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RE: Did I forget anything? ordering a new Hallmark pop up camper

On the refrigerator discussion, I think "most" people with slide in truck campers have been so used to having a 3 way fridge for so long, thinking about a 2 way refrigerator is scary to think about. Without a doubt, the key is having enough solar power and good AGM or Lithium batteries to power the fridge off grid for an extended amount of time. I have a Northern Lite hard side camper with a 3 way refrigerator and it has been great for me but if I had a pop up (have actually been looking at 4 Wheel Campers of late) I would no doubt get a 2 way fridge with plenty of solar power.
WyoBull 10/14/19 09:22am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite

Call your Northern Lite dealer to get the Northern Lite "sized" hose. If your dealer does not have it, call 5 Star RV in Henderson, CO and they will ship you one. They are a great dealership and ship a lot of RV parts all over the country. Previous posters are correct in that NL is going to start using standard size hoses in their new units. Why they have not done that before now is a mystery to me.
WyoBull 10/03/19 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: new ?’s: options on custom order 2020 Ford F-350 6.2L gas

Wheel well liners are a definite yes - they provide protection and also make the truck look complete. Just look at one with them and one without and you will see what I mean. 5th wheel/gooseneck prep kit is a definite yes - even if you never use it, it will help at resale time and the cost to get it from the factory is cheap compared to having it done aftermarket. You may not want it but the next buyer probably will. I went with the XLT Premium package because I was trying to maximize my payload but if all you are hauling is a pop up camper then that is not a big concern. It has all of the amenities I really care about and none of the foofoo ones I would never use. My previous F250 was a Lariat and I did not use a lot of the things it came with on a regular enough basis to want to have it again. Adaptive steering, BLIS, etc. for me are not necessary items. I like the back up camera (when I don't have the camper on since it is in the tailgate) and that is good enough for me. I had an F250 with the 6.2 and 4.30 gears whereas my F350 I drive now (truck in signature) has the 6.2 with 3.73 rear end and to be honest, I am not unhappy at all with the 3.73's. Since you are ordering the truck, get the 4.30's but since I have had both, don't believe the rhetoric about how huge the difference is between the two because it is not that big.
WyoBull 09/25/19 03:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Fuel mileage 2017 gas trucks

I use Fuelly.com and keep track of every fill up. My truck in signature has 33,000 miles on it and I am at 12.5 mpg city/hwy combined for the life of the truck. I have seen as high as 16 mpg on the highway running at 65 empty and as low as 9 hauling my truck camper combined with my ATV and trailer bucking a head wind. Normal conditions hauling my truck camper is 10-11.5 mpg.
WyoBull 09/25/19 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Time to install tires on my truck camper setup

Last week I put new tires on my truck. I put on Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx in 275/70R18 which is the stock size on my 2017 F350. I really like the tread design. They consider it a hybrid meaning it is between an all terrain and a mud terrain.
WyoBull 09/04/19 07:52am Truck Campers
RE: one more time I need some help

I don't know the dimensions of your battery box but on my 2017 NL 8.11 SE I have two, 6 volt AGM golf cart batteries. I can't imagine your battery compartment is any smaller than mine.
WyoBull 08/19/19 07:44am Truck Campers
RE: Bought a 2019 Northern Lite10'2 EX CD SE dry bath

As others have said, you don't need to be a NL owner but having said that, I do have a NL 8.11 SE and I use the following Reese hitch extension. https://www.reeseprod.com/products/hitch-accessories/other-accessories/trailer-hitch-extension/hxyNMzUEThezO4ZpzhR4RkMsE576VeBN It works great for me and I haul a PJ Trailer model 8312, which is 83" wide and 12' long. I haul my ATV, coolers, gas etc. on the trailer. I believe mine is pinned at 34" if I remember right which has a rating of 450 lb tongue weight and 4500 lb gross trailer weight.
WyoBull 08/16/19 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Towing a horse trailer with TC

For a horse trailer, because of the weight, I am thinking you are going to want a Torklift Super Hitch and Super Hitch extension. I don't haul that heavy with my Northern Lite as I just haul an ATV trailer. I do know somebody who also has a Northern Lite and she hauls her two mules all over the place and she has a Super Hitch and Super Hitch extension on her Ford Super Duty dually.
WyoBull 07/08/19 09:52am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite campers No Black Tank Clean out

We have a 2017 Northern Lite 8.11 SE and I have never felt like I have needed or wanted a black tank flush system. I use the Thetford chemicals and have never had an issue. I see no need to carry a wand with you while camping to use every time you drain your tanks. Northern Lite is a great camper and I would say in the hard side, non-slide space they make the best camper. That being said, all of them have their down sides and can have issues but the ones I have had were with the components and nothing to do with Northern Lite. My refrigerator went bad and had to have it replaced under warranty and then my HD antenna was bad (bad batch during manufacturing) and that was replaced under warranty as well. We looked at other campers like Northstar and Adventurer. Both of those campers are well built and nice but what I really liked was the clam shell design of the NL, which reduces the chance of leaks over traditional manufacturing processes. Not saying they can't lead because you still have vents etc. on the roof but the chances are a lot slimmer. We also looked at Arctic Fox and they are also very nice but very, very heavy so that put them out of the running for us.
WyoBull 07/03/19 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: New 2019 Northern Lite 8-11 Dry Bath

Congratulations on your new camper! We love our 2017 8.11.
WyoBull 03/14/19 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: MPG's with NL 8-11

I get 11-12 mpg with my 2017 F350 6.2 gas and 3.73 rear end hauling our 8.11. Keep in mind, that is bucking no head wind. With the wind I am down to 10 mpg.
WyoBull 02/22/19 03:51pm Truck Campers
RE: 2014 NL 10-2 on Craigslist

It sounds like what you want is a Bigfoot 10.4. I was after one of those myself... until I realized the fridge door doesn’t even open all the way before hitting the bathroom and the dinette is too small and a few other things. I didn’t think so from looking at photos and floorplans, but in practice I found the Northern Lite dinette-forward plan is pretty awesome, all the cabiver wnd living space are together making it feel roomier than dividing it up with the bathroom and closets etc in between the two living areas. It’s more “open concept” and in a small space like a camper that’s a good thing.We did look at a Bigfoot 9.4 which sounds very similar to the 10.4 you're describing. We also found the dinette too small. Very unfortunate, 'cause we really loved that panaramic, 180 degree view in the rear. If that dinette had been a tad larger we might have pulled the trigger on one. All said and done we finally came to the same conclusion as you. Decided a NL was the best compromise in terms of the overall floorplan---not to mention the first-rate build quality. Our new 8-11 dry bath is supposed to arrive from Kelowna early next week. Can't wait! You are going to love the 8.11. Ours is a 2017 but is the wet batch. We absolutely love it. The build quality is phenomenal, we are very impressed with the unit. Enjoy yours!
WyoBull 02/19/19 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: High wind and the truck camper

I live here in Wyoming where 30 mph winds are just considered a light breeze, especially during the winter months. I have driven with my camper on in a lot higher wind speeds and never was worried about being blown over. In my experience, the winds are not a big issue hauling a truck camper, but your gas mileage will take a hug hit!
WyoBull 02/08/19 02:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Help...Loading a camper solo!

The first time I loaded mine was at the dealership when I picked it up. They helped me a lot and it was not bad. When we got it home, taking it off was not too bad other than sitting so high on the jacks when I lifted it off the bed made me a little nervous. Well, then came the first time to load it by myself without help. I was really nervous and it probably took me an hour but I did it and now I can load it and be ready to roll in less than 30 minutes. With regards to advice? Take your time, take your time, take your time. There is no reason or value in rushing to get it loaded. In fact, I would rather do it myself than have somebody trying to guide me. I also use the same process every time when I load it. The important thing being doing it the same way every time will insure you don't forget something and make a mistake. Get out of your truck a lot to check around making sure the camper is raised high enough to clear your bed, is equidistant from side to side in your bed etc. It takes practice and the only way to get comfortable with it is by doing it. One recommendation I would make is to load and unload it several times at your house without planning on going anywhere. You will get a feel for what steps you will take every time to make it as safe and efficient as possible.
WyoBull 02/01/19 02:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite 8-11 on Order!

Love our 2017 8.11 SE but ours is the wet bath. burningman mentioned the condensation but we have not experienced that issue at all and my guess is it is because we live in the rockies where the humidity is very low and that is where we use our camper. You definitely got lucky to get your camper so quickly from the time you made your decision. Enjoy it!
WyoBull 01/11/19 11:23am Truck Campers
RE: Artic Fox TC Empty/Dry Weight

To address your last comment about both campers weighing exactly the same, I don't believe AF weighs their campers at the end of the production line when they are finished and going out the door. You are also correct that the weights they list do not include everything the camper is going to come with when you guy it. I seriously doubt the 865 weighs 2641 lbs and would agree with you that this posted weight is before the mandatory options. My camper dry is right at 2750 lbs and fully wet is right at 3700 lbs. Northern Lite does weigh their campers before they leave the plant and that number is accurate and is what is put on the label. I like AF campers a lot but they are very, very heavy. I have a close friend who has one with a double slide and is a very nice camper. He carries it on a one ton Chevy crew cab dually long bed with the Duramax and is over 1000 lbs overweight. So, if you are going to buy an AF be sure you know what the dry weight is as you will put it in your truck. Then, add 1000 lbs to get an approximate wet weight. That is what your truck will need to be rated at in order to safely haul that camper. Good luck to you in your camper choice.
WyoBull 01/03/19 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: Not sure upper stableloads are right for me (UPDATED)

I have both the upper stableloads and airbags on my truck. I run 60 psi in front and 80 psi in the rear tires when I am hauling my camper. I also have the camper package so it has the sway bar as well. I haul my camper fully wet with the water and hot water tanks full as I never know if and where I will be able to fill the tanks because we typically are off grid. When I load my camper I set my airbags to just where the upper stableload engages with the overload spring. On my truck that is typically around 25-35 lbs. If I am also pulling my ATV trailer then I find I am usually running about 40-45 lbs in the bags. I like my setup and it feels very stable to me.
WyoBull 12/19/18 01:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Which Truck?

My thoughts are that too much truck is not a bad thing. I bought a one ton for our camper. If the truck was not my daily driver I probably would have gotten a dually.
WyoBull 12/19/18 11:54am Truck Campers
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