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RE: Fuel Question... diesel and gas

:hWhere us Supercharged when we need him?
Charlie D. 05/21/15 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyota's Biggest single money spinner outside NA

Its probably little to do with emissions and more to do with having a legitimate buisness case in the NAFTA market. Fact is the US market is by far the hardest to sell new pickups in. The big 3 continue to dominate sales, with Toyota who have great pickup trucks following way behind in sales. How does NAFTA affect the Tundra? It is not imported yet trails the other 3 badly.
Charlie D. 05/21/15 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: What size LT tires for 2010 Silverado 18" wheels ?

Doesn't a change in tire size affect fuel mileage, odometer and speedometer accuracy?
Charlie D. 05/18/15 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel Bearings with a potential problem

First rig had Lippert axles. Current rig has Dexter. Both had the "E Z Lube" with the grease fitting at the end of the spindle. I don't use it. OP-I am unclear of what you are saying. If is wet from the grease where the rubber plug/cap is, I think that is normal
Charlie D. 05/18/15 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Police

It's more about the ability of the driver then the ability of the tow vehicle. Yeah-but if the driver is ignorant about weights and towing capacity what makes you think he has the ability to drive what he is towing safely?
Charlie D. 05/17/15 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Police

SHAME on the OP for trying to stir up controversy for a non-issue here. SHAME. Get off the internet and go camping. Nothing to be ashamed of here. As for getting off the internet and go camping, one could follow their own advice.:S
Charlie D. 05/17/15 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Police

The 2500 likely had bags also, but what tires did it have? The F150 looks to be a Max/Max as if you look close it appears to have 7 lug wheels. I just want to know how you know the tires are P rated and not LT? P tires on the Ford as I looked at them. Didn't get the size but it did have 6 lug rims. Did not look at the 2500 tires.
Charlie D. 05/16/15 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Police

The Toy Hauler owner told me he had a 16,000 hitch and had to go to a 20,000 #. His wife said they were 18,000#. Pin weight is 3285. Triple axle. Wildcat is 9855 dry. 11875 GVWR. Pin wt. is 1715. Does anyone think the Wildcat owner is overweight with P rated tires? The Ram, I forgot to add, is a 2500.
Charlie D. 05/15/15 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
Weight Police

I have never made a comment about the weight police but I thought this may be interesting: http://i.imgur.com/C8krc53l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/XsnqM9fl.jpg First photo was a 41' Toy Hauler with full water tanks and 30 gallon fuel tank for Hauler. Generator. Can-Am cycle in garage. Towed by 2015 Ram CTD. Second rig. Wildcat 313RE. Towed by a F-150 4 x 4 with air bags and P-rated tires.
Charlie D. 05/15/15 06:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bump or indent

Are you saying the new tires are from 2009? If so, I would refuse to have them installed. Recently put new Cooper's on my truck. Told the installer that I only wanted tires less than 4 months old. He said "Almost impossible to get tires that new. I have to order them from the distributor and won't know the age until I get them in." I told him to call me when he had the tires with the date code I wanted. Called the next day and told me the tires were in and had a date of 1115.
Charlie D. 05/14/15 03:12pm Tech Issues
RE: grey water

Broken off or missing handle? Check for a hole somewhere where it may have been. First trip out on our current rig the handle rod unscrewed and lost it somewhere on the road.
Charlie D. 05/13/15 07:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dashcam view of a Class A blowing tire and rolling.

I have traveled that section of I-10 a 100 times . Lived within 5 miles of that section that is just south of Sorrento for 30 years and it takes you to N.O.. Traffic is always heavy. He is passing an 18 wheeler and they are known for speeding.
Charlie D. 05/13/15 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford vs, Chevy again

Sorry guys. Tried but was unsuccessful in posting a Facebook link and thought I had deleted it.:S
Charlie D. 05/06/15 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advice with wheel bearing issue

Tapered bearings do not normally require a press fit because the thrust set should place enough pressure in the roller bearing so that bearing does not turn on the shaft. A slight press, and it sounds like that is what you have, should be O.K. If it will go completely in and engage the cup I would set the bearing the same as the others. As Donn said, too loose is better than too tight. If in doubt, sand the shaft with emery cloth.
Charlie D. 05/05/15 08:00pm Tech Issues
Ford vs, Chevy again

Charlie D. 05/05/15 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I looked out my window this morning....

The group from my home town, including high school buddies, boarded the bus for Houston in 1968. I needed some additional testing so they got shipped to Ft. Polk which is about 60 miles from home. I was sent to Ft. Bliss at El Paso. Came out of basic in August. Only the top of my head was white. Had the deepest tan you can imagine.
Charlie D. 05/03/15 06:43am Around the Campfire
RE: 2 piece lug nuts

I have found the covers difficult to remove prior to remove the nuts. As said, 1 piece chrome ( Acorn Nuts) can be found almost anywhere including auto parts store. Make sure that the diameter at the large end of the taper fits your rim holes properly. I bought a set where that diameter was slightly too large and they hit the hole diameter before the taper contacted the rim. Heard a thump, thump and 2 broken studs and a wheel that almost fell off.
Charlie D. 05/03/15 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Woot, woot, woot - my son has a job!

When my son, an only child, finished graduate school he had 3 very good paying offers. Told me he was thinking about getting a post-doctorate which would take him and the DIL to Europe for several years. I told him that after 10 years of college and 5 years of marriage he needed to forget that and take one of those offers. It was also time for grandchildren. The took the job and made us wait an additional 10 years for the children.:S When he called his Grandparents to tell him he had a job. his Grandfather said: "Your Dad is going to be so happy".
Charlie D. 05/02/15 03:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: What battery tolerates winter storage best?

AGM. AGM. AGM. AGM. Charleie D is mistaken, AGM batteries are designed as direct replacements for old-school wet-cell technology. And AGM cells are NOT gel cells!!! Do a search of these posts, or better yet some AGM research, and you'll find out why you get more value for your money. And all the other advantages are frosting on the cake. I am certainly no battery expert and you can draw your on conclusions and perhaps my statement about being aware of AGM batteries is wrong but I quoted the exact statement written on the side of my pin box.
Charlie D. 04/30/15 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires

If the OEM tires came on the vehicle new they are low bid, low quality, low cost tires that all manufactures put on new vehicles. The same tire from discount tire or SAMs will be a higher quality tire and get much better mileage. Local Firestone dealer told me they use a different compound and they often hear complaints about OEM mileage. Maybe it helps the CAFE on vehicles but the customers pocket book for $800-$1,000 is dented.
Charlie D. 04/29/15 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
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