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    • #54105
      sourdough
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      Emailed Bundutec. My thoughts of a custom truck camper have been cut short by delivery dates. I’m watching for something used, looks likely to be a short 2wd motorhome and I’ll continue to tow a scout vehicle. Thanks for replies, Cheers

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #53982
      sourdough
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      Thanks for replies. Looks like popups is all I saw on their site. I’m just not interested in popups. BTDT

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #48023
      sourdough
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      My Nitto Ridge Grapplers 305x65r 18 are F rated and have over 50,000 and look like they will go another 15,000. 5 tire, 5,000 rotations. my next set will be the same.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #48022
      sourdough
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      I often carry a pair mounted on the swing out spare tire. I have never used them and have no intention too haha. If ever needed the weight of my rig will destroy them 1st use but I got them and like the spare tire, I’m happy to know they are there.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #48021
      sourdough
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      My Tiger/Ram diesel 4×4 was a dually. Terrible traction sand or any soft terrain. I did the SRW conversion and installed HD wheels and tires for the 11,200 lbs it weighs.During my research for suitable wheels and tires, I contacted the manufacture Nitto. Rep. said what tire and load was I asking about. I told him, Ridge Grappler 305x65r 18 “F” rated for 3,900 lbs. and I have a 3,250 lb. load per back tire. He said, “never air down”, it would likely damage the internal plys. I was shocked, I said, I’ve been airing down my 4×4 tires on Jeeps and Toyotas for 40 years. He said the weight on those tires compared to their load capacity was minimal. Being the jackass that I am, I’ll still air down to try and self extract if stuck(hasn’t happened) but I would never run them that way. BTW, My Tiger is not an off road vehicle and I only use 4wd when 2by limited slip traction isn’t getting it. I have a Wrangler Rubicon on 37” M/T tires currently for off roading.I air them down to low teens.
      BTW, the Nittos now have 50,000 plus miles on them and have a strong thread depth still. Probably go another 15,000 before any concern and I like to pull a tire out of service earlier than most.
      Bottom Line, I say talk to the tire manufacture, then do what feels right to you haha

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #43393
      sourdough
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      I enjoy the design and endeavour to persevere. With each coach installation failure and repair, I make my rig better the new.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #43336
      sourdough
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      Through researching installation instructions of my Onan generator, 1,500w inverter, 6v AGM batteries and online RV wiring info it was determined more fuse protection and heavier gauge wire was recommended. Many hours and $1,024.later I’ve finished my high amp side electrical system. No location of the direct short was able to be determined due to the extensive melting of high AMP side wiring. Where there was almost 40Ft. of melted 4 AWG wire and a single 150AMP fuse. There is now 2 AWG marine grade cable and a 3- 150 amp, 1-50 amp ANL fuse in a separate panel. Main Battery cable from truck engine compartment to rear of coach RV battery bank is also now protected with 150 Amp ANL fuse’s as recommended by NVX XSBI200 Smart 200 Amp Relay Isolator. The old school starter solenoid had no fuse’s in wiring from truck batteries to RV batteries. Now, all the positive 2 AWG cable is run inside protective PVC flexible sleeves. Routing and securing of cable is now greatly enhanced.
      I don’t know how other RV’s a wired. But I will say knowing now what I have learned about this RV, I would never buy it again. I’ve learned that my trucks 180 Amp alternator and the 6- batteries have a lot of power that was not respected. It is now, I am fully comfortable about the wiring and my RV is better than new.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #42593
      sourdough
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      Batteries are now removed(crazy involvement), melted cables removed and damage assessment done with little to none on other wiring noted. That’s great news. Cause of this high amp current melt down is only a quess because cable covering was so extensivly melted on 9 seprate lenghts of #6 cable. A direct short and undersized wiring as related to protective fuse sizing is suspect. Research tells me, #6 wire isn’t rated to handle the 150 amps that finally blew the the one-150 amp ANL fuse. I found some wiring on the wrong hot side of the fuse so it was unprotected. Research also tells me only 1 fuse wasn’t proper in this system. Two more should have been installed. Those two additional fuses would have greatly mitigated damage and condensed it to a closer location of origin.
      It appears to me this electrical system was a disaster waiting to happen. I got real lucky my RV did not burn to the ground. I’m overwhelmed at this point and will need to research more before simpliy rewiring and following the way it was,that’s for sure. My satisfaction will be when I’m done,it will be better than new.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #42566
      sourdough
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      Thanks for your thoughts. 150amp Fuse in coach worked but I’m wondering why 3-#6 wires are on one side and they fried and the other side of the fuse has a single #6 cable to my 1000w inverter which is fine. The way this fuse is wired in it only protects the inverter which it did. The 3 fried wires come up threw te floor right above the batteries so until battery cradle is lowered I can’t trace them to origins. I am working on lowering the battery cradle. Once that is done I might find an answer such as a spot where one of the power cables arced on metal. Because the wire insulation has melted so badly it might be hard to really tell. I post again when I find out more info.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #33240
      sourdough
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      My issue with Rancho RS 9000xl shocks on the rear of my rig was, they faded too quickly. I.E. They over heated and became soft during bumpy road travel. They do have a bigger oil volume than OEM shocks but it wasn’t enough. Some think, OK dial up to a higher setting of 1 thru 9. Doesn’t work that way, a higher setting # will not help a cooling issue. That’s why I installed a set front and rear with an even larger oil volume with a remote reservoir. King 2.5 but there are others.
      Going into the replacement shocks on my Ram 3500 I already discovered how OEM style shocks can over heat on bumpy back roads. My Ram has coil springs on front and they really give a shock a work out. Coils have no friction during cycling and all the movement has to be controled by the shock. That’s why on the front I tried Bilstein 5160 remote reservoir shocks. Idea was right but the shock volume was still too small for my Ram and it’s load.
      With shocks size matters as to volume. OEM trucks and there OEM sized shocks might work for a while but will never last on a Truck/camper. Some have experienced OEM sized shocks might not work at all.
      BTW, the 9000xl I took off my Ram3500 are the same size has my ’19 Wrangler Rubicon rear shocks. Wrangler has lite coil springs and heavy shocks, great for a light off road vehicle. One rear OEM shock was leaking (only 3,000 miles but mostly offroad) so I intalled the Ram 9000 xl’s and on #1 setting. They ride so nice on the Wrangler I leaving them on. Not going to bother with a warranty replacement. I’m thinking the front OEM shocks are going bye-bye and Rancho 9000 xls will be on the front soon. There bigger volume seems just right for my Wrangler Rubicon and heavy off roading. FYI, Wrangler Rubicon weighs 4500 lbs. and Ram/Tiger RV weighs 11,200 lbs.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #33018
      sourdough
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      No, double shocks aren’t needed Jefe4x4. The right springs(I’m close), BigWig sway bar and a single shock(custom valved King 2.5’s) is all that’s needed. ? Ever hear of a factory HD Truck with double shocks,NO. True, my Tiger was sick as delivered but though much R&D on my own it’s rides pretty sweet now. I still would like custom multi-thin leaf springs for the rear. In the future… dialing in a ’19 JLR towed right now.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #32907
      sourdough
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      Not familiar with that brand. Looks pricey; glad to hear they are working out for you. The search for better ride and handling is often a frustrating one.

      They do the job where others couldn’t or degraded so quickly they are not worth the time or money. If these King shocks last 50,000 and rebuilding isn’t more than a set of cheapie’s, they will be very cost effective in the long run.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #32906
      sourdough
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      Lot of batteries. How are you keeping them charged without solar, genny?

      Driving, on board 2.8 Onan generator and shore power. Only draw on them is frig.,led lights, Espar diesel heater fan and water pump. Never had an issue.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #32904
      sourdough
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      My rig come with a Domestic compressor frig. and also 4 AGM batteries, no solar. It’s been trouble free for the 3 1/2 yrs. I’ve had it. As mentioned, my coach builder too did a lousy job installing. I insulated around it and added a LED readout thermometer on the door. It’s a much better unit than the 3-ways I’ve had in other RV’s.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #32902
      sourdough
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      My Ram/Tiger weighs 11,200 lbs. Factory shocks were horribly inadequate and at 10,000 miles I was looking for replacements. Installed Rancho 9,000xl’s on the rear and Bilstein 5160’s on the front. I wasn’t happy with either and by another 10,000(20,00 on the rig0 I was looking for a 3rd set. miles.For the last 30,000 miles I’ve had a set of custom tuned King 2.5’s front and back.They made a very noticeable improvement.In another 15/20 thousand I’ll send them in for a rebuild.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #27978
      sourdough
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      I sold my basic FWC Hawk, visited the Hallmark factory and was about ready to order. Stumbled on a lightly used Tiger RV for the same price as a new truck and Hallmark. Bought the used Tiger and have never regretted the switch from a popup. Now a couple years and 50,000 miles in, I am thinking of adding a Wrangler Rubicon toad. The Tiger will get me and the Jeep to the trail head. The Jeep will take over the day excursions.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #27977
      sourdough
      Participant

      My stock Ram3500HD had suspension issues. The Tiger coach was more than the Ram engineers accounted on. While new it worker marginally but very quickly was unacceptable at 5,000 miles. I replaced the OEM shocks with a set of Bilstein 5160 shocks. They were better than stock but by 20,000 the ride was back to stock ride quality at best. The rear was worse than the front and I replaced the rear with Rancho 9000 xl’s but they were worse than the OEM or the Bilstein’s. I have now replaced the front Bilstein’s with 25,000 and rear Rancho’s with only 5,000 miles. Very happy with King 2.5’s shocks which have 25,000 miles on them and still ride better than OEM, Bilstein or Rancho shocks. I purchased them through Filthly Motorsports… https://www.google.com/search?ei=FAUlXNepJoH2tAW5ioaADw&q=filthy+motorsports+review&oq=filthy+motorsports+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.2.0i67l2j0l4j0i22i30l4.10682.10682..14670…0.0..0.93.93.1……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71.6ATQ_u1Ag20
      Ben said they should be good for 60 to 80,000 miles.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #27976
      sourdough
      Participant

      IMO a troll post. Nothing to see here.
      Walk with wisdom, only a fool learns from his own mistakes.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #27310
      sourdough
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      There should be a load rating on the sidewall. Something like 3200 @ 80 psi.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #26581
      sourdough
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      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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    • #26511
      sourdough
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      A Big Wig sway bar and King 2.5 shocks has my Tiger RV purring on rough, windy back roads. Bilstein and Rancho’s I had faded in short order on long back roads. The big King 2.5’s don’t fade.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

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    • #26489
      sourdough
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      Two thumbs up on the King 2.5 shocks. I have 1200+ miles on them now and they do not fade. Bumps are more muted and overall the ride’s just more enjoyable. I hope they last 40/50 thousand miles at least. The free wheel hubs allow easier steering, a little better MPG and I just like the fewer moving parts.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #26108
      sourdough
      Participant

      Update from post #24033. I got a set of King 2.5 shocks for my camper from Filthy Motorsports. Once process started it was about a month before they arrived. Installation was a little tricky because they are nearly impossible to compress by hand. I did not however depressurize for installation as recommended by King instructions. I didn’t want the hassel of getting/finding a shop to recharged.
      I have yet to make a road trip but have done a couple test rides. I am pleasantly surprised to find no major change in comfort. It wasn’t uncomfortable before, just seemed a little of control. Before, OEM size shocks faded badly on long bumpy back roads’ and allowed the body to wallow around to much. Now body stays more neutral. I drove over a set of six speed bumps designed wide with flat tops. Before the front compressed to the stops but not now. Before the rear bounced several times when the axle dropped off the rise, now it settles quickly to neutral. The littles bumps seem less noticeable not as sharp. The top sway a little more subdued but still there. I do have a BigWig rear sway bar and that really made an improvement.
      After my next road trip, I’ll post again. So far very pleased with how much better the feel than the Bilstein remotes on front and Rancho 9000 on rear.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #24169
      sourdough
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      As an alternative, maybe dual shocks?

      I thought about that but found no after market brackets for double shocks on the rear. I remember the days of 4 shock per wheel trucks,LOL. That lead me to believe doubling up on throw away shocks is not the answer. A custom valved 2.5 King shock with a larger piston and more control is available. I’m working with Ben @ Filthy Motorsports and will see what he comes up with. I’ll post if I’m successful with just adding a bigger shock.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

    • #24033
      sourdough
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      My 2012 Ram 3500 4×4 has a Tiger CX RV coach frame mounted. It weighs about 3,800 lbs. with 11,000 total. The builder(Provan) installed air bags on the rear. The suspension was very bad form new. Front porpoised up and down, rear had no travel and wallowed back and forth. I removed the air bags, installed a Hellwig Bigwig and added a leaf to the rear along with Rancho 9000xl shocks.I installed Bilstein 51000 reservoir shocks in front. Very good improvement,for a while.
      Rancho’s 9000xl shocks started out better than OEM’s with 10,000 miles but are shot with only 12,000 miles.No leaks, just weak as mush. Bounce up and down 3x after bump.
      Bilstiein’s have 22,000 and have deteriorated to the point of factory OEM’s and porpoising.
      The small piston truck shocks just work to hard on our truckcamper rigs. I’m looking into larger 2.5 series shocks like King, Fox and RoadKing.The larger bodied shocks can handle stabilizing the weights easier. They cost a lot more but it’s easy to see they are much more and rebuildable.

      2012 Tiger CX Ram diesel 4x4

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