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    • #33007

      Just a tip to anyone looking into buying a TC or want to improve their experience with theirs.

      We’ve had a NS Laredo for a year and an F250. The first time we loaded to camper I think we used more than two hours!! Mostly cranking jacks down then up.

      After that we got a bit for the drill and our load time went down but was still if I recall at least 1 1/2 hours.

      We then used 2 drills and again reduced the load time. Unless the weight on the jacks was distributed perfectly though the drills couldn’t crank and we’d often have to use the hand crank + drills.

      Finally we decided to get the Happijac motors. The best decision ever.

      We can load in less than 20 minutes and so I’d suggest to anyone to get these motors from the start. They are more than worth the money. They sure changed our experience from practically wanting to get rid of the thing (TC ) to enjoying the travels.

      It should also be said that the Laredo on the F250 is a tight fit and there is little wiggle room when loading so adjusting the truck position has taken some time, though with practice we’ve got it down pretty good especially if we can load in 20 minutes.

    • #33019

      Motors for sure. I think anything that can be done to ease and speed loading reduces one of the most onerous tasks associated with truck campers. And you are right, the wiggle room with Northstars on Super Duties is slim.

      Steve and Andra
      2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
      Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
      2019 Northstar Laredo SC

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