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RE: New Host Mammoth

Whats the mileage on the F350... I have a 2011 same engine.. Two of my friends with similar year models had the Bosh CP4 fuel pump grenade and take out the engine. $16,000 repair to the motors. I was at 120,000 they were close to 130K miles. So I spent $2700 to replace the fuel pump before failure. Do a search on Bosch CP4 fuel pump failure. Other than that one issue the truck is awesome and I would not trade it for another truck. The issue with the pump is that it was designed for European Diesel which has a higher concentration of lubricity agent than US ULSD Diesel contains. The pump uses the fuel to lube and cool itself. US Diesel causes premature wear and when the pump goes it trhows metal shards into the injectors killing the engine. I now add a lubricating additive with each fill up to prevent the new pum from failing. This will fix you up before the train wreck
markowwes 09/08/20 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Slide failures?

Not a problem Gary, one time it quit half way through the vacation, just went outside when the wife went to slide it in and gave it a little push. The slide is not that heavy to give it a little help. The gear just usually tears out a couple notches so the one side won’t go in at the same time as the other. We continued using it for a week or so.I sent you a p.m.
markowwes 08/13/20 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Slide failures?

No nothing to do with off road, the slides are in and tight when traveling. My opinion is the material used could be heavier. The one that failed is under the dinette, just two tracks under there. Under the other side (fridge, stove, closet) a little heavier, four rails and never a problem. Wes
markowwes 08/13/20 11:56am Truck Campers
RE: Slide failures?

Had to replace the Happy Jack tracks on my Okanagan 4 times so far, they just used too light of metal on the rails. Twice on warranty and twice on my dime. Next time I’m going to manufacture something myself. It’s a real pain in the butt to pull the slide out to get at the mechanism. The drive gear tears out the metal between the holes on the track, Happy jack wanted over $700.00 for one track last time so I just welded it up and ground it out work.
markowwes 08/13/20 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Engine repair / upgrade after road trip

The 7.3 is bullet proof, you won’t have trouble with that engine at all !!! I had the Banks exhaust, Pac Brake engine brake and a tuner for extra HP when towing, it can take whatever you pile on. Too bad it let you down on vacation, a good fuel additive may have helped prevent that. Don’t get me started on the troubles I had with a 6.4. Good luck
markowwes 08/12/20 06:27am Truck Campers
RE: Onboard Air System Planning - Components Suggestions?

One of the kits I've been looking at, so far, was Viair's Ultra Duty setup, but I can't recall if there was issues with these being run alot. VIAIR 200 PSI Ultra Duty Onboard Air System i have a kelderman full air ride system in my F550, they use the Viair system, it runs 6 big air bags with now problems.
markowwes 08/05/20 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: Spring has sprung....

-21°C here this morning no spring in site for a few days
markowwes 03/19/20 10:58am Truck Campers
RE: towing w/ camper few ?s

It all comes down to how much money do you want to spend? No power or weight issues with this setup (only one problem, the MPG is bad) I went from GM to Ford in 99 and never had one that had the death wobble, that’s old school. Proper maintenance avoids that kind of issue. Stay away from the 6.4 Ford diesel though, it’s a money pit. Good Luck Wes
markowwes 03/09/20 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Hauling a heavy camper and towing

We have a 2018 F550 crew cab with Diesel and 4X4, with aluminum service body we are scaling in empty at : Front axle: 2570Kg. Rear axle: 2300 Kg. Total: 4870 Kg. 10,714Lb. Geared the way I have it we can tow 35,000lb. You need to consider your tongue weight in the mix too. With my truck, Camper and Boat I scale in at 28,000Lb.
markowwes 02/24/20 02:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Introduction post

Welcome to the site Good to see that I’m not the only one dreaming of that day, already have a setup but just spend too much on toys to be able to walk away from the steady income. If the dealership will let you, load the unit you are looking at and go and weigh it. That will tell you what mods you may need or if you are totally to heavy. If they won’t let you, maybe you need to go to a different dealer. Just saying. Good luck, hope to see lots of retirement pictures so I can dream more. Wes
markowwes 02/12/20 11:11am Truck Campers
RE: F150 vs. stupidity

Are there no cops arount to see this ****, guy should be thrown in Jail for being so stupid!
markowwes 12/18/19 09:52am Truck Campers
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