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RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

I have an 2011 F150 with a 3.5 eb with 245000 miles. At 185000 I had an exhaust manifold replaced. At 200000 I had the cam phase stuff repaired. I do not experience any turbo lag while towing. The ho charts show almost full hp at 1800 rpm's and my experience towing gives me the butt meter that agrees with this. While towing in the Rockies, I leave my digital display set on tranny temp and shift if the tranny starts to get above 200 degrees. I rarely have to go below 4th gear (6 speed tranny) I am leaving for the Rockies in the near future with this truck towing my TT.
BarabooBob 06/03/23 06:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is it better to be hooked to short power in storage? or not?

Up here in the great white north, I leave my TT plugged in year round. We use thee TT for deer hunting in November and December plus all summer long. I like having it ready to go on short notice and don't like playing with the batteries. I did replace my WFCO converter with a PD smart charger when I bought the unit. I also like to go sit in the camper during the winter when I get tired of winter. I turn on the furnace and let my mind go camping. One time I forgot to turn off the furnace and emptied both 20 pound lp tanks out in a couple of days.
BarabooBob 05/23/23 08:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace black smoke

When you find the problem and solve it, please let us know the solution to your problem.
BarabooBob 05/23/23 08:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furnace black smoke

Do you happen to have a screen on the furnace intake/exhaust area? If it is too fine of a mess, it could restrict air intake. I am sure that you have a restriction somewhere on your air intake. This would result in a rich mixture that causes smoke.
BarabooBob 05/22/23 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Will Air bags make a big difference?

Using air bags to lift the rear does not change how much weight is on the front axle. I weighed my truck axles when the truck was empty and when hooked up to the camper. You don't want the front axle to get light because driving will be like wrestling a snake.
BarabooBob 05/19/23 05:24pm Towing
RE: Cody WY to Fishing Bridge RV Park - Route Challenges?

I agree that it is the best route to Fishing Bridge. I think the biggest problem will bw the bison. We sat for over an hour watching bison wander around the road. The rangers tried moving them off of the road but there is only so much they can do to chase 2000 pound grumpy fluffy cows off the road. We really enjoyed the up close encounter with the bison. We got up close photos, imagine being on the other side of the window from a bison. Very nice trip.
BarabooBob 04/30/23 07:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Jackson to Moab

padredw, that is the exact route that we take. I will be going back next summer for the month in September, 2024. To the original poster, do you realize how hot it gets in Moab in August. Expect upper 90's for daytime highs. We have been there in August several times and with proper hydration, you can have a great time.
BarabooBob 04/29/23 05:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Recommended tools for a newbie

I have only had to work on my truck once and my TT needs brakes adjusted once in a while. I use my tools to help others out most of the time.
BarabooBob 04/16/23 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Missing orange cover on marker light; Water leakage concerns

Instead of silicone, I would use butyl tape which is available at any good RV shop.
BarabooBob 04/10/23 06:51am Tech Issues
RE: AC noise. Should it be like that?

n the video you can see that he has a Danby residential through the wall A/C unit. You can pick them up for $2oo at WalMart. If the motor is humming and the fan is not turning, the shaft is indeed tight. the screwdriver trick may work. You will probably have to pull the unit out to try it. If you can see the motor, try putting a very small drop of light weight oil on the bearing.
BarabooBob 04/10/23 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: Omaha to Peoria US 34?

I prefer the US and state roads. I don't want to fly past everything, I like to take my time and see stuff. I also don't like 80 mph speed limits with people doing 85 + because I travel at about 60 mph.
BarabooBob 04/02/23 07:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help with Trailer legalities, Nova Scotia

Did you have it licensed in the US or Canada? If you live in the US, I would think it would have been licensed here. Contact your home state and see if they have title information .
BarabooBob 03/26/23 04:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Extra Charge

When I had Good Sam take my truck to the Ford dealer, they said that anywhere under 15 miles was covered even thought they had to drive past 3 repair shops to get to the Ford dealer.
BarabooBob 03/26/23 04:01pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Chaning Differental oil ???

On my F150, the transfer case was super simple. Pull the drain plug, let it drain, and refill. The rear differential requires removing the rear half to drain, reinstall and refill. For the front differential, I used a pump and removed as much of the fluid as possible and refilled it. Total job took me about 2 hours.
BarabooBob 03/26/23 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Insane first RV trip plan?

We took many trips that involved more driving time and had great times. Our 4 kids grew up doing road trips that they still talk about. I mean road trips that included Wisconsin to Yellowstone and Teton trips in 2 weeks. Don;t be afraid to travel. My wife and I still take 5,000 mile trips and a month. We ENJOY our road trips and cram many memories into every one. If you don't like driving 400 miles in a day, don't. But don't assume that other people always need to leave at 10:00am and need to be set up at 2:00. We go hard some days and don't move for a couple. We have fun, our kids and grandkids have fun.
BarabooBob 03/26/23 03:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Favorite Cooking Quotes

When it's a smokin' it's a cookin' when it's black it's done. My dad said that whenever mom overcooked something. She would inform him that if he didn't shut up and get out of the kitchen he would dook supper the next day. That would have been ok because he was a very good cook. My dad also told all 3 of his sons that they should learn to cook so that they didn't have to get married to eat good food.
BarabooBob 03/09/23 07:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: conversion kit

Why not travel with the 30# tank on the trailer tongue where the 20# was mounted?
BarabooBob 02/22/23 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace on while moving

I have pulled my TT many thousands of miles and I have never had the fridge blow out. My furnace has never blown out in 60 mph winds so why would it while driving? The thermocouple would shut the gas off if the furnace stopped working properly.
BarabooBob 02/22/23 05:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Utah national parks

I have been in the Moab, Zion, and Bryce area many times. During the busy months, even the boondocking spots along the Colorado River near Moab are full. Most of the commercial sites are very pricy and also full. Make reservations is you know when you are going to be there.
BarabooBob 02/19/23 07:22pm General RVing Issues
Need recommendations for wireless rear view camera

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BarabooBob 02/05/23 07:03pm Tech Issues
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