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RE: Wife says I can get new(er) Tow Vehicle !

When I was looking for 3yr old used, it was cheaper to buy new when considering the finance rate. Be sure to shop around and check Edmunds, Trueprice, Costco. Drive all three to see what fits best. Avoid the Ford 6l diesel.
wcjeep 04/13/15 05:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Converting to LED lights to the outside of your rig

On my Truck Camper I used all new light/assembly. Did have to scrape off some old sealant. Wasn't difficult. My manufacturer did not completely seal the front clearance lights on purpose. This was to let water out. I completely sealed them. No intention of removing or replacing the LED replacements.
wcjeep 04/13/15 05:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Jeep tow vehicle

I would avoid the older 87 - 95 Jeep Wrangler YJ. The transfer case does not have a true neutral. The 97 - 06 Wrangler TJ has a decent Jeep ride and prices are OK. Also avoid the 2014+ Jeep Cherokee. I'm not talking about the Grand.
wcjeep 04/10/15 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Air Bag Installation

Check out Torklift Stableloads before buying airbags. My Dodge is a little older than your rig. I'm running Pacbrake airbags. Easy install and plenty strong. The Torklift Stableloads did not exist at the time.
wcjeep 04/10/15 08:56pm Forum Technical Support
RE: shakey towing of jeep cherokee

The OP mentioned he has a Jeep Cherokee Latitude. Does it have Active Drive II (ADII)? This is required for flat towing. Last I heard the ADII was not as common in the Latitude trim level. It was more common with the Limited and standard on the Trailhawk. Be sure it's upto date on all computer software. There is a possibility one of the computer flashes can kill the transmission.
wcjeep 04/09/15 05:45pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

For everyone using air, are you using an air pressure filter? The inside of many metal tanks is ok for running power tools. Not something I'd want in the lines. I use pink and an oil filled radiator. I also use a remote thermometer for monitoring camper temp from the house.
wcjeep 04/09/15 05:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: creating a truck bed access door in a AF1150

The insulated basement area with your bigger tanks are in the way. On my older camper I carried spare water and shoes in the hidden areas.
wcjeep 04/09/15 05:31pm Truck Campers
RE: moisture in gas tank

First, turn off Caps Lock. If you have that much water it may be time to consider a professional cleaning. Keep the tank full after cleaning. Avoid E85.
wcjeep 04/09/15 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flying from NC to Pacific NW for RV trip - Need advise

If you are at Yellowstone, Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore are not much further. At Mt St Helens, the Ape caves are worth visiting if you have the time. They are old lava tubes. I've only done the easy lower tube. Take LED Minors lights and flashlights for everyone. The Olympics have the Sol Duc Hot Springs. Also check out the Elwa Dam Removal. For a day off consider the Great Wolf Lodge. Great Wolf Lodge is alot cheaper if booked well in advance. They have done Groupon in the past. They also email coupon dates occasionally.
wcjeep 04/08/15 06:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Running 19.5" wheels; what about the spare?

After I bought my 08 Sterling 4500, I realized it did not have a spare or a place to mount one under the truck as it has the 55 gallon fuel tank in the rear. I've been trying to find a basic, used 19.5 wheel, just to have, maybe even mount on the front, and have had no luck. Any suggestions? I usually check Craigslist for my area and the next major metro area near me. When all else fails, buy it brand new. The used item you have been looking for will show up the next day on Craigslist/Offerup.
wcjeep 04/05/15 06:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Running 19.5" wheels; what about the spare?

I carry a 19.5" spare. I found it necessary to carry the spare at zero psi because of my Torklift SuperHitch. I normally have two different sources of onboard air. My aluminum 19.5's do use different lug nuts than stock.
wcjeep 04/04/15 10:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Arctic Fox 1150 & Airbags

Highly recommend Torklift Stableloads before airbags. You may find the airbags are not necessary. I have found airbags can unload the suspension. The airbags can carry some of the weight instead of vehicle suspension. The Stableloads engage the vehicle suspension right away. There are two versions. With your 3500 you may have access to either. With Torklift product in the past I've seen various vendors have a sale. It seemed to vary month to month. You may find stuff cheaper by doing a quick search. One time I bought something from Texas, it was drop shipped locally to me.
wcjeep 03/28/15 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

If you are going to wait for the Honda Pilot, also consider waiting for the later Ford Edge with Sync 3. It mostly ditches Microsoft for BlackBerry. The BlackBerry based infotainment system was near flawless in our previous Chrysler products. There are some YouTube videos that demo the Sync 3. Current Ford Sync 2 is not user friendly.
wcjeep 03/27/15 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

Our recent Lemon Law was a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Our 9spd shifted ok, not great. Software updates helped. Right after we returned it Chrysler came up with a new new update. For some people the software update bricked the transmission. I agree it doesn't make sense. The Jeep Cherokee transmission fail rate is unacceptable. One of the Acura (Honda) cars with the same ZF tranny is now part of a possible class action lawsuit. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee added cylinder deactivation. For some reason this caused the vehicle to accelerate while the driver is coasting/decelerating. Again, I don't know why. I watched the YouTube reveal for the new 2016 Honda Pilot. At the time it was mentioned the 9spd would be included on some trim levels. We are looking for my wife. She's driving my commuter while I drive the tow rig. If the CX9 was recently updated that car would be near the top of our list. However, the current CX9 is long in the tooth. I also will not buy a CVT transmission. This mostly excludes Honda and Subaru.
wcjeep 03/26/15 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford or Ram?

I saved at least $12k in late 2005 on my Dodge Ram. Does the Ford come with an exhaust brake?
wcjeep 03/25/15 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Soft vs. hard side TC

I don't own one. The Alaskan Popup would solve your problems. My wife wanted a full hard side. Alaskan Popup
wcjeep 03/24/15 09:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Expired Propane Tanks

Be sure to check for DOT approved tanks. "Propane Cylinder Swapping You should be careful if you decide to swap or exchange twenty pound cylinders. You may get cylinders that are not Department of Transportation (DOT) approved. In a truck camper, it is very important that you always use DOT approved cylinders. They may be three times the cost, but DOT approved tanks have a thicker skin are designed to be crushed without exploding." Truck Camper Magazine
wcjeep 03/24/15 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Leak Detector

For such a small price why risk it? Tried telling this to a friend who bought an older RV with original carbon monoxide detector. Thought he could get another year out of it. He was very lucky he woke up. Hospital connected him to oxygen for 12hrs before they released him. Just replace all safety sensors and be done with it. Put a reminder in your Google calendar for five years for the next swap out.
wcjeep 03/24/15 06:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

The new Edge can be rated upto 3500lbs towing. Specs for Toyota Highlander Hybrid are 3500lb towing. Toyota Highlander regular gasser V6 can top out at 5000lb. The tow capacity usually includes all onboard fuel, people and stuff. I'm not a fan of turbo gas engine towing. I'm really not of a fan of gas engine direct injection. Last I heard there is still no Ford authorized induction cleaning authorized. Given your listed choices I'd go with the normal Gas V6 Toyota Highlander. It's also listed as an IIHS Top + Safety pic. Ask around if the Ford Ecoboost is delivering fuel mileage as promised? The few people I know with Ecoboost are not getting anywhere near the promised mileage. The fun factor appears to be high, gas mileage low. Edit: Remembered the new Pilot. It has an optional 9 Speed transmission. Unknown what configurations arrive with it. If it's the same as the Jeep and Acura 9speed transmission, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DO NOT want this transmission. Ford Edge towing
wcjeep 03/24/15 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 411 number

"OK Google" voice command on my phone finds most of what I need.
wcjeep 03/24/15 05:56pm General RVing Issues
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