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RE: Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

I can get a lower gear by punching out of OD and putting it in 3rd. Probably roughly equivalent to the 4.88. I'm looking for something between OD and 3rd. If my non-towing mileage were better I would get much more use from the truck. If I could get 18-20 mpg or so consistently on the road, I would drive it a lot more. It did the best it had ever done on my last tow with the performance tune. I guess after that performance, I was willing to make a commitment to the truck. I'll probably do this within the next year.
jspringator 04/23/15 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

Holy cow you have 400k miles on that van? Pretty awesome, hope I can get anywhere near that. That isn't unheard of with Ford V-10's. I've heard reports of airport shuttle bus V-10's with 500,000 miles.
jspringator 04/19/15 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

I doubt my truck is worth $5,000. The issue is what it is worth to have a more satisfactory tow experience. Last tow I put in noise isolating earbuds so the noise of the motor revving didn't bother me as much. That is obviously the cheapest solution. The most expensive solution is to buy a used diesel truck. This solution is significantly cheaper if it works. Used diesels are expensive to purchase and maintain. I may recoup $300 in fuel savings a year, but the truck probably won't last long enough for a full payback. However, it will last long enough for a partial payback. So if the cost is $3,500, is it worth $1,700 for a better towing experience? I need to think about it. When it revs, it will maintain a reasonable speed. There is just something about it that bothers me. Lets give the earbuds another shot on this summer's trip. I don't suppose there is a 6 speed transmission that would bolt in, is there? I've got 100,000 on this transmission.
jspringator 04/17/15 03:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

From this chart it looks like I could leave it in OD, lock out the double OD (I assume there is a button for this) and I would have a gear between my Truck OD and when my truck OD kicks out (third); third over. That is really where I need an extra gear.
jspringator 04/17/15 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

Stock tires. As I understand it it will go from GV OD to a gear higher than my 3rd gear without OD, then to 3rd without OD. Is that right? If it went from GV OD to 3rd wo OD it would be the same as I have now. It isn't my DD, but I do tailgate with it and use it when I have more than one passenger. My other car is a nineteen year old BMW convertible.
jspringator 04/17/15 09:50am Tow Vehicles
Gear Vendors for Excursion V-10 4.30 rear

I have a 2001 Excursion with a V-10 and 4.30's. I tow a 33 foot high profile TT that has a gross weight of 9,000 pounds. I found a great tune, 5-star 87 performance, that made a big difference. I was wondering if anyone has tried a Gear Vendors OD in this application. It would be useful to have a gear between OD and OD out. I suppose that is what they call "gear splitting". $3,000 sounds like a lot, but another truck (or lighter trailer) would cost a lot more. It does have 190,000 miles on it now, but runs great, and is in great condition. I expect another 100,000 miles of use. I am looking for ease of towing, and I understand that any mileage increase wouldn't pay for the unit.
jspringator 04/17/15 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: electric tongue jack

I opened up the top and regreased it. My new one has a greasing procedure.
jspringator 04/02/15 07:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: electric tongue jack

I'm on my 3rd unit. I got the biggest one they had. This one had the separate ground wire that attaches to the battery post. I also keep the top covered. I think water washes the grease out causing premature failure.
jspringator 04/02/15 06:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer got broken into. Thief totally destroyed the door.

I have only been broken into one time and the person took a rock and broke the window in the door and reached inside to unlock the door. I am still surprised that so many RV builders put windows in the entry door. My thief only took a fire extinguisher, go figure. But it was just a matter of having the broken window replaced and no damage to the door or frame. I never thought of that before. One smart thief. I think I'll just lock the door handle instead of the dead bolt. I'm only going to lock that just to keep people from spending the night. I almost never lock my convertible.
jspringator 04/01/15 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Interstate side overnight park north of Savannah

Thanks! I'm printing everything out because I don't know where I'll be when it's time to stop for the day.
jspringator 03/25/15 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstate side overnight park north of Savannah

Somewhere around Rincon looks good. I stayed here for a night. But unlike your 6pm, I got there at like 11pm. :) http://www.whisperingpinesrvpk.com/ They have transient pull-through sites up front. Very level and full hookups. They were good to leave the truck/camper connected. Looks good, but they don't take dogs over 30 pounds. We have a 55 pound Springer. Camp Lake looks like it will fit the bill. Can't find any dog rules, though. Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I want to be close enough to Savannah to receive over the air TV so I can watch Kentucky play, provided they get past WV Thursday.
jspringator 03/25/15 10:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstate side overnight park north of Savannah

I expect to make it to Savannah or thereabouts for the night. I don't want to go through city traffic during the 5-6 pm rush hour, so basically as close to Savannah as I can get without going through it. I try to be off the road at 6:00 pm. Somewhere around Rincon looks good.
jspringator 03/25/15 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Interstate side overnight park north of Savannah

I'm looking for an ez in and out park off I-95 for an overnighter slightly north of Savannah, GA. Anybody have a favorite?
jspringator 03/25/15 05:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sideswiped fence and bent awning arm back

Thanks! The rear arm is bent, but I might just need to replace the lower base to hold everything up. The lock is definitely intact; it is in the front. Ultimately, I want to convert it to a crank out unit. It is going to be cheaper than I thought.
jspringator 03/23/15 03:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sideswiped fence and bent awning arm back

Looks like I could remove the awning by removing the screw that holds the "cap" to the arms. Is that how it's done? The hanger (the piece that is lag bolted into the roof) remains in place and both arms can then be removed. This may be the easiest and cheapest solution. provided I can get the screw out. The locking mechanism is on the undamaged front arm
jspringator 03/22/15 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Sideswiped fence and bent awning arm back

Thanks for the zip tie suggestion. Mine is still rolled up tightly, and probably locked, at least to some extent. I'll zip tie it in 3 places, and either remove the arm or tape it to the side of the trailer, and plan to convert it to a crank out. I hated dealing with the awning. I could never get it to work right. A crank out will be much easier.
jspringator 03/22/15 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Sideswiped fence and bent awning arm back

I would like to stabilize it for the trip. Might be a good time for a crank out or 12 volt conversion when i get back.
jspringator 03/22/15 07:54am Travel Trailers
Sideswiped fence and bent awning arm back

I sideswiped a fence post and bent my awning arm back a foot or so. I also tore off the lower bracket. I never use the awning, but I will probably repair it anyway, but I'm going on vacation next week. If the arm is bent back will I need to replace it? I know the base lower bracket will have to be replaced. Can I simply remove the arm until I can repair it? My primary concern is I want to make sure the awning won't unfurl as I'm going down the road. I can't be the only person this has happened to. How did you fix it?
jspringator 03/22/15 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: air conditioner / honda 2000

The Yamaha does not have a closable vent cap. I can buy a second cap and seal it up with JB weld though. The Honda smells are not objectionable. I always drain the carb bowl after each use on all of these generators.
jspringator 03/19/15 09:35am Travel Trailers
RE: air conditioner / honda 2000

I have also got an EU1000 that I can use to handle the surge if necessary, but I would rather have one genset that I can handle by myself. I could shut it off after the compressor started. I also recently inherited one of the EF2800i Yamaha inverter gensets that can easily handle the load, but it takes 2 people to move and is considerable louder. It also emits fumes from the cap that make it harder to store in an SUV and TT that has gas appliances.
jspringator 03/19/15 08:22am Travel Trailers
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