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RE: 8.1L Muffler Recommendations

Yeah thats what all the walker mufflers say is that the dual out was replaced with the single for stock apps. Dynomax makes one part# 17554 specs www.dynomax.com/ultra-flo-welded-x-offset-offset-599.html Check its measurements against yours
K-9 HANDLER 06/26/20 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1986 Ford towing guide

Had a 85 F150 with the 5.8/C6 that spent most of its time tied to a livestock trailer. It wouldnt go fast or stop fast. But despite being a turd. It never broke down. Sold it just a few years ago and it was still going strong.
K-9 HANDLER 06/25/20 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

If you have a place near you that is closed with large empty parking lot and painted lines then go and practice. Warehouse, weigh station , etc. Practice drivers side backing and off side backing. It is a confidence booster. Take so impromptu cones like milk jugs. As u improve use ur cones to make it more challenging. Was never really taught a technique myself just learned by doing trial and error. Boats, stock trailers , flatbeds etc, Then there's hay wagons, ugh.
K-9 HANDLER 06/24/20 04:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie needs tow vehicle PSI advice

Dude Id just run 60 in all the time. There is no "one size fits all" in the situation. Over pressuring the tire without enough load will result in poor traction, poor handling, poor braking, excessively hard ride and poor tire wear taking the centers out of the tire. I have a 2020 F250 with load range E, factory door sticker min is 55 PSI but tire can take 80 PSI. However, the empty weight of my F250 is nearly 1,000 lbs HEAVIER than a F150. I typically run 70 in front and 68 in rear when empty. When towing air up to 80 PSI on rear and 78 PSI on front. That 2 lbs differential is because of the weight differences between front and rear when empty and loaded, running same pressure can affect ride and handling. This comes from experience, having owned a 97 Heavy half (light duty F250), 2003 F250, 2006 F250, 2013 F250, 2019 F250, 2020 F250.. But keep in mind what I do for my F250 may not work at all for the OPs vehicle. There has been more than once where some folks have done a "chalk" test on the tires, that is where they spread chalk on the tire then roll the vehicle and check to see how well the chalk transferred to the pavement. Too much air and only chalk in the center transfers, too little air and only the sides transfer. Either way will cause excessive wear on the tire. Something else OP did not consider, Load range E tires are heavier, about 3lbs per tire.. Does not sound like much but that extra weight does impact fuel economy, braking and handling if vehicle was not specifically designed for that. He asked I said Id run 60.
K-9 HANDLER 06/20/20 06:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just wondering

Wait is this some deep philosophical question?
K-9 HANDLER 06/20/20 06:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Newbie needs tow vehicle PSI advice

Dude Id just run 60 in all the time.
K-9 HANDLER 06/19/20 03:56pm Travel Trailers
1986 Ford towing guide

Ford 1986 RV and trailer towing guide. Interesting read www.garysgaragemahal.com/1986-trailer-towing-guide.html
K-9 HANDLER 06/18/20 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

Owned my Excursion since 2003. Towed a 32 foot, 8k# plus trailer with it since 2006. Two kids plus friends.Has worked well for me. V10 with 3.73 rear.
K-9 HANDLER 06/10/20 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2008 F250 Manual Extending Mirrors

I have these mirrors. Try alternating taping near the upper and lower arms with a rubber mallet while pulling. Like someone else suggested, armor all.
K-9 HANDLER 06/05/20 09:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Desperate V10 problem (FOLLOW UP}

Thanks for the follow up post. Have the same engine with around same miles so good to know. Glad u got it figured out.
K-9 HANDLER 05/28/20 04:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a new travel trailer-first time buyer

I called around to local dealers within a reasonable distance and told them the model I wanted and pitted them against each other.
K-9 HANDLER 05/24/20 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Airbag fill ports?

I mounted a bracket next to the 7 pin connector with both air valves side by side.
K-9 HANDLER 05/22/20 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Airbags?

Another vote for firestones. The same set has been on my vehicle for the past 16 years with no issues. Like the previous poster I put the fillers next to the license plate. Use the air pump on my battery jump box to fill them. It doesnt take much air.
K-9 HANDLER 05/19/20 04:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice For Newbie

So I after a TON of searching I found a pre-owned *1 owner local trade in* 2015 F250 for sale about an hour and half away from me. They have it listed at $24,000. It has about 60k miles on it. Does this sound like a good deal? Think this would be a reliable purchase that fits our towing needs? Its a good candidate. To determine price: What model is it, XLT? What cab is it? 4 or 2 wheel drive? Bed length? Ask for a service history and OASIS report to see if there are any chronic/ reoccurring repairs. If its a local trade ask seller why it was traded in. You are basically trying to piece together the vehicles past history to see if its worth purchasing or you can rule it out and move on.
K-9 HANDLER 05/12/20 06:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice For Newbie

Given your needs and u wont have to commute I'd vote for the 250 if u can swing it. Check religiously locally online for non commerically used ones. Look at the history of it and where it was used thru any service record history. It you are going for Ford obtain the OASIS report for the vehicle. It will show any warranty repairs. Since its sounds like you wont put many miles on it should last you a long time. I stepped up to an Excursion to tow my 7-8K bunkhouse in 2003. Like you I dont use it to commute. Nearly 20 years later we still own it. My kids have grew up in it. No plans to sell it family wouldnt hear of it anyway, lo.. Good luck and keep us posted.
K-9 HANDLER 05/09/20 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: TIres, looking for long wearing, all weather load range E

Cooper HT3
K-9 HANDLER 05/09/20 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace Bushings in Leaf Springs?

K-9, X2 but not for my Sub yet All springs wear out over time....most don't keep their vehicles long enough to experience it...also depends how they are used Overloading and hard usage will greatly decrease their lifespan Very true. Have broken more then one set as well.
K-9 HANDLER 05/09/20 04:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace Bushings in Leaf Springs?

Having done both complete spring replacements and adding leaves in the past id vote for replacing the whole thing. Not sure if your doing the job yourself if so they are not that bad to swap out. Doing some checking for your vehicle they have 2500# and 3100# choices. Price difference is only 22 bucks. They even have a 3500# spring for armored burbs.
K-9 HANDLER 05/08/20 05:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

Cape Lookout tent camping on beach
K-9 HANDLER 04/28/20 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford Triton engine PSA

Unfortunately it does and the VCT is very oil pressure sensitive.
K-9 HANDLER 04/26/20 07:05am Tow Vehicles
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