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RE: True Truck Payload

I'm one of those people who look at axle ratings and not necessarily GVWR. I had my camper on a 2500 Chevrolet for 80k miles. 1200lbs over the gvwr. But under the tire and axle ratings. Mark This is the correct answer.
cewillis 10/28/19 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

Peter-hs, Yeah, Eagle Plains, 'great spot', they claim to have 30a hooks ups. Are you going that far north?
cewillis 10/27/19 01:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Colorado by drone

You're wrong. I love it -- almost as much as being there.
cewillis 10/26/19 11:51am Around the Campfire
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

Do you "Really Need" a 4X4 with a truck camper?.. Do you really want to save $1000+- on a $60,000 truck?
cewillis 10/25/19 02:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Spring blocks disintegrated

Hockey pucks look better and are easier to get. You can keep your flimsy hockey pucks.
cewillis 10/19/19 09:37am Truck Campers
RE: Spring blocks disintegrated

Please tell me more. Where did you get it? How did you mount it? The whole story is here . With the springs and pads as shown, my loaded truck sat at stock height, and I had no sway or any other handling problems on many extreme offroad trips. As to where I bought the material, I don't remember. Internet search for UHMW will find many sources.
cewillis 10/19/19 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Trip report: High Country of the Eastern Sierra

You sure pick the great places. Fantastic pictures. Don't know about your climate judgement however.
cewillis 10/19/19 09:30am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Spring blocks disintegrated

the blocks in the springs fell out Block IN the springs?? Do you mean the pads that the overload springs push against under load? Or something different? If the former, I made my pads out of Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene, UHMW. It's cheap, can be bought in just about any size, cuts and drills as easy as wood, but wears stronger than steel. I wore out several kinds of pads until this was recommended. Thousands of miles -- no wear, no problems. width=640
cewillis 10/18/19 02:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Where do you find water

I've found that many service stations will also allow a fill. Purchase first can't hurt.
cewillis 10/15/19 04:30pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Moki Dugway, can I do it?

It's really pretty tame. width=640
cewillis 10/12/19 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: 12V power into the bed?

Here's how I did it.Heavy duty charge circuit
cewillis 10/08/19 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Did I forget anything? ordering a new Hallmark pop up camper

I would definitely get the cassette toilet. One of the best options I had.
cewillis 10/01/19 11:17am Truck Campers
RE: Back in the day...

I said to my doctor, “I think I might have ADHD, because I can’t remember where I parked my Ford!” She said, “That’s not how ADHD works.” I said, “But I keep losing my Focus!” And the doctor said: "that's a good thing"
cewillis 09/28/19 08:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

I affixed a license plate bracket to my camper and I take the plate from the truck step bumper and put it on the camper, in plain view. I did that whenever I was planning to go out of state. Maybe that plan was exactly backward --.
cewillis 09/17/19 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Converted to Lithium-Ion be careful.

Here is a short article on 5 common lithium battery types. Thanks for the link. Good to know.
cewillis 09/13/19 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

Burr Trail or Mogollon Rim trails are very tame. My suggestion is to decide what you really want - off-road capability or more room/comfort. A compromise is not going to be great for either. If off-road is your goal, a popup camper (there are some very nice ones) on a shorter wheel base would be better. (of course, a much smaller camper on a smaller truck would be even better for off-road). I'm 6-3, 190 and had many extensive (and comfortable) off-road trips in my pop-up. Take a look at my and Whazoo's setup and trips for one good way to do it.
cewillis 09/06/19 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Seeking expert opinion: thinning vs prescribed burns

Again not a expert but forest fires have been happening before man was a thing. That is indeed very interesting: factual history/evolution/botany/ecology/chemistry. Clearly fire was nature's original way - and the way I would prefer, except that humanity has changed nature so much that the 'nature way' has big potential and actual problems. And it now seems impossible to me to restore original forest conditions on any meaningful scale. So my weasel answer is 'it depends'; fire when 'reasonable and practical'.
cewillis 09/05/19 04:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cant hook up a whole house generator

So I go to the other side of the house and look at the supply and there is no main there either. Rant over.. There is something wrong. There has to be a main breaker that shuts off all power to the house -- unless NC is REALLY strange. Pulling the meter is not an acceptable substitute for a main breaker - though that's probably what a fire department would do in case of fire. I would definitely contact your local building inspection department to be sure.
cewillis 09/03/19 01:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Considering getting a truck camper

What is your rear axe capacity? Spring capacity? Wheel and tire max load? Maybe this or this. But both would be pushing it a lot I suspect. And finding used? I don't know.
cewillis 08/02/19 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Variable speed water pump

I replaced mine with a Shurflo variable speed pump, and it worked great for 13 years (until I sold the camper -- don't know about after that). It was not quieter on full speed, but usually ran quieter at slower speed. Even at low speed, I wouldn't call it quiet, though.
cewillis 07/30/19 02:02pm Truck Campers
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