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RE: RV Washing

Waterless wash products. Spray on, wipe off. Most of the dirt on rigs is dust anyway, not hard, scratchy dirt. Most campgrounds don't want the water used, or the mess, neither of which comes with a waterless wash. I know some people with rigs that are 7 years old, they've never seen soap and water.... and look great. Just a thought Lar I just started using Wash/Wax All... It's waterless and works unbelievable ..... I now buy the concentrate bottles and mix it myself... After reading this I went online and bought some. Can't wait till i get it to see if I can make my Jayco shine before my trip to the beach.
fireman41 08/09/15 11:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2,000+ Miles, 10,000lb TT, F250 Gasser

Doesn't the 6.2 sound great at 5500 rpm.
fireman41 07/25/15 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need your input

If the hill you are going down has a truck speed limit I would suggest that you go that speed. Just pick the best gear to hold u back with min use of the brakes and not red line the engine. High rpm are ok just bury the tachometer. Probably going to be 2nd or 3rd gear. Just for my own edification. If your burying the tach and high rpm are ok, how is this not redlining the engine? Or are saying its ok to run the rpms high...just not too high? Seemed contradictory to me, thats all. I was thinking about that after I posted that. Some people think that 3500 rpm is to high of a rpm. (for a gas engine ) You can take it up to the red line but shouldn't go beyond that is what I was trying to say. Im horrible at trying to explain things with a key board. (one reason I don't post alot) Hope that helps clear things up.
fireman41 07/22/15 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your input

I'm not familiar with the Chevy tow haul mode. But my GPS 2013 super duty will down shift evey time I hit the brakes until it reaches the point when the next gear will cause it to red line. If the hill you are going down has a truck speed limit I would suggest that you go that speed. Just pick the best gear to hold u back with min use of the brakes and not red line the engine. High rpm are ok just bury the tachometer. Probably going to be 2nd or 3rd gear. Hope that helps. Tho I do sense sarcasm I. Ur post
fireman41 07/22/15 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Introducing a new comer to RV vs. conventional travel.

I'm I saving money hell no. But I'm having more fun.
fireman41 06/08/15 07:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air Weight Distribution Hitch

The biggest problem your going to run into is stuff mounted on the tongue of the trailer. The way I see it in my head you'll have one mount that will bolt solid to the frame to hold the air bag. Than you'll have another mount that will more or less float. This mount the air bag will push up against and it will also pull ur bars up. This top plate will be the hold width of the toung. Most travel trailers might not have the room for it. But a cargo trailer could be handy. Neat idea.
fireman41 05/05/15 12:34am Towing
RE: one axle vs. two axles on short TT (20')

Don't have to worry about tires scuffing when making a had trun.
fireman41 04/21/15 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Duramax with Hydra-Matic a good combo?

The tranny behind the 8.1 is an Allison. I owned one. RT Did you have a van/Suburban or a pickup ? I'm under the impression that the Allison could only fit under the pickups. That there is not enough clearance for an Allison to fit under the others. Don't forget that the 2500 avalanche also used the 4l80e behind the 8.1
fireman41 04/02/15 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailer Inspection in Texas

Welcome to my world. In PA we have had annual trailer inspections for many years. These official inspection stations pull at least one brake drum from each axle. They have stripped wheel studs, smashed hub caps, contaminated bearing grease, destroyed grease seals, used cotter pins so small that they were dangerous, tightened lug nuts to only 35 ft. lbs., adjusted wheel bearings wrong and charged me for this wonderful service. I could write a book about all the faulty work done to my cars and trailers in the name of safety. I think you need to find a better shop. Cause I have never had any problems what so ever when getting my tt or my vehicles inspected.
fireman41 04/02/15 07:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: very high fifth wheel and bridge concerns

New York drives me nuts. They have there bridges make 12 9 even tho there are 13 6. But sometimes you come up on a 12 9 bridge that is marked actual hight .
fireman41 03/23/15 06:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgaters

Drive a truck for a living. Some of the stupid things that I see people do. And it doesn't matter what kind of vehicle from a motorcycle to big trucks and everything in between, I've seen stupid in all of them.
fireman41 03/21/15 09:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: First day of spring--camp on!!

Ford Truck Guy; Where in Pa are you at?! Im right above Harrisburg and its been snowing all day must probably less than 1/2" accumulation. i"m Gettin real sick of the white stuff!! I'm about 2 hrs south/east of you in Bucks County.. About a 10 minute ride to NJ , and I am about 45 minutes north of Philly..... That's part Pa.:) I live up in elk country and still have almost a foot or more one the ground.
fireman41 03/20/15 04:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas VS Diesel F250

Can some one explain something to me. Why is it when a gas engine that has a 6000 rpm red line is struggling when it is truning 5000rpm. But a diesel engine that that red lines at 4000 rpm is hardly working at 3500 rpm?
fireman41 03/16/15 07:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buying DEF in diesel lanes at Pilot/Flying J

I will add that you should bring a rag with you to wipe off the Def nozzle . When that stuff dries on the nozzle it leaves a white crud on it and I wouldn't want in my tank. At least that's what I do whenever I fill up my big truck.
fireman41 03/13/15 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 Diesel...only 185 HP

Used to work at and salvage yard and we had a early 90's super duty tilt bed. That truck was a dream to drive it went down the road so nice and stright. But it took a foot ball field to trun that thing around. And if you put two cars on it you were in for a long ride home. Ever hill was about 20 mph . But get her on a long flat stright away you could bury the speedo. of course I 19 young and dumb.
fireman41 03/13/15 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is this too LOOOONNNGGGG?*?*?*?*?

He needs a tail gunner with steering controls. Definitely not legal here. How come? Most semi trailers are 53 feet. Now he most likely have to stay to the truck routes. But he's no longer than the the trucks pulling super B's that I see in Ontario.
fireman41 03/12/15 03:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Cincinnati Ohio - When is it usually safe to dewinterize?

This year maybe june possible july.
fireman41 03/05/15 04:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wet grass tire chains??

Well thinking outside the box here. If you know anyone that has a wrecker or a winch you could hook up to the camper and have them pull you out. But the boards down on the ground would be the best answer.
fireman41 03/01/15 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What a day! Bad accident on the way to get TT

Wow glad your ok. But ice is ice uaslly when you lose it you hardly ever get control back.
fireman41 02/28/15 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Narrow driveway, pull in or back in?

If you back out of your drive way your truck is going to be in the yard when making your trun. With my house if I tried to back my camper out of the drive I'm pretty sure that the over hang would catch my mail box on the way out. But when I back in the front of my truck misses my mail box by inches. Also the street I live on two cars will not fit side by side unless someone pulls off to the side and stops.
fireman41 02/26/15 08:50am Travel Trailers
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