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RE: Ford F-250 Brake Controller Install

I bought mine off the internet for $250 at Fairway Ford and had the local dealer install it along with flashing the computer for $180, yes I wanted an OEM
GottaRunGottaCamp 03/17/23 04:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: It looks like my truck camper days are over.

Wow, some story, I glad your OK & wishing you the best of luck with your medical problems.
GottaRunGottaCamp 03/06/23 11:29am Truck Campers
RE: Small ā€˜Cā€™. Chev or Godzilla

This experience is not in a Class C, but I towed with a 2002 6.0, and now have a 2022 7.3. Towing was pulling a 8000lb TT The 6.0 is an incredibly reliable engine, I drove it from new in 2002, for 20 years and 3 weeks and 268,000 miles, and it still ran great. All internals were still original when I sold it. The thing with the 6.0 is it makes all of its power at higher RPMs, it really likes to be over 3000 rpms, and on hills it was normal for it to spin over 4000rpms. It didn't bother it, and no issues overheating or anything. It was just designed to run at those rpms. The 7.3 is a different beast, loads more power, and it makes power at much lower rpms. It has over 400ftlb of torque at 1500rpms. Hills that the 6.0 struggled to hold speed at 4000rpms, the 7.3 accelerates at 2500rpm. I do have the 10spd in my truck, so it is easy to find the perfect gear, but on flat interstate it pulls in 10th at 1800 rpms. The 6.0 only had a 4spd, but it pulled mainly in 3rd at 3000rpms, and would either lose speed or drop to 2nd on some hills. The 6.0 we called Ol' Faithful, it was a great engine, but has no where near the power of the 7.3. I think you mean 6.8L V10, I had the 2001 for 21 years and sold it last year with 219,000 miles and say the same as you, great engine and never had any work done on it. I stand corrected, GM 6.0 was also a good engine :)
GottaRunGottaCamp 02/10/23 11:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small ā€˜Cā€™. Chev or Godzilla

This experience is not in a Class C, but I towed with a 2002 6.0, and now have a 2022 7.3. Towing was pulling a 8000lb TT The 6.0 is an incredibly reliable engine, I drove it from new in 2002, for 20 years and 3 weeks and 268,000 miles, and it still ran great. All internals were still original when I sold it. The thing with the 6.0 is it makes all of its power at higher RPMs, it really likes to be over 3000 rpms, and on hills it was normal for it to spin over 4000rpms. It didn't bother it, and no issues overheating or anything. It was just designed to run at those rpms. The 7.3 is a different beast, loads more power, and it makes power at much lower rpms. It has over 400ftlb of torque at 1500rpms. Hills that the 6.0 struggled to hold speed at 4000rpms, the 7.3 accelerates at 2500rpm. I do have the 10spd in my truck, so it is easy to find the perfect gear, but on flat interstate it pulls in 10th at 1800 rpms. The 6.0 only had a 4spd, but it pulled mainly in 3rd at 3000rpms, and would either lose speed or drop to 2nd on some hills. The 6.0 we called Ol' Faithful, it was a great engine, but has no where near the power of the 7.3. I think you mean 6.8L V10, I had the 2001 for 21 years and sold it last year with 219,000 miles and say the same as you, great engine and never had any work done on it.
GottaRunGottaCamp 02/10/23 07:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Adding Second A/C to 50 Amp TT

here is a mod, that will improve your AC unit clicky
GottaRunGottaCamp 02/10/23 05:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel to Gas Power Observation

I watched the U-tube video, good video by the way, in this case the gas truck fits his situation very well!
GottaRunGottaCamp 01/31/23 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system, leak detected.

11-inch column of water I believe translate to somewhere 1/2 PSI. Anybody know for sure? There is 28 in. (27.68 to be exact) of water column in 1 PSI.
GottaRunGottaCamp 01/13/23 11:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Campground close to Atlanta

I'm looking for a campground close to Atlanta. My wife wants to go to the aquarium there. I need a 70' long pull through for our MH pulling a trailer. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks Not many campsite close to downtown Atlanta, and your 70' pull through will limit your options, it might be better to search outside of Atlanta and stay at hotel close to the aquarium, good luck with your search.
GottaRunGottaCamp 12/15/22 11:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Locked Out...Sorta

Our fifth-wheel is like that. There's one key for the main entrance door, a different one for the entrance to the garage, and then a third one for the garage ramp. All three keys look identical, so I took three bottles of my wife's nail polish and made a bloop on each of the locks and then painted the keys to match so I wouldn't have to fumble around. It's the dumbest thing ever, but I've got bigger things to complain about. Our 5er toyhauler has two keys, one key opens both doors and the other only opens the garage door, I'm OK with that :D
GottaRunGottaCamp 12/08/22 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford recall issues

I'm glad I saw this thread, I just called my dealer and have an appointment this Friday for windshield wiper recall, the dealer said they have the part in stock and it takes about an hour to do the job, this is the only recall that come up on my 2020 F150.
GottaRunGottaCamp 11/30/22 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I used to come here to check on the progress as it was interesting to me, at 5 years running I think fulltimin has lost interest and does not have a completion date in mind, sorry just my observation.
GottaRunGottaCamp 11/09/22 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Gdetrailer, thanks for the great information, time to start checking things till I find the problem, What I meant about locking up the brakes is just for setting up the gain on them, and yes you don't want your trailer brakes to lock up. Again thanks for the information!
GottaRunGottaCamp 09/22/22 04:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

following this thread, I have a 18K weight TH and could not lock up the brakes, so I took it to a repair center and they found some problems and fixed them, but still could not lock up the brakes, so I asked them why not and they said cause of the weight of the TH, well I said I didn't have any problem locking up brakes on my previous TH that weighed 15K, they had no reply.
GottaRunGottaCamp 09/21/22 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: help moving a 5th wheel about 20 feet in Orlando

Or Call a local camper retail store or repair center
GottaRunGottaCamp 09/15/22 07:43am Towing
RE: current diesel fuel pricing

It's approximately the same, about $1.40 or $1.50 difference from gasoline in our area.
GottaRunGottaCamp 09/12/22 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford 350 mile per gallon

We get 9 mpg pulling a 2019 Torque 371, 43' 17K GVW
GottaRunGottaCamp 05/31/22 05:30am Fifth-Wheels
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