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RE: Finished the disc brake conversion

Saw my first Mor/Ryde Independent Suspension system with disc brakes this weekend under a 2009 Carriage Carri-Lite Emerald. Wow, just wow. Yes they put all other suspensions to shame. That is why I am not too concerned to be 750# over on each axle. http://i.imgur.com/yqZih73l.jpg Is is just me, or does the top of that left brake line look a little tight ? I was just going to point that out. Maybe they should consider putting a limiting strap on the suspension.
fireman41 04/06/16 11:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: turn on 4wd high

Only problem there is that most 1/2 ton trucks haven't had locking front hubs in over 20 years in some cases. Chevy quit in 1988, Dodge in 1998, and Ford in 1997, if I'm not mistaken. Read my post, I said "if" you have them. My F250 has them and lots of folks switch them out aftermarket. Better check your hubs, unless you have an old square body Ford. Super duties locking hubs also lock automatically when shifted in to 4h or 4lo. Unless the vacuum actuator is broke or have a vacuum leak. Not sure why ford chose this redundant system other than the auto lock system isn't totally reliable. Either way, you can't get 2lo out of a newer ford without modifying it. On the flip side, there has been some good (obvious) info for the extremely misguided op in this thread, and also a greater than average amount of mis information. Be ware. Oh and you can drive most all newer part time 4x4 trucks in 4 high on dry pavement without the driveline binding up. Turning sharp is obviously difficult though. Not true. My 2013 came from the factory with 100% manual hubs. Locked or free are the only options. But I still have a lever to shift with.
fireman41 03/26/16 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing in 3rd gear rpm high?

Cavemancharlie I reposted the photo should be able to see it now? Yup, I can see it now. Looks nice. I like the smaller TT like yours and mine more then the bigger ones . I also have black rims. I painted them that way because mine were rusty. I think the black rims look better then the white ones my TT originally had. My 21 foot TT weighs 4580 loaded up with everything and ready to go. I just going to tell him nice set up but get rid of the black wheels. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I love that body style of Chevy truck.
fireman41 03/23/16 05:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing in 3rd gear rpm high?

Its fine, its a gas engine its hardly truning. Just wait till you pull a hill and it kicks down to second at 60 mph and its spins up to 5k rpm.
fireman41 03/03/16 02:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fifth wheel towing with an older truck

Check the brake and gas lines. Chevy used a poor quality of line in those years and rust though.
fireman41 03/02/16 11:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Televisions and towing??? On mount or on bed??

ill never have to worry about this problem cause my wife will not let me put tv in the camper
fireman41 02/29/16 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Starting to think it's OK to ignore the one-way signs

In a few camp grounds I have came in the wrong way to park my TT in its spot. For some reasons the pad was angled the opposite way of the travel of the road.
fireman41 02/23/16 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Seller's and Unreasonable Pricing

I have always found easier to negotiate with people when you lay the cash out in front of them.
fireman41 02/22/16 05:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Sirius/XM

The Company I Work for pays for XM in our trucks. But any more for trips in my vehicles I use my phone to listen to Pandora and I heart raido along with audio books. I like Pandora over satellite radio because I can tune the stations to the songs I like, and it really doesn't use that much data. The downside is that you need cell service were the satellite radio only needs to see the sky.
fireman41 02/19/16 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: 2001 Suburban - Brake lines leaking

I'm doing this right now on a 2003 avalanche. I got a complete kit from classic tube. I could strangle the engineer that put the abs unit where it's at.
fireman41 02/18/16 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i.imgur.com/NP3SUKbl.jpg Can't wait going to Maine this year
fireman41 02/17/16 03:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Virginia to Maine

Go west to pick up 81N East on 84 North on 290 North 495 North on 95 One hour longer but bypasses the metro stress And is more scenic Forgot to add the Mass Pike (I90) X2 on this. As a truck driver this is the way I go. I try to avoid the I 95 core door like the plague. No reason to go through DC, Baltimore, and NYC.
fireman41 02/15/16 05:47am Roads and Routes
RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

Agreed. My F350 SRW with the 6.2 and 3.73 used to pull the Work & Play in my signature. Around town isn't too bad. You're not going fast. Once you hit highway speeds, it was not a happy camper. Nothing like doing around 60 mph and when you hit a decent incline, it would drop down to third gear screaming. That's why I bought the diesel. That's barely 4000 rpm at 60 mph. The 6.2 not even working hard at that point. 4000 rpm with a engine that red lines at 6000 rpm is not screaming. I drive a F550 with a power stroke that's screaming at 75 mph, it's truning 3200 rpm it red lines at 4000 rpm. To the op if your going to tow it alot with it go with the 4.30 if not the 3.73 will work fine. Both are a good gear with in that truck.
fireman41 02/06/16 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: hill descent control f250

One poster mentioned engine brake. Is this the same as exhaust brake? I have seen Ram trucks advertised with this. Is this standard on powerstroke or optional or is this even available? The exhaust brake is a standard feature and is activated via a push button. The Tow/Haul feature changes the shift points on the transmission and will also down shift and works in unison with the exhaust brake. The Electronic Locker is activated by pulling on the 4x4 shift knob and only works under 20mph. And the most important feature... Be prepared to have a permanent grin :B. The power and performance is second to none. Still can't bring myself to get one of those electric shift transfer case. I still like my lever and manual hubs. And no the hubs do not have a auto set. Just lock and free .
fireman41 02/06/16 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: traveling to Maine

I83 north to I81 north to I84 east to the mass pike (I90 east) to I495 north to I95 north. No reason to go over the GW and across the CBE. Also very little tolls going up I81
fireman41 01/26/16 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: our first attempt at being snowbirds

We stayed at Myrtle Beach State park the week after Thanksgiving a few years ago and it was empty. They also have full hook up too. If you wanted to do something near the storage yard I would check there.
fireman41 01/17/16 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: A cell phone request

Hearing impairment or not.....WHY can't folks just go inside and have a private conversation plus the added benefit of there being less background noise :H I guess when you talk to any one at your camp site you take it in doors.
fireman41 01/16/16 09:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: truck wash

all blue beacon truck washes will trap you in so once you pull in line your pretty much commented to it. I usally use one ever other week with my big truck. I have pulled my pickup and camper in a few times to get washed i suggest that you get the rain ex wax .
fireman41 01/16/16 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: planing this years vacation

lots of good help here. NOT
fireman41 01/16/16 12:05pm Family Camping
RE: planing this years vacation

been doing the outer banks and myrtle and huntington beach the last few years. I want something different. And the parts of of Maine that I have been in are pretty.But its hard to sight see in a semi truck with a load of liquid hydrogen.
fireman41 01/15/16 04:20pm Family Camping
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