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RE: 2017 F350 6.2 Gasser, 4.30 gears??

My understanding is that the 250 trans is different than the 350 in the gasser. Can anyone confirm that to get the same heavy trans that is behind the diesel with the 6.2 you need to step up to the 350?
camperfamily 11/20/17 09:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carrying spare bearing question

I just lost a bearing. Outer race seized on the spindle. I was fortunate to get parts easily. 3 hours later back on the road. Now if I had the spare bearings, seal, grease and some fine sand paper I'd have been back on the road in half that. I'd have also needed a washer and retaining clip. Cause for failure? Missing retainer allowed the castle nut to back off. Not happy that the dealer I just bought from used doesn't check bearings as part of their standard inspection. And no, I won't name them as they handled it very well and I believe changed their policy since. Moral? I'll be carrying spare parts starting next season.
camperfamily 11/18/17 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Simple question for B&W 5th wheel hitch owners

Added it to mine. It does help keep the head in a better position for hitching. I'll keep it.
camperfamily 11/13/17 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 F350

Just had to replace the EGR cooler on my '13. All plugged with carbon. Research tells me it's not unheard of. Put a new EGR valve and coolant in it too. Other than that, a couple sensors, brakes and tires. Almost at 78k on it now. Note: I blame the EGR on the hours of stop and go **** traffic I sit in daily. JMO. And it isn't only Ford that suffers from it. RAM/Chevy/CAT, heavy equipment etc. Happens to them all sometimes.
camperfamily 10/31/17 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2000 F250 7.3

Second for adding gauges. The tunes bring up the EGTs fast. Been there. Might check the UVC harnesses for cracks in the wiring insulation. They dry out and eventually cause the truck to run like **** or not at all.
camperfamily 09/07/17 09:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cass Scenic RR, WV

Last I was there no overnight parking was allowed in their lot. There is a campground that abuts the tracks that we stayed in, but its a bit rustic. I would not plan on to use the bathhouse unless something has changed. 30amp power at best.
camperfamily 09/06/17 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 10 year rule for PP tank certification delayed

They do check them. And around here its real hard to find someone to re-cert them.
camperfamily 08/29/17 06:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carlisle HD owners feedback please!

Put them on last year and traveled 5000 miles, plus another 2k after that. So far all is good. Went from LR D to E.
camperfamily 07/20/17 08:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: EZ-PASS rate dispute

Thom, your right, I made a terrible, error - NJ-PA. slay - Apparently they have retrained the toll collectors. Had to pay $16 cash on the spot. Honestly wasn't prepared for that, had $9 in my pocket. Had to scrounge around the truck to come up with it. Doubt the folks behind me where very happy. Crossed the Tappanzee Bridge over the Hudson River heading up to New England, they nailed us $13.xx to go over that. Given the abhorrent condition of the road it should have been free or paid us!
camperfamily 07/19/17 08:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: EZ-PASS rate dispute

How about this for a toll charge. The Delware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission controls just about every bridge over the Delware River between NY and NJ. Starting June 1 of this year the fee for a passenger vehicle is $1. Pass vehicle with 2 axle trailer is $2. A Ford Superduty pulling a standard 2 axle travel trailer is $2. NOW, if you have a superduty pulling a 2 axle 5ver the fee is suddenly $16. Tried to appeal it, total rip-off. As for the NY Thruway, they charge whatever they want. One time they charge me as class 3H. Another (same day, same trip) they charge as a 4L. If your a commuter from NJ into NYC and use EZ-Pass watch out. If your tag is issued by NJ you get charged more than if issued by NY. A NJ resident can get a NY issued tag, but they don't ever disclose any of it. Good times.
camperfamily 07/16/17 08:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Small Generator choice for 5W

I too would suggest a gas fueled champion inverter model. Good support, price and reasonably quiet (for a gen). I would give some thought to size; being able to run the A/C during a lunch or dinner stop, or even for bit before retiring in the evening can be very worthwhile.
camperfamily 03/16/17 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Travel Restrictions due to snow on PA interstates

There is a Interstate 99 in Pennsylvania. I drive it numerous times a year. Runs north from the PA Turnpike (I70 up past I80. Parts of it are still known as US 220. I believe the exit on I80 where it intersects is around mile post 160ish.
camperfamily 03/13/17 09:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: Do Extended Cabs Come in Long Bed?? Looking for 5er Truck

I think the OP was inquiring as to what Ford calls a extended or super cab. Not the full four door crew. Yes, they are available. For those who can't fathom a CCLB for daily driver - I do it everyday. In one of the most congested, jammed areas I've seen. Northern NJ outside NYC. And yes, I have to think about where I park. The length regularly uses up 1.5 parking spots. I'm so used to it that its strange to drive something smaller now.
camperfamily 02/10/17 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carlisle or Maxxis

Put on Carlisle Radial Trail RH last year before heading from NJ to Yellowstone and back. Much better than the mix of old design Carlise, towmaster and some other one that I had. Time will tell, but so far I'm pleased. Plus I like that they are, as best as I know, an American company. I also like the speed rating of 81 on them. Many will say we don't go over 65. Hogwash. Almost everyone has speed creep up or passes a slower vehicle quickly now an then. As for me, it was comforting to have that rating traveling 73-74 for hours upon hours a day. Our time off work is limited and if we want our kids to see this great nation we have to put on the miles. We each have our own position about these things. But you asked about the tires and those are my reasons for choosing the Carlisle Radial Trail RH. And my experience with almost 7k on them, looking new.
camperfamily 02/02/17 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Diesel SUV Tow Vehicles?

Just my opinion but there is not a new diesel powered SUV on the market right now that will do what you want. The used excursion/suburban is a option, properly set up and maintained. FWIW I'd look at a crew cab truck with the cap on the bed. Much, much more capable all around. On the Mercedes you mention - I would not want drive that combo. Not enough wheelbase, payload or just overall ability for me.
camperfamily 01/28/17 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hallmark vs. Jayco vs. Four Wheel

Given the age I'd think a carful inspection would be most meaningful to me. Check carefully for leaks (rot) and make sure everything works (at least that you want to work).
camperfamily 01/27/17 09:21pm Truck Campers
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