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RE: I like it!

A rear Deck/Porch is awesome to have with a rear door down to the beach, it gives you a place to put stuff (firewood/grill) and to be able to stop the trafficking of sand into the camper, however this design can not be left down while traveling so it severely limits the good use of a rear deck for me. Example of a useful rear deck: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/65/18/9e/65189ee19428eb6d9ae0860e65af0fe5.jpg I could definitely see the advantages of having a deck especially someone like me who wants nothing to do with the outside world other than the beach and the nature in the vicinity of the beach. I will never go to the mountains again as it's been done for me. Sand flees and Sqeeters are a problem every where but The real advantage of the deck I think is the ability to just totally avoid something I've been in all day long, Nature! The dogs would also be at home on the deck with nothing to worry about. I do however see a problem with getting in the only door that's on my camper without deploying the deck. Problem? No clue. You did a really nice job on your deck but also the weight will have to factor in as I've sworn off white knuckle driving ever again. As with anything with Rv and campers, Especially truck campers is that there is always a trade off.
notsobigjoe 10/27/21 10:39am Truck Campers
I like it!

Palomino thinking outside the box. Put that sofa on a slide and I'd buy one. I know many have put decks on there own campers but as far as I know this is the first one mass produced. https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/news/2022-palomino-hs-2912/
notsobigjoe 10/26/21 04:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Heavy duty hitch extension??

I have a Mega Cab dually Ram that I use to tow a 15K race trailer. I want to get a camper for the truck, but the highest capacity hitch/extension setup I can find is the Torklift. Their extension is only rated at 12K and worse, only 1200 lbs tongue weight. My trailer is over 2000 lbs tongue weight. Has anyone on here had anything custom built to tow heavy trailers? Thanks! What about this... https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/new-tag-axle-improves-truck-camper-hauling-options/
notsobigjoe 10/11/21 09:22am Truck Campers
RE: Need your help, ideas

Hello OP. I went to amazon and typed in running board steps and many pages came up.. Mostly new running boards but there were a couple of attach to the existing running board option. You'll have to scroll through the pages to see them. I scrolled to page 6 and saw three or four options. Good luck. Joe
notsobigjoe 10/07/21 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Australian Truck Campers are dramatically growing

Some Camper interiors https://i.postimg.cc/7ZyzZzDR/FB-IMG-1633237272520.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hvYFcmYZ/FB-IMG-1633237293699.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rp5t4CCW/FB-IMG-1633237283458.jpg They seem well built and comfortable. That's something I can off road in. Never been off roading in my life. If I could ask a couple more questions. The older I get the more comfort and inside toys I require. I am 60 but in the old days would camp in a tent type of thing but now no way. Are there luxury campgrounds with full hookups, restrooms, activities, etc... Is it easy to get propane filled, Are the campgrounds well kept. Are there freeways and highways In other words is it like it is here in America? Thanks for your time and I like the pics, Joe PS, I visited Perth many years ago in the navy and I can remember the inside of the bar I was in but not much else...;)
notsobigjoe 10/03/21 08:14am Truck Campers
RE: Australian Truck Campers are dramatically growing

On my last count there were 15 manufacturers. Overall the RV industry is booming here. From the Expedition Like https://i.postimg.cc/ydjzBtBD/IMG-5021-New.jpg to the conventional https://i.postimg.cc/Gmwg7zwV/images-jpeg-16.jpg Larger conventional https://i.postimg.cc/MGq5wWwx/b9s6ldp4tyxwjk2n0lp3hes3y-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/KcPnZ698/43mg5f6h8wwth4p9msdjw89x3-1.jpg Hello Robert. I see the jacks now so I guess that makes them official truck campers. LOL Not being snarky sir. In Australia are these type of campers used primarily as 4 wheel drive campers to go off road or are they used as I use mine just so I have a vehicle to get around in? They seem massive and very heavy and I am wondering if the terrain where you are supports such weight. I am referring to the ground as in a dirt road. When I camp in GA the dirt is mostly clay, Very solid and very strong but in Florida it is sand and not so much. Very different camping. Thank you, Joe
notsobigjoe 10/02/21 06:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Australian Truck Campers are dramatically growing

The only one that looks like a truck camper is the second one down. The rest.... Maybe a class c?
notsobigjoe 10/01/21 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Do pass-through windows leak?

My 2006 Lance 1181 never leaked.
notsobigjoe 09/05/21 06:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

Don't worry OP, We'll figure it out. Some more input is fourth coming and we're going to the weekend so hang in there. Someone will help you figure it out.
notsobigjoe 07/07/21 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

Sounds like your airbags are overfull.
notsobigjoe 07/07/21 03:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

Dear time to roll The foam is an integral part of a Northern Lite structure. Hence the word Lite is used in the brand. Dear covered wagon Keep vacuuming! Thanks everyone for all the thoughts. I will have to think about this and not do something I will regret. You have all given me lots of considerations. It's nice. Reason this came up was when cleaning the fridge mirror, sun's angle just right, I noticed what had to be carpet fibers everywhere on the glass. Good luck with your project OP and please keep us informed as to your progress.
notsobigjoe 07/07/21 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

Unfortunately you can't just glue new fabric up to the old fabric. If you try it will last for a short while and then start falling down. The old must be removed. Then the surface needs to be sanded down to create a good bonding surface. Then you can have someone spray some nasty smelling glue up onto the surface and press new headliner material into the glue. If done right you'll get about another 20 years out of the new headliner. Or you can strip it all off and sand it smooth. Then paint it with a few coats of exterior rated acrylic paint. Either way it would look great! I'd go with the carpet though if your considering resale value.
notsobigjoe 07/06/21 12:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

This is some info I found. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24524524/print/true.cfm https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/removing-ozite-or-fuzzy-ceiling-carpet-315232.html https://www.motorhome.com/motorhomes/motorhome-gear/ceiling-fabric-care/ https://pantherrvproducts.com/6555-ozite-ceiling-headliner-carpet-72-wide-sand-per-linear-foot/ I typed this into DDG and came up with these posts above. OP, the list is endless. Good luck, Joe https://duckduckgo.com/?q=spray+on+ozite+for+rv+ceilings&t=brave&ia=web
notsobigjoe 07/06/21 10:23am Truck Campers
RE: RecPro RV A/C

If I remember correctly, Amazon jacked up the price the amount of shipping from RecPro. But it was “free Prime shipping.” So it equaled out. I went directly from RecPro. Very happy with the unit. Yes, free prime shipping just means the shipping is included as I have researched many things and they are priced almost exactly the same when you add in the shipping from a dealer as free prime shipping. Marketing Genius but very shady...
notsobigjoe 07/05/21 03:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 865 vs 855

There's a couple campers for sale locally. An 855 and an 865. The 855 is a 2010 and the 865 is a 2012. Lance lists the 865 for short bed half ton or bigger and the 855 for short bed 3/4 ton. My question is, what, other than sizing it down a hair and removing some of the extras (second propane tank, second battery) did lance do to drop the weight? What I am getting at is, did they use lighter grade construction to make it lighter? Or, would the construction and strength be the same and they just shrunk it down a bit in length and potentially width and removed some of the extras inside. The 865 is priced more attractively and it's newer, but the 855 is very well equipped. Our truck will handle either fine. I'm not part of the weight police whatsoever but I'd like to pass this on. My good friend from way back just bought a used Lance 650 for his dodge 1500, Not really sure of the specs of the truck. Anyway he had to beef up the rear end because as soon as he loaded it, it was over weighted. I know it's not the campers your asking about but I thought the info was pertinent. Good luck with your decision. PS, My buddy got the lightweight camper to beach camp and he loves it for that and it is very large inside for a tiny camper. Not for my big fat ass though... LOL I'm not carrying it with a half ton. As in my sig, I have a 3/4 ton with a swaybar and helper springs and load range E tires, etc. We have a truck camper already. Considering an upgrade. Thanks, I didn't know there was such a thing as a signature. COOL...
notsobigjoe 07/04/21 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 865 vs 855

There's a couple campers for sale locally. An 855 and an 865. The 855 is a 2010 and the 865 is a 2012. Lance lists the 865 for short bed half ton or bigger and the 855 for short bed 3/4 ton. My question is, what, other than sizing it down a hair and removing some of the extras (second propane tank, second battery) did lance do to drop the weight? What I am getting at is, did they use lighter grade construction to make it lighter? Or, would the construction and strength be the same and they just shrunk it down a bit in length and potentially width and removed some of the extras inside. The 865 is priced more attractively and it's newer, but the 855 is very well equipped. Our truck will handle either fine. I'm not part of the weight police whatsoever but I'd like to pass this on. My good friend from way back just bought a used Lance 650 for his dodge 1500, Not really sure of the specs of the truck. Anyway he had to beef up the rear end because as soon as he loaded it, it was over weighted. I know it's not the campers your asking about but I thought the info was pertinent. Good luck with your decision. PS, My buddy got the lightweight camper to beach camp and he loves it for that and it is very large inside for a tiny camper. Not for my big fat ass though... LOL
notsobigjoe 07/04/21 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

Hi folks: It was 7000 miles and 30 days of white knuckle ride. So I'm wondering if anyone else has this combination and if so what their experience is. Should I put on other mods to the suspension to improve the ride and if so what will give the most improvement. Any advice? Ken I'm sure a lot of other people will chime in here with help. But I had the same experience, only with a long bed truck. Talk about excitement, wait till you experience a blowout on a rear tire with all that weight way up high! My solution - I bit the bullet and went to a dually pickup. TOTALLY different experience. So much more stable, even with strong crosswinds and freeway speeds. I'm back to being relaxed while driving. Dually all the way! Mine has a Belltech anti sway bar front and rear, Timbren GMRCK35MA Suspension Enhancement System, Gabriel 43163 Rear Load Carrier an it is rock solid. About $1000 and I installed them. Took me a long time to figure it out but my 1181 loaded is 5000lbs on a Chevy 1996 c3500. My only risk are the cheap Walmart tires but there next... Saving up for some heavy duty Michelins. https://i.imgur.com/uBZHYVhl.jpg I have taken this rig everywhere there is to go on the east coast. Good to see another GMT400 still hauling a big old camper! I'm jealous as that front Belltech bar is 2wd only. OP does your leaf pack have the upper overload spring(s)? I know on some older 350 trucks that was optional. I believe it did before the previous owner lowered it for car shows. At one time it was in show condition but I fixed that...LOL I put an extra leaf spring in the rear to offset the upper springs, it pushes the rear up. In other words I believe it does what the upper springs would have done. It's a big setup but I've had it for so long that I just decided to go all out and spend the money and do it right. As stated above the absolute only sway I have on that vehicle is tires, I'm gonna change that hopefully soon. I'm also taking the booth out sometime and putting some theater seating in it's place. I bought a small Home A/C to mount over the door to run when were sitting at the table I'm hoping it will take care of some of the god awful noise from that thing on the roof. Many many upgrades over the years.
notsobigjoe 07/03/21 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Question: too much camper - too little truck

Hi folks: It was 7000 miles and 30 days of white knuckle ride. So I'm wondering if anyone else has this combination and if so what their experience is. Should I put on other mods to the suspension to improve the ride and if so what will give the most improvement. Any advice? Ken I'm sure a lot of other people will chime in here with help. But I had the same experience, only with a long bed truck. Talk about excitement, wait till you experience a blowout on a rear tire with all that weight way up high! My solution - I bit the bullet and went to a dually pickup. TOTALLY different experience. So much more stable, even with strong crosswinds and freeway speeds. I'm back to being relaxed while driving. Dually all the way! Mine has a Belltech anti sway bar front and rear, Timbren GMRCK35MA Suspension Enhancement System, Gabriel 43163 Rear Load Carrier an it is rock solid. About $1000 and I installed them. Took me a long time to figure it out but my 1181 loaded is 5000lbs on a Chevy 1996 c3500. My only risk are the cheap Walmart tires but there next... Saving up for some heavy duty Michelins. https://i.imgur.com/uBZHYVhl.jpg I have taken this rig everywhere there is to go on the east coast.
notsobigjoe 07/03/21 10:55am Truck Campers
RE: Hershey RV show

Hey a little late, I went to the Hershey show for many years when I lived in Binghamton NY. I did not really see that many, just one or two at a time. There is a hand full at the state show in Syracuse but I'd call and check it out first. I used to go to many camper and boats shows in the northeast for many years and the farther south I went the less they had.
notsobigjoe 07/02/21 07:01pm Truck Campers
RE: TCM (Truck Camper Magazine)

I don’t personally care if the owners of TCM are sellouts or not. If you like it, read it. However, I tried to read it, but I found the content targeted at new to TCM people who were shopping for one of their advertisers products. That’s fine, but just not for me. I find the information here much better which is why I read the posts here. Jim, I agree with that. One of the things I like about this forum is everyone is sorta in the same boat. OK, Not everyone but everyone I click on. I left LOA for a couple of reasons and one of the reasons was the constant "I would call your local Lance dealer and see what they say" Ummm, What? That's not in my world. Here the do it yourselfer is strong minded and honest. Hey I screwed it up can someone help me type of place and ten members come to the rescue. I'm way more into that line of thinking than anything anyone could ever dream up in a warranty. Believe me I do miss a couple of the guys at LOA but here I will stay.
notsobigjoe 07/02/21 06:56pm Truck Campers
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