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RE: Popup tent trailer Quicksilver 8.0 upgrades like heater?

I have a propane stove top in the pup and I use a separate 2 burner stove outside of my PUP...I prefer to cook outdoors and a stovetop makes the PUP very hot. You could look at adding a furnace of some sort...or just use space heaters if camping with electricity. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/03/15 01:37pm Folding Trailers
RE: Door issue

Excellent information! Thank you very much! Time to Google. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/03/15 10:49am Folding Trailers
RE: Buying a 2015 Ford F150? Get the Supercrew.

This is unethical and downright deadly. To knowingly put people in harms way when you have the ability to save them for pennies is cruel, unethical, and just plain wrong. How so? Both vehicles pass the federal crashworthiness tests which are the only ones that really matter. The IIHS is a group from the insurance industry and their ratings are not related to the ones from the US Government. This test was not added until very recently. That being said nobody knows if those blockers would even make a difference. The only way to know would be to buy another extended cab, weld them on, and crash them. Given that extended cabs tend to do worse on this test than crew cabs (see the links I posted for the GM vehicles), it would be interesting to see. It would also either vindicate Ford (if indeed it does nothing) or paint them as an evil company. Of course they would make a difference, the crushing issue was in front of the cab so being an EC vs CC makes no difference. Side impact is a different matter. Posting a video of a ALL NEW MODEL 2007 CC vs the 2006 INTRODUCED IN THE 90S shows only your bias and nothing else. Laughable, sure hope for your clients sake you aren't a lawyer. Clearly buyers don't expect vital crash reinforcements to be missing from from that area. The proof is Ford are rushing out changes for MY16 as they've been caught. It's a disgrace and I'd say the same if it was GM or Dodge. It is a disgrace!! I would say the same thing about ANY auto Manufacturer that knowingly sacrificed safety for pennies... We are not talking about a plastic latch vs a metal latch to save money. We are talking about equipment that FORD decided was worthy to put on one truck and not another. Do they not realize that FAMILIES use extended cab trucks too? Not just SuperCrews? Besides that... how much are lives worth? Not just families... Even if they expect more contractors to be in supercabs... how much are contractors lives worth? I feel like Ricatic today... No more Blue. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/03/15 10:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a 2015 Ford F150? Get the Supercrew.

This issue has really bothered me over the last weekend. I'm never buying another Ford again. Once this Lincoln is out of my driveway I will never own another FMC vehicle again. This is unethical and downright deadly. To knowingly put people in harms way when you have the ability to save them for pennies is cruel, unethical, and just plain wrong. Its one thing to overlook something in design but this is intentional... this is wrong. I know if I were looking for an extended cab or a regular cab type truck and I saw the crash rating on the SuperCrew I would feel good that my truck was safe. Mis-Leading and unethical practices by Ford. Shame on you big blue... shame.. JMHO... Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/03/15 09:33am Tow Vehicles
Door issue

My door moves around a lot on the awesome pup... I'm starting to think I am missing something to hold the top of my door in place. I see slots but I don't see any tabs to insert the slots into.... Here is a pic... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/RVing/3B7453F7-41BF-4FC2-9DD4-FFE6988ABDD8_zpsccwi4sn7.jpg width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/03/15 08:40am Folding Trailers
RE: How to?

Are you need to annotate or manipulate? If only annotating then you can use Jing to capture a screen shot and annotate, save and resend as a .jpg. If you need to Manipulate then the best is Adobe Acrobat Pro or one of the free options mentioned above. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/03/15 08:04am Technology Corner
Three Months With my Toshiba Chromebook

About three months ago I bought a Toshiba Chromebook with a 13.3 inch screen, Skullcandy speakers, Intel Processor, 4gb of ram, and a 1080P full HD screen. 100 gb of cloud drive storage for 2 years. I had some doubts about it.. but I was already a pretty highly integrated Google user, using Google Play, Google Docs, Google drive, gmail.. etc. I was afraid that I would lose some usability... Well, three months later and this this is still one of my favorite devices... Its quick, its got an incredible battery life, it travels well, It runs Virtual Windows 7 through Citrix Receiver for my work. The thing sets up in desktop mode great, A HDMI cable connects to my fantastic HP2159m 21.5 inch Monitor, coupled with my mouse and keyboard is makes a great workstation. Printing is handled through my wireless printer without issue via Google Cloud Print. Overall, I am impressed with this device... it has become my main computer. My wife is using my(hers) MacBook for her work now. The Chromebook is SILENT and it doesn't get hot to the touch like my MacBook does. My biggest complaint is that the Chromebook's case feels cheap... then again.. it WAS cheap. But for the money, you get a LOT of computer. This doesn't have a CD drive so you can't play movies from a disk. For a user like me, that is NOT a problem. I purchase movies that I can Redeem on Ultraviolet and stream. I know its not everyone's cup of tea... that's okay. Off line useage... There is a file system similar to a windows explorer... Chrome OS keeps your last 100 documents saved to the device so you can access them offline. You can save pictures.. etc etc.. just like a regular computer. Oh, you can download movies from Google Play Movies for off line viewing. Pretty neat. I was concerned about the browser based platform.. has turned out to be a Non Issue for me. Most devices need internet to use all their features anyway so its not been a problem. For EVERY SINGLE NEED I have I have found either an App or an Extension from the Google Web Store to meet the need. Just wanted to share, if you are thinking about a Chromebook or looking for an a laptop in the $200-300 range... a Chromebook may be fore you. I do Highly recommend getting one with 4gb of ram and an Intel processor. One final thing... If you break or lose your Chromebook... and you have to purchase another... just sign in with your Google Account and EVERYTHING is there just like you never lost it. Man, do I love cloud computing. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/03/15 07:12am Technology Corner
RE: Prodigy P2 Error

oh yes; we unplugged the P2 and plugged it back in; tried a new wiring harness; just sucked it up and bought a new one OK Mine went on the fritz once because the trailer plug came undone and set a code. I called Tekonsha, they were very nice and said to unplug the controller for a bit then reconnect and all was well. Sorta, it was still a POS! Interesting... I have an original Prodigy and its been flawless... Perfect performance.. set it and forget it. I have not touched it since I got it set. I run it on boost 2 all the time as I like the trailer brakes to lead the TV. I handled all the wiring on this thing so I was able to ensure that I had the proper gauge wiring from the brake controller back to the 7 way plug...I am not sure if that makes a difference or not. If I had to replace it I would go with a P3 since it has more diagnostics and is pretty close in price to the P2. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/02/15 10:32pm Towing
RE: Anybody regret buying too much truck?

I downsized from a CC Dually/TT to a Minivan/PUP and am tickled to death. But I am an oddball on this forum and its okay. My minivan does everything I need it to do. PUP is much more comfy than our TT...happy family..happy me. Did I regret buying my Dually? Yep.. about 50 miles after I purchased it. No matter what I did, I hated it. Mostly because the 98% of the time I wasn't pulling my trailer I was daily driving/city driving/parking garaging/doing the homeowner thing... and it was like trying to brad nail a trim piece of wood with a 10 lb sledge.... way too much truck. For me,IF we were going back to a TT, and if I could make the numbers work... it would be a half ton crew cab short bed truck. If I could NOT make the numbers work then it would be a 3/4 ton CC Ram 6.4 Hemi with Coil springs... and a short bed. Many people daily drive a HD truck and only use the truck for half ton chores and daily driving with the occasionally heavy pull of their RV...and they seem to be perfectly content. I'm not one of those guys...and I am not trying to scare you into a half ton or anything like that. I just want to answer your question... I bought a mega truck and I hated nearly every minute of my ownership. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/02/15 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 1/2 to 2 adapter

Yep...upgrade to a 2.5 inch WD shank.
jerem0621 08/02/15 09:08pm Towing
RE: Dual cam saddles

I bought mine used off of eBay....not long ago I saw a NOS add on cam saddle for sale on EBay for $35.00....per saddle.... I had a hitch head failure and replaced my straight bars with bars with the crooks in them...like a dummy...forgot to take the add on saddles off before I had the old WD recycled. So...I have the u-bolt cams...but no saddles now. Lol... PPL motor homes had some NOS kits...they were over $300.00 last I checked... As you can probably tell from my language... This product is out of production now... BUT...dual cam will not magically make a bad handling trailer good again... I recommend getting your brothers hitch dialed in now that he has...weigh the rig and the trailer tongue weight....guessing does not work well. You may find his bars are undersized or something like that... Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/02/15 09:03pm Towing
RE: Alternative to an Airstream's quality and beautiful windows?

I've owned three Airstreams... currently a 98 wide body 31' which I bought damaged and repaired. With a E350 I'd get a used 1995+ WB 31' for FT. It will be worth what you pay for it in 10 years... what other camper can do that? Something like this. Wish mine looked that good, but I only have 1/5th that in mine.:B http://images.craigslist.org/00404_ihp3bRox40l_600x450.jpg width=600 Wow, that's a beauty. Do you think the e350 could handle a trailer that long? Probably be okay. Not the best handling vehicles out there, that is the e350, but it can be made to work very well. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/02/15 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: GM IBC to Prodigy brake controller questions. 08 Chevy 2500

You could always hard wire in a brake controller to the 7 way rv plug. I have to ask....what's wrong with the IBC in your truck? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/02/15 02:01pm Towing
RE: Alternative to an Airstream's quality and beautiful windows?

If you can find a used 34 ft triple axle Airstream with a front slide that may be ideal for your situation. You would have room and quality. 27 ft...for full time living...without a slide out.... May get small pretty quick. thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/02/15 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old school setup

Thanks for sharing, what a great vintage set up... it would not be very different from me pulling a 6000 ish lb trailer with my Town Car today. I do agree, this fella probably has a massive amount of seat time compared to a lot of RV'ers. Probably pulls at a reasonable speed too. Betcha that the receiver under that big car makes the receivers under a lot of Trucks today look like tin cans. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/02/15 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best TT for A Family of 7 w/ Nissan NV Passenger Van as TV

Apex by coachmen.
jerem0621 08/01/15 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking at Excursions...

This is a person that is trying to use what ifs and maybes to scare someone. The 7.3L is the MOST bullet proof PSD ever built. ALL vehicles have "common" issues so trying to say it would cost a person $2000 - $3000 in engine repairs, to own a used 7.3PSD is PURE speculation, nothing more. 7.3 common issues * CPS sensor leading to a crank/ no start issue Part is less than $50 and 10 minutes to change out with a 10mm wrench * wire harness under the valve covers can go bad Drove our last 7.3L for 200K and never had a problem with the wiring harness * occasional Injector...And misc. Diesel parts that wear out. What used vehicle of ANY type would NOT fit in this realm of "might happen" ??? Thanks! Jeremiah 7.3 is amazing....no reason to scare someone from it...just provinding info. Your personal experience with a 7.3 illustrates this... And...having an older truck means you will pay for repairs eventually...having some money squirreled away for possible repairs is prudent... Not sure how I came across as trying to scare someone...that was 100% not my intent...and everything I mentioned is indeed an issue with these trucks...minor...sure...but as an owner of a 13 year old minimum truck it's best to know what these issues are. I stand by my position...I would expect to spend 1-2k on any 7.3 I would acquire and 3-5k on a 6.0....if I get away with less...that's great. Tone...something that is totally lost in type. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at Excursions...

7.3 common issues * CPS sensor leading to a crank/ no start issue * wire harness under the valve covers can go bad * occasional Injector...And misc. Diesel parts that wear out. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chrysler Ram recall

GM is better than FCM Ford is better than FCM Tundra is better than FCM Ram is terrible.... Shame shame shame There....I saved 10 pages of brand bashing like the other threads. Lol. Btw....I'm a FCM fan... Sorry OP...you probably missed all the drama surrounding this earlier in the week. It got a little hot in here. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at Excursions...

Scratch the 5.4 off the list....not enough power. The V10 is a monster and will get about 11-12 empty and 7-8.5 towing. Get the 4.30 gear or change the gears to a 4.30 if you can't find a good example. I had a V10 Dually with 3.73 and I wished it had 4.30. The 8,600 GVWR Suburban is an ideal tow machine with the 8.1 V8....the weak link is the pot metal receivers ...swap that out and you will not have any problems with the 8.1 Sub...MPG is similar to the V10. Diesels are great...if you go diesel I would budget 1-2k for repairs to the 7.3 PSD for their common issues.... I would SPEND 3-5k on a 6.0 as soon as I bought it on upgraded BPD EGR cooler, coolant filter, new FORD MOTOCRAFT Oil Cooler...and I would put new head gaskets in when I replaced the head bolts with studs...I would also have the turbo cleaned / replaced. I would only consider buying an 05 Excursion with the 6.0 PSD...the 03-04 has some unique issues. The thing about the 6.0's is that they have a fabulous 5 speed transmission. One more thing on diesel excursions....diesel Excursions can have much less payload than a gasser. The V10's are relatively trouble free with a few exceptions.. They have a COP (coil on plug) design...one ignition coil per spark plug...these can have intermittent failures...sometimes it's a simple fix to replace the cool boots...sometimes you have to replace the entire coil. The exhaust manifolds can also break the exhaust manifold studs...it's a $600 plus repair. Enjoy the Hunt. Jeremiah
jerem0621 08/01/15 10:45am Tow Vehicles
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