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RE: After oxidation removal what next if anything?

Yes you need wax on it. To protect it.
Terryallan 12/06/19 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: No more full size cars from GM

All manufacturers are getting rid of "most" of their car lines. Ford will only make the Mustang, and a variant of the Focus in the near future. they are putting their eggs in the SUV basket.. As for me. I love my Taurus, and wouldn't trade it for any SUV on the market. Ride is style, and comfort. At 80 mph. you can't even feel it moving. And it gets 29 MPG.
Terryallan 12/06/19 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It is no wonder

Last time I had to pass a test about busses.
Terryallan 12/06/19 04:33pm General RVing Issues
It is no wonder

No wonder the forum has so few posts. Every time you want to post something. You have to prove you are alive. I'm betting many just find that some what off putting, and not worth the hassle.. BTW. Y'all can move this any where you want.
Terryallan 12/05/19 06:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

Tesla semi towing Tesla semi towing #2 https://s.thestreet.com/files/tsc/v2008/photos/contrib/uploads/7140c566-cba2-11e7-bfc8-ab83ae21cc45.png width=640 Break it down some. A trailer truck with 240 gal fuel tanks can travel 1200 miles before stopping to fuel. Hmm that is what 3 times farther than the pictured truck can go. and can be refueled in 15 minutes. This is very important. most time when you load, and go. You have a time limit to deliver your load. get there late. You lose money. You really don't have time to stop and charge batteries three times compared to not stopping with diesel in the same 1200 miles, and the farther you go the more you have to stop. This is a time killing option. Normal tractors weight in the 25000 to 30000lb range. leaving a payload of 50,000lbs, and for them weight is money. How much does the electric truck weigh? Well we aren't told. But I would tend to believe it weighs considerably more than a normal tractor. just for fun, say weighs 40K. You have just cut your payload 10000 to 15000lbs. You just lose money. And you got there late.
Terryallan 12/05/19 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can my truck tow this?

My contention is that a lower gear will give you a higher tow rating / capacity, and in fact the engineers back me up with their tow capacity numbers. A 3.73 has a higher tow capacity / rating than does a 3.55. Why. Because the 3.73 can deliver more power to the ground at lower speeds. According to the engineers. The idea that rear gearing no longer matters in towing is completely wrong. If that were to be true. It would not matter what rear gear was installed in the truck. They could be using 2.15 and tow the same thing. And we all know that isn't going to happen. I can tell you having just went from a 3.55 to a 3.73. there is a world of difference. The honest truth is GM, and Ford put in high gears in most of their truck to meet the CAFE numbers mandated by the Gov. And in so doing make most of their trucks gutless. But for most customers that doesn't matter either. They are not going to use the truck to work, or tow. They just use them like a car. I have a friend that just bought a F150 with the EcoBoost, and a 3.15 rear. We were talking, and he told me. it has a low tow capacity. But he wasn't planning on towing anything any way. So it works for him. If you are pushing the truck to it's absolute towing limit...yes, a deeper rear end will increase the tow rating. But if you are within the ratings, it won't improve the towing. If you compare two trucks identical except: one with a 10k tow limit (& lower numerical rear end) and one with a 12.5k tow limit (& higher numerical rear end) and you are towing 7k...it really doesn't matter with modern 8-10 gear transmissions. Basically, the transmissions will pick different gears to effect the same overall gear ratio (or at least close enough it won't be noticeable when looking at engine RPM and efficiency). This is different from the good old days of the 3 or 4 speed transmission. Yes, in those days the low numerical rear ends were about getting better MPG. Most miles ran empty and the set up the transmission around that. Problem as soon as the engine can't hold top gear...with a 4speed, you are going from say 1.00 to 1.36 or a 36% change in gear ratio (some transmissions can be upwards of 60%). That was often WAY MORE of a drop than the engine needed, so the engine would race like mad (36% increase in RPM) to keep the RPM up high enough to maintain highway speeds. By upping the rear end, the truck could hold top gear and stay at a reasonable RPM...when towing... but will run higher RPM than needed when not towing hurting MPG. But say the modern Ford 10 speed transmission, dropping from 10 to 9 goes from 0.63 to 0.68 or about a 7.5% change in gear ratio. So if the engine can't hold top gear and drops down, the engine sees a 7.5% RPM increase to hold the same speed and that will often be enough...if not, it can drop to 8 or 7 and so on but it can dial it in with small percentage changes. It can do this with either rear end, you will just see different gears being used for the same conditions but for the same speed the engine RPM and load will be within a few percentage points...the rear end simply doesn't matter if you are within the tow limits. What you are ignoring. Is the fact that with a lower gears the tow rating are increased. So what may be pushing the limits for a truck with a 3.15 rear, is well with in the limits of a truck with a 3.73 rear. The truck is rated on how it is equipped. Higher gears equals lower tow rating. Lower gears equal higher tow rating. It is simple physics. Lower gears deliver more power to the ground at lower speeds, and most important of all. From a stop. You only got one low gear / starting gear to choose from. and there is a HUGE difference in a 3.15, and a 3.73. Your TV will let you feel the difference by raising up on one side when you start off, if your gear is too high. Upper gears / 4th 5th 6th, mean nothing if first gear can't get you started.
Terryallan 12/05/19 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can my truck tow this?

I'm skeptical what the "tow package" includes if your truck has 3.23 gears, by the way. A hitch receiver is not a "tow package." Get your head out of the 1970's. The days of 3-speed transmissions and needing 4.10 gears to tow an empty wheelbarrow are long gone. This truck has an 8-speed transmission with a super deep first gear, and well spaced gears between there and the double overdrive. Where you get the gear reduction is irrelevant, as long as you have it available. 3.23 is a perfectly fine towing gear. Wonder why the engineers give the lower gears a higher tow package??? Just saying. His last sentence covers the answer. If he's within the tow ratings of the truck it doesn't matter where the overall gear ratio comes from. But if he is exceeding the truck ratings, that suggests the necessary gearing is not "available" and the only way to get that without upgrading the engine or chassis is a lower rear end gear. Now of course, those ratings are assuming fairly tough conditions (climbing a steep grade in hot conditions), so if you are running on flat land, you may be able to cheat and get away with it but this is a different issue. My contention is that a lower gear will give you a higher tow rating / capacity, and in fact the engineers back me up with their tow capacity numbers. A 3.73 has a higher tow capacity / rating than does a 3.55. Why. Because the 3.73 can deliver more power to the ground at lower speeds. According to the engineers. The idea that rear gearing no longer matters in towing is completely wrong. If that were to be true. It would not matter what rear gear was installed in the truck. They could be using 2.15 and tow the same thing. And we all know that isn't going to happen. I can tell you having just went from a 3.55 to a 3.73. there is a world of difference. The honest truth is GM, and Ford put in high gears in most of their truck to meet the CAFE numbers mandated by the Gov. And in so doing make most of their trucks gutless. But for most customers that doesn't matter either. They are not going to use the truck to work, or tow. They just use them like a car. I have a friend that just bought a F150 with the EcoBoost, and a 3.15 rear. We were talking, and he told me. it has a low tow capacity. But he wasn't planning on towing anything any way. So it works for him.
Terryallan 12/04/19 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tailgate Step Suggestions?

I just carry a step stool
Terryallan 12/03/19 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can my truck tow this?

I'm skeptical what the "tow package" includes if your truck has 3.23 gears, by the way. A hitch receiver is not a "tow package." Get your head out of the 1970's. The days of 3-speed transmissions and needing 4.10 gears to tow an empty wheelbarrow are long gone. This truck has an 8-speed transmission with a super deep first gear, and well spaced gears between there and the double overdrive. Where you get the gear reduction is irrelevant, as long as you have it available. 3.23 is a perfectly fine towing gear. Wonder why the engineers give the lower gears a higher tow package??? Just saying.
Terryallan 12/03/19 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can my truck tow this?

IMOP. you need more truck, or less trailer. You are already over the hitch capacity. That is only going to get worse as you load the TT. and in the past. GM has a bad rep for hitches / receivers breaking.
Terryallan 12/03/19 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: dumping tanks

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Terryallan 11/28/19 08:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Quiet side of the Smokies

The part that they call the Quiet Side of the Smokies is actually Wears Valley, and Townsend Tenn. When you drive thru. There is even a big sign proclaiming it to be true. It also contains Cade's Cove. There are several CGs on the river. Last we were there. It was a very nice area.
Terryallan 11/27/19 08:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quick question about oil changes

Condensation is not a rumor. Once you take the oil out of the bottle the moisture in the air gets in it. Just a question mind you. IF the oil is sealed in the engine, with no leaks, and no way to get air in. Does it still condensate?
Terryallan 11/23/19 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Ram 2500/3500: MotorTrend Truck of the Year

Y'all remember when Honda won it with a Ridgeline? and it was only truck appearing. These awards mean nothing
Terryallan 11/21/19 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: leaking grease seal.

Ok. Yes it has Zerk fittings. however I don't think they are the culprit. I have been using TTs with ZERKs for more than 16 years with no problems. This axle was replaced 2 years ago because of a bad hub. the service guy told me it was best just to replace the axle, and as I was having them flipped, and they had to come off anyway. We did. As per instructions I have always pumped grease into the hubs until grease appears around the center. I did the new ones the same way. One side of the new axle filled, and showed as soon as I started pumping. The other side did not. It took a long time to get grease to show. I just thought as it was new, it wasn't filled at the factory. As I look back. It more than likely had a bad seal from the factory. but since I didn't crawl under the Tt to look, and there was no grease on the cement under the TT. It got past me. And since it is now 2 years old. It is on me. I saw it as soon as I did crawl under the TT. Grease all over the back plate. So it will be done before we go again. Yes the brakes worked great until the last trip we took this fall. They still worked, still stopped the TT. But just didn't feel right. so I'm taking it to M&M to have it done. This is not the same place that raised the TT. M&M Trucking is owned, and operated by a friend of mine. He started it from scratch about 15 years ago. It is also a on call road service garage. He is also a camping buddy. The shop has a excellent reputation, and I have more than just a little trust in his work. Knowing him as I do. I know he is as honest as the day is long.
Terryallan 11/21/19 06:01pm Travel Trailers
leaking grease seal.

So the Tt has a hub leaking grease. going to take it to MM trucking in Lincolnton NC to get it fixed. According to them. They will more than likely have to do the brakes on that hub as well. Make sense? BTW. M&M Trucking also has on the road repair for all you MH drivers
Terryallan 11/19/19 06:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 Ram 2500/3500: MotorTrend Truck of the Year

Nice award for the RAM marketers. They didn’t make substantial enough changes to get me back in the market. Best innovations in my mind go to GM with that 10 speed transmission and that camera that “sees” behind the trailer. That’s pretty cool. Just be sure you don't do like the commercial, and hold up the competition. That camera showed both the Ford and the Dodge wanting to get by, and the GM holding up traffic. LOL
Terryallan 11/19/19 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Package Installation

Terry, I think they are talking about towing it behind a MH. Opps. My bad. "never mind"
Terryallan 11/19/19 06:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Package Installation

Take it to the Jeep store. Or your favorite mechanic. Cause if it has nothing. It will need Brake controler wiring, and will need a transmission cooler installed AFTER the radiator. It will also need a full size spare tire. NOT a donut. And last but not least. It needs a class IV receiver.
Terryallan 11/18/19 06:31pm Dinghy Towing
RE: first report new springs with a surprize result

Could raising the rear have lowered the front, OR changed the angle of the wind over the front? would be my wild guess.
Terryallan 11/15/19 08:09pm Tech Issues
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