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RE: Heading to the Rockies for 5 or 6 weeks.

Did the same thing with my 2011 F150 3.5EB a few years ago. Handles uphill easily, does downhill OK with the tow/haul on, which it should be at all times when towing that trailer. Trans temp all the way out to the Rockies from Ohio stayed at 190. Going uphill wasn't an issue, and trans temp hit 205 by the time I got to the top of Wolf Creek Pass. That FAR from any problem. Also, I towed most of the way with 6 gear locked out. RPM's stayed around 1900, better fuel mileage and the trans doesn't hunt around.
OH48Lt 09/18/19 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford aluminum trucks

Total weight savings for a typical F150 crew cab 2015-up is about 700 pounds. YMMV. Walk through a parking lot with a bunch of aluminum Fords in there and see if you can find dents in an amount any different than steel trucks.
OH48Lt 09/15/19 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: What fuel do you run in your EcoBoost pickup? (not HO)

I normally use regular 87 octane fuel, mainly the top tier from CostCo. Have used 93 in the past a number of times, and I can really tell the difference in power. Its rather immediate too. The engine senses the better gas, and adjusts the cam timers accordingly. Mine is a 2011, and the owners manual advises that 93 (or did it say 91?) is the preferred fuel. Mileage will increase slightly on 93, about 1 to 1.5 mpg. Its not enough to justify the 18-22% upcharge for 93.
OH48Lt 06/04/19 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mouse Dilema - What would you do?

I needed to use a mouse trap once, long time ago. Went to bait it, but didn't have any cheese. A magazine I was reading had an advertisement for a cheese product, with a nice picture of a piece of cheese. I cut that out and baited the trap with it. IT WORKED !!! I caught a picture of a mouse.
OH48Lt 04/27/19 07:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Durango campground?

Another vote for Alpine Rose. Nice place, fishing close.
OH48Lt 04/22/19 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Will it?

I have the same truck in the Lariat trim. That short wheelbase with the 5.5' bed isn't the most optimum. My experience, towing a smaller and lighter TT, is that you'll get pushed around if you get any side wind. It was slow going (55 mph to stay in control) across Kansas a couple of years ago, and white knuckle time when those FedEx doubles pass you at 65-70 mph. Sure seemed to be a lot of them out there.
OH48Lt 03/18/19 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda 2200 Generator Locking Suggestions

Anything used to "lock" a generator to a tree or anything else can be defeated in 10 seconds or less. Metabo with a diamond blade. I like the covered generator idea above, well done. Out of sight, out of mind. Once that cover comes off, its less than 10 seconds and the generator is gone. Two quick cuts.
OH48Lt 02/05/19 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: The sins of the previous owners...

The wire-wrapped nuts are sometimes used to install trailer hitches onto frames. Scary, heh?
OH48Lt 01/11/19 04:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford Explorer going back to rear wheel drive platform

The seating and the interior appointments in the Explorers is the reason the wife went to the Edge. Used to buy a new Explorer every 3 years, but the last two purchases have been the Edge due to the interior ergonomics in the Explorer. Not sure what we'll do in 2020, now that they no longer offer the 3.5 in the Edge. We sure don't want that 4 cylinder Eco.
OH48Lt 01/11/19 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Timbren/Axle Clearance for Empty '16 Ram 3500 SRW

I've used Timbrens on 2 trucks. The first was an F250 diesel with the 10K package. The Timbrens came in at 3/4" over the axle, using the spacer. Didn't see any difference in unloaded ride. They worked well on the few times I had to pull a heavy 5ver (41 foot triple slide). The second is my current truck, a 2011 F150 Eco crew cab. They are installed at 1", without the spacer. I can see a difference in unloaded ride, as the suspension on that truck moves up and down a lot more than the F250. On medium to hard bumps, the rear axle hits those Timbrens and I can feel the difference. When loaded with anything heavy (I've hauled a car car hauler trailer and loads of pavers), the truck does not squat any more, and the ride and handling is good. Put them in, probably don't need them with your big truck, but they won't hurt.
OH48Lt 01/11/19 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda EU2000i Generator Shop Notebook

Thanks, nice job. I now have it bookmarked in case I need it in the future.
OH48Lt 01/06/19 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer tire sealant??

We run ATV's all the time, and have seen the result of using that stuff on ATV tires and wheels. If left in there, it will cause your steel wheel to corrode and rust, making them unusable. Some tire shops will not work on a tire that has been subjected to this goo. I heard one tire shop say that they will not touch a tire that has this stuff because it is explosive. I'm not too convinced of that. But, it does destroy steel wheels over time, have seen that myself. Don't know what it will do on an aluminum alloy wheel, but it can't be good for it. Many new vehicles now come with no spare, like my new Mustang Bullitt. They do include a can of some type of tire inflator/sealer, and they specify that it is to be used to stop a small leak, and to have the tire removed ASAP. At $1400 a wheel, I'll call a flat bed wrecker to tow it in first. I might use it on an ATV or trailer with a leak in the tread area, just to get me back to civilization and a tire shop for a proper repair, but use it permanently to avoid leaks or blowouts? Never.
OH48Lt 01/06/19 09:16am General RVing Issues
RE: I guess I bought the wrong truck !

My Ford F150 with the 3.5 Eco is speed limited to 99 mph. It gets there quick, still pulling hard in 3rd gear. If I want to play fast, I just jump into my Mustang Bullitt. Its speed limited to 163 mph.
OH48Lt 12/19/18 07:09am Tow Vehicles
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