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RE: Semi floater,full floating rear axel.

I'm having a tough time associating those example photos to an overloaded tow vehicle. They (along with the narration) indicate that twisting force was the reason for this problem, NOT weight or towing. My 8.8" rearend is old as the hills and has been grenaded by my teenaged son trying to show off the supercharged engine (lots of twisting force!), yet the c clips and axles were unscathed. It's also been seriously overloaded, while simultaneously hauling and towing in very off road scenarios. 4lo is no stranger to my truck. I would think the bearings are the weak spot as far as weight. But if they fail, the axle will still be on the vehicle. I'm with Gr8 On edit: I know I pushed the limits with my old truck a lot, and am now in the market for a new 3/4 ton (at least).
BillyW 10/18/14 09:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

It might be retarded, perhaps abusive to the eqpt. But it's definitely pertinent to real world experiences, especially if the info is accurate.
BillyW 10/17/14 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windows 7 update and Browsers don't work

What's not mentioned is that Chrome uses the same Internet connection settings as IE. Firefox uses it's own settings. If updating during shutdowns was a bad thing, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be an option. I touch hundreds of PCs every week and do it all the time. I would bet there was a security update that temporarily affected those settings.
BillyW 10/17/14 08:48am Technology Corner
RE: Wire converter to which side of battery switch?

To me, a battery cutoff switch is just that, something to isolate the battery.
BillyW 10/17/14 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: Ram 2500 6.4L 12.5K Ike Gauntlet

I'm sure glad that's all we have to whine about. I would be perfectly happy with those results... Even if I came in 3rd place!!
BillyW 10/14/14 01:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Window fan (s)?

My trailer had 16" on center rafters and fiberglass bat insulation. A 14" fan install was super simple and only took a couple hours. I have no construction experience either. Mine was a Surflo kit, which had everything needed, except for a 2x2 to build cross framing. I was able to tap into a nearby light fixture for power. I'm sure the other brands are similar. I know mine was installed correctly and will never leak. In my case it was very simple to find the framing, wiring, etc, just by pushing on the ceiling and sneaking a peak behind light fixtures. It was a little unnerving making that first cut in the roof though. :)
BillyW 10/12/14 12:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: When to use the slider?

I think I read in another thread that the Pullrite Superglide can be difficult to hitch up at odd angles. Is that the case? I don't have a 5er yet and and am a complete neophyte when it comes to the various hitch options. I occasionally drag my current trailer into some pretty tight and unlevel places. Would I have to give up that kind of camping?
BillyW 10/12/14 12:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks in cold weather

Is it best to have PG antifreeze left standing in the toilet for the sake of the seal?I always do. I can't see how it could be harmful, but it's easy to imagine the seal being ruined by drying out.
BillyW 10/10/14 03:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Holding tanks in cold weather

BWT....just a question.....doesn't the blue car window washer stuff freeze?? Otherwise, why do they sell Winter Anti Freeze and sometimes the blue stuff in my car won't work until the engine warms the area. Just wondering. I haven't seen it freeze in the tank, but it does on the windshield for sure. If it froze in the tank and expanded like water, I think we'd hear a lot more about it.
BillyW 10/07/14 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: engine chips for tow vehical

I chipped my '97 4.6 and burned a valve while mountain towing soon after. And before the damage, there really was very little performance improvement. Rebuilding it with RV cams and overall better breathing woke mine up pretty good. In honesty the BEST performance upgrade by far was regearing from 3.55 to 4.10.
BillyW 10/06/14 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to arrest sun damage to awning?

I tried awning repair tape. It didn't quite make it a year. I've now added two 4" wide strips of Eternabond. I was hesitant because of all the bending and flexing, but it seems to be holding up pretty well. I'm still in the first year though. On edit, I should add that I will do it right next time and cover it somehow right from the start.
BillyW 10/06/14 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2015 F150 configurator up on Ford.com

I was hoping for the supercab with 6.5' bed. Don't necessarily need big back seats anymore, but like having options. I figured the supercab would have pretty darned good payload as an HD. The crewcab will likely be about 1000 lbs shy of the RAM 2500 in a similar configuration.
BillyW 09/30/14 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 F150 configurator up on Ford.com

It'd be nice to see some actual payload numbers for some of those "lux" configurations. I don't think a long bed is in my future. I think I'm still leaning toward that RAM 2500 right now.
BillyW 09/30/14 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 F150 configurator up on Ford.com

I didn't even see the HD payload package. Is it XL trim only?
BillyW 09/30/14 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fantastic Fan vs Max Air

I have a shurflow brand fan that made a quick chirping noise when new. I called them and was told it was the brushes and it would quiet down with use. I left the fan on for 24 hours and the noise was significantly quieter. That was years ago. The fan is nice and quiet now and continues work great.
BillyW 09/28/14 09:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Showerhead- replace or not??

Our oxygenics doesn't save any water, but it sure rinses better. My wife hated to use our shower until I added it.
BillyW 09/26/14 01:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electronic equipment post winterization ?

Devices with moving parts (dvd/bluray players) would benefit from moving to a warmer environment. They also last longer if you use them once in a while. I leave the TV and other various electronics in my trailer which is stored outdoors all winter in north Idaho, where I'm sure it gets just as cold.
BillyW 09/20/14 02:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram 6.4 reviews

Dave Smith? My experience with Dave Smith was terrible. They were slow to respond and when I told them I was comparing against Costco prices they never emailed back :(They've told me that they don't want to do quotes in writing that I'm going to take to the competitors. However, beyond that they were very responsive to my wants and questions. And I still got my quote emailed to me.
BillyW 09/18/14 10:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sony Xplod 10" subwoofer GRILL Needed?

Maybe this?
BillyW 09/17/14 02:06pm Technology Corner
How to install Wasp screens?

I know the subject is covered here often, but I didn't come across any good posts about the "how to" part. Often there are screens manufactured for specific furnaces, water heaters, etc., but that doesn't seem to be the case for most of my trailer equipment. I bought stainless screen material and am wondering about the best way to install it. I'm going to start with my water heater since I just got stung while servicing it. Any recommendations on securing the mesh in place? Epoxy? Nuts and bolts? If I use epoxy, any recommendations on one that stands up to heat? Good old JB Weld? I have rolls of aluminum tape. Don't know if that adhesive would hold up though.
BillyW 09/14/14 01:15pm Tech Issues
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