is supported at the edge furthest from the back wall. Yep....a labor of love!
mountainkowboy 06/24/20 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

I am confused though. I have never run upper SL’s and i am hearing some folks say they do engage when unloaded and other’s say the ride is harsh even unloaded. My goal is to not effect unladen ride. Why do some Folks have engagement when unloaded? Did they not set the upper SL’s correctly? Did they not trim them? Just eye balling the F350 looks like I will have ~ 2” before the upper SL’s engage. So why the different opinions on upper SL’s? Thx, Bill I believe it depends on the year of the truck. I don't believe that they were made when my truck was new. I've had to modify the upper stableloads to fit my truck correctly, and YES the front one just touches my overload when unloaded. I believe that when I bought them (12 years ago) TL said that they didn't know if they would fit my truck but that they should and may need to be modified for them to work. Driving a "vintage" rig has it's trade-offs and we've just learned that most things have to be adapted to work on 30+ year old RV's.
mountainkowboy 06/23/20 12:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Rebuilding "Ms. Merry" The Amerigo - Updated 6/21/2020

Your as bad as I am.....LOL. I plan on tearing the S&S apart again to "finalize" the upgrades/mods/repairs that we planned on 12 years ago.
mountainkowboy 06/23/20 12:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Happi jacs work but look at the red trucks bumper. It's bent. If that's ok with you then happijacs are fine. My bumper is bent due to someone borrowing the rig (first and last time)and being CLUELESS as to how to use the tiedowns correctly, even though they were shown the correct way to use them. People in general are lazy POS' and if it's not their equipment, they don't take care of it. If you use them correctly they work just fine.
mountainkowboy 06/20/20 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Putting camper on gravel

How our TC is stored, been doing it for over a decade. 4 screw jacks with supports under it and the jacks sitting on 12"x 12"x 3/4" plywood squares. https://i.imgur.com/8hsqwkXl.jpg
mountainkowboy 06/11/20 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Air bag question and suspension in general I guess

Airbags are a bandaid for not enough spring. Add a progressive overload and see. I went the gambit on an F350 SRW, there ain't no substitute for suspension.
mountainkowboy 06/11/20 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 07.03.2020

Don't overlook replacing some of the filon with diamond plate to get some extra life out of it https://i.imgur.com/OeSAqyM.jpg Not as drastic but we used it to replace the aluminum that had wear holes in it from the years. It was cheaper than the replacement bent aluminum that it had. https://i.imgur.com/yUlAngtl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0291PUul.jpg
mountainkowboy 06/11/20 07:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Just my $0.02, I've had the same set of HJ tiedowns (with frame mount) for over 20 years, and on 3 different trucks. They are presently used on a 4,500lb S&S with HJ's quick-loads that has gone over 50K miles over the past 12 years (not fully retired yet), with absolutely no issues. They have also been used on a 5,500lb AF 1140 for years.....without issues. For what it's worth don't buy into the "your going to kill yourself, unless you use TL stuff". Both systems WHEN USED PROPERLY will work just fine. The biggest problem with people using the HJ's is that they don't use them correctly and make them WAY TO TIGHT, making them bend or break things. https://i.imgur.com/rKGbygTl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/L15F8hJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D5UvYDll.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ChpIUwIl.jpg
mountainkowboy 06/10/20 12:31pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 07.03.2020

Yup, it took us 6 months to fix the S&S. That was 12 years ago, I will (de-skin) it one more time and fix/redo/upgrade it one more time.
mountainkowboy 06/10/20 12:15pm Truck Campers
RE: 2002 Lance 811 Rebuild - Update 07.03.2020

Ours took 6 months to do, or redo....lol https://i.imgur.com/aM7k2zKl.jpg
mountainkowboy 05/22/20 06:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone use a swivel wheel platform?

OP, I see you are in NW OR. One option depending on where you travel is to just double tow. Take MC Trailer across Border and then hook n go. Or do as I do and simply double tow in WA, OR and CA plus all the other West Freedom States. I have a Kendon stand up trailer that is AWESOME!!! NE Oregon, Wallowa Valley. Trailer wont work for us, but yes they make an excellent trailer.
mountainkowboy 04/24/20 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone use a swivel wheel platform?

I went with one of these An 87 FLHTP is 800 pounds
mountainkowboy 04/24/20 06:19pm Fifth-Wheels
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