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RE: Mostly Off Road T/C Questions

Thanks for the info jefe. Can the jacks be removed relatively easy from most truck campers? There are times I would want them on the camper and times I know I wouldn't. Can I take them on and off with the twist of a wrench? http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/EB7F6E05-7EF0-4D23-AFFE-9CA7089D7E1B_zpslpbdqwn4.jpg height=600 width=480 Of course you can,took mine off to explore Anza Borrego
RWDIII 07/04/15 04:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Best Dispersed areas in the West

I have a great boony camping place 5 mi from the south gate at Grand Canyon
RWDIII 07/03/15 04:32pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Scangauge vs Ultragauge for trans temp.

Golden, my Scangauge does everything you mentioned and more. X2 For less than half the money. :C X3 I use it on my F250,even though it has a temp guage
RWDIII 07/03/15 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford superduty inventory ?

Could also be that diesel owners only drive there rigs 2-3 years, trade off, where as a gas owner drives them into the ground after 10-15 yrs. Not that I have not driven a few diesels into the ground after 10 yrs with 200+K miles, body is shot etc...... Gas owners may be more of the non carpet leather pkg option setups too, ie contractor specials, where payload is king, not towing power. Those that want towing power are RV oriented folks, so they want a nicer interior....... Lots of ways and reasons to look at what is available on dealer lots. Marty That's exactly what I did. I went to a dealer that was well known for supplying work trucks for people all over the state of Ariz.There is nothing wrong with getting a plain jane work truck that has the stuff you need.Mine is a F250 LX with 4x4,electric rear axle.sno plow pac,same springs as a F350,HD tow with trailer brake controller. I added a Sirius radio,garmin GPS,side steps and an old scan guage and work rite springs,think tembrins.
RWDIII 07/01/15 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: star party

I really enjoyed the star party at Grand Canyon.Arrived about 2PM and stayed until 930 or so. there were a couple of telescopes set up with the sun filters and saw sun spots on one of them and the solar flares on another.At sunset there was a presentation about the Dark sky program and the move to make the Grand Canyon a Dark Sky area.Then with red flashlight in hand followed the red light to the parking lot.It was not as clear as hoped for because of the smoke pollution from the Calif fires.Venus,saturn,Jupitor and the crescent moon were the planets that were most viewed.The craters on the cresent moon were a big hit. About 250 people attended and the joint program was sponsored be the Park service,the astronomy club of Tucson and the Dark sky organization. I also Dry camped off of FR302.I also stopped by Lake Havasue to see my Dad My son flew in from Norfolk to be with My Dad and I,so we had fathers day early on Thurs and Fri. On thurs at 4 it was 117in Lake Havasue with as light haze haze from the Calif fires On sat morning at 6am was 38 degrees at 7000FT.When I got back to Casa Grand was 111. I am amazed at the trucks now days.Just set the cruise at 66mph and set the tow haul and let the trans do the work. They are planning for this to be an annual event,see you then
RWDIII 06/21/15 09:50am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Storing Pop-Up TC in garage - Sloped driveway

This is what I Do Built dolly out of plywood and 2x6s bought dolly wheels and tow bar at harbor freight I also have a slope and the 7 ft garage door http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/22CAB605-049A-4AEE-878F-25813CDAB1AC_zpsiajqwfso.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 06/17/15 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: Moving up 1/2 to 3/4 ton

How in the world are you guys getting 18-22 MPG HWY? I need some of that! Like I said the best is 15.5 and that was hwy. I even have 3.73 so it's not a gearing thing. Because they have CTD,why are they joining a 6.2 topic I upgraded to a 2015 4wd 6.2 from a 2006 F150 4wd 5.4 I carry the same camper . I lost 1 mpg loaded on the road 13.2 F150 to 12.2 F250 around town 12 F150 to 11 F250 loaded. http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/2AAC57D5-5448-49A3-A559-D73719701C02_zps8pegkyxf.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 06/15/15 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: San Diego to Denver maiden voyage for the newbies

X2 on the truck I have gone that route several times except we took the Hatch cutoff at Deming.At Hatch you will hit I25.Really wont hit a grades until Raton pass.When you get to Denver take the WESTERN loop towards Golden.Its longer but not a toll road.Go to I70east to I76 North.If you hit Denver at rush hour there is no good route. We went from Casa Grande and stayed in Santa Fe.That way we got thru Albuquerque before traffic and and had no morning traffic to speak of
RWDIII 06/08/15 05:45pm Roads and Routes
star party

The Friday before Fathers day I plan to visit the star party on the south rim of the Grand Canyon since by then they may have fire restrictions plan on staying at the Ten-x campground.If its full will disperse camp off of FR302.Sat plan to drive on old 66 from Seligman to Kingman then to Lake Havasue to see Dad for fathers day.At 93 may be our last. I know other star gazers use the site and if anybody is in the area Would like to say hi. http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/2AAC57D5-5448-49A3-A559-D73719701C02_zps8pegkyxf.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 06/04/15 02:58pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Manual jacks?

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/2013-02/771F66E7-1EEF-4B8A-AE7C-217D4C8E8002_zpsf6tdiiqt.jpg height=600 width=480 This is all you need It takes a little time,but then I only take the camper off twice a year
RWDIII 06/01/15 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: Ford 6.2L Upgrades

I went from a 2006 5.4 4wd F150 to a 2015 F250 4wd 6.2.Both were Scabs these are my observation after 5,000 miles,with over 100 miles on a 4x4 trip on the Bradshaw trail in the SoCal desert I would not do anything to mess up the warranty I saved about $5000 off of a HD150 The 6 speed is awesome,as is the electric locker The 6.2 gets about 1Mpg less than the 5.4 Once you get going the power is better Once you are in 4wd the Traction control is turned off This comparison Is with the same camper I have 400mi range with camper@ 12.3mpg I have over500 mi range Without @ 15.5
RWDIII 05/26/15 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: My Total Experience Camping this Weekend....

I have a 2013 Bronco 800 with LED lights and they really help when on a single batt.Is it OK to send PM to you about my old 1894 Winchester?
RWDIII 05/26/15 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: How HI and LO you been?

Death Valley, Pikes Peak. Does anyone know the location of the highest paved road point in the continental US?Wikipedia says it's Trail Ridge Road in Colorado at 12,183 ft (3,713 m). Clicky We've been to Tioga Pass in California (SR) 120) at 9,943 ft. / 3,031 m and Death Valley (also in California) at -282 ft (-86 m). Nope it's evans mt road 14136 FT. For me hi is 14136 Ft Mt evans road lo is -200 Death Valley
RWDIII 05/24/15 12:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Cadillac Motorhome

And this is the GMC prototype http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/null_zps73c507dd.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 05/18/15 01:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: How fast do you travel loaded?

The truck says 65. The GPS reads 62. A safe speed for me. I travel@68 on GPS which is 70 on truck on my 2015. I am 8600 lbs loaded ,GVW is 10,000 http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/2AAC57D5-5448-49A3-A559-D73719701C02_zps8pegkyxf.jpg height=600 width=480
RWDIII 05/12/15 05:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 6.2 L Owners

Three days ago I posted about going from a5.4 F150 to a 6.2 F250. I was on the fence about HD 150 or F250 gas. The bottem line is the F250 gets about 1 gal less than the 150,with the same camper. 2015 4wd scab around town 11 with camper,12.2 on road
RWDIII 05/08/15 10:00am Tow Vehicles
2006 5.4 F150 to 2015 6.2 F250

Later this week my 2015 F250 goes in for 5000 service Iwent from a 9 yr old F150 to a new F250. the six speed is great,as is the tow haul.The 4wd is a lot smoother,the electronic rear axle is outstanding.With the camper I get about.9 mpg less,13.3vs 12.4. Empty I avg 15-16,with one drive from Casa Grande to Yuma I got 17.2 @ 68mph. the comparison is with the same camper.Although the rig is about 1000 lbs. heavier,I was hoping the new 6.2 would get the same mpg.I did get the truck for about 5,000 less than a 2015 HD would have cost. The truck came with sno plow pac and with over 1500 pounds it is still level with no squatWith camper range is about 400 miles and 500 empty http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/EB7F6E05-7EF0-4D23-AFFE-9CA7089D7E1B_zpslpbdqwn4.jpg height=600 width=480 http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/B0F42401-52AA-46E3-808E-2DB9A40C9073_zps8kxm0b2x.jpg height=600 width=480 Old silver 2006 F150 New white 2015 F250
RWDIII 05/04/15 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: House battery readout on panel

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/5808254C-3701-40F9-A48F-FD059D1C047B_zps2zos18fv.jpg height=600 width=480 Get one of these Free at Harbor Frieght with coupon. Installed with HD velcro
RWDIII 05/03/15 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: possible transfer to Tucson, AZ, RVing?

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/Mobile%20Uploads/C530BE77-FDEB-432A-9CFA-235D066D2C5D_zpsyoguvefu.jpg height=600 width=480 nice boony camping near Bouse in the Fall or spring had our first 101 degree day yesterday Will cool off by Oct.
RWDIII 05/02/15 12:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Transmission Gauge for Ford E-Series

Not sure if the V-10 has an Oil Temp sensor. I know my 02 doesn`t, not sure on the newer ones. I spoke with the folks at Scan Gauge and they said that oil temp was not an option on the V-10's, even as an "X" Gauge function. I assume that would only be due to the lack of an oil temp sensor but running with coolant temp (digitally), displayed gives a pretty good view of the overall engine temps. :C I installed the scan guage I had on my 06 F150 on to my 2015 F250 for some reason you cant get oil temp and I no longer can get the slip function for the auto trans.I was able to get the trans temp after reprograming the four displays I run are water temp,trans temp,RPM and voltage I have noticed the temps are about 5 degrees hotter than the F150 programing
RWDIII 05/01/15 08:21am Tow Vehicles
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