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RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

I had an '11 F150 5.0, I pulled a car trailer hauling a Mustang, as well as a 21' TT. It pulled both with power to spare and delivered decent MPG, mid 9's-10. We had zero problems with the truck over 100K miles, traded it for a 6.7 F250 when we got a larger RV. While the V6 delivers lots of power, there seems to be a lot of talk regarding turbo longevity and of course the infamous cam phasers, both of which are greatly affected by how often the oil was changed, so if any candidates don't have solid maintenance records, I would pass.
Nv Guy 06/01/23 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel Jerking with gas truck... not as noticeable

Sounds like it could also be a driveline shudder. Some trucks are more prone to it than others, depending on driveline type, wheelbase etc. They are fine at normal ride height until a load is applied and it changes the u-joint angles enough to create a shudder felt on accel from a stop. I had a similar issue but with a Ford, actually a couple of Fords (all LB CC DRW) It was finally determined to be just that driveline shudder / driveline wrap, most likely due to the carrier bearing being "soft" and allowing the driveline to whip around, as CC, LB has a long driveline. Were all your trucks the same? CC/LB..ETC? Do you know any Ford or Dodge owners? Perhaps a test tow with a non GM is in order.
Nv Guy 05/27/23 10:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New travel trailer Gulfstream Conquest 323tbr

Having owned two 5.4 Fords, I would avoid them, as they will struggle pulling this rig. 6.2 would be a better choice.
Nv Guy 05/24/23 10:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer blueprint

There is usually a reason why the trailer didn't come with a ladder, so make sure the roof can support you. Also there may not be much in the wall to attach a ladder to.
Nv Guy 05/22/23 10:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: May have towed too much weight

It's not just weight, don't overlook wind resistance. If you have a 10 MPH headwind, the load on the TV is increased substantially.
Nv Guy 05/20/23 10:54pm Towing
RE: Valve stem extenders for inner wheels (DRW)

I honestly can't remember the brand, but I used valve extenders on an F350 many years ago...used for about 5 years. No leaks. I'd check pressure about 1x per month or before a long trip and there simply wasn't any leakage. Again, don't recall the brand, but: they were SS braided hose (not a sheath); they had a mounting system that attached to the outer wheel to hold the extended stem; they were a PITA to put on (but that was more than made up for in the ease of use over the years); and I got them at the (then-local-to-Ewestun) heavy duty truck store (not walmart, not amazon, not an RV place, not CW, and not at ACE or even Tractor Supply). They were quite expensive (seem to recall $125+ in 2006 dollars) but it was a buy-once / cry once scenario. No duallies in the fleet today, but I'd get the extenders again if I had a dually. This pretty much matches my experience- for two different trucks ranging from 1990 to 2005. With emphasis on no on line or "consumer" type suppliers.
Nv Guy 04/27/23 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch questions

The issue is if you are backing up an incline and turning. As the trailer goes up, the distance between the truck and 5th wheel gets tighter. On flat ground I can go 90 degrees with no issue, add a slight grade or turning tight while going thru a driveway dip, and you get to buy a back window. Luckily my incident happened at home, so it wasn't an issue to wait for a replacement window. If I had been traveling, it would have been a royal pain.
Nv Guy 04/18/23 10:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I Bought A Travel Trailer I Had Never Seen (in person)

We bought our 5th wheel sight unseen. Drove to Salt Lake City, gave it an inspection, did the deal and towed it home, spending a couple of nights on the way home to shake out the bugs (only found a couple). But as been said, you need to know what you are buying and what to expect. I would not recommend it for first time novice RV'ers.
Nv Guy 04/10/23 10:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Transmission fluid type

I would say Dexron, as it most likely has a 727 Torqueflite trans. Back then you had two choices Type F (Ford) or Dexron. You could use Type F, but you wanted a complete drain and refill. Supposedly the Type F would give you firmer shifts.
Nv Guy 04/10/23 10:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Metal Structure on RV's Rear: What Is Its Purpose?

It's a BBQ mount that someone added a poorly welded strap thing to. If you didn't get the "Flame king" (yes, actual name) BBQ then it's scrap.
Nv Guy 04/09/23 10:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Pantry Road Trips

I like to shop Amish markets. I can find spices of all kinds, all kinds of pantry items, including gluten free. When back in Indiana, I go to Shipshewana; there is one in Dayton, Virginia; the Berlin, Ohio, area, etc. I want to take a little day trip to Pinecraft since I'm in Florida now. Dale X2 for Shipshewana. The Amish markets are excellent. We have found some of the best pancake mix there. All sorts of spices and spice blends.
Nv Guy 03/23/23 09:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

My recommendation for 30 amp is the Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C and for 50 amp is the Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C, but I prefer built in. They are also available in plug in varieties that you plug into the pedestal then plug your RV into them. I have been using mine since 2007.,h_685,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01,enc_auto/439d5a_1c6839e4198b422a8da2e2476dc9a0fb~mv2_d_2500_2070_s_2.jpg width=320,h_685,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01,enc_auto/439d5a_af0cc20209a64da989035a6b9bdffe64~mv2_d_2500_2070_s_2.jpg width=320 A BIG X2! X3 And the hard wired models are modular so they can be repaired in place.
Nv Guy 03/01/23 09:31pm Tech Issues
RE: stairs

To each there own. Ours has the fold out steps and both DW and I love them. Much more stable than the fold out kind. I am never so rushed I can't spend a few minutes adjusting the steps or cleaning them off when packing up. If you don't like 'em don't get 'em. Only problem is you can not get them. It seems that all the manufacturers have drank the kool aid regarding these steps. In our case, when the 5th wheel is home we don't have the room to use them.
Nv Guy 02/26/23 08:46pm Tech Issues
RE: class A safety

Blaming Ford is the same as blaming the lumberyard because your house isn't properly built. As been said, get the rig weighed, and aligned by a competent alignment shop. i get what your saying BUT ford built the chassis with out adding anything to prevent the issue the f53s are having, how many times i have read that a rear track bar had to be added to correct the issue , and on many coaches , not just mine or a few , ford does as little as possible , i stated that im a retired bmw tech not bragging but i do know cars , when a vehicle is fine up to a certain speed and anything over it it becomes a wild stallion, and its not a drive train issue, a vibration and or tire issue, nor an alignment issue , after the addition of the rear track bar, its smooth as silk ,why is that ,,,,,,,, and the coach has low miles, what i dont get is basically every motorhome has the same configuration size wise , how som coaches dont et it and some get it bad is beyond me i personally think that the person who owned my motorhome before we did , experienced the issue , and opted to get a 5th wheel , for it was hardly used in the time they had it Ford has no idea how the weight is going to be distributed. Ford provides two frame rails with suspension and axles designed to hold X number of pounds. Ford builds and sells an incomplete vehicle. Being a BMW tech you must have an idea how critical weight distribution is to handling. If Winnebago or whoever builds a coach on top of those frame rails with to much or to little front axle weight or poor side to side weight distribution how is that Ford or any chassis manufacturer's responsibility? In short, Ultimately it is the final builder / assembler's responsibility to ensure the final product is properly balanced. Why doesn't Ford install a rear track bar? Because the RV world isn't willing to pay for it, because every Class A doesn't need it. You should be asking why Winnebago didn't install a rear track bar. Why didn't Winnebago make the body more aerodynamically stable, as that is the one factor that will change enough due to speed to make a vehicle "a wild stallion", so perhaps from one speed to another something changes, either air trapped underneath or turbulence and that is what's causing all the instability.
Nv Guy 02/18/23 09:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: class A safety

Blaming Ford is the same as blaming the lumberyard because your house isn't properly built. As been said, get the rig weighed, and aligned by a competent alignment shop.
Nv Guy 02/15/23 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Weekend Warrior Billet,FD-402, 23’ toy hauler

Having had one and worked for a Warrior dealer back then, I have some experience. Warriors are notorious for being heavy for their size, but that's why your 2006 is still around. Walls and floor covering was extra heavy. The only warning I have is if your trailer is the lightweight model (small propane tanks, frame has stamped holes in it) be careful, as the tongues were prone to bending / breaking. IIRR you probably have 75 (maybe 100) Ga fresh water, with 45 Ga Blk and Grey tanks.
Nv Guy 02/12/23 12:24am Toy Haulers
RE: In bed fuel transfer tank question

40 Ga Aluminum in bed tank, probably 20K miles with zero issues, just install it as the manufacturer tells you (isolate aluminum from steel, allow the tank to move independently from the truck bed). I use a small fuel pump & nozzle to transfer the fuel, as I am to paranoid of warranty issues to alter factory tank neck.
Nv Guy 01/08/23 10:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lake Mead should show some increase in level.

Yes, the 5"+ that fell in SF just went to the ocean, as did lots of what fell in Sacramento (most storm drains go right to the river). Some did soak into the ground. But the good news is the Sierras got a good amount of snow.
Nv Guy 01/08/23 09:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Staying home, cousin and his wife joining us. Keeping it simple w. turkey and the fixings.
Nv Guy 11/21/22 09:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: renting out your RV? Success stories? Issues?

Having worked for one of the RV rental companies as well as truck rentals, be aware of the following: Charge a big cleaning deposit, and be prepared for people to return units filthy to a degree you never thought possible. Think crime scene. There will be damage, develop a relationship with a body shop / RV repair shop or develop some skills. Be prepared to "write off" these vehicles after 1-5 seasons, if you keep them rented out the wear accelerates tremendously. Be prepared to go get one from time to time. Renters get sick / injured / have family fights and may abandon a vehicle. As been mentioned, insurance is very critical & develop a thick skin.
Nv Guy 10/27/22 09:42pm General RVing Issues
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