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RE: F150 3.5l w\EcoBoost, MaxTow package

I loved my '11 EcoBoost too. Great power from that little V6. I ended up trading it in on my current rig because of the minimal payload (only had 1,400 lbs), and soft suspension when towing. Both of these could have been fixed had I known before hand what I was buying. That was before I knew anything about payload, LT tires, etc. It sure drove nice unloaded though, unlike my F350! Fuel economy with day to day driving was in the 17-18 mpg range. Towing maybe 7-9. My diesel on the other hand gets 17-18 day to day and 12-13 towing!
daystrom 09/13/14 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another !@#$ Warranty issue!

Sometimes I'll use low fan with heat to distribute the heat better but normally it stays on auto.
daystrom 09/04/14 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: replacement caulking or sealant?

If you can't find ProFlex locally, OSI Quad from Lowe's or HD is just as good if not better. And it's half the cost too!
daystrom 08/29/14 05:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Leaks, and more leaks

I would recommend anyone that has gutter extensions to carefully inspect the seals around them. After pulling mine off I could not believe there was nothing behind them. You could see right down the backside of the drip edge with the rubber roof folded over the side, and the screw hole where water was seeping in. Was contemplating not using the cover this winter because I am sure it was the cause of pulling the extensions away from the oem sealant. Then my wife said I'll get icicles pulling on them then. Guess it's just another item to add to the check list! Pressure testing is the only sure way of finding these sneaky leaks.
daystrom 08/25/14 05:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Leaks, and more leaks

Luckily the roof is great and has not been a problem. Not too many places for it to leak and Dicor/Eternabond works wonders!
daystrom 08/24/14 01:19pm Travel Trailers
Leaks, and more leaks

Is it just my bad luck or a nature of the beast? Seems anymore all I do is chase leaks in my trailer. So much that I even built my own seal-tech machine to pressurize the cabin and and spray the outside with soap. First was the front gutter extension leaking behind the drip edge into the front closet, next was a leaky window frame, then the caulking (which looks very much like factory applied silicone) leaking along the top of the slide out bulb seal, and just recently the rear gutter extension leaking in the exact same place the front did. I'm almost wondering if covering the trailer in the winter pulled down on the gutter extensions enough to break the old caulking seal? Is it brand related? I know the Zinger brand ain't no Newmar! Miles of driving on poor roads? My friend has a 10 year old KZ that has never leaked. It doesn't move much however as it's at a permanent site. Or am I just over cautious checking? I guess the good thing is I've become proficient with a caulk gun! Also I've been a ProFlex user for a long time until recently when my local shop didn't have any. The tech recommended OSI Quad from Lowe's. Much easier to work with and half the cost. Just had to vent!
daystrom 08/24/14 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fixing corners

The corner molding is not that expensive, like $14 for a 12' section but you'll pay top dollar for shipping if you can't find locally. The rear of my trailer came a bit close to a parked car outside my house. Ended up taking the mirror of the car off with the rear corner molding of my trailer. The corner molding got pulled off and mangled up. I could get 8' sections shipped to my house no prob by UPS but I needed a 10' piece or I'd have a seam. Crossroads had exactly what I needed for $14 a piece. I had to pay $120 for shipping by freight due to its length. So if it is mangled up pretty bad I'd see if your dealer can get one first. Mine could but was going to pass the shipping onto me so I bought myself. If you can reuse it you'll probably have to put the screws in new holes if they ripped out.
daystrom 08/06/14 05:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: DEF Warning in F350

How much did you add? The tank is 5 gallons. If you used a 2.5 gallon jug it is possible that the level isn't above the sensor yet. Do as others said and fill up more. Mine resets within seconds of filling it up.
daystrom 07/30/14 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 f250 screw lariat fx4 6.7psd... 98kmiles

^^^ agreed. Find an F350.
daystrom 07/17/14 05:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: gas stations

Sorry for bringing this thread back to life... We just completed a trip from Ohio to Florida and back without our trailer. Along the way in the back of my head I tried to see how many RV friendly fuel stations were along the way that sold diesel. I didn't see too many that would allow a 1/2 tank allowance for my 26 gallon tank and most if not all had their pumps aligned perpendicular to the store. Has anyone been in such a pinch that you have dropped your trailer in a parking lot just to fuel up?
daystrom 06/15/14 02:31pm Towing
RE: Car wash?

I take my '12 F350 4x4 into a 7' car wash all the time in the winter. As jus2shy said you need to bring the mirrors in. Truck also fits into my 7' tall garage with about an inch to spare.
daystrom 05/29/14 10:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Zinger question

Maybe the time of the year it was built or a large special order from the dealer? My Zinger is a 260BH. Others say 26BH. Exact same trailer though.
daystrom 05/25/14 06:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Alrighty gents... and a few ladies... looking at an 09 F350

Price does seem a bit high, but that is Los Angeles. I bought my fully decked out '12 Lariat with 36k for the same price a year ago.
daystrom 05/23/14 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fastway Flip Jack Foot?

What do you do when you need the tongue as low as possible and the foot gets in the way? Is it easy to remove?
daystrom 05/21/14 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: satelitte dish

Which box do you have? May try it again and reset the satellite settings, choose 18" dish and multi-switch LNB.
daystrom 05/21/14 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: satelitte dish

I use a D-12 standard definition receiver with the 18" dish. I have never tried using a high-def receiver with this setup, but it should work as long as you tell the box that you are using a 18" dish with an LNB (can't remember the exact wording but you don't want to use the SWM setup. I think it is something like multi-switch.) When I plug it back in at home, the receiver sees the SWM setup and automatically reconfigures itself for home. If you wanted to buy one you'd have to lease it from DirecTV with a new access card. I just pull one out of a bedroom that I keep around for camping.
daystrom 05/21/14 10:12am Travel Trailers
RE: satelitte dish

Using an 18" oval dish? I have a SWM system at home and know the system needs a power injector for the LNB on the dish for it to work. I just use a standard def box while camping with an 18" dish and it works fine.
daystrom 05/21/14 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: satelitte dish

As Steve said that loop is there to allow your dish to hook up. The dish signal won't pass through the power injector that feeds the antenna amp. Unhook the loop and hook your receiver into one of those outputs.
daystrom 05/20/14 08:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: How would you maintain this seam?

^^ agreed. Just replace the insert. My three year old trailer's insert looks brand new. What happened to yours!?
daystrom 05/20/14 09:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning the outside of TT

Be careful using Awesome. It is pretty caustic at full strength. I accidentally left some on my aluminum sided trailer and it permanently etched the finish in spots. If you use it, be sure to rinse very well!
daystrom 05/06/14 05:46am Travel Trailers
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