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RE: Do you let your TV warm up before towing?

In my 6.0 PSD I have a Ford high idle mod installed. It will take the truck to an 1100 RPM and I'll let her sit there for 5 - 10 minutes(this includes hook up time) depending on the outside temps. I know a few guys who have the same mod in their Cumins. My truck absolutely hates to be cold. No WAY I'd tow until she is up to temp. This will avoid the common problem of "wet stacking". Any time I'm going to see extended idling in the cold or heat and need to use the a/c or heater I flip the switch and send her up again. It can only be on with the truck in Park and the E-brake on. As soon as you touch any of those or tap the brake/throttle it disengages. Also excellent for battery charging. There is a 1000lbs of iron under the hood not including the transmission, it takes a while for all that to warm up. My gassers, well I give them about a minute and off to the races. No comparison between them and the diesel.
shum02 10/30/14 04:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Smart car being transported on roof of tow vehicle

Not a fan of the Smart Car myself. Not high enough mpg for the cost and cramped size. Too many other cars that get decent mpg and much more room. In Canada you can find the diesel models. VERY decent fuel mileage. They have the diesel versiion in Canada. I do not think you can bring them to the States. I believe that if you wanted to make the trek North, buy one and bring it back you could but I'm not 100% certain on that. Could I drive one to the U.S? Yes.
shum02 10/29/14 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Smart car being transported on roof of tow vehicle

Not a fan of the Smart Car myself. Not high enough mpg for the cost and cramped size. Too many other cars that get decent mpg and much more room. In Canada you can find the diesel models. VERY decent fuel mileage. Whatever you save in fuel dollars you will spend in medical bills or funeral costs. Regarding med costs........I live in Canada, regarding funeral costs........I have insurance. I'm guessing you don't drive motorcycles, ride a bike or walk either?
shum02 10/29/14 09:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Smart car being transported on roof of tow vehicle

Not a fan of the Smart Car myself. Not high enough mpg for the cost and cramped size. Too many other cars that get decent mpg and much more room. In Canada you can find the diesel models. VERY decent fuel mileage.
shum02 10/29/14 03:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Smart car being transported on roof of tow vehicle

I always want to put a sticker that says "not very" above the badge "smart car" ! I value my life and my wives too much to drive such a death trap. Really? People die in all kinds of vehicles including pickups every day across N.A. This car is no worse than some and better than others. A blanket statement with no facts. They look funny beside my truck but I'd have no issue driving it to work.
shum02 10/28/14 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What brand-volt holding tank heater have you bought?

The Ultra pads are available as both a 12VDC/120VAC units. Why limit yourself when you can have a pad that will do both?? As the pads are thermostatically controlled draw will depend how much they are on. Outside temp, covered/insulated under belly, wind and if you have forced air belly heating will affect how often they cycle. Ultraheat Tank Heaters
shum02 10/26/14 09:28am Toy Haulers
RE: honda 2000W & champion 3100 W

get the cheap generator but don't run it next to me. i've had several experiences where rvers get a noisy generator and want their neigbhor, me to listen to it for hours. and, at times, some 2K hondas will start and maybe run a 13.5K a/c but not very well and it is noisy. I'm guessing you think it's the open frame model?? You are wrong. It's Champion's inverter model and if both units where powering a 13.5k btu a/c next to you you would want the Champion doing it not the screaming Honda. Regarding can they be paralleled? Not sure on that. Their website Champion 3100 Inverter
shum02 10/22/14 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: honda 2000W & champion 3100 W

Comparing the 2kw Honda to a 3100 Champion?? I don't get it? Me, I'd go with the Champ. It'll run probably even a 15k btu a/c unit the 2kw Honda might run a 13.5k btu unit. The Champ is bigger, bigger engine etc so on the same load the 2kw Honda can run the Champ should be less stressed and for that reason, make "less" noise. Just my thoughts. I have an open frame 3kw Champ and a 1kw Honda inverter but I'd never compare the two of them unless I was just charging my batteries.
shum02 10/22/14 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck upgrades

We purchased the 100,000 mile warranty and still have lots of time left on it. That ESP warranty from Ford was 200k miles/7 years. On a 2007 truck it's just about finished.
shum02 10/17/14 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cyclone Toy hauler pulled by a Ford F-250 crew cab.

I was just thinking that dragging all that weight around put undue strain on the tranny and she finally screamed "ENOUGH!" and gave out at the weakest point. That transmission is also in the F250, F350 and F450 with no changes between each truck. More than capable of handling a GCVWR of 30000lbs.
shum02 10/07/14 04:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New truck advice

Dble post
shum02 09/23/14 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck advice

Hope no EgoBoost owners read this and find out that they don't own the "perfect" truck... ;) All things being equal the OP's rig has a GVWR close to 10000lbs. I'd put it in the 3/4 to 1 ton range anyway. At best that would be a fully decked EB with HD payload amd max tow package - on the edge of the trucks capacity.
shum02 09/23/14 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Official unofficial CPE 2000i Generator Thread

We ran about 200' of extension cord and you couldn't hear it at the camper. The resistance in 200' of cord will also put some strain on it especially if you are using anything less than 14g cable. That's a long run.
shum02 09/03/14 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Remapping Transmission on Triton V10?

I believe that you have the Ford 4R100 transmission. Nope he doesn't. He has the Torqueshift 5sp -5R110W. It was introduced in 2003 behind the 6.0L PSD. The 4R100 was behind the 7.3L PSD. Tow/Haul will not affect the aggressive behavior of the engine management system to maintain speed while using CC. The tranny will drop gear(s) and rev like heck to maintain the set speed. You either live with it, turn it off on hills, or put a programmer on it to change the shift program. It does not matter if it's in T/H or not.
shum02 08/30/14 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remapping Transmission on Triton V10?

Thanks for the responses! I guess I should have clarified... I have a 2011 that has the 6.8L V-10. So I guess this means that I have the "latest and greatest" already. Thanks! The Torqueshift 5sp auto is with the cruise control on "AGGRESSIVE" to say the least. My 6.0L PSD does the exact same thing. Hit a hill with it on and the tranny might drop 2 gears to race to the top - goes like a bat out of hell. 1st time it did scared the******out of me! All I can say is it is designed to do this and if you don't want it doing it either get a programmer to change the shift pattern or kick off the CC on hills, that what I do and it'll save you some fuel.
shum02 08/30/14 05:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: trailer towing insurance

Plus RV and Premiere RV with AAA. 100-200 miles of towing. I have the Canadian version(CAA), have used it several times and it's more than paid for itself.
shum02 08/25/14 07:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Leaky Seal on Blackwater Valve???

One of these works better. http://images.dyersonline.com/catalog/product/cache/1/image/300x/a1eed0813d52712d6e948f99c3696e26/v/a/valterra_3_twist-on-waste_valve-54574-2.jpg Just twist it on to the fitting on the end and then put the cap on/off. Hook up the hose and just pull two valves instead of one. No surprises.
shum02 08/19/14 07:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: First camp in fuzion 342 questions

That looks like it stays right where it is. Funny that it's omni directional though because it looks like a directional model. Do you not have all the manuals for the trailer? I have the manual for my unit, fact is I have a bag full bag full of manual for just about everything in the rig that wasn't built by KZ.
shum02 08/17/14 05:05am Toy Haulers
RE: First camp in fuzion 342 questions

We still can't find the antenna up/down lever. As is, the antenna on the roof isn't flush with the roof, so we wonder if maybe it stays that way? Signal is pretty good. I'll go take some photos in a little while. Right below the antenna inside the rig you'll find the wind down. Looks like this. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lDvLM2IvPhA/S00HWeu5n2I/AAAAAAAAAww/4ACPTGnRn7c/s200/TV-Antenna-Crank.jpg Has to be right under the antenna, can't be any where else.
shum02 08/16/14 04:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: How to replace all tires?

Jacked up the entire rig, put the stabs down and braced it with 6 axles stands then pulled all four tires/rims.
shum02 07/17/14 12:47pm Travel Trailers
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