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#1 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 06:41 PM

I loaded the Northern Lite this morning, and used a common sense trick to do it on the first try.  I marked the centerline of the bed using a bright white rope, and used a plumb bob on the camper centerline.  It was slick.

 

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#2 ski3pin

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:03 PM

Good job, Mr. Sage! I'm not as sophisticated. I've marked the center line of the bed with blue masking tape and a small piece of tape at the bottom center of the front of the camper. Keep them lined up as I back under the camper and all is good.


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Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:42 PM

Good job, Mr. Sage! I'm not as sophisticated. I've marked the center line of the bed with blue masking tape and a small piece of tape at the bottom center of the front of the camper. Keep them lined up as I back under the camper and all is good.

Thank you, however I must confess.  Having a full size crew cab makes backing down difficult.  I omitted the revelation that The Bride sat in the back seat and kept me on course once I could no longer see the plumb bob. 


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Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:54 PM

A mighty captain always has an able crew.

 

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:56 PM

Glad my camper doesn't come off the truck.

Back in the early 80s when I had a hard side but needed the truck

I didn't like removing/replacing the camper.

Always worried I would hit one of the jacks.
Never happened but still it was nail biting time.

 

Good method you both have though.

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 07:58 PM

How much clearance between tailgate opening and camper sides do you guys have?  I have ~3/8" on a side.

 

I have 4 extra eyeballs watching from behind and move slower than the space shuttle transport.

I use four cable jacks and it is a sphincter tightening procedure twice a year.  Might just leave it on this winter.


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#7 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 08:38 PM

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If we may, where you going?

No destination planned, probably just destinations that are in the area.


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Posted 22 June 2022 - 10:22 PM

How much clearance between tailgate opening and camper sides do you guys have?  I have ~3/8" on a side.

 

I have 4 extra eyeballs watching from behind and move slower than the space shuttle transport.

I use four cable jacks and it is a sphincter tightening procedure twice a year.  Might just leave it on this winter.

 

3/8" at the most. It is a tight squeeze and it does center the camper.


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Posted 22 June 2022 - 10:23 PM

No destination planned, probably just destinations that are in the area.

Have you fly fished the North Fork of the John Day? Just curious. I was having fun looking at maps during my lunch break today. :)


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Posted 22 June 2022 - 11:11 PM

Have you fly fished the North Fork of the John Day? Just curious. I was having fun looking at maps during my lunch break today. :)

I have not, let me check a few resources.


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