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RE: Cargo trailers with tongue extensions

I haul a camper with overhang and tow an enclosed using the extend the truck hitch method. I prefer this because it works with all me trailers, and less off tracking in turns mentioned by others. Departure angle of the truck is greatly reduced. I wonder if a hinge built in the extension that allows it to only go “up” when it is grounded would work for departure angle?
noteven 01/23/20 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: 4 season camping

I have a 30ft Roughneck Travel trailer that functions fine at -35F. I wouldn’t call it “4 Season” because it doesn’t have woo hoo stickers proclaiming 4 season. It uses 4 gal propane per day in those conditions. It prefers a supply of 110v ac power for the 2 x 40,000btu rv turbofan furnaces. It wouldn’t be that handy getting to the ski hill cause it weighs 9000lbs dry. But it will keep you warm.
noteven 01/23/20 08:23am Travel Trailers
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

Did both trucks decide direct gear in trans was used? If yes 6 or 10 speeds doesn’t matter for a highway cruising mpg test. Wind and cooler denser air for red truck. It would take some work but a test using 91 gas to allow the ecm to optimize timing vs the “minimum” recommended 87 would be interesting on a $/miles basis
noteven 01/22/20 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

7.3 V8 gudzilla EcoBoost 600hp!!
noteven 01/22/20 08:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4 season camping

Escape trailers Chilliwack BC - 4 NW season capable. (going to rain, light rain, wet rain, wet snow). Talked to an owner last week. They had used theirs which was spec’d for cold weather at -10F no freezes.
noteven 01/22/20 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

I am hauling a 2900lbs camper on a 2012 F350 4x4 6.2 / 6spd Torqshift towing a 20ft enclosed trailer at 3200lbs +/-. My 20' enclosed trailer is about 3500 lbs empty and loaded 6000-8000 lbs based on what I bring. Are you sure yours is that light when full? It’s a light bike hauler. 2400lbs empty, 1 x 500lbs bike and some tools and camp chairs n stuff.
noteven 01/21/20 08:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Las Vegas Truck Camper Storage

Check out Overton RV storage in the Moapa Valley. It’s not in the cities of LV though. About 50 minutes from Speedway Boulevard.
noteven 01/21/20 05:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone with the Ford 6.2 Carrying TC

I am hauling a 2900lbs camper on a 2012 F350 4x4 6.2 / 6spd Torqshift towing a 20ft enclosed trailer at 3200lbs +/-. Performance is decent. The trans has a useful manual mode that will hold gears nicely. Grade braking feature works ok. The engine is multi-fuel - I’ve never used 85% ethanol. It pulls happier on 91 vs 87 at everyday rpm 2000-3500. 9-10mpg in calm airs, 7mpg in 30mph head wind in 4th at 3500rpm. Mpg hand ciphered cruising at 60-65mph on western roads. Engine will pull hard at over 4000rpm. Dash fuel mpg is within 1/10th mpg. Apparently 5-Star tunes tidy up the transmission shift personality for tow/hauling. A camper stuck up in the air makes a great downhill air brake. I’ll get laughed at for not actually knowing what axle ratio I have, but road gear (6th) is really tall - 1600 rpm? at 70mph - gives decent mpg empty for a tall truck but useful for towing downhill. 5 and 6 are overdrive ratios. It is quiet and nice handling (for a twuck). The Fast Lane Truck crew dyno’d a 2017 6.2 vs a new 7.3. Results were interesting...
noteven 01/21/20 05:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Mount trailer tires yourself at home?

I don’t have a balancer so I use a shop.
noteven 01/15/20 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: better to adjust wd hitch for heavy load? or for unloaded TV

On my old school chain on the end of the bars hitch one chain link adjusts weight transfer to the front axle in about 200lbs increments. Adjusting does change the handling of the truck.
noteven 01/09/20 08:34pm Towing
RE: Eh Weight Police!

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noteven 01/08/20 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Eh Weight Police!

Biggest danger danger: The brakes on that trailer might yard the hitch right off the pick em up twuck.
noteven 01/07/20 10:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Now up to 715 campsites

Thank you Ralph. Happy travels in 2020
noteven 01/05/20 04:53pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

“Commercial” truck tires max speed ratings are at maximum load for the tire.
noteven 01/04/20 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Well didn't know it was Tumbleweed Season

Did the chem trails cause them to migrate?
noteven 01/01/20 04:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

So is a F450 like Ford put 19.5’s ( and wt steer axle) on a F350 thinking that increases capacity without checking here first? :) Yes, just like it. Except, the F450 pickup has axles that are intended for 19.5’s, and are rated higher by the axle manufacturer, and bigger brakes to go with the 19.5’s that are much heavier than the tires and wheels available on the F350’s, which increases the unsprung weight, rotational mass and momentum, which has a negative effect on the brakes ability to stop the vehicle. The 19.5’s also factor into other suspension components like the springs and shocks chosen for the vehicle. Other than that, it’s exactly the same. :W :):) :) :)
noteven 01/01/20 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

So is a F450 like Ford put 19.5’s ( and wt steer axle) on a F350 thinking that increases capacity without checking here first? :)
noteven 01/01/20 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

What Grit said^. Wide track steer axle & front leaf springs? 19.5 moccasins available... Also does the 450 pickup have straight SAE 34” wide frame rails back of cab? Kind of a “derated” F550 available as a pickup (complete vehicle) that flies under the “commercial vehicle” flag down at the dmv and insurance office? My F350 chassis cab pops up as “commercial” on the computers....
noteven 12/30/19 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F450 vs F350 SRW payload

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noteven 12/27/19 06:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Very good video on Buddy Heaters

Catalytic heaters do Not have ceramic tiles They have "glass"? mat that is coated with Platinum Which is the catalysis Yes “tile” was an incorrect term. It has screen like mats as you describe.
noteven 12/27/19 05:49pm Tech Issues
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