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RE: Tow Haul Mode

My camper hauler F-3fitty has the 6R140(? same trans as the F-350 diesels) 6 speed behind a 6.2 gasohol engine. It learns your driving habits. Not exactly, it doesn't care what your habits are, only that the shifting is working at its best. From the owners manual: Automatic Transmission Adaptive Learning This feature's design is to increase durability and provide consistent shift feel over the life of your vehicle. A new vehicle or transmission may have firm shifts, soft shifts or both. This operation is normal and does not affect function or durability of the transmission. Over time, the adaptive learning process fully updates transmission operation. Additionally, whenever you disconnect the battery or install a new battery, the system must relearn the strategy.
Lynnmor 12/02/20 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When is weight distribution needed?

When you add too much tongue weight to the rear axle, or remove too much weight from the front wheels, then you should have weight distribution. How much is too much is a subject for debate, but distributing weight is a good thing regardless. Your receiver dimensions and factory sway control are not part of the equation.
Lynnmor 12/02/20 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dump Station Observations

I always wondered why we even choose to stand in line - it's not like waiting to use the toilet. Plenty of dump stations between any campground and anyone's home, and a few hundred pounds won't change anyone's gas mileage. I know of none anywhere near my home.
Lynnmor 12/01/20 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Strange advice

Those Marathon and other ST tires are only rated to 65 mph? I do not wish to drive a rolling obstacle down the road. Did you know that many trucks are governed to 65 MPH or slower? I have no problem staying below 65.
Lynnmor 11/30/20 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Strange advice

Driving a huge trailer too fast on cheap Chinese tires of unknown age, carrying unknown weight, what could possibly go wrong? The OP states that they are running "GY Marathon tires." Where do you get "cheap Chinese tires?" Rob Because they are low priced and made in China. :S
Lynnmor 11/29/20 03:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

Cheap Chinese Springs........ The Chinese make very high quality steels. I think this is another of many examples where the American companies order the cheapest materials and then we think cheap materials are all the Chinese can make. It does not matter what they CAN make, it only matters when they export cheap junk. If they had a bit of pride in their goods, they would refuse orders for inferior, dangerous goods. Japan produced junk years ago and they cleaned up their act.
Lynnmor 11/28/20 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strange advice

Plenty of ST tires are rated for more than 65 mph. Some of you are stuck in the 80's with towing technology, its getting a little annoying. Since Marathon tires are the subject and they are 65 MPH tires that were being used today, it shouldn't be annoying to anyone following the conversation.
Lynnmor 11/28/20 06:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drawer latches

Years ago when common sense was common, positive latching was used. Here is one source of this type of latch. Thank you for the link, but there are several latches at this site. Can you point out which one you are suggesting? Thanks. Any latch that has a push button or other operator input will stay closed. Friction latches don't have a positive catch and will come open with enough of a bump. Choose one that fits your cabinets or taste, the website has a few and searching should bring up more. Modern trailers don't have the positive catches because they cost a bit more.
Lynnmor 11/28/20 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drawer latches

Years ago when common sense was common, positive latching was used. Here is one source of this type of latch.
Lynnmor 11/28/20 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strange advice

Driving a huge trailer too fast on cheap Chinese tires of unknown age, carrying unknown weight, what could possibly go wrong?
Lynnmor 11/28/20 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Check water level on new battery! And screw-on lids??

That split ring is the maximum fill indicator, if you fill so the water just comes to the bottom of it, you will see the water form an eye shape. There is ample room above that level and the slots prevent capture that might cause venting out of the caps. This has been common knowledge for about a century, but the advent of “maintenance free” batteries left many with no clue about how things were done.
Lynnmor 11/28/20 11:30am Tech Issues
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

When was the last time you took a trip and your car was disabled because a spring broke? If you are worried that might happen with your RV, you bought the wrong RV. Since there are only a few manufactures of axles and springs serving the RV industry the quality is the same regardless of price. I think you will find cheap Chinese steel in all the springs is the root cause of the failures.
Lynnmor 11/27/20 11:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue DEF

DEF is DEF, buy whatever has the lowest price. I do have concerns with dirty nozzles at truck stops, but many use it with no problems. Walmart most likely has the best price on their own brand. As noted DEF is DEF is DEF. It is all the same, save yourself some money and buy the $7 stuff from Walmart. So you are both certified chemist that have tested all brands of DEF on all counts including purity. The effects of less pure DEF likely will not appear right away, the same as using cheap engine oil will only build sludge which leads to issues down the road. As often as I need to add DEF I will use a brand name. Not a chemist, but I can read. Look up ISO 22241
Lynnmor 11/27/20 11:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue DEF

DEF is DEF, buy whatever has the lowest price. I do have concerns with dirty nozzles at truck stops, but many use it with no problems. Walmart most likely has the best price on their own brand.
Lynnmor 11/27/20 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh Water System Sanitizer

I agree with everything except not putting anti-freeze in the fresh water tank. A previous trailer of mine did not have a winterizing port so I would pour the antifreeze into the fresh water tank and use the pump to distribute it throughtout the system. I never had a problem flushing it out in the spring when I sanitized the system. You did have a winterizing port, they made these things for years.
Lynnmor 11/25/20 10:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water System Sanitizer

$33 on Amazon with free shipping, WOW, what a deal! :R
Lynnmor 11/24/20 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

Nope, while the spring bars on a formidable WDH returns weight to the front, it also mitigates rear sag.....airbags shouldn't be a necessity but rather heavier spring/trunnion bars. So you just keep adding weight distribution till the rear comes up to where it started? Yeah, Right. Yeah, it's called weight distribution. 4 trailers and each rode level and each application absorbed the tounge weight perfectly. What's the purpose of investing in a WDH that sags? Here is what my owners manual says: When hooking-up a trailer using a weight-distributing hitch, always use the following procedure: 1.Park the loaded vehicle, without the trailer, on a level surface. 2.Measure the height to the top of your vehicle's front wheel opening on the fender. This is H1. 3.Attach the loaded trailer to your vehicle without the weight-distributing bars connected. 4.Measure the height to the top of your vehicle's front wheel opening on the fender a second time. This is H2. 5.Install and adjust the tension in the weight-distributing bars so that the height of your vehicle's front wheel opening on the fender is approximately halfway between H1 and H2. 6.Check that the trailer is level or slightly nose down toward your vehicle. If not,adjust the ball height accordingly and repeat Steps 2-6. Now I guess you recommend ignoring your owners manual and continue to crank up the weight distribution till traction is severely reduced. Giving advice is fine, just don't tell people to do things that are dangerous and opposite of the manufacturers instructions.
Lynnmor 11/24/20 06:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Generator

The water says upper element 4500 and lower element 4500. Where on the oil furnace would it say the watts? There should be a plate on the furnace with the specifications. If you can't find that, there should be a tag on each motor showing the running watts. Your water heater will switch between the upper and lower 4500 watt elements, and not run both at the same time.
Lynnmor 11/23/20 07:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

Nope, while the spring bars on a formidable WDH returns weight to the front, it also mitigates rear sag.....airbags shouldn't be a necessity but rather heavier spring/trunnion bars. So you just keep adding weight distribution till the rear comes up to where it started? Yeah, Right.
Lynnmor 11/23/20 06:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

For MY hitch, the top of the hitch ball is supposed to be one inch above the inside top of the coupler when the trailer is level and no load on/in the truck. That is a starting point, your truck might sag considerably or hardly at all. The OP needs to set up his hitch to return the front to the correct level, then if the rear is way too low, only more spring will help. Air bags are one kind of spring.
Lynnmor 11/23/20 02:05pm Travel Trailers
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