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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
RE: Ocean Lakes Campground ,Myrtle Beach

If you like wild life Huntington Beach is the place to go.
fireman41 02/16/15 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Ocean Lakes Campground ,Myrtle Beach

We stayed at Myrtle Beach State Park. They have full hook up sites. Is not as close to the ocean but it ouly takes a few minutes to walk to the beach. Its a real nice park the camp sites are spaced farther apart than the commercial campgrounds. The only bad thing I have to say about it is that it's in the flight path of the air port. Now if you want something a litte father away from the city just down the road is Huntington State Park. Its nice we stayed there last year. But you can only get sites with water and electric.
fireman41 02/16/15 06:14am Travel Trailers
RE: 2003 Avalache

Never put a 6.0 in a 2500 avalanche. I looked for one for a long time and finaly just give up Still kinda wish I could have found one that I liked that was stating to rust.
fireman41 02/09/15 03:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: F250 6.2 gas Towing heavy with 3.73 rear ??

The diesel's $9K more expensive initially, but much of that will be regained when you sell or trade the truck. And used buyers will jump all over a diesel. Gas trucks at resale time just don't pull top prices. The diesel engine is just so much more durable and trouble free. The value of a diesel comes from improved fuel mileage, and it really comes into its own in the long run. You will keep it longer and be hesitant to trade it. And about all the weight I'd want to tow with a gas truck is 10K lbs. So I guess I got lucky when I got top dollar for my 13 year old V10, and what's really funny is it only sat of the dealers lot for 2 days before it went to a new home. :h If you never owned or drove a 6.2 how do you come up with your 10K figure. Denny Don't you know you can't pull anything bigger tHan a pup up with a gas. I also think it has something to do with the fact that at 4500 rpm they the engine is going to explode.
fireman41 01/27/15 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
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