There is a lot of valuable information on the internet and we definitely think people should look at that before they hit the road. The Escapees RV Club has a forum with a wealth of information on full timing and RV related issues that will be very helpful.
Above: Boondocking in Quartzsite in their new Lance 1181
Jerry: For extended time in a truck camper, it’s nice to have a slide or layout with some open space. Large holding tanks and a dry bath are important to us, as is a layout with nice window views. You’re likely to wind up in a larger camper, and probably a larger truck, such as a full-size one ton dually.
|JERRY AND JUDY FUNK’S TRUCK CAMPER RIG|
|Truck: 2006 Chevy 3500, crew cab, dually, long bed, 4X4, diesel|
|Camper: 2006 Lance 1055 and now Lance 1181|
|Tie-downs and Turnbuckles: Torklift tie-downs, Fastgun turnbuckles|
|Suspension Enhancements: Rear Timbrens|
|Gear: Pacbrake exhaust brake, 240 watts solar, three twelve volt AGM batteries, Onan 2500 watt generator, Wave 3 Catalytic Heater, hard-wired 30amp whole house Surge Guard, built-in whole house sediment water filter, second kitchen faucet with under counter carbon filter, led interior lights, Wilson cellular antennae and amplifier, Cradlepoint Router|