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RE: On the road breakdown stories..

I’m going to knock on wood first....but only real issue in recent years was this summer. Typical old Dodge bad battery crossover cable. Noticed exh brake wasn’t working right. Popped hood to give it a once over. Passenger battery was boiling. Able to disconnect it and run on one battery rest of the trip. If I’d driven much further it would have been a real mess and maybe exploded battery. At least at campsite where I could wash it down good before battery acid did damage. To stuff.
Grit dog 10/16/20 02:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: RAWR Question?

And it had the neat camper tie downs built into the bed of the truck. I should look and see if I can find a picture of the seat. I had a friend with an upholstery shop that rebuild the seat and did a nice cloth seat. I want to see the seat pic! Still looking for ideas for the blue truck. Have a good upholstery guy and not doing the 80s ugly assss crushed velvet. Looking 70s cloth / vinyl patterns or saw a 1981 custom Deluxe with a 1 year only pattern that is the shizz.
Grit dog 10/16/20 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

Ford owners be butt hurt....again. Like said earlier , this is completely old news. All vehicles are the best thing since beer in a can some days and complete junk others. Only thing is, the bluelaid drinkers have the most blind loyalty it seems.
Grit dog 10/16/20 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cover or not to cover

Pros, it protects your RV. Cons, you don’t have an excuse to get a new one sooner because the old one got hammered by the sun and weather.
Grit dog 10/16/20 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Tax Right off

So, does anyone right off their TC as a second home if it meets the Bedroom, bathroom and kitchen requirements? Why are you interested in what others do on their taxes?
Grit dog 10/16/20 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

Enterprise is the only one I'm aware of the rents for business use which may allow you to tow a trailer. UHaul only allows you to tow one of their own rental trailers. AFAIK all other rental companies forbid towing in their contracts. Not sure that this is what Home Depot means their trucks to be used for, but they didn't say I couldn't... width=640 Aside from the few other places I mentioned only a few posts ago and others, I’m sure Enterprise is the only
Grit dog 10/16/20 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

So there I was driving my truck in 14 inches of snow to pick up a TT from a hunting camp? ???
Grit dog 10/16/20 08:32am Travel Trailers
RE: GM and Gearing

I’ve pulled low profile trailers the same weight or less with same trucks as your current rig and even at low altitude they are turds pulling any decent grade. I wouldn’t subject myself to the abuse and frustration with my personal rig provided I had the financial means to have enough power to pull a trailer with authority rather than wringing the truck out for all it’s worth.
Grit dog 10/15/20 11:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM and Gearing

I guess for me i would rather be in the middle somewhere, as stated earlier, i do tow about 8 to 10 thousand miles per year out of the 12 to 15 that we use the truck for. just thinking that I don't mind the chugging along on the hills a bit as we are not pulling hills all the time. that is about the biggest advantage i have seen with the 4:10 over the 3:73. well, to all, thanks and any other comments will be appreciated So you have basically a new 2500HD with 4.10s. You tow a big trailer a lot of miles a year out west at altitude and big grades. You’re contemplating a few more hp, same number of gears and then saddling it with horrible gears for towing (which they don’t make so you’d have to change gear sets in a brand new truck), all for worse performance and worse mileage than you already have?? My comment is you’re not going to do appreciably better with ANY new gasser for your use and your propose plan is actually worse than your current vehicle. You are solidly in the realm of making good use of a diesel. Or at a minimum get a new Ford or Ram with a better trans, more power and deeper gears. I’m actually curious where your head is at. Think you’re going to save $ on gas for the few miles a year you drive bobtail, or just don’t understand the concept of gearing?
Grit dog 10/15/20 11:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAWR Question?

MeAgain, awesome pics! Your truck was a “real” 3/4ton with a full floater 14 bolt. Amazing what “was” done in the last and is now looked down upon.....albeit mostly by keyboard warrior internet experts. Was the point of my thread....cheers guys!
Grit dog 10/15/20 10:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAWR Question?

^Wish there was a “like” button RJ!!!
Grit dog 10/15/20 10:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

Deciding between two trucks by this weekend: 2020 Nissan Titan crewcab 4x4 with factory tow pack and a 2020 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Bighorn hemi etorque with tow pack and 3.21 gears. Main drawback to me vs 3.69 in the Titan. The Ram would cost me about $80 more a month. It does have led headlights which is a huge plus. Plan to test drive it Friday and decide. The 8 speed Hemi “should” be slightly outclassed by the 9 speed Titan with a few more hp but etorque will level the playing field. But you can get the Ram with 3.92 gears. So you’re not comparing apples to apples.
Grit dog 10/14/20 11:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2T/huge TT vs strong cross wind = BAADDD DAY

Yeah, news flash, that trailer could have been hooked to the back of a semi tractor and wouldn’t have made a difference. Trailer got blown over. Truck didn’t.
Grit dog 10/14/20 11:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1/2T/huge TT vs strong cross wind = BAADDD DAY

Poof, goes the mod! You're a pretty smart guy. I bet if you cleaned up your language, your posts wouldn't get deleted. I know you can do it. I actually like most of your posts, but then you shoot yourself in the foot with your language. My bad. Apologies.
Grit dog 10/14/20 11:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

with his 2005 1/2 ton Dodge Hemi and the rear end seized up for the second time (never buy one of these Dodges). That’s bull_____, I had a 2001 half ton that had 3 bad 3rd members. 1 year offering of 4.10s apparently with a bad batch of ring n pinions. Looked like a warped ring gear. However, there’s a reason Dodge has used the same 9.25” rear end since 1970? And still does afaik. It’s because it’s a good bulletproof axle. Your truck was an anomaly. IMO. Based on the trucks I’ve had or been responsible for. Don’t let that issue skew your opinion. Heck I’ve had 2 of America’s favorite trucks mid 2000s F150s that were lemons. One was an absolute hot mess.
Grit dog 10/14/20 11:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

Would the auto insurance provide a loaner vehicle capable of pulling your travel trailer so you could still go on your trip? Has anyone here ever experienced this? I've yet to find a rental company with a truck that they allow you to tow with. They always have a locking hitch pin in the receiver, or no hitch at all. All the rental companies I've encountered only have 1/2 tons as their "big" truck. United, Herc, Sunbelt, to name a few.
Grit dog 10/14/20 11:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which Shocks for 2017 F150 Ecoboost

60k shocks could be shot. Throw something stiff like bilsteins on it. But shocks don’t support weight, they dampen the suspension movement. In a static condition your wdh can take the right amount of weight off to correct the effect of the load, but in a dynamic situation the spring rate May or does allow more suspension compression than you like. So add air bags or an add a leaf or other products to increase the spring rate. Sway bar won’t help. It just links both springs together. Not a concern generally, towing.
Grit dog 10/14/20 10:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2T/huge TT vs strong cross wind = BAADDD DAY

Poof, goes the mod!
Grit dog 10/14/20 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Long term storage

I'd take it for a spin just to fight the pandemic boredom. I'd use this time to go through it from top to bottom and make a list of anything that needs attention. I assume you don't have an onboard gen, otherwise you would have been exercising the gen every month. Reading comprehension. It's a 5TH WHEEL. Not sure there's any satisfaction in "taking it for a spin" however, presuming the OP is retired, unless they're unable to camp for some real reason, there is no reason not to go camping, IMO. Also zero need to "exercise" the generator every month. Yes if gasoline powered, if the fuel wasn't tended to properly, then running it periodically is advised to keep it from gumming up. However, done is done with that, since it's sat for a year now. Monthly exercising seems like a rule made up by someone who is bored and looking for projects. If any of y'all fit the bill, live around here and need to occupy some time, I can help you with that!
Grit dog 10/14/20 04:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: RAWR Question?

I think I know why your trailer rear bumper is dragging. Sweet truck. You talkin to me or MeAgain? lol If me, thanks! been too long since I've re done-did a vehicle. It's for our 14 y/o boy and he gets to do ALOT of sanding and learn some painting! And easy to work on auto mechanics. If my plans don't get disrupted, it's going in the shop real soon and coming out alot shinyer!
Grit dog 10/14/20 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
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