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RE: 10 speed F150 axle ratios

What's the mpg rating either way? That's the only differentiator since both will pull your load.
Ductape 11/03/16 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will this rig get me thru the western mountains

The rev limiter is less than 6k on the 6.8. Just a wee bit of hype there.
Ductape 10/28/16 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CHF & front end alignment

It does not affect the alignment. I would not trust the work of any chassis mechanic who did not understand that. Most of the weight is on the rear, thus most of the benefit.
Ductape 10/28/16 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat vs Powerstroke torque curves

Mine peaks about the same , at around 1650 ftlbs . it has never come out of overdrive. EGR climbs a bit, boost climbs a lot and if the dash is displaying instant fuel mileage I get chest pain. I take it you have a 485HP C13? You don't have to be much over 1300 rpm to be making 400 hp. Volvo D12 set at 465 -500 on cruise. Flat land running -1200rpm @65 mph - bit over 9mpg And note the revs. Large trucks are not cruising at high revs, they are near peak torque for best fuel economy. So the torque rise theorized as the revs drop is not available in the way you mean it. There will have to be a downshift to raise the revs above peak torque before that works.
Ductape 10/15/16 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Verizon with mifi that isn't just for a day's use?

We avoid major towns wherever possible. Rarely does V work and T won't, or vice versa for that matter. More often neither works in canyons or remote areas. We also use a DeLorme Inreach for limited comms beyond the reach of cellular systems. Two way sattelite network.
Ductape 10/14/16 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Verizon with mifi that isn't just for a day's use?

Maybe a duplicate, did not read all the preceding pages. A. Tracfone does have data plans, just like other MVNO's do. B. It's rarely true any longer that Verizon coverage is much different than AT&T. We carry both phones, and we've been in 49 states and several provinces.
Ductape 10/14/16 12:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Max Leveling Angle

A few inches difference front to rear is about it. Depending on the system used, some hydraulic levelers can lift the tires completely. Some will say that's unsafe. I don't mind lifting front tires myself. Lifting a back tire means your parking brakes are no longer touching ground, not good, especially on a slope.
Ductape 10/13/16 02:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: f53 chassy

Are you certain you understand what you are proposing to do? The F53 comes factory equipped with anti roll bars front and rear. Do you know what the CHF adjustment is and have you done it? You may be about to waste some $.
Ductape 10/12/16 09:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A Diesel Suggestions Needed

The only small(ish) diesel class A I have seen is the Monaco Vesta (and its twin, the Holiday Rambler Trip) which starts at 32 feet. Unfortunately, they no longer make them... I think there are only 2011 and 2012 models out there. They have a unique Navistar MaxxForce 7 front engine diesel with an Allison transmission and are very nicely finished outside and inside. I know you said you were looking to stay under 25' but thought I'd throw it in there anyway. Thanks for the suggestion. Actually I would like to stay under 30', but this is close and has a great motor and tranny. I suggest you do some more research on that Maxxforce.
Ductape 10/11/16 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New truck trade-in hustle...

How does 2.5 months turn into a 50 percent discount? That's worth probably $500 - $800. That's not half the price of a new car. More likely part of the spread between MSRP and invoice.
Ductape 10/10/16 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck trade-in hustle...

I don't mind the hustle. What I do mind are the solicitations starting off "in response to your recent inquiry". Starting off with a blatant lie won't get my business. Talking to YOU, Plattner automotive!
Ductape 10/10/16 04:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wind and road noise in late model class A gas?

Ditto. Has more to do with who built it than newer vs older.
Ductape 10/09/16 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Win 10, can't delete a printjob

If you're not using an account with admin rights (which is what you should be doing for security) then try to log in with admin account and delete it from there.
Ductape 10/09/16 04:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Any motorcycle enthusiasts, looking for comparison

Check out advrider forum, may be some feedback over there. Not my kind of bike, no experience to share. Good luck!
Ductape 10/06/16 02:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Water Intrusion In Bedroom Slide!

Make sure the weep holes in your windows are open, if your window design uses them.
Ductape 10/04/16 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Apparently my flatbed trailer is wider than legal....

I think your info is out of date. If not there's a whole bunch of illegal RV's on the road at 8' 6".
Ductape 10/03/16 04:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is this legal?

Vandalized the trees? What do you think it was when the park developer bulldozed the road and sites, then? Campgrounds are not "natural" sites.
Ductape 10/01/16 08:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your Comments About Brands Of Shock Absorbers?

Bilstein, never a bad experience.
Ductape 09/29/16 10:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Streaming Video from RV Park Wi-Fi

i thought you camped to get in touch with nature and your better half?Not me, I don't go "camping", I go "RV'ing". And not really interested in "getting in touch with nature". We use an RV so we can have our stuff with us, not interested in tents and sleeping bags. BTDTGTTS +1 on this. And who thinks WiFi is "free"? Is water free? Is the restroom free? Are the fire rings free? All bought and paid for. Parks don't (yet) want to give customers what (some) customers want. That will change. Remember when dial-up was the norm?
Ductape 09/28/16 11:06am Technology Corner
RE: FREDs vs DPs

There are SO many gas Class-A floor plans that I like, when I find one that is similar but has a diesel engine (always pusher) the price increase by about $75k-$100k. I don't understand why in the world they cannot make one with a diesel engine instead of the Ford V-10 for about $12-$15k more? Its what, an $8k option in a 3/4 to 1-Ton Truck? The transmission is a little different, but that's accounted for in that option cost. I would guess the front axle on an F-53 chassis would have to be upgraded, and maybe the fuel delivery system. So, in short, I wonder why the Ford F-53 Chassis cant be made with a diesel engine option? It can be, and is, sort of. The F53 is an F550 with forward controls, nothing more. If there was market demand, they would be available with the 6.7, just like the 550.
Ductape 09/28/16 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
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