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RE: Towing with 2004 Lincoln Aviator

If the vehicle is in good condition and well maintained just take your time. Your not going to win any races, nor should you want to. A more robust TV would be great, but if you are safe I'd go camping. Not everyone can afford a new vehicle. That said, I do think 7k is optimistic for a tow rating for a Aviator (basically a explorer). I pulled the same trailer manor 3023 with both a 99 Ford Ranger with the 4.0 V6 and then with a 98 Explorer with the 5.0 V8. With the 5 speed trans and 4:10 gearing the Ranger was a much better experience. Lots of things go into a good TV imo. FWIW. That same trailer I pulled with the Ranger, I then put behind a 1 ton diesel. Guess what... they both did the job, held acceptable highway speeds and got us there.
camperfamily 08/16/21 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old style propane cylinders

Yes, you should retain a two stage regulator. A search on amazon or a local supplier should yield new pigtails to put between the regulator and the newer style tank. If you only wish to use one tank, just swap on side and leave the other in place unless you secure and use a regulator used for a single cylinder. I've witnessed the changeover portion of a regulator fail and allow a tank to empty out when the second cylinder was not in place.
camperfamily 08/11/21 03:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing front landing gear box and motor.

Having replaced landing gear 3x now I doubt the jacks will allow the trailer to drop with just removing the gearbox and motor. However, in this scenario where your under the front of the trailer I would either hitch to the truck or build up cribbing immediately behind the landing gear under the frame. Each time I've done this I've hitched up. Close quarters but very doable.
camperfamily 08/05/21 01:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken rear window

I was thinking Plexiglas as well. Easy to cut and work with even at home. Clear sheets are usually readily available and you could apply window tinting to match.
camperfamily 04/30/21 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are damage deposits at parks customary?

Never heard of this and I'd almost certainly not stay there. Just raises a flag to me.
camperfamily 04/12/21 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Poop in outside sink

falcon brother, some sinks do indeed drain into the black tank. Seems to go against logic of grey/black separated tanks but its done.
camperfamily 04/07/21 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Crushed F-150

jkwilson, nice work finding that. Surprising no one pointed out that the truck was facing the wrong way on a highway in the original photo. Would be interesting to know what the official, documented cause of the rollover was. And it almost certainly has nothing to do with it being a 1/2 ton Ford. Isn't what's important here is that there were no injuries?
camperfamily 03/30/21 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need awning input...

The challenge may be clearance for the door when it opens out vs. in like a residential door does. Something to keep in mind.
camperfamily 03/29/21 10:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: The Horrible RV Magazine

@Good Sam Care Team Why do you need someone's memebership information to pass feedback to the correct leadership team? This is not, and likely won't be the last, that criticism of the magazine is posted in a online forum. Sorry, but there's no reason to PM you with membership information in this care. Shame on you.
camperfamily 02/26/21 01:34pm Good Sam Club
RE: Ram 1500 at Load Maximum Woes

Having driven a RAM 1500 with just a small ATV in the bed I can't say I'd be comfortable with your set up. But then my DD is a 1ton diesel pickup. Just be safe out there and enjoy!
camperfamily 02/03/21 10:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Build my TV

Its only opinion but I'd seriously consider the CRW. While our SRW is solid, its not as solid as it was with a shorter, lighter trailer. We're under 12k. While I've not towed this trailer with a DRW, I'd towed others and the difference is quite noticeable. Brand, trim doesn't matter much. Diesel, yes if you can afford to do so. Otherwise the Ford 7.3 or RAM 6.4 with the highest gearing available will get you from A to B.
camperfamily 01/22/21 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Turning Point pin boxes on new campers!

Pin boxes are easy to change - talk with your dealer to work in another pin box that suits you better.
camperfamily 12/27/20 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Incline Parking Tips

abmatos714, I actually fully extend the landing gear, nearly raising the front axle off the ground and I'm still several inches low to the front. I can easily park a sedan under the king pin of the 5ver its up so high. Ideal, no but its secure and works. Storage is prohibitively expensive here.
camperfamily 12/11/20 02:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Incline Parking Tips

We use 6x6 treated lumber cut as chocks. With a large 5th on a driveway MUCH steeper than that. Use the good chocks, allow trailer to settle against them as part of unhitching. Level the rig and move on. If concerned use chocks on the downhill side of each wheel. Enjoy your new house!!!
camperfamily 12/11/20 01:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2008 F250 with 5.4

They do the job. Just have reasonable expectations of it. Had a friend follow me across I-80 & 90 from NJ to SD driving on of those towing a ~6000 TT. I had a 9500# 5th behind my 13' PSD. Simply put they could not keep up. We swapped positions and I followed. Slowly. A v10 of that vintage would be much stronger. I've towed a large 5th with one, it did reasonable well. So staying local, acceptable. Long distance or mountainous terrain... pass. JMO.
camperfamily 12/10/20 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
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