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RE: Slide propane line - upgraded to steel braided line?

Just went through this. Found one on Amazon being advertised as RV slide hose which basically meant it's the more flexible rubber type hose. Went 1' longer than factory zip timing to the factory spring the way it came but with more slack, but realized no matter what I did it was going to bind. Had a very specific plan to simply hold the hose away from the pinch point when putting in the kitchen slide but then last week my wife put the slide in without me and forgot and now the new hose is kinked again. Please post if you find anything that works. do you have room you could put a pulley for it to go around that might prevent the kink??
wowens79 06/24/21 09:55am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Alternate campground, Pensacola FL

That stinks. Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores AL, has 500 sites, and has pretty regular cancelations the week before arrival. Might want to check their website.
wowens79 06/23/21 01:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Found It, What a joke. Buying in 2021 LOL. You can keep it.

Wonder what they do when a person comes in with an "A" or "X" plan. I was told they get audited for those and they have to sell it for the plan price. The x/a plans are at the dealers discretion, they do not have to sell at plan price.
wowens79 06/22/21 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0L

The 6.0 gets its power at the higher rpms. I’ve got a 2002 with 253k miles, and it gets up around 5000rpms regularly. It is designed for it, and is a very durable and reliable engine. It is a little disturbing when spinning like that, but that is what it’s designed for. Just watch your trans temp to see if you need an additional cooler but it should be fine.
wowens79 06/22/21 04:24am Tech Issues
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

Dog rides in the trailer. That might be ok in Alberta, but the poster is in Texas, it gets way to hot in a camper for a dog in Texas.
wowens79 06/22/21 04:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bonehead Blunder, I'm an idiot!

I was hooking up the boat trailer in the rain and hurrying, and forgot to latch the hitch to the ball. Pulled it about 150 miles, very thankful there was alot of tongue weight.
wowens79 06/21/21 12:31pm Towing
RE: Looking for new tow vehicle

I really wish Ford would bring back the Excursion for families like this. It seems it would be the perfect vehicle in this situation. My son and I saw one the other days and were talking about what a shame it was they quite making them. Agree Ford already has the platform to build it and people would by it. I have a 2000 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3 diesel with around 103k on it and plan on taking this to my grave, best vehicle I have ever owned but I will say she is a garage queen and only comes out for towing and traveling, I have other vehicles for daily drivers as the Excursion can not be replaced if some idiot hits it. I looked up the excursion and they seem really hard to find in good shape and in relatively miles. I came across one thst us roughly 45 minutes from me that has the 6.0 diesel in it has roughly 179k miles. They want 12500 but say that it needs some work they will do at a "discounted price" the truck from the pictures looks in really really shape. I emailed them about what issues it has and the "discounted price" to repair. Does that sound like a good deal I am very wary that it needs parts replaced and it has that many miles. But I have thought of doing something similar to what you said where I juat buy a "tow vechicle" that would be way cheaper than a newer car Be very leery of the 6.0, they have a bad reputation. Supposedly with the right upgrades they can be reliable, but that would scare me away.
wowens79 06/21/21 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: new camper needs help!

Look for a quality used popup, they are great for starting out, easy on the pocket book, and hold their resale really well. Easily towed by your Expy. With a class C, you have an engine, and transmission, and expensive tires to maintain, and more expensive insurance. As you camp, you will learn what you really want in a camper. Also what you want/need will change as the kids grow. Our bunkhouse was great when my son was 5'2", now that he is 6'2" he no longer fits on the bunks.
wowens79 06/21/21 11:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Hitch Selection - TW Questions

When i was buying my Blue Ox, I was on the border between sizes and emailed Blue Ox, and they said to go with the heavier bars if in doubt.
wowens79 06/21/21 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for new tow vehicle

Thank you for the help. I think they replaced the excursion with the expedition since they claim it can pull over 9k. We definitely want an suv or van since we plan on using the camper a lot and already have a very long trip planned. So we want what's best for the kids to have room amongst theirselves but also allows us to have conversations in the front without little ears lol. The Excursion was built on the F-250 chassis, it was a beast. Much heavier duty than the Expedition.
wowens79 06/18/21 06:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Understanding towing weights?

I'm looking at doing the same thing over the next year. I can't see any reason not to go with a 350/3500. The price difference is like $1000. Read up on the new Ford 7.3 gasser(Godzilla), it is what I'm leaning towards. It would handle that 5th wheel with no problem, and save you $10k buying the truck, add 500-1000lbs of payload capacity. The new diesels are monsters, but the price to repair them is a monster also. The EPA has killed the diesel with all the emissions ****. If you were looking at a 40ft 5ver, I'd go diesel, but at your size I think the gasser makes sense.
wowens79 06/18/21 06:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for new tow vehicle

I really wish Ford would bring back the Excursion for families like this. It seems it would be the perfect vehicle in this situation. My son and I saw one the other days and were talking about what a shame it was they quite making them.
wowens79 06/18/21 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

Smoked pork butt freezes really well and is very versatile. It reheats well, and you can make tacos, bbq salads, put on top of a baked potato, quesadillas, nachos, chili, grilled cheese, sandwiches, or just plain with some sides. Just about any pasta dish.
wowens79 06/13/21 04:47am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: GRRR Ford Dealer - 2022 SD

Tomorrow I'll start escalating in the dealership, as this is BS.I would be cancelling and find a new dealer. But his problem now is that he is 2 months further from delivery, so he may not get his truck until Oct/Nov instead of July/Aug. He's got a new 5er coming, and I'm guessing nothing to pull it. Lead time on Super Dutys is way out there right now.
wowens79 06/09/21 02:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting started with sway control

I've been happy with my Blue Ox SwayPro. It pulls great, and you can back up with it. Also it is quiet. I think the Equalizer 4 Pt, Reese Dual Cam, and Blue Ox are pretty similar performance wise. The thing that swayed (pun intended) me was the Blue Ox is quiet, and can be backed up.
wowens79 06/04/21 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Tuner like “5 Star Tune “

My 6.0 only has the 4 spd trans, but I've found it will hold speed better at 68-70, than in the low 60s. It seems those few extra rpms bump it up where it is not as likely to downshift on those little rises. Also if the terrain is kinda rolling and it is downshifting, I drop it to 3rd gear and it spins about 3000rpm, and does well. Actually I don't notice a difference in MPGs towing in 3rd vs 4th, it sucks it all down either way :)
wowens79 06/02/21 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Avoid Silverton Colorado

Unfortunately I bet some people were not just riding through town, and were acting a fool in town on them. I've got a couple of Jeeps and a few go off trail, or rut up the trails, and it gets everyone banned. Hate those bad apples.
wowens79 05/20/21 07:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

The same can be said with tow vehicles, the new gas engines do a great job, and have really closed the gap with diesels. and for about $10k less. Great job??? 475 torque compared to 1050... you’re dreaming on closing the gap and it’s more the 10 speed tranny than the gas engine. what engine rpm range? Engine power across its operating range is a far more useful metric for guessing at performance. (If you put a 2.2:1 gear reduction on the gas engine, the torque numbers would be basically identical.) No doubt the diesels are torque monsters, but how often do you really actually use that much torque? Yes you can accelerate uphill better, and pulls heavy 5ers, large coaches better. But an average 5er is probably 12-14k loaded. That used to be diesel territory, but now is doable with a gasser. Yes the 10spd is a huge part of the package with the gassers. But they've gone 10spd with the diesels too, and I assume it is to help the performance.
wowens79 05/17/21 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rent a Truck to tow a 5th Wheel or Gooseneck

You will probably have to call the local office. I've got a Buddy that when his truck got hit, Enterprise or Hertz supplied him an F-250 with a gooseneck hitch.
wowens79 05/17/21 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

The same can be said with tow vehicles, the new gas engines do a great job, and have really closed the gap with diesels. The new for 7.3 is rated for up to a 20k lbs 5th wheel. That now makes most 5th wheels towable with the gasser. Not saying the diesel doesn't have more power, but in most cases the gasser will get it done, and for about $10k less.
wowens79 05/17/21 06:11am Class A Motorhomes
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