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RE: Living full time on my land in Plumas or Lassen County

Check the laws on mobile homes. Because I’m thinking if you put a basic foundation in & removed the wheels, the TT would come under the mobile home rules?
Boomerweps 05/29/21 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: 7 pin traditional versus SAE

Ford uses the standard 7 flat pin connector. Same on my 2019 F150 as on my 2008 Explorer. The various 53 options define towing capacity. A is the normal tow package sometimes referred to as Heavy Duty. B is the hitch/wiring package sometimes referred to as Medium Duty. C is MaxTow up to 12,600#. All F150 come with the bumper mount/4 pin Light Duty Towing (5000# min, 7000# 3.5EB & 5.0.) Your’s was modified. Hard to believe it was this way new in 2011.
Boomerweps 05/24/21 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Door Issue

If there is any twist to the frame from leveling (or lack thereof), the door will be flexed. From having my door open while towing, I decided it was likely intentional why RV doors are hinge forward ;) I firmly latch the door, lock main & dead bolts, and then move the lift grip access handle from out to forward against the door when traveling, vice back for stowage. Extra insurance for the flexing.
Boomerweps 05/22/21 10:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with a 2019 Honda CRV/Subaru Impreza

I suspect the TT registered weight values to be based on GVWR, true? I would not remotely consider towing Max towing value on any TV, let alone a lightweight one. Towing max values include the entire TV cargo capacity, normally. Except you (part of the load normally) & a full gas tank (NOT part of the load capacity). The CRV could be set up to haul that TT adequately, as a back up to the truck, but keeping the hard duty towing wear to one vehicle is a good thing. As a non towing vehicle, that CRV could last you 20 years, rust dependent.
Boomerweps 05/22/21 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: First Long Road Trip

Fortunately, you're mistaken. But in the "steering balance equation", whatever that is, how much difference does a couple hundred lbs above or below the unloaded FA weight make? Odd turn of phrase. I seek enlightenment. I like strong opinions, I just like the data backing them up. Only have/had one WDH for a couple years but I’ve worked it every which way but loose, between post delivery on old TV, new TV, lifted “flipped” axle, measuring every corner each time on the TVs & TT.
Boomerweps 05/22/21 10:00am Towing
RE: First Long Road Trip

Ok I will try to make it more clear here. Nothing on the Expedition Front Axle 3340lbs with 36" Wheel Well Spacing Rear Axle 3480 with 36" Wheel Well Spacing With WDH on Link #3 Front Axle 3220lbs with 36" Wheel Well Spacing Rear Axle 4540lbs with 33" Wheel Well Spacing Trailer Weight on Both Axles 7520lbs With WDH on Link #4 Front Axle 3340lbs with 36" Wheel Well Spacing Rear Axle 4380lbs with 34 3/4" Wheel Well Spacing Trailer Weight on Both Axles 7740lbs So thinking I have my front axle back to normal and not light which I thought I could feel when hit a bump with steering getting light. Also again putting on Load Range E tires to help with SUV sway and adding a extra sway bar with having such a long and heavy trailer. Hope that clears items up and these were with everything loaded as going camping and people. GCVW for mine is 15,460 and figure my hitch weight is around 1000lbs. so that puts it right at 15%. Again most camping is going to be 50 miles at most with one trip a year being about 1000 miles round trip. Handles good now until I get up around 65-70mph this was on WDH Link #3 and again its been 20mph winds each time so figure just keep her in the 60-65mph range when driving and sway should be gone with all other changes should see how things go for this weekend's short camping drive of 25 miles. First time driving on Link #4 with Tires and Extra Sway Bar. I look at a a WDH to be like a handle that pushes down on the whole TV on all four wheels. I think returning the front weight is great but not enough. Because the extra rear weight pushing the TV down in the rear unloads the front relative to the rear. So pushing a couple hundred pounds to the front wheels works better for me in the steering balance equation. Shorter answer: I’d try five links before settling down.
Boomerweps 05/21/21 09:44am Towing
RE: Is this hitch wrong?

If it’s been towing right the way the WDH was adjusted on the previous truck, you just need to determine the correct height change to put the ball at its previous working height. Use the same number of tilting washers on the ball mount. I had to flip mine up to raise the ball about 5” after underspringing my TT axle.
Boomerweps 05/05/21 11:33am Towing
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

I can't comment on the fuel economy, but 2.7 MPG is pretty bad for a <7000 lb trailer. My choice would be a F250 with 7.3L gas. THAT is funny, I don’t care who you are! 2.7EB engine, 7mpg was posted. Use Tow/haul mode, downshifts earlier, up shifts later, staying in the power band. Stays out of the overdrives more. Also, lock out the upper 2-3 speeds, they are increasing overdrive speeds. Shooting for 65mph top speed should help. 60mph would be better for mpg when towing a massive wind block but traffic dependent. With any luck, you should be getting 9mpg or a fraction more. Did you have a TT previously? Slower speed changes and not trying to get moving faster or more quickly makes a big difference.
Boomerweps 05/02/21 08:35am Tow Vehicles
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)
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