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RE: I like it!

any engineers here? if you put 600 lbs of people on the outer edge of that tech, now many lbs are transferred to the cable mount on the wall? because its a 45 deg angle, does it amplify the weight on the wall? The COG of 11' TC is about 7 feet from rear jacks (pivoting points). So assuming camper weight 4000 lb, it would take 4000 lb of human load on the rear of the patio to start tipping it over. Manufacturer rated it at 1500lb, so we have safety factor of >3. As for the cable tension, it is 1500 lb x (sin of 45degree) 1.41 = 2115lb for 2 cables, assuming all people stand on the edge of the deck. For 600 lb of people the cable tension will be 423 lb. The site says each cable is rated at 1200lb, probably with safety factor of 3 as well. I assumed cables are mounted at 7' distance length at height, when the shorter mount will increase cable tension, but then not likely you will have 1500 lb of people sitting on the rear edge.
Kayteg1 10/27/21 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

They put side door in 10-8" camper, what is impressive. But deck with no fire pit is not much use for me.
Kayteg1 10/26/21 07:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Vin vs door sticker

I would call the dealer to clarify. Both numbers are taxable data, having very loose connection to actual truck capabilities. For TC purpose, the rear 7000 lb capability is what really counts.
Kayteg1 10/26/21 02:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Tow Dolly Woe

Any smart design of surge brake will have locking pin, or pad for backing up.
Kayteg1 10/26/21 01:10am Truck Campers
RE: Tow Dolly Woe

If the OP is dragged down a boat dock by his car, something is very very wrong. But don't ignore human ingenuity. Just las week on youtbe I run into video of a boat, who I would estimate at least 15,000 lb, with about 12' width towed by F150. The best point was going via 11' wide tool gates.
Kayteg1 10/25/21 04:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Rally

When you go to North Rim, don't bother to check in the campgrounds. The campground was full when I was there, but they posted maps to boondocking sites, close behind park gates. We had lot of privacy and unlimited fire wood, When next day I met a guy who spend night at campground, smelling neighbor sewer.
Kayteg1 10/25/21 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Tow Dolly Woe

However lots of non commercial trailers with surge brakes on the road. I watched a guy on a really steep boat ramp get drug backwards. The rig didn't stop till the heavy boat was mostly floating.. When electric brakes might stop it at the situation, I doubt electric coils would like to be submerged on long run. I have seen electric over hydraulic brake system on boat trailer, but that was aftermarket conversion. For some reasons manufacturers don't do it. I just bought new tow dolly with surge brakes and even before I was able to use it, I've got "recall" notice. Lower caliper bolts require torqueing. I have several wrench sets, but none of traditional wrenches would fit between bolt and frame. I had to make 12-point turns with open wrench, what gave me limited torque. Having very small space, the design is very packed, so I don't blame shops don't want to work of them for liability reasons.
Kayteg1 10/23/21 12:55am Truck Campers
RE: One more advantage of extended cabover on a regular cab PU

LINK to why I don't hear any wind noise - its called a stereo. 40 Years of marriage (coming this Sunday) did the same to me. Those hearing aids are darn expensive.
Kayteg1 10/22/21 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

That’s what they said about CARB, but guess how many states have adopted those standards. Sixteen, and I bet you could guess every one. :):) It was only 5 states just few years ago, so guess how long it will take to change 16 following states to 48 or even 50?
Kayteg1 10/21/21 11:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for options

Both of my campers are listed as 3900lb, when at one time or other, I drove via scales to calculate 6900lb load on my truck. But I load heavy items like water, extra beer and collection of rocks inside truck cabin. For me RV suppose to be about comfort, not sacrifice.
Kayteg1 10/21/21 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: One more advantage of extended cabover on a regular cab PU

Main purpose of owning RV for me is avoiding places where I can have frosty windshield. On other hand, my truck had Super Cab, so the cabover was sticking up front quite a bit. It hit me one time, when I drove the truck empty that dashboard was getting hot, regardless AC working very well. It is one of those feeling that something is not right, or not as it used to be and took me a while to realize that without cabover the sun is warming up the dashboard way out of proportion to what I used to have. Super Cab sits 6 comfortably, although I never had passenger heavier than 200 lb.
Kayteg1 10/21/21 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

The registration for my 2500 doesn't even list a weight on it. Again, at this point CA seems to be only state, that require declaration of GCWV and gives door stickers with declared (and paid) weight. Other states seem sooner or later to follow what CA does, so I bet it is coming to you. Enjoy as long as you can.
Kayteg1 10/21/21 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

Nice….a good ole DOT weight discussion! PS Kayteg, In most state light duty not automatically register as commercial, as you put it. Only a few states I’m aware of do that, but most don’t. Thank the lord for small favors like, not all states are like Cali! I actually missed cheaper and easier California fees. Clark County (Las Vegas) has only commercial registration for trucks, what cost more in registration than even commercial in CA, while insurance tripled to what I paid in CA. Much cheaper real estate and cost of living in Las Vegas compensate it well, but still. From what I remember, my brother in WA is not paying much less for registration than I do, but his biggest truck is Toyota 4 Runner.
Kayteg1 10/21/21 12:02am Truck Campers
RE: Jack Misbehaving

Dirty fuse connectors?
Kayteg1 10/20/21 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

.... Bypassing a weigh station that you are legally required to stop in (in CA) isn't just and infraction, it is a criminal offense - a misdemeanor - if they want to get serious. Good to know, even I experienced minimal law enforcement on the event. When I was changing truck/TC combo CA registration to RV (about 8 years ago), they had specific category for it, that I could never memorize. It is not RV, unless they changed it since. Still changing commercial to "RV" registration on dully saves several hundred$$$ I also think tickets for parking RV in "no RV" jurisdictions are less than for parking commercials. Knowing all those issues from the past, I went long way to register my Sprinter conversion as Sport Van. For some reasons, now Nevada would not register it as limo.
Kayteg1 10/20/21 11:04am Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

My 1999 F450 was registered in CA at its 9000 lb net weight for years, till about 10 years ago CA added weight stickers, who go on the cabin sides. I got pulled over by DOT officer and got "fix it" ticket to register the truck at declared weight. Since I was also pulling heavy trailers, the 30K sticker cost me additional $600 in weigh fee.
Kayteg1 10/20/21 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

But it *IS* cargo... when it's convenient. "No RVs" - It's cargo. "No cargo" - It's an RV. I used this logic when saw "no RV" in Monument Valley and drove my rig there. But to consider it as RV, you should have that in truck registration, where only handful of members have it this way. When you have "commercial" in truck registration, you are on hook. Not only at scales, but also in lot of residential areas, where about every bigger city has "no commercial parking" ordinance. Whole issue is that even those laws are VERY old, they were not enforced in the past. Now some LE jurisdictions are starving for revenue and I already heard about DOT scales by passers chases.
Kayteg1 10/20/21 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

I'm screwed. :E :B I'm over my trucks GVWR but under on the tires. So far the only report about GVWR being check come from British Columbia, so better avoid the province.
Kayteg1 10/20/21 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

Scoob, I drive through your state often. They’d have no reason to stop me for a weight violation because I’m not a resident of MO, and I’m not engaged in commerce. If either were true, it’d be a different story. :):) What the registration on your truck says? In most of the states any truck is registered as commercial and so far I only hear about California, who allows changing the registration to RV when you keep the camper on it. If you read the laws, RVs are exempt from lot of commercial laws and you can drive 80,000 lb RV rig without CDL. DOT scales and inspection sites apply to all qualifying vehicles, regardless original registration.
Kayteg1 10/20/21 09:26am Truck Campers
RE: Never saw this before!

The signs are there for at least 20 years but are different in different states. NV calls for "Commercial and live stock" CA for "All trucks" but at lot "no pickups" what is about 11,000 lb. UT has 20,000 lb limit. Lot of more advanced weight stations have sensors build into freeway with some distance and huge LED road signs will ask you to pull over, or continue. Last time in WA they pulled me over with my TC, but then let me drive via scales without stopping.
Kayteg1 10/19/21 10:40pm Truck Campers
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