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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
RE: Tow vehicle fuel tank size

I agree and it's one of the top reasons I went with the long bed. Yes, it's a pain to park something 22+ feet long, but I got the 39 gallon tank. On the 2015, it looks like you'd have to get a crew cab to get the 37.5 gallon tank. If that's not appealing, Titan Fuel Tanks makes a nice unit that replaces your spare time under the bed that will give you another 30 gallons.
mbutts 10/27/14 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What happened around the 14 min mark here?

It looks like Mr. Truck moves over to pass right after that semi passes him. Maybe slower traffic in right lane?
mbutts 10/26/14 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Scan tool for wasy to read Ford $06 misfore

You may want to start by calling SCT. If your scanner doesn't support $06, there are quite a few used professional level scanners on ebay. Since your vehicle is a 2001, don't need the latest software so you should be able to find something in the $300-400 range.
mbutts 10/26/14 06:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Question...

I really, really enjoy towing with a diesel. Longer distances between fill ups, much better fuel economy, and effortless uphill runs. As Turtle said, do your homework. I spent a few months reading and asking questions at Powerstroke.org before I bought my Ford 6.0 last year. There are Duramax and Cummins forums, too. Good investment of time.
mbutts 10/22/14 07:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where to buy dry lube with PTFE

I bought some at Lowe's a while back. Teflon Dry Lube
mbutts 10/21/14 01:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody have a f350 crew cab with 20 inch wheels

My 2006 is 57.5" to the bed rails.
mbutts 10/20/14 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Yellowstone trip

Allow plenty of time for traveling within the park. It's ginormous in there. We stayed outside the park and kinda regretted it since it would take us about an hour to get to the park from Yellowstone's Edge campground.
mbutts 10/17/14 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Choosing between bunk house models

The biggest issue I found with bunkhouses were the width of the bunk. A 28 x 60 bunk is fine for really little kids, but for teenagers, he'll probably want something that's 32" or wider. Most manufacturers show the width of the bunks on their websites.
mbutts 10/17/14 08:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winterizing...did I miss anything?

Did you leave the refrigerator doors open?
mbutts 10/12/14 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dishwashers

I'm curious about this, too. Saw several units with drawer dishwashers (takes up about as much space as a pot drawer) the RV show last week.
mbutts 10/11/14 01:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: weight police/ please comment

Here's a link to the Ford Towing Guide for 2000. Not sure if it will make you feel any better, but at least you can see what the "official" limits of the truck are.
mbutts 10/07/14 12:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F250 radio question

For this era radio, you'd need the adapter for that plugs into the back of the unit. Then a cable from the module to your iPod. You'll need to Google your year to find the module. Mine was about $100.
mbutts 10/01/14 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Atwood Helium Refrigerator Question

I'm not sure from the photo, but those light gray latches look like the door blocks that slide over to hold the door ajar when you're storing your unit.
mbutts 09/30/14 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Town & Country's a Tow Vehicle Finally

We really liked towing with our T&C. Decent power, 17 MPG with the pop-up. Enjoy!
mbutts 09/29/14 09:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultralights with four bunk beds

Since you already found the right trailer for you, try Googling "30dsqb" and you'll get a list of other dealers that carry that model. We bought our last two RVs out of state (one 9 hours away and the other 3 hours away).
mbutts 09/27/14 08:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Caption this one....

Why weren't they using a Tundra?
mbutts 09/27/14 01:24pm Towing
RE: Best polish for gel cap and sides of 5th Wheel

I've had good luck with Rejex on the nosecone. Bugs come off easily without scrubbing. I put it on once a year.
mbutts 09/17/14 10:21am Fifth-Wheels
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