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RE: New Ford 7.3 Gas

If you do one thing, test drive the 4.30 gears and the 3.73 gears before ordering. I test drove 3.55 and 4.10 gears in an F350 V10 gasser many years ago. The 3.55 gears made that truck a slug. I got out pulled by a 4 cyl Camry on I-65 in downtown Birmingham. The 4.10 geared truck was a rocket. Good luck, bradw
BradW 01/21/20 12:31pm Truck Campers
Best Android Podcast APP?

Any recommendations on a good podcast app for my android phone? I'm talking about the podcast app used to search for and download podcasts, not podcasts themselves. Thanks, bradw
BradW 01/06/20 06:37pm Technology Corner
RE: DRW back to SRW

I would switch back in a heartbeat if I went with a lighter TC or needed the truck for a daily driver. I don’t use my DRW as a daily driver. There are tradeoffs going either way. The DRW does have disadvantages, but I can get by with one for the times I don’t have the TC on. What he said. Bradw
BradW 12/29/19 09:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear end ratios

Yep, them some high gears right there. My mountain jeep has 5.13 gears, but 36" tires.
BradW 12/27/19 01:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear end ratios

Yeh, that's about 20% more rpms than my 4.10, so that would be about 4.88.
BradW 12/27/19 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: Rear end ratios

All me knows is me loves the 4.10 gears in our 2018 PSD Superdutuy when hauling our camper and towing our jeep. IMHO: not the best gears for fuel economy. - Mark0. I didn't buy the thing to cruise the mall or ride up and down the road doing 85 while towing nothing; I bought it to tow a load. I'm over 18k lbs 90% of the time and drive 65ish. I would be sick if I had gone with the 3.55 gears. I could have lived with 3.73 gears, but DA Ford no longer offers that ratio. With what I haul/tow and how I drive, 3.55 gears would not have helped my mileage any. brad
BradW 12/26/19 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear end ratios

All me knows is me loves the 4.10 gears in our 2018 PSD Superdutuy when hauling our camper and towing our jeep.
BradW 12/23/19 03:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here I need to get another dog. :)
BradW 12/07/19 04:28pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 SE TC Gathering - planning stage

Grayson Highlands is a cool place.
BradW 12/05/19 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: 2019 Ford F-350 Sat Antenna Issues

I loose my Sirius When my truck camper is on the truck... antenna is blocked by camper. Searching the web I found articles on earlier Ford model years how to add a new antenna, but the 2019 F-350 is a different configuration than the previous post. Has anybody done the new Sat antenna on a 2019 F-350 or new generation ford? THANKS! Back to the topic, I have 2018 F350 and have the same problem. The only fix I have found is to buy the portable satellite radio and seperate antenna. Good luck, Bradw
BradW 11/10/19 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: When will the 2020 Ford Super Duty show up?

Dealers have been taking and Ford accepting orders for a while. First allocations due at dealers early Jan.
BradW 11/04/19 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here
BradW 11/04/19 10:03am Truck Campers
RE: Using Winegard Satelite Dish Far From Home???

Certainly might be. I worked for Winegard and I have never heard of it. Thanks again, your info has been very helpful. bradw
BradW 11/02/19 06:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Using Winegard Satelite Dish Far From Home???

Winegard P4 Me thinks that P4 may be something they cooked up just for Lance. bardw
BradW 11/02/19 11:41am Technology Corner
RE: 2WD or 4X4 for a truck camper

200,000 miles on my pickup and I have not put one single penny into any 4wd drive train components. Since 1981, I've owned 8 new 4x4 trucks and jeeps. I've never spent a single nickel on a 4x4 driveline related repair on any of them. I also have a highly modified TJ which I have spent a small fortune on......but that is another story. :) :) :) bradw
BradW 11/01/19 05:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Using Winegard Satelite Dish Far From Home???

Personally, I would select 18" round at that will pull in 101 only. There's nothing available on 119 unless you use some special language programming. The dome (an R4, not P4) also has 2 outputs. If you (or someone) ran both coax into the coach you can use the 2nd tuner of the DVR as well. Glad to hear you have it working! Thanks for the info. The reason we selected (18 x 20 “triple-sat-LNB) instead of (18” Round LNB) was when we first called Winegard helpline several months back, that is what they sugested. I will try 18" Round LNB next time we have the receiver out there. The display showed two 101 satellites and two 119 satellites. It showed a check mark by both 119's, but only one of the 101's. If 119's don't have anything on them I need, then I don't need them. I'm pretty sure our model number is P4, but I will check it again. The dome came with our 2019 Lance truck camper and was installed at the factory. It appears they only ran one coax. Thanks for your help, bradw
BradW 11/01/19 04:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Using Winegard Satelite Dish Far From Home???

OK, thanks again for all the advice and help. Based on the info provided, I updated my own instructions as shown below. We went out and tried it and it worked. Based on the info y'all provided, I only have to reset the Direct receiver when I move it between the house and camper. Once in the camper, I won't have to reset it when we move to a new location. And I also learned there is nothing special I need to do when we travel from the southeast to out select another satellite. Thanks again for the help, bradw Set-Up Camper DirectTV - 11/01/19 -Should only have to reset Direct Receiver when it is moved between house to camper -Direct Receiver Model: HR24 -Winegard Roof-Mounted Dome Antenna Mod: Road Trip P4 -Connect DVR (Sat Input 1) to satellite antenna COAX -Turn on TV using power button on Jensen TV control -Dish receiver on 480P, then push RES button to select -Connect white, red, and yellow cables between TV and DVR -Press “Source” button on Jensen TV remote and select “AV” -Select 480P on DVR with RES Button -DirecTV remote – hold “exit” to confirm 480P -DirectTV DVD Remote -press “menu” -“repeat satellite setup” -press Dash ( - ) -Dish type: 18 x 20 “triple-sat-LNB (other option not selected was 18” Round LNB) -RB/INTL: none selected -switch type: multi switch -tuners: single -continue -Turn antenna on and let dish find satellite -Retest -Screen will show 101 and 119 with check marks (3 of 4) -continue -continue -set up remote later -screen message will read “receiving satellite info” -continue -DVR Receiver will reboot itself (takes about 10 minutes) -watch DirectTV
BradW 11/01/19 01:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Using Winegard Satelite Dish Far From Home???

Thanks all for the good info. Like I said, this is all new to us and we are struggling with it. We will go out there tomorrow and try again. Thanks, Bradw
BradW 10/31/19 06:03pm Technology Corner
Using Winegard Satelite Dish Far From Home???

We just got back from a trip to Yellowstone from our home in Alabama. We could never get our Winegard Roof Dome Antenna and Direct Satellite Receiver functioning properly. I admit that this is all pretty new to us, but we did get it all to work before we left home. Our dish system is pretty simple, just turn it on and let it find the satellite. Then we have to go through set up mode on the Direct receiver. We could never get the thing working. We tried at 3 differ locations while on the trip. They all had unobstructed views of the southern sky. I guess we should have called Winegard or Direct help line, but we never really needed it to work to actually watch something important, we were just making sure we knew how to use it. Well obviously we didn't and it was usually late in the day when we tried and we just gave up. My question is, since we travelled a long ways west and a long ways north, is there something we should have done differently to set up the antenna or Direct receiver to tell it we needed to look at a different satellite or whatever? Thanks for any help, bradw
BradW 10/31/19 01:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

For some vehicles, its important to get hub centric wheels. I don't know if that was an issue here. bradw
BradW 10/31/19 12:54pm Truck Campers
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