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RE: Integrated Hitch vs. P3

Yep, the integrated controllers are the bee's knees.
mbutts 12/18/14 02:02pm Towing

My father-in-law sheared the sway bar's hitch ball off when he got the TT at an extreme angle while backing. As TomG2 said, if you're confident you're not going to turn that far, it will be fine to leave it attached.
mbutts 12/18/14 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Mirrors

I really liked my McKesh mirrors on my previous TV. They strapped on easily and didn't vibrate while driving. They are about $130 new or about half that on Craigslist.
mbutts 12/11/14 01:07pm Towing
RE: I Caved & Upgraded to Ford F-250 Super Duty

Congratulations on your new truck! Welcome to the cult! Details on secret handshake to be sent later.
mbutts 12/09/14 08:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Tow with my 6.4 Hemi

Sorry, my $1.20 estimate was off a bit. I noticed three stations just now that are $1.30+ more per gallon for diesel. This is in the Metro Detroit area. I was kinda hoping the plummeting gas prices would take diesel down a notch or two, but it hasn't happened yet around here.
mbutts 12/08/14 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Tow with my 6.4 Hemi

The $1.20/gallon difference (45%!) from gas to diesel would make choosing another diesel difficult at the moment.
mbutts 12/08/14 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrading to a Newmar Kountry Aire

2011 Ram Tow Guide shows you'd probably be over on payload.
mbutts 12/03/14 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aftermarket Exhaust for Ford 6.7L ??

You might want to post this question on the 6.7 liter forum at Powerstroke.com
mbutts 12/03/14 08:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bayhill

Just curious, but why was the rear kitchen a disaster?
mbutts 11/22/14 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many miles for a used diesel truck?

I was doing the same about year and a half ago. Brand new Ram 3500 with the Cummins was $38,000 and I decided that was more than I wanted to spend. I didn't want to get something that was completely worn out and beat up which was all I could find locally are Detroit. Poked around cars.com, ebay, and other sites for about a month looking at low mileage trucks (less than 75,000 miles). I couldn't find a GM product in my price range and the Rams all seemed to be rusting through at the rear wheel wells. I found my F350 with 56,000 miles in Texas for $25,000. The dealer paid for my airline ticket and even picked me up at the airport. Even though it's the horrible-worst-engine-ever-built-it's-gonna-blow-up-any-minute-now Ford 6.0, I've been very happy with it.
mbutts 11/20/14 05:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Selecting Tow Vehicle for Travel Trailer

With a longer trailer like you bought and the 8000-ish weight, I'd lean toward a 3/4 or 1 ton because it's 9 zillion times more stable that with a 1/2 ton. But not everyone wants a heavy duty pickup to drive everyday. If a HD truck is not to your liking, get a 1/2 ton with the heavy duty payload package (not to be confused with the heavy duty towing package). It will give you the ability to support the tongue weight of the trailer better than with a 1/2 ton.
mbutts 11/20/14 10:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing heavy with a single wheel 3500

Have you thought about disc brakes on the 5er for better stopping power?
mbutts 11/17/14 02:16pm Tow Vehicles
Reeeeally small class Cs in Japan

Interesting documentary on Japanese K cars. Fast forward to about 15:10 in the video to see a few micro class C campers. Japanese K Cars
mbutts 11/16/14 10:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Observations after my first season with a TT

Nice write up! Wait, you replaced your lawn with astroturf?
mbutts 11/13/14 05:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Comments towing with a recent Yukon 6.2L?

I agree with LarryJM. You can do it, but it's going to be taxing to the driver. When I went from a 4,400 lb. trailer to a 7,300 lb. trailer on an SUV (rated to tow 8,950 lbs.), it was too much for me. Soft rear suspension and passenger car tires made the rear too "loose" for me.
mbutts 11/08/14 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Expedition Tongue Weight and Bow Wave Push Questions

It is frustrating. I towed a 4,400 lb trailer with our Expy and I felt it was at its max even though I was at less than half its rating. With independent rear suspension and passenger car tires, it was too wiggly when towing. At a minimum, add a weight dist hitch with sway control. It will make it more comfortable to tow.
mbutts 11/08/14 09:11am Towing
RE: Hensley SwiftArrow

You can get the pro pride with the jacks or snap up brackets & chains. I really don't have any trouble with hitching up my pro pride, but I do have a back up camera.
mbutts 11/04/14 02:08pm Towing
RE: Price Aside, Which one would you chose Hensley or Propride?

I am fortunate to live within an hour of both manufacturers. I visited both and was much more impressed with ProPride's hitch. I know they are very similar, but the 3P was thicker and more heavy-duty looking, in my opinion. Sean even drove my Expy and trailer around a bit to offer help in set up of the hitch. I trolled Craigslist for about a year and couldn't find a used Hensley or 3P for a decent price (rusted out pieces of junk for $1,500? No way!). I ended up purchasing a new 3P for the price of a rebuilt Hensley.
mbutts 10/30/14 10:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Arrow - Really that hard to hookup?

I have a ProPride 3P (very similar to the Hensley). I have found it's different from a regular weight dist hitch, but not more difficult. When I park the trailer on my front lawn to load, it is at a different angle from the steep driveway. With my previous hitch, I'd drop the trailer on the ball, pull it into the street, then hook up the chains/bars. With the 3P, I just hook up once while it's on the lawn.
mbutts 10/30/14 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Small Trailer Family of 5(Lance Disqualified ThemselvesRant)

I googled "lance 1575 tent" and found one in Los Banos at Toscano RV. Is that near you? Lance 1575 with Tent
mbutts 10/29/14 12:42pm Travel Trailers
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