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RE: Ford Ecoboost gas mileage and reliability???

I had an '11 EcoBoost with 3.55 gears. Normal day to day driving I got 17-18 while towing a 7000 lb trailer gave me 6.9-8 depending on winds, route, etc. The only reason I have the rig I have now was the minimal payload I had on the F150. 1,400 lbs was quickly used after the tongue weight and family. Other than that I loved the truck and the engine was incredible. In comparison my F350 gets 18 day to day and 12 towing.
daystrom 04/11/14 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Diesel Breakdown and Inspection

This guy tore apart a turbo from a 6.7 PSD. Starting at this post he tries to smash, cut, destroy a bearing from it. He never could. Not sure how they are turning to dust as stated in the video. Looks more like the races are weak... Clicky
daystrom 03/30/14 03:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How are the new Ford diesel engines?

2012 F350 Lariat with 6.7 PSD. Daily driver with 40,000 miles. Only issue so far is a leaky main radiator tank. This seems to be a common problem with all Fords. Covered under warranty. Great truck!!
daystrom 11/24/13 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: High cost of caulk repairs

I'm convinced all the bouncing around these trailers do is the cause of sealant breakdown. My co-worker has a 2004 KZ that sits at a permanent site and gets moved maybe four times a year. No leaks. My 2012 Crossroads has maybe 3500 miles on it and I have had to fix numerous seals already.
daystrom 11/03/13 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: High cost of caulk repairs

If they gave you a map of leak locations, do it yourself. Self-leveling Dicor lap sealant on the roof, ProFlex or OSI Quad on the sides. I agree about the pop up statement. A whole lot easier to maintain! Also make your own Sealtech machine like I did. You can test whenever you want: http://i.imgur.com/eg9olIhl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/8Z63WHxl.jpg
daystrom 11/02/13 06:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Christmas is near, 12 V air compressor

This one from Harbor Freight has clips but actually gets worse reviews than the one with a cigarette lighter plug.
daystrom 10/28/13 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Christmas is near, 12 V air compressor

Harbor Freight 12 volt compressor. Just bought one and it works great. Comes in a nice bag along with a quick connect hose. Buy a few!
daystrom 10/28/13 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leak, my homemade Sealtech attempt, & question

I'm happy to report that blowing air into the trailer was a success. I fabricated piece of thick cardboard the size of the baggage door and cut out an 8" hole for the concrete form. Luckily I had an 8" form in my garage so no trip to Lowe's was necessary. http://i.imgur.com/eg9olIhl.jpg Duct tape was used to seal up the door/cardboard and the form to the fan. This combination produced a lot of air in the camper. The entry door was being held open 2" by air. I'm happy to report no leaks other than areas I knew would like the range hood vent, outside shower, and electric cord hatch. http://i.imgur.com/S3dmRhBl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/8Z63WHxl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/szoNpoul.jpg Version 2 I'm hoping to use some plywood and build in a manometer. Thanks everyone. Todd
daystrom 10/13/13 02:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leak, my homemade Sealtech attempt, & question

Thanks Westend. Great post and pics. Gives me something to try now. What kind of leak test liquid did you use. If you made your own what was the soap to water ratio?
daystrom 10/12/13 09:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leak, my homemade Sealtech attempt, & question

I've seen that too and was plan B but couldn't figure out how to connect the blower to a box without loosing air. EDIT: Something like this would work perfectly: http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/039645/039645692219lg.jpg 8" concrete forming tube
daystrom 10/12/13 07:44pm Travel Trailers
Leak, my homemade Sealtech attempt, & question

Got a small leak in a front cabinet of my trailer. Happens during a windy rain or while driving through rain. Just a normal rain and nothing. Slow drips from the same area. Cap seal looks great, and leak appears right behind the marker light. I can simulate a driving rain by focusing a garden hose on the front right side/roof and within a minute a get drips inside the closet. The leak is most likely very close to the right front corner. So I made my own Sealtech machine with parts from Harbor Freight. 1600 CFM ventilator http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/160x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_12004.jpg 16' 8" diameter duct http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/160x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_12527.jpg 8" galvanized duct (from Lowes) http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/063467/063467850342sm.jpg I made a base for the galvanized duct out of OSB and traced the vent beauty ring matching the screw holes so I didn't have to make more holes in the ceiling. I sealed the galvanized duct as best I could: http://i.imgur.com/sIJaIavl.jpg And attached it to the ceiling: http://i.imgur.com/uURq0nzl.jpg Next I attached the 16' long duct: http://i.imgur.com/M5Ya17ol.jpg My wife bought the local Walmart's stock of kids bubbles which I sprayed on using a small pressurized sprayer. I powered the system up and sprayed the area in question with bubbles. No sign of leaks. I sprayed areas around the door where I knew would leak and nothing. Not enough pressure inside. Problem 1: If you look closely you can see daylight coming through the galvanized piece. Problem 2: The orange 16' duct really cuts down the volume of air. The blower itself can really move some air and is well built. I ended up pulling the marker light off to inspect: http://i.imgur.com/BieOALGl.jpg There was no sign of water behind that light however I stuck my finger up inside that hole and did notice moisture. I also found that Crossroads overlaps the rubber roof to almost the marker light and the small amount of water would run down the rubber roof tucked away under the aluminum skin. As I said above the cap seal looks great. I am ANAL about inspecting this seal. I ended up going down to my local RV store who was out of ProFlex but offered some OSI Quad (which was pretty easy to use compared to ProFlex). I resealed the corner molding on both sides, and the area where the gutter meets with the drip extension. Re-ran my rain simulation and no drip, even after 20 minutes of heavy rain simulation so I think I may have gotten it. So my question is to those who have gotten a real Sealtech test done, do the dealers get any attitude when you just want the test done so you can patch at home? A dealer about 45 minutes away wants $99 for the test which is about what I have in parts for my homemade machine...too bad it didn't work. At least I can return the blower and duct. I am OUT of the two year warranty so that isn't an option. Trailer was purchased in 2011 but is a 2012 model. Thanks for reading! Todd
daystrom 10/12/13 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Central Ohio family camping

Mohican SP is our favorite as well. Just a great camping experience there and they have more than average full hookup sites too. A nice pool is a plus there too. You HAVE to book 6 months in advance in the summer though as it fills up very quickly. A little further northeast is West Branch SP. They have a lot of full hookup sites as well and is a very nice clean campground. Might I also point you to the group that my family camps with...The Great Lakes Popup Club (http://www.glpuc.org). This group originally started with popup campers but most of the members all have moved to hard sided units. There are 5 chapters along the Great Lakes (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin). Each chapter has their own camp get together monthly at a different region of the state. Once a year a state chapter hosts a Rally in July. Next year it is Michigan's turn. It is great family fun and most of the members are young with family's. The Ohio chapter is meeting at West Branch SP September 13-15 for the NE campout. Maybe we can meet up sometime? Todd
daystrom 09/05/13 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 Ford Ecoboost towing capacity

LT or P rated tires? 935 lbs with our without full lp tanks? Battery? I went through this. Bought the trailer before the truck so I bought a 2011 F150 EcoBoost that only had 1400 lbs of payload. Bought a truck off the lot without taking the time to read the forums. Was sold on the tow rating and never paid attention to payload. My wet tongue weight is 1000 lbs. My wdh weighs 80 lbs. Our family of four and two dogs weigh 820 lbs. That's a total of 1900 lbs of payload. 500 lbs overweight. Traveled like this for two years. EcoBoost had more than enough power, suspension and tires were very soft. Had I gotten the max payload package with LT tires I'd still be diving that truck. My new truck allows me to travel worry free and allows many more options in the future. LT tires are a must. The P tires are just way too soft.
daystrom 08/26/13 07:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning Black Streaks off of white Trailer

Be very careful with Awesome. Make sure you rinse it off well. I usually spray it on and use a brush on the streaks. They melt away like butter but if you don't rinse all the product off, it will permanently mark the painted surface. Don't ask how I found that out!
daystrom 08/21/13 11:11am Travel Trailers
RE: F350 - no oil light?

Thanks for the info javi1!
daystrom 07/28/13 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 - no oil light?

No gauge. I have turbo psi, temp, trans temp, fuel.
daystrom 07/28/13 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 - no oil light?

Found this on YouTube. This isn't mine but the exact same cluster. This guy doesn't have the cluster light either.... Link to video
daystrom 07/28/13 07:36am Tow Vehicles
F350 - no oil light?

New to me '12 F350 w/6.7 PSD. I don't see a low oil pressure light when the key is on but engine not running. The manual states there is a warning on the information screen as well as a static light on the speedo cluster. I don't see the one on the cluster. Reading the interweb there is conflicting reports that there is a static light and there isn't one. Can someone with a late model F350 confirm or deny the presence of a static oil light on the speedometer cluster? Thanks! Todd
daystrom 07/28/13 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help setting up Equal-i-zer to F350

I understand that. If I raise the L-brackets my spring bars are at too much of an angle. From what I understand, I need to lower my hitch head first before I play with the spring bars.
daystrom 07/22/13 05:29am Towing
RE: Help setting up Equal-i-zer to F350

I do have the manual and originally set it up on my old truck. I think by having the ball too high is causing my problems.
daystrom 07/21/13 01:37pm Towing
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