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RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

Larry, Not sure Cummins can handle that H90. Maybe one of them Vesper scooters, or a mini bike from late 60's with a 5-10 horizontal Briggs powering it. Marty Rough crowd. I had a Yamaha Trail 80 when I was a kid. It was a beast. ;) Rough crowd?? Nah, it's just the price you pay for being a popular guy! :C I hope that bad azz trail 80 was not this one? Where did your sweetie ride? My street Honda 65 had a double seat that many a foxy lady climbed onto. : Jerry
MFL 05/08/21 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Full Body Paint Job

Very nice! Looks new, much more modern! That is a quality FW to start with, and with the updates you are doing, should be a capable retirement rig, even ten years from now. The cost of upgrades, compared to trading for new, keeps many from reconditioning these well built RVs. Everyone has a different idea, or plan for their future, but not knowing the amount spent, for a complete reconditioning project, it is hard to say which option is best. Jerry
MFL 05/06/21 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Adjustment

If you can contact a local mobile RV repair person, he could come to you, check slide operation, give estimate of adjusting if needed. Jerry
MFL 05/04/21 10:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: For sale ads?

For the suggestion box: Most of the spam are bots that register on the forum and immediately post multiple classified ads. One way to effectively control that is to add user rules that don't allow postings in the classified section until the user has 1) been a member >x# of days, and 2) posted >x# of non-classified posts. This weeds out 99% of the spammers and creates a useful resource for the membership. Good suggestion BurbMan! Just a requirement to post items for sale, could be a 30 day membership, but having to be a full member of 50 posts or more. The forum seems less busy, than when I became a member in 2012, so may be a good time to consider a sales section. May even generate more member activity? Jerry
MFL 05/03/21 11:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: For sale ads?

Thanks for the explanation Barney. Makes sense, as would be hard to separate commercial from private. Jerry
MFL 05/03/21 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

Before I run out and trade for a 250 Diesel, any suggestions? And if I move to the 250, what can I expect in improvement, if any? My choice would be a F250 with 7.3L gas. Good choice! A large V8 in a 250 will handle that trailer, and a much bigger one, while still getting decent MPG. A small turbo engine can make big power, but working it hard uses lots of fuel. OP...the 250 will also have a much improved, stable towing ability, with a little loss of ride quality. Jerry
MFL 05/02/21 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: checking exterior lights

Easy way to not mess up (shorting ground to 12v) is to use an RV blade type fuse as a jumper between pin 3 and 4. This ^^ easiest way to accomplish what OP wants to do. The flasher OB mentioned works too, but a bit annoying when attention getters do it in the CG. Jerry
MFL 05/02/21 05:02am Tech Issues
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

FWIW, I have never taken any change out of "the cup" :B It is okay to take change from the cup!! I've never owned a Dodge/Ram myself, but have always squandered on Fords, and occasional GM. I rarely carry change, so if needed will grab a few cents from the cup!! The kicker here is, I have put way more change in the cup, than ever taken out!! :C I consider the Ram/Cummins a good choice. If it costs less, that is just a bonus! :) Jerry
MFL 05/01/21 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's under the coroplast?

Should not be any surprises under the coroplast. Most will have small amount of fiber insulation, some have bubble wrap, or possibly extruded foam. The spray foam is just to fill holes to keep critters/bugs out. Jerry
MFL 04/30/21 05:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

^^^^While I am always right, I can't be one of the three bad apples, as I'm not condescending to the people that are wrong. I even allow them to think they are right! :) Jerry
MFL 04/29/21 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

You know that hill you go up now at 2000 RPM in your diesel? It will be at 5500 RPM in the gasser. If you like to hear a screaming motor, get the gasser. If you like the easy rolling diesel, pay for the repairs and drive it for another 10 years. A friend of mine just pulled his 35 foot trailer with a diesel for the first time last week. His first comment when he arrived at the campground was, it didn't even work coming up the hill. This is a man that has always modded his exhaust to get the loud V-8 sound. He said "No more screaming motor and stopping for fuel every 150 miles." You need to drive/tow with a late model gas HD truck. My 6.2 gas tows my FW, plus a second trailer (another 1,500 lbs) uphill without screaming. I never need to use more than 3500 rpm, even on a 7% grade of 3.5 miles, that has several 90 degree turns while climbing. I have run it at 4000 rpm, on a steep climb just because it is quiet, and smooth running, and me being in a bit of a hurry. The newer gassers would be a great option for the OP! Jerry
MFL 04/27/21 07:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Movin on up!

Dang don't need nutin that nice!! Just havin an old Dodge, with a TC on it, makes this move, just too bigga step for ya! I guess the family as a whole deserves it though, so hopin the best for them. Deals are out there, if you know where to look, and have the funds to jump! Congrats, Jerry
MFL 04/26/21 12:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: We are excited

7.3L V8 6 speed TorqShift with tow/haul mode That should turn out to be a great new engine! I have the 6R140 also, and it is one of the best! You should see many trouble free years of use! Jerry
MFL 04/25/21 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: We are excited

Nice size to travel in, and being a Ford truck, should always be able to get serviced when needed! What engine/transmission is in it? Jerry
MFL 04/25/21 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Can I use this bearing?

I agree ^^^^^ did a good job with pics! Jerry
MFL 04/25/21 05:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire life

Is there a possible reason for the inside wear on just this tire. Maybe repeated back-in, such as your driveway? Maybe run underinflated due to valve stem issues? How old/how many appx miles? To answer question, yes the axle could be brought into alignment. A big rig truck/trailer shop a good place to inquire. Normally the tires would be wore out/aged out, before worrying about rotation. Jerry
MFL 04/24/21 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

Same truck , when coming down a hill I turn off the tow haul as I do not like it shifting for me , tends to really get the revs above what I like . I will shift manually , maybe it is just me . OEM's spend many millions of dollars calibrating the computer to properly select gears. I trust they know how to put the trans in the correct gears. The only thing the computer does to "select gears" when going down hill with tow haul on is continue to downshift anytime it can to try to keep slowing the truck down. Personally, I am not a fan of it either. My first choice would be to have paddles where you could actually determine which gear you go in. Shifting manually really isn't an option as the only thing the toggle does is limits the top available gear. Long way of saying that there is room for improvement here, and the computer most certainly does not know best. I am not familiar with the Ram transmissions, but my Ford has M (manual) available to select. In this mode, it does shift manually, needing to be shifted up/down with the paddles. I don't use T/H on a long steep decent, as it will lower the gear, each time braking, and end up with too low of speed, and higher rpm than I want. Using the manual mode in my Ford, is IMO, a much better choice for long downhills of 7% or more. Jerry
MFL 04/22/21 05:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: can a ford ranger tow trailer on steep mtns rds?

I should have added, with the tow pkg added it is rated capable of towing 7500lbs. however I am very concerned weather this truck can handle my load going up steep inclines and also going down hill. This same pkg has been used in the 2019,2020 and now the 2021 models. Tom IMO, this setup would not be a good choice for mountain towing. Not saying won't work! The length of inclines may make a difference, as well as the sharp curves, often encountered in MT towing, which makes slowing a necessity. With the turbo, good power should be available, unless a lengthy climb of 3-5 miles caused excess heat, due to a small engine working hard. On the long steep downhills, you will not get good engine braking from a small engine (4 cyl, or V6). Again, from my experience in MT towing, most times, these ups/downs are full of sharp curves, which require very well maintained trailer brakes, and yes, you need to use them properly. I hope everyone knows to not ride the brake pedal in this type scenario. Jerry
MFL 04/21/21 07:36am Towing
RE: Strange water pressure issue

Since the pump maintains good pressure, I would suspect the CG water supply. It may be pressure building in their line, which you are releasing, after a short period of running water. You could try disconnecting your hose at the bib, wait a bit, turn water on, check if pressure drops right there at the source, after 10 seconds or so. Jerry
MFL 04/21/21 06:27am General RVing Issues

While I have not used mine yet, the bottle reads "will leave UV protection on aircraft, vehicles, and RVS. Lots of products have UV protectant, but keeping your front cap from fading, is asking a lot. The guys using it say it is good stuff, and are credible guys IMO! :) Jerry
MFL 04/20/21 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
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