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RE: What size Equal-i-zer hitch do I need?

I'm using the 10,000/1,000 bars with my trailer that has a dry tongue weight of 825lbs. Fully loaded it is around 950lbs. It works great!!
Kevin O. 04/19/16 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Titan XD towing video.

The show host is very dull and boring!!! So the TW of the TT was somewhere around 1400 pounds and no mention of the payload capacity of the truck..... I would imagine they were very close to the limit.The truck is still considered a 1/2 ton right? I'm willing to bet they were well over the payload capacity. Keep in mind that truck was fully loaded with every possible option plus the weight of a heavy V8 diesel engine.
Kevin O. 04/10/16 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Streaks

This is the best stuff I ever used. http://www.scrichit.com/
Kevin O. 04/09/16 06:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 Ecoboost towing

If you have the true MaxTow package, then you have 7 lug wheels and a 6.5' bed. The longer wheelbase with that bed makes it more stable, but a 36' trailer is a big wind catcher. Drive north from Dilly into OK and KS and hit that wind, and you'll wish you had more truck under you. The 3.5EB has all the power you'll ever need, but it takes more than that to tow safely. I had the true max tow pkg but I had six lug wheels. The HD payload pkg came with the 7 lug wheels I thought?
Kevin O. 03/31/16 07:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 Ecoboost towing

Tow rating is meaningless on a 1/2-ton. ..............................Ridiculous statement! :R It is one of several factors that must always be considered when calculating the towing capacity. :@Not necessarily when it comes to 1/2 tons.. I had the same truck as the OP and my trailer is 32' long and 7800lbs loaded. With the trailer attached and the family and gear in the truck I was right at the trucks GVWR. And I was still 3,400lbs under the max tow rating.. To the OP, If that trailers dry weight is 8830lbs then unfortunately you will be well over your trucks GVWR and more than likely over the rear axle rating too.
Kevin O. 03/31/16 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Average life span for trailer tires?

3 - 5 years depending upon exposure to sun. Cover the tires and take the camper on the road a few times in the winter months too, to keep the tires healthy, they'll last longer. Dry rot is the worst enemy. The more you can keep the tires rolling, the better they stay. I hitch up about once a month in the winter months and go for a 20 - 30 mile drive. I think this has attributed to my tire longevity (6 years on my previous camper from the time I purchased it).By the beginning of November my Outback is all bundled up for the winter. There is noway I'll be taking her out during the winter months..:B http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/11025783_10204746491961017_8817582124428371462_n_zps5rqyw8yy.jpg
Kevin O. 03/17/16 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Average life span for trailer tires?

Thanks for all the replies! I will be looking into replacing them before this season begins. To be honest, I'm not even sure what I have for tires?? The trailer and tires are still in hibernation for the winter.. So now the big question is what brand tire should I be looking to get for replacements?? Kevin
Kevin O. 03/17/16 08:40pm Travel Trailers
Average life span for trailer tires?

I was just wondering when I should start thinking about new tires for my 2012 Outback? What is the average life span for these tires? Obviously they don't have a ton of miles but this summer will be our 5th season with the trailer. I inspected for dry rot but haven't found any yet. Kevin
Kevin O. 03/16/16 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Advice

2006 f350 dieselThe 2006 F350 has over 11,000lbs for GVWR and over 4000lbs for payload. Not sure where you got that # from?
Kevin O. 03/08/16 07:23pm Towing
RE: Fifth wheel towing with an older truck

I wouldn't hesitate driving that truck anywhere. Mine is a 2001 F350 7.3L with 170,000 mi and I wouldn't think twice of hopping in it today and driving it across the country. The only thing I would recommend doing if you haven't already is changing your front and rear differential fluid since you have over 100,000 mi. Best of luck. Kevin
Kevin O. 03/03/16 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Top Vehicles That Make It Over 200,000 Miles

200,000 miles is a walk in the park for the Ford 7.3L.. ;)
Kevin O. 02/28/16 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I still love my truck.

My 2001 F350 7.3L just turned 170,000. She is just about broken in! Couldn't be happier with the truck. She's loud and stinky, but she keeps on running strong. And like others have said, having no monthly payments is the icing on the cake. :)
Kevin O. 02/28/16 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Set up ok?

Maybe checkout the Keystone Passport 2400BH? Similar floor plan and the #'s might work for you. http://www.keystonerv.com/passport/#/floorplans
Kevin O. 02/17/16 04:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Set up ok?

Like others have said, To take the guess work out just load up the truck with everything and everyone that will go with you on a trip. Make sure you have a full tank of fuel and go to a local Cat scale at any near by truck stop. Get the weight of your truck and subtract that from the vehicles GVWR. Whatever you have left is for the trailers tongue weight. From what I have read over the years you should always figure your tongue weight to be 12% of the trailers GVWR. Also don't forget to factor in the weight of the WDHitch itself(about 100lbs).. Best of luck! Kevin
Kevin O. 02/17/16 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Black Tank Flush

I have a quick question about the black tank. My gauge has been reading full for the past season and a half. Not sure if there is just toilet paper stuck on it? Are the sensors easy to get to or change?
Kevin O. 02/15/16 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Question About RV Shows? What's there and What's Not?

Heading to the Springfield,Mass show this morning. I love going and being able to dream a little and constantly say to my wife, "some day". But our main purpose of going is to visit all the campground vendors. There are a few that offer a one night for free. So we make sure to grab those every year!
Kevin O. 02/14/16 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Awning care

I had this issue last year and I asked the same question. I went out and bought a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser mop($14.00). A hose and that mop is all you will need. It worked great!!
Kevin O. 02/09/16 06:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a WD Hitch......Which one should I get??

I also recommend the Equal-i-zer with built in 4 way sway control.
Kevin O. 02/09/16 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Switching trucks for a trip?

I think your DAD is wanting a new truck.........and will have found the buyer for his 2002 :B Hahahhahaha x2!!!! Yes!! X3 If he is willing to sell I wouldn't hesitate! :)
Kevin O. 02/08/16 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: I upgraded to a 2015 Silverado 2500 HD Diesel!

Beautiful Truck! Love the look of the new Chevy's. Best of luck with it!
Kevin O. 02/08/16 07:29am Tow Vehicles
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