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RE: TPMS

The Flow throughs are indeed a bit restrictive when adding air. I generally just remove them like a valve stem and add air if it's more than a few pounds. I still like them better than the non flow throughs, as you don't need a tool to remove them. As far as steel valve stem to fit, use these: Metal Valve Stems The bend in the valve allows the sensors to be oriented such that they don't protrude past the edge of the tire.
93Cobra2771 09/29/16 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sewer Hose Storage Project - Another Fence Post Mod - Pics

Mounted mine on top of the rear bumper. Due to how my slides and other things are, I wasn't able to find a satisfactory mounting position close to the dump valve.
93Cobra2771 09/29/16 05:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Homemade window awning

That is all kinds of awesome.
93Cobra2771 09/23/16 01:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ideas to carry bikes

Here is a very convenient and inventive solution... relatively low cost too. Bike carrying solution....finally! I did mine the same way except I mounted the bikes going parallel to the TT. Over 12k miles with four bikes on the dinette.
93Cobra2771 09/23/16 10:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Ok to drive home from dealer without a Wdh?

Assuming your speeds are kept reasonable (50mph or less), I see no issue. Yes, you are over the 500# ball weight on the receiver (without WDH) and will have no sway control. Take your time, don't try to win any races, and MAKE SURE your trailer brakes are working prior to pulling out. It will drop probably 2" in the rear, assuming the 625# dry weight is correct. If you are mechanically inclined at ALL, do the WDH install yourself. It will most likely save you from having to redo the install the dealer does. Unfortunately, some dealers don't have the best track record when it comes to installing WDHs correctly.
93Cobra2771 09/22/16 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: I just looked at a Lance TT

Are all Lance trailers considered four season? Or is that an option? My guess is that it's an option.
93Cobra2771 09/19/16 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Maxxair vents covers-worth it?

They do not screw into the roof, there is a bolt that gets drilled horizontally into the frame of the existing vent. They work great. Unfortunately, there are some installers (both back yard and rv service) that will install them straight into the roof material, and then dicor over the screwheads.
93Cobra2771 09/15/16 08:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Maxxair vents covers-worth it?

Get ones with removable screens. The Maxair ones on my trailer do not and it's a pain when you want to clean the vent domes. Just get the Maxx Air 2 just pull the pin and it swings open to clean the vent cover. Times two - that's what I have as well. Being able to open and clean out is very handy.
93Cobra2771 09/15/16 05:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Towing Speed / RPM dilemma

Spin it.
93Cobra2771 09/13/16 06:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Black Waste Tank Bypass

My only concern would be buildup in the black water tank itself. Oh wait, you installed the divertor prior to the black tank, right? Never mind, then. :-)
93Cobra2771 09/12/16 07:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ride Rite air bag install

MIght be worthwhile to give their tech dept a call and see if something is amiss. Should not be that difficult to install...
93Cobra2771 09/12/16 07:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Which truck would be better for my TT

Sorry folks but facts are facts. I just made a trip from South Bend to Kokomo and back. Flat as a table straight as an arrow. I own a 2011 F-150 4x4 E-boost. I got 22 to 23 mpg with the curse set at 60 mph and I get 15 to 18 in town. Towing I average 10 mpg. My P tires are cheaper than LTs and I only need 5 quarts of oil instead of the 6 or more. Shocks and other consumable are generally more expensive on larger vehicles. The initial cost is much less and yes my wife thinks my F-150 rides like a buck board wagon when not towing. The disadvantages of the F-150 are simple, about 900 lbs less of cargo capacity and a usable tongue weight of only about 700 lbs. Max cargo gets eaten up very quickly. Everyone would like a bigger truck but they do come at an increased cost, particularly when used for day to day driving rather than towing. For some, the difference in cost is well worth it. It always comes down to individual choice. If you are only putting 5 quarts of oil again, you might want to check your owner's manual. It holds six. :-)
93Cobra2771 09/12/16 05:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Which truck would be better for my TT

Does a weight distribution hitch help with the tongue weight at all? Can I make any modifications to an F150 that will help me with the load such as air bags, tires etc...? 1) Weight distribution will mitigate rear axle overloaded (to a point), but the weight is still on the truck, only being "distributed" to both axle. Some to the trailer axles too, but I wouldn't factor that into your truck purchasing. 2) The best upgrade to an F150 is holding out for or ordering one with with the Max Payload package. This package will provide 2200-3,000 pounds payload depending on configuration. They are hard to find, but will put the payload range close to a 3/4-ton. For occasional towing, but lots of solo driving, I'd take a F150 Max Payload over a true 3/4-ton. For the record, it is actually called the "Heavy Duty Payload Package". It includes the "Max tow package" but is a significant upgrade over the "max tow package" alone.
93Cobra2771 09/09/16 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 F150 Ecoboost transmission hiccup?

My trans temp has hit 205, but that is worst. Engine temp has made it to 228 on a 6% grade that was 5 miles long. Ambient air temp was actually 106°. I dropped my speed back to 45 and 4th gear and it dropped down to 216, give or take. I have never hit limp mode, but I keep a close watch on engine temp and let off a bit when I see it climbing.
93Cobra2771 09/09/16 05:51am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 F150 Ecoboost transmission hiccup?

In a recent 1000mile round trip I studied parameters (using my scangauge) of shifting with tow/haul engaged vs normal. Here are my observations with tow haul engaged: • Truck will hold a gear for longer before downshifting. Typically 88-92% load is when a downshift occurs. If cruise is engaged, it will actually spike to 100% load before downshift. • Torque convertor stays locked up MUCH longer. In fact, I don't think it will unlock until 4th gear. • Upshifts are triggered at slightly higher speeds • MPG is better due to convertor staying locked longer and less shifting • An upshift WILL NOT happen until load drops below ~45%, give or take • Engine braking engagement varies according to the amount of brake you are giving at the time. More brake equals quicker downshifts • Engine temp tends to stay warmer with higher load. Downshifting a gear and turning some additional rpm will drop the temps a bit (Mine runs 200-210 unless I'm pulling a long, steep grade) • trans temp stays cooler due to less TC slip and less shifting Just a few observations. YMMV.
93Cobra2771 09/08/16 11:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Which truck would be better for my TT

250 with a gas or diesel engine? Either will get the job done. I would go with a diesel, but initial cost and maintenance costs are way more. It's all about how you are using it when NOT towing and whether you can stomach the additional operating costs associated with a diesel.
93Cobra2771 09/08/16 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Which truck would be better for my TT

You will be at/over capacity with a 150 or the tundra with the nod toward the 150 as the better of the two. However, if you are buying, you should go with a 250 at a minimum. And check the cargo capacity in the door - the higher the number, the better. I think a few of those wikipedia numbers are a bit skewed, would be better to get the numbers from the respective manufacturer sites. Regardless, if you are shopping, I would go with a 3/4 ton. Will the 1/2 pull it? Yes. Will a 3/4 ton pull it more comfortably? Yes. With a trailer that size/weight, you can expect to add bags, LT E range tires, etc, to make it feel as comfortable as the 250/350.
93Cobra2771 09/08/16 08:32am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 F150 Ecoboost transmission hiccup?

Trans is part of drivetrain warranty, 5yr/60k miles. 3/36000 bumper to bumper. I'll say this - the trans is VERY robust and an excellent unit. So much so that I cannot recall hearing of a trans failure in these trucks. Not saying it can't happen, of course. It is very rare. I suppose it's possible that it is programmed to downshift when a trailer is hooked up, even if tow/haul isn't engaged. I haven't personally observed it, but I tow with tow/haul engaged. By the way, I do recommend engaged tow/haul while pulling the trailer. You will get better mpg, shift points, and all around better shifting while pulling. Torque convertor stays locked up longer, no hunting for gears, etc.
93Cobra2771 09/08/16 08:24am Travel Trailers
RE: badly worn driver side rear tire

The same thing happened to my last TT w/ Lippert 3500# axles. The camber on one wheel was way off and wearing the inside of the tire. I took the trailer to a shop specializing in truck and RV alignment. They were able to straighten the axle on their frame machine and bring it back in spec. Have a friend with the same issue, he is currently investigating as well. Unsure of axle rating but probably in the 3500# range as well.
93Cobra2771 09/08/16 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 F150 Ecoboost transmission hiccup?

If tow/haul or cruise is engaged, perfectly normal operation. Truck is attempting to maintain speed.
93Cobra2771 09/08/16 06:39am Travel Trailers
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