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RE: Ford F 250 6.2 Gas

I have to agree with your assessment. We have the 2015 crew cab 4x4 6.2l with 3.73. I pull around 8,000 loaded 30 foot TT. There are some hills that Ill hit the bottom at 65+/- and top at 50+/-. The gas just doesn't have the torque. I would get this truck for 12,000lb. We do want a fiver and they make lighter ones, also I realized that with the 30 foot TT that's its the limit I want in length. If we decide to go bigger then Ill get the diesel.
Crabbypatty 05/28/17 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?

In my opinion you can also add facebook to that. I don't believe that Zuckerberg did this on his own. The internet was developed and is owned by the US Government. Some genius figured that instead of searching for personal information, you can design a program where they give it to you everyday. Facebook. I will never have Alexa or similar device in my home. Buts its so comforting knowing that my smart TV is keeping an eye on me when Im watching. I feel so safe....
Crabbypatty 05/28/17 06:01am Technology Corner
RE: Effect on solar equipment under cover

My combiner box is on the roof and each panel has a circuit breaker. When covering for the winter, I flip all the breakers off.
Crabbypatty 05/26/17 04:38am Tech Issues
RE: Air vent covers

I use Maxx Airs, both with the fan in the bathroom vent and fanless over the bed. We are considering changing the bedroom to a fan as well, for those hot summer nights. I have used them for 13 years on two trailers they are worth every penny when it rains or when the DW cooks bacon....
Crabbypatty 05/25/17 04:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Front Bike Rack

I put a front hitch on my 2001 Suburban and put 3 bikes on with w thule carrier. I watched the tranny cooler get hot. No matter how I configured it, or ducted air into it, the tranny cooler increased in temperature. So I gave it up and placed them inside. I had them on the trailer bumper but it ripped the bumper, and the bouncing off the tail, made it difficult to keep them secured. Get roof racks..
Crabbypatty 05/25/17 04:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing Xantrex Prosine 2,0 Recommendations

I have the Xantrax 2000w Invertor and it works great. It looks like heat might of killed it. You need to vent that compartment.
Crabbypatty 05/24/17 04:20am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge not staying lit when traveling

They make a "kit" which is a piece of sheet metal that protects the flame. Look up your fridge and search for it. I had to install that on my Fleetwood. The Sunnybrook doesnt seem to have that issue.
Crabbypatty 05/19/17 04:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Need suggestions for camping close to North Carolina shore

x2 Camp Hatterus. They have a bay side if you want to see the red red sun disappear into Pamlico sound, or ocean side and watch the sun rise. Awesome place. Bring your bikes so you can bike down the road and see the sights..
Crabbypatty 05/19/17 04:43am Truck Campers
RE: Which Campground Will You Never Go Back To

Peters Pond on Cape Cod. There are more full timers in those pre fab cabins that own them. They didnt care for us "transients" even though we were there for a week. The guy on the end of our loop kids took over the street and when we were coming and going, he couldnt stink eye us enough. If that wasnt enough the pond is small, and from seemingly sunup to sun down, the kids on the motorboats and jet skis just did circles all day. It was like camping at a nascar track but with boats. Stay Away
Crabbypatty 05/18/17 04:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Test Drove 2017 F250 Lariat King Ranch

A couple of great features on the 2015 f250 Platinum are the -adjustable camper mirrors; -built in brake controller is way better than a prodigy bolt in unit that I had towed with for 10 years; Very responsive -rear camera for hitching; -air conditioned or cooling seats. After driving for a while, even in the winter your back n butt get hot. Press the button and it cools down which takes some fatigue out of driving -Selecting locking rear differential; I selected and pulled right out! It did seem overwhelming during the sales pitch, but now that I have had some time with it, I cant imagine, going back to the old way.
Crabbypatty 05/13/17 04:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommend a brake controller and weight distribution hitch?

I used a Prodigy P3 Controller and a Reese Dual Cam Weight Distribution hitch towing a 27ft Wilderness. Now have built in controller and the same hitch for a 30ft Sunnybrook.
Crabbypatty 05/12/17 04:23am Towing
RE: Repacking the wheel bearings

It takes me around 2 hours to clean and pack 4 wheels. Which is less time that you will have to wait on the side of the road for a flat bed, if your drum locks up. A couple grains of dirt can compromise the the grease seals.I do it every spring when I pull the trailer up for use and about half the time I seen a leaking grease seal. An ounce of prevention. I just don't want to go out of time and experience the trauma of trying to get repairs on the road, as I have experienced, which is why I upped my game pre season.
Crabbypatty 05/11/17 04:18am Travel Trailers
RE: shocks for f250 with camper

WHat about tires? Stock it has come with Michelins which are road tires. We go outer beach camping so I need something to air down and drive over the dunes, yet also give some good mileage over the road. Any thoughts??
Crabbypatty 05/10/17 04:26am Truck Campers
RE: Long Bed or Short Bed?

We bought the short bed as you cant park the long bed. The pick up is the DW everyday car, and rving is secondary, so we went for the more practical everyday use. The short bed also allows better maneuvering in tight cg's.
Crabbypatty 05/10/17 04:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4X2 or 4X4 for towing and general use...what say you?

4x4 will open up more experiences for you where 4x2 will not. While camping in the White Mountains as a campground, our site was down hill. Leaving all hitched up I started to spin my wheels and could not get up the grade. Press the button 4 low first gear, and we walked right up the hill. We live near the ocean and bays and our county has outer beach camping. That is exactly as it sounds. 100 spots on the ocean or 100 spots on the sound. Let the air out of the tires and drive over the dunes to your designated spot. There is just nothing like it waking up on the ocean, or going to bed with the slap of the waves. Soon we will start using the National Park system and it might come in handy in the dirt roads. Last my friend was towing his fifth wheel and dropped the drive shaft. He secured then switched to 4 high and drove to the nearest town for repairs. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 05/07/17 05:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: King Jack or rayzar antenna

I replaced the bat wing with the JackD. It works so well that I bought one for the house.
Crabbypatty 05/06/17 04:43am Technology Corner
RE: Backing a Camper down a dirt / grass hill

I own a liberty & a wrangler and I wouldnt do it unless I was tethered to someones winch. While camping in the white mountains, our site was a little down hill off the road. Perhaps a 4 or 5 ft drop. Getting in was easy but I couldnt get out, just spinning tires. I was towing with a 3/4 ton Suburban. Put it in 4 low first gear and we did it but barely as the ground was gravel and slightly damp. You wont. The Liberty is to light and though it has a good 4wd, its to short. You need a longer wheel base. So before you have a big problem, hire someone to do it with a bigger rig and or have a tow truck cable you down and out.
Crabbypatty 05/05/17 04:29am Towing
RE: east coast

Adirondacks Lake George Rv Resort. After that you can catch route 9 from Albany to Brattleboro and take that down to 2 in Mass to I93 and chug North into New Hamsphire for Danforth Bay on Lake Ossipee and the white mountains. Try Yankee BBQ and ask for the Feast. Or i95 up the Maine Coast. We are going to Salisbury Beach State park in September in upper Mass. In Maine we stayed at KOA Oceanfront Campground in Bar Harbor. There you have the island to explore free shuttle from cg and Acadia National Park which is stunning.I had to leave as I was growing claws....
Crabbypatty 05/04/17 04:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: outer banks NC

We stayed at Camp Hatterus, yes it is pricey but still way less than a hotel room. We had a concrete pad right on the dune line. Just a quick flip flop to the ocean. We stayed there as we had our daughter so the amenities were what we were after. I would go there again.
Crabbypatty 05/02/17 04:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What Generator for a 15000BTU AC unit?

The Honda 3000i will do it nicely. While its more $ than the Champions its quieter and more durable. Mine is going on 13 years. You should also install a hard start kit. Its a larger capacitor if your going to use the genny alot. Its not the running as much as the intial load to start them.
Crabbypatty 05/02/17 04:42am Tech Issues
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