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RE: CWR vs Payload

That is my understanding also . According to Woodall's , cargo weight and payload would come out the same , I don't believe they do .
ticki2 05/23/16 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek Maiden Voyage

Informative and factual report , kudos . I am sure it will help others to make informed decisions . Happy camping :)
ticki2 05/22/16 05:33am Truck Campers
RE: ezpass

I didn't mount mine , just put it on the dash when needed , otherwise in the glove box in the bag .
ticki2 05/21/16 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: New truck (to me) 2015 F450- StableLoads - Before and after

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/rvnet/before1.jpg After -- upper StableLoads only. Big thing to notice - the front to rear fender gap before vs. after. http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/boatycall/rvnet/after1.jpg Maybe it's just the angle of the photo but the camper also seems to be tilting towards the back relative to the truck .
ticki2 05/20/16 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: better truck brakes?

EBC makes good pads. You could look into a conversion for bigger front brakes from a F450 or similar, buy after market discs, or buy a F450. Are the discs interchangeable between F350 and F450 without changing wheels ?
ticki2 05/19/16 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: better truck brakes?

I recently did a LOT of reading about brake pads due to an issue I was having with my '01 F350 DRW. The issue is now fixed, but this article was extremely helpful. Takes "Waddaya think of these pads" opinions and guess work out. There is an actual friction coefficient rating that pads are rated at, regardless of organic, semi-metallic, ceramic or carbon-metallic. Worth noting, I had chosen EBC G-rated pads @$200/set, but before purchasing, problem was found and fixed. Brake pad coefficient ratings explained What was the problem that got fixed ? Perhaps it would help the OP and others .
ticki2 05/19/16 06:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Electrical Gremlin?

OK, just got some time to look into this, here's what I found.Have had it on shore power all week. unplugged and no 12v, Checked the panel, had power to it, ck'd fuses all good, ck'd power at the fuses and only 3 were hot the other 4 were not & of course there the one's I need. Then I started the truck and went inside and turned a couple of lights on, nothing, then about a min. later the lights came on, water pump worked with the truck still running. Are you confused yet? Went out turned the truck off, lights stayed on. I then turned all my interior lights on as there all LED, then was going to flush the toilet to use the water pump, when I flicked the bath light(is not LED)everything went off, nothing worked again, weird. Tried to repeat by starting truck but nothing happened this time and I let it run for 10 minutes. I was trying to see if it worked again. Obvious I am not elect.smart just trying things as to try to figure out where the problem might be. What's strange is I never had this problem till I switched to LED inside the TC. Any ideas? I have experienced similar problems in the past with a TT . It turned out to be a bad bulb . Since you say it didn't start until you switched to LED's ( you didn't say if the LED's are bulb or fixture replacements ) you could try putting the old bulbs back in and see what happens . What puzzles me is that 4 of the fuses are not hot when this happens . This would suggest that the problem is somewhere between the fuses and the battery . Seems remote but could it be the fuse panel ?
ticki2 05/15/16 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: GVWR

Ask yourself , when using a chain for pulling or lifting , do you go by the working load limit or the breaking load limit ? ( One of the few items that actually gives you that information . ) Let me put a slight twist in it: A chain has a marketing, or "recommended" load of 500 lbs. But wait, call now and we'll sell you a Super-Chain with a recommended load of 750 lbs. You dig deeper, and find the real OEM steel supplier of the chain links specified a working load of 1000 lbs, with a breaking load of 8,000 lbs. Which number to you follow? The "weight police" would say 500 lbs, because that's in the "owner's manual". Some of us would like to push 1000 lbs, because that's the hidden engineering spec that the re-brander does NOT want you to see. No one is pushing for 8,000 lbs, in fact, axle and tire manufactures do not even list breaking limits. Are you making this up or do you actually know a place that altered a chain manufactures certified WLL numbers ?
ticki2 05/14/16 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Source for new Fresh water tanks?

That is a very good buy . One thing I noticed , the one from PPL is 1/8" walls , the one from Plastic-Mart has 3/8" walls . PPL's may need additional support . PPL also does not specify what type of plastic .
ticki2 05/13/16 03:41pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR

... It is unfortunate that the label "weight police" is used so often as a way of shutting down the other half of the discussion .I disagree with your comment. It is my belief too many people preach about a subject they have never researched. To just read the decal or manual does qualify as research in my opinion. To really understand requires asking how the information was arrived at. The decals and manuals have lots of good information, but I think it is worthwhile to investigate further if you really want to understand. I agree completely . I would never advise following any information blindly , whether written or verbal .However , your comments do not address the sentence that you quoted . PS I believe you meant to write "does NOT qualify" in the 3rd sentence .
ticki2 05/13/16 03:12pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR

GVWR is administrative number and depends at what bracket the state taxes go up. You see it jumping from 11,400 to 14,000 to 15,000 lb. That is where most states change taxes and/or licensing requirements. For years I drove F450 with 15k rating and had it at or above 20k more than once. Tires were good for 22k. Don't plan your set base on taxing clerks charts, but get real axle ratings and go from there.I find this to be a very informative post. It would be great if it were accepted by the weight Police. Unfortunately, many people are obsessed with the door sticker without really understanding it. Wayne On the surface this seems very reassuring . It's OK to go 25 per cent over the manufacturers posted limit . Someone did it and it didn't break . I have yet to read how exactly the manufacturers establish the GVWR or GCWR , I suspect the government is also involved and not just the industry . Just about everything made has a safety factor built in , the trouble is that rarely if every is that information available to the public . I wonder why proponents of ignoring GVWR ratings are usually adamant about not exceeding axle or tire limits . Wouldn't these have the same safety factor built in ? Ask yourself , when using a chain for pulling or lifting , do you go by the working load limit or the breaking load limit ? ( One of the few items that actually gives you that information . ) I think that the discussion of weights and their effects is a good one ,even though there have been many , each time I learn a little more . I have knowingly exceeded the limits on tools and machines on occasion , sometimes I have gotten away with it and sometimes not . It is unfortunate that the label "weight police" is used so often as a way of shutting down the other half of the discussion .
ticki2 05/13/16 11:23am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Campers finally make the grade?

I have never even been able to find the wheel capacity on our Dodge RAM. GM won't release those numbers either . :M I'm thinking the tires weren't the only thing smoking . :B
ticki2 05/10/16 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

It has actually turned out better than I hoped, I am very pleased. As you should be , looks great
ticki2 05/07/16 04:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Stopping.. or lack there of, when fully loaded-- Brake Pads

If you have eliminated air in the lines you might want to check the soft brake hoses , especially with the age of the truck . Weak soft lines will expand when brakes are applied and feel much like air in the lines .
ticki2 05/06/16 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Electrical Gremlin?

Check your grounds. x3 , especially ground to camper chassis . Connection might not be loose but has some corrosion .
ticki2 05/05/16 07:27am Truck Campers
RE: Under chassis mounted generator

Same way as you would on any A, B, C, or trailer... Haven't seen one that mounts under the vehicle where the spare tire mounts . I have seen them in a compartment with a side or rear opening door . Could you point one out ?
ticki2 05/04/16 02:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs for a flatbed

I bolted the D-rings down through the diamond plate into a bar that spans at least 2 cross members . If it stops raining I'll see f I can get a picture .
ticki2 05/04/16 11:18am Truck Campers
RE: Under chassis mounted generator

How will you protect it from the mud,snow , rain and salt , in that location ?
ticki2 05/04/16 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: Tie downs for a flatbed

I special ordered a set of 4 front Torklift Anchorguards ( all short spring loaded ) and attach to the flatbed with heavy duty D-rings . This kept them inside the flatbed so I could close in the sides . I didn't bother with the fastguns because I don't remove often and they are easy enough to remove .
ticki2 05/04/16 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: Extra water

I want to carry additional water and have been looking at different jugs for doing so: Coleman 5-gal jugs, 20-L NATO plastic jugs, etc. I read that the Reliance jugs are very poor quality. Any experiences with jug quality, problems, etc? The Reliance jugs are not the greatest but mine are going on 5 years and still work fine . One nice feature is you can use a cheap 12v Live Well pump to transfer so you don't have to lift it to fill . Brad W did a good write up in the TCU .
ticki2 05/03/16 03:21pm Truck Campers
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