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carfax for truck campers

So we had a guy that wanted to buy our truck camper, but wanted to see a carfax type report. Without an 18 digit VIN, I don't see anywhere to get a report. Any ideas?
BigSwick 05/10/23 02:58am Truck Campers
RE: Is this the biggest/heaviest TC on the market?

How is the camper attached to the truck bed? I see what may be small tiedowns on the front, but they don't look big enough to keep it in place,and nothing in sight for the rear.
BigSwick 03/13/23 02:33am Truck Campers
RE: No power getting to my Angler 8C, 2001

It might also be a bad GFI outlet or breaker. try a non GFI to see what happens before you tear into it. Or try the generator to see what happens.
BigSwick 03/02/23 09:33am Truck Campers
RE: Choices in non-basement truck campers?

As this is probably going to be a permanent mount, why not get one of those giant azz sleeper rigs I see going down the road? probably would have a lot more room. You then would have access directly from the cab without running around to the back.,this%20video%20on%20YouTube.%20...%206%20Conclusion%20
BigSwick 02/16/23 03:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Good Sam or KOA

We are not KOA members, but have stayed a couple of their parks in the last few years. If you offer to pay cash you can get the same discount as if you were a member. We have never had a bad KOA experience, but it seems you pay more for a lot of extras that we never use. Kids stuff, pool, etc.
BigSwick 02/09/23 02:34am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for a post Christmas sale on Lithium batteries

OP says, “who has a sale going on good quality lithium batteries?” There’re a number of variables to consider that impact quality - please clarify “good quality”… 3 tons Something that will last 10+ years and be trouble free. what more could you ask for?
BigSwick 12/27/22 11:38am Truck Campers
Looking for a post Christmas sale on Lithium batteries

who has a sale going on good quality lithium batteries? I saw this one, but they don't have built in heaters, which I may not even need here in Florida...
BigSwick 12/26/22 04:47am Truck Campers
RE: Ordering F-350 7.3 CCLB SRW - how big of camper can I get?

I made the bed length decision quickly. Maximum payload, fuel tank and flexibility. Order date 12/12/2022 Job 1 / Priority code 10 F-350 Lariat Crew Cab Long Box Carbonized Grey / Black Onyx 7.3L 4.30 gears Lariat Ultimate Camper/Snowplow FX4 Clearance Lights Dual Battery / Alternator Max Recline Seats ??????? Good Luck. I hope you get it quickly. (hope you even get it by next camping season) Thanks. I have an out if it doesn't arrive by June. It is the quickest job code and highest retail priority code so I'm hopeful. Also gas have been faster apparently. But the Fifth wheel prep package worries me about adding delays. I added it to get the bed 7 pin connector. Maybe I should have just had it installed after the fact. But labour is expensive here in Canada. On my 2019 F250, the plug cost about $50 online. Plug it in under the bed, cut a small hole and install in bed. About a half hour including time to figure out where you want to put the hole.
BigSwick 12/15/22 01:33am Truck Campers
RE: Ordering F-350 7.3 CCLB SRW - how big of camper can I get?

What others have failed to mention is everything you put in the cab of the truck counts toward the carrying capacity. You, the wife, the kids, the carseats, tools, dog, etc... Add in a half a tank of fresh water and you are probably close to the 1000 pound estimate without food, beer, clothes, etc.
BigSwick 12/05/22 03:53pm Truck Campers
RE: New to truck campers

At least one major manufacturer is switching to all 12V refrigerators for 2023.That is Nu-Camp Cirrus line. They claim it is the wave of the future. They are using 12 Isotherm Cruise 130 refrigerators that draw 4.7 amps/hour. and now have 100 amp hour Battle Born batteries standard, with a 500 amp hour upgrade option (for about 10K) Maybe the new 12V fridges are different than those of a few years ago?
BigSwick 11/30/22 04:00pm Truck Campers
RE: saw a cool looking rig the other day.

Ranger supercab max cargo-1905 pounds. 2 wheel drive. the fellow claimed the camper weighed about 800 kilos (1700 pounds) wet. Hard side, wet bath, side door, fresh water tank, AC. What manufacturer makes one to match this? If none, why?
BigSwick 11/24/22 03:03pm Truck Campers
saw a cool looking rig the other day.

Tischer pickup camper. Made in Germany. On a DIESEL Ford Ranger. I like the side door. And it has a wet bath! The owners were from France and had it shipped over to tour around the USA and then return at some point. VERY lightweight rig. Diesel heater and cooktop, no propane due to variances in European tanks. Also had a 220V AC. Very similiar to this one.
BigSwick 11/17/22 04:12pm Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

Curious to how much weight the Supertruss adds with the extension over stock hitch? (and therefore decreases your "legal" camper carrying capacity?) it must be significant. It's beefy, but not that heavy. If someone is that close on capacity, they have other issues. And towing anything probably shouldn't be on the menu. After some net searching, I estimate that for my application, the hitch itself would add about 30 pounds over the stock hitch. A 36" extension adds about 70 pounds. If towing a 3500 pound trailer, there should be about 350 pounds of tongue weight. All the above reduce the carrying capacity you can put in the bed (your camper). If you have a 4500 or 5500 series truck, it probably won't be a factor. If you have a 2500 or 3500 series truck, you should take notice..
BigSwick 10/26/22 03:46am Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

Curious to how much weight the Supertruss adds with the extension over stock hitch? (and therefore decreases your "legal" camper carrying capacity?) it must be significant.
BigSwick 10/19/22 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

I agree it seems like a no-brainer this day and age..Will Prowse has a nice video on this battery and a tear down..There is a heated version for less than $100 more.. height=640 width=440 I looked this up on Scamazon. I thought LifePo4 batteries were considerably lighter than AGM. Why does this one weigh 60 pounds? Several of the reviews mentioned the 60 lbs, so I don't think it was a misprint. But go to ebay, and a similiar listing shows 26 lbs Item specifics Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition Custom Bundle: No charge voltage: 14.6V/set Nominal voltage: 12.8V/set Type: Battery Typical capacity: 96AH Weight: 26.4 lbs Deep Cycle Life: 2000-8000 cycles Reusability: Rechargeable Battery Size: 12.71x8.34x6.49 inch Terminal: F12 (M8) Feature: Built-in Smart BMS Brand: WEIZE Manufacturer Warranty: 10 Years Application: Emergency Lighting, UPS Backups, Wheelchairs Amp Hours: 100 AH Chemical Composition: Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) UPC: 0840140912777
BigSwick 10/09/22 03:26am Truck Campers
Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

Kicking around the idea of changing the AC to a quieter brand. Would it be worth the cost? Down here in the sunny south, the AC runs quite a bit. Considering the Truma Aventa or the RecPro by Houghton, or ?? And if I could find a 9500 btu that is quiet, would that be enough AC for a hard side without slides? Thanks.
BigSwick 09/13/22 03:07am Truck Campers
RE: Towing truck camper (expecting first experience today)

Where are you? maybe somebody on here could bring a load tester to check your battery? Is it the original battery in the truck? If so, I would guess that it could be your problem. I would think you would be way to high to be on a flatbed with the camper. Could you unload the camper in the walmart until truck gets fixed?
BigSwick 09/12/22 02:08am Truck Campers
RE: Sealing my TC's EPDM Roof

I am a commercial/industrial roofing contracor. We have installed millions of square feet of EPDM on flat roof buildings over the last 40 years. Believe me, you do not need to coat EPDM. A good EPDM will last over 30 years before it starts to break down. The problem with an RV roof is the penetrations. If I flashed commercial roof penetrations the way RV manufactures do, I'd be in prison. So maintain your penetrations. Do not let any cracks go, inspect often, do not let any water get under your roof. Water under the roof breaks down the surface of the underlayment and the bond to the EPDM will be lost. Dicor works fine at keeping up on them. The biggest enemy of EPDM is oil. Do not repair it with asphalt plastic cement, or anything oily, and do not clean it with anything oily. It is not necessary to clean your roof, but if you feel like you want to just because, use mild soap and water. I have 35 year old roofs that have never been cleaned. But DO scrub the repair areas clean with soap and water and a scotchbrite pad before applying the Dicor, this will help it stick. Is the commercial EPDM the same thickness as what is on most RVs?
BigSwick 08/07/22 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

I have heard that it costs like a buck a minute for every minute your car stays plugged in AFTER it is fully charged. So, don't walk over to that Burger King for lunch and be late coming back, or that $10 combo special will really cost you!
BigSwick 07/28/22 04:27pm Truck Campers
RV that makes it's own water!

I wonder how much one of these gizmos cost. Add a composting toilet and plenty of solar, you could camp indefinitely!
BigSwick 07/24/22 12:27pm Truck Campers
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