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RE: Looking at new 5th wheels....does anyone build a ?????

A 3 slide unit would normally give you opposing main room slides and plenty of room to move around with an island. The island does add a ton more counter space and kitchen storage.
work2much 12/15/19 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer upgrade

... The Grand Design is over priced, and dealers are limited on how much they can discount them. Not entirely true. We've negotiated 28 - 30% off MSRP on both our Grand Design fifth wheels. Rob The dealer we are looking at discounts Grand Design 30% without negotiation. New 2020 310GK $64k There is definitely plenty of room for discounts on these.
work2much 12/12/19 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer upgrade

This thread is pretty apropos for us. We have been shopping over the last week we have been looking at Jayco Pinnacle, Grand Design Solitude, Vanleigh Vilano and the Keystone Montana. These trailers all have the same floorpans. Our take between the Solitude and the Montana: Montana: Not a wide body but still comfortable inside. Really not too noticeable. Smaller fresh water tank Central "command" station that handles all the camper electrics. Scares me a little if the "motherboard" were to quit. Nice finish carpentry on the cabinets. Big windows on the camp side not encumbered by casework above the theater seating. Less expensive Bigger cargo carrying capacity. Solitude: Bigger fresh water holding tank. Wide body 8'-5" This shows mainly in the bedroom where there is more space between the bed and the dresser. Also nice pull out chest in the bedroom to store shoes and sit on. Bigger master bed closet. HUGE windows in the passenger side slide. Nicer wood casework. The current 2020 Montana has aweful (In our opinion) choices on the casework colors and not what is shown on their website or current catalog. Pop up TV adds even more light into the camper when not watching TV. Love the interior design, wood colors. Both units have 6 point hydraulic leveling and hydraulic main slides. We have eliminated from our list the Vilano. The casework construction and fit was pretty bad on the 3 units we looked at. The Vilano also uses Lippert axles rather the the Dexter axles like the Montana and Grand Design. We also eliminated the Pinnacle from our list. Schwintek electric slides were so slow and really seemed to struggle closing the driver side slide. Also bumped my head getting into the bedroom. Lot's to like though on the Pinnacles fit and finish. So that leaves the Solitude and the Montana. We haven't decided yet and may come down who will give the biggest discounts. Looking for 30% + We are also considering the Montana with the Legacy package which upgrades cabinets framing adds a retractable power cord, disc brakes, surge protector and a few other things. Decisions...decisions...
work2much 12/11/19 11:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 volt batteries and an inverter

I have 4 GC2s at 450 aH total and a 2000 watt MSW inverter and the microwave is iffy. I don't even try the hair dryer at 13 amps (AC) continuous. Are you sure you aren't adding the Ah capacities to arrive at that? Std. Trojan T-105 batteries are 225Ah each. Connecting them in series would give you a 12v 225Ah battery. Or do you have an L16 sized battery?
work2much 11/13/19 03:15pm Truck Campers
RE: 6 volt batteries and an inverter

I'm planning on having 2-6 volt batteries with a 300 amp hour rating. ... I do not have room for 4-6 volt batteries...I'm not opposed to using 12 volt batteries.Your 6v batteries are rated *each* at 300ah? Most I've ever seen is around 220. Some here believe that 12v batteries are better for high-amp inverter applications. Perhaps some big 12s would be better. 2-6v batteries will be a struggle with a microwave. For a 300ah rating each would have be 300ah. Connected in series the amperage doesn't double just the voltage. If a 6v battery was rated at 300ah, 2 in series would make a 12v 300 ah battery. Conventional wisdom is to discharge only to 50% for better cycle life so in the end you would have a 12v 150ah usable amp hour capacity Discharging at a .3C rate would be about 1200 watts which should be ok with a battery bank that size.
work2much 11/13/19 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Usage 2500 Watt Onan

It probably varies depending on what loads you are trying to power with it.
work2much 11/12/19 12:41am Truck Campers
RE: A camper window with a view

Old window with a view thread
work2much 11/09/19 01:28pm Truck Campers
RE: A camper window with a view

https://i.imgur.com/VrLfbsgl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nA0vwSFl.jpg
work2much 11/09/19 01:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Pick up for TC

How hard a used truck has been driven is not a bad question. While the Cummins engine in general is a long lasting and reliable workhorse the rest of the running gear wears out sooner. Pulling a trailer decreases the life expectancy of components. Given that the truck is 2 decades old I would put a keen eye on the maintenance history and have a good diesel mechanic give it a solid look over.
work2much 11/07/19 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: True Truck Payload

I have had 3 trucks with 4 campers over the last 25 years. None of them were under GVWR. All of them were under Axle, wheel and tire ratings. GVWR is a licensing moniker. Most trucks could be stickered for a lot more based on the components used but registration classifications would push it into the next class and increase licensing and insurance costs. That's why the big three all have the same numbers. Not because they are miraculously exactly the same but because of licensing limits.
work2much 10/27/19 05:45pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

I've never considered a 2 wheel drive since we like to camp dirt roads and on the beach. In all the years we have travelled with a truck camper I have only needed to put the truck in 4x4 as the rear tires alone lost traction and slipped a hand full of times. It was sure nice to simply pull a shifter and drive right out. How many times that we proactively engaged 4x4 for sand, mud, steep terrain etc that we may have been ok in 2wd? Not sure. If I was buying a truck to only travel on paved roads only I would go with a 2WD. If I were buying a truck to haul a 5th wheel I would go with 2wd as the bed rail height is lower and I wouldn't take a 5th wheel out on 4x4 type roads.
work2much 10/25/19 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: Carport

I have a VersaTube structure, rated at 90 mph wind load and 65 lb. snow load. It’s 30’ long by 12’ wide by 12’ high side wall, with 13.5’ in the peak. Did you install it yourself?
work2much 10/22/19 05:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Planing on getting an Arctic Fox TC

They have the same disclaimer on the Wolf Creek product catalog. I think they are just CYA. SRW one ton is often the same truck as a DRW if you upgrade a few things. I can tell you from owning one (Arctic Fox) they are heavy beasts, especially on the passenger side with the full wall slide. https://i.imgur.com/Pbtfbfxl.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
work2much 10/18/19 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Planing on getting an Arctic Fox TC

This is from their catalog. https://i.imgur.com/BpdbUMTl.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
work2much 10/18/19 06:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring blocks disintegrated

Holy **** you guys are awesome. They are torklift upper overloads. I'm looking at stable loads now too. Is an anti sway bar worth having with the stable loads and the upper overloads or is that just overkill? Sway bar is definitely worth having.
work2much 10/18/19 03:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring blocks disintegrated

The sway bar is an excellent idea. As far as the blocks are these the stock overload bumpers? Aftermarket? I have seen some posts from people using Torklift bumpers that have disintegrated as you describe. TL will replace them if that's the case. You have plenty of truck for your camper. You might consider stable loads rather than air bags.
work2much 10/18/19 12:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

:h Look over here on the right column to see what category you are opening. https://i.imgur.com/gZIp0gul.png
work2much 10/17/19 09:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Oil changes en-route with camper on truck?

I have had ours done at regular oil changer places. They just need the ceiling height. Most oil changers use a pit under the floor vs. a lift so weight isn't an issue. Call ahead and make sure they have enough head clearance as well as the filter and whatever oil your specify.
work2much 10/17/19 06:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Seat belts in a camper?

Find a used bench seat for the front . Two teenagers in front with driver . Two infant seats in back with adult . Great idea!
work2much 10/17/19 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Seat belts in a camper?

Since no TC is designed and tested for passenger safety I think it would be a bad idea. Seatbelts are only one component of passenger safety. I can't imagine going on in the event I am protected with SRS, shoulder belts, crumple zones etc and my family member dies in the camper with no real protection. Just my take.
work2much 10/17/19 06:06pm Truck Campers
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