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RE: seeking recomendations for a towing vehicle that will seat 7

My sister hauls her family of six with a 2500 van & tows a 30' TT.
mbutts 04/23/14 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: manual diesel knock off F150

No more expensive repairs! If you accidentally put DEF into the fuel tank, you just throw the truck into the dumpster! I bet Harbor Freight is already negotiating for the rights to sell these.
mbutts 04/23/14 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Torque, HP, gas mileage upgrades

I agree with downtheroad. You could see some improvements, but you'll pay for it (cash, droning sound at highway speeds, etc.). When I bought my 2004 Expy with 5.4 in it, the previous owner included an almost new K&N intake. Box said, "Adds 9.7 HP at 4,100 RPM!" That's less than a 4% improvement.
mbutts 04/22/14 10:14am Towing
RE: Reese Dual Cam Verses Pro-Pride

In going from a regular weight dist hitch to a Pro Pride after eight years, I can assure you the difference is night and day. With my previous setup, I had to be at complete attention at all times. I don't mean to say that I'm driving along with a burger in one hand, texting, and changing the radio station simultaneously. But I'd arrive at our destination exhausted from being on constant high alert. Always have to keep aware of passing trucks, gusty winds, etc. It took me a couple of years to talk myself into the $2,000 for the Pro Pride (used Hensleys are usually available on Craigslist for a lot less). Towing is so much easier now that I arrive relaxed and ready to have fun, not collapsing from the stress of driving.
mbutts 04/19/14 11:20am Towing
RE: Best equalizer anti sway hitch

If you want the best, I'd recommend the Pro Pride or Hensley. Either one completely eliminated sway. Expensive but absolutely worth it.
mbutts 04/18/14 09:35pm Towing
RE: Apps for gas stations?

How about looking for truck stops?
mbutts 04/06/14 10:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used hybrid. Advice?

I'd check the bunk ends while closed to make sure they seal fully. You'll have to stuff yourself up with all the canvas inside to check if you can see light at the top seal.
mbutts 04/03/14 07:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dont worry, just put it in the truck

Welcome to the one ton club!
mbutts 03/31/14 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 6.4L Tow Review

Always feels great when you have proof you made the right decision!
mbutts 03/29/14 05:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moving over to the TT side of the world

Now all you need to do is melt the snow!
mbutts 03/27/14 02:22pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel and Gasser question in terms of cost

There isn't any spreadsheet that will hands down show that the diesel is the best solution. I could pull my TT with a gasser, but I want to go uphill at the same speed as the flats. I also LOVE driving all day on a single tank of fuel vs. stopping three times when I towed with my Expy. The time and stress saved from fewer fuel stops is worth any "extra" cost of the diesel.
mbutts 03/25/14 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wireless Rear Camera and Portable Camera

Will the handheld be used by your spotter to point out obstacles?
mbutts 03/19/14 10:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Leaf spring or air bags

The additional leaf or air bags can help level the vehicle but it won't increase the capacity of the axle, wheels, and tires.
mbutts 03/19/14 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Equalizer or Dual Cam.....which is better?

I sold my Reese since I couldn't get it to where I was comfortable driving. Not quite white-knuckle, but I definitely had to paying 110% attention to driving, which gets old. I got a ProPride last year and it's absolutely night and day different how much better it is than a regular WD hitch. Yes, it's a lot of dough (took me a few years to talk myself into buying one), but they have a great return policy that allows you to try it out on your rig. Sorry to muck up your post, but your TV & trailer are similar in weight to mine so I thought I'd throw in my 2ยข.
mbutts 03/18/14 10:40am Towing
RE: Am I the only one that doesn't like air ride suspension?

I don't think you'd lose all your investment. Throw an ad on Craigslist and someone will snap up that kit from you.
mbutts 03/17/14 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long drive for new TT!!

We drove nine hours (one way) for our 2nd trailer, 3 hours for the one we have now. I liked being able to talk to the dealer in person and go through it thoroughly before I signed on the line.
mbutts 03/14/14 12:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: How important are my "must haves"?

I don't think you'll find one with an awning over an outdoor kitchen (unless you were talking only about a bumper mounted grill).
mbutts 03/13/14 09:23am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Experience with internet purchases

My last two purchases were over the net and phone. My wife found the EXACT color she wanted and (of course) no one close had one. Our Kodiak was just outside of Louisville KY (about 9 hours from us) and our Sunset Trail was just three hours away. In both cases, we have a very thorough inspection before signing on the dotted line.
mbutts 03/11/14 10:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch recommendation

It took me several years to talk myself into the Pro Pride hitch. It's less expensive than the Hensley and I preferred the way it hitched up compared to the Hensley. Outstanding customer support (Sean even took my truck & trailer out for a test drive when I stopped by his shop) and effortless towing. It's a bazillion times better than the Reese hitch I had. It's up to you if that bazillion times better is worth the extra dough.
mbutts 03/11/14 09:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Zen and the Art of Trailer Maintenance

I wash mine when we get home from a trip, wax the sides & back with Turtle Wax twice a year, and Rejex on the nose once a year. Goes a long way toward keeping it looking new.
mbutts 03/10/14 08:22am Travel Trailers
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