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RE: 2006 F-250 Viberation????

Where do you feel it? In the floor ,in your seat,or in the steering wheel. If you feel it in the steering wheel it's more in likely a steering component. If in your seat it's most like drive line related. If the vibration is felt mostly by your feet or floor it's tire related. Dollars to donuts it's probably a bad tire. Something to try is to get you spare tire out and put on the truck and try it in each position to see if you can feel a differences.
fireman41 04/30/17 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best for Alaska Hwy trip my OEM 20" rims or get 17" rims

He's a thought. You know the route that you're going to take. Why not Google a few shops in a few towns along the way call them up and ask what size tire that they usually keep more of in stock. That way you won't have to guess as much.
fireman41 04/30/17 10:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Add one to enhance towing experience

A turbo charger.
fireman41 04/27/17 05:28am Towing
RE: I-88 south from thruway 90 to Binghamton, NY

I run team driving truck and refuse to us that high way. Can't get any sleep on it.
fireman41 04/27/17 05:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Should TT Brakes Lock Up

fireman 41, what year is your 250? I have a 13 250 xlt, and mine does keep a log on the different trailers towed. I do think the 13 xlt was the first year for some of this electrical gadget upgrade. I also have the bluetooth phone option standard with xlt. Jerry It's a 2013. It's kind of a base level xlt. It still has a level for the 4wd.
fireman41 04/25/17 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Should TT Brakes Lock Up

Did you say you have a new Ford? Then you need to hook the trailer up to it and scroll down through the truck settings, find the trailer breaking part. Re-set to the heavy trailer setting. I was under-impressed with the breaking on mine (2016 F250). While sitting in a parking lot on our last trip, waiting for the DW shopping I found the setting. I move it to heaviest trailer setting and left the gain at 10. Once back on the road we came to the first light (25-30 mph) I stepped on the brakes with the usual force... Thank gaud for seatbelts or I would have done a faceplant into windshield. The smoke from the wheels rolled down past us while we waited for the light. The wife asked, "What the hell happen"? "Did someone just hit us?" I said,"No, I think the brake adjustment must have got move, I'll readjust it." I never could find this adjustment on the dash when the there was no trailer connected. It all makes since now, it's adjusted differently for each trailer you have logged into the truck's computer. To bad they didn't say this in the owner's manual. The gain is now at 7. BTW: On the light trailer setting, sliding the brake control lever over never would lock them up. It sure does now! Is that for all F250s with the in dash brake controller or just the ones with the fancy dash? Because I have an XLT and as far as I know I have no way to log in different trailers .
fireman41 04/25/17 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Explaining RVs/campers to people who just don't get it!

I'm sorry but I work for a living. I don't get 3 months off I have at most 2 weeks to make my trip, usually only one week. This year we are going to the Nashville area and it's a 671 mile trip. 1 day down 5 days there 1 day back. So why not fly and get a hotel? That was more the point I was trying to make. People don't get it. http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/facepalm-hand-gesture-smiley-emoticon.gif If you OWN a RV, why WOULD you "fly and get a hotel"? I have been in some pretty dismal hotels, having a RV allows ME to control the temperature (hot or cold), I am not living out of suit cases (yeah, that was fun moving a family amount of suit cases in and out of hotels not to mention waiting on elevators..) We make meals when ever we feel like it, we don't have to leave our RV like we did for room service to clean the rooms daily.. Have our COMFORTABLE beds with us (hotel beds are the pits for comfort). Never have to listen to hotel doors slamming all hrs of the night.. Not worrying about money, wallets or other personal belongings growing feet and walking off by hotel staff cleaning the rooms. Sure, driving a long distance to a destination takes time but having my home on wheels were ever I go is PRICELESS to me! We travel 600 miles to get to our destination, drive 7 hrs, overnight then drive 7 hrs.. Then on the way home we will drive 5 hrs to my cousins and visit with them for a couple of days then drive 10 hrs back home.. Thats 2 days traveling one way, half day to my cousins and one day home.. Meanwhile spent 5 days at the beach and two days at my cousins.. Is it worth the hassle driving, you bet.. Just for the record I COULD if I wanted to FLY to my beach destination then FLY to my Cousins then FLY to my home.. If I did that I would spend most of my vacation on a plane and airport. For the most I use my camper as a hotel room.I live out in the woods of Pa so sometimes when we go on vacation we say outside of cities to enjoy some of the stuff you can find in cities.
fireman41 04/22/17 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Explaining RVs/campers to people who just don't get it!

I'm sorry but I work for a living. I don't get 3 months off I have at most 2 weeks to make my trip, usually only one week. This year we are going to the Nashville area and it's a 671 mile trip. 1 day down 5 days there 1 day back. fireman41, Is that the response you get when you talk about rving? Or is that response from you about rving? Reason I ask is, most fire service jobs offer ample vacation and other time off opportunities IE; Comp Time off (CTO), Paid Time off (PTO) and trade time. I know a less senior fireman has to work to earn time off but even at that you should at least get two to three weeks off a year? I know I am from the other coast and we work a 48-96 shift schedule, If I needed a few weeks off with out using PTO or CTO I could trade four shifts and get two weeks off. I know I took a beating from other folks that I got to spend more time RVing then them, but when I explained I worked more than them, the conversation went south from rving. I am a volunteer, truck driver by trade.I haul cryogenic liquids mostly liquid hydrogen. And if my work falls on a holiday I work even Christmas.
fireman41 04/22/17 03:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Explaining RVs/campers to people who just don't get it!

I'm sorry but I work for a living. I don't get 3 months off I have at most 2 weeks to make my trip, usually only one week. This year we are going to the Nashville area and it's a 671 mile trip. 1 day down 5 days there 1 day back. So why not fly and get a hotel? That was more the point I was trying to make. People don't get it. Because there looks to be a really nice place to stay outside of Nashville at J Percy Priest lake and I dont think they have a Holiday Inn Express on it
fireman41 04/22/17 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Explaining RVs/campers to people who just don't get it!

I'm sorry but I work for a living. I don't get 3 months off I have at most 2 weeks to make my trip, usually only one week. This year we are going to the Nashville area and it's a 671 mile trip. 1 day down 5 days there 1 day back.
fireman41 04/22/17 12:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: F150 and towing advice to pass on

A poorly set up trailer will sway and tow just as bad behind a F250 as it will behind a F150.
fireman41 04/21/17 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling to Maine

Also in the Bar Harbor area you have to try the blue berry ice cream, and anything made from The Atlantic Brewing Company.
fireman41 04/11/17 01:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stopping For Gas

The best that I can tell you is practice makes perfect. Eventual you will be able to look at gas station and just know how to pull in and position your truck. My plan for gas stops is if I can fit I go in. I don't plan gas stops I don't look to see how the pumps are position to the store. Also you might have to change your comfort level, when you miss an object by an inch it is as good as a mile.
fireman41 04/08/17 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Single Axle travel trailers.

I had a bearing failure on our single axle when we had it. In the middle of nowhere. Cost us 3 days of downtime before we could roll again. Not sure if a double axle would have saved us, but I pretty sure it would have. At the very least, it would have allowed us to limp to a campground. Why would you be able to limp to a campground with a double axle trailer, but not with a single? Is this a trick question? With one axle, you aren't mobile if a bearing fails. With a second axle, you can still roll. Not a trick question at all. If a bearing is seized (I'm assuming that's what you're referring to), the wheel won't turn whether on a single or a double axle trailer. Would you drive with a wheel not turning? If the wheel does turn, it will turn whether on a single or a double axle trailer and you can limp along with either. With a tandem axle trailer, you can pull the tire and wheel off of the bad hub and chain up that axle. That why you can proceed down the road on 3 wheels.
fireman41 02/01/17 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Comfortable Hauling Time or Miles

how ever many miles I need to go that day. If I need to cover 600 miles I go 600 miles, if I only need to go 50 miles I go 50 miles. I only have some many vacation days so travel days are travel days.
fireman41 10/10/16 10:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can you really tow a fiver with a 1/2 ton?

The F350 is forbidden in some left lanes and parkways in the East. Costs more to register and is by definition commercial in places. The F250 is a creation for those areas, also the 250 can be parked at my in-laws house in NJ, the 350 cannot. Just trying to get along. Not to mention there are some auto insurance companies that won't insure a F350.
fireman41 09/17/16 07:05am Towing
RE: Can you really tow a fiver with a 1/2 ton?

I wouldn't be towing a 12,000lb anything with a 5,000lb aluminum truck. My semi truck has a aluminum frame and cab and any other part that could be made out of aluminum. It weighs in at 18500 lbs and I pull a tanker that weighs 51000 lbs when it's empty. My light weight truck handles the weight just as well as a heavy W900 or 379. And if your wondering the trailer will hold 9000 lbs of liquid hydrogen or about 1.8 million standard cubic feet of gas .
fireman41 09/13/16 06:07am Towing
RE: Tesla towing an Air Stream

https://nikolamotor.com/one Times are changing. Some day gas and diesel powered vehicles will be in the minority.
fireman41 09/10/16 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Max speed towing.

68 to 72 is when traffic and weather permitting. When going through city's if I want to run the center lanes I have to stay at the speed there running. If you drive to slow you get a bottle neck of traffic around you, too fast and you catch everyone.
fireman41 09/06/16 04:53am Towing
RE: Mileage on your Trailer?

My has as many miles on it that it has been towed down the road.
fireman41 09/03/16 10:07am Travel Trailers
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