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RE: How to avoid getting blown all over the road

I would recommend a better WD hitch with built in friction sway control like a Reese twin cam or Equalizer 4 point. Even Blue Ox seems to have their own answer to their problem with their version of the Equalizer. I have a Reese HP with no sway control and an Equalizer 4 point that works very well. I prefer a simple Curt ballmount with no WD or sway control. It does wallow around a bit with crosswinds and occasionally with passing trucks. Shorter box trucks are worse than big rigs in my experience. https://www.etrailer.com/question-116001.html
Hannibal 05/08/21 05:01pm Towing
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

I’ve owned six diesels. Bored family and friends to tears with how wonderful they were. Got tired of the sound of the diesel groaning up the hills because they can’t rev. A Cummins howling at 2900 rpm up hill gives a new meaning to a screaming engine. Between that and the potential for horrendous repair costs, I went back to gas. My new 2020 7.3 powered F-250 makes very easy work of towing our trailer. Very quiet and vibration free. Not even a hint of a desire for another diesel.
Hannibal 04/28/21 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Five days out from the 2nd Moderna shot, I feel fine but, I’ll second the fatigue and sleepiness. Word on the street is this will clear up in a couple of weeks.
Hannibal 04/21/21 09:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Last night, fever reached 101.3 for a couple of hours. This morning, 36~hours after the second shot of Moderna, I’m about 80% better. Even with an uncomfortable yesterday, I still don’t regret getting the shots.
Hannibal 04/18/21 06:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

I got my 2nd dose of Moderna last night. Last night and this morning were fine. Ate breakfast and lunch and did a load of laundry. Now at 23 hrs later, mild headache, 99.6*F and a mild flu like feeling. Nothing that would make me regret getting it. Will update tomorrow night. I’m 60 and 180.
Hannibal 04/17/21 04:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Got 1st Moderna shot seven days ago. Sore arm for a couple of days. Other than that, I felt great. Yesterday and today, tired and sleepy. Wife had the same delayed fatigue for a couple of days. Same with her 2nd dose. Must be our bods making antibodies. She’s all back up to speed now four weeks after her 2nd shot. Wow. That may explain a few things for me. I had zero issues with the Moderna vax. At first. But about a week to ten days later I felt so tired I could barely move. Me and my recliner "became one". That lasted for about 2 or 3 days. I though it was the weather. I get 2nd dose Monday. Thanks for the heads up on that. :) Thank you as well! That reassures me even more. I’m forcing myself to do things but definitely putting some miles on the recliner.
Hannibal 03/26/21 11:10am Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Got 1st Moderna shot seven days ago. Sore arm for a couple of days. Other than that, I felt great. Yesterday and today, tired and sleepy. Wife had the same delayed fatigue for a couple of days. Same with her 2nd dose. Must be our bods making antibodies. She’s all back up to speed now four weeks after her 2nd shot.
Hannibal 03/26/21 09:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Ford 7.3L & 10 speed...

Only 2200 miles on mine so far. Towed twice a short distance. No issues, new car bugs or regrets. I’m getting 11~mpg getting groceries, 17~flat highway and it appears around 8.5 towing. I’d buy it again in a heartbeat.
Hannibal 03/26/21 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: TT Floorplan with recliners on back

Our Jayco Jayflight 28RLS is as close as we could get to your and our wants for a reasonable price. It also has rack and pinion slide mechanism which for me, any other is a deal breaker.
Hannibal 03/11/21 04:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 7.3 Gas motor

With Covid messing up our plans, we haven’t towed very much with ours but so far I’m also very pleased with it. Much like Kellem’s experience.
Hannibal 02/22/21 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: WDH or not?

I tow our Jayco 28RLS with our 2020 F250 on a 2.5” Curt solid ball mount, no sway control or WD. It wallers around a little bit with with passing trucks in a crosswind but nothing scary. With the 2010 F250, I use a Reese HP trunnion style WD hitch without SC for no other reason than to satisfy the rating of the hitch receiver. Tongue weight is 980~ lbs. Squats the rear of both trucks 2-1/4”. Front rises 3/8”. https://www.amazon.com/CURT-45456-Commercial-Trailer-Receiver/dp/B00IIOBT9Q
Hannibal 02/22/21 07:26am Towing
RE: Ford Super Duty Owner's Manual

Anybody come across anything interesting reading your owner's manual? I find it interesting that you are to oil the lug nuts a certain way, do you know of anyone that ever does it and does it right? I do. I like the design of the Super Duty lug nuts.
Hannibal 02/13/21 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

I hope I live long enough to see it. Internal combustion engines will be the dinosaurs our great grandkids will read about in history class.
Hannibal 01/28/21 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-250 7.3 Gas Engine Axle Ratios

We just returned from a trip with our F-250 FX4 7.3L 10spd 3.55 towing our TT in sig. More than plenty of power. Backing into the side yard through grass and soft ground with plenty of grunt just above idle. In 4 Lo, I have to ride the brake. The only thing 4.30 gears would do is reduce fuel efficiency and make it sound like I needed another gear at the top end. what gear is the truck running in at 65-70 both towing and non-towing? Running empty, it shifts to 10th at 50~mph to run 1200~rpm. Towing 60mph, it likes 8th. I don’t know yet if it’ll shift to 9th or 10th towing 65-70. Traffic is thick in central Florida and, with Covid, we haven’t been out much or for very far.
Hannibal 01/10/21 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-250 7.3 Gas Engine Axle Ratios

We just returned from a trip with our F-250 FX4 7.3L 10spd 3.55 towing our TT in sig. More than plenty of power. Backing into the side yard through grass and soft ground with plenty of grunt just above idle. In 4 Lo, I have to ride the brake. The only thing 4.30 gears would do is reduce fuel efficiency and make it sound like I needed another gear at the top end.
Hannibal 01/08/21 03:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-250 7.3 Gas Engine Axle Ratios

That’s what mine does as well. When towing, it uses all gears. We’re out with it now.
Hannibal 01/01/21 04:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Busted!

I removed a tree, fence and a hedge so I could squeeze our trailer into our 10’ wide side yard, 26 years ago. Not worth the hassle or the precedence. We live in da hood and I want whatever lax codes we have to be enforced so we don’t wind up with junk cars and furniture adorning the neighborhood. It’s a pita but neighborhoods can go to **** real quick once it starts with something so innocent.
Hannibal 12/28/20 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford F-250 7.3 Gas Engine Axle Ratios

I’d say why would one spend $50-60k on a tow rig with the biggest engine and NOT get the best performance out of it with deep gears. Not like it’s winding up at highway speeds with the 10 speed. That’s like ordering a pepperoni pizza because you like pepperoni and opting for less pepperoni... Fuel mileage is also part of the best performance factor. With a taller ratio, the transmission is less busy, especially with a ten speed. And there’s no logic in making the 1st two gears virtually useless unless you’re going to be rock crawling. Makes more sense to have lower rpm at the top when not towing. Less pepperoni is healthier.
Hannibal 12/18/20 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Going back to gasser based on needs (need advice)

...we picked up our 2020 7.3L/3.55 F-250 September 11. We haven’t towed the TT more than 50 miles at a time yet so no real highway towing mileage yet but it’s looking like 8.5-9.5 on flat ground. Love the sound of the 7.3 and the 10spd is great so far. No buyer’s remorse at all. I am curious, I may be misunderstanding this, but in towing, do you not want the 4.30 instead of the 3.55? That is correct. The ten speed has plenty of gear reduction for grunt work around the yard and campgrounds. Especially with 4x4 in 4Lo if I ever need it. Boat ramps being my reason for 4x4. On the interstate towing our TT in Tow Haul mode, it likes 8th gear. And I still have 10th for lower rpm running empty.
Hannibal 12/18/20 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-250 7.3 Gas Engine Axle Ratios

After owning various trucks gas and diesel with ratios from 3.07 to 4.56, I wanted my current truck with 3.55. With the 10spd trans, I have eight gears for towing and a tall 10th for empty highway. Just my preference.
Hannibal 12/18/20 05:30am Tow Vehicles
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