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RE: Refreshing cllosed fresh water system

Fill the garden hose with the proper amount of bleach before you hook it to the camper.
fireman41 06/15/17 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance cost 1 T vs 3/4T

When I had Esurance they wouldn't cover a F350. I was told it was because most of the time those types of trucks were used commercially, and they didn't cover commercial usage.
fireman41 06/12/17 01:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 6.0 Super Ike Gauntlet

Gas = lower repair bill + more often + 200k mile replacement Diesel = higher repair bill + less often + 500k mile replacement Pick your poison. If my truck will make it to 150k before it rusts away here in PA I'll be happy.
fireman41 06/12/17 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 3.15 axle 10 speed equals 3.55 axle 6 speed

Good analysis, you "get it" when it comes to axle gearing, transmission gearing and engine characteristics and how they relate. Many guys get fixated on the rear axle only and ignore the fact that it's only part of the equation. They probably don't realize that many of the OTR trucks on the highway have rear axle ratios in the 2.70-3.00 range and those work because of lots of transmission ratios being available as well as flat power curves. Used to drive around with a truck that had 2.94 rears with a 10 speed direct drive transmission.
fireman41 06/10/17 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Card games, board games what do you play?

Risk is a good game also like ticket to ride.
fireman41 06/04/17 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Route ?

It's like 3 more hours. Do it. Also if if in Westen Pa you can stop by and see our Elk.
fireman41 06/02/17 09:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: interesting truck camper

On a separate note.....I can't believe that is a real camper! Watch those freeway over passes! Not to mention everything else an over height load may have to dodge!! Crazy! The top would fold down. It would fold up like one of those A fram pop ups.
fireman41 05/24/17 05:42am General RVing Issues
RE: I want LED tail-lights!

Just be mindful that any after market DOT Safety lights additions must be DOT APPROVED type. This should have a DOT number stamped into the lens to identify if it is DOT approved... Ran into this alot back in my off-road trucking and Jeep days... You purchase the fancy new items and install them only to have to remove them when it becomes inspection time. Just be sure what you are purchasing is DOT Approved in your state. There is another issue with LED LIGHTS causing RFI interference with some electronic/radio/TV items... Being SAFETY lights probably won't an issue with you but being a Ham radio guy I have pulled up behind big trucks with their LED lights on and my Ham radio would would start acting up... Also in my RV trailer that had one brand of regulated ceiling LED lights installed would blank out my HDTV and WX radio especially when I was using the OTA antenna every time I turned on the ceiling lights... I had to replace the LED lights for the non-regulated type to resolve this problem... Just something to think about haha... Roy Ken My fire dept one engine has a problem with RFI. Every time we key up the radio the main light bar goes out, when we let off the mic the bar comes back on. Could never find a fix for it.
fireman41 05/19/17 07:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: WDH Question

I've been using the Anderson no sway hitch, and so far I like it. With your truck and trailer you wouldn't need to move A lot of weight foward so I think it would be a good candidate.
fireman41 05/16/17 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: New type of hitch made in USA

Looks like a Dodge Rampage, based on the Chrysler K car. Why they would put a Chevy S10 step bumper on it is beyond me. I'm sure they could've found a bolt on somewhere! http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/1983_Dodge_Rampage_zps5486d4bc.jpg Is it wrong of me to say cool I want that.
fireman41 05/12/17 03:37am Towing
RE: A bit overweight?

I'm more concerned about the hitch the there are using. It looks like it just clamps onto a tube. That's an add-on from Curt which is perfectly fine, if they add the bolt through the hitch to the bumper. So I looked it up when the hitch is rated at 1000 lbs tounge and 10000 lbs trailer if used with a weight Distributing hitch. So if installed correctly it would be ok. But personally I would have installed a complet new hitch.
fireman41 05/11/17 02:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: A bit overweight?

I'm more concerned about the hitch the there are using. It looks like it just clamps onto a tube.
fireman41 05/11/17 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Backing a Camper down a dirt / grass hill

Did any one mention tire chains. If your going to do this chain up the Liberty.
fireman41 05/06/17 08:05am Towing
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
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