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    • #54208
      Mike
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      Here it is 6 months later and I don’t use the line anymore either. I have exactly 1&1/2 inch clearance between the wheel wells and just use that. Slow and a couple of stops to check I’m still straight. I am anal though, if I am off by a half inch I lift and re-position with the wedges I made.

    • #52505
      Mike
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      Anything you do to upgrade your truck will upgrade the performance of that truck. You will not raise the weight rating, which is determined on the drawing board. You can build what you want and it will perform better than stock if you do it right. You see there is no straight answer lol.

      I got a one ton thinking I wouldn’t have some of your issues. I have them anyway because these campers are heavy. You have the right tires! Those will be my next ones.

    • #52504
      Mike
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      121 is the load index and 118r refers to speed rating I hope I correctly recalled that. I would just get the highest rated tire I could get in 17”. What is the rating in lbs. on your tires.

    • #52062
      Mike
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      That seems excessive to me. I have seen a 10lb increase after warm up on hot days, but there are others with more experience here than me. 97lbs makes me wonder if the truck is a little overweight…

    • #51821
      Mike
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      We saw this last year in the Sierras. Beautiful little spot we have been going for years was full of everything a bunch of fools could leave. We spent a few hours cleaning it up just to make it livable/safe for the family. This is very enraging when you encounter this.

    • #51165
      Mike
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      Campers might be more sealed than the underside of a class A or C or B van, but they are still liable get in. It’s best to light up the underside with battery powered lights or something. They hate the light. I know folks that do this in the desert.

    • #51127
      Mike
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      I got shorter bumpers for my 890. I looked at Grainger, they had some small dock bumpers that worked for me but they had longer ones too.

      Nice looking rig!

    • #51047
      Mike
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      Putting a line down the middle will help loading. Us newbies can use all the help we can get…

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    • #51035
      Mike
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      I have a 2015 GMC 3500 CCSB. I just got a WC890 that the sticker says weighs 2574lbs. It makes my stock suspension flatten out bad. Your AF811 is more camper than I have so you too will need help with the rear axle I think.

      Good luck and enjoy!!

    • #50968
      Mike
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      https://photos.app.goo.gl/qwEqrfuEMJts2DJ49

      Took a pic just before the walk through…

    • #50057
      Mike
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      You can up grade the coil overs up front to a stiffer spring. Lots of Toyota compatible products out there. Toytec is one I have used. Good stuff.

    • #50039
      Mike
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      Thanks Stan. The plan is to get to the dealership in the early afternoon, finalize the deal and load the camper and get the lowdown on everything. I will then spend the night at the dealer’s RV park. Hope this gives me time to really check everything, and get with the service dept in case they missed anything.

      I am in central California and the dealer is in central Oregon so I will have a bit of a road trip, but it is worth it to avoid the California sales tax.

    • #49893
      Mike
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      Well now there is another delay…or maybe this is a snowball kind of thing…my camper missed the origional scheduled ship date due to AC unit shortage. Now that the camper is complete, we are waiting on the transporter company to fill out his load so he won’t have a partially loaded truck. I do get that part, I was in trucking for many years.

      But…without being there I am just going by my salesman’s word on this. Anyway my camper will now ship on the 29th, and the dealer wants a week to prep it.

      Does this sound like a common occurrence to y’all?

    • #49326
      Mike
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      Thank you Mello Mike! Much appreciated!

    • #48818
      Mike
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      Okay Pack4tag…never have seen this before. Does the third axle articulate?

    • #47480
      Mike
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      Hello all! I am new, so new to truck camping that I am in the process of ordering a new Wolf Creek 890, our first camper. I am here to learn and share experiences. This looks like a nice place to light…

    • #52106
      Mike
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      I inflate to 80 lbs. I have Michelin Defenders E rated and they are at their max with my camper on. I get about 8 lbs increase from cold.

    • #49724
      Mike
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      Wow a three month trip to Alaska will be something else. I have always wanted to make a run up there. Kind of a bucket list thing I guess. It will be just me for a lot of the time, the DW has decided that staying home isn’t so bad. But when my son and the grandkids go out there will be a crowd.

    • #49723
      Mike
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      That unit does look very small up there Mike. I had the choice of a 9k and an 11k, not 12. I went with the larger one only because it was $70 less. I have been assured the onboard 2500 Onan will run the 11k and the microwave so we will see.

      You probably saved money doing it this way too I’d wager…

    • #49435
      Mike
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      Thanks for that Bryan! I should hear from my dealer this week. How are you liking your Lance? I was looking at them…

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