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RE: 6.0 Powerstroke question

You may want to post this question at Powerstroke.org. There are a few For techs on there that could run a warranty service record check (OASIS report) for you.
mbutts 01/25/15 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling all Hensley Owners - Hookup Advice/Tricks Please...

X2 for a camera, but that goes for non-Hensley hitches, too. I was warned that the Hensley and ProPride hitches were hard to use, but I haven't had any trouble with my 3P hitch. For loading, I back up a very steep driveway and park on the TT on the lawn (that's at a different angle from the driveway). No trouble at all to re-hitch later. I find I can hook up faster now than with my old weight dist hitch. Enjoy!
mbutts 01/23/15 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Forums/Blogs/Magazines Question

I've been a trailer Life subscriber for years. There's some good info, but some of their reviews are heavily slanted toward the manufacturer.
mbutts 01/21/15 07:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel trucks

The upper limit for me was 90,000 miles because I didn't want a truck that had a worn out interior, dead shocks, or rusted out body. For my brother-in-law, it was 275,000 since he didn't seem to mind how rough the truck was. He also paid less than half what I did.
mbutts 01/14/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with Ford Escape

I think you'd be really unhappy towing that close to the limit of your Escape. Although the r-pod is compact, you'll probably be over the 20 square foot trailer frontage limit that Ford suggests. Ford 2013 Towing Guide (see page 13)
mbutts 01/11/15 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: choosing tow vehicle

Gail, If you don't need a rear seat, you can definitely get a smaller, non-crew cab truck for easier use around town. For towing a travel trailer, a short bed will not matter. If you are absolutely certain you are not going over 6,000 lbs., a SUV like the Grand Cherokee could handle the trailer you mentioned.
mbutts 01/10/15 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing to Rocky Mountain National Park

I also made the trip from Michigan with an '04 Expy and a 4,400 lb. trailer. It required a lot of patience going uphill, but we made it. Your Expy has a few more HP and torque so that would make it a bit easier.
mbutts 01/03/15 07:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Suggestions for good camping spots in Michigan

If you like the sunset side of the state, Oak Grove in Holland is a great place and offers full hook ups. About a 5 minute bike ride to Holland State Park and Lake Michigan. Oak Grove
mbutts 12/29/14 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why you chose the TV you did

Why I bought mine: I wanted a diesel for about $25,000 with really low milesThat price range eliminated the ChevyRams in that price range were usually rusted badly I ended up with a barely used (56,000 miles) nicely equipped truck from Texas.
mbutts 12/23/14 12:15pm Tow Vehicles
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
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