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RE: Considering building camper from scratch...

First off, go for it.build what you want how you want it. If I was doing this, (I built our home) I would point out a few pit falls that got me in the past. First thing I truly believe you could not build a camper less expensively than buying a used one, a camper that is in good shape with no water damage. There are some out there. If budget/expense is your main focus, I don't think you could do it for less money than buying a good used unit. If a custom built, what you want, how you want it built, where the budget is no object, camper then you are on the right track. I think $5000 is probably wishful thinking, materials add up like crazy these days, $5k would not go far when buying quality materials. Im sure you could build it for less than $5k but I don't think it could compare with factory built unit in looks, utility, comfort. and quality. I think it all boils down to what you want, how much you want to spend and being happy with the final outcome of the unit you decide to build. I am retired now but when working for a large organization, capable of building anything we needed. We always ran the numbers on "build/buy" and what made the most economical sense of the item we needed. Its surprising how many items were cheaper to just buy vs building in house.
northshore 10/19/20 08:13am Truck Campers
RE: How to store truck tailgate when off truck

I built basically the same as gvgeode , mine is vertical, and lined with carpet. The frame work surrounds the tail gate and protects it. The tail gate is in excellent condition, just trying to keep it that way. I see gvgeode has his turn buckles stored with his tailgate, my turnbuckles, TL tie down pieces and all the clips are stored near the tailgate hanging on the wall, everything in its place.
northshore 08/28/20 08:01am Truck Campers
RE: Dinghy Tow Tacoma w/Manual Transmission

When we were looking, I was told, like "route forty", toyota does not approve any of their vehicles to be towed 4 down. I moved on, if you flat tow a standard shift toyota and it works out, great, I just didn't want to invest money to "see" if it worked out.
northshore 07/29/20 07:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Honda2000 in an Onan compartment

This is a very interesting topic, at least for me. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30064133/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm I wanted this guy to finish this project, but as you can see it just kind of ended. This isn't exactly what you were asking but this as close as Ive seen
northshore 07/27/20 09:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift Rust

I would not hesitate in buying that setup One of the reasons I would go for it, is that, any piece of that set that looks questionable, you can get separate items from torque lift. When I bought. my pickup the frame mounted torque lift was already on my truck , all I needed was the slide in pieces for my truck. when it was all said and done it wasn't too expensive. Torque lift is pretty good about working with you getting you any parts you. might need.
northshore 07/21/20 02:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Help finding this DC Outlet

http://rvdoctorgeorge.com/ You could check with RV DR George, he is in Sacramento CA They have tons of stuff and a call to them or an email might produce what you are looking for. I have been there a few times, and have contacted them looking for older RV items, and they have always tried to help.
northshore 07/16/20 06:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Apple's cooperation with Chinese officials

I appreciate the information from the original poster, I would think the tech area is a good place to post this. Most if not all RVer have and use a smart phone, all the information makes all or us more informed. Information is a good thing. I would like to mention, that some of the posts dont appeal to me, so i dont open them, some of them seem like they would not interest me and i find they actually do interest me. What ever the post I would never assume to suggest that they be removed, we have moderators, I feel confident that they know what is acceptable with out me trying to tell them how to do their jobs. To the original poster, Thank you
northshore 07/10/20 03:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Insurance Coverage facts wanted:

First off, I have nothing but personal experience to offer. We were towing a travel trailer, I don't believe we were over weight. We were towing over the Tehachapi Mts in California. a guy passed us as we were passing a truck he got caught between our trailer and the divider. CHP responded, No witnesses stopped, actually no one stopped except us and the other guy. CHP deemed it as a no fault accident. No questions about the truck/trailer None. His vehicle was pretty roughed up the trailer lost a running light, really no other damage... some tire marks but no dents no scratches. The other guy had relative lawyer in LA and sued, the insurance company took care of everything. Never a question about the truck/trailer. The travel trailer had no other insurance other than that it was being towed by our truck that was insured. Our Insurance company is State Farm. The other guy sued cause months later his dog died ( he was in the car) and was traumatized, sued for diminished value, and of course to repair his vehicle, State Farm took care of everything. We ended up having a trial went to court. Not one word about the Travel trailer / truck, nothing about weights, nothing about any thing about the trailer/ truck. All of this "pain in the rear" situation and not one word about the truck and trailer. Of course there was no deaths or injuries(besides the dog) I thought State Farm was very good about the whole thing. I know this does not answer truck camper weights, weight police, and all of that. Just real life hi way accident and how it went.
northshore 07/08/20 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: How To Fix Blue Ox Mistake

As a guy getting ready to buy a towing set up, this is all good info, thanks I will keep all of this in mind when I purchase my outfit. I believe I have read other comments similar to the original post about Blue Ox , but those were just vague comments, nothing I can put my finger on at the moment.
northshore 06/20/20 01:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tie-down systems performance/safety vs cost

Our first camper we had happijacs they came with the camper, they worked fine, no problem connecting them and I felt safe with them. This camper has the Torklift, truck came with them so we have them. I don't feel any safer, the camper does not seem like moves any more or less than with the happyjacs. Honestly I could not tell the difference.
northshore 06/09/20 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

As mentioned above our 1997 Lance 165 was a great camper for us, we did some dry camping and had no problems with the tank capacity. FW 18 gallons, Gray was 11 gallons, Black was 12 gallons. Remembering it was usually me on fishing trips to the coast or some times wife and I. Going to the campground dump site was not a problem, short drive to the dump station and back to camping site. Generally we put gray water in a 5 gallon bucket and carried to portapotty no big deal.
northshore 06/07/20 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: (((Update))) we bought it / 1995 Lance squire lite 185

About 3 years ago we bought a 1997 Lance 165 which is similar just a little smaller, but appears to be about the same condition, well the first look and until we got it home it looks similar to your pictures. When we got it home it became evident that it had issues. We gave $2000.00 it included happy jack tie downs. We loved that camper it was great, did lots of fishing trips. Ours came with the shower drain connected to the black tank. You tube has a vid on how to fix that.
northshore 06/06/20 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: If you have a Diesel HD truck - Code reader

This; "The common $20 reader works with my 02 diesel and the free torque app. " Torq and the common reader off amazon works perfect on my '06 f 350 but will NOT work at all on my '99 f 250.
northshore 05/13/20 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

Salvage title vehicles are like most questions "it depends" Like said above it depends on the damage and who and how the repairs were done. It depends if you can absolutely know the facts of these questions. If water is involved that's another whole can of worms. I have avoided salvage vehicles and never bought one, mostly because every salvage vehicle has been associated with people who could not give "absolute positive proof of the damage and repair method" or did not care to share the facts. There will be lots of people who bought and had absolutely no problems with their salvage vehicle, you will also probably hear about guys who do the rebuild and they are top quality vehicles when they are complete. There are stories/shows on tv where they follow vehicles that have salvage/or should have salvage titles and most of those are horror stories. I guess its one of those "you pays your money and take your chances" Every salvage vehicle I've ever seen had small damage to the bed of the truck, or it was just a bent bumper, kind of like EVERY craiglist boat motor "starts on the first pull"
northshore 05/13/20 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's your favorite camp chair?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P2XZKZ0?tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1 This is the chair we use, comfortable sturdy and I like the way it folds up and stores. Its the free style Rocker portable folding rocking chair
northshore 04/24/20 05:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Car breaks down on a trip. What to do with your camper?

I'll chime in, if you travel and on the road on a regular basis it seems likely you will have some kind of problem to deal with. It seems like the problems were more frequent many years ago but they still happen. Many years ago we were towing our travel trailer and in Bakersfield CA on CA58 going east almost to CA99 busy busy busy tons of traffic and the old Ford lost its clutch... NO clutch So we got off the road and found a phone book and found the Ford dealer, which was not too far and we made our way with out clutch. The Ford dealer was great, we parked our trailer on their lot and they provided elect and the next day our truck was complete and we were on our way. With our extra time I inspected plenty of trucks, almost bought a nice dually sitting on the lot but the clutch looked pretty cheap compared with the dually. After it was all done I should have bought the new truck.
northshore 04/24/20 09:28am Truck Campers
RE: Do you drink.......

We bring bottled water, its not a problem to do so, so we do. I would not have any problem drinking from the water tank, but the bottles are very convenient to have outside, to take along in the boat, lots of plus to having bottled water. We usually have one ice chest with water and pop, the little ones can get their water or pop when they want.
northshore 04/20/20 05:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper generator oil type/Built in or small portable.

I went with Mobil 1 Syn in all generators, including the Generac in the camper.
northshore 04/20/20 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

Id sure like to see you continue the write up on this project, it is very interesting. I would be especially interested in seeing the finished product when you are complete.
northshore 04/16/20 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: advice on which towable vehicle

Hank thanks for your reply, as I mentioned in my original post, both the 02 and the 03 are, from all the info I can find is that they are both towable. I also have talked with a guy who has sold his Motorhome and will make a good deal on the tow bar and supplemental brake system, with all cables etc. Basically every thing needed to flat tow except the base plate of course. Both of these Rangers are in the 100K mile range and seem to be in pretty good shape. My question is; anything to look look out for between the 4 wheel drive and the 2 wheel drive. Im guessing nothing much to think about, in that regard
northshore 04/11/20 01:15pm Dinghy Towing
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