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RE: dumb drivers

These drivers don' t make me angry – they make me sad and scared at the same time. It's not only their lives on the line but the ones of the family in the car coming the other direction. I see it daily - inattentive driving, speeding, recklessness, improperly maintained equipment, you name it. In just the past week two accidents come to mind where traffic was delayed for hours and miles. One incident had no/minor injuries. The other left two dead and another in a fight for life. We all need to remember (myself included) that we're driving a lethal weapon down the road. And we're each responsible for it. I think we would all agree that leaving a weapon on the kitchen table is bad. Yet we seem to think nothing of blasting down the nation's roadways at more than 30 over the limit, etc. I'm all done.
camperfamily 08/24/15 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pin box bike rack, how many bikes can you fit

I get four on with enough clearance to put the trailer 90° to the truck. AND I still have enough clearance to allow the canoe to overhang the rear of the cab about 12" (sits on a roof rack bar at the rear of the cab and a "goal post" off a front hitch). One of the bikes is a folded trailer bike, for now.
camperfamily 08/07/15 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling with LOTS of bikes

Definitely a challenge and makes me think of the various racks I've seen over the years. Back to the trailer, over the propane tanks on the tongue, front rack on the van, even roof racks on top of the van. Perhaps some combination of all these, even a couple inside the trailer. Good luck.
camperfamily 06/14/15 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: About to buy a FR Surveyor 295BHS Appreciate Expert Advice!

I'd get the 15K A/C. There have been a few times it would have been appreciated. 13.5K cooling our 30' unit in 105ºF heat is really tough. I don't think it cycled off for a week! Depending on the hitch your getting that price could he high – check around. Learning to set up your hitch is a VERY valuable lesson. (To me at least.) I suspect your Tundra will tow fine, but you MAY be close to or over your GVWR on the Tundra. I'd say only a trip to the scale with a loaded rig will tell. You say the TT is under 6k dry so not too heavy. Your gonna love it. Have fun out there.
camperfamily 05/19/15 09:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: First tow with new diesel + ProPride 3P...hooray!

One of those last photos looks like someone was enjoying some wheel spin. Was that your Ford with the TT attached? Just joking, but enjoy all that power towing. Even going from my 7.3 Ford to this 6.7 was a tremendous change. Your gonna enjoy it! Great helper you got there – and luck having a ice cream cone IN the truck!
camperfamily 05/19/15 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Traded my SUV for a semi truck

Hmm. After owning a 2001 7.3 diesel my 2013 6.7 seems very, very quiet. Never considered it to sound like a SEMI. But your in for a pleasant drive! Incidentally, I recently was at a camp which is off the grid. I could hear their diesel genset running inside a building 100' away over my 6.7. Can't imagine being INSIDE that structure...
camperfamily 05/14/15 09:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bird in the pin box

I use a bunch of plastic shopping bags. If I forget or loose them not big loss. Works so far.
camperfamily 05/03/15 08:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended Warranty for tow vehicle?

I've just gone through the same thing on my '13 with 31k on it. I'll be over the 36k mark before our July vacation. After a lot of research and deliberation we kept the cash in the bank. I've never been one to by a warranty – companies sell products to make money. While there are some very expensive things that can go wrong on a modern diesel, the probability of experiencing a covered failure during the warranty period just wasn't enough to get my dollars. The only really, really major cost problem I could see that isn't already covered under the 100k diesel engine warranty is failure of the high pressure fuel pump. And most of those I've read about (from MANY brand, not only Ford) are related to contaminated fuel. I keep my receipts for every fill-up and my auto insurance will covered damage by contaminated fuel. (I checked on it,) Now all that is my OPINION. Perhaps I'll say I made a good choice as I past 125k or perhaps I'll regret not purchasing the coverage at some point before that. IMHO either way is a roll of the dice. Good luck in your decision. But more important enjoy towing with that truck.
camperfamily 04/06/15 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Selling our 5th Wheel--Consignment

Remember you can bring the trailer to a public place to meet, or even meet in the parking lot of a police station?
camperfamily 04/02/15 08:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 7.3L Powertoke MPG while towing??

2002 F350 CCLB 4x4 pulling a 10k fifth we got 10.5-11.5. Lower with a headwind. Trailer was 12' 4" tall. Adding 3 bikes on a rack mounted on the pix box effected it, as did adding a canoe on the roof of the truck. Solo on a long highway run could get close to 19.
camperfamily 04/02/15 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3L Ford Diesel

Had a 7.3. Have a 6.7 now but only because the truck was rusting out around the engine. The common issues with them have already been mentioned, thought they are minor really. Was always happy with the 7.3. But this new 6.7 is a power monster, and so quiet and smooth. Hope it holds up like the 7.3 did. Had 176k on it when I sold it.
camperfamily 03/28/15 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Companion hitch hard to latch

I would call B&W. I have found their customer service to be outstanding. I also agree that I would not use the hitch until I find the cause of the described problem.
camperfamily 03/26/15 09:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installed my fireplace.

Be careful with the double ended male cord. Known as a suicide cord. Someone who doesn't know better could kill themselves. They make power INLET boxes for just that application. Someone had to say it... nice work otherwise.
camperfamily 03/24/15 09:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hot Tub in Your Campsite

Looks like a hose bib not far behind the tub...
camperfamily 03/13/15 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is this too LOOOONNNGGGG?*?*?*?*?

If I were to guess its a race car hauler with living quarters. Hard to tell from the pix.
camperfamily 03/11/15 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane Piping ?

I'd use brass or black pipe fittings on a gas line.
camperfamily 03/08/15 09:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Well I did it! Got the camper out of storage!

gonna be awhile. About 85' of knee-deep snow between the trailer and freedom. Unless I get crazy and fire up the snow blower that is!
camperfamily 03/07/15 08:01pm Family Camping
RE: Found a truck to replaced my wrecked truck.

The brochure for the 2009 Model Year doesn't seem to list side airbags. http://www.ford.com/services/assets/Brochure?make=Ford&model=SuperDuty&year=2010&postalCode=
camperfamily 03/05/15 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F350: Which motor?

The V-10 is a great motor. I had a really hard time locating any for sale when I was in the market and ended up with a new 6.7 diesel. A friend pulls 15k with a v10 dually without problems. Strong motor, I'd buy one myself. As KDUPL said, I'd not take a 6.0. Well, maybe for free. The 6.4 turbo diesel (2008-10) is better but as far as repair history I'd personally go v10. Don't rule out the newer 6.2 V8 gas motors from Ford either... you might find they are within reach. Proving to be a solid power plant from what I see.
camperfamily 02/19/15 07:17pm Truck Campers
RE: pumping creek water

Amazing I'm still here after drinking (boiled) water from the headwaters of the Hudson River in NY as a teen! Sheesh.
camperfamily 02/17/15 07:06pm Travel Trailers
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