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RE: Campers helping campers

I had a neighbor across the street walk to my truck window as I started my back in, and asked me if I was ok, did I need him to back that in for me. I had literally just started moving backward with my wife watching the rear. I smiled and said, "nope, I got it." He watched for the two minutes it took me to finish the job then silently walked back to his site. Yeah, helpful and nosey....fine line. If I see someone clearly in need of assistance I will offer a set of eyes. That's about as far as I go. Many times I've added my flashlight to the mix when folks come in at night (and no, shining at the truck does NOT help!). I let others figure things out on their own. It's called learning. It's why we're here.
mosseater 06/16/21 05:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

...I just looked up the email from the General Manager at the Ford dealer from when I ordered my truck. I was wrong when I told you that I ordered in mid-February. I ordered my truck on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11 AM.I picked it up on Tuesday, March 20. As I said, it was actually at the Ford dealer sometime the week before, but I was out of town. I guess my question is why my truck took a little less than two months and you ordered in early December and you still haven't received your truck? I am guessing that Ford has a vehicle allocation process that allocates orders to dealers. Even if the dealer has a sold order, it will not be accepted into the system. That's what I was told about my 2022 order. Dealer has several allocations for their own spec, so he put my order in as one of theirs spec'd the way I want it. It got me a place in line because they could put the order in to save my spot sooner but allowed me to finetune options for a while before the order was actually placed. Now thinking I won't see the truck until late fall, maybe even next year the way things are going.
mosseater 05/11/21 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: To portable dump tank or not to portable dump tank...

We do a lot of PA State Park camping, so it's something I take along often but don't use a lot. For me, it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. If someone would pump my tanks for $20 at a state park, I'd likely pay it than not.
mosseater 05/11/21 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Forced out of your reservation

The subject at hand being the spot being reserved, not how he makes his living or makes vids, I'd be looking for some compensation in some way. Like a free stay at a future date. Failing that satisfaction, I'd be temped to drive there bright and early and set up my camper before the rest get there, with my confirmation in hand. Thats a poor way to treat customers who have reserved a site. Lock in fee? Maybe for a specific site instead of a site they designate, but my confirmed reservation and accepted fee ARE my lock in to stay there one way or another. I'm thinking Id set up right next to their main office and see if that suits them.
mosseater 05/05/21 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

That's disturbing news. I just orderd a 2022 F 250 about a month ago and was told would be in by August or September. 2021 Was already a bust year for Ford sales because they stopped production to make ventilators, which we apparently don't need now given treatment options. To top it off (pun intended) I priced bed caps only to find out there is a "world-wide Fiberglass shortage". Even if I could place an order for a cap it would be around $3K! What a mess.
mosseater 05/04/21 11:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Balance Question

I've been using Dynabeads for years and have very even tire wear ever since. I can't say definitively that "they work", but I have no evidence to the contrary. I had a small tire wear problem at first and it hasn't resurfaced yet. On my second set using them. Hi J Barca! Long time no see.
mosseater 05/04/21 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

Me too just last month. 202,000. I'll also state nothing major went wrong until the end of what would have been the extended warranty. It's my daily driver and work truck as well as my tow vehicle. - cam chains, phasers, guides and solenoids , $3200 -front springs (yes, I said front!) and shocks, $900 - Trans cooler, radiator, bypass, valve body and converter (my fault for not changing coolant at the recommended mileage) $1200 - fuel module , $130 - two spark plug changes, $300 -Four sets of tires, $750 - AC compressor, $ 700 - two exhaust manifolds, $300 (dealer comp parts) - diff cover and fluid $175 - 3 trans flushes, $450 - drive shaft and inter bearing, $600 - misc brakes, belts etc. and partridge in a pair tree, $800 ish. I still like the truck but Ford could have done a better job in several areas. That 5.4 L runs great, just not enough to get it done while towing sometimes. Next time...F 250 and 7.3 L gas.
mosseater 10/27/20 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

It didn't take me long to realize packing the hub is not only expensive, but pointless. I use the zerk once a year for a pump or three, then carefully use a grease needle to shoot in between the rollers on the outer bearing. Otherwise, repack by hand or grease packer. Only takes about 2 or 3 pumps to properly pack a bearing that size. You want to fill the hub, be my guest. I repack by hand every 5 years or so. Why would anyone want to force contaminated grease from the inner bearing through the outer bearing???
mosseater 10/26/20 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

It wouldn't be the first time Cequent had part number compatibility issues. Two different parts with the same number from the factory.
mosseater 10/16/20 06:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Decided on a truck after MANY months.

I'm very interested in hearing reports on the new 7.3. I'll be in the market when the 3rd year power bump comes on line.
mosseater 10/15/20 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

That's pretty far away. Looks like it's a bottom coupler, so clearance usually isn't a problem. Hmmm....
mosseater 10/15/20 06:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: How often..

Date codes seem to run 7 years or less. Inspection generally shows cracks and tread separation well before the tread is gone. On my third set in 13 years. The originals were total junk. Been running Maxxis since.
mosseater 10/15/20 06:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Do you have pix of the set up hitched on the tv before things went wrong?
mosseater 10/14/20 06:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Is your trunion collar which mounts in the hitch head hitting the trailer A frame?
mosseater 10/12/20 06:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Nope, sure shouldn't. Cause?
mosseater 10/12/20 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

I have been towing with my sig pic truck from new in 07. I agree that payload will be the first thing you'll run out of. I've been up against my numbers every trip, 35', 8500 lbs and 1100 lb tongue weight, 16,000 GCVWR. The truck handles it fine as far as braking, handling and ride/stability. It's the power and gearing I run short on. Entrance ramps are a hope and pray strategy, and I'm always waiting for it to accelerate. Once up to speed it does pretty well around home's rolling hills and short mountains. Being a dinosaur 4 speed, I spend a lot of time between 4000-5000 RPMs, so the noise factor is a consideration as well. Nothing serious has happened inside the warranty or extended warranty period, so I'm glad I saved the money on that. I did have the cam phasers, chains and guides changed about 3 years ago and a cooling issue which was mainly my fault cost me some dough. Otherwise, rust is now the enemy after 13 years and 201,000 miles. Next time, It's super duty and 7.3 gas monster. I agree, it's going to depend on the specific truck whether you're comfortable with it or not.
mosseater 10/07/20 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
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