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RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

Ok everyone, the big block vs small block debate is ridiculous. Obviously most of you don't know much about engines. The term came from the physical size of the engine, not the displacement! And if we want we can give the triton motors 3 designations, the 4.6 is a small block, the 5.4 is a big block, and the 6.8 is a bigger block. The physical size of each engine is larger than the next! Regarding the 7.3.....I've heard rumors that it is set up for DI and forced induction. So it may have more power in the future.
dodge guy 11/12/19 05:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

On a slightly more realistic note, I saw this on eBay a few years ago. What do you think of the color scheme? Yes, I am serious. I like the simplicity of the scheme, though I am more into Green or blue rather than the red and brown. I do detest the newer swirls and other blobs they are using on the newer coaches and trailers. My Gulf Stream is as complicated as I would want to go if I ever repainted it. I think the red is too red! Maybe more of a burgundy? Otherwise the scheme is simple and easy.
dodge guy 11/11/19 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip in Class A driving in Smokey Mountains

The V-10 will do everything you want it to do. Never had an issue with my 02 V-10 Excursion and 35ft TT combined weight around 18k lbs. To add to that. I’ve been out west as well as the East. While there are more mountain roads out west, there are some in the east that rival the what can be found in the west! My next purchase will be a 5 star tune for my current MH. I had it with the Excursion and it was amazing. I’m expecting the same for my 2012. What I’m looking to do is improve on the drive by wire system. The factory programming pulls too much throttle when you really need it.
dodge guy 11/11/19 12:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2020 planning

My 2 week gulf coast trip was planned and booked even before the MH went into storage. I don't like to wait and see if I get a spot. I've booked a year in advance before and have been lucky to get the last spot.
dodge guy 11/11/19 05:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

Even though it’s a 7.3L I believe the physical dime soon are smaller than the old school big block and even the old V-10. The real difference is going to be the lower, broader power band coupled with the new 10 speed auto and some other features such as blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist (I think) and adaptive cruise control.
dodge guy 11/10/19 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Paint job done

I like the simple graphics. Not crazy or obnoxious. Looks great!
dodge guy 11/09/19 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Paint job

Looks good. I think I see a run!!! LOL Amazing how a paint job can do such a transformation.
dodge guy 11/09/19 06:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banks Differential Cover

I just replaced my stamped steel cover with the Ford aluminum finned cover when I had my X. My stamped cover was just starting to rust and I was due for a diff fluid change. So I ordered it. For $45 plus the gasket it was money well spent. You will have to get slightly longer bolts.
dodge guy 11/09/19 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Differential Cover

Hard core off readers understand this Imagine crawling over a field of boulders...ranging from 1ft to 3ft or more You manage to keep the front diff from hitting, but the rear does The drive shaft may miss, but the pinion end of the rear diff casting might hit and climb up and over...while sliding off..the back side might Catch the diff cover lip and bend if lucky...if bends or rips off to lose fluid Part of why I converted my K5 to a Dana 60 front and GM 14 bolt rear My Diff covers had 3/8th inch plate bolster. Take the diff cover and trace it on a piece of plate. Cut it and cut the center out to match the diff cover bolt pattern. Drill matching holes Grind the OEM diff cover bend back Gasket the diff casting, then the modified diff cover, then bolt the 3/8th inch thick bolstering over that stack This is more wishful thinking these days...71 and might try rock crawling again...but my Sub is a whale out there... Ben.....did you watch the entire video or read the responses on the previous page? The fins that hang down break away to keep the fluid from leaking out. And if it does breakaway for whatever the reason, they will send you a new one! Not to mention this wasn't designed for off-roaders.
dodge guy 11/09/19 05:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear Hitch Bike Rack for Travel Trailer

Have you ever followed behind a TT or 5ver going down the highway with a loaded bike rack? I have quite a few times. It's rather scary how much it flings forward and back. And you cannot see it from the drivers seat. I have one for the back of the TT. I'd like to use it but wouldn't consider it without a provision for lateral support to prevent it from flexing to and fro. Mine is a 2" reciever. I agree! Although I had a rear camera on my trailer and could see the bikes. I had them ratchet strapped to the back wall of the trailer with some 3/8" stainless eye bolts. This kept the rack from moving. I also had a set bolt to remove the slop from the receiver. With that I could watch my bikes (4 of them) and they would barely move. Towed like that for 12 years. I did use pool noodles where the bikes may rub each other, never any damage. Like Bob said I've seen plenty on the road that I just get on around them. Don't need to sit behind them watching them get closer to the road. You will also want to offset the weight of the bikes by adding more weight to the front to keep tongue weight in check.
dodge guy 11/08/19 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Banks Differential Cover

I would not buy a cover that created a new low point to hit with a rock. It doesn’t sit more than an inch lower than the diff itself, in fact the one in the video looked less than an inch. With that said. At the end of the video he showed what it would take to break off the fins. He also said that if it did break off you get a new cover for free. It’s meant to break away. And it won’t lose any fluid.
dodge guy 11/08/19 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

The only way I would tour Mexico is the same for the Darien Gap! Mother hovering overhead and a select group of friends armed to the teeth.Uh, how do you feel about Utah, since the couple in question are from Utah? X2. All the talk about Mexico and the reality is the people of the US are just as dangerous. Tell that to the family that was just murdered in Mexico. All but a couple kids. Time to shut this one down!
dodge guy 11/08/19 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: MIA - Mexico

Especially after reading about the couple that was murdered on Padre Island. My wife just read about them! Very bad, but with how close Padre Island is to Mexico we can only imagine what happened to them. 140 miles is close? I belive it was closer than that. Could've been south padre island. But yes it is close enough!
dodge guy 11/07/19 06:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins 5 year old synthetic oil with 1000 miles - change ?

Oil That sits, especially in a diesel, gets acidic even with the low miles. I say change it. But seeing as how he really has no choice I say run it. I’m sure it’s done all the time. When he gets the chance and money have it changed.
dodge guy 11/07/19 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck bed liner on roof

Some one has mentioned to me use of the truck bed liner on the roof. Is that a good idea? What are possible problems? You can use it but unless you have a metal roof, you'll need some type of compatible primer/bonder on the wood or fiberglass otherwise it will separate and ultimately fail. You can't apply it over a membrane roof as it will fail. The biggest problem is weight and adhesion. Well, Yeah, things CAN fail, if the prep is done improperly. I witnessed the prep work done on some of the coaches for this spray on roof coating. NO, THEY DO NOT PUT IT OVER RUBBER ROOFS, GEEZE! Any rubber roof is torn off and, any and all potentially bad substrate, such as plywood or luan is removed and replaced. All vents, A/C units and the like, are removed. They will wrap that spray on liner right over the roof radius to a given point that, is either mutually agreed with the owner or, what the facility recommends. Hense, that's why they call it a ONE PIECE roof. And yes, it is also put on ALUMINUM roofs too. When I was there, getting work done on our coach, there were several higher end coaches, lined up, in prep for getting that spray on roof. At that time, around 6-7 years ago, it was not all that bad in price. A 36' coach would cost around $3,500 or so. I have no idea what it costs now. I do know that, if we needed a roof and we really, really liked our coach, I'd opt for that spray on roof in a heartbeat. Scott So you're going to say that it won't crack where 2 pieces of plywood come together? The roof will flex and that seam will crack! Truck bedliner is made for the beds of trucks!
dodge guy 11/07/19 06:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Texas couple killed

Yes I just read that too. Sounds like they have already fled south of the border!
dodge guy 11/05/19 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

The trailer is dead level. The truck is squatting bad. Your lines are not close to showing the attitude of the trailer or truck. The OP needs to get accurate weights so we know exactly what we are looking at. Accurate weights are in this thread. I think page 1. They are a little hard to read, but are there. Thanks I completely missed that. OP yes the TW is on the high side, but at 1k lbs isn't an issue. You may need to take up one more link on enWD bars. This may help move some weight off the rear axle and onto the front axle which will also take care of the squatting. You may also be maxing out the P rated tires, hey could be making it feel loose because hey can't support the load well. Lots of variables to consider.
dodge guy 11/05/19 07:05pm Towing
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

The trailer is about dead level. Maybe just a hair on the high side, but nothing to make things bad. The truck is squatting but not very bad. Your lines are not close to showing the attitude of the trailer or truck. The OP needs to get accurate weights so we know exactly what we are looking at.
dodge guy 11/05/19 06:56pm Towing
RE: Ford Bronco R

That doesn't give any info on the SUV.
dodge guy 11/05/19 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

That's ridiculous! Adding weight to the rear to lower the tongue weight is not going to make it tow better. Read my post above!
dodge guy 11/05/19 05:58am Towing
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