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    • #14170
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      2016 Northstar Laredo Truck Camper and 2013 Ram 3500

      2013 Ram 3500 4×4
      2016 Northstar Laredo
      340 watts Solar

      2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
      2013 Ram 3500 4x4
      2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #14200
      Craig
      Participant

      2008 2500hd Silverado Duramax
      2011 Northern Lite 8.5 lite
      2006 Wildcat 27bhwb fifth wheel
      2009 Lance 830 (sold)

    • #14212
      Shawn Bryan
      Participant

      Getting ready to head to Alabama and Florida on our first trip with the new Igloo.

      The truck is a 2013 F350 CCLB SRW. Tires are Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus rated at 3750 pounds. Fully loaded with water, propane, food, fuel and DEF we are 12,380 pounds but under both front and rear GAWR. Perfectly balanced.

      The trip was a big success. The Igloo fits us and the truck (and 2 dogs) perfectly and we are ready to head to Alaska in May.

      Shawn Bryan
      Berlin, VT

    • #14314
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Mantanuska Glacier,Alaska  2015

      2007 F250 4×4 6.0PSD 85 watt solar panel
      285/17/70 B.F. Goodrich KO2 tires
      2002 Lance 815

      Mantanuska Glacier is a great stop to do, not only can you camp there, you can also walk around on this glacier.

    • #14329
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      My Rig

      2012 Ram 2500 4×4
      2013 Palomino 1200

    • #15706
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Flaming Gorge Reservoir

      Works for me, guys.

      2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
      2013 Ram 3500 4x4
      2015 Toyota 4Runner

      • #28863
        Making Trax
        Participant

        Beautiful! What is the location?

        2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
        2004 Alaskan camper

    • #15710
      Craig
      Participant

      Me too. I posted this photo the exact same way I post on the “other” forum.

      2008 2500hd Silverado Duramax
      2011 Northern Lite 8.5 lite
      2006 Wildcat 27bhwb fifth wheel
      2009 Lance 830 (sold)

    • #15712
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Jefe's Rig

      Jefe’s Rig

      When posting using Photobucket you have to use the DIRECT link to your photo not the webpage or IMG link.

      2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
      2013 Ram 3500 4x4
      2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #15716
      Jefe4x4
      Moderator

      Bro John and jefe setting up for level camping at the mouth of Steel Pass, a remote section of northern Death Valley near the Eureka Dunes.
      http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z240/jefe4x4/DV%20TC%202017/DSCN0888.jpg

      2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.

    • #15796
      Tiger Rag
      Participant

      http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m130/honeycuttmatt/Mobile%20Uploads/0413170847_zps6z22btu5.jpg

      My family of four at Rocky Mountain National Park.

      2012 Camplite TC10
      2004.5 Dodge Ram 3500 QCLB Cummins 4x4

    • #15797
      Tiger Rag
      Participant

      My family of four at Rocky Mountain National Park. The Camplite worked great for us on our inaugural voyage with the bunkhouse interior design.

      http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m130/honeycuttmatt/Mobile%20Uploads/0413170904_zpsovuboqx0.jpg

      2012 Camplite TC10
      2004.5 Dodge Ram 3500 QCLB Cummins 4x4

    • #15798
      Tiger Rag
      Participant
    • #18085
      Ron
      Participant

      1104171636a
      Our 2017 Silverado DRW 3500(gas) and Artic Fox 990.w/ single slide.

    • #18205
      manfred65
      Participant

      Our 2000 F-250 7.3 4×4 Lariat and rebuilt 1992 Jayco Sportster 8ft

      2000 F-250 SuperDuty SC Lariat Longbed 7.3 ltr. 4x4
      1992 Jayco-Sportster 8ft Popup - rebuilt 2014/2015

      Only official TravelLite and Palomino-Truck Camper Dealer in Europe

    • #20624
      WH J
      Participant

      In a corn field in Pennsylvania.

      2018 Northern Lite 9-6Q SE
      2017 Ford F350 6.2L gasoline, SRW, CC, LB, 4X4, 4.30 DIFF

      Bill and Kira Jones
      2018 Northern Lite 9-6Q SE
      2017 Ford F350 6.2L gasoline, SRW, CC, LB, 4X4, 4.30 DIFF

    • #21660
      Keith
      Participant

      2017 Northstar 850 SC
      2017 Ram 3500 CCLB

    • #22509
      john macias
      Participant

      View post on imgur.com

      2014 Lance 865 – 400 watts solar and other smaller mods.
      2017 Silverado 3500HD – Airlift 5000, Hellwig Bigwig.

    • #22585
      Mike
      Participant
    • #23069
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Ok, everyone. We just upgraded the forum app on this website to allow the posting of photos here on this website rather than another photo hosting website. The “Select File” attachment button is below this window. Give it a try. 🙂

      2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
      2013 Ram 3500 4x4
      2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #23073
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      North of Grants, NM, in Coal Mine Campground

    • #23195
      James Young
      Participant

      2007 Dodge Ram 3500
      2018 XPCamper V1E

      2007 Dodge 3500
      [5.9 Cummins, Stick Shift] + [XPCamper V1E]

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    • #23210
      Jefe4x4
      Moderator

      Young, you nailed it. Pre DEF Cummins 3500 4WD XP camper. That location looks familiar. Where was it taken.
      jefe
      p.s. I tried to put an image up on this post and an error message came up saying my file was too large. I don’t think I have any pix that are as tiny as 512KB’s in size.

      2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.

    • #23211
      James Young
      Participant

      Young, you nailed it. Pre DEF Cummins 3500 4WD XP camper. That location looks familiar. Where was it taken.
      jefe
      p.s. I tried to put an image up on this post and an error message came up saying my file was too large. I don’t think I have any pix that are as tiny as 512KB’s in size.

      Hey Jefe.

      Thanks. Image was taken up Fish Creek in Anza Borrego (not that far up).

      To reduce an image size you can try simpleimageresizer .com Simply upload the image, select the ‘Dimensions’ option. Around 1000 pixels wide should be ample for a message board. Hope that helps.

      2007 Dodge 3500
      [5.9 Cummins, Stick Shift] + [XPCamper V1E]

    • #23223
      GaryB1208
      Participant

      Success, thanks for the upgrade Mike!
      Kennesaw, GA

      2016 Ford F350 SRW
      2004 Lance 845

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    • #23241
      Sam Vallery
      Participant

      Hello, new to the forum. Wandered in here while researching a set of heavy duty Timbren SES’ for my 2016 Ram 2500HD. We are long term class A RV owners, and I bought myself a 2016 Cirrus last week. Enjoying the forum and reading all the articles here on TCA. Just trying to learn how to post a photo right now! Sorry for the lousy cropping!

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    • #23338
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Let me see if I have the technology figured out to join the group 🙂 I had been looking for a HD 1 ton, but came across this lo mile 2wd, so I will start here. The camper is 10′ constructed with SIP panels FRP exterior layer. A bit heavy but I have 1″ foam in the walls, 1-1/2 floor and roof. I hope to end up with a comfortable winter season rig.

    • #23362
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Looks like a great rig, Plumbob!

      2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
      2013 Ram 3500 4x4
      2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #23542
      kbunning
      Participant

      Have been reading the forum posts and Mike has answered several questions through our process of purchasing our truck/camper. Thanks for sharing valuable knowledge.

      2011 RAM 2500 Diesel
      2006 Lite-Craft Pop-up Truck Camper

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      • #23640
        Mello Mike
        Keymaster

        Glad I could help, Kim. What camper is that?

        2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
        2013 Ram 3500 4x4
        2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #23698
      Adrian Schafgans
      Participant

      This 1976 Alaskan CO on my 1995 Dodge Ram in western Nevada on a Painting expedition. My special needs does not allow for a full height camper San Francisco has many short tree lined streets and bumping branches was not a part of the plan so I switched to a popup, although I loved my 1983 Six-Pac. This Alaskan fits better.

    • #23747
      Jbell
      Participant

      2007 Dodge Ram 3500 dually 4×4
      6 sp manual, PAC brake, big wig,
      Timbrens, rs9000
      2000 Lance 1130, 375 watts solar,
      2500 watt Trace inverter,
      C-40 Trace controller
      2004 Jeep Rubicon, 2 in lift, 265/75
      16 in tires, custom bumpers,
      Winch, driveshaft, shocks, rack,
      Skid plates, rock sliders,
      lights, and ….(it never ends)

      2007 Dodge 3500 Dually 4x4
      Cummins 5.9, 6sp, PAC
      brake, Big Wig, Timbrens
      2000 Lance 1130
      2004 Jeep Rubicon

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    • #23823
      Marjorie Geiser
      Participant

      we picked up our new Northstar 850SC last April. It’s on our 1996 Ford F250 Crew Cab with a rebuilt engine. Pulling a Pulsar Ranger.

      2018 Northstar 850SC
      1996 Ford F250 Crew Cab

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    • #23829
      GaryB1208
      Participant

      Nice rig. I had a ’95 F250 extended cab with one of the last of the 351’s. Great truck!!

      2016 Ford F350 SRW
      2004 Lance 845

    • #23875
      Adrian Schafgans
      Participant

      1995 Dodge Ram 2400

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    • #23877
      Adrian Schafgans
      Participant

      Nice rig. I had a ’95 F250 extended cab with one of the last of the 351’s. Great truck!!

      Yes my friend that is a great motor, sorry for the small image just trying to re-size and failing

    • #25458
      Patrick N Strang
      Participant

      2011 Lance 950S
      2011 GMC 3500 HD 4WD
      5.3 Gasser
      Hellwig Rear Swaybar
      Air Lift Load Lifters
      Nickname: The Monstrosity

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    • #25739
      Joseph Reeves
      Participant

      We picked up our Capri Retreat in Bozeman, MT a couple of weeks ago and took our time returning to the Olympic Peninsula. Capri did a good job with the build, and we are pleased with the camper. It has a lot more room than we expected. We learned a lot from our 3 year road trip in our Sportsmobile Sprinter, most importantly that we don’t need all of the frills and, by some standards even the necessities such as a stationary table or a built in stove-top. Instead, we use a small folding table that sits on the side bench and our Snow Peak one burner Baja Stove, both of which can be used in and out of the camper. The ARB fridge was a great addition as it hardly ever came on, and when it did drew just .87 amps per hour. Our 100 amp hour battery hardly felt the draw.

      The camper weighs about 1300lbs, with the two of us and some gear we were just about at the Gross weight of 7,000lbs. The Timbrens and sway bar did a great job helping the truck handle the weight. The Allison Trans did an even better job of getting us over the Continental Divide, Lolo Pass, Washington Pass and along a few steep back roads. MPG out was about 18 and back, with the camper about 14.5.

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    • #26075
      Dieseldawg
      Participant

      like the new way to post pics, much easier for us noobs that have no clue in using photo sites
      we quad in the mountains, so i built my truck to get us there…

      ’85 K30 crewcab
      38″ toyo’s or 42″ swampers (depends….)
      fi 454/T400
      NP205 t-case
      D60 & 14b ff 4:56’s, true trac & detroit
      custom 10″ fr springs w/ crossover steering, shackle flips, blocks and airbags rr
      40 gal tanks, 5 mpg’s….. 🙁
      ’89 8 ft TravelMate
      fridge, stove, furnace, bathroom

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    • #26581
      sourdough
      Participant

      I enjoy hanging out around any High Sierra Lake I can get near. This Tiger CX that is fully self contained allows for a solid week boon-docking in comfort. The frame mounted coach is a 2013 Tiger CX custom ordered from Tiger Adventure Vehicles. With a 2.8 Onan LPG generator, 4 AGM batteries, diesel Espar heater, roof A/C, microwave, compressor refrigerator, 6 gal. hot water, indoor shower, flush toilet and TV&DVD, LED lights. What more could I ask for in a efficient 21′ package.
      Truck is 2012 Ram 3500 4X4 with 6.7 diesel and G56 6spd. manual, 3.73 gears and a limited slip rear axle. It is excellent in the high country crawling yet runs 75+ MPH @ 11.5 MPG smoothly on the interstate highways thru Utah,New Mexico. 14 MPG is common running 55 mph on 2 lane blacktop. It was a dually. I converted to SRW at about 20,000 miles and added front hubs, Method NV/HD wheels, Nitto 305/65r/18 F rated tires and Aluminess frt. bumper. The bumper has already T-boned a deer at 45 MPH with only a mar to the power coated bumper. Most recently I switched from Bilstein frt. and Rancho rear shocks to big King 2.5 series. No more fading on long bumpy roads. Now with 47,500+ miles I couldn’t be happier with my rig.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

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      • #27115
        Mello Mike
        Keymaster

        That’s a sweet rig. Love the Tigers.

        2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
        2013 Ram 3500 4x4
        2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #26779
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Heading out for a weekend of wheelin

    • #27947
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Lets try this. 2017 F250, gas, with an ATC Cougar. Photo taken above the Middle Park saddle in the Panamint mountains.

      • #28864
        Making Trax
        Participant

        We love exploring the Panamint mountain range! We have camped at the old Claire Camp mine going up the canyon road out of the ghost town of Ballarat. Another favorite is Jail Canyon. The Argus range has some cool old mining sites and adopted cabins not far from the Panamints.

        2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
        2004 Alaskan camper

    • #28008
      Kenn Engstrom
      Participant

      We’ve still got everything to learn…so here is a bit of pre-retirement practice in the driveway, Port Angeles, WA

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    • #28011
      Joseph Reeves
      Participant

      hey neighbor looks like a good practice session, and certainly not recently.

      • #28028
        Kenn Engstrom
        Participant

        hey neighbor looks like a good practice session, and certainly not recently.

        No…not nearly soggy nor wind blown enough to be recent… 🙂 …although we are still learning as we go.

    • #28019
      GaryB1208
      Participant

      You will enjoy that rig. I bought an immaculate 2004 Lance 845 earlier this year.

      2016 Ford F350 SRW
      2004 Lance 845

    • #28029
      Kenn Engstrom
      Participant

      You will enjoy that rig. I bought an immaculate 2004 Lance 845 earlier this year.

      We love it so far. A bit bigger than we were looking for…but the price and condition were right.

    • #28039
      GaryB1208
      Participant

      We’ve still got everything to learn…so here is a bit of pre-retirement practice in the driveway, Port Angeles, WA

      There’s a lot of knowledge on this forum thanks to Mellow Mike and others. Keep on reading.

      2016 Ford F350 SRW
      2004 Lance 845

    • #28126
      Michael King
      Participant

      Which one?

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    • #28197
      Mark
      Participant

      I just built this camper last summer, and am still getting things dialed in. Health issues have eaten up my vacation time, so I have to get by with a weekend day here and there for a while. Hoping to make it out west again soon, but may have to wait until 2020.

      The truck is a Silverado Z71 grafted into a solid axled ’86 Nissan Hardbody body and frame.
      Here’s a link to show more: https://youtu.be/qMBjsedcDns

      The camper is a steel tube framed, aluminum and foam hard side home built.
      Here’s a link for that as well. https://youtu.be/BDQwH7zC1PI

      I just finished up a tag axle to improve handling. Yes, you guessed it. I have a link for that, too. LOL https://youtu.be/8bMBwTvx_Cs



    • #28216
      Mark
      Participant

      Oops! I forgot to post rear shots. I built the steps myself. I found a simple way to make them.



    • #28676
      Making Trax
      Participant

      Wow! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of rigs and camping spots on this page. We have a 2004 Alaskan telescoping camper that raises and lowers via hydraulics. It is mounted on our 2004 4×4 F-350 diesel utility truck. We enjoy having the spare tire, tools and gear in the utility’s side panel tool boxes. Our cozy rig has a refrigerator, propane heater, Thetford porta-potty, outside shower, stove and oven. We carry a solar panel and small gas generator.

      2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
      2004 Alaskan camper

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    • #28936
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      That’s a great looking rig, Making Trax. For a 2004, it looks brand new. Who made your utility boxes?

      2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
      2013 Ram 3500 4x4
      2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #29062
      Making Trax
      Participant

      Thanks Mike. We bought the rig used and it was well cared for.
      To answer your question, the tool boxes are made by Knapheide. It is so handy to have access and storage from the outside.
      We recently updated our rig with heavy duty sway bars and springs front and back. We will be testing this nice improvement on the remote wilderness trails of Death Valley this week. I hope we will see some early spring wildflowers from recent rains.

      2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
      2004 Alaskan camper

    • #30364
      azguy
      Participant

      YAYA!!

      I can finally post a pic of my truck with my camper
      It is a 2003 GMC 2500HD 4×4 with a 2009 Lance 825
      I will update or post another picture when I actually get to camp in it, but today I took it out for a drive to see how it handles on the road

      First drive

    • #30376
      Dieseldawg
      Participant

      after 4 months of hard bodywork, sheetmetal replacement and almost 3 gals of paint, (and waiting 15 yrs …lol) our camper hauler is starting to look good again.
      can’t wait to drop the TravelMate on it, got some matching green graphics for it

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    • #31782
      Travels with Yoly
      Participant

      This is a second attempt to post in this thread. The first time, the photos didn’t display and then the option to edit the post disappeared so I copied and pasted that post here and will make another attempt to get the photos to display.

      Since 2016 we started small, went bigger and bigger and came back smaller than ever and then back to normal size again.

      Our first foray into truck campers was a Rayzr FK (full kitchen model). We owned a Runaway Range Runner at the time and it was the perfect living room and bedroom. All we needed was a place to cook and eat out of the elements so we thought the Rayzr FK would be the least expensive solution for us.

      “Best thing about it was the ability to store it under the carport on the rolling dolly I made for it.”

      I had issues with some of the design quirks and the blunt front killed mileage dramatically so we thought that we’d move to a full size truck camper and trade in the Range Runner along the way. We picked the Travel Lite 770R because of its advertised dry weight of 1,385 lbs which would put our Ram 1500 at its max capacity (outfitted with air springs for leveling the truck).

      Turned out that the Travel Lite 770R actually had a dry weight of 1,920 lbs which put our 1500 about 400 lbs over the GVWR and Rear Axle Rating so we upgraded to a 2016 Ram 2500HD, Crew Cab, 2WD, 6.4L Hemi. Since we now had the means of expanding our choices, we chose a 2016 Adventurer 80RB.

      After a splendid 8,600 mile adventure to western Canada in 2017 we examined our bucket list and savings account and decided in early 2018 that we needed to cut back expenses and downsize. We found the little Eureka to be just what we needed.

      “We designed and built much of the interior ourselves. A comfortable relined couch was my highest priority”

      For many reasons we decided to sell the Eureka when we got back from our winter trip to Florida and we found a new 2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX. The floor plan and interior closely resembled the Adventurer 80RB but about $6K less expensive so we are now the proud owners.

      Neil & Yoly
      2016 Ram 2500HD Tradesman, 2WD Crew Cab, 6.4L Hemi
      2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX
      Honda EU2000i

      • #32025
        Mello Mike
        Keymaster

        Nice recap of all your rigs, Neil. Glad you finally got into something you like.

        Mike

        2021 Bundutec Roadrunner
        2013 Ram 3500 4x4
        2015 Toyota 4Runner

    • #31924
      Carrie Miller
      Participant

      ok heres my try at loading a pic

      2016 FR SS1500 & 02 GMC 3500

      Carrie

    • #31921
      Carrie Miller
      Participant
      • #32092
        Making Trax
        Participant

        Nice looking rig Carrie! It looks like you get to do some horse camping. What kind of horses do you ride? I have a black and white Paint mare.

        2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
        2004 Alaskan camper

    • #32054
      Kyle Banerjee
      Participant

      I’m new to truck camping — have always been an on foot backcountry type. Gotta admit that not getting wet when you’re out in the cold for days is awfully nice.

      Here’s my new Ranger combined with a Capri Retreat which is optimized for ski and coastal trips which is what I mostly do. Totally lux — have been using it every chance I get. Not visible in the interior pic is the ski closet.

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      • #32091
        Making Trax
        Participant

        Beautiful rig! I have only seen one other “diamond plate” type exterior like that. How does this type of exterior do for creating a “mirror” in the sun?

        2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
        2004 Alaskan camper

        • #32127
          Kyle Banerjee
          Participant

          As far as I can tell, not bad. The surface continuously varies, so the bright spots are so small and move around so much that we haven’t noticed the blinding dynamic.

          Definitely nowhere near the effect you get when following a truck sporting chrome tipped mud flaps when the sun is behind you.

    • #32097
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Let me see if I have the technology figured out to join the group ? I had been looking for a HD 1 ton, but came across this lo mile 2wd, so I will start here. The camper is 10′ constructed with SIP panels FRP exterior layer. A bit heavy but I have 1″ foam in the walls, 1-1/2 floor and roof. I hope to end up with a comfortable winter season rig.

      I did a truck upgrade for my rig, really wanted a 4WD. The cabover diesel gives me good mileage and 15 feet of bed in a truck with a 20′ overall length. It is my everyday work truck with camper removed. Looking forward to getting on the road now. A slot behind the dog kennel for spare and generator. Truck weighs just under 8000 without camper, 14,5000 GVW.

    • #32680
      Jefe4x4
      Moderator

      Take a last look. My venerable Lance Lite 165-s is on the block for $3200. Many upgrades later it’s time for a new camper.

      2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.

    • #32691
      Travels with Yoly
      Participant

      Take a last look. My venerable Lance Lite 165-s is on the block for $3200. Many upgrades later it’s time for a new camper.

      Another peculiar interaction with the forum. When I read your post above jefe4x4 I did not see a photo nore any link to a photo. As I clicked “quote” to reply to you, the included quote now showed a photobucket link which I was able to copy and paste into a separate window and view normally. This link does not appear anywhere on my screen in your post. I can’t help but wonder if others are seeing this the same as me or am I the only one ? Also wondering if those photos were taken on the Schaefer Trail in Canyonlands ?

      Neil & Yoly
      2016 Ram 2500HD Tradesman, 2WD Crew Cab, 6.4L Hemi
      2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX
      Honda EU2000i

    • #32698
      James Young
      Participant

      Another peculiar interaction with the forum. When I read your post above jefe4x4 I did not see a photo nore any link to a photo.

      The image code has not been enter properly. The forum recognises it as code because it has a < starter. But, it does not display it as text. When you ‘Quote’ you see the code as it shows the whole post, inlcuding any code.

      To insert an image. Have your image URL ready. Then use the button at the top of the field where you are writing the post. This will ask you for the URL and then enter the code correctly for you. Image is below.

      Take a last look. My venerable Lance Lite 165-s is on the block for $3200. Many upgrades later it’s time for a new camper.
      Truck

      2007 Dodge 3500
      [5.9 Cummins, Stick Shift] + [XPCamper V1E]

    • #32703
      Travels with Yoly
      Participant

      Thank you James for your kind and thorough explanation. I know how to post photos but not how to explain my issues when they occur.

      Neil & Yoly
      2016 Ram 2500HD Tradesman, 2WD Crew Cab, 6.4L Hemi
      2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX
      Honda EU2000i

    • #33695
      Garth
      Participant

      2005 Ram 2500

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    • #34405

      My rig is unusual, it is an “Idle Time” made in Allen oklahoma and no longer in productiom.

      • #34409
        Making Trax
        Participant

        I like your side entry door. 😉

        2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
        2004 Alaskan camper

    • #35857
      Cheesehead
      Participant

      Took the Circle Tour around Lake Superior this summer. Awsome!

      2019 NorthStar 8.5 Adventurer
      2018 Ram 3500 Crew SB SRW 6.7 Cummins Diesel
      2018 Jayco Eagle RSTS 5th Wheel

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    • #37537
      Tony Houston
      Participant

      Thanks for the add.. We’re from San Antonio, TX with ’17 F350 diesel dually, ’16 Host Everest, ’18 Intech Pursue.

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    • #41208
      WyoBull
      Participant

      Nothing better than the high country in my home state of Wyoming!

      2017 F350 Super Duty 4x4, CCSB, XLT Premium Package, 6.2 gas, 3.73 rear end, GVWR 11,300 lbs, Payload 4226 lbs, Silver Ingot, Camper Package, Split bench front seat, Upfitter switches, LED Box Lighting, Rear Step Tailgate, Air Lift 5000 Ultimate Airbags with Air Lift WirelessAIR on board compressor kit and remote, Torklift Upper Stableloads, Torklift tie downs w/ Fastguns
      2017 Northern Lite 8.11 QC SE

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      Don
      Participant

      ’20 F 450 King Ranch, ’20 Host Mammoth with U shaped dinette and rear wardrobe.

      Don
      US Army Retired
      2019 F 350 CC-LB King Ranch
      Hill Country of Texas

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    • #42694
      Coly Hope
      Participant

      Here are two photos of my Capri Camper on a 2015 F-250 Ford. The first photo was taken in Hoopers Island, Maryland with the Chesapeake Bay in the background. The second photo was taken in Glenwood Springs, Colorado at night with a snow covered mountain in the background.

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    • #43620
      Trek
      Participant

      2019 Ford F350 Crew Super-duty Diesel Dually we call the Beast, fitted with a 2019 Host Mammoth Backpack we call Max and just might become our forever home! Yes it is four season, we picked up the package in Phoenix AZ and left in 110 Degrees, spanning to Huntington Beach CA, Glacier MT (20 Degrees and snowing), Outerbanks NC and back to AZ.

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    • #43876
      Daren
      Participant

      My setup. Camper needs the top rebuilt before it will be operable. 1982 F100 with a 1982 palomino

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    • #44360
      David Casterson
      Participant

      I love looking at everyone’s rigs, especially great to see them out boondocking! Here’s ours. It’s a 2013 Alaskan 10 with Zamp 160 watt solar and and a 100 watt portable suitcase type panel plus two 220 amp Lifeline AGM batteries connected in series. I replaced the Thetford cassette with a shorter Thetford portipotti from my pervious rig to facilitate use while traveling with the top ‘down’. We love our showers so I constructed one using a wash basin with the legs cut off for a portable floor pan, tapped into the sink for hot and cold running water and installed a shower curtain which hangs from the ceiling. Like the wash basin, it stores of the way when not in use. We also have a pop up shower tent for use outside when it is not too cold and we don’t have neighbors. Did I say we like our showers?

      Our truck is a 2019 extended cab F-250XLT gas. I like the entry level model for its easy to sweep out plastic floor and the extended cab rear doors for their super wide opening.

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    • #44368
      Making Trax
      Participant

      You and Nancy have a beautiful rig! So glad we got to camp together with our Alaskans at The Indians before the area was closed. I am wondering if the fires got into that area of the Ventana Wilderness.

      2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
      2004 Alaskan camper

    • #44700
      Steve
      Participant

      My OVRLND camper and Eezi-Awn canopy. Bought both about 18 months ago. I’m semi-retired and investing more time on the road.

      Truck is a Nissan Frontier Pro4X King Cab with RideRite suspension helpers in the rear. Custom swing-arm rear bumper by Hardcore Offroad.

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    • #44791
      Jack Peeler
      Participant

      Hopefully, these upload.

      src=”https://photos.smugmug.com/Pan-Am-trip-2019/i-6gn6C8Z/0/8a80ba1e/L/IMG_0238-L.jpg&#8221; alt=”Baja 2″ />

      2007 Chevy 2500HD not stock
      2018 Bundutec Free tray model
      2020 Bison ZR2

    • #45129
      Dean
      Participant

      Hiya’all, reaching out from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We are stoked to be working with a local company to outfit our chassis cab with an expedition cabin.

      I’m sure most will remember the feature story last spring about Mark’s super cool ’65 Chev C30 with their Summit series cabin (see article here: ’65 Chevy-OEV Summit Rig Fuses Old and New).

      Now Mark has new plans for his rig and we’ve claimed the Summit cabin. You can just see his truck in the corner of this shot. Our F350 XLT Supercab with 7.3L is eagerly waiting for Overland Explorer Vehicle’s loving attention.

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    • #45131
      naturalsight
      Participant

      I haven’t been able to tell if the Indians area burnt from the maps I’ve seen. Came real close if it didn’t. The tall old oaks probably would’ve
      survived. I plan on checking when they open up Los Padres N.F. this winter.

      • #51942
        Making Trax
        Participant

        What did you find out about The Indians area? I talked with a Forest Ranger who told me about their burn area map. We camped there before the Dolan Fire. I wrote a post about it with the fire map link which I’ll share but would love to know if you were able to visit the area in person after the fire?

        Camping at The Indians Ventana Wilderness

        2004 4x4 F-350 utility truck
        2004 Alaskan camper

    • #45702
      Mike WV
      Participant

      This is our 2016 Lance 825 on our new 2020 F-250 Crew Cab. We made the mistake of purchasing the Lance for our 2016 F-150 Super Cab with 2.7 Ecotech. The dealer told us it wouldn’t be a problem. We added airbags which kept things level and always aired up the tire to max pressure. We did go quite a few places – some towing a boat. After becoming more experienced and doing a lot more research we decided the F-150 was way overweight and the tires were a big concern. The Ford dealer said we could put E-rated tires on the original rims. Sure! We decided to go the smart route and make sure the new truck had the appropriate capacity. The only problem (other than the fun front Torklift install) was the clearance issues with the new truck vs. older camper. It wouldn’t clear the rear bumper and was right on top of the clearance lights. I could have fabricated a 2×6 (laying flat) frame to increase height, but decided on two 3/4″ plywood sheets fastened together so I could leave them in the truck covered by the mat and never have to take them out. I used the cutoffs to make two spacers that fit between the main sheets and wheel wells to keep it in place. Also added Timbren SES since we still tow a boat on occasion. I love this rig and feel a lot safer now.

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    • #45770
      Eric
      Participant

      Thank you Mike and all for the great info on this site, learning a lot!

      2007 Dodge 2500 QCSB 5.9 diesel auto. Second owner since 108k, only about 185k on it now. Fabtech 4.5″ lift, Toyo Open Country AT/II 35×12.50-17 tires on factory rims, Mopar T-style steering linkage, Carli adjustable trackbar, Carli steering stabilizer, new upgraded brakes all around, Rancho 9000XL shocks, and Timbrens.

      2000 RTI Summerwind 806 camper.

      The immediate future is going to be a set of 4,000 lb rated wheels and tires, looking at Icon Rebound HD 18″ wheels and Toyo AT/III tires in 285/75-18. Then probably remove the Fabtech 4.5″ lift and replace with Carli 3″ coils and new replacement 3500 rear leafs. Ultimately, want to look at a newer lighter popup truck camper.

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    • #47846
      Jason Arrington
      Participant

      Still have some fine tuning to do but I picked up the rig today and thought I’d post a quick pic.

      Haul rig is a 2020 Ram 3500 crew cab longbed 4×4 with a 6.4 Hemi and 4234 lbs on the payload sticker. I was hoping for closer to 4400 but realized that the 50 gal tank took a big chunk off since payload is rated with a full tank of gas.

      Camper is a 2016 Livin Lite 10.0 and yes, it’s the Ford edition. But since an F350 would have been too tall for my garage it’s going on a Ram, and folks can just deal with it. Went to the Cat scale before and after loading and the difference was 3100 lbs. For the second weigh in I had also added the Torklift frame mounts, inserts, and Fastguns but removed the tailgate and the little bumper step (which won’t work with the rear mounts).

      With a full 50 gal tank and me in the truck it left me about 900 lbs to work with, which I think is doable.

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    • #48092
      Rick Ribbens
      Participant

      My 4th Lance Camper. Trial run to make sure the truck was dialed in and fast guns were set up, charging system working, lights, awning, camera, etc. Shakedown cruise to look for bugs. Can’t wait to hit the road with this set up. Was a bit surprised on some of the details of this 2019 model compared to my previous models. Ergonomics and convenience went backwards, and did not notice the 5’10” door until we took it home. None of my other Lance models had this short of a door. I am 6’3″, hmm.

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    • #48666
      PACK4TAG
      Participant

      Here’s a pic…

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    • #48818
      Mike
      Participant

      Okay Pack4tag…never have seen this before. Does the third axle articulate?

      • #48821
        PACK4TAG
        Participant

        It does not. It acts as a non-steerable tandem . That helps the directional stability, especially in windy driving. See ya in Quartzite ? Good Lord willing .

    • #48932
      joe
      Participant

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      Nice looking 2 door, don’t see many around hauling campers. Do you use a hitch basket for extra storage like we do with our two door?

    • #50968
      Mike
      Participant

      https://photos.app.goo.gl/qwEqrfuEMJts2DJ49

      Took a pic just before the walk through…

    • #51031
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Our newest rig! Wife and I are enjoying very much.

    • #51880
      Alex Blasingame
      Moderator

      Alex here, Julie and I on the “Hole in the Road” boondocking near this icon road. We had picked up our new Bunduvry last August 2020.

      Boondocking in a Bunduvry

    • #51957
      TJ Shack
      Participant

      1996 Ford Bronco with 96 LiteCraft Camper.

      More pics at http://www.thebroncocamper.com

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    • #53488
      53Gunner
      Participant

      My new rig. Same 2012 Ram 2500 MegaCab 4×4 6.7 Cummins
      2019 Arctic Fox 811
      2021 Kawasaki KRX

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    • #53504
      Eric
      Participant

      2004 Ram 2500, air bags, big wig sway bar, Titan 60 gal tank.

      2005 lance 815

      2004 ram 2500
      2005 lance 815

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