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RE: Check you cooling stack!

I have the same LBZ and have overheating problems too. I suspected a plugged rad, so I had it removed and at that time had the crud blown / hosed out of the rest of the stuff in front of the rad. A multitude of bugs and other debris came out. I didn't have the bucks for a new rad, so I put in a known good used one for now. Everything is clean in there but my LBZ still gets dangerously hot hauling my TT up a long grade. My next fix is a brand new rad to see if that helps. Can't believe the money they charge for stuff like this. That's why it's important to check the cooling stack. IOW's the radiator is the last in the stack. It may be spotless but if the intercooler is plugged up with sand (like mine was) the radiator can't get cool air to it to do its job. The whole cooling stack needs to be inspected, not just the radiator. And I do mean inspected it. A lot of people just glance at it and say, ya, looks good. You really should shine a light through the front side row after row to give it a good inspection.
Turtle n Peeps 07/29/21 09:52am Tow Vehicles
Check you cooling stack!

So I felt my 2006 LBZ was getting a little more warm then it should while towing my trailer. Nothing big. It would get up to 225 in 90 degree weather and the fan would come on and take the temp right down again to 205 or so until the next hill. So I told my mechanic to take the cooling stack apart and give it a gander. Now mind you, this is a 2 wheel drive truck that maybe has been on a dirt road twice in it's 130,000 mile life. I went to pick it up today and ask him what he found. He said "I could not believe it." There was tons of dirt and dragon flies and even a bag!!:E But he said most of the trash was sand! Sand! I said what? This truck has never been around sand in it's life?? He said I don't know how it got there but there was tons and tons of sand stuck and packed in the fins. He said it took many, many wash and flush jobs to wash the sand out of the tube fins. He said it's all clean now and it will for sure run cooler. Bottom line. Check your cooling stack! You might be shocked at what you find. Even if it's a road queen like my truck is.
Turtle n Peeps 07/28/21 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Poof, and just like that, the plaid is gone. Like a f--t in the wind......gone. That "Poof" was shorter than the bankruptcy and Elon's jail time combined. Or did you mean gone as in sold out? I can't wait for the performance version of the Semi ;) You still waiting for that full self driving car? LOL Or the million robotaxies? Speaking of Semi's. What happened to all of those car carriers that Tusk bought?
Turtle n Peeps 06/07/21 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Poof, and just like that, the plaid is gone. Like a f--t in the wind......gone. I wonder when Tusk is going to say the same thing about the Semi?
Turtle n Peeps 06/07/21 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Starcraft Wet Floor Insulation After Towing In Rain

What's to address? It's fiberglass insulation that dries out pretty quickly. Anywhere there is a hole it's going to get wet. My insulation gets wet all the time.
Turtle n Peeps 05/29/21 09:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Plug or unplug that is the question

I never did and never had a problem. I have never left my cord unplugged because of this.
Turtle n Peeps 05/29/21 09:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I'm old enough to remember that Tesla Plaid was going to beat Porsche in the "Ring". The picture below shows how it worked out. :B https://i.imgur.com/nlcCA1Fl.jpg So the pre production test vehicle had some issues. This is not settled yet. I expect to see a production model on the ring before the end of the year. But Tesla will probably be bankwupt by then right? Production cars are not built on one fast lap. If that were the case we would all be driving NASCAR's or Top Fuel cars. Tusk is doing an excellent job of farming the government just as I said he would. I give him an A+. Where is that semi by the way? It was 2018 and then 2019 and then for sure 2020 and now I'm sure you will say for sure at the end of 2021!! Always just a year away......and then another year away.......Do you want to do another prediction?
Turtle n Peeps 05/15/21 08:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51178309849_c115f28fdd_z.jpg Plaid Model S Breaking Records & Delivering in June! I'm old enough to remember that Tesla Plaid was going to beat Porsche in the "Ring". The picture below shows how it worked out. :B https://i.imgur.com/nlcCA1Fl.jpg
Turtle n Peeps 05/14/21 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need more tongue weight

So to all of you who suggest putting things like propane, beer, water, and other CONSUMABLES up front for tongue weight... What happens when you burn up all the propane and drink all the beer??? Apparently trailers don't sway on the trip home, only on the way out. I would take the trailer back to where I bought it and COMPLAIN. Get your money back. Their fix will be to add dead weight to the front. Tell them that this is not acceptable. Aaaaaaaa, I would just buy more beer! :B
Turtle n Peeps 03/22/21 10:36am Towing
RE: TT Brake Service

What makes you think you need to clean your TT brakes? Do you clean your TV brakes? That being said, it always a good idea to inspect brake parts on a used vehicle or trailer. That way you know they are in good shape to travel. For the traveling "I" do I inspect my brakes and bearing about every 5 to 7 years or so. About 10 years is the limit for the magnets on the trailer I own. In short, there is no reason to clean brakes unless they are contaminated and that's a whole different issue.
Turtle n Peeps 03/21/21 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Need more tongue weight

Can you take some pictures of your tongue. Most trailer tongues are pretty standard on width and length so I'm having a hard time seeing why you can't put 2 batteries on it? That being said; your best bang for space is lead and the best place to get lead is from batteries. So can you put 2 or 3 more batteries in the pass through? You will have to build a slide out tray to do this but it would be worth it. The plus side of this is you will have a lot of battery storage if you boondock. The next bang for your buck is water. So if you drink beer or bottled water the place to store it is the front pass through. The next bang for you buck is take weight off of the rear and put it up front. I don't know what kind of storage you have inside up front but take all of the heavy stuff out of the rear and put it up front if you have storage up front or space up front. I agree with your tongue weight problem. That is WAY to light on the tongue. The closer you get to 15% the better.
Turtle n Peeps 03/19/21 09:56am Towing
RE: Built-in Genset on 2021 F-150

Meh, what's old is now new again..
Turtle n Peeps 01/06/21 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why?

Sounds like you're all set then. Oh, BTW, for the record I was not talking about 1 10" skillet. I was talking about a whole set of CI cookware. Good luck and have fun!
Turtle n Peeps 12/22/20 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why?

Ditch the cast iron. Yes, yes, yes I get it. Cast iron with the heat deal and the non reactive deal and a bunch of other stuff deals. When you travel you fight weight and cast iron is the Mike Tyson of weight. You need to watch the film "The Very Long Trailer" to get what I'm talking about. Get some good non stick aluminum and call it a day and go camping. Non stick also helps a BUNCH with cleanup. Just a paper towel and a few drops of water and it clean and back in the cupboard. Also microwaves make great storage if you don't use them. They even lock so nothing spills out while traveling. Anyway good luck with your search and let us know what you get. (BTW my answers would be different about the cast iron if you had a 3500 pickup but you don't. You have an X5)
Turtle n Peeps 12/21/20 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Where are those guys from SeekingAlpha to explain all this???? Meh. Ponzi scheme. :). LOL BTW, where is the Semi that was going to be on the road 2 years ago? Only a month to go to put 1 million robotaxies on the road. Remember that big wooper? LOL
Turtle n Peeps 11/26/20 09:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

When the old man owned it, it was a great company. After he was gone they raped that company until it's the unrecognizable company we have now.
Turtle n Peeps 11/06/20 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

They will be all over the roads in 25 years.You mean like all the electric cars there are now? Or all the flying cars that Mechanix Illustrated predicted? Batteries and battery maintaining systems have a long way to go before its possible. Nothing says they won't make it, but there's no guarantee that they will. Yes they are everywhere You have to excuse me as I have to feed my flying pigsI see all three of the Tesla models every day and I don't have to pay a lot of attention to find them. About 70,000 Model 3 are on the road now and more every day. Very excited to see the Tesla Semi in another 18 months :) Look at your last prediction Time! LOL How's that working out for ya? LOL (that was on 8/17/2018.)
Turtle n Peeps 11/03/20 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery problem

Do an amp draw with a meter.
Turtle n Peeps 11/03/20 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can this weight be right?!?!

If they charge by weight they HAVE to have a certified scale. I forget the spec on certified scales but it's pretty tight. Yes, it's correct.
Turtle n Peeps 10/29/20 10:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

Shiner have you checked out the TPS % between 5th and 6th? If not please do so and report back. I bet for what you're doing 5th will be lower. Yes, the TPS % is lower in 5th and so is engine load % according to my Edge CTS2 which reads from my ECU. Boom. That's all anybody needs to know. TPS % lower= less fuel. TPS higher= more fuel. IMHO I also think your correct about people applying gasoline engine knowledge to diesel engines.
Turtle n Peeps 10/26/20 01:52pm Tow Vehicles
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