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    • #60356
      Freespool
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      Steve, I feel your pain but we are all in the same boat. The cost to modify a rig in order to squeeze an extra 40 miles a tank is usually ridiculous. My only options are to always dump and travel when ever possible in the morning. Looking at your rig and Jefe4x4 rig reveals one big difference. 2012 vs 2020. Having a new truck is always nice but the cost IMO is too much if all you want is 10% more mileage. I will stick my neck out and offer a solution. Here goes, why not elect a leader who gives us 2 dollar gas rather than 5 dollar gas.

    • #60177
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      I had some extra marine grade three quarter plywood left over. I used that to make a 12 inch square 3 layers thick. Coated it with spar varnish and have excellent results using them with a 17K 5th wheel. Only problem is there heavy. Most truck camper rigs have weight concerns so in that case I say go with the plastic ones available at Camping World. While your at it, join there club so you can get there discounts, your savings will more than make up for subscriptions cost. Just in case you don’t have a weight issue and you like to build things like me take a look at plywood costs before making your final decision.

    • #60175
      Freespool
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      Hi Zack, I know I am a little late but I am just now coming back to the site after an 18 month absence. You have more options than me. Both your choices are top rate. I would at least look at Toyo for comparison sake. I frequently refer to Tire Rack for insight on tires and shocks. My 3500 GMC will soon get 6 new Michelin Agilis Crosscliamate tires. The Defender model is also a good choice for all you 6 wheel truck guys.

    • #48817
      Freespool
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      For those that are interested, Life Line is now showing two lithium batteries offered for sale on there web site. This may not be new but it’s the first time I have ever noticed them displayed on the site. For more information call the company direct. There shipping warehouse is located in San Dimas,Ca.

    • #41564
      Freespool
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      Well, it’s back to the drawing board. I just found out there is water damage to the 5th wheel I was going to buy. This is a real shame, just a couple bucks worth of caulking could have prevented this. Not only did this ruin my deal but additionally someone will now have to spend thousands for the necessary repairs.

      I added this comment to simply to demonstrate the need for continued vigilance while you own any RV. Covered storage will add years to any RV but without proper maintenance your investment will deteriorate quickly.

    • #41484
      Freespool
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      Buyer beware, I just posted this camper for members that are looking for something cheap. We all know about cheap and good. My first camper was a 2 grand Dreamer that quickly fell apart. I ended up rebuilding the walls, custom welding plate steel corners to provide strength to the structure and swapping out the manual jack assembly. I got a year or so out of it and sold it. What can I say, I was young,dumb and full of energy, now days I’m more lazy, skeptical and educated.

      Even thou that first camper was a piece of crap, it taught me a little about independence. Having the ability to go most places in my 4×4 truck with that camper barely hanging on to the truck made me feel “free”. The saying “ignorance is bliss” comes to mind.

      I have never forgot that feeling that old Dreamer gave me. Maybe that’s why my future will include a TC.

    • #41478
      Freespool
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      Thinks guys for a little participation. Phil, I feel your pain, just the word plumbing brings chills to my spine.. I have lived your nightmare for 3 months with our first house. Thank God we had a motor home parked in the drive to shack up in. The same coach also provided a home base for us during the building process of the home we currently live in.

      Mike, it sounds like you are off for another wonderful vacation, I am looking forward to your article. Don’t forget about a fall trip to Old Hangtown and maybe even a look at the Delta area come mid summer. Watch for the crawdad festivals, I bet you would enjoy a big fresh “DAD” dinner.

    • #39737
      Freespool
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      I had some time this week because of the rain so I made a call to Life Line. My assumptions turned out to be correct. The reps suggestion providing I had the space was to use the 16 size 6 volt. This set up would yield 53 hours and would provide the owner with 100 extra cycles.

      Bottom line, weight, size and cost should be your criteria. Assuming you will only use 50% of the capacity two 12 volt 30Ht’s will weigh around 200lbs and will set you back nearly 1000 dollars. 18 to 19 hours at a 8amp draw will be your capacity. Two 6CT’s will weigh 180 and will give you 18 hours. There cost would be around 860. Two 16T’s will tip the scale at 238lbs and cost nearly 1400 dollars. Subjecting them to an 8 amp draw and using only 50% of there capacity would give you around 25-26 hours. Don’t forget I was told this battery will provide increased cycles.

    • #39692
      Freespool
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      Your right Phil, only some of us know. I was once told by a TC dealer that most of there customer base was made up of of people who went big and then decided small or medium was sufficient. Even with that said, I will start big with the biggest fiver I can pull. The Excel Winslow or maybe a New Horizon summit will be my only choice. But with that said I have every intention to become a Northstar owner.

    • #38341
      Freespool
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      I only have a couple comments. First, it sounds like a nice truck. There is an article in Truck Camper Magazine about a guy who dumped his diesel in favor of a new 6.2 gasser, if you have not read the article yet, take a look, you might like it. The new Allison is a 10 speed, essentially it’s like mine with 5 lower gears. Providing Ford went down the same path, the lower gear ratio’s would allow you to choose a higher R&P gear for strength. When I was into Jeeps, the trails I wanted to run required a tow vehicle and a heavily modified 4×4. From what I have seen in your post’s, it sounds like you have been there and done that. These days it sounds like your happy to run the trails that take you back where the real fun begins. I think a new gasser with an auto and a rear Detroit along with a winch combo like Mike is running will serve you well.

    • #38272
      Freespool
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      Just like everything else in Cali, it’s a rip off. My 2016 truck is still out at 755 plus it’s second inspection for smog. I said BS and sent them 22 bucks for a non op in 2019. 2020 is due now and they won’t get a red cent other than the small fee they charge for a one time direct trip to register in a different state.

    • #36898
      Freespool
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      I feel the same way. I would love to load up a camper and pull a small trailer stuffed with quality diesel and everything else one brings camping and spend the summer down there. The problem is I’m fearful of being in places or country’s that don’t recognize my constitutional rights. Take for example, Pyramid lake in northern Nevada. The whole facility is owned and strictly run by the Indian tribes that are native to that part of Nevada. They impose strict rules and enforce them. They actually have the right to confiscate your belongings if your in violation of some more serious offences. Outsiders must go before a Indian panel to hear there fate, no thank you. I learned of this from other fisherman who were camping near me. I was gone the next morning.

      There is a fishing web site called SC Surf Fishing that I used to be real active on. For surf fishing information it can’t be beat. I have read many highly detailed articles from there members outlining trips down south. Providing you can find the two old posts I think you would enjoy the content.

    • #36797
      Freespool
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      Thanks Chris for that insight. I will look into any possible conflicts before I spend the big money for an AGM. My experience with battery’s is 100% flooded acid. I have become interested in the AGM type battery’s mainly from reading Mikes reviews on this web site. With that said, there is no doubt there different and require the proper knowledge in order to use and care for them. Cost is a additional factor that should be considered. The bottom line for me is I expect car and truck battery’s to last through there warranty period with no special care. RV applications are different. I routinely check and charge the deep cycles that I own.

      One practice that I do may help an AGM battery to live in my truck. I always disconnect any hauled or towed RV from my truck once I reach my destination. The thought of a heater running all night and draining the truck and the RV battery is why I do this. Even with a battery disconnect option engaged. I never take chances with my starting battery’s.

      One slightly off topic thought about battery’s is there discharge rate while they are not being used. I suppose this is the main reason I became interested in AGM’s. I pay attention to advertised cycles. My last set of 105’s would lose 50% every month even when they were not in service and being stored in a garage. The constant maintenance and use of cycles while in storage is a waste. I plan on using Life Line battery’s in my new rig in order to prevent this from happening.

    • #36791
      Freespool
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      Chris, you need to slow down. Assuming you sell your TC you will have a fresh start. Don’t make the mistake that many of us do by buying a truck that is to small for your dream camper. I would first decide what model camper you and your wife would be happy with. Understanding how much it will weigh rigged exactly the way you want it is critical. Then pick your truck configuration based on your needs. Eventually you will probably want to tow something so tongue weight must be considered and added into your payload number. Unless your wanting a camper that is very small I think you will quickly learn that a 2500 will not do the job.

      I don’t know your level of knowledge when it comes to trucks and campers so I will state the obvious. Understand how a truck is configured determines it’s payload. Buying a 3500 with a diesel,crew cab and 4×4 option will greatly reduce the payload. Gas powered,two wheel drive trucks will carry significantly more weight. Diesel trucks tow more weight. For 2020,GMC not only talks about payload they have addressed it. The same truck in 2020 will carry over 1000 lbs more than my 2016 and tow over 10000 more. To say I wish I would have waited is a gross understatement.

      So lets talk briefly about TC’s. Slides are nice but they add weight and sometimes suffer from mechanical issue’s. They also cause leaks and allow heat to escape. There is a reason why Northstar has been successful for over 50 years. Refrigerators mounted on fixed walls normally cool better than one’s installed in a slide wall. TC’s with overhang will normally require a hitch modification. That means if you want to do it right removing your factory hitch and going with a twin receiver type that will allow the proper length extension to be used. My total set up installed was nearly 4K.

      Hopefully, after reading this, you will slow down. The rig you are dreaming about will come at a very high price so choosing the right combination is critical. Go to a lot and look at the drivers side door jamb. The sticker there will tell you the payload number. Compare the difference between the trucks on the lot, or just carefully read GM’s print out for 2020. Your time to buy puts you in a very enviable spot, the new GMC’s are bigger and better than ever before. The opportunity to build a truly awesome rig is right there in front of you. I would diffidently custom order the truck once you determine how much truck you need. Good luck.

    • #36764
      Freespool
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      Thanks Wheeldog, this is exactly the type of response I was looking for. I will log it into to my travel journal.

      Your observations regarding the purchase and use of a 40 plus foot 5’er are noted. Being a commercial driver and dragging around a 53 for the last 20 years I have become way to accustomed to not having anything to eat at lunch because there is simply no legal parking available. However, I struggle with moving from a large house on acreage to a 28 foot trailer. That extra footage could make life for my wife and I a whole lot more comfortable. I am fully aware that many camp grounds are simply not built to accommodate such a large trailer. I think that my planned use of Thousand Trails along with some boon docking will only leave me with a small amount of time to struggle with a place to stay.

      Speaking of limited space, I ran across a potential camp ground for some of you yesterday. Driving across HWY 166 towards Santa Maria I noticed a sign advertising Aliso Park camp ground. For those of you who like small out of the way place’s with very few people around this might be worth the drive. Check out there web site and read the positive reviews. The turn off is west of where the 33 intersects with the 166, there is a Shell station there but that’s about it. Go in with all your needs because it sounds like there are no Walmart’s across from the camp ground. The closest small town to the junction is Taft. Have fun!

    • #36696
      Freespool
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      No worries Jefe4x4. Look at it this way, you are out having fun while work 55 hours a week and then give half of it to taxes. Next year, I’m gone.

      One thing is for sure thou, I like your love of simplicity. Two guys at the office own 24 valver’s and our senior driver occasionally brings in his old pristine 12 valve with it’s souped up turbo and a custom 5k tranny. I may have went with the Dodge, but as a driver the word Allison carry’s alot of weight.

      One thing I will have to take issue with is that pee canister. Every trucker needs a few of these every month along with a new log book.

    • #36297
      Freespool
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      Thanks guys for the insight, especially Wheeldog. I have not been on the forum much lately and have not seen any of your responses Wheeldog. Sounds like your truck is not a fan of cold weather. The deft tip is something I was unaware of and will certainly be included in my truck notes. The only thing I have ever heard about deft was from the dealer who recommended the more expensive GM brand of deft over the brand sold at Walmart. He claimed they have seen some diesels having problems with the cheaper brand.

      My retirement will begin in 2020 and my truck will become our only vehicle. Our first stop will be South Dakota in October. Rest assured maintenance on our truck will continue to be a top priority. I intend on running the original battery’s as long as possible, right up to a week or so before bug out day. I am leaning towards the Odyssey brand because of the size and the perception of quality. The Ever starts are over an inch longer and may not fit properly, but if they do they are half the cost of the Odyssey brand and have a 3 year replacement warranty. Additionally they are sold by Walmart so warranty issues might be easier since Walmart’s are everywhere.

    • #35630
      Freespool
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      Sorry for the late response Dan but this site and my computer have not been working together properly for over 6 weeks. I am glad to see you have recognized the problem and have taken steps to increase your margin of safety. I would also upgrade your spare so you don’t have a weak link.

      Be grateful for that 14K rating, my 2016 GMC only has a 13025 rating. The new GMC’s for 2020 have much better payload numbers as well tow ratings. The same truck as I have in 2020 will carry slightly over a half ton more and if you opt for the non extended cab version you can gain 1800lbs of payload.

      I am assuming you now have read all that is posted on this site by now and understand that while your attempts to decrease your risks is commendable they will be a non issue if something happens on the road.

      Enjoy your trip to AK, if I were you I would hang a rabbits foot on your rear view mirror arm

    • #33936
      Freespool
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      Thanks John for your expertise on the subject. I was hoping for just such a response. With the future holding an opportunity for me to travel the need for understanding all the requirements that go along with exercising my rights is paramount.

      Along this subject line I found some additional advice in two older articles featured in Truck Camper Magazine. Most of what is discussed is just good common sense but it never hurts to reread good information. I’m sure all of you have broken many of the rules mentioned in your haste and excitement to start having fun, I know I have. Take a look at the category entitled Discover Truck Camping, then scroll down to the two articles discussing personnel safety. The time invested to read and think about what is written could at a minimum save many of your personnel belongings as well as your life in extreme situations that in these days are far to common.

    • #33826
      Freespool
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      Thanks Steve for a great opportunity for some very important discussion. The people here in California have voted for some truly foolish laws governing this topic. Without getting into a rant I would simply suggest you contact the NRA. Having a clear understanding of your rights and obligations is essential when it comes to fire arm transport. The laws from state to state very, so make sure your safe and compliant in every state you visit.

    • #33814
      Freespool
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      Welcome to the forum Innkeeper23. This site is more about other aspects of truck camper ownership. The web master routinely travels around and documents those trips here so his readers can decide if they want to visit the same place. Some examples of this that come to mind is the rally held every summer up in Tahoe and the recent event in north central Washington, both are discussed on this site. Truck Camper Magazine is more involved in rallies and shows that focus on the truck camper life style. Take a look at there site and scroll around in the index, you will find a schedule that covers the remainder of 2019 there.

      I have found that time spent on both sites will be all that’s needed to keep you informed and entertained on the world of truck campers.

    • #33750
      Freespool
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      I think Steve is on the right path here and I could not agree more about the redundancy of providing two stickers with vastly different numbers. The GVWR and the weight listed in the door jamb would be sufficient to use as a guide, they are both hard numbers that police and insurance company’s would recognize. The sticker in the clove is completely subjective and based on a random scenario that could vary by as much as 1000lb’s.

      I think the whole reason behind dual stickers is simply to make every effort to CYA against any type of claim that might come up in the event of an accident.

      Not that it matters much but I was thinking about old truck momentarily when I suggested crew cabs will hold 6 passengers. I forgot about that center storage box, in most cases 5 people would be the max legal amount.

    • #33503
      Freespool
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      Jay, maintaining correct tire pressure and alignment are the two biggest factors in your tires longevity. I just received my new Jaco elitepro tire pressure gauge yesterday. I chose the model that reads 0 too 100. This gauge is the number one pressure gauge on the internet and it can be at your door step for only 22 dollars. This purchase is a no brainier. Every household should have one.

    • #33143
      Freespool
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      Honestly Steve it’s somewhat difficult to have much of a dialog on an open forum about this subject with out interjecting politics’s and I would rather not go there. Suffice to say choices made will always come with consequences. The lessons learned by you and I when we were young about having skin in the game can easily be used as argument material. I bet the stuff you worked for versus the stuff that you obtained without effort is treated differently.

      Looking back into history it is easy to find philosophers who were the authors of brilliant strategies that can be used in today’s society.

      The bottom line is we now govern through elected representatives rather than holding on to the belief in an eye for an eye. This IMO is a good thing but the new system only recognizes the majority. Even if you’re in the majority you cannot prevail when your fellow voters are complacent.

      One last thought, I have read that those who seek representation by others and allow those chosen few to decide what there compensation should be will suffer. Power and greed have done more harm than any opioid has ever done.

    • #33063
      Freespool
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      The process is really no different than selling any vehicle. Knowing what state you live in and a little about the MH would help. The general look is very important, clean and tidy with no visible leaks is critical. Much of what needs to be done depends on the price. I live in California where smog tests are given, if your rig still needs to pass a smog test then I strongly suggest you as the owner get it done and hand the cert along with the title to the new owner. Here in California the sale and transfer would require a new smog test. Again, do not let the new owner get the test done. The vehicle has to pass and it’s the sellers responsibility to pay the repair bills in order to make it pass, even if there fraudulent. Once the first test is completed you are no longer responsible. Additionally include all vehicle information including price and a strong and clearly worded sentence stating that there is no warranty of any kind. Do not except anything other than cash and if it’s more than a thousand or so I would insist on going to the buyer bank in order to confirm the hundreds are not counterfeit.

      The bottom line is you should provide the best product possible so the new owner will be happy. But with that being said do not trust the public. Most people are honest and reasonable but there are far to many out there who are not and they will stick it to you if you give them a chance.

      One last piece of advise is to sell like I do. I always go out and provide a complete walk threw along with a drive. During your walk threw voluntary disclose every problem the vehicle currently has. Buyers will greatly appreciate your honesty, this style of selling has allowed me to privately sell everything to date that I have ever sold including real estate. This is also the time to show invoices that list parts or repairs that were needed and are now complete. I hope this advise helps you with the sell of your motor home. Good luck

    • #33061
      Freespool
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      Not sure I understand. I thought F meant Ford but you reference the new GM 10 speed. What truck are you going to buy? Make sure if your looking at an F450 Ford it will do the job with room to spare. The 550 may suit your needs better. Buy more than you need so you won’t be stuck like me. There is a wright up in TCM about some of the changes the GM truck will offer, take note of the changes in the bed configuration and follow there advise if you choose the GMC.

    • #33057
      Freespool
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      I had a little time this morning so I took a look at the GMC web site for 2020’s. The only number that has not changed for there DRW 3500 model when it comes to towing is the conventional hitch capacity that stays at 20K. Everything has gone up dramatically. The number shown for payload starts at 6532 for a regular cab, double cabs show 6059 and the way most of us buy DRW 3500 trucks shows 5892 with a crew configuration. Obviously options will play a big role in final payload numbers.

      I bet my truck in a 2020 version would have an additional 7 to 800 pounds of payload, maybe more. With these numbers I could legally pull the 44′ toy box from Hew Horizon or a STC along with a custom built aluminum 28′ toy box trailer. Neither of these choices are legal with my current truck.

      They say haste makes waste and I could not agree more. My desire to start building my retirement rig in 2016 instead of 2020 could easily cost me 15-20 grand. I truly hope those of you are who reading this post and others like it are learning what not to do.

    • #32306
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      I would agree with that Steve. There is more than enough product related to truck campers out there to keep this site busy and interesting. I previously have spent some time on a different site where most participants were friendly and helpful but there was one A-HOLE who just had too much time on his hands and way too many opinions on everything. I no longer visit the site because of this one guy. Thankfully Mikes site too date has not suffered from an over bearing know it all. Lets hope that trend continues.

    • #32263
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      This morning I finally had a little time to surf the site and ran across this post. I have always believed information is power so for me scrolling past this title was impossible.

      They say the happiest workers are those who do what they love. Mike, your interest, passion and knowledge are among the top reasons why the site has become so popular. Attracting intelligent knowledgeable participants is the the big pay back for a well managed informative web site.

      For me, ” ignorance is bliss”. I decided way back in the early 80’s that computers were not going to be my thing, sure I browse, post and dabble around the edges with my limited skills but that’s about it. I am more than happy to let the heavy hitters supply the interesting content. With my 7 day a week schedule there is no time to be too involved. I guess this is a blessing because since I don’t provide to much content I don’t have to deal with the few issue’s that apparently exist within the site, it’s all just fun and games for me.

      When the time comes to buy buy my next camper and provide your site with a picture and fact filled laden post I will simply enlist my wife and daughter to help with the heavy lifting. Having an IQ of about 330 combined I am sure they can solve any woe’s that may come up during the writing of my over due post. Until then I am content to simply read and enjoy the information provided.

    • #31849
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      That sounds a little disappointing. I must say you and I think the same way. The article made them sound much more desirable. Maybe if Rex gets more feed back like yours he will continue to search for a better product. What concerns me the most is these window are new to Northstar and they will be used in all there campers until something better comes along and who knows when that might be.

      My overall pick for my retirement TC is the STC, my only real concern has been the non conventional dinette now it sounds like I can add windows to my concern list.

    • #31548
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      Just reading this on Mother’s Day. Glad you went with a Northstar. I have no doubt Mike will become a valuable source for information when it comes to upgrades and problem solving.

      IMO, in this size category with wood framing as a requirement Northstar has no competition.

      I look forward to reading about your up coming camping trips. Have fun.

    • #30604
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      Don, that is indeed an amazing number providing we are comparing like for like. My 2016 GMC is the diesel, 4×4, crew version built on a base platform and then optioned with just a few essentials. The number on the door jamb is only 4766, that’s 2874 less payload. In other words bring on any truck camper or if you prefer go ahead an order that 44 foot toy hauler from New Horizon.

      The reason I did not even look at a Ford was my history with Ford. Three trucks and one car to date and they were all piles of garbage. I understand things can change but 4 times burnt 5th time shy for me.

      I love my GMC even with it’s wimpy payload numbers. The performance and reliability thus far is a 10 and I have never been able to say that about any truck I have owned. So with that said my current truck will remain with me as I approach retirement. I will just have to settle with what I carry or pull.

    • #30568
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      Mick I really do share your opinion but that damn liability word has been a real buzz kill. I still feel so stupid for not spending more time learning about the insufficient payloads offered by non commercial trucks. Who would of thought that a new dually that weighs 8K empty, has nearly 400HP and can legally pull 22500 could not carry at least 6K. Well I certainly did not and I have been paying for that mistake since the day I drove home. The best I can do is a Northstar STC or a 11 foot Granite and I could over load my truck with either unit if I hauled what I normally haul. Pulling a trailer with tongue weight is a sure kill shot for my truck

      I have said before and I will say again, either buy a 1 ton two wheel drive Gasser or buy a 550 if you are going to buy anything bigger than a 9 foot camper, period.

    • #30563
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      Looks great Bruce, by the look of the date the rig should be well broken in by now. Hopefully that Dodge is a two wheel drive and you have no plans to pull any trailers.

      My interest with campers started about 3 to 4 years ago. I was immediately draw to the 2 and 3 slide units offered by Eagle Cap, Host, Lance and AF. Unfortunately the truck I bought is unsuitable for multi slide campers. I am still trying to decide on what direction I should go in.

      On a different note, my advise to Krystal, go with the Northstar.

    • #30363
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      Sounds like a good time Coly. I would consider in addition to the above advice fuel filters and possibly a radiator flush, fresh coolant is cheap insurance. Have you ever serviced your transmission, if not, it could be the best 100 bucks you have ever spent. Last but not least monitor your tire pressure. Take a good quality tire gauge in your tool box. Having just spent a 100 yesterday on a new battery that only lasted 35 months I would make sure yours are not to old. Have a good time and share your adventure with us.

    • #29587
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      Great reply Dieseldawg. Providing the description and a web site along with a picture of the finished product is very helpful. Ardvarks views are also helpful. Most of know the flashing and all the vent holes along with seams are normally the problem, but it never hurts to tell the people that are new to RV’s. The propensity of RV’s to start leaking after only a couple years is why I am not a fan of extra stuff that require holes to be anywhere on the RV. Ladders, roof racks, solar, sky lights and awnings are all non essential items that IMO do more harm than good.

    • #29540
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      John, I had no time to read the article but I am not surprised, at least the product is better these days. My 88 was 20 grand, out the door with a whopping 160hp and 400 foot pounds of torque. That POS was on the hook over 20 times in the first two years. My 16 was 55 grand and was the low performer with only 395HP and 795 torque and has never seen the hook. I will gladly pay the bucks for quality, performance and reliability.

    • #29464
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      Take a look at the Champion line of inverter style generators before you lay down extra dollars for big names. Champion will give more power, less cost and comparable db levels.

    • #29361
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      Coly, the old saying “more is better” certainly applies to battery’s. Providing you have can carry the weight and have the room I would double up. Personally, I am not an inter state fan so that would change immediately. For those of you on a budget Walmart offers the Everstart brand. There 29 series max deep cycle battery has proven it’s worth in my bass boat. The battery comes with a two year warranty and the two that I had were still good after 6 years. For 100 bucks, I think it’s one of the best deals out there.
      On a slightly different note, I recently noticed Everstart is also producing a large agm battery with 900 CCA and a non prorated 5 year warranty, all for 150. For that price with those numbers I will probably use them to replace the oem units that came with my diesel truck when the time right.

    • #28865
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      Welcome azguy to truck camping. Sounds like you made the right decision. This site will provide you with all you need to know about your new rig. The 825 should work well with your your three quarter ton GMC pulling a trailer. I bought all my Torklift stuff online from Tweetys. The order arrived correct and the price was very competitive. Good luck with upcoming adventures.

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