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RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Notice the vintage "Keep Oregon Green" mudflaps. I'll have to keep 'em on there unless I find a set of the vintage Washington "Evergreen state" flaps. Any of you PNW'ers have a set of them WA mudflaps you want to part with? Maybe your from Oregon and want a real "vintage" set or Oregon flaps, not them new ones they sell online, and have a pair of WA flaps collecting dust. Let's make a deal!
Grit dog 05/27/20 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Whadaya think the chances are of twisting that old heavy metal rear bumper straight? I know it'll take a pull pot and some serious force. Truck had the camper tie down buttons in the rear bumper and musta got a little western once with a camper. That left side in the pic is twisted up about 1/2". My OCD wants to fix it. Same with front bumper, just a tad bent up. Looks like it took on a concrete bollard or boulder and won the fight, but it's just a bit twisted. Bumpers are waaaay too nice to even consider replacing!
Grit dog 05/27/20 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

Daily dose of squarebody! https://i.imgur.com/MFD4Pp9l.jpg
Grit dog 05/27/20 03:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Burbman Crosses over to the Dark Side....

Burb, what is the payload on the yellow door sticker? Who cares...
Grit dog 05/27/20 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-250 Needs New Shoes

And there's a difference between being cheap and being frugal. Cheap is buying Milestar or similar tires. Frugal is finding a better deal. Be frugal! Heck, the ones above even have the OE TPMS sensors in 'em. If you popped a bead and removed those, you could get another $100 probably for the sensors you don't need. I'd just leave 'em though.
Grit dog 05/27/20 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-250 Needs New Shoes

Skip the tire shop, hop on Craigslist, get a set of takeoff tires or tires and wheels for about half price. That's what I'd do, especially since you only want pavement ponder tires. For the same or less money than the Chinesium **** tires you posted, you can at least have a quality name brand tire. In 30 seconds I just found a set on WA CL. Set of 2016 275-70-18 Michelin LTX AT tires with OE aluminum rims off a 2016 F350 with 95% tread. $650 Buy those and you dont even have to go to the tire shop and you can probably get a couple hundred or more for yours if you sell em. And 17s suck now for HD trucks since the mfgs quit making good load rated tires for 17" wheels. Better to dump em and run 18s or 20s anyway.
Grit dog 05/27/20 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying tires? Check the DOT codes...

Born on date....not only important for beer, but also tires! (and milk for sure!!) I just got these nice tires last night, but then I got 'em home I looked at the born on date. What do you s'pose 2087 means?? That's right. Almost 33 years old! https://i.imgur.com/uo4T7Yol.jpg
Grit dog 05/27/20 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: As to camper weight, what does this sticker indicate?

That sticker indicates that in the 18 years you've been a member of this forum you haven't read or retained ANY of the 10,000s of "gvw", "axle capacity", "tire rating", "what will me truck haul", "how much can I carry" threads.
Grit dog 05/27/20 02:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Burbman Crosses over to the Dark Side....

If you don't mind what was the out the door cost? My 05 is getting long in the tooth and needs a baby brother. Everything I look at in the pre 11 model year has too many miles on it. Don't be embarrassed if you think you paid too much. When you are hunting unicorns price is immaterial. Or you could just tell a fib ;) Or one could be polite and not ask "What'd it cost ya?" It's in poor taste, even on the internet...
Grit dog 05/27/20 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

^ If your preference is gutting out a camper to lighten the load, for a good reason, like off-roading or not enough truck to haul it, it makes sense. Otherwise, it doesn't compute that one would buy a "full featured" camper, IE: running water full bath, fridge, furnace, AC, good storage, etc and then tear it apart. Remember, the biggest effect it will have on mileage is due to wind resistance, not weight. 2 tons of dirt in a truck bed won't reduce mileage near as much as 1 ton of high profile camper.
Grit dog 05/27/20 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Thor Four Winds 29G too good to be true?

So regardless of the chit chat, THAT is a great deal. He!!, I'd buy it and flip it if nothing else. OP, check it out and if it's legit and in great condition, it should already be in your driveway! If you've hung around here much, the same crowd will tell you tomorrow, in another thread, that $25-30k will get you a nice 10+ year old class C......
Grit dog 05/27/20 08:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at? No idear what a 1995 whatever camper weighs, but had a 2012 F250, same specs as the one you posted and a 2015. Set my Arctic Fox 860 on the truck once to move it in the driveway (company truck not camper hauler truck), about 4000lbs. Dropped the suspension straight onto the bump stops. 3000lb is generous IMO for those trucks. Nothing wrong with them, tough as nails, just have a soft spring pack, comparatively, IMO. Airbags, add a leafs, timbrens, etc will be needed to haul about any full size camper.
Grit dog 05/26/20 03:57pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Where's my popcorn?? Considering 3/4T is 1500lbs a payload of over 3000lbs is not bad at all. Lol, wth does that have to do with anything?
Grit dog 05/26/20 03:53pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

I had 4300lb load of gravel on my 2001 F250 more than once. But each time after huge bulldozer load the gravel on my flatbed, I took a shovel and pushed most of the load behind the cabin, so only about 3000lb of the load ended on rear axle. With TC you simply can't do that, so cargo capacity and how you can use it are going separate ways. How many times exactly did a bulldozer load the gravel and you were able to drive the truck home? Lol
Grit dog 05/26/20 03:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Rain Entering My Slideout

Depends on the weather conditions, direction of the RV and slope whether you have an issue or not.
Grit dog 05/26/20 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

I am guessing unloaded that rig will be good for about 8-9 mpg. Pulling a trailer maybe 4-5. I'm guessing you're about right. It's smiles per gallon with this one. Does good burnouts and donuts though! When the secondaries open up, it's like tipping up a 5 gal gas can, but sounds much cooler!
Grit dog 05/26/20 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Burbman Crosses over to the Dark Side....

Well, that's a bit of an upgrade! lol Very nicely done. As new condition 5 year old truck in the rust belt nonetheless. And a hard to find 3500 model to boot. Congrats on the new ride, you will thoroughly enjoy it!
Grit dog 05/26/20 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 06 dodge ram 2500 SB. Golf cart in bed

This is a strange question. You don't have the truck or the cart, or don't have one or the other? I'd suggest measuring both? Or look up the specs of the cart you're contemplating?
Grit dog 05/26/20 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 06 dodge ram 2500 SB. Golf cart in bed

Neither are RAM truck beds. Except the OP told us what truck bed he has, so ?
Grit dog 05/25/20 11:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Loading Advice

Since your experience is zip (or N/A) find an veteran to help. Kinda what he's doing here, no?
Grit dog 05/25/20 11:35pm Truck Campers
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