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FishPOET
03-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Sunset at Pismo Beach
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The truck, camper, trailer combo gives me versatility. I use the truck at least once a week to haul a load that won't fit in a car. A few times a year the truck & trailer combo are used to haul. A few times a year I put the Jeep on the trailer without the camper for a day trip. We try to take at least 1 extended trip every year with the truck and camper combo. The best of the best though is when the truck & camper are used as a base camp for exploring with the Jeep.

Truck
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Truck & trailer
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d109/FishPOET/TC/IMG_2143tc.jpg

Hauling tires dumped in the the forest to the Mitsubishi Plant in Lucerne Valley for recycling
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Truck and camper
Mt Shasta
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d109/FishPOET/RV/IMG_1375b.jpg

Crater Lake
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Yosemite
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Big Bear
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Truck, camper & trailer
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Mineral Creek near Silverton, Colorado
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Utah
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Flagstaff
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We spend many weekends every summer camping at various yellow post sites in Big Bear
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Scott Brady
03-22-2011, 11:20 PM
Nice truck and camper. My dad has about 200,000 miles on his Super Duty and Lance combo - still loves it.

locrwln
03-30-2011, 12:55 PM
Nice combo. Looks like you are getting your money's worth too.

Do you leave the 19.5's on all the time? I have thought time and time again about putting 19.5's on mine, but I just have a hard time with the buy in price.

Jack

SLO_F-250
04-01-2011, 01:12 AM
Great Shots Doug! I got over 200K on my Superduty and have no plans to get rid of it. You got a nice combo there! Looking forward to seeing more shots on the road! :smiley_drive:

ujoint
04-01-2011, 11:46 PM
Somebody gets around!

FishPOET
04-05-2011, 01:51 AM
Nice combo. Looks like you are getting your money's worth too.

Do you leave the 19.5's on all the time? I have thought time and time again about putting 19.5's on mine, but I just have a hard time with the buy in price.

Jack

The 19.5s are on 90% of the time. I have some all terrains mounted on the original rims for the other 10%.

Calico last weekend :)
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FishPOET
04-10-2011, 01:54 PM
Dome Rock (http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/recreation/camping/dev_camps/dome-rock.html) outside Quartzsite on the way to Sedona
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Sedona
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Summit Road off I-10 on the way home from Sedona
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roostercruiser
04-15-2011, 11:43 PM
nice combo

FishPOET
06-13-2011, 05:57 PM
Sunday at the Beach
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FishPOET
07-04-2011, 10:34 PM
Saturday at the beach
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Sunday at Lake Arrowhead
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jronwood
07-20-2011, 01:59 AM
You cant beat 19.5's I am running them on two 550's and CANT wait to call Heather at Rickson once I have the $$$/ I already have some REALLY good Michellin pull off's from a buddies commercial fleet. My 02' F-350 CC 4x4 flat bed is dying to get them on it (needs painted and a new bed deck as well, PROJECTS!!)

Jronwood

Regcabguy
07-30-2011, 01:35 PM
I'd love 19.5's for the highway,but don't have a Jeep to go offroading with.

My Toyo 285-75-17's are like rocks at 80 psi anyway.

I hadn't been up to Arrowhead in 45 yrs. That place drools money now. Looks like Switzerland. People name their homes.

tombodad
08-18-2011, 09:55 PM
I am very new to Campers, so please be kind :)

What size is yours? 8.5 foot?

How long is your bed?

FishPOET
08-22-2011, 04:05 AM
What size is yours? 8.5 foot?

yes


How long is your bed?

bed is 8'

FishPOET
01-18-2012, 05:44 PM
Thanksgiving 2011 in Stoddard Valley OHV area near Slash X
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Toys for Tots - Lake O'Neill, Camp Pendleton
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Christmas Day at Trestles in the SBNF
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New Years weekend in Stoddard Valley OHV area near Slash X
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Hauling firewood on the front hitch
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FishPOET
04-17-2012, 05:24 PM
President's Weekend in Stoddard Valley OHV area near Slash X
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Calico March 29-April 1, 2012
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Easter Weekend in Stoddard Valley OHV area near Slash X
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Blair Valley in Anza Borrego Desert State Park 4-13-12
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Plum Canyon in Anza Borrego Desert State Park 4-14-12
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Galleta Meadows in Borrego Springs, CA 4-14-12
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BCHauler
04-17-2012, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the pics. Loving the Tiger motorhome. Tell us how you like that camper jack system. The ease of loading and unloading is very tempting.

cnynrat
04-17-2012, 11:22 PM
Doug -

Looks like you added a Sable-Lift somewhere along the way. How do you like it? We've thought about getting one for our Bigfoot, but have never managed to pull the trigger on one.

FishPOET
04-17-2012, 11:32 PM
Doug -

Looks like you added a Sable-Lift somewhere along the way. How do you like it? We've thought about getting one for our Bigfoot, but have never managed to pull the trigger on one.

I will eventually be doing a write up on it. It has pros and cons and if I were to do it all over again I would simply have someone fabricate a base system similar to the Stablelift that would attach to the existing corner jacks to keep them from moving.

MTDewX8
04-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Sunday at the Beach
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curious if that beach is Oceanside CA? cause I was just there and noticed the same fence around the blue poles (no play ground equipment any more)

tkdtroy
06-07-2012, 10:50 PM
yeah I live in Carlsbad Ca, and that looks like Oceanside

Truck Camper Porn
07-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Nice setup!

FishPOET
07-12-2012, 07:15 PM
May 2012 - Heart Bar
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July 2012 - Tent Peg Campground
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FishPOET
09-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Colorado August 2012
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Pismo Beach August 2012
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Eastern Sierras - Labor Day weekend 2012
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monkeyplunger
09-21-2012, 03:31 AM
This is a dumb question, but when is a good time to camp at pismo dunes? Any particular season when it is not so busy?

Mountainhound
09-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Love your setup. Subscribed!

jefe4x4
09-23-2012, 04:40 AM
Doug,
It's good to see your stuff again. Somehow, we go on a lot of different trips together. My bro has a '99, 7.3 PSD truck similar to yours and he likes it a lot. It's a good vintage. He has only had to rebuild the 6 speed manual a couple times and virtually no other woes.
We leave for our Pacific Rim Volcano Tour on Oct. 1st. I hope nothing 'BLOWS' while we're there. Nah, not a chance.....is there?
By the way, do you know Frank 'Gabby' Hayes who lives above Big Bear Lake and works on the F.S. trails up there?
regards, as always, jefe

bloodyWEST
09-24-2012, 12:40 AM
why do you put your zj on a trailer?
i have trailered my XJ on a 20ft trailer, but i want to set it up to flat tow. i don't want the additional tongue weight with my camper on. i figure flat towing will eliminate the tongue weight. also my 20ft trailer is a bit long/bulky

fear of death wobble while in tow? :eek:

sweet rigs BTW

FishPOET
09-24-2012, 02:55 AM
This is a dumb question, but when is a good time to camp at pismo dunes? Any particular season when it is not so busy?

Not on a holiday weekend and pretty much not from Memorial Weekend until Labor Day Weekend.


By the way, do you know Frank 'Gabby' Hayes who lives above Big Bear Lake and works on the F.S. trails up there?

Gabby teases me about my Black ZJ every chance he gets. We've known each other for 10 years.


why do you put your zj on a trailer?
i have trailered my XJ on a 20ft trailer, but i want to set it up to flat tow. i don't want the additional tongue weight with my camper on. i figure flat towing will eliminate the tongue weight. also my 20ft trailer is a bit long/bulky

fear of death wobble while in tow? :eek:

sweet rigs BTW

I use a trailer for the following reasons:

There is zero wear and tear on the Jeep’s tires, steering, suspension and/or drivetrain parts.

I have seen many rigs get to the trailhead or get home with broken parts from flat towing.

I can ALWAYS get my junk home no matter the condition of the rig.

I carry two trailer spare tires and extra hubs/bearings, etc. The trailer will get to the trailhead and home.

Trailer tires are a lot cheaper than big offroad tires.

I have towed 12 vehicles on the trailer so far. Some mine and some belonging to others. I can legally tow green sticker vehicles/buggies. Only street licensed vehicles can be flat towed.

I can haul extra gear on the trailer that won't fit in the camper or Jeep. (lots of firewood)

I can haul my ATVS on the trailer.

I have brakes on both of the axles on the trailer. Most folks that flat tow do not use braking systems on the toad. 1 ton truck braking systems are not designed to stop the weight of a truck, camper and 5,000# vehicle.

I can back my trailer up. The trailer never has front tire binding issues on dirt like I have witnessed with flat towing.

I can store all my outside stuff in camp on the trailer. I have a gear box mounted on the trailer to safely store all the chains, binders, straps, etc when the vehicle is not on the trailer.

With the TC on I can see my trailer tires in my rear view mirrors. Flat towing I would only be able to see the rear wheels of the Jeep unless turning.

bloodyWEST
09-24-2012, 03:42 AM
Thank you!

lots to consider there.

I am now wondering what guys break while flat towing?

i just cant picture stashing my 20' trailer in some of these tight eastern sierra campgrounds.

thanks again, you have given me alot to think about

FishPOET
09-26-2012, 12:00 AM
I am now wondering what guys break while flat towing?

I've known 2 different rigs that have dinged their front driveshaft enough on a trail run to knock it out of balance. They didn't feel the vibration at slow speed but once it was hooked up to flat tow the vibration caused transfer case damage at 60mph on the way home.

I've known 1 and heard of a few different rigs that have damaged their steering during trail runs that results in death wobble while flat towing on the way home.

FishPOET
11-27-2012, 04:32 PM
Lake Arrowhead 10/2012
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Galleta Meadows 11/2012
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Thanksgiving weekend 2012 in Stoddard Valley
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