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RE: Cost of accessories new camper

I have decided not to get extra battery and 2nd solar panel will install my own. Went with the tie downs for extra safety when off road Have Bilstein shocks off road tires hill decent electric transfer case 12in ground clearance Sumo super springs
Spikeman 09/18/19 04:12am Truck Campers
RE: Cost of accessories new camper

(This is not my actual camper but similar model to mine)Good call on the solar I thought it to be totally substandard this unit came from the factory that way. Is it the dealers responsibility to correct this before delivery or will I get a wait for warranty claim runaround excuse
Spikeman 09/18/19 04:04am Truck Campers
RE: Cost of accessories new camper

That's a good idea! it does however have connector up front for a portable solar panel you can buy a portable solar panel 100 watt for $149
Spikeman 09/14/19 04:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Cost of accessories new camper

Found them at Windy Nation
Spikeman 09/14/19 04:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Cost of accessories new camper

That's my opinion also going to eliminate 1 battery and the extra solar panel I assume you "glue"(existing paneled is glued)another 100 watt panel to the roof and connect in parallel.Recommend a caulking glue and panel source Most inverters handle 200w as well as 100w? Existing panel not too neat Thanks
Spikeman 09/14/19 03:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

Has the 8 speed transmission. taking the advice of the(weight police) I am trying to stay under 3190 lbs payload the SS1500 weights 1900 + 200 with accessories dry. Sumo Super Springs (progressive spring rate) 2660 lbs capacity. The tires are are off road 33in look small because of 12in clearance Thanks for the complements That is a Tradesman with near maximum options the sweet spot in value in my opinion decent cloth and plastic interior loaded paid only $39820 after $3000 rebates + tax title etc. Why pay $70000 for a Laramie then take it off road.
Spikeman 09/13/19 09:10am Truck Campers
Cost of accessories new camper

I have never purchase a truck camper before do you find these installed prices to be average and reasonable: 4 Torklift Brackets W/4 Happijac Turnbuckles & Chain includes Qwik Release Handles ($150.00) N/C $1,095.00 Torklift Expandable 4 Step (GlowStep) $ 328.00 2 Group 24 12V AGM Batteries of average quality $590.00 2nd Solar Panel 100watt $475.00 Thanks in advance
Spikeman 09/13/19 08:51am Truck Campers
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

No I was ridiculing the want be's on regular dirt roads. The dilemma has resolved itself! I purchased the Ram 2500 with off road package at a big discount yesterday and it is huge. It has the lift and stance of a Power Wagon! top of the cab 80" top the bed 60" wheel diameter 33" 22' feet long ground clearance 12" Much too tall for a hardside camper going to buy a Palomino HS 1500 popup camper 72" tall 450lbs lighter thanks for all of your input and advice
Spikeman 09/11/19 10:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

Do popups still have canvas like sides that need to dried out before lowering?
Spikeman 09/08/19 12:03am Truck Campers
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

Thanks for the advice of course now I am undecided again (for the last two years) Some more info the off road package with all the goodies is only available on the 2500 Series a lot of it is Power Wagon grade. My plan to off set the inboard location and sway and rocking of the large coil springs is to use outboard rear progressive Sumo Super Springs a two pc. model rated 2600lbs with progressive loading replaces bumper stop.Anyone use these or have an option of them? The Bilstien shocks are well rated with progressive staging The height issue non basement Model 750 is 98” tall other hardside campers are 110” to 118” still too tall? Weight wet would be about 2750lbs. Getting a really good deal on both need to decide by 9/9. My opinion of popups more noise more heat more cold more trouble less privacy than a hardside. Agree or disagree? Would buy one if necessary. My mention of Burr Trail and Mogollon Rim was tongue in cheek I have seen rental cars on both.
Spikeman 09/07/19 11:58pm Truck Campers
Advice on truck and camper purchase

Greetings I have been reading and learning at the Forum for the past 3 years taking notes. I finally decided to buy a truck and camper. Like many of you I face the following dilemmas off-road ability vs. style and comfort. or spending big bucks for something I may not be crazy about for years on end. Having almost ruled out a popup camper. I am considering making the following compromise decision advice and criticism please. 2019 RAM 2500 4x4 Crew Cab Tradesman 8ft box 6.4 gas Hemi PAYLOAD 3190.00LBS Off-road package ,Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle, Electric Shift-on-the-Fly Transfer Case LT275/70R18E OWL On/Off-Road Tires 3690 payload, Hill decent ,off-road shocks Ground clearance 8.6” Many components from the Power Wagon will be adding rear progressive Sumo Super springs Please advise? Palomino HS750 hard side dry weight with options about 2150lbs H 8'2' W 86” FL 8'2 Solar panels 200w,2x Battery Group 24 12V AGM Battery, Tie Down Package-4 Torklift Brackets W/4 Happijac Turnbuckles & Chain, rubber bed mat. Palomino now has all aluminum frame with upgraded interior small but doable for a single man Question how much 4 wheeling will I be capable of ? Forest roads only Burr Trail or Mogollon Rim trails like or something more extreme. Should I buy a Pop-up instead? Thanks
Spikeman 09/05/19 05:06pm Truck Campers
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