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RE: 2019 F-150

It'll be like towing, engine & transmission wise, with an Explorer. The 3.3L has similar power to the 4.0L I have in my 2008 explorer. And the F150 with the 3.3L has similar tow ratings as my Explorer. Yes, it will work. More payload capacity than that Explorer so it should tow better. If buying new, get a stronger motor. I went with the 2019 F150 5.0L with 10 speed transmission, standard tow package. Night & day difference from my 2008 4.0L with 5 speed transmission with tow package.
Boomerweps 10/15/19 03:22pm Towing
RE: Generator pros and cons

I bought a couple years old Honda 2000 and now understand the love ;) However, buying new, I'd buy two Champions or even Predators with a parallel kit to get sufficient power for an Air Conditioner and be able to run just one for battery & basics. Still save $$ over a single new Honda 2200. My SIL has the Predator 3500 (2 years) and it works well for them at about 100# & $600-700 in cost.
Boomerweps 10/08/19 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: My MorRyde step solution works!

I see you used the high side step feet extensions on the low hanging step side. Yup, if you have MorRyde steps, a shovel is a must. At the last CG we stayed twice this year (both not so great experiences), first time had to dig out for the step feet, second time I just removed the feet and put a board under the bottom step. Just yesterday I cut several spacer blocks from 3/8" & 1/2" plywood to go along with my other bocking for proper support height on the steps. While the low side steps are very high, your solution got them out of the way in the RV and can still be used as an emergency exit while preventing damage to the door frame and steps. Clever!
Boomerweps 09/15/19 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: dumb hitch ball question

OTOH, might be a good reason to ask a capable friend or good neighbor to assist you and buy him a beer or two after. You don't have to rig the whole WDH, just the head unit with the ball.
Boomerweps 09/14/19 09:21am Towing
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch Concerns?

Short answer: NO Are you sure your truck is limited to 500# tongue weight? Likely that limit is if not using a WDH like on many class 3 hitch receivers. Most are marked 500 tongue weight/5000 tow weight. For with a WDH, the limits are much higher. Your weights are well under the most basic optioned recent F150 towing capacities. The only reason I see to get a WDH would be to use one with integrated sway control for a tall wind grabbing trailer. That said, I'm using the WDH I used with my 4K# TT on my 2008 Explorer on my 2029 F150 V8 super crew with standard towing package. I've towed the TT without the WDH but I'm much more confident in the crosswinds at interstate speeds with the WDH. Did you lookup your truck using the Ford Towing guide for that year? Most are available online and will list your factory towing and load limits based on wheelbase, engine, rear axle ratio, and other factory options.
Boomerweps 09/14/19 09:17am Towing
RE: Back hurting from bed in travel trailer - need advice please

Which Wolf Pup? I have the 16BHS. That mattress you got worked great for me with a 2-3" topper. I'm about 205# 6'1". On my Pup, I have an east west bed and removed the headboard shelf and threw a body pillow in the open storage space. I think a standard house size Queen mattress would now fit in my TT. You could get a thicker standard queen foam mattress locally, remove any cloth cover, and cut it to fit short with a serrated knife. An electric carving knife is highly recommended.
Boomerweps 09/13/19 10:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Main power extension cord now a must for me

75'! 125'! Great Googly Moogly! MASSIVE voltage drop! Yes, it was a private CG.
Boomerweps 09/07/19 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Main power extension cord now a must for me

Walmarts carry them Yes, they do. At $50. Most on amazon are $40 or close to it. The camco one was $32.
Boomerweps 09/07/19 04:16pm Tech Issues
RE: smaller pull behind - single axle VS tandem axle ??

Cargo carrying capacity. The smaller lighter SINGLE axle TT normally use a 3500# axle. Two tires a side, if you have a blowout, hopefully the remaining tire will allow to limp to a safe place to change the blown tire.
Boomerweps 09/07/19 04:13pm Travel Trailers
Main power extension cord now a must for me

Just Amazoned in a 25' 30amp extension cord for my TT. Last camp, the power pedestal for my site was too far away for my 30' mains cable. The pedestals were set up one for four sites. It was located on the opposite side from my power inlet and some extra distance away. We were camping beside my DD & SIL and he didn't need the extension there, so he let me borrow it. I needed between 15-20' to reach. I'm not going to have that happen again. Otherwise I'd have had to use 12awg extensions and adapters to get power.
Boomerweps 09/07/19 12:20pm Tech Issues
RE: 2021 F150 rumors

4.8L V8 with 420hp/420tq Link below, mine didn't work What's the big deal? My 5.0L is rated at 395hp, IIRC. Not a huge leap there. Torque, yup, a bit more.
Boomerweps 08/26/19 03:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: One year old Furrion radio will not turn on

Pried the lower facia off. Better access to the pushed in and cocked over power button. Futzed around with it with a small screwdriver and needle nose pliers, hit the reset a few times with the custom reset tool (bent paperclip), & the SOB powered up! So this lazy, cheap bastage will keep it a little longer ;)
Boomerweps 08/26/19 02:54pm Technology Corner
RE: OK --- Guilty!

OK, talked me into it. Next trip load out will include some Dawn (which we do use at home) and 4-5 gallons of water ;)
Boomerweps 08/26/19 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: New to the RV World - Towing Mirrors Recommendation

I'm a specification nut. So I have listed in my iPhone & iPad Notes all the specs I think I will find useful on my TV & TT. Widths and widths including mirrors are some of them. I have a narrow TT so the factory standard mirrors on my F150 worked out fine. I did need extension or extra mirror help on the Explorer, my previous TV. I suspect the OP's TV is on the narrow side. The add on mirrors that strapped to the doors, not the existing mirrors, were a huge vision improvement but I had to be aware of them at all times. Stuck out like elephant ears to get the vision!
Boomerweps 08/26/19 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to the RV World - Towing Mirrors Recommendation

Do a search "door mount trailer towing mirrors". I have a set I used with my Explorer and they work great. About $60 each or so. A PITA to get adjusted just right but great for rear vision. Before that I used the suction cup mount ones from Wally World. They worked, not great but they helped. Stick on your original mirrors. My new stock F150 mirrors are wide enough for my trailer now with the Explorer as a backup tow vehicle ;)
Boomerweps 08/25/19 02:42pm Travel Trailers
One year old Furrion radio will not turn on

Worked fine last season except once I had to use the remote to turn it on, power button wouldn't do it. Now neither power button or remote will turn it on. Still displays incorrect time. Any suggestions for a fair priced replacement, preferably with a DVD output to television (unlike this one)?
Boomerweps 08/24/19 11:09am Technology Corner
RE: what defines a 3/4 ton?

Wasn't thinking this before, but you made me look. And consider. My new 2019 F150 has a CCC of 1990#, so that makes it a 3/4 ton, almost a one ton!
Boomerweps 08/24/19 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yet another "Is this generator a good one" thread

Predator from Harbor Freight has as good a reputation as many. Decent price. Considering the 3500 watt unit myself.
Boomerweps 08/24/19 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: This is what happens when you don't pay attention

I always taught my kids that at least one out of any ten drivers shouldn't be allowed on the road due to inattention and incompetence. So keep looking around you at all times!
Boomerweps 08/20/19 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions on single axle trailer and SUV tow vehicle

I have a KZ 18th (toy hauler) - single axle and 3500lbs. I don't need all the bells and whistles and this camper has been perfect. I've stayed in it for over 145 days in the past 2 years and towed it out to Big Bend and back. It's easy to tow, easy to backup, easy to park and tons of room inside with a full shower/toiler and queen bed. Have not had a single problem - Cherokee make a WolfPup 16 which is slightly shorter and narrower but does not have a full bathroom. On the Wolf Pup toy hauler, it's a wet bath IIRC. My 16BHS has a dry bath, no sink in the BR. I like my TT but if the grandkids' bunks weren't part of the purchase decision, I'd have got the couple's version with the north-South bed in the front and bathroom across the back. IF you get a Wolf Pup, new or used, check out out the various modification threads here to find hidden, unused storage space.
Boomerweps 08/11/19 09:55am Travel Trailers
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