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RE: Recall out for 2015 Superduties

I didn't even know they were out yet, but saw this on PUT.com. Relative handful of trucks involved. RECALLThey could build 'em but not sell them until Jan 2nd 2014. The law says the model year has to include the same calendar year as the model and it cannot overlap two January 1sts. So technically the 2015 model year truck can be sold from Jan 2nd 2014 to December 31st 2013. That includes the requisite January 1st of 2015 for that model year. I used to fight with Marketing all the time as they would want to (say) sell the 2015s before Christmas 2013. Seeing as I controlled the printing of all the labels and the etching of the VIN plate they were in a no win situation. I simply used to ask them to get me a waiver from the Feds so we could do it early. End of discussion!
kaydeejay 04/24/14 04:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need Advice: new female member, changing camping habits

Please read postings be rvsueandcrew.net. A single woman who pulls a tear drop with two dogs. A bunch of information. Good Luck JamesCurious - what is the max tow ratings of the dogs? Is it low enough that she needs two! :W:B
kaydeejay 04/24/14 04:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: OOPPPSSS,,This isn't going to end well!!

If it's not photo shopped it could be that the power slide motor's gave out and he didn't know how to bring them in manually.:hMy thoughts exactly. He obviously knows they are out there as he is driving on the shoulder. He might even be on the way to the dealer to get them fixed. Only thing missing is the "Wide Load" sign and an escort!:B
kaydeejay 04/24/14 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling to Canada,need info

Height is 10'6", no pets ,no firearms,didn't know if needed anything special pulling RvYou sure about that height? I can't find a 2012 Sunny under 11' 11", most are over 12', some as high as 12' 9".
kaydeejay 04/23/14 09:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No water in trailer...

That white plastic nipple with the spring is a check valve to prevent water flowing back from your system into the city water supply. If your water heater bypass system is working properly, and water is coming out of the hose, then the check valve is probably defective and preventing water from flowing in. Jack LThat would not prevent the system from working if there is water in the holding tank and the pump is on.
kaydeejay 04/23/14 04:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: No water in trailer...

Short term, if you can't solve the problem, fill your water tank and run off the pump. I already did that, and nothing still no water...:MHmmm, you have at least one (probably two) in-line valves in your system that were closed when the TT was winterized. You need to find them and open them up. One will be close to your water pump where you can probably hook up a suction line when you need to pump antifreeze without putting the stuff in your FW tank.
kaydeejay 04/23/14 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Found a TT, what tow vehicle do I need?

The dry hitch weight is meaningless. Let's pretend that you fully load the trailer to it's 7600 lbs. Your hitch weight will be around 1000 lbs. That only leaves about 600 lbs of payload for everything except you in the truck... Probably..hopefully you won't load your trailer to the max, but it does happen. I think you are probably ok with the towing end of it, but are going to be close, with very little margin on the PAYLOAD side of it all. Good luck with it.Small correction if I may - payload numbers do NOT allow for a 150# driver, so the driver weight will be part of that 600#. I suspect the OP will max out that 7350# GVWR truck. The HD F150 (8200# GVWR) would be a better bet. The confusion is that "Max Tow Ratings" DO include a 150# driver in the truck (but nothing else).
kaydeejay 04/23/14 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: No water in trailer...

Short term, if you can't solve the problem, fill your water tank and run off the pump.
kaydeejay 04/23/14 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Old Style Propane Lines

I'd replace the old lines. You can get 'em at Camping World, most propane dealers or even Ebay!
kaydeejay 04/22/14 09:32am Tech Issues
RE: What are you pulling with you 3//4 diesel truck?

I was going to buy a new Ram 3/4 diesel this weekend when I got a message from the dealer that the service dept. manager was telling them not to sell it. Because the fifth wheel has a 14,000 GVWR they say is too much pin weight for it. I was surprised as we were about to close the deal. The question is are they right? What are you pulling with your 3/4 diesel? Are the coil spring rear suspension the cause for this?This sounds all to rich for me. Imagine an auto dealer reccomending "don't buy my vehicle. This is just a line of BS. MM49While we can't be 100% sure sure this isn't a line of BS, I think we need to give the OP the benefit of the doubt until we hear the end of the story....................... Which I am hoping is he bought (at least) a 3500 SRW, has hitched up, been the the scales and is under all his truck ratings with the rig loaded for his first trip. Racine96 - what say you??
kaydeejay 04/20/14 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to make AC plugs work without shore power.

Generator or inverter. Really depends on how much power you need. What are you trying to run and for how long?
kaydeejay 04/20/14 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: Have you ever seen someone checking tire pressures?

This is a bit tongue in cheek, but I really do want to know... I put a lot of miles on my fifth wheel, and take good care of my tires. Checking frequently, if not daily, when I am on the road. Now, everyone says they do this. Particularly, everyone that has a blowout that they blame on imported tires. You would think that in all my years I would have actually seen one of these tire pressure checkers somewhere. So....why is it that I (a fairly observant fellow) have NEVER, EVER in all my years of camping, seen someone else checking their tire pressures. I actually look for people to do it....still nothing. I smell a rat. :BYup, check mine every time I start my truck and all the time as I'm driving! I have a TST Tire Pressure Monitoring System - don't need no danged pressure gauge!
kaydeejay 04/19/14 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are you pulling with you 3//4 diesel truck?

I was going to buy a new Ram 3/4 diesel this weekend when I got a message from the dealer that the service dept. manager was telling them not to sell it. Because the fifth wheel has a 14,000 GVWR they say is too much pin weight for it. I was surprised as we were about to close the deal. The question is are they right? What are you pulling with your 3/4 diesel? Are the coil spring rear suspension the cause for this?Now he knows what you want to tow with it, chances are he will void the suspension and powertrain warranty if you insist on buying that truck! You need AT LEAST 3500# of available payload capacity and the 3/4 ton does not have it. Do as others have suggested, move up to a 3500SRW. You will still be close on weights, but not substantially over like you would be with the 2500. You are actually bordering on dually country with a 14K fiver.
kaydeejay 04/18/14 10:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shifting into neutral

I'm another one who is wondering why you would NOT want your engine to act as a brake when going downhill.:h
kaydeejay 04/18/14 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Foam in water after de-winterizing

For some reason I'm getting foam from the kitchen sink on the cold water, bathroom faucet seems normal. I never put the water filter back in, could that be causing this?Did you put anti-freeze in the fresh-water tank? If so, you will get the foam (and taste and smell) for a LONG time! If you did not, just run your water and it will clear fairly quickly.
kaydeejay 04/18/14 03:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: There is such a thing as too much torque

Was that cousin Eddy that got out of the passenger side in those shorts?In Australia (which is where I think this was shot), that would be the driver's side!
kaydeejay 04/17/14 10:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: automatic transmission shifting procedure

That 5.3 V8 is found in Suburbans, Tahoes etc and a LOT of pickup trucks. Most are heavier vehicles than the T'Blazer. IMHO if your Trailblazer is struggling with a 5000# trailer, you have a much bigger problem that transmission shifting. You need to get it checked out. I pulled a 3500#+ boat with a Trailblazer with the 4.2L L6 (which has NO torque at the bottom end!) and while it wouldn't win any races, I had no problems approaching what you are describing.
kaydeejay 04/16/14 09:32pm Towing
RE: Ethanol from water and metal

The word "Methanol" does not appear in that article in the link from Campfire time. What are you reading???:B The word "Methanol" doesn't appear in the O.P.'s post, either...what are YOU reading? ;)You are quite right, :S but "Methane" doesn't appear either!:B (I call that a senior moment fat finger!) But back to the topic --- I think it's great news if there is a potential for a large scale process that can turn Carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and then into ethanol.
kaydeejay 04/16/14 08:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ethanol from water and metal

Stanford U has announced they can produce ethanol from water and a metal catalyst from methane. on their site at Stanford.eu Ought to make a lot, of people happy when they get it fully developed.:h I read the link above and it said nothing about methane, the ethanol was produced from carbon monoxide. :hCan't see out of one eye and blind in the other. :)The word "Methane" does not appear in that article in the link from Campfire time. What are you reading???
kaydeejay 04/16/14 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2001 yukon xl

It's a 5.3 with a 3.73 and a HD towing package. Called GM told me it had a 8000 lb capacity but for safety reasons would like to Keep the TT to 5500?? Lbs and about 1000 load for a total of about 6500lbs to tow or maybe a little more but not 7000. Just don't want to strain the ole buggy.Don't forget that 8000# tow rating (if that is the real number) is for an empty truck with a 150# driver. More than that in the truck has to be subtracted from the tow rating. That is why others are suggesting 7000# as a reasonable max for a loaded trailer. THEN you have to figure out how you fit with the vehicle's payload rating - everything in the truck (including the driver) plus the hitch plus the trailer tongue weight should be below that payload rating number. OR, you load the truck as if you were heading out camping and get it weighed. Subtract that weight from your GVWR (door label number) and what you have left is the allowable hitch plus tongue weight.
kaydeejay 04/16/14 02:54pm Travel Trailers
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