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RE: Propane Usage 2500 Watt Onan

I have read and experienced myself that if the tank valve is not fully opened to tight that I get a slight gas smell ( leak ) . Worth checking . I have had water gate valves do the same thing .
ticki2 11/12/19 08:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade truck suspension

Sorry Ardvark had your rig mixed up with th OP
ticki2 11/11/19 04:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade truck suspension

My scale weights are unloaded 4320# F and 3960# R . Loaded its 4400# F and 7220# R . Keep in mind truck is an older drw with different camper . I'm surprised your' s is adding 300# to the front , that might be a contributor . WHat is your front axle rating . Can you narrow it down to what roads cause the problem . I know the truck is new but I had a similar problem in a new 73 Dodge van . It turned out to be an internal nut in the steering box that backed off . If you can duplicate the problem it may be time for a dealer visit .
ticki2 11/11/19 03:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade truck suspension

What are the front and rear axle weights from the CAT scale and was the camper wet and loaded for camping at the time ? What are the Rancho shocks set at front and rear ?
ticki2 11/11/19 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

Yes I have found some references for Ford wheels in Ford literature . Nothing for GM or Dodge . There is some info for Accuride wheels on there site .
ticki2 11/04/19 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

Sorry , I no longer have those references handy , it was over 10 years ago when I looked into the subject . I am sure they are still out there if someone cares to research them . Just some quick thoughts . Assuming the lug nuts are tighten enough to prevent the wheel from moving , at no point is the lug bolt in contact with th wheel holes . Egging of the holes only occurs when the lugs are loose .
ticki2 11/04/19 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

Hub centric wheels are more for convenience than load bearing , it helps center the wheel before final torqing the lug nuts . If it were for weight bearing it would have to be machined to much tighter tolerance and pressed fit .Almost all oem wheels now are hub centric for this reason , even on small cars . With lug centric wheels more care has to be taken to gradually tighten the cone lug nuts to insure they are all centered in the holes before final torque . Almost no aftermarket wheels are hub centric , including 19.5" , yet some have higher load ratings than oem wheels . 1ton and above dual wheel lug nuts have washers instead of cone shape to exert even more clamping force . It is also way they should be hub centric or have centering rings .
ticki2 11/04/19 05:52am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

I guess if you can’t handle a four wheel drive because you’ll think you’re invincible and you’ll crash it, you shouldn’t buy one. LOL..I have owned plenty 4X4's with and without truck campers on them..I own a small one right now and have two in the yard.. Anyway..Here is a DRW 2WD plowing snow with weight in the back as a small TC would be.. 2WD DRW plowing snow You should ell your friend in the video to lift the plow when they back up. :D
ticki2 10/31/19 04:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

I had an oem rear steel duel break around the bolts like that . Truck was not overloaded . Sometimes stuff just happens , possibly an original defect that took time to show up . Usually you can assume an oem steel wheel is rated at least as much as an original tire the manufacturer puts on it . Finding the actual rating of an oem wheel is near impossible .
ticki2 10/31/19 03:50pm Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

12 pages and no one has convinced anyone of anything . Run what you brung and go camping.
ticki2 10/30/19 03:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Winter ALCAN Trip

Kohldad, 6 days in single digit temps on less than 20lbs of propane is amazing .
ticki2 10/27/19 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: Winter ALCAN Trip

Double post
ticki2 10/27/19 11:54am Truck Campers
RE: Winter ALCAN Trip

I would look into a direct hook up 12v electric heater for when you are traveling a n d the truck is running . It will probably take some dedicated wiring from the truck , not that hard to do . Look up The 12v Store . I did an experiment one winter in the back yard . Average temp over 24 hours 17f . Starting with cold camper to 70f and holding . Propane use for 24 hour was 15lbs .
ticki2 10/27/19 06:00am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

A city 2wd plow truck usually comes in 6 or 10 wheel variety . They have a plow out front creating a path for themselves. They have 5 to 10 ton spreader out back with salt or sand . They are rarely diving over even 2 " of snow . But you knew all that , so back to stirring the muddy water .
ticki2 10/26/19 10:48am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

If you need that explained to you it pretty much says it all .
ticki2 10/26/19 06:52am Truck Campers
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

" Honest Opinion " simply means the person believes what they are saying . It doesn't speak to the correctness or completeness of the information .
ticki2 10/25/19 11:13am Truck Campers
RE: Carport

20' is doable but very restrictive . How comfortable backing in close to side supports or between campers ? Will the AS door open ? Will the slide open ? Will you be able to close the sides in if you choose ? If you don't have room for wider then these are all moot points . Given the choice go for 22' or even better 24'. That should be about 2 cents worth lol
ticki2 10/24/19 05:11am Truck Campers
RE: Oil changes en-route with camper on truck?

Good info on Ford's , I would say that if the oil minder is coming on at 5000 miles with "change oil now" it is in extreme mode . It may pay to do an oi l analysis or two like you did to see how accurate the minder is . I know in my GM the mpg reading is optimistic by 2+mpg .
ticki2 10/19/19 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Spring blocks disintegrated

Holy **** you guys are awesome. They are torklift upper overloads. I'm looking at stable loads now too. Is an anti sway bar worth having with the stable loads and the upper overloads or is that just overkill? edit: :( Lifetime warranty doesn't transfer with new owner. Did you actually speak to someone at Torklift? They're usually really good about standing behind their products and I can't imagine why having a new owner of rubber blocks should change their life expectancy. That would make it a FOREVER warranty . Transferable warranties have a time or mileage limit.
ticki2 10/19/19 04:16am Truck Campers
RE: Oil changes en-route with camper on truck?

I'm not sure about Ford but that seems a little early to me . My old GMC it's about 7500 to 10000 depending on use . Are you sure you reset the light after the last change ? Modern engines and oils are good for a lot longer than they use to be .
ticki2 10/18/19 06:34am Truck Campers
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