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RE: Do you believe this? 2022 Chevy 3500 HD dually

So the curb weight of a brand new crew cab long bed diesel dually 4x4 is 7200#? I'll believe that when me shjt turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet. https://youtu.be/1xbLO5bB0Tk My 2019 CC SRW 8' bed LT trim with snow plow prep was 8250lbs with 3200 on the rear when delivered with full fuel and driver, they must have went on a diet. That would be over5000# on the front axle , doesn’t seem right . Did you have a plow on ?
ticki2 08/18/21 07:33am Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

MarkO , I thought 97 and 2017 f250 wheels had different bolt pattern. How did you swop them ? Or did I miss read .
ticki2 08/16/21 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

My 2015 F350 SRW 4x4 came with LT275/70R18 tires rated at 3640-lbs, and the wheels (rims) are rated for 3590-lbs. Ford publishes a spec book, and if you can find it via Googling, That’s the first I’ve heard of something published where the oem wheels were rated less than the oem tires . Interesting.
ticki2 08/15/21 06:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Hit the scales again this morning, PERFECT!

Not aimed at anyone n particular but the rational concerning weights sometimes baffles me . So if you put G rated 19.5 wheels and tires on your 1500 series truck you are good for 16000# gvw , wow . I don’t think anyone says that. First, it does nothing for the GVWR. I think that’s what you meant not GVW. Many SRW rear axles are rated at over 9000 lbs which you’ll never hit with stock tires. Adding F/G rated 19.5s on can bring your tires up to that rating assuming they are aired at the correct inflation which will in effect give you room on the rear axle weight but also won’t raise the RAWR because that’s a number the manufacturer controls as well. I respectfully disagree , I think many on here think just that way . They address a know weak link , mainly tires because they are easy , and forget the rest of the suspension like wheels and brakes and bearings . From the number of post on spring helpers it seems stock springs are not up to task . I did mean GVW since so many ignore GVWR . It’s not that it can’t be done and be ok but all the elements need to be addressed .
ticki2 08/13/21 03:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Camped in a TC with 6 people … this weekend.

I camp with 4-5 girls all the time. The boss, sometimes a granddaughter, other times a sister in law. And three girl cats. You know how tough it is keeping that many females happy? I should get a trophy, a certificate, or at least a coffee mug. :W :):) your only reward is you get to drive :) LOL , sometimes it was easier with multiples, did quit a bit of traveling with wife and two daughters . I had special status as driver and grunt while they argued and chattered away ??
ticki2 08/13/21 05:26am Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tie down maintenance

The best product I’ve used so far is Fliuid Film . I spray the undercarriage every fall . No serious prep , just scrape off obvious peeling and spray it on . My truck has plowed snow in the salt belt and still looks pretty good .
ticki2 08/06/21 01:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Hit the scales again this morning, PERFECT!

PERFECT ?? According to the specs you’re over gvwr by 1100# , over rawr by 790# and over rear tire rating by 590# ??
ticki2 08/06/21 04:01am Truck Campers
RE: Hit the scales again this morning, PERFECT!

Not aimed at anyone n particular but the rational concerning weights sometimes baffles me . So if you put G rated 19.5 wheels and tires on your 1500 series truck you are good for 16000# gvw , wow .
ticki2 08/05/21 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Black tank treatments.

Neither do I
ticki2 07/27/21 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

I thought Torklift frame mounts attached to the frame and not the bed . Do you have a picture of yours ?
ticki2 07/25/21 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Motorcycle Carrier

Every major snowplow manufacturer uses them and snowplows spend more time on the road than anywhere else .
ticki2 07/24/21 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

Most pickup wheels aren’t rated for that much. True , and finding reliable info on OEM wheels ranges from difficult to impossible.
ticki2 07/11/21 11:09am Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

LT 295/70/18 E are rated at 4000# . Most of the tire manufacturers offer that size in a verity of tread patterns . It would be nice if F rated tires were offered with that rating in smaller sizes . There are F rated tires available now but they are ST trailer tires , I would not use them on a truck .
ticki2 07/11/21 04:43am Truck Campers
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

There are several tires out now in the 18” size that have 4000# weight ratings .
ticki2 07/10/21 07:26am Truck Campers
RE: Pickup bed delete or cab chassis (C&C)?

If you take a good look at a c&c truck and take some measurements I think you will find that the axle bump stops will prevent the wheels from ever going above the truck frame so there is really no need for a hump above the flatbed unless you have oversized wheels/tires . You just have to watch the flatbed framing so the wheels have a pocket under the deck . The narrower axle on the c&c is the same width as a srw pickup so you can also convert to srw by removing the dually spacers on the front hubs and use srw wheels .
ticki2 07/09/21 06:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

You stated that before you changed tires and wheels you didn’t have the problem . What tire brand and size were on then . Double check the actual tires on now , perhaps wrong tires were installed . What are the axle weights for the truck and camper loaded for camping ? Also check the weight rating of the new wheels , many aftermarket wheels are not known for high ratings . It seems the problem all started with the new wheels and tires .
ticki2 07/07/21 08:29pm Truck Campers
RE: License plates

I don’t think it’s a big deal either way , probably depends more on the opinion of the officer if you do get questioned and you can probably talk your way out of it since the laws are so ambiguous. My state has two plates and no plates for TC’s . My camper has a light and bracket for a plate . I move mine so it isn’t obvious that something is missing . I’ve never heard of someone being stopped or questioned for moving the truck plate to the camper . That’s my 2cents worth of reasoning
ticki2 06/27/21 07:41am Truck Campers
RE: New to truck camping - Palomino HS 2902 with flatbed?

It’s going to be difficult without the camper unless you have some detailed measurements . If you can remove the sides to pick up the camper perhaps you can find a temporary place to hook the tie downs . You definitely want them inboard of the flatbed sides so your side panels can close . Most campers have a drop down at the rear of the floor at the 8’ mark which means you’re going to need a spacer between headboard and camper with that 9’ bed . Best to have the camper first before doing to much customizing .
ticki2 06/26/21 02:34pm Truck Campers
RE: New to truck camping - Palomino HS 2902 with flatbed?

The camper should not rest on the sides , only the floor . Be sure that the foldable sides are less height than the distance from the truck bed to the underside of the camper wings . I used 4 short Torklift anchor guards for tie downs . They attach to 1/2” D rings bolted to the flatbed . My flatbed is diamond plate aluminum and the camper sticks like glue . If yours is smooth you will need a rubber mat under camper so it doesn’t slide around . I would also recommend side stops to prevent side movement . There are several good discussion in TCU of campers on a flatbed , worth you time . Good luck
ticki2 06/26/21 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: Evaporative Coolers for Lance

I don’t know what the Lance rep is talking about , maybe he doesn’t either . Every RV roof top AC I know of fits standard 14”x 14” opening , same as a standard roof vent . The particular model that lance used back then may no longer be available but you don’t need to stick with the same model . As far as evaporative coolers they only work well in very dry climates .
ticki2 06/08/21 07:25am Truck Campers
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