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Black tank flusher

I have a built in black tank flusher that has quit working . What I suspect is that the built in back flow preventer is stuck closed. However I'm not sure where to start looking for it. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
tbax46 01/18/14 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Which internet service?

Thanks to all for theinput.
tbax46 08/30/13 07:59am Technology Corner
Which internet service?

I have Dish TV at home and take it on the road. I was wondering if there was a satellite internet service that I can do the same? If there are more than one, which would be the best? I know that Dish offers it, but they said it would be a pain to take with me and set up with each move.
tbax46 08/29/13 11:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Decals are peeling off the Raptor

Have you ever thought of changing the decals with other than the original scenes? I did on mine. You can find a lot of decals on eBay for very reasonable prices.
tbax46 06/18/13 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is my mileage unusual?

Finally got the answer to my mileage problem and I got it the hard way. Pulled into my son's house and unloaded the trailer. Few hours later went to get something from the store and the pickup rattled, ran rough, blew white smoke and had almost zero power. Had it towed to the Ford house and guess what? Two injectors went south. Began to trace the problem back and found the fuel pump also was only putting out 40 lbs. pressure. Replaced all that and the Techs looked at what caused the problems in the first place and found filter full of water, then traced back to fuel tank. Pulled the tank to clean it and it was filthy with debris. Very expensive fix, however, since I have run solo and got 15.6 where as I had been getting 10.5. Leaving in a couple of days to tow and I'll see how much it changes the towing mpg.
tbax46 06/07/13 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my mileage unusual?

Thanks to all for the good advice. I got some good input here. Looks like my 4.10 is playing a part along with driving in tow=haul. I also will check the FICM. Just needed to know if something is wrong with most of the honest drivers saying they're getting 10.5-11 towing about the same load with the same driving habits.
tbax46 05/28/13 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my mileage unusual?

NO, 13-14 is NOT a pipe dream as we have been towing our Carriage CarriLite that scale weighs 12,800 lbs when wet and loaded to travel and usually have our 106 gallon aux diesel tank in the bed full. Have towed it for many years with our 2004.5 GM 6.6 D/A CC LB 4X4 truck and 13-14 hand calculated is what we've average constantly on over 60,000 miles so far with the rig combo. Always use the cruise control and drive at 58-62 on Interstates and 55 on normal highways. Speed is the biggest killer of MPG's especially when towing heavy. Most people we know that have the Ford 6.0 PSD get roughly 3/4- 1 mpg less towing their 5'ers than we do when we go places together. "How many gallons did you take" is always a topic after refueling. 9.8 MPG's best is very low and I'm sure the OP can figure out why he gets that mileage assuming his truck/engine is running properly. This is the original OP and I can't figure out why I get that mileage. That's why I'm asking what other people are doing. I drive the same speeds that you do. I do tow in the tow-haul mode because of the breaking factor. Other than that I'm driving in the 60 range and sometimes slower.
tbax46 05/27/13 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my mileage unusual?

I run about 60-62 and sometimes slower that's why I wonder why I'm not getting around 10.5-11 instead of 8.75 to 9.2. A mystery to me, I was wondering if I was doing something wrong or different from everyone else.
tbax46 05/27/13 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my mileage unusual?

What TnP said. Whether thats reasonable depends on the engine, and how much you're towing. Fwiw, I've had 3 superdutys and the computer on each of them was very close to hand calculated. Pretty much what brirene has. Same pickup and nearly the same size trailer, mine might be a bit heavier.
tbax46 05/27/13 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is my mileage unusual?

More info, I'm towing with a 6.0 that's had all the work done (arp studs, bolts, new oil cooler, egr delete, etc,) The trailer is a Travel Supreme at about 12,500 lbs.
tbax46 05/27/13 07:59pm Tow Vehicles
Is my mileage unusual?

I towed for over 10 years with a Ford V10 and averaged 8.25 mpg (nothing any better than 9.65). I've been towing over the last year with a Ford diesel and like the way it tows, however, the best mpg I've gotten is 9.8. All of those computations were done with pencil and paper method. The on board calculator says I'm getting 10.4. I hear everyone talking about 13-14 mpg towing with diesels. I'm trying to figure out if I'm doing something wrong. Just looking for some information, not trying to start any arguments about the best brand or type of engine.
tbax46 05/27/13 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: wifi help

Thanks for all the advice and info. It helps a techno challenged RVer.
tbax46 05/21/13 10:00am Technology Corner
wifi help

I'm a novice with the techno stuff, so I need some help. Is is possible to use a repeater in the camp ground to boost a wifi signal? A couple of my favorite campgrounds offer wifi, but inside the 5th wheel it gets very weak to the point of one bar and dropping connection. If I set up outside the signal jumps up dramatically. I was wondering if using something like the Netgear repeater outside would boost the signal to a usable level inside. Any help would be appreciated.
tbax46 05/19/13 07:36pm Technology Corner
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