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RE: GM 6.6 gas

The 10-speed was a joint dev effort between Ford and GM so not sure why Ford is in market with it sooner? The 8L90 8-speed has also been around so not sure why you can't get it in a truck? I have the 10L80 ten speed in our 2019 Yukon with 6.2. While I don’t pull too much with it, it returns a consistent 23 MPG expressway driving at 75 mph.
Retired JSO 09/13/20 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fall color prediction map

I’m building a house at the Georgia, North Carolina boarder. I’ll let you know how the map plays out. If we don’t get some rain along these predictions, the leaves will just turn lose and fall much like last year.
Retired JSO 09/08/20 08:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New 5th Wheel Driver

If the shocks are original I would definitely replace them with Billstien 4600 or 5100 lifetime shocks, and get either a air ride hitch for the truck, or pinbox on the fifth wheel. The shocks on the FX4 are more than adequate.
Retired JSO 09/06/20 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 F350 with 6.7 diesel

What mileage does a 2017-2019 F350 SRW with stock gearing get towing a 36 foot 5er that weighs 15K at 65 MPH on flat roads, no wind ? My '17 with 3.55 gears and 20" rims gets about 9 mpg towing a 15k 5ver at 65 mph. Our18 DRW 4X4 lariat with 4:10 gets 9-9.5 mpg at 65 mph towing 17,278 Cardinal. Best riding truck I’ve ever owned.
Retired JSO 08/31/20 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

AT&T "corporate" is so screwed up I sold a large percentage of their stock because I don't know how they can continue paying their dividend. Until sometime in the 1990s, the "fat cats" at AT&T headquarters did not need to do much knowing their billions of miles of copper was worth billion of dollars ! Even when they started to get nervous their plan was "fiber to the neighborhood", abandoning much of that asset in place. FTTN was paired with U-verse. These two cost the company billion to roll out. I have yet to meet one person who would say they had a good experience with U-verse. In the past 20 years or so, they have had the "reverse Midas touch". Everything they touch turns to coal. As you drive through suburbia, you still see billions of mile of copper telephone wire hanging on poles. Some is dead and the rest is under utilized. I don’t worry how they pay their dividend but enjoy it 4 times a year.
Retired JSO 08/30/20 10:25am Technology Corner
RE: Waste/Sewage System

I installed a plastic 55 gal drum with holes drilled in the sides starting about 15” from the bottom to the top. I sat the drum in a hole about 2’ larger in diameter than the drum. I lined the holes sides with plastic drain field mesh followed by filling the sides and top with 57 stone. Has worked as a separate tank washout and septic for family overflow from campers going on 12 years. Now it will not hold you dumping all your tanks at once but would hold a weeks worth of black water with no problem while letting the grays stay open all the time.
Retired JSO 08/22/20 02:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Options for directv satalites

Receiver H-24 from Solid Signal, and a carry out portable automatic dome. Non HD...
Retired JSO 08/19/20 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

Solid race mounts. Could not make a clicky.
Retired JSO 08/17/20 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck for New Empty Nesters

New empty nesters hoping to have more time to use our TT. Trailer is 26' and weighs 5500# dry. Plan to take long trips every 2-3 years(NC to Western US, maybe Alaska, Maine/Canada etc.), and local trips 2-3 times a year. Otherwise will be used as weekend driver (I have a company truck for commuting). I have no brand preference. Hope to stay under $50K and keep a long time. Live on a farm so 4x4 is a definite. Thinking about the following half tons, Tundra Crew Max, GMC with 3.0 diesel, F150 with 3.5EB or Ram with 5.7. Local Nissan dealer has a Titan XD with diesel left from '19. Could get a good deal there. Would also consider 3/4 ton, found a low milage Ram 2500/6.4 hemi, but think I would prefer diesel in that class. Thoughts and opinions. Tundra too old, or rock solid reputation make it ok. GM 3.0 gets great reviews and I like diesel for ease of fill-up when towing. Ford hate to buy now with new body coming out, but great motor. Ram like the new body. Nissan XD, ok to get even though they have dropped Cummins? Thanks Joe When are you looking to purchase? If you can wait next year, there will be a ton of slightly used RV's and Trucks. I believe that you will be able to get an almost NEW , used truck . And just where is this info coming from? Are you the RV. NET Soothsayer?
Retired JSO 08/17/20 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lots of camp spots in DV....

Just set world record. At 130 + .
Retired JSO 08/17/20 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bullseye dent in fiberglass rv

Take a look at this product. I have a tube for a repair that I have yet to do. Called Magic Easy..from Australia..I bought mine in eastern Canada. The address I have included is your US connection. Gary Haupt Amazon $24.99 ships free.
Retired JSO 08/17/20 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Metal tab on surge protector??

Wow! just holy freakin wow! One poster exactly one answered the OP's simple question. The rest felt it their mission to denigrate decision, and force their unsolicited, unverified opinion on him. Ask me again why newbees are one and done posters ! NY attitude!
Retired JSO 08/17/20 02:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: 5th wheel hitch

I’d go with the 18,000. We tow a Cardinal with a GVWR of 18,000 with the 20,000 companion. Never know what lies ahead.
Retired JSO 08/17/20 02:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Concrete driveway thickness??

Concrete highways are normally 4 inches thick to stand up to truck traffic. Call some contractors and ask them. You might be right on the margin of safety. Driveways are usually 4” thick. Concrete roadways are 8”-12” thick with lots of rebar.
Retired JSO 08/12/20 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

We were experiencing a sewer smell as we exited the shower. I opened the cabinet below the lavatory and was almost consumed with the smell. I removed the air admittance valve and found one at Home Depot cost about $6.99. It didn’t stop the smell. Located another at Home Depot, Oatly brand about $12. It worked and stopped our problem. Don’t waste your money on the cheap one.
Retired JSO 08/04/20 08:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Running a residential fridge on 12 volt power?

Residential 22 cf here. We have a 2 12 volt batteries that allows our fridge to run off the inverter for over 15 hours without any problems.
Retired JSO 08/03/20 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: has anyone seen one of these in person?

Don’t want a toy hauler with the garage is in the living space. Also, I’m too old to climb into an olde gooseneck bed style.
Retired JSO 08/02/20 10:35am Toy Haulers
RE: moving NC to Fl

We are in the opposite end. Moving from Florida to north Georgia mountains. Home and auto insurance is 1/2 of Florida’s rates. While real estate taxes are less, sales tax and income taxes make up the difference.
Retired JSO 07/30/20 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Fort McAllister

As long as the no see ums are not a problem you will enjoy your stay. McAllister is an earthen fort. Not far away is Fort Pulaski, a brick fort from the civil war. If you are able to visit, walk outside the fort on the east and southeast side where you can observe the Union shells lodged in the walls.
Retired JSO 07/28/20 09:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

I believe the weight factor will cause it too require Sportchassis class tow vehicle. By the way, the majority of Winnebago diesel class A use a basement A/C unit.
Retired JSO 07/27/20 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
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