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RE: chevy 4.8 engine

I used to pull a jayco 26BH with a Chevy that had a 4.3 . The 4.8 has 100 more HP I think it will be fine.
fireman41 05/27/16 03:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: BOY I REALLY DID IT NOW!!

Is he talking about the stud spinning inside the Hub?
fireman41 05/27/16 01:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck is Higher than Trailer

DJ, how do you know what my experience is, just from looking at my current setup? There is no point in discussing anything with those that don't care about their vehicles being roadworthy. Safety on the public highways should be taken seriously, but there is a percentage that put their egos first. What you seen one hack of a lifted truck and there all that way right.
fireman41 05/27/16 01:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck is Higher than Trailer

One more thing, if you have a lift kit on the truck just park it. Seriously. Would you like to explain that.
fireman41 05/26/16 09:36am Travel Trailers
RE: f250 6.2 and 327re good match or to much camper?

Keep 6th locked out and when you start pulling hills let that 6.2 sing.
fireman41 05/24/16 03:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Has anyone used oil bath hubs on a TT?

The only problem I see with oil bath hubs is when the camper sets for long periods of time. The top half of the bearing would be out of the oil and there is a chance that you could get some rust on it form condensation.
fireman41 05/20/16 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Washington DC camping on a budget

One of the places I want to go is the DC area lots to see, lots of good ideas. As far as parking goes I was going to leave the truck at the camp ground and try using uber. Me and a friend used it in NOLA and it only cost 15 bucks for a 15 min ride into the city
fireman41 05/20/16 07:34pm Family Camping
RE: storing propane canister under fifth-wheel

I've been dragging those 1 pound non-reusable propane bottles around for the last 20 years and never had one leak, or go bad or anything. I had so many at one time, I decided to give a bunch away at a campground once. So I did. I still carried 4 of them for years after that. Then, I finally found a new use for them. They work absolutely great for propane torches. I carry one of these in the camper all the time for starting camp fires. We also have one in the house for starting fifes in the fire place, and I keep one in our shed to use on our outside fire pit. The propane torches are self-sparking, so no need for matches, and they blast a torch that will ignite just about anything. Well, when my last bottle emptied, I decided to try one of those one pound propane bottles (since we were camping and didn't have a replacement for the torch), and it worked VERY, VERY well. I don't think it would cut a 3 inch thick steel safe open, but it gives a GREAT blast of fire for starting a camp fire. Like this one. I think you are OK traveling with those one pound tanks. But, if they trouble you that much, as small as they are, couldn't you find a different location away from the battery? So I'm not the only one. And my wife thinks I'm crazy to use a torch lite a campfire .
fireman41 05/20/16 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: After a hard pull on tow vehicle

I find it hard to believe that some water temp gauges don't go up while pulling a long hill/grade in warm/hot temps (especially w/ A/C on). My semi runs about 195*. With the 1 hill I encounter, heavy load, water temp will go up to about 225*, fan comes on and temp goes down. My old '03 SD w/ 6.0 would do same thing. Want to say too that current truck, temp will go up some, fan comes on and back to normal. Oil/Trans temps higher than normal on long pull. Same here. My DD13 will run right up to 225 ,230 when pulling a big hill like fancy gap.
fireman41 05/19/16 07:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Memorial Weekend

Had to use a vacation day to get Sunday off. And back to work on Monday. So it's camp back yard at mom and dad's house. Brother and sister are coming up so it's all good.
fireman41 05/17/16 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie mistake......

Yesterday, I noticed the grab handle was still out as we were rolling down the inter state. That is just a spoiler so that the rig looks more race worthy! X-wing fighter mode.
fireman41 05/16/16 06:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ride quality when towing

Anderson no sway hitch rides nice. I use it with my jayco 26bh and F250. But I like the way my super duty rides to begin with. I hate that floating feeling
fireman41 05/14/16 09:49am Towing
RE: From Cincinnati to FL?

When you get to Downtown Atlanta look for the lanes with the I-75 symbols painted on them. They are the LEFT ones and the ones you want. Keep left! I think he has to take I285 around Atlanta. Isn't it anything over 6 wheels if traveling through must take the bypass. I know I have to in my big truck but I was thinking that campers had too also.
fireman41 05/14/16 05:33am Towing
RE: Camper Repair-Big Rebuild

Is a 28 year old camper worth all that expense and work? While YOU may not see any "value" or "worth" in an old trailer OTHERS might. Bought my 1984 Komfort for $700, took a lot of time and money but the end result is a much higher quality camper than the junk that you buy now days. My KOMFORT TT Granted rehabbing is not for wimps or those of weak stomachs.. But someone with a vision can turn them into hidden gems. Wow. I just skimmed through the write up and wow. Wish I was that talented with construction. Thats a real nice rebuild. Want to do mine?
fireman41 05/11/16 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Second Gen 3.5 EcoBoost and 10 Speed Transmission

At some point does the high number of gears in a tranny become an annoyance due to gear hunting? I've heard a few complaints on the Ram 8spd for this. I'm currently in a 6sp which, when I was a kid, was 3 more gears than the best tranny :) 10 just seems ridiculous. That's what I was thinking. I wonder if they'll skip gears under light load. Skipping/ starting in a higher gear would not be surprising ,my 12 speed starts in third (load sensing) then 5.7.10 .12. Better than freightliner, even Bob tailing the highest gear they start in is 2nd. How many over drive gears is the Ford 10 speed going to have? If it's more than two I think would be prone to hunting more.
fireman41 05/11/16 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Days 10 & 11

On your way up from Pittsburgh did you swing through the PA wilds and see our elk herds
fireman41 05/10/16 09:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Retired my 6.4

The RAM also got me in trouble with my wife last year. There was a young punk with a hopped up Honda with a wing on the back and a fart/buzz muffler who was weaving in and out of traffic cutting people off. We ended up sitting side by side at a light. When it turned green, he punched it and so did I. Outran the little bugger and had my 27' TT hitched to the back. When we got to the farm where we were going to boondock, everything was piled up in the back of the trailer and my wife let me know that it won't happen again. Not fair, the starter in the RAM makes more horse power than the Honda
fireman41 05/09/16 04:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First road trip with the jayco

Watch out for a rough stretch of I 10 about 50 miles into Louisiana. It's a very long bridge over water. I had to slow down to 50 mph to eliminate the very rough ride. I also, turned on the 4 way flashers for the duration. Same thing coming back..... Safe travels! Pat You can say that again. Im an over the road driver that runs in a team operation and there is no good sleep to be had on that road.
fireman41 05/09/16 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Retired my 6.4

Congrats on the new truck. Arguably the best truck on the road for truck stuff! So did you get a dually or are you able to get different final drive ratios now with srw Rams? Seen you said it's a 3.73. I got the dually. It pulled like a charm. Cool when can you show pictures of it. The new Rams do look nice, hope you have better luck with it then you did your Ford
fireman41 05/08/16 04:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Retired my 6.4

In 2012 I was on an ambulance committee. With the problems of the 6.0 and the 6.4 we didn't give the 6.7 a chance. We put a ram chassis under the ambulance. Of course few years later we realize the ford 6.7 would've been fine we are ok with switching to ram. It's done great. We will probably buy another ram soon. You should see the problems we had with are attack pumper built on the F550 with the 6.7.
fireman41 05/08/16 06:44am Tow Vehicles
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