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RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

On my GMC the rubber is bonded to the upper bracket , not mechanically attached . I did not want to destroy it . This way it is easily returned to stock , and cheaper :)
ticki2 03/08/20 05:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

Another update . After about 5 years of use one of the ss band clamps developed a small wear hole . They are very thin . I tack welded a heavier gage piece of ss to the wear surface and have had no problem since . They are very easy to remove , just loosen the bolts and slide off the end of the spring . If you go this route measure carefully , the length of the band clamp is important also pe-bend the clamp at the corners around the block and spring so it can be tightened . Good luck with your project .
ticki2 03/08/20 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

This is a set I made a while back .https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25587998/srt/pd/pging/1/page/1.cfm
ticki2 03/08/20 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Which is taller?

Look at the upfitter guide, it will tell you everything you need to know. The wheels and wells for them aren't the problem, they are in the same place whether CC or pickup frame. The problem is the frame itself. With wheel wells on the flatbed - and this is certainly not unheard of - you can get it lower, but very hard to get as low as a pickup. I have not found that to be true . The wheel wells are not in the same place . The CC version has a 60" CA dimension , the pickup version has 56" CA dimensions . Width of frame rails on CC is 34" , on pickup it's 38" . The rear axle on a CC is also narrower by 4" . Knapheide list the floor width on their utility bed for a 1ton dually at 49" for CC and 54" for pickup box delete .
ticki2 03/06/20 05:41am Truck Campers
RE: Spring adhesive for rubber?

I apologize if my comments move away from you original question . I think there is a problem even if you find the proper adhesive . One of the surfaces in the picture should be slick ( steel ) to allow the spring to slide as it compresses or it will rip the top or bottom pads . Two rubber pads will have too much friction . At least that has been my experience .
ticki2 03/04/20 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: How do you get to your spare tire with the camper on?

If you consider removing the spare from behind the rear axle then adding it to in front of the front axle the affect can easily be 175# . It doesn't mean the spare weighs that much.
ticki2 03/02/20 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

One thing puzzles me , if you have your very own " truck camper expert " , why are you asking the question here ? Spring shops do a lot of business replacing broken springs on working trucks , the majority of which have nothing to do with stableloads . My humble advice is proceed with caution . Asking the question here to gather many thoughts and opinions, and learn about different suspension mods, as i know there are many options. Then sift thru them all. I would generally not just trust one person. I thought that would be obvious. ;-) And yet you keep referring back to a trusted expert that heard about springs breaking instead of folks who are actually using the product . BTW I personally don't need the product so have no dog in the fight .
ticki2 02/15/20 10:08am Truck Campers
RE: Alternative Generator For our campers

I notice that generator symply says sine wave , not specifying whether it is pure sine wave or modified sine wave . :h
ticki2 02/15/20 07:16am Truck Campers
RE: you like Torklift StableLoads? / Upper, lower or BOTH?

One thing puzzles me , if you have your very own " truck camper expert " , why are you asking the question here ? Spring shops do a lot of business replacing broken springs on working trucks , the majority of which have nothing to do with stableloads . My humble advice is proceed with caution .
ticki2 02/15/20 06:18am Truck Campers
RE: Front Hitch receiver F-250

Add some stabilizing turnbuckles from the tow loops to the outside corners of the front rack like this. It will be rock solid then. https://i.imgur.com/WkIoJ6wl.jpg :):) I use a similar method for my front mounted spare . Like a rock .
ticki2 02/14/20 03:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear Porch

In response to a separate topic it was mentioned that the tailgate should be left off and some sort of porch could be built. This idea has merit and interest me. Would you be kind enough to share your thoughts, designs and especially photos on the idea of a porch? Pros/Cons most welcome. Thanks Y'all, You would do yourself a great service by taking the time to look through " truck camper university " in the stickies at the beginning of this section . It addresses many of the questions you have posted . It will not answer all your questions ,and I am not suggesting you don't ask questions , but it will give you a good background in a subject you seem to lack much knowledge , namely , truck campers . There is a whole section there on the topic of porches so you can see what others have done . Your questions and the answers to them will be much more meaningful to you .
ticki2 02/04/20 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: maybe add some heavy duty pressure treated lumber?

The plastic decking would be better . Even pressure treated would has capillary action .
ticki2 02/01/20 07:22am Truck Campers
RE: Too big for a T/C ?

Ceiling height is ceiling height. , you'll just have to find one that works for you . There are many work around for the table . Google " sliding rv dinette table " , and you will find several , mine is one of them . If it is a single pedestal type they come in different heights and can be changed easily .
ticki2 01/29/20 05:50am Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

cobra roof exhaust vent link That would work good , you would need 2 rolls .
ticki2 01/27/20 05:42am Truck Campers
RE: Moisture under mattress solutions please

This is not a good application for Reflectix as it is an effective moisture barrier and will trap condensation above and below it .
ticki2 01/26/20 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Nice calculator for “structural load” for DIY

While that calculator is helpful for some things it is not applicable to your tie downs . It is a simple beam calculator . What is needed is a cantilever beam with a fixed end and concentrated load at the end . The same would apply to a hitch extension . I am.not an engineer , just enough knowledge to be dangerous . If you have access to engineers check with them . I would be interested how they would calculate dynamic loads ie , bouncing down the road , most all of these formulas only calculate static loads . BTW , your tie downs look more than adequate .
ticki2 01/26/20 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: Roof Vent Security

Fair enough, I may be overthinking it. Determined thief’s will always find a way in. That vent (yes it’s the 12x12 emergency exit) just looks way too easy/inviting and I don’t want to tempt a guy that might otherwise not bother. Flat bar across the opening is probably a good, easy way to go. Thanks for the suggestions. I don't see how a 12x12 vent could even be considered an emergency exit . Who could fit through one , except maybe a child .
ticki2 01/17/20 03:52am Truck Campers
RE: Ideas from those of you who built your own hold downs

Just a thought looking at you picture . I made some inserts like that to fit into the trailer hitch to mount cut down semi mud flaps for trailering . Really kept the trailer clean .
ticki2 01/16/20 04:40pm Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

Being a master mechanic it might be worth looking into changing the 2500 coil spring setup to 3500 leaf springs .The body builder manual should give you the exact measurements for brackets and hangers .
ticki2 01/15/20 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

Thanks for the responses. This is very unfortunate as I custom ordered our truck from the factory, it is one of the last real trucks per-se (vinyl floor, manual trans, manual 4x4, etc). Could have easily got a 3500 at that time. It's hard to swallow that it pulls our heavy older 2002 3 horse gooseneck with 3 horses in it beautifully but can't handle a slide-in. But it's OK, I am a mechanic. Maybe the best thing to do is find an older 3500 dually, build it up as an overland style rig, and be able to leave the camper on it all the time. That way when we go into the backwoods I won't cry if the truck takes a scratch. That approach has some merit . Find a cab/chassis with the narrow rear axle for more clearance . Put a flatbed on it for tons of storage . As far as diesel lowering payload , it actually helps . Almost all the TC weight is on the rear axle which is the same for gas or diesel . Hardly ever is the front axle capacity used . The diesels extra weight in the front helps balance a loaded truck .
ticki2 01/13/20 06:31am Truck Campers
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