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RE: thoughts on Ecoboost

I have 229,000 miles on mine. At 185,000 I had to have the timing equipment replaced. At 215,000 miles I had an exhaust manifold warp. Not cheap repairs but nothing that busted the bank either. I only tow about 3500 pounds but have never had the engine heating up and I have towed over many 11,000 ft passes (most of the major ones) including I70, Trial Ridge Road, Beartooth, and 14A going both directions. We have put 50,000 miles of towing on the truck. I d3etermine my tranny gear by watching the tranny temp and shift if it gets above 200 degrees. I have never run out of power.
BarabooBob 06/06/22 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Running a/c off generator while towing

How are you going to plug the trailer into the generator? Does your trailer cord go out the front of the TT? Is your generator a built in unit? I would worry about the cord being pulled out of trailer if you have the generator mounted outside the camper or in the truck bed.
BarabooBob 06/03/22 07:08am Travel Trailers
RE: What's up with CGs?

I worked as security at a very popular resort in Wisconsin Dells. Extremely rude customers are not only found in campgrounds. We dealt with loud parties, smoking many substances and people threatening us with physical injury. Our advantage over most campgrounds was that we had cameras everywhere, over 600 cameras that we could bring up for the police. We would ask people to obay the rules ONCE. After that, we would inform them that they had to leave. If they gave us a hard time about it, we walked away and they would taunt us with insults and say that we were weak for walking away. About 20 minutes later I would knock on the door ands they were escorted off the property by the police. I hope that campgrounds would get similar help from the police if they had problems. And yes, some people (usually drunks) would get physical when we asked them the first time to quiet down. They got to go to jail and their group got evicted. I am retired law enforcement and most of the other security officers were either retired or active duty cops. We had a great security force.
BarabooBob 06/03/22 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: conceal carry permit SD

Bigred-How do you know what areas are safe?
BarabooBob 05/24/22 05:05pm Full-time RVing
RE: Seeking Simple RV Recipes

We frequently make some of the best vegetable beef soup with barley. This takes about 15 minutes to put together 6 ounce sirloin steak, cut into cubes 1 teaspoon aus juiz base 1 cup water 1 can mixed vegetables brown gravy packet 1/4 cup barley 1/4 cup chopped onions 1/4 cup chopped celery brown the steak, onions, and celery in oil or butter add vegetables add water add aus juiz base bring to a boil add barley and cook for 10 minutes on low boil mix 1/2 of gravy mix with water, add to the beef/vegetable mix let it sit for a couple of minutes before eating
BarabooBob 05/21/22 06:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Owners manuel

I carry the manuals for all of my appliances that came with the TT. I have used a few of them on occasion. I carry them because we frequently don't have internet service where we camp. If I camped only in commercial campsites, I probably would not carry them.
BarabooBob 05/20/22 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just give me the bad news.

I agree with putting a dehumidifier in the truck for a few days. Turn it all the way to DRY and empty the pan several times a day.
BarabooBob 05/11/22 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brake and Turn Issue

While you are picking up fuses, pick up an assortment of the proper fuse type for your truck. I have given away more fuses over the years to people that did not have any with them than I have replaced in my rig.
BarabooBob 05/08/22 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Trans coolers

If I were towing with a V8 going up grades in the mountains I shift down to keep the rpm's up. This results in more HP and lower tranny temps. Your V8 probably puts out just over 200 HP at 3000 rpm's. Kick it down, rev it up a bit and you are making close to 400 HP and will top grades at whatever speed you want and the tranny will be cooler.
BarabooBob 05/08/22 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TST 507 TPMS

Make sure that the charger you are using has the correct output. Many old chargers only put out 1.0 amp and the newer ones put out 3.1 amp. I threw all of my old chargers away to avoid using the wrong ones. The 1.0 units worked well for flip phones but not much of anything else.
BarabooBob 04/27/22 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: La Veta Pass (Colorado) with old and heavy RV?

I went over La Veta Pass last week with my TT. It is probably the most gradual climb of any of the passes we encountered on this trip. It tops out at 9,426'. There are passing lanes going both directions so people can pass whenever they want. Make sure to shift down on the way up and down. I would not be surprised to hear that you go up and down in second gear doing 35 mph. Keep the gears low and let the engine work going up and down.
BarabooBob 04/25/22 02:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cooking surfaces and tools, What's your favorite to use!

We have about 30 Griswolds and Wagners at home, in the TT, and at the cabin. We carry 3 CI pans in the TT because I love cooking on them. We also carry 2 Coleman white gas stoves when camping. I believe that when you are camping, you deserve to eat food that is just as good as at home. We rarely cook in the TT.
BarabooBob 04/25/22 02:45pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Beartooth pass

I have gone over the Beartooth Highway with my current TT/truck combination and with a Class C on a Toyota one ton chassis. The Toyota made it but it was questionable. My truck never even had to work hard going up and with careful downshifting and going easy on the brakes I never had a problem. The last time we went over, we saw a guy pulling a very long TT behind a Ford 350 dually. I talked to him at a pulloff and ha said that he would not do it again.
BarabooBob 04/25/22 02:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Broken Leaf Spring

You TT probably came with springs rated at 3500 with a length of 25 1/4" and a width of 1 3/4". Many TT's have springs that have4 gone flat (no arch) after a few years. I recently replaced mine with item #125213 from Northern Tool. They are 4500 lb springs with the same measurements. We recently got back from a 4000 miles trip and the TT rode much better than the flat springs that bottomed out. And no, I am not overweight. I weighed the unit before vacation and came in at a gross weight of 3385 lbs.
BarabooBob 04/25/22 02:25pm Tech Issues
RE: RV recovery!

We just returned from a trip to Arizona and Utah. Our Garmin wanted us to take a two track dirt road to get to our next destination. On the GPS it looked like a good way to save about one hundred miles of driving. When I saw what the "road" looked like, I informed the wife that I would not drive on it unless I have my UTV with extra winch cable.
BarabooBob 04/19/22 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands, Moab end of April

I totally love the woman that for some crazy reason agreed to spend life with me. She does not wear makeup, hasn't used a hair dryer in 2- years, enjoys boondocking, and is a great motorcycle passenger. And to top it off, she is really easy on the eyes. And she is not available.
BarabooBob 03/30/22 07:41pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I installed a TPMS on my truck and TT. All 6 tires are now talking to me as I drive down the road. I have not had tire problems with my TT's but I had several blowouts with the pop-up that we had before TT's. Minimal damage from those blowouts but last time my wife and I were in Utah, we stopped to help a woman in distress along the the I with major damage to her A-Liner. The tire took out the wheel well, her electric brake wires, all of the electronics mounted inside the cabinet above the wheel well, and more. We also are packing for a month long trip to Utah, Arizona and anywhere else we decide to see.
BarabooBob 03/28/22 07:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Rip off prices from RV Dealers

A business has to make a profit. They have all of employees to pay wages and benefits as well as taxes on the property, interest on all of the product that they have on the shelves, etc. If I need assistance from the dealer about an issue, I talk to them and use their knowledge to determine what needs to be done, and then I buy the parts FROM THEM because I picked their brain to know how to do the repairs. If I can research on youtube to get my answers, I will buy on line. I don't expect the dealer to answer my questions and then buy on line.
BarabooBob 03/28/22 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

We recently remodeled our kitchen in our sticks and bricks house. The guy that did the wiring put a GFCI outlet behind the refrigerator. Our new refrigerator arrived and was plugged into that outlet. The next morning, the GFCI had tripped. We reset it and the following day it tripped again. I contacted Samsung about this and they said that they would set up a service call to check out the fridge. I called our electrician about another matter and happened to mention the refrigerator issue. He asked if his wiring guy put in a GFCI for that outlet, I responded that he did. The electrician said that modern inverter refrigerators do not like to play well with GFCI's. He said that this is a known problem and that the latest National Electrical Code has a footnote included that indicates that GFCI's SHOULD NOT be installed for refrigerators. I contacted Samsung about this and ended up talking to one of their engineers that agreed with our electrician.
BarabooBob 03/26/22 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Yellowstone heading east

14 and 16 are both good. 14A is steep heading up the west side. Coming down on the east side you join up with 14 near Burgess Junction.
BarabooBob 03/20/22 04:55pm Roads and Routes
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