Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

DirtWhiskey

Western Dirt Rat
There's a different intent when someone starts publishing YouTube content 2-3 times a week.
Not this again. Ask yourself this question: Are they producing quality post here with useful information for the general forum population? Are they constantly badgering people to buy their services? I'll say it again: higher ups n this forum need to finally implement a premium paid model that removes those terrible eye-sore, screen-seizing trojan horse ads. That their reviews on the front page are basically basically late night, expo-flavored infotainment advertisements. That some on this forum monetize their content on Youtube doesn't bother me one wink as long as their knowledge is being shared and is useful here. Like TrailTested.
 

DirtWhiskey

Western Dirt Rat
Yeah... the admin folks here are nothing like they were when I first joined many moons ago. Now they get their panties all wadded up over trivial nonsense.

I think it’s that they never had power in any way shape or form before and now they abuse the little they have as an admin via the forum.

I’ve been on ExPo since basically day one and it’s gone downhill pretty bad.

There’s still some good info to be found, but the articles announcing $400k Tacoma campers and the like are so overbearing and annoying, it’s to the point now it’s just annoying spam...

Part humorous, part pathetic

NOTE: I love your vids and ageee with @Victorian, I never once got the vibe you were selling anything or even trying to
BINGO. BTW, your "Lucrative Youtube Video Largess" has probably saved me thousands of dollars in my own build. Not bad I say, and a damned right level of value as well. All these Youtube Fortune Magnates, giving us free knowledge, honest reviews and pointers on how to not mess stuff up and save money is soooo terrible.
 

RAM5500 CAMPERTHING

OG Portal Member #183
BINGO. BTW, your "Lucrative Youtube Video Largess" has probably saved me thousands of dollars in my own build. Not bad I say, and a damned right level of value as well. All these Youtube Fortune Magnates, giving us free knowledge, honest reviews and pointers on how to not mess stuff up and save money is soooo terrible.
Hahahaha! Yes! Thanks, and i agree! Folks YouTube videos on various things has literally saved me THOUSANDS of dollars on my build. Not an exaggeration!

Thats why, and only why, i decided to do the same.

There's always haters and folks that get butthurt, with anything, in any forum. Those are the types that have nothing better going on in their life, and simply pick fights online to make themselves feel good.

I REALLLLLY wish ExPo had a BLOCK feature. I "Ignored" that fella above, but his idiotic comments still show up in my build thread.

Oh well.
 

TrailTestedMFG

Active member
We did not make any money on YouTube when we started this build and that was never the intent. We love the overland community and wanted to contribute. If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a video is worth 1,000,000. It's really difficult to write a concise and informative forum post and we thought the videos would add to the posts and better explain what we were doing. Of course that helped us promote our YouTube channel! And yes, now we are monetizing on YouTube, but the idea that we're getting rich off it is laughable.

If Lance990 doesn't want to watch our videos, he doesn't have to click the play button.

Expo has a giant community to creating very high quality content on their behalf for free so they can generate ad revenue. They don't like that we pushed some traffic away from the site to potentially see advertising on a different platform.

Thanks everyone for commenting on this thread, watching our videos, and following our journey! We really appreciate all of the support! I'm sorry that at this time, this platform isn't working out for us. Maybe someday we'll be back.
 

Alloy

Well-known member
Not this again. Ask yourself this question: Are they producing quality post here with useful information for the general forum population? Are they constantly badgering people to buy their services? I'll say it again: higher ups n this forum need to finally implement a premium paid model that removes those terrible eye-sore, screen-seizing trojan horse ads. That their reviews on the front page are basically basically late night, expo-flavored infotainment advertisements. That some on this forum monetize their content on Youtube doesn't bother me one wink as long as their knowledge is being shared and is useful here. Like TrailTested.
I'm not saying anyone is right or wrong. It's where I see a differnce between Camperthing (who I assume isn't a vendor) and TrailTrusedMFG.
 

zb39

Adventurer
After watching RAM5500 put air ride on his I did the same thing. Just got back from Iowa where they installed the whole thing. I can now control all 4 corners, level the camper, raise, lower, do it all, and connect air tools. love it. I still say RAM5500 has the best build out there. I didn't go that route because i'm lazy. I bought a new Host cascade and put it on a new Ram 5500 that now has full air ride.
 
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