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RE: New 5th Wheel & New Truck - Running nose high - UGH!!

As stated, the Sub frame " BOXING" is very common.. In fact, when you to go Morryde and have the IS installed that's the first measurement they take. At that point, they create a sub frame to allow the trailer to tow level... mine is a 2" high sub frame..
ford truck guy 01/13/17 09:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flag pole mounts for the pinbox

I prefer this model. :B http://i.imgur.com/9cVpzbpl.jpg LOVE THE FLAG ! ! But I want to fly it from the front !
ford truck guy 01/13/17 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flag pole mounts for the pinbox

Thanks Bpounds, was looking at the bottom version, maybe on steroids.. I have a 3' x 5' flag that I want to be above my roof line... not sure if those will be beefy enough?
ford truck guy 01/11/17 01:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flag pole mounts for the pinbox

Check out this thread: Flag Poles . Thanks, I have seen the one that C.B. Made and its great.. just overkill for me. Though it does give me some ideas...
ford truck guy 01/11/17 01:02pm Fifth-Wheels
Flag pole mounts for the pinbox

I am looking to fly my flag from my pinbox and am looking for a mount. It looks like I may have to fabricate one myself, before I do I want to see and here what you all are using.. I did a search but was only able to find a very few threads on the subject, with 1 possibility .. Joe
ford truck guy 01/11/17 12:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM pickups, no 2500HD or 3500 Markings????

The problem I see is kicking tires on the dealers lot. One does not know which tires to kick, therefore you have to enlist a sales person, who may or may not know the there are 2500HD and 3500 SRW trucks. And ask stupid questions like why do you want a 3500, I have all these 2500HD according to my inventory sheet. Chris I love Truck shopping on a Sunday ! Nobody to bother me.. Once I have ALL my info, I then start talking
ford truck guy 01/09/17 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6 point leveling????

GET AUTO LEVEL . . . I was on the fence when looking for my current fiver ... I press a button and walk away and do all my water/sewer/electric hook ups...what a great invention !!!!!
ford truck guy 01/08/17 01:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Propane smell when furnace is running - Suburban SF-30F

You said the trailer is only ABOUT a year old. . . Find out how old, and IF your the original owner you may be able to get it replaced under warranty if it needs to be... Call the dealer, or manufacturer. Don't mess with possible propane leak, or smell
ford truck guy 01/06/17 04:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Suspension upgrade

Well I am not a mechanic, but have been running the Firestones on the rear of my F 250's for eons. Last one was a 99, this one is a 12. Nary a problem. BTW, don't ya feel better after being jumped on by the weight police? :B Not necessarily the weight police, more along the lines of knowing what your truck's limitations are. I think most would agree that is somewhat important... I tow a large fifth wheel with my "15" SRW, so I and NOT in the weight police, but I do know all my weights and that I am within all of them... some just barely, but in.... And back to the OP... I run an airlift system ( set to 30#) on mine to level it out with zero issues... some really like timbres, some like stable loads... knowing where you need to be Is half the battle
ford truck guy 01/06/17 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suspension upgrade

The FIRST thing I would do is run over a scale.... depending on what size fifth wheel you are probably over on your ratings.. the 250's are rated to TOW a lot, buy NOT rated to haul (payload in bed of truck) nearly enough to handle a larger fifth wheel, and the pin weights they have. Tell us what make and model fifth wheel you are towing, perhaps someone here has the same set up and can toss in their thoughts.. ADDING air bags will only raise the truck to level... it WILLNOT add payload capacity,thus making stay over weight if there to start.
ford truck guy 01/06/17 05:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Central Pennsylvania to Disney's Fort Wilderness

From Lewisburg , I would go : 81 south into southern VA , than hop onto 77 south.. Take 77 south into NC, either go around Charlotte ( 485 ), or straight down the middle depending on your timing.. cross into SC, Stay on 77 towards Columbia SC.. Hop onto 26 east.. Follow 26 East towards Charleston, and hop onto 95.. stay on 95 through GA.. into FLA.. again, depending on the time of day, either go directly through Jacksonville, or around 295.. take 95 S to 4 West to Disney - - Once in Florida, you could either take 295-10-301-75-to the FL turnpike and miss Orlando, but I never go that way except for once.. Huge hassle , in my opinion, not to mention a GREATER risk of speeding tickets...
ford truck guy 01/04/17 12:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Jack snapping noises

Lippert recommends any of 3 fluids, 2 of which I believe are available from Amazon. Torco RFF Grade 15 Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15 Caterpillar Hydraulic Oil Additive 1U-9891 ^^^^^^ What they said ! ! !
ford truck guy 01/04/17 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Coming to an End.

Well Don , I hope you sill stay around the forum ,I have learnt a lot from reading your posts .. .. I wish you the best of luck in your NON Camping life ! ! ! Joe
ford truck guy 01/03/17 02:28pm RV Lifestyle
Big Rig Camping in the Florida Keys

We have been to the keys a few times, last year we stayed at Point of View in Key Largo ,and 2 years ago it was Blue Water Key down in Key West.. We want to return this summer and DW wants to try something different, we have a list of BIG RIG friendly places there, but cannot find it. Each of our trips, we have driven through a few and wrote notes on the sites... We were surprised at just how small some of the sites were.. So, that leaves me to the pro's here . . We are looking for 50amp - full hook up - that will have ample room for a 42' fifth wheel with 4 slides and 2 awnings ( so it should be wide also) .. Jolly Rodger ?? Geiger Key ??
ford truck guy 01/03/17 11:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dining plan or not at Disney

***** JUST A LITTLE TIP ****** We never buy water in the parks . . . just go to any place that sells fountain soda and ask for a CUP of ice water.... They are not allowed to say NO, or charge you. . . some will give you small 10oz -12oz cups, some larger.. we did not believe that either , until we tried it, been doing it that way ever since
ford truck guy 01/03/17 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Dining plan or not at Disney

We have been visiting the Fort almost every year for the past 25 years or so and have never had the dining plan. To Us , the plan works for those that have no means of cooking, or taking food of any type in and storing it. We usually will visit either Sams Club, or Costco and stock up for the trip once there. We will plan a few meals out each trip, with usually a breakfast at the Fort, and a couple dinners at one or 2 of the hotels, but the rest is at the camper.. For those that like fried chicken, we found that the take out down at Crockets tavern can't be beat ! We enjoy either taking it down to the beach and eating, or at the table back at the site.
ford truck guy 01/03/17 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Led strips

On my last trailer, i got them from SuperBright LED's.com. .. .. quality product , great company to deal with... had them on for 4 years till I sold the trailer and they were still looking good as new
ford truck guy 12/29/16 08:50pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New York to Fort Wilderness in Disney

Thanks for all the info on the "new" dog loops. Last time we were at Ft. Wilderness, (2007)we were in loop 600. I can never recall even SEEING a dog. Never heard a bark either. (Their kennel was "it". Of that I am sure.) Something for me to check out the next time I visit...as I have a dog now. Thanks again. Their kennels are now located outside the Fort, not upfront near the stables like earlier.. Go out the main gate to the Fort and make a left , first light make a right and it is on the right.. Brand, spanking new kennel.. Looks good from the outside, never been inside.
ford truck guy 12/20/16 06:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Extended Run Generator setup

No siphon when I used mine either... the Honda fuel pumps will PULL the fuel... i close ALL vents for a few to allow the pressure to build, then open the vent on the tank. Where is "pressure building" to create a siphon? And on which tank are you opening a vent? On all the systems I've seen, including my home built tank and hose system, there's only one vent, and it's on my big fuel can. There are no vents on the replacement aluminum generator tank fuel caps. As I stated, when I FIRST hook everything up, I initially was having an issue with the gennerators NOT pulling from the tank.. Someone told me that trick and it worked!. I have a external marine tank that has a small vent knob on the cap that I close at first. Once the generators are running for a bit ,I open that vent and have NEVER had another problem..
ford truck guy 12/20/16 06:16am Travel Trailers
RE: On Board Generator vs Portable Generator

I have been using twin Honda EU2000's paralleled for years with no issues... I now have an Onan 6.5 and hands down it is better !! The Honda's did fine, but i could not run both ac's... i had to hook them together... if running for a while, get the extended run tank out and hooked up... Now i just press a button , No comparison !!!
ford truck guy 12/19/16 07:55pm General RVing Issues
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