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RE: F250 tire brand/model recs

Hi Frank, Don't know if you can find them in your area or size but I have 50k on my Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus tires and lots of tread left. Ride great, actually have a snowflake rating but Nokian doesn't advertise them as snow tires. Good traction in mud, snow, wet grass and Rocky terrain. May be hard to find but we've been very pleased.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 02/17/19 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: Sell RV with or without truck?

I would try to sell together but the asking price for them together might put off a lot of your kickers. But your best bet to recover as much of your costs as possible is probably in a combined sale. JMHO
sbryan@vtbryans.com 02/11/19 08:13am Truck Campers
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

Have never had an issue with security. We have the original pins on the Fastguns, no locks, and have been all over the US with never an issue. I suppose if I abandoned the truck and camper for weeks and never came back to it someone might get curious about if it was available for "borrowing" but I can't imagine taking the camper off the truck - maybe steal the whole kit and caboodle but not just the camper. I'm probably too trusting but IMHO locks just keep honest people honest. Real crooks will do whatever they want.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 02/11/19 06:13am Truck Campers
RE: Honda 2200 Generator Locking Suggestions

Let's face it guys, locks keep honest people honest. Crooks will steal no matter what you do
sbryan@vtbryans.com 02/05/19 11:09am Truck Campers
RE: Honda 2200 Generator Locking Suggestions

Sure, bicycle cable lock.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 02/05/19 09:14am Truck Campers
RE: Where do you get service done?

My Ford dealer does all my maintenance and doesn't care if the camper is on or off. They have a high bay and work on the city ambulances and other commercial vehicles so the camper is no big deal for them. So far they have been great to deal with - and they give me a 10% discount on all parts and labor because I bought my truck from them.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 02/01/19 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: Froli mattress system

We have a queen Frohli in our Igloo and love it. Super comfy and no moisture issues. Highly recommended.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 01/24/19 08:11pm Truck Campers
RE: What would you choose 3.55 gears vs Turning radius

Just FYI I have a3.55 in my f350 and tow 18,000 5th wheel no problem. Would love the tight turning of the 450.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 01/18/19 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: Advice here is so good, need some on solar

Had my dealer install mine. I'm handy, but having all the stuff on hand and we'll integrated I opted for the dealer. The price was fair and part of my total purchase and if there were any issues down the road the dealer would stand behind his work. But my dealer is exceptional so that was also part of the equation. Truck Camper Warehouse in NH.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 01/02/19 07:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Quiet Back Roads and a Truck Camper

The most beautiful highway in the world has a speed limit of 50, the Icefield Parkway. Now there is something I can agree with.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 01/02/19 07:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Cold Weather Camping

Just one add to BB's post. PLB's are a great rescue tool. I'll add to the list the InReach by Garmin. It allows two way communication in places where there is no cell service and can be used to summon help in an emergency. I have had one since Delorme first came out with them and have used them around the world and across the US and Canada. The only drawback compared to the PLB's is you need a subscription but the cost is minimal for the security you get. As far as cold weather camping, we have camped in the dead of winter in our Northstar (somewhere between 5 and 15 below) and have found just a little preparation and common sense go a long way to having a comfortable and fun experience. Lots of good info in the OP's blog.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 12/31/18 11:01am Truck Campers
RE: No TC's allowed

There are places around like this - sort of snooty, nose in the air places that cater to a certain client. Probably also have rules about no rig older than 5 or 10 years, no children, etc. They have their place I suppose, but certainly not on my list of places to see or stay. And since my 5th wheel is over ten years old I probably wouldn't be allowed in anyway.:B
sbryan@vtbryans.com 12/30/18 04:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Harvest Host

Has anyone become a member of Harvest Host ? If so has there ever been an issue with accepting truck campers? It is $49/year and you can stay at places like wineries, farms, museums free one night. They generally don't offer services such as hookups or dump so you need to be self contained. They do hope that you will take advantage of their services; i.e.: buy something but it is not required. I think we are going to try it out this year. Looks like a good way to stay at some scenic places and fresh farm goods and wine are always appreciated. We just signed up for it this month. Looks like a great resource for some nice places to stay. Probably won't use it until spring since we're in the dead of winter and tied down with family stuff right now but looking forward to some of the locations they have registered this spring. We also use the free camping apps and the military campground apps but this looks to be a great addition and surely is cheap enough to give it a try.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 12/30/18 12:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Would you buy diesel again?

My truck is a 2013 so not actually in the 2015-current group but yes, I'd buy this truck again in a heartbeat. The 6.7 diesel has been bullet proof, mileage has been good (average over the life of the vehicle so far is 18MPG, 13 with the camper on, 21 with it off, and 9 hauling the toyhauler. No way could I tow the toyhauler with a gasser. Last year the trip to Alaska was a pleasure with the diesel and camper, lots of mountains and back roads. The better mileage made worrying about finding fuel a thing of the past. Thr 400 mile range of the dielsel was a blessing.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 12/28/18 06:51am Truck Campers
RE: Quiet Back Roads and a Truck Camper

We went to Alaska last year and traveled the "back" roads the entire trip. William Least Heat Moon wrote a book, Blue Highways, and that was the inspiration for us to travel as he did, exploring and discovering the real American (and Canada). Truck campers make it easy and fun to slow down and smell the roses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Least_Heat-Moon
sbryan@vtbryans.com 12/20/18 05:41pm Truck Campers
RE: mattress moisture barrier

Never had a moisture problem in even the coldest weather because we have a Froli system under our mattress. Sleeps warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Works well for us.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 12/10/18 12:51pm Truck Campers
RE: F350 and Northern Lite 10-2

I don't know the underside construction details on the Northernlite but on my Northstar the solution is a couple of 2 x 4 turned side ways to create a riser. Might be an answer.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 12/01/18 10:02am Truck Campers
RE: Not sure upper stableloads are right for me. Thoughts?

Thanks! yeah, all this ended up being over my budget as well, but it looks like they hold their value quite well. If money gets tight, she'll have to be downgraded, but I've been very frugal for a very long time, and if I don't enjoy some of what I've saved by making memories with my son/wife, all that will be left of me is an inheritance and life insurance policy. That was our reasoning as well. Been frugal all our lives and at 70, if I don't start living for myself and my family, there won't be much left when I'm gone. Truck campers aren't a "cheap" option but they sure are a lot of fun.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 11/30/18 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: Not sure upper stableloads are right for me. Thoughts?

Makes sense. I'm guessing if I started with the laundry list, I wouldn't have any (potential) issues. My new Nokian LT2s get here today hopefully. Soon, in any event! (3640lb rating). The better tires will help. I've had great luck with the Rotiivas in the snow but the LT1's will be even better. Nokia make great tires. Nice looking rig. Just checked out your profile pic. We liked the Northern Lite a lot but it would have put us over our "budget". The Northstar has been a great winter camper - yours should be as well.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 11/30/18 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: Not sure upper stableloads are right for me. Thoughts?

I don't have issues with everything I did. I didn't do a progressive install. After a lot of research I decided what I needed to do to make the truck roadworthy with the camper and did it all at once (except for the sway bar and Bilsteins, which I did as soon as I got the truck because the OEM shocks and lack of sway bar were already on my have to fix it list). Everything else was done the day I bought the Igloo. After over a year, trips to Alaska, Florida, Alabama, Canada, etc I can truthfully I wouldn't change a thing. Do air up your tires to 80 rear and al least 65 front - I run 70 front. And I am a big fan of better tires than the OEM. My truck came with Michelins and the difference between the Michelins and the Nokians is night and day - higher weight rating, stiffer sidewalls and much better tread. Good luck.
sbryan@vtbryans.com 11/30/18 08:46am Truck Campers
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