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    My 12 volt USB chargers are dieing.

    If this is the wrong forum for this, please let me know. I have a total of 5 USB chargers in my truck camper that keep burning out and I am interested in what others think me be the problem. They are 12 volt female sockets with removable male 5 volt USB chargers inserts for our phones and...
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Yes. 2 point front suspension bolts that were not sleeved. My second fabricator who helped me finish everything that my first fabricator screwed up thought I was over engineering everything. He felt that the rear pivot was strong and stiff enough after reinforcing the aluminum rails, cross...
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Horizontal steel bar was welded between the tops of both front vertical mounts with gussets added on inside corners. 1 inch thick HDPE was placed in top of the horizontal bar to support the flatbed across the front.
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Here is a different question. Anti-sway bars have been mentioned but in the rear I have a pivot mount with a pullout drawer mounted beneath the pivot. Would a rear away bar be appropriate for my situation? Would it need to be disconnected when riding off pavement? Thanks
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Guys, thanks for all the help. Crawled under the truck and took these photos of the two front uprights. In my phone, the pics are oriented correctly. I do not know why they are tipped horizontally. You are looking at the bottom welds of the vertical front two mounts.
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Yes, this is the build where I successfully sued my original fabricator for never finishing my flatbed build. http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/134092-3-point-suspension-question?highlight=Rrliljedahl I recovered my monies and moved on to another fabricator who with the advice of...
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    I am too far down this path to change vehicles. Would it be cheaper to convert this gmc 3500 4wd to a dually or to do a 19.5 wheel/tire conversion? Just a ballpark figure.
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Bilstein offers a 5100 series as well as a 4600 series. There is some talk elsewhere that the 4600 series is for heavy loads like a truck camper and the 5100 series is for lifted trucks going offroad. Comments? Just checked on my rims and they are rated to 3600 pounds.
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Pappywheely How do I calculate the center of gravity for this truck/truck camper? Greengreer I live in Hendersonville, NC.
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    Camper weight was originally estimated at 1000 pounds less than the final product so yes I am overweight. I am simply asking for help with suspension upgrade. GM has a stock heavy duty leaf spring rated at 4000 pounds per side which would potentially handle the 7000 pounds I am carrying on...
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    I finally have decent internet so I have edited my original post and added pics. I am interested in recommendations as to leaf spring and shock upgrades.
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    I am having trouble posting pics. Server times out.
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    Need help with a truck/camper suspension upgrade

    We put a custom camper (3500 pounds) on my truck after building a custom flatbed. I am not planning upon removing the camper. Factory leaf springs are now compressed with very little space between tire and flat bed. Truck GMC Sierra 3500 2007 Classic LBZ Duramax Diesel with 6 speed...
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    Custom camper, insurance coverage?

    I just went thru this earlier this week. My state is NC. I have a custom truck camper mounted on my flatbed truck. Camper is technically detachable but I did put a passthru between truck and camper. I called USAA and described that I had "Detachable Truck Camper" now on my already insured...
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    How to insure a custom truck/camper

    Good news. My state is NC. I called USAA back and described that I had "Detachable Truck Camper" now on my already insured truck. Agent says "not a problem". He put it on my truck insurance policy for full replacement and liability at "no additional charge". He asked for no receipts but...
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    How to insure a custom truck/camper

    USAA has had my business for almost 30 years but refused. uSAA then sent me to Progressive who also refused.
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    How to insure a custom truck/camper

    I have had 2 insurance companies refuse to insure my custom camper which on my flatbed diesel truck. Camper was designed to be non removable with a pass thru installed between camper and truck. I thought that insuring it as an rv would be easy. Any suggestions?
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    Tin Top Pop Top Samurai Build

    The Justin Marquand saga continues. This was posted on Crimestoppers locally. He has now voluntarily surrendered to the police but is out on bail awaiting a court date. I was told bad there were 2 bad checks totaling over $5000 which promoted the 2 felony charges here in NC.
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    3 point suspension question

    In early Sept, he posted online with pics that he rolled his tricked out Suzuki Samurai and totaled it. He also claims to have fractured his C-5 vertebral body in his neck as well as cut off the top part of an ear. He says he needed surgery to put himself back together again. If he did fracture...
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    3 point suspension question

    It is a small shop near Asheville, NC. Myricks Custom Metal Fabrication 181-2 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787 (828) 645-5800 Great guys who patiently straightened Justin Marquands destruction of my truck.
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