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RE: Free Water

I'm kind of confused about the concept of a water vent siphoning a tank dry. In order for the vent to 'siphon the tank dry' there would have to be two things that I've NEVER seen on an RV. First, the vent tube connected to the water tank would have to extend to the very bottom of the tank. They are merely attached to a nipple on the top of the tank, there is no internal component at all. Second, the vent tube would need to extend to a point lower than the lowest point of the tank. I've never seen a vent that was even as low as the top of the tank, let alone the bottom. Mine would not siphon dry, but at least 1/2 would go away. . . When your boondocking and have no access to water once there, every gallon counts
ford truck guy 03/26/17 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing - Stay in RWD or change to 4WD?

We just purchased our first camper this past Monday and we are making our maiden voyage tomorrow. Our tow vehicle is a 2013 Expedition EL and it has an option for 2WD, 4WD Auto, 4WD High, or 4WD low. Since I am new to towing what would be the best option to tow in? Thanks If the roads are dry, and clear use good ole regular 2WD. . . Only use 4WD if you feel the roads are not safe to continue without added traction.
ford truck guy 03/24/17 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Free Water

In reference to plugging the drain , That is not totally true . Many-Many folks have put a shutoff valve at the end of that hose. me being one of them.. It works perfectly IF YOU DO IT PROPERLY.. mine is open at all times, except when I fill up and head out to boondock, once there, I open it and it stays open ..It is a chance you take Exactly, just like keeping a round in the chamber as long as you don't touch the trigger. Just do it right, not like the many, many folks that are clueless. The idea that the water loss will stop after a few gallons, that was not what I found. Filled the tank and drove 80 miles with some of it on mountain roads, and had just enough left to take a really quick shower. Water tanks are flat and very shallow, the water can easily slosh up and out the vents. Agreed... I first had the issue with my Montego Bay, it would drain, then start a siphon, and almost empty the entire tank.. once that siphon starts, it's hard to stop.
ford truck guy 03/24/17 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: disc brakes

I am thinking about changing drum brakes to disc brakes does anyone know the cost for a 2 axle RV ? Ron from Performance Trailer Brakingdid my install... the cost of the kits are around $1750.00 for Titan to $2,000.00 for the Kodiak kits.. If you are handy, and have tools it can be a DIY project, if not depending on installers they will charge between $500-$1000 for the install. Ron did mine ,and it is night and day better! His guys came right to my house to do the job...
ford truck guy 03/24/17 11:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Free Water

I have traveled a few times with a full tank only to find that on big right hand curves there is water gushing out the vent hose and running down the side of the TT. Do you guys have some kind of clamp on that hose? Tens of thousands of RVs have been built on the cheap and spill the water. When traveling curvy mountain roads, most of the water can be lost. Few people don't realize what the problem is. What is happening is that vent hoses are attached to the top corner of the tank and water flows out when it is tilted in that direction or sloshed to that side. Those vent hoses must either be routed up high and then down, or made to exit the coach well above water level. No, you cannot plug or valve them safely because the tank can either expand and cause severe damage, or collapse when drawing water. I fixed mine by venting up and out. In reference to plugging the drain , That is not totally true . Many-Many folks have put a shutoff valve at the end of that hose. me being one of them.. It works perfectly IF YOU DO IT PROPERLY.. mine is open at all times, except when I fill up and head out to boondock, once there, I open it and it stays open ..It is a chance you take
ford truck guy 03/24/17 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Captcha?

no captcha here either .
ford truck guy 03/23/17 01:05pm Forum Technical Support
RE: need assistance

And delete again... Not sure I would . . . The guy is looking for help, not soliciting something. . I guess it could go either way
ford truck guy 03/22/17 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRUSTRATED SHOPPING FOR A NEW RIG

The good thing is that your 1 ton SRW being a 2016 is much more capibable of towing a larger fifth wheel than the older versions, so you will have more room to look. It will still limit you, just not as much
ford truck guy 03/22/17 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sears & Roebuck Alert

Back in the day . . . We used to take the BIG Sears catalog and circle the stuff we wanted Santa to bring for Christmas... fast forward a few years, Sears was the EASY card to get with no credit.. We were able to get our first Credit Card at 16 thanks to Sears and start building our credit. Then on top of that, having the name Craftsman on any tool was the next best thing other than the name Snap On. . . .
ford truck guy 03/22/17 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Sears & Roebuck Alert

....Sears has been "down sizing/collapsing," for years. and if you are worried about warranties, ....don't buy your undies at Pennys. They are going next. Pennys is only a fraction of what it once was, and does not even look like the same place inside , at least here in PA . They just announced that the 3 local stores to me are all closing.. They re part of the 138 just announced
ford truck guy 03/22/17 02:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Airbag

airline melted on the exhaust of a fifth wheel ?? The generator exhaust ? airbags on a fifth wheel ? is it the new lippert Center Point suspension ? Either way, I would probably deflate the other good bag to match, if you can..
ford truck guy 03/22/17 01:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crooked as they come

I have some free ocean front property for you... just answer these couple questions . . ALMOST NOTHING is free anymore, from anybody.. the annual income question would have tipped me off, along with the last 4 digits of my ss number...
ford truck guy 03/22/17 01:05pm Good Sam Club
RE: Goodyear G114 Tires

All tires should be inflated to the max weight rating for the weight at the heaviest wheel placement. . .Here is. Chart - http://i.imgur.com/XWEdG1zl.jpg
ford truck guy 03/22/17 06:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G114 Tires

Another believer in the G114's here... I figure I will know when I hit something just as fast as a TPMS could tell me... I have not heard of any issues with the GY G114's
ford truck guy 03/21/17 10:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I got carded today

Back in the day ( 1985 ) I turned 21, was at the establishment that I was a regular ( at times).. I told Steve the bar maid " round for the house". She asked why, I said its my birthday.. she said that's awesome, how old... She was dumbfounded ( AND PISSED) when I told her 21!
ford truck guy 03/21/17 10:23am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: what's the best way to repair small tear in awning?

^^^^^^^^^^ What they said... If done properly, will work well..
ford truck guy 03/20/17 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Eastern PA-July Resort Style waterpark & Kids activities

We love Knoebles . . It is like going back in time and VERY CLEAN ! Like stated, the campground has 3 things going for it - #1 - LOCATION #2 - LOCATION #3 - LOCATION The campground is clean, and maintained, but there are others in the area nicer, but farther from the park. They run a shuttle from the upper part of the campground to the park entrance. the upper is a bit larger, and has 30amp electric, water filling station, and dump station.. I think the lower portion may have full, but never stayed down there, as they are TIGHT . .
ford truck guy 03/20/17 08:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ice maker line leaking

Since we have never drank the campground water and use bottles, we disconnected the icemaker line the day it came home. I just buy a bag of ice and pour it into the icemaker.
ford truck guy 03/20/17 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eastern PA-July Resort Style waterpark & Kids activities

We are going to Butonwood , in Mexico PA.. that is about 45 minutes North West Of Harrisburg. They have later tag, minni golf, and are right on the river. they have river tubing, they shuttle you about 2 miles upriver, and you float back down to the campground... Have not stayed there yet, but looking forward
ford truck guy 03/19/17 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ice maker line leaking

Under the island, T'd off the kitchen sink faucet >??
ford truck guy 03/19/17 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
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