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RE: Superduty Death Wobble

A friend of mine had a low mileage 2017 350 srw, short box that the dealer couldn't stop from wobbling. It would happen when towing. He finally had enough and traded for a new F450.
jbc28 03/04/20 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chattanooga TN

Hello everyone, I have never been to this area and wondering if anyone is familiar and if anyone has campground suggestions. Is there a lot to do in the area.? Thank you for any input. We love Chattanooga. It is a frequent day trip for us. The aquarium is very nice. Lots of good restaurants and bars downtown. We like Urban Stack for a good burger then walk across the street to Clumpies for ice cream, keep walking on down the sidewalk and you can do some whisky tasting. A ranger led tour of the battlefield is a must do IMO, the inclined railway, Rock City are nice too. Not too far from Chattanooga is the Ocoee River/Olympic Whitewater Center and some great whitewater rafting, hiking, and mtnbiking.
jbc28 02/28/20 05:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

I'd be surprised if the service brakes are activated without the pedal being pressed. Yes, I know radar (adaptive) cruise control systems do that and so can those pre-collision things, but that's different than a computer dragging the brakes down a grade. How do they know when to "let off" so they don't overheat? Temp sensors in the brakes now? I can't see that being the case. I think the exhaust brake slowing the truck activates the brakes lights as they are programmed to do. I am 100% certain that my Ford operates the truck brakes, trailer brakes, brake lights, exhaust brake and transmission shifting automatically when the auto exhaust brake is selected. It works extremely well. NOT doubting you but why didn’t the Ford slow the load as well as the RAM? The Ford applies the brakes to slow the truck to "the set point" which is the speed the truck was going at the time the brake pedal or accelerator was last released. after slowing the truck the brake is released and isn't reapplied until the truck accelerates beyond a certain programmed amount. (I don't remember how much it let the truck accelerate before applying the brakes again). Apparently the amount the computer was comfortable allowing the truck to accelerate was more than what Mr. Truck was comfortable with. The Cummins exhaust brake is either capable of holding an extreme amount of back pressure and so it is holding back without a brake application, as you say, or it is reapplying the brakes at more regular intervals to keep the speed more constant. I think you've said that if you turn the exhaust brake on and let it hold back without utilizing cruise it doesn't hold back the way it does using cruise ..... I think that is the answer to whether cruise employs the wheel brakes or not ..... evidently it does. The other way you can find out is to go down your 14% grade on cruise with 25000 lbs in tow. When you get to the bottom let the truck coast to a stop, then get out and touch your brake rotors. I'd like to see a video showing the expression on your face the instant your finger touches those cold brakes.:) When I am towing in the rolling hills around here with my F450 sometimes when I crest the hill the adaptive cruise will take it a couple of mph above the set point on the downhill. If the downhill is steep enough I can feel the exhaust brake kick in followed by the tap of the service brakes if it is steep enough. It is very evident at night with the reflection of the tail lights on the camper. Same thing on long steep downhills it will go 2 or 3 mph above then activate the brakes. This is a 2018 F450 with a combined 28-29k. I think Mr Truck wasn't comfortable going that far above the set point.
jbc28 02/21/20 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disney world in July

Holy heat wave I think wife and kids want to go to Disney this July. So is ft wilderness worth it? Any other campgrounds? Worth it to drag the Jeep behind motorhome? I’ve only been to magic kingdom one time. This time would be 4 day package. What everyone thoughts? We have spent the week of July 4th at the Fort for the last 2 years, and we have this year booked. We have annual passes and go multiple times per year. So we don't try to ride everything or see everything. We spend a lot of time at the Fort and in the pool or riding bikes/golf cart. It will super hot and super crowded. If you spend all day in the parks you will need a vacation from the vacation. My advice is to rope each morning then leave by 11am. Hit the pool, relax at the camper, go on a resort tour, or visit Disney Springs, then head back into the park late in the evening. Take advantage of the extra magic hours. 11am to 6pm at the parks will be a crowded hot hell.
jbc28 02/12/20 05:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DRW vs SRW

I bought a 16k gvwr toyhauler back in 2010. I wasn't planning on buying one, but it was a very good deal. I had a CC 4wd 2005 F250 at the time with airbags. It pulled our old 10k 5'er very well. On the drive home with the toyhauler I knew I had to buy a dually. It was white knuckle driving. Turns out that 16k 5'er had a 3700 lb pin weight. I bought a DRW F350, and it was so much more stable. I eventually bought a 2018 F450. It pulls so good you could forget that you're towing. Last year we bought a 20k gvwr toyhauler, and I couldn't feel a difference in towing it vs the older one. The F450 is easier to maneuver than the old SRW short bed.
jbc28 02/11/20 05:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: 320G first impressions

RoyBell, what campground is that with the creek right at the back?
jbc28 12/13/19 05:29am Toy Haulers
RE: Just wondering

I've had both. 450 is no doubt a better towing experience.
jbc28 11/01/19 08:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need Toy Hauler with 15' garage or more, What to look for?

We love our Momentum 381. It has a 15' garage and a half bath.
jbc28 10/29/19 09:12am Toy Haulers
RE: About to GO Full Time

I'd have no problem full timing in our 2019 Momentum 381M....if only our work and finances would allow. It is built well enough, imho, to handle full time living. If money wasn't an issue I'd have a New Horizons.
jbc28 10/25/19 09:35am Toy Haulers
RE: My Grand Design 320G came in!

Congrats! GD trailers are some of my favorite styles. They just do modern looking quality looking, right. Maiden voyage is the honeymoon? You gonna name it the stabbin' cabin?? Congrats on that too! Yes sir. Been moving up from our pop-up, 28' quad bunk and now this beaut. We are getting married in 2 weeks. Timing wise I thought, hey, why don't we break it in proper. She liked the idea so we are booked now. 2200 mile loop to the Smokies and back. We just returned from the Smokies. We stayed at Greenbrier Campground for this trip. It was nice. Check your level up jack bolts before breaking it in proper...lol. None of the bolts on my 381 and my buddy's 351 were torqued properly. We both had some that were finger tight.
jbc28 10/18/19 05:17am Toy Haulers
RE: My Grand Design 320G came in!

Very nice!
jbc28 10/11/19 03:54am Toy Haulers
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

We just sold our 2005 KZ Sportsmen and purchased a 2019 Momentum 381M. It is has been great so far. The PDI went fantastic...only a few minor things. Our first trip was flawless. We love it. I was very hesitant to sell since our KZ was so solid and reliable. We are looking very hard at a 381M. We’ll be towing it with a 2017 F-350 Lariat duallie with 3.55 gears. We are thinking there should be no problem towing it and your review has been helpful. Anything else you could share about it would be helpful. We still love it. It scales out at 19k with 3350 on the pin. The 15' garage is awesome. Once we unload the golf cart it turns into a kid room.
jbc28 08/18/19 02:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: 5,000 mile F150 Ecoboost 10speed pulling 8,000 review

Great review. If we ever go to a smaller TT a F150 EB would be at the top of the list.
jbc28 08/11/19 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!! Awning collapsed

With the Fuzion we had, it would collapse, drain and then go back up itself. This one collapsed and drained but then got stuck and DH had to baby it and hold the arms while I did the retract button and we were able to get it back, so I do think this is possibly a defective awning. Thank you. You probably have a Carefree of Colorado Longitude awning. That is what is on our 2019 381M. There is not any reference to an auto dump feature in the manual. I know they will collapse and pull the roller toward the coach. This will allow the awning to droop in the middle and release water. My buddy with a 351M had his do this. I am not sure if this intended as a dump feature or just a consequence of the way the arms move. Either way the dumping is erratic and probably shouldn't be relied upon. As much trouble as it is I always retract our awnings when we leave. I do have ours tilted, but make sure you follow the instructions based on what length awning you have.
jbc28 08/06/19 11:34am Toy Haulers
RE: Does anyone have a 2020 Momentum 320G?

https://i.ibb.co/ZTqtxXD/73-CAB2-AF-6764-42-BE-B636-298-C8-F5897-B4.jpg For the person who asked about sticker and what we paid. We paid about $64,400 Did they charge you freight, prep, propane, battery on top of that? My dealer is trying to get $66K for a 320 optioned approx $82K. However, they are not including any additional costs other than tax, title, license. I paid 68k plus about 1500 in mostly taxes for our 381M. It was optioned to 100k. That seems like an excellent deal. Did you have a trade in that price? Maybe the Momentums have more fluff in pricing than the G class? No trade in. 30% off is a good deal on any unit. There is a large margin in all of them.
jbc28 07/30/19 10:01am Toy Haulers
RE: Does anyone have a 2020 Momentum 320G?

https://i.ibb.co/ZTqtxXD/73-CAB2-AF-6764-42-BE-B636-298-C8-F5897-B4.jpg For the person who asked about sticker and what we paid. We paid about $64,400 Did they charge you freight, prep, propane, battery on top of that? My dealer is trying to get $66K for a 320 optioned approx $82K. However, they are not including any additional costs other than tax, title, license. I paid 68k plus about 1500 in mostly taxes for our 381M. It was optioned to 100k.
jbc28 07/30/19 08:45am Toy Haulers
RE: Engine braking now vs then.

In 2009 I towed our 5ver over the Creston Salmo pass in BC with an 03 Duramax. I manually placed the truck in low gear and listened to the engine rev to over 5000 rpm as it struggled to hold back the gcvw of about 21000 lbs... about 35 mph. Second gear was a run away. In 2011 I went over the same pass with the same trailer using a 2011 Powerstroke. The engine was able to hold the trailer back in 2nd gear at about 3600 rpm and 45 mph. This year with 25000 lb gcvw my 2017 Powerstroke had no trouble what so ever maintaining 55 mph in 3rd gear at 2900 rpm. It was just a matter of setting the cruise and letting the automatic exhaust brake do its thing. There are a couple tighter bends in the road that prompted me to brake slightly to drop a few mph and then press resume on the cruise. The turbo boost would rise or fall depending on how much exhaust braking was required to maintain 55 mph. I was very impressed. They do work well. If you were using cruise the service brakes may have been coming on too.
jbc28 07/21/19 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Does anyone have a 2020 Momentum 320G?

Congrats. How was the deal? I've priced a 29G TT from a couple dealers and they are both approx 20% off MSRP on it. I bought a 2019 381M for 31% off...no trades.
jbc28 07/16/19 05:46am Toy Haulers
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

We just sold our 2005 KZ Sportsmen and purchased a 2019 Momentum 381M. It is has been great so far. The PDI went fantastic...only a few minor things. Our first trip was flawless. We love it. I was very hesitant to sell since our KZ was so solid and reliable.
jbc28 06/24/19 05:23am Toy Haulers
RE: Trailers, Trucks and Toy's Oh My...

Greetings Everyone! My wife and I have been saving money for a couple of years and we are looking at replacing our Truck and looking at purchasing a toy hauler with a 4 seat side by side. I've done exhaustive research on the products (trailers, Trucks and Toys) What I didn't consider was the impact to our credit when we make these purchases. Has anyone on here just gone "All In" so to speak with going into this? Do I need to plan on buying all items within short succession of one another? Our buying power is not an issue for us as we have great credit and the ability to pay for said items. Below is what we are looking at, I would appreciate your thoughts on any of these if you have them. I'm not a brand loyalist when it comes to trucks, I have a 2017 Dodge 1500 right now. I picked the Ford because I like the options better than the new 3500 Dodge Dually's. 2020- Grand Design Momentum 381M 2019/2020- Ford 450 2020- Can Am Maverick X3 Max Thanks for your consideration, I'm looking forward to being a part of this community!!! Glen I like your taste in trucks and toyhaulers. I picked up a 2019 381m this weekend to go with a 2018 F450. It is a well matched combo. The 15' garage is great.
jbc28 06/10/19 11:02am Toy Haulers
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