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RE: Thoughts? Good, bad, or indifferent?

Not a fan. I do like repurposed stuff though. You can cut it down add some grommets and then have some awesome tarps. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/25/18 11:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

What is impressive is that a company can hang a meaningless word like “Powerstroke” on any Diesel engine and then have people repeat that word over and over. Kinda like the hemi or triton or vortex. Folks are fooled so easy with names or numbers. chevman It just a name, no fooling going on. I don’t understand what you are saying.
jerem0621 04/19/18 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel chocks - Best for trailer?

Hey, here are the best Chocks I have ever used. There is no running over these. Laminated Rubber Chocks These are the only chocks I really trust. I forgot to pull the out one time and it held my trailer and my truck fast. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/19/18 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Engines to avoid on F-250?

Find a low mileage 6.0 diesel, do the EGR delete and drive on. Towing 12K at 214K and still running strong. https://i.imgur.com/ca2HclHl.jpg Wow! There is some advice to flush. When two companies spend hundreds of millions to point fingers on who is responsible for the creation of likely the worst diesel engine to roll out of Detroit since the GM 5.7 diesel and when companies exist for the sole purpose of trying to "bullet proof" said diesel. That is called a clue. If you bought a new early 6.0 (and we did on the farm, after the very good 6.9 and 7.3 engines) shame on Ford. You buy one now, shame on you. That kind of talk is out dated now. There are no warranty claims going on for the 6.0 PSD now...the newest 6.0 is now 12 model years old. The manufacturers have moved well beyond the handling of this motor. Yet, every single day there they are...working and running. The issues and the motor are well understood now and they are not that big of a deal. Matter of fact they don’t have near the emissions junk the new ones have so many people are keeping them or acquiring them. Makes sense from a financial POV. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/18/18 09:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wind god provoked

Use the good Sam forum portal and the issue will go away.
jerem0621 04/17/18 05:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Engines to avoid on F-250?

I would not buy a 5.4 3v F250. I’m a Ford Guy but I would not own one...especially if planning to tow. Basically no difference in cost or MPG but you get less HP and Less capability than the V10 I would look for an 08-10 V10 F250 or a 2011 and up 6.2 if you are wanting a gasser. Depending on the trim level you can deal with. The GM 6.0 gas motor is BULLET PROOF from just about any year model you can find. I would try to buy one with a 6 speed instead of the 4 speed I’m not fond of Ram in particular but the Hemi seems to be a very reliable motor. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/15/18 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th Wheel Hitch Ripping off Camper!!??

Good thing she checks her equipment! Any decent frame shop should be able to help. You could google around for some of the big rig tow companies and ask them if they have any references for a good shop. When my dad has a suspension equalizer fail on him the tow company was able to get the trailer to their yard and he found they were also capable of making the repair in their yard...so he paid them to do it. You may find the same. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/15/18 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with Pentastar V6 pickup truck

It will tow until a time that it no longer does The Pentastar V6 is an exceptional motor. One which I have towed with extensively with our 2014 Chrysler Town & Country. I would recommend the Pentastar for weights up to about 4,000 lbs...after that it’s just not worth tracking a Pentastar Ram down. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/13/18 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cheap option for towing 6 people and a large pop up

Chevy Astro/GMC Safari had about 5,000 ish lbs tow ratings and about the payload you are looking for. Can be found cheap with life in them. I’m telling ya, for the money it’s hard to beat a Van. The ford Vans front suspension can be wonky but the GM Full size vans are great. 90 Subs are affordable right now, heck you can probably get a 454 2500 series for that money if you shop wisely. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/12/18 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: What can I tow with my Suburban

I was looking at all these changes for my F150....needed to upgrade the radiator and transmission cooler to the HD unit. Was looking into upgrading the axles too. I decided it was not worth it and I sold the truck. :( I purchased me a commuter car cheap on gas for work and am currently saving for a used Sub 2500 8.1 or Excursion V10 to be a competent TV that I can pay cash for. I hate to say this...either stick with something around 3,000 lbs UVWR or upgrade your TV. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/11/18 08:01am Towing
Great Car Camping YouTube Channel

Hey everyone, Here is a link to a YouTube channel by Frazier Douglass. He calls himself the avid tent camper. He covers basically everything Car camping from camp set up to camp meals. Here is a link to his channel. Frazier Douglass YouTube channel Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/04/18 06:52pm Tent Camping
RE: Anybody maxing out an F150, by J2807?

You can do It but the issue with the Heavy Duty F150 is that it runs out of rear axle capacity before it runs out of payload. I’d spring for a 3/4 ton gasser. Now a HD F150 and a TT..great Combo! Thanks and JMHO. Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/04/18 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
Sanding Cast Iron Smooth

Has anyone sanded your cast iron cooking surfaces smooth like the old high quality cast iron cookware? I have a Lodge 10 inch that I think I am going to sand. I do not like the rough cast cooking surface Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/04/18 12:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Conundrum...1..8 vs 2..4’s

Thanks everyone for the tips! I think I’m going to start with a Kingdom 4 or 6 and gradually add a few REI Half Domes for the boys if they really take a liking to tent camping. I have a 6 person Coleman dome right now...not the best but we are going to get out there in the next few weeks. If my Coleman holds up for a bit I may invest in good sleeping pads first. I have a couple of air beds still. Thanks everyone! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/03/18 07:30pm Tent Camping
RE: Diesel to Gas? Yes/No???

The 6.4 would be an excellent choice. Unless you are just partial to Ram I would test drive all three manufacturers gassers before I bought. I have heard that the transmission shift strategy on the 6.4 is a little wonky but nothing that is a deal breaker. Regardless of brand I would go with the deepest gears offered. 4:10 or 4:30 for sure Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/02/18 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Conundrum...1..8 vs 2..4’s

2 Kingdom 4's. I have a Kingdom 4. Good interior space. What is great about it is its height. I can almost stand up straight in it. Other tents don't come close. I think 2 teenage boys would appreciate that. And... if you haven't already done it, join REI. Twice a year they have 20% off one item for their members. Also, if you get an REI credit card, you get points on your charges, which gets you a dividend (credit) at REI. That was how I purchased my Kingdom 4- my dividend plus 20% off equaled a big savings! Thanks for the feedback! I joined REI On Friday. I’m super excited. The staff were telling me that REI is coming to Chattanooga, TN this year. I really hope that is true! Thanks for the tip on theCredit card. I’ll look into that too. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/02/18 06:39am Tent Camping
Conundrum...1..8 vs 2..4’s

I’ve been researching a new tent for family camping and was just about settled on the REI Kingdom 8. My boys are 14 and 17 and are grown man sized. In a few years they will be off on their own, college etc. I stopped in at REI in North Atlanta and was talking to the associate there and he mentioned a few other options. A Basecamp 4 or a Half Dome 3 plus of Half Dome 4. There is a Kingdom 4 as well by REI...the 4 person tents are much easier to set up and the domes would weather better. Basically, should I go for one large Kingdom 8 or two 4 person tents? One for Momma and I and one for the boys? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/01/18 05:12pm Tent Camping
RE: I love tent camping!

Scratching my head, why are non tent campers in the tent camping forum complaing about tent camping? OP...good for you! Most of the problems people have with tent camping can be easily resolved with a nice (non big box store) tent and a good self inflating sleeping pad (mattress). Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/01/18 05:05pm Tent Camping
RE: Wow Pop Ups are expensive!

Mike, you sound like a good candidate to go back to tent camping. That’s what I am doing. I have two high schoolers now and have no time to maintain an RV. A tent can sit in the closet till time to camp. LOL. The REI Kingdom 8 tent looks great! Pups are expensive for sure...we wanted a new one one but you don’t have to buy the premier package. You can get a basic pup around 8-10k new that will not have all of the fancy amenities but is still pretty nice. Just an allegory, You are comparing a mid level trim Mercedes compact to a Low trim Level Ford full size car and wondering why the prices are similar...that’s not really a fair comparison. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/25/18 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: What tablet to by?

I’m a long time iPad user. I have had three total and each lasted me for years. I have tried to use Android tablets including a Fire 7 and a Samsung Tab 4 and I just can’t get them to work smoothly...they slow my workflow down. I am a bit of a power user on tablets though. For Personal use my iPad is my main device. I have an old Mac and an old Chromebook but I hardly ever user them and have contemplated selling them. iOS 11 has changed the IPad into a real productivity machine for me. I have recently bought the HDMI and the VGA to lightning adaptors and have been very pleased with the performance. I do vote Apple for the most part. They are great devices and long lasting if you treat them right. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/22/18 09:23pm Technology Corner
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