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RE: B&W Companion RVK3500 Set Up

I have a long bed and have run the hitch in the rearward position on the past two rigs. Gives me more clearance for the tailgate, more room for kayaks on the roof of truck or bikes on the pin box and it only moves 30lbs to the front tires when I move it up.
nremtp143 06/08/18 12:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: To delete or not to delete ?

That EGR cooler looks normal and all the paths are clear for exhaust flow, so you could say it's pristine for a EGR cooler. My truck has 840 idle hours and probably looks similar or maybe even worse. Ford designed the EGR cooler with replaceable cores for a reason. After a all that was put in new, basically all but the DEF, the truck still regens every 80-100 miles while throwing the turbo codes and codes for insufficient flow. I'm over this! Been battling this for 16k miles now.
nremtp143 06/02/18 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: To delete or not to delete ?

It's rare to hear of a clogged EGR on a newer diesel with DEF and DPF. But on 10 year old systems, it's common. There were early rumours that the 6.7 Cummins in the new RAM HD (2020?) would eliminate the EGR completely. But lately I've been reading that it will still be there. That's what they keep saying, but here is my truck at 29K miles with a new turbo, EGR, EGR valve, waste gate and solenoid, but look at the EGR cooler core. This truck is rarely driven except when it has the Montana hooked to it. The core should be pristine. No codes or other problems. Just a hauler. https://i.imgur.com/Q4kkEInl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ctEpMkvl.jpg
nremtp143 06/01/18 01:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Carport

We just had one put in last week. After battling with the city for nearly a year, they allowed us this one. It is 18'X 50' on 12' legs. https://i.imgur.com/mlEAwqWl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gAJ8eOKl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kOW13x7l.jpg
nremtp143 05/28/18 05:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: rear airbag ride quality

Another good option is do what I did and put on an onboard air system so you can change the ride quality whenever you want, empty or loaded and on the fly.
nremtp143 05/06/18 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350 dually

I bought a Chevy dually with an open rear differential and promptly put in a Detroit Truetrac. If/when anything happens to the differential in my '01 Excursion or my '13 F350, a TrueTrac will go in its place. Very strong rear differential and well worth the money.
nremtp143 04/20/18 01:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Your Rig

Time to get the rig prepped and ready for the season. Have multiple trips planned and need to de-winterize and prep the Rocky, and get the TV double checked. Pulling my Rockwood 2650 WS that we picked up in the Fall. Few trips and we love it! My1500 Silverado left me feeling a little underpowered, so in January I found an '06 Silverado 3500 with the 8.1 gasser and Allison transmission. Dropped the Rocky at the dealer for servicing and prepping, dropped the TV (affectionally named by my daughters as "Big Black Chevy" which, while a little edgy is legit since I own two other Silverado's, both red Big Red and Little Red) for transmission fluid change, filters and basic LOF and brake check. All will come together soon for a trip in a week or so to Tablerock! Can't wait! https://i.imgur.com/aKUNhDyl.jpg I have an '01 8.1/Allison combo in a crew cab and love it. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine. It's main duty these days is pulling car trailers and tractors. One thing about your pic. Check your clearances often as a buddy of mine just cracked the nose of his fiver with the bed rails you have on yours. Plus, he bent one of them badly. Enjoy your new truck and happy camping!!
nremtp143 04/20/18 01:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just picked her up today..

Very nice!!
nremtp143 04/15/18 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace Thetford Aqua Magic Style II with Dometic 320?

I just measured and I have 13" from center of bolt to the wall. So I think the Dometic 320 will fit. All you need is 10.5" for the Dometic 320 to fit. Do yourself a favor and get the one with the sprayer. Trust me on this one. I didn't, then after doing all the research, I returned it and got one with it and glad I did. It's easy to do. One thing I did that helped me was after turning the water off and draining the toilet, I removed it by sitting it into a big plastic bag in the shower or hallway. Then I took a pair of channel locks and clamped them gently around the base of the water line coming through the floor. You don't want it to slip through the floor and have to take down the belly. I then cut off the factory connection and installed a Sharkbite connector that was a 90* elbow and standard 1/2 inch male threads and put in a 1/2" braided water supply line from the connector to the toilet. Some people put in a water shutoff here too as well. Then make sure the flange is set and tighten the bolts alternating sides and you are done. Turn on the water.
nremtp143 04/15/18 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: deezee aux fuel tank

I put in a 51 gallon gravity flow tank in my '13 F350 last fall. I also installed an electric valve from the Ebay store Valves4projects at around $25 and wired it to one of the upfitter switches. During the install, I worried about trash in the tank, so I put an inline Wix filter in place. The filter slows the refilling of the tank quite a bit and will take it out after several tanks. I'm on tank #4 now. And yes, mine is a long bed. https://i.imgur.com/tOOCd3Sl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YG36NV8l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Inh7tVfl.jpg
nremtp143 04/02/18 03:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4 years 6.7Powerstroke update

Over the past 8 months or so my 2012 6.7 has had out of warranty emissions issues to the tune of $1800.00 for 2 issues. Had the first one corrected for 1000.00 and when the second came up I decided to make it shed some weight and had a pacemaker implanted. She is now VERY healthy and doesn't eat as much either! That is the best post I've seen in a while!!:B My '13 with 29k miles just had a new turbo, wastegate, wastegate solenoid, EGR cooler, flushed both coolant systems and and oil change. I drive Super Dutys for a living and my truck never seemed to have all of the power that regular trucks had, but had as much as the de-rated cab&chassis trucks. It had done fine pulling all over the SE, but kept having a little "buck/jerk" on launch occasionally and we've been trying to run the problem down for the past several months including tickets on the Ford Tech and Engineering line. Finally got approval to replace the turbo as the tech has been saying this from day 1. Turns out the VGT was stuck and doesn't look as if it has ever moved much, leading to the problem at hand. More than likely, it was stuck not long after it came out of the factory. I'm not writing this to bash Ford as the problem is now solved and the truck runs like never before, but my point is that all of these Big 3 trucks will have problems from time to time, but all 3 do amazingly well to get all of us all across this country of ours. I'm sticking with Ford as I have since '01. I love my Super Duty!
nremtp143 04/02/18 03:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: By passed Black Tank Flush back flow preventer

I have the new brass one to take the place of mine but am now being told that the brass vacuum breaker does not have a spring loaded check valve in it and I need to put one in the line. Never heard that one before, what do you guys think about that? This is the one I have. https://i.imgur.com/utQPtX6l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/386M4PRl.jpg This is the one like I'm being told I need. https://i.imgur.com/Sn4kb2Ll.jpg In all I've seen, the one that I have in the top is sufficient.
nremtp143 03/07/18 09:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Do I need air bags on my 2016 F350?

Aren't the the older 450/4500 diesel engines derated? I am not sure about the newer ones. I once drove a 2008 F450 with factory 4.30 or 4.88 gear that drank fuel like a gasser. Only the chassis/cab ones are derated. The ones sold as a 450 are the normal power ratings...
nremtp143 03/06/18 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Made control panel door a slider on 3790RD-no more headache

I would maybe replace the handle with a stained block of wood that used the same screw holes? Nothing that you could wrap your fingers around to pull but something that could easily be used to slide the door sideways. If I can match the stain, that would be a nice touch. It wouldn't match the cabinet below it and would let you know that the door is different. Thanks!
nremtp143 02/20/18 10:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Made control panel door a slider on 3790RD-no more headache

Ok guys and gals, this is a mod I've been thinking about and researching for quite a while. This is the way the 3790/3791s should have come from the factory. How many of you have been in the door of the control panel, walked outside and came back in to nearly knock yourself out on the control panel door that you or someone else had left open???? I do it all the time, so I just remedied that problem. It took a long search but I finally found the correct drawer slides at Home Depot dot com that are long enough. I went shopping and bought a 1 3/4" x 36" square dowel at HD for around $8(I bought a 1.5" but the slides would not clear the corner trim at the hutch) KEEP IN MIND please that they aren't stained yet. I decided to cut the full piece at the top (13 1/8") and then at the bottom I cut the two pieces 5" in length so as not to interfere with the surge protector monitor I put in. I counter sunk all of the screws into the square block. Then carefully measured the placement of the drawer slides and centering of the door(as you have to remove the hinges and latch). Lots of measuring and lots of help from my dad holding things up, got it into the correct position. Here's the final product. Instead of the door opening into the hallway, it now slides. Snap to be put into place to stop it from opening when the slides get broken in. EDIT: The model number for the drawer slides I used are 39115014 at HD dot com and the description is 14" Full Extension Ball Bearing Side Mount Drawer Slides https://i.imgur.com/9rrOcV5l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/EKAQAQsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PO332ncl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lXo7bkpl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1jg2o3sl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Bwu3Qtdl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/w6FknEll.jpg
nremtp143 02/20/18 02:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Do I need air bags on my 2016 F350?

Question, why not just buy a F450/4500 series truck that doesn’t need bags? Is it cost, daily driver performance, availability...etc? I’m genuinely curious. Thanks! Jeremiah One reason several people have found is that in their state the 450/4500 trucks have to be licensed and insured as a commercial truck even if being used for personal use. Also, if you research this you will find that the mentioned trucks have a harsh ride when unloaded and they only have VERY few choices of tires that they can put on the trucks. Only a couple of all terrain tires available and by usually special order to most places.
nremtp143 02/20/18 02:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do I need air bags on my 2016 F350?

I also have a VIAIR compressor/tank unit in my truck. What control system did you use to interface the air bags to your air system? This dual pneumatic gauge from Firestone. It comes in both black and white faces. Firestone Pneumatic Gauge
nremtp143 02/13/18 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do I need air bags on my 2016 F350?

I have the same truck with about 3K pin weight from my fiver. Good roads all OK. Bad roads, potholes and hard bridge expansion joints not so good. Thinking seriously about adding some sort of rear suspension assist. Part of the reason why my last tow SDs have had airbags on them. Plus, it took away the "launch shudder" that some of them have. Another plus is that I put in an onboard air system with pneumatic controls so I can change the pressures in the bags when the road conditions change.
nremtp143 02/12/18 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 3791 vs. Jayco North Point 387rdfs

I love the slide out tray on the Montana as well as the wide body. Where did you see that the Montana 3791 is wide body? Pretty sure it’s same width as North Point at 8’. Jayco Pinnacle is wide body. It's in their videos as they can claim that they have tow opposing couches that both let down into beds and can be deployed at the same time. Claim to be the only one in the industry with that feature.
nremtp143 01/29/18 02:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: G614 blow out on Friday

Good everyone and RV is ok! I wonder if you could have scrubbed the tire on a curb at some time when turning possibly causing the blowout. I had 2 flats on mine about 100miles down the road after scrubbing the sidewalls against a curb at a tollbooth so it happens. Thanks. If it had been on the door side of the camper, I might say that was a possibility, but this was on the left front. Who knows though. The camper was brought from Indiana to here for delivery and then was taken back to the factory and back here during the frame fiasco. They bent the rear hitch on both sides either taking it back or delivering it back here, so it is possible that it was done then and was just time for it to show itself.
nremtp143 01/23/18 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
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