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RE: 18" Equal-i-zer Shank - Hitching with Tailgate Down?

I have the Jack-E-Up tongue jack removable base. Since I flipped my TT axle, I had to flip my WDH shank, I.e., raising it. Now, even with the Jack-E-Up, I have to pad the jack base or the tailgate will rest directly on the base when open. Still better than only being able to open the tailgate 20-30 degrees when connected to the TT. Problem of my own making ;( Point being, while the Jack-E-Up is a great product, It may not solve this problem depending on the WDH height. If you blow up my signature pic, you can see how it will still interfere.
Boomerweps 04/16/21 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: What do you use for an outdoor ground cover?

astroturf from a salvage type store, Ollies. Placed over gravel, sand, bare dirt, & blacktop pads. The open weave plastic mats are easier to spray off.
Boomerweps 04/16/21 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: WD Hitch or not?

Not at all. My SIL used a Ram 2500 diesel to tow his 8000# toy hauler, no WDH, no probs. Sold the truck for a new 2500 gas about a year ago. A 3500 with a 7000# TT, no problem.
Boomerweps 04/14/21 08:58am Towing
RE: Swivel TV wall mount

When I did mine, the tapping firm vs. hollow confirmed with a small drill bit. If multiple mounting holes, I make sure at least two are direct into the stud center with fat carriage screws. The stud will break first!
Boomerweps 04/11/21 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Price differences in water filters

Camco has one called the EVO1 or something like that. It uses one large house style filter. The inline ones are fine. But with the Evo, you can clean it out and use the filter cartridge you want. About $35 or so. Plus plastic or wire stand as desired. I place it near my water inlet and use a 10’ hose for connecting.
Boomerweps 04/11/21 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge spring tension rods

Yup, they are just curtain rods. You can find them at WalMart, just check the size. I bought some there and bought some Camco restrainers that were double rods connected by a plastic piece at a good price at True Value. Yes, I use them on each shelf. I throw them under the dinette at camp.
Boomerweps 04/11/21 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for SUV recommendation

All the larger SUVs can handle in the 5000# range GVWR trailers. Even an Explorer could handle that.
Boomerweps 03/31/21 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GCWR - Can't Be Changed?

In 2019, a Max Tow came with the 3.55. HD Towing package only came with the 3.31. HDPP came with the 3.73. In 2018 the 3.55 was available on any 3.5EB unless the model came standard with 3.73 or 4.10. I was unaware of the restriction in 2019. The RV&TT Guide still showed them as an qavailable combo. Thankfully in 2021 you can order the 3.55 on any 3.5EB except models that come standard with 3.73. Not a restriction, just what comes with that option package. You can always pay extra for a better axle, like I did, with certain limitations.
Boomerweps 03/31/21 09:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GCWR - Can't Be Changed?

You get to keep the GCWR but the 3.55 axle means that you don't have Max Payload Package and that means that you likely don't have the GVWR to handle the tongue weight associated with a trailer heavy enough to get you to your GCWR. In 2019, a Max Tow came with the 3.55. HD Towing package only came with the 3.31. HDPP came with the 3.73.
Boomerweps 03/31/21 11:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bringing Trailer in for Service - Need Advice

I’ve been seeing a lot of people using string lighting on the ground around the perimeter of their RV. Apparently the rodents shy away from lights at night.
Boomerweps 03/23/21 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Need more tongue weight

Get larger propane tanks if you have only the 20# units. You can get 30 & 40# ones Add a second battery. Replace manual tongue jack with a power jack. Those are useful additions that cost a little $$. Next are FREE. Carry a load of freshwater. Clean water tank is usually in front of the axles. Put your spare tire in the forward storage if it fits.
Boomerweps 03/23/21 10:42am Towing
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

With bikes that have a removable front wheel, some have rigged a bike holder in/on across built in dinette benches. There are a bunch of folding frame bikes available, even electric ones. I’m considering one for my wife. It would easily travel in the TT or truck bed.
Boomerweps 03/23/21 10:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cord Storage and Clearance Light Sealing/Questions

Another option is to removing permanently connected power cable and install a power inlet jack that is sealed entirely. Then add the plug to your existing cable.
Boomerweps 03/20/21 01:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which of these two trailers tows better

a new 1/2 truck equipped with the Max tow package and towing capacity of 14,000lbs should be able to safely tow a 6200 lb trailer. . The F150 "Max Tow" package isn't the max payload/max trailer tow rating. That belongs to the F150HDPP with the highest 7850 gvwr and 4800 rawr along with the 3.5EB or the 5.0 v8 engine. The max tow option can be had with just about any F150 trucks regardless of gvwr/rawr.Max tow is a good option for towing duties; Max tow option Includes: • 3.55 Electronic-locking rear-axle • 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness • 36 Gallon fuel tank • Auxiliary transmission oil cooler • Engine oil cooler • Class IV trailer hitch receiver • Pro Trailer Backup Assist with Tailgate LED • Smart Trailer Tow Connector (standard on LARIAT and higher) • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller • Upgraded front stabilizer bar • Upgraded rear bumper Requires 3.5L EcoBoost® engine. Does not include Trailer Tow Mirrors. Trailer Tow Mirrors are a standalone option and must be ordered separately. Max GCWR/Max Tow achieved on SuperCrew® when equipped with 20-inch Wheels. This configuration will also come equipped with max springs, steering gear, and upgraded stabilizer bar. Paste and copy from Fords 2018 F150 specs so some things may change 2021 Max Tow can be had with the 5.0. HD towing package (53A) ,I.e., Towing Package on sticker, now comes with the ITBC.
Boomerweps 03/20/21 01:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: New truck build time

The biggest problem you have is EVERYONE is DEMANDING to know the status of their vehicle build. Everyone thinks they're the #1 most important customer, giving the dealers and corporate a hard time, "WHERE IS MY CAR/TRUCK/SUV???" You're just another squeaky wheel in a herd of squeaky wheels. In short, you're in line, everyone thinks they should be at the head of that line, and being a squeaky wheel is not productive. Things were shut down for months. There are still lingering supply problems. It's going to take longer, and you're going to have to accept that. yeah, but there is NO tolerance level for lying. I’d much rather someone tell me “I’ll have to look that one up for the exact ...” versus saying whatever they can to shut you up and buying. I had a salesman tell me that an Aerostar was rated at 3500# towing on the step bumper. The Aerostar never had a step bumper! Then the jack wagon tries to sell a one year old lot queen for near sticker price? And they stopped model production that previous year!
Boomerweps 03/19/21 08:53am Towing
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

Why not turn the handlebars parallel to the front tire? Extra steps, but they will be flat against the spare.
Boomerweps 03/19/21 08:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water Hookup Order

Hello all! We are back in the RV Community after 15 years or so. Please consider us newbies. We just bought a 2018 K-Z Connect 251RK and are looking forward to our first trip! Question: All the videos and articles I have seen say to hook my pressure regulator and water filter up at the supply. The pressure regulator is fine but it seems to me that it would be better to hook up the water filter at the camper. The water will at times sit in the hose for hours when it is not being used. Wouldn't you want to filter that water? Am I missing something? Thanks! I want the weight of the water filter on the water faucet not on the plastic connector on the side of the RV. I use a Camco Evo something large free standing with bracket water filter and a 10’ hose at the trailer side, NOT hanging a filter off the TT. Only extra on the TT is a metal 90 degree adapter then hose.
Boomerweps 03/18/21 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Heavy tongue weight - change from PP 3P?

Whoa! Running at normal PSIs should not cause Death Wobble! Have you had the alignment checked? I'd be suspicious if not-enough-camber. Hooking up a heavy trailer makes it worse because as the front end rises, it removes even more camber. Your WD bars regardless of hitch should restore at least half the unloaded ride-height up front, but if your camber is marginal, you may need to do it the old fashioned way and completely restore your front ride height. As long as your ProPride is able to bring the front down far enough, I'd keep it. I had a Hensley for a short time, and it towed great with 3,200 pounds of tongue weight. Unfortunately the construction of it just couldn't hold up to that much. Death Wobble was fixed. I have not had it for 3 months. I have a family member who works for Ford, and they did all the work and looked it over repeatedly. They did an alignment after I had the work done and got the tires. I haven't had death wobble since BUT my truck feels a little shakier (not DW) at lower PSI than higher PSI, so I run at higher PSI (in 70s). I got DW around October 2020 after I had an oil change with tire rotation. This was after towing with the truck all summer with no DW. One of my tires was significantly more worn then the others. I didn't add it in the earlier info because I didn't think it could be an issue since I had it addressed and was running on new tires. Learning that new tires cause a little squirming was something I didn't know, and I thought I learned a lot about towing, trucks, DW, etc. Many places, even on this forum, DW means dear wife. The above is a bit funny read DW as dear wife. Reading though a bit I figured out you meant death wobble. I suppose for some both DW meanings could be equated ;)
Boomerweps 03/17/21 11:27am Towing
RE: Water Hookup Order

I put everything near the camper. That way I’m more likely to look at it occasionally. If using the non metered flow regulator, that might be placed on the supply faucet.
Boomerweps 03/17/21 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: A terrible dinette table. Opinions on modification?

Rounding the corners, even an inch, or two, in radius would make a huge difference in comfort. Four small openings when the table top is in the bed position won’t matter. I’d just pencil in the radius using an appropriate round lid off a plastic container and use a belt sander to round it out. A little smoothing with a finishing sander, some dark stain on the wood and done. Keep it simple, and near no cost.
Boomerweps 02/24/21 08:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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