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RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Same here. We had our 2006 6.0 for 12 years and it never saw the inside of the dealer's shop. Changed oil and filter every 5k. Changed the fuel filters when required. Ran PM22 through every tank. Never chipped it. Never lugged the motor, drove it like a 4 cyl Yoter. My buddy still drives it.
BradW 08/22/19 07:23am Truck Campers
RE: New Moderator

OMG, we’re doomed I tell ya, we’re all doomed!!! LOL :B Kind of ironic that we’d have a moderator with a forum name of Bedlam. :W I wish I was still mod for a day so I could look at his deleted posts. :) :) :)
BradW 08/19/19 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: New Moderator

Bedlam, thanks for volunteering to co-mod the truck camper forum. It can be a lot of work, but it is often fun and interesting too. jplante4, thanks for moding the truck camper forum; you are doing a great job. Admin, I'm going to Camping World this afternoon on our way to see Iron Maiden in Nashville. If I happen to run into Marcus Lemonis there, I will put in a good word for you. :) bradw
BradW 08/19/19 12:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie Downs

BradW 08/17/19 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: DC operation of fridge
BradW 08/16/19 04:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Timbren vs. Sumo Springs The one on the left is double. The one on the right is single. Generally, the single convoluted bumpers are harsher with less travel.
BradW 08/16/19 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Timbren vs. Sumo Springs

We had Timbrens (double convoluted) on our 2006 F350 drw for 12 years and they worked great. We put Timbrens (double convoluted) on our new 2018 F350 drw last year and they are working well.
BradW 08/15/19 07:15pm Truck Campers
RE: A request from your new mod

Only someone with a screw loose would volunteer to be a forum moderator.
BradW 08/12/19 08:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Downloading at Campground

You fire it up in gear and go.... That's one of the reasons I like manual trannies. That's also how we unloaded the camper in the dealers parking lot.... it was rather dynamic. :) But we were a long way from the nearest ford dealer in Brevard, NC and we also had to drive off the mountain on hwy 276. That road is a long, very narrow, windy, 9% down grade mountain road. No way I would have driven that truck/Camper down that road without a clutch. bradw
BradW 08/11/19 02:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Downloading at Campground

BradW said: “Dang manual trannies, you just can't depend on them.....give me a good reliable automatic any day.” I guess old dogs CAN learn new tricks when necessary! :W :):) I admit I was wrong about the new automatics. They have come a VERY long way.
BradW 08/10/19 10:30am Truck Campers
RE: Downloading at Campground

Three times in 23 years. That doesn't included when the clutch slave cylinder went out on our 2006 F350 and left us stranded at Shinning Rocks Wilderness. Then had to tow the truck/camper off the mountain to the nearest Ford dealer in Henderson, NC. Removed the camper in their parking lot and spent the night there until they could fix it the next day. Dang manual trannies, you just can't depend on them.....give me a good reliable automatic any day. :)
BradW 08/09/19 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Keep using it. I ran Optilube Summer Blend in my 2005 F350 6.0 and started having injectors go bad after the 60,000 mile mark. I guess I will. Seems like cheap insurance if it helps. I buy it online and at a better price than the Ford dealer.
BradW 08/08/19 09:23am Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

My only question is will the PM22A Motorcraft additive help extend the pump life on our 2018 F350 6.7? It mentions "lubricity" on the bottle, but I get the feeling it is more about the cetane number than lubricity. I run that **** thru every tank of our 2006 F350 6.0 for 12 years and never had a fuel system issue.
BradW 08/07/19 03:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Three cheers for BKA

Glad your paths crossed in life. Bradw
BradW 08/03/19 12:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Dually gearing? Coming from a SRW

Ditto. The 6.0 likes to run at higher rpm. Run it like a 4 cyl Yoter and it will be happy. Bradw
BradW 08/03/19 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Sure am glad I have a 7.3 I had two 7.3's; a '96 and a '01. I loved both those trucks/motors, but they left me on the side of the road a few times. In comparison, we had our 6.0 2006 for 13 years and it never left me on foot or saw the inside of the dealer's shop. Who would have thunk it? bradw
BradW 08/01/19 01:27pm Truck Campers
Problem Resolved with Fantastic Vent Fan Lift Arm Mechanism

I noticed a problem with opening the Fantastic Vent Fan (Dometic) lid the day we brought our new Lance camper home last winter. But I forgot about it until we used the camper for the first time last week. The lid would open about 1/3 and then the handle became hard to turn to the point of locking up. I could stick a small wire thru the screen and push the lid up a little and then I could turn the handle until it was fully open. I sent Dometic an email and got a quick next-day response from Shelley. I told her I had already taken it apart and the lift arm mechanism gears were binding up. She said she would get a warranty replacement part headed my way today. A lot of manufactures are very slow to answer email and just provide canned answers when they do. That was NOT the case here. Dometic was very responsive and helpful. bradw
BradW 08/01/19 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Does anyone run the 8ga Lance plug?

There are at least 3 folks on here with similar looking rigs, you, me and bighatnohorse. I think I was traumatized as a young person to have an automatic transmission hatred/phobia. My parents had a huge white Chrysler Town and Country station wagon. Must have been about a 69 or 70 model. My dad thought he could pull anything with it and burnt the tranny out of it several times. Seems like every time we got ready to go on vacation or whatever, that tranny would go out. I guess I'm finally over it after 50 years. :) bradw
BradW 07/30/19 09:54am Truck Campers
RE: Does anyone run the 8ga Lance plug?

And another thing. Over the last 40 years or so, we have towed or hauled all kinds of strange/unique things, ski boats, bass boats, canoes, kayaks, TTs, TCs, tractors, race cars, modified jeeps, racing dirt bikes, etc. In all that time I never had as many people come up to me to compliment our rig. I had 4 different people come up at one fuel stop in was weird. bradw
BradW 07/29/19 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Does anyone run the 8ga Lance plug?

Back on the 8 ga wiring. The first test of the wiring was driving about 8 hrs up there running the frig on 12v. So when we finally got there, I was real interested in checking the battery meter in the camper to see if it was charged or dead like our old camper. Jumped in there and pressed the battery button and sure enough it read 1/3 charged. I was pretty pissed off after all that work/money/time running that big wire and the batteries were only 1/3 charged. Then I remembered the frig was still on 12v. So I turned the frig to gas and checked the batteries again and they were 100%. I guess the 30 amp draw was pulling the voltage down. The big test will be when we go out west and drive all day in +100 degf heat and see if the batteries stay fully charged and the frig stays cold. bradw
BradW 07/29/19 09:44am Truck Campers
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