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RE: 2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 4WD Automatic

I pulled a 3500# Trailmanor 3023 all over the US with a 1999 4.0 Ranger. The '04 model has the OHC engine with more horsepower. I was satisfied with the Ranger towing. And I got the same MPG with that rig as I do with the '13 Ford 6.7 diesel towing a 10k mid-profile 5ver. What I really liked about that truck - small enough to go almost anywhere. Very capable for it's size/ability. I'd consider trying a 19-22' trailer but that's about it. The great thing on that Trailmanor was the low profile. BTW - Also pulled a pop-up with a Ford Aerostar like one of the other posters. It was a AWD model. Don't recall the gearing any more but it was very comfortable, satisfactory power and milage.
camperfamily 01/15/17 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WiFi and Outhouses

Sometimes I miss wifi. Or even fast internet. Some other people's idea of fast isn't the same as mine. I'm used to connections no slower then 50mbps, and often 300 mbps or faster. When I go visit my parents and they only have 10 down/1 up it seems archaic. That said sometimes I choose to camp where the is NO wifi, NO cell service and even NO electricity. Why you may ask? Simple. I want to get away from all that noise. Not actual noise you hear, but everything that competes for your attention. My RV can supply battery power, water and basics for a few days. A few years ago I visited a area near a large radio telescope. No cell service, wifi, radio signals, nothing. It was fun watching people holding phones up hoping for a signal like a scene out of the movie "RV" with Robin Williams. No if I'm in a resort paying premium prices for amenities, then yes, I'd expect fast wifi access.
camperfamily 12/12/16 07:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking at used Ford F-350 high miles

Sorry, but I'd walk away from a Ford 6.0. I know too many who had problems with them. Everyone I know who had one in fact. Two that had been bullet proofed... I'd go look at a gasser.
camperfamily 11/30/16 07:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 50amp extension cord

wizard I believe the 50 amp service is 50 amps per leg, total 100 amps combined. Hence the heavy wire.
camperfamily 10/31/16 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Driving - Day or Night

Guess I'm not in the majority collecting SS. Still working for a living, raising a family. Since we want the kids to see America we suck it up and drive. From before dawn to well after dark. 800-900 mile day if thats what it takes to get home. Of course I'd prefer less than 400/day but I don't get that much paid time off. We did 5300 miles this last trip over 16 days. Kids got to experience and learn so much – locks on the Mississippi, dawn over the Missouri River, Minute Man II Missle NHS, Badlands NP, Mt. Rushmoore, Deadwood, Sturgis, Bighorn Mtns, Shell Canyon, Cody, Yellowstone NP, West Yellowstone, Grand Tetons. Not once did I hear a are we there yet. Amazing experience fishing with my kids on the Yellowstone River while watching a eagle soar overhead and a American Bison grazing in the distance. A couple years ago we decided if we want the kids to see and learn, that we just had to do it. Last year was Acadia, Maine coast. No telling where next year takes us. We'll join the rest of you taking it easy in retirement (hopefully).
camperfamily 09/18/16 09:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Casey Nocket sentenced for making her mark!

Thank you RGar974417. Do not judge many by the actions of 1.
camperfamily 06/21/16 09:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rapid city SD to Cody WY

I have pulled our old trailer over 14 and plan to take our 5ver over it this summer. I find it a beautiful drive and just take it slow. However, its not for everyone.
camperfamily 06/20/16 09:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: *FINAL UPDATE* Stuck in Newton NJ with a blown transmission

Ask the owners of the campground. They are good people from what I know. They may be able to offer a recommendation. Unless under warranty that is. If your warranty is done with Jasper I'd personally think about finding a Chevy dealer and getting a factory reman installed. Good luck.
camperfamily 05/22/16 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you get a a canoe on your truck?

We have a 17' Old Town which is darn heavy. It goes on the roof of our F350, yakima rack at the back of the cab and a T/ goal post off the front hitch. My DW and I flip it over, set on end over the side of the bed. Wife get in the truck and lifts to roof height wile I lift the other end over my head and walk it around to set down on the T rack. Secure with straps, done. We also carry 3 or 4 bikes on a pin box mounted bike rack on the 5ver. Canoe tail clears the bikes by about 8-10". It all fits, but now I need to add a kayak to the mix. We sure look interesting going down the road! Did I mention the canoe is bright red?
camperfamily 05/16/16 09:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing a 13,500 dry weight 5er?

Currently tow a 10K 5ver and would go up to 13-14K with my SRW LBCC F350. Perhaps a dually would be more stable but my truck is also my DD in the suburbs around NYC. It does the job for us, and the 2013 does it a LOT better than the 2002 did it in terms of ability to handle the weight. I would NOT use a 250 for that trailer, though many do just that.
camperfamily 04/28/16 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVing with an Infant

Both our kids have camping since infants. I can't imagine why not to RV with them. Pack up and have a great time.
camperfamily 03/20/16 08:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Starting from scratch! Which model of van do you recommend?

The 1500 Chevy Express van, if it offers enough capacity for your needs, also was/is available with factory all wheel drive. Just thow'in something else out there.
camperfamily 02/06/16 03:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 7.3L vs. the latest 6.7L - Thoughts? Comparisons? Gripes?

I went from a '02 7.3 to a '13 6.7. World of difference. Much, much quieter and the power available is still putting a smile on my face while towing even two years later. Other than paying for it I have no regrets. Getting about 1mpg better in daily driving, and perhaps a half better towing. On hills that would have the 7.3 wide open at 62 the 6.7 stays in high gear at 70 and I can pick up speed, especially if I let it drop 1 gear to 5th. I've had a couple things done under warranty - EGT sensors (2) and a water pump at developed a weep at the shaft. Had the DEF gauge get out of whack and the dealer reset it for me; I've learned to wait til it asked for fluid and all has been good. 44k on it now. One thing I was REALLY disappointed with one the '13 is the **** shocks. Totally shot with just over 20k. Actually caused the front tires to cup. The newer front suspension is really nice too compared to the leaves on the '02.
camperfamily 02/02/16 09:17pm Truck Campers
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