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RE: Propane - when is a fill a true fill

I know that what i do for a living is nothing like filling a propane tank, but but what I do fill the liquid Nitrogen,Argon,Oxygen but mostly I do liquid Hydrogen tanks that many industry use. Now everone of these tanks have what we call a full try cock valve. At the start of the delivery open this valve up and when the gas truns to a liquid we then know that the tank is full. The liquid hydrogen is set up a bit differnt than the lin lox or lar but it works mostly the same way. Now if that purge on a proprane tank is indeed a full try cock valve, the correct way to fill it would be to open it and wait till the liquid comes out. Any other way may just be over filling the tank.
fireman41 12/20/14 08:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Horrible Bumpy Ride in 1/2 ton pulling TT

Don't forget that your car like ride will disappear when loaded up. And if you think a 3/4 ton will be better riding, you will be disappointed. I have an f250, tho it does ride nice it's nothing like the plush car ride of the new 1/2 ton Silverado
fireman41 12/01/14 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 6.2L Engine

I do love the sound of my super duty with the 6.2.
fireman41 11/20/14 06:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Andersen Hitch for Lightweights

I am curious if the Andersen hitch will control sway w/o hooking up weight distribution chains. The web site has a video that shows how the friction material works by adding weight. I dont want to hassle with chains etc, and need sway control only. Your thoughts pleaase. No it wont. The way the the anderson works is that the hole ball truns in a tapered hole that has a fiction material. If you don't hook the plate up at the bottom of the ball and attach the chains your toung will just trun on the ball. But you don't have to have the chains tight just take all the slack out of them.
fireman41 11/19/14 05:51am Towing
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

What you don't want to see on your chevrolet dual…: http://youtu.be/3jIRWPbUT3E Guess that was a C clip in 1 ton dully
fireman41 10/18/14 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

Firemen You will not lose a wheel due to broken axle on a full floater. You will with a semi floater except in the case of a tapered bearing semi floater. A stick of dynamite will blow a wheel off both the semi floater and full floater axles. Lol My gosh your right. What was I thinking. Did you read the part about the wheel bearing failure causing it to chew the heck out of the hub and spindle that my cause you lot lose you wheel and hub assembly with the axle shaft attached. it does happen.
fireman41 10/18/14 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

Yes with a full floating rear axle you never ever never have to worry about losing the rear tires because of axle or bearing fauiler? So the wheels bearing can not fail and chew up the nut holding the hub on and cause you to lose everything. Right Mean only a a C clip axle can fail in such a way to cause a wheel lose. mean those one ton and 3/4 ton trucks and a few smei trucks I have seen setting along the road with the missing the the wheel hub and brake brake drum with the axle sticking out. Those were C clip axles right?
fireman41 10/18/14 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: From Tundra 5.7 to what 3/4 ton gas truck?

You guys are killing me. I'm in the same boat as the OP and have been keeping my eye out for a 3/4 ton. Just can't justify the price. Went shopping around today to kill some time. Found 2 Ram crew short boxes with the Cummins, optioned up a bit but not Laramies. $80K and $83k!!! The diesel is usually around $8k more than a gasser. I have yet to see a 6.4l price but I guarantee it's over $70k. A pair of 6.0 Chevy crews with Z71 packages were $61k+. I can only dream of finding a new 3/4t for under $40k. Most 2012s are going for well over that used. Heck, even the new 1/2 tons are mid fifty and up. We're getting raped up here. So much for free trade. Wow. I must have been lucky because I got my used 2013 f250 for 34900. now it's not a top of the line larit but it is a nice xlt.but it has everything I could want. And it only had 13000 miles on it.
fireman41 10/17/14 01:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: towing with f250 gas

You are ignoring the time to get from 0 MPH to 55 MPH to have a prayer of merging with traffic. In many areas it is 200 feet or less from the cloverleaf on ramp to being on the highway with semi's and if your truck and trailer are only doing 35 MPH when you have to merge you will be in trouble and sooner or later it could become deadly. WOW ! I wonder how all the 18 wheelers merge :S With my loaded truck at 78000 to 79000 lbs on flat ground it will take me at least a half mile to get up to 65 mph. If I'm pulling a hill well getting on th e interstate I may not even get to 65 mph till I start down the other side. And my truck has a 450 hp DD13 with a 10 od speed and 3.58 rears. I have driven trucks with 10 speed were the top gear was 1:1 and they had 2.94 rears.
fireman41 10/16/14 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: MH Fire On Pa. Turnpike

Looks like the fire department did a great job. Looks like there were using cafs.
fireman41 10/16/14 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: towing with f250 gas

I don't know what 12000 lbs would be like . But I pull a 7000 lbs TT with 3.73 and I came up over fancy gap (I77 north out of NC) 65 mph no problem
fireman41 10/11/14 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5,000,000 Super Duty's Produced at Kentucky Truck Plant

10 million more and it can tie with the model T
fireman41 10/11/14 08:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Van Dually Tow Vehicle

If you do this post some pictures
fireman41 10/09/14 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Took the plunge - Cummins to Hemi 6.4

My 2014 Laramie 4x4 Megacab has payload capacity of 2595 Lbs. Son In Laws 2014 SLT 4x4 megacab Cummins has @1300 lbs. A 3/4 TON truck with a 1/2 ton payload. I guess it's only good to go to the super market. Lol
fireman41 10/04/14 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Going to Try NOT Using the WD Hitch Bars

Anderson no sway. I pull a jayco 26bh with a 2013 f250 and with the anderson,the hitch makes the truck ride great.
fireman41 10/03/14 08:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Long trip tow vehicle maintenance

Just start your trip with a fresh service and do the next one when you get home. If you have a good clean engine your probably just going to toss good oil away any ways after 4000 miles
fireman41 10/03/14 08:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Staying at truck stops?????

Flying Js have the best rv parking. I would stay away from Loves and poilts truck stops. There parking lots are small. Now I did a trip this year and I thought about using truck stops for the over night, but we ended up using camp grounds basically so the kids get out and run around. Now when the kids get older (1 @ 4 years old now) I'LL probably use a truck stop for the over nights.
fireman41 10/01/14 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Caption this one....

:B 3 bedroom, 2 bath with double garage... ...waterfront, unobstructed river view on two sides, garage big enough to accommodate two boats. More information: call 911. Pervious owners selling because it was too close to the road
fireman41 09/27/14 12:53pm Towing
RE: Thoughts on a used Ford tow vehicle...??

My pervious insurance company wouldn't insure anything bigger than a 250/2500. Do to the fact that they though people with the 350/3500 trucks would use them for business use. Whaaaat? Glad you said "previous"! Never heard of that before. Must be city folk! :D Well I'm not city folk. The company was the e insurance company
fireman41 09/24/14 10:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on a used Ford tow vehicle...??

Just a small tip about auto insurance. If you do decide to go with the F350 call your insurance company to make sure that they will insure it. My pervious insurance company wouldn't insure anything bigger than a 250/2500. Do to the fact that they though people with the 350/3500 trucks would use them for business use.
fireman41 09/24/14 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
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