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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
RE: Fuel Mileage on New Gas F250 towing & around town.

2013 F250 XLT, 4x2, 6.2, 3.73 axle, Super Cab short bed, stock 17" tires. Empty combo highway/city driving is 15.3 MPG Towing with 7K lbs 9.5 MPG to 10.1 MPG.. Owned it two years and still can't wipe the smile off my face! Couple of things to consider if you test drive a 6.2.. This engine is highly restrained on take off due to traction control and power management system, this is done by the computer so you don't lose traction to easily.. The result is some folks may feel like the engine is a slug, but it isn't. It doesn't really start opening the throttle until the engine is above 2K RPM, under WOT conditions so don't expect it to have a fast start off the line at the lights.. But boy once it hits 2K RPM it takes off like a bat out of you know what.. Is it going to pull your trailer like your diesel? NO, but it most likely will do a decent job, just at a higher RPM. Don't be worried about allowing the 6.2 run 4K even 5K RPMs it won't hurt it and will not reduce the life of the engine. I kept my old 2003 F250 with 5.4 which has 200K miles on the clock.. I ran that engine at 4K RPM a lot when towing and that engine does not use a drop of oil! Ford has done an outstanding job with in cab noise, they have added a lot of noise abatement insulation through out the cab.. This is the first time I have seen actual insulation on the rear wall of a Super cab and even in the engine compartment the firewall also has a nice insulation blanket to boot.. Much quieter than any of my previous F250s! If you do decide to buy, make sure you get the electronic locking axle option.. This is an expensive option but the locking axle is down right awesome for traction if you are stuck.. It only operates up to 25MPH and will automatically cut off when you exceed 25mph. Much better than the old limited slip.. Almost like my truck except my is 4x4. I do alot of short trips with mine and I get 13.5. Now I only drive it on weekends because I drive truck otr. But a few time I did run local and had to drive to work all week and I got it up to 16.5. When towing my Jayco 26bh my numbers are about the same. The 6.2 is a big bore short stroke engine so it likes to spin. I normally would let it run upto and hold 4500 rpm when pulling a hill. But don't let that scare you cause this beast will red line at 6 grand. Also I think 5 star makes a good tuner that will wake it up off the line.
fireman41 01/22/15 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 to tow a light 5th - do I need HD cargo option?

Doesn't the hd option have a different rear axle too. Cause if I remember they have 7 lug wheels.
fireman41 01/22/15 07:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anderson Hitch

Sounds like a great theoretical discussion but I can't figure out why anybody would even care in the real world. In the real world our trailers all have at least 10% tongue weight, unless you purposely loaded up the back of the trailer. But why would you do that? I have an Andersen and I'm comforted by knowing that I don't have to worry about tongue weight. Beyond that I can't imagine why I'd mess with it. Fun discussion, though, I would try it but some one need to buy me one of those nice scales and shovel out my tt.
fireman41 01/22/15 07:28pm Towing
RE: towing with v6 Ram

Low grear and 4 way flashers on the big hills. Just get used to the slow lane. If not over any weights go for it. Just don't expect to be king of the hills. And when getting onto the interstates plan your merging carefully cause you won't get up to speed as fast.
fireman41 01/22/15 07:21pm Towing
RE: BIG Waste Water Tote Wanted

Hey new idea. build a 60 gal tote and put some kind of motor on it .
fireman41 01/22/15 07:14pm General RVing Issues
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