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RE: “Service Temporarily Unavailable”

OCCASIONALLY! I've been getting it 2 out of 3 page changes!
Boomerweps 05/22/19 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: maiden voyage a wet but fun success

Are you testing us to see if we are paying attention? Two pic with a white Ford F-150 four door hooked to the trailer, THEN a pic of the back of a white four door CHEVY!
Boomerweps 05/21/19 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Heading to Mt. Rushmore

Make sure you go back to Mt Rushmore for the night show, your parking ticket is good all day, you will especially like it if you are a Veteran. All day! ALL YEAR! The parking passes are good for the current YEAR! At least it was two summers ago.
Boomerweps 05/21/19 01:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgrade my Fastway E2?

All I can say is Kansas can be VERY WINDY! I drove out and back to Utah from PA twice and all four runs through Kansas we were pushed around a lot. Without a TT. Sometimes you just have to adapt to the conditions. My wife absolutely hates to drive on the Kansas portions of the trip. Indeed, check your weights, loading, and WDH setup. But Kansas winds on the interstate can be near brutal.
Boomerweps 05/19/19 08:18am Towing
RE: Drinking Campground Water...

I save my gallon Lipton peach tea jugs, wash them well and take filtered water from home for drinking and cooking. I was using the small Camco inline filters on my campground water, recently got the freestanding version that can use standard home filters. Still will use home filtered water. Don't need a whole body dose of fluoride or chlorine. At home I have a dual undersink filter that I take water from and run through a gravity ceramic filter. My water tastes like the best well water I've had. Makes a huge difference in coffe and tea taste. Can't stand sediments that gather in ice.
Boomerweps 05/19/19 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Gauge of extension cord

10 AWG is fine for 75 line feet. Yes you will have some voltage drop. It should be within operating specs of most of your gear. Www.calculator.net has a voltage drop calculator based on wire gage, wire length and amperage use. It's pretty accurate. No AC & microwave at the same time! 120vac pulling 30 amps through 75' of 10AWG drops voltage to 115.4vac IIRC from the other page.
Boomerweps 05/17/19 12:29pm Tech Issues
RE: New Brakes

Often there are amazon sellers selling the same items cheaper than ETrailer. Watched a few trailer brake repair Utube videos. It is very cost effective to change out the entire brake set, backing plate, drum, shoes vice just the shoes. Not a lot of time difference, either.
Boomerweps 05/15/19 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Wobbly dinette table

Is it three sided seating or just face to face? I remounted my dual post table completely. The table was off center between the benches, the legs were off center and unevenly spaced on the table. A real clusterfudge. I removed and repositioned the floor and table leg brackets. So everything is evenly spaced and centered. I also moved the table over 2 inches to touch the wall. Minimal movement, no more Chubby Checker table, always doin' the Twist! Let's NOT "Twist again, like we did last summer". Bonus: gained those two more inches of passage space.
Boomerweps 05/14/19 12:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: At what point do I need a WD hitch?

You don't even need trailer brakes in my state, PA, at under 3K#! Need a WDH? Depends on the truck. My SIL's Ram 2500 diesel rips his 5-6K toy hauler around no prob with no WDH. With my former TV, a Ford Explorer, a fully loaded cargo trailer at 3-3.5K# porpoised like crazy. With my near 4K# TT and a WDH, no porpoising and towed in straightaways like the TV & TT were one unit. Made me wish I tried a WDH with my cargo trailer. I may not NEED a WDH with the new F150 but I plan on using it for the solid feel I had with it before.
Boomerweps 05/14/19 12:04pm Towing
RE: Tongue Weight, Silverado Hitch Class

Boomerweps 05/13/19 02:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight, Silverado Hitch Class

Not enough specific info. I did a quick search using 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing package and the factory PDF towing Gu?i?d?e was one of the first listings. You need the engine, GVWR from the door sticker and that towing Gu?i?d?e for your answer. Most half ton truck hitches (class IV) I've seen are only rated for 500 tongue weight and 5000 pulling/tow weight when used WITHOUT a WDH. WITH a WDH, they are rated to 10,000 or a bit more.
Boomerweps 05/13/19 02:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts: 6.5' bed v. 8' bed

How long are the loads & toys you'll be hauling? Motorcycles, ATVS, lots of plywood sheets? That should be the deciding factor. I just got a 5.5' bed, but it's on a supercrew F150. This thing is still about 20" longer than the 1998 Expedition I owned, the longest vehicle I had previously owned. It's taking some getting used to, especially parking in town or at the mall. The only way it fits in my old garage is if I bump the back wall ;( So I'd go with the shorter option.
Boomerweps 05/13/19 02:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where does the weight go to when using wd hitch?

Here is a typical example: Dead TW: 1000 pounds Drop tongue on ball: TV Rear axle increases by 1400 pound TV front axle decrease by 400 pound Apply and adjust WD for 100% front axle restoration: TV rear axles increased by 800 pounds from unhitched (decrease of 600 from no WD) TV front axle same as unhitched Trailer axles increased by 200 pound Good example. You'll actually see this if you weigh your rig on a CAT Scale, with and without WDH bars attached.
Boomerweps 05/13/19 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: We don't need no stinkin 4X4 honey !

One thing that frustrates me is that to get offroad tires or tow hooks on an F150 you have to buy 4wd. I thought that the point of 4wd was to avoid the need for tow hooks. Seriously, at least the tow hooks should come on all trucks. It sure is a pain to add them later. While looking for various items for my new F150, I saw OEM Ford F-150 tow hooks listed on eBay by Fairway Ford. I've bought a couple OEM items from them in the past for a better price than the local dealers. Most want Ford's suggested retail for factory add on accessories.
Boomerweps 05/07/19 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: We don't need no stinkin 4X4 honey !

Texas, yup, rare need for a 4x4 unless a lot of desert driving. Here in Pennsylvania, it's a darn near must. Dealers only order in 2wd trucks if specifically requested. Dealer stock ordered trucks are all 4WD.
Boomerweps 05/06/19 09:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bummer. Gas tanks in F150s

Sorry. Misread values 36 gallons is indeed the upgraded gas tank. The Supercrew has the 26 standard, the regular cab and super cab models only have a 23. And, yes, capacity for towing is my concern. Haven't towed yet, break in is 1000 miles, haven't needed to yet. My Explorer went from 20.5 mpg interstate 65-70 mph to 11.1mpg towing at 65mph. Expecting a similar mpg drop.
Boomerweps 05/06/19 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cat Scale front Axle is #360 more than rear axle this ok?

Short answer: no, it's not OK. The objective of the WDH is to spread the hitch weight more evenly on the TV, in large part to maintain steering control (needs friction) and keep the TV near a normal level. If the WDH places too much weight force on the front, the rear/drive axle loses some of its friction.
Boomerweps 05/06/19 09:30am Towing
Bummer. Gas tanks in F150s

New truck. Just dug through the owner's manual & discovered I only have a 26 gallon tank. You can get a 33 gallon with the max tow package. I have the standard tow package. They listed the tank capacity on the window sticker on vehicles I bought in the past, not any more unless you have the upgraded option ;(
Boomerweps 05/05/19 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford decreases 5.0L V8 production due to low demand.

Just watched some more F150 Utube videos. There was one where all the service people that the interviewer could find were asked, " what engine would you want in a new F150?" 9/10 said 5.0 V8! Cost & ease of repairs, low end and full power range were the reasons.
Boomerweps 05/05/19 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Virtual Gauge Display using OBD2 and Torque Pro

NICELY DONE! Considering all the stuff you can do via the OBDII, they are going to have to make a bunch of splitters for them. I have a Haulgauge plugged into mine and have on order an aftermarket remote starter for my F150 that taps in with a T wire loom between the OBD socket and its plug.
Boomerweps 05/04/19 08:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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