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infinitefoamies

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2012, 10:25:09 PM »
just picked up an 86' sunline slide in camper for free off craigslist. needs some work but definately worth free. anyone know much about these? my rear fenders are wider then the width of the jacks which was a real PITA to load so i will have to fabircate something, also have to fabricate a new hitch reciever so i can still tow. any experience with doing this?
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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2012, 10:25:57 PM »
i was also wondering if i have to move my plate from my truck to the back of the slide in?
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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2012, 12:24:42 AM »
If the camper is blocking the visibility of your rear plate, yes.  If not, it can stay where it is on the truck.

A couple of states, WA I know is one, issue a separate license plate for the camper.  This seems a little strange to me, since the camper isn't it's own vehicle, it's just cargo being carried by the truck.  But I guess the proceeds go towards the state parks or something.

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2012, 10:19:33 AM »
i think it is a c951? imt rying to find info such as owner manuals and such to see routing of wiring and plumbing etc...anyone know where i can find some?
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89' F350 XLT 7.3l Diesel "?"
88' F350 XLT Lariat 7.3L turbo Diesel "Carlynda"
86' Sunline TC "?"
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75' Lugar kit "?"
73' MGB GT "Veronika"

Jammer

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2012, 02:26:56 PM »
just picked up an 86' sunline slide in camper for free off craigslist. needs some work but definately worth free.

Some of my most expensive purchases have been free.  Caveat emptor.

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anyone know much about these?

I don't, but these people do:

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f70/

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my rear fenders are wider then the width of the jacks which was a real PITA to load so i will have to fabircate something,

This is a common situation for dual rear wheel trucks.  You need dually brackets.  They are expensive and specific to jacks from a particular manufacturer:

http://www.adventurerv.net/lance-atwood-swingout-dually-brackets-p-68.html

You could, as you point out, make something, if you're good at that.

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also have to fabricate a new hitch reciever so i can still tow. any experience with doing this?

There are commercially available ones but they are expensive:

http://www.torklift.com/t.php?w_page=superhitch

The homemade ones I've seen are not especially stable.
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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2012, 02:35:06 PM »
If the camper is blocking the visibility of your rear plate, yes.  If not, it can stay where it is on the truck.

A couple of states, WA I know is one, issue a separate license plate for the camper.  This seems a little strange to me, since the camper isn't it's own vehicle, it's just cargo being carried by the truck.  But I guess the proceeds go towards the state parks or something.

Lou is correct.  There are some people who get away with putting a copy of their license plate on the camper, either a photocopy or just hand-written letters and numbers, or sign letters from the home center, or something printed out from a computer.  It's risking a ticket but saves the hassle of moving the tag.  Moving the tag is a hassle because sooner or later you'll forget and then you'll get a ticket anyway.

I have heard that there are a handful of states where you can ask for a duplicate plate and use that.
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infinitefoamies

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2012, 07:38:52 PM »
Some of my most expensive purchases have been free.  Caveat emptor.
if its free its for me! i dont hvae much of a budget so if its not worthwhile ill get rid of it
You could, as you point out, make something, if you're good at that.

There are commercially available ones but they are expensive:

http://www.torklift.com/t.php?w_page=superhitch

The homemade ones I've seen are not especially stable.
I only plan on towing a 12' box trailer with model airplanes at the same time as the slide in so it should be too much weight...
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89' F350 XLT 7.3l Diesel "?"
88' F350 XLT Lariat 7.3L turbo Diesel "Carlynda"
86' Sunline TC "?"
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75' Lugar kit "?"
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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2012, 07:54:17 PM »
does the camper block the receiver, or is the receiver to far underneath for clearance of the trailer tongue? they do make extensions to bring the ball out beyond overhanging equipment. i've seen landscapers using them to haul their trailer behind a one ton, when they have an overhanging implement in the bed.
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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2012, 03:58:44 PM »
the overhang does not block the reciever, so my dad and i will fabricate something.

the sides of the camper that goes in the bed, which is just luan is fairly rotted, is this structural?

the ceiling plywood has water stains from a leak i will fix, but to replace the plywood i would probably have to pull the bathroom and cabinets out correct?
89' winner escape "The Germinator"
89' F350 XLT 7.3l Diesel "?"
88' F350 XLT Lariat 7.3L turbo Diesel "Carlynda"
86' Sunline TC "?"
81' Tartan 3000 "Whimbrel"
75' Lugar kit "?"
73' MGB GT "Veronika"

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2012, 04:31:07 PM »
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the sides of the camper that goes in the bed, which is just luan is fairly rotted, is this structural?

Yes and no.  The luan provides some stiffness to the framing that carries the load of the camper.  Eventually all of the weight has to get down to the 4'x8' footprint that sits in the truck bed.

If you have the clearance, change it out for a piece of outdoor rated  plywood.
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infinitefoamies

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2012, 06:08:23 PM »
thanks, how would i determine if the structure can handle adding an awning?

also the previous owner plced two 2x4's along the length of the bottom to raise it off the bed and prevent water from sitting on the bottom, could this be a structural issue?
89' winner escape "The Germinator"
89' F350 XLT 7.3l Diesel "?"
88' F350 XLT Lariat 7.3L turbo Diesel "Carlynda"
86' Sunline TC "?"
81' Tartan 3000 "Whimbrel"
75' Lugar kit "?"
73' MGB GT "Veronika"

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2012, 07:18:24 PM »
just picked up a ups(uninteruptable power supply) for free but it needs new batteries. im trying to decide if i replace with the stock sizes or some larger but still small ones or go with car size batteries. i just figured i could use it for at night when its late to run the gen or to save on the inverter drawing on the truck batteries, probably just to run the computer and maybe a tv or a few speakers...
89' winner escape "The Germinator"
89' F350 XLT 7.3l Diesel "?"
88' F350 XLT Lariat 7.3L turbo Diesel "Carlynda"
86' Sunline TC "?"
81' Tartan 3000 "Whimbrel"
75' Lugar kit "?"
73' MGB GT "Veronika"

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Re: RVing out of the box
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2012, 09:45:09 PM »
Used to heat rations on engine block, just remember to pop a hole in the lid. Used fire extinguisher to chill off a six pack from the village also.
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