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RE: Max Payload Question

thanks guys , i already got myself a firestone ride right air kit , i wonder if upgrading the real leaf springs would also be good?...... Adding the air kit doesn't change your load rating. It merely allows you to level out the truck when you're hauling. Closest thing I've got to you, and I don't think the specs changed in 2006, is my 2005 F350 SW, short bed. At the scale, with me (210lbs) and 10gal of diesel, was 8280lbs total, and rear axle 3440lbs. Tires are 3640lbs, limiting rear axle weight to 7280lbs, leaving 3840 for the trailer, minus whatever else I put in the truck, some of which goes slightly to the front axle.
phillyg 01/24/21 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Travel Restrictions Coming

Let's all hope, as the vaccines are rolled out, this scourge of humanity gets under control, and we can live our lives normally again.
phillyg 01/24/21 08:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Removable 5th wheel hitch?

I'm not aware of any lightweight sliding hitch.
phillyg 01/17/21 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: East Coast Road Trip????? Pandemic?

I've checked from FL to VA for a potential trip and most CGs are open for business.
phillyg 01/17/21 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: SD Address, yay or nay?

Go over to the Escapees forum and investigate their mail services to SD, TX and FL residents. You need to divorce your current domicile and obtain drivers licenses, insurances, professional connections, pay taxes if any, doctors, banking, etc., in the new state. No state can hold you hostage, but you have to be a resident somewhere. The MT LLC has been around for years, but last I heard, aggressive tax states like CA, NY, MI, will try to collect if you spend more than x days in-state with your MT-registered RV.
phillyg 01/12/21 03:17pm Full-time RVing
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

Hard to tell, but the pin seems to be on a hitch too far aft. Also, the TV has to be way overloaded for that FW.
phillyg 01/10/21 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Conflicting information tow dolly

If it were me, I'd ignore Ford's guidance and securely tie down the steering wheel to prevent turning.
phillyg 12/29/20 08:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Geomagnetic storm in progress -- watch for aurora!

Wait, what? I read a novel about geostorms. We all died!
phillyg 12/11/20 06:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: inspection

I haven't seen much at all about hiring paid inspectors here or on the other two RV sites I visit. If you can be your own handyman around your house, I'd suggest you pull up one of the PDI checklists here and do your own inspection.
phillyg 12/03/20 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Haul Mode

I activate tow/haul when accelerating and decelerating, but I find I can deactivate it at speed on level ground with no headwind. If the trans shifts out of OD I know it's time to activate it again.
phillyg 12/02/20 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

I know from this and other forums that spring packs fail, but I don't think it's a frequent problem. I would probably carry one spare pack and a set of shackles and bolts with me if I went to Alaska, but I don't in the lower 38.
phillyg 11/28/20 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Burnt wires in power distribution panel

I found similar in the main panel and transfer switch in my old Bounder. It was also a rats nest of extra wire. I must have taken out three feet of excessive wire in bits and pieces, and it all needed tightening. Amazing there was no fire.
phillyg 11/24/20 02:46pm Tech Issues
RE: 1/2 ton towing

I looked at the trailer specs and I think you'd be maxed out, even if you load lightly. You might want to take a look at a fifthwheel.
phillyg 11/24/20 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: SW Florida Campgrounds

Rambler's Rest, Venice Royal Coachman, Nokomis Riverside RV Resort, Arcadia Encore Gulfview RV Resort, Punta Gorda I've found the Park Advisor app helps locate campgrounds and you can drill down from there. It's not always up to date, however.
phillyg 11/17/20 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buying used from Dealership and trading in our C

Trading in is always easier, but always a money-loser for you, IMHO.
phillyg 11/14/20 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Question for those tha full/part time in their TH

Except at pull-through sites, I've noticed most toy haulers end up with their tailgate inaccessible for loading/unloading.
phillyg 11/14/20 09:54am Toy Haulers
RE: Air bubble under front of rubber roof

Thanks for the info. I've seen a few RVs on the road with the bubble and it's likely they have no idea.
phillyg 11/14/20 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: queen corner bed vs twin single beds

I don't like corner anything for ease of making the bed. But, I wouldn't do twin beds either. All comes down to preferences and how much you're willing to sacrifice.
phillyg 11/14/20 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lippert TV Lift Remote

Thanks everyone for your responses, and specifically Carl and Susan. I just took a flashlight and seriously looked inside the front bottom left hand cabinet, and I found an override switch!
phillyg 11/12/20 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: Lippert TV Lift Remote

Right, but I'm going to call Lippert to verify. Since the remote is just a convenience for a lazy person, and I only raise the TV once when I arrive and once to lower it when I depart, I think my work-around will be to hard-wire an up-off-down switch if I can figure it out on the receiver controller.
phillyg 11/11/20 08:34am Tech Issues
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