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RE: Thoughts on a plug-in hybrid conversion

Maybe a better option is to only target 4wd vehicles. Power one axle via combustion engine and the other via electric motor. Offer exclusive and mixed power train drives. The engine could also spin a larger output alternator when duty cycle for 4wd exceeds battery capacity.
Bedlam 05/25/23 10:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Suggestion for trip to desert southwest

I just left Southern Utah and Nevada where temperatures are already pushing over 90 degrees, so it is only getting hotter till Fall approaches. We moved up in elevation and latitude to get into the comfortable 70's today.
Bedlam 05/24/23 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Goodbye CH751 key!

I still work full time and juggle 50+ passwords in my head at any one time. Ask people what someone's phone number is today if they lost their phone - Now that would be a show.
Bedlam 05/07/23 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: $100,000 Host Campers

Class 4 is limited to 16,500 lbs and Class 5 is 19,500 lbs.
Bedlam 04/27/23 09:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Goodbye CH751 key!

If I replace my locks, it will most likely be a combination lock to reduce the number of keys.
Bedlam 04/26/23 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: $100,000 Host Campers

They stopped building Kodiaks when GM went through bankruptcy. That was typically GVWR back then...
Bedlam 04/26/23 03:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck tires

The tread separation may have been due to lateral forces put on steer tires verses what happens in the rear. I would be wary of using spacers on a heavily loaded DRW since it will add leverage to the wheel studs.
Bedlam 04/21/23 03:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Install new jacks

If you want to prolong the life of the current jacks, unbolt them from the camper and store them inside until needed.
Bedlam 04/16/23 12:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Just curious

We camp at least twice a month and typically run water out of the tank and refill when empty. When drinking water, we prefer certain bottled varieties but use the tank for cooking, bathing, cleaning...
Bedlam 04/12/23 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: $100,000 Host Campers

Inflation is one of the obstructions keeping me from retirement. At least I bought my camper and truck before the craziness started.
Bedlam 04/11/23 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Wolf Creek 890 Water Pump

It is in the left cabinet next to the cab over steps.
Bedlam 04/11/23 03:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Tree Pruning

I carry an electric pole saw to clear sites with low hanging limbs.
Bedlam 04/11/23 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: F550 Upfitting cost estimates?

My prices are dated from 2014, but for $6k I got a flat bed, two lower enclosed boxes, 30k lb gooseneck hitch and 30k lb receiver installed. I sold my long turnbuckles for half price and bought new short ones for full price. Locally, i bought two horse stall mats from a farm store. I added 4 upper boxes in 2017 for $1200 and installed those myself. I already had a SuperTruss, but it was too short. I was able find one of the correct length for half price and sold my old one for the same price.
Bedlam 03/31/23 06:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Lift on a 2006 Arctic Fox 1150

I would weary of lifting any camper that has slides by the wings. The structure was not designed for it. They built up the corners for the weight, but not the side walls.
Bedlam 03/25/23 10:13am Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

If your F350 is a DRW, converting to a flatbed will give you more storage with the current camper. I looked at doing this with my SRW but did not have the weight capacity to carry more. Host, Eagle Cap and Chalet have tall basements which also add to your storage space. For us, the truck camper very versatile which encourages us to bring so many different things. About half our trips are with a trailer in tow to bring along more toys, but it is not always.
Bedlam 03/19/23 11:18am Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

thats twice I have seen air compressor what are you using that for? I have a little tiny one that weighs about 5 lbs to top up tires if I have to. how many AH does that 600lbs of AGM give you. I imagin you could save a ton of weight just switching to LFP batteries. water weight is a little over estimated but only by about 60 lbs so canopy chairs and tables, I am getting the impression you set up in a place and stay there for a while to make the hassel of seting all that up worth it. I only have a old hand crank awning on the once side of my camper so thats what I work with.. I have no storage for anything else haha my two lawn chairs go on the floor under the table and my paddel boards go on the dinet seat when I am traveling. My tires require over 100 psi, so better quality compressor is required. I use it to seat tires and run air tools for my off-road toys and blow up inflatable rafts. Even the 100% duty cycle 12vdc cannot perform these tasks well due to lack of volume. The AGM's come used from a server room after 5 years of use, I get another 5 out of them but start seeing degradation and failures after 8 years of service. If they were not free, I would consider alternate batteries but these sit in lower boxes under the flatbed of the truck and connect to the truck, camper and enclosed trailer with heavy gauge wire. We carry sufficient seating and tables for guests. Rarely do we use park picnic benches. There is some redundancy to what I carry because trips are squeezed in between full time work and wasting time looking for replacements during a trip or canceling a trip is what I try to avoid.
Bedlam 03/18/23 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

I carry about 600 lbs of AGM batteries that are free to me. My fresh water tank is about 65 gallons and always goes out full, so another 600 lbs. Air compressor and tools are 100 lbs, another 100 lbs of canopy, chairs and tables. I have not even tallied what is inside the camper yet...
Bedlam 03/15/23 06:39pm Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

It is obvious all us camp differently. Some are happy wiith 500 lbs of gear while other campers are pushing 7000 lbs. You need to know how much you are carrying and adjust what you carry or change vehicles to do it safely. No one should be telling you one method is better than the other. Keep conversation civil or you will put this thread into lock.
Bedlam 03/14/23 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: part three of the broken frame saga.

I have a large truck and camper. We don't go beyond forest roads, but I needed the towing capacity of a Super C with less length and better chassis clearance. 4wd is an added plus which is used at least once a year rather than needing a recovery.
Bedlam 03/14/23 06:32am Truck Campers
RE: Rv loan rates!

I guess I have been dead the last 15 years and didn't get the memo...
Bedlam 03/11/23 03:13pm Truck Campers
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