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RE: Suggestion for trip to desert southwest

I'll have to take my chances with the smoke. Hopefully it'll be towards the end of fire season. I live in Nevada so all those California wildfires you've heard about, that smoke comes across Nevada first. In California "fire season" doesn't end until the winter storms put the fires out, and that's usually in November. Hopefully this year, with the huge snowpack still mostly intact in the mountains, there will be minimal wildfires.
deserteagle56 05/11/23 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: Steep Off-Road Grade with Truck Camper

I have a DeeZee mat which is about 3/8" thick in my dually that works great for me. If you want something thicker go to your local farm supply store and get some horse stall mats which are 3/4" thick. Either will provide a great "sticky" surface to hold the camper in place.
deserteagle56 05/06/23 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: Truck tires

I like Toyo tires. They aren't the cheapest, but last well. I had the Toyo H/T "Touring" tires on my dually. Shortly after I had them put on I got a recall notice as some batches were having tread separation problems. So I took the truck back to the dealer who checked and said my tires were not part of the recall. A year later, the driver's side front tire tread separated. A few months later, the passenger side front tire tread separated. But the rear tires, put on the same time and carrying the weight of my Bigfoot camper 90% of the time, have had no separation problems. There were no abnormal wear problems with the front tires, and no issues with the truck's front suspension so I don't understand why the separations on fronts only unless it was just coincidence.
deserteagle56 04/21/23 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Swingout extensions?

The swingout extensions on my Bigfoot were not enough to clear the fenders on my dually so I made extensions out of 4" channel iron. That was 8 years ago and they've worked out perfectly.
deserteagle56 03/09/23 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

That tread separation is pretty strange. I agree that it's time to change brands. Absolutely the brand. A few years ago I put 6 new Toyo H/T Touring (same as shown in the above pics) on my dually. A few months after installation I got a recall notice, told me to bring the truck back to the dealer so they could check the batch numbers because certain batches were have tread separation issues. Which I did; dealer told me my tires were not covered by the recall and I was good to go. Since then I've had tread separations on two of the Toyos. I had to pay for the replacements - no warranty coverage at all. Dealer and Toyo refuse to replace the other four tires even though they have barely 20,000 miles on them, and I expect they will fail also. But it is just this particular model of Toyo tire. I've run Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains for years now on my very heavy 4x4 van; they are all chewed up now because of rocks but I've never even had a flat on one.
deserteagle56 02/25/23 10:27am Truck Campers
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

5. Getting back to the expense of strengthening the frame. Even if I spend $3000 to $5000 to have it done, I'm still way ahead of buying a new truck. The other thing is, my truck is only two wheel drive. Fine for California but my plan will be to start going to areas where there may be snow and ice and I don't want to be doing that in a 2 wheel drive truck. So the longterm plan is to take the truck to a 4x4 shop and have them do a 4x4 conversion on it and while they do that, they can add rigidity to the frame. Yeah, I know, it's extreme measures but even if I put $10k to $20k into this route, I'm still WAY ahead of a $70k to $90k new truck (and used trucks aren't all that much cheaper these days). Methinks you would be money ahead to take your time and find a newer used 4x4 truck that's in great shape instead of converting the one you have to 4wd. I've been following conversion projects like this for some time and most end up spending a MINIMUM of $15,000, and that's doing the work themselves. Can't even imagine what a shop would charge to do the conversion. There's a lot more involved than just adding a front axle and a transfer case...little things like speedometer and odometer that will no longer work properly because a transfer case has been added.
deserteagle56 01/22/23 02:35pm Truck Campers
RE: 2000 Bigfoot Camper 25C10.6B fit on dually longbed?

It should fit...but with my Bigfoot I had to put a 3-1/2" platform in the bed of the truck to raise the camper enough so the cabover part wouldn't hit the cab of the truck.
deserteagle56 10/13/22 10:15am Truck Campers
RE: Apple car play or XM radio

Why would one pay for apple car play when there are thousands of free radio stations already available on the wobbly wide web. BBC CBC NPR Come out here to the middle of nowhere and see how many of those "free" radio stations, on the web or via antenna, you can pick up. (Your cell phone will be useless most places also.) I used to have two Sirius/SM subscriptions but gave up on them due to the constant battle over subscription prices. Now all the music I want to hear is on a flash drive so I hear only what I like to listen to.
deserteagle56 09/04/22 10:57am Truck Campers
RE: Magical Campgrounds found With A TC

I'm glad to share...but most people refuse to take their trucks/campers to my "magical" campgrounds........
deserteagle56 06/18/22 08:53am Truck Campers
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