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RE: Where would you love to camp?

I want a campsite on the water in Key West! Hoping next year will be the year!
Kevin O. 04/14/15 03:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gotta love an Outback

We have been very happy with our 292BH!! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/2012-06-07_18-05-48_899.jpg
Kevin O. 04/14/15 03:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Awning cleaning

Great idea Dutchmen Sport! Thank you..
Kevin O. 04/13/15 06:26pm Travel Trailers
Awning cleaning

Looking for the best product to use and the best way to clean my awning?? I tried using a over the counter cleaner and wash brush but it didn't do much. With the amount of flexibility in the fabric I just can't seem to add enough pressure to get it clean... Any feedback will be very much appreciated! Kevin
Kevin O. 04/13/15 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Truck!

Beautiful truck! Love the color. Best of luck with it.
Kevin O. 04/13/15 02:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing above 65

I usually set the cruise between 60-65mph stay in the right lane and just enjoy the ride.. Half the fun for me is getting to our destination..
Kevin O. 04/11/15 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: power tongue jack

I also installed the Husky 4500. The best thing I ever did!
Kevin O. 04/11/15 08:49pm Towing
RE: Question about GVWR.

I don't understand my trucks ratings as well.. My F350 has a GVWR- 9900lbs GAWR- REAR- 6830lbs Front-5200lbs. I just had my truck weighed at a Cat Scale Front axle- 4640lbs Rear axle 3000lbs That is 7640lbs total which leaves me 2260lbs for payload. but according to the scale slip I still have 3830lbs available on my rear axle...
Kevin O. 04/11/15 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: V10 or 7.3 power vs tundra 5.7

Can't we all just get along??!! As long as it has 8 lugs and no plugs it's all good!!!:B
Kevin O. 04/06/15 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uh...O Look what I did

Beautiful truck!! I wish you the best of luck with it. What's the break in period on the new fords before you tow anything??
Kevin O. 04/05/15 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: V10 or 7.3 power vs tundra 5.7

If you want the V10 look at a 2005 and newer. They made 362hp/457tq
Kevin O. 04/05/15 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: V10 or 7.3 power vs tundra 5.7

In 2000 the HP and torque of the V10 were higher then the 7.3....but you need to let it rev.It made more Hp not torque. From 2000-2004 the V10 made 310hp/ 425tq. The 7.3L made 235hp/500tq. The key factor is the turbo diesel really wouldn't be affected with the high elevation like the naturally aspirated V10 would...
Kevin O. 04/05/15 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: V10 or 7.3 power vs tundra 5.7

Out of the three I think your best bet is the 7.3L. And I'm not saying that just because I'm driving one. A few bucks for a tuner and you will be making good power. Naturally aspirated engines have to work alot harder in the mountains because they are starved for air.. Also if you get the 7.3L or V10 you jump to a 3/4 or 1 ton truck...
Kevin O. 04/05/15 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3L Ford Diesel

I bought this sweet dually for four thousand dollars from a customer of mine or decided it was not worth the cost to repair trans. I have known truck since he bought it and always admired it. I all ready have four 7.3 trucks and know them inside and out so this was not getting past me. The torque was noisy and the feed bolts above the valve body came loose and caused no pressure in drive gear. I replaced converter, fixed feed bolts and added trans 6.0 cooler and PHP Hydra chip to improve towing. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o39s3nGwsZ0/UhkdGdLOhwI/AAAAAAAACsI/r-F_TwQwlWU/w769-h577-no/13%2B-%2B7 width=500 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U3pKFnfqTpI/UhkdGVTMzWI/AAAAAAAACtU/G8Xy66sBrWs/w769-h577-no/13%2B-%2B12 width=500WOW!! That's a deal of a lifetime! I paid quite a bit more for mine but it's still a fraction of the cost for a new one. My old girl might be coming up on her 15th birthday but she's lookin' damn good for her age!!!:B http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/10535773_10203470810189770_1199684555646632845_o_zpsf2cbf641.jpghttp://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/10626235_10203470845790660_3903298483261563131_o_zps14a08e96.jpghttp://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/083_zps588d9748.jpg
Kevin O. 04/05/15 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3L Ford Diesel

I bought this sweet dually for four thousand dollars from a customer of mine or decided it was not worth the cost to repair trans. I have known truck since he bought it and always admired it. I all ready have four 7.3 trucks and know them inside and out so this was not getting past me. The torque was noisy and the feed bolts above the valve body came loose and caused no pressure in drive gear. I replaced converter, fixed feed bolts and added trans 6.0 cooler and PHP Hydra chip to improve towing. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o39s3nGwsZ0/UhkdGdLOhwI/AAAAAAAACsI/r-F_TwQwlWU/w769-h577-no/13%2B-%2B7 width=500 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U3pKFnfqTpI/UhkdGVTMzWI/AAAAAAAACtU/G8Xy66sBrWs/w769-h577-no/13%2B-%2B12 width=500bump
Kevin O. 04/05/15 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3L Ford Diesel

Like I said, not everyone has the option of going out and purchasing a new $50-$70K tow vehicle. So if your having to buy used then the 7.3L is a damn good choice! Yes the 4r100 is the weakest link. But a one time purchase from BTS or John Wood along with a 6.0 trans cooler and you wouldn't have to worry about it again. Also if you think these trucks are well past their prime then why are they in such high demand and still fetching top dollar?? Now that's a fact...
Kevin O. 04/03/15 11:29pm Tow Vehicles
7.3L Powertoke MPG while towing??

Just wondering what kind of MPG #'s some of you 7.3L owners are averaging towing your trailers?? Also what how much weight are you towing? Thanks, Kevin
Kevin O. 04/02/15 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3L Ford Diesel

I have towed with a 7.3 where i was over 30k gross and yes it was slow getting up to speed and slow on hills but it still does it. Kinda my point. I guess it takes towing with a truck that can handle a heavy fifth wheel to realize the difference, then just saying " but it does it " A lot of the older diesels would do it, doesn't mean they do it well. Why is speed the only factor required for "doing it well?" I'm much more concerned about how the chassis handles the load than how fast it can pull the hill. Silly nonsense this infatuation about speed. Towing is towing..racing is racing...right hand lanes were designed for slower moving vehicles. Plus were only talking about heavy grades where the truck slows down. That's what 5% or less of a Vacation.. Even going over the Rockies, your only talking a small part of the trip. Towing 7,000 lbs with my old 97 F150 with 235hp Was a pleasure. Thst rig handled well and had pleanty of power. Met one serious grade that I crested in the slow lane at 40 mph...zero problems. Currently an EcoDiesel thread going and people are complaining that the poor little ED has to work to maintain 50 mph on the Ike Gauntlett...I swear some people have never towed before, or at least with anything less than a modern HD monster. OP...enjoy the 7.3..it's a great TRUCK motor inside a great TRUCK. If you want a Hot Rod, take some of the money you saved and pick up a sweet Mustang GT! Lol Thanks! Jeremiah I can't argue with what you are saying , if that is what what you want out of towing heavy. I got tired of getting on freeways, and hoping traffic would yield , and thats just one example of the lack of towing power,there are others. I especially don't miss the noise, soot all over my back bumper, and in the front ,and down one side of my fifth wheel. I tow 62-65 depending on the conditions, and 30-40 in the mountains with that 7.3 , thank goodness for passing lanes on some of the mountain grades . Totally surprised the weight police on this forum has not shot down this thread long ago. Over 13K with a 1999-2003 7.3 ?????? I can't remember how many times I was shot down for towing that heavy with my 7.3. Remember the OP is asking about a F250, its not rated for a 13K fifth wheel.Where are you getting a 13K fifth wheel from?? The OP said it is 10K empty, Most people add around 1K +/- when loaded for a trip... That truck would do just fine with a 11K trailer.. I think it's rated at 13K for a fifth wheel from the factory? If you have the cash to go out and purchase a new truck for 60-$70,000 so you can climb steep grades at 65mph than more power to ya.. I ended up selling my newer truck over a year ago and purchased a 2001 F350 7.3. I have all the power and dependability I need. And the best part is no more high property taxes, High truck payments, actually no truck payments at all anymore! :B To the OP, Don't hesitate and buy that truck! You won't regret it..
Kevin O. 04/02/15 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Its time to get ready

looks like this weekend its time to set up the trailer for this summer . And check everything out , maybe even give it a bath . Seems like the weather is ready to break .Lucky you!!! I'm not doing anything to mine for awhile yet..... :( http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/11025783_10204746491961017_8817582124428371462_n_zps5rqyw8yy.jpg
Kevin O. 03/25/15 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Gave my girl a thorough cleaning. So tired of SNOW!!!! Can't wait to get this camping season started! http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/_20150224_141059%202_zps31xwt4uh.jpg
Kevin O. 03/24/15 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
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