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RE: New (to us) 2500 Suburban

Perfect vehicle! LS and 6 speed trans….. And folks say they wouldn’t sell if someone made a HD suv again…. If HD SUVs were selling well before, the manufacturers never would have discontinued them. Don't give me this baloney about EPA or whatever... They would have found a way to make it work if there was enough money involved.
mkirsch 01/27/23 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need some help troublshooting this issue

Guys all I had to do was remove the fuse and put it back on and it’s working ! Thanks a lot Sounds like it may never have been seated properly to begin with and bounced loose going down the road. At least the fuse wasn't blown. Fuses hardly ever just blow for no reason.
mkirsch 01/27/23 01:30pm Truck Campers
RE: DISCUSSION: 8 ft + crew cab vs. SUV

We have a Ram 4x6 (why do they say 4x4 when there are 6 tires on the ground?) crew cab, 8' bed. My ONLY complaint is we can't take it thru a drive thru car wash. So you have a 4-wheeled vehicle where 6 wheels are driven? That breaks the laws of physics, but I suspect you never studied law. ;) Technically it would be a 6x6, but in everyday language each set of dual wheels on a dually pickup is counted as a single wheel. At least with regards to being driven. So, a 4x4. It's funny because a tandem axle OshKosh snow plow truck is considered a 6x6 even though it has 10 wheels, but a typical tractor-trailer combination is called an "18 wheeler."
mkirsch 01/26/23 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help - jacks are draining my batteries

Too bad Dupa isn't responding anymore because there's one question I don't think was ever asked in this whole ordeal: How are you getting the batteries back up to full charge at home?
mkirsch 01/26/23 07:35am Truck Campers
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

I'm betting facebook guy thought nothing of his 2" of flex too...
mkirsch 01/26/23 07:31am Truck Campers
RE: Rickson contact problem

Yup out of business even though their old website is still active. Yeah it's probably a virtual machine that nobody at the hosting site knows anything about, and they're afraid to shut it down. Like most hosting sites, they probably have hundreds or dozens of them.
mkirsch 01/24/23 07:12am Truck Campers
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

"Basically the same" is not the same as "the same" though. Just because the frames vaguely resemble each other, or if they even match up bolt hole for bolt hole, does not mean that the later frame hasn't been improved. Different metallurgy, slightly thicker steel, just a couple of examples of how they could sneak in a little extra strength over the years.
mkirsch 01/23/23 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

Flame flexing to that degree is NOT okay in any sense. If not addressed, eventually you are going to find yourself sitting on the side of the road in a situation similar to that fellow on Facebook stuck in Mexico with a broken frame. It's pretty clear that you're set in the course of action you're going to take. You would be wise to take action sooner rather than later. Just know that, it is not a common solution so you're not likely to find anyone to give you the affirmation you seek. You are venturing into uncharted territory. Frames are commonly boxed for offroad vehicles and other custom applications so it's not unheard of, just not specifically for what you're doing. For sure, I don't think it will hurt. It just might not help. Make sure you tell us how it works out for you.
mkirsch 01/23/23 07:02am Truck Campers
RE: Honda generator to truck camper

A little off topic but does anyone know of a generator like the Honda 2000 that is diesel powered? No. Defeats the purpose. Diesel engines tend to be bigger & heavier for the same HP (aka: wattage) output. These little generators are intended to be small and light. If you are worried about gummed up carbs, look into propane adapters. Don't forget LOUDER.
mkirsch 01/20/23 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: Unable to identify model of trailer

Here in NY state there is the concept of "homemade" trailers, which allows you to register and title pretty much any trailer by calling it homemade.
mkirsch 01/18/23 12:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Crack in plastic shower wall Lance 1172

Is it fiberglass or some sort of acrylic? In my experience NOTHING sticks to acrylic. Had a cracked shower pan in my TC. Tried epoxy, no dice. Fiberglass and resin, fuggeddaboutit. No amount of roughing and cleaning would make it stick. Like eggs off a teflon pan. If fiberglass, you've got it made.
mkirsch 01/18/23 07:01am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing a Used Truck?

Thinks he's going to be the next whistlindiesel. At least when he abuses/destroys something his income exceeds his expenses. You aren't doing that with 13K or whatever subscribers this guy has.
mkirsch 01/17/23 10:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I Buy The Dealer's Hitch

If you're willing to pay the $1000's extra for an F250 over an F150, then why are you quibbling over the $300 of shop time to have the hitch installed? That's 2 hours of shop time these days, which is about right. Say what??? When was the last time you went truck shopping? There is very little differnce between the 150s and the 250 or the 350 set up the same. Availability of trucks is another issue. Yes, I've been shopping and very discouraged by the lack of inventory. My local Ford dealer usually has hundreds of trucks on the lot, only had 6 Super dutys and 35 F150s. Don't know where you've been but the difference between 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons is about $10,000. Trim level for trim level. Of course if you compare a mid-trim F150 with a base F250, the price is about the same. That's not apples to apples.
mkirsch 01/13/23 11:31am Towing
RE: Should I Buy The Dealer's Hitch

If you're willing to pay the $1000's extra for an F250 over an F150, then why are you quibbling over the $300 of shop time to have the hitch installed? That's 2 hours of shop time these days, which is about right. Then again, you 100% will need to adjust it yourself once you get home and get the trailer loaded. You're only paying for them to assemble the hitch and physically put it on the truck/trailer. Guess I'm not really helping. For a 9000GVW trailer, go with the F250. Even with modern trucks I still maintain that 7500 loaded is the COMFORT limit for an F150.
mkirsch 01/13/23 07:35am Towing
RE: 2005 Arctic fox 1150 boat loader

BTW, 13ft 6in is a commercial restriction, but you have to understand that the infrastructure was built around that restriction. Not being commercial means you won't get ticketed for being over height, but it does not exempt you from the laws of physics. "I'm not commercial so I figured I'd fit." Yeah, good luck with that one, LOL. 13'6" has nothing to do with being commercial. While you are unlikely to get ticketed, you certainly can be ticketed for it. Most likely this would happen if you hit a bridge and your boat winds up in the windshield of the car behind you. But it depends on how obviously over height you are. Ask the guy that loaded a tree on a trailer to haul home from his lake lot, to plant in his suburban yard. HP stopped him for the dragging wires, made him secure wires to trailer, and tie branches down to get below legal max. Days later, LEOs showed up at his house, arrested him for leaving the accident. Insurance covered cost of damage, but he was bumming rides for a year. Being held responsible for the damage and mayhem that results from being over height is not the same as being ticketed for simply being over height. Simply being over height is a commercial regulation. Damaging property, leaving the scene of an accident, are criminal offenses.
mkirsch 01/12/23 01:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Rivian R1S

Sitting next to an SUV with that model designation. Nice looking rig, appears to be in the same chassis as pickup. No plates out. Marty Et tu, Mar-tay? This forum should be retitled "Rag on EVs." Oh for the days of a good old fashioned gas vs. diesel, or you-need-a-dually-for-that thread. I'd even settle for an oil argument or a tire discussion. Maybe I should start a tire thread because the tires on my late Dad's truck are worthless off pavement.
mkirsch 01/12/23 05:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2005 Arctic fox 1150 boat loader

BTW, 13ft 6in is a commercial restriction, but you have to understand that the infrastructure was built around that restriction. Not being commercial means you won't get ticketed for being over height, but it does not exempt you from the laws of physics. "I'm not commercial so I figured I'd fit." Yeah, good luck with that one, LOL.
mkirsch 01/12/23 05:28am Truck Campers
RE: midi heki replacement for a 2012 Lance 855S camper

Lance dealer? rvpartscenter.com could probably help you out.
mkirsch 01/12/23 05:23am Truck Campers
RE: 2005 Arctic fox 1150 boat loader

Is there height restriction on chicles I have never heard of that I guess I could strap them to the back of it Well you go ahead and throw them kayaks up there and then wonder why you're dragging someone's fibre/phone/electric wire, OR wonder where your kayaks went, when you get to the campground.
mkirsch 01/11/23 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Armada to Pull 33' Lightweight TT

Exact weight ratings are irrelevant. You only need a general idea of what the Armada is capable of towing to know that this isn't a great idea.
mkirsch 01/10/23 09:28am Tow Vehicles
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