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RE: It looks like my truck camper days are over.

Thank you everyone for your heart felt comments. Sorry its taken me soo long to get back but I've had a pretty busy week. My daughter and I went down Sunday and got my belonging out of my truck and camper. I had no idea I had packed soo much junk in there. :R I left a lot behind that was either water or fire damaged. I spent yesterday at The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City with my daughter and future SIL from Medford, OR. For some reason she worries about her dad. My neurologist believes I had a seizure caused by pressure from the edema surrounding the cancer that was discovered in my brain during a routine MRI back on Jan 25th. Yesterday was another day overwhelmed with love and gratitude. I have thee 3 most amazing Doctors. Dr Jeff Russell, my oncologist. Dr Don Cannon, my radiation oncologist. And Dr Randy Jensen, my neurosurgeon. Today's decisions were made by the pinacol of medical care. Wed 3/8/23, 2:30 Brain MRI Thurs 3/9/23, surgery - remove cancer from my brain. Randy will use today's MRI to guide him in resecting the cancer. He will remove about a 3" circle of my skull to gain access to the cancer, surgically remove it and then do a second MRI prior to closure to verify that he got all of the cancer. 1st night in the ICU, 2nd & 3rd night in a regular room for observation. He said that when he's happy and releases me that I can get into my car and drive back home. I'll most likely stay an extra night with my best friend before heading back home. They found the problem and the solution. Jeff said he'll put me back on immunotherapies for another year to help clean up any remains. Life is grand. Such an amazing day being surrounded by such amazing Angels.
specta 03/08/23 06:27am Truck Campers
It looks like my truck camper days are over. It appears that the water heater is what started the fire. I am thrilled that the entire camper didn't go up in flames. Monday morning coming home from work I either had a mini stroke of some kind of seizure. I drove about 15 miles and woke up with my camper laying on its side next to my truck and the front wheels of my truck in the creek. Here's where my camper was laying. And here's where my truck was. I don't remember any of it. Back in Jan during routine scans my brain MRI showed some new cancer, they think swelling from the cancer may have been what caused my problem. I have appointments with my radiation oncologist and my neurologist on Tuesday to discuses the plan. I am very grateful that I not seriously injured. Grateful that I went off the road where I did. Grateful to still be here. I doubt that I will replace the truck or the camper. I might start looking for an "vintage" TT to tow behind my 1976 F-250.
specta 03/06/23 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Bought a second truck.

Here's another short video on how the trucks sounds. I didn't get into it until it was about 1/2 way thru 3rd gear. I wish when we posted a youtube video link the video would appear here.
specta 02/11/23 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

One more upgrade finished. I had the local exhaust shop finish the exhaust for me a few days ago. All it needs is to rotate the clamps a bit. I don't care for the way they look. Clickie to YouTube video of exhaust sound. I'm happy. :B
specta 02/11/23 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

I love to see that ! ! ! Me too. And I love doing it too.
specta 01/27/23 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. The old truck is running pretty darn good. ;)
specta 01/27/23 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck, new look…

It looks awesome. Job well done. :C
specta 01/23/23 07:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Thank you. Of course I did. Everyone does. ;) And I thought I did a short video but I guess not. :(
specta 01/22/23 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Hedders and mufflers installed. Just a short drive. I didn't start pushing it until I was 1/2 way thru 3rd gear. Just a couple of short videos of how the new exhaust turned out.
specta 01/22/23 10:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. YouTube link to exhaust sound. Its louder in person. I got the hedders and the mufflers installed. Its louder than I was hoping for, its louder in person. And I'm not happy about where the mufflers ended up so it will be off to the exhaust shop soon. I can say that there is a noticeable increase in power. :B Just what the doctor ordered. ;) The truck rocks and I am soo pleased with that Mercury Marauder 410 4V. Here's the factory manifolds. The right one is on top. Had they both been like the left one I might have just gone with dual exhaust but the right one just looks a bit too restrictive to me.
specta 01/17/23 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Thanks, I had an H-pipe and FlowMaster cat back exhaust on my 5.0L HO Mustang. It sounded great. Like a health 5.0L.
specta 01/09/23 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. Mufflers and turndown tailpipes arrived Friday. Hedders will arrive Monday. Now all I need it the time to install them.
specta 01/08/23 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

It's even the same color as the surrounding landscape! Out here where I live its my stealth truck. ;)
specta 01/02/23 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Thanks for sharing. Looks like fun! Thanks for looking. :) Its fun any time the hubs get locked in. :B
specta 01/02/23 09:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. Here's a couple of pictures from earlier today going up Antelope Canyon. This is what the trucks true primary function is. ;)
specta 01/01/23 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. My 2011 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L gasser gets better gas mileage carrying this 4000 lb camper than the old Ford gets empty. :E
specta 01/01/23 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. A short YouTube video, "I love the sound when you crack the secondaries open". Another short YouTube video. "Last Attempt" A few days ago just out playing. I have to say that the 410, 410 gears and my traction tires make a great combination. It was ice under the snow so I couldn't dig down to the dirt so it was just high range and a lot of throttle. The truck is running excellent and I really enjoy driving it. The none miles to the gallon isn't very exciting but the 410 is.
specta 12/31/22 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

^Above trunk is about the same size as a 1/2 ton 5.5 bed golf club hauler. Those tires look to have some bite for sure! Should be a great choice for Winter snow. Jerry I've been in the snow once with them and they are awesome winter tires. I'm very pleased and impressed with them.
specta 12/31/22 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

Is that truck rated to carry that camper weight?? Looks like a short bed truck without dully wheels and I doubt it can handle that!! If you're talking about the OP's truck, it's a long bed 2500HD with a 6.0 gas engine. I had a similar truck, an older generation with a lower GVWR compared with the OP's. Despite this, it's payload rating was nearly 4000 lbs. With 240K on the clock I would say the truck has "handled it" just fine! Thank you, the truck does an excellent job hauling my camper. Fully loaded the camper weighs in close to 4000 lbs. According to the numbers I'm over weight. The weight police kill me. :R :B
specta 12/31/22 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A new adventure for me.

I'm curious about exterior maintenance. Water leaks kill most RVs ! I just do the regular maintenance keeping it sealed up tight.
specta 12/06/22 06:53pm Truck Campers
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