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RE: Gas Mileage

Only way to improve the mpg on that truck would be to install the Duramax kit. :)
goducks10 07/26/19 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: AT&T/Direct TV is Now Losing Over 8500 Customers Per Day

And you are happy about that? :h Just informing those before they spend $$ on new satellite dish/equipment for there RV.. Better spend the money on wifi equipment and such cause the Sat TV companies are going under fast... All fine and dandy if you camp near a phone tower. We prefer to be out in nature, not stuck in some crowded RV or St park.
goducks10 07/25/19 05:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Cascade locks to Beverly Beach State Park

I'd take 84, 205, 5, 34, 20, 101. Midday through Portland area. x2
goducks10 07/24/19 09:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Ram 2500 rough ride question

I recently swapped out my shocks on my 2018 Ram 2500 with Bilstiens 4600. Nice difference. Took the jitters out. Going from a 1/2 ton to a 3/4+ ton is part of the problem. 1/2 tons are definitely more cushy in the ride department. Only problem with airing down below the TPMS is if you're getting a flat you won't know it. BTDT. About 3 weeks ago while out camping the DW and I got in the truck to go to Sisters (10 miles) and the tire symbol was blinking. Scrolled thru the EVIC and sure enough the right rear was at 65 PSI. Got out and checked the RR tire and saw a screw in it. 1st stop was Les Scwhab.
goducks10 07/22/19 09:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

Just camped with one of our sons this last weekend. He has 155,000 on his 2002 Excursion V10. He has no plans on getting rid of it and is in fact looking to get a bigger (28') TT next spring.
goducks10 07/18/19 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5 liter SUVs and truck capability.

I towed with two 5.4's, an 08 4sp and a 2010 6sp. Both 3.73 gears and both 145"WB F150's. Plain and simple the 5.4 is a dog. Towed two TT's, one weighing 4050 lbs loaded the other 7200 lbs loaded. Towing the loaded 4050 TT was great. Towing the 7200 lb TT was not fun. The 2010 5.4 6sp has no OD lockout so the trans is always shifting up and down. Any little rise or wind change made it shift.
goducks10 07/18/19 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which comes first, the trailer or the hitch system?

After owning 3 TT's I would skip the EAZ lift and get one with built in sway control. Like an Equalizer type or what I'm using now, a Blue Ox Sway Pro. The 'All in one's' are easier to use as you aren't dealing with two separate systems. No unhooking to backup like the EAZ lift package in your link. Most all dealers will set you up initially. I bought my own hitch off Amazon and took it in when I picked up the TT.
goducks10 07/16/19 06:10pm Towing
RE: Front bedroom height?

What tow vehicle do you have?
goducks10 07/15/19 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Endurance failure

Sorta like shark attacks. OMG, the sharks are coming, the sharks are coming! 58 attacks this year...across the world. Jillions of swimmers. One bubble out of how many tires? Oh, the humanity! LOL, nailed it. 400,000 RV's sold yearly with however many being towables and one guy gets a blow out and it's the end of the world for that tire.
goducks10 07/07/19 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

Bought my 1st Ram in 2012. Always been a Ford guy. Bought my 2nd Ram in 2018. 1st Ram held up as good as my other trucks except for the diesel emissions ****. Body, interior and suspension all great. Switched to a gasser for ease of ownership. IMO they're all good trucks and each has their little issues. Rams had the best deal going so that's the route I went. Can't stand the local Ford dealer. The local Ram dealer has treated me great even after buying my 1st Ram out of town. That's also one of the reasons I stayed Ram.
goducks10 07/06/19 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

Dry weights of 8-9000 lbs are high with pins only 1400 lbs. Thats barely 15% for pin weight. Biggest issue will be the height difference between the 5th over hang and the top of the trucks bed rails. 1/2 ton 5ers tend to have lower front over hangs and 1/2 tons bed rails are lower so they match up well. The issue will be that you won't hardly get any sag when dropping 16-1700 lbs in the bed. So setting up the pin and 5th hitch will be tougher when trying to get the 5er level. Best thing to do is measure your trucks bed rails and then measure the new 5th wheels front overhang and crunch the numbers. I did tow a mid profile 1/2 ton style 5er with a 3/4 ton truck and had no issues with clearance. The 5er was 1+" high in the front.
goducks10 07/06/19 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Saw my first 2020 GMC HD camping this weekend

Thats fugly looking to me. I go by a Chev dealer every time I go to Home Depot. Most of the ones I glance at are pretty nice looking. The one in the photo is a mess IMO.
goducks10 07/06/19 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Sales Increasing

had a ram one time ,58k garage kept doors rusted about a foot up on each side ,ram said tuff cookie , never again. Had a Pinto one time. Biggest POS I ever owned.
goducks10 07/06/19 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking into a 2017 Grand Design

Grand Design has an owners form. If you spend some time on it you'll see that GD is like every other brand in that some have issues and some don't.
goducks10 07/06/19 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: BLM considering restrictions on dispersed camping in Utah

Just an observation.. ok? Years ago I witnessed Japanese campers taking their rice cookers to the campground restrooms. Many of them at once. Is that racist? Can I say that? Id rather see that than Americans texting and driving. I don't fault the Japanese for doing what they feel is normal. Just trying to cook a hot meal. Would you feel better if Americans took their micro's to the restroom to heat up leftovers?
goducks10 07/05/19 11:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 5th wheels....heck of a following

Must be because of all the guys with 1/2 tons buying 5th wheels.
goducks10 07/05/19 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Eco Diesel

The GM engineer for the 3.0 Duramax reported the new diesel had a design life span of 150k miles. Ford made a lot of diesels that would not go that far! Which Ford made diesels? The one you love! Do we have to add trucks to Ford for you to understand? Maybe so... I still don't understand your point. As long as we are being silly what dodge diesel was made by dodge? chevman Actually we know he's just Trolling Again. He can't help it. Says the pot to the kettle. :)
goducks10 07/04/19 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Front Cap Fading

It may depend on what color your cap is. If it's white then the fading may simply be from old age. If it's the dark brown or grey that was used back then, then no waxing, buffing, etc will create a long term result. Paint is the only cure. BTDT with a 2013 dark brown cap. I did the 3 step process several times and always had the same results. The oxidation returned. Finally got it painted.
goducks10 07/04/19 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Video of why 1/2 tons shouldn’t tow 5th wheels

Nothing like the gift of gab.
goducks10 07/03/19 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need new tires

Almost all TT/5er rims are load rated to coincide with ST tire load ratings. 2830 lbs is the load compatible rating with 225/75/15 E rated tires. https://www.tredittire.com/tire/goodyear-endurance/
goducks10 07/03/19 08:39am Travel Trailers
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