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RE: I know we can tow our trailer but question.

I had the same truck (08 3500SRW 6.7) and also had a front universal joint go bad. Not a big deal. It was a great truck. I would guess that you may need a hitch with a bit more ball drop as the weight of your trailer is not going to drop the back of your new truck all that much. You don't want to tow your trailer front high and possibly overload the rear trailer axle/tires. Thanks for the insight. When we hooked it up pre exhaust issues it was level and not nose up. Will check again this week when we get the trailer out to prep for next weeks trip.
Sillybugs2 07/28/14 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2001 Ford F-150 safe towing capacity

We just upgrade from a truck like yours. It towed our 4670 dry, 6200 wet trailer fine but slow on the steeper grades. We used a w/d hitch with sway bar. It was getting up there in miles and had a cylinder spark plug issue on our way camping last month so we bit bullet and bought a new truck. Got it fixed and selling it now.
Sillybugs2 07/27/14 07:58pm Towing
RE: I know we can tow our trailer but question.

Thanks. We will still use the wd and sway bar. Didn't have to adjust for the f150 so will continue as always. I am guessing we are about 6200 loaded for camping. The fcord was a lariat with factory tow package a cooling system in it. We kept to low lands or smaller passes and now can plan a trip to montana, dakotas etc. As to our new to us truck it needed a new exhaust system. The dealer sent it to a diesel shop in town. They also noted a small leak on the turbo. When dh picked it up first time he noticed an odd sound on the front passenger side. Checked somdthing online and called his friend who knows diesels and headed back to dealer. Their mechanic drove it and told the manager he thought it was a ujoint issue. Gave dh loaner back and sent back to the same shcop. They replaced both unjoints and replaced some gaskets to fix the leak. They spent $2600 all in. It has 89700 miles. Dh knows to ride it chard to keep thd systems cleaned out. He has wanted a longbed one ton diesel for years. His buddy and guy at the shop we took the ford to be fixed at said these were normal and thought we would still do well with it.
Sillybugs2 07/27/14 07:14pm Tow Vehicles
I know we can tow our trailer but question.

We used to tow with an F150 the TT in my signature. We upgrade trucks. Overkill yes but we want to upgrade in a year orc two. My question though is do we need to make sure we front load TT so tongue weight is enough. We put wood and bikes in truck bed too. We haven't towed yet with current truck since it broke down on route. Loaner truck though was a same year 2008 just fancy woth sunroof etc and it towed great. Never felt it back there. Should we expect the same with new rig. Let me know if you need more info.
Sillybugs2 07/27/14 12:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: On the road with a Keurig Coffee Maker

We leave the Keurig at home and use a cone filter for on the road. Dh's job is to get up first and start the water heating then I finish. Makes a great cup of coffee. I just grind beans before we leave.
Sillybugs2 07/26/14 11:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sometimes camping just isn't fun as it should be

I would have asked to move. But never had had this issue in four years with TT or the fifteen plus prior tent camping.
Sillybugs2 07/26/14 09:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Expired Warranties

Add me to those who never thought to ask for warranty work after warranty time. However, we did just by a new used truck from a dealer and bought an extended warranty. They showed us what they inspected and repaired. Less than thirty miles driven on the truck it broke down. We had left the dealer less than two hours prior. In this case I did expect them to take care of it even though legally they didn't have to in my state. Guess what? That night broken down with the trailer in tow on the way to a weeks vacation they lent us a truck they drove to us and towed the truck back. No questions asked. They had a new exhaust system put in. $1500. Got back home and it wasn't ready so they said keep the truck until it is. Truck was ready. Dh picked it up and drove home. Heard a weird sound coming from front passenger side and that the paperwork from previous work indicated a leak not fixed that I had noticed in the paperwork while he was driving it back to the dealer. . Turned around and drove it back. Their mechanic took it for a ride and told the manager they needed to take it to the diesel shop again. Gave dh back the loaner truck. Week later and two ujoints replaced because while fixing one they noticed the other was going and new gaskets for the leak we have our truck back and it is running great. Dealer out $1100 for last repair. What did they get? Happy customers who will buy from them again and tell friends. It is NW Honda in bellingham,wa. They got into selling used trucks within the last year and are doing well with it. We never pushed them to do anything. Just said nicely there was a problem and they did not hesitate to say we will make this right for you. Okay if you read that all. Sorry so long. Oh and to add had it not broke down tight away we would have not asked the dealer for anything but used our extended warranty if applicable or paid ourselves.
Sillybugs2 07/26/14 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Starcraft Customer service

Interesting to hear this as they have one I like but knew nothing about them.
Sillybugs2 07/26/14 10:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Inside Bike Storage

Ours does but they don't make it anymore. We put bikes in the truck bed though. The Starcraft launch 28bhs has a cargo door.
Sillybugs2 07/26/14 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: cost of storing your RV

$500 per year . We can't have it at home more than a few days. It is a half mile from our house .
Sillybugs2 07/25/14 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator

If you want a/c 3000 watts otherwise 2000 is fine.
Sillybugs2 07/25/14 02:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is it just where I am that diesel and gas cost the same?

Just put 35 gals of Kroger (grocery store) diesel in my truck at $2.64/gallon! That was 23 miles north of Detroit. Price was actually $3.64 but I had enough Kroger points to get $1/gal discount. Only 35 gals you say - yup, that is the max for their discount. BTW gas was $3.52 at the same station but I saw it at $3.49 just down the road. Really? I thought if you didn't use the pump to pay it was a full fill up. Learned something new.
Sillybugs2 07/24/14 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First TT - Looking for Opinions on Model

My kids are 9 and newly 13. Both hate single bunks. Our next trailer will have double over double. We have been looking at a Jayco Eagle and a Keystone Hideout that have that without being a hybrid.
Sillybugs2 07/24/14 08:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Newbie first trip this weekend

Try turning on the burners for a few to fill the lines then try again on lp. No idea why shore power isn't working.
Sillybugs2 07/24/14 07:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Newbie getting a head start.

I just started a thread on prices in a different forum here. Where I live diesel and gas are pretty much the same price.
Sillybugs2 07/24/14 07:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is it just where I am that diesel and gas cost the same?

Detroit area is a 50ยข spread right now with being about $3.50 & diesel at $4. I wish gas was that cheap here. Cheapest it has been in months is 3.87. Right now both are right around 4.00.
Sillybugs2 07/24/14 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
Is it just where I am that diesel and gas cost the same?

Our F150 broke down and since at higher mileage we decided to buy a new truck. Settled and bought a 2008 Ram 3500 diesel so decided to read this forum for hints etc. what I found were many post touting gas prices were lower than diesel. Yes this truck is more than we need now but we can now upgrade trailers. Anyhow where we are I passed four stations on the way home tonight and diesel is the same, pennies less or pennies more than gas. Is it just the NW? Saw this in OR too.
Sillybugs2 07/24/14 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should you cover bathroom fan with vent cover?

I put a cover on my bathroom vent (the only vent) and haven't closed the vent in over 4 years. Wait that's not true, I closed it once when it was really cold out to keep the furnace from running too much. I also have a very high volume vent fan and it doesn't seem bothered by the cover at all. This is what we have done. Same amount of years too. No issues.
Sillybugs2 07/22/14 07:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: Need recommendations: Drinking/RV/Boating Hose

Our white hose was bought at camping world when we bought the TT in 2010. Still working and not expensive.
Sillybugs2 07/22/14 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: The two big bills come in August...

We pay $50 something a year for tags. My grandparent used to live in Arizona and I remember as a kid they licensed their trick and camper in Oregon where we lived.
Sillybugs2 07/22/14 07:21pm General RVing Issues
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