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RE: Stranded/broke down

And the diagnosis is.... No fuel pressure, power and ground to fuel pump good. Diagnosis bad fuel pump. Murphys Law dictated that...because your tank is plum full of fuel! Oh well, i't about a horse a piece whether you take the bed off or drop the tank. Removing the bed just requires more hands. Glad you got er diagnosed and relatively cheap/simple repair. Talk of Murphy's Law. Fuel pump went out on DW's S10 with about 70,000 miles on it. I dropped the tank to replace, and while I had it down I measure from center of pump to mount marks, transferred measurements to bottom of bed, and drilled a 1/8th inch hole. Next time that pump fails I will put a door in the floor. We sold that truck with just under 200,000 miles, and I never had to change the pump again. See, ya scared that truck straight! It knew you meant business and if it failed again, you were going to preform surgery by sawzall on it! Funny story, went down to Oregon to buy a used mower, turned out the dude was a landscaper. Oh well was hoping for a private owner...anyway guy and one of his helpers are butchering up a truck bed to get to the fuel pump. Already got one hole cut, wrong spot, cutting another hole and Guy is yelling "don't hit the tank when you're cutting it". Then he starts yelling "$&!?;?;$ STOP, you just cut into the tank!!!" Couple a goobers.
Grit dog 10/19/19 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Tire time

A set of OE takeoff tires off Craigslist is where I'd be, if I just wanted another set of fresh treads and enjoyed the performance characteristics of the original tires. Save ya about 50% minimum doing that.
Grit dog 10/19/19 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

JUST rolled into mesquite approx a 1000 miles trip with our 40 ft Landmark on the back of a 2015 Ram dUALLY .4000LB PIN truck is 4000 empty ,tires are Yokohama 245/75/17 e at 55psi.AVG speed 65-72mph,tires run cool and the ride is very nice,rec pressure at 65 is not nice. "Recommended pressure" is for FULL RAWR. Did you weigh your truck loaded and then use the weight/inflation chart for your rear tires? I think you're arguing with the wrong guy...looks like he's already on team 12V wrt tire pressures.
Grit dog 10/19/19 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is your towing experience with Chrysler Pacifica

I wouldn't be worried towing around a moderate sized popup with a new Pacifica. I would take some precautions like you're saying with trans cooler if it doesn't have an adequate one. The big question is duty cycle. Few weekend trips to the state park, low miles, low altitude, not in the mountians, I wouldn't hesitate. Major family trips, loaded for bear, X country, dead of summer bucking a head wind across SD before climbing the bighorns , Snowies and hitting Colorado for some back country? I would want a more capable tow rig without a doubt. In between those scenarios? Judgement call and take it easy on the car if you're trying to make it last many years.
Grit dog 10/19/19 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yet another reason I won't let my dealer touch my trailer

Bobbo, gotta ignore the sky ain't blue arguments.... I don't know squat about Reese hitches, but simply by the picture you posted, the hole in the trailer is way smaller than the hole in the bracket and I seriously doubt this was some type of shouldered bolt, so you're correct, shatty install job. Luckily, that application, the bolts aren't technically there for their shear or tensile value, but rather to locate the bracket only and keep it bearing on the trailer frame and it probably just came loose and backed out which is less a function of diameter and more install quality and/or missing that it was coming loose on a pre trip walkaround.
Grit dog 10/19/19 10:20am Towing
RE: Gas / Diesel contamination

To the original question, no, not an issue.
Grit dog 10/19/19 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: "A-B" Battery Switch

I could see using a battery switch if you could reasonably run down your battery(s) with no means to recharge when needed and wanted to preserve "emergency" power for those situations. Otherwise it's commonplace to just plug em in in parallel and fuggetabouit. You said it yourself, you almost never isolated the batteries in 20 years, so unless the situation has changed, I don't see the need. Example, I have our boat's house battery that runs the amps for the stereo isolated from the starting battery with an automatic relay to preserve that emergency power if needed to start the boat. Camper, if the batteries are run down, fire up the generator and charge em up. Or they get charged (somewhat) while driving as long as the burner in the fridge doesn't blow out.
Grit dog 10/19/19 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

I can't carry a nationwide motor vehicle code book with me and stop at all state lines and re-do my stuff. . That's what truckers do. Don't you have "commercial" in your truck registration? Most of TC owners do. No, most of TC owners don't. Unless you live in a state that classifies pickup trucks as commercial vehicles like CA and I'm sure a few others. Some states tag by registered gvw, some don't. This thread is another great example of 9 pages of solutions to a problem that doesn't exist. He!!, I haven't titled/ registered or bought tabs yet for the TC since 2013 (WA requires it). I'm not paying tax again on an old used clapped out piece of "cargo" and a yearly fee to allow it to sit in my shop 49 weeks out of the year, lol. Somehow seem to have a spare current year sticker off of something to slap on the old tag on the camper. There's a point of diminishing returns on some things and my roi on this is I'm about $3000 ahead of the game on the camper alone compared to what WA would have sucked out of me for the privlege of using my camper. That's a lot of fix it tickets for not having a tab on a camper, "IF" I was actually in a situation where a cop decided to run the camper tag.
Grit dog 10/19/19 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: Planing on getting an Arctic Fox TC

OP, true story about the weight. They're pigs for sure. You won't have less than 4klbs in the truck bed with even the smallest model 811/860, period. That worries some people (obviously). To each there own. For a reccomendation, we had an aluminum frame 860 for a couple years and now a wood frame 860 for several years. Only get used sporadically, avg a few weeks a year total, but so far both the old 05 and current 03 model have been almost 100% trouble free. Biggest issue with either of them has been one Jack rusted up and I had to remove it and take it apart and get er lubed up again.
Grit dog 10/19/19 09:27am Truck Campers
RE: Oil changes en-route with camper on truck?

Howdy! Just had mine done at Walmart. Shell Rotella T6, filter and lube $80.00. In and out in about 30 minutes. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon They put $75 worth of juice and parts (on sale) into your truck for $80? I’ll take everything I own there! Yes, that's about the cost of it. (Taxes vary by state) They're literally doing free oil changes at that price. Wallymart here I come!
Grit dog 10/19/19 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Oil changes en-route with camper on truck?

Thanks. I had Walmart do mine today. Quick and easy. I have not inspected their work. There were no oil leaks prior to today. I will slide under the truck tomorrow if it's not too freezing cold and take a look. It’s ok. About a 1:1000 chance that the filter isn’t tightened. No need to slide under. If there’s not a puddle under it, yer good.
Grit dog 10/18/19 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Oil changes en-route with camper on truck?

Howdy! Just had mine done at Walmart. Shell Rotella T6, filter and lube $80.00. In and out in about 30 minutes. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon They put $75 worth of juice and parts (on sale) into your truck for $80? I’ll take everything I own there!
Grit dog 10/18/19 07:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Planing on getting an Arctic Fox TC

No, Northwood doesn’t recommend DRWs for all of their truck campers. I’m thinking you heard that at your local truck dealer. :D Starting in 2013 and right to today, in Arctic Fox TC literature there is a statement under Camper Safety Tips and it states, a dual wheel truck is recommended for ALL Arctic Fox campers. That’s the snoflake-geezer clause. They weighed the same in 2012,lol
Grit dog 10/18/19 07:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Fit an 8 foot bed?

The storage inback is nice. The storage in front would be nice if you set it back. But it looks goofy like that. Your choice. Nice looking camper though!
Grit dog 10/18/19 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

Well if they weren’t using the right gear then that is part o the issue. 2600rpms uphill at altitude with a big trailer? ROFL. Double that and that’s about where she should be running for that exercise.
Grit dog 10/18/19 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seat belts in a camper?

I’d say seat belts in the camper are not going to help much in the event of an incident. Regarding riding back there, not a topic that will get a lot of love on this site, however it appears that it is not illegal in most states if I believe the internet.
Grit dog 10/18/19 12:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Fit an 8 foot bed?

I'd say yes but a dually not a single tire. ?? What would make it fit better on a LB dually than a srw? Or are you talking weight cop considerations?
Grit dog 10/18/19 12:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Fit an 8 foot bed?

Some are short/long bed. Appears That one isn’t based on the storage in the rear “wing” area, it won’t slide further forward. As mentioned above you “could” by blocking it off of the front of the truck bed and leaving a gap there. Looks goofy but should ride fine, essentially the same as putting it on a short bed.
Grit dog 10/18/19 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 GM/Chevy gas 6.6L max towing test

Weird....this turned into a gas v diesel debate, whoda thunk it? If the General even halfway thought 6 speed and 3.73s was the best way to show off their new big boy gasser tow pig then whoever decided that should be fired. Back to your regularly scheduled banter.....
Grit dog 10/18/19 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern Food?

Unless you pay high dollars for a meal, everything just comes off the same Sysco truck everywhere you go. Even at high end restaurants much of the food comes from the same purveyors. It is just the way the chefs prepare it. We don't eat out much because of this. We have few favorites. None of them are chains. Many are mom and pop Mexican/Southwestern. One of our favorite places is Southern Vittles in Lake City Colorado. Home style comfort food. This summer the local campground owner told us about a place in Dubois, WY that was over the top including homemade pies. Tell me about this spot in Dubois :) Cowboy cafe? Dubois, WY friendliest town in the country.
Grit dog 10/18/19 12:04am General RVing Issues
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