My question is - if I bolt into a pre-existing hole in the truck frame, (recent F-350) with a new, stainless steel bolt…. would the frames coating (anodized?) stop it from being a good ground?
see pic of my attempt at grounding (below)
I was advised to avoid drilling new holes into...
update - So I think i like the idea of 3M VHB tape - 2 strips of 3/4” - to simply VHB tape the auxiliary brake lights to the *top* of the 1.5” strut… and the base of the brake lights are flat…. so this should work out well.
It is cold (freezing and below) where I currently am…. so I’ll have...
Cool idea - thanks!
I might do this, but use Zip ties to hold in place while it sets (dont think I have clamps of the right size)
and then leave the Zip ties on. Maybe. as insurance. :-)
and I'm trying to figure out if this glue is suitable...... and if it is even a "urethane sealant" but it...
Hi all. I have a weird little project on the go.
For complex reasons I won’t bore you with …….
(don’t ask why I want to do this)
... I want to mount these 3” high x 8” wide light plastic trailer brake lights on these 1.5” truck camper tie down horizontal metal struts... down below the...
Update - I was directed to this detailed article that has lots of good info, for anyone who is interested in reading it.
The author Mellow Mike is quite experienced with truck campers.
F350 tire airing down ranges w/ truck camper
I’m doing research and getting opinions and info about airing down pressure ranges (I know it varies a lot depending on tire, load, rig, conditions, etc)
We have a 4x4 F350 (2020) CrewCab with 8’ bed - single rear wheels (SRW) ….. plus a...
Hi - I sometimes go camping alone, and the best place to hide a 2nd set of backup keys for our F350 2020 (Lariat, so it has the keypad for keyless entry) would be IN the cab of the truck somewhere.
however i am concerned the truck would get confused, if there were one set of keys in the truck...
next after Upper Stableloads? Jittery ride on rough pavement.
Hi all - we have a 2020 F350 SRW gasser crew cab, 8’ bed…. and a 2020 Hallmark 9.5’.
We and fully loaded the whole rig weights 11,300 lbs
On smooth pavement the ride is very, very good. We have the Upper Stableloads
I can't comment on the advisory, other than it is from last year. check the date.
so about the truma: note you can't buy one yourself and install it yourself. It has to be done by an authorized dealer, i believe.
So in brief - the Truma Combi is great.
super efficient with propane...
Yes the weight includes me, and only i would be going on the trip
i have the upper TorkLift StableLoad so the overload spring (top one) is always in action. a bit.
stock wheels and tires BUT they are the E range tires to get the higher lb capabilities. as built. SRW.
no other mods.
Thanks. Really good info. Yeah the cargo trailer uHaul rents is a bit bigger and heavier than I need for my 250 cu feet / 1800 lbs cargo, plus as it is 1 way, if I get in a jam at pickup from uHaul I'm stuffed.
if i take the empty trailer with me, then i'll be far more set.
much to ponder...
Thanks. I think the solution is for me to remove every non-essential piece of camping gear, plus remove the 2nd propane bottle, the MaxTrax, the water from the 2nd tank, the exterior stove, etc.... (will be easy, as I'll be alone) and hopefully gain 400+ lbs . I'd re-weigh to double check. :)
Can I safely tow this loaded cargo trailer PLUS keep our camper in place?
Pardon my ignorance but I want to do this safely and figure this out. I’m sure the wise people here can guide us.
Yes, I’m aware that the door stickers “cargo” is referring to what is IN the truck, not including...
F350 where do I jack from? / would this plan work?
Hi all - first truck, so learning as I go.
So I don’t want to spend a ton of $ on a high end jack…
I picked up this 6,000 lb capacity jack - Powerbuilt 620471 Unijack -
(Rig weights 11,300 lbs loaded)
The jack has a height range of 11...
Dont want to piss off the construction workers..... this is right by our home and the workers have all been super cool.
Have never driven our new truck up a 9" curb.... just looking to learn. Lots of great ideas here. Much appreciated. :)
Yup you are correct Trae :)
but given how rough the dirt is there (and it is going onto a busy street, that is now one lane) i figured that throwing down MaxTrax would be faster to do, and faster to remove.....
but perhaps I am just being chicken..... or maybe i am being a dumb chicken...