tatonka wrote:thks guys , made a list
My Dad gave me a 20 ft trailer , but it needs alot .
Captain Goddammit wrote:I don't think he said whether it was two-wheel or four-wheel drive. A '72 Ford 3/4 ton two-wheel-drive has the twin I beams with coil springs, a '72 3/4 ton 4x4 has a solid front axle (Dana 44) with leaf springs. Yeah the Rancho 9000s are great because you can dial them back to around 3 like you do and only dial them up to max-firm when the camper is on.
I found that stiffening the front end made a big improvement on old Fords carrying campers.
All this advice about setting up the truck applies in a greater or lesser degree depending on the size (and top-heavy weight) of the camper you get. Everyone's got their own opinion and priorities, mine after having about six of them is get the biggest one your truck can handle because even the biggest are relatively small compared to every other type of RV. And get one of the extended-cabover ones with the huge front bunk if you can. You'll like it.
It's great that the bed is always a bed, and not a couch you have to fold up every day. And less interior volume gets lots colder when you run the A/C. Nothing beats sleeping off the hottest part of the day under your blanket shivering because it's too cold
I'm still gonna say again, the first time you put your camper on a 1-ton dually, you'll never use anything else again.
jcliff wrote: One last suggestion! If you do buy the RV make sure you pony up the $99 for Good Sam RV Roadside insurance. I've had her towed twice in the first year. Towing and RV is really pricey!
171/348 wrote:[and then keep bidding until I'm outbid at the last minute or even the last second like I was on a really cool one that I missed by a hundred bucks and literally one second (The 'confirm your bid' step got me).
171/348 wrote:A little under 12 hours from now I'll know if I accidentally bought a weirdass 20 year old motorhome.
A friend of mine that's a big ebayer lectured me on this one when I told him what I did. He's got two teenage kids, I dread ending up on the receiving end of one of his lectures.clocksnmirrors wrote:171/348 wrote:[and then keep bidding until I'm outbid at the last minute or even the last second like I was on a really cool one that I missed by a hundred bucks and literally one second (The 'confirm your bid' step got me).
the trick with ebay is to only bid once. only bid at the end. only bid what you're actually willing to pay.
bidding any sooner than that is just driving the price up.
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