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RE: Black tank treatments.

I used to use tanktechsRX in my truck camper which was always moving which breaks up the solids it worked great. But when I used it in my 5th wheel that sat all the time it did not stop the stink. In this situation AquaKem worked well. but after I traded in everything on the MH I had a supply of aquaKem left so that went into the MH.
towpro 07/27/21 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

your bed probably will be the same as 2002-2008. I bet not many of them sitting in flat bed stores anymore. Is the bed failing because of Rust? Are you over tightening the fast guns?
towpro 07/26/21 05:41am Truck Campers
RE: Can't overcome the fear of buying a Truck and TC.......

I will admit, I had a couple truck campers on and off so I could go motorcycle racing, but they did not count since they were old and rundown. we got a wolf creek, than an arctic fox 990. We were loving tehm because they were easy to take on trips. (At same time we had a 5th wheel that sat on site 100 miles from home all year, great for weekend trips). We used the truck campers for trips to outerbanks. sometimes we boondocked, sometimes we towed motorcycle trailer, sometimes we towed Jeep liberty. But as we got older (real late 50's) we relized somethings about a truck camper were a PITA. Like to to climb in and out of bed. When I role over I put my arms out and they would bang against the cealing and wake us up. once or twice I sat up in my sleep and almost knocked myself out. And the truck camper was so high getting in and out of it wife almost fell out of it one day. we were on an extended trip at OBX and watched this couple that had one of the sprinter based MH coaches. We also had just moved from one state to another and lost storage, now it cost me money to store truck and 990 Plus we could not use the 5er anymore so we traded everything (truck, slide in camper and 5th wheel) in on this Class C diesel. than covid happened, we used the MH to drive between FL and PA a couple times, it was great on highway because you did not have to go into places for restrooms, food, ect. we took a 40 day trip to OBX, it was great. But in FLA its different. all the campgrounds are overpriced accept state parks, and you need 1 year reservation to get into them. Dealer offered me what I paid and I pulled the trigger. so yes there was some things about the truck camper world we found were tougher with age. I used to shoot clay birds with a guy who also had a truck camper, wife had hip replaced and was never able to climb into his truck camper again. Life happens.
towpro 07/22/21 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: Articfox Truck Camper with multiple slides.

I wanted to see one that had 2 slides (new back than) but recall someone saying the way the sink drain worked in the slide-out was a concern to them.
towpro 07/09/21 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Mattress

Putting a Froli under your mattress makes it lots more comfortable. way to pricey for my blood. BUT if you are putting it in a boat where everything is always wet it could save on mattress cost over time I guess.
towpro 07/09/21 06:11am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

I bet most tool boxes come close to 50 lbs alone and everyone carries tools.
towpro 07/09/21 06:06am Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

Yet, they show a TC on a SRW on the landing page for their website. ;)https://northwoodmfg.com/truck-campers/arctic-fox-camper/ that is an 865. its 500 lbs lighter than the 990. *Arctic Fox 865: dry weight, 3,236 pounds + 34 gallons fresh, 283.5 pounds + 6 gallon full hot water heater, 50 pounds + 2x 30-pound full propane tanks, 54 pounds + 2 batteries, 130 pounds + stuff, 500 pounds = 4,253.5 pounds
towpro 07/08/21 01:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic fox 990 rocking back and forth

first, if it does not have a sway bar at all, or maybe it does have a factory sway bar, I would get a BigWig HD sway bar. I don't know what the ford spring pack looks like, but I am betting IF it has upper overloads, you have the air bags inflated to high and the upper overload is not hitting the spring perch that stick out from the frame. also if you have 1 air input, as you sway the air transfers from one side airbag to the other which does not help. One way to fix this is to (lower air bag pressure) and to replace the rubber bumpers on those spring perches with something wider (like a hockey puck), or torklift upper stableloads. But the problem with this is it can stiffen up the ride even empty if the new stableloads are hitting the upper helper springs. on my 2006 3500 ram SRW I was running Energy Suspension rubber blocks to replace the metal blocks for my helpersprings. this stopped the "bang" (both noise and shock vibration you felt in your back) from the suspension every time you hit a bump loaded and the overloads banged into the spring perch. Plus they were rubber with holes so they had some give under load. I have also tried the Torklift lower stableloads on a 2018 Ram 3500 dually. I loved them. they added around 1" of additional lift (back to level) with the 990 loaded. They come in Stainless, and you can disable them when running empty. I tried Rancho adjustable 9000 on the rear and rancho 5000's on the front of a brand new 2015 Ram 3500 dually 4x4 (after working on phone with Rancho). this was a mess. I could repeatably hit a bump in a road and the back would start with oscillation up and down (with camper on) and would not stop until you slowed down to around 35. We replaced the 9000's but it still did it. I ended up returning them all under the "try them out" warranty rancho offered and put the brand new Ram shocks back on. I had a sway problem with a Mercedes motorhome. This is a perfect example of a vehicle that is running at its max weight! First keep in mind a MH is always loaded, you can't take the body off like you can unload a truck camper. It already had the BigWig Sway bar. I ran timbren blocks both front and rear which helped with the sway some. Than I put Fox 2.0 shocks on the motorhome that were revalved for this application by agile offroad: WOW what a difference. it solved my problems! but I can picture how rough the fox shocks might be on a truck if you unloaded the camper and drove around empty.
towpro 07/08/21 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: FastGun Upgrade

Just keep an eye on the powder coating coming off on the handle (if yours has it). When I first discovered this the coating was lifting off sides of the metal, exposing a sharp edge on the inside edge of the handle, just where the inside of your fingers go when you grab the handle to open it. This piece of power coating will be as sharp razor blade. of course that life time warranty don't cover finish.
towpro 07/06/21 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Mattress

I have switched campers to Amazon memory foam mattress. I put down silver reflective isolation (1/8" thick role) and breathable fabric to allow moisture from underneath to escape. never did have a problem I have a mason neighbor who sold me the amount of fabric I needed instead of a expensive role.
towpro 07/03/21 07:06am Truck Campers
RE: Hershey RV show

If you are really looking for one and are in NE usa, setup a trip to NH and call TruckCamperWearhouse. He might even be able to fit you into one of his on site camping spots. Plus there is no sales tax in NH, so if your state don't require a title........
towpro 06/29/21 06:06am Truck Campers
RE: Insurance!

The camper when off the truck is usually covered by homeowner's insurance. On the truck it should be covered by the auto insurance. I have had no problems with State Farm for insuring the camper with our homeowners and our auto insurance policies. Not unusual for companies to offer low rates and then cover themselves by reducing the coverage or increasing the deductible or other aspect. Anything that can be insured on its own is NOT covered under homeowners. check with your agent to be sure. Examples are ATV, Dirt bikes, golf carts etc. If someone breaks into your garage and takes your ATV and lawn tractor your Homeowners is only going to cover your lawn tractor. Same with Auto insurance. if someone steals an ATV out of the bed, or off a trailer that is connected to your truck, its not covered by your truck insurance because an ATV can be insured by itself. Check with your agent.
towpro 06/29/21 06:02am Truck Campers
RE: Hershey RV show

in the past I have seen a palomino and a Lance dealer there, and there was people standing in line to go into each so we moved on. This year with Covid still going in and everything being oversold not sure what Hershey will be like.
towpro 06/28/21 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: Carrying a Small Motorcycle?

or get rid of all the tie downs with one of these. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0984/2782/products/Ultimate_MX_Haul_Full_1024x1024.jpg?v=1617211334
towpro 06/25/21 06:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Full hook up?

I had a case where someone bumped the faucet in the bathroom of the 990. We discovered it when we saw the water running out of the web bath, under the door and onto the floor. Luckily we were in AC season so we could get it to dry. The gray tanks was closed.
towpro 06/19/21 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Full hook up?

if on a site with sewer, we hook up and pull the gray tank so it drains all the time, but let black tank collect. than a day before I leave I will shut the gray valve so I have something to flush the hose after I drain the black before leaving.
towpro 06/18/21 06:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Carrying a Small Motorcycle?

be careful with the install. on my 2018 ram the hitch bolted through a hollow truck frame, and they had a torque spec of like 120 lbs. it will crush that solid frame with that torque.
towpro 06/16/21 05:16am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone know the payload range of a 1994 GMC?

search internet for what is payload of 1994 gmc 2500 extended cab 2084 lbs
towpro 06/16/21 05:14am Truck Campers
RE: About to leave, truck batteries are dead question

sounds like the alternator on truck failed. Failures always happens at worse time. as others said, charge truck batteries, start truck and recheck the voltage running. did it go up into the 13v or higher range?
towpro 06/04/21 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Repo a Truck Camper???

in that part of the us, the truck camper probably don't have a title. it comes with an MSO, but titles are not needed, which means you might be able to sell it with just a sellers receipt according to nada guides that 2018 770 camper might have a resale value of $12K unless you have destroyed it. Any thought of listing it for sale? it might be easier to sell it now by providing a proof of purchase notarized to seller, than continue to pay on loan until its done. you know what a repo will do for you credit, for maybe 7 years or more. Don't forget stuff like car insurance also is related to credit rating, so its going to cost you to walk away. coming up with that couple grand to pay off loan might be cheaper than paying it to the car (and or home) insurance people.
towpro 06/02/21 01:13pm Truck Campers
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