Thanks for the tips, front end is good having been inspected and repaired as needed, in my experience Fords vans and trucks have never had what some would call accurate steering, they have always had a typical level of lack of response and an indirect connection from steering wheel to steered...
We have a bigfoot 1500 on a Ford F350, there's no AC on ours so it's just under 10' tall and about 21' long
We've driven it all over the west. and we don't currently have a steering stabilizer on it. (the truck is 4X4 single rear wheel stock ride height)
The truck has typical Ford steering, in...
We had those same as the OP tires on our 2000 F350 with a Bigfoot 1500.
We noticed a slight bulging on the sidewall and less than 10,000 miles later we had sudden tread separation on one tire and the signs of it on another.
While they were on the rig we didn't love or hate the tire, but the...
We are a family of three that bought the truck when we were a family of two.
We camped on the ground in a tent for years. Then we started casting around for options.
We ended up buying a well cared for 16 year old truck and camper combo. For cheap.
We can tow with it. It sleeps three easily and...
Nice rig. How do you like that ARB bumper. I'm shopping bumpers for my 2000Ftree fiddy and this is one of the ones I am thinking about. Do you by chance have a good side shot showing approach angle clearance?
2000 Bigfoot 1500 with their stock stairs and they suck...
The trick is getting the steps all squared up and stable.
But out Imp she managed to learn how to use them with out much hassle.
We cleaned our up and put nylon washers and nylock nuts to help make ours more stable.
We also now just...
Me... I loath lifted dualies with bling wheels and short sidewall tires. But it's not my truck. I do know that not all lifts are created equal and if it is is the look, or function you are going for, pay close attention to the quality of the aftermarket suspension parts you are using for the...
As others have said, buy the biggest truck you can swing. Btw used truck fleet trucks is a great way to get a decent if bare bones big truck for reasonable money. Just double check the registration in your state and make sure your license class is ok if you get a 4500 or higher truck.
Sportsmobiles are right in that $70-100K space.
And have a decent sized market share to boot, there's no less than three of them within 2 miles of my house, and that's only the ones parked on the street.
But in that price range you can get a very nice truck and slide in camper,
I've used Easy-up's for years, trade shows, events, swap meets, cover the kitchen in group camping.
They are heavy, typically the uprights are steel. if cared for they last a decent amount of time. they sun fade if you get Red, Black or Blue.
They used to be made in the USA but a few years back...
If you plan on putting a lot of miles on in a year, then diesels start to make sense
You give up a lot of money and a lot of payload for a diesel. and not just up-front money cost, maintenance is a lot higher as well.
It's off-set by resale, but not by much.
It is nice hauling the weight in...
We went old, 2000 F350 with the 7.3
Sure a newer truck would be nice but we got our whole rig for half of what some late model used trucks go for.
That's a lot more money for adventures, updates and repair.
And life is a lot nicer when you don't worry about ever scratch and nick. And the truck...
I've got a 2003 Toyota Tacoma TRD pre-runner
We haven't "built" it, because well mostly I'd rather spend the money on trips then bumpers and snorkles
We do have a camper shell, and some foam bads for under the therarests
That truck has gotten us where ever we've wanted/needed...
For me I went the aeropress route,
To get a real pump style epsresso machine to function it would use too much battery power,
And the stove top ones just don't provide the right amount of consistent pressure to pull a good shot, without the device being startlingly expensive
I like good food to much to survive on MRE, That said we do keep a stash of backpacking meals
Still have to rehydrate/cook compared to MRE but it's another option, to have around in case we need more food.
I'd keep some MRE on hand if I could find some decent flavored one that don't contain meat.
in late 2011 we bought a 2009 certifed pre owned outback wagon. it's a 2.5 limited
We got the extended service plan
Here's the partial list of issues with the car in the less then 100,000 miles we've owned it
Starter motor went bad
Blown head gasket
Malfunctioning HVAC/Head unit
I went from a Taco (V6 pre-runner TRD package) to an F350 4x4 Diesel
The only reason we went that big was because we haul a camper and sometimes a trailer or bumper bike. (really hitch bike)
The SD is nice, we have the 8' box, after close to 20 years of Tacoma's it's nice to get get three bikes...