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RE: Well shoot, I thought I was done.

I don't think you will be flipping the shank ( fin) up after you raise the back of the truck . If you raise the truck 2" the end of the super truss will come up even more and there is only one more hole remaining to lower the ball mount to keep the trailer level. But as you said , one step at a time .
ticki2 08/30/15 08:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Well shoot, I thought I was done.

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/11885006_1160630877287254_6766473169807441689_o.jpg width=640 Could be just me but in the picture the truck is tail down but the trailer is level . If you raise the back of the truck wont the trailer be nose high ? Perhaps the WD hitch can be adjusted .
ticki2 08/30/15 07:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Power problems-batteries are charged, but acting dead

So I pulled the batteries, checked them, and they're fine. How did you check the batteries , voltmeter , hydrometer , or load test . It sounds like one or both batteries are dying . If you test them with a voltmeter right after removing from a charger they will look OK , wait a day or put a load on them and they will go down fast . Have a load test done and that will tell you the next step .
ticki2 08/30/15 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: 2013 F350 DRW going to the beach- rear wheel spacers

Jefe , quick question . Why did you not air down the trailer as well ?
ticki2 08/30/15 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Door decal and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

IMO its fruitless trying to figure why or how a truck makers arrives at a GVWR or the GAWRs for a particular truck. I never had a problem with this part. Check with DMV what GWVR steps up registration fee, or require special licencing. In CA pickup is a vehicle with GVWR of no more than 13,400lb and guess what the sticker on my dually says? same as mine 13... I pretty much ignore GVWR and concentrate on the axle and tire ratings ( plus I beef up the suspension above stock) This is my position on this subject. Wayne Some questions for the Californians , I am just trying to understand this . What , if any is the criteria for registering the GVWR of your truck ? Could you register a 1500 pickup at 13,300 ? What is a manufacturers responsibility if you register their 10k GVWR truck at 13k ? I am not talking about the trucks actual capability , just the legal aspect , which I think is what the original post was about , but I have been wrong before .
ticki2 08/26/15 06:36am Truck Campers
Sliding dinette table mod

I like almost everything about my old Avion but the table needed a little tweaking to fit the DW and I. I'm 6'( or was) and she's 5' so a little compromise was in order as far as table height . The table leg is much heavier than the newer ones and has lever to release it from the cone mount . Very nice feature , so cutting it shorter was not an option . Originally it mounted on top of the raised floor under the table . The raised floor has a solid section n the middle to support the leg cone mount with two flip up doors and storage below . Sorry , this may get wordy , unfortunately I didn't take pictures along the way. Anyway , I took the raised floor apart and mounted the cone mount below with a hole for the table leg . This lowered the table enough to make DW happy and I still fit. http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20009_zpsd6wp0n1i.jpg width=640 http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20010_zpsnabgqix1.jpg width=640 http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20011_zpswwtjrspl.jpg width=640 With this table leg by flipping up the lever it swivels easily . My idea was to turn the table right angle to the wall giving a lot of room for lounging and reading with your feet up on either side . The problem with that was the table was sticking out in the isle too much. decided to make a slide so t could be pushed back against the wall . http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20007_zpsftxtv8pi.jpg width=640 http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20006_zpsfaorzsmo.jpg width=640 http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20002_zpscdmvb6xk.jpg width=640 http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20008_zpsvjkqelwh.jpg width=640 The side guides where made from 1-1/2" x 1/8" aluminum bar stock . The bottom one is set back 5/16" to create a slot . Under the bottom bar is a strip of thin aluminum flashing so it would have all metal to metal contact for sliding . The wood block holding the table mount has a square of aluminum sheet slightly under 1/8" that protrudes on ether side 1/4" to fit in the bar slots . The small lever locks are to hold it in place when in the dining position . This is the dining position http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20001_zpsfztgix2v.jpg width=640 http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20005_zpsrleyooaw.jpg width=640 And this is the lounging position http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20003_zpsdlvzuush.jpg width=640 http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/Avion%20table%202015%20004_zps1qsantlz.jpg width=640 With luck it may help someone else along the way.
ticki2 08/25/15 08:39pm Truck Campers
RE: New Eagle Cap 1200

Here is a little more info . http://www.rvtrader.com/dealers/Mike-Jones-Motors-%2F-RV-2924054/listing/2016-Alp-Eagle-Cap-1200-115404046
ticki2 08/25/15 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: Intro and weight info

Go to "My Forums" then to "preferences" . Under where you signature is click box for "automatically append to my posts". Oh , and welcome .
ticki2 08/25/15 07:30am Truck Campers
RE: Door decal and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

GVWR always exceeds total of GAWRs I'm sure its just a typo . GVWR can NEVER exceed total of GAW ratings for the reasons you gave .
ticki2 08/24/15 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Framing Question

Take a look at Pjay9's rebuild , somewhere around page 10
ticki2 08/24/15 09:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Door decal and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Again a clear reference to the tires and rims determining the GVWR. http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd435/Bigfoot_Wayne/2004%20Dodge/decal%20explained3_zps2cgsooum.jpg Wayne This says to me that wheels , tires and psi affects Axle ratings , but not GVWR .
ticki2 08/24/15 06:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Door decal and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

I agree . Look at the way the label is structured . GVWR is on the top line with no supporting info . The lines with GAWF and GAWR continue across "with" a particular wheel , tire and psi . To address another question , My GMC , cab/chassis came with a booklet called " Document for Incomplete Vehicle" . The label normally on the door pillar with GVWR ,GAWF , and GAWR is affixed to this document. There is no similar statement that was quoted from the Dodge book .
ticki2 08/24/15 06:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas mileage with a Truck Camper

My neighbor, Ken, just bought a 1995 gas, V-10 Dodge Ram 4X4, single cab, long bed, appliance white, Dana 70 rr diff, pickup with a cool insulated and carpeted over sized shell with 60K miles on the odo. What is that? 3K miles a year for 20 years? He paid $3500 for it as it needed a new CAT but runs and looks great like it's in a time warp. It has 450 # ft. of gasseous torque. Now the '95 was the first year for the V-10 and there were a few bugs to be ironed out and apparently were, but the cost vs. miles vs.condition is hard to beat. On the 150 mile drive home he got 13 mpg. How long would it take to recoup the better diesel mpg on a $40K truck, never mind the cost of the camper, compare to the $3.5K Dodge V-10? jefe Jefe , with all do respect , that is not quite comparing apples to apples . That same year truck with a diesel would probably yield 18 mpg and cost 3-4k more , not 40k more . Not trying to disparage his deal , sounds like a good one .
ticki2 08/23/15 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: License Plate issues

Hauling a load of lumber can obscure the plate just as much as loading our campers. Does that mean we should move the license plate from the truck to the lumber when this occurs? There is a significant difference between a load of lumber and a TC in that you rarely fill your truck bed with lumber and head off across the country, or leave the lumber in the bed for months/years at a stretch. I agree , that's why you are allowed to simply put a red flag at the end of long load . If t becomes part of the truck it needs lights as all overhanging campers have .
ticki2 08/23/15 06:52am Truck Campers
RE: License Plate issues

how about going to state telling them your tag fell off. Now you have 2, put one on the truck and one on the camper. Then if you do get stopped for something and they notice you have duplicate plates they can get you for fraud . My camper came with a plate bracket . If it was left empty it would be pretty obvious and probably be a red flag . I suppose it could be removed but then there would be no place for the plate IF an officer insisted on it . Sure , the officer could be wrong , but do you really want to go back for a court date to prove your point .As in the rest of life you have to pick your battles , this is not one I would choose , it's too easy to move .
ticki2 08/23/15 06:46am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

Old but looked in good contition. not mine, it was sitting in the food store parking lot this evening. http://pic.towpro.us/albums/userpics/10002/normal_avion.jpg larger view That made me do a double take . http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/DSCF6285.jpg width=640
ticki2 08/22/15 08:59pm Truck Campers
RE: camper storage help

Raising the garage and rebuilding the door opening and replacing the door would probably be the nicest solution , but not cheap . I store my camper on a trailer which lowers it considerably and is very easy to move around with a front hitch or a tractor .Look around for a used trailer , it doesn't even have to be road worthy . If nothing else it may be a temporary solution . I'd love to do that but the driveway slope doesnt show in the pictures. its down and to the left(or right looking out from the garage) and I'm not comfortable with the prospect of lowering it so off camber. I guess I'm not clear . Are you saying there is no place to unload the camper and put it on a trailer ? Once on the trailer it an go any place the truck can go .
ticki2 08/22/15 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: camper storage help

Raising the garage and rebuilding the door opening and replacing the door would probably be the nicest solution , but not cheap . I store my camper on a trailer which lowers it considerably and is very easy to move around with a front hitch or a tractor .Look around for a used trailer , it doesn't even have to be road worthy . If nothing else it may be a temporary solution .
ticki2 08/22/15 05:27am Truck Campers
RE: 2500HD and a 4000lb camper...

Keep in mind your figures for gvw of 11348 is just about what a stock 3500 dually is . A stock dually has over 10000 # of rear wheel and tire capacity , so it's not just about wheels and tires . It's your call .
ticki2 08/18/15 08:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford F350 Cracked Frame

One other discovery was made on that trip. The refrigerator quit the night before we got to Oshkosh. We got a service man out and he had it going in just a few minutes. He showed me a reset procedure. I think it is blowing out on the road, trying to relight, blowing out again causing it to lock out. When we got home, I decided to check the procedure on the original board we had replaced a couple years ago when it quit on the road. Sure enough, it fired right up. Now I have the original board, a spare Dinosaur board and a 2 way board (that was installed in an emergency a couple years ago). I think I have spares covered. Dale If you care to share that procedure it would probably be helpful to others . A new topic would be good .
ticki2 08/17/15 02:43pm Truck Campers
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