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RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

The engine options are disappointing.
manley 07/14/20 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

I have an ‘18 F150 with max tow. The answer is no... you will be WAY over your RAWR.
manley 07/14/20 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carlisle Sport Trail LH Bias Trailer Tire

US Made GY ENDURANCE, not a single non road hazard failure in over 3 years on the market. Discount tire will have fresh date codes and good pricing. I just ordered set yesterday. I figured that4 years on my OEM Maypops was enough! Local tire store told me it is the ONLY American made trailertire they can get. Marathons are made in China, fyi.
manley 05/08/20 12:41pm Towing
RE: slide outs, different kinds?

A big benefit of the cable slide outs is that the frame isn’t notched to accommodate the mechanism.This could be true IF, your TT has a weak frame as many do. Both of my TTs with slides have had the mechanisims go thru the frame... My frames were heavy duty, and the holes were properly reinforced. 10 years on each TT of hard use/rough roads (100% boondocking) with no issues. Come to think of it, I have not once seen this to be an issue reported here on this forum... Could this be something a salesperson told you? They will say anything to make the sale. Why yes, your royal highness, it was pointed out by the salesman as an advantage of my particular brand of camper. Since I tow with a half ton - obviously risking my life and the lives of everyone within three states - it helps reduce the weight because we don't require structural reinforcement of the frame. I'm really happy that you have the holy grail of tow vehicle and travel trailer. Some of us don't have that luxury.
manley 04/28/20 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: slide outs, different kinds?

A big benefit of the cable slide outs is that the frame isn’t notched to accommodate the mechanism.
manley 04/26/20 07:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

411 miles to go. Lord willing, we will shelter in place with our daughter and her family tonight.
manley 04/05/20 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

If schools are empty, anywhere in the USA, just pull in and stay the night? That is horrifically dangerous advice!!! School rules, regulations, etc. have tighter up so much in the last several years that literally no unauthorized access is allowed. Just because schools are not in sessions doesn’t mean the rules are lifted. In my area, they would haul you off to jail simply for being present without authorization. And God forbid you have a weapon of any kind in your possession (knife, gun, baseball bat, taser, bear spray.....). I have no idea why this suggestion would EVER cross someone’s mind, especially when you can pull into virtually any rest stop, Walmart parking lot, or other acceptable area. Let me repeat: private parks are open. Everything I have seen regarding local SIP and shutdown orders allows them to remain open as essential businesses. Think, if you will, about how many full time residents many parks have. In that respect, they are really no different than apartment complexes! Besides, YES, I am aware that my presence on school grounds would violate many of the STUPID gun free zone ordinances.
manley 04/05/20 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

Did Manley make the trip? In process. Currently down for the night in Meridian, MS. Thanks for all the very helpful advice. I’m happy to report that travel has been EZPZ. Thank you all again especially for the prayers,
manley 04/04/20 07:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

By the way, we do have a letter from the facility deeming it “essential travel,” and DW is an RN. I have a printed copy of her nursing license in the console. We will also take photos at every border to document our route and thus avoid quarantine. I will also print the proposed route and keep a log as suggested.
manley 04/02/20 08:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

Thanks to all who have replied. We are pulling out in the morning. I did buy a generator, it is in the bed of my truck - hidden under bed cover until needed. Our daughter and her family live just northeast of Jennings, FL, right inside Georgia. Their farm actually borders the state line. We will shelter in place at their house, as we have been doing here in TX for a week already. No COVID tests, as we have all been compliant. Her Dad is in a facility in Lake City, FL. If we have to take the camper there to be close, we will (if we can). Otherwise, it will be day treks as the end nears. I sincerely appreciate prayers as we travel. This will be a long, slow trip. I have a herniated discL3-L4 - and will have to baby that injury, because I postponed surgery to get her to Daddy.
manley 04/02/20 08:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

Hi all, Like the subject says, DW and I have to make an emergency trip from Wichita Falls to Lake Park, GA. Her Daddy is on hospice care, and I must get her there sooner - as it is likely we won't be able to travel later. To avoid Louisiana completely, we will take US 82 across southern Arkansas. At some point, probably in Mississippi, we will drop down to US 84 to avoid Albany, GA (the coronavirus capital). If I am able to accomplish this trip Here's the questions: Are private RV parks open? Will I have problems crossing state lines? Basic route and points of entry: Texas -> Arkansas at Texarkana, Arkansas -> Mississippi at Greenville, Mississippi -> Alabama at BFM, and Alabama -> Georgia at Donalsonville. Should I purchase a generator, "just in case?" Any known snafus? What am I missing? Thanks in advance, gang!
manley 04/02/20 10:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ford F-150 towing mirror size?

Manley, thanks so much for the pics and details. It seems the standard mirrors are similar size to the towing mirror tops. Big gain is the large convex bottom mirror and the width gain both before and after extension. Yes. That is exactly correct. We towed 300 miles today, am always very thankful to have them. They are 10 times better. Than standard mirrors. I don’t understand why Ford doesn’t make them standard with the Max Trailering package. Just a reminder, wind noise (at least on my aftermarket ones) is bad. I’ve heard better things about the 1A Auto ones.
manley 03/13/20 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 towing mirror size?

Standard mirror dimensions: https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89635356_10221398564301954_7902042111497732096_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=0be424&_nc_ohc=iTLrlunGU_YAX8piBc1&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=ade72acfd06cbd7be9252842413d5332&oe=5E9244FE https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89767095_10221398562021897_905229507990913024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=0be424&_nc_ohc=gvI2z33c6W0AX_K_ihq&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=aa87c498d74917747c6ab6cdcaa69b59&oe=5E91D3DD Tow mirror dimensions: https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89468569_10221398560341855_7373535927479566336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=0be424&_nc_ohc=6XP3w-Jiz0kAX-tv9gy&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=d97c9eb6f0a5e662a934f81ad6119f3e&oe=5E924C62 Tow mirror fully extended: https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89964721_10221398564021947_4414411599222145024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=0be424&_nc_ohc=744ES85Gs3YAX9Eg7uB&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=1027b87d465e9631e45e015e2c56764a&oe=5E920D5D From the front, with tow mirrors extended: https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89722094_10221398556021747_1651670029189513216_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=0be424&_nc_ohc=-zB9hkhiTU4AX-mf3NW&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=219126f7a5082c66e7247a03fbed739b&oe=5EA5AA70 I tried to get a shot with both mirrors in the photo. Kinda hard to do, but you get the idea: https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89767546_10221398558501809_1715237877337554944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=0be424&_nc_ohc=7tyq-Z2MF88AX-XZQHF&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=d3e39579af32d4d3c1e4366379c5bb61&oe=5E9108A8
manley 03/13/20 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 towing mirror size?

Hope this helps. Recommendation: buy them. You won’t be disappointed. At a cost of several hundred dollars? I'll put up with slip on mirrors until I get the next truck. Okay then. Don't.
manley 03/13/20 05:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 towing mirror size?

I’d give you some photos, if this archaic forum wasn’t such a pain in the rear to post pictures. :S The top part of the tow mirror is slightly larger than the oem mirrors, about 2” wider, and maybe an inch taller. The convex mirror is about 4x10”. The extension adds about 3-4” from the retracted position, which is already about 4” wider than original equipment. Hope this helps. Recommendation: buy them. You won’t be disappointed.
manley 03/12/20 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F-150 towing mirror size?

Been looking at getting the factory towing mirrors since I first considered buying an F150. Pricing on the aftermarket copies is down in the $200-250 range. My TT is a "narrow" version and the standard truck mirrors work to see pretty much straight down the TT sides. BUT being able to see more is always better ;) Anyways, being too lazy to run out to a Ford dealer right now, anybody with a 2019 F150 with towing mirrors care to measure the mirror sizes and distance from the window for me, please? Much bigger. That means taller & wider, and the ability to telescope. Also, much noisier if you buy the cheap aftermarket ones. The Ford ones are stupid expensive, but I have heard good things about 1AAuto.com, so you may try there. In my opinion, they are worth the extra coin and wind noise.
manley 03/07/20 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 6.6 Tow Review

I looks like it pulls well there. I think when the 10 speed gets in the truck it will be much better. Good looking truck though. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Not my cup of tea... not by a mile. That front end ruins what otherwise would be a very appealing truck for me.
manley 02/22/20 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags or "Bump Stop" type suspension

I have Timbrens on my Ram 2500. There is just under 3/4" gap between the spring perch and the rubber. For the most part I'm very happy with the Timbrens because the truck rides absolutely level even with full loads on the 5er hitch or gooseneck. The one negative is when I hit bumps enough to compress the coil springs you you can definitely feel the perch hit the rubber. From time to time I've considered removing the Timbrens and going to air bags. KJ Yes, this describes it perfectly. With the Timbrens on a light duty truck, both loaded and unloaded ride quality are DEFINITELY compromised.
manley 10/30/19 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags or "Bump Stop" type suspension

I'm towing a 2020 Grand Design, 10500# (when fully loaded) 30' fiver with a pin weight topping out around 1900#. The tow rig is a 2014 F250 6.7 diesel super cab with 6 3/4 bed. The truck squats just a bit when I haul and just want to get it up to level. I've been shopping the Air Lift 7200 bags with the remote and on board compressor, and the Timbren brand "bump stops". Any feedback on either or both out there? Thanks. I’ve had both. Currently have the Timbrens, and about to replace them with bags. Put the airlift ride control on today, took timbren off. Instant improvement!
manley 10/26/19 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags or "Bump Stop" type suspension

I'm towing a 2020 Grand Design, 10500# (when fully loaded) 30' fiver with a pin weight topping out around 1900#. The tow rig is a 2014 F250 6.7 diesel super cab with 6 3/4 bed. The truck squats just a bit when I haul and just want to get it up to level. I've been shopping the Air Lift 7200 bags with the remote and on board compressor, and the Timbren brand "bump stops". Any feedback on either or both out there? Thanks. I’ve had both. Currently have the Timbrens, and about to replace them with bags.
manley 10/21/19 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
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