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RE: F150 w/ 3.5L POWERboost towing experiences?

The Ford Powerboost trucks are common on dealer lots and have been for some time since they came out in the 2021 models. And yes, it is a 3.5 Ecoboost engine with an electric motor. But the Powerboost has more hp and torque. I bought a 2022 with Ecoboost as I don’t plan on towing very heavy and leery of new until it is proven 2-3 years.
BB_TX 01/26/22 11:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Am I over the Max 5fer length?

Although some states have the 40’ trailer, I don’t remember any one saying they were ever stopped for trailer length. Overall length yes, trailer length no. State, National, and local campgrounds can be a problem even at 35’+. There are no states with a 40’ max. 48’ is the shortest in some state with the majority set at 53’ max. Max Trailer Length That link is for commercial towing. State rv towing laws are different. https://www.rvia.org/system/files/media/file/Maximum%20RV%20Length.pdf
BB_TX 01/18/22 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Am I over the Max 5fer length?

Although some states have the 40’ trailer limit, I don’t remember any one saying they were ever stopped for trailer length. Overall length yes, trailer length no. State, National, and local campgrounds can be a problem even at 35’+.
BB_TX 01/18/22 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Removing Old Decal's

Not an A, but replaced cracked and peeling decals on the front and rear my 5er. Sides still looked good. Looked great and practically new again. But it was a chore getting the old ones off. Didn’t like all the white with the decals removed.
BB_TX 01/18/22 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price breaks on new Pickups?!

This is a screenshot from Ware Chevrolet in Blairsville GA today. Vehicles marked up $4K. https://i.imgur.com/BAa7Tj6l.jpg We’ll, have they changed the photo posting website? You have a double img in your link.
BB_TX 01/14/22 02:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping world in Fort Worth is dumb

Recently drove from north of Dallas to Fredericksburg, TX in the hill country and back, over 300 miles each way, and passed a lot of RV dealers. And every one looked packed to the brim of new RVs of all types and sizes. What ever shortage there might have been, is there no longer, at least in Texas.
BB_TX 01/14/22 09:01am Good Sam Club
RE: Calculated MPG

Whenever I get a new vehicle I check the mpg by pump/odometer readings to see what the mpg runs under various driving conditions. Then I compare that to the vehicle calculated mpg. And on every vehicle the hand calculated mpg has been almost exactly the same as the vehicle calculated mpg. After that, I just watch the vehicle displayed mpg to see if there are any changes. Close enough for me. Have a good friend, who doesn't even tow, and he logs the date, odometer reading location, gallons purchased, price per gallon, and total price every time he fills up. Been doing that for 50 years. And does nothing with the numbers other than knowing he has them. Somewhat OCD.
BB_TX 01/14/22 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Price breaks on new Pickups?!

I took possession of a 2022 F150 on Dec 31st of a truck I ordered several months ago. $2,500 off sticker. Not nearly as good as before the shortage issues. But better than full sticker. Plus, since it as the last day of the year and I was the last customer for the finance guy he gave me their top end 5 year ESP for free. Said he could either give it to me or it went unused back to the dealer who would collect a refund for it. My daughter bought a new Chevy Colorado on Dec 31st two years ago and dealer, after a little back and forth, knocked more off sticker than expected and the finance guy also threw in their ESP for free plus free oil changes for 5 years. Last day of year is great when timing works.
BB_TX 01/09/22 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Walmart has new auto battery maker

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/05/06/newly-rebranded-clarios-working-to-pivot-into-electric-vehicle-batteries/amp/
BB_TX 01/08/22 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Route 160 in Colorado

I agree with above. 160 is a very good road. And going west is the easier direction as far as Wolf Creek Pass. It is longer and steeper on the west side (where you will be going down). But there are two lanes most of the way down that side allowing you to stay right and not hold up traffic. There is only one sharp U turn as you get near the bottom. Take that slow. And if you can’t control your speed, there are two run away truck ramps you can use. :E And as noted above, North La Veta Pass outside Walsenberg is not bad. Gets to be a little bit of a tug as you near the top, but again two lanes so you can stay right and not hold up traffic. Going down west side not bad at all.
BB_TX 01/08/22 07:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Need help . No shore power

Did you plug the trailer cord into a generator? Or does the trailer have a built in generator?
BB_TX 01/06/22 08:33pm Toy Haulers
RE: Axle Question

Did you buy an axle with a heavier weight rating than the original?
BB_TX 12/31/21 08:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camper basically chopped in half by tree

Was at a campground in Colorado a number of years ago when high winds were forecast. One part of the campground had very large spruce trees and the campers in that area were told to move to another area. And fortunately so. Numerous trees were blown down where RVs had been an hour before. Only casualty was a brand new Ram dually parked near the restaurant. Tree crushed the entire cab level with the bed. Luckily the owners were in the restaurant at the time.
BB_TX 12/28/21 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Tandem axle vs single

It is all about GVWR. The manufacturer is going to put one axle for lighter trailers and two if the weight requires it. Towing is not different.
BB_TX 12/26/21 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) --- Great add-on

Installed a TPMS on my 5er over 10 years ago. Never had a low tire. But it gives peace of mind to be able to see pressures and temps any time I am driving. Know right away if a tire starts losing air during a long trip. And much easier to look at a screen than get out and manually check pressures.
BB_TX 12/24/21 05:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mouse in the house

................ FYI rodents being mammals won’t take a second taste of anything doused with hot pepper sauce. Critter Ridder, from Home Depot and others, stopped rodents from eating the wiring and vacuum lines in my 2007 F350. After eating it 3 times, I sprayed all the wiring with Cridder Ridder and they never bothered it again. It is a mix of hot pepper ingredients.
BB_TX 12/15/21 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Are chips coming available?

Texas Instruments announced plans to build $30 billion chip production facilities in north Texas and Samsung plans to build a $17 billion chip facility near Austin. Looks like they may have well learned a lesson about relying on single sourcing from foreign countries. Will take 3-4 years to come on line though.
BB_TX 12/15/21 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: The RV Demand Continues

Recently took a 600+ Mile round trip from north of Dallas to Texas hill country and back. Passed a lot of Rv dealers and every one had full lots of new units. Sure didn’t look like any shortages. Can only guess dealers, anticipating continued high sales, have ordered a lot of new units that are ordered but not yet built and delivered making them “backlog”.
BB_TX 12/14/21 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can you install a SW6D water heater instead if SW6D-E?

Agree on wire nutting the 120 vac wires. But also turn off the circuit breaker to remove any chance of short due to wire nut working loose.
BB_TX 12/12/21 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel hitch security

Last winter tried to sell a hitch (in good condition fully functional). At $50, no interest. At free, no interest. I could have taken it to a scrap yard and gotten $3 for it. Finally got one of the staff at the RV park to help me hoist it into the dumpster. No, I'm not bothering to lock it to the truck. I actually used it to lock the generator to the truck by cabling the generator to the hitch. I recently sold my Reese Elite 5th wheel hitch for $200 quickly on Facebook Marketplace. Had multiple people wanting to buy. So, yes, there is a market for them.
BB_TX 12/12/21 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
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