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RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

Agreed. My F350 SRW with the 6.2 and 3.73 used to pull the Work & Play in my signature. Around town isn't too bad. You're not going fast. Once you hit highway speeds, it was not a happy camper. Nothing like doing around 60 mph and when you hit a decent incline, it would drop down to third gear screaming. That's why I bought the diesel. That's barely 4000 rpm at 60 mph. The 6.2 not even working hard at that point. 4000 rpm with a engine that red lines at 6000 rpm is not screaming. I drive a F550 with a power stroke that's screaming at 75 mph, it's truning 3200 rpm it red lines at 4000 rpm. To the op if your going to tow it alot with it go with the 4.30 if not the 3.73 will work fine. Both are a good gear with in that truck.
fireman41 02/06/16 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: hill descent control f250

One poster mentioned engine brake. Is this the same as exhaust brake? I have seen Ram trucks advertised with this. Is this standard on powerstroke or optional or is this even available? The exhaust brake is a standard feature and is activated via a push button. The Tow/Haul feature changes the shift points on the transmission and will also down shift and works in unison with the exhaust brake. The Electronic Locker is activated by pulling on the 4x4 shift knob and only works under 20mph. And the most important feature... Be prepared to have a permanent grin :B. The power and performance is second to none. Still can't bring myself to get one of those electric shift transfer case. I still like my lever and manual hubs. And no the hubs do not have a auto set. Just lock and free .
fireman41 02/06/16 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: traveling to Maine

I83 north to I81 north to I84 east to the mass pike (I90 east) to I495 north to I95 north. No reason to go over the GW and across the CBE. Also very little tolls going up I81
fireman41 01/26/16 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: our first attempt at being snowbirds

We stayed at Myrtle Beach State park the week after Thanksgiving a few years ago and it was empty. They also have full hook up too. If you wanted to do something near the storage yard I would check there.
fireman41 01/17/16 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: A cell phone request

Hearing impairment or not.....WHY can't folks just go inside and have a private conversation plus the added benefit of there being less background noise :H I guess when you talk to any one at your camp site you take it in doors.
fireman41 01/16/16 09:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: truck wash

all blue beacon truck washes will trap you in so once you pull in line your pretty much commented to it. I usally use one ever other week with my big truck. I have pulled my pickup and camper in a few times to get washed i suggest that you get the rain ex wax .
fireman41 01/16/16 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: planing this years vacation

lots of good help here. NOT
fireman41 01/16/16 12:05pm Family Camping
RE: planing this years vacation

been doing the outer banks and myrtle and huntington beach the last few years. I want something different. And the parts of of Maine that I have been in are pretty.But its hard to sight see in a semi truck with a load of liquid hydrogen.
fireman41 01/15/16 04:20pm Family Camping
planing this years vacation

So it the the time of year that i get to pick my vacation for the year at work. The wife and the kids like the ocean, so this year i was thinking about pointing the truck and trailer north and heading to Bar Harbor Maine. I have just started to look at camp grounds but i was was just wanted to know if there was any that i should stay away from or if there is one up there that is die for. tanks for any help.
fireman41 01/15/16 12:10pm Family Camping
RE: Chrome rims

Would like to find a set of aluminium wheels to match my truck. If you do switch to aluminum make sure that your wheel studs are long enough for a thicker wheel.
fireman41 12/25/15 02:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disabled Tow Vehicle, Alternatives?

Worst case is rent a car and call U ship to find some one to tow the rv home.
fireman41 12/25/15 02:37pm Towing
RE: Inflating tires 10lbs over?

Serious question here: What's the hurry? The sidewall on my 14" ST tires states a maximum speed of 62mph and 50psi inflation... Yes, I'm that guy in the right lane going super slow (esp out west, 55-60 is like 20 mph under the limit!) 3000 miles round trip. And would like to stay in one place for 5 days. And only 2 weeks off.
fireman41 12/25/15 10:20am Towing
RE: For those concerned about driving through Atlanta - a primer

Have you ever been to Boston. I'll take Atlanta any day over Boston
fireman41 12/24/15 10:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Andersen WD hitch

I like mine. I tow a jayco 26bh with a f250. Works great. Had no problem with the winds at the outer banks when the hurricane was coming in. I will mention that if you do get it, you should also get a spear spring bushing. I split on of mine and I could not find a dealer near me that had any on stock. And next day air out of Idaho takes 3 days to make it to the outer banks.
fireman41 12/11/15 01:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goofy Garmin Directions

I use the rand mcally gps driving truck. so far it has been really good. Now when i go to some place new i will check the road map.
fireman41 11/27/15 08:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1986 GMC Camper Special 1 Ton Dually: Max tow capacity?

If that was a 4x4 crew cab I would be all over that .
fireman41 11/15/15 04:23pm Towing
RE: What trailer sway looks like

Learning to tow ALSO encompasses turning, backing, parking, etc henceforth the using a parking lot to hone those skills. Can't tell you how many fellow CG neighbors TT's I've backed into their sites for them because they could not, that yes bought a TT but did not know how to back them. A few days at their local mall parking lot after they bought and before they headed out to their first CG it would have remedied that. If you are pro 'don't learn anything BEFORE hitting the open road' so be it. God speed and have a nice day. :C Like I said you can only lean so much in a parking lot. And as far as backing goes you would be amazed where I can put my semi truck and tanker.
fireman41 11/10/15 06:26pm Towing
RE: What trailer sway looks like

..IMHO most RV'ers have NEVER towed any type of trailer in their lifetime. Yet. Because they own a truck or Suv they go out and buy an RV trailer and hit the road with absolutely NO experience or training on how to haul a trailer 'safely' OR what to do in case of an emergency while towing one...And so how did you get your experience and training? From my Dad in a parking lot first and 'many' times, than on desolate roads and then up on the highway WITH him sitting shotgun. Until HE thought I was 'ready' and 'knew' how to tow safely in all conditions to go solo. :C But that was back in the day when parents actually taught you something and cared to do so. I can't begin to tell you how many RV people I meet on the road/CG's that say it is there very FIRST time ever towing....as I am looking at 30 odd feet of a TT and a TV hooked up to it that is not even capable of towing it. Just read some of the posts here that state I just bought this and I have never towed before. While many of us have had experience towing before we purchased a RV TT I think there are 10 times more out there on the road that have none. Just saying. Kinda hard to learn how to tow a trailer at high way speeds in a parking lot. AND you can only learn so much riding shot gun.
fireman41 11/10/15 05:54pm Towing
RE: '16 Jay Flight 32 BHDS Mods

cool give me some good ideas to do to mine.
fireman41 11/03/15 10:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: UVW on the yellow sticker

---So now the axles should carry at least 90 % of the weight and the hitch 10 %.Did you mean to write, "the axles should carry at most 90% of the weight and the hitch at least 10%"? Ron Ya what you said. Like I said not good with words and a key borad.
fireman41 10/31/15 07:52pm Travel Trailers
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