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RE: Had Americas Tires install new tires BIG PROBLEM

Thanks every one for your replys. I found a local Lic Plumber who said over the phone "I don't work on RVs" I asked if he would at least look at it. He looked at it and fixed it for $270.oo I think he jacked the price up when I said I was going to take it to Court I called all the RV Repair places within 100 miles and none hardly had time to talk to me. One place said he would fix for $300 but I had to bring the TT to him. But it would be 6 weeks before he could do the job. Lo and behold the Claims guy from Americas Tire called this afternoon and said send the invoice for the repair and he would send me a check Maybe all is good after all. I am in my 80s and I cannot climb around under RVs like I used to. I was going to repair the problem myself. Glad I did not have to as it is 103 here today
samsontdog 06/25/20 04:46pm Travel Trailers
Had Americas Tires install new tires BIG PROBLEM

I had new tires installed on my TT last week. 225/75 R15 Good Year Endurance. The 19 yr old who took the tires off and installed the new tires broke the grey water line with the long handle on the jack. The Manager said he put in a ins claim but he said Americas Tire did not do it. I also filed a claim with my Ins Co but I have $500 deductible. My Ins Lady said there was no claim filed by Amer Tires. She called the Manager of A T and he said he was not filing a claim as it would go on his record even tho the young kid said he did it. I am leaving the State for two months so I have to get something done by next week. All the Head Quarters for Amer Tires are closed due to the Corona V I was there the entire time the kid was installing the tires. The kid said "Oh **** I broke something" I said "you sure did" you better tell your boss What would you do? All the RV Repair places are 3 weeks behind on work to be done. I will take it to small claims court when I get back
samsontdog 06/24/20 04:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: slide vs no slide

I will never buy another RV without a slide out, I prefer two or more for the extra room. I have had RVs with slide outs for yrs and very little problems
samsontdog 06/24/20 03:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing Travel Trailers

I have towed 5th ws, TTs for over 50 yrs. I prefer TTs because I haul a lot of stuff in the p/up bed and I have a canopy on the bed. I have a 34 ft TT at the present time and use the Equalizer 4 point hitch. I also have the Hensley which I found to be too much trouble to hook up and no better than the Equalizer. I have never had a problem towing either the 5th ws nor TT, never had an accident or a ticket in over 65 ys..If you have your truck properly equipped it will tow the TT as well as the 5th w. I towed a 40 ft 5th w one summer and it did not tow any better than my 34 ft TT. I felt safe towing either one
samsontdog 06/15/20 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: TT Tires

OEM 205? you may have 5" or 5.5" wheels. Approved wheels are 6" to 7" wide. https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/endurance/sizes-specs Maybe I read it wrong. It is under cover and hard for this old 82 yr old to read
samsontdog 06/13/20 03:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing without WD hitch

If it was me I would hitch up and take it home. I t will be empty. Back in the 50 and 60s we never had WD or the adjustably hitch head. I towed thousands of miles with no problems. I don't now
samsontdog 06/13/20 01:39pm Toy Haulers
TT Tires

I just ordered tires for my TT from Americas Tires. I went from 205x75 15 to a 225x75 Goodyear Indurance. 10 ply. How have they held up for the people that have bought them? $708.00 out the door but they had to order them. I asked for DOT on the tires to be under 6 months but he said we cannot ask for that. I said if they are over 8 months old that I will cancel the order. They said "fine" I have towmaster on them now, 2,232 pds per tire, 5 yrs old but I had a tire come completely apart when I got to my camp site last summer. It had air in it but it was completely apart on the inside of the tire, I was lucky it did not blow out on the Freeway. I had a new tire from America tire put a new tire on in Burlington Wa for $63
samsontdog 06/13/20 01:28pm Travel Trailers
Desperate V10 problem (FOLLOW UP}

I posted last week that my F250 3/4 ton Ford was coughing and dying when I was turning around at very slow speed. After 1 hr or so it would start and run fine for several months. After many comments from a lot of you, I took into the Ford Dealership. They found the Evap canister was not working and the vent solenoid was defective. The fuel pump was fine. I hope that takes care of my problem Will cost me $666.00 but I was all set to buy a new Ford XLT F250 for $40K OUT THE DOOR so actually I saved a bunch. As I am in my 80s I probably will not be towing many more yrs. My P/Up only has 124K on it and looks nearly new. THANKS, EVERYONE WHO TOLD ME WHAT TO LOOK FOR TO FIX MY PROBLEM
samsontdog 05/27/20 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I have an appointment at the Ford Dealership to check out my 2003 Ford F250 V10 with 124K one owner miles. It has been a great truck. Just have to find out why it dies for no reason. Supposedly they have a Tech with 34 yrs experience. For $60 hopefully he can tell me what's wrong. If I cannot get my V10 repaired I will buy the 2020 XLT with the 6.2L for $40K out the door. Nearly everyone I talk to think my problem is the fuel pump which will cost $800 plus
samsontdog 05/23/20 11:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I nearly bought one two days ago from Elk Grove Ford. The MSRP was $50,480 without the options. I could have bought it for $46,852.38 out the door. My Grand Son is a Homicide Det in Sac Ca and the owner Cole Wood who is the owner of Elk G Ford, sponsors my GS Homicide partner in Race Car. Cole loves Law E and Service People so he more or less sells the cars etc at his costs. 430 HP at 5500 RPM 3,55 axle ratio I decided at my age that I did not need that much truck so decided on a 2020 XLT F250 Ford for $40K OTD
samsontdog 05/23/20 01:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I nearly bought one two days ago from Elk Grove Ford. The MSRP was $50,480 without the options. I could have bought it for $46,852.38 out the door. My Grand Son is a Homicide Det in Sac Ca and the owner Cole Wood who is the owner of Elk G Ford, sponsors my GS Homicide partner in Race Car. Cole loves Law E and Service People so he more or less sells the cars etc at his costs. 430 HP at 5500 RPM 3,55 axle ratio I decided at my age that I did not need that much truck so decided on a 2020 XLT F250 Ford for $40K OTD
samsontdog 05/23/20 01:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

Thank you BFL13 I will print this out and take it to the MechanicThose steps may clear it up, unfortunately the mechanic will tell you they can't guarantee it, so you still won't have absolute peace of mind. But you won't be totally out of luck if the truck tends to start after it's sat a while and cooled off. I guess, for the next few weeks try to avoid hard left turns while out in the boondocks. Neither turns were hard left turns, I had plenty of room to make the turns. Yesterday I was not really making a turn as I just pulling over as the truck was stalling, trying to run
samsontdog 05/20/20 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

OP didn't say, but could he have run the battery down trying to start, then an hour later, the battery recovered enough to start it? The battery did not run down. I only tried for a few sec each time and the eng would cough and then go ENGEEEEEEEE, which I know is a funny sound that I had never heard in my 68 yrs of driving
samsontdog 05/20/20 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

What code(s) is the ECU throwing ? No codes at all
samsontdog 05/20/20 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

The postponement of a 4000 mile trip is not a desperate act. Desperate since I am afraid to drive the p/up anywhere. Desperate since I may have to buy a new p/up Desperate at our age this was going to be our last long trip
samsontdog 05/20/20 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

Thank you BFL13 I will print this out and take it to the Mechanic
samsontdog 05/20/20 12:19am Tech Issues
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

The truck only stalled twice in 124,000 miles. Both times very slow as I was making a u turn and today when I was parking. Fiest time the tank was nearly full and today nearly empty.wireing is all nearly new
samsontdog 05/19/20 09:17pm Tech Issues
V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

I have a 2003 Ford F250 P/Up with 124K miles. In April just before heading back to Sac Ca, I made a u turn and the p/up died. The eng would barely run for a sec or 2 then die and would not restart. Called Good Sam for a tow but in the hour it took them to go 11 miles the eng cooled off and low and behold it started. I thought it was prob the gas filter so I replaced that and drove it nearly 700 miles with no problem. Today I made a run out to the dump and it died again when I made a left turn. After an hour or so it started. I took it over to the Service place that I like to have them check it out. Said the only way they could check it, it would have to be having the same problem. he checked with 3 mec and they said the same thing. They could check everything at $120.00 an hr. I spend nearly $1K having all new everything installed 2 yrs ago. I have a 4,000 mile trip planned this summer and until I find the problem I am dead in the water. Elk Grove Ford just called me telling me they have a new Ford with the 7.3 Eng for $53,000. Any one know or think they know what the problem is with my V10 eng ?
samsontdog 05/19/20 05:58pm Tech Issues
RE: F-53 V-10 Oil Capacity

I have owned 3 with the V10 and they all required 6 qts
samsontdog 03/22/20 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 24’ Class C. Chevy 4500 or Ford 450?

I have owned 3 of the V10 eng and one 6.0 L and in MHO the V10 eng is one of the best eng ever
samsontdog 02/02/20 12:29pm Class C Motorhomes
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