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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
RE: Tow/Haul Mode and manual shifting

The only time I shift manually is when I have my cruise set. It seems like it holds the gear too long before it down shifts and I lose too much speed and then it drops 2 gears.
fireman41 08/03/16 04:05pm Towing
RE: ATVing Idaho

Looks like a nice time. In Pa we just gate the hole trail for everything. In most counties you can't even ride your ATV on the dirt fire roads.
fireman41 07/30/16 08:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: The RV's Prayer

God bless our traveling home And guide us where e're we roam Help us find the roads we seek And please don't let the plumbing leak... Save us, please from engine trouble And mechanics who charge us double As we travel on our way Bless us with sunshine every day And while you're watching over all, Could you let gas prices fall? Lead us toward good food and friends And when at last our journey ends Grant our rolling home sweet rest Until the next endurance test. Can I steal this
fireman41 07/24/16 01:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: A new solution to the "jacked up" truck

^^^^^There isn't any reason for the height of the trucks, just as there is no reason for jacked up pickup trucks in the first place other than "style". That is supposed to be the macho look, or so I suppose. I guess it's like owning an 4 wheel drive SUV and living in the city: form over function. :) What do they say in Texas: "All hat and no cattle"? :) Or some people actually use the 4x4 part of the truck and need the extra ground clearance.
fireman41 07/05/16 05:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bikes over Tonneau Cover

I built something similar to that. But I have the back rack bed rails and a under the bed side vinyl tonneau cover. I do like the way the bikes are held in yours better. Mine the front tire is held between a set of up rights and I strap the back tires down.
fireman41 07/02/16 06:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with an Avalanche

When did they stop producing the 2500 Avalanches? 2007 was the last year.
fireman41 06/25/16 07:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Oh My I think we ALL might have OCD!

Now only if work didn't get into the way.
fireman41 06/23/16 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving camper unoccupied - help

Just leave a pair of old size 14 work boots outside the door. With a few empty shot gun shells laying around. :B
fireman41 06/23/16 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer wheel balancing

Does anyone get their tire/wheels balanced when putting new tires on? Generally on trailers I have not seen this done, but it would make sense so it makes for a smoother ride in RV. Thanks in advance for your responses! IMO balancing TT tires is a waste of $$ since it is not occupied vehicle so NVH is a non issue. Larry It's not really about the ride it about doing any little thing that you can do to help increase the life of our camper. Like this spring I put the Dexter ez flex equalizer and wet bolt kit on my camper this spring. I didn't do it to make it tow better I did to help and try to reduce the amount of shock the camper has to take and hopefully make it last longer. I also had my new tires balanced.
fireman41 06/16/16 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Using 4wd to slow down

Not true my 2013 has full manual hubs. Unless you physically turn in the hubs the front axle will not be engaged. Is it a Superduty? If so, I think you are mistaken. If you look at the hub dial closely you will see it has AUTO and LOCK positions. You can force them locked, but you cannot force them unlocked. But I've been wrong before. The Ford Superduty system that had Auto and Lock on the hubs was a vacuum operated system. They were free spinning until you put the shift on the fly selector in 4wd hi or low. Then a small electric valve under the hood, passenger side right next to the vacuum pump applied vacuum to the front hubs. The lock position was a safety in case of failure in the auto system. You could pull the connector off that valve and put the truck in 4 low without locking in the front wheels thus forcing low range without actually being in 4 wheel drive. It was not the best system out there and I had problems with it twice. http://i.imgur.com/XXn5LBxl.jpg This is my 2013 F250 hubs. Just free and lock, no auto no vacuum
fireman41 06/16/16 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Coast to coast in an Electric car towing a trailer.

Why not hydrogen.(disclosure I transport and deliver liquid hydrogen). Right now Toyota is in the process of building a hydrogen fueling network in the north east it's going to start small and only consists of 12 stations but it's a start. Also lots of food wearhouse have switched there fork lift fleets over to run on hydrogen.
fireman41 06/15/16 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Using 4wd to slow down

Not true my 2013 has full manual hubs. Unless you physically turn in the hubs the front axle will not be engaged. Is it a Superduty? If so, I think you are mistaken. If you look at the hub dial closely you will see it has AUTO and LOCK positions. You can force them locked, but you cannot force them unlocked. But I've been wrong before. Yes it's a Super Duty. Free and lock are the only two options
fireman41 06/14/16 06:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Using 4wd to slow down

Manual hubs have not been available on a Superduty since at least 2005. Not even with a manual shifter. I know because I would have swapped out my auto hubs a long time ago if they made them. That's where the 2WD/low range modification comes in that I mentioned above. I have not done that mod but it is pretty simple. Don't know about other brands, but would bet they are similar. Not true my 2013 has full manual hubs. Unless you physically turn in the hubs the front axle will not be engaged.
fireman41 06/13/16 08:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: New truck and hitch weighed

I have weight the truck separately, truck and TT, Truck TT with EZ WDH hooked up. F250 Truck no TT Steer axle 4880 drive axle 3260 F250 with WDH attached Steer axle 4460 Drive axle 4540 trailer 13260 F250 without WDH installed steer axle 4300 Drive axle 4760 Trailer 13220 I appear to me I need to move more weight to the steer axle. I assume I need to raise my hitch height maybe one hole up. The TT sits almost perfectly level right now but the front end is raised 1 1/2 inches. TT tows well (5090 loaded) but I know it could be improved on with more weight moved forward. Any advise would be appreciated. im assuming that the 13220 is the total gross weight not the trailer axles.
fireman41 06/12/16 04:38am Towing
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