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RE: What would happen if I...

For a trailer with GVWR of 10,000 lbs, that would be a good hitch in my opinion.
BillyW 05/26/17 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Odometer???

Dunno if it's at all similar, but this happened on our '96 Maxima. It turned out to be the little mileage reset button near the gauge. Took us about 20k miles to figure that out. Tapping on it fixed it.
BillyW 05/26/17 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: Awning Roller Tube

Guess I got lucky. A couple weeks ago we woke to several inches of very heavy snow on the awning. It was seriously sagging but no permanent bends. I agree with propping it up in the middle and adding weight to the ends. Good luck!
BillyW 05/26/17 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: GM's turn in the barrel

Ford has been very quiet lately re the diesel 1/2 ton ,wonder if they are going over the code with a fine tooth comb?I was thinking the same thing! ;)
BillyW 05/26/17 11:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Radio Reception

My OEM radio had a cable going up also. When I upgraded it, I found the antenna cable simply laid along the rafters in the roof. My new radio is HD, so I took the time to install an aftermarket antenna, which works quite well.
BillyW 05/26/17 08:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Best propane tankless water heater? 2017

I don't know the answer either, but I can attest that the water heater and fridge will both run off a tank of propane for loooong time.
BillyW 05/26/17 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: What brand and power size of generator do I need ?

If I am understanding the thread correctly, to start an AC that draws 12 amps takes more than a 2,000 watt generator because of the starting current surge. That would mean a 3,000 watt unit. Also, what is a soft start kit? The kit contains a capacitor that is installed internally in the air conditioner. It stores energy like a battery. That energy is released when you turn the air conditioner on. It adds to the incoming power for boost starting the air conditioner.There is an item referred to as a "hard start" capacitor which does just that. However, there is something else called a "soft start".
BillyW 05/26/17 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram Payloads- Seriously|||

3/4 ton diesels lack payload due to nothing but politics and taxes. The Power Wagon is a special beast and isn't purchased for payload. Lucky you got that mighty ecoboost.
BillyW 05/25/17 11:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: heat ideas

I've used our Mr Heater Buddy heater many times with no issues. Low oxygen shut off is built in, keep the place vented, etc. The heater can be placed right on the cook top where it should be out of the way. Use the heater to get the place toasty before going to bed, then shut it off. We just got back from camping where the nights were below freezing. Our little trailer never dropped below 50 with just the two of us in it and furnace off. 50 is not that cold, especially if you're under a blanket. It's perfect sleeping temp. Your camper will probably be totally comfy inside if it's 50 outside. A few years ago, when my wife was undergoing chemo, she would freeze and just couldn't get warm, especially during the treatment. I bought a 12v throw blanket that draws 3 - 4 amps I think. It would last a couple hours on the little battery pack I added to it. Just a thought.
BillyW 05/24/17 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: interesting truck camper

Very interesting! Would be fun to see exactly how it transforms.
BillyW 05/22/17 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Top 10 things I've learned over past 3-4 years

I think you meant to say in 3) that many people tend to "OVERestimate" their tow vehicles capability.
BillyW 05/22/17 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Length of trailer

Trailer length is trailer length, box length is box length. When people ask me, I give them both answers.
BillyW 05/22/17 08:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Major Dad hanging it up

Best wishes, sir!
BillyW 05/21/17 10:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Strength

My '97 F150 had the same rear end. I re-geared it to 4.10 which is even weaker than the original 3.55. It was stout and worked well for years. I towed my 6000ish lb trailer while carrying two small ATVs in the bed along with all the regular camping gear, including gas, generator, coolers, etc. Yeah it was overloaded in every regard often but continued to work flawlessly as I towed through the northern US Rockies. It even withstood a rebuilt, supercharged engine routed through a strengthened, hard shifting transmission for all those years. It did finally fail in grand fashion when my teen-aged son was showing off for his friends and dropped it into gear while revving the engine.
BillyW 05/19/17 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brake Control?

What year is that Ram? If it's newer, I think it's worth it to spring for the integrated Ram brake controller. I added it to my '15 1500 and am very happy. Much smoother than my previous prodigy. Regardless of brand though, you ought to have one.
BillyW 05/19/17 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Help me spend my money!

Lance is at the top of my list right now, especially their 2375, which may be a little longer than you want. Lance trailers don't have very large holding tanks though. I've watched several Youtube videos of their factory in action and am impressed. I also like that Imagine 2150 layout, and saw a very nice one at a recent show. It was very clean, and appeared to be well put together. It's hard to tell sometimes though. It's the only one on this list that doesn't have a dual pane window option or the frameless windows. The Northwood products already have a loyal following and are nice. The Outdoors RVs likewise. I like them, but they're generally heavier than I am willing to go. No problem for you though. That Highland Ridge LT216RBS you mentioned is also on my list. It's a lot of trailer in a short package.
BillyW 05/16/17 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: A bit overweight?

Seems to me a 30' toy hauler would put most half tons over their payload rating right? Half ton rams in general do not have very high payload ratings due to the coil spring rear suspension. Seemed awfully low in the back to me. Maybe not though. Have a good day guysI agree that a 30 foot toy hauler is typically too big for a half ton. But the tongue weight can be easily managed simply by toy placement. The Ram 2500s also have coil rear suspension. I don't hear anybody complaining about lack of payload, not counting the power wagon of course.
BillyW 05/14/17 04:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: WiFi enabled level

Post with results! Sounds cool!
BillyW 05/11/17 09:05am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: A bit overweight?

Not configured very well, but doable. He's just barely over GAWR the way it was sitting.
BillyW 05/11/17 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: White interior

Oliver Trailers are pretty darned white.. everywhere!
BillyW 05/09/17 12:42pm Travel Trailers
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