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gbutala

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Posted: 03/06/07 05:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see so many people interested in T/C's for 1/2 tons I thought it would be a service for all of us who run 1/2's to let the public know what kind of rigs we have for their reference and to promote T/C's. 1/2 tons outsell every car and truck there is so theres lots of potential for new fellow t/cers.: A picture would be great!

JohnEstabrook

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'86 Viking SP 070 Pop-up truck camper (about 1300 lbs with stuff).

'89 Ford F-150, 4.9L, 3.55 axle.

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JohnEstabrook wrote:

'86 Viking SP 070 Pop-up truck camper (about 1300 lbs with stuff).

'89 Ford F-150, 4.9L, 3.55 axle.


Wow a 300 six! My dad swore by those motors! we had a 79 with one my dad finally sold it in 95! Still ran great.

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I have a 2002 Toyota Tundra V6 (manual) 4X2 with a 2002 Outfitter Caribou 6.5 (base was 850 lbs dry) which I bought last summer. I added Bridgestone Revo E-load tires, Firestone air springs and Hellwig rear sway bar to the truck (all for better safety/driving dynamics) and the only options on the camper are outside shower and rear awning. I don't believe the rig is overweight but have never had the opportunity to get it on a scale. I pack and travel very light. Fishing, some hiking & being outdoors, see the USA/Canada is the main focus…. So I don't use the camper as a second home. It is just a place to flop and eat with a bit more comfort and convenience than tenting. Will be upgrading the electrical system this spring to be able to "boondock" it. Plan to retire this year and use it for a 2-3 months straight and then I will really know if it will perform as I envision.

Half tons RULE and one tons DROOL!!! [emoticon] Happy Trails...

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Radarcody,

NICE looking combo. I envy you for your future plans. We would really like to be able to take off and see the USA and Canada. Maybe someday...

John


John & Cathy
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Posted: 03/07/07 09:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are new to TC'ing and purchased a Palomino Bronco for our 1/2 ton. We added Firestone airbags to the truck. No pictures yet - will have after our first outing on Memorial weekend - can't wait!

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Y2K Silverado Whipple Supercharger,SuperSprings Airlifts
97 Bigfoot 15C9.5FS
77 Chevy 1 Ton C30 (I love this truck)
Chinook Concourse Y2K V10 (Europe)
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Wow, how many "camper miles" do you have on your rig?

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1984 F-150 Ford 4x4 with an Outfitter Caribou 6.5 - some suspension mods, like Rancho helper springs, upgraded leaf springs, and replaced the OEM 8.8 differential with a 9.75 rear end - same gearing as stock. Otherwise simple, like me.

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Gbutala, 95000 trouble free miles except when at 60000 some jerk fitted the wrong air springs in the wrong place & split the frame. However since I removed them, all is ok again.
Original everything, including brakes & tranny [emoticon]

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