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craigandsue

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Posted: 07/18/20 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking of upgrading my truck camper. My present one cannot be used off the truck. Who all makes a truck camper that can be used off the truck?


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Just about all newer TCs can be used off the truck - Northstar, Northern Lite, Lance, Bigfoot, Cirrus, etc can all be used off the truck.


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It’s true that most newer campers can be used off truck, but there have been some holding tank straps that failed for many brands in the past.

I think it would be better to ask the manufacturer once you get close, or do a search once you get a used one/new one in mind to find out.


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jimh425 wrote:

It’s true that most newer campers can be used off truck, but there have been some holding tank straps that failed for many brands in the past.

I think it would be better to ask the manufacturer once you get close, or do a search once you get a used one/new one in mind to find out.


That's a curious statement that I never heard. Can you expound on it?

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I can't imagine what would prevent ANY TC from being used alone?
I am 1 of those who had issue with water tank weight separating floor from rest of the camper, but that was also due some water damages.
So it is always good idea to put some support at least on front, where water tank is.
My holding tanks hang on straps no matter if on truck or on jacks.





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Posted: 07/18/20 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Northstar TC’s can be used off the truck.

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Your saying your Alpenlite can't be used off the truck? I've never heard of such a thing. Is that on a warning label somewhere, in the manual?
I've done a lot of studying on TC over the years and I've owned 2 of them. I've never run across anything that said any of them couldn't be used off the truck.

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narcodog wrote:

That's a curious statement that I never heard. Can you expound on it?


Which part? I’ll take a guess. Btw, if you keep up with the threads and remember the cases, it helps. But, you can also do a search along with “site[emoticon]v.net” which will find cases in the archives.

That’s why I said, don’t assume that the particular model will be fine.

Arctic Fox strap failure
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/21247815/print/true.cfm

Bigfoot failure

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/20086672/print/true.cfm

Popups not recommended off truck.

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/19120591/print/true.cfm

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I think it’s pretty safe to say most TC’s can be used off the truck. The question may be which ones can be used with full tanks off the truck. A little research with the Mfr should get this information. Our Eagle Cap specifically says in the literature it can be used off the truck with full tanks and we have done so many times.
It is true there have been tanks that have sheared their holding straps. Like anything, once they get old-a little preventive inspection/maintenance is a good idea.


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jimh425 wrote:

narcodog wrote:

That's a curious statement that I never heard. Can you expound on it?


Which part? I’ll take a guess. Btw, if you keep up with the threads and remember the cases, it helps. But, you can also do a search along with “site[emoticon]v.net” which will find cases in the archives.

That’s why I said, don’t assume that the particular model will be fine.

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Popups not recommended off truck.

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/19120591/print/true.cfm


That's an overly broad statement regarding Popups. I've used my Outfitter "popup" TC many many times off the truck. And I will continue to do so.


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