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woodworker414

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Hello.
Yup, a add-on for the almost blind old guy. I probably mentioned here before that I have lost 95% of my central vision from Macular Degeneration. Added the CAMPER CRADLE. It was difficult for me to see if the tc was centered when Brenda back up to it. Not any more. Now when she gets up to the roller I tell her to stop. She puts the truck in park and sets the parking brake. I reach to the roller to feel where the tc is hitting it.. The 2 times we have use the cradle she was almost perfect. I would tell her to back up and the roller would move the tc a smidge and in to the truck the tc goes centered. And it stays centered going down the road.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIlD54hP5jg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DSN4NitxUU
I did the install myself. Easy peasy. Brenda came out and read the tape measure to make sure that the distance between the rollers was correct.
Now have to come up with something to keep the front end of the tc up by the cab from moving side to side. Thinking of a wood curb bolted to the floor. Those of you folks that have this issues,. What have you done to stop the movement.
I have the Fastguns as tight as I can get them.
Brenda and Bill
2014 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Duals

CC 8' bed LTZ Dura Max 6 speed Allison
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2020 Lance 1172
I have tried several time to delete my old signature listed below but it never updates. So I qui trying.

* This post was edited 09/29/21 03:28pm by woodworker414 *


Brenda and Bill
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2013 Heartland Landmark Mesa, 40', fifth wheel, we keep at our snowbird home in central FL, Bushnell, FL.
2014 Chevy Silverado LTZ 3500HD, CC, 4x4, LB, duals, DuraMax


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woodworker414 wrote:

I have tried several time to delete my old signature listed below but it never updates. So I qui trying.

When you made the changes to your profile/signature did you scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Submit Changes?
It's a common mistake.

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Also check both My Preferences and My Profile and delete it. Then make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page and click submit changes.


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Cool. If I unloaded a lot,I would have them.
As far as your sliding around----
1-- No plastic bed liner!!!
2-- Rubber bed mat
3-- Blocks of wood, if necessary.

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You don’t want the Fastguns as tight as you can get them. You want them as tight ad they are supposed to be and no more. Too tight and you risk compromising the camper’s attachment points.

For the front: If you use something wide enough to spread the load a bit, loose blocks between the camper and bed wall should stop the movement. If they want to move in transit, attach some thin plastic sheeting to the bottoms and set the camper down on the plastic to hold them in place.

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gbopp, thanks for the reply. I thought that I did click on savvechanges. I will go back again to make sure.
Brenda dnd Bill
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2020 Lance 1172
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opnspaces, thanks for the reply. I will check those out to make sure I do that, and click save changes.

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MT BOB, thanks for the reply. Nope, not a plastic bed liner. Good thick rubber horse stall mat. I am leaning to wood bumpers.

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wnjj, thanks for the reply. I was not comfortable with making the Fastguns that tight. At the last stop on the way home from the MO State Rv Rally, Good Sam, I took off the Fastgums off so I could level the tc because the campsite was not level. The front passenger Fastgun would not come off because the tc had move to the drivers side so much it was to tight. When we got home the tc had move back and I was able easily to removed the Fastgun.

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woodworker414 wrote:

I have tried several time to delete my old signature listed below but it never updates. So I qui trying.



Duramax is one word, so that needs changed too.


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