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    • #19530
      John Powell
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      That is true, here in crooked and over regulated CA the DMV comes out to look and see if you have camper or shell attached, then the plates issued are coinciding with car number sequences, if the cops see a miss match, another words your truck with car plates and no camper they pull you over and start writing. If you hsve a purchase agreement with you to go get a camper you are OK. They don’t want you escaping those weight fees as you are cutting in to the funds that make there way into their pocket, either with pay raises or their 90% retirement at age 50.

      Aircommuter

    • #19515
      John Powell
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      In some states the trucks can be registered as a car if they have a camper, so no weight fees. When my camper is off I put my shell back on. The weight sticker inside the door post is for commercial use as a hauler with a commercial license on the outside of the truck. Like a car your passengers may overload the vehicle based on the sticker inside the door. I don’t know of very many people who weigh their passengers and their car.
      That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t weigh your loaded pickup and install tires, wheels and suspension that can carry the weight safely, including air pressure, which is most critical. Then you must drive accordingly for your vehicle and load which you would have to do even if all your numbers coincided with the door sticker. While the door sticker has a lot of nice info it doesn’t mention rollover height limitations, this like all other factors on upon the driver.

      Aircommuter

    • #17301
      John Powell
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      I carry a hydraulic bottle jack also and 36 volt Dewalt impact and hand tools.

      Aircommuter

    • #17286
      John Powell
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      I forgot to mention that Wilson is now called WEBOOST.

      Aircommuter

    • #17281
      John Powell
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      I also have Wilson boosters, you must select the correct one because the home high powered unit I have in my residence requires 50′ seperation between the antennas. I live where cell signal is zero on the phone but I get 2-3 bars with booster, I still get dropped calls because of the terrain, trees and distance to the tower. The direct connect was the best but most of these modern phones don’t have an antenna plug. We tell people DON’T call me on my cell as a first choice, I was raised without one and when they came along I was building my house where they didn’t work.

      Aircommuter

    • #17270
      John Powell
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      This post is about the installation of the big wig. I have read in several places about how it was heavy and difficult to put it up by one person. Here is a simple way. Using a piece of wire attached to the top of the U bolt on the axle, wire it up to the tailpipe or bed cross member so it stays horizontal, then you can put the bar up with the clamps and start the nuts by yourself.

      Aircommuter

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