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RE: Out with the 20k Superhitch, in with the new 30k w/ Talons

I think he's asking if they are the same center to center measurement between the receivers. ie. would you have to 'reset' the supertruss plates on the sides for the new hitch. I suspect they are different unless they somehow put the two receiver tubes closer together to account for the 2.5" receiver. maybe I'm wrong though. No you are not wrong , that's what I'm looking for . I don't care if it's center to center , OD to OD or ID to ID . The vertical distance between the receiver tubes . Thanks , and it would help if I knew whether it was the regular or the magnum .
ticki2 07/29/15 04:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Out with the 20k Superhitch, in with the new 30k w/ Talons

Top is 2.5" and bottom is 2". This is on all the Magnum setups. Thanks Bedlam but I was looking for the dimension between the tubes , guessing somewhere around 3/8" to 1/2" . Also if it is the same for the regular Super Hitch and the Magnum .
ticki2 07/29/15 06:40am Truck Campers
RE: Out with the 20k Superhitch, in with the new 30k w/ Talons

Boaty , what is the dimension between the top and bottom receiver ?
ticki2 07/28/15 06:01am Truck Campers
RE: Flatbed verses Pickup Box

Reddog1 , I read the entire thread before posting . I also read the entire link that I posted beforehand . I did not read anywhere of you sharing first hand experience , only a section of the law . Perhaps I missed it . You have mentioned in another thread that you have had 3 flatbeds in the past . Did they have a camper ? What was your experience ? My experience has been that knowing how the laws are applied in the field by the local LEOs is often more important than the actual law .
ticki2 07/27/15 01:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Flatbed verses Pickup Box

I hope some more chime in with some first hand experience . According to this article anything over 11500# has to stop regardless of body type , this would probably include 80% of truck campers . http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/weigh-stations/stopping.htm
ticki2 07/27/15 11:25am Truck Campers
RE: Score one for the weight police :)

Yes it can and has happened to factory wheels . Here is a picture of my rear inner dually wheel that was never over loaded. The only reason it didn't fall off is the outer wheel held it in place . The only sign that something was wrong was a slight clicking when decelerating , no vibration or wobble . I thought it was the brakes , but this s what I found . http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/radarstationme014.jpg width=640 Bob...are these steel or alminum? The inner flange (minor id) looks thick like cast alum. I have never seen steelies that thick...but I have never owned a dually! Bill Yes they are original GM steel dual wheels . The thickness is an optical illusion . The white ring you are seeing is the flat portion that mates to the hub . The center of the rim broke completely around the hub but about a 1/2" away from the bend , that is the white in the picture , compare the two wheels .
ticki2 07/26/15 03:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Welcome aboard . The exterior looks to be in good condition . Yes there will be some unpleasant surprises but not insurmountable . BTW I love NS .
ticki2 07/26/15 11:04am Truck Campers
RE: Solid Turnbuckles

I believe they are referring to the Happijac turnbuckles . The fronts are spring loaded and the rears just have a rubber bump stop . The front attach to a bracket bolted to the front of the pickup bed and the rears attach to a "button" bolt on the rear bumper . I would stay with the torklift spring loaded all the way around as you have .
ticki2 07/26/15 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Summer Journey-update

Good decision , focus on the trip , plenty of time later for the TR . Safe travels .
ticki2 07/26/15 07:56am Truck Campers
RE: Score one for the weight police :)

Centerline makes forged aluminum. and made in USA. I looked at the centerlnes but could not find any with weight ratings more than 3200# .
ticki2 07/25/15 05:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper Driving Lights and Blinker

I hate to say it but it can also be a broken wire in the harness . Finding it can be almost impossible . I finally gave up and tapped into the trucks running lights .
ticki2 07/25/15 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: Tires and pressure

An alternative would be to use a utility trailer rated for the weight , mount the camper on it and tow it until you can sort out what to do about the truck . Trucks can tow much more weight than they can carry .There is more than one on this forum doing that .
ticki2 07/25/15 08:17am Truck Campers
RE: Who makes custom ball mounts / shanks / stingers?

This doesn't have the weight rating you are looking for but may work , depending on load . I just measured my Reese 2" solid shank WD ball mount , part # 54917 . length center pn to center ball = 14" weight rating 1200/12000
ticki2 07/23/15 04:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Score one for the weight police :)

Yes it can and has happened to factory wheels . Here is a picture of my rear inner dually wheel that was never over loaded. The only reason it didn't fall off is the outer wheel held it in place . The only sign that something was wrong was a slight clicking when decelerating , no vibration or wobble . I thought it was the brakes , but this s what I found . http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv151/ticki2/radarstationme014.jpg width=640
ticki2 07/23/15 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Water heater help ASAP plz?!

With the heater off , is there any water coming out of the heat exchanger tube ?
ticki2 07/23/15 10:56am Truck Campers
RE: Score one for the weight police :)

Keep in mind that Ford uses hub centric wheels and I am not aware of an aftermarket wheel company that makes a hub centric wheel. I am not trying to start an argument between the hub-centric/lug-centric folks but there must be a reason. The center bore on aftermarket wheels is not machined to the close tolerances required for hub-centric. If there is no difference in performance, why would any car maker go with hub-centric as it adds cost to manufacturing? One very simple reason for the manufacturer to use hub centric wheels is it makes the installation at the factory that much easier. With a lug centric wheel care must be taken when tightening the lugs to ensure proper wheel centering. With a hub centric wheel, you can just slide on the wheel and torque down the lugs. The reason after market hub centric wheels are rare is they would have to be vehicle specific. Ford knows the hub diameter so they can get hub centric wheels made for those vehicles. Hub centric vs lug centric makes no difference regarding load carrying ability. The load is carried on the friction between the wheel and mating surface created by the torque on the lug nuts. This is why proper torque on lug nuts is important, regardless of lug or hub centric. Thank you . I was about to respond with the same message . You said it much better . Another reason on a dually with washer type lug nuts there is no other good way to center the wheel on the axle .
ticki2 07/23/15 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: Any solutions for high altitude refrigerator issues?

If you can light it manually with a flame perhaps the spark is not properly located . A manual fridge can have the same problem if the pilot light is not in the correct position , or strong enough . Just a thought.
ticki2 07/23/15 07:47am Truck Campers
RE: Who makes custom ball mounts / shanks / stingers?

There is probably a reason they are not made, too long too much tongue weight They sell extensions that are up to 4 feet long .
ticki2 07/20/15 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Who makes custom ball mounts / shanks / stingers?

I agree , I don't think there is an off the shelf ball mount that long . How about a 2" sold shaft long mount with a 2" by2-1/2" adapter welded to it to gain a few more inches .
ticki2 07/20/15 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires and pressure

You may also have to go to 16" wheels to find E rated tires .
ticki2 07/18/15 06:14pm Truck Campers
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