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RE: How much of rise on front of truck acceptable when hitched?

Concur with Gooma and Bobbo. Sounds like I’m talking baby-speak ;)
Boomerweps 11/27/22 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Locked Out...Sorta

If it's like our Cougar, the 2 doors have different keys... Same with my Wolf Pup, different doors, different keys.
Boomerweps 11/24/22 08:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Ordered new Goodyear Endurance & New GC battery install

Of course, the price posted was each tire. While you might have saved a little going through Amazon, the peace of mind of a local, non shipping return on large, heavy items is priceless. I bought my replacements in April this year from WalWart.com but bumped them up to 215 vice 205. Make sure you install metal valve stems if you are planing on increasing the air pressure in them to max. Or adding on an external TPMS.
Boomerweps 10/06/22 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: WDH needed?

Air bags would do the trick, SumoSprings would also as a one and done, nothing further to mess with. RAS is an option. WDH isn’t needed. The front rising is a result of the rear drop. I added SumoSprings to my F150 for towing without a WDH, IF I can watch the tongue weight keeping it near or under the 500# factory limit. The combo tows my 4K# TT pretty level but I still encountered a tiny wagging feeling on the interstate at 65mph. I have a decent WDH and will use it for interstate travel but with the SumoSprings, sag is minimal & I don’t need theWDH ON local or country roads driving 55mph. “Cue Sammy Hagar”
Boomerweps 09/04/22 08:13am Towing
RE: Simple and inexpensive roof vent modification (Vent Covers)

Even with the vent cover, my vent lid got brittle and cracked in 4 years. Yes, the TT is covered for winter. So I replaced the whole cover. Cheapest on Amazon was about $22 each but I found a twofer for $30 so now I have a spare ;) Replacement is black, I like it dark to sleep. Between that black cover and my reflectix window covers, nap time is much easier! I think I have the same MaxxAir cover as you, it went from white to yellow in two years. I took it off & spray painted it white again. Couldn’t get well around the vent filter, though ;( You really should replace that stock fan with a full size one. Then you can really move some air.
Boomerweps 09/04/22 08:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Best leveler for travel trailer?

I’ve become a fan of the Lego like Lynx Levelers. They have flat tops you can add that I most often use to link two blocks for a wider single level base. They also have locking wheel chocks you can install and back up against, held in place partly by the wheel weight on the block base. I still carry a lot of wood blocks for my attached & extra stabilizers. I’ve had to use them and the Lynx blocks to build first and second steps on hill side lots. Granted, my TT is only a 4K# GVWR.
Boomerweps 09/02/22 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: towing hitch for new trailer

Don’t have one but it seems the lightest and easiest to adjust is the Anderson. I have a Husky Centerline TS and it works great but is sometimes noisy and heavy for me. And I’m a young whipper-snapper at 67!
Boomerweps 09/01/22 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

It is taking a bit of miles to "seat" the new brake shoes to the drums. These are auto adjust brakes, and they adjust when you back up and stop. Drum brake shoes still need to be initially adjusted so they just barely drag on the brake drum. The brake shoes will not self adjust easily if they have insufficient contact with the drum. My first car had drum brakes and I was DIY for everything I could.
Boomerweps 08/28/22 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

……. …. …….. The F150 for example Has a unbraked limit of 1500 lbs. Where did you find this information? I have looked thru my manuals and cannot find anything addressing this. Not questioning you. Just curious where to find it. Ford F-150 owner’s manual. For 2019 on page 311, “Separate functioning brake systems are required for safe control of towed vehicles and trailers weighing more than 1500 pounds (680 kg) when loaded”. NOTE the word REQUIRED, not recommended. There are clear differences between these words, similar to shall and should. Yes, looking at the source material, somebody’s reading comprehension is suspect. This is a manufacturer’s requirement, not a legal one.
Boomerweps 08/25/22 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbraked trailer, towing limitations

Wow! Completely unaware of Ford requiring trailer brakes for 1500#. Found it in the owners manual. I do have a chart of states requiring trailer brakes at what weight. (Unable to post pics here). Most states have a 3000# limit, a few less (the usual nanny states), a few more. I had a enclosed cargo trailer that was legally limited to GVWR 2990# because it had no brakes, even though it had a 3500# axle in PA. As was mentioned, electrical trailer brake assembles can be had for $200 or less a wheel. A little wiring and proper 7 pin plug w/o labor will be well under $500. I’ve seen that it’s easier and for not much more cost to buy a whole brake assembly vice replacement shoes on a trailer. If I had known the ease and cost of adding brakes, that cargo trailer would have got them.
Boomerweps 08/24/22 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Well I'll be dipped!

Click on the offending persons name on the left side of their post and in the drop down click Block This Member Thanks for the quicker way to block posters. Much faster than going to the user cp and typing in names.
Boomerweps 08/19/22 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Packages on 2015 to 2020 F150 5.0 L

Fords F150 has a 'MAX TOW" option; Available on XL, XLT, LARIAT, King Ranch®, and Platinum models. • • • • Class IV trailer hitch receiver This is probably the big give away ! Less that MAX TOW have Class III receivers ! Actually, it is marked Class III/IV on the hitch with the Towing Package because it is rated for over 10000# with a WDH. The Max Tow hitch has a higher rating but is still marked Class III/IV. Hitch stickers are on the bottom of the hitch. Just because the truck has a receiver hitch doesn’t mean it has the Max or normal tow package. Ford also optioned a Class III/IV receiver hitch and wiring package, standard with Lariats & above. Limited to 7000# or so, year dependent.
Boomerweps 08/16/22 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to find tow rating of an F150?

I'm shopping for a used F150. Can someone please explain the easiest method of finding the actual tow rating for an individual truck? I know I can find the axle ratio and payload capacity on the door jamb sticker. That's as far as I've gotten. Thanks. Axle ratio is not on the door sticker. Yes, it is. It is a letter code on the federally mandated sticker. Letter codes are listed in the owner’s manual.
Boomerweps 08/15/22 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to find tow rating of an F150?

Go to the Ford website and download the specific year’s Towing Guide. You’ll need the wheelbase, body style, engine, 4x4/4x2, axle ratio, type of tow package to cross reference factory capacities. Look at the Load Capacity sticker on the door frame. That usually limits you more than the factory “pullable/stoppable” rating. Tow mirrors and factory integrated trailer brake controller were usually stand-alone options.
Boomerweps 08/14/22 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

. is Tongue/Hitch Weight typical a fixed number or do it vary depending on how the trailer is loaded? I'm curious what it's based off of. Tongue weight will vary depending on the cargo loading, amount and location, of the trailer. Factory tongue weight is without propane filled and no battery with a few exceptions. Yes, you have 1000# left of truck cargo capacity for tongue weight, hitch weight, and additional cargo.
Boomerweps 08/12/22 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie Tow Capacity Question

Simplest method to look at trailers towable by your truck is to use the trailer’s GVWR (unless it’s a toy hauler not hauling the toys). If looking at the trailer’s factory delivered weight listed, try not to go over 75% of your truck’s tow rating.
Boomerweps 08/09/22 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Bike Rack for Trailer hitch?

RV bumpers are not designed as bumpers. They are more like sturdy black sewer hose storage tubes. They are made of thin metal and the welds to the frame rails have been known to fail when weight is carried by the bumper. They sell reinforcements that bolt to the frame and cup around the bumpers. Highly recommended if adding a bolt on receiver to the bumper for bikes or small platform racks. My Wolf Pup came with a factory rack. It looks like it rests on the bumper when extended. It does not. It has two pins on each side that hold it and the other hinge part clamps around the frame rails.
Boomerweps 08/01/22 10:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Just a pic of interest

IMHO, dangerous! WDH are not made for that length of extended hitch. Also, the WDH is not set up to return the front wheel well height needed nor leveling the TT.
Boomerweps 07/30/22 12:48pm Towing
RE: Outside speakers for Wolf Pup

Considered the Polk speakers. I consider Polk more audiophile types, better sound for a higher cost. Until we get to camping more, I decided not worth twice the cost of what I ordered. Went cheaper with Pyle but paid $13 more to get the light up in blue versions Original speakers lit up blue when you turned on the LED awning lights.
Boomerweps 07/26/22 04:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: First tow with SumoSprings

The tongue weight is included in the truck weight and not included in the trailer weight. Weigh the truck by itself, it won't be 6300 anymore. The program isn’t sophisticated enough to weigh just the truck when tongue weight is applied. The weight is measured going from a full stop to 15mph at medium throttle. Getting the smooth medium throttle is actually the hardest part. Weight with TT is total weight. Tongue weight can be electronically measured on a level spot by the BetterWeigh measuring the difference between pre and post settling the coupler on the ball, I.e. truck squat. I’m concerned the Sumo Springs might affect that. Reweighed with only one occupant on a different road, no trailer, 5700#. Still high to me. Didn’t reweigh with TT.
Boomerweps 07/26/22 04:20pm Towing
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