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RE: can I tow this 5th wheel?

Chances are your tow rating is more like 9300 lbs. You need the 4.10 rear axle to rate at 11,300 and most F250/5.4 trucks have the 3.73 rear axle. If you don't know what your gear set is then find out first before buying something too heavy. Why not a 7K dry weight travel trailer with the bike in the truck bed? Dozens of trailers fit that description.
lbrjet 12/21/14 03:27pm Towing
RE: Camping? When did you start.

I grew up in Antioch, IL. My parents never camped. When I was 12 they allowed me to start overnighting in the woods at Antioch Lake with a sleeping bad, no tent. Bought my first tent at 15 and had 3 different tents over the next 38 years, but only that one sleeping bag. Started with an RV 4 years ago. My 41 year old green Coleman cooler is still going strong, which my parents bought me for my 16th birthday. To this day they still don't understand the appeal. My wife grew up in CT camping every weekend with her family.
lbrjet 12/21/14 07:47am RV Lifestyle
RE: Camp Verde to Payson az

Only one road to choose from. Good road, but goes up to 7100 foot elevation so watch the weather. There is a good climb that goes up 2900 feet in 11 miles with a portion nearing 7% grade. Big pine forest up at 7000 feet that is really pretty.
lbrjet 12/21/14 07:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Change weight by adding washer to WD hitch?

Jeremiah, the 2K version will be more accurate unless your TW is approaching 2K. OP, 60 lbs is not worth worrying about. Your TW is probably around 1000 lbs with a couple hundred lbs transferred to the trailer axles. Thanks for the insight on the Sheline scale! I didn't know that.. Thanks! Jeremiah Sherline says to size your gauge so it reads approximately in the middle. For most people that is the 2K gauge. By the way, there is only one scale with three different gauges. You can unscrew one and screw in another. I know because I have two gauges. I started with the 1K gauge with my first 21 foot trailer. When I got my 34 footer I called them and they mailed me the 2K gauge for 25 bucks.
lbrjet 12/18/14 07:08pm Towing
RE: Change weight by adding washer to WD hitch?

Jeremiah, the 2K version will be more accurate unless your TW is approaching 2K. OP, 60 lbs is not worth worrying about. Your TW is probably around 1000 lbs with a couple hundred lbs transferred to the trailer axles.
lbrjet 12/18/14 08:02am Towing
RE: Anyone use a Dish Tailgater?

Not sure if you have a Dish problem or connection problem, hard to say. But, if you are in a complete signal loss situation you can watch recorded shows by doing the following: Turn off your receiver. Undo your input coax cable from the receiver Turn on your receiver After a few minutes of acquiring signal you will get a complete signal loss screen Press your DVR button and there you go
lbrjet 12/17/14 08:40am Technology Corner
RE: 2009 Ford F250 super duty v8

I have towed 16,700 miles at 15,600 lbs combined with a similar truck. Spent 2 months in the Rockies and crossed a half dozen 10K plus passes. The only time my truck struggled was on a 1 mile stretch of road from downtown Central City, CO going to the KOA at the top of the hill. Starts at 11% grade up to 17% then down to 10% near the end. I made it but never got out of 1st gear. 4200 RPM is my sweet spot in the mountains whether at 65 in 3rd gear or 45 in 2nd gear. Engine braking is fantastic and the temps stay consistent. The highest tranny temp I have seen (Scangauge) is 202 and high water was 211 coming down Loveland Pass at 4400 RPM in 2nd gear. Rarely have to use the brakes coming downhill, in fact I now have 75K miles on the truck and am still on the original brakes shoes. If you can find a V10 buy it, if not the V8 will do the job.
lbrjet 12/17/14 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wanted to say goodbye

You will be missed. Not many people on any forum that you could trust every word. You will be missed.
lbrjet 12/14/14 08:38am Technology Corner
RE: Huge discrepancies

The brochures are best case scenarios with no options on a truck. Pure fiction. Next time you call ask them to please get the info from the yellow stickers and it could save you a trip. Generally you need the max tow option to exceed 1500 lbs in payload.
lbrjet 12/13/14 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: VHS to DVD converter

Love Seinfeld reruns. I've probably seen some 20 times. Only watch a movie once. To each his own.
lbrjet 12/09/14 12:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Utah Highway 12 Panorama

That section is only 1/2 mile long and is nothing compared to 550 in Colorado(which I didn't tow and was scary). It's over before you know it. I pulled my rig the entire length of route 12 and it was the most spectacular scenery I have ever experienced. Can't wait to do it again. There are some good grades, but the road is good and the traffic is light and the steepest grades are short. Truck downshifted all the way to 1st gear on a 12% grade section. Not for the faint of heart but not scary either. If you don't want to tow it, just drive it.
lbrjet 12/09/14 08:36am Roads and Routes
RE: VHS to DVD converter

I do not understand why you want to keep so many movies. Once I have watched a movie, I rarely ever want to watch it again. Just me I guess. Nope, not just you.
lbrjet 12/09/14 08:18am Technology Corner
RE: First Tow with my 6.4 Hemi

Congrats on the new truck and here is hoping for many carefree towing miles ahead.
lbrjet 12/08/14 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Naigra Falls

Niagara Falls is worth the trip from anywhere.
lbrjet 12/07/14 08:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

We get new phones every 5-7 years. Last April got our first smartphone, the 5S, and I got a pay as you go flip phone since I have retired and we really only need one phone most of the time. The young girl at the counter said "you WANT a flip phone???". And I asked her to please disable texting. The look on her face was priceless.
lbrjet 12/07/14 10:09am Technology Corner
RE: VHS to DVD converter

We just bought the Toshiba from Amazon to convert home movies. Just dug out the bin of VHS tapes from the crawl space yesterday. Will do it this week. Was like 185 bucks including 50 blank DVD's. I paid WAY more than that 20 years ago for my Camcorder. I figure if I waited any longer these units won't be for sale anymore. Plan on passing it along to sisters and brothers so they can do the same.
lbrjet 12/07/14 09:58am Technology Corner
RE: 10k lbs vs 3 half tons vs the Ike Gauntlet

Why would you NOT want to see Colorado. We spent 4 weeks there followed by 6 weeks in Utah last year and it was a spectacular trip. We even went back this spring on our way from AZ to ME to see Great Sand Dunes NP. That made seeing all the National Parks in CO and UT. Hopefully we will see them all again someday, but first Yellowstone, Glacier and the California Parks.
lbrjet 12/07/14 09:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a truck on Black Friday sale

Expect a much bouncier ride on the trails than with the F150. Other than that you will love the truck. My F250 is built like a tank (and rides like one).
lbrjet 12/06/14 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anybody validated your payload sticker?

I stopped at the CAT scale on the way home after picking up my new truck 5 years ago. The payload sticker of 2660 way spot on.
lbrjet 12/06/14 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Keystone Travel trailer faulty design

Have them adjust the slide and make you a passthru. The heat vent you will have to live with. They messed up your passthru no question about it.
lbrjet 12/04/14 10:31am Travel Trailers
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