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RE: 08 F250 suspension help..

I went out and looked at mine. I have 5 leafs also just not overload. The picture just made it look so much bigger when zoomed in.
mich800 09/17/14 11:26am Travel Trailers
RE: 08 F250 suspension help..

Those look like Ford wheels. I have a 2008 F250 with snow plow and camper package and do not have overloads. If fact I don't think I even have that many leafs.
mich800 09/17/14 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Most secure email account for RVing & traveling

I found the answer to be, buy a Dot.Com. Some of them are only a couple of bucks one time charge. You get a free personal email account, plus a bonus of your own website, blog, picture storage, etc. etc. In my experience THESE email accounts have 'never' been hacked. You go to your website and read your email period. Click on mail and boom there it is for you to read! It's not hooked up to all what google, MSN, yahoo is, which allows them to read, copy, distribute, delete, infect all your contacts and hack into, etc.And you don't have to wait for 10 minutes like on yahoo, msn for all their advertising and news feeds etc. to load. Maybe in your case but absolutely these accounts get hacked. Once your email is out there or you have a domain you are vulnerable to potential attacks. I have been hacked with that exact same set up. Spammers will get your login and route through your account until it is shut down.
mich800 09/17/14 07:16am Technology Corner
RE: Do I have to take the dealer's word on the MSRP?

Roadtrek lists their MSRP on their website. But, that is a suggested selling price. You have to assume they have already added a 25% or so to the cost to give the retailer a profit. The retailer does not have to sell at that price since it is a "suggested" price. My experience is that dealers add onto the MSRP to arrive at a new MSRP that suits them. If you can't get it from the Manufacturer, you really don't know what you are getting. ??? Isn't that MSRP. I was unaware the MSSP was different.
mich800 09/16/14 03:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: Wheel Bearings

The new trucks have cassette sealed type bearings. At least my 06 Chevy does and I know the newer Dodges do too. Most have reported they have failures sooner than old regular packable bearings. I would not want them on my TT. As far as packing trailers bearings. My TT is 28 year old and I remember packing them twice. Both times I was doing brakes so I just repacked them to make everything like new. I check them about every 7 years or so because that is when it seems I need new brake parts. During my checks I never found them in need of packing. Never. I put on about 4 to 5K a year on my TT. I think most if not all new vehicles have unit or non serviceable cartridge type bearings. Whether they last as long as the previous serviceable bearings is debatable. There is a definite cost increase as most cannot or the SOP is to replace the entire assembly rather than replace the cartridge bearing.
mich800 09/13/14 10:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Learned something new about camping....

I have been to Huffmaster. I think I would take the lullaby of the sharp acorns hitting the roof to drown out the other noises. Great park but by no means quiet.
mich800 09/13/14 10:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Progressive Insurance Problems with Claim

If you have lived long enough you have been screwed by an insurance company. It is not an altruistic industry. The goal is to take in more in premiums than is paid out in claims. I was screwed by State Farm but I am sure there are many more that are satisfied with them. I have had good experiences with Progressive both in the premium level and their payouts on claims. But I know I am on borrowed time and it can change at any time. My recommendation is to find the cheapest premium as it is just a matter of time before the house wins.
mich800 09/13/14 09:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Think it'll be warranty?

The DEF rusted the frame away. :)
mich800 09/11/14 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: iPhone 6

Why must all Apple / Android threads turn into a competition? I just don't get it or understand the underlying "you're wrong and I'm right" hostility......I like Android but my computers all run Microsoft.I have no interest in a MS (or Apple) phone...... It's not right or wrong. :R It's people expressing their opinions of a product. I personally like reading everyone's opinion of a product. It has helped me make better purchasing decisions. It's a discussion forum. And BTW:.....YOU yourself just chimed in that you don't like iPhones. So I guess that makes you hostile too.http://i49.tinypic.com/24o3qs0.gif I'm just thankful this nonsense does not happen in the tow vehicles forum.
mich800 09/11/14 09:56am Technology Corner
RE: Sway Fatigue

Is the sway better or worse with a full tank of fuel? And how often have you towed this combination, is this a new problem or was this your first real trip with this combo?
mich800 09/08/14 09:27pm Towing
RE: gas price ripoff

I live in oil boom country. I have a friend that bought oil options and now bringing in 35 grand a month. A rancher that has punched over 500 wells, reported to be bringing in a cool million a month. It's no wonder fuel is not going down. These poor folks have a life style to maintain.Why didn't you invest your money to buy those options and start taking in 35 grand a month? Obviously it must of been a sure deal. Why didn't you invest your money and punch 500 wells (it only costs around $4,000,000 per well) Then you too could be making a cool million per month, and at that rate you would pay off your wells in 166 years. Of course you could end up with a dry hole and go broke, but nobody ever talks about that because we are only jealous of the winners. Ha ha, funny guy, my hind sight has always been better than my foresight. And now for the whole strory. The rancher had a unknown millions to start with. Not much chance at dry holes around here. Heard of fracking? They are even buying up mineral rights in the middle of town. Heard of angle drilling? The oil companies have the research. They do not invest that kind of coin to drill dry wells. It is no different then the numerous properties for sale in the Marcellus Shale region. People buying and selling in hopes someone wants a drilling lease.
mich800 09/06/14 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: August 2014 top sellers

In following the sales, I have to say that I'm impressed by the consumers. RAM has had the same outer shell since 2009/2010. So it isn't the exterior cosmetics. Apparently consumers realized that RAM has done a lot to stiffen its chassis and refined the interior quite a bit in order to drum up the sales which they did for the past year. Then there's the whole introduction of coil springs and factory air suspension in the 3/4 ton trucks and introduction of the Aisin AS69RC transmission behind the big "C". Last and least (in my book) is the pi$$!ng match between Ford and RAM over most torque. But I think that's a non-factor. GM has apparently only refreshed the interior and exterior sheet metal and hasn't had quite the ramp-up success. Probably because consumers already understand that there isn't really all that much change with the GM aside from cosmetics, or had a higher expectation of upgrades and changes with the new body, therefore not as strong a reason to upgrade. If they had some revolutionary features (More effcient half-ton powertrains, more cogs in the half-ton transmissions, more features that HD buyers clamor for such as air suspension) similar to what RAM has done recently, I'm sure they will drum up more sales. However, I think GM is in an excellent position to shake-up the midsize market, if they get that diesel out there ASAP. Or maybe some other force-induced smaller engine suitable for truck duty to boost cruising efficiency. But like typical GM, they do tend to squander true business opportunities with poor execution from a great concept, leaving it up to other companies to capitalize on an idea. (GM was the first to develop a practical electric car, if anyone remembers the EV1, had just about the same range as a modern Nissan Leaf; Then there's the Aztec; then there's the Volt concept vs. production). I'm sure that when Ford drops their new aluminum intensive super duty and makes some serious upgrades to the chassis, people will be swayed to purchase one. I recall sales perking up when the 6.7 Scorpion was first introduced at Ford. That may sound good but the reality is all the trucks are very similar in capability. It comes down to who is more effective in their marketing and advertising campaigns. We can talk about nuisances of frame design and cosmetics (beauty is in the eye of the beholder)but we are a minority of the purchasing public. It's all about getting butts in the seats for test drives and closing the sale. I will tell you around these parts Chrysler is very good at their test drive promotions through the schools and non profits like YMCA's. They raise money for these entities and get numerous potential customers in their vehicles.
mich800 09/03/14 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: August 2014 top sellers

Ram is at the Burger King level. May very well be the new McDonald's soon. Does that mean they are growing to inferiority? :) don't think so but still that was a good one! I thought you would like that. Good run by Chrysler so far this year.
mich800 09/03/14 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: August 2014 top sellers

Ram is at the Burger King level. May very well be the new McDonald's soon. Does that mean they are growing to inferiority? :)
mich800 09/03/14 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is the dumbest thing you have seen while on the road?

The dumbest I've seen was just a couple of months ago on our return from Maryland. On an interstate in West Virginia, a woman in a van passed me on a steep hill while I was in the truck (slow,right) lane. My lane was running out and the arrows and merge left sign were obvious but the dummy in the van was determined to pass and forced her way around me which in turn forced me onto the right shoulder so far I almost hit the guard rail. It was either the shoulder or the fool would have hit my MH in the side. Glad the shoulders on interstates are wide. JMO, but 2 faults here. The woman forcing her way & seeing that the lane was going to end why didn't you close the door on her before she got next to you? I hate the dawdlers who waste time & space where there is a passing lane, but if I see that they are coming up on me slowly & my lane is ending their new view will be the back of me. I am not going on the shoulder because they are too lazy to turn off the cruise control & zip zround me. By the time I saw the van in my door mirror she was already passing the rear of the MH. Since the road (as I said earlier) was extremely steep there was no question of "cutting her off" so I don't accept any fault for her stupidity. If you've ever driven a MH up a mountain then you should know that speeding up to "close the door" on someone is virtually impossible and at best a stupid idea. It would only invite a collision. I don't know if you have a rear camera. But I have had issues with the tailgaters that decide to slingshot around you. They stick to your rear bumper and when you need to change lanes they inevitably shoot out and are right next to you as you are moving over rather than changing lanes and showing you they are there prior to proceeding forward around you.
mich800 09/03/14 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Home Depot Credit Card Breach! Bigger Than Target? [UPDATE]

Not sure. Is it just Home Depot cards or any credit cards used at Home Depot? It sounds like just HD cards. But they also talk about how many stores may be involved so who knows. Another thing I am curious about is I believe Citibank administers HD's credit. So does this also show weakness or a breach on their part as well?
mich800 09/02/14 08:55pm Technology Corner
RE: GM Admits Fudging Payload Ratings

I don't believe anyone here thinks there is a 100% American built vehicle today, but having said that, some choose to purchase their vehicles from an American company. What makes one an "American company" though? Is it an American company just because its HQ is based in America? What if that company uses tax loopholes and government bailouts/assistance to stay in business and doesn't give as much money back in taxes? What if that company declares bankruptcy and doesn't pay its suppliers a fair amount on the dollar? Why isn't it an American company if the vehicles are designed and produced in the US? That company is paying US employees a competitive wage, pays payroll tax, pays real estate taxes, pays its suppliers in full, pays high import tariffs on vehicles not produced here, etc. Lets not forget that in today's world you can buy stock in any publicly traded company. Out of curiosity, where was your F350 made? That is all true and always has been. In the past the stance was where do the profits go? But as you stated and the initiated knew you could invest in the company if you wanted regardless of their nationality. With the automotive shake up and the foreign take over of Chrysler that attitude has waned.
mich800 09/02/14 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Home Depot has a battery for Dodge Cummins, group 65 Exide

Must be a regional decision. Only batteries the local 'Agent Orange' stocks are for lawn tractors. Bought a couple of Exides for my Ram 2 years ago for about $22 more. Might also be new. I noticed the automotive batteries last week and I do not remember them prior to that.
mich800 09/02/14 02:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Installing Car DVD stereo in 5th wheel, bypass needed?

There is no reason why this would not work. But I fail to understand what you mean by a "bypass"? Does it work if the connection is open or do you need an adapter to trick it? That is the question.
mich800 09/02/14 07:59am Technology Corner
RE: GM Admits Fudging Payload Ratings

They go by GVWR. So yes your analogy works providing the 1500 is a comparable GVWR as the 3500 dually. To me, components like 12.25" Dana 110, 10 lug Alcoa 19.5s, 15"+ brake rotors, and 87 mph commercial tires, all scream Class 4 truck. If Ford sand bags the GVW just to squeeze into the Class 3, well that's like athletes dehydrating just to squeeze into a weight class - it works, but you'll lose some people's respect. I guess if that makes you feel better. So the Ram with an advertised 30k tow rating that is higher than Rams 5500 is not? At least RAM backs up their claims with SAE J807. So you agree.
mich800 09/01/14 10:29am Tow Vehicles
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