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RE: What am I missing on GVWR??

Well looks like it will be the northstar for us. The dealer with the 720 was offended by my offer, but given the build quality inside the unit, there is no way I was paying close to list. I already had another dealer willing to order me one for slightly more than I offered the local dealer, but we decided the wait is just too long. You probably have seen this before? Mellow Mike's Northstar on a Dodge 3500 Short Box...
woodhog 06/13/19 07:08pm Truck Campers
RE: importing a truck

Do you not have to pay GST at the Border and the balance of your HST when you register it? Yes you do have to pay the GST at the border crossing, HST as you say. Be careful with warranty coverage, depending on the make of the truck if it is still under warranty in the USA, you could find yourself with no warranty when you go to a dealer in Canada. If you are going to reside in this country and bring your truck you have exemptions to both taxes, if you qualify...
woodhog 02/27/19 07:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island

Don't want to high jack but cool beans that the ferry is back! Yes this is a good thing, access the more quiet part of the province from your area with almost no driving... You will sail right by this spot on the way in to Yarmouth. Cape Forchu Be sure to visit this attraction, so much better than the Peggys Cove area near the city of Halifax, with thousands of cruise ship passengers crawling all over the rocks. You can then go down the Fundy Shore or the South Shore of NS, Fundy is more busy....and hotter in summer in the Annapolis Valley, we prefer the cool SW facing bays and inlets of the South Shore in summer around here.
woodhog 02/20/19 07:20am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island

Cat Boat You can take your trip in reverse, with Oak Island being your first stop. All the 100 series highways in Nova Scotia are twinned by the old number roads that were there first, so you have a choice of travel. Scenic are the older roads. eg. Yarmouth to Oak Island can be done on the 103 or the 3. There is almost no traffic on the single digit roads, except in a few small towns... We have driven with our camper on week days in the summer over 50 miles and never passed by a car on some of the non 100 series paved roads.
woodhog 02/18/19 07:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: GVWR question

https://i.imgur.com/MIEn7Yol.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. The thinking of weight regulators, scale house personnel etc is influenced by the truck door sill tags they see everyday in their work. The axle GAWR's on large commercial trucks add up to the GVWR on the door tags, our small trucks for some reason do not follow the same logic, it causes a lot of confusion. Front 13,200 Two rear axles 20,000 plus 20,000 The GVWR is the sum of the axles GAWR... 53,200 They install the proper rated tires to match the axles and your good to go... This is the proper method, what happens to our trucks is anyones guess.
woodhog 02/13/19 06:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Trickle charge on truck's 2 batteries...?

Same truck and engine, quite a few years ago I started using 5W40 synthetic in the Cummins. If your into 15W40 in the cold its sort of like molasses in there. Plus it takes a long time to get to the top end etc... The starting circuit will have to work overtime to crank the engine to firing compression.. With syn 5W40 it starts like summer... I have a friend up above you in Alberta with a fleet of dump trucks , they all are on 5W40.
woodhog 01/30/19 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: OUCH!... I hate when that happens (:

Same truck and camper, that part that sticks out is always a problem.. I think it is part of the toilet framing on our model 2006... Good idea re the metal, I am going to do that to ours, to toughen that area up. Thanks
woodhog 01/21/19 06:33pm Truck Campers
RE: On the fence for a new TC hauler? ... new Ram looks awesome!

Here is a 4500 series, if you like the GM power train, duramax and Allison, 4x4, engine air compression, real air ride. Have to go flatbed camper.. GM 4500 ? or ?
woodhog 01/14/19 08:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Heavy Duty Electric Trucks are Coming...

Did no one look under the truck??? ... Nice....
woodhog 01/09/19 12:43pm Truck Campers

Natcoa vs rv.net The above link has the name, etc of the founder of Natcoa and also some other members who used to post there years ago. It was always interesting and very informative. I cannot remember the exact reason they fell out with the owners of rv.net, it may have been over advertising? Maybe something to do with Snowriver campers , also stick vs aluminium frames rings a bell ?? They all had some interesting posts at the height of the conflict on here. That was a long time ago, maybe some other old timers can get the story right???
woodhog 12/13/18 11:34am Truck Campers
RE: Draining the batteries

You could buy a clip on amp meter, put it on the truck battery lead, shut the truck down in the normal manner, unplug the camper from the truck. Note the reading on the meter, it should be near zero, if it is reading something on the meter, start to remove fuses in the truck to see where the parasitic current drain is taking place.. If the truck comes up clean (nothing using energy from the batteries), plug in the camper and note the reading, do the same thing to isolate items of energy consumption in the camper that are normally off, unless turned on..
woodhog 09/05/18 09:35am Truck Campers
How was this one tied down before it flew off !

TC takes flight
woodhog 08/22/18 05:13pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: The Messy Campsite!

We rarely go to any campgrounds, we have many places to spend the night in our area of travel. When the camper is being made road ready for another days work by DW, I take the garbage bag, get a bit of early morning exercise and pick up any garbage laying around... Sort of a mobile TC garbage truck.... https://i.imgur.com/bBJkJ9Hl.jpg
woodhog 08/21/18 06:40am Truck Campers
RE: 2005 2WD 2500 Ram Crew Cab HD SLT SB Auto Cummins

We have a longbox, 3500 2004.5, the only difference in suspension compared to your truck is a set of over load springs, have these installed on your truck and it will be a 3500... We haul the camper in the signature, 8 foot, the total gross weight easily can go above 11,000 pounds. SRW ratings from RAM those years for a one ton where 9900. You will save weight with your 2WD, somewhere around 300-400 pounds ?.. Like some of the others have said, no problem to haul an 8 foot camper, its all tires and wheel rating for safety... If it is set up properly the truck(engine) will pull the weight like it is empty. Swaybay for handling, some Torklifts for the sagging...
woodhog 07/30/18 07:29am Truck Campers
RE: Video: High amp charging from the truck to the camper

Thanks for taking the time to video the install. It reminded me of an old thread on here from many years ago, your video brought it to life. DC Charging to Camper from Truck Mod.
woodhog 07/26/18 08:34am Truck Campers
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