Like I said, it was the tech I spoke to.
Here's some pics. I know it doesn't look like much, but it's bad enough that when you drive down a somewhat bumpy road, you can look in the mirror and see the awning moving in & out. Can't be good for it.
Think I'll call or email Carefree and see what they say.
We recently bought a new Jayco Jay Flight 22FB. The trailer came equipped with said awning.
I noticed on our last trip that one end of the awning wasn't rolling up completely tight. With the awning all the way in, you can grab hold of the support arm and pull it away from the trailer about an inch. It's like the awning is rolling up crooked, with one side tight and one side a little loose.
Today I called the dealer we bought it from to ask about this, and the tech said that it's normal. I'm not so sure.
Anybody have one of these awnings and notice this?
I've got an '07 5.9L, purchased in May 2007. Here's some random thoughts from driving mine 63,000 miles so far:
-The motor is a great performer. Tons of power. I can't imagine what the newer breed of diesels cranking out 800 ft/lbs are like.
-The 48RE is just OK. I think it is reliable enough, but the performance is lacking. A six speed with tighter ratios would be great. Almost wish I would have bought an '07.5.
-Fuel mileage is OK. Don't believe outrageous mileage claims by most diesel owners. Best towing MPG I ever saw was 14, driving 55mph on flat ground. Last weekend I got 10.25, 65mph on flat Interstate, total combined weight of truck & trailer at 13,500lbs.
-The interior is full of cheap material and flimsy workmanship. Lots of squeaks & rattles, and the plastic on the doors is already bleaching out at the base of the windows...and I do not live in a sunny climate (PNW).
-Speaking of interior, the seats suck.
-The only issue I've had was a water leak in the cab. If I remember right it was the rear window. Fixed under warranty.
Some of that might sound kinda harsh, but I gotta be honest. Overall I do like the truck, and so far it was served me well.
I've actually given some thought lately to a Ford Super Duty with a gas motor, since I really don't tow very heavy. But, it's pretty tough to get rid of something that's paid for!
"The Ford also included a USB MP3/iPod port/charger for plugging in our music players and recharging our cell phones. The Ram and GM trucks had these, too. We consider them mandatory in a modern pickup."
Suddenly, they've lost ALL credibility.
Duallies are WORK trucks, not toys for entertainment. There's NO time to be playing with anything on the dash.
Turn the testing over to the farmers who live around me. We'll hitch up 35K and see how they work on washboard gravel roads with grades over 20%.
For real. I don't know about other brands, but I've noticed Ford really pushing the techy, gadgety side of their vehicles more and more lately.
Good for you Mitch F150. However I am still interested in hearing from people who own and use a GM 6.0 or a Ford 6.2 V-8.
I think I screwed up and posted on the wrong thread! :S There was a thread going where someone posted up their 6.2 gas mileage and everyone started telling him he needed a diesel and the post soon got to another "Gas vs Diesel" pissing match again...
Obviously, I replied to the wrong post now that I review it... :h
Sorry about that.. :)
No worries, man. :C
Seems to me it's your money and you can buy what in the heck you want.. ;)
I still don't fully understand the need to get a new vehicle and RV every couple of years... But, that's just me.. :)
If you can afford to do that or get a $40,000 + truck, more "power" to ya!
I have a 15 year old F150 with a 5.4 in it and it has over 235,000 miles on it and my RV is a 10 year old 22' Prowler that is serving us just fine.. Would I like to own a BBD and a 'Mobile home' towing behind it?? Sure... Well, probably not really, but for the sake of argument, that's great if that's what YOU want.. ;)
I don't make a lot of money and I don't care.. I live in a house, have a good job and the only loan I have is for my house.. I RV and enjoy it and do it at my own level of how I wish to do it.. Isn't that how it's supposed to be??
Happy camping no matter how you do it! :)
People buy stuff, then find out they don't care for it as much as they thought they would. So they buy different stuff.
Anyway, not sure what your post has to do with the towing performance of the 6.2L Ford.
Anybody towing with the 6.2L gas motor?
I was looking at the hillclimb tests in this article, and I'm shocked to see how close the 6.2L Ford gasser compared to the Cummins diesel.
So who's got one? How does it do?