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RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

(Except I would invest in a more capable transmission cooler). I called a Ford Dealership, a different one from the one I am looking at this truck at, they told me that any after market equipment added to the vehicle would void the warranty. It would also not increase towing capacity.Buy the right truck to begin with. Look at work trucks. Talk to the dealer fleet rep, tell him/her what you want to do with the truck. Tell him/her payload above all else. The more fancy options the truck has the less the payload will be. Mine is a base model with very few options. The dealer has the ability to search the whole state and beyond for the right truck. Ordering what you want is always an option.
2112 06/27/19 04:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

Sticker says weight of passengers and cargo should never exceed 1,772 lbs.That is not enough payload. This One is similar to mine in length and weights. Wet, packed ready to go, my pin weight is 1400lbs and rear axle weight is 4000lbs with waste tanks empty. I grossly exceed my RAWR of 4200lbs with both waste tanks full, in a bad way. Because of this, I pick a spot close to the dump station when not at full hookups. My truck tows this FW like a dream, much better than the 34' TT we previously had. Before the WP jump in, this FW came with it's own set of brakes. On Edit: Here Is One like mine for sale in Florida. What sold us on this one was the low pin weight, large shower and counter space. It took me over a year to find what worked for us. My signature states I'm using a Superglide but I changed that to a Reese manual slide a few years ago. The Superglide is a heavy, finicky beast. A sliding hitch is not necessary with this front cap. Regardless, this may still be too much pin weight for the truck you stated. Get the most payload you can find, or a 3/4 ton. The advantage of a 3/4 ton is the heavier rear axle. If you do stay with the F150, get the 3.5EB, it's an impressive towing engine. The 5.0 screams too much on the hills and doesn't have the turbo advantage at high altitudes.
2112 06/26/19 03:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Charging battery with Honda 2000

Will my Honda 2000 charge the battery as fast on eco as it will fill throttle?You said 'the battery', which implies you have a single 12V battery. I assume either a group 24 or 27. The direct answer is YES, you can leave it on eco. What others are referring to is depending on the converter you use to charge the battery or how you are connecting the generator to the battery, there may be a quicker, better, or more efficient way to do it. I use a 30A Megawatt power supply similar to what Mex mentioned. You can buy one for $50 +shipping. And there is no need to go down to Mexico to get your fuel.
2112 06/25/19 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Again. Can’t compare gas stations to charge stations. The vast majority (around 95 percent depending on region) of charging is done at night at home in a driveway. There will never be a need for as many DCFC stations as there is for gas stations. That’s one of the reasons people buy EV’s. No more wasting time at gas stations. several people I work with can't have an EV because they live in apartments or high rise condos. They don't have a driveway to charge overnight in. One person owns a house and a Bolt. He would like to buy a condo closer to work but would lose his ability to charge. Just saying
2112 06/24/19 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

I haven't read past the third page posted three days ago so this may have already been said: The logical solution to the recharge downtime while travelling is to create an integrated infrastructure allowing to quickly and safely replace the vehicles discharged battery pack with a freshly charged pack. You would pull into a 'fueling station', an attendant will remove your pack and install a fully charged pack. This could take a few minutes and even be automated to where no human involvement is needed. The vehicle needs to be designed to allow this.
2112 06/23/19 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: What are your yearly registration costs for your truck?

After reading this, I'll stop belly-aching about paying $82/yr for registration & inspection in Texas on my 2011 F150. I'll continue to belly-ache about high real estate taxes though.
2112 06/21/19 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Batteries

Johnson Controls makes Mal-Mart batteries. Who makes Sam's Club and Costco batteries?
2112 06/18/19 04:06am Truck Campers
RE: Vegas food

I believe the Fremont prime-rib dinner is $8. Not cheap but one of my favorites is The Widowmaker Burger at the Golden Nugget Claim Jumpers restaurant. It will feed 2 for $15
2112 06/16/19 03:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oreion Reeper

Because you cannot make a run to a store or restaurant in your RZR?Not to mention because it wasn't a RZR sitting on the side of the road with a For Sale sign on it. A RZR would be useless where I live other than run it up and down the beach, which I believe is not allowed in Galveston County.
2112 06/09/19 06:16am Toy Haulers
RE: Oreion Reeper

Yea, I thought it was a cool little machine. I would have placed the gauges differently. The tach was far right almost in front of the passenger.
2112 06/07/19 03:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: Oreion Reeper

And it's gone. It either sold or he moved it.
2112 06/07/19 02:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: Oreion Reeper

This sounds like one of the clone cars that have come out of China for years, all were POS's. Poor metalurgy, poor welds, undersized frame/suspension parts prone to breakage. They come and go under different names.This seems to describe it fairly well. Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. It's a street legal, flat towable, 5 speed manual transmission vehicle. It looks like a Jeep want-a-b. https://i.imgur.com/hhbGAbEl.jpg google image
2112 06/06/19 04:31am Toy Haulers
Oreion Reeper

Anyone in the TH world know anything about an Oreion Reeper vehicle? A 2015 Reeper Sport for sale in my area caught my eye. Before two days ago I didn't know these things existed. It looks like the perfect TH toy. From my research: Manufactured by an American company in China Parts are difficult to acquire The 812cc is under powered, this one is 1100cc Poorly assembled but the design is adequate Not many upgrades or accessories available Is this thing worth a look for $8K? Are they junk? It looks like a fun machine for the price but I don't want to buy someone else's trouble to find out.
2112 06/05/19 05:06am Toy Haulers
RE: Satellite 119 with DISH seems to cut in and out on motorhome

It did it again at EXACTLY 6pm CST
2112 05/31/19 05:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite 119 with DISH seems to cut in and out on motorhome

I haven't had an unexpected signal loss issue in the past 2 days. It seems to be working properly now. Anyone else notice the same? Now that I said this it will start again :(
2112 05/31/19 05:32am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite 119 with DISH seems to cut in and out on motorhome

We have been having the same problem in the S&B for the past few weeks. Partial to full signal loss. Sometimes it says we are experiencing a weather event but there is not a cloud in the sky. Signal is 50+ when it's working properly. Irritating.
2112 05/29/19 06:28am Technology Corner
RE: One night running the heater and blower

Went with 2 group 24 batteries for the short term and just strapped them down good. Set the thermostat to 60 and the heater never once kicked on.... go figure. Lol.Better to be prepared and not need it than have an angry wife. Glad you got it all sorted out.
2112 05/25/19 11:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Need a lift for my 5th wheel hitch

I use a chain fall, three short chains and a tree branch. Hoist it off the bed, pull the truck forward and lower it onto a trailer.
2112 05/25/19 11:02am General RVing Issues
FIRMAN P03615 generator Recall

This may be of interest to some: This recall involves FIRMAN P03615 generators. The gas powered portable generators are yellow and black and are equipped with remote start up to 165 feet away. The model number P03615 and date code 10/2018, 11/2018 or 12/2018 are printed on the white nameplate on the generator’s fuel tank. Serial numbers range from 4829200012 through 4833913602 and are printed on the white nameplate on the fuel tank. FIRMAN Power Equipment Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco (Recall Alert) Name of product: FIRMAN P03615 generators Hazard: The generator’s carbon canister can leak gas, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Refund Repair Recall date: May 2, 2019 Units: About 19,000 Consumer Contact: FIRMAN Power Equipment toll-free at 844-459-8457 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.firmanpowerequipment.com and click on “Product Updates and Recalls” for more information. Recall Details Description: This recall involves FIRMAN P03615 generators. The gas powered portable generators are yellow and black and are equipped with remote start up to 165 feet away. The model number P03615 and date code 10/2018, 11/2018 or 12/2018 are printed on the white nameplate on the generator’s fuel tank. Serial numbers range from 4829200012 through 4833913602 and are printed on the white nameplate on the fuel tank. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or take the recalled generator to a FIRMAN service center for a free inspection and repair. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received nine reports of gas leaks from the carbon canister. No injuries have been reported. Sold Exclusively At: Costco Wholesale warehouse stores and online at Costco.com and Costco.ca from January 2019 through March 2019 for about $500. Importer(s): FIRMAN Power Equipment of Peoria, Ariz. Manufactured In: China Recall number: 19-744
2112 05/23/19 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: What fuel do you run in your EcoBoost pickup? (not HO)

Isn't the OP comparing an F250 running pump diesel to an F150 running 87 octane during everyday use? How is this not a real comparison with real parameters? I make this real world comparison with my three vehicles every day. From this real comparison with real parameters, my truck is the last thing I want to drive for everyday use.
2112 05/20/19 05:54am Tow Vehicles
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